Monday, 25 September 2017

A board divided

It has been a long-running and simmering undercurrent at Ibrox ever since Pedro Caixinha was appointed.

Whether or not you agree with the site’s Richard over Pedro’s chances of succeeding (we do, incidentally), there has been a continuing underbelly of board division over his appointment from the getgo.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Rangers said to be interested in Championship midfielder

Earlier this summer Rangers joined Celtic in being reported as interested in St Mirren’s 20-year old midfielder, Lewis Morgan, and that interest has resurfaced in the past week.

Impressively joint third in the Championship’s top-scorer list, the young engine room man is said to be interesting a group of clubs, with the Old Firm pair at the top of the pile, and Burton Albion had two bids rejected for his services earlier in the year.

What should the board do now?

Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

The Rangers board took an inexcusably huge gamble by making untried Pedro Caixinha the new man to take over from another experimental ‘Gers manager in Mark Warburton.

If Ped the Ted is ever going to be a success at Ibrox, he must start winning a minimum of three games in a row – to have any semblance of success at a massive club like Rangers.

It is impossible for a Rangers manager to win the league if he cannot buy the right players to put on the park and then have the talent and common sense to choose the right ones to start the games.

10 things we learned against Celtic

So now that the dust has settled on yesterday’s (latest) Old Firm defeat, it is time for your good old friends at Ibrox Noise to bring you an assessment of what we reckoned we learned from the 90 minutes in Govan. What follows is what we feel we can take from the loss, both good and bad.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Is this change at Ibrox such a bad idea?

If there is one area we have to applaud Pedro Caixinha in, it is the general willingness to use youth, even if it is not as regular as we would like. This afternoon we saw the second fine display in a row from young defender Ross McCrorie who managed to impress more in the 100 minutes or so he has played than the senior he has replaced has managed to all season.

McCrorie is an exceptional talent, a solid, stronger than he looks stopper with decent reading of the game. The few errors he made today were entirely based on experience, because based on pure ability, Ross McCrorie is every inch as good as any defender at the club already, having only played a match and a bit.

Rangers linked again to ex-striker

Following Rangers’ disappointing loss at Ibrox this afternoon, rumours have resurfaced linking Pedro Caixinha with a move for ex-Rangers striker Ross McCormack.

This story emerged in the summer, with an unlikely attempt reportedly being made and a formal enquiry being made by Rangers, but nothing came of that initial contact, and the player has appeared on the radar again over the past 24 hours as a potential transfer.

Old Firm misery - where do Rangers go from here?

It is hard to figure out where Rangers go from here. It is plain to see that progress under Pedro Caixinha is either at a crawl or plain non-existent. Without directly saying that Rangers need a new manager, it is evident there is no coherent direction under this regime, and the squad is simply not good enough to compete for second place.

Yes, second. We are miles off Celtic – today’s defeat, while not the humiliating scoreline last time out, was still a complete humbling and if losing like that counts as some progress in the hunt to usurp Parkhead’s lot then we really do have slim pickings in signs of improvement.