Monday, 24 July 2017

Steven Naismith Update

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Following a long-running will he won’t he saga, sources close to the player claim Steven Naismith is on the verge of clinching a switch to Ibrox.

This is a very extended transfer tale, and with Pedro Caixinha confirming post-Marseille that he was close to securing two new players, both Scottish and both Rangers fans, Naismith has been on many a fan’s lips as a possible candidate.

Players "100% behind" Pedro

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Following weeks of doubts, Ibrox Noise sources claim Rangers players are “100% behind” the Portuguese manager, something quite plausible following Saturday’s energetic display against Marseille.

There had been doubts following lethargic displays and rumours of unrest, but our understanding is any possible unsettling is a thing of the past (if it ever existed) and the players are 100% invested in their new manager and what he is trying to do.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Rangers in talks with ex-Man Utd midfielder: reports

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

While Rangers’ transfer activity has started to dry up a little in recent days, reports of new links have still been filtering through and the latest is an intriguing focus on recently-freed Ryan Tunnicliffe.

According to a number of outlets, the former Fulham and Blackurn midfielder is a target for Pedro Caixinha, and at only 24 the Englishman’s best years are surely ahead of him, but Rangers are not the only side interested in his services with Barnsley and PNE supposedly in the hunt too.

Has Pedro finally figured THIS out?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Older Bears of a certain vintage will remember Uncle Walter’s famous 4-4-2 during 9IAR – Hateley and Super up front, Laudrup on the wings. He would shake things up during Old Firm matches, and during his second spell was willing to go one up top plenty.

But the names Miller and Boyd are synonymous with the kind of system Walter went with. It worked – a duo up front supported by wingers.

The man who can make all the difference for Rangers

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

If Rangers have lacked one thing over the past five years (and let us face it, it has been more than one thing) it is a defence.

Gone are/were the days of David Weir and Carlos Cuellar, and more recently, the likes of Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian – instead Rangers fans have had to suffer a multitude of inferior stoppers like Lee McCulloch, Emilson Cribari, Ross Perry, Darren McGregor, Bilel Mohsni, and of late, Rob Kiernan.

Indeed, fans used to past titans like Richard Gough, Terry Butcher, John Brown and the like were forced to get used to such bang average (or worse) defenders representing the Rangers in recent years. Never have Rangers been more insulted by Emilson Cribari briefly wearing the captain’s armband.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Pedro: "I'll add two more players"

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Following today's impressive result against French cracks Marseille, manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed he remains in the market for a further two players.

The Portuguese has been hot on the tail of a number of players for a while now, and speculation has ramped up following his assertion that they are to be Scottish and will understand the significance of playing for Rangers.

Rangers star: "It wasn't my best game"

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Despite an impressive debut at Ibrox, giving a glimpse of his hard-dig, classy composure and work ethic in the middle of Rangers’ spine, midfielder Graham Dorrans has insisted he was not at his best and better is to come.

The recently-turned 30 year old was pursued by Pedro Caixinha for months before the Portuguese finally got his man, and his debut went pretty well at Ibrox, but the ex-Norwich man played his own display down significantly.