Saturday, 27 May 2017

Ex-Rangers star in 'advanced discussions' over return; reports

Rangers are now absolute odds-on favourites to sign Steven Naismith, according to at least one bookmaker. With 7/4 odds continuing over the past 24 hours, and a great number of claims that the deal is most definitely taking place and is in an ‘advanced position’, it does seem that the former Ibrox hero turned villain is looking incredibly likely to return to Ibrox.

However, it must not be ignored that other clubs are said to be in the hunt for his signature including one English Premiership side in the shape of Burnley, while a host of fellow championship teams have been named including the three relegated sides; Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland.

Factfile: all you need to know about Rangers' main signing targets

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

Rangers are currently being linked with a massive host of players, both UK-based and abroad. Here, Ibrox Noise takes you through a cherry-picked selection of those you may be less familiar, with everything you did not know about some of the gents Pedro Caixinha is said to be eyeing up.

Cert for the chop - how unpopular Rangers star could defy odds

Over the past two seasons combined, arguably the two most maligned Rangers players have been Rob Kiernan and James Tavernier.

Seen to be part of the ‘Warburton clique’, their performances in the Championship were acceptable at best, and extremely underwhelming at worst, especially Rob, where Tav's defending let him down while his attacking was mostly productive; naturally it being Scotland’s second top tier made judging them as Rangers players incredibly difficult, and it has been left to Rangers’ promotion back to the SPL before fans made up their minds on a slightly more valid basis.

Friday, 26 May 2017

When will Rangers REALLY go for 55?

 Article by: Greg Roots

The infamous “going for 55” banners at the start of last season provided our enemies with what they believed to be evidence that we, ourselves, firmly believed that we would win our 55th league title upon immediate return to Scotland’s premier division.

Despite that, I have not met a Rangers fan who genuinely believed that we would win the league last season. The early signings of Rossiter and Barton may have provided us with (misplaced) optimism, but a title win was never expected.

Rangers close to five-player swoop; reports

Strong speculation is gathering pace that Rangers are close to completing the signings of Bruno Alves, Carlos Pena, Fabio Cardoso and Louis Moult, on top of the capture of Ryan Jack.

The five signings would be a massive boost for Rangers fans, with serious work finally getting underway to overhaul a dishevelled squad and give the chance for manager Pedro Caixinha to finally imprint his image on the side.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Major investment needed

We can only hope that chairman Dave King and other board members have opened their eyes to the considerable gulf between ourselves and Celtic and begun to realise that Rangers are in dire need of a major overhaul this summer.

Believing that a combined transfer and wage budget of just £3 million a year would be enough for us to grow next season is just crazy, especially when we have just watched the current squad get outplayed and outclassed in the latest Old Firm clash which we lost by the biggest margin at Ibrox since 1897. That alone should ring alarm bells for the powers-that-be, and although this is our first season back in the SPL since clawing our way up the leagues, it would be completely pointless if we were satisfied with gradual progression instead of making the radical changes that we blatantly need to make this club great again.

Four SPL targets (and a few others) that can reinvigorate Rangers

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

I believe that some Rangers supporters need to take a reality check with our signing ambitions in the current transfer market. It is only five years ago that we came close to being wiped out and had to build ourselves up again.

We were left bereft of experienced Rangers class players with the exception of four or five stalwarts who for one reason or another decided to stay and fight for our survival and a very inexperienced manager in Rangers scoring legend, Ally McCoist.

There were two ways things could go for us in 2012. Ally could sign decent young players with the potential to win the 3rd Division easily, which would leave them in good stead to go on and improve with experience and then to proceed to win the 2nd Division in their second season together.