Showing posts with label Alfredo Morelos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alfredo Morelos. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Who Are Rangers' Star Players This Season?

There's no doubt that Glasgow Rangers will want to close the gap between themselves and their neighbours Celtic as soon as possible. Online sports betting sites in the UK all have Rangers well behind Celtic in the latest title odds. The 2017-18 season has seen current manager Pedro Caixinha reshape the team and squad. There have been several star performers this season and the squad has a few big name "stars" in it. 

Friday, 6 October 2017

How Miller's absence may have led to this unexpected problem at Ibrox

Something which a number of Bears may have noticed of the past three matches is the sudden absence of any goals from previously on-fire Alfredo Morelos.

Sure, even the greatest strikers do have barren spells, that is a well documented occurrence in football, but the timing of Morelos’ is more than a touch of correlation with the similar absence of his team mate Kenny Miller.

Correlation, of course, is the study of relationships between variables – not necessarily the cause or reason, but certainly the existence of a cohesion between two aspects – one affects the other.

Who is the mystery man who will solve Pedro's dilemma?

With Kenny Miller restored to the squad, the upcoming question may not seem quite as valid or relevant as when it appeared to be when he was delegated to the youths.

The 37-year old striker was at the centre of all kinds of allegations, none of which with substantiation, ranging from him running some kind of military-style coup against Caixinha, to leading a mere uprising, all the way to ‘Pedro was a bit miffed he did not ask for permission to receive the armband’ (despite being vice captain).

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Pedro does slight u-turn on previous claim

Pedro Caixinha has admitted that he deliberately avoids all forms of media as the content of it would ‘drive him crazy’.

Speaking with regards to the pressure he is under and the difficulty his team has in maintaining any sense of form, Rangers’ manager slightly reversed on his previous comment in which he asserted he did not care what was said on these platforms about him.

Now he has alluded to the fact he does care, but avoids it all to avoid affecting him and his work.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

How Rangers could be in danger of losing out in the January window

As most fans will know now, on-fire Alfredo Morelos has attracted the vultures a mere six matches into his career at Ibrox.

Topping the SPL scoring charts on his own, the Colombian hitman has been an absolute revelation – scouted by Finland and ex-Rangers striker Jonatan Johansson, the 21-year old is making the SPL look like a cakewalk, scoring all range of goals.

His head against County was incredible, and his clinical grass-cutter against Thistle on Friday was on point too. Despite no goals, and one near miss, he also had a fine match last night. This ex-HJK goalgetter is becoming, quickly, Rangers’ prize asset and by some distance our best player.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Is Alfredo Morelos really worth millions now?

If there is one growing star of Scottish football right now, it is Alfredo Morelos.

Lauded by Ibrox Noise on his arrival, his initial few appearances were uninspiring. This was a 27-goal in 42 appearances striker who had excelled for barely one and a half seasons in Finland for HJK (Feb 2016 to summer past) and hopes were high for his prospects in Scotland, but those few early displays were rusty.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Comment: Rangers 4 - 1 Dundee

Before we analyse today’s win over Dundee, it must be remembered that just like v County, we faced a bottom-feeding side, in this case, with just a single point to their name all season.

Just like County there was a bit of toiling before we finally broke our opponent down, and just like County, there was a messy goal conceded to spoil things a touch.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Has Pedro addressed a gaping hole in Rangers' team?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Many find it hard to omit Super Ally’s managerial reign at Ibrox from memory – it was not the best time, and when assessing his status at Ibrox a lot of fans frequently point to that dire period in judgment.

Yours truly, however, prefers to look at his incredible playing career, and how much of a legend he was on the pitch for Rangers, with a goal scoring ability without compare.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Part One: Striking a balance - Rangers' options

Article by: Ibrox Noise

With nearly 10 signings in the bag, Rangers have effectively acquired a new team this summer. The likes of Dorrans, Pena and Alves have come through the metaphorical entrance at Ibrox while a handful plus have gone out in the other direction, but we still do not really know what shape the team will take next season.

In later episodes in this series we shall look at defence, defensive midfield and attacking midfield, but for now we will start at the front. You could argue we are going the wrong way around but we like to be a bit different here at Ibrox Noise!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

XI for Progres: starts for four summer signings?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

With only two days to go till Rangers’ first competitive action of the new season, speculation is reaching fever pitch over what the maiden XI of campaign 2017/2018 will be when the side faces Progres.

With eight signings incoming and increasing numbers of outgoing on a near daily basis, manager Pedro Caixinha is certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to Thursday’s line up. The question is what XI and formation will he choose?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Is Rangers' new signing the final nail in the coffin for misfiring misfit?

Article by: Ibrox Noise

When Rangers fans look at Alfredo Morelos’ CV, it makes for impressive reading, certainly at club level. While yet to net for his country (he has only made a handful of appearances) at youth level, at club level it is a different story.

At the tender age of 20, he has managed a well over one in two rate at a respectable level in the Finnish Veikkausliiga. La Liga it is not, but the EPL the Scottish Premiership is not either, and one could argue it was a fine level for a young striker to develop at, without the intense pressure a more marquee league would enforce.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Report: newly-signed trio registered in time for Euro clash

According to increasing speculation, the three previously unannounced Rangers, Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera and Alfredo Morelos have all secured European registration at Ibrox in time for the visit of Luxebourg’s Progres Niederkorn on the 29th of June for the first round of Rangers’ return to European competition for the first time in five years.

The deadline for registration was reportedly June 19, but with no announcement regarding any of the three incoming signings till this afternoon, fans assumed Rangers would be without their services for the opening of this season’s European adventure.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

PHOTO: Rangers' new signing pictured training at Murray Park

Rangers' new striker Alfredo Morelos has been snapped for the first time in Rangers' kit, with only an official announcement as yet pending before the signing is publicly confirmed.

The 20-year old was going through his paces at the Rangers Training Centre yesterday along with the rest of the squad, and has equally confirmed via his Instagram account that he has joined the ranks at Ibrox, but as yet we await a proper press release as to his unveiling.

Imminent signing confirms deal - just awaiting club announcement

Rangers’ imminent signing Alfredo Morelos has updated his Instagram account to confirm he is a Rangers player, it has emerged.

The Colombian striker got the deal sorted over the past 24 hours and all that now awaits is Rangers making the official announcement to verify the deal publicly.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

"They're close" - the five deals tantalistingly near completion

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

With Rangers having already secured five players in earnest for the new campaign, attention has turned to the ‘nearlies’.

There are five players who seem tantalisingly close to joining the ranks at Ibrox, which would essentially make an entirely new team from the one which performed so dismally last season – and only the full back areas would still require work.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Have Rangers found their 'Dembele'?

Before I continue this piece, I will concede that players can often look much better on paper than they do on the pitch. That a brilliant track record for club A does not prove they will produce similar for club B.

But that said, Rangers really do seem to have struck potential gold with the impressive capture of Colombian U20 international striker Alfredo Morelos. Sure, most of us would not have heard of him before we were linked to him, but equally who knew Daniel Cousin back in the day, or even Michael Mols?

Friday, 9 June 2017

Profile: the Colombian striking sensation nearing switch to Ibrox

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

Rangers are on the brink of sealing a deal for 20-year-old Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos who plays for HJK Helsinki.

Jonne Lindblom, of Golden Star Management, who is Alfredo Morelos’ agent confirmed yesterday that they are in talks with Rangers and the two clubs have agreed a fee. It is now only a matter of getting a work permit sorted out for the player.

The Colombia youth international has scored 46 goals in 62 appearances for HJK, and Morelos is delighted to come to Scotland to play for the Ibrox giants after the fee of around £1million was agreed for this young scoring star.