Showing posts with label Barrie McKay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barrie McKay. Show all posts

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Why THIS shows how only the special can cope at Ibrox


Joe Garner, scored the winner on his debut for Ipswich Town.

Barrie McKay, scored the winner on his debut for Nottingham Forest.

Michael O’Halloran, scored the winner on his second debut for St Johnstone.

Martyn Waghorn, scored the winner on his debut for Ipswich Town.

Michael O’Halloran, scored a double against Motherwell in their second league outing.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Is this why Barrie McKay REALLY left?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Following Rangers’ strongly-worded response to ex-winger Barrie McKay’s ‘subhuman treatment’ accusation, sources close to the club have lifted the lid on why McKay and manager Pedro Caixinha really fell out.

It is Ibrox Noise’s understanding that Caixinha made a footballing request of McKay that the young winger apparently deemed ‘unacceptable’ and our information is he ‘downed tools’ and looked for an out.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Mark Warburton to complete three-player Rangers swoop; reports

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Hot on the heels of the failed bid but simmering interest in James Tavernier and successful swoop for winger Barrie McKay is the breaking story this morning that Rangers’ ex-manager Mark Warburton is finally showing interest in goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

This was a transfer link many fans have expected for some time, with Foderingham being one of Rangers’ better performers last season, and had been tentatively proposed as a player who would attract suitors.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

POLL: Will Rangers miss Barrie McKay?


The rise and fall of Barrie McKay has been extensively documented, so we will not waste your time repeating it all. Regardless of whether you think Pedro Caixinha was in the right or wrong, Rangers’ manager has the final call and according to McKay himself deemed the Scotland winger surplus to requirements at Ibrox.

While the fee Nottingham Forest paid for McKay was undisclosed, Sky Sports, who are usually pretty accurate with this sort of thing, valued it at £1.5M which is a solid return for a player signed for minimal outlay from Kilmarnock youth. If, indeed, for any outlay at all. Earlier information had claimed Forest's investment at £750K but it seems this was incorrect.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Joey Barton defends ex-Ibrox nemesis in surprise support...

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Ex-Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has come to the surprise defence of Andy Halliday, following Rangers’ miserable Europa League humiliation.

Following the two’s infamous training ground bust up which spelled the end for Barton’s time in Glasgow, the former Newcastle and Man City engine room man has expressed concerns about Rangers’ transfer strategies and suggested guys like Halliday are what Rangers need right now.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

McKay sold to Nottingham Forest - Rangers fans will be stunned at the fee

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

News has broken this morning that Barrie McKay’s transfer to Nottingham Forest is set to be concluded and Rangers fans will be astonished at the fee.

McKay, 22, has been the subject of intense speculation for the past few months, and it had always been mooted that his ex-boss Mark Warburton’s Nottingham Forest were in pole position to seize his signature – but news this morning has strongly suggested the fee Bread Man has shelled out is a stunningly modest £500,000.

Monday, 3 July 2017

The four signs of the end of Barrie McKay

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

With it becoming increasingly plain over the past 24 hours that Barrie McKay’s time at Ibrox draws to an accelerated end, many Bears might be shaking their head wondering how it got this far, so quickly.

Only six months ago, despite an overall unimpressive maiden season in the SPL, McKay was ‘the future of Rangers’, the star winger Mark Warburton was going to build his team around, and he would be much better with much better players around him.

McKay had starred for Scotland, had scored ‘that’ goal against Celtic last April year, and a new contract was in the offing.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Pedro: "I don't care about the McKay 'problem' "


Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed the world’s worst-kept secret; Barrie McKay is indeed training with the U20s and has admitted his situation is a problem, but not one he cares about.

Caixinha banished the wantaway winger to the youths after McKay reportedly asked to speak to other clubs, and has subsequently confirmed the 22-year old is not in the squad for tomorrow’s Europa League qualifier v Niederkorn.

Rangers’ boss (confusingly) said:

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Sky Sources: Rangers star axed from Europa League qualifier

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Sky Sources have confirmed today that despite being named in the 23-man pool for the Uefa Europa League clash on Thursday with Progres Niederkorn, 22-year winger Barrie McKay will play no part in the match.

The Scotland winger is the subject of intense speculation over his future, with reports he has been dropped to the U20s to train having asked to speak to other clubs, and now we have near-confirmation Barrie McKay has played his last match for Rangers, and will not feature in either the starting XI or on the bench for Rangers’ return to European competition for the first time in six years.

First team star asks to speak with other clubs: report

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Hot on the heels of Andy Halliday’s impending exit from Rangers (albeit we do not know if it will be Dundee or Azerbaijan yet) is the continuing story of Barrie McKay.

Having famously rejected the initial contract extension offered him earlier this year, the 22-year old winger has reportedly asked to speak to other clubs, and as a result, Rangers have ditched him to train with the U20s.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Is Pedro hinting at the end for McKay at Ibrox?


Pedro Caixinha has today hinted that the Rangers future of Barrie McKay is bleak. The Rangers manager was speaking after the unveiling of his latest capture, Portuguese winger Daniel Candeias, and suggested McKay is not one he sees as part of his blueprint.

He said:

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Absent from training; exit for Rangers star on the cards?


Following on from this morning's piece on the presences and absences from Rangers' first day back at training following the summer break, the absence which stood out the most was that of a player whose status at Ibrox has most certainly been up for debate, not just since Pedro took over, but, in truth, since the turn of the year.

Barrie McKay’s debut season in the SPL underwhelmed everyone. While he regained some significant form around December, it did not last, and he soon returned to fairly unimpressive displays from mid-January onwards, which summed his season up.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Rangers move in on SPL midfielder - more to come


After pulling off the impressive signature of Ryan Jack, Rangers have been heavily linked with his former team mate Kenny McLean, with many believing the Aberdeen midfielder is a sure bet to be one of Pedro Caixinha’s latest recruits as he sets about rebuilding Rangers into something like what fans expect.

The Dons’ engine room man has been one of their many success stories of recent times, just like the one which persuaded Pedro to court Jack and bring him to Ibrox and the ex-St Mirren midfielder is very much on Rangers’ radar.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Rangers' prize asset to be sold this summer; reports


Rumours have surfaced online claiming Barrie McKay is to be sold by Rangers. The reports claim manager Pedro Caixinha has decided the 22-year old Scotland international has not done enough to earn a new deal, and Rangers will look for a quick sale this summer.

McKay has had a troubled time under the new boss, with unimpressive performances convincing many fans his heart was not in it, but his general displays this season on his maiden berth in the SPL have equally been patchy at best, and the claims have it that Rangers will seek a quick bid and sale to get the winger off the books.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Double transfer boost as Rangers star pair confirm stay


Rangers have been handed a timely transfer boost with the news Barrie McKay and Niko Kranjcar both intend to continue on at the Club beyond the summer.

McKay and Kranjcar had been linked with moves out, with unknown Clubs said to be hovering around the winger while ‘Arry Redknapp’s Birmingham City became strong favourites to sign the Croat, but both players have committed to staying at Rangers and helping Pedro Caixinha’s side have a better fist of it next season.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Controversial: could this Rangers star be axed for Celtic?


Pedro Caixinha faces a number of key puzzles to solve before his men take the Hampden turf on Sunday, but one of the biggest talking points is the future of Barrie McKay; dropped unceremoniously for the trip to Pittodrie, McKay’s display at Ibrox when reinstalled for the visit of Thistle was enough to make his manager hook him at half time, amidst the contract talks and general lack of form the young winger is in.

To call McKay’s performance for the first 45 ‘poor’ is generous, such was his wayward passing, lack of running, and general lack of apetite. The young man is a favourite of Ibrox Noise, charting as we have his rise from breakthrough youth in 2012, to rejected outsider in the intervening years, before returning in glory under Mark Warburton to become Rangers’-then prized asset.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Is Barrie McKay set to leave?


Before today’s breaking news, Ibrox Noise was about to cover the recent turn of events with star winger Barrie McKay anyway, with the 22-year old forward having been ditched from the first team for the trip to Pittodrie, amidst rumours of discontent on his part towards the new Rangers regime.

Whatever the reason, manager Pedro Caixinha made a bold statement dropping him; in truth, McKay has not really lit up the SPL this season in the way fans expected. Indeed, the ex-manager outright ditched him around October due to his failure to deliver, and in fairness to McKay, he did produce a higher level in December when he regained his place, but this calendar year it must be said he has slightly regressed again.

Monday, 20 March 2017

How Ped the Ted could be Rangers' Special One

Article by: Richard Fillingham

It must have been music to Pedro Caixinha’s ears as he strode out of the Ibrox tunnel, in his first Ibrox appearance as our new Rangers manager. It was a special moment for him as all the Teddy Bears cheered him long and loud.

Special! He might become the Special One for us. See what I did there?

Ped the Ted marched out of his technical area and soaked up the acclaim of the packed crowd – what a fantastic memory for everyone who witnessed the scene.

Rangers started the game well and the crowd were right behind them from the start, especially coming on top of the good showing last week against Celtic and having Ped in the dugout to ring the changes for any weak performances. The play was slick and quick and there was a lot more urgency about all of the players, but then again, you would expect that from a Rangers team fighting for their places with a new manager making his own judgements.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Rangers fans' poll; January's transfers: are you happy with the deals?


Well January’s window is all complete. Much hype was made about the potential departures of Matt Gilks, Matt Crooks, Barrie McKay and Michael O’Halloran but O’Halloran’s switch to a rival club never materialised and in the end Rangers’ winter departures were the former two plus a glut of youngsters deemed inadequate for the journey ahead.

Mark Warburton managed to hold onto his prize asset in McKay, plus the undeniably useful O’Halloran, while clinching four incoming deals. Entering the Marble Staircase on a temporary basis with loans from Bournemouth and Arsenal respectively were Emerson Hyndman and Jon Toral, while already on-loan youngster David Bates made his stay at Ibrox permanent with an undisclosed fee parting him from Raith Rovers.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Should Rangers sell Barrie McKay?


Alas, it was inevitable. After his scorching display in Germany, and stellar breakthrough season last campaign, Barrie McKay has finally attracted the interest of the vultures. Following a number of weeks ago confirming on this site that Stilyan Petrov’s Aston Villa were interested, our German energy drink chums have stolen a march with the reported £6M sum that Bundesliga high-flyers RB Leipzig are ready to put on the table for McKay’s services.

Let us not beat about the bush, it is a lot of cash, and given Rangers’ financially barren spell as things stand at the moment it is finance Dave King and friends will find very hard to reject, but from a football point of view it is terrible news – McKay is clearly Mark Warburton’s big success. He gave him a chance when McKay’s last three Ibrox managers would not, and he managed his form dip earlier this season impeccably. This site has run out of patience with the Hat and been extremely harsh on him, but credit where it is due – Barrie McKay is Warbs’ major success story.