Showing posts with label Carlos Pena. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carlos Pena. Show all posts

Friday, 27 October 2017

Ibrox cull: who stays and who goes?

It goes without saying ex-manager Pedro Caixinha’s Portuguese/Hispanic revolution was an unmitigated disaster, comparable or maybe even worse than Paul Le Guen’s ill-fated regime in 2006.

However, a left-over problem from the last eight months is the (expensive) dead wood Rangers evidently have on their hands and speculation has begun about who may struggle to survive a cull under this hopefully bright new era.

Ibrox Noise takes us through the Portuguese Purchase Intrusions (or PPI as I will call them) that have failed to deliver, and risk of departure or otherwise.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Rangers given green light to secure first January signing

Rangers have been given a much needed boost with the news summer target Kenny McLean is to reject a contract extension at Pittodrie, paving the way for his signature at Ibrox this January on a pre-contract or as an inexpensive transfer.

The 25 year old has been a target for the bulk of the year, and with fellow team mate Ryan Jack making his way to Govan on a free in the summer, McLean’s manager Derek McInnes (a potential target himself for a move to Ibrox) has confirmed the engine room man will not be staying beyond summer next season, giving Rangers the green light to make swift negotiations in early January and secure their man at long last.

3 million reasons why Pedro must go

As our loyal and devoted readers have probably noticed by now (we love you all, darlings, and thank you for your support over the years), we have 100% given up with Pedro. We rarely ever had faith in this guy, doubting his abilities from the off. Almost nine months now into the job (count them) and we have seen little to nothing to persuade us we were absolutely wrong.

But when we look back to the summer, there were big clues that this guy was a huge disaster already, and those clues were pretty glaring.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Why do so many Rangers fans still dislike this summer signing?

Few could deny Carlos Pena has been an astonishing disappointment up till now. For the circa £3M Pedro Caixinha spent on the ex-Leon man, the return had been less than impressive.

Ibrox Noise has covered the tale with perplexed expressions more than once, and while the lad had scored a couple of actually decent goals, his contribution otherwise had been borderline dreadful.

The conspiracy theories ranged through the support from pure lack of physical fitness, to inability to acclimatise, to good old fashioned homesickness, and lastly his failure to grasp how to play in the SPL.

St Johnstone 0 - 3 Rangers - VERDICT

If Ibrox Noise is one thing, it is honest. We have complained non-stop about this Rangers regime, from the board, through to management, down to the players for some time now.

While we have given credit where it is due too, we have been especially scathing of the current predicament at Ibrox, being more critical than we want to of the team we support.

But until we faced St Johnstone last night, Rangers under Pedro Caixinha had genuinely produced zero full convincing 90 minutes in any competitive game of gravity, and nothing but disappointment (bar the Aberdeen win at Pittodrie) against the better teams in the division.

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. 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Is Pedro ready to recall frozen-out Rangers star?

While the current standard of player at Ibrox might not be quite at the illustrious level of yesteryear, Bears like ourselves and, we assume, the vast majority of the support if not all, still hold the values and traditions of the club dear, with an emphasis on dignity, integrity, and professionalism.

And if one player over the past few seasons has lived up to these, it is definitely Jason Holt.

When wee Holty was signed for that comically low fee of £29,000 back in 2015, having been rejected by newly-promoted Hearts, the midfield engine came to Auchenhowie, committed himself to a trial, then aforementioned compensation went to Tynecastle to secure him on a deal.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Why Rangers should move for free agent ex-team mate of summer signing

With Rangers’ well-documented problems at full back starting to be a bit of an issue, with untimely injuries and insufficient resources presenting the position as something of an obstacle, a low-risk signature to bolster the squad in that area may be of use.

Currently Rangers have admittedly modest depth at right back in the form of James Tavernier and Lee Hodson, but on the left flank injury problems have created a bit of a mess.

Captain Lee Wallace is definitely a miss, Myles Beerman has faded from the first team entirely this season, pre-season hope Jordan Thompson has been ditched from left back too, leaving just on-loan Cardiff man Declan John as Rangers’ only viable left back option outwith Lee Hodson.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Is it time to give Kenny Miller a rest?

The last time Ibrox Noise broached this topic, as in, discussion about this player, we received no end of abuse.

While some agreed with our assessment of the situation, many misinterpreted the article as an outright attack on the man, which it was not, and accused us of slandering a good Rangers stalwart.

And he is. Kenny Miller is a good Rangers man and no one will ever question his commitment, professionalism and dedication to Rangers’ cause.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The puzzle of THIS Ibrox pair...

As Rangers fans will know, Pedro Caixinha significantly overhauled the playing staff this summer window, recruiting around a dozen players to completely change the face of the starting XI.

Some have hit the ground running, such as Fabio Cardoso, Bruno Alves, and Graham Dorrans, while some took a bit of time to get up to speed, such as Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Jack.

But there are a couple who remain enigmas, with Rangers fans unsure what they even have on their hands in either case, and who have both only fleetingly appeared in the first team for the odd cameo here and there.

Friday, 11 August 2017

The puzzle of Carlos Pena

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

When Mexican Carlos Pena arrived this summer from Guadalajara, the transfer stood out as much for the fee as it did for the player’s own CV.

Pena is a 20-cap Mexican international but a 27-year old one who, till Rangers, had never played outside his homeland; the fee has been speculated anywhere between £2.2M to £3.5M – but the point is Pedro paid a pretty penny for the ex-Leon man’s services and so far his complete absence from the first team has been a talking point among fans.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

"The Three (ex) Bears"

If you will forgive the rather awful headline, tonight Rangers host Dunfermline in the League Cup’s second round with a few small subplots brewing.

First off there is a small debate on the site over whether Pedro Caixinha will ring the changes ala League Cup style in order to give fringe players game time, or whether he will elect for continuity and stick with a similar XI to the last two fixtures.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Will 20-cap international be a success at Ibrox?

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Carlos Peña, 27-year-old, 5’ 10” attacking midfield star who has been capped 19 times by Mexico and was selected to play for them in the 2014 World Cup Finals whilst playing for Leon and is now with Rangers and hoping to force his way into playing for us very soon.

The Scottish giants agreed a fee with Chivas Guadalajara for the midfielder’s services and according to Mexican outlet Laaficion, the Liga MX outfit got $4.5m (£3.49m) from the transaction, but through his lack of fitness, he still cannot force his way into this new starting Rangers line-up.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Pedro confirms one selection decision for Progrès

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Rangers’ manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed that one new signing of either Carlos Pena or Eduardo Herrera will either be on the bench tonight or in the starting XI.

That is a 50/50 for both but looking at the failings of the first leg in which a lack of cutting edge beset the night’s performance before the overall shape started to fade from around 50' onwards, it seems worth looking at the options this leaves.

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?

Monday, 26 June 2017

Summer signing: "Two years at Ibrox, then move on"

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha told Carlos Pena, his new Mexican midfield star, that he wanted to take him to Glasgow Rangers when he was given the job in March, by our forward-thinking Board of Directors.

Caixinha explained that he planned to speak to Carlos’s agent, Salvador Necochea, to make it clear that he had a lucrative long-term plan for his player. Eventually, after about three months of negotiations, Pedro got his way as they reached a 3-year-deal with the help of his current team Chivas and Rangers.