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.