Showing posts with label Clint Hill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clint Hill. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Has shock decision at Ibrox led to change in policy?


Barrie McKay. Michael O’Halloran. Andy Halliday. Clint Hill. Harry Forrester. Rob Kiernan.

These are just six of the players who found themselves on the outside looking in once Pedro Caixinha took charge. For various reasons, be it personal fall outs, disagreements, differences in philosophy or the good old ‘not rating him’, all of these guys were either ditched, sold, or loaned away.

Once Pedro had made his mind up about a player, that was it. Hill was slightly the exception, in that the veteran defender still managed to get some appearances, but he was not in his manager’s favour and one of Caixinha’s first decisions was to not offer the big ex-QPR defender a new deal.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Exodus: Pedro confirms majority of squad to be replaced


Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed he intends to continue the sweeping changes at Ibrox, with the most dramatic (wilful) overhaul arguably in the club’s history.

Speaking about this summer’s business, Caixinha confirmed he seeks to ship 14 players out, while bringing in 11. Naturally three of the 14 have been (unofficially in places) announced as Joe Garner, Clint Hill and Philippe Senderos, but the future is now looking shaky for a further 11, and press this morning claims Jordan Rossiter, previously mooted for a big role next season, is one of them.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Who has actually left Rangers?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

If one thing has been left as clear as mud this transfer window, it has been official announcements of departures. While incoming players have flown thick and fast through the doors at Ibrox, news of those going in the opposite way has been surprisingly sparse after all the hype over who would be off.

So Ibrox Noise can take you through those who have definitely left, and those who surprisingly have not.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Meet Rangers' new central defence; 99% done


It really has not taken Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha long to build a new central defence. Following hot on the heels of Portuguese international Bruno Alves’ switch from Italy to Glasgow, it has been widely reported today that his fellow countryman Fabio Cardoso is also set to seal his switch to Govan, in his case from Vitoria Setubal.

The reason this is of so much importance is Cardoso is a massive missing piece of the Rangers jigsaw which had started to become a growing issue over the last few days – with Danny Wilson out injured till August, and Hill, Philippe Senderos and Rob Kiernan no longer part of Rangers’ plans, it was left to David Bates as Alves’ only potential partner.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Could this be Rangers' XI next season?


Thank God that is over. A truly horrific season for Rangers is finally over, and now work truly begins rebuilding the squad into something a bit more worthy of the shirt.

Ibrox Noise takes you through what we know for sure, with a hint of educated guesswork thrown in for good measure, regarding the rebuild which is reported to be well underway and could be close to complete within two weeks if Pedro’s wishes come true.

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.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Rangers' summer exodus; this is what we know so far


So the wheels on Rangers’ summer overhaul are well and truly turning before the split even finishes. With three matches still remaining of the Ibrox season, news has already broken of some of those who are definitely staying, leaving, and may be coming in. Let us do a round up of what we know for sure so far.

Outgoing:


Clint Hill:

As we told you yesterday, Hill’s services are no longer required and the 38 year old becomes a free agent this summer, with no new deal offered. He leaves with our best wishes and really did do a shift for us over the past season, but Caixinha has decided to part ways.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Confirmed: Rangers star to leave at the end of the season


Sky Sources have this evening confirmed what other media outlets have speculated, that Clint Hill is to leave at the end of the season.

The 38-year old defender has faded from the starting XI in recent matches and is not thought to be in manager Pedro Caixinha’s plans going forward; he is out of contract following the end of season match with St Johnstone and has been eager to sign a new deal and extend his stay in Govan, but no deal has been forthcoming and his Rangers adventure would appear to be over.

Rangers' summer window begins - two out two in?


Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha’s summer overhaul at Ibrox is set to get underway in earnest with increasing speculation that his first port of call is defence with veteran stopper Clint Hill and under-fire Rob Kiernan appearing as the first likely casualties of the transfer window turnover.

Hill is out of contract and while keen to sign a new deal, his absence from first team starts over the past two matches plus the delay in any new contract being presented does force the possible conclusion that Caixinha is not interested in him long term.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Gamble: has this stat justified Rangers' risky move?


While the Pedro Caixinha regime is still fledgling, and arguably cannot be fully judged yet, the board nevertheless made a massive gamble with his appointment. Fans wanted McInnes, Wright, Souness, McLeish or indeed Frank De Boer to climb the marble staircase in earnest.

Instead, Stewart Robertson, Dave King and Paul Murray hoodwinked the lot of us with the most left-field managerial appointment in Rangers’ history by making Portguese Pedro Caixinha Rangers’ new boss in replacement of Loaf Boy.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

VOTE: Your Ibrox Player of the Year


So…it has been an intriguing season has 2016/2017. While not quite on the level of disaster, it has certainly rarely soared as highly as fans would have hoped, and third place is certainly about right for the season’s endeavours thus far.

But which players have truly stood out? The Club may be running the official POTY vote, but Ibrox Noise wanted to poll its readers for an alternative opinion. Who is your Rangers’ Player of the Year?

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Warburton reveals his first choice defence


Mark Warburton has officially confirmed his first choice centre-back pairing for the foreseeable future, with former Wigan stopper Rob Kiernan and ex-QPR man Clint Hill installed as Rangers’ preferred partnership.

Rangers’ defence has not had its problems to seek of late, and one of the heaviest criticisms of Warbs’ regime is a lack of settled or indeed reliable defence, but now the former Brentford manager has stated his choice for the defensive duo. For now.

Friday, 26 August 2016

How long will ragged Rangers labour like this for?


While Rangers remain unbeaten on their return to the SPL, and on paper a two wins two draws record is not exactly terrible following four years in the wilderness, the worrying signs from the last disappointing match at Ibrox v Motherwell not only remained prominent tonight, but arguably grew as well.

Rangers’ return to the SPL was all about showing the flowing football which punctuated Mark Warburton’s successful maiden season in Govan at one level lower could transfer to a higher plane. That the off-ball movement, the one-twos, the slick passing and the frequent goal hauls would translate perfectly to the SPL, with theoretically better players brought in to handle the step up in class.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Rangers move in on million pound striker?


Tonight reports have broken claiming Rangers are closing in on a permanent signing for Preston North End’s Joe Garner.

The 28 year old striker has been linked with Rangers for some time, but a national publication, which did accurately break the Clint Hill story, has now claimed Rangers have moved significantly closer to the prolific front man with a financial package on the table.

Friday, 5 August 2016

"Rangers are full of pensioners"


One of the most regular insults aimed at Rangers these days is the label of signing ‘pensioners’. That the likes of near-38 year old Clint Hill will not strike fear into the hearts of opponents and Rangers are there for the taking.

But is there any truth to the notion that Rangers are filled with ‘mature’ players and that the market Mark Warburton has had to plunder has been beset with geriatrics?

Let us break down Rangers’ squad and look at the ages of the most significant players in there, and see if age (and fitness) really is a problem for the upcoming season.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Rangers missing three defenders for Saturday?


Rangers’ preparations for the season-opening clash with Hamilton at Ibrox have been rocked by the emerging revelation that three defenders could be missing for the visit of Martin Canning’s men.

Danny Wilson, Clint Hill and Matt Crooks will all reportedly be unavailable through suspension, injury and long term injury recovery respectively, limiting manager Mark Warburton’s selection options considerably.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Defensive disarray at Ibrox


With just six days to go till the new season starts properly in earnest at Ibrox, Rangers have certainly recruited well. Midfield has seen some real heavyweights in the guise of Niko Kranjcar and and the inimitable Joey Barton, while Northern Irland international Lee Hodson and the infinitely promising Josh Windass put pen and paper on moves north to join the ranks in Govan.

And while defence has seen aforementioned Hodson and former QPR stopper Clint Hill bolster its roster, the same old excruciating fallacies were crudely exposed by Burnley on Saturday, raising the same old concerns about them.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

What a difference a defence makes


Before I go on further, go on; get the ‘it was only Annan’ comments out of the way. *hand cups ear* done? Ok. And also bear in mind the last time Rangers faced them it was 0-0, and the first time in 2012/2013 McCoist’s men took them on, they lost.

So while Annan are certainly no Arsenal, this match had symbolic significance, not entirely alien to the significance of the previous fixture v Motherwell which also forced comparisons with the last time both teams locked horns.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Warbs confirms star summer signing to be benched


Mark Warburton has today confirmed tomorrow night’s visit of Annan in the League Cup to Ibrox has come too early for star midfielder Joey Barton, but that the former Marseille and Man City man will nevertheless make a cameo later in the game.

Expected to ring the changes, Warburton will be deploying the services of new goalie Matt Gilks, with both of the new summer defensive recruits, Lee Hodson and Clint Hill taking their maiden bows from the start in Govan too.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Six things Rangers fans learned in South Carolina


Mark Warburton’s new-look Rangers side finally got its season underway, albeit in a friendly, giving fans and management a chance at long last to see what is in prospect at Ibrox next season.

Under near-90 degree temperatures and following a local thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina, the action got underway in earnest around 8PM local time with Warburton electing to give a debut to only one new signing; Josh Windass. Trialist Oguchi Onyewu did also start the match, though, giving management a chance to size him up.

So what did we learn from what was, ultimately, a very comfortable 2-1 win in the USA?