Showing posts with label Danny Wilson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Danny Wilson. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Are these six men the future of Rangers?

When Rangers’ new manager takes charge in due course, one of the first puzzles the man must solve is the merits of the current squad, and who is truly good enough to be considered a long term asset to the team.

While the new boss will likely get new life out of players we all gave up on, such situations are a lot less predictable, and as such, Ibrox Noise takes you through what we believe are the players we want to see our new boss build around.

He may well not, he may have his own ideas, and as we have alluded to, we will give him the space, support and time to compile that for himself.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Two key absences - defensive headache for Pedro

With confirmation today that Rangers defender David Bates is set to resume training on Thursday, manager Pedro Caixinha has a great deal of interesting decisions to make come Friday’s long-awaited trip to Perth.

With no Bruno Alves or Ross McCrorie for the journey north due to international commitments, the Portuguese manager has some big calls to make in defence with an enforced change or two in central defence.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Rangers shock: could Pedro drop star man?

When summer marquee signing Bruno Alves was taken off injured a few weeks ago against Thistle in the League Cup win, it sprung a surprise opportunity for young Ross McCrorie to see out the rest of the match, including, as it transpired, an extra time period.

The young Auchenhowie graduate excelled and impressed all around him, aiding his men see out the match via an eventually comfortable 1-3 scoreline, and the 19-year old earned rave reviews and calls for a shout against Celtic.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Rangers squad update for Perth over SIX players - Pedro with big calls to make

Rangers have been boosted with the news of three returnees today, but with another three remaining on the sidelines, selection issues abound for the trip to Perth in nine days.

On the positive side for Pedro Caixinha, he has been bolstered by the return of two key defenders, and arguably the team’s most creative player for the third-place clash with Saints.

Portugal’s Bruno Alves resumed training for his national team today meaning unless any unforeseen incidents occur on world cup duty, the ex-Porto veteran will be available for the match on the 13th.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

A change at Ibrox

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Playing at Ibrox against 10-man-defences is going to be the norm this season, therefore a change in tactics at home becomes imperative and needs careful consideration. I think I have the right solution. Play all our best players at the start, the ones with real talent and play a very attacking team that can also handle quick attacking moments from the opposition: in a 3 2 4 1 formation.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The man who can make all the difference for Rangers

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

If Rangers have lacked one thing over the past five years (and let us face it, it has been more than one thing) it is a defence.

Gone are/were the days of David Weir and Carlos Cuellar, and more recently, the likes of Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian – instead Rangers fans have had to suffer a multitude of inferior stoppers like Lee McCulloch, Emilson Cribari, Ross Perry, Darren McGregor, Bilel Mohsni, and of late, Rob Kiernan.

Indeed, fans used to past titans like Richard Gough, Terry Butcher, John Brown and the like were forced to get used to such bang average (or worse) defenders representing the Rangers in recent years. Never have Rangers been more insulted by Emilson Cribari briefly wearing the captain’s armband.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

One return and one out - change at Ibrox

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

The return of Danny Wilson could not come quickly enough. While not quite a Cuellar, the lad nevertheless has been one of Rangers’ better performers the past couple of seasons and got a lot of unfair maligning in the days when he paired with Rob Kiernan.

While today’s disappointing friendly loss to St Johnstone certainly does not bode especially well for Saturday’s visit of that wee French lot, one silver lining is Wilson’s return. It is worth noting St Johnstone’s winner did not materialise till he left the field, and if Rangers are to have any chance of keeping the back door shut more often than not this season, the likes of Wilson, Alves and Cardoso really must hit the ground running.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Part Four: Defending the Rangers

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Throughout this four-part series, Ibrox Noise has received mixed feedback, mostly agreeing with us on our summations, but crucially several requests have been nagging about the state of the defence.

The site raised this earlier in the transfer window, and was roundly abused by a number of ‘fans’ for daring to voice any concerns. Indeed, one or two replies threw the usual expletives our way and defended (pun not intended) the state of the defence and the signings made thus far.