Showing posts with label David Weir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Weir. Show all posts

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Warburton drops legal action against Rangers: Report.


With today’s superb news regarding the Rangers Retail deal and the commencement of a new and productive arrangement, Rangers fans would have been forgiven for thinking the good news ended there.

It appears not. Reports circulating over the past couple of hours have indicated that the previously threatened action against Rangers by the ex-manager Mark Warburton in concert with David Weir and Frank McParland has equally been resolved and no further action will be taken.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bread men - the final insult


I thought long and hard about this entry. I have rarely spent such a spell deciding whether or not to proceed with an article on this site, but this one was a source of much conflict.

On one hand there was the school of thought that we should let sleeping dogs lie, move on with our lives and stop living in the acrimonious past. But on the other was the simple inescapable truth of what happened, and how it deserved a final summation given what a huge deal it was and still is to the modern and classic history of Rangers Football Club.

This site was probably the only one willing to actually criticise the Bread Man. For some unknown reason we could not fathom, a great majority of Rangers fans considered him the Messiah and transcended him above criticism, literally until the final two months of his time at Ibrox.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Glad to see the back of the Three Stooges

Article by: Richard Fillingham
 
Last Friday, Rangers announced the accepted resignations of Warburton, Weir and McParland and it made me very happy. I was convinced that they had a wonderful opportunity to do great things at Ibrox, but ended up making a complete pig’s ear of the job.

Rangers tried to go in a different direction with Warburton and co, to see if it could work, and his job was to come in and try to restructure the club from the youth level right up to the first team. He insisted on playing an attacking style throughout the system and in his first year in the Championship it was hard to criticise him, apart from the Scottish Cup Final defeat against Hibernian and also in the away losses to both Falkirk and Hibernian.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

How Mark Warburton destroyed his legacy


It takes cajones to be manager of Rangers, and while the majority of those the Club has had have carried themselves with honour and distinction, even the Great John Greig struggled with a pretty good squad (he had Cooper and DJ, to name just two). It is an incredibly demanding, suffocating job which takes something quite special to excel at; recent examples of success in the role include Alex McLeish, Dick Advocaat and obviously Uncle Walter.

PLG and Mark Warburton simply were not up to the task, and neither of them understood the gravity of this amazing Club, and the true requirements of being the captain of one of the toughest ships in football.

Warburton resignation timeline; piecing together the chaos at Ibrox


It is all chaos, is it not. Rarely in the proud history of Rangers Football Club have fans witnessed the level of embarrassment and confusion that has taken place tonight with the resignation, un-resignation then re-resignation of Mark Warburton.

If we try to piece together the clues from what various outlets, sources and otherwise have put together;

This morning a rumour emerged that by the end of play today, Rangers would be without a manager. As a rumour without major substance and hard to corroborate at the time, it was noted if not dismissed. As 17:00 hours passed without major incident, it was forgotten.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Mark Warburton denies he's resigned




Mark Warburton has this evening denied he has resigned, according to BBC’s Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin.

Rangers this evening released the following statement:

Friday, 3 February 2017

Should Warbs get four games to save his job?

Article by: Richard Fillingham

The next four games are imperative for Rangers to finish second in the league and to progress in the Scottish Cup. Ross County and Morton at Ibrox and away to Dundee and Inverness Caledonian are the games that our management team of Warburton and Weir have to get right to save their jobs.

This Saturday’s game against Ross County is the first chance for Warburton to show the board and the fans that he has learned things from the demolition of his team against Hearts. It was the Jam Tarts' biggest ever win over the ‘Gers since 1956 and that tells you everything that was wrong about that Rangers performance.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

When £100M isn't enough


If ever anything set the tongues wagging in recent days, it was assistant manager Sir Davie of Weir’s fascinating assertion last night that £100M was no guarantee of winning the SPL or closing the gap on Celtic. To say this has been seized on is an understatement, with his claim that such investment was by no means a certainty to regain the title making headlines throughout the land.

And, it has to be said, it was a deeply concerning comment to make, whether he believed it to be true or not. As we know, Rangers’ budget of recent years has been modest at best and non-existent at worst, but nevertheless last calendar year Rangers spent well over three million on the likes of Garner (£1.8M), O’Halloran (£500,000), and the cross-border fees on the likes of Dodoo and Rossiter.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Mark Warburton v Joey Barton - only one winner

 

Regular readers of Ibrox Noise will know we have not been hugely complimentary to Mark Warburton recently.

We make no apology for criticising and saying what needs said, and saying what others are too scared to – there has been a taboo in criticising anything Warbs as if it is some kind of honour to have him at Ibrox and we should kowtow and kneel in worship at his (or anyone else’s) feet.

The fact is the honour is his, and he knows it, as it is the honour of anyone who represents our famous club and is their responsibility to carry themselves with dignity, class and humility.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Why the break has come at a perfect time for Rangers


Few Rangers fans would deny the side has endured a bumpy start to life back in the SPL. While not quite plummeting to unfathomable depths of awful, nevertheless the team has stuttered badly, failing to pick up the pre-Old Firm form which served Mark Warburton’s men so well last season.

Post that colossal result at Hampden, Rangers’ displays have been erratic, inconsistent, flat, and lacking in the flowing football we previously expected, spoiled as we probably were at the beginning of last season with borderline cricket scores.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Do Rangers need a "Plan B"?

 Article by Richard Fillingham

“The best plan B is to do plan A better.”

Mark Warburton on his appointment, 2015.

This was preached last season by Warbs when he came to Ibrox, but in order to enforce it we MUST try to sign the right type of player to be our new centre back who is a minimum of 6’ 3” tall, and is exceptionally good in the air. This would enable us to eliminate the goals scored against us with dangerous cross balls, free kicks and corners. A tenacious tackler would help, especially if he was able to read a game and spot the danger coming from the opposing forwards. In other words, a Terry Butcher or a Richard Gough class No. 5, and also one that is willing to play his football in Scotland. I doubt if this quality of player is available on a free transfer or we would probably have him signed by now.

There could be an ideal youngster with a superb future and pedigree, lurking under the radar of a top ten English Premier League team. A top side that has already got three or four formidable experienced centre backs ahead of him. Would his future be better served by going out on loan to Rangers for a year, to gain that much needed first team experience? If he produced the goods on a regular, consistent basis, would he stand a much better chance of playing EPL football with his own club? The experience gained after a year playing before a regular 51,000 crowd, would truly enhance his reputation, and increase his value in the transfer market.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Mark Warburton: "Why I signed for Rangers"

 Article by Richard Fillingham

Our manager Mark Warburton:

“I signed on for an extra year at Ibrox, because it is one of the best jobs in the UK”

Warburton and his assistant Davie Weir worked so hard to make sure that we won the Championship league last year, with a brand new, young team playing immaculate, exciting, attacking football. Mark went on to say:

“I love being at Rangers, and I treat it as a real honour and a total privilege to manage a team of the magnitude of Rangers”.

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.

Friday, 29 July 2016

When is a Rangers fan guilty?


Let me start this piece out by clearly illustrating the positive comments this site has made on the King regime since it took office last year; we have praised the appointment of Warburton, Weir and McParland, we have waxed lyrical about how the board has sought to restore fan unity and the similar restoration of pride in our Club.

We have rightly bigged up the infrastructure improvements, and we have even conceded our own doubts prior to their election victory in 2015 were unfounded. Last but not least we absolutely loved the post-Cup final statement which defended our supporters unconditionally and tore into the bitterness of Scottish football without mercy.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Spotlight: how did Dodoo's debut go?



As reported on this site well over a week ago, Rangers finally secured striker Joseph Dodoo on a four-year deal, with just a modest six-figure sum the outlay based on cross-border FIFA regulations regarding U23’s.

Last night Joe made his debut at Ochilview in the Betfred League Cup as a 60th minute sub for the effective Michael O’Halloran, and 30 minutes later he had his first goal as a Light Blue.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Warbs admits deal for defender has stalled


Rangers manager Mark Warburton has admitted that any deal for centre-back Adrian Mariappa is effectively dead and Rangers are likely to continue their search for a new defender.

After American Oguchi Onyewu failed to impress management, Rangers had to more or less start again in the hunt for a new stopper, and when asked about Mariappa, who assistant manager David Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland met for transfer talks, Warburton was anything but positive about the prospects of bringing the former Crystal Palace man to Ibrox.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Why Rangers need revenge at Fir Park


In the lead up to Rangers’ first competitive match of the new season, a small yet significant debate about the ramifications of the trip to Fir Park has been doing the rounds among the fanbase in recent times.

That is, the last time Rangers travelled to Motherwell, the match was, in every sense, a complete disaster. From Stuart McCall’s men’s performance, to Cammy Bell’s humiliating flap, to the assault on Lee McCulloch, to the home pitch invasion, to Bilel Mohsni being strung out to dry for defending himself against Lee Erwin; everything about this match was wrong, and it summed up the dark place Rangers were in at the time.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

David Weir formally clarifies Rangers' defensive scenario


Rangers’ assistant manager David Weir has formally clarified the defensive situation at Ibrox, confirming that the current squad may be considered sufficient for next season if no further deals are finalised.

With American international Oguchi Onyewu trialling with Mark Warburton’s men during their US camp at Charleston Battery, and word going very quiet on the prospects of Jamaican stopper Adrian Mariappa, Weir took the chance to clear up exactly what Rangers are looking for.

He said:

Monday, 4 July 2016

Who is to be Rangers' final big defensive signing?


With Mark Warburton’s summer work nearly complete, just two positions require filling in Rangers’ squad for the start of the new season. As covered here, a striker is most certainly a big priority, with Walsall’s Tom Bradshaw heavily linked in the press. However, even more important is shoring up the defence, and with only one actual centre-back secured in Clint Hill, The Magic Hat has made it abundantly clear finding one more is another crucial step in rebuilding.

It had been hoped a defender would have been signed up by now, with Warburton’s preference most definitely to get business done early, and that had looked possible with Crystal Palace’s recently-freed stopper Adrian Mariappa pictured in talks with assistant manager David Weir and Head of Recruitment Frank McParland.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Are Rangers ready to splash the cash on a striker?

 Richard Fillingham

Martyn Waghorn has never been a major scoring success at any other club except Rangers - for the following reason. The 5’ 10” Englishman is NOT a prolific top class striker. He scored goals last season playing for Rangers, in a superb attacking team that continued to create many wonderful
opportunities for him to score.

We still have the services of our 36-year-old experienced striker Kenny Miller at our disposal for next season. He quite rightly earned another one-year contract with the club, due to his exploits in the team, coupled with his outstanding performances of playing exceptionally well in 43 appearances and scoring a very decent total of 21 goals into the bargain.