Showing posts with label Emerson Hyndman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emerson Hyndman. Show all posts

Monday, 20 March 2017

How Ped the Ted could be Rangers' Special One

Article by: Richard Fillingham

It must have been music to Pedro Caixinha’s ears as he strode out of the Ibrox tunnel, in his first Ibrox appearance as our new Rangers manager. It was a special moment for him as all the Teddy Bears cheered him long and loud.

Special! He might become the Special One for us. See what I did there?

Ped the Ted marched out of his technical area and soaked up the acclaim of the packed crowd – what a fantastic memory for everyone who witnessed the scene.

Rangers started the game well and the crowd were right behind them from the start, especially coming on top of the good showing last week against Celtic and having Ped in the dugout to ring the changes for any weak performances. The play was slick and quick and there was a lot more urgency about all of the players, but then again, you would expect that from a Rangers team fighting for their places with a new manager making his own judgements.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

The three stars of Rangers' future?


If there is one justification to manager Mark Warburton’s fixation on midfielders, it is the abundant truth that while he has more on his roster than is generally normal for a top flight team to have in that position, few of them are actually any good. Of those available, prior to January’s window, it could be argued absolutely none of the midfielders Mark Warburton had at his disposal were even up to the standard required.

Obviously the blame for this has to be more than significantly at his door, and that of Frank McParland, but either way, the depth to choose from in that department was weak. Out of favour Matt Crooks (now a Scunthorpe loanee), perennially-wasted out of position Andy Halliday (still unconvincing at DM), and the struggling Jason Holt who simply has not performed at the level expected of him since the step up to the SPL were the staple choices available. Other options include Josh Windass (depressingly out of form) and Harry Forrester (has fallen into the fringes of the first team) so it is evident that Rangers’ quality in the engine room was extraordinarily poor.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

A new hero at Ibrox


It would be safe to say the last young creative American midfielder to enjoy a loan spell at Ibrox has found his career rather falling away since he departed these shores back to London. Indeed, Gedion Zelalem’s subsequent passage through the game has ended up with the German-born anchor being ferried out to a country whose national game has faded akin to Italy’s Serie A; the Netherlands.

To add insult to injury, the Arsenal playmaker’s new club is not even in Holland’s top flight, but rather the Eerste Divisie, or second division.

Rangers’ latest American loan recruit from the youth ranks of England’s top flight was not greeted with a huge amount of fervour or excitement, with most fans being relatively in the dark on what Dean Court’s Emerson Hyndman could bring to Mark Warburton’s side, other than the knowledge he was a deep-lying playmaker and arguably not a position Rangers needed much new blood in.