Showing posts with label GRaham Dorrans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GRaham Dorrans. 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.

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.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Is Pedro Caixinha finally ready to do the right thing?


With star midfielder Graham Dorrans, a Pedro signing no less, today testifying that Rangers may indeed ‘miss’ Kenny Miller’s influence, could it be that the Portuguese manager is finally ready to end the stupid feud he has manufactured with the 37-year old and welcome him back into the fray.

With the absolute abysmal £3M failure of Carlos Pena (St Johnstone aside) fresh in the memory, yet another Rangers player or person formally associated with the club has come to Kenny’s defence, regaling the media of his professionalism and dedication, and just like Lee Wallace, has conceded there is a ‘situation’ there which requires resolving.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Pedro's unexpectedly massive Motherwell gamble


With Sunday’s cup semi drawing ever closer, Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has an unexpected gamble to make, one which could be the difference between ignominy of defeat and the glory of another Hampden final.

As we all know, the last fixture was an impressive victory away in Perth – but one thing it relied on was the brilliance of Graham Dorrans. Dorrans played his finest match in the shirt by some distance, pulling strings from deep, spraying the ball wide, stretching the play and even scoring a fine goal.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Are Rangers ready to make a statement?


With all the off-field nonsense surrounding Kenny Miller resurfacing again, it may have been forgotten to a few that Rangers have a massive cup semi final on Sunday to contend with.

While Graham Dorrans’ double seized all three points on the opening day of the season at Fir Park, not only was it a pretty poor display from Pedro Caixinha’s men, but Motherwell were nowhere near as in-form as they are now.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

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.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

8 things we learned against Hamilton


Last night, against a backdrop of pressure on both the squad and the manager, Rangers managed an ultimately comfortably victory over Martin Canning’s Hamilton Accies, a victory, lest it be forgotten, that was at a tricky away venue on artificial turf and which was achieved in the face of conceding an early goal.

Ibrox Noise takes our readers through the main lessons we believe we can take from the night at the SuperSeal:

Monday, 25 September 2017

Summer signing - why waste him?


If there was one signing that absolutely united Rangers fans this summer, it was the capture of another one of us in the form of Graham Dorrans.

A former Scotland international, this was a classy midfielder with bags of top-flight English Premier League experience and still only just scraping 30 years of age.

The saga to get him north lasted for some time, but every Bear to a man and woman were overjoyed to finally clinch it and we were certain we had a real midfielder to compliment Ryan Jack perfectly.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Rangers' injury streak continues - three out, one doubtful


Rangers’ sudden injury deluge has slightly worsened over the past 24 hours with the news Graham Dorrans is a slight fitness doubt (albeit will start) and Niko Kranjcar’s injury was more severe than first feared and he is definitely out tonight.

Rangers are already missing Jordan Rossiter (knee) and captain Lee Wallace (groin) for the League Cup trip to Firhill, and the loss of Kranjcar (knee) is certainly not ideal with regards options for the left.