Showing posts with label Graeme Murty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Graeme Murty. Show all posts

Friday, 7 July 2017

Could this managerial alteration help solve Rangers' problems?

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise
Rangers fans are rightly fuming at the diabolical state things have gotten into so quickly, and desperate times call for dramatic responses.

I want to promote Graeme Murty as our new short-term interim manager, as Rangers have to do something radical.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Thank you Graeme Murty

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

The first thing I have to say is I was wrong about what I said about Graeme Murty. In the first few games after he was unwittingly coerced into taking over the first team duties of the famous Glasgow Rangers, I was very unhappy with the decision. He was and looked out of his depth and I really did worry about the consequences of using such an inexperienced manager to try and dig us out of a massive hole.

He started with an uninspiring win against Morton at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup and I remained downright annoyed with the gamble of his appointment. We were already behind Aberdeen in the league and with Hearts looking threatening for a third place finish, I didn’t think it was a gamble worth taking – a suicidal decision and all down to lack of money, I thought.

Monday, 13 March 2017

'Local assistant' - could this 39 year old be headed to Ibrox?

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha (he actually begins office tomorrow rather than today, contrary to reports) has confirmed in his first interview as Ibrox gaffer that on top of his typical assistant management team that he will endeavour to bring on board within days, his attention has also turned to a ‘local’ appointment.

Often when overseas’ managerial positions are taken, the new chief likes to bring in an ‘ecologically valid’ staff member to aid them ingratiating with the lifestyle, Club, country, and general history, and it would appear Caixinha is no different.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Welcome to Rangers, Pedro Caixinha

Well the strangest saga in recent memory at Ibrox is now over – Pedro Caixinha has been confirmed new manager on a three-year deal, and it goes without saying he comes here to fans’ warmest welcomes and best wishes on turning this squad round.

Many fans have doubts about his qualifications for the role, and while retaining that caution, Ibrox Noise urges all supporters to get 100% behind the new man and give him our full backing.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Against all odds - how Rangers can do it at Parkhead

On the face of it, Rangers go into Sunday’s Old Firm clash on the back of maybe some of the worst form we can remember. True, recently Graeme Murty’s men have managed a couple of big wins in succession, dismantling Hamilton after a gritty and determined win against Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone.

But it would be fair to say this under-par Rangers team has certainly not delivered this season, and despite those wins over the past couple of weeks, few could say the squad is in great condition to travel to Celtic Park or in good enough form that a result is on the cards.

And yet, why do we give up in advance so easily. Never have Rangers thrived more than when everyone is against us – look at how Walter Smith took his beleaguered men to Parkhead in January 2007 and against all odds took all three points thanks to Ugo Ehiogu’s stunning late winner.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

What can Rangers do at Celtic Park?

Article by: Richard Fillingham
I must admit, even with all my years' experience of Rangers going to play in that hate-filled putrid atmosphere at Celtic Park, I am still not sure which way I want the Teddy Bears to play. Should they play a more defensive line-up at the start of the game? Playing a harder to beat XI could be changed to a more attacking style if we are behind in the match with 20 or 30 minutes to go chasing the game for a draw or for all 3 points.

Let me explain what Walter Smith used to do at Celtic Park and he had more success than any
other modern manager. He played very tightly by trying to have as many people in his side who could win the ball and then pass it. You have 52,000 Celtic fans spilling hatred all over the park and putting massive pressure on whatever referee gets the job. They are only human and try to remain impartial but unfortunately, they usually give Celtic an unfair advantage with awarding  free kicks in dangerous areas, which undoubtedly adds to the Rangers’ pressure.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Written off Rangers Wright some wrongs

Mark Warburton played Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone three times and failed to win a single encounter. Graeme Murty managed it on his first go, including under the duress of being a man down.

Warburton had struggled hugely against Hamilton last time the two played at Ibrox, managing only a draw, before scraping an ill-deserved three points at New Douglas Park in December. Graeme Murty’s side put six past the same team.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Graeme Murty: "We're not set up to fight"

Rangers’ interim boss Graeme Murty has stated his Rangers team is not set up to fight, as the latest shambolic first half ends with the Ibrox men trailing 1-0 at the hands of an abysmal Inverness side.

During his pre-match interview the temporary coach conceded that his XI is not built to fight for the cause, saying:

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Murty remains as Rangers step up hunt for new duo

Graeme Murty is to remain in charge of Rangers at least until the weekend, according to Sky Sources.

The U20s coach has been thrust into the spotlight since the trio’s departure, and has overseen two senior matches since Rangers began the search for a permanent replacement, but with the latest reports suggesting there is no rush to find a new man, his position will remain for the time being.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Claudio Caniggia, anyone?

Remember Claudio Caniggia? It is a fair bet a great number of readers might not even know that name, or may only vaguely recall the era in which he played. As older Bears definitely will know, he was part of the last time Dundee beat Rangers, scoring in a 0-2 win at Ibrox in 2001, before he himself became a Rangers player not long after.

Rangers were in a bad way back then, with poor form blighting the end of Dick Advocaat’s reign as players like Craig Moore, Stefan Klos, Barry Ferguson and Tore Andre Flo struggled to cope with a resurgent Celtic under Martin O’Neill.

Oh what we would give for those kinds of problems today.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

How Harry Forrester's miss put Graeme Murty on his head

After yet another atrocious 90 minutes of Rangers' appalling season, interim manager Graeme Murty was quick to hop on his head in frustration as late substitute Harry Forrester made a pig's ear of a chance to peg the match back to 2-2.

The usual rubbish on the pitch from the Ibrox XI led to another underwhelming display, with the first half seeing Murty's men completely outplayed in every department, but it was not till later on that Murty went hopping mad as Forrester blazed over from two yards out.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Vote: Murty till the end of the season?

As time goes on, with every passing day that either Rangers do not make announcements regarding a new manager or the press adds a new name to the growing list, it starts to emerge slowly that the board are very seriously considering the possibility of leaving the first team in the hands of U20s coach Graeme Murty till the end of the season.

With no one outstanding candidate emerging within Rangers’ price range, the predictable selection of contenders has yielded few truly universally accepted names, with the Alex McLeishes, Tommy Wrights, Derek McInneses and Kevin Muscats dividing Rangers fans significantly.

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.