Showing posts with label Harry Forrester. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harry Forrester. Show all posts

Friday, 18 August 2017

Summer exodus at Ibrox continues...


Yet another summer exodus at Ibrox has continued with the breaking news that attacking midfielder Harry Forrester is to complete his long-awaited departure with a switch to English League One cracks Wimbledon.

Linked with various lower league sides, Forrester finally got his move out of Ibrox following manager Pedro Caixinha’s confirmation that the ex-Doncaster man was surplus and would be on his way out in due course.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Rangers midfielder rejects move to England


Rangers midfielder Harry Forrester has rejected a move to Southend United, it has been revealed today.

The creative playmaker and goalscorer has been made surplus by manager Pedro Caixinha and is now training with the U23s, and is said to seek a move to an English Championship side.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Midfielder to join summer exodus out of Ibrox - a who's who

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

With Harry Forrester set to make his way down the Marble Staircase in the coming days, Ibrox Noise wanted to take our readers through the full exodus we have witnessed this summer, it being the third one fans have had to tolerate since 2012.

We have seen much coming and going through the doors over the years, more turnover than we can probably remember in a lifetime in Govan, and here is the timeline of all of the players gone but not (all) forgotten from Ibrox over the past couple of months, in order, and where they are now.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

League One strugglers linked with double move for Rangers duo

Article by: Ibrox Noise

With Rangers’ summer overhaul well underway, six signings have arrived at Ibrox with five departures, but Charlton have been linked with a double move for two of the ‘surplus’.

Over the past two months, the Addicks have been persistently linked with a bid for right back Lee Hodson, with manager Karl Robinson desperately trying to boost his side following a rather meek campaign. With Hodson in and out of Rangers’ side and James Tavernier continuing to appear first choice, boss Pedro Caixinha probably considers the ex-Killie full back expendable and on the transfer list.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Ibrox Axe - who is the 'third' player?


In recent days we have learned Pedro Caixinha has axed Swiss defender Philippe Senderos and 38-year old veteran Clint Hill from the squad for next season, and will offer neither of them a new deal. However, while Caixinha has himself confirmed this, he did it in a way which raises another pertinent question; who is the third player?

When pressed on the leaks, Caixinha confirmed:

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The "Great Harry Forrester Mystery"


Rangers’ fans have suffered a great number of puzzles over the past couple of seasons; the health of Jordan Rossiter, John Eustace, the selection process in general, the signing of Rob Kiernan…

But one of the most curious is the entire “Harry Forrester Mystery”. Signed in January 2016 and the only borderline moderate ‘success’ of that absolutely disastrous transfer window, Forrester actually had a decent impact over the course of that season’s second half, contributing some big goals and making a noticeable impression on games.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Pedro wields the axe; these are Rangers' high-profile casualties


With Rangers’ manager Pedro Caixinha confirming he is ready to shed the team of a great deal of dead wood, Ibrox Noise takes you through the highest-profile casualties who look likely to be pointed towards the exit door to make way for potential new blood coming in.

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.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Harry Forrester phenomenon


While last January’s high-profile signing Michael O’Halloran failed to really impress for the remainder of the season, the more modest acquisition that was Harry Forrester, on a free from Doncaster, only took around a month to get up to speed before having a strong run in.

Indeed, many point out his absence from the first team during the final matches of the season could very much have been a cause of the side’s horrible form, and when his 2016/2017 season started so brightly with some of the most impressive displays from any of the outfield players, it appeared to corroborate the idea of his impact on the team and importance to the side.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Why the end of the "dream midfield" might not matter


Before this summer’s transfer business was concluded, Rangers fans were rightly excited at the prospect of the new season given the potential midfield on offer.

Manager Mark Warburton had successfully secured three genuinely English Premier League class players in one-time English cap Joey Barton, 80+ Croatian international Niko Kranjcar, and England U20 international captain Jordan Rossiter, players who looked on paper like they could seriously propel Rangers from just hoping to be credible in the SPL, to outright challenging at the top of it.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Life beyond Barton - rampant Rangers rule Queens


Preparation for tonight’s match could barely have been worse. ‘Barton-gate’ had threatened to derail Rangers in as hefty a way as it could, with the midfield anchor expressing various disparaging remarks about regret over leaving Burnley and apparently making an appearance on Breakfast TV tomorrow.

None of this helped Mark Warburton prepare for a very tough test against arguably the country’s form side and serial Rangers’ bogey outfit Queens, and he certainly was not further aided by a nasty injury during the warm up for in-form Josh Windass, which led to a last-minute shuffle of the enigmatic Niko Kranjcar taking the former Stanley creative man’s place.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

What on earth has happened to Harry Forrester?


Other than Wes Foderingham (easily Rangers’ best player this season overall, itself not a good thing) Rangers’ most impressive performer this fledgling campaign has been Harry Forrester.

To say the former Doncaster man stood out was an understatement – he changed games, won games, and was by some distance Rangers’ most potent attacking threat.

And yet, inexplicably, after impressing in every match he played, be it as a game-changing sub or a justified starter, found himself ditched for the Old Firm clash, a situation which would easily have killed him inside given his sparkling form. Rangers’ lack of zest in said game could easily have been attributed in part to his absence.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

What did Rangers' first win in the SPL for four years mean?


There is no denying there was a little pressure yesterday when Mark Warburton took his men to Dens Park, given the disappointing opening performance and result against Martin Canning’s Hamilton Academical.

While Rangers’ last encounter with Paul Hartley’s side saw the home outfit run riot, that was a cup match, and this was away in Rangers’ first trek to ‘foreign’ SPL soil in four years.

So there was definitely a little bit of added incentive yesterday for Rangers to prove their sceptics, myself and other Bears included, entirely wrong about their chances this season, and deliver something which would give the players and fans some tangible hope.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

An important pre-season for Rangers' winger Michael O'Halloran


It would not be the most unfair assessment to make of Michael O’Halloran last season that he did not quite live up to the hype of his transfer saga nor the value of his fee. Indeed, the winger struggled somewhat to adapt to Mark Warburton’s play style, and was frequently isolated in matches, with only the home fixture v St Mirren giving him a real chance to show his talent.

Many fans have given the former St Johnstone man a lot of slack, pointing to his lack of pre-season with his new team mates as a reason why he struggled. And it is certainly a fair point – having that critical six+ weeks in June/July to prepare for the new season and familiarise yourself with your new team mates, manager and tactical approach is extremely important to summer signings. It is a reason January captures do often struggle, as they do not benefit from what that preparation would have given them.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

PFA Scotland Awards; fixed or genuine?



By Richard Fillingham
The Professional Footballers Associations have made their final decisions on who their best players have been throughout the Championship season 2015-16.

I sincerely hope that at least 85% of the players (although I doubt it is this high), would be voting fairly and each position would be chosen honestly, and for all the right reasons. The players are not allowed to vote for their own team players and it is well known in football circles that a certain number of players cannot help themselves from a biased, tactical, and sometimes a downright religious, voting policy.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Neil Lennon - "The tide is most definitely turning"


The above was the only concession former Celtic manager and player Neil Lennon could make on summary following a truly epic 120+ minutes at Hampden, a Scottish semi final which saw Rangers deservedly beat Celtic after a penalty shoot out. It was a slightly unexpected result overall, but after 20 minutes, it did not look in any doubt.

Manager Mark Warburton elected to select Dean Shiels to cover Harry Forrester’s absence, and what a shift the former Killie attacker put in, as they all did – and that first half was easily the best half of football Rangers have played since stopping Celtic at Ibrox in 2012. It even supplanted the Dundee performance, because, with respect to Paul Hartley’s side, Celtic are (supposedly) a far higher standard than the Dee.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Who does Warbs replace Forrester with?

Mark Warburton knew well in advance of this semi final that wingers Michael O’Halloran and Billy King (on loan from Hearts) were cup-tied. However, following the Petrofac victory over Peterhead, the Magic Hat has also been denied the services of his in-form attacker Harry Forrester, a player who is equally adept in the space behind the strikers, midfield, or on the wing.

His goals have also catapulted him into the limelight recently, and with the hairline fracture he sustained last Sunday, his absence is a big hole. Rangers were already reeling with the long-term loss of striker Martyn Waghorn, but had managed to accommodate that regardless.

Why Old Firm victory for Rangers just matters more


It goes without saying tomorrow’s Old Firm clash has more riding on it than the last one. February 2015’s encounter at the same venue taught fans of both sides little – we knew Rangers were garbage and running around in circles, and few fans of a blue inclination expected much more than a loss. That the display bordered on embarrassing, even if the score did not, was neither here nor there. The entire occasion was a damp squib and as weak an Old Firm clash as seen in recent memory.

Tomorrow is different. Tomorrow is very different.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Warburton hints at Ibrox exit for trio

Rangers’ manager Mark Warburton today has hinted at exits for Ibrox stalwarts Nicky Clark, Dean Shiels and Nicky Law.

While confirming talks for similarly out of contract Harry Forrester are at an ‘advanced stage’, Warburton was a lot less forthcoming about renewals for the long-serving trio:

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Rangers star giving Warbs a problem


It probably would not be completely unfair to suggest Rangers fans were not immediately won over by January signing Harry Forrester. The 25-year old winger has had a decent career, with spells at Aston Villa, Brentford and Kilmarnock on his resume, but unfortunately he has never truly exerted himself with consistency despite showing many glimpses of the quality he has.

Fans of Doncaster Rovers, his last club before he arrived at Ibrox, were sad to see him leave but admitted it generally had not worked out for the attacker, and while he had flirted with being a great player at the Keepmoat Stadium, sadly for the Englishman he overall had not quite delivered there, opening the door to a move.