Showing posts with label Jason Holt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jason Holt. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Could former Scotland international be a stunning choice as Rangers manager?

Last time Rangers lost their manager, the results immediately following his departure were hardly inspiring. A scraped win in the cup over Morton then saw two depressing league losses on our travels, first at Dundee, then at Inverness.

Interim coach Graeme Murty appeared to be struggling but the following fixture finally saw not only his first league win but Rangers’ first over St Johnstone in three years since Lewis Macleod’s header won it at Ibrox back in 2014.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Jack sees red (again) as Rangers wilt (again)

Another Rangers match, yet more chaos. In truth Rangers were not absolutely 100% horrible tonight, although not far off, but once again another opponent bullied us and deserved their point.

Sadly this has become the norm for Rangers now – to play like this, fail to take chances, and lose discipline.

Ryan Jack has had enough chances now – he is not a silly boy with lots to learn, he is an experienced pro who has not delivered on the pitch anywhere near enough to compensate for his new hobby of picking up red cards.

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.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Selection crisis: is Rangers' prize starlet ready to step up?

Yesterday we discussed who could fill in for Ryan Jack and Jordan Rossiter, in light of the former’s red card v Hamilton and the latter’s latest injury blight.

We suggested Graham Dorrans as a possibility to fit in at defensive midfield, given his surprising retreat as far back as it in most matches this season, while also giving the shout to fringe man Jason Holt.

However, we must confess we completely omitted arguably the best option of the lot, and are thankful to our readers for giving the old memory a jolt.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Is Pedro ready to recall frozen-out Rangers star?

While the current standard of player at Ibrox might not be quite at the illustrious level of yesteryear, Bears like ourselves and, we assume, the vast majority of the support if not all, still hold the values and traditions of the club dear, with an emphasis on dignity, integrity, and professionalism.

And if one player over the past few seasons has lived up to these, it is definitely Jason Holt.

When wee Holty was signed for that comically low fee of £29,000 back in 2015, having been rejected by newly-promoted Hearts, the midfield engine came to Auchenhowie, committed himself to a trial, then aforementioned compensation went to Tynecastle to secure him on a deal.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Three players mentioned in 'cash plus player' deal for Jamie Walker

Reports have broken in the past hour that Rangers have formally re-opened negotiations with Hearts over the transfer of Jamie Walker, with the new condition that it will be a cash plus player purchase, possibly seeing ex-Jambo Jason Holt going the other way.

The fee is still said to be in the £700K region but with Holt’s value estimated at £300K+ the addition of the attacking midfielder as a sweetener should be enough to persuade Ann Budge and Craig Levein to part with Walker after all.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Rangers senior midfielder turns out for youths

Out-of-favour midfielder Jason Holt has followed fellow fringe man Jordan Rossiter’s lead by turning out for Rangers’ youth ranks.

In an attempt to get in critical minutes, the former Hearts midfielder started for Graeme Murty’s Colts against Dumbarton this week in a 2-1 loss at the catchily-named Your Radio 103FM Stadium, despite a positive overall display.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Pedro Caixinha thinks Rangers have solved a big problem with this signing

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

If there is one thing Rangers have missed in recent years, it has been the modern position of ‘box to box’ midfielder.

That is, a midfielder who can cover the grass from both boxes as effectively as each other, fulfilling attacking and defensive duties especially well, and particularly being able to nab a decent handful of goals or more from midfield.

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.

Monday, 10 April 2017

The "Angry Wee Man"

For all of the plaudits rightly being aimed at the squad and manager for yesterday’s magnificent win in Aberdeen, one player has emerged as a truly changed man over the past month under the new manager. For all the praise this individual rightly received last year, this season has been extremely poor, with his endeavour rarely rewarded and his previous manager failing to get more out of him.

Under Pedro Caixinha, though, Jason Holt has simply changed as a player. Not only as a player, but his position, his attitude, and his effectiveness, and quietly but surely he is a huge proponent of why Rangers under Pedro have conceded just one solitary goal.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

A baby step

Regular readers to this site (and even non-regulars) will be more than aware the last entry invited manager Mark Warburton to pack up his things and leave. After seven months of patchy, unreliable performances and inconsistent results, it felt like the edge tipping over when St Johnstone comfortably contained Warbs’ men at Ibrox and really should have won with something to spare.

What a difference 90 minutes has made to absolutely everything.

Today’s display against a very strong and in-form Kilmarnock side was everything fans (yours truly especially) have expected and demanded Rangers deliver for months now, ever since the dip in form which left a sour taste in the mouth after last season’s Old Firm semi win.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Have Rangers finally found the formula?

 Article by Sam Groves

When Rangers’ XI was announced an hour prior (as always) to last night’s kick off, there was barely a single Rangers fan in favour of the selection.

All the red herrings about Joe Garner starting had been just that, and defence saw an injured Danny Wilson miss out entirely and his partner Philippe Senderos dropped to the bench for Rob Kiernan and Clint Hill to unexpectedly be restored to first team action.

This site was hopeful/convinced we had seen the last of Kiernan and his name on the team sheet drew a collective groan from the faithful, with his selection and that of the team ridiculed by all and sundry.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Squad selector - choose your Rangers XI for Pittodrie

It is 9AM on Sunday and you are Mark Warburton. Jordan Rossiter aside you have a completely fit squad. Today at midday you travel to Aberdeen to face a Dons team slightly off-form at present but strong in recent years and managed by a very wily and promising coach in Derek McInnes.

Pressure has been high, more than you expected, on yourself, on your assistant, your squad and the results have not gone as well as you would have liked.