Showing posts with label Kenny Miller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kenny Miller. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Eleven (yes really) things we learned v Thistle


Yesterday’s fine win over a very solid Partick Thistle side was enlightening on a number of levels.

Naturally we should not take these overly seriously given it is an interim manager who is extremely unlikely to be given the job permanently, but nevertheless when it comes to food for thought, the 3-0 victory at Ibrox certainly gave some.

Ibrox Noise takes you through the things we learned:

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Rangers' true best players revealed - in statistical form...


In some enlightening news, the Rangers Report have compiled an incredible dossier of statistical achievement throughout the whole of the SPL, accruing a great number of details about exactly which players are achieving what.

With this being a Rangers site, we are most interested in our players, of course, and the most important stat of the lot was the so-called ‘Offensive Statistical Contribution Rating’ which measures in a number just how important a player is to a team winning.

While no Rangers player tops the charts for the league overall, one comes close.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Rangers' ex-manager won't want to see this...


Eduardo Herrera today celebrated restored Kenny Miller’s fine second goal today in a manner ex-manager Pedro Caixinha will not want to see.

Following the saga that punctuated the past month before the Portuguese’s dismissal, Miller stormed back into the reckoning with a pair of goals and an assist, and it will have been Herrera’s passionate celebration of Pedro’s former mortal enemy which will have summed up just how poor the whole act was.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

BANNED - who's who of the axed Ibrox loyal


So after this morning’s breaking news that Lee Wallace and Niko Kranjcar have joined the list of players banned from Ibrox, it is worth having a look at an entire rogue’s gallery of players who have fallen foul of Rangers’ (outgone) manager Pedro Caixinha to this date.

Clint Hill:

While Hill has subsequently said he was treated well by being given the respect of being told in person he was axed, nevertheless to this day the veteran stopper was never given public grace by either Pedro or indeed the club, and he was just cut out, without any goodbye at all. It was poor.

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.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Should Rangers replace Pedro with this easy option?

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Pedro Caixinha still does not understand his starting 11 (despite announcing Wednesday's yesterday). He continues to gamble that Carlo Pena will play well, and score goals to merit starting with him up front, in support of the hard-working Morelos.

Is there a Rangers supporter who rates Josh Windass as a left-winger with no stamina and no back-tracking skills?

I want to remove Pedro from the frontline now before Hearts and Hibernian eventually catch up with us for 3rd and 4th place in the league. As we are deteriorating, they are starting to improve. Under the guidance of Ped the Ted, apparently we are incapable of winning three-games-in-a-row.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Has Lee Wallace just taken a big risk?


Lee Wallace is no stranger to putting his neck on the chopping board. Back in 2012 he essentially sacrificed his Scotland career, and frankly, career as a whole to help Rangers make their way slowly back to the SPL.

He gave up the best years of his career for what clearly is now his club – and mostly likely an increased salary at a cushy English Championship club.

Lee Wallace makes controversial claim about Pedro Caixinha


Lee Wallace has controversially weighed into the Kenny Miller saga with support for his senior colleague and a strong implied concession that there is a genuine ‘situation’ as opposed to the injury Pedro Caixinha claimed is keeping Miller from the first team.

The saga appeared to be at an end at the St Johnstone training session with the striker in attendance and seemingly restored to the first team squad, but his absence from the match day squad was dismissed by Caixinha as him ‘feeling something’ in training.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

There is still a problem at Rangers

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Pedro Caixinha has not picked Kenny Miller to play in the first team since it was alleged that he was the mole in the Rangers squad and personally, I don’t believe a word of it – utter nonsense and with no proof, into the bargain.

I would not be surprised if Graeme Murty didn’t have something to do with Miller being allowed back from training with the U20’s squad – back to where he belongs – with the first team. The first thing Graeme did was to make Miller the captain down at Brentford. That spoke volumes of what Murty thought of this nonsense and it also kept his credibility with the player and his agent.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Kenny Miller does his thing while his agent...does his...


The two opposites of the Kenny Miller saga were on display today as while his agent was once again attacking Rangers, or Pedro Caixinha, for ‘trashing his reputation’, the two were all smiles during a Charity Foundation event in which some fans got to meet the entire first team squad (goalkeepers aside, curiously) and watch them train.

Special mention was made of Miller by one of the starry-eyed supporters whose highlight was meeting the striker in person along with his manager, which provided more than a bizarre contrast to the nonsense elsewhere pertaining to the murky story which refuses to go away.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Miller agent denies Pedro 'injury' claims


Kenny Miller’s agent has today controversially denied claims from Pedro Caixinha that his client is injured, and has instead suggested that his absence from the squad to face St Johnstone last week was a continuation of the ‘feud’.

After Miller was restored to senior training, it had seemed relations between he and the Portuguese had been repaired, but Dave Baldwin has claimed that Miller’s absence from the win in Perth was once again an omission from the squad, rather than Caixinha’s claim last week that the player ‘felt something’ in training.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Caixinha confirms new injury doubt for St Johnstone clash


Despite confirming Kenny Miller is back in the fold at Ibrox, Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has poured serious doubt over his playing a part in Friday’s clash with St Johnstone.

The Portuguese has seemingly calmed the waters with the veteran striker and it would appear ‘all is forgotten’ with regard to any alleged bust up between the two, if one ever actually took place, but nevertheless Rangers’ boss has made a couple of disclaimers over Miller’s chances of travelling to Perth, never mind playing.

Has shock decision at Ibrox led to change in policy?


Barrie McKay. Michael O’Halloran. Andy Halliday. Clint Hill. Harry Forrester. Rob Kiernan.

These are just six of the players who found themselves on the outside looking in once Pedro Caixinha took charge. For various reasons, be it personal fall outs, disagreements, differences in philosophy or the good old ‘not rating him’, all of these guys were either ditched, sold, or loaned away.

Once Pedro had made his mind up about a player, that was it. Hill was slightly the exception, in that the veteran defender still managed to get some appearances, but he was not in his manager’s favour and one of Caixinha’s first decisions was to not offer the big ex-QPR defender a new deal.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Another massive call for Pedro - what should he do?


If there is one huge elephant in the Rangers room right now, it is the Kenny Miller shaped one.

From hero, to villain, to 'hero' again in the space of a few days, the 37-year old striker was seemingly dropped from the first team squad and forced into the youths, captaining as he did Graeme Murty's lads in a 5-2 demolition of Brentford.

Friday, 6 October 2017

How Miller's absence may have led to this unexpected problem at Ibrox


Something which a number of Bears may have noticed of the past three matches is the sudden absence of any goals from previously on-fire Alfredo Morelos.

Sure, even the greatest strikers do have barren spells, that is a well documented occurrence in football, but the timing of Morelos’ is more than a touch of correlation with the similar absence of his team mate Kenny Miller.

Correlation, of course, is the study of relationships between variables – not necessarily the cause or reason, but certainly the existence of a cohesion between two aspects – one affects the other.

Who is the mystery man who will solve Pedro's dilemma?


With Kenny Miller restored to the squad, the upcoming question may not seem quite as valid or relevant as when it appeared to be when he was delegated to the youths.

The 37-year old striker was at the centre of all kinds of allegations, none of which with substantiation, ranging from him running some kind of military-style coup against Caixinha, to leading a mere uprising, all the way to ‘Pedro was a bit miffed he did not ask for permission to receive the armband’ (despite being vice captain).