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

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).

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Miller back from the cold?

Surprising photos have emerged today of Kenny Miller participating in conventional training with the senior squad.

Previously reported as axed to the youth squad, the 37-year old has been a topic of massive controversy the past few days, but reported for training at the Training Centre as normal and trained with his usual team mates in the usual way.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Why have we turned on Kenny Miller?

We have to admit we are a touch puzzled here at Ibrox Noise. Only two or three months ago we did a piece discussing how Kenny Miller was starting to divide fans a little, and that in itself was puzzling.

The article was misconstrued as an attack on Miller and we received a LOT of criticism for daring to point out one or two of Miller’s flaws. Indeed, frankly few articles we have published in the past six months received more ire, and the following are some examples of the angry and passionate defences Miller got back then:

Monday, 2 October 2017

Could Rangers replace Kenny Miller with former Italian international?

With Kenny Miller looking like a goner at Ibrox (for right or wrong) there is definitely a vacancy for an experienced campaigner in his advanced position to help out the likes of Alfredo Morelos, Josh Windass, Aaron Nemane et al.

In short, Rangers could use a wily fox up front who still has a couple of years left in him, and would be a like for like replacement for Miller.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

VOTE: whose side do you take? Kenny or Pedro?

It has been a huge talking point over the past few days; with Kenny Miller’s reported banishment from the first team to the youths, the writing appears to be on the wall for the formerly untouchable Rangers striker.

Every time manager Pedro Caixinha has banned a player from first-team training, they have ended up moving on, either permanently or on loan. Whatever you think of his methods, and we have said a great deal on that, dismissal from training with the seniors under this manager has left no room for return.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Revised XI for Hamilton - 4-4-2 or 4-3-3?

Well we know one thing – there will be no Kenny Miller tonight!

With all the latest shenanigans percolating around Govan, it is time for a modestly revised XI to face Accies.

We stand by our selection of Nemane, we do think he has a strong chance of starting, but Carlos Pena is a doubt, Miller is a definite absentee, and Hodson probably will not feature.

The end?

As we hinted at (but could not say who), Kenny Miller was banished to the youths over the past 24 hours following some kind of ‘uprising’ against manager Pedro Caixinha.

Quite simply this ‘reign’ is at an end. This is the fourth player now in three months (following Barrie McKay, Michael O’Halloran, and Harry Forrester) to be axed in this way, and frankly whoever is right and whoever is wrong in this shambles, Rangers fans deserve far better than the circus in front of them.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A massive selection dilemma for Old Firm?

Few can deny Mexican Eduardo Herrera has not had the smoothest of starts to life at Ibrox.

The ex-UNAM striker has had a reasonably solid career, if not a stunning one, and while his pre-season displays this summer showed great promise, his performances in the real stuff once the competitive season was underway in earnest seemed to go substantially backwards.

Gone was the summer pressing, running, harrying and pace, and the Mexican international started to look a bit lost, losing his place in the process. His confidence appeared low, and he was starting to drift to the fringes of the first team.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Is it time to give Kenny Miller a rest?

The last time Ibrox Noise broached this topic, as in, discussion about this player, we received no end of abuse.

While some agreed with our assessment of the situation, many misinterpreted the article as an outright attack on the man, which it was not, and accused us of slandering a good Rangers stalwart.

And he is. Kenny Miller is a good Rangers man and no one will ever question his commitment, professionalism and dedication to Rangers’ cause.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Early season at Ibrox - report card

It is early in the season but us Rangers fans are a demanding lot so assessing things as they stand presently is not a complete fool’s errand.

We have had numerous pre-season friendlies, plus five competitive matches – a total, if we include all closed-door matches, of 12 fixtures. We have had moments, like the trio of ‘glamour friendlies’ where even this site was starting to buy into Pedro Caixinha and his vision of the squad, but we have had mixed performances elsewhere, hence taking a little look at the SP and trying to make sense of it all. We feel a dozen matches, friendlies or not, are a reasonable number to start from.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Rangers star dividing opinion

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Something surprising has begun this past transfer window. Kenny Miller, vaunted by all and sundry up till the tail end of last season, has started to become a tad maligned.

Without quite going as far as ‘hero to zero’, the lad definitely has much less stock in the eyes of many fans than he did only a few short months ago.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Has Pedro finally figured THIS out?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Older Bears of a certain vintage will remember Uncle Walter’s famous 4-4-2 during 9IAR – Hateley and Super up front, Laudrup on the wings. He would shake things up during Old Firm matches, and during his second spell was willing to go one up top plenty.

But the names Miller and Boyd are synonymous with the kind of system Walter went with. It worked – a duo up front supported by wingers.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Should Lee Wallace remain Rangers captain?

This subject has been rearing its (ugly?) head of late more and more. With current captain Lee Wallace receiving a lot of criticism for his captaincy and levels of communication on the field, many supporters and readers of Ibrox Noise have sought to point out how unsuited he is to the role.

It is a view the site has to share, unfortunately; for the respect we have for Wallace, for staying in 2012 and sacrificing the best years of his career for the club, and for all that he deserved and was rightly honoured with the captaincy, there is an increase in opposition to him retaining the position and canvassing of support in the direction of other candidates.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Part One: Striking a balance - Rangers' options

Article by: Ibrox Noise

With nearly 10 signings in the bag, Rangers have effectively acquired a new team this summer. The likes of Dorrans, Pena and Alves have come through the metaphorical entrance at Ibrox while a handful plus have gone out in the other direction, but we still do not really know what shape the team will take next season.

In later episodes in this series we shall look at defence, defensive midfield and attacking midfield, but for now we will start at the front. You could argue we are going the wrong way around but we like to be a bit different here at Ibrox Noise!