Showing posts with label Mark Warburton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark Warburton. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A 'free pass' at Ibrox


One of the biggest debating points when a team appoints a new manager, or is on the verge of doing so, is how long to give the new man before forming genuine opinions about their chances of success.

When Rangers appointed Mark Warburton, we were all extremely happy and appeared justified in that with his first two months in charge. It was not till he got tactically out-thought by both Dumbarton then destroyed by St Johnstone inside four days that the doubts crept in.

When his successor was named as Pedro Caixinha, many fans knew it was the wrong man from the start. And while his debut v Hamilton went well enough, it became apparent even during his second match (that dismal draw at home to then-bottom feeding Motherwell) that those doubts were well-founded.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Major managerial contender odds change dramatically


Ibrox Noise favourite Tommy Wright’s odds have increased significantly since ex-manager Pedro Caixinha was sacked, and the St Johnstone manager has joined Club Brugge’s Michel Preud’homme on the 10-25/1 scale of odds for new Rangers boss.

The Perth boss has made no secret of his interest in the post, throwing his hat into the ring when Mark Warburton vacated Govan:

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Rangers fans have had enough of failed Warburton experiment


If Rangers fans seem to be running out of patience with Josh Windass, it is with good reason.

This 23-year old forward has occasionally flirted with some half decent performances; at the start of the season, he gave a good 25 minutes from kick off at Fir Park, then again in the cup match v Dunfermline.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Manager makes two startling admissions about Rangers striker


With yet another Rangers loanee hitting the ground running with goals, the bizarre jinx of Rangers ‘rejects’ doing superbly well at their new temporary homes has continued with Joe Dodoo becoming the latest.

One would have to say it is less a jinx and more a damning indictment of substandard management by a procession of rotten managers at Ibrox since Walter sadly called it a day, and going by Charlton boss Karl Robinson’s comments, it seems all the more plausible.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Assessing Rangers' summer window; verdict


I was about to begin this piece by suggesting how eventful this summer transfer window had been, certainly in recent memory, but then one only has to look at 2016’s, 2015’s and 2012’s to know Rangers fans are depressingly used to our team being ripped up and started again because the last one did not work.

And this summer has seen exactly the same. If we look at the outgoing, it is an almost comical level of departure, highlighting just what a poor job Mark Warburton did of both building a team for the Championship with one eye on the SPL, then ripping it all up, trying again that following summer and making another mess of it.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Is THIS being neglected at Ibrox?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

If there were a few notes of positivity following Pedro Caixinha’s appointment last season, it was his willingness to use Rangers’ youth products without fear.

Thanks to the Portuguese manager, the likes of Jamie Barjonas, Aidan Wilson and Myles Beerman all got a chance to impress at the highest level, and while results were not always favourable, these young players rarely let their team down and indeed in most cases became even more highly regarded.

Can Rangers' board turn round their 'mistake'?

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

To attempt to restore Rangers back to the force they once were, the Board will have to admit they took a calculated, dangerous risk and as it turned out, they made a monumental mistake by hiring Pedro as the new Rangers manager.

After the last gamble of signing Englishman Mark Warburton, why would you rush into another and possibly an even more speculative move to bring in Portugal’s Pedro Caixhina to Ibrox? It didn’t make much sense to me at the time, and it makes even less now. 

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.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Poll: should Rangers sell Wes Foderingham?


It has been reported recently that Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton is monitoring Rangers’ goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and has (predictably) cryptically stated that he is ‘very close’ to a new signing but naturally has not elaborated on who this is.

With Forest also linked to Bournemouth’s Adam Federici (also a goalkeeper) it does appear likely Warburton is going for strengthening in that area, but the key issue is do Rangers want or need to sell Foderingham.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Is this why Barrie McKay REALLY left?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Following Rangers’ strongly-worded response to ex-winger Barrie McKay’s ‘subhuman treatment’ accusation, sources close to the club have lifted the lid on why McKay and manager Pedro Caixinha really fell out.

It is Ibrox Noise’s understanding that Caixinha made a footballing request of McKay that the young winger apparently deemed ‘unacceptable’ and our information is he ‘downed tools’ and looked for an out.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Mark Warburton to complete three-player Rangers swoop; reports

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Hot on the heels of the failed bid but simmering interest in James Tavernier and successful swoop for winger Barrie McKay is the breaking story this morning that Rangers’ ex-manager Mark Warburton is finally showing interest in goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

This was a transfer link many fans have expected for some time, with Foderingham being one of Rangers’ better performers last season, and had been tentatively proposed as a player who would attract suitors.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

POLL: Will Rangers miss Barrie McKay?


The rise and fall of Barrie McKay has been extensively documented, so we will not waste your time repeating it all. Regardless of whether you think Pedro Caixinha was in the right or wrong, Rangers’ manager has the final call and according to McKay himself deemed the Scotland winger surplus to requirements at Ibrox.

While the fee Nottingham Forest paid for McKay was undisclosed, Sky Sports, who are usually pretty accurate with this sort of thing, valued it at £1.5M which is a solid return for a player signed for minimal outlay from Kilmarnock youth. If, indeed, for any outlay at all. Earlier information had claimed Forest's investment at £750K but it seems this was incorrect.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Rangers: is this a new era?

Article by: Ibrox Noise

When Rangers strolled Hibs 2-6 in 2015, it did look like things were on the right track. For 10 weeks Mark Warburton’s Revolution was tearing apart the Championship and his 4-3-3 Barcelona model plan seemed to be working.

Then on 19th of September Rangers laboured to a scraped win against bottom-feeding Dumbarton at their patch, before being turned over three days later by a St Johnstone side whose canny manager Tommy Wright had clearly studied proceedings at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium half a week earlier.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

McKay sold to Nottingham Forest - Rangers fans will be stunned at the fee

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

News has broken this morning that Barrie McKay’s transfer to Nottingham Forest is set to be concluded and Rangers fans will be astonished at the fee.

McKay, 22, has been the subject of intense speculation for the past few months, and it had always been mooted that his ex-boss Mark Warburton’s Nottingham Forest were in pole position to seize his signature – but news this morning has strongly suggested the fee Bread Man has shelled out is a stunningly modest £500,000.

Monday, 3 July 2017

The four signs of the end of Barrie McKay

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

With it becoming increasingly plain over the past 24 hours that Barrie McKay’s time at Ibrox draws to an accelerated end, many Bears might be shaking their head wondering how it got this far, so quickly.

Only six months ago, despite an overall unimpressive maiden season in the SPL, McKay was ‘the future of Rangers’, the star winger Mark Warburton was going to build his team around, and he would be much better with much better players around him.

McKay had starred for Scotland, had scored ‘that’ goal against Celtic last April year, and a new contract was in the offing.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

First team star asks to speak with other clubs: report

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Hot on the heels of Andy Halliday’s impending exit from Rangers (albeit we do not know if it will be Dundee or Azerbaijan yet) is the continuing story of Barrie McKay.

Having famously rejected the initial contract extension offered him earlier this year, the 22-year old winger has reportedly asked to speak to other clubs, and as a result, Rangers have ditched him to train with the U20s.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Warburton drops legal action against Rangers: Report.


With today’s superb news regarding the Rangers Retail deal and the commencement of a new and productive arrangement, Rangers fans would have been forgiven for thinking the good news ended there.

It appears not. Reports circulating over the past couple of hours have indicated that the previously threatened action against Rangers by the ex-manager Mark Warburton in concert with David Weir and Frank McParland has equally been resolved and no further action will be taken.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Jason Cummings just can't bring himself to say 'Rangers'...

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Evidently losing out on promotion two seasons ago still stings for Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings, poor thing.

The 21-year old forward, who himself had productive outings against then-manager Mark Warburton’s Rangers, has now linked up with the Bread Man but cannot bring himself to say Rangers’ name.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Is it time for change at Murray Park?


When you see all the players that Ally McCoist, Mark Warburton and now Pedro Caixinha is signing, it is easy to see why the club have not been too clever at bringing their young players through from the Rangers youth system.

Let’s all hope that Pedro is a huge success with all his Portuguese and Mexican signings, however Rangers have to address their scouting system urgently for the long-term future of the club.