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

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.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Absent from training; exit for Rangers star on the cards?

Following on from this morning's piece on the presences and absences from Rangers' first day back at training following the summer break, the absence which stood out the most was that of a player whose status at Ibrox has most certainly been up for debate, not just since Pedro took over, but, in truth, since the turn of the year.

Barrie McKay’s debut season in the SPL underwhelmed everyone. While he regained some significant form around December, it did not last, and he soon returned to fairly unimpressive displays from mid-January onwards, which summed his season up.

Is the SPL too physical for its own good?

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

The SPL has long been known for playing fast, erratic football with too many of the players not possessing a good enough first touch. Graeme Souness called them ‘Hammer Throwers’ because most of the players didn’t possess a high enough standard of footballing technique.

It is too frenetic for its own good. Some games are often quite brutal with over the top physical, late challenges happening all over the park and most of the attackers are at it as well.

Friday, 26 May 2017

When will Rangers REALLY go for 55?

 Article by: Greg Roots

The infamous “going for 55” banners at the start of last season provided our enemies with what they believed to be evidence that we, ourselves, firmly believed that we would win our 55th league title upon immediate return to Scotland’s premier division.

Despite that, I have not met a Rangers fan who genuinely believed that we would win the league last season. The early signings of Rossiter and Barton may have provided us with (misplaced) optimism, but a title win was never expected.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Sergeant Warburton's Loan-ly Rangers Club - where are they now?

If one thing punctuated Mark Warburton’s ultimately disastrous regime at Ibrox, it was his unforgiveable use of Ibrox and Murray Park as a pseudo-lab for other teams’ youth players while borderline auditioning himself for another gig by showing how ‘well’ he could develop these young players.

As a homage to our fine ex-manager, Ibrox Noise decided to take an irreverent look down Memory Lane and have a look at all the departed loanees Bread Man brought in and ask the pertinent question: ‘where are they now?’

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.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Thanks Warbs, thanks very flipping much!

As the fallout from the Old Firm debacle continues, one of the most pertinent issues to focus on at present has to be the squad.

“We’ve got to add value, we’ve got to show the board, it’s important for the club. Where we have been the last four or five years, I think it is imperative that we get value. Now, what that value is, obviously, is a big question. I look at Jordan Rossiter and Joe Dodoo as young players and Joey Barton, who would have been in the Premier league with Burnley, that for me is us getting value and recruiting well. It’s not about how much you spend, it is about spending the money you’ve got.” – Mark Warburton – 2016.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Has this Rangers player earned a start on Sunday?

If Rangers’ defensive crisis has led to one thing, it has been the rise of two brand new starlets into the first team. Myles Beerman we will cover in another entry, but today we focus on 20-year old David Bates who has risen from obscurity to start three matches in succession following the absences of essentially the entire backline bar Danny Wilson.

Bates was already on loan at Ibrox from Raith Rovers before then-manager Mark Warburton decided to make the boy’s time in Govan permanent.

With Philippe Senderos, Clint Hill, Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson in command of the first-team defensive shirts, Bates looked like a mere squad player, a reserve, a utility stopper to come in only when desperately needed. And in truth, that is how it has played out; with three centre-backs unavailable, Bates has been called on to partner the only remaining senior one at manager Pedro Caixinha’s disposal, and the surprising reality is Bates has given a very competent account of himself.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Controversial: could this Rangers star be axed for Celtic?

Pedro Caixinha faces a number of key puzzles to solve before his men take the Hampden turf on Sunday, but one of the biggest talking points is the future of Barrie McKay; dropped unceremoniously for the trip to Pittodrie, McKay’s display at Ibrox when reinstalled for the visit of Thistle was enough to make his manager hook him at half time, amidst the contract talks and general lack of form the young winger is in.

To call McKay’s performance for the first 45 ‘poor’ is generous, such was his wayward passing, lack of running, and general lack of apetite. The young man is a favourite of Ibrox Noise, charting as we have his rise from breakthrough youth in 2012, to rejected outsider in the intervening years, before returning in glory under Mark Warburton to become Rangers’-then prized asset.

Monday, 17 April 2017

End of the road for this Ibrox star?

When Andy Halliday joined Rangers in the summer of 2015, fans took to him instantly. This was, as you might just know, a lad who grew up literally on the Copland Road itself and saw Ibrox Stadium every single day.

He even rejected deals from other teams to risk a trial at Mark Warburton’s new Rangers’ regime and try to earn a contract.

He succeeded.

Unfortunately Halliday, while never disgracing himself, suffered his manager’s obsession with playing square pegs in round holes and found himself sitting in the anchor role at the heart of midfield to fill in as defensive midfielder when Rangers simply did not have one thanks to their manager’s appalling short-sightedness.

Monday, 3 April 2017

This is how much Rangers must spend this summer

Article by: Greg Roots

For various reasons, I have not written for a while and did not plan on writing another article until early May. However, goings-on at Rangers in recent times have made me want to put my thoughts onto 'paper' and express how I feel about the current situation at the club.

Firstly, a belated welcome to Pedro Caixinha. He will be the focus of my point, but I have not had the chance yet to use this site as a forum to welcome him to the club.

I had only known of Pedro previously due to him being linked to the assistant’s job at the end of the 14/15 season with a view to taking over under VĂ­tor Pereira, but we lost heavily in the playoffs and the deal fell through. Almost 2 years later, after laterally lingering in 5th place in the Qatari league the dynamic Portuguese gaffer is in the Ibrox hot seat. I must say, his attitude is very exciting and I think in the long run he will be a refreshing change to the stale Warburton’s loaf that sat in the dugout earlier this season.