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.