Showing posts with label Pedro Caixinha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pedro Caixinha. Show all posts

Monday, 25 September 2017

A board divided

It has been a long-running and simmering undercurrent at Ibrox ever since Pedro Caixinha was appointed.

Whether or not you agree with the site’s Richard over Pedro’s chances of succeeding (we do, incidentally), there has been a continuing underbelly of board division over his appointment from the getgo.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

What should the board do now?

Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

The Rangers board took an inexcusably huge gamble by making untried Pedro Caixinha the new man to take over from another experimental ‘Gers manager in Mark Warburton.

If Ped the Ted is ever going to be a success at Ibrox, he must start winning a minimum of three games in a row – to have any semblance of success at a massive club like Rangers.

It is impossible for a Rangers manager to win the league if he cannot buy the right players to put on the park and then have the talent and common sense to choose the right ones to start the games.

10 things we learned against Celtic

So now that the dust has settled on yesterday’s (latest) Old Firm defeat, it is time for your good old friends at Ibrox Noise to bring you an assessment of what we reckoned we learned from the 90 minutes in Govan. What follows is what we feel we can take from the loss, both good and bad.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Rangers linked again to ex-striker

Following Rangers’ disappointing loss at Ibrox this afternoon, rumours have resurfaced linking Pedro Caixinha with a move for ex-Rangers striker Ross McCormack.

This story emerged in the summer, with an unlikely attempt reportedly being made and a formal enquiry being made by Rangers, but nothing came of that initial contact, and the player has appeared on the radar again over the past 24 hours as a potential transfer.

Old Firm misery - where do Rangers go from here?

It is hard to figure out where Rangers go from here. It is plain to see that progress under Pedro Caixinha is either at a crawl or plain non-existent. Without directly saying that Rangers need a new manager, it is evident there is no coherent direction under this regime, and the squad is simply not good enough to compete for second place.

Yes, second. We are miles off Celtic – today’s defeat, while not the humiliating scoreline last time out, was still a complete humbling and if losing like that counts as some progress in the hunt to usurp Parkhead’s lot then we really do have slim pickings in signs of improvement.

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.

Are Rangers the right 'project' for this France international free agent?

Rangers do have one or two problem positions at present. Left wing is certainly well documented, and right now we are also a tad unsure who is the best option for the number 9 slot.

But with backup defensive midfielder Jordan Rossiter back into injury trouble, Rangers have just one anchor available, Ryan Jack, and even he was an injury concern following a scare at Firhill.

If there is one thing lack, despite Pedro’s claims otherwise, it is a real leader in the middle of the park. Graham Dorrans really is not a leader, and Jack, while performing admirably, could probably use a little guidance from an experienced pro who has played at the absolute highest levels.

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.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Pedro: "They can say what they like, I don't care"

In a contrast, apparently, to past Rangers managers, Pedro Caixinha has confirmed he simply does not care what the press and websites say about him and is here to do his job.

When asked if he felt this week was a defining week in his stewardship of the Marble Staircase in light of media criticism, Caixinha clarified that he was not interested in the opinions of anyone in the press or similar, and was here as Rangers manager focused on his job and his job alone.

He said:

Predicted starting XI for Thistle; what we know

After curiously announcing it would be a fairly unchanged team over the weekend, instead Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has done a full 180 and will ring in a raft of alterations for tonight’s Partick clash, some forced, and some not.

What we know for sure is the following players will play no part:

Monday, 18 September 2017

Triple injury blow rocks Rangers

Rangers’ preparations for Saturday’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox have been rocked with the news that a number of players are set to miss the match with injury.

From last Thursday and a fully-fit squad, Pedro Caixinha’s plans have been disrupted with injuries to Lee Wallace, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar.

Confirmed: Pedro announces key starting XI selections for Thistle

Pedro Caixinha has confirmed at least three definite squad selections for tomorrow night’s XI to face Partick Thistle again at Firhill in the League Cup.

With captain Lee Wallace out for both it and the Old Firm clash, Declan John has been passed fit and will start at left back, with Caixinha citing that he is ‘one player that we trust totally’.

Ex-coach admits Rangers 'hurt' him

If one guy at Ibrox has been there through thick and thin and represented the club with the dignity and class we expect, it is ex-goal keeping coach Jim Stewart.

As we know, Jim parted company with Rangers some months ago, but news over the past 24 hours has confirmed the 63-year old was disappointed at the sacking and felt it should have been handled better and with more class.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Team for Tuesday: Pedro drops big hint about starting XI

Pedro Caixinha has tonight more or less confirmed it will be the same again for the repeat visit to Firhill next week, following last night’s dropping of point at Alan Archibald’s place.

With a Betfred Quarter Final tie against the same men coming up, some fans would have proposed a few changes for the next encounter, with both rotation of squad and form in mind, but the manager has strongly hinted the same XI will take the field again should captain Lee Wallace be passed fit.

Failure at Firhill; Pedro's problem

No denying Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Hibs and Dundee did Rangers a huge favour today. After the side dropped another two points in a dreadful display last night, various other outfits’ results in Scotland’s top flight this afternoon helped the Ibrox men out and not only stopped us falling down the table, but in fact strengthened our position thanks to the point ‘gained’.

But it does not alter the disappointment of struggling to even clinch a point at Firhill against 10 men – taking a stunning effort from Graham Dorrans to secure even that.

Why a loan away might suit this forgotten Rangers star

When Rangers signed Jordan Rossiter last year, there were many who believed we were getting a hybrid of the best of Barry Ferguson and Steven Gerrard. We believed the £250k development fee for cross-border youth signings was a bargain beyond words and this kid would rise to become a future Rangers and even England captain.

Sadly, so far for the lad, it has not worked out anything like that and even more sadly we can probably see why Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cut him loose.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Rangers to make two changes for Partick clash in bid to top table?

Rangers travel to Firhill this evening hoping to keep the winning run going by bagging another three points and gaining top spot for the first time in a very long time in the SPL.

However, subtle hints have been made by media channels that manager Pedro Caixinha may spring two surprise changes in the side, by electing to start both Declan John on the left and Eduardo Herrera up front.

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.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Pedro announces the most important match of the season (not Celtic)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has surprised many by stating Rangers’ trip to Firhill to face Partick in the Cup later this month is the most important match of the season, implying it is even more so than the forthcoming Old Firm clash.

Speaking ahead of the first trip to Thistle for tomorrow’s league encounter, Caixinha dismissed the relevance of two trips there in a row, point out the nature of each match was very different and added that the second fixture was the season’s biggest.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Rangers planning three-player SPL swoop in January: reports

With the news that Louis Moult and Jamie Walker remain heavily on Rangers’ radar for a pre-contract come January, today reports have broken that manager Pedro Caixinha is continuing to monitor Aberdeen star Kenny McLean and may try to snap him up on a winter deal too.

All three are out of contract come next summer and as a three-player clutch, a great many fans would be delighted with the trio arriving next summer all at no cost whatsoever.