Showing posts with label Rob Kiernan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rob Kiernan. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 October 2017

BANNED - who's who of the axed Ibrox loyal

So after this morning’s breaking news that Lee Wallace and Niko Kranjcar have joined the list of players banned from Ibrox, it is worth having a look at an entire rogue’s gallery of players who have fallen foul of Rangers’ (outgone) manager Pedro Caixinha to this date.

Clint Hill:

While Hill has subsequently said he was treated well by being given the respect of being told in person he was axed, nevertheless to this day the veteran stopper was never given public grace by either Pedro or indeed the club, and he was just cut out, without any goodbye at all. It was poor.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

It's safe to say Rangers fans aren't unhappy Rob Kiernan's gone

Article by: Ibrox Noise

Poor Rob Kiernan. Never Rangers class but certainly became a scapegoat for a great deal at Ibrox, and in all fairness much of it merited.

The 26 year old defender has now departed Rangers permanently for the world of Phil Brown's Southend United, and to say Rangers fans are delighted about this does not do the reaction justice:

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Another Portuguese winger: Rangers' latest transfer rumour mill...

Article by: Ibrox Noise

Without any doubt the transfer window has been much quieter of late at Ibrox. While activity is far from dead, the information leaks there once were appear to have been plugged and speculation has reduced a fair amount. One wonder if there is any coincidence here with the departure of a certain hair-gel obsessed attacker.

Who knows, we could not possibly comment, but either way, it is time for the latest round up of everything we know about potential incomings and outgoings in Govan this summer.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Two clubs: four players - Rangers linked with ditching more dead wood; report

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

As Rangers fans know, Pedro Caixinha has been desperately hard at work bringing in new recruits and trying to shed as much of the dead wood as possible.

Already we have seen the departures of Clint Hill, Philippe Senderos, Jon Toral, Emerson Hyndman and Joe Garner, while Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Ryan Jack, Daniel Candeias, Dalcio, and Alfredo Morelos have come the other way and arrived at the Marble Staircase; but the work is far from over.

With Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera mooted for a switch over the next 24 hours, two English sides have been heavily linked with two players respectively, meaning Rangers could possibly hope to shift four players in one reasonably fell swoop.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Pedro confirms exit for heavily maligned Rangers player

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha effectively confirmed the axe for maligned ‘defender’ Rob Kiernan, who has been absent from first team affairs for months.

The 26-year old ex-Wigan stopper had a torrid time in the SPL and struggled to cope with the step up in class, and his manager has basically admitted his time is up at Ibrox.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Meet Rangers' new central defence; 99% done

It really has not taken Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha long to build a new central defence. Following hot on the heels of Portuguese international Bruno Alves’ switch from Italy to Glasgow, it has been widely reported today that his fellow countryman Fabio Cardoso is also set to seal his switch to Govan, in his case from Vitoria Setubal.

The reason this is of so much importance is Cardoso is a massive missing piece of the Rangers jigsaw which had started to become a growing issue over the last few days – with Danny Wilson out injured till August, and Hill, Philippe Senderos and Rob Kiernan no longer part of Rangers’ plans, it was left to David Bates as Alves’ only potential partner.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

From a Wigan reject to a Serie A star - Rangers' rebuild gets serious

To call the past week or so ‘active’ would be the biggest understatement one could muster. Rangers, desperately in need of an overhaul, have reportedly told up to a dozen players they are surplus to requirements, and have equally been linked to up to 30 different names in the past fortnight alone.

This has been a crazy time, but a good crazy time.

Rangers fans will never forget that illegal embargo our club suffered three years ago, where for three different transfer windows Rangers could not sign a soul, and were left with the dregs left over from the exodus of 2012, as well as the dross McCoist signed into the Club thereafter.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Could this be Rangers' XI next season?

Thank God that is over. A truly horrific season for Rangers is finally over, and now work truly begins rebuilding the squad into something a bit more worthy of the shirt.

Ibrox Noise takes you through what we know for sure, with a hint of educated guesswork thrown in for good measure, regarding the rebuild which is reported to be well underway and could be close to complete within two weeks if Pedro’s wishes come true.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Rangers' summer window begins - two out two in?

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha’s summer overhaul at Ibrox is set to get underway in earnest with increasing speculation that his first port of call is defence with veteran stopper Clint Hill and under-fire Rob Kiernan appearing as the first likely casualties of the transfer window turnover.

Hill is out of contract and while keen to sign a new deal, his absence from first team starts over the past two matches plus the delay in any new contract being presented does force the possible conclusion that Caixinha is not interested in him long term.

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.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Are Rangers ready to take a risk on this 26 year old?

If one thing has been consistent over the past year, it has been Rob Kiernan’s general ineptitude. While the colossal 26 year old stopper has had his moments of impersonating a decent defender, by and large he simply has not cut the mustard in Rangers’ colours, whether in the demanding SPL or the more forgiving Championship.

Of late, he has served his ban and the Clint Hill Danny Wilson partnership has excelled in his absence, with arguably Rangers’ finest defensive display in many a year against Celtic last month. This was followed up with a solid robust showing against Hamilton during the last outing at Ibrox, so does this make Kiernan a busted flush in the eyes of supporters who used to give him a heck of a lot of slack?

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Will these 8 players survive under Pedro Caixinha?

With new manager in waiting Pedro Caixinha 99% confirmed now as in place at Ibrox, attention turns now to the rest of the season and the players who may find themselves on the outside looking in as the new coach stamps his mark on the existing squad.

As Man City’s Joe Hart and Real Madrid legends Raul and Iker Casillas know only too well, often a high-profile casualty or two is a big hint of the changes coming under a new charge, and Ibrox Noise decided to have a look at what players could very well find their days numbered at Ibrox with a new manager in place.

Before we begin, we should emphasise, that like 99% of our readers and the support in general we basically have no idea what style Caixinha actually employs, and it is a learning curve for all of us, but nevertheless here is your guesstimates as to who we feel could well find themselves surplus under the new manager.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Ragged Rangers absolutely dismal at Dingwall

This site gets it thick for being fickle. For being woefully knee-jerk in reaction to various results and failing to remain balanced.

So I will put it to the readers; how many of you were balanced after the rampant display against Killie and completely kept your heads after today’s atrocity in Dingwall?

I count zero.

So if anyone is about to ‘tell me off’ again for being changeable, spare me it because I do not care for your opinion; football is 99% emotion and 1% rationale, and if any of you were not too bothered by today’s result or were not overly thrilled with last weekend’s, that is a kind of supporting alien to me and I cannot identify with it.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Rob Kiernan...

Robbie Kiernan was not a signing heralded with any great lustre by Rangers fans; indeed, no one actually knew who the big guy was, such had been his nomadic career to date.

The 25-year old (24 when he signed) had been the absolute epitome of a journeyman, traversing a staggering number of different clubs both north and south of the border before Mark Warburton signed him to ply his trade in the Scottish Championship with Rangers.

In fact, from 2008 to 2015 Kiernan had been at an astonishing 11 clubs, including 9 on loan under two permanent employers (Wigan and Watford), and had truly never impressed at any – he made a combined total of less than 100 appearances at all 11 clubs – an average at each of less than 10. Only at Wigan, Southend and Birmingham did he even manage more than 10 in any one spell at any one club, meaning that at 8 clubs, Kiernan could not manage even double digits worth of appearances.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Who starts in Rangers' defence?

Article by Greg Roots
(Later on today Richard Fillingham will look at tactical approaches Warbs could employ on Saturday, but this morning, Greg asks who he will select as the defence.)
With two sleeps to go until the first SPFL Premiership Old-Firm in history, and the first league encounter since we met in the SPL in April 2012, it is beginning to feel a bit like Christmas eve. The excitement builds up to the point where you can’t sleep, and 7am on the Saturday just can’t come quickly enough.

Just like every other talking point that surrounds our club and fan base, our supporters are divided over a number of issues regarding this weekend’s encounter with our fiercest rivals.

Friday, 26 August 2016

How long will ragged Rangers labour like this for?

While Rangers remain unbeaten on their return to the SPL, and on paper a two wins two draws record is not exactly terrible following four years in the wilderness, the worrying signs from the last disappointing match at Ibrox v Motherwell not only remained prominent tonight, but arguably grew as well.

Rangers’ return to the SPL was all about showing the flowing football which punctuated Mark Warburton’s successful maiden season in Govan at one level lower could transfer to a higher plane. That the off-ball movement, the one-twos, the slick passing and the frequent goal hauls would translate perfectly to the SPL, with theoretically better players brought in to handle the step up in class.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Why Rangers fans can't take much more of Kiernan & Wilson

Rangers fans have been debating over the defence for as long as we can remember. Under Ally McCoist post-admin, complaints about Ross Perry, Darren Cole and Emilson Cribari were common-fold, before they became about Lee McCulloch and Bilel Mohsni.

Now those defensive demons are back again with the threadbare selection being currently between Clint Hill, Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan, none of whom have filled the support with much confidence apart from fleeting glimpses now and again.

While Matt Crooks returns from fitness (by all accounts he had a decent night for the unders v St Mirren slotting in at central defence) he remains a non-option, but he could be a possibility a number of weeks down the line as he regains match fitness.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Ragged Rangers back to earth with a bump

Back to the Promised Land, hopes had been so high among Rangers fans that the visit of expected SPL bottom feeders Hamilton Academicals would see a comfortable home win for Rangers’ first match in the Premiership for four years.

Indeed, Rangers, Wilson, Crooks, and Windass aside had a full squad fit and available, while their guests languished with ten first-team absences.

It all had the makings of a pretty smooth return to the top flight and a morale-boosting score.

Friday, 5 August 2016

"Rangers are full of pensioners"

One of the most regular insults aimed at Rangers these days is the label of signing ‘pensioners’. That the likes of near-38 year old Clint Hill will not strike fear into the hearts of opponents and Rangers are there for the taking.

But is there any truth to the notion that Rangers are filled with ‘mature’ players and that the market Mark Warburton has had to plunder has been beset with geriatrics?

Let us break down Rangers’ squad and look at the ages of the most significant players in there, and see if age (and fitness) really is a problem for the upcoming season.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Rangers missing three defenders for Saturday?

Rangers’ preparations for the season-opening clash with Hamilton at Ibrox have been rocked by the emerging revelation that three defenders could be missing for the visit of Martin Canning’s men.

Danny Wilson, Clint Hill and Matt Crooks will all reportedly be unavailable through suspension, injury and long term injury recovery respectively, limiting manager Mark Warburton’s selection options considerably.