Showing posts with label Ross McCrorie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ross McCrorie. Show all posts

Monday, 6 November 2017

Why Rangers' prize starlet could become captain...


There has been a case ever since the emergence of the ‘Messi Barcelona’ that the art of defending has at best changed and at worst deteriorated. When we think in the past 20 years of the great defenders, the names Terry, Nesta, Maldini, Silva et al come to mind.

But when we cut to the past five years, suddenly the marquee world defenders become a lot thinner on the ground, and while there are still great defenders plying their trade, the number of them is much less than it once was.

The need to defend from middle to front has overtaken the old school of rear defensive stability we recall from the ‘good old days’.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Jack sees red (again) as Rangers wilt (again)


Another Rangers match, yet more chaos. In truth Rangers were not absolutely 100% horrible tonight, although not far off, but once again another opponent bullied us and deserved their point.

Sadly this has become the norm for Rangers now – to play like this, fail to take chances, and lose discipline.

Ryan Jack has had enough chances now – he is not a silly boy with lots to learn, he is an experienced pro who has not delivered on the pitch anywhere near enough to compensate for his new hobby of picking up red cards.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rangers call up four youths for Motherwell


Pedro Caixinha has announced his intent at expanding his options for Sunday’s cup semi with Motherwell with the surprise call up for no less than four youth players, it has emerged.

While central defender Ross McCrorie can almost qualify as a senior veteran these days, left back Myles Beerman gets a recall and will be in the Portuguese’s plans for Motherwell, along with utility man Jordan Thompson and midfield engine room Jamie Barjonas.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Two key absences - defensive headache for Pedro


With confirmation today that Rangers defender David Bates is set to resume training on Thursday, manager Pedro Caixinha has a great deal of interesting decisions to make come Friday’s long-awaited trip to Perth.

With no Bruno Alves or Ross McCrorie for the journey north due to international commitments, the Portuguese manager has some big calls to make in defence with an enforced change or two in central defence.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Rangers shock: could Pedro drop star man?


When summer marquee signing Bruno Alves was taken off injured a few weeks ago against Thistle in the League Cup win, it sprung a surprise opportunity for young Ross McCrorie to see out the rest of the match, including, as it transpired, an extra time period.

The young Auchenhowie graduate excelled and impressed all around him, aiding his men see out the match via an eventually comfortable 1-3 scoreline, and the 19-year old earned rave reviews and calls for a shout against Celtic.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Some questions that need answers

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Would you retain 19-year-old centre half Ross McCrorie in the first team squad?

Under pressure Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha's claim that 19-year-old Ross McCrorie will become a special central defender. Pedro’s quote was, “McCrorie’s going to be one of the best centre-halves in history, not just for this club but for this country". He has just been named in Scot Gemmill’s Scotland Under 21’s team for the double-header against England and Latvia. Now, he’ll represent the Young Scots in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers next month.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Is this change at Ibrox such a bad idea?


If there is one area we have to applaud Pedro Caixinha in, it is the general willingness to use youth, even if it is not as regular as we would like. This afternoon we saw the second fine display in a row from young defender Ross McCrorie who managed to impress more in the 100 minutes or so he has played than the senior he has replaced has managed to all season.

McCrorie is an exceptional talent, a solid, stronger than he looks stopper with decent reading of the game. The few errors he made today were entirely based on experience, because based on pure ability, Ross McCrorie is every inch as good as any defender at the club already, having only played a match and a bit.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Shock selection on the cards for the Old Firm


The odd thing about Bruno Alves’ injury is while no one ever wants to see an injury to a player on their team, the Portuguese’s performance had hardly merited his inclusion in the ‘indispensible’ column – not unlike previous matches he had been off the pace, outmuscled by an opposition striker, and seemed lacksidasical.

So when we saw him taken off, it was not with the fear I expected. The only puzzle is why senior defender Danny Wilson was not used as his replacement.

Two minutes into Ross McCrorie’s appearance and we could see why the 19-year old had been selected to replace the team captain.