Showing posts with label Wes Foderingham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wes Foderingham. Show all posts

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.

Friday, 28 July 2017

A shock exit from Ibrox?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Sudden rumours this morning have caught dramatic pace with ‘a shock exit’ on the cards. From nowhere, speculation has reached fever pitch that a key player at Ibrox is set to leave, but as yet no hard evidence has arisen as to who it could be.

A few names have sprung up, such as goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, midfielders Niko Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter, but the truth is the story exists only as guesswork at this point and there is no point plucking names from thin air.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Defensive blow for Rangers? Another rookie set to step in for Old Firm


Rangers’ preparations for Sunday’s titanic clash at Hampden with Celtic have taken a potentially massive blow with increasing speculation goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has endured a training ground injury and will miss the semi final.

Foderingham, in terrific form and improving by match, has enjoyed a glut of shut-outs in recent weeks with some superlative saves and domination of his box, and has definitely been one of the squad members of last season to handle the step up, and his loss, should it be the case, would be a big absence at the heart of Rangers’ rearguard.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Here's how Rangers can still finish comfortably in second


Much has been said about Rangers’ atrocious last few transfer windows, and how the outgoing regime made such a hash of recruiting. And there is a great deal of truth in that. For the likes of Billy King, Maciej Gostomski and Joe Garner to fail to really add a lot to Rangers’ existing ranks rather highlights the malaise of the squad Mark Warburton ultimately compiled.

However, let us try to overlook the struggles we are enduring right now and take a more upbeat stance on the personnel we have at our disposal, and how them realising their potential is the clear difference between second and third (or worse).

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Rangers' best player this season?


My colleague Richard Fillingham was one of the most outspoken critics of Wes Foderingham last season, and did not believe in a month of Sundays the former Swindon Town goalie could hack it in Scotland’s top flight, such was his admittedly unconvincing displays in goal for Rangers in the country’s second-best tier.

I think it is safe to say Wes has proven Richard, myself, and many other doubters very wrong by producing easily his career best and has been one of the few squad members truly able to hold their heads high going by their contributions this campaign thus far.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Reasons to be positive?


This site has been especially negative recently, albeit quite understandably.

The team nor management have given us fans much to cheer about recently, with both rather letting the club down with poor performances on the pitch and off it, so it is with determination that this entry is about the positives.

True, the results have been patchy, and the displays even more so, but what has stood out as something to build on over this season?

Let us explore…

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A stroll in the Fir Park - Rangers' player ratings


With Rangers’ first competitive match of the new season out of the way, while some might argue it is a little early to judge, at the end of the day midfielder Andy Halliday disagrees, describing yesterday as a ‘marker’ in the build up to kick off. And frankly I agree with him, as I alluded to with my piece on revenge. So, let us provide some player ratings to kick off the new campaign and see who looks ready for the step up, and who might be struggling.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Six things Rangers fans learned in South Carolina


Mark Warburton’s new-look Rangers side finally got its season underway, albeit in a friendly, giving fans and management a chance at long last to see what is in prospect at Ibrox next season.

Under near-90 degree temperatures and following a local thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina, the action got underway in earnest around 8PM local time with Warburton electing to give a debut to only one new signing; Josh Windass. Trialist Oguchi Onyewu did also start the match, though, giving management a chance to size him up.

So what did we learn from what was, ultimately, a very comfortable 2-1 win in the USA?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Durrant dismissal; what is the future for Rangers' coaches?

 Richard Fillingham

62-year-old Rangers goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart is a former Scottish football internationalist, who had a quality club career playing in goal for Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock, Middlesbrough, St Mirren and our very own Rangers during a long successful spell in football.

He came to Ibrox as the goalkeeping coach from Hearts in 2007 and also continued in his role as goalkeeper coach for the national team under Alex McLeish. He took over the role at Ibrox that became available following the surprise departure of Billy Thomson.

Surely the time is right for Rangers to bring in a younger, enthusiastic, more athletic and forward-thinking goalkeeping coach who knows all the latest techniques required to achieve the very best goalie results in 2016?

Monday, 6 June 2016

Why Steven Taylor would be a big risk

 Richard Fillingham

Steven Taylor, whilst having plenty of experience playing in the English Premier League, is now 30 year-old and is only 6’ 1” and unless, as well as Stevie, Mark Warburton signs a much taller centre half, in my opinion, he is too small for our present team requirements. It is height Rangers are definitely missing from our team and it has to be rectified ASAP, if we want to have any chance of winning the league at the first attempt.

Corner kicks and free kicks are our downfall, as Wes Foderingham NEVER comes out of his goal to catch or punch any of the balls put in. If we sign a 6’ 4” goalkeeper who comes out to catch or punch balls (when the ball should be his, of course), then we might get away with two smallish centre backs in the team.

Rangers linked to South American international goalkeeper


Social media speculation coming out of Turkey claims Rangers have taken up an interest in Trabzonspor’s Costa Rican number one, Esteban Alvarado. The 27-year old international, with 11 caps for his country, follows an increasing number of ‘keepers linked with a switch to Ibrox such as Southend United’s Daniel Bentley, and Rangers certainly need some serious competition for current club number one, Wes Foderingham.

Friday, 3 June 2016

How a new-look SPL Rangers could line up under Mark Warburton


With the transfer window now officially open, despite the signings already made for Mark Warburton’s Rangers Revolution, there is clearly plenty scope for new additions to be made.

Over the past week we have seen Khalis Aucho, Kolo Toure, Fanendo Adi, Niko Kranjcar (appears to have said no) and Sone Aluko (signed yesterday for Birmingham) mentioned, along with the usual Danny Grahams, Grant Hanleys and others.

But of who has signed, what could a new look first XI under Warbs line up as?

Ibroxnoise.co.uk takes you on a little journey over one potential line up, based on definites, strongly possibles, and wild guesses. Let the games begin!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Analysis: Rangers' alarming form slump



With just over three weeks to go till the Scottish Cup Final, Rangers had expected to approach the national game’s showpiece event in buoyed mood with the league sown up, the Petrofac Cup already clinched and of course that mammoth cup win over Celtic.

Instead, form since that Hampden semi final has been alarming at best and absolutely pitiful at worst; the loss at Easter Road was dismissed understandably as a hangover from the huge efforts in Mount Florida, but the two results which followed against the division’s worst two sides gave serious cause for concern. A dismal draw at Ibrox against long-time bogey side Alloa who sit proudly at the bottom of the table having already been relegated to League 1, and then Tuesday’s atrocity – losing at the Toni Macaroni Arena (of all places) to the truly horrific Livingston.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Player-by-player; assessing Rangers' squad

With Rangers flying high at the top of the table, and just those two defeats in the league with an essentially brand new team, it is worth a look at each player in turn and rating their seasons so far.

There has been a colossal turnover in players, with summer seeing over a dozen depart while around a dozen came in, and it is a testament to manager Mark Warburton that he has managed to gel a bunch of strangers so effectively. But how have they individually fared?

Here are your Ibroxnoise.co.uk ratings for each (significant) player so far this season;

Sunday, 3 January 2016

New Rangers signing rejects Dutch offer to join Ibrox

Rangers’ imminent new signing, 27-year old Maciej Gostomski, has rejected three significant offers from rivals, including one from Dutch Eredivise outfit Nijmegen, it has emerged.

The giant goalkeeper arrived in Glasgow last night to complete the signing and said:

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

End of the Ibrox road for Cammy Bell?


With Rangers confirmed as taking giant Polish goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski on trial from Lech Poznan, it near-confirms the end of his Rangers career for one Cammy Bell.

The one-time Scotland cap never convinced at Ibrox, and despite his impressive displays for ex-club Kilmarnock which catapulted him into the Scotland reckoning, he has been completely unable to replicate that form in Govan, before a reported shoulder injury during pre-season curtailed his time in Glasgow’s south side entirely.

His underwhelming displays were maybe somewhat exaggerated by his disastrous flap in the playoffs at Fir Park when he was beaten by a speculative lob and managed to fall into the net along with the ball, but that incident highlighted how he failed to stamp himself on the Club.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Factfile: all you need to know about Rangers' signing targets


With recent news linking Rangers to Norwich’s Louis Thompson and Walsall’s Tom Bradshaw, here is a lowdown on what you need to know about Rangers’ latest signing targets.

Thompson:

Aged only 20, this Welsh defensive midfielder has failed to break through at Carrow Road and is subject to interest from other clubs as well. The Canaries signed him from Swindon in 2014 where he played alongside current Rangers’ keeper Wes Foderingham, but instead of breaking into Delia’s outfit, found himself straight back on loan to the Robins and then again this season. He is a relatively unknown quantity but Warburton’s contacts clearly have flagged him up and Rangers are said to have enquired about taking him on loan.

Monday, 26 October 2015

St Mirren 0 - 1 Rangers: player ratings

With yet another league victory out the way, and the 11th in a row, Rangers had to really battle against a ‘physical’ St Mirren side who were intent on ‘getting at them’ throughout this match, especially inside the opening four minutes. Referee Steven McLean put a stop to it with a yellow for a half way line kung-fu assault from Buddies’ veteran enforcer Jim Goodwin, something Andrew Dallas failed miserably to do in midweek, and it stopped this one spiralling out of control.

But with the need to roll their sleeves up, how did the Rangers starting XI perform in arguably the hardest-fought away win of the season, outwith Dumbarton?

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Warburton singles out two Rangers stars for praise


Rangers manager Mark Warburton has singled out striker Martyn Waghorn & goalkeeper Wes Foderingham for special praise after Sunday’s comprehensive demolition of Cappielow’s finest Greenock Morton.

The Rangers boss was full of praise for the entire team after a fine response to last Tuesday’s cup exit, but particularly wished to wax lyrical in the direction of 14-goal man Waghorn who has become increasingly important for both goals and general contribution, and his man between the sticks in Foderingham, who has improved immensely following a slightly unconvincing start.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

What the slog at Dumbarton proved about Rangers


One of the many beautiful things in football is post-match emotion. The ability for normally rational men and women to completely lose their heads when the team they love either plays better or worse than expected, or wins/loses against expected outcome.

The fact 11 Men Kickin’ a Baw can elicit some primal rage or ecstasy and leave grown adults weeping, joyous, frustrated and bewildered thanks to events over 90 minutes is, despite its bipolar nature, a truly wondrous scenario and one of the many glories of being human.

With Rangers this season having achieved borderline zeniths of hysteria thanks to some utterly stellar displays, it has been with a mild thud that fans have been brought ever-so-slightly back to earth after two relatively unimpressive performances on the trot.