Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Can Warburton learn?

                                       Article written by Richard Fillingham

Once again our present manager thinks Rangers will learn their lessons from an embarrassing 4-0 friendly defeat to German team RB Leipzig on Sunday.
They returned to action after a short winter break against the Bundesliga high-flyers and were totally outclassed for long spells in a very one-sided encounter.

Sweet Caroline – a-pal-of-mine from Carntyne wants Ed to know: -

How did it happen, I’ll tell you, Rangers kept giving the ball away far too easily and the defence were poor again – it happens in most games – but we’ll learn from this (Ha ha).

Should a more experienced manager take over from novice Warburton next season?

He is certainly not the right manager for Rangers and does not seem to sign enough of the right players for playing in the SPL – nor does he play them or use players in their best positions.

Sidney who widnae kid ye from Riddrie comments: -

Hi Richard, I like the site’s ‘Donald Trump’ comments and articles (honest, but does not please everyone) style of writing – you tell the truth and some fans can’t handle it.

David Weir believes that even spending £100m would not guarantee closing the gap on Celtic.

If you really believe this statement you should leave as you obviously do not have the ability to do much about the predicament we find ourselves in with no money to spend.

Former managers Walter Smith and Stuart McCall have both called for substantial investment in the playing squad to make Rangers more competitive but Weir feels that any progress after four years in the lower years has to be made slowly.

Celtic have a team full of international players that are constantly improving whilst we are getting weaker each year with too many bad investments on the park.

Donny plays poker, he’s also the joker from Yoker and agrees with me: -

I appreciate the way the site presents its articles. I like the content and you tell it as it is and I know that you are very passionate Rangers supporters who only want the best for the Ibrox club. I don’t think the manager handled the embarrassing situation with Barton correctly. He should have let Halliday and Barton argue the bit out without getting involved like a meddlesome headmaster.

As you say, “The support is so divided over the squad, the board, and the manager. The other current imbalance worth a look is a slightly less abstract one, and it is one which is increasingly annoying fans. Rangers are chock full of attacking midfielders and winger-type players. Jason Holt, Andy Halliday, (and the currently injured Niko Kranjcar), Josh Windass, Harry Forrester, Barrie McKay et al are at least six options Rangers have in that slot. So what is Mark Warburton doing? Bringing in yet more!"

What about the two new midfield loan signings?

Emerson Hyndman the 20-year-old midfield player has joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season with summer signings Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar and even 6’ 4” Matt Crooks having failed to have an impact at the club for various reasons. He has already been capped by the United States national team at his young age, while also boasting 31 senior appearances for Fulham and Bournemouth respectively.

His impressive form at the Cottagers tempted the Cherries into bringing him in once his contract ran out with the second tier side and he will now be keen to show off his talents in Scotland.

Jon Toral, another young 21-year-old who is a 6’ tall Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Scottish club Rangers on loan from English club Arsenal until the end of the season.

We desperately require two decent centre halves to stop us losing unnecessary goals and you simply cannot keep playing Tavernier in defence as he keeps going out of position at the back. The amount of goals that are scored due to him down the right is unforgivable. 

Jim Hilt who is splendid in his kilt is from Castlemilk asks: -

In response to “If ever a transfer window summed up the aimless direction Mark Warburton is going in, it would be this one. With two new creative midfielders signed up over the past week, to call the man’s obsession with midfield unnerving would be something of an understatement”, I say, where are the all the good defenders?

Who do you now play in midfield this week against Motherwell?

I don’t know the best formation yet, but I certainly hope the manager does.

John the prophet from Moffat wants Ed to know: - 

I have to agree that Ibrox Noise can on occasions be negative, and it ends up writing some articles because it likes to be honest (well done Ed, a huge asset). Honesty is how it should and does work, stating your opinion is based on what is happening at Ibrox. If you want propaganda, tell your readers “We will learn from all the mistakes I am making at Rangers – picking the wrong team with the wrong tactics”.

Readers should learn to appreciate an honest and passionate view – exactly what you get from Ed and Richard Fillingham and the rest of the team.

“We support and love Rangers, and that is why we struggle with where things are right now. Many likeminded fans are exactly the same.” Ed is right to say that the fans don’t think Warbs tactics are right for Rangers. When you cannot beat enough teams at Ibrox, you are getting something badly wrong.

We are where we are until things change!


  1. there is no point in me stating what we need and what we dont need, every rangers supporter out there knows the positions that need to be filled and the ones that dont, it seems only the management team and the board are the only ones that cannot see this. I shudder to think what MW would do with £100m, my guess is he would bring in 4-6 attacking midfielders...........

    1. ...with a Brentford connection.

      Part of me wonders if he would just try to buy Brentford!

  2. Never in our recent history has it been do obvious that we have poor leadership both on and off the park.

    I myself have been harassed off other rangers boards by the 'negative' bashers, keep up the good work ibrox noise.

  3. Ps 'Donald trump' style of writing?!

    I haven't noticed any homophobic, racist or disability bashing!

  4. The latest story going around is that Rangers might be loaning out ohalloran to one of the teams vieing for second place with us Hearts what manager in his right mind would give one of their nearest opponents a player to strengthen their team he has never give this lad a decent run in the position that we signed him for shameful

    1. Never sell (or loan) good players to your direct rivals. Simple common sense, this move suggests money is so tight that getting him off wage bill is the number one priority- at any cost.

      What if he scores the goals that cause them to finish above us? Hardly an unrealistic possibility.

    2. Only a year ago Warburton thought this player was an essential purchase, I never thought he was a good signing but he's hardly had a chance!

      Warburton- what did you see in him? Why not given a chance and why do you think giving him to our rivals is anything but stupid?

  5. The question is .' Is it time the fans showed there displeasure by boycotting a home game or two?'
    It shouldn't hurt the finances to much with all the season tickets. But if we missed a game or two the board would notice and it might get rid of warburton in time for someone to come in and prepare a plan for the summer. No doubt we will wait until the summer and the time we get someone new in it will no doubt be too late to get some good players in

  6. I would just settle for a defensive midfield player and the departure of Halliday. If he could play as well as he talks we might just have a half decent player though never a Defensive or Holding midfield player but, there again, probably not!

  7. I would be concerned that Motherwell could win at Ibrox this saturday, what happens then?
    'We will learn from it' says Warburton 'We must get second for our wonderful fans' type nonsense from players


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