Thursday, 23 November 2017

Could Rangers save forgotten man?




We feel we’ve gone over this topic a hundred times, yet it still keeps cropping up and frankly makes us a tad sad.

There are so many signings over the past five years at Ibrox which have been a complete disaster, yet to label this one as such seems a touch unfair with a venice magic slot review such is the lad’s undoubted quality.

He is a player who has not sunk like more illustrious team mates such as Joey Barton and maybe even Niko Kranjcar, yet he has achieved as little if not even less than those two.

I am of course referring to the tragic tale that is Jordan Rossiter, a player who a few years ago looked like being the new Steven Gerrard. Liverpool were deeply impressed with his performances, and guys like Robbie Fowler really felt they were looking at Liverpool’s next big anchor, and a worthy successor to the aging captain.

Unfortunately, injury troubles stopped him showcasing his talent at Anfield, and Jurgen Klopp evidently realised it was not going to work out in Liverpool for the former England youth captain, and let him go to Mark Warburton’s Rangers for minimal cost.

Sadly, it has worked out at Ibrox even less well for the kid, who is truly one of the nicest guys at the club and does not deserve the ill-fortune his career has suffered.

When he has been on his game, and fit, he has shown steely determination, grit, fight, and more than a decent touch of vision, passing range, and ability to get stuck in.

In short, absolutely everything you need from a defensive midfielder.

But 10 appearances in all competitions since July 2016 sadly tells its own deeply troubling story.

This lad cannot get a break. If it is not back problems it is thigh problems, if not thigh it is then calf.

This 20-year old really should have the world at his feet, but his continued absences from the first team seem more like he has the world’s problems on his shoulders.

Interim coach Graeme Murty recently described his issues in a vague manner, but which one which kept timescale out of the equation and implied deep-rooted problems with the lad:

“Jordan Rossiter is progressing on. I get loads of tweets all the time about how he is doing, and we are just having to make sure we keep Jordan informed, and make sure he is ready to go when his body is ready, and make sure we don’t get too frustrated as he could get really frustrated. He wants to be on the pitch and he wants to be playing all the time. We just have to make sure we get him ready and he is ready to go when his body is good and done."

Rough translation; “we do not have a bloody clue.”

It is such a shame – Rangers have not had a real fulcrum in deep midfield since the days of Barry Ferguson – Scott Allan could well have ended up as that but well, we know how that one went. But Rossiter really is the identikit player for that slot – he just cannot retain fitness long enough to realise it.

Oh how we hope he can turn it around.

10 comments:

  1. Really feel for the boy, he must be totally distraught he can't keep fit.
    Surely he should be sent to America to find out what the hell is wrong.
    I know it costs a lot of money but if we could get that boy playing week in week out it would be worth every penny.
    He's impressed me whenever he's played, Another like Morelos will run through brick walls for the team.
    He's only 20 so hopefully it all turns around for the boy.

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  2. It's time we Cut our losses with this lad.

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  3. There must be something seriously wrong with the medical people at Rangers,our players are out longer than any other team in the league, with the facilities we have at our disposal this should not be happening, plus this has been going on for years.

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  4. I like the look of this guy when he is playing and can definitely see potential. I would like to see us sticking by him and to hopefully seeing him develop into a Rangers great. However it wouldn't surprise me if we let him go for free and he turns into full England international somewhere else.... typical!!

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  5. I think we should persevere with the lad he is on contract so we should try and get him fit then play him sparingly till he gets full match fitness. It is frustrating for him I would imagine . We are paying his wages so lets not be too hasty .

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  6. It’s defo a strange one! You ever wonder why Liverpool let him go in the first place? I mean you just don’t let a talented youngster go for a song..Unless you’re Rangers that is ☺️ They’ve found something they must’ve it’s that simple.. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s got Arthritis at a very early age..

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    1. Back, thigh, calf sounds muscular and slow stretching needed. Hell what do I know. Seems to be baffling experts, it's sad for the lad.

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    2. That’s the thing Arthritis of the lower spine affects all those things... Stretching does help you’re right but impact sports is a no go if it’s that... Put it this way he’s been sent to the England Team doctors and you’re telling me they don’t know what’s wrong with him? I do feel for the lad as he’d be itching to showcase what he can do. Why can’t they say what’s wrong with them? Is it because they don’t want to lose face by revealing he is Daffy Ducked 🤔

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  7. 73... you always make mae burst oot laughin' with your succinct comments..."Daffy Ducked" lol... I think that's it in a nutshell.

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