“The three wise men”


 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

Who would have thought that an Under 20’s coach would overtake the last 3 Rangers managers’ results in such a comparatively short space of time? He is performing miracles on an exceptionally small budget.

He also has to try to compete with the team from the other side of Glasgow, who have recently banked £30 million from transfer profits and European football success. They have also been running away with the league since Rangers were dumped down to the 3rd division.

It turns out that the man in question is probably exceeding his own expectations, and the fans are excited watching a bright young Ibrox team playing some great football again.

Step forward Graeme Murty who is using a combination of common sense, modesty and a genuine rapport with his players whom he seems to really care about. He is obviously an excellent coach/manager who understands how to put a winning side together.

Murty, Jimmy Nicholl, Jonatan Johansson and all the background staff have to be congratulated for turning this young enthusiastic team into a completely different proposition from the annoyingly inconsistent teams we have had to put up with for years.

Although I would like to see Wes Foderingham replaced by a much taller keeper more reliable with cross balls, you have to admit that the coaches have worked hard with him and vastly improved his form this season. We also have a lot of readers who want us to leave off Wes, as they want to retain him as our no. 1 goalie.

It appears that Murty and Nicholl like pairing up players to achieve the perfect interaction which will complement each other’s skills. By doing this successfully, you can improve the performance of both players.

James Tavernier and Daniel Candeias, for example, are working well as a right-hand-side-unit, and the mixture of their talents is producing results by providing goals, assists and better collaboration in defence, with Candeias tracking back with aplomb.

On the other hand, on the left we presently have Declan John and Jamie Murphy working hard to stop the danger down our left flank, while attacking at every opportunity to produce fabulous results.

Murphy has scored in his last 3 games and is in absolutely top class form, which should see him being picked by McLeish for the Scotland side.

Since Murty introduced all his new signings to the club, Rangers appear to be a very different proposition to the opposition.

The £600,000 January signing of young 21-year-old Greg Docherty, coupled with the talented left-sided Sean Goss, have set the standard of what is required to turn Rangers into true trophy contenders for the first time in years.

The confident duo now have the momentum to keep the winning streak going and are determined to take it to the next level in every remaining game.

These perfectly-blended 21 and 22-year-old midfield dynamos are enjoying themselves immensely at Rangers and the bonus is having one of them as a dyed-in-the-wool Bear for good measure.

So far Murty has teamed young David Bates with the experienced Martin as his starting centre backs without receiving the same success as the other three pairings. That is one the management will be closely monitoring to try to improve.

Meanwhile the difference in Josh Windass since Murty started coaching his talent is night and day. An absolute phenomenal change was achieved because Murty played him in his correct position in his new energetic starting line-up.

Graeme and Jimmy looked at Windass’ main attributes and realised quickly after watching him struggle at outside-left under Pedro that he was totally wasted out on the wing. They moved him to his favourite No. 10 position where he has blossomed into the epitome of the midfield striking role.

In general, young 21-year-old Alfredo Morelos has been a revelation playing upfront mostly on his own and is now Rangers’ top scorer by only one goal, from the re-invented Windass. The young Colombian works like a terrier and leads the line well. He is an asset to have in any team.

Murty, Nicholl, Johansson et al have created a confident team who believe they can continue on a long winning run of results and hopefully when we meet Falkirk in the cup and Celtic in a difficult 6 pointer match at Ibrox they are proven right.


  1. Murty and the team are right for the job and should be given the role permanently. Whatever they are doing is working and the team have clicked and are playing well.

    We are still in the title race and the bheasts from the east know it. They will do everything in their power to unsettle us in the coming weeks.

    Stand firm, steadfast and true, teddy bears.

  2. Great Article! 👍


    55 is within reach and if it doesnt happen this year …Celtic will be shittin themselves because if we keep on this upward trajectory …
    We will take them!
    Number 55 will sit in govan!
    And we will be on top of the scottish football mountain again!

    Also the achievement would go down as one of the greatest football revivals of all time and Murty will go down as our best manager since Sir Walter

    Its A Good Time to be a Bluenose 👌

  3. I'm as excited as everyone with the way we are playing since the turn of the year, and looks like Murphy & John will be playing next weekend….

    We're not the finished article as yet, I still think we need 6 Quality players to put a good season long run together and put all 3 trophies in our trophy room!!
    I know there not as good as they think and for the first time since I can remember I'm itching to play the unwashed.

    I want to wipe the fuking floor with them.
    Totally destroy them, all season long!!
    🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 Queens XI 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

  4. I beleive rodgers would be gone, it would also make up for the shit we've had to listen to for the 5 years. karma!

  5. Well, we all know which club supposedly has the best forward players in the league – we constantly get told that Dembele is worth at least £20million, Griffiths is a goal scoring legend (in his own mind), Sinclair is a wizard with the ball and unplayable going forward, whilst Forrest is usually "on fire". Yet we are top scorers in the league…….how odd!

  6. This articles on point.
    After a few fustrating rollercoaster years at Ibrox the dust finally settled & we have unearthed these 3 gems & huge credit to Allen finally aloud to do his job properly without interference behind the scenes. Rangers are finally a joy to watch with youth on our side. Exciting times to be a Ger, 😍😍😍

  7. A good Blog IN. It’s changed days indeed at Ibrox now, dare I say it the feel good factor is back. The pairings have been important as we now have a settled squad, everybody knows what to except from each other now.

    Touching on the Docherty & Goss partnership here, Greg has said him and Gossy have hit of as pals too. Both of them have impressed me a lot they work well. It’s no secret Goss would be a transfer target for us,

    Holloway’s reaction is a joke! Over the top is an understatement, every player has a price at every Club regardless the length of contract. He should know that as much as Murty.

    On that note it’s tricky one for a fee to be agreed by the Clubs, QPR are in the driving seat to be fair. They could name their price say 3 million it’s then how much do Rangers want him.

    Some Bears have said Goss could work for a move, go back to QPR and work his ticket. Firstly the boys a pro and that’s a black mark for other Clubs if they were interested him too.

    Be interesting to see what happens during the Summer recruitment, Murty must get the job surely. A quality GK – 2 CB’s – Striker not much to add oh and Goss is a must before any of that. Not saw passing like that since Davie Cooper

    • Goss like Cooper,Morales better than McCoist!!There are some clowns on this site. Get a grip boys,Small steps.

  8. I think this management team are our best option. Loyal honest and bringing the best out of the players we had and done well in the transfer market. Is it worth taking another gamble.

  9. Good article guys…Agree 10% Graeme Jimmy and JJ are getting it right both on the field and in the club and dressing room must be a joy to be a player at Ibrox these days good football good patter (Jimmy Nic ) and good fun ! We are the team to watch in Scotland …the Rotten Mob will be worried …maybe we can win the Cup….Next year for sure the league !WATP

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