Sunday, 1 April 2018

Is this star Rangers' beacon of hope?



We’re a right grumpy old lot here at Ibrox Noise these days. Ever since the Celtic debacle all optimism got doused and reality has sunk in truly. But we do have some positivity for you today and that is the performance and growth of Jamie Murphy.

While most other players in Rangers’ XI yesterday struggled (even the usually brilliant Greg Docherty had a quieter afternoon next to the out of position Graham Dorrans), Murphy didn’t shirk, didn’t hide, took the (not Red…) bull by the horns and was Rangers’ finest player by a country mile.

From the first whistle he was the one getting involved, tearing up the left channel, single handedly dragging Rangers through a dreadful first half and being the most positive and forward-thinking player on the pitch.

In short, Jamie Murphy, like Greg Docherty and a handful of others, has honoured our shirt and filled it with pride. He is where he wants to be, he is one of us, and he is probably playing better than he ever has in his career as a result.

This guy is a Scotland international, who has not had the breaks with the NT that he should have had, and we are proud to have him in our ranks. He can beat men, score goals, link up play, and he’s still young at only 28. Rangers will get the best years of his career.

He is the sort of Rangers player we used to have, the level we expect, but he’s a rarity these days.

Even when he doesn’t play as remarkably well as usual, he still keeps ticking on and trying, and working hard. He’s had wild shots with his weaker right foot but he always works to get into those positions.

With four goals and six assists since arriving, his form has been superb – and he is one of the good things about Rangers these days.

Even against Celtic and Killie he fought, he kept going, and he was one of the few in our side who seemed to have the stomach to do so.

While results are not going our way, and we still don’t feel like old Rangers, bits of us do – and as long as guys like Murphy are in our  team, we must hold onto that.

16 comments:

  1. He's with out a doudt our best player just a class above can't think off a bad game he's had.soon as we sort the cb fiasco and get rid off most the poor Pedro signings and get rid off murty think we have great chance next season. Bilic or gio for next manager.

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    1. Not had a bad game?He but a disappearing act against Kiile and the Tims. I will give him the benefit of the doubt because I don’t think he was fully fit. If we are hanging all our hopes on Jamie Murphy then we are in big trouble!!

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  2. This is all well and good but with the current financial outlook are we even going to be able to afford him in the close season?

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  3. Agreed, Murphy, Docherty, Tav and John to stay, the rest can go!

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    1. Jimbo.
      Be a long day without Escobar mate!!

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    2. I'd replace him with someone who can score goals Robbie. Like the rest of them, bar the ones I've already mentioned, he has lost his bottle!

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  4. hope we do get him on a perm deal. like the one we were told he was signing before it turned to a loan.
    Fingers crossed

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  5. Jamie Murphy
    ...The Next Left Wing Wizard

    Murphy has the potential to be the next Laudrup/Cooper πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ’™

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    1. Not Drunk, I Didnt say He Was
      ...I Said He has the Potential to be πŸ‘

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  6. stevo calm down, what have you been drinking. Murphy shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as those 2

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    1. Nothing πŸ˜…
      No I know he shouldnt yet thats not what im saying.

      What im saying is he has the potential to be! ...

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  7. I thought had a poor 1st half on sat as did the rest and I'd have to say like most wingers he is inconsistent at times .

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  8. Murphy is the best Get a player since 2012.
    As far as we are aware a fee was agreed for Jamie. Same with Cummings, who I've not been overjoyed with him not getting full games.
    Moreles? What Dick refused £8m for him?

    Lucky for half that imo now

    We COULD have been within a couple of points after the Tims/Killie games and the 2 reasons we're not?

    Moreles lack.of composure and brain
    Secondly, and I love what he's done for us PRIOR to the O/F GM Not making the obvious substitution when the rhank cunt went down a man

    Now the team has gone from very good to pish poor and we will be struggling, not lucky, to get 2nd.

    Those 2 decisions have wrecked a definite better season than last year for me

    But we WILL be back

    I still say though. Not with Dave King


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  9. Murphy will cost 1.8 million where we could get the kilmarnock winger for one million. This would be a better deal for me

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