Sunday, 12 May 2019

Did Mark Allen's post-match gesture drop a big hint about the summer?




We’ll have full match reaction and analysis for you tomorrow, but after Rangers’ stunning win over Celtic today, the fall out is pretty significant.

And one of the things we noticed hugely at full time was Director of Football Mark Allen’s immediate beeline for MOTM Scott Arfield following a brief confab with manager Steven Gerrard.

Running straight for the midfielder, the former Man City Academy chief spoke at length with the ex-Burnley player, who had a storming match and is a target for a glut of Premier League sides in England this summer.

And with performances like he put in today, his value skyrocketed well beyond the £3M some quote Southampton as bidding for him.

And it’s evident that either Allen wants to protect him and make him stay, or ensure the transfer fee for the 30-year old meets the valuation Rangers have for him.

Arfield, on this performance, is borderline priceless to Rangers, and while it might be ‘hysterical post-match kneejerk emotional reaction’, we would expect a player with his ability, CV, experience, and influence to fetch well beyond £10M, even at his age.

He is worth that kind of cash to Rangers, and Allen knows that – and it’s no shock he was the first man he sought at full time after Steven Gerrard, showing just how important Scott Arfield is for Rangers to get back to where we should be and truly challenge for the title.

Superb.

10 comments:

  1. Make him captain!!! The guy is priceless! MUST stay! Quickly becoming my favourite player. Genuine legend potential!

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    1. We didn't get angry at his ommission from POTY for nothing, Stevie ;)

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    2. Taverniers contribution to the team as captain seems to go under the radar. 10 times the player since he 1st played in the Scottish top flight and his defensive ability imo isn't even up for debate anymore. Best RB I've seen play for us in my years without doubt. Give the armband to someone else would just be lazy. Tav is a great captain.

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    3. He will win it next year when he leads us to 55 with his salute ;)

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  2. Great team performance 2 defenders 2midfeilders and A striker and Stevie G will have us flying.

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    1. LB, CB (maybe two), a No.10 and striker if Morelos leaves. Thats all we need in my opinion.

      Remember we have Murphy coming back and if given a free role like Kent could do a great job.

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  3. Also kamara he reminds me of the great Jim Baxter the way he cruses through games

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  4. I like Tav, and will be happy if he stays, but I think Arfield is the better choice for captain.

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  5. Didn't see Brown the clown celebrating today....mwaaahahaha

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  6. We simply can't afford, to let go of Kamara or Arfield. It would be akin to shooting ourselves in the foot.

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