Saturday, 21 September 2019

"Suspicious" - why two-man Rangers farce is beyond the pale...


It was with some amusement that Ibrox Noise noted Graham Dorrans’ free transfer over to Dundee. Not amusement at the fact he’s now ended up at the lowly level of the Scottish Championship, but that we raise an eyebrow over both he and Jordan Rossiter’s remarkable ability to remain fit when not in the side at Ibrox.

For 3+ years, give or take in either case, both players managed circa 25 matches for Rangers, taking a very healthy wage in all that time, before in Rossiter’s case being loaned out to Bury without a single graze being reported. Now he’s at Fleetwood, and guess what – nearly ever-present bar just one match missed this season of 9.

We can’t help wondering just why this boy couldn’t remain fit for more than a second at Ibrox but has had essentially no issues in 8+ months of football with other clubs south of the border.

Then there’s Dorrans – we have nothing against him personally, but how suspicious are we allowed to be when a man manages barely 25 matches in two+ years at Ibrox, leaves by a payoff then gets an easy gig at Dundee.

True, Dundee is hardly the most lucrative destination, and his wage won’t be anything like what he got at Ibrox (said to be around £15K-20K) but it’s still a cosy job on a solid wage as his career hits its twilight years. And we can near-guarantee the lad will remain completely fit.

In short, this whole thing is a bit of a farce. We’re not resenting these two for finding their feet and careers elsewhere – they did end up surplus at Ibrox.

But they ended up surplus because they couldn’t stay fit for more than a minute, and Steven Gerrard had enough.

Now they move on, and in Rossiter’s case remains completely fit and has done ever since he joined Bury in January. We envisage the same for Dorrans.

All-in-all – it’s cost Rangers a lot of money – millions, in fact, for no return at all. Thank you Warby for Rossiter and Pedro for Dorrans.

Thank you very much indeed.


7 comments:

  1. Not sure what you are saying here. Is it that there was something dodgy from the players side of things that caused them to remain injured at Ibrox or that there was something wrong with the way the players were training at Hummel park. True it's frustrating that 2 talented players couldn't stay fit enough to make an impression on our first team but I can't imagine this was something they or Rangers wanted to happen.

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  2. How do you know Dorrans will stay fit .He has signed for Dundee but who knows how many games he will be able to play .It will be interesting to find out .As for Rossiter , I think he needed games to get fit , he got those at Bury last season but when he came back there was no place for him in the squad ,so he has been sent out again .Can`t see us giving him a new deal when his loan is up but you never know.

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    1. Completely agree. We were just unlucky with Rossiter and we can't possibly know about Dorrans. I'm sure he would've been bursting to get back in the Rangers team rather than go to Dundee.

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  3. All I will say Dorrans and Rossiter just get added to the list of players that for some reason or other just could not get fit again for us that list includes Kuznetsov Rozenthal Prodan etc too name a few. Just part and parcel of this industry am afraid. The one guy we didnt sign because of Prodan was Hartson and look what he did

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  4. All I will say Dorrans and Rossiter just get added to the list of players that for some reason or other just could not get fit again for us that list includes Kuznetsov Rozenthal Prodan etc too name a few. Just part and parcel of this industry am afraid. The one guy we didnt sign because of Prodan was Hartson and look what he did

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  5. Oh aye, they'll be fit as a fiddle, now. P***takers. Plain & simple!

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  6. I think there is a large element of being pushed harder in training for fitness. And they're not pushed as hard at lower clubs so they have less chance of picking up overtraining injuries. Whereas at higher levels the lines between maximum fitness and overtraining is marginal because they're aiming higher.

    Obviously that's a general rule, not an absolute.

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