Showing posts with label Fabio Cardoso. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fabio Cardoso. Show all posts

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

These four players could be in trouble with the new manager

When a new manager is appointed following a disastrous predecessor, immediate reaction from fans is to see how the new boss will either galvanise the troops or completely rip up the old framework and install his new vision on proceedings.

When Uncle Walter came back in January 2007, he galvanised the troops with a mere three additions, and instantly Rangers were back to their best.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Broken nose: Motherwell striker claims HE was the victim...

Motherwell striker Ryan Bowman has taken the hilarity of comments like ‘it was not my fault, his head attacked my studs’ to a new level claiming Fabio Cardoso’s shattered nose was to blame for existing while the Steelman lived up to his team’s moniker and crushed it.

In truly comical deadpan mode, the forward has claimed that Cardoso’s face is to blame for being where it was, as opposed to the fact the striker led with his arm and clearly smashed the Portuguese in the coupon.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

What should Pedro do about off-colour summer signing?

For all the plaudits returning Bruno Alves got last week, and for the praise the defence rightly received for such a solid display overall, there has been a small murmur in the support over recent weeks regarding the merits of Fabio Cardoso.

Even against St Johnstone the Portuguese stopper was a little unsure of himself, and did not seem to dominate as well as he did in the early part of the season.

Indeed, fans and the site praised him for borderline overshadowing his more illustrious partner, and impressing supporters with his workrate, pace, and willingness to get stuck in.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Rangers rampant - talking points v the Pars

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

There were definitely signs against Motherwell that Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers were on the right track. While the overall performance was not quite magical, there were hints of a combination of good football and the will to win – the match could well have been a loss, but the fact that it was an away win bode well for the direction Rangers were going in.

Indeed, the trio of pre-season friendlies had given us a huge boost too – perhaps a slightly artificial one in light of their being friendlies, but nevertheless two wins and a draw against three very good teams was great for morale and showed Caixinha’s vision might be coming together.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Ok, ok - the DEFENCE...

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

For every transfer story we bring you, for every analysis of the state of the SPFL we compose, and for every time we twaddle on about formation, the one comment we keep on getting back here at Ibrox Noise is about the defence.

It has been the most enduring theme of this transfer window, and while we have raised it in the past, we shall do so again by public demand.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The man who can make all the difference for Rangers

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

If Rangers have lacked one thing over the past five years (and let us face it, it has been more than one thing) it is a defence.

Gone are/were the days of David Weir and Carlos Cuellar, and more recently, the likes of Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian – instead Rangers fans have had to suffer a multitude of inferior stoppers like Lee McCulloch, Emilson Cribari, Ross Perry, Darren McGregor, Bilel Mohsni, and of late, Rob Kiernan.

Indeed, fans used to past titans like Richard Gough, Terry Butcher, John Brown and the like were forced to get used to such bang average (or worse) defenders representing the Rangers in recent years. Never have Rangers been more insulted by Emilson Cribari briefly wearing the captain’s armband.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Replanning pre-season - how Rangers can recover

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

With Rangers out of the Europa League and no League Cup till next month, this leaves the ‘Gers with 4 weeks without any planned competitive games.

I suggest we plan 3 or 4 games at Ibrox to allow our players to gel together in matches and at the same time play against glamour opposition so that Rangers could earn decent money from them.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Transfer window: should Rangers fans be worried about this?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

As we have said time and time again, we are truly impressed with how efficient and quick Rangers have been in this summer’s transfer window. Eight players in and possibly more to come is a very decent return so early in the window, and suggests Rangers will have a very different look come the new season.

However, despite all the euphoria and joy over all the inbounds, and the optimism caused by events off the pitch, there is a nagging worry just beginning to plant a seed of doubt.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Four players in two days? Rangers close to sealing deals; reports

Rangers are close to sealing deals for four new recruits over the next 48 hours, claim reports.

Manager Pedro Caixinha has been incredibly busy at work securing new acquisitions, and with Portugal’s Bruno Alves and ex-Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack already confirmed, it could be another four new faces similarly arriving by the close of play on Wednesday.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Meet Rangers' new central defence; 99% done

It really has not taken Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha long to build a new central defence. Following hot on the heels of Portuguese international Bruno Alves’ switch from Italy to Glasgow, it has been widely reported today that his fellow countryman Fabio Cardoso is also set to seal his switch to Govan, in his case from Vitoria Setubal.

The reason this is of so much importance is Cardoso is a massive missing piece of the Rangers jigsaw which had started to become a growing issue over the last few days – with Danny Wilson out injured till August, and Hill, Philippe Senderos and Rob Kiernan no longer part of Rangers’ plans, it was left to David Bates as Alves’ only potential partner.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Rangers close to five-player swoop; reports

Strong speculation is gathering pace that Rangers are close to completing the signings of Bruno Alves, Carlos Pena, Fabio Cardoso and Louis Moult, on top of the capture of Ryan Jack.

The five signings would be a massive boost for Rangers fans, with serious work finally getting underway to overhaul a dishevelled squad and give the chance for manager Pedro Caixinha to finally imprint his image on the side.