Gareth McCauley

#19
Yes agreed, all we then need is a 3rd choice for a year like worral was.
Shouldnt cost a lot
Was going to post exactly this. If we can get another real quality CB and have 3 fighting for 2 positions (and rotating at the right times) then i'd be happy for the big man to be our 4th choice CB.

I'd imagine he'd play in the cups against lower league opposition and maybe the odd league game ie Ross County at home if we have a big game* in midweek or the following week

*I know they're all big games but you get the point
 
#23
We could quite easily have 2 central defenders injured at the same time. Would you be happy for a slow, almost 40 year old McAuley playing for an extended period?

We need better - even for 4th choice.
Ifs and buts mate, we have a budget.
There also must be youngsters who could be 4th choice and mccauley even 5th.
Its only the SPL, strikers arent great.
 
#34
Its not going to be about playing, and btw the guy missed the close season.
It will be coaching and he does have a lot of expierence plus a rangers man.
I cannot believe the amount on here bad mouthing him.
He aint done anything wrong ffs
I don’t see anyone bad mouthing him. I see people questioning whether a 40 year old who is slow and has barely played is an ideal candidate for potentially playing in a title challenge. Fair points.
 
#35
As a coach yes (if he's up to the required standard) but as a player no. We need better.
He was solid enough in any game he played. We may need better for a number of games, but the bread and butter of the Premiership on a soggy Wednesday night?

As a player-coach it would not bad to have him in reserve. If he goes, best of luck!
 
#36
I don’t see anyone bad mouthing him. I see people questioning whether a 40 year old who is slow and has barely played is an ideal candidate for potentially playing in a title challenge. Fair points.
But he will be well down the line, maybe 5th.
We aint got the surplus money, maybe katic/ goldson, the guy from oldham, then someone from the second team. Then gareth.
I do get it with age, but SG kept him in the background for back up and he would be the same again.
Only for a year mind you.
 

Rangers500

Well-Known Member
#37
But he will be well down the line, maybe 5th.
We aint got the surplus money, maybe katic/ goldson, the guy from oldham, then someone from the second team. Then gareth.
I do get it with age, but SG kept him in the background for back up and he would be the same again.
Only for a year mind you.
If he’s shown coaching skills that are better than those out there and has a positive influence on the feel around the club then absolutely keep him as a coach.

I would not want to be 2 injuries/suspensions away from trying to get a 40 year old back up to speed though when every game is crucial. If we don’t have any youth players who are good enough to be number 5 then we should go out and get a young prospect for very little outlay. I just don’t think he should even be considered an option playing wise. I like the guy though and wouldn’t have a bad word to say about him.
 
#38
If he’s shown coaching skills that are better than those out there and has a positive influence on the feel around the club then absolutely keep him as a coach.

I would not want to be 2 injuries/suspensions away from trying to get a 40 year old back up to speed though when every game is crucial. If we don’t have any youth players who are good enough to be number 5 then we should go out and get a young prospect for very little outlay. I just don’t think he should even be considered an option playing wise. I like the guy though and wouldn’t have a bad word to say about him.
fair shout and agree, we really should have players coming through or whats the point in having youths etc
 

Graemeh89

Well-Known Member
#49
Why not? Cause he was absolutely howling in every game bar his debut.

Of course, he got a free pass while Worrall copped the blame for it.

We will never win the title with Gareth McAuley as a player. Not even a 4th choice backup.
Agreed , away to Vienna I saw him “ sprint “ and that made up my mind.
 
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