I'm Warming To The Jordan Jones Signing

MearnsUnionist

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After watching him closely in the last few N.Ireland games, I'm beginning to see what Gerrard sees in him.

I've watched him struggle consistently against Tav, who hasn't right enough, but I've got to say he's looked a very talented winger in his past few internationals.

He's been going past full backs, inside or outside, with ease and has got excellent delivery with either foot.

He's certainly not going to start for us every week, particularly if we continue with the Xmas tree formation we finished the season with.

However, there will be games when his ability to beat a man in tight situations will be a huge asset against deep lying defensive teams at Ibrox.

Definitely gives us another good option in certain games.
 
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Ross_

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no fee - modest wages - has shown he can do it in this league in a poorer team, its a no lose situation in my eyes.

i personally hope hes more a squad player / impact sub than a first 11 winger - but if he ups his level that he merits that and is better than anything else we have so be it.
 

AdiCR2

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Need to wait until I see him for Rangers. He has been excellent for a Killie team that can play on the counter. He has been excellent for a Northern Ireland team that can play on the counter.

How effective will he be at home to St Johnstone when they have 10 men behind the ball and happy to settle for a 0-0? Time will tell and that's the difference between players that can make it at Rangers and players that cant. Some of the signings that have failed at Ibrox just couldn't grasp that, whereas others who have maybe not had as much talent have grasped it and flourished.

Would love JJ to work out, just don't want to put too much pressure on him as you know what FF is like for baying hordes.
 

LoganBear

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The boy will try harder too because he is one of us. Lafferty might be an exception.
Not sure if he is technically one of us mate.

Born in england and a Boro fan as a lad.

Watching him recently though I dont think attitude or application will be an issue with him.

Watched him last night and was dangerous going forward but there was a point in the game around 80+ minutes where belarus were attacking down their right wing and their winger/fullback was favourite to get the ball and was just about to whip a cross in from a dangerous position and jones flew in with a slide tackle a fullback would have been proud of to take the ball.

Quietly impressed with him.
 

coplandrearl36

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Players can look good elsewhere.
It’s, do they have the strength to carry the shirt and pressure that goes with it.
The Rangers support want instant performances and results.

I’m fairly patient with all players who play for Rangers, time will tell and he’ll get my full support.
 

ICA_86

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The outcry over his signing has been, as usual, pathetic. I see it as immaturity, but because he’s from Northern Ireland and was signed from Killie, it’s just not sexy enough for some fans.

Said since day one that he’ll surprise a lot of people next year.

I think he’s quite basic, which will work in his favour. He wants to beat his man in any which way and get the ball in the box - we don’t have that just now.
 

Graemelins

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The kind of player that will benefit from coming in quietly and not having huge expectations hanging over him.
I hope he gets a decent chance to show he’s up to it.
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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The boy is a player, and I have been saying that for months on here when he's been getting ripped by most of the ''every player in the SPL is sh*te mob''. I've watched him give Tav a torrid time on occasions and also play well against the Tarriers as well.

He might not start every week for us but he'll be a cracking squad option.

He has a certain arrogance about him as well which I like in a player. I don't think he is going to be overawed by playing for us, which is a massive thing.

I think he will surprise a lot of people next season.
 

aclark

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Agreed mate, too many to quick to write him off. Hes direct has pace and can get the ball into the right areas, if we keep Alfie i think the two could link up quite well, should of course Jones be a starter which he may not be. Used as a super sub as well could be interesting, watched him in the 2 NI games this week and looked lively.
 

Superrangers

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A decent player with international experience, experience in the SPL and something of a plastic pitch specialist who's services have been attained for no fee. As low risk a signing as you can get!
A good point about the plastic pitches. I hate them and want them gone but until they are, as you say, can’t hurt to have players who can play on them.
 

ahalfallover

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After watching him closely in the last few N.Ireland games, I'm beginning to see what Gerrard sees in him.

I've watched him struggle consistently against Tav, who hasn't right enough, but I've got to say he's looked a very talented winger in his past few internationals.

He's been going past full backs, inside or outside, with ease and has got excellent delivery with either foot.

He's certainly not going to start for us every week, particularly if we continue with the Xmas tree formation we finished the season with.

However, there will be games when his ability to beat a man in tight situations will be a huge asset against deep lying defensive teams at Ibrox.

Definitely gives us another good option in certain games.
DID YOU NOT SAY THE SAME FOR SADIQ LOL ?
 

gerz1873

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I genuinely have no real perception of how this guy will do for us. Unlike many on here who scream from the rooftops he is pi$h.
 

MearnsUnionist

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Need to wait until I see him for Rangers. He has been excellent for a Killie team that can play on the counter. He has been excellent for a Northern Ireland team that can play on the counter.

How effective will he be at home to St Johnstone when they have 10 men behind the ball and happy to settle for a 0-0? Time will tell and that's the difference between players that can make it at Rangers and players that cant. Some of the signings that have failed at Ibrox just couldn't grasp that, whereas others who have maybe not had as much talent have grasped it and flourished.

Would love JJ to work out, just don't want to put too much pressure on him as you know what FF is like for baying hordes.

He was excellent against both Belarus and Estonia at Windsor Park.

Both of these teams virtually camped in their own penalty box.

Even last night's game, it was N.Ireland that were dictating the pace of the game.

That's the point I made in the OP.

He's been excellent against deep lying defensive teams.
 

AdiCR2

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He was excellent against both Belarus and Estonia at Windsor Park.

Both of these teams virtually camped in their own penalty box.

Even last night's game, it was N.Ireland that were dictating the pace of the game.

That's the point I made in the OP.

He's been excellent against deep lying defensive teams.
There's a massive difference in expectation from Windsor Park to Ibrox and from Northern Ireland to Rangers....
 

ICM

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He has a lot of potential and will be a threat for us, but he is still raw and his final ball is far from excellent.

The important thing is there is plenty of talent for Gerrard, Beale and co to work with.
 

mark hateley

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I have became excited about this signing due to the outlay.

He might not come with all singing and all dancing background but he has performed well.

I am now thinking that he could be more productive than Kent. That took alot for me to think that.
 

MearnsUnionist

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There's a massive difference in expectation from Windsor Park to Ibrox and from Northern Ireland to Rangers....

Of course there is.

As I said in the OP, I don't expect him to start every game, as our formation often won't accomodate wingers.

However, he's got the ability to beat a full back in a tight situation and deliver a good ball.

That can be very handy in certain games.
 

Rfc loyal

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After watching him closely in the last few N.Ireland games, I'm beginning to see what Gerrard sees in him.

I've watched him struggle consistently against Tav, who hasn't right enough, but I've got to say he's looked a very talented winger in his past few internationals.

He's been going past full backs, inside or outside, with ease and has got excellent delivery with either foot.

He's certainly not going to start for us every week, particularly if we continue with the Xmas tree formation we finished the season with.

However, there will be games when his ability to beat a man in tight situations will be a huge asset against deep lying defensive teams at Ibrox.

Definitely gives us another good option in certain games.
Struggle against tav????it was tav who struggled against him tbh
 

Twin1991

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He's exactly the type of squad player we need.

He won't start every game but he has experience in this league and the few times I have seen him play he has done well.

A Jordan Jones on the bench to come on is a better option than a Grezda or Middleton (No disrespect to the lad but hes not ready yet).

Jones improves the squad from last season, I have no doubt.
 

spirit_of_93

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I’ve seen him have a couple of quietish games but mainly he’s looked a constant threat who frequently beats his man and opens up defences.

Final ball and decision making could be better on occasion, but he’s the sort of player who brings that spark that can change a game when a team is struggling. You can never have enough players who bring that. Seems a confident lad too so hopefully playing for Rangers will not phase him.
 

MearnsUnionist

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Struggle against tav????it was tav who struggled against him tbh

No chance mate.

He's had a couple of brief flashes against us, but Jones spent more time chasing Tav than the other way around.


Tav is probably our most effective player on artificial surfaces and Jones was regularly substituted against us.

Apart from McGregor throwing his trundler in, he did very little against us, just like every other left winger in the league.
 
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CoplandRearGer

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The outcry over his signing has been, as usual, pathetic. I see it as immaturity, but because he’s from Northern Ireland and was signed from Killie, it’s just not sexy enough for some fans.

Said since day one that he’ll surprise a lot of people next year.

I think he’s quite basic, which will work in his favour. He wants to beat his man in any which way and get the ball in the box - we don’t have that just now.
I'm not sure the doubts about him are in any way related to how 'sexy' the signing is.

@AdiCR2 was completely on the money with regards to why some fans aren't so sure. Space in behind to exploit his pace isn't something that he'll have much of with us, particularly at Ibrox.

We heard the same rhetoric about O'Halloran when he signed and whilst his commitment levels could be questioned, we rarely saw the threat that he possessed when playing for St Johnstone.
 

MearnsUnionist

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I'm not sure the doubts about him are in any way related to how 'sexy' the signing is.

@AdiCR2 was completely on the money with regards to why some fans aren't so sure. Space in behind to exploit his pace isn't something that he'll have much of with us, particularly at Ibrox.

We heard the same rhetoric about O'Halloran when he signed and whilst his commitment levels could be questioned, we rarely saw the threat that he possessed when playing for St Johnstone.

MOH is more of an Oliver Burke.

Head down and keep running until you hit someone.

Jones has shown for N.Ireland, particularly in the recent games at Windsor Park, that he's got the trickery to beat a full back in a tight situation when a team's defending deep.

That will be useful in certain games.
 

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