How many of those types of players exist in modern football?I think the problem may be our great captains of the past. They were all the fist clenched types. That may not always be the best but it is what I expect of a Rangers captain and I expect most of our fans will feel the same.
Ma response is to the OP’s comment and I was sarcastically firing back at your comment where I’ve made ma thoughts clear at the end of my postSO you haven't read the article, but are commenting on a thread about said article.
You are allowed an opinion, but it's a cracking insight which former players are interviewed, in which they state he is very much a leader.
You are also coming across a very angry man in your response to being questioned about not reading said article. strange.
I haven't said anything about your opinion on Tav, but you did respond to a thread about an article on Tav and it's clear you didn't read the article.Reading the article won’t really change my opinion on him as captain so there’s no really a need. You like him as captain that’s fine, I’ve nae right to tell you not too
No he doesn'tHe has a large fan club on here, I think he shone in the championship and also benefited massively from Candeias being the player he was and now plays within himself on the back of all that.
An in depth, analytical article including input from former team mates of the subject?Now I get why the Athletic is offering itself for £1 a month if that is the standard of its journalism
Exactly, come May and a Treble Tav will be spoken about very differently.Great article, love long reads like that. I'm a big fan of Tav's although he (and the rest of the team) won't be fully appreciated until they've fought and won a league title, nor should they.
Ryan JackI‘d say the only other option who comes close is Goldson. As I’ve posted before, I sat in the main stand at Motherwell around Christmas last year. Strange experience. Eerily quiet so you could hear everything the players and coaches were shouting. The two most vocal in our team, by a considerable distance, were Tav and Goldson. The idea that Tav is ‘too quiet’ is bullshit.
Nope. He played that day but after Tav and Goldson, the next most vocal - albeit a long way behind - was Scott Arfield. The two who are ‘in charge’ of that Rangers team on the pitch are Tav and Goldson. I actually think Goldson just edges it but there’s little in it.Ryan Jack
See this btw, I've been harsh on Tav but his stats speak for themselves. Until there's trophys put in that cabinet I wouldn't miss one of them leaving stats n goals are all fine and well but if you aren't providing the goods with them then they realistically count for %^*& all. I'd rather a team that was bland and boring but put the points up. Rather than a team that swatted the likes of Hamilton n st mirren away but arses collapsed at crunch time.Tavernier is an excellent captain and one of our best players.
People won’t realise that until he’s not playing for us anymore.
Which is absolute nonsense in all honesty. What do folk expect from a right wing back? For him to single handedly drag us to titles? His numbers speak for themselves, he's doing HIS job far more often than he's not.Unfortunately for Tav, as good a player as he is, a Rangers Captain is ultimately measure on lifting silverware. Under he does that people will continue to question him.
From my point of view (not to jinx him) he’s improved enormously as a player.
The manager and players he plays with would never come out and say he isn't captain material no matter what their thoughts on the subject areAll the players he’s played with/plays with - Captain
Steven Gerrard and his team - Captain
Yer da on FF/Twitter - Never a Captain