Poll re preferred choice for Rangers right back:

If fit, who would be your first choice right back for Rangers?

  • James Tavernier

    Votes: 823 65.2%
  • Jon Flanagan

    Votes: 259 20.5%
  • Buy somebody else in January

    Votes: 181 14.3%

  • Total voters
    1,263

migsy323

Well-Known Member
Tav simply can’t defend. That’s why he never made it in England whereas Flannigan has played in the premiership at right back
 

tazzabear

Well-Known Member
I think there is '...a vast amount of posters...' on FF who know and recognize a player who has become increasingly unreliable, and whose mistakes continue to hurt the team. The bottom line is that some point Gerrard has to call time on Tavernier.

If we are fortunate enough to be ahead, tied, or within touching distance of the yahoos by Christmas, an absolute priority must be the addition of a solid, reliable right back.
Strange.
Surely, if we are at this point then Tavernier will have contributed and would deserve to keep his place.
Or, do you dislike him that much?
 
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Bowery Boy

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I voted for Flanagan! Tavernier is nowhere near as good a defender as Flanagan. Don't think many would disagree with that. Tavernier is obviously better going forward than Flanagan ever will be. But now Tavernier is doing nothing going forward either. And with a whack of away games and Europa League games, clean sheets to me, are the main priority. There is ability going forward to get us goals, but we need to stop the leaking of idiotic goals first and foremost.
I would absolutely disagree with it. Flanagan is not this solid defender that everyone seems to think he is. Are we just forgetting about all the glaring errors he's made?
 

Rudolph Hucker

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Anyone but Tavernier. He has ALWAYS let the club down in the biggest matches and always will. From the SC semi against the scum (their 2nd goal came from him being unable to prevent the cross and he missed a penalty) to his abysmal performance in the SCF to his disappearing act in the humiliating double header against the scum the following season to his atrocious mistake at the scumdome last season to the numerous stupid mistakes he’s made so far already this season. How many times does he have to fail dismally in the big games before the penny drops that he simply is not good enough and never will be?
 

Chris the Bandito

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Anyone but Tavernier. He has ALWAYS let the club down in the biggest matches and always will. From the SC semi against the scum (their 2nd goal came from him being unable to prevent the cross and he missed a penalty) to his abysmal performance in the SCF to his disappearing act in the humiliating double header against the scum the following season to his atrocious mistake at the scumdome last season to the numerous stupid mistakes he’s made so far already this season. How many times does he have to fail dismally in the big games before the penny drops that he simply is not good enough and never will be?
That’s quite an achievement for our right back to have scored 50 odd goals and around 100 assists in 4 years and they’ve all been in meaningless games - including European and Bheggars games. Meanwhile he’s apparently lost us every important game in that time.
Ironically you can spout this pish about Tav and not get banned but if I tell the truth about you I’ll be looking for another user name. Better to just add you to the ignore list
 

Knightswoodbear

Well-Known Member
Tav simply can’t defend. That’s why he never made it in England whereas Flannigan has played in the premiership at right back
Shhhh you'll upset some people on here stating facts. Look tavernier is always going to be more productive than flanagan going forward and in that sense I'm a big fan of his, however Flanagan is always going to be a more reliable defender than tavernier, and if JT isn't producing the goods going forward or is on a rotten run of form then he needs swapped out for Flanagan. We wouldn't have conceded those goals in Bern and Edinburgh if Flanagan was playing, I'm 100% confident on that. Those individual errors single handedly cost us points, that's the Crux of the matter.
 

Ponientebear

Well-Known Member
So if a good full back was identified are people actually saying they would still stick with a defensive liability, wow.
 

baystatebear

Well-Known Member
Strange.
Surely, if we are at this point then Tavernier will have contributed and would deserve to keep his place.
Or, do you dislike him that much?
Strange??? no, Tav is unreliable - period.

He is liable at anytime to do something daft and cost us points - how much more evidence do you need?. If we are still in touch with the yahoos by Christmas it will be inspite of Tav rather than because of him. Rangers clearly need a more reliable option at rt. back - there is nothing 'strange' about hoping for or wanting this.
 

tazzabear

Well-Known Member
Strange??? no, Tav is unreliable - period.

He is liable at anytime to do something daft and cost us points - how much more evidence do you need?. If we are still in touch with the yahoos by Christmas it will be inspite of Tav rather than because of him. Rangers clearly need a more reliable option at rt. back - there is nothing 'strange' about hoping for or wanting this.
I’m guessing then that you believe we are close just now despite (not inspite) of Tavernier.
He’s contributed nothing and will continue to continue to contribute nothing.
Tell me, honestly, were you one of those who wanted Barisic binned?
 

Port Sunlight Ger

Well-Known Member
Bring in a proper right mid/winger who will link up with Tav. Ojo never will and Arfield isn't the answer out there. The right side used to be our strongest area of the team, now it's the weakest.
Failing that, I'd be looking to strengthen if possible. Though, I still maintain McCrorie is made for RB.
Agree mate,with Tav in front of him
 

devilman

Well-Known Member
Tav would still be my choice of right back. However, I do think he needs a stint out of the team. He certainly needs a stint off of set pieces. However, he still has a massive part to play for our club.

He'll remain as captain and he'll get plenty of game time but someone else should be given a couple of games. It's difficult to drop the captain but the good of the club has to come first.
 

Baillie1872

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Game dependant for me. Games where we’ll be attacking continually then Tav. Away from home in Europe, and against Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen, Tims I’d be tempted to play Flanagan for his defensive abilities.
How dare you bring common sense into this !!
 

dcbluenose

Member
Candeias used to cover for Tav, which helped immensely. Without someone like that to assist when he switches off, his defensive weakness is exposed. Either get someone who will cover for him, or maybe move him to right mid and get a more defensive right back in Jan
 

Bowery Boy

Well-Known Member
Candeias used to cover for Tav, which helped immensely. Without someone like that to assist when he switches off, his defensive weakness is exposed. Either get someone who will cover for him, or maybe move him to right mid and get a more defensive right back in Jan
We don't play with a right mid, unless you mean push him into the front 3?
 

BL11

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I have faith in our Captain.

He needs a cuddle and some reassurance and he'll get back to his best.

Oh Captain, My Captain.
 

Gary

Well-Known Member
Seems the loudest ones about Tav are in the minority and the majority recognise a good football player when they see one. Nothing like a good poll to show the true feelings of the support.
 

BL11

Well-Known Member
I would absolutely disagree with it. Flanagan is not this solid defender that everyone seems to think he is. Are we just forgetting about all the glaring errors he's made?
Flanagan is evolving into Maldini now amongst our players detractors.

Flanno is cover, he likes a meaty challenge but has been caught out a few times with bad positioning and his distribution.
 

joseph

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I voted to bench tav for a game or 2 as a wake up call and challenge Flanagan to pressure and give the gaffer a decision on who is given the nod.
But the reality is Tav will be our first choice
 

bobbyger

Active Member
Bring in a proper right mid/winger who will link up with Tav. Ojo never will and Arfield isn't the answer out there. The right side used to be our strongest area of the team, now it's the weakest.
Failing that, I'd be looking to strengthen if possible. Though, I still maintain McCrorie is made for RB.
McCrorie as right back. He was chased as CB because of mistakes, moved to DCM where he was great. Now you want to play him at RB. Have you gone to the Ally school of management where playing people out of position is the norm.
 
McCrorie as right back. He was chased as CB because of mistakes, moved to DCM where he was great. Now you want to play him at RB. Have you gone to the Ally school of management where playing people out of position is the norm.
He played mostly as a RB in the youths and was a stand out there. I watched quite a few games with him playing there and it's definitely his best position imo.
 
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