Rangers' defeat left me so raging I aimed flip flop at my new telly but where was the players' anger? - Barry Ferguson

Ponientebear

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After watching Gerrard’s interview I wanted to lob my size twelves at the tv
too.
Sure the players should get most of the blame but we have a manager who (not for the first time) watch that on Wednesday and stood there with his usual pose, arms folded, chewing on his lip and did f- all to change it.
 
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Nerf Herder

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We arent in a position to sign any player who come from a club who need to win every single game.

In fact, I can't think of any other league has a situation like ours, where our title rival virtually never drops a point and is on course for winning every single trophy on offer for 4 years running.
You make a fair point mate.

Perhaps it's a need to sign more grizzled, experienced pro's then - guys like Kent, Aribo, Katic, Kamara who have bags of potential maybe aren't what we need in the immediacy to get results?

Of course experienced and established players don't come cheap.
 

JW1988

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I find it quite funny that my 2 favourite footballers of Rangers and non Rangers are Barry Ferguson & Steven Gerrard. Two leaders on and off the park, I actually think Barry would be a good addition to our coaching team, a bit like Kevin Thomson as well. They know what its all about. No harm to the backroom staff who all clearly know their jobs, but they all come from places where if you slip up in matches its bad but not the end of the world. KT and BF know that at Rangers, if you slip up it is catastrophic. I agree with Barry that looking at the players, there was no sense of "oh shit, lets get this sorted now" it was just keep plodding on and hope we get the win. Rangers teams do everything to get that win, they have that confidence that no matter what happens we are good enough to win it. I don't get that sense with our team, mainly because none of them (bar 2) are serial winners.
 

Geerfc19

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I'm glad hes came out and said that because I've said those very things several times on here.

Our players looked like dears in the headlights at the end of the game I'd rather they were throwing their toys out the pram.
 

Hal B. Goode

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Listening to a snippet of that Maurice Ross interview on the Talkin' Fitba podcast yesterday and it makes you wonder: do we have a dressing room of guys who will be in the ears of the other players demanding higher standards? Cajoling them to the point of insanity to get an extra 10% out of them?

Outside of McGregor and Davis, do we have those big characters in there to be setting the standard to which the rest of the squad must live up to?
 

ICA_86

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A 25 year old Ferguson in our midfield now would change everything.
You’re five years too late.

I honestly think 19-22 year old Ferguson could have strolled into any side. His pace was completely under-appreciated, he was rapid and allied to his technical ability he was untouchable.

After his first bad injury he lost the speed a little bit but still obviously a very good player.
 

WattieSmith

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Halliday got stuck in when one of theirs had a go at Hagi, but that was it.

Very rarely do you see them get involved or stand up for each other.
I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice this, does my head in and tells me a lot about the type of players we have at the club.
 

ICA_86

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I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice this, does my head in and tells me a lot about the type of players we have at the club.
Infuriates me mate. Some of the treatment that Morelos gets and not one player gets involved. I would honestly even be alright with a yellow card here and there for a bit of retribution.

Same as how we give the referee an easy ride. You don’t need to scream in the ref’s face, but we don’t even challenge them. Didn’t see one player properly go over the ref after that Morelos goal against Killie.

Spineless. Probably explains why they’ve shat the bed every time they’ve looked like achieving something.
 
What would we pay to have Fergie in our midfield right now, more than we paid for Kent but it would have been worth it. We need someone like him that's for sure.
 

Bigbluebear

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I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice this, does my head in and tells me a lot about the type of players we have at the club.
Several of them got in about Power in the Kent incident and it probably led to Kent being booked.

Goldson got in the refs face the about Cosgrove, booked.

It's a farce.
 

mark hateley

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The men with heart years ago and no longer within our squad.

Barry, Davie Weir, Thomson, Miller and McGregor (I know hes still here) but that is some spine of a team.
 

HenningBerg

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I understand he’s frustrated like all of us and the main point here . Also one of my favourite players of all time .

But do we really need to read that he got a new telly for his birthday and he “ nearly ripped it off the wall” and “ removed a flip flop and threw it at it “ but is glad he didn’t ?

What a load of shite Barry . No you didn’t .
 

The Crimson King

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There was a moment right after Killie scored their first, where the players didn't seem too peturbed. I expected to see them screaming in frustration or having words with each other, but there were a few hands-on-hips and an almost resignation.
 

Bluenose1979

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He’s absolutely right. Those players looked like they’d chucked it in the second half and didn’t give a fck. Second to every loose ball, outmuscled and bullied in every challenge and strolling about half-arsing it until the inevitable happened.

Killie looked far more up for it than we did.
 

sg9375

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The lack of fight and anger on the pitch is really worrying. We look great when its going well but as soon as we are struggling we collapse into silence and just accept the outcome. It surprises me this because SG was the sort of player that did not allow this as a player so why as a manager he hasn’t fixed this problem? Why??
 

Bigbluebear

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most probs the reason then why weve lost the title in thw space of 3 games
The guy most are eulogising over in this thread played half his career for us injured.

We don't have a strong enough squad to cover for 3 or 4 of our top players being injured / suspended and missing weeks of football at the one time.
 

Govan loyal

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The guy most are eulogising over in this thread played half his career for us injured.

We don't have a strong enough squad to cover for 3 or 4 of our top players being injured / suspended and missing weeks of football at the one time.
i agree a few injuries were threadbare. but still think jacks been really poor. al go back as far as killie at ibrox then them at piggery b4 the break he was poor. again am not bashing jack here a love him am more going along the lines of what would be good is if we had a barry ferguson. unfortunately a dont see that in any of the players we have.
 

The_Degan

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Totally agree, at the end of the game the other night the players shit themselves other than Andy Halliday to come near the fans, they bolted right up the tunnel embarrassed with themselves. They need to come out fighting now and start winning 2nd balls and get the crowd behind them
Jack came over too .
 

KL2

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Can't knock that.

His media stuff usually irritates me, but that's just a reality. How many in the dressing room feel what we feel after a game like that?
 

tvitch

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I'm not Barry's biggest fan but one thing is for sure, he would not have stood for that shit show on Wednesday night. He would have been in people's faces when that equaliser went in.
 
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