Match Thread Rangers v Ayr United - 19:45 Wednesday - RangersTV.tv Only

Torque_87

Well-Known Member
#7
Another massive game for us, the league cup is hugely important as our players winning a trophy would give them the taste of success. Good game for others to get a chance, although I don't think we should be taking too many risks.
 

Linfieldloyal

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#10
What's the rules , extra time / pens or straight to pens after 90 or replay
Would obviously hope it's sorted well before then
Also when is the draw for semis?
 

cav

Well-Known Member
#18
I'd rest a lot if the staff think the others are ready;

Foderingham
Tavernier
Worrall
Katic
Flanagan
McCrorie
Halliday
Dorrans
Grezda
Morelos
Middleton

Sadiq,Rossiter and Wallace from the bench.
 

SDR

Well-Known Member
#19
At last @DocStone :D

Foderingham

Tavernier
Katic
Worrall
Flanagan

Ejaria
McCrorie
Halliday

Candeias
Morelos
Middleton

Wallace, Dorrans and Sadiq from the bench.

2-0 Rangers, after a bit of a slog.
Not a bad suggestion at all but, with 6 youngsters apparently in the squad, I think it's going to be a little bit different from that. I suppose Middleton still may be counted as a youngster. Maybe start one of the midfielders (Kelly, Palmer, Thomson)? Is Andy Dallas going to get a chance? McCrorie (goalie) on the bench instead of AMcG?

Spoiled for choice. Happy days.
 

Muzza

Active Member
#21
I'd be surprised if Tav plays tonight. Need to give him, big Connor and one or two others a rest. Loads of massive games coming up and need to use the full squad wisely.

Fod, Flanagan, Katic, Worrall, Wallace, McRorie, Halliday, Ejaria, Grezda, Morelos, Middleton

Bench, Robby McRorie, Candeias, Dorrans, Sadiq, Rossiter, Palmer, Kelly.
 

ibrox1975

Well-Known Member
#22
We are clearly playing a relatively inexperienced 11, which is a gamble against a reasonable Ayr United side
A gamble worth taking in the League cup though
I’d like to see a solid spine in our team.
 

White Cafu

Well-Known Member
#23
We are clearly playing a relatively inexperienced 11, which is a gamble against a reasonable Ayr United side
A gamble worth taking in the League cup though
I’d like to see a solid spine in our team.
Why clearly? I thought it was suggested in press conference we’d go quite strong?
 

Robbie Wilson

Well-Known Member
#25
I'd rest a lot if the staff think the others are ready;

Foderingham
Tavernier
Worrall
Katic
Flanagan
McCrorie
Halliday
Dorrans
Grezda
Morelos
Middleton

Sadiq,Rossiter and Wallace from the bench.
That's the team I picked with one change Rossiter for Halliday.

This MUST be a priority outside the leauge obviously.

Win tonight and win the semi and hopefully the manky mob in the final with a level playing field supporters wise, Win well against them, get that monkey off our back and silverware in the trophy room where it belongs.

Achieve this and sit back and watch, order pizza, order plenty pop corn, buy a lazy boy, it will be trueley Amazing the beginning of the end.

DK must fire a few salvos at this time. BooM!!!!!
 

cav

Well-Known Member
#30
So many sticking Grezda in their team.:eek: He isn't in the squad for tonight guys.
Surprised he isn't in the squad mate,but as my post said-the team I've suggested is based on the staff thinking these players are ready to start the game-if that's not the case then obviously they don't play,and in fairness to the staff they seem to be making a helluva lot of right decisions on selection of late it would seem.

It just seems like SG and GM have a lot of logic and common sense in their thinking,which isn't always the case with football management funnily enough at times.I think that's one of the big reasons why the support are so confident in them,myself included.
 

Valley Bluenose

Well-Known Member
#31
Can’t find it. I’d be stunned if he wasn’t at least on the bench.
It was posted yesterday by @m@x link below:

https://www.followfollow.com/forum/threads/jack-barisic-and-mcauley-all-at-training.48177/page-2

Post #80.

Apparently the squad is:

Foderingham, Tavernier, Barisic, Flanagan, Katic, Goldson, Worrall, Wallace, Arfield, Dorrans, Halliday, Coulibaly, Ross McCrorie, Kent, Ejaria, Candeias, Morelos, Middleton, Sadiq, Palmer, Thomson, Kelly, Robby McCrorie.
 
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Starting Anew

Well-Known Member
#32
It was posted yesterday by @m@x link below:

https://www.followfollow.com/forum/threads/jack-barisic-and-mcauley-all-at-training.48177/page-2

Post #80.

Apparently the squad is:

Foderingham, Tavernier, Barisic, Flanagan, Katic, Goldson, Worrall, Wallace, Arfield, Dorrans, Halliday, Coulibaly, Ross McCrorie, Kent, Ejaria, Candeias, Morelos, Middleton, Sadiq, Palmer, Thomson, Kelly, Robby McCrorie.
Had missed that. From that squad, i’d go:
Fod

Flanagan
Katic
Worrall
Wallace (if there is any doubt about Barisic and if Wallace is fit. If Barisic is fine then maybe give him more ganetime. If Wallace still has doubts then Flanagan left and Tav right)

McCrorie
Coulibaly (who needs more game time)
Ejaria (also needing game time though could have a youth attacking mid. Not sure who in that squad fills that role)

Candeias
Middleton

Sadiq (he needs a chance to show if he’s ever going to make it. If there’s no chance then Morelos).
 

isawthat

Well-Known Member
#35
Mon the Gers, just do it.

We don't want to see any of the "it's only Ayr United" attitude. Keep the good feel factor going, a couple of quick goals and get the job done.

Good luck to the fringe players that get their chance to shine tonight.

Mon the Gers, just do it.
 

Ian-RFC

Well-Known Member
#37
Rangers match preview
September 26, 2018/in Main Slider /by commercial
Match Preview
Rangers vs. Ayr United
Betfred Cup Quarter-Final
Wednesday 26th September 2018. Kick-off 7.45pm

Tonight (Wednesday), sees Ayr United travel to Glasgow to take on Rangers in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup. The high flying Honest Men returned to the top of the Championship on Saturday with a 2-0 at Alloa and are the division’s last remaining representatives in the competition.



The clean-sheet at the Indodrill Stadium was our eighth of the season and sixth away from home in just seven games while at the opposite end of the park, Lawrence Shankland took his tally to 15 goals in 12 games, nine of them coming in the league cup.



Opponents:
Rangers resurrection under Steven Gerrard has seen them qualify for the group stages of the Europa League, having overcoming clubs from Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia and Russia in qualifying. Last Thursday, they held Villarreal to a credible draw in Spain, before brushing aside St. Johnstone 5-1 at Ibrox on Sunday to climb to second place in the Premiership table.



They have lost just once in all competitions this season, at Celtic Park at the start of the month, and only Croatians Osijek have avoided defeat in Govan.



The Light Blues reached this stage of the Betfred Cup with a 3-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos scored a hat-trick against Steve Clarke’s side last month and Rangers will see the competition – which they have won more than any other side – as a great opportunity to lift their first national cup competition since 2011.



Morelos – who earned his first cap for the Colombian national team in an international against Venezuela last month – leads the way as Rangers top goalscorer this season with seven goals, and captain James Tavernier has weighed in with five from right-back.

Team News: Daniel Harvie comes back into the squad after suspension.

Ian says: “We are well aware of the size of tonight’s task however we have good players and we have been encouraging them to go out and show how good they are. It will be a great occasion, one for everyone to enjoy and although we know how hard it will be we are going there to try and cause them problems and win the game. We know we have goals in this team and right now they are all enjoying their football. The playing surface will be superb and our fans will make plenty of noise.”

Head to head (at Ibrox):
Ayr United wins – 2
Draws – 6
Alloa Athletic wins – 38



The Honest Men’s only wins at Ibrox came in 1915 and 1959.

Ayr and Rangers have met 11 times in the League Cup, most recently in the final of the competition in 2002, a match Rangers won 4-0 at Hampden Park. United’s only win came in a quarter-final second-leg tie at Somerset Park in 1953, a 3-2 win not enough to overcome the first leg deficit.

Last Meeting: The sides last met seven months ago in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup at a snowy Somerset Park. Alan Forrest put United ahead in the 11th minute after ‘keeper Wes Foderingham’s error. Alfredo Morelos equalised 20 minutes later and it was level at half-time but Graeme Murty’s side ran away with it after the hour mark, scoring five goals without reply.



Forrest was also on the scoresheet when the Honest Men last met at Ibrox, in April 2014. Bilel Mohsni opened the scoring in the 54th minutes before Forrest scored an equaliser in the League 1 encounter only for the Tunisian defender Mohsni to grab the winner with 8 minutes to go in the game.

Match Officials:
Referee – Bobby Madden
Assistant Referee 1 – Graham Chambers
Assistant Referee 2 – Daniel McFarlane
Fourth Official – Nick Walsh

We thank you for travelling to support the team. Your support is vital. However, we all need to be able to enjoy watching games in a safe and considerate environment.

We ask that you support the players and team without resorting to unacceptable behaviour that can lead either Club or individuals facing charges.

All Scottish grounds have a searching policy as a condition of entry.

Possessing or using any pyro device and anyone detected will be liable to prosecution and a lifetime ban from football stadiums.

Copies of Ayr United’s Unacceptable Conduct Policy can be found on our website. http://www.ayrunitedfc.co.uk/unacceptable-conduct-policy/

Thank you and enjoy the game.

http://www.ayrunitedfc.co.uk/rangers-match-preview-2/
 

Nacho72

Active Member
#38
I'd go

Fod

Flanagan
Worral
Katic
Barisic

Ejaria
Dorrans
Halliday

Grezda
Morelos
Middleton

Think we'll probably see less changes than that though, guys like Grezda, Dorrans and Sadiq coming off the bench if we're comfortable after 55/60 minutes.
 

Starting Anew

Well-Known Member
#39
I'd go

Fod

Flanagan
Worral
Katic
Barisic

Ejaria
Dorrans
Halliday

Grezda
Morelos
Middleton

Think we'll probably see less changes than that though, guys like Grezda, Dorrans and Sadiq coming off the bench if we're comfortable after 55/60 minutes.
I would be worried that Dorrans still isn’t fit to start. Bring him on second half. But, with Ejaria and Coulibaly also needing game time as they return, i’d be tempted to start with them.
 
#41
I would have thought Morelos would be one of the first to get a wee rest but suppose it depends how he feels and we are short of options in cf position.

Should be another hammering anyway just need to be careful with Bobby Madman reffin the game and the weather hes been a wee bit quiet for a while but one of these "im nae Rangers man now" type performances is never far away. Red cards can make any tie or fixture difficult and the refs know that better than anyone, they love to send our players off.
 

Skoosh1872

Well-Known Member
#42
The squad feels so much stronger i’m Less concerned about players slotting in an out.
Would like Sadiq to get at least 45 and hopefully get on the scoresheet and show up well to both boost his confidence and let us see he is at least an option if required.
Can’t imagine Ayr defenders have faced anyone like him before
 

weefree

Active Member
#43
Id love to see them go 4-4-2 and play both Morelos and Sadiq tonight, think that having Morelos on there would take some pressure off Big Umar, might be a confidence thing and if he's up there on his own he'll be under intense scrutiny but also feel that El Buffalo apart from ripping the Ayr defence a new one could maybe serve him one up on a plate like he did Candeias on Sunday.
 

klosrfc

Active Member
#45
Hope to see about 30-35k. Atmosphere will be non existent I’m guessing but just hope it doesn’t affect the players who are used to a full house normally. How many of you guys are going? Let’s go!
 

Beanzie

Well-Known Member
#47
Rangers match preview
September 26, 2018/in Main Slider /by commercial
Match Preview
Rangers vs. Ayr United
Betfred Cup Quarter-Final
Wednesday 26th September 2018. Kick-off 7.45pm

Tonight (Wednesday), sees Ayr United travel to Glasgow to take on Rangers in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup. The high flying Honest Men returned to the top of the Championship on Saturday with a 2-0 at Alloa and are the division’s last remaining representatives in the competition.



The clean-sheet at the Indodrill Stadium was our eighth of the season and sixth away from home in just seven games while at the opposite end of the park, Lawrence Shankland took his tally to 15 goals in 12 games, nine of them coming in the league cup.



Opponents:
Rangers resurrection under Steven Gerrard has seen them qualify for the group stages of the Europa League, having overcoming clubs from Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia and Russia in qualifying. Last Thursday, they held Villarreal to a credible draw in Spain, before brushing aside St. Johnstone 5-1 at Ibrox on Sunday to climb to second place in the Premiership table.



They have lost just once in all competitions this season, at Celtic Park at the start of the month, and only Croatians Osijek have avoided defeat in Govan.



The Light Blues reached this stage of the Betfred Cup with a 3-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos scored a hat-trick against Steve Clarke’s side last month and Rangers will see the competition – which they have won more than any other side – as a great opportunity to lift their first national cup competition since 2011.



Morelos – who earned his first cap for the Colombian national team in an international against Venezuela last month – leads the way as Rangers top goalscorer this season with seven goals, and captain James Tavernier has weighed in with five from right-back.

Team News: Daniel Harvie comes back into the squad after suspension.

Ian says: “We are well aware of the size of tonight’s task however we have good players and we have been encouraging them to go out and show how good they are. It will be a great occasion, one for everyone to enjoy and although we know how hard it will be we are going there to try and cause them problems and win the game. We know we have goals in this team and right now they are all enjoying their football. The playing surface will be superb and our fans will make plenty of noise.”

Head to head (at Ibrox):
Ayr United wins – 2
Draws – 6
Alloa Athletic wins – 38



The Honest Men’s only wins at Ibrox came in 1915 and 1959.

Ayr and Rangers have met 11 times in the League Cup, most recently in the final of the competition in 2002, a match Rangers won 4-0 at Hampden Park. United’s only win came in a quarter-final second-leg tie at Somerset Park in 1953, a 3-2 win not enough to overcome the first leg deficit.

Last Meeting: The sides last met seven months ago in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup at a snowy Somerset Park. Alan Forrest put United ahead in the 11th minute after ‘keeper Wes Foderingham’s error. Alfredo Morelos equalised 20 minutes later and it was level at half-time but Graeme Murty’s side ran away with it after the hour mark, scoring five goals without reply.



Forrest was also on the scoresheet when the Honest Men last met at Ibrox, in April 2014. Bilel Mohsni opened the scoring in the 54th minutes before Forrest scored an equaliser in the League 1 encounter only for the Tunisian defender Mohsni to grab the winner with 8 minutes to go in the game.

Match Officials:
Referee – Bobby Madden
Assistant Referee 1 – Graham Chambers
Assistant Referee 2 – Daniel McFarlane
Fourth Official – Nick Walsh

We thank you for travelling to support the team. Your support is vital. However, we all need to be able to enjoy watching games in a safe and considerate environment.

We ask that you support the players and team without resorting to unacceptable behaviour that can lead either Club or individuals facing charges.

All Scottish grounds have a searching policy as a condition of entry.

Possessing or using any pyro device and anyone detected will be liable to prosecution and a lifetime ban from football stadiums.

Copies of Ayr United’s Unacceptable Conduct Policy can be found on our website. http://www.ayrunitedfc.co.uk/unacceptable-conduct-policy/

Thank you and enjoy the game.

http://www.ayrunitedfc.co.uk/rangers-match-preview-2/
That's a decent read
 

Starting Anew

Well-Known Member
#48
Id love to see them go 4-4-2 and play both Morelos and Sadiq tonight, think that having Morelos on there would take some pressure off Big Umar, might be a confidence thing and if he's up there on his own he'll be under intense scrutiny but also feel that El Buffalo apart from ripping the Ayr defence a new one could maybe serve him one up on a plate like he did Candeias on Sunday.
Like the thought but, especially with there likely being a few players coming back from injury and a couple getting brought into the first 11 for the first time, i’d prefer if we stayed in our usual formation. Easier for the returnees and better for the new starts to get experience of how we usually play.

If we want 2 strikers on then we could go for Umar through the middle and Morelos narrow right. Wouldn’t have to be so focussed on back tracking with Flanagan behind him though that combination would dramatically narrow our right wing.

Whatever we go with, it’s great to have multiple credible options after all the years of struggling to pick a first team that you’d back to win
 

sw26

Well-Known Member
#49
Looking forward to getting back to Ibrox tonight for this one.

Won’t be a walkover by any stretch, they are going well at the top of the Championship and in Shankland have one of the form strikers in the country right now.

Would be nice for some fringe players to get a run out if possible but safe passage to the semi’s is my main concern. Strong team to start and a few subs in the second half if all going well I think.
 
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