Si Ferry meets Kyle Lafferty

BoyInRoyalBlue

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I am not sure anyone can say watching the last 2 years Gerrards man management is anything bar shambolic, it is a testament to certain players they have carried on and got better while being thrown under the bus at every opportunity.

As for Laff, Idiot who gave us some good times and who messed up not one but two opportunities to be a player for us.

I don't think he has the brains to realise how much he has messed up his career, it will hit him like a lightening bolt when he is skint and on his arse 18 months after retiring.
 

prenzlauerbear

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I am not sure anyone can say watching the last 2 years Gerrards man management is anything bar shambolic, it is a testament to certain players they have carried on and got better while being thrown under the bus at every opportunity.

As for Laff, Idiot who gave us some good times and who messed up not one but two opportunities to be a player for us.

I don't think he has the brains to realise how much he has messed up his career, it will hit him like a lightening bolt when he is skint and on his arse 18 months after retiring.
Well, I'm 90 percent sure the bloke in your avatar would disagree with that for starters.

http://instagr.am/p/CAtkx1GFTDm/
 
Gave it a listen there but had to stop after an hour, like a few others have said his delivery of stories isnt the best along with the pauses.
 

penilee57

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I listened and like big Wes a get impression SG is not the best guy to be around he seems distant from the lads which doesn't seem good for the team spirit a little strange if truth be told this is few times we hear it's all Michael Beale.
Is the gaffer just the face.
can't see SG's ego letting him just be the face..
 

BrooklynBlue

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I listened and like big Wes a get impression SG is not the best guy to be around he seems distant from the lads which doesn't seem good for the team spirit a little strange if truth be told this is few times we hear it's all Michael Beale.
Is the gaffer just the face.
He's the manager, not their mate. It's becoming even clearer why we're unable to win trophies when players are upset by the manager being "distant".
 

Davie Weir

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Interesting on this Halliday says Lafferty was 2hrs late for his 1st game back in his 2nd stint at Rangers. Things like that won't have done him any favours with Gerrard.
Think it’s clear that second time round Kyles attitude wasn’t right or anywhere near Gerrards standards.

It’s alright having a certain attitude as a young lad in your early 20s playing for a team that wins every week and are winning trophies.

That same attitude won’t be acceptable as an experienced 30 year old player, playing for the club in completely different circumstances.
 

Blue Goose

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The set up at Rangers just now is exactly what a management team should be. SG is very remote from the players and distances himself quite significantly. He's not the most chatty with the players external to the dressing room. That's mainly left for G Mac and the rest. I would say at times he could learn to hide his disappointment with the players publicly. He needs to remember that these players aren't world class and will be prone to the odd mistake or off game. Back to the subject matter Big Kyle is the same publicly as he is privately. Nicer lad you couldn't meet.
 

subversive_bear

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He's the manager, not their mate. It's becoming even clearer why we're unable to win trophies when players are upset by the manager being "distant".
The combination of a team who gave-up the league in February and a management team who were unable to remedy that have left me quite despondent ahead of this coming season.
 

Mr Aqua

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After listening I think it's quite clear that he's pretty immature for his age. Just a big daft lad, personally think that Gerrard was wanting a leader out of him, with his experience of winning trophies at the club. But when you're shiting yourself when the ball is at your feet then Gerrard isn't gonna have any of that and was quickly punted.
 
The only thing that finished Kyle's Rangers career was Kyle, he was never going to last after his appearance in the papers about sending pics of has tadger to birds whilst supposedly married and with a kid, but funnily enough no mention of that.
 

Danger Zone

Just the tip...
Are people honestly calling a big tumshie who was paid several grand a week 'staunch' and then making excuses for him not applying himself?

No, 'staunch' is giving 100% for the club you are privileged to represent. Not going missing for half a season.
Good luck mate, apparently it’s all erased by goals on title winning days :D
 

LLLG

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Could you imagine SAF being mates with the team?

The way it should be
I think there’s a balance to be found and Gerrard needs to make sure he finds it and quickly, listening to Wes and others I won’t lie and say I am not slightly concerned by what I am hearing. But I’ll keep on topic, Kyle is just a stupid boy who may or may not regret his choices in life
 

Stepupandplay

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No doubt gonna get slated for this but Lafferty is Lafferty. If Gerrard didn't know what he was getting he never done his homework. Not using him and not keeping him was stubborn and moronic, a waste of resources. If the management would stop wasting these resources we would be closer to them. Walter used Lafferty correctly. We still haven't got Dykes in, and he's quite clearly what we need. Gerrard and Beale on a crusade to do things their way instead of doing things the winning way has cost us a lot, and will cost us more. Say that as a fan for the progression they've made but I'm not interested in being runners up for 20 years.
 

Crispy Bacon

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yes, Ojo played every week virtually for the first few months despite it being obvious from the get go technically he was murder, couldn’t trap a ball or pass. Others were bombed out for the slightest mistake. Katic another example of getting thrown under a bus.

Barker getting games as a sub despite being a junior footballer and is still loved by the management team. Paterson getting bombed out after his first game etc etc Jones bombed out. Kent having one shit game after another. Hagi anonymous nearly every week yet played wide/inside right

The players aren’t daft.
He knew Ojo was dross, the whole management team did, that’s why he just disappeared.
 

sirstevefleming

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He will look back on his career with major disappointments - particularly the euros. Perhaps could have benefitted from psychological support.

Harmless enough fella but seen wiser eating grass.
 

Joebones

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No doubt gonna get slated for this but Lafferty is Lafferty. If Gerrard didn't know what he was getting he never done his homework. Not using him and not keeping him was stubborn and moronic, a waste of resources. If the management would stop wasting these resources we would be closer to them. Walter used Lafferty correctly. We still haven't got Dykes in, and he's quite clearly what we need. Gerrard and Beale on a crusade to do things their way instead of doing things the winning way has cost us a lot, and will cost us more. Say that as a fan for the progression they've made but I'm not interested in being runners up for 20 years.
You say Walter used Lafferty correctly but in the podcast he says he was told by Smith only way you are going to play is wide left, and he said he hated it. Not only did he hate it but he was shit at it.
 

RFC_Champions

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I can sum-up Lafferty as a Rangers player a few ways

1st spell:
match day 1 - 33..... aw ffs we’ve got Kyle Lafferty in our team.

match day 34-38 (after the split).... thank fück we’ve got Kyle Lafferty in our team.

2nd spell... meh!
 

Tagsbear

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I am not sure anyone can say watching the last 2 years Gerrards man management is anything bar shambolic, it is a testament to certain players they have carried on and got better while being thrown under the bus at every opportunity.

As for Laff, Idiot who gave us some good times and who messed up not one but two opportunities to be a player for us.

I don't think he has the brains to realise how much he has messed up his career, it will hit him like a lightening bolt when he is skint and on his arse 18 months after retiring.
Yet there are examples of players improving tenfold under him, Jack, Tav, Morelos, Barisic. Some players respond to tough love, some don’t.

The fact that Lafferty cites being nervous playing with Ferguson and then being managed by Gerrard because they were demanding says more about his attitude than it does anyone else.

Makes me laugh reading stuff like this after years of folk demanding higher standards, then when someone comes in with those they want the players mollycoddled.
 

Stepupandplay

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Yet there are examples of players improving tenfold under him, Jack, Tav, Morelos, Barisic. Some players respond to tough love, some don’t.

The fact that Lafferty cites being nervous playing with Ferguson and then being managed by Gerrard because they were demanding says more about his attitude than it does anyone else.

Makes me laugh reading stuff like this after years of folk demanding higher standards, then when someone comes in with those they want the players mollycoddled.

You could argue those players were the good ones before, what young players have come on? Aside from borna I can't say any of those are conclusive. Big fan of Ryan Jack but he had a half a great season half a shite season.
 

JMCK

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Yet there are examples of players improving tenfold under him, Jack, Tav, Morelos, Barisic. Some players respond to tough love, some don’t.

The fact that Lafferty cites being nervous playing with Ferguson and then being managed by Gerrard because they were demanding says more about his attitude than it does anyone else.

Makes me laugh reading stuff like this after years of folk demanding higher standards, then when someone comes in with those they want the players mollycoddled.
Nail on the head. I'm not a fan of Lafferty, and won't watch the interview, but the comments are interesting nonetheless. Any player wanting succeed at Rangers will have to take the responsibility of being the best they can be, and blaming a manager for it not happening when others have played under the same manager and improved indicates the making of excuses.
 

dublinbluenose

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I am more interested in which band he was in.i know he’s from Fermanagh.a few staunch wee towns and villages but you would see far more gaa jerseys than Rangers ones
 

KensingtonBlue

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Ignoring Lafferty himself for a second, his view that Beale is the 'brains' behind Gerrard's management team was very interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if he was our next manager.
 
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