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by ForteanJoe (U7011694) 02 January 2007
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PLG has little respect for the role of the captain, and has shown this by handing the arm band to a bit part player who'll he'll probably sub half way through today's game.

Is this the way of things in other French teams or is this just PLG's views? Either way, Ferguson has probably played his last game for Rangers. Murray can't intercede if he ever hopes to bring in another decent manager. What manager worth anything would come to a team where the players can call the shots?

This isn't the answer to PLG's problems, though, and the only way he can turn it around now would be to field 11 French players and move the team to the continent. He seems unable, or perhaps unwilling, to grasp the setup in Scotland, the traditions, the passion, etc. His roots may be in a more technical brilliant brand of football but he hasn't the resources, or perhaps event he ability, to translate that into our type of game.

This decision is going to come back to haunt him though. Unless Rangers now go onto to a sustained winning streak, the fans are going to point to this as the moment PLG completely lost the plot and cut his nose off to spite his face, and Rangers paid the price.

No man is bigger and Rangers and Ferguson will find that out when he's transferred. The same goes for PLG, though, and his huffy temperment continues to damage Rangers, well...he has to learn to be a bigger man than that and, if he can't, he must go as well, sooner rather than later.

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comment by TopmanG (U7018000)

posted Jan 2, 2007

PLG has no clue about the traditions of Rangers or about the Scottish game. he is a continental manager who is forming a continental team which, I'm sorry to say won't cut it in the SPL week in and week out.
Getting rid of barry is just another step towards getting rid of all the players left by McLeish and making the "team" his own.
How many scots players will we have coz I'm pretty sure that Krissy Boyd will be next out the door!!
DM needs to do something and fast before we have another Dick
Advocaat fiasco!!!!

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posted Jan 3, 2007

nobody can guarentee european football, but were in second place which if we finish there will be european football, theres the scottish cup and intertoto cup (hibs/newcastle/auxerre/villarreal all used that this year) if we really need to. European football is almost guarenteed

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posted Jan 3, 2007

Not just ricksen, Lovenkrands wanted to stay as well, Bardsley left because he 'questioned' Le guens authority.
Who is next, Burke? Boyd, Klos once he is fit???

Its not just what PLG has done here, its how he has gone about it, even if BF has acted like a child, a manager is meant to act with integrity, I have seen no sign of it.

There are reports of a good few english clubs wanted BF if he leaves, check the press, how many people are planning to approach PLG if he gets the boot??? that about sums it up.

I say keep BF, get rid of Le Goon, and his Austia Vienna, Lietzi and all other pish and get someone who understands the club and league in charge

maybe even Gough??? but please not Souness!

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posted Jan 3, 2007

PLG has little respect for the role of the captain, and has shown this by handing the arm band to a bit part player who'll he'll probably sub half way through today's game.

Is this the way of things in other French teams or is this just PLG's views? Either way, Ferguson has probably played his last game for Rangers. Murray can't intercede if he ever hopes to bring in another decent manager. What manager worth anything would come to a team where the players can call the shots?

This isn't the answer to PLG's problems, though, and the only way he can turn it around now would be to field 11 French players and move the team to the continent. He seems unable, or perhaps unwilling, to grasp the setup in Scotland, the traditions, the passion, etc. His roots may be in a more technical brilliant brand of football but he hasn't the resources, or perhaps event he ability, to translate that into our type of game.

This decision is going to come back to haunt him though. Unless Rangers now go onto to a sustained winning streak, the fans are going to point to this as the moment PLG completely lost the plot and cut his nose off to spite his face, and Rangers paid the price.

No man is bigger and Rangers and Ferguson will find that out when he's transferred. The same goes for PLG, though, and his huffy temperment continues to damage Rangers, well...he has to learn to be a bigger man than that and, if he can't, he must go as well, sooner rather than later.


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comment by daveclt (U7026749)

posted Jan 4, 2007

am i correct in saying, firstly, that gavin rae and dado prso are the next in line to be captain after barry ferguson? plg is not showing a lack of respect to the captaincy by appointing rae - he could have appointed hemdani etc but sticking with rae shows he wants a scottish captain. also, plg never said the captaincy is not important, he said in france it is less important. think about it folks, please

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posted Jan 4, 2007

But we still need a captain who inspires and leads, no dissrespect to Rae but I think he is the wrong person for the job. I mean he is set to leave because he cant get into the 1st team, and a poor 1st team at that. and now he is the captain??? sorry but that doesnt make sense. There are other players he could have given the armband to. Sure if you want to strip BF of his captaincy as punishment that is one thing, but drop him? its a damage to the team.

PLG is all about PLG. and it goes beyond the BF fiasco, look at all the other duff decisions he has made

For the sake of Rangers get rid of PLG

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comment by AD123 (U1741631)

posted Jan 4, 2007

Well, what can I say, PLG has gone and some Rangers fans seem none the wiser

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posted Jan 5, 2007

Some observations from England:
Many comments are that there needs to be a return to the Scottish way/Fergusons way/the play for the shirt way:
PLG got Rangers further in the Uefa cup than most - even if domestically Rangers couldnt beat Calley or Falkirk - I know what I would prefer to watch this March: European football.
Ferguson blatantly ignored instructions, for the good of the team, to avoid getting pissed up (and took other players with him).
So much for a captain who is "asked for advice" by his team mates.
Successful teams are led by a manager, not those who listen to the players squeal.
The comments about leadership dont appear to come from writers who lead anything, following is easy.
Maybe the Chairman has had enough after all but his exit is less easy to orchestrate, even by Ferguson.

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posted Jan 9, 2007

Barry Ferguson is nothing more than a spoiled
pampered baby and was supported by a group
of mad men who sit in the directors box and backed
by a mindless bunch of supporters.
They might as well rename Rangers the
Barry Ferguson Football Club.
Nice to know that Rangers tradition is to
undermine the authority of the manager come
to training drunk or hung over not follow the
tactics laid out by the boss then as soon
as your confronted by getting dropped
from the side you run to your mommy crying
or in Bazza'a case his agent.The guy is damaged
goods mentally and physically or has everyone
forgot about that knee injury when he was with
Blackburn.The more I read into this matter
the more we see what Rangers have sadly
become a pathetic mickey mouse outfit that would
rather return to the outdated ways of the past instead
of looking to the future.Pathetic!!!!!!!!!

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posted Jan 10, 2007

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