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From SSN14.07 Rangers have confirmed that Middlesbrough have expressed an interest in landing Kevin Thomson.
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posted Jul 8, 2010
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posted Jul 13, 2010
If Rangers can get their money back or make a small profit on Thomson it can be considered great business, as he is nearly always injured or suspended plus he is in the final year of his contract. Decent enough player when fit if a bit slow.
I love some of the comments that we won't miss him at all and a couple of Million is great business.......OPEN YOUR EYES - £2M couldn't get us Driver or Goodewille these days!there is no transfer budget, when i can find out that Celtic have enquired about that Roma striker that went to fulham last season and that Bougherra should just be arriving in France having left an Oran childrens cancer center - where he handed out gifts with his pal Hamid- yet rangers rumours.......zilch.If we had £5M......we'd renew contracts. This is a bank "see if u can get any money for them"....."then we can play the youth team like hibs and their value will shoot up and we can sell them too".That's what it looks like to me. If we do have any money how is that replacing 4 players and giving them contracts when 8 of our team don't have contract secuirty????it's a joke!
I'll be very disappointed if we lose Thomson. He was definitely a vital part of Walter's team last season and will be sorely missed if he goes. Unfortunately, selling players, even our best ones, is one of the many facets confronting Rangers these days as the club continues to balance the books and works closer to being debt-free. As I said last year (and was ecstatic to be proved wrong), I really can't see us competing with Celtic at the moment as they have everything going for them and will simply have to be patient until the tide turns in our favour again, as it always does with the Old Firm clubs. The one saving grace (as was greatly illustrated last year) is that the people pulling the strings at Parkhead are the same inept lot who have failed miserably to take advantage of Rangers plight since 2005 when we were 80+Million in debt yet went on to win eight trophies (including 3 SPL titles and a place in the UEFA Cup Final) while reducing that debt by more than 50M. Patience is what is required from Rangers fans at the moment....our time to dominate Scottish football once more is just around the corner. The Rangers FC has learned a very severe and harsh lesson in the economics of the game in the past decade and will not make the same mistakes as our rivals have done and apparently continue to do.
our time to dominate Scottish football once more is just around the corner.========================================================If and only IF your team survives.
Gravyboat1986 I think you have hit the nail on the head here. Decent player just about covers it.... Thommo is a good squad player and nothing above that... Could have been so much better but failed to live to expectations, ( not sure who set those expectations in the first place???)
Loughtonloyal - I think I was just about agree with you based on last season. What should be taken into consideration is that he was coming back from a serious injury. Although we may not find out now, I thought the season ahead he would likely improve and dominate the midfield and earn a regular place in Leveins team.Its a sad time to be a Rangers fan when we are powerless to resist offers for any players, but I will keep supporting the team and hopefully, not too far in the distance, as albacanuck suggested we will dominate Scottish football again!
Sad time to be a Rangers fan my butt - we are the champions and I have saw no signings from the other end of the city to suggest their will be any difference this time next season.If Rangers sign a decent winger then Davis moves into central mid - where we all want him - and Thomson is forgotten about.I have a feeling Smith may be willing to use Bougherra in the holding mid role - if he stays - and use Webster and Weir as the centre backs.
posted Jul 14, 2010
I have never been a big fan of Thomson. He's a solid squad player but a bit slow and (unlike Barry Ferguson or Pedro Mendes) he never seemed to play the crucial pass that affects the result. I accept that yes, he was important for us last season, but that reflects on the poor quality of our squad these days. I agree with Daven32... If Bougherra stays, Walter may well offer him the chance to play in midfield. He's more creative than Thomson! Having said that, I don't really expect him to stay. And I'm dreading someone coming in with an offer for Davis. Unless I win the Euromillions this Friday and can pay off the bank.....
thomson has never fulfilled his potential as a rangers player. Injuries have played their part, however when fit he's never done anything that has really caught the eye. He 'should' have been captain material for this season but a lack of decent form and poor discipline last season put that on the back burner.Fellow bears should be happy that this will surely mean a long awaited shift into centre midfield for Steve Davis, where our best player can pull the strings and have even more of an influence. That and Edu / McCulloch will provide him with the strength/power.Celtic can sign who they want, we are still the people.
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