What are Rangers fans saying about the loan of five players from Newcastle United?
Indeed, what are they saying about Mike Ashley and NUFC and the fans?
Newcastle may not have signed a single player in the January transfer window but this eternal triangle of Ashley, Rangers and NUFC is going to run and run.
We searched out the best comments and have picked out some of the numerous ones that were posted on the Rangers Media fan forum.
Interesting stuff, especially one of the longer comments, conspiracy theories aren’t just confined to Newcastle United;
‘Who is going to be paying them?’
“I’m sure he’s a good attacking midfielder with caps for Slovenia. Hopefully he’ll do a job.’
‘What’s the chances of that, MA loans us money, we then get players from Newcastle and we then give him his money back while still owing him…..f***ing priceless!!!!’
‘So, we will pay these players from Ashley’s loan, then still have to pay Ashley back for the 5m loan.’
‘Meanwhile our own youths are pushed further and further away…’
‘We’ve apparently been linked with Facundo Ferreya. This boy is unbelievable, I watched him when he played for Shaktar and he was outstanding! Praying he comes in.’
‘Carver is going to manage is through Skype.’
‘Feeder club to one of the most pathetic clubs in Europe. They haven’t win a single trophy since 1890 and the most successful club in the world is going to be their feeder club. Rubbish club who think far too much of themselves, they only get decent crowds because they’re a one club city.’
‘Shane Ferguson will be a decent signing. Hard worker and he always puts in 100% for Northern Ireland.’
‘They are all fitter than they need to be to play up here you would assume, as Newcastle have decent coaches.’
‘My big m8 in Newcastle said in late November we were getting 4 players from the reserves in January, he also said that they’re Peter Beardsley’s players and he would be joining them to coach them until the end of the season.
He has told me on the phone tonight that our manager will be gone this week and replaced by Joe Joyce from Peter Beardsley’s staff until the end of the season. Time will tell he’s been spot on so far…. If there was any doubt on who pulls the strings at Rangers, tonight has put any doubt to bed.’
‘I’m excited about Bigirimana. Will add a lot of energy to the midfield, looked superb for Coventry a few years ago, was linked with a big move then.’
‘These boys would have sat in the reserves until their contracts ran out, hadn’t they came here.’
‘We weren’t going to be loaned Sisokko FFS.’
‘A bunch of chimps could play better than what we have.’
‘It’s a massive two fingers to the SFA from Mike Ashley, don’t think it will go down well at the hearing.’
‘Like he will give a f***? He has them (SFA) on the run and he knows it.’
‘If this is the future are you really happy about it? A revolving door of loans from one club. A Newcastle lite? The Scottish branch of Ashley’s football chain?’
‘So we are now essentially at the peril of Mike Ashley and more than likely now be a feeder club to an average premier league team.’