Nathan Oduwa & Dominic Ball - Rangers

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#82
I think sending him up their to toughen up is a great idea. Modric always said that he loan in a hard a nails league. (Bosnia?) was a good foundation for the prem. I always remember Ronaldo getting destroyed in his first season too. He clearly has the skills so I'm sure this will help him hugely.
 

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On twitter so many rangers fans raving about him, see it repeated a few times that he's too good for the league and is just going to get kicked two shades of sh*t out off.. worrying.
I disagree - these burly scotch will be targeting him and closing him down quickly and with venom. The experience will leave him a tougher player. It will also help have 50k sign his name every other week - his confidence will be sky high and, if he gets them promoted, it will leave him wanting more.
 

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I think the fact that he is already being targetted is actually a good thing. It will test his temperament, his bravery and also how well he deals with close attention from markers.

Secondly his profile has already been raised so expectation levels are even higher than when he first joined.

Thirdly, if he can add goals as well then he is going to come back full of confidence and self belief, which can only be good for next season.

Good to see Dominic Ball getting his debut, although I think he will have to get used to being in Oduwa's shadow this season.
I'm sure Ball already knows that haha. Nice interview for those who haven't seen this

 

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They'll probably be on the bench but Rangers game v hibs at Ibrox on Sunday is a sell out. Great experience if they can get on the pitch.
 

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They'll probably be on the bench but Rangers game v hibs at Ibrox on Sunday is a sell out. Great experience if they can get on the pitch.
Why bench? They both started the last match. Oduwa in particular seems like a fan favourite so if imagine their fans will want him on the pitch
 

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Why bench? They both started the last match. Oduwa in particular seems like a fan favourite so if imagine their fans will want him on the pitch
It was a Challenge Cup match, I'd expect them to go back with the team that started the last league match but we shall see.
 

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I wouldn't be suprised to see them on the bench again today.

I think both will play their way into the team at somepoint, hopefully sooner rather than later
 

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59' SUB: Nathan Oduwa comes on to replace Barrie McKay - resounding reception for both players from the Gers fans inside Ibrox. 0:0



Rangers won 1-0, attendance 49,220 so Oduwa certainly gets experience of playing in front of large crowds
 

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@RangersFC: 31' Nathan Oduwa skips his way forward into the box before crossing for Shiels, but his effort on the slide is cleared for a corner.

@RangersFC: 36' Another great run by Nathan Oduwa, this time his ball in is cleared by Scott Smith for a corner.

@RangersFC: 37' Ball reaches James Tavernier out on the right and he finds Dominic Ball on the penalty spot but his first-time effort is over the bar.

@RangersFC: 40' BOOKING: Chris O'Neil sees his name taken for pulling back Oduwa.

@RangersFC: 50' David Cox goes through the back of Oduwa out on the touchline, and somehow the Airdrie man escapes without a booking.

@RangersFC: 51' Space for Oduwa 25-yards from goal - he takes on the shot but he's off-balance and it sails well over.

@RangersFC: 56' Jamie Bain is booked for a foul on Oduwa.

@RangersFC: 77' Ball forward by McKay to Clark who nods on for Oduwa, but Parry is lively and gathers before the Rangers man can get a touch on the ball
 

ButchCassidy

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Good post from a Rangers forum:

Oduwa getting a wee bit of stick, here's my two bobs...



He's got a lot more gears to get through, he's playing at half his potential, he draws players away from the rest of the team leaving space.

He will get lots of players booked/sent off.

He does try to be a bit Hollywood all the time but we've been crying out for entertainment for fucking how many years?


Give him another few weeks and he will be fully up to speed but having a flair player like him is fantastic and he has developed an understanding with Zelelam immediately which is brilliant as they're probably our 2 most gifted players.
 

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Does seem like a nice kid, always got a smile on his face.
Every interview I've ever seen from him he seems so happy like he almost wants to laugh. Like a kid living his dream when he's interviewed. He has really upped his social media presence since joining Rangers and is really interacting with fans, following his mate Chadli
 

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For him to develop at Spurs he'll need to be given playing time...but that won't happen if many fans get their wishes: i.e. have Spurs stock up with (expensive) attackers (i.e. buying even more attackers). Don't get me wrong, I am not against Spurs buying another qualilty striker but I won't mind either if Spurs enter the season with the strikers already at the club. Players like Owuda need to be given time at Spurs to develop - including regular minutes.
 

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For him to develop at Spurs he'll need to be given playing time...but that won't happen if many fans get their wishes: i.e. have Spurs stock up with (expensive) attackers (i.e. buying even more attackers). Don't get me wrong, I am not against Spurs buying another qualilty striker but I won't mind either if Spurs enter the season with the strikers already at the club. Players like Owuda need to be given time at Spurs to develop - including regular minutes.
I think you'll find most fans wanted him to be given a chance in the first team.
 
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