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22nd Mar, 2018 | 6:14pm

No 1 is bigmouth who looked like competition winner: Five biggest Rangers flops of Banter Years


Rangers fans have been forced to endure a parade of mercenaries, journeymen and outright flops over the last six years as the Ibrox giants lurched from financial crisis to expulsion from the Scottish Premiership to climbing back up through the leagues as a newco.

Gers fans have somehow retained their sense of humour over the shambles their club have been over the last six years and counting – known to fans as the ‘Banter Years’ –  as they try to get back to the top of Scottish football and lift a 55th league title.

After losing the core of the first-team when they walked out on the Gers in 2012, then-manager Ally McCoist pulled together a rag-tag squad as they won successive promotions from the Third Division and League One before stalling in the Championship and taking two years to win promotion.

Whether it was dud goalkeepers, Brazilian defenders who couldn’t defend or Spanish strikers who were happy to divulge their contract details to Celtic-supporting taxi drivers posing as agents, the Gers have had more than their share of dross line up in blue since the summer of 2012.

Here, Football Insider look at the five biggest flops at Ibrox between 2012 and 2018

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