It was with a great deal amusement that news broke recently regarding former Rangers fan and club target Scott Allan’s link with a move out of Parkhead. Information received over a month ago by this site (but which elected to remain unpublished due to relative unimportance) was that he had expressed his desire to leave Celtic due to lack of playing time.
With Derby, Nottingham Forest & Bolton all reportedly interested in the playmaker, it highlights just how bad a decision he made to leave Hibs for Celtic rather than just waiting a few months to sign a pre-contract with Rangers, his supposed ‘boyhood club’.
Right now Scott Allan would be likely frozen out at Easter Road, true, but he would be looking forward to the Premiership with Rangers next season and a bright career with the club he loved. Or claimed to.
But now he is looking at the midriff of English football if he is lucky, and a career which had so much promise but is now threatening to fall apart entirely.
Put simply, the pettiness of Celtic was to stop Rangers signing him by snapping him up themselves – and consigning him to the development team because they had no intention of ever using him. If ever the value of money was trivilialised, it was the £350K signing of Scott Allan by Celtic just to stick a middle finger up at Rangers.
Now Rangers do not even need him, with Jason Holt blossoming in ways Allan could only dream of, while the team as a whole grows and improves in readiness for the Premiership and the clash with Celtic next month.
Meanwhile Scott Allan signed his career away with petty jabs at everything Rangers once he had carried out his ‘Judas’ act; a move which still does not make any sense on a football or personal level to him.
Many reading this will think ‘f*ck Scott Allan, move on, he is in the past’ – and they are dead right in principle. But Rangers are important, too important to forget those who betrayed us in the past – always remember who has stabbed you in the back. The same reason has many fans not wanting to travel to Tannadice in the Premiership next season.
Either way, Rangers continue to flourish without Scott Allan, and Scott Allan crumbles without Rangers.
Fine by us.