Why would the Rangers board consider signing any ex-player who left one of the best clubs in the whole of British football during the 2012 financial meltdown?
Any of these signings would split the support in two with a substantial amount of them calling these players ‘traitors’ and ‘rats’. They have obviously become unwelcome by a very large section of our Ibrox faithful, so it is safer for the board not to take a risk with any of them.
The last thing we need is a more fractured relationship between the supporters and the board at a time when unity and solidarity is required to rebuild this Rangers team into one that we can respect and be proud of again.
If I can use Steven Naismith as a perfect example of what could happen if he is having a stinker of a game and he’s missing some sitters? Would the crowd be giving him real pelters because he was playing badly or for the way he behaved when leaving us in the sh*t?
Miller and Windass have been getting stick from most of the fans this season for not playing well and they are not traitors. It is fair to say that it is not easy to play for Rangers unless you are really a top player on a consistently good run, if not, supporters want you dropped and others to take your place.
We always rely on our season ticket money to allow us to make signings, so another good reason to keep the so-called traitors from getting a second chance at Ibrox.
There are a significant number of supporters that already want the board changed without adding another good reason to hate them. Most fans don’t want ANY of them back! It would simply make more fans turn against them and therefore, would not be good business for the board.
The last thing you want to do is alienate your own fans unless you have no choice. In this case, you certainly have a decision to make whether to consider bringing any of them back or not. Why don’t we decide a new policy of refusing to take any of them back no matter how much they admit they made a selfish mistake by leaving us in the first place.
So far, the board have shown a major lack of leadership, integrity and class. What a huge mistake it was to sign Caixinha as our manager. It was a brutal lesson for them to suffer along with all the faithful supporters who were watching a manager and a team out of their depth in the SPL.
We need a team full of energy, ability and some experienced players to help our younger ones to become the stars of tomorrow. I’d rather promote a few under 20’s players who want to play for the jersey than bring back any of the rats.
This could be a pivotal moment for the board if they don’t make the right decision on this matter.
We don’t want to see sack the board signs appearing throughout the stands if they make another bad move with their decision. My advice is, don’t gamble with the supporters turning further against you and just don’t sign any of the players who left us in a bad way in 2012.
It will show us how much they actually care about our club and it could be the start of the fans accepting that the board are doing their best to keep us afloat in these difficult worrying financial times.