The Old Firm week from Hell?



Sometimes on this site we’re lost for words, but we’re going to try to fumble our way through this one without losing the plot entirely.

Have you ever seen a worse Old Firm build up than this week? A more anti-Rangers disaster-filled Old Firm week?

First it was that horrific ST renewal statement by Dave King.

Then it was David Weir and his constant smears about everything Rangers except Graeme Murty.

Then it was Dorin Goian going on about a drinking culture at Ibrox.

Then it was Ally McCoist with yet more ‘advice’ for the club.

Now it’s the breaking story that after other ‘sources’ reassured the punters that David Bates would sign a new deal, the 21-year old is confirmed off to Hamburg.

Now we are left with anti-Rangers sentiment proliferating through the media (by most of our own for heaven’s sake) and just three (atrocious) defenders (Alves, Cardoso and Martin) because we can’t see Bates playing for Rangers again.

We almost don’t know what to feel right now. Anger with the media for being so blatantly warped against the club, or frustration that our defence is now beyond pathetic, or defiant that we can still get a result on Sunday.

This is clearly the worst Old Firm build up we can remember – the press wheeled out just about every anti-Rangers sentiment there was, while Dave King shot us and himself in the foot, while David Bates’ duff foot is now effectively on the plane to Germany.

Therefore everything is set nicely for a truly defiant Old Firm win against every odd possible.

My colleague Robbie set out a decent selection to try dealing with the threat of Celtic, but there is no getting away from the defence, and we must win in spite of it.

The Scottish press seem to want the worst for Rangers – every negative has been used this week and will continue to be.

Best to shove that where the sun don’t shine.


  1. I cannot understand why any Rangers fan would buy the daily rebel, but they do and by doing so they give them license to carry on their pro tim anti Rangers stance.

  2. I hope Bates never plays for us again the rest can feck off, and hope whoever plays makes them eat there words

  3. Try looking at it this way, if our DOF is punting Bates after punting Wilson just about the identical same way can't wait to see who he's got lined up for us all for next season!?
    When one door closes another opens, that be life.
    With Kings comments about a manager and the start of the fire sale I'm looking forward to summer me!

    Hamburg are getting relegated this year and will be offloading a good few players Bates is going over to play in a lower leauge, be honest how do U think he would cope playing BM???????

    Don't know what to say about the rest of the mugumba, Beyond Me!

  4. I say fair play to Bates and wish him all the very best at Hamburg. Playing in the German second division can’t be any worse than our top league for sure. If IN didn’t rate the boy thats fair enough. That said it would look better to outsiders to wish him luck rather than slate the guy ffs..

  5. Good Riddance!
    He should remember where we plucked him from?? 🤔
    …Glad we are shot of him anyways, he was Pish plain and simple

    Germanys 2nd Division will probably suit him in a similar way to Raith 😂👍

  6. The timing of King’s statement was a huge own goal! King rode to the rescue and rescued the club from clutches of Ashley – but as a Chairman he is a disaster and continually demonstrates that he has no idea how to run a football club.

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