Following Rangers’ confirmation that season ticket sales are now at a higher level than they were last year at this point during a record-breaking renewal spell, it does seem that the signing of Steven Gerrard has simply changed the landscape entirely.
A poll on Ibrox Noise did see some divided opinion over whether or not to renew, on the back of the dismal end of the ex-manager’s regime, and it was going to take something seismic to see healthy renewals.
Well Gerrard was seismic – and the 30k barrier has already been broken with three days left to go, and up to 15,000 could yet still be sold equalling or even marginally bettering last year’s stunning 45,000 numbers.
The capture of the Liverpool legend really has got the senses going – and with the potential recruits such a man at Rangers’ helm can make, and the ruthlessness with which the shoddy current squad is likely to be dismantled make the prognosis extremely positive.
The board and Mark Allen pulled off a blinder bringing Gerrard to Ibrox, and fans are buying into the vision.
Time will tell if we were all correct to hope and believe, but the proof of the pudding is the continuing record breaking uptake.