Is THIS the biggest puzzle for Steven Gerrard?

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As Rangers fans know, the opening
day of next season sees a tough start for Steven Gerrard’s regime as he takes
his men to Pittodrie. While Rangers have enjoyed pretty good results against Scotland’s
recently second best side, nevertheless it is not an easy trip to make, ditto
Hearts, Hibs and Celtic.
However, fans are aware Rangers’
away record last season was actually marginally better than the home one,
which, in all fairness is more indicting of the results overall than any
brilliant praise of the travelling record.
Rangers won 11 away from home,
and 10 at home, losing 3 away and seven at home. They only drew two at home but
dropped two points five times on the road.
In short, Fortress Ibrox has been
anything but the past six years – bar a good but frankly ineligible record in
the Third Division, Rangers’ results in Govan simply haven’t matched up to the
expectation, and this is the critical aspect Steven Gerrard is charged with
fixing.
For now, while it is
chronologically the priority, the Europa League has to be secondary to the long
term bread and butter for this club of the SPL.
And winning at Ibrox (in any
competition) is the baseline improvement Gerrard has to resolve.
To call Rangers pathetic at Ibrox
is an understatement – winning just 10 of 19 matches is a huge hint as to where
the club went wrong – and while fans point to an away record as solace,
following the end of the split it too was dismal by Rangers’ historic standards.
But it’s the home record Gerrard
must focus on. Making his Rangers aggressive, energetic, focused, and if necessary,
gritting out wins when the team isn’t playing well.
As any Rangers fan if they’d
rather have good football or wins, and it’s a non-contest.
There will be no lack of support
under the Main Stand – this crowd will be right behind Stevie and what he wants
to do – the good feeling is simmering big time and he will even get a bit more
slack than most managers would if it doesn’t start out brilliantly.
But it is without doubt the first
step – to getting Our Rangers back – and Gerrard like any football man knows
that a successful team starts with a good home record.
Once this team can consistently
win at Ibrox in front of our fans, that is when we know the corner is turned.
Gerrard has a big ask to achieve
it, but he has the tools to do it.
Let’s hope he does.

3 COMMENTS

  1. If we had won our home games which we should be and at worse had drawn with Celtic at ibrox last season we would have won the league… plain and simple.

  2. They gave up last season. We won't be tolerating anything like, what happened last season, this season. We need to start as we need to go on. With punishment benchings for those who screw up and cost us.

  3. We Must Improve and Finally we have a Manager that seems to be making the Nessesary changes

    Bring it On! 👊⚽💙

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