Sunday, 12 August 2018

Rangers top Celtic as momentum swings?


A number of Rangers fans are free to stick their fingers in their ears and criticise us for prematurity if they like, but today’s convincing win over St Mirren was the expected projection we made recently about being above Celtic for the first time in six years, and the significance of it cannot be understated.

Only an imperious Hearts stand between Rangers and the top of the table right now, if we factor in the stuttering start made from joint second Hibs. Celtic languish in sixth place. When was the last time Celtic even weren’t top of the table, never mind barely scraping into the top half of it?

Rangers’ win today was yet another professional, clinical, well-managed display of SPL football, and every match that passes makes this squad, this manager and this era look like the real deal. Or at least, finally on the right path towards it.

It’s true – Ross McCrorie’s red was naivetΓ© of the worst order, and we really should be expecting better from our main holding midfielder – he made a rookie error and thankfully it didn’t cost us anything thanks to the other 10 rolling the sleeves up and getting stuck in.

But it’s that response, that studious approach to keeping shape, working for each other, and stepping up in case of emergency that makes this Rangers squad something a serious cut up from the rubbish we’ve had for six years.

Make no mistake about it – this is starting to look a lot like Rangers, more and more each match.

There will be bumps. There will be jitters. There will be moments where our blood will boil or all hope will extinguish. That’s what it is to be a football fan.

But as another final whistle blew on another excellent 90 minutes for the Steven Gerrard Rangers era, we have to look at ourselves and really believe this team is going in the right direction at long last.

Defence can be trusted, midfield is working hard, and attack is scoring. We said it after Maribor and we’re saying it again. And when things go wrong, we respond to it.

And the biggest stand out? We’re delivering in the first half. Even Walter’s 2007- teams were rather notorious for not getting going till 46 minutes. Gerrard’s get going immediately.

Another stand out? The players stepping in are delivering just like the ones who are rested. Rotation is working. The standard of the squad is way, way higher than it’s been since Ally’s Rangers of 2011.

Know what else is higher?

Rangers than Celtic in the league.

10 comments:

  1. UmarSadiq the best thing I've seen at Ibrox since the "Tin Man" only he knows what he's doing. Brilliant and unpredictable!!

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  2. We are going to win the league this year, no doubts whatsoever, cant wait to play those beggars next month at the Giro Dome

    55LetsG0

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  3. The only negative for me was watching big sadiq, wtf.

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  4. Love it😍
    Bouncy bouncy bouncy

    LETS GO WATP πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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  5. I just wish Stevie G would stop singling out certain players after each match . Could come back to haunt him. Walter never did that.

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    1. It's called giving players confidence.....credit where credits due.........stop with the negativity ffs

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  6. I.N,How has Andy Halliday managed to dodge the mass clearout at ibrox,better players than him have been shown the door bet yet he is still getting a game,
    Strange

    LETS GO WATP πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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    1. Like it or not he's there because the manager presumably wants him there. Cut the guy a break. I don't understand all the negativity towards him. He's a fan living the dream and is unlikely to feature very much so what's the big deal. If Gerrard wants him around he must think it's worth having him around. Maybe he's the supporter in the dressing room.

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  7. sign maine, moult and davis and we will win it i believe, as i don't think morelos and sadiq can bring that over the course of a season. If barisic is going to deliver deadly crosses continually the aforementined would score a barrowload not to mention lafferty. It's there for the taking .

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    1. If you are going to tout players to join our great club then you should do your homework first. Both Main and Moult have each scored 31 league goals as a professional of around 8-9 years. Main scored 5 (yes FIVE) last season for Motherwell. Moult can't even get a game at Preston. On what grounds are these players suitable for Rangers. You would genuinely get more goals from Pena, Herrera and Hardie.

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