Saturday, 1 September 2018

A warning for Rangers?


Rangers fans could be forgiven for having high hopes going into Parkhead tomorrow. With Celtic in something of a malaise and our club riding high, hopes are even higher than early March that we can get the result we crave.

Even in March, when Josh Windass (remember him) opened the scoring, we truly started to let ourselves believe. Celtic at the time had not been in great form either, and a win for Rangers would convince a lot of us a title race was on.

As we know, while our side did put up a better fist of it in that match, the lungs and hearts collapsed with 35 minutes to go and there was just nothing left once Celtic had themselves in front.

It was one of the biggest aspects to jump out at the then-in waiting manager Steven Gerrard sitting among the directors – how Rangers’ lack of fitness meant they were dead on their feet with half an hour still to go.

While that aspect has clearly massively improved, the acid test is tomorrow – but there is a stark warning:

Celtic are a wounded animal right now, like they were in March, and Bears expecting our side to win this match based on that are being a touch premature.

The fact Rodgers’ men still delivered a win in Govan is testament to the momentum they’ve built up over the past seven years, and complacency from Rangers would be absolutely deadly.

Make no mistake – Celtic and their fans are absolutely aching to win this one, to, and I quote, ‘put us in our place’.

They’re a weaker team than they were, yes, and momentum is currently with Gerrard’s Rangers, but that counts for nothing on Old Firm day.

In short – take nothing for granted. We respect the team we will face, we will not fear them, but we’re acutely aware that they’re the champions seven years running and that wasn’t a fluke. They know how to win, and Rangers must be at the top of our game and then some to get a good result tomorrow.

Anything can happen during an Old Firm match. And usually does (!)

22 comments:

  1. all true regarding the fact that we shouldn't get to complacent tomorrow but as for Celtic winning the league 7 years running they didn't have anyone decent to challenge them , hopefully we can put up a good challenge this season and might even win the league title

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  2. Where do we go from here if we get turned over if we do not win the league or a cup what happens i tell you this £100 at 4/1 to beat them sunday i say bring it on...............

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  3. Is that a Celtic fan writing to try to put doubts into the Rangers players minds. He has failed to do that, if that was his plan. Gerrard will have ALL HIS PLAYERS FOCUSSED ON ONLY ONE THING: WAYS TO BEAT CELTIC!! He will have shown all his players where Celtic look weak, and he will, as always have them playing at 100%--not the 50% that they often played at last year. This time his players are actually fit--and that may be a shock to some of the Celtic players.

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    1. No Celtic fans writing on here ‘unknown’ - just us warding off complacency and presumption. The other replies appear to accept the point. Show some respect please rather than slurs.

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  4. I agree with you but I know for a fact that this game scott brown won't be wandering around in the middle of the park without somebody getting near him like the last 9 games.lets get fucked intae them ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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  5. I honestly think if we manage to mark Rogic out of the game tomorrow we will be fine with the same formation. 3 at the back didn't work v Motherwell, why try it again here? Surely too early to throw Worral in and try again. Stick to what we're good at then we can defend for our lives if we have to

    Shagger
    Barisic Katic Goldson Tav
    Jack Ejaria and either Arfield/McCrorie , Coulibaly over both if fit (in training yesterday hopefully just rested for this)
    Candeis Morelos and either Kent/Lafferty. Don't think Kent deserves to be dropped but Laff could have a big part to play

    Aberdeen looking like dropping points, hopefully Livi nick somethinf off of hibs, smash them tomorrow and it'll be a belter of an end to the transfer window, 55 LETS GO!!

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    1. Two down one to go, get in there Livi!!

      55 is coming WATP

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  6. Does anyone know is coulibally fit

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  7. Correct!,and a hard one to predict๐Ÿ‘…
    But this time iam not worried like the others past๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บ
    We'll see๐Ÿ’ช

    LETS GO WATP ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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  8. I'm obviously desperate for a win but after Thursdays tough night I would think a draw would also be a good result.

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  9. Agree 100% Ibrox Noise. This is a massive test for most of our players who haven't played in an old firm. However, if we get the heart and soul that 9 players showed in Thursday, then we are in with a shout. It's 50/50 for me and just pray our players rise up to the occassion and 11 players stay on the park!

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  10. Id be happy with a point after last seasons gubbings. I dont think Stevie will let anyone's heads drop so you never know. Big defence is what we need.

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  11. I thought "unknowns" were stopped on here a while ago?

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  12. I just wonder when the referee will step in to deliver us our next blow! Good luck lads. Do us proud, win lose or draw.

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  13. We will win tomorrow. That is all.

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  14. A win is on the cards tomorrow i think. I would be disappointed with a draw especially with the sheep losing and Lennons lot also. Brendas mob will try and prove a point though but i do think SG and this Rangers team are just about there. 2-1 Gers.


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  15. we should get some footage of our players going from bus to the ground and highlight the horrendous abuse our players get walking into that scum dome, and Glasgow's finest standing watching and doing nothing,this has being going on for years and nothing gets done.

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  16. Gers all the way manky mob bubble is about to burst watp

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  17. The pressure is all on them. Nae fear RANGERS let's dae this. BIG lafferty can tie a scarf tae the crossbar haha! c'mon GERS.

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  18. He's red and blue a class above or two steve gerrard steve gerrard!

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  19. we should awe sing gerry sinnamons tune tae discolights fir a laugh.

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  20. should all chant yer no as big as BRIGHTON! haha

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