“Robbed” – Stevie Ger makes surprising claim about Dundee


Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has made a surprising admission in suggesting sponsors’ MOTM Scott Arfield didn’t deserve the award and it should have gone instead to RTV’s choice of Ryan Kent.

Speaking after the match, Gerrard confirmed how well Arfield had played, but made the curious claim that Kent was ‘robbed’ of it and the award, like RTVs, should have been given to the Liverpool loanee.

He said to the official site:

“I think Scotty Arfield has robbed man of the match from him there. I thought Ryan was certainly that while he was on the pitch.”

It’s a curious thing to say about such an award, that the winner was unworthy of it. It’s probably the kind of comment a manager inexperienced in the job might mistakenly utter, because both players were magnificent and we have heard some small criticisms from some quarters of the support that Gerrard has a bad habit of singling players out for praise which might be a slight oversight on his part.

And doing it at the expense of another one is probably not the best move, but there’s no denying Gerrard has mostly spoken extremely well, albeit with a few little gaffes here and there.

He remains a learning manager and this is probably the kind of comment he might do well to take care not to emulate.

There is also the nagging suspicion that Gerrard has an especially preferential soft spot for the Liverpool loanees too – which is admittedly perfectly fine as long as they play well. And Kent certainly is right now.


  1. I think you're looking into it too much as it's clearly a bit of banter.Stevie G is well versed in talking and dealing with mhedia through his TV work and it's a throwaway line.

  2. sorry to change the subject, but i've just caught highlights of st.mirren game on sportscene, f**k me they created more chances in the first 45 than we have n the last 2 meetings and looked the more dominant side for large parts. side note:I would take a punt on brophy in jan window along with cumdog and solanke loan till end of season. punt buffalo to fund it if no real improvement.

  3. SG Needs to be Careful with his Comments.
    Giving The Liverpool Loanees preferential Treatment would not be the Cleverest Idea.

    Arfield and the Other Boys are playing just as Good as the Loanees.

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