“Opinions are like backsides…”


We have to say what a difference a weekend makes. Thanks to Celtic’s draw at the outstanding Livi, Rangers only trail them by a mere two points after our stunning win over Motherwell.

And we’re inspired by a comment on the site with regards this article to cover the topic of being fickle.

A regular poster claimed that a week ago we advocated the sack for Gerrard, while now it’s ‘kiss and make up’.

And we must admit, the differing messages sent out from us at times do make confused signals for the readership now and then. We will say this. At no point did we advocate Gerrard’s firing – only that he’d said something which discussed it or resignation. And he did. We also firmly accepted that rather than firing Gerrard, this is simply where we are right now and we didn’t suggest changing manager.

A win over Motherwell doesn’t change absolutely everything, and we still urge caution, but the presence of Jack, the (sadly enforced) absence of Coulibaly and the (sadly enforced) absence of Connor Goldson did not hurt in the pursuit of said win. And these were all things we’d asked for.

Our point? Football IS fickle. It’s emotional. If you want exclusive balance and reason and non-changeable opinions this isn’t the place for you – we’re by no means saying one win over Motherwell has solved all our issues and we’re gonna win the treble, but as football fans we love our team playing well and winning, and quite honestly the hell with anyone who tells us to ‘keep our feet on the ground’.

Anyone who doesn’t want us to be emotional and not to thoroughly enjoy the win and not get carried away is not for us.

We don’t think we’ve even gone too mad here – we’ve praised what we saw yesterday, and called out some players who especially excelled. And that is our right.

What do you want us to do? Criticise the win!? Criticise the fact Stevie did what we wanted?!

We can’t win – we’re Celtic fans if we criticise things, and ‘propaganda’ or ‘over the top’ if we praise them.

Somewhere in the middle? There is no middle in football.


  1. very true.

    wasn't it great to hear that middleton has to be taken off the training
    pitch by stevie g.

    what a great attitude young fella.
    keep it up.

  2. As long as we have realistic expectations this season, we're making slow. steady progress. Few less injuries would be good.

  3. Haha.. yeah it's a rollercoaster, and i reckon by now most folk on here know what kinda articles to expect. At least yer all honest

  4. I disagree with your writers a lot and think you panic too much about little things, plus I think you're too harsh on the manager. However, I really like your articles most of the time and enjoy reading them a lot more than any other Gers site over the years (although RangersReport will always be my favourite – I'm a geek). As you correctly say, fickleness is widespread in footy.

  5. To some on this site your not allowed an opinion. Remember before Stevie G wasn't even a thought and we were putting names forward for a best option manager? there were some who threw pelters at others. Their opinions were, accordingly right. In the end we all got it wrong. As you correctly say though everybody has an opinion.

    • True blue your right about some of those names put about at the time fantasy football manager if you ask me. The names that got put forward from SNSM was embarrassing and we sucked it all up even on here we were getting the piss top out of us and we were to stupid to notice it. We had proven EPL managers get to g a mention as well as others around Europe and we ended up with a youth coach from Liverpool. That says it all for me I rest my case.

    • We got Steven Gerrard, Liverpool and England legend and we're lucky to have him. Who are these proven EPL managers you mention, Pardew? Allardyce? Warnock? And what is it they have proven to have done? Give me Gerrard all day long!

  6. Hey ibrox noise laughing at the opinions are like backsides article a think that might be aimed at me lol.

  7. I generally like the articles, but seem to find there are differences between a couple of the writers. All come under the name IN however, so it is slightly hard to work out who is writing which article.
    Rangers are still a work in progress, but we are definitely making progress.

  8. Ye know what its really all about In,its about all us bears being hungry and desperate to win this league and until that happens we will always agree to disagree and say things in a panic whenever we drop points, but when we do win it am sure we'll still agree to disagree but without feeling Desperate… watp 55

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