In a surprising twist for Rangers fans, a long-standing myth about Steven Gerrard’s team has been well and truly busted following an eyebrow-raising reveal.
Supporters have been long complaining of Rangers (even before the Gerrard ere) for ‘overplaying’ things and not just plain shooting from distance. Indeed, Scott Arfield’s stunning 25-yarder at Hamilton appeared to be a rare thing, with most goals from Rangers players being close range.
In fact, that is absolutely untrue.
Rangers, with 10, are the Premiership’s highest scorers of goals from outside the box – more than Celtic, Aberdeen, Killie or Hearts, which puts into perspective the concept that the likes of Morelos, Kent, Arfield et al don’t take shots from distance enough.
Sure, maybe the team can be guilty occasionally of slightly overdoing things, of overcooking the broth a tad – but stats are stats and they prove categorically that the most enterprising and successful side for shooting from distance in the SPL is Rangers.
So there you have it.