If there was a more miserable afternoon for Rangers fans under Steven Gerrard, we can rarely remember it. There is so much to chew through from this absolute howler at Ibrox, but because we’re really horrible here at Ibrox Noise and like to find a scapegoat to blame everything on, we’re going to choose the utter waste of £2M that has been Borna Barisic and call him out now.
We officially campaign on behalf of ourselves and anyone with any sense that this pile of Croatian nonsense be removed from our squad and permanently replaced by Andy Halliday.
We have frequently been insulted on here for backing Halliday, that he’s our ‘pin up’, but the reality is your ‘Rolls Royce’ that is Barisic is a coward, a waster, and has no interest in playing for Rangers whatsoever.
If anyone can name a single 8/10 display (other than the one against us for Osijek) he’s produced, y’know, this Croatian world class superstar, you’re doing better than us. Sure, he has an occasionally decent cross – we admit that. But his complete apathy to this team and this club has started to grate – and this afternoon was the epitome of it.
Sure, Andy Halliday at his best might not be as good as Barisic at the latter’s peak, but the latter isn’t interested in going there. He frequently has to be dropped because his manager thinks he doesn’t have the bottle.
Who showed up in our colours against Killie? Not Barisic, that’s for sure.
Now, we should attest here – we’re sure Barisic is a very nice guy who helps grannies across the road and donates millions to charity while standing in front of tanks in Tiananmen Square – we’re sure away from the pitch he’s a gent.
But on it, in our colours, he has nothing to offer and doesn’t seem interested in trying to.
He was by no means the only offender out there today, but he has run out of chances in ours minds to prove his consistent quality.
Sure, SG may persist and give him more opportunitiees and he may even produce a decent display here and there and like the fair souls we are we’ll give him credit if he achieves this, but somehow he’s just not going to be the player he should be or that we thought he was.
Bring back Andy Halliday.