There’s a lot to chew through from last night’s epic tussle at Pittodrie, and we’re trying to chomp our way through as much of it as we can, but we have to raise a bone of contention about Allan McGregor:
What on earth has happened to him?
He has clearly improved as a goalkeeper, which is pretty remarkable, and has already made some physics-defying breathtaking saves this season, and we love seeing that.
But those studs in the shin of Lewis Ferguson was the latest in a long line of quietly subtle ‘needle’ moments where our goalkeeper is getting needlessly involved with opposition players and lashing out, if not in a particularly obvious way.
We don’t know where this tempestuous side came from – after all, he’s 37 now and one would reasonably think a mature player would have come back to Ibrox – instead, as well as the wonderful goalkeeping at the level we expect from our Rangers stoppers, he’s added this surreal ‘argy bargy’ to his game, and we can’t really fathom why.
In an earlier article we discussed how Alfredo Morelos may grow up and out of his combustible nature, and mature as a player and man – McGregor seems to be going the other way and you can bet via betbrain uk it’s getting worse.
Sure, he commands more now, leads better, organises a lot better too – communication at the back is far better than it was under any other goalkeeper since he left.
But he’s added in this curious ‘violence’ and he really was extremely lucky to stay on the pitch last night – and not for the first time this season.
In short, Allan, you’re a grown man, cut out the immaturity and risking a card and just do what you’re brilliant at.