Monday, 8 April 2019

Have Rangers just made a big mistake?


As most fans know, Rangers held their annual Player of the Year awards last night, and various gongs were of course awarded, with the crowning glory being Alfredo Morelos picking up the prize for both club and fan POTY.

We do, of course, congratulate Morelos on this accolade, and acknowledge his undeniable contribution to Rangers’ cause this season – 29 goals and 11 assists is not to be sniffed at.

However, and you knew there was a ‘but’ – there is no way on God’s pure earth he deserved this.

The club and the fans both gave him it – we can’t argue with that logic, but equally that Allan McGregor didn’t win it is a punch in the face for the best goalkeeper in the land and the biggest success in last summer’s transfer window.

Sure, you can argue it’s six of one etc, and there’s a case to concede that. But what counts substantially against Morelos is how much more he could be if he wasn’t petulant, immature, selfish and tempestuous.

That he ‘only’ has 29 goals and 11 assists despite his overwhelmingly negative traits on the pitch shows some idea of what this kid could be if he wasn’t in it for himself.

Yes, he works hard on the pitch, no one would argue that – and the boy scores goals, lots of them.

But unlike McGregor he rarely shows up for the big occasion. Unlike McGregor he doesn’t produce it against Celtic. And similarly to McGregor he barely speaks English….

But jokes aside we can’t help wondering if Morelos won this award to further enhance his summer value – there’s basically no chance the Colombian is staying at Ibrox, and Rangers are on record confirming we’d want at least £20M to sell him – giving him the POTY award only increases that which is no bad thing, really.

End of the day, Morelos is what he is, and the fans, even despite his Old Firm disaster still seem, in places, to love him. Bear in mind the votes for POTY were in before we lost to Celtic so that certainly wouldn’t have affected things.

We’ll cover the other aspect of this accolade later today.

20 comments:

  1. This site is way beyond a joke now Morelos won those awards coz he’s the best player simple also Morelos will still be with us next season

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    1. Beyond a joke? Hope a good one at least!

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    2. Agreed. Alfredo's contribution is massive if you also look at his key passes, fouls and penalties drawn and overall contribution to the team. His totally disrupts defences when he's on his game. Look at the Aberdeen game when we won 4-0, he ruined them. If you have to make your goalkeeper player of the year it means the rest of the team have been shit.

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    3. 'When he's on his game'. Thank you, glad you agree with us.

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    4. Morelos cost us points all season starting from the very first game of the season. He was also suspended for the League Cup semi against Aberdeen. In the Scottish Cup Quarter replay against Aberdeen he rendered himself impotent with another booking and had we won would've been suspended for the Scottish Cup semi. Oh and he did his best to scupper our chances of qualifying for the Europa League with another ridiculous red card in Russia. We can't move on as a team until he has gone.

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  2. Give the award to the spl,they done us a big favor,
    We are now playing the best football all season

    WatpπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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  3. Is the club POTY award not voted for by the players , which means that both the fans and the players think he has been our best player despite all his on field problem. You obviously disagree but thats democracy for you.

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    1. Hi, there's two separate awards.

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    2. Yes I know thats the point I was making , the POTY is voted for by the players and the Fans POTY is voted by the fans , therefore your point that the CLUB has made a mistake is wrong.It has been claimed this season that he has let down the fans and his teammates but despite this both groups have voted him their top man.It is nothing to do with the club trying to boost his value as they have no input into either award.

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  4. No your right, he didn't deserve it, never in a million years and quicker he is gone is best for all concerned

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  5. Morelos, despite his anger issues is an asset to the club. Hopefully we can get a nice offer ~10M and move him along. No I don't think it will be near the 20M mark but a nice profit considering we only paid 1M.

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  6. WOULD GO ALONG WITH THAT SHAGGER IS MY POTY ,WHY OH WHY HE DOESNT COMMIT TO THE RANGERS CAUSE I,LL NEVER KNOW MORELOS ,HES A LUCKY BOY ,RANGERS HAVE BENT OVER BACKWARDS FOR HIM ,I THINK ANY HALF DECENT STRIKER WOULD SCORE A BARROWLOAD FOR THE GERS ,AGAINST HALF THE DROSS WE PLAY ,SHAGGER WAS ROBBED

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  7. Its true that when hes on his game he can run rings around the oppositions defence and score goals but what about the majority of time he is not on his game and missing sitters a plenty and the rest of the time being red carded. If morelos scores plenty more goals for rangers before the end of the season i would be over the moon. Equally when he goes. Let him have his award and let his value rise. Poty? I don't think so.

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  8. Your assessment that it may be to keep him in the lime light meantime may be accurate but ultimately who really cares we have much bigger issues at hand!

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  9. You keep harping on about he has not scored against the bheggars.how many games did it take boyd to score against them.

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    1. Is this an argument against Morelos or for him? Because Boyd was garbage v Celtic. He never did score a single useful goal v them. The only one he got, a good finish, was after they’d won the league.

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    2. If giving it to Morelos adds a few bob to his transfer fee then so be it but it should've been McGregor. Another 10 like him and we'd be celebrating 55 I reckon.

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  10. McGregor could easily have been sent off 3 or 4 times this season , and he doesn't get the aggro and kicking that Alfredo gets

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  11. 100% Ibrox Noise. Good accurate article.

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  12. As Good as Alfredo Is,
    If we are Offered £12-15million
    I'd Sell Him πŸ‘πŸ»

    Although he Scores Goals, His Attitude/Selfishness/Indiscipline does not help the Team!

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