Rangers fans have just fired Steven Gerrard a huge warning


The season is over. Steven Gerrard’s maiden campaign in both management and as Rangers manager is now done and dusted and we move on to the new season.

But is it with hope, expectation or neither?

Ibrox Noise was interested to see how our readers felt about expectations for 2019/2020, and we were surprised at the level of certainty and not just optimism.

We asked our readers to suggest what they expected next season – a real push at Celtic, the title itself, or otherwise.

Of the hundreds of responses, only a few even hinted that they had ‘realistic’ expectations and simply improvement upon this season was acceptable – the majority (around 97%) expected nothing less than the title outright.

Which speaks volumes – sure, we’re Rangers fans, and we should never expect second best, but given how many supporters defended third placed Warburton and Caixinha, it appears fans are starting to become more ruthless and more like proper Rangers fans again.

We should expect the title, and at Ibrox Noise we expect no less, but in previous seasons managers were getting away with mediocrity – sure, fans melted at how bad Rob Kiernan or Bruno Alves were, but the manager got defended.

This time around seems a little different recently – while the lion’s share support and defend our manager, he is also now expected to deliver. In a way previous incumbents probably weren’t.

And fans have absolutely made it clear 9IAR at Parkhead next season must be stopped at all costs.

And that’s what we like to see.


  1. Well if Celtic go out and spend 15-20m on players on big wages then I think you might want to lower your expectations because we'll spend 10 at the very most and our wage bill will probably be half of theirs.

  2. We haven't sold anybody yet, as it stands. We don't know what offers we'll get and how much. The squad needs thinning and the deadwood cut out. 20k a week of 'wasted £££' on Hererra?? That kind of wage-thievery, can never happen again. But if the board think 'budget buys are going to save us and stop 9IAR, they're mistaken. Maybe we could save £££ by getting rid of our current scouting team? ;0)

  3. Keep things simple The League MUST be the priority Anything in Europe is a bonus. If squad rotation is necessary it is in the lesser competitions that the first eleven players can be rested.
    No loan deals should be agreed which include guarantees of playing time, not in the interest of Rangers FC, watching Worrall was a nightmare!
    Bring in 4 or 5 quality players and jettison the surplus dross
    Stevie G seems obsessed with wingers.I read today about another young winger from Liverpool coming on loan, why? That's not a priority area. Two quality centre backs, a left full back, another midfielder who can play the Arfield role and a proven twenty goals a season striker.
    Quantity is not the answer. Quality is key. Look back over the success under Walter and wee Dick and you find 18 key players took us through the seasons to victory. That is the way forward

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