Did events at Ibrox have something to do with massive PL shocker?

Did events at Ibrox have something to do with massive PL shocker?

Before we go on, we’re by no means saying the loss of Ross Wilson led to Southampton losing 0-9 at home, but there is absolutely no coincidence that Rangers’ acquisition of Southampton’s Director of Football would have disrupted operations at St Mary’s and certainly didn’t help.

Of course, the red card didn’t either, but for the Portside giants to lose to a record score for a home side is one of the biggest shockers in British football history, even if it was to a side who have been completely reborn under Brendan Rodgers.

We admit it, he’s done a hell of a job at the King Power, and their current second place is certainly completely justified – there’s no doubt Brendan Rodgers is why Celtic have done so ridiculously well the past 3+ seasons – we can’t see Neil Lennon coming close to that level, so what Rodgers has achieved this season for the Foxes, admittedly ‘only’ 10 matches in (quarter of the season remember) is pretty incredible.

But that said, to go to any ground in England at all, never mind the top flight, and win 9-0 is a frightening marker – yes, to all intents and purposes it probably was a ‘freak’ result, but while the early red didn’t help Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side, they were already one down.

Nevertheless, losing your sporting director doesn’t help either, and internal disruption at the club resulting from that clearly has had some sort of effect.

Manager Hassenhuttl had absolutely no response at full time, he was beyond bewildered by what had happened, while Rodgers’ pearly whites were enough to light up half of England.

And while Hearts was a sticky start, Wilson’s influence may have had a bearing on the Porto result, while Southampton were being destroyed on their own patch.

Sure, the St Mary’s side haven’t had a sparkling start to the season, but you just don’t lose 0-9 at home. To anyone.

Whether it was losing Wilson, whether it was Rodgers, whether it was the red card or whether it was all of these things, this was a real real shocker.

We’ll bet Steven Davis is glad he left…

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  1. Its because of Wilson's incompetence that we have a squad more than capable of losing 9-0. So yes, Wilson had a major hand in last night's result. You guys are welcome to the useless ****.

  2. Nothing to do with him going at all.
    The club has suffered in the last three years under his boss Les Reed and him-poor managers, wasting all the money from Van Dickhead sale on players that are so bad nobody wants them so they have to go out on loan
    In fact he is the man responsible for the purchase of so many poor . So good luck with your future purchases!!

  3. Probably say hes been responsible for putting that team together?! The saints dont seem that bothered with losing him tbh?!

  4. I think the comments from saints fans and the fact that we dropped points against Hearts on his arrival would disprove the article.
    Time will tell if he is a good appointment, I think and hope he is. But a bit early to call.

  5. It would be a sad reflection on Southampton's manager and players, if Ross Wilson's departure affected their performance against Leicester. It seems very unlikely, in the same way as Mark Allen's departure had no impact on Rangers performance.
    Let's hope Ross Wilson proves to be a good appointment, and that he is not just someone who talks a good game. Time will tell…

  6. I don`t think that losing the DOF would have any impact on Southampton .He doesn`t pick the team or set out the tactics , though longer term you can blame him if the players aren`t good enough as he may have signed some of them.Equally he would have had no impact in our draw with Hearts for the same reasons .The record score was down to the ordering off and the players chucking in the towel , Newcastle did the same a couple of weeks ago .Overpaid players with no self pride or commitment to the clubs.

  7. I'm absolutely struggling to see in what way Wilsons arrival could have led to us drawing 1-1 with Hearts. However, it did occur to me I saw that 9-0 result that we had just recruited the Southampton Head of Recruitment.

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