Tav no-show shocker – history just repeated itself off the pitch…

Tav no-show shocker – history just repeated itself off the pitch…

Scott Arfield last night showed ‘captain’ James Tavernier how it should be done (again) by facing the media following a bitter loss in Berne.

Rangers’ captain has previous for ducking out of media duties after bad results in big matches, with Jordan Rossiter infamously having to do media duties following that loss at Dens much to the disgust of fans who’d expected the captain to face the music.

But once again last night, despite being one of the main culprits, Tavernier was conspicuous by his absence.

This is not to say we blame him 100% for the loss, it is a team effort and he’s been a huge part of big wins as well as being partially responsible for some notable bad results, but Tavernier’s continued lack of culpability by rarely to never going out to the media after the negative results really does reek of irresponsibility and cowardice.

Meanwhile one of the side’s true leaders in Arfield did not duck away and despite clearly hurting like hell like the rest of us carried himself with the true dignity of the Ranger and performed the media duties required with grace.

Arfield certainly is a contender to be this club’s captain, likewise Steven Davis and Ryan Jack, not to mention Allan McGregor, but Tavernier’s repeated no-shows at moments like these and his manager’s apparent refusal to ever hold him to account on it is really rather disappointing.

But at least we have Arfield.

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  1. Yes Arfield or Davis for me please . Tav good wing back not a good defender never has been but he is an asset . Funny how the Shit Scottish Media who only a month aga slaughtered the Rotten Mob for getting humped by Cluj but now the are world beaters and Europa contenders , whilst we are naive and poor… Fucking Disgrace but expected. Bring on 55 please

  2. To bring some balance, Tav also rarely does post match inteviews when we have won. I don't know who chooses which players are interviewed, but Arfield is certainly one who features quite regularly compared to some others.

  3. A team is only as strong, as it's weakest links. Lets Scott,y do the media work. Does he think we wouldn't notice?

  4. I think the main reason that Tav doesnt do post match interviews apart from the fact he's not man enough is that he doesnt speak that well or hit with nerves. His English is sometimes rsther embarassing, using wrong words, and says "you know" every 2 secs. Harsh but true. Not an image we really want to portray. Arfield and Davis are eloquent and more deserving of the armband along with a few others. Going my our managers comments at the press conference today it sounds like he will not drop Tav for Sunday. Our manager will never learn until it is too late. Tav is not a defender in a million years all all his assists and goals mean nothing if he keeps screwing up like this, they just cover up the issues that we've had with him from day 1.

  5. Goldson had a free header 1 minute before they scored to win the game and as usual he knocked it 5 feet over the bar no one seems to point the finger at him as well he is rotten needs dropped as well

  6. Did anyone notice that Tav always puts his penalties to the goalkeepers left. I think it is time to change penalty takers

  7. Bad day for Tav ..but to be competitive at this level is massive for Rangers ..back on the European Map .. 4th seeds ..bring it on

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