Thursday, 7 November 2019

Fan shock reaction suggests incredible SPL shift towards Ibrox


Ibrox Noise was amused to note that for the first time since 2011, the selection of a Rangers player in the NT was not greeted with scorn, ridicule or mockery, and indeed the only response to Steve Clarke’s selection was derision instead over Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney’s absence and the call up for hideously overrated Scott McKenna.

No indeed, Ryan Jack, the most outstanding player in the SPL at present aside Alfredo Morelos and one or two others, was included in the latest Scottish squad for the imminent international break (can’t wait) but instead of the usual suspects in the SPL with their ill-educated ‘mediocre’ accusations at the ex-Aberdeen captain, he attracted absolutely no insults in the slightest and those were instead reserved for ex-Celtic man Tierney and McKenna given his ludicrously awful form.

It shows something of just how superb Jack has been this season, arguably the best player in the division and certainly the most important to his team, that even petty-minded bitter SPFL fans of rival teams didn’t have a word of objection over his inclusion.

He has taken his game to a new level and is by some distance the best midfielder Scotland now have, producing that quality against every side he’s faced this season.

Whether he’ll go on to have the kind of on-field legacy a Barry Ferguson or Paul Gascoigne did for us is quite another matter, given he’s maybe peaked at this extraordinary level just a few years too late to maintain it over the best seasons of his career, but he is certainly in a zenith right now, and for the Tartan Army to actually save their frustrations for the likes of McKenna and Tierney says a lot for just how good Jack has been.

Plus his own admission of how keen he is to play for Scotland may also have cut him a bit of slack from the frothing natives.

The only question is:

Would he still be booed…?

7 comments:

  1. Of course he will be booed, a lot of fans ask why we don't support the National team anymore, that's one of the reasons right there, and the bias SFA is another.
    This is only my take on it. I honestly believe Father Clarke is only picking Jack for the Rangers fans to get on board and support the team, no chance, there has been too much water under the bridge for that to happen, the SFA and Clarke can go take a f**k

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  2. I am pretty sure there are still plenty of sad morons out there who will boo Jack.

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  3. Unfortunately, I agree with the lads. They'll boo him, while secretly being glad of his contribution. Says a lot for the lad. If that was me, i'd tell Clarke, to bolt!

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  4. He`s in the squad because the form he`s in ,Clarke can`t leave him out , but he won`t play .It will be the likes of McGinn , McTominay , McGregor and Fleck as usual.You rightly mention McKenna getting picked as ridiculous but what about his buddy Devlin who is worse, Naismith who has only played 30 minutes all season and Taylor who has not kicked a ball since joining Celtic.Its a weird squad which should be getting ripped apart by our press .It would have if McLeish was still in charge.

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  5. I'd say he's peaked at exactly the right time. When i was younger, the chat was always a player hits his best years from 26/27 - 32/34. We expect too much from younger players, only the truly world class are consistent in their early 20s

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  6. Scottish Footballs POTY so far this season we can all see it as Bears if he gets booed then I await the SFAs reply in Sporting Integrity

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