Have Stevie G and Tav just given a worrying Rangers insight?

Have Stevie G and Tav just given a worrying Rangers insight?

Recently we got some (understandable) criticism when we were just incessantly negative about Steven Gerrard following the Aberdeen match.

Opponents just wanted the negativity to cease and us to move on to the Battle Fever of Sunday.

Which we were glad to, and got on with it, only to then see James Tavernier and Steven Gerrard’s pre-Betfred pressers.

And we must say we’ve rarely seen more timid and un-battle-fevery pressers before a match this big before.

A cup final, two days before, and the manager and captain this submissive and downbeat?

As one of our regulars put it:

“Just watched the press interviews with Gerrard and Tav – these were the most downbeat i’ve ever seen them give prior to a big match. No excitement, self-belief or optimism from the Captain, only, well, y’know, it’s just about who turns up. I just hope this is the aftermath of SG delivering the mother of all rollickings after Wednesday night and trying to get a siege mentality into the players. Katic has to play – and Borna, even if he’s a risk.”

Guys, this is a cup final against Celtic, which has so so much riding on it, and the best you can do is passive stoic comments without any apparent gumption or conviction?

How are we the fans supposed to be up for the match when the manager and players don’t seem to be?


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  1. Hopefully this was mind games as I cannot believe that Steven Gerrard would have any negative thoughts ahead of a cup final. I believe we will win and I am sure that everyone at Ibrox is of the same mind.

  2. The problem is Tav is never a Captain, he was obviously talked into making an appearance i feel he would benefit greatly from handing over the arm band to Ryan Jack or Artfield. again the worrying thing is SG doesn't seem to see we need a leader.

  3. I'd rather they were quiet in the press conference and then do the talking on the pitch. Too many times over the last few years players and managers(not just Rangers, it seems to have taken hold everywhere) have spouted shite and patted themselves on the back before a ball was kicked and then embarrassed themselves on the pitch. You can win every PR battle under the sun and still walk off the pitch with fuck all. Maybe it will be the opposite way round this time.

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