“Nightmare performance – 4” – some miserable ratings v Hearts but someone got 0…

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Did that really happen? It scarcely matters, but here’s some ratings for you:

McGregor:

Some of the worst we’ve seen from him lately. Didn’t command his box, especially in the second half, and was beaten easily 3 times, if you include the goal that wasn’t. Didn’t make a single substantial save. 5

Flanagan:

We dearly hope Stevie has learned now that Flanagan’s miles off the standard needed for a Ranger. He provided the odd decent spot of defending (we counted one good tackle) but overall offers nothing and plays by the numbers. 5

Goldson:

Untimely slip aside, by some distance Rangers’ best starting player – read the game better than anyone, stopped a goal or two himself, and used the ball well. We’re seeing this guy in a new light now and starting to appreciate what he does more. 7

Katic:

Struggled. Was seen done for pace, made a few positional errors and wasteful with headers. Weak display from a normally energetic defender. 5

Barisic:

Got a few good balls into the box, but wasn’t on his game either. Not the worst he’s ever played but just couldn’t get into this one as much as he’d want. 6

Davis:

Uncharactistically flappable, and made some crude fouls. Lacked his usual assurance and struggled to get much of the ball, unlike normal where he dominates it. 5

Jack:

He’s been abysmal since before the Old Firm. We’ll have a piece on this one later, but he’s going through a spell of horrible form right now, and while we back him to get through it, right now he’s a liability. There’s talk his half time substitution was for an injury, and it may explain why he’s so off the pace at present. 4

Kamara:

He’s having, simply, a terrible season, and while he sometimes flirts with being reliable and useful, this wasn’t one of those times. Just lazy, lacking in concentration, and overall not good enough. Was a huge factor in the losing goal. Bring back McCrorie or better yet select Docherty. 4

Aribo:

Heavily involved, but, assist aside, shockingly wasteful with what he got – very profligate, and just didn’t ever make the right decision. 5

Kent:

Great goal, but aside that, as we said earlier, just not having the impact we need from him. The Kent we wanted back still hasn’t surfaced yet. 5

Defoe:

This one explains our problem with Defoe, but he made it even worse by actually having a lot of space and just being staggeringly wasteful with it. Off the back of his new deal, this was a nightmare performance from such a normally studiously reliable performer. 4

Subs:

Arfield:

Worked hard and was one of the few who looked like they were a Ranger – but was unable to turn the tide enough. 6

Polster:

Along with Goldson, Rangers’ best player on the day. Some good balls into the box, and linked up magnificently with Aribo. Defended well, and frankly Stevie should be ashamed of himself for giving this guy so few minutes up till now. 7

Ojo:

Why?

Manager:

Steven Gerrard
has been playing with fire – and fans have been defending it – but at Tynecastle those rotten 2020 performances came back to bite Stevie on the backside, and we’re starting to get the feeling he and the players thought they won the league on the 29th. Since then the performances have been non-existent, and till Hearts, we were getting away with it. Gerrard, to be fair to him, holds his hands up in saying ‘we’ are all to blame for this, so he’s taking responsibility. But to lose to the bottom side in the SPL who haven’t won since October is the worst result and performance in his managerial reign. Sorry, but it’s a 0 on this one. 0

8 COMMENTS

  1. Someone got “0” – no apology required.
    “TEAM” talk Monday morning what was wrong with before the game that’s the convention.

    SG has only a few days left in January window. SG either strengthens or sticks with them – “Captain” goes down with ship like Berra …….

  2. What are the team doing on these breaks , binge eating and drinking ? Deja vu again . Season finished already .

  3. Don't be sorry. You are correct, if your palsy walsy with the boss you play regardless if there is a player better. Cannot win a league with kamara halliday et al. Celtic have strengthened, why not rangers. If SG thinks this team is capable of winning the league, no wonder he nver won a league title.

  4. A good article . Maybe someone will show it to Gerrard as he might learn something. I thought Polster looked really good when he came on and looks like a much better option than Flanagan. There are some imposters in this side but Gerrard seems totally oblivious to their incompetence. Very frustrating to see this still going on.

  5. While the beggars are bringing in half a team worth of talent for the second half of the season, we are sitting on our arses doing nothing to stop them!!!
    The lack of quality as well as bottle was all to be seen. One win at the piggery and its down tools. Just like last season, fecking Groundhog day!!
    I have said so many times, we need better players in the January window. We are going to totally regret not doing this.
    Ojo, ffs!! I just do not know!
    I think Ibrox Noise is far too generous with the scores, we were absolutley rotten. No fight, no urgency and most noticable, no leaders!!
    This league is over! I have no doubt the beggars will drop points, but we will drop twice as much. We do not have the winning mentality to advance when the beggars drop points. I don't think most of our players actually believe the can win this league!
    Polster was my only positive, give the lad a chance well in front of Flanagan!!
    Gerrard said there is no need to bring players in? Yes Stevie, you bloody well do!!!

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