Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Stevie makes dramatic Rangers admission - will fans agree?



Steven Gerrard said something that may have slipped many of us by last year, and he said it following our clinching of a last 32 place in the Europa League.

Following that (unlucky) draw with Young Boys at Ibrox which saw Rangers make the KO stage of the UEL, Gerrard said something pointed:

“It was an aim and target when I came through the door, to get respect back in European competitions. The fans live for nights like this.”

For all the hype about getting 55, about beating Celtic, about becoming dominant again in Scottish football, a major incentive to Gerrard and to Rangers was about getting back that European dignity again.

This is a club who won the Cup Winners’ Cup, who made the effective Champions League semi final in 1993 and who got to Manchester 12 years ago.

A club who took some massive scalps in Europe even more recently – a major goal for Stevie was to restore that, take big scalps again, and achieve what we used to.

And yet, in just 18 months, the manager has given us the last 32 of the UEL plus two gargantuan runs in the qualifiers.

Job done? Yes. Rangers’ European credibility is back, half of our players are wanted by some of the biggest clubs on the continent and silly numbers are floating around with regards to potential sales.

All the while Rangers have a real chance of bypassing Braga to make the last 16 of the UEL, and finding ourselves up against yet another elite side from Europe.

Job done for sure – Rangers are not a side anyone wants to face, not in Europe and not in the SPL.

Gerrard, with comparative pennies, has done with Rangers in 18 months what we doubt anyone else could have.

Job done. Even Stevie thinks so.

7 comments:

  1. I have aired my criticism of Dave King in the past but he and the board played an absolute blinder when they got Stevie G. When it was announced he was coming i knew we were getting an Icon as a player but he had no or little managerial experience. In his first season we had a few ups and downs but progress has been steady and i think its safe to say he has enabled us, as Rangers fans/supporters to feel confident our team takes the field again. The hearts game aside.

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  2. 55 first,europes a bonus
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  3. Agree with benidormloyal about Europe being a bonus and the league being a priority, but if we get past Braga and get a decent draw in the next round then anything is possible,just imagine us winning the Europa league and Liverpool retaining the champions league, what a game that would be.....watp 55

    Happy New Year to Everyone At Ibrox Noise.....

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  4. Job ain't done yet, but glad of the progress made so far. 55 has got to be priority as well as stopping the beggars 10 IAR campaign!

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    1. GJ the beggers have already been stopped watch them drop points now like a ton of shit there bricking it๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Lemon sacked shortly๐Ÿฟ

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  5. What's good also is 4 out our next 5 games are all at home incredibly.. StM(h) Hearts(a) RosC(h) Abd(h) then Hibs on Feb 5th..I'm sure we ll fly out the traps and also am sure Defoe will put Hearts to the sword ๐Ÿคž

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  6. 55 must be the main priority.

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