Probably the most irrelevant ratings we’ll do for some time, but here we go with Rangers’ latest result, a 1-1 draw at Parkhead.
Had no chance with the Celtic goal, guilty of some slightly iffy kicking, but pulled off a few fine saves as well. 7
Proved, once and for all, his RB days are gone – wasn’t up to the speed of the game, wasn’t closing his channel well enough either. Culpable at the goal. And yet despite all this, no defender actually did a better job with tackling, interceptions and clearances AND he assisted the goal! 6
Completely made for the goal, and some of his clearing was a little shaky. Not his best outing, and he’ll just be glad it wasn’t a loss. 6
Must be getting annoyed that he’s in and out of the team despite being in stellar form, and this match showed his frustration. Had Edouard in his pocket to begin with, but was utterly beaten for the goal, and afterwards looked ropey. 5
Lots of crossing, had a decent game, provided the corner for Alfie’s goal. Wasn’t bad, definitely a decent afternoon. 7
Unsurprisingly subdued, but did ok. Clean with passing, but a bit of a passenger. 6
Again, a less involved one for the NI star – he’s got other things on his mind right now, including his new deal. 6
Very quiet – wasn’t able to show what he did in Belgium, or Prague, and struggled to get a foothold on this match. 6
By an absolute tearing mile Rangers’ best player – a total danger, nearly scored an absolute worldie – the lad is bang in form and has been there since being dropped. Excellent stuff. 8
Quiet from Hagi, worked hard as he always does but had absolutely no influence here. 5
Weird one for Alfie – finally broke his Old Firm duck but was otherwise pretty quiet. 6
And we’ll leave the subs as none really had a major effect on anything.
Guilty of mucking around a winning formula, as well as suffering post-55 hangover, Rangers have barely kicked a ball in anger since St Mirren, and it’s cost us a shot at the quarters of the UEL. Gerrard has started messing around with a defence which didn’t need it, a midfield which didn’t need it and an attack which…. yeah.
His XI today was better, but Balogun at RB and Helander in defence indicated yet more silly shuffling and it’s unsettled us almost as much as the off-field rubbish has. Stevie takes his part of the blame of the loss of form since 55 – it’s not just winning the title that caused this. Domestically it doesn’t REALLY matter of course, but we’d have loved a bit more guile in Europe and at Parkhead. 6