Alashkert just got a lot tougher, and it’s nothing to do with the players…

Alashkert just got a lot tougher, and it’s nothing to do with the players…
Football - 2021 / 2022 UEFA Europa League - Qualifying - 1st Leg - Glasgow Rangers vs Alashkert - Ibrox Stadium Ryan Kent of Rangers vies with Tiago Cameta of Alashkert FC PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK

With the news now out that Rangers have flown to Armenia with a dramatically thinned squad, it is natural to look at those who are left in the team.

We at Ibrox Noise just want to say to those who are left behind….get well soon!

Covid19 is no joke, and we hope all come out of this OK.

For those who will be taking to the field, let’s be clear, this has become a slightly difficult game.

The reason is we are going to Armenia without our tactical genius, Michael Beale. This means we now have to rely on our players, on the field, to immediately adapt to any tactical changes that our opponent makes.

However, even with the loss of Steven Gerrard, Michael Beale, James Tavernier, Calvin Bassey, Allan McGregor, Scott Wright, Jon McLaughlin, and Ryan Kent, we should still easily beat Alashkert.

Last week Alashkert were playing way above themselves, and I do not see them being able to lift their game any further.

They will continue to rely on hitting us on the break, and hoping for a mistake and a goal from a corner, but as we saw last week they are not fast with the ball, they often ran into our players and they were very easily dispossessed, but we just could not take full advantage of their mistakes.

They will also hope they have luck with the choice of referee. As we seen last week, though the ref was very quick to send one of our team off, he was not so quick to dish out the second yellows to any of the Alashkert players…it’s just an observation, just a casual observation.

A simple draw, or win will see us going through to the Europa League group stage for the 4th consecutive time, and perhaps, this time, we can go further than a last 16 finish.

The stage is set.

EDIT: this article was compiled hours ago today before the news Beale travelled was broken. Till then all information claimed he hadn’t. So, an error on our part and we retract the sentiments.

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  1. IN i think you need to check on this one as Michael Beale was pictured with Garry Mac at glasgow airport today and was on the flight. Just a heads up before the mad hatters start slating you as fake news. Im a big fan love the site just hate all the abuse you get from suposid rangers fans. Hope we start a young team tomorro and show Gerrard he can trust them n give them a chance.

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