As regulars will have noticed, there was a lack of coverage yesterday over our Europa qualifying ‘triumph’ in Armenia, as Ibrox Noise sat back and relaxed for once and let it all happen.
But here we are back on the ball, which is more than we can say for the team last night.
If we have ever seen a European away performance with less heart, guts, quality and all round sparkle by a Rangers side ever, it’s erased itself from our minds.
This drab, pathetic, eye sore of a display was probably the worst European outing Rangers have had under Steven Gerrard, and the worst since Niederkorn.
At least the trip to Luxembourg our players did try, they just looked completely lost under that manager and that system. Jordan Rossiter was in midfield, for God sake.
But this, despite all the Covid stuff leading up to this one, there was more than enough on the pitch to produce a display, and what we got was a disgrace.
We’re not going to butter this up, we’re not going to insult your intelligence, this performance was sh*t. It wasn’t just the quality, it was the effort.
We lost count of the number of times our players walked and looked like they literally didn’t care. Zero intensity, zero quality, zero effort, and for the first time an entire XI who borderline shamed the shirt.
The only ones who came close to pass marks were again Joe Aribo who did try to make things happen, and managed a couple of shots off the woodwork, and Nathan Patterson who got behind enemy lines a few times. Filip Helander was also a bit more at it and saved one sure goal.
But the rest?
Goodness. We’re not even going to analyse it.
The only positive we can take from that horrific night’s ‘work’ was that it got us through to today’s draw, and we now know who we face.
The other positive, if we really push it, is Celtic are actually atrocious, and their defence is abysmal. It just hadn’t been exposed by the might of Dundee and St Mirren.#
But after last night, if our players show up with that completely gash lack of interest, we’re on the end of a hounding this weekend.
Buck up or buck out.