There’s no denying it’s been a hard fortnight for Rangers fans, because we lost not just one manager, but two.
20 days ago Sir Walter was still with us and Steven Gerrard was preparing for 56.
Today Sir Walter is passed on, and Gerrard decided enough was enough and moved to pastures new.
If ever Rangers fans lost two managers in the space of such a short time we cannot recall it, but it’s certainly been an emotional period for the club, and most importantly, the fans.
See, the club is the most important thing at the end of the day, but it’s nothing without us, without the fans, and we are the ones who understand what Walter meant to us, what he meant to Rangers, while we felt at least safe regarding Gerrard and his position.
Now all of that has been torn apart – Walter is gone, and Gerrard is… well… gone.
There’s no denying last season was incredible, a stunning feat, one we’ll cherish, but just right now it’s soured a bit.
Has it been tainted?
No, nothing can ever take 55 away. But the reality of our state right now with losing the pair of them is more disquieting than anything we can remember for quite some time.
It is pretty much the same as Celtic experienced with Rodgers – all his promises then the betrayal.
Is it the same as Souness? As we said recently, it’s not quite as bad. But then, pondering it, Souness was only willing to leave for one club, and that’s Liverpool. Gerrard was the same but then went with Aston Villa?!
You can be the judge.
All we know is we’ve lost effectively our two major figureheads in the manner of 20 days.
And that’s hard to take.