As the eagle-eyed among you will have noticed, Ibrox Noise took a few days offline to soak in the festivities, but we’re back now, and naturally missed a tonne of news to bring you.
One thing we’ve very much taken into consideration is Rangers (and Ross County’s) honourable stance on the winter break.
10 clubs favoured bringing it forward 3 weeks, whereas Rangers and County were on record objecting to this.
And we completely agree with them.
The reality is the break benefited Celtic, Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hibs the most, and the rest just went along with it – Rangers saw no reason, ditto County, and we find it quite comical that ‘Sporting Integrity’ has once again been violated in the name of benefiting Parkhead.
They claim they’re not complaining about losing players, when that’s all they’ve done the past month, while Rangers, missing a bunch ourselves, have never raised a word of a gripe about it.
So the SPFL dance to Celtic’s song and Rangers’ winter prep is thrown into disarray.
Of course the side positive is that we now have 3 weeks to get Roofe, Jack, Balogun et al fully fit for the return, rather than losing these guys in the run up to January 2.
But end of the day, Rangers didn’t favour this at all, it was pointless – and it didn’t benefit anyone more than Celtic.
Still, they’re the ones who need 7 minutes these days…