Only 5 days ago Ibrox Noise suggested us winning both v Braga and v Celtic.
We suggested what a fantastic 5 days that would be.
And we were right.
There’s a belief in this club that’s been lacking this season from wide swathes of the support, who were often far too ready to wave white flags and surrender everything.
True, Celtic beat us twice in the league, but the number of fans who took a 6-point lead as the end of the road for the club and especially the manager was misguided at best and unfair at worst.
Over the past 4 days Rangers have shown the guts and determination to make this season one to remember. We overcame Braga and created a bit of history by hitting the semis of the UEL, and we’ve followed that up with yet another extra time victory v Celtic, in a well-deserved win.
Indeed, the souls from the east have gone notably quiet the past few days, normally trolling and swarming all over Ibrox Noise as they typically do, but not lately.
And it’s been very nice indeed.
Yesterday at Hampden Rangers men showed up and fought for the fans, for the shirts, and frankly most importantly, for themselves and their boss – they showed Braga wasn’t a fluke, and they do have the stomach for a battle.
It earned Gio some much-deserved slack after being criticised heavily by fans and opponents alike – Gio isn’t popular with the media like Stavros is and Gerrard was because he’s not interested in charming or ingratiating himself. He gives the media nothing to feast on but his opponent on Sunday does. He gives plenty of food for the media and they lap it up.
We know which one we prefer.
But importantly fans are believing in the manager again – two titanic wins in a row have given him a lot of goodwill, goodwill that simply wasn’t there even a week ago.
He’s shown, thanks to some shrewd management and wise decisions, that he is big and strong enough to win at Ibrox and to beat Celtic.
It just took a bit of time to convince many fans.
The league does still hang by a thread, but it’s far from gone unlike what fans said 10 days ago on Ibrox Noise (yes, they did). Celtic are now the hunted and Rangers are on the prowl.
As for the treble, that’s dead, and it may end up being that they only win a single trophy this season.
Time will tell.
But what matters is Rangers, and with this incredibly tough spell of fixtures coming up, Rangers still have a lot of work to do.
Nice way to start it though…