We’ve been seeing some Rangers fans defend the lack of signings at Ibrox this transfer window by suggesting players and managers are on holiday.
And that is true, a lot of them have been – we saw Kenty pulling pints at one point.
But it sure as hell didn’t stop Celtic, Dundee United or Aberdeen being active in the transfer market, did it?
Indeed, these sides have been actively recruiting, sides we’d expect to give us a test this season, with Aberdeen especially front foot first in the market bringing in new talent for their new campaign.
Absolutely diddly squat.
But it’s ok, because the players are on holiday…
Anyone who has a clue about football will know players’ phones are very much ON during their hols, and they will very much be active if a move is coming up. Of course, it is time to chill for them and they’ve earned that, but if a big PL move was to appear, they are proactive in dealing with it.
Indeed, fan reaction to the start of preseason media material from the club has universally been urine-extracting of the constant posts about players arriving and Auchenhowie being ready, instead of telling us a player or two has joined Govan.
It does seem fan patience is wearing a little thin already, given we have only one month until the UCL starts.
It does feel like time has been wasted.
Do we trust Gio? Absolutely. Do we trust the board? Nope, not after way too many fiascos since March last year.
And it’s Ross Wilson at the heart of the transfer work – so the pressure is on him to make things happen. Do we trust him? Some hits and some misses, it’s hard to say.
But fans will certainly make themselves heard if we don’t see serious strides this week towards new bodies.
Understandable really. Especially if Dundee United, who barely had a manager till a day or two ago, are signing folk.
Get on with it!