Today we saw a shockingly impertinent comment on Ibrox Noise, defending the deafening lack of signings:
The gentleman in question had begun, rightly, by suggesting in Gio he trusted.
Anyone who’s looked at Ibrox Noise since November knows we practically worship the ground the man walks on, so we are the first to support that notion.
But it’s not about Gio.
This is about Rangers’ board, and their inability, into July now, to bring in a single body, in what has been, thus far, the worst transfer window since the dark days of the embargo.
Now, things may turn around and in a few days the signings start flowing in and we all feel better about everything, smiles returning, this blip all forgotten. We’ll gush if that happens.
But let’s not kid ourselves – as things stand, Gio will be as frustrated as the fans that he has had absolutely nothing new to work with this summer, and is currently dealing with the same squad, bar Souttar, as he had last season.
He worked miracles in 21/22 but he needs fresh blood to keep that impetus and refresh the cycle.
So far, he’s just not had that.
It’s not good enough for our manager, and he deserves better than this.
He would have been given reassurances when he joined up, and he would have given the board his complete commitment.
He couldn’t have fulfilled his side of the bargain any more than he did.
But right now, he’s not getting the backing we need to be ready for either the start of the SPL (four weeks from now) or the CL qualifiers (four weeks from now).
Make no mistake, the existing squad IS good, and we’ve defended it before – but you MUST get in new blood to avoid complacency and prevent anyone getting stale or arrogant.
Rangers’ current failure to do that is not good enough to our manager or our fans.
Some fans are happy enough, more power to them – but the majority certainly aren’t thrilled that everyone else around us is strengthening while we sit on our thumbs and appear to do nothing.
Prove us wrong Rangers, get the transfer ball rolling.
Right now we’re going nowhere.