Gio and Rangers can FINALLY relax with the Champions League for 56

Gio and Rangers can FINALLY relax with the Champions League for 56
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 24: Giovanni van Bronckhorst, head coach of Glasgow Rangers celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League play-Off Secaon Leg match between PSV Eindhoven and Glasgow Rangers at Phillips Stadium on August 24, 2022 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

Finally we can publish this one, and we’ve been waiting for a long time to suggest it.

And while the proof will be in the pudding over the next few domestic matches, it is almost certain now:

Rangers’ slow start to the season was quite simply because we were absolutely gutted not to be in the group stage of the CL to begin with, and the playoffs were a HUGE distraction.

This whole summer, from losing to Frankfurt in the UEL final all the way up till full time in Holland – has ALL been about getting to the group stage of the Champions League, and everything else has been a complete distraction from it.

Gio especially did not really know what he could budget for, he didn’t know for sure what tournament we’d be playing in Europe, and the target was CL but the guarantee was far from that.

So our manager has been trying to figure out how to secure the group stage for sure, and while we’ve had our criticisms of his methods, it’s ultimately worked. More fool us.

We would 100% have postponed Hibs, because that would have been 3 points on the backburner, but what’s done is done.

And now with the whole nightmare of two tough rounds to negotiate in the UCL qualifiers over, we can FINALLY settle down, having achieved our goal, and properly, at long last, concentrate on the league.

56 is what matters now, and we have some cash to play with over the next week and January.

But we’ve not been able to – and that’s likely a strong reason the start to the season has felt so unsettled.

No longer.

Sit back, relax, and let’s go for 56. Plus maybe a sneaky win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Sounds good doesn’t it!

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  1. Agreed, well done Rangers, has been an emotional 6 months, but we got there!

    Focus now back to the league and 56. Suspect we’ll finish at least 3rd with Celtic bottom of their group, making it another tough 2nd half to the season with the mid-week games.

    Need another couple players, bench was looking a bit thin and no doubt we’ll have a few on the injury list at an given time this season.

    Hopeful we can tie up Kent, not sure what we should do with the Buffalo.

  2. Yesssss sounds awesome
    Relax and enjoy it
    We’r in the money
    Septic bricking it now😭🤣🤸‍♂️

  3. I think psv showed last night canceling game was silly they were rusty ,game time beats training as all players say ,moving on league is priority and europe (CL that is ) is a bonus ,we have to get back to being no 1 here ,which am pretty sure we will .
    Hopefully gio will get some of that cash to sign another striker ,as roofe and morelos wont do as back up ,another defender and gk .

  4. I see the buff is already saying ” we are back ” and ” my club ” as you say predictable AF ,with probably him and kent wanting to sign new deals now .
    I would NOT be offering them it anymore ,now we have cash aplenty .
    They have not done enough to warrant bigger contracts IMO and it stinks they have waited till CL qaulification GTF !.

    • I would excuse Kent from this. Good or bad he never hides, works for team and he gets some rough treatment. As for Morelos if he sorts himself out I’d bring him back in but ONLY if he signs a new contract. Once signed I’d punt him in the summer.

  5. Superb performance last night and we will enjoy a minimum of 6 games in Europe but hopefully more. The draw will be tough but it was always going to be. I think a couple of signings are required an attacking midfielder and another striker. Cannot over rely on Colak and Morelos who knows what will happen with him. Also PSV are now a rotten team what rubbish no one expected us to get through and the Tims belittling the achievement. Enjoy the ride and whatever the draw is bring it on.

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