What now for Rangers after Hibs as Champions League PSV await

What now for Rangers after Hibs as Champions League PSV await
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 20: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers is seen after an incident that earned him a red card during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian FC and Rangers FC at on August 20, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise preached endlessly along with Ally McCoist about why Rangers’ trip to Easter Road should be postponed.

A distraction we said, potential injuries we said.

Most of the replies argued we had to keep momentum going, implying Hibs would be a walkover and we wanted the good performances and results continuing.

We pled with you, preaching why this was not a good idea, why Easter Road is one of the worst places to go, filled with Rangers-haters.

And what if we didn’t have a good performance or result? How would that help momentum?

We hate to say we told you so.

This match should NEVER have gone ahead – Hibs were ready to ruin our mood, our ‘momentum’, and they tried to maim us quite a few times too.

All we got out of that one was dropped points, two red cards and potential injuries with a tonne of reckless tackles.

We got a loss of momentum, more indication that half of our players aren’t interested, and a slump in morale.

The only beneficiaries of that one today were Celtic, Hibs, and PSV.

This was a costly afternoon, and we feared something like this – a massive distraction which ended up damaging us.

Rangers are rank rotten away from home now, having only won one of three so far this season.

Performances like today give us very little hope our travelling fears can be reversed at the cauldron of the Philips Stadion.

If we manage it, Ibrox Noise will be the first to say we got it wrong, and we’ll be absolutely delighted to say it.

But how this ramshackle Rangers can go to Holland and beat PSV is beyond us.

We can’t even beat Hibs.

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  1. If we hadn’t played today we would’ve taken that insipid performance into the PSV game. Now at least we have some confirmed information to go with. Barisic and the left side of our defence remains a problem, Kent is simply not doing it at the moment, Lundstram isn’t firing, Jack is off the pace, Matondo doesn’t seem capable, and Morelos is miles off it. None of this is new but having today’s game has surely told Gio that he somehow has to pull a rabbit out of the hat. He has been given a clear indication of what players he can rely on and more importantly NOT rely on. The rest is up to him. Either way if we did or didn’t play today our chances at PSV are next to zero.

  2. Of course we should have played today ,it is ok to look in hindsight,but there was NO reason not to play today ,we can’t cancel games because we think we cannot win ,got to get on with it .We drew today as certain individuals not up to it and team STILL trying to gel ,so don’t see point in canceling games ,it will have no bearing on Tuesday,either the Dortmund rangers turn up or the piss poor one still fancy us to do it ,as rangers in Scotland and rangers in Europe CAN be a different animal .

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