Today’s interview with vice-chairman John Bennett made more headlines for what it didn’t do than what it did, and for Ibrox Noise the biggest absence from it was the chairman himself, Douglas Park.
That it was left to the vice chairman to try to appease fans for the current state of affairs (something he miserably failed to do) rather than the main man at the helm of the club says everything for the regard Douglas Park now holds the fans, and indeed, the reputation of Rangers in.
We could spend all day analysing what Bennett said (not that it was terribly reassuring) but the fact is Douglas Park is the custodian of the club, the main man entrusted with its care, and that he has left this to Bennett just like the board left James Bisgrove to handle the farce of the Australian Old Firm on his own really demonstrates how aloof this regime has become and how unfit Park seems to be.
And we used to be by far Park’s biggest backers, us on Ibrox Noise – nothing but respect for him and felt utterly trusting of his stewardship.
Times have certainly changed, and while we don’t necessarily think he’s malevolent by any means, his leaving such a massive piece of PR to his assistant at a time when Rangers fans are unsettled and want a few answers from the man at the top really was yet another bum note.
With stunts like this, there is absolutely no wonder so many fans are unhappy with this board, and it’s starting to feel like they’ve run their course.
Ibrox Noise has the advantage that we are 100% independent and answer to no one – we do not participate in club propaganda exercises and as a result, we are 100% honest.
We will not feed you nonsense – all our analysis and content is a healthy mix of emotion and fact, with praise and criticism when either are merited.
And this latest action from the board is far more meriting of criticism.