“Didn’t duck – 7” Rangers players rated v Napoli

“Didn’t duck – 7” Rangers players rated v Napoli
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Giovanni Simeone of Napoli is tackled by Connor Goldson of Rangers during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Rangers FC and SSC Napoli at Ibrox Stadium on September 14, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

After a painful loss at home, Rangers sit bottom of group A with no points and no goals.

Ibrox Noise brings you our rating for a difficult night in Govan:


The return of our best goalie saw a much more assured defence – comms were there, and his two penalty saves were typical and heroic Greegsy. Had zero chance with any of the goals, and if McLaughlin is back in after this, Gio clearly wants fired. 8


Might have been very loose with his passing but he got forward so much he actually played like a right winger, in a slightly modified formation. Lots of crosses and dribbling, and a few defensive contributions too. Pretty good performance. 7


He didn’t duck! While not a spectacular display, this was better from Goldson who seems to have issues when he’s not at Ibrox. No one cleared more (7) and he caused danger in Napoli’s box too. Can be much happier with what he did tonight. 7


One or two gigantic blocks and a great late tackle, but incredibly unlucky to take out the striker with an accidental foul. The second yellow was unfortunately correct. A night he’ll want to forget even if Greegsy saved him on that occasion. Twice. 5


A lot shakier at the back than last week, Barisic struggled a bit in this one – he did get a lot of crosses in but he seemed negative and uncomfortable with his role, which, in truth, wasn’t terribly clear. Defensively exposed more than once. 5


Barely involved here, Davo didn’t put his foot on the ball at all and 75% passing level for him is abysmal. Was guilty of ducking a cross Goldson-style. 5


Nearly scored but for a wonder save, Scotty showed what he can do and why he can be so important. He added steel and grit, but did fade dramatically as the game went on and his passing went to pieces. 6


Sorry, but we keep on harping about this, GIO, HE CANNOT PLAY WITH DAVO. ONE OR THE OTHER, NOT BOTH. Again, thanks to Davo, Lunny was hamstrung and unable to dominate like he can. Still defensively strong but nothing going forward. 6


Lively. He had his best for a while, with many dribbles, crosses and attempts on goal, but ultimately a bit fruitless. Was certainly up for it. 7


He wasn’t the Morelos of the UEL that’s for sure. His finishing has always been poor, and this was his first start in the UCL, a much higher level. And he didn’t click with it. Some bad decisions and generally wasteful. Colak would have done better with the chances Morelos got, and he didn’t really win that many fouls either. 5


Colak, Tillman, King and Matondo one and all did next to nothing and aren’t worth rating.


His disinterest in this club told when he let himself be weakly robbed on the ball, costing a goal. He is honestly done at Ibrox. 0


Gio rang big changes in what felt like a finger up at the board by not starting any of their summer signings. And his team put more in for their manager than they recently have, but the Ibrox effect was a part of that. Equally though, the formation was a bit of a mess and wasn’t too clear, while none of the subs made an iota of difference. Gio was right – we can’t compete financially, and frankly we can’t compete on the pitch much either at this level. 6

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  1. You forgot to mention Jack. Forgot he was playin for a while myself, anonymous and looked lost far too often. Going on Lundstrum/Davis ratings hes about a 4!

  2. Don’t see any positive ratings there, don’t get all the negativity. We may have been beaten 3-0 but that was a big step up in performance from previously, get a grip! We were playing Napoli who just destroyed Liverpool the week before & were the more threatening side till Sands got sent off. Fuck me man, what a dick of a supporter that done these ratings

  3. Arfield needlessly gave the ball away which led to the Sands sending off. He then gave the ball away which led to the Barasic penalty he should be nothing more than a impact sub. As for Barasic what was he doing for that penalty waving to his boyfriend in the stand,nothing more than a ships anchor. He should never be seen in a blue shirt ever again.

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