Interesting this morning is a change in the Scottish and Rangers narrative from our Mainstream Scottish Media, or MSM as we generally call them.
As Ibrox Noise reported earlier, Nicolas Raskin was reported as taking a tongue-in-cheek jab at former Celtic manager Ronny Deila, insisting sarcastically that he will support his former charge for the final this weekend.
However, this isn’t the only pro-Rangers anti-Celtic story doing the rounds in advance of Sunday – the Sun wheeled old Celtic star Christopher Jullien who explains he couldn’t get out of Parkhead quick enough because he and Stavros couldn’t stand each other.
Call us mental, and we probably are, but when was the last time we saw such anti-Parkhead sentiment in our press, while lots of pro-Rangers stuff was appearing?
Is it possible the MSM are actually warming to Michael Beale and Rangers, and are fed up with Stavros already?
Steven Gerrard was the absolute darling of the Scottish press for a long time, the anti-Rangers sentiment in our media a bit less under him than it had been prior. They couldn’t stand Giovanni van Bronckhorst so were happy to slaughter the club and him this season.
But they’ve maintained a positive front over our chum across the city.
Until, that is, they decided to take a dig at two Celtic managers, past and present, which is a startling change to normal.
Of course it doesn’t mean that much in the grand scheme of things, but would we rather see supportive stuff in the press about Rangers, or the usual slating of us?
Well, either way, at the moment it’s Parkhead getting it, and not before time at all. The fact they’ve actually sought to bring out Jullien for a seemingly unnecessary dig at that lot is quite amusing, a cheap slur on their darling manager, which makes us think very much the press are changing a bit of tact at the moment.
Not often these days that Rangers are the press darlings, but Michael Beale appears to be gaining that level of support. Long may it continue and give us very decent entertainment at their expense…