Connor Goldson’s recent comments have certainly got a lot of Rangers tongues wagging. While Ibrox Noise yelled till we were blue in the face in March 2021 begging the board not to do exactly what it ended up doing, Rangers’ vice-captain has admitted the same thing.
That we’ve not pushed on from 55 and have basically gone backwards as a club.
It’s a major thing to say, especially from an Ibrox player who has himself given up in the past during matches, and has admitted it.
The question we guess is why now? Why on the eve of an Old Firm with this pressure, where a Rangers loss 100% confirms they win the title, a draw 99% confirms it, and even a win is pretty much only a stay of execution unless it can be followed up.
Why has Goldson piled this pressure on himself, his team mates and Rangers as a club just a few days (he said it earlier in the week) before such a huge match?
What we will say, whatever we think of Goldson (and we have a lot to say on that) he is definitely candid and honest. He speaks truth and from the heart. He might have a poor sense of timing, context and subtlety, but what he says is generally on the money.
And we all know everyone says they want honesty, but actually run a mile when they get it, so the reaction to his being so forthcoming is not surprising.
We’re just puzzled at the timing, and the sense of hypocrisy, that he complains about this and that at Rangers yet is evidently part of the problem himself and furthermore took 20 months to sign a deal.
The question is why did he sign the deal if he himself says we went backwards after 55? He signed the thing fully 20 months later (was offered it in October 2019), so he could clearly see where we were headed in the summer of 2021 yet signed the contract?
So he’s part of the problem, not the solution.
But that doesn’t mean he’s wrong.
Just has an atrocious sense of when to be right.