Rangers fans vote on James Tavernier and Connor Goldson

Rangers fans vote on James Tavernier and Connor Goldson
Rangers' English defender Connor Goldson (R) speaks with Rangers' English defender James Tavernier (L) during the UEFA Europa League Semi-final, second leg football match between Rangers and RB Leipzig at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, on May 5, 2022. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise asked you, our valued readers and audience, what you’d do with Rangers defenders James Tavernier and Connor Goldson.

We recall the last poll we offered on here, where one user, so biased in their views, spun the numbers in a completely perverted direction which betrayed those biases, and such manipulation and lies of basic facts and numbers from certain quarters have made us wary of running polls again.

We are also wary of those who dismiss the results aggressively when they’re results they don’t like, with immediate scathing comments like ‘who was asked this’ ‘how big was the sample’ and other attempts at undermining the result despite the fact honest Rangers fans offered their opinions.

But here we are.

And yesterday we asked you how you’d manage Tavernier and Goldson.

The results were very clear, and telling:

Of an admittedly modest sample (650 Rangers fans at the time of writing, or are the dissenters going to dismiss those fans because they don’t like what the outcome was) 43% wanted both Tavernier and Goldson dropped and not in the side at all.

That’s almost half the entire response.

28% were keen on the Tavernier as a winger option, even though it’s a complete non-solution (because he’s diabolical as a pure winger, and we don’t play with wingers anyway), while 14% were keen on dropping Tavernier altogether.

Which means a grand total of 85% of all responses definitely don’t want Tavernier as right back any more, whether they want him further forward or not.

Only 12% were content with both Goldson and Tavernier remaining in the defence as is.

This is pretty clear for Michael Beale – he might not be interested in doing anything with the defence, but the fans can see it pretty clearly that Tavernier and Goldson aren’t up to it.

Beale’s disinterest in signing anyone new for this area could be his own Achilles heel, and the trip to Ayrshire tomorrow could be very, very telling in his and Rangers’ defences’ future.

We’ll see.

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  1. You guys at IN are aware I’ve backed Tav all the way but let’s be blunt he’s just not a RB simple, if we want to challenge anyone this Season both Tav & Goldson need to be dropped as quite frankly sentimentality won’t bring home Titles or Trophies. 💙💙

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