Remember last season? Remember the constant injury blight at Ibrox which led to Rangers losing almost 15 players at one point? How could we forget, right?
Well our ‘chums’ over the road also have the same issue now, having lost almost an entire defence, and hey presto, it wasn’t hard to see the impact as they tumbled to Killie.
Rangers and Giovanni van Bronckhorst, it must be said, were very, very unfortunate with injuries last season – are we making excuses? We are explaining that teams can’t cope when they lose half their players through knocks and sprains.
We had to make do with Leon King, James Sands and Ben Davies at the back for large spells of the season (including in the Champions League) for goodness’ sake – was it any wonder we were a defensive nightmare and it literally got Gio the sack?
That’s right. A shocking injury blight is why Giovanni van Bronckhorst was fired, he lost his job because Rangers’ club doctors couldn’t do theirs. Things are a lot better now with Dr Waller back – not perfect, but nowhere near the chaos of last season.
And now ‘them lot’ are going through the same thing, while Rangers have an almost completely clean bill of health. It’s telling that Gio was gung-ho and attacking when he had all his players, think of Sevilla, but when he lost the lot, he became negative. This is why he lost his ‘way’ and lost his job.
Yes, they’ve lost three defenders, so, to coin a phrase, ‘let’s see how they cope with it’.
Gio couldn’t – who could? It lost him his job, and now Brenda over there has to find a way around losing half of his best players. Clue – there isn’t one. It lost Rangers their lead in 2011 when Steven Naismith was out for the season, and better sides than both have done worse when their lynchpin or pins have been ailed.
So come on you lot, let’s see how you cope without half your squad. Oh wait, you’ve already lost one cup? Not so easy is it…