There’s a real feeling that Michael Beale has quite simply ripped the heart out of Rangers over the past few months.
Under the guise of ‘trust in the manager’ from some fans, Beale has set about getting rid of so much of what Rangers fans loved and appreciated and replaced them with ill-fitting substitutes.
Few Rangers fans actively wanted to get rid, for example, of Scott Arfield or Antonio Colak, and a sizable number also wanted Alfredo Morelos to stay, but here we are present day and so many of the things and players that many Rangers fans loved were simply dumped.
There wouldn’t be any issue with this if the results compensated for it, but of course, they’ve not.
We did a previous piece on how, statistically Beale is actually the best Rangers manager of all time, but when you factor in this season’s performance his numbers have dipped somewhat. He won just one European leg of 4, he lost to Celtic and he lost to Killie.
9 competitive matches, just four wins. That stunning 70%+ win percentage overall, this season, is now below 50%.
And there’s no Scotty, Alfie or ‘Tony’ which we guess is half the problem.
We’re no hypocrites on Ibrox Noise, we were done with Alfie, but peak Morelos compared with the stuff we signed this summer is absolutely night and day. His social media barely mentions his new team, it’s all about the Rangers for him.
And therein is the soul. Rangers had a spine – players fans loved, liked, related to, identified with – that so many of them were thrown away without sufficient replacements being brought in is completely on Michael Beale.
He’s torn out so much of the soul of our club/squad, and has come up well short of bringing players in who could make us forget the past.
This is one of the many reasons his position is very much being looked at.