While Rangers men continue to produce dross week-in-week-out at the moment, Rangers Ladies once again showed their male counterparts how it is done, as Scotland’s top women’s team rattled a spectacular 12 past second-bottom Montrose. Without reply.
While pumping up the goal different a sensational amount, it was 4 from forward Rio Hardy, two from Mia McLauley, and even defenders chipping in with Megan Bell netting one of her own.
Simply put this was ruthless football, fast, sharp, clinical, and taking one’s chances – meanwhile, against St Johnstone, Scotland’s bottom team in the SPL, Rangers just keep on labouring.
Is this the ‘Ladies doing it for themselves’?
Well the highly-regarded Jo Potter is the manager these days, a former England international and briefly assistant coach at Birmingham following four years as player coach at Coventry, and the telling thing here is she has the ‘Steven Gerrard’ factor, which is a top England player filled with experience she can relate to her charges and isn’t a tonne older than the players into her early 40s.
Unlike him, she has top level coaching experience and has learned her trade properly.
Unlike Michael Beale, she was a top player in her time, and has experience on the pitch she can relate to the players.
And the ladies look imperious under her – 6 goals conceded, a flabbergasting 39 scored, and just that one draw blotting the otherwise perfect copybook.
While the women’s game isn’t the same level of pure pressure and attention and finance as the men’s, the sport is still 22 folks kicking a ball, and thanks to Potter, Rangers Women are looking a major force now.
They are miles ahead of their male counterparts.