Ibrox Noise is no hypocrite – we didn’t want Luis Palma one inch at Rangers. His agent bigged up his client’s desire to play for a Premier League team and we didn’t want someone at Rangers who was already eyeing a move to another league so vocally. So publicly.
From what we understand, he was the player ex-manager Michael Beale actually rejected in person, due to believing the fit ‘wasn’t right’. Naturally the manager signed Sam Lammers instead…
There is no doubt Beale made an error with Palma. One of many.
See, Ibrox Noise didn’t want this boy, and in fairness he and his agent are still banging on about getting the ‘bigger’ move (now it’s apparently changed to Real Madrid) but there’s no question he’s a talent who’s benefiting ‘them’ rather a lot.
But Ibrox Noise’s opinion doesn’t matter. We’d have whined about the signing, then been proven wrong. That’s how it is supposed to work. We were proven wrong about Sima, and we, as yet, haven’t been proven wrong about Lammers, and we’d have been quite happy if we’d whined about Palma and then his signing sees us make the Champions League.
He’s done the business in Glasgow’s East End for sure. 3 goals and an assist in 7 is a success, and it’s one Rangers missed out on with Cyriel Dessers (even if Ibrox Noise gives the Belgian more slack than others do) signed instead.
Ex-manager Michael Beale cost Rangers a lot with his absolute nonsense – his bluster, his BS, his snake oil…
He didn’t just cost us £15M, and the Champions League, but Luis Palma as well, and a whole host of other things.
Thank goodness we have a real manager in place now, but boy did the recent past do us some real damage.
Absolute shame on Ross Wilson and Stewart Robertson especially for sanctioning that signing.