£15M man Malik Tillman reflects better on Rangers

£15M man Malik Tillman reflects better on Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 08: Malik Tillman of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Celtic Park on April 08, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise recently did a piece about how poorly our departed assets have done at their new clubs.

Calvin Bassey struggled horribly at Ajax, Nathan Patterson hasn’t made a big dent at Goodison, and Joe Aribo was a dismal, diabolical fail at Southampton. Ryan Kent flunked dreadfully at Fenerbahce, and Alfredo Morelos, well, he’s the king of the lot, his post-Rangers career would be actually funny if it wasn’t so bitter sweet and borderline sad.

Scotty? Been a flop at Charlotte – has made only two starts and only has 2 goals in almost 15. He’s completely a bench player as Aribo is at Southampton. Colak? Another one to fail at his next club, barely gets a look in.

The point is, Rangers players just aren’t good enough the past decade, and it’s not really a shock that our city rivals have monopolised the league since 2012, for as we say, obvious reasons.

But despite that pessimistic intro, while he wasn’t technically ‘our’ player, Malik Tillman is a sort of Rangers graduate, coming to us so young and having a vital year of his career at Rangers.

And HIS post-Ibrox career paints our club in a much, much better light than the other failures.

As we alluded to earlier, the American’s post-Rangers career has seen a heck of a return for goals in Holland, with an assist, and he’s stepped up in the Champions League too.

As we said, compare that with the painful Holland spell of Calvin Bassey who absolutely pitifully failed at Ajax, and has done no better at Fulham, managing just 5 starts since the summer and had a literal nightmare against Spurs with nothing but errors. He’s just not a very good defender who might be able to bulldoze but has zero football intelligence.

But Tillman? He’s thrived in that league, in Holland. Sometimes you just get the right player at the right time, and Tillman and PSV clearly go well.

He didn’t want to stay at Rangers, and ultimately most fans were ok with that if he didn’t want to be at the club – we don’t want players who don’t want to be here.

But it does at least reflect better on our club that Tillman is shining at PSV, compared with the literally 7 players we mentioned earlier to crash.

Well, at least Big Fil at Odense is doing better…

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