Michael Beale, even before getting the Rangers job, talked a good game but now, fans have every right to be worried about his ability to turn things around.

Football fans aren’t stupid, they know when they have an attacking team and when they have a passive and boring one.

So, when Michael Beale described his questionable Old Firm tactics, via The Rangers Review, as “bold and attacking”, it makes you think that he was watching a different Rangers team to the one we all watched against Celtic.

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In the first half, Callum McGregor was given the freedom of Ibrox, the Gers gaffer has been around Scottish football long enough to know that if you stop the Celtic skipper playing, you stop Celtic.

The second half, if we needed any other proof, is evidence of this.

Michael Beale, despite his complaints of the sums being reportedly spent, has been given more money than any Rangers manager since Dick Advocaat to spend on a strike force.

That the £3.5m on Sam Lammers and up to £6m for Danilo saw them only sitting on the bench tells it’s own story.

In eight games this season, Michael Beale has had to change his Rangers tactics six times.

Only against Servette and Ross County did we look even remotely competent from the first whistle.

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When domestic action returns on the other side of the international break, there has to be a significant improvement in performance and results.

If the manager keeps trying the same tactics that aren’t working, then he will be lucky to make his one year anniversary.

If he plays the “bold and attacking” football that he thinks he is now then the league will be done before the clocks change.

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