On Monday night, Rangers found out their potential opponents in the Sixth Round of the Scottish Cup.
It’s a tough fixture, but buoyed by last week’s performance at Pittodrie, plenty of Bears reacted confidently.
However, Gerrard’s men aren’t there yet.
There’s still the matter of overcoming Kilmarnock.
The two sides played out a lacklustre 0-0 draw at Rugby Park at the weekend.
Not quite at their best, Rangers couldn’t find a way through the opposition defence, while James Tavernier missed a first half penalty.
Yet, it’s not the end of the world.
In avoiding defeat, the Gers secured a replay in more comfortable surroundings – at Ibrox.
The game will take place a week tomorrow, on Wednesday 20th February.
Ticket prices extortionate
Rangers officially released ticketing information yesterday afternoon, and the content of the press release was a surprise for some.
Tickets will be a whopping £27.
Obviously, that’s not far off the usual mark for any given SPL fixture.
However, several factors suggest a lowering of prices should have been considered for this tie.
Firstly, it’s during the week.
Secondly, a substantial and vocal away support already paid to attend the initial tie, of which this is simply an extension.
Finally, the game could be shown live on TV.
A combination of those factors was always likely to reduce the attendance, but by charging full whack for tickets, the threat of empty areas of the ground has just got even greater.
Surely, something closer to £10 would have been a much better strategy.
After all, this is a bonus fixture at Ibrox – it’s not as if the club would be actively missing out on revenue by slashing prices.
When the news was announced on Twitter, some fans were enraged.
— Michael (@MichaelSeafarer) February 11, 2019
Embarrassing charging your loyal fans 27 balloons because we couldn’t do the job in the first place.
— Burnsy (@burnsy_rangers) February 11, 2019
27 quid for a midweek cup reply after that performance on Saturday 👎. Poor show.
— .⚒. (@AndBritish) February 11, 2019
Disgraceful price for a replay.
— T (@irnbrusnowman1) February 11, 2019
£27? 😂😂 thanks but no thanks.
— JL73. (@JL_1973) February 11, 2019
— James (@jamesmurphy1980) February 11, 2019
— euan (@EuanG1872) February 11, 2019