Fears surrounding squad depth at Ibrox heading into the club’s Old Firm clash with Celtic and the end of the transfer window wound up being justified as the club fell to a 4-0 defeat.
After the Rangers board and management opted against investing some of those Champions League millions into the team it is already looking like it could bite as the Gers tight purse strings leave the club’s Premiership ambitions in a chokehold.
There’s still plenty of the season to play but the five point lead Celtic now have over Rangers looks a dangerous one at this stage with every point a genuine prisoner from here on out.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s away form means there’s dwindling confidence the club will manage to secure them.
But as Rangers fans count the cost of a lack of investment in the playing squad and Celtic spend another £20m on their’s, those defending the board’s inaction have pointed to projects like Edmiston House.
Even Edmiston House not safe from Rangers fan fury
The new venue will host a special club shop, museum and events space and is a legacy project expected to improve the image of Rangers and be a long-lasting financial revenue stream for the Gers in the future.
The costs involved in the project will also become clear in the annual accounts and when the Rangers museum is complete but in the meantime Gers fans have been cracking wise about the move to divert finances to the construction.
As Rangers pour millions into Edmiston House there’s a perception that the club have failed to properly invest in the playing squad over the last three windows.
It’s lead to some cathartic and sarcastic criticism from the Rangers support with nothing safe at Ibrox in the fall-out of a major defeat.
Perhaps Rangers should’ve put a greater emphasis on investing in the squad and refreshing it over the last few windows or maybe the two are unrelated.
But whatever the case one thing is true; if the club’s players and management aren’t doing it on the pitch then anything being driven by the board, Edmiston House or otherwise, is going to come in for scrutiny off it.
Speaking of all that – the Rangers team, management and board stand accused of letting each and every one of us down at Celtic Park.