Rangers have been consistently failed by the hierarchy, management and playing staff at the club ever since winning 55 – at least domestically – and the club finds itself in something of a mess heading into the rest of the campaign.
As Celtic roared back from a late equaliser at Celtic Park against Dundee United the day before, scoring twice in injury time, the pressure was on Rangers to keep within touching distance heading into the World Cup break.
But after falling four points behind following the utterly pathetic 1-1 draw with Livingston at Ibrox, we’re now seven off the top as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s hopeless, rudderless and clueless side fell to a woeful 2-1 defeat in Perth.
Despite a bright start, the only thing discernible thing about Rangers’ turgid and woeful style of play is that it is patently indiscernible.
We’re about as tepid on the pitch as Giovanni van Bronckhorst is in his post-match press conferences. No wonder the fans gutted his team at full time.
The first axe to fall will be on Van Bronckhorst – it is utterly laughable if the Dutchman can continue in his post given the backdrop of results and performances this season.
Rangers look unfit and passive and it quite simply hasn’t worked. There’s not a team in Scotland that doesn’t fancy their chances against Gio’s Rangers side, as evidenced by the St Johnstone result.
A likeable character for sure, the Dutchman’s stubbornness is his downfall and despite having to deal with injuries there’s a growing sentiment he has lost this dressing room.
Even accounting for injuries, we should be blowing these teams away.
Rangers squad needs clear out after St Johnstone nonsense
Then on to the players; an ageing squad with ageing players mixed with cowardly, mediocre footballers who do not have the required mentality, attitude or ability to cut it at Rangers.
It is drastic the drop off in this squad and it is quite remarkable we’ve allowed the contracts of key players to run down, handed new ones out where we shouldn’t have, and failed to move on players who quite clearly don’t want to be there.
If the Rangers board’s penny pinching post-55 hasn’t come back to bite them in a downgrading of the squad and the devaluation of assets, it will when it comes to replacing them.
We’re barely getting a bean for anyone in this squad and if we’re to challenge Celtic we need to spend.
Then there’s the Board. When they’re not busy trying to milk the Rangers support like a cash cow they’re trying to pull the wool over our eyes and tell us black is white.
This is unacceptable from Rangers and – despite securing some results domestically this season – surely they’re watching the same movie as us.
The performances have not merited many of the victories and it was only a matter of time before we started getting what we deserve for the abysmal displays.
There’s takeover talk at Rangers with a USA-based firm and we should be careful what we wish for, but the contempt and arrogance of the Ibrox board in the face of our downturn has been noticeable.
There needs to be a clear-out and a culture change at Rangers because at the minute, fans are being let down from the dressing room to the board room and we’re getting sick and tired of being treated like mugs.