Scottish press goes into Rangers overdrive painting the bleakest picture possible

Scottish press goes into Rangers overdrive painting the bleakest picture possible

As we wake to a statement from the LMA regarding Mark Warbuton and his team’s recent departure from Ibrox, it seems the Scottish Press has gone into overdrive to paint as bleak a picture as possible.

Not enough focus has been placed on the management team’s inability to rectify the major problem areas which were clear as far back as April 2016 as the side wrapped up the Ladbrokes Championship. Defensively inept, something which puzzled most given Davie Weir’s place in the set-up, and a continuation of signings which weren’t good enough or simply didn’t get an opportunity to display the potential they were signed for are the two main criticisms to level at Warbuton.

Rather than focus on the potential fall out as the Management team looked for an exit door, we should focus on the opportunity this presents for the club going forward. Managing Director Stewart Robertson and director of Finance and Administration Andrew Dickson have identified a new approach. They will seek to appoint a Head Coach and a Director of Football. This hasn’t always worked at other clubs, however, Rangers FC cannot continue to try the same things again and again expecting different results.

The sole goal now should be installing a strong enough coach to manage the players at his disposal. Someone with enough tactical knowledge to be able to change things. The SPFL isn’t the most complex league, but, it does have sides of different ability who will always view a draw against Rangers as a great result.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

There are players at Rangers who we haven’t had a chance to see properly like Joe Dodoo, Jordan Rossiter & Matt Crooks. There are others who need to be moved on. This isn’t the time to begin listing the previous managers favourites as we all know who simply isn’t fit to wear the jersey of The Famous. Goalkeepers good enough for this level can be found providing you don’t look for “Sweeper Keepers” who can’t kick the ball (or catch, punch, stand up or roll) and a committed Centre Half can be identified by the right Centre Half.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. When managers leave under difficult circumstances we often hear stories from both sides. I for one would like to commend Dave King for finally showing the bottle to make a decision which could have been made last May following the Scottish Cup Final. This gives Rangers FC & The Fans an opportunity to prepare for next season properly and shouldn’t be painted as “the latest Ibrox mess” as some local media outlets would have us believe.


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