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Latest result for Rangers-baiting Aberdeen highlights tinpot Ibrox mentality

As the dust settled on Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Aberdeen, the van Bronckhorst notion that the Gers escaped Pittodrie with a point gained has begun to resonate a little louder.

Rangers won’t be at their best every game and when it comes to the Gers, every match against the Ibrox club is one of the four cup finals Aberdeen appear to play every season.

A lot of the reaction will depend on how Rangers go on from here with the game against Stirling Albion a formality (no offence) and a clash with Livingston set to test the Bears’ patience.

But whilst Rangers hope to bounce back on Premiership duties against the Lions, the latest Aberdeen result proves just how small-time the club’s Rangers-baiting mentality is as they come up short once again in their hunt for a long-awaited run in Europe.

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After appearing to empty the tank against the Gers – probably Aberdeen’s performance of the season in the process – they’ve just been done 1-0 against St Mirren in Paisley.

This was St Mirren’s first home win for four months.

New manager Stephen Glass has only really managed to muster anything like a performance from his team against Rangers – and in wins against Hibs and Hearts admittedly – and yet has only managed two points against the Gers.

Someone at Pittodrie ought to tell their Celtic has-beens that they don’t get extra points for draws with the Ibrox side.

Aberdeen come up short v St Mirren after emptying tank against Rangers

Now sitting in 6th place, the perennial third force in Scottish football has seen their standing in the game usurped by the likes of Hearts, Motherwell and Hibs.

Rangers fans are well aware by now – as are their players – that for so many sides in this division the Ibrox club are the team they want to beat the most.

Rangers face tense rivalries against Aberdeen, Celtic, Hibs, Dundee United and – more recently – Hearts as bad blood boils and our team need to overcome that bitterness time and again.

But it’s not just against Celtic that the Aberdeen support are being shortchanged, the feeling that against our Parkhead rivals even under Derek McInnes Aberdeen were prime sheep for the slaughter.

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Against anyone but Rangers, Aberdeen appear to lack the same desire, grit and fight that defines their sharpened elbow performances v the blue side of Glasgow.

If I were an Aberdeen fan, then I’d perhaps be raising some eyebrows over the sentiment that delivering against Rangers appears somewhat more important than delivering for Aberdeen.

Meanwhile, Rangers are considering entering the transfer market after a major first-team blow was announced this week.

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