Rangers fans have been full of praise for ex-Scotland and Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher after his performance as a pundit for Sky Sports.
The former Scotland captain is part of a revamped Sky Sports Scottish football team this season who will provide coverage of the season.
Alongside ex-Rangers striker Kris Boyd, some of the Gers support were very happy with what they viewed as unbiased coverage of the club’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen.
I know he has suspect leanings to them but I really like Darren Fletcher as a pundit. A proper footballer who’s played and won at the highest level. Better than most of the Poundland Scottish Pundits who’s opinion carries a lot more weight than theirs.
— EmpireFF (@EmpireFF) August 1, 2020
Darren fletcher, Mccoist and Boydy!! Massive upgrade on the numpties fae last season!! 👌🏼
— Clarke Chambers (@clarkechambers) August 1, 2020
Breathe of fresh air. Hopefully Andy Walker will follow commons out the door.
— Cammy-RFC (@W20CPW) August 1, 2020
At least there's no pundits trying to make show all about them or cause fake hysteria to make headlines. Much improved.
— ZUNGU LOYAL (@Chr1sMcLaughlin) August 1, 2020
Much better than BT and their shock jock pundits.
— BC💙✋🏼🗡🛡 (@BookerChattings) August 1, 2020
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) August 1, 2020
Breath of fresh air
— Tugay Wanguy (@TugayWanguy) August 1, 2020
Better analysis during and after game. No halfwits like Sutton at the wind up rather than just talking about the game objectively. Also no Andy Walker who is also incapable of a balanced commentary on Rangers games.
— BJack1872 (@bjblue42) August 1, 2020
Agreed, and lets be honest if Morelos had made the kick-out at Hayes (instead of the other way round) Stewart and Sutton would be all over it like a couple of demented hyenas…
— Petrocelli (@caltat) August 1, 2020
Big improvement without Andy Walker
— scott mackay (@scottymack68) August 1, 2020
The Ibrox support have grown tired of baiting commentators such as Chris Sutton, Michael Stewart, John Hartson and Andy Walker, who many believe hold bias against the club.
With Sky Sports securing the league’s coverage this season the likes of Sutton and Stewart have found a more suitable home with CelticTV.
Stewart will also not be returning to BBC Sportscene, in what is considered a massive positive by the Gers support.
For once much of the coverage focused on the football and talking up the game in Scotland whereas previous panels have actively sought to drum up drama and hysteria.
Many of the club’s fans are hopeful that this type of coverage will continue as that “shock jock” style of analysis is replaced with a greater focus on the football.
Rangers’ praise of Fletcher also comes despite the ex-Old Trafford midfielder growing up a Celtic fan, even if he was previously at Rangers as a youth.
“To tell you the truth, I grew up a Celtic fan but I probably spent more time playing with Rangers and loved being around the Rangers youth set up,” said Fletcher [Daily Record].
“More than likely if I had signed for a Scottish club I would have signed for Rangers, believe it or not.”
Sky Sports revealed during the week that pundit Fletcher would be joined ex-Rangers hero Boyd, James McFadden, John Hartson and Ibrox legend Ally McCoist [Sky Sports].