As Rangers approach the final month and a half of the season, the side are currently in contention for success in three different competitions as Giovanni van Bronckhorst looks set to push his team to glory, and if he achieves a double or dare I say it, treble, could he overtake Steven Gerrard’s achievement from last season?
There is no doubt about it that winning league title number 55 was an incredible achievement, even more so by preventing Celtic from winning their holy grail and the one thing that kept them going throughout our purgatory, ten in a row.
If Gio was to win the title and the Scottish Cup this season, especially with the riches that go with the former, add to that our excellent run in Europe, it could well be seen as a better achievement.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst could usurp Steven Gerrards Rangers’ achievement with glory this season
As great as last season was, from a league point of view that is, there should have been more silverware added to the trophy cabinet.
Celtic were knocked out of the League Cup early and the Ibrox side failed to take advantage as we stumbled to a pre-Christmas defeat to St Mirren, as St Johnstone went on to lift the trophy.
The club exited Europe in the last 16 stages and after defeating Celtic early in the Scottish Cup, bowed out to the Saints as they marched towards a historic double.
Of course, it’s all relative. There isn’t a Rangers fan alive who would have swapped winning those two for the league, yet it still rankles that we didn’t at least add one to the haul when you consider how ruthless we were in the league.
There is hope that this could be fixed in this campaign, with the chance at a double looking good. All it will take now is for the players to perform to their full capabilities and we could well be heralding Gio as a hero come June.