If there is one group of supporters around the British Isles who might understand the fall from grace suffered by Rangers, it’s English sleeping giant Leeds United.

Far from just be napping, the Elland Road club has been in a coma ever since financial issues proved the catalyst for relegation from the Premier League in 2004.

Sixteen years on, and more than just bearing similarity with Rangers concerning their financial setbacks, they too look like bottling their chance at finally achieving their fans’ Holy Grail.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has come under fire for the Ibrox side’s stuttering form since the winter break. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

For Rangers supporters, securing that first league title since 2011 is the only remedy for what now looks like nine, long, barren years without success.

Securing 55 comes before anything else in the immediate desires of the Ibrox legions and unfortunately, despite it being in our hands after Christmas, the club’s players have bottled it.

Despite immense investment into the Rangers squad, and the team proving they can compete with Celtic, Rangers have dramatically underperformed against the dross of the Scottish Premiership.



Similarly, Leeds United supporters yearn for the day that their Championship outfit will be able to once again call themselves a Premier League club.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on February 11, 2020 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Last season, it looked like it may well finally be their year under the eccentric Marcelo Bielsa. Well, until they bottled it in the second half of the season.

Despite eventually earning a playoff place, they were knocked out of the reckoning by Frank Lampard’s Derby County.

This season, despite a flying start, it appears to be déjà vu. As if running parallel to Rangers, Leeds look to have bottled it after Christmas for the second year on the bounce.

They’ve surrendered top spot to West Brom and are now level on points with a resurgent Fulham.

Rangers captain James Tavernier has described the club’s collapse as “embarrassing” [RangersTV]. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Many Rangers fans might be claiming that we’re doing a Leeds as we come to terms with another year without reaching our target.

More worryingly, if this for persists for both sides, Leeds fans might even be saying they’ve done a Rangers.

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