In the wake of the Aberdeen defeat on Tuesday, there’s been some extraordinary utterances from the Rangers support.
Amongst them, the most extreme is that Rangers should push the restart button and wipe the Gerrard project. It’s a notion reserved for the most upset and extreme of supporters. It’s not a good idea at all.
And it’s one which is, when you consider one of the main differences between Rangers and the rest, ludicrous.
Over the last four seasons we’ve seen our squad go through revolution after revolution. With every new man in charge brings with it a clearance of the names already here.
Warburton done it. Caixinha done it. Gerrard done it. We’ve no chance if we keep with the summer clear-out season after season. You may as well hand 10 in a row to Celtic on a plate.
Summer clear-out not an option – we must look to improve not bulk up
What Celtic and Aberdeen have had in recent years is consistency. Consistency in playing staff, consistency off the pitch. Make no mistake, there’s probably never been a greater need for that at Ibrox than now.
Rangers must be tweaked and improved. No-one is arguing about that. But going into next season – siphoning off the dross excluded – we need roughly the same spine and group to generate a charge next year.
We need players to realise their potential, to feel the pain of this season’s disappointments but also to feel they have support and a future here.
The difference between Rangers and the rest is largely down to stability on and off the pitch. Let’s sign quality not quantity in the summer. Let’s trust the players who’ve given us some big moments this year. And let’s build something instead of tearing it down.
If the success of our rivals has proven anything, it’s that consistency is generally King in Scotland.