Rangers fans are upset at yesterday’s opening day draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie, but not because of the performance.
Largely fans feel the players performed superbly well in the face of multiple contentious refereeing decisions.
However, there’s an interesting omen that may help calm the nerves of supporters of the Ibrox club expecting a title tilt.
The last time Rangers were held by Aberdeen on the opening day, Scott MacDonald scored a double in the final moments for Motherwell, the helicopter changed direction, and out of nowhere, the Teddy Bears lifted the 04/05 SPL trophy.
The famous campaign is defined by Marvin Andrews famous phrase “keep believing”. The religious Trinidadian centre back played through injury and fans never gave up hope of winning the trophy. On Twitter, Gers fans have been soothing their early season disappointment by reminiscing about the famous campaign.
This last-minute equaliser was a sore one to take especially considering Rangers largely dominated the game despite playing almost 80 minutes with one man.
Despite being up against it, Rangers proved their class by taking the lead, and almost squeezed out a victory but for those final moments.
Helicopter Sunday season started with a draw away to Aberdeen….just saying pic.twitter.com/u2lme0OgEm
— Billy (@Billy_2018) August 5, 2018
There is certainly a long way to go, but the early signs at Ibrox are very promising so far this season. It’s just a bit of fun, but in keeping with the words of Marvin, maybe those fans who’ve been left frustrated by yesterday’s match should take a leaf out of his book.
Football is a game of superstition and strange little coincidences, and even though yesterday’s game had a disappointing end, Rangers impressed and will certainly put up a bigger fight this year. Whether we’re all set for a grandstand final day Helicopter Sunday again? Keep believing.