After yesterday’s 1-0 home defeat to Celtic, theRangers demanding answers is so predictable. Anything other than face up to their problems…
So theRangers are today demanding an explanation from the SFA over the disallowed Kemar Roofe goal in yesterday’s derby clash at Ibrox. And Celtic fans are wondering if they’ll get another chance to enjoy playing against a Mick Beale managed side with best online bookmakers starting to give shortening odds on the former QPR boss being the next Scottish Premiership manager to get the sack.
Firstly it was a foul, the laws of the game tell you so, even Bobby Madden said so! The referee eventually got the right call, with the help of VAR, and the official deserve praise for getting the decision correct after a VAR check.
The only folk who think it was a legitimate goal are the ones who support theRangers. They can’t face up to the fact that their side is not very good and just can’t beat Celtic when it matters.
This is all this is, a convenient squirrel from those in charge at Ibrox. To deflect from the boos that rang out of Ibrox at full time yesterday. To deflect from the bear on bear fighting in the stands following the full time whistle.
To deflect from the calls to remove manager Mick Beale after exiting the Champions League and losing to their closest rivals, who were without so many key players, in the same week.
They know their supporters want answers as to why their manager is still yet to win a meaningful game in his ten months in charge of their team. They know they want answers as to why he’s spent well over £10 million and shaped his own side, but still continues to fail, not even starting many of his new signings.
They know that they are today after just four games, chasing Celtic, Motherwell and St Mirren and are on a points par with Ross County, who scored against them last week but was disallowed for an apparent infringement very similar to the one that went against them yesterday. Rules should only be applied when it suits them apparently.
They know that they have to come to Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership twice and there will be no away fans to support them at the first game on 30 December and probably at the second one too. They know that that’s down to them too as they devised a plan to reduce the away allocation because Celtic – managed by Brendan Rodgers – were enjoying too many successes on their patch backed by a huge Celtic support in the Free Broomloan Road stand.
They know that Brendan Rodgers has the best record of any Celtic manager against their various clubs and that Mick Beale has probably got the worst – he won a dead rubber in May (after the league was lost) but other than that it’s been dismal for Beale in January, February, April (twice) and now September.
They know by demanding answers from the SFA over a legitimate and correct decision that it will take the heat off them and stop them taking responsibility. Some of their gullible supporters will no doubt lap this up and forget about their sides failings, and you know what? It’s wonderful. We can just sit back and watch the circus.
Get the popcorn ready.