When Steven Gerrard came to Rangers, he was a breath of fresh air. He brought passion, he brought desire, and he brought leadership to a team that was really lacking all three traits.
However, fast forward to the climax of his first season in charge, and things haven’t really gone to plan. We’re set to finish the season trophyless, and our SPFL title challenge has really tailed off as the season has progressed.
We’ve improved on last season, sure, but fans will have been hoping for more a few months ago. It’s imperative, then, that we finish the season as well as possible, but is anyone else getting tired of Steven Gerrard’s comments?
Sure, he wants to engage the supporters and get a win for us. But how many times have we heard this?
Back in August, during the early stages of our eventually disappointing Europa League run, he said, as per the Telegraph: “The Rangers fans should be excited”. That ended well, didn’t it?
The reality of the situation is that Rangers had the game against Aberdeen to win for the supporters – and they failed. They’ve had plenty of games in which Gerrard has touted the importance of winning for the fans, and time and time again, they’ve fallen short.
That’s not to say that there haven’t been highlights, with our win against Celtic a particular moment of joy.
However, Gerrard needs to come up with something else. Clearly, doing it ‘for the fans’ isn’t working, otherwise, we’d still be in the cup and still maintaining a title challenge.
This isn’t meant to be an attack at Gerrard, but he just seems to say the same thing every time we lose. He needs to come up with something else – and fast.