Not signing a new contract was always going to see him hyper analysed and be under the spotlight more than usual and Sunday’s win over Livingston was no different despite a solid performance.
When the hosts pulled a goal back at 2-0, it was Goldson who fans held largely responsible but, for once, I’m going to stick up for him – sometimes you just have to applaud the quality of the pass and control that allowed Alan Forrest to get a shot off, before Allan McGregor’s save rebounded, kindly, for Bruce Anderson.
We are never going to be the type of team that sits deep to protect our keeper, which leaves us susceptible to this type of goal if the initial pass is a good one, it’s not often that opposition players in the Scottish Premiership display such quality and I’d bet that Forrest wouldn’t have that sort of touch every time if you played the same pass 10 times.
It just goes to show though, that when the knives are out, it’s very difficult to put them away again:
Bombscare Goldson!!! Clear his heads anywhere but Ibrox. Time to promote a youngster and recall Katic. They won’t be anywhere near as bad
— Orange & Blue & Purple Too (@mullanmcm) November 28, 2021
When is Goldson going to learn, caught out again, cannot defend a long ball, every game he’s getting caught now, schoolboy mistakes
— The Reason RFC🇬🇧 (@Russell0716) November 28, 2021
Why Goldson allows that to drop to the man is shocking show some effort to go and win it
— GC66 (@gavincook_66) November 28, 2021
Another long ball finds Goldson out
— WILLIAM ANNETT (@CITYBRUCE) November 28, 2021
Goldson man 😐
— James Taverbeard (@Alfredo18721872) November 28, 2021
So bad from Goldson there
— Russ (@RSeymourWATP) November 28, 2021
Goldson really needs to be inch perfect every week to avoid this sort of criticism from fans until he either signs a new contract or leaves for another club, it was a tough one this week but these comments ar just an example of what we are seeing on a weekly basis – and these are the ones that are suitable to print.