The first half wasn’t up too much however both teams cancelled each other out on a hard surface to play on. It really wasn’t a great game of football in the first half from both sides however Rangers did play some good football at times with some good passes. Debutants Myles Beerman and David Bates impressed me from the start with Beerman very pacey with excellent driven runs going forward and some neat cross balls and passes. With David Bates he was very comfortable from the start on the ball and man marking, keeping Kris Boyd quiet first half which is very important.
Second half saw Kenny Miller come on for Emerson Hyndman at half time, Kenny Miller dropping just behind the front three. Rangers contunied the second half like the first half with good passing but more chances in the second half total corner count up till the 66th Minute was twelve. It was another 45 minutes that was very dull and not many chances finished in fact none so by the end of the game, a big disappointment. Two clear penalty calls wiped out by tonight’s referee who had a terrible performance, with some of worst decisions going specially the Conor sammon handball in the penalty area.
In summary for me as it has been a short blog for obvious reasons as there’s not much to report other than the two solid performances at the back from Beerman and Bates, in my opinion for me Bates gets my man of the match.
Pedro Caixinha has the biggest rebuilding job this summer in the history of Rangers football club as there are a lot of underperformers, players who don’t look interested at all with performances that would be matched with the banter era. Pedro Caixinha deserves credit however for strengthening the defence it seems over the break, we really do look hard to break down at the minute. In my opinion we are around about 6 quality players from a excellent squad, Currently there would be a list of possibly 7 players I’d happily let go those being Keirnan, Hodson, Halliday, Waghorn, O’Halloran, Senderos and Windass. Plus you’d have to take away Toral and Hyndman who are only loanees so the total is actually 9. Which is a big amount to replace however they’re all replaceable as they’re either not good enough or past it or over hyped in the start of their careers.
We move on ago Aberdeen at the weekend away, this is a crucial must win game to even try and close the fading away gap that is second place. My preview for that will be Friday evening. Thank you reading, sharing and giving me feedback.