Friday, 4 March 2011

Keep focussed

It's best not to lose sight of what is important. The recent form of Kris Commons is becoming a bit of a worry The team would benefit if he was rested for the next match. His contributions of late seem to be to stand beside Ki and tell him how far to hit it over the bar.

I'm not convinced that we will win the league. Rangers are looking a spent force which started with the loss of McCulloch. But if Jelavic comes back and with the continuation of the kind of jamminess that sticks to them like jam they could still do it.

We sometimes think that society has changed but the blinkered assessments of Wednesday night are beggaring belief. MB committed a common assault on Hooper when he raked the back of his leg - he never even tried for the ball - it was very nasty and a straight red.

However on a brighter note it is looking obvious that McCoist will never make it as a manager. He would have a big enough job even with a good squad but they will need to bring in some new players - and what can they afford. Next year should be a good one for us if we can offload, bring in some new people and keep Kayal and Hooper.

Lennon would get one over on McCoist next year but will he be there? At the end of the match Thompson dragged him away and looked to Mjallby to escort him once Neil was on his own. To me they recognised that he was a bit of a loose cannon. I can't see that as the type of behaviour the club would want. I like Lennon and I would want him to stay but not if he continues like that.

For tomorrow rest Commons and get Forrest back in. Six or seven nil. Then bring Commons back for the cup final as he would probably score, just don't let him talk to Ki.


  1. Gerry your timing on Commons is as good as mine ;-)

    I've been away for a couple of weeks so have only caught the jist of what has been going on regarding the Rangers games. I do like how Celtic are turning to their lawyer Paul McBride to speak for them and Lennon. This shows an intent not to go quietly - not to accept what has been happening for the last couple of years. I like the toughness shown by the players and coaching staff towards Rangers. This shows an intent not to be bullied - not to accept what has been happening for the last couple of years. I like some of the players Lennon has introduced - Kayal, Emilio, Hooper (Brown & Wilson). It shows you can get class for not a lot of money.

    Another win for Rangers reserves today against St Mirren. It looks like we are the only team that can beat them. I'm not sure that will be enough to win the league though.

  2. Gerry,
    I agree Commons form had shaded from his first few games but I think even when he doesn't play well he is a vital cog in the team. (as is Kayal). He is tactically astute, has a good reading of the game and as a bonus he scores goals from midfield. Re Lennon I can't see him being here next year - having succeeded in intimidating him out of the NI team some years ago the same tactics of intimidation are being used again and there is a limit to what any person can take especially when it involves your family. While I agree with most of what Diggy says re standing up to the bullying and cheating which has been going on for a lot more than a couple of years, I wish Lennon had a less volatile personality to walk away from provocation from McCoist and Diouf. If he had the focus would have been entirely on the Huns following last Wed night. What was not shown on TV in its entirety was the bizarre behaviour of Diouf which frankly must have been embarassing for any decent Rangers fan. I'd love to have seen that and the general indiscipline of the Rangers players being the sole focus of the inquiries.

  3. Yes timing was not good. I would have said that I don't see him making an impact but then goals are the impact and he is scoring like an in form striker.

    Agree with you John about Lennon. I wonder if he would learn from this year and become less volatile but I really don't think so. In any event can any football job be worth what he has to put up with?

    I can see Rangers holding on although I am hoping the European games might harm their league form. But the rest of the league seems pretty poor. The damage was done with that series of draws rather than the defeat at Motherwell.

    As for the Rangers' jammy luck I see Eremenko was sent off - does he then miss their game with Kilmarnock?