When Paul Le Guen’s managerial reign came to an end, Rangers were left with an unhappy camp in turmoil and struggling to cope with the demands of playing for our football club. Over paid players and underperforming stars offered little or no value to the club and it took a mini revival from Walter to turn things around.
Whilst Walter is no longer in charge these days, the similarities are somewhat evident. For David Weir see Russell Martin, For Kevin Thomson see Greg Docherty and for the disillusioned Barry Ferguson see Kenny Miller. They say history can repeat itself then we can only hope that the results take the same positive climb that things did when Walter took over once more.
But it is Mark Allen who is driving Rangers this time, free now from the caution first afforded to his role, he now has the vision to make sure the people coming in are offering value and will offer it on terms Rangers agree with.
Last summers costly stubbornness to stick with Pedro, not only stick but ultimately twist, is mistakes that will not be allowed to happen ever again at the football club. Allen has been horrified by the debris left behind but fortunately it will not be repeated.
As the window comes to a close Rangers will move out those who are offering no value for money and those who no longer wish to do it on Rangers terms. The ridiculous costly contracts handed out last summer will not be repeated unless Allen sees genuine value for that outlay. It will Not be outlay of nearly quarter of a million a month for 3 players who barely contribute. Whilst one of those are gone in Carlos Pena, Bruno Alves and Eduardo Herrera have been told they are free to leave and the club hope they will move on this month. Costly errors which Allen will ensure does not happen ever again.
Danny Wilson has found that out to his cost, as his refusal to sign a new contract on terms Rangers foresaw and not the terms he wanted, means he has seemingly now played his last game in a Rangers jersey. Rangers now have structure and a man with a proper concept of value for money.
Allen wants young hungry players who want to be at Rangers, who want to improve and will offer the club value. January has proved to be more fruitful than many expected but the club have said they are not finished yet. If there is value for money the club are in a position to bring in more transfers, they will certainly be moving players out the door, business has not yet finished.
The vision for the summer is hugely impressive and the mistakes of yesterday will not be repeated today. Steven Naismith practically begged the football club to return and has taken a loan move close to prove to the club he still has it. Rangers are not interested and will no longer be moved to taking risks in players who’s day was yesterday. For Steven Naismith see a now young and hungry Jason Cummings.
This football club is going places under the guidance of Allen and a boardroom now pulling in unison. Mark Allens vision is exciting and one the club feel will return us to where we should be. There is a feel good factor amongst the players and a dressing room vibrant and ready to kick on.
Not everything is perfect and I will not sit and attempt to tell you it is, but with serious money now being spent on Ibrox, Allens guidance and a fruitful January, Rangers are heading in all the right directions.
The club are gearing up for a share issue later in the year when fresh new capital will be injected into the club and the boardroom. The investment that we previously spoke about in this blog is being prepared and the club will kick on for the future.
This football Club isn’t struggling and certainly doesn’t have the bleak future that those fantasists would have you believe.
What we have now is a club with a clear footballing vision and it is something we are all entitled to be excited about.
Ignore the nonsense, the irrelevant and the noise 🔴⚪️🔵
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