For a start, I’ve changed my mind about wanting Rangers to remain in Scotland and lead the game here. Now, I’d take anywhere as long as we could leave this bigoted wee country behind.
And I have to confess to another major adjustment in my thinking.
I couldnt care less about the ethics of reconstruction anymore.
By that, I mean all this “We don’t want a leg-up or a fast-track to the top tier” stuff that we Rangers fans have been saying since the summer of hate last year. Yes, it’s noble. Yes, it’s in line with the no-favours-asked ethos that is The Rangers.
The problem is, there are no ethics in a snake pit.
What we have seen in the last few days is a capitulation and sell-out on a masive scale from arguably the last bastion of sporting fairness in our senior game. I accept that all clubs need money – you can’t survive without it. But the mad dash from people in the SFL to grab the thitrty pieces of silver doled out by the Blofeld Cabal was truly sickening to behold.
There’s no ethical imperative anymore for Rangers when the clib is surrounded by such craven, greedy snivellers on all fronts. So if, because economic realities hit home and the new “authority” desecrating our game decide to invite Rangers on a fast-track to save the game, we should take it.
Don’t get me wrong – I won’t be holding my breath. But my attitude now is that the sooner we are back where we belong skelping these teams on the pitch, the better.
And that must be the approach from now on. We have an opportunity to take our anger and frustrations out on the field of play. As I blogged the other day, Rangers must develop a killer instinct and an indomitable will to crush teams every time we play them.
Maybe some of you handwringers and timid types who thought I was being “a tad harsh” will have changed your minds after the last few days.
All this “We are in the lower leagues to make friends” and “It’s a great adventure” stuff has to go now too. Been there, done that.
Next season will be like Groundhog Day unless there is a change from within Ibrox. It’s time for Super to lose his bonhomie and stop seeing Division 3 as a tour of old footballing buddies. It’s time he put a team of killers on the park. And before anyone chips in, I am not talking about kicking opponents off the park.
Although I am not ruling that out…
Obviously Charles Green is feeling the frustrations too. And who can blame him? He has put a lot of time and effort into making Rangers a major force again but it must seem like it is running on a treadmill – it doesn’t feel like any progress is being made.
And make no mistake about it. Charles Green doesn’t share the determination of most Gers fans to play our way fairly through the divisions. He understands it and respects it – or at least abides by it – but he would take a fast-track back to the top in a heartbeat.
And he is right.
We owe Scottish football nothing. So what if they denigrate us for years to come for taking a fast-track? The haters denigrate us anyway. It’s all about The Rangers; it’s not about the pack of wolves we find ourselves among.
One thing is for sure. Rangers are still very much in a battle with the cabal that is ruining our game. There are still two sides in Scottish football; it’s just that we pretty much stand alone as one of those sides for now. And we need to fight dirty if need be because the people we are fighting have no honour or integrity.
The other side is doing everything it can to break The Rangers.
But Rangers Football Club is the rock upon which they will break themselves.