Supporters of Scottish giants Rangers have taken to social media in their numbers on Sunday, to call for major changes at the club on the back of their defeat to Hibernian.
Boyle at the treble
A new era on the blue half of Glasgow was of course kicked into gear earlier this evening.
On the back of Steven Gerrard’s departure for Aston Villa, newly-appointed Gers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst was tasked with a League Cup showdown with the aforementioned Hibs, in his maiden outing on the club’s bench.
And, when all was said and done at Hampden Park, Sunday’s action only served in further highlighting the true scale of the task on van Bronckhorst’s hands back in Scotland.
A hugely concerning display saw Rangers essentially out of the game by half-time, as Martin Boyle’s hat-trick set the stage for an eventual 3-1 Hibs triumph:
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) November 21, 2021
Jack Ross’ men, in turn, march on to a League Cup final showdown with Celtic in just shy of a month’s time.
Goldson & Morelos demands mount
At Rangers, though, the inquest will now get underway.
Despite dominating possession, the Glaswegian heavyweights majorly disappointed across the 90 minutes this evening, struggling to break down a stubborn Hibernian backline, whilst looking wide open at the back, particularly in central areas.
Though it must of course be remembered that Sunday’s marked new boss van Bronckhorst’s first outing at the helm, it is now clearer than ever before that the Gers squad requires serious retooling moving forward.
And, as alluded to above, demands for precisely that have quickly spread across social media this evening, as those of a Rangers persuasion call for a whole host of key performers to be moved on as soon as January:
Big rebuild job in January.
As far as I’m concerned it’s time to look at the future and who is hungry.
If they want to leave or are just not good enough then sell them and bring in better.
— No vaccine Passports ever (@55andcounting55) November 21, 2021
If we can get a combined 20m for Morelos barisic and goldson and bring in 4/5 players in January I’d be happy way that
— Andrew (@andrew97bro) November 21, 2021
Morelos out, goldson out. Tav out. Barisic out.
— Euan Mackenzie (@euanmac0511) November 21, 2021
Sack Goldson, sack Tavernier, and please don’t ever start Davis again
— Jamie🇬🇧 (@jamie__rangers) November 21, 2021
GET CONNOR GOLDSON OUT OF OUR FUCKING CLUB NOW.
— AriGoldson (@AriGoldson) November 21, 2021
Sort that out will you. Goldson, Morelos, Tavernier, Barisic, Kent. Get them all punted in January to fund your own team.
— Andy Brown (@AndyBro97479181) November 21, 2021
Goldson, Barasic, Kamara, Kent and Morelos can all be out the door in January, and probably many more. Too many dining out on last seasons achievement.
— CH Photography 💙 (@crh_photography) November 21, 2021
Time for Goldson, Tavernier, Barisic, Kent and Kamara to go. They did not want to be on that pitch today. McGregor is too old and Morelos is too lazy. Shocking performance! The B team would have played better than those thieves.
— Ruby Woo (@RubyWoo09270349) November 21, 2021
I would happily see a few major ‘players’ sold in January so he is able to make some of the ram his own after that, Morelos, Barisic and Goldson, I know the rest of them didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory but it’s a good starting point!
— Ally Stewart (@AllyStewart1989) November 21, 2021
There are at lest 5 players that need moved on, dropped or retired. MacGregor, Tav, Goldson, Barisic, Morelos.
— Mij Reklaw (@mij_reklaw) November 21, 2021
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This article was edited by Ben Browning.