'Devoid of ideas', 'Massive hangover' - Rangers fans react on Twitter to Old Firm defeat
Rangers fans saw their side’s title dreams vanish after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.
The Light Blues were twice in the lead before a sucker-punch from Odsonne Edouard left them nine points behind the Hoops in the Scottish Premiership after playing a game more.
Goals from Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias had the Gers leading before half-time before strikes from Tom Rogic and Moussa Dembele levelled it up before the break.
Gers fans were furious at the result although some were a bit more forgiving given where the Light Blues were earlier in the season.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Big opportunity blown today. To have the extra man at 2-2 and end up losing is difficult to forgive. The drive and energy from the first half completely evaporated and we looked devoid of ideas.
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) March 11, 2018
The worst thing that happened in that game was the award of the red card. Rangers couldn’t counter after that and quality from wide areas wasn’t good enough. Forgetting all that, there still was real decent chances to take it. Getting there. Follow on ….
— CRAIG MURDOCH (@BARRA72) March 11, 2018
And, I know it's harsh, but today also shows how harsh the game management learning curve is for a guy who was recently coaching youths. Even all-time greats make errors but boy oh boy it would be nice to have someone with the reps logged.
— FF (@Follow_Follow_) March 11, 2018
What chance a sense of perspective on the old Rangers Twitter tonight? Zero, of course.
For me, we never expected to be this close to them but there's no doubt we're getting there. Hopefully see McCrorie and Dorrans back soon and available for the semi.
— Graham Hendry (@TremendoHendo72) March 11, 2018
— Cammy (@Sashwood_) March 11, 2018
— Nathan???? (@_nathancory) March 11, 2018
That result has brought on a massive hangover
Wasnt even drinking last night
— Dean (@deanomac54) March 11, 2018
The Gers still have to take on their bitter rivals another twice this season – once in the league and also a Scottish Cup semi-final – and the Light Blues will be keen to get a measure of revenge against Brendan Rodgers’ side before the season ends.
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After Celtic went down to ten men following the dismissal of Jozo Simunovic, many expected the Light Blues would see the game out and pick up three points but Murty’s side struggled to break down a packed Celtic defence.
Despite their advantage, the Gers quickly fell behind and couldn’t restore parity before the final whistle.
In other Rangers news, the club are firmly in the running to sign a goal machine from north-west English high flyers.