Pain was etched across the face of David Edgar as he shared his thoughts on the cup defeat from St Mirren with his fellow bears.
Now that he is onside with the Ibrox PR machine he was one of the lucky few allowed inside the stadium in Paisley to watch Steven Gerrard’s side fail again. And Edgar didn’t miss with his criticisms which could put his place in the next Zoom conference in doubt.
A season of questioning along the lines of the Jim White/Brian Laudrup template has been a dream come true for the lifelong Bear as he waits for another day to match the Peterofac ecstasy of 2016 when Peterhead were buried at Hampden.
Mister Gerrard may be portrayed as a winner but every Ibrox fan has watched serial failure under Warbo, Pedro, Murty and now responsibility is on the shoulders of a rookie boss from Liverpool.
If this season follow follows the examples of the last two the temperature on the Zoom calls could get very frosty if Edgar’s Paisley performance is anything to go by.
Some classic comments included:
I watched Rangers put in their worst performance of the season by a mile
Rangers were awful tonight, they’ve had a lot of praise and deserved it but they are going to have to take the criticism for this one tonight
Manager made a lot of changes, possibly too many but it didn’t work. There were first team players out there who just didn’t perform.
Calvin Bassey didn’t cover himself in glory, neither did Scott Arfield. And (pause) to be honest, the Rangers midfield and attack was non-existent.
The manager made a spate of changes because nothing was working.
Again, Rangers, poor defensive performance tonight came back to haunt us.
This is a big blow, let’s not pretend. When Celtic went out we said ‘great, this opens it up for us to go and win this cup’ but we haven’t. Again, failed when it mattered. The players, until they win a trophy are going to have this thrown at them.
Tonight was just a huge, disappointing failure. We didn’t show it again when it mattered and it hurts. A very, very sore one.