In spite of a huge improvement under Steven Gerrard, Glasgow Rangers’ find themselves suffering their worst start to a league season in 29 years.
Unfortunate late goals and terrible refereeing decisions have left the Ibrox club with only five points from their opening four league games.
Terrible refereeing decisions
1 – First league game of the season away to Aberdeen sees Alfredo Morelos wrongly ordered off. The red card was eventually rescinded, but the ten-man Rangers dropped two points.
2 – St Mirren at Ibrox sees 20-year-old Ross McCrorie red carded for being the last man, when a yellow would have sufficed.
Connor Goldson and Allan McGregor were both in good positions to stop the goal preventing outcome
3 – Fir Park was the next away match when whistler Craig Thomson had another howler. He was an absolute disgrace allowing Motherwell to get away with over-zealous challenges throughout.
Some of the home side were continually committing petty fouls, I think Thomson forgot about the totting up system.
Tom Miller of Rangers TV said, “What’s the chances of the first ‘Gers player to commit a foul – will get booked.” That’s exactly what happened to Borna Barisic.
- At the vitriolic Celtic Park with 60,000 fans screaming for every challenge to go to the Bhoys, they scored the winning goal, even though Tom Rogic fouled Ryan Jack at the start of the move.
John Beaton, the fourth official shouted down his mic ‘foul, foul, foul’. Unluckily for Rangers, the inconsistent Willie Collum overruled him.
He ignored Beaton’s advice to award the foul as Rangers man Jack was illegally taken out by Celtic’s Rogic.
The goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of Rangers and Celtic were happy to run the clock down once they took their deserved lead.
Rangers must start accumulating points from now on, to have any chance after that bad start.