Rangers, this season, were supposed to be the successors to Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic Invincibles.
That was the view of BBC Radio Scotland pundit Neil McCann just last week, anyway.
He told the broadcaster: “There’s now a real belief amongst pundits, Rangers fans and maybe even fearful Celtic fans that this Rangers side are the real deal. I believe they could emulate the Brendan Rodgers invincible team in the league.”
🗣️ ‘There’s now a real belief amongst pundits, Rangers fans and maybe even fearful Celtic fans that this Rangers side are the real deal. I believe they could emulate the Brendan Rodgers invincible team in the league’ – Neil McCann
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) December 10, 2020
First of all, we need to get one thing clear here. Rodger’s invincible outfit didn’t just go unbeaten in the league, but won every domestic cup match put in front of them.
You cannot emulate them without doing the business and actually winning trophies throughout the course of the season.
As you’re well aware by now, this season’s Rangers team have already failed at that task, dumped out of the Betfred Cup by St Mirren.
Another thing that has to be made clear: This mob from Ibrox have not won anything yet.
It’s absurd to compare them to one of the best teams that Scotland has ever witness, certainly in the last few decades.
Rodgers’ team were relentless in their pursuit of points and trophies.
Steven Gerrard’s outfit is going well this season, it can’t be denied. But come back to me when they’ve actually got their hands on silverware before comparing them to Celtic legends and icons.
Despite our troubles, there’s a long way to go this season, as last night proved, and nothing has been won yet.
Perhaps pundits like McCann and Kris Boyd should lay off the overboard praise until there’s something tangible for them to celebrate.