Date: 5th May 2019 at 7:09pm
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Has Steven Gerrard changed things at Ibrox?

Undoubtedly, yes.

They are more bitter and than they’ve ever been.

He has transformed a that were already not exactly paragons of virtue into a snarling, snapping pack of thugs.

It really is something to see.

Today we saw the latest manifestation of their vicious to football as Allan was red carded for a cowardly assault on Marc McNulty. He has already been cited for his thuggish behaviour this season, and received a ban. Like Morelos, he never learns.

There is absolutely no question that this is how Gerrard wants them to play.

He has brought a level of aggression to a team which was already straining at the leash like a pit-bull slipped an acid tab. When does the media acknowledge that? When do the hacks ask whether this manager can control his players? They will appeal this; nothing is surer.

But this is red card number nine for the campaign.

Which is quite extraordinary.

McGregor could have had a couple more on top of that, and Morelos could easily have gotten a half dozen on top of the ones he’s already had. Defoe avoided one last weekend for reasons passing understanding. This is not an isolated , not even close.

Kris Boyd thinks that certain players in the team are going further than they need to in order to show they care.

Give me a break.

He reckons it is frustration at not winning trophies and titles … if he’s right then I’d advise that other clubs buy gum shields and kneepads in bulk for the next campaign, because the frustration is going to continue.