Ange Sends An Ominous Warning To Our Flagging Rivals: “We Will Be Better.”

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As regular readers will know, I thought the manager was excellent yesterday after the game. His brutal slap-down of the journalists when he quipped about “I thought the league race was over” must have felt really, really good to deliver.

But he said a lot more than that when he spoke to the media, of course. He laid out his belief that this team, which has started to find its rhythm now, is only going to keep on improving. That’s a warning to the rest of this league that they ain’t seen nothing yet.

“We are just beginning,” he told the hacks.

“Whatever we are doing now, I know we will be better moving forward. We are just beginning to see the foundation of what we are trying to build. That doesn’t excuse us not winning games of football and not being in a better position and the mistakes we have made. But that for me is the reality. I know that we will be a much better team as the season goes on and players get even more understanding and belief in what we are trying to do.”

If I were at Ibrox listening to that, I would be afraid.

It is their side which is lumbering along right now and ours which looks as if it’s starting to hit its stride.

We have players to come back into the team, like Forrest and Jullien, two guys who are arguably starting eleven footballers. Others are coming up to full fitness. We have more who are still adapting to the system and style of play.

And we’ve broken that away match hoodoo. You saw the difference between yesterday and a fortnight ago; the psychological weight of that has gone now and we were able to progress up through the gears in a straightforward manner because of it.

This team will only improve. All the signs are there that we’re moving in the right direction, and there is the promise of the squad being improved in just a few months.

It won’t be long before there’s no longer any debate about whether we can mount a title challenge and instead a grim acceptance by our rivals and enemies that they are already in one and that Ange and this team are in it to win it.

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  • SSMPM says:

    We definitely looked more of a unit yesterday but it was only a weak Motherwell team no matter how much their deluded manager thinks they were in the game. Sportscene genius panellist Foster insists its Hearts that are in the two way battle with rankers and McFuddy well, he didn’t disagree.
    Its not hard to see the progress, albeit slower progress due to injuries, late singings, etc, and the potential at Paradise unless your a sold out hun.
    I live in hope that potential will be reached this season for the CL group place and well simply to put these hun loudmouths back in their place. HH

  • Roonsa says:

    Let’s not get carried away here. We got away with one at Aberdeen where we looked distinctly average against a rank rotten Aberdeen side. Yesterday was MUCH better. Let’s see how that translates when it comes to future performances and results before we start saying “look out, here we come”. I am hopeful but not bullish.

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