This afternoon, there is a lot of revisionism online. It is actually hilarious to go through some of it, from that in the mainstream press to that which is appearing online on the Ibrox forums and fan sites.
Revisionism has replaced the denial of reality.
Let’s take Kenny Miller, for example.
He is fuming today and saying that a result like this has been on the cards for the Ibrox club and that he’s been saying it for weeks.
Funny that, because when he was asked prior to kick-off for his verdict he said that the teams were too close to call and that it was hard to pick a winner. Now this is what he expected?
What a joke. But no bigger a one than Barry Ferguson looks, of course.
For him this ought to be a hide under the bed day, after his idiotic rant about how Van Bronckhorst had Ange sussed with his Plan A, B and C. Now, today, he’s in on a full-scale rage about his team’s performance and the manager’s decision making.
Just listen to him talk about the goalkeeper and who he thinks is the club number one; if that’s not telling the manager he was lauding just days ago that he got it badly wrong I don’t know what is.
Ange was very clear when he slapped down this eejit at his presser the other day; He considers himself a Plan A manager, and to him Plan A means whatever wins you the game. He sticks to the current strategy because – shock horror – it does appear to be working. Five points clear at the top of the league and that whopping goal difference proves it.
The to-and-fro hopping of those who claim we’ve yet to be tested is equally amusing.
They have pivoted to how Tuesday will be the actual test.
Odd that they appear not to remember the logic of their position before the match; that we were playing against the Europa League finalists and a team that has just knocked out PSV to get to the Champions League.
Suddenly playing your domestic rivals isn’t a real test?
Amazing too the conclusions some of them are drawing about certain players. Kent and Goldson aren’t up to it? Really? Suddenly that’s obvious? When this site and others have been pouring scorn on these guys for many, many months?
It is great to see such fury on the other side of the city.
It’s the anger of someone who has just seen evidence that they cannot refute that their loved one is playing away from home. This after being consistently told that by friends, and hearing rumours everywhere they went for months. The pain – and the anger – is multiplied by realising what a mug you’ve been.
And yes, some of these people are looking and feeling very stupid indeed.
I’d be angry too. Mostly at myself.