Oh boy. Just when we all thought it was going to be a slow news day.
John Bennett, the Ibrox director you’ve probably never heard of, has given an “in house interview” today with their club media in which he has promised to “build bridges” with the club’s supporters after the last few months which have simply been one disaster piled on top of another.
But he’s also said a few other things too, and one is even funnier than the idea that he and his fellow directors can make everything in the garden rosy over there again.
He’s actually gone on the record and boasted that after the summer their squad is better than ours.
This claim is so risible that even the bulk of their own supporters don’t agree with it.
Even the most casual look at the squads – and a good way to do it is to see who each side can put on the bench week in week out – shows you who has the better one.
I understand that these guys are desperate to get their fan-base back on board due to recent criticism, the hovering Dave King and continued rumours that everyone in the directors box is looking to bow out and cash in their chips … but honestly, these guys need to get real as much as anything else and talk straight to their supporters.
The players Bennett is boasting about having signed in the summer window are, for the most part, contributing nothing whatsoever.
They have lost three key members of their team – all Nigerian internationals – and the guys they have brought in have hardly been seen.
They don’t have a right sided midfielder.
They don’t have cover at right back.
They have one reliable striker with the others either permanently injured, not good enough or untrustworthy.
They’ve been playing James Sands at central defence whilst an expensive signing in that area watches from the bench.
They are kidding themselves, but nobody else. Not even their own fans.
The most gullible supporters in the country are at Ibrox, and even they aren’t going to swallow this one.