The win against Aberdeen will not take away the bitter taste caused the European elimination at the hands of Maribor. Shine in Europa is one of the conditions to carry out the club´s finances and to continue writing the glorious history of our club. It’s now 20 years and 39 matches (with 31 defeats) since the Dons last won at Ibrox, a sequence which they rarely looked like ending here. Rangers, for their part, have much to do to convince the faithful that all is well.
On the defensive, I like Dorian Goian imposes presence, comes from the bottom with the ball, not easily lost. First mated well with Bartley and yesterday with Bocanegra had the character to face the Dons. I think the presence of Romanian is essential. But you look what happened at the end of the first half and the entire second half when Whittaker replaced him. Cloak of darkness fell. Broadfoot moved from right side (poor performance) to the center of defense and defense reorganization showed some flaws, which could have paid dearly. Allan McGregor was decisive. He showed his excellent ability to stand in the right place at the right time. The problem of putting Whittaker side is that it tends to be more offensive than defensive. Sometimes it´s messy in your game. And when he loses the ball, where we have to grab the head!!
I take these items to vindicate Kyle Lafferty. He fought every ball, pushed to the las split second. It took him the team took advantage. Steven Davis, of course, is a world class player, his talent, his decision-making capacity, his vision, not very frequently seen in world football. The Northern Ireland is the exception to the rule. Enjoying this player that is now our flagship.
I have a feeling contradictory in relation to the “new” position Naismith in the field. I think Naismith is by far one of the players with the greatest in the selected team and the Scots. Naisy not steals, it is rather a player who can start with the ball to reach the arch rival, leaving opponents. This position is unproductive, but sometimes leaves me with the mouth closed with a magical play wich is the product of his talent. Be in midfield or up front. At the end of the match, Edu back and Naisy had a greater calling offensive.