PLZ journalist Peter Martin has suggested only “gross negligence and complacency” from their rivals enabled Glasgow Rangers to win the Premiership last term.
The Lowdown: Rangers ease to title
The Gers were by far the best team in Scotland’s top tier last term – they won the title by 25 points as they ended up with 102 themselves, and didn’t even lose a single game in the competition (thefishy.co.uk).
While Celtic were not at their best throughout the campaign, even on their best form they would have struggled to stop Rangers.
The Latest: Martin hits outs at Gers
Writing for PLZ, Martin slammed Rangers’ achievement, and appeared to suggest it was only because of Celtic’s failings that they clinched the trophy. He said:
“It is an act of gross negligence and complacency from a board that should have had their club so far out of sight that Rangers would have had to have spent millions to bridge the gap.
“In truth, they’ve managed to spend a fraction of Celtic’s budget and won the league with one of the most mediocre sides in the Ibrox club’s history of title-winning teams.”
The Verdict: Ridiculous
Many within the media seem to be reluctant to admit Rangers were clearly superior last term. Not only did they beat their rivals four out of a possible five times throughout the season, drawing the other one (Sky Sports), they didn’t lose a match in the league as previously mentioned – that does not come around by chance.
Will Rangers defend their title?
Yes, they were defeated in both of the domestic cup competitions, but they reached the Europa League round of 16 for the second season in a row – a strong result for teams in Scotland. In fact, throughout that run they lost just once, remaining unbeaten against the likes of Benfica and Galatasaray. Celtic can improve, yes, but that does not mean Rangers must be belittled as a result.
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