Well, the Ibrox men wouldn’t want the rub of the green would they?
Once again, an SPL game involving the big two where one of them has dropped points has been turned due to a decision from the officials which, on replay, looks to be highly controversial.
Motherwell were already 1-0 up when they looked to have put the ball in the net to open up a two goal lead but the offside flag ensured the home side were not able to double their advantage.
Things were going so well in the first half for Craig Brown’s men, their good run of form being continued into this match.
Mark Hately may be an Ibrox legend, if not an award winning columnist but his offspring was close to ruining his reputation with the Rangers fans.
Tom Hately opened the scoring at Fir Park with an exquisite free kick just before the half-hour mark. At this point, Motherwell were in command and were fully deserving of lead. At half-time, it would be natural to assume that Rangers would come out of the blocks intent on turning the game around.
First though, they were going to get a slice of luck that kept the game alive. The Ibrox side were the recipients of a dubious decision from the assistant referee when a Forbes strike was chopped off for offside. Yes, the linesman has only a split second to make the call but the television evidence proved that it was a very bad decision. From that point on, the odds were always likely that Rangers would get back on level terms.
Kris Boyd was yet again the man to get Rangers back at 1-1, the striker further emphasising his importance to the team. Something for Donald Muir and the men from Lloyds to think about and the impact the loss of Boyd could have on the team.
It was a defensive lapse at the back for Motherwell but not every striker would be able to keep a cool head when his team needed it most. The late goal means that Rangers could see it as a point gained but in the course of the season, it could be two points dropped. That will be found out at the end of the season.
The reaction of Craig Brown at the full-time whistle summed up his feelings about the call that prevented Rangers going 2-0 down but these things are due to balance out over the course of a season aren’t they?
With 14 games to go, Rangers are still in a very strong position but they need to find the fluent form of December and fast. Rangers cannot rely on one man digging them out every week…and yes, we mean Kris Boyd, not the linesman.
Rangers have Hibs at home on Sunday but before that, the Ibrox side have the Lloyds and Donald Muir protests to think about and how they can bin the bank?
Will Rangers get back to winning ways against Hibs on Sunday?