Thursday, January 04, 2007

Scotland, Celtic, Rangers Adrift Sans Gaffer

Driving home late the other night after getting back into Denver (no, the snow hasn't melted yet), I was listening to the BBC. I knew the gap at the top in Scotland was getting pretty big. But I thought maybe by the halfway point Rangers and Hearts would close it a bit as Celtic had let their foot off the gas (recently had a run of 3 ties in 4 games). But no, the news was about how Le Guen had taken the captaincy away from Barry Ferguson and that it was liking BF would be sold with the winter transfer window open. The plot thickened this morning. Apparently Rangers are more concerned about the here and now in keeping Ferguson than giving Le Guen time to build the club. Now officially it says Le Guen left by mutual consent. But from the the news I've seen during the 6 months he's been at Ibrox and more so over the years, I suspect he felt he had little choice. It's hard to want to stick around when management isn't going to be patient and is ready to let the axe fall.

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