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Would you sack Beale? Ibrox fans turn rapidly on their leader

Forty per-cent of Follow Follow members want Micky Beale sacked if he loses to Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.

Less than a month into this season’s Revolution! It seems that patience is wearing thin among bears who lapped up every detail that they were fed about none summer signings.

Only three of those arrivals were in the side that started against PSV Eindhoven last night as Beale backed down to include Rabi Matondo, John Lundstram and the usual suspects in his back four.

When Jack Butland is being hailed as some sort of hero it tells you all that you need to know about the quality of the outfield players that crumbled against the Dutch side.

Beale has rarely been slow to talk up his own brilliance but last night his answers were notably shorter as he tried to heap praise on PSV rather than criticise his own squad.

The only problem with that is that the guy he replaced managed to beat PSV this time last year with a repeat of last season’s 1-0 victory in the Phillips Stadium never likely.

As Celtic swept to a treble last season, beating Beale’s side in all three competitions within the space of nine weeks the new boss was given a free pass as fans placed their faith in Nico Raskin and Todd Cantwell with the assurance that things will be different next season.

Last night Raskin was substituted early in the second half as John Lundstram laboured around, Cantwell virtually disappeared apart from a few head-to-heads with opponents. His social media is likely to be quiet today.

Beale took over from van Bronckhorst last November after announcing his intentions with a high profile matchday visit in October. As a diehard fan he watched every minute of every game last season.

Without the distraction of a Sporting Director he has gone out and brought in his own players while getting rid of fan favourites in Fashion Sakala, Ianis Hagi and Alfredo Morelos. On last night’s evidence even Beale is unconvinced about the quality of their replacements.

A win on Sunday against Celtic will buy the manager some time, anything less and he’ll be into the same place that van Bronckhorst was in last season when Beale popped into the Loudon Tavern to announce his availability and staunchness.

After years hiding behind bibs and cones on the training ground it is all getting very real for the former Liverpool and Chelsea youth coach, unless he delivers positive answers he’ll soon be looking for the next opportunity on his coaching journey.

Worryingly for Beale the current CEO and Chairmen weren’t in their current roles when he was appointed, if the bears start getting angry with the suits there is an easy fall-guy sitting in the dug-out.

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  • by Captain Swing
    Posted August 31, 2023 5:21 pm 0Likes

    His predicament puts me in mind of that scene in the film ‘Traffic’….. “sit down, write two letters”.

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