Away from the drama of Ange Postecoglou leaving Celtic, regular readers will know I like to keep a wee eye on the goings-on at our friends across the city.
Rangers are going through a rebuild at the moment and instead of investing money in the team, they are scrawling around for free agents.
They have managed to sign one up today in Jack Butland as the Englishman swapped the EPL for the SPFL.
When asked if the prospect of European football was a factor in him signing for the club, Butland said [Daily Record], “Massive, massive. I have not yet witnessed the crowd here but I have heard plenty of stories. Not just in the last 24 hours of being up here but from friends that I have known that supported the club for a long time or played with the club. That is what it is all about. I am looking forward to seeing that place rocking.
“That is what this club is about, those European nights. You want to be involved in them, you want to play in the Champions League.
“Pre-season is about getting off to a good start and those Champions League qualifiers are the target. It is about winning those games. There won’t be many teams that like coming here, I am not sure they will like playing here once we get going. That is certainly the target and what an honour to be a part of.”
Right, who wants to tell him? Did Butland watch Rangers in the Champions League last season?
Did he not witness Liverpool and Ajax scud his team to the point where they are now the worst performing team in the history of the Champions League?
Also, when those scuddings where going on, did he see the Ibrox crowd rocking? The place was half empty before the 70th minute.
But hey, I’m sure Butland will find out real soon just how good his supporters are when the results (which inevitability they will) go south and the team gets another lesson in Europe.