So refreshing to see. Moreover, it's amazing to see the level of detail and thought that now goes into our match preparations by the current management team at Ibrox. I think that's the most striking difference between us and the taigs these days - we're adopting modern day coaching methods and tactics - but Lennon still seems to rely on that 90s style of management of 'you're all half decent players lads, and certainly better than them, so go out and do your thing'.
In short, our full backs sat deep and took the ball from Helander and Goldson, with the specific intention of drawing out their two wing backs and in turn creating the space in behind their wing backs for Alfie, Kent and Barker to exploit. Sounds like a simple tactic, but it worked a treat at least 5 times in the first half. We usually see one of Kamara and Jack drop into the full back positions to take the ball and allow Tav/Borna to take up position higher up the field. The burd at LB and Frimpong were constantly caught in two minds as to whether they push up and press Tav/Borna, and leave space behind, or sit deeper and allow Tav/Borna to drive into their half.
Great to see the level of detail involved in our prparations, and certainly great to see just how far ahead we seem to be of them in that department.
See when BBC have someone analyse the game like that it is worth listening to. Too many times they are sucked into the drama of the game. This is what I want from an alleged professional program, tell me about something I might not spot myself.
Andy Gray was good at this on sky.