GVB has had a good start to his Sevco career, after dodging Hibs from the stands in the Scottish Cup semi final he went on a spate of win which had several unexpected penalties including one against Hibs.
The performances were not the best but the points kept accumulating and the Newco held the lead in the Premiership, at the very least the cracks were papered over.
Next came the postponement of the matches up to the winter break which would have culminated with the Glasgow Derby, queue meltdown across the way and conspiracy this that the other making its ways even into the columns of the SMSM.
Patterson’s sale for a princely sum however seems to be the tipping point in the dressing room with many wantaway players who played resolutely last year now keen on heading for the exit door.
There was one fee turned down by the Newco in January, £2 million by Watford for Borna Barasic a player that the Newco valued for Dembele dollars.
Now here are the replies to his abysmal performance vs Celtic last night.
Now the Ibrox club have the same issue that Celtic had last year, a dressing room full of players who should have been cashed in for what they were worth, that is to say what the market will pay.
We watched Christie and Edouard walk around in a daze last season, with the latter we watched him miss sitters in derbies, the one off his ankle from inside the 6 yard box itself an act of criminality which gifted them a season without league defeat.
Now we have Goldson, Arfield and Balogun off contract in June, McGregor looking like he went season too far, Barasic despondent, Hagi out for the season, Kent disinterested and when Alfy gets back and has the splinters pulled out of his back side having him and Roofe as the alleged goal threats.
Oh Ryan Jack is back, no tears on camera last night, wait for Ibrox in a few months.