Rangers were split down the middle before Paul Le Guen's 200-day reign ended in him being bundled out of the door - the French manager on one side and Barry Ferguson on the other.
And it seems the club's massive worldwide fan base is still divided, despite chairman Sir David Murray waving goodbye to a man hailed as a saviour when a seemingly endless pursuit concluded with his summer appointment.
The 606 message boards have reflected the contrasting views of a saga that has plunged one of Britain's great sporting institutions into crisis.
This was the verdict from penleguin: "Not sure about Le Guen but I'm not happy with Ferguson's behaviour.
"When Amoruso was stripped of the captaincy he responded by playing the best football of his Rangers career. Ferguson responds by orchestrating a campaign against the manager. He shouldn't be captain again."
The word from Scotland appears to be that the part played by Ferguson in Le Guen's downfall will cost him the captaincy for good, no matter who succeeds him.
One thing is for sure, Ferguson would have to be a fool to undermine the next manager if that man was Walter Smith.
Ferguson clearly feels he is the talisman and spokesman for the Rangers fans, but he was happy to leave his beloved Ibrox and take the Premiership shilling for an unsuccessful spell at Blackburn.
He could not cut it at Ewood Park, hence many down south failing to understand the fuss and the sight of a baying mob defending a player who was pedestrian in the Premiership.
It now looks like Walter Smith will ride to the rescue of the club where enjoyed huge domestic success before leaving in 1998.
Smith's reputation is sky high once more after his work in rejuvenating Scotland, and he will provide wisdom and a steadying hand.
And if it is a blue-blood Rangers man the fans want after Le Guen's distant approach, Smith is made from the right stuff.
One journalist attempting to make small talk with Smith in his early Everton days by telling him his beloved Rangers had lost was told: "If you and me are going to get on, you only tell me when Rangers win."
It was his dry humour, but also a signal of his commitment to the Rangers cause.
He will know what is required at Rangers, and anyone not sharing his loyalty will be swiftly shown the door.
But even the proposed return of the dream ticket of Smith and Ally McCoist has not been greeted with universal approval.
Gazbarney says: "Come on gers fans, it never works going back the way...always look forward. Walter may steady the ship this season, I don't doubt that, but long term this is a bad idea and clearly shows lack of ambition on Murray's part."
Tntnard used lessons in Rangers history to express his fears: "It never works 2nd tme around remember J Wallace? Jim Baxter? I would go for C.Levien."
But Murray won support in a post from Gerintothem: "Le Guen worked his ticket out of Irox because he couldn't hack it. By dropping Ferguson from the captaincy and then having the gall to give it to Gavin Rae he knew he would turn the fans against him. Do you honestly believe that David Murray would sanction these moves?"
So the pressure is on everyone.
Murray, who has seen a showpiece appointment fail dismally, and Ferguson, who has alienated some supporters after being central to Le Guen's departure.
Even Smith will be under pressure, given his previous track record of success.
It is a crucial time in Rangers' history - what are your views on how the club should move forward?
Who do you back? Murray, Ferguson or Le Guen? And would going back to Smith be a gamble?