Rangers fans need someone to "follow follow"
Rangers fans deserve better treatment than they are getting at the moment, and I'm not talking about on the field of play. There, at least, things are fine.
The Ibrox legions need a figurehead, a former well-respected player, to put his head above the parapet.
Gary Mackay did it at Hearts, when he voiced fans' concerns over the running of the Tynecastle outfit.
Now Rangers supporters need their very own hero to ask what on earth is going on at the Govan club on their behalf.
The Rangers plight should concern every supporter of every club, because it's Rangers today but it could be your club tomorrow.
Fans are regularly patronised with the old story that they are the lifeblood of the game, but in truth Rangers fans are having their loyalty bled dry.
The lack of information and mixed messages coming out of Edmiston Drive as Rangers wallow in debt, with no apparent buyer on the horizon could backfire when it comes to selling new season tickets.
Times are hard for Rangers, and they're also tough for a lot of their fans, who are not nearly as well heeled as those in the boardroom.
Unless the club's hierarchy give them some straight answers, fans may decide to vote with their feet.
In the current economic climate that is the last thing Rangers need, so it's about time they told the fans exactly what is going on.
David Murray appears to have taken a vow of silence. The bank's man on the board, Donald Muir, is incommunicado, and the current chairman Alastair Johnston based in the USA, is talking...but saying very little of substance.
Manager Walter Smith, who sounds close to the end of his tether, has adopted the instruction found on fireworks, "Light Blue touch paper then retire" in a couple of revealing interviews with Chick Young.
The manager at least has had the decency to shed some light on things for the supporters, who now know that the bank has a major role in running the club.
But the men above the manager could have been trained by MI5, such has been the secrecy surrounding what is actually happening at the top of the famous marble staircase.
This shows a complete lack of respect for the thousands of loyal fans who turn up week in, week out.
What those fans need now is a popular figure to rally round to show their mounting concern for their club.
There have been some great leaders on the field for Rangers in the past. Now the fans could do with one of them to lead them off the field, someone they can "follow follow".