Accusations of times, liars, sh*t stirrers, you name it.
Bear in mind we were only publishing a rumour that was already out there, and we’re analysing it for truth. We were not saying, categorically, that Steven Gerrard had lost the dressing room.
But if he has not after last night, we’ll be stunned.
In his post-mortem, Gerrard declared he was proven wrong by his group, that his players actually didn’t appear to be winners after all.
However, it’s the pointing of the finger at the players, not for the first time as a supervisor, which could ultimately be his downfall anyhow.
He’s right in a way, of course, it is evident some of these players aren’t champion mentality, well, no sh*t Sherlock, few of them have even won silverware, never mind a league.
But it’s the public smearing of these, repeatedly, that Gerrard is guilty of which sees players downing tools.
Steven Gerrard has only ever shielded two of his players publicly — Alfredo Morelos, and James Tavernier. He defended them separately, in the face of criticism and adversity.
But that is it — every other time a player f*cks up, Gerrard either publicly hangs or drops them.
Even Connor Goldson has not obtained the backing of his manager, just his location.
Gerrard is in a perilous place now, a place largely of his own making.
He has made some monumental errors, and we’d have to say today that the players aren’t actually playing for him anymore.
It’s happened too many times this year in order for it to just be a coincidence.
And now he’s called them directly on it, indirectly calling them losers, would you play for a supervisor who castigates your very character?
That’s dangerous ground, and we would say it is a very real chance that the public flogging of the players you signed could be the beginning of the end for Steven Gerrard in Ibrox.
We’ll see if he can salvage something by means of a miracle, or if we must begin re-evaluating the future.