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Ill-informed O'Hara was wrong to claim Rangers couldn't size up to relegated Bournemouth

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Hot debate: Ibrox can be a pressure cooker with 50,000 fans demanding success

Hot debate: Ibrox can be a pressure cooker with 50,000 fans demanding success

Hot debate: Ibrox can be a pressure cooker with 50,000 fans demanding success

It is sometimes important to think before you speak - but, unfortunately, former footballer Jamie O'Hara didn't use that thought process when he said that managing Bournemouth was a bigger job than Rangers after Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard was linked to the vacant Cherries role.

I do have to say that Bournemouth is the innocent party in this discussion, but the comments of pundit and former Tottenham player O'Hara were typical of someone who knows little about Scottish football.

It's easy to sit from afar and make outrageous comments about a football club, its profile and a league where he'd struggle to name five teams, never mind five players. It's ignorance of the highest order, and I'm not sure he expected the backlash that has followed his comments.