On the park, Rangers continue to steamroll their way through SPFL League One, albeit this encounter at Brechin gave them sufficient cause for a few frights along the way.
Ally McCoist rebuffed all queries about the off-field drama of the last seven days, including the resignation of Craig Mather; 90 minutes watching his side twice come back from a two-goal deficit had provided him with adequate excuse to point to trauma of his own.
"I'm not going to comment on Craig's resignation because on a day like today we have to talk about football," he said.
"There is enough being said about that and it has been another turbulent week at the club. But, as manager of a team that's just had a pretty eventful 90 minutes, I would like the courtesy of commenting only on the football."
Monsoon conditions had meant that the deluge which emptied from the skies had created treacherous underfoot conditions with both player and ball either skidding at amusing pace or being so waterlogged that they did not move at all.
At least, that was the way it looked at some of the Brechin goals as a static Rangers defence were guilty of ball-watching at set-pieces.
Still, Steven Smith will doubtless find himself a brief internet hit for his comedy fresh air swipe at a far corner as he attempted to cross the ball.
The speed with which players skidded and slid was matched with the alacrity which referee Craig Charleston showed in reaching for his whistle; the official booked 11 players and then sent off Brechin's Alan Trouten at the death for a second yellow.
While Scottish football can only look to the glamour of La Liga and, closer to home, the Barclays Premier League, for the type of football that often looks like a different game to the one that is played on these shores, Saturday's encounter, with all its schoolboy errors, did at least provide some light relief in many respects from the incessant doom that surrounds the running and administration of Rangers.
Within the opening nine minutes, Brechin had added to the grey skies which continue to lurk over Ibrox by taking a surprise two-goal lead.
The significant advantage was one thing, the all-too-easy way in which they were allowed to accomplish it quite another.
By the time Rangers pulled one back through Jon Daly -Lewis Macleod creating the opening for the Irish forward with a clever pass through to the player's feet was made all the more impressive because of the soggy turf - bets were on that Brechin would capitulate and Rangers would run over the top of them.
Instead, the hosts went into the interval having bloodied the noses of their more illustrious counterparts once again when Trouten curled one past keeper Cammy Bell.
It was an angry Rangers who responded after the break with goals from Bilel Mohsni, Nicky Law and Nicky Clark sealing the points.
Yet, Bell was forced into one fingertip save just minutes from time, while the Rangers shotstopper would also have been relieved to see one Brechin attempt rebound back off his crossbar.
Clark savoured his moment, whooping it up with the Light Blue legions behind the goal and earning himself one of those yellow cards from Mr Charleston.
His cameo appearance was an impressive one, but it remains to be seen now whether or not he can go on and make his stay in the side a more permanent one.
Certainly, his movement and contribution when he arrived gave Rangers an impetus they had lacked at stages of the game, but doing it off the bench and doing it week in, week out, are entirely different matters.
"I don't like to single anybody out but nobody deserved to score a winner more than Nicky," said McCoist after the game.
"He has been a little bit unlucky not to get more first-team action but, with the greatest of respect, we've been battering in all sorts of goals in the league and got another four at Brechin.
"The lads who have been in possession of the jerseys have been scoring goals and deserved to stay there. Nicky knows the rules.
"But he has never once mumped and moaned and the standard of his training has never dropped.
"He has kept going and he got what he deserved.
"I'm absolutely thrilled for him, not just for getting the winner but for the quality of the goal, too. It really was terrific."
Rangers came out of the meeting knowing they had been in a game. With a long winter ahead, there will be plenty more times for rolling up the sleeves.