Up until the weekend there, Rangers were getting the plaudits for drawing with Villarreal, and smashing heavyweights like St Johnstone and Ayr at Ibrox. Celtic meanwhile, were being accused of lacklustre and lazy football, languishing in sixth place in the league.
Now, Rangers are sixth and we’re two points better off than them, after swatting aside Aberdeen, while they bottled it against Livingston by collapsing yet again away from home.
Will this ying/yang dynamic continue throughout the season for the first time since 1997/1998, with both clubs desperate to swap positions and give the press a tap in ?
Personally, I do not think so and feel the results at the weekend should be the start of free-scoring run where we pick up win after win, because even if we don’t beat Salzburg on Thursday, I have no doubt that we’ll run all over a dreadful St Johnstone side at McDairmid Park on the Sunday anyway.
Rangers meanwhile, face league leaders Hearts at ‘fortress’ Ibrox, also on the Sunday, and they’ll be in a for a massive test with the visitors unlikely to even give them an ounce of respect.
If we win on Sunday, which again, I’m sure we will, and they drop more points, they’ll not have it in them to leapfrog us in the league again this season, and what’s more, they are definitively out of the title race as early as the start of October.
Even MurtyMania ran wild until March last season.
One way or another, our article the other week, about how Celtic were in a crisis, was nothing more than mass hyperbole from people who should have known better.
I, you guessed it, predicted it!