Even the most cautious Celtic fan will be able to admit that eight in a row is all but confirmed after yesterday’s eventual win at Rugby Park.
It was a turgid performance, devoid of ideas or any kind of enthusiasm, and yet, we won.
A cliche yes, but it’s the mark of champions, and while Scott Brown’s goal yesterday to pretty much clinch the league was nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing as Shunsuke Nakamura’s or Tom Rogic’s league winners at the same stadium in recent years, it was just as vital.
The focus now will be on the Scottish Cup, with the league taking care of itself from here on in. A formality, if you will.
Of course, in public the manager will say the usual soundbites like ‘nothing has changed’ and ‘we won’t get complacent’ but we can now afford to take one eye off the ball at least, as even if we do drop points against Motherwell or Hearts after Valencia this week, there’s every chance our terrible challengers will also not be able to take advantage, as always!
Rangers have never been taken seriously since their ‘return’, however this season there was a brief moment where it seemed that they may have been capable of taking the title ‘race’ down to the split at least, but their idiocy at the weekend has shown that they really aren’t any better than they had been under Mark Warburton, three years ago.
They really are a pathetic joke.
There was a massive overreaction to the defeat at Ibrox, and now the sole focus must be an utter humiliation again for them yet again at Celtic Park on March 31st.
Anything less than a 5-0 doing and Brendan Rodgers must do the right thing and resign*
*This is a work.