Scottish football is heading into the back end of this season, and there are one or two dangling threads for the clubs before they can roll into summer and the World Cup.
Celtic, for example, has to make a decision on Odsonne Edouard and have a long chat with Patrick Roberts.
There are contract talks to be had, things to sort out.
But at Ibrox, things are a lot more complicated.
Pull on some of those threads and the whole shirt unravels.
This is an abnormal time for that club and the media is trying its level best not to see what anyone who looks can easily comprehend without difficulty.
That club is in a lot of trouble. Deadlines are approaching for which there will be no extensions and no exceptions made.
Their future is not entirely in their hands.
I’m going to look at the outstanding issues which face them going into the last few months of the domestic campaign … and some will “crystallise” a heck of a lot sooner than that.