Davie Provan is one of those broken clock hacks. He goes on so much about our club – usually in the negative – that he has to be right some of the time. In one of his more positive frames of mind, he has gotten his latest statement about us spot on.
Encouraged by the way we’re playing, he has said that we are going to Ibrox at the start of next month “playing for the title.”
And he is entirely correct about that. Should we win at the weekend, and that’s not a lock and we should remember that, the worst we do is go to Ibrox three points in front of the home team. That’s big.
There will, at that point, be seven games left to go. If we get three points and go six clear with six matches left then that’s it; hang up the bunting, get the Champions flags mass produced, make room on the trophy cabinet and call the engravers.
Their club is playing for its footballing life.
That’s the bottom line. No matter what the media might try to tell us, there is no prospect whatsoever of their winning the Europa League so all this talk from their fans – both in the press box and out with it – about that being their “priority” is just garbage; they know that winning the title is the whole ball game.
That game is their do-or-die fixture.
They know it and we know it, and the media knows it and the whole world of football knows it. After this weekend is the two week international break; as long as we get through it without major injuries we’re in good shape.