Ignore all the headlines about Ramsey and about Ibrox finding the dig required to stay on our coat-tails. Ignore the 2-1 win they secured at the club rooted to the bottom of the table.
By far the most significant development in the title race today came online.
It was Kyogo Furuhashi’s update on his fitness, where he thanked the fans for their support and declared himself feeling good and that he would be “back soon.”
Another significant development happened yesterday, but it was little commented on.
It was Celtic admitting that they may schedule a “bounce game” or two during the international break. That’s clearly intended to get our Japanese bhoy back up to speed.
He may not be in the starting eleven at Ibrox – there is even some debate about whether he should be, but that’s for another discussion – but he will be in the squad. Of that I have not the slightest doubt.
That will give everyone at Celtic a huge lift.
Let’s be honest; we’ve missed him. Even if we’ve been putting points on the board, and even if the big Greek has started to turn it on and score on a regular basis. Kyogo offers us that little bit more, that something different.
And they are afraid of him. Oh boy, how they are afraid of him.
That’s what was behind all the nonsense about him being a diver from earlier in the season.
They came to Celtic Park a lot less worried than they should have been explicitly because he was not in the team that day, and although they paid a high price for that hubris they know they’d have paid a higher one had he actually been fit.
The idea of Celtic as a one man team has long ago been laid to rest, but Kyogo is one of the best footballers in the league and everyone is well aware of it.
His being fit and ready for duty strengthens us immeasurably and the news that he might just make Ibrox after all must be scaring the Hell out of a club that isn’t remotely ready to deal with a rampant Celtic side with him in it.