With the fixtures now out and pre-season training due to start at the end of the month, it feels almost as if the new season is upon us.
Is it just me who thinks that the time between seasons gets shorter every year? Even with no Champions League qualifiers to play we will, in fact, be back in combat for the SPFL title in a mere six weeks.
Don’t get me wrong, that will feel like an age.
But we’ll be into the pre-season friendlies before we know it, and for some of the players their rest period has only just begun. With us now seemingly hurtling towards the new season, the question naturally arises as to how it’s all going to play out.
To say we’re in a better place than this time last year is an understatement.
Fans are confident.
Indeed, I can barely remember any time when fans were as up for it as they are right now.
There is a growing sense of destiny about this team … and this manager.
There is a sense that as good as last season was that we’re only at the start here.
I think we’ll retain the title, and with room to spare.
I can’t see past us for it. This article is about the ten reasons I think we’re a lock. This is about the ten things that I think will make the difference for us and put us over the top with two in a row.
I make no predictions about the domestic cup competitions or about Europe, but obviously I’m also pretty optimistic about those.
For now, I just want to focus on the league race.
But suffice to say, if all the pieces fall into place the European games and the domestic cup competitions will take care of themselves and this could be something very special indeed.