Earlier, I did a piece on why I believe Aberdeen’s coming game against the Ibrox club is a bigger one for the club across the city than the one against us will be. They are on the brink of being closer to a third place finish than they are a table topping battle.
Much of that will depend on how Aberdeen lines up, and how they approach the game.
Jim Goodwin gave a horrific interview after the Celtic game in which he laid out a quite pitiful excuse for his terrible tactics.
He said that he went to Ibrox with every intention of playing attacking football and lost 4-1. I remember that game; he’s kidding himself on if he thinks his team played with attacking intent that day.
They were awful.
He cannot afford to sit in against the Ibrox club tomorrow night, not after subjecting the home support to that atrocity at the weekend. The Aberdeen fans will not – they should not – stand for a defeat where his team barely crosses the halfway line.
Goodwin has put himself in a Hell of a spot with his daft post-match comments.
His own fans are entitled to see better than they saw at the weekend, and as I said yesterday in a piece about the Ibrox defence, you cannot watch them and think that they are not vulnerable.
If Goodwin’s side can put together an attacking unit they are capable of scoring.
Of course they will have to defend well. That’s a given.
But they cannot defend for the whole of the match, and if they get a lead the very worst thing they can do is what Hibs did last midweek and sit back and try to see out the game without venturing forward.
It is going to be interesting, and in particular as we don’t play until Wednesday night. The Mooch and his team cannot afford to drop anything and Aberdeen have to at least have a go.
The battle for second spot is on. Aberdeen should be confident about it.