Yesterday I wrote about how Ibrox’s serial failures just keep on doing the same thing over and over again. Telling us how they aren’t afraid of Celtic, or how they feel they are on a par with Celtic, or how Celtic haven’t seen the “real” them yet.
And yesterday, after their game where they beat bottom club Dundee Utd, it was the turn of John Lundstram to talk this same trash. The gap, according to him, isn’t as big as it seems.
Well it’s bigger than last seasons, and next week it will be bigger yet.
If I were a fan of that club one thing would piss me off more than the league table and that’s the number of my own players who saw fit to question the league table. The league table does not lie. I’ve written that over and over again.
But it does exaggerate. The thing is, this year it isn’t exaggerating at all. We are in exceptional form.
I’ve seen – we’ve all seen – points gaps which do not reflect the reality of the league race.
This one reflects Celtic’s dominance.
But if it’s misleading at all, I would stipulate that it’s misleading in the other way. The gap should be larger because the gulf between the teams is far greater than it suggests.
I am ever amazed that they can kid themselves about that.
Twice in the last 12 months we have brutalised that team.
Not just beaten them, but brutalised then.
We beat them at Hampden.
We beat them on their home ground.
How many more lessons must we hand out before they get it?
They are like dumb kids in a classroom who refuse to accept that they don’t know things even when they’ve had to wear the D cap and stand in the corner.
Obviously it’s going to take another caning before they fully get the message … but how many times are we supposed to beat the reality into that club before it grasps the fundamentals?
Another go at it then, and following that I doubt we’ll have to bring the switch out again because their own fans will be happy to take over that job for us.
There is nothing worse for a football supporter than players who mouth off in the press but then fall apart on the pitch and their side has done it over and over again, and they just won’t learn.