|Steven Naismith lying stricken at Pittodrie.|
Predictably, results now started to become a little inconsistent. While the side had dropped 4 points (all at home) in 13 matches prior to Naismith’s injury, it dropped 2 more during a dismal match against St Johnstone at Ibrox, which a few weeks later were compounded by the first defeat (Kilmarnock) followed immediately by a subsequent second one (Celtic). The damage in January was minimal, just the one draw, but Celtic had completely closed the gap by this point and February would go down as a nightmare month in the eyes of our supporters.
|‘Former’ owner Craig Whyte when he had the courage to attend Ibrox.|
The court case for the £3.6M seized from Collyer Bristow starts at the end of the month – the origin of this cash not being entirely clear as to whether it is PAYE tax, the Ticketus season ticket cash or something else. It was also expected that far more would be found in the accounts of Whyte’s lawyers, in the region of £9.5M, but just over £3.5M was there.
|Iconic image capturing Aluko’s celebration after his stunning opener during Sunday’s OF encounter.|
I never much took to the ‘tainted’ title cliché, but I can understand it. This will not be a league Celtic have earned – it has been gifted to them.