The Rangers fans have a dilemma on their hands for the upcoming clash between two teams our loyal supporters hate the most; Aberdeen v Celtic at Pittodrie this Sunday. Who do you want to win?
If Murty’s fairly new Rangers side take all 3 points against Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday and if Derek McInnes plays a blinder, then maybe he can convince his Dons players that there will never be a better time to beat the east enders for once this season.
Aberdeen could and possibly should beat Celtic after they crashed out of the Europa League in calamitous style with a well-deserved 3-0 defeat by Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.
Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic played poorly throughout the match. Their defending was deplorable and at times a joke. Hopefully Aberdeen can take full advantage of Celtic arriving with their confidence severely dented.
The above outcome would leave us only 6 points behind our Old Firm rivals and a stunning 55th league title being a distinct possibility.
Celtic will be tired on their return on Friday morning from St Petersburg, bitterly disappointed and feeling dreadful.
Not surprisingly, I found myself a Zenit supporter for the night. WATP!
It’s a long flight for the players who will arrive home in the early hours of Friday morning and haul themselves to Aberdeen for Sunday’s 1.30pm live TV game which should be well worth watching.
It should be an angry Aberdeen side that takes on the Hoops, as in their last game they played badly and deservedly lost 2-0 to a good Hibernian team.
But if our Old Firm rivals win, which they normally do against the Dons, it would weaken our chances of catching up with Celtic and make it that bit harder to win the league. On the other hand, it would bolster our position to stay ahead of Aberdeen in second place. Choices, choices!
The Pittodrie side’s recent results against Celtic have been abysmal, because the Reds rarely turn up to give the east enders any kind of a run for their money.
Last October, Aberdeen lost 0-3 to a very good Celtic performance and a very poor one by the home team up in Pittodrie, then in December, Celtic repeated the score with another easy 3-0 home win in Glasgow.
After Sunday, Celtic play their next league match at home to Dundee and Rangers go up to Perth to face St Johnstone.
We have Falkirk in the Scottish Cup, then comes the big showdown match on Sunday 11 March with Rangers v Celtic playing at Ibrox for possibly the biggest 6 pointer match in years.
But we have to say, this weekend may just be the most pivotal one in the SPL for a long, long time…