So we’ve held off from this topic on a legal minefield ground, and we’re still going to be very, very careful about what we say, but for anyone under a rock, all appears to not be too well at Parkhead and this is very much a situation Rangers can exploit.
Steven Gerrard is making major strides – sure, we’re not spending tonnes of cash, and presently Celtic’s squad is probably stronger than ours, but after the excellent split results, Killie aside, this is something our manager can work with.
But given what we’re hearing over from the east, if it has the gravity and implications it appears to, they could be in more than a spot of bother going forward and Rangers, despite not being quite back at our 9IAR best by any means, could still take advantage of developments from that part of Glasgow.
From what we’ve heard, Rafa Benitez and David Moyes to name just two have rejected the job, while Celtic have only been able to ‘offer’ it to Neil Lennon who’s not even accepted it yet. Apparently for the same alleged reasons.
Meanwhile Rangers slowly try to prepare for the new season by enhancing the squad even if the chances of a big sexy signing are limited. It appears the budget will not allow a big splurge of cash, but as Gerrard and McAllister have said – whoever they go for, the board tends to back them.
Celtic have real issues off the pitch – and they could be vulnerable in a completely unexpected way.
While we don’t strictly equate it all to expecting the title next season, many fans already did – they demand 9IAR be stopped, and while Celtic have seemed vulnerable for a while under the guise of ultimately false dawns, this one is quite significant.
Time will tell how this story plays out, but if Rangers quietly get on with preparing properly for next season, what goes around, and went around, will come back around again and maybe we’ll finally see the right things happening again for our club.