Celtic have thrown down a gauntlet to Rangers

Celtic have thrown down a gauntlet to Rangers

As Aberdeen get predictably humbled in their own backyard to Celtic, once again the spotlight goes on Rangers.

This time last week Rangers as good as fell at the hands of lowly Hearts, so there is zero room for complacency for Steven Gerrard’s side this week – frankly there wasn’t last week either, yet with the incentive last Sunday of returning to the top of the table, Rangers fell dismally short of both desire, and quality.

It was, in brief, despite the side performing better in the second half, an absolute disgrace where a bottom-feeding side showed more hunger and urgency than the visitors who were supposedly eager to go back top.

And this afternoon, by the time we assume Celtic rout Aberdeen, Rangers will be formally three points behind, and under serious pressure to reclaim those v Steve Robinson’s men who have had a very, very strong start to this season, last weekend’s loss notwithstanding.

Sitting in a very proud fourth place, after 9 matches, the Fir Park side have lost just 2 in 7, the rest being wins. In Rangers’ favour none of Motherwell’s wins have been against sides with any credibility, but they did go to Tynecastle and win out 2-3 compared with Rangers’ wretched result at the same venue.

So there is just no room for any showing up and winning by default.

Rangers must earn this victory – must respect this team who are in solid form, and after last weekend put a serious dampener in title credentials, secure the 3 points to prove that was a mere aberration.

Failure to win today and it’s clear this squad lacks the mental faculties and strength to be champions at present – Celtic have laid down the gauntlet (two weeks in a row) and to win the title Rangers must respond in kind. They didn’t last week, and we hope this was a one off.

Three points await lads.

Take them.

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  1. Not so much Celtic throw down the gauntlet , more the sheep throw in the towel I would have said .May be the end for McInnes though so every cloud as a silver lining.

  2. Entirely agree. We need to make a statement of our intent. That means playing with intensity and running over the top of Motherwell. Let's go!

  3. It's inconsistency that's our problem. We can put on displays like Porto and yet still lose to mediocre teams wanting to make their name, at our cost. But this is not, the season for it. We must hammer them good, today. Send a message of our own.

  4. Ile crack the jokes gaunlet ffs WATP and dont forget it
    Sheep worst team in league,,they must have forgot the clocks went back and never turned up fannies
    Hes blue hes white hes fuckin dynamite Filip Helander

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