With a hint of concern in the Rangers fans’ ranks, it goes without saying today’s visit of Killie is the latest episode of ‘the most important match of the season’ saga.
Supporters aren’t happy with performances since the turn of the year, despite just four dropped points since the turnaround, which does make a bit of a mockery of the notion of ‘I’d take 38-42 1-0 wins thanks’.
That is, to say supporters claim they’d be happy with the league title however it’s won, but the reality of recent performances demonstrates that’s poppycock, and fans want good football too. Almost at as much importance as the result.
So Killie come to town, determined to impress their new manager, whose man-management skills and use of modest resources are legendary, and Rangers are under significant fan pressure to get both a result, and a good performance.
But the truth is? This IS a huge one.
It’ll calm fans down, and it will shut the door on Celtic who have picked up a little bit of momentum lately in the league, with 3 wins from their last 3.
It’s imperative to keep that psychological edge over Parkhead, to continue to run up the wins when they demonstrate an inch of form.
And that’s why this one is the latest episode of the most important match ever.
Because, given what Rangers fans have been denied the past 10 years, it probably is.