It’s the big question for Rangers fans right now – we are clear about to win League title number 55, but the question is how it happens.
Celtic have hit a little pocket of form the past few matches – the loss to County is their only non-win since the St Mirren defeat in January, so while we could hope they’ll slip up at the weekend at Tannadice, the chances of that happening aren’t great.
See, Celtic know fine well that if both clubs go into the Old Firm match on the 21st with wins leading into it, the league can be won by the visitors, simply by drawing the match.
It’s 7 points to win, and Rangers face two league matches before the trip to the east, so while wins over Livi and St Mirren are not given (that’s just complacency) if all is pure and holy and our team shows up and plays to its fullest, yes, 6 points should result.
However, there is no way in hell Celtic will want to lose the league on their own patch, for only the second time in Scottish football history, and this is where the memories of 2012 surface.
The tables have completely turned, it’s Celtic who are collapsing and it’s Rangers going for the league title on their rivals’ turf.
And what happened in 2012? Rangers, in sharp decline and desperate form, pulled the performance of the season out of the bag and secured a deserved win to delay the inevitable.
Do not think for one second Celtic can’t do the same.
They will give everything on the day to stop Rangers winning the league at Parkhead, should that outcome end up possible.
And as a result, if we do go into the Old Firm requiring a point to secure 55, you can be sure Celtic will be pumped up to the maximum to stop it.
They are praying for their best case scenario, that they win that match and stop at least Rangers from securing 55 on their patch, delaying it for one more match.
And if Rangers are to secure 55 at Parkhead, it’s going to have to be a mammoth performance because Celtic are going to throw everything including the kitchen sink at this one.
Bring it on!