The tables have turned in the SPL the past few months in more ways than one, and while Rangers soar clear at the top of the table with a 15 point gap and just a couple of wins and a draw from 55, the long-held notion of Celtic and their three games in hand is now on its head too.
For Celtic, having played Aberdeen on Saturday while Rangers had the weekend off means for the first time this season, Rangers not only have a gigantic lead at the top of the table, but a game in hand too.
Sure, we’ll use that match tomorrow v Livi, but for these rare few days, we have both the massive lead in the league plus a game in hand to extend it further.
True, Livi will be absolutely no walkovers, and will certainly be reeling from their cup final loss at the weekend (not their best afternoon) but Rangers at full pelt with full gumption at the Tony Macaroni should and must win.
We have 7 points to go to secure 55, assuming Celtic don’t drop more points, and those mean we almost certainly win the league at Parkhead, the way things are now looking, but that rare little flip in status now sees us having the spare match.
Come the end of the Livi match, Rangers should be 18 points clear.
That’s just utterly stonking on every level.
But it’s just that little switch which after months of Celtic and their games in hand now finally sees the shoe on the other foot in Scottish football.
It barely matters, but it’s still kind of nice…