For all the posturing (including from us) about Rangers’ rotten season start to this campaign, the facts speak for themselves.
Thanks to Hibs and Hearts drawing at the weekend, this ‘ragamuffin Rangers’, struggling to string a few passes together, tops the SPL by a clear point.
This is absolutely huge, and shows just how colossal the win in Perth actually was.
Had Rangers not dug that one out, we wouldn’t be top, indeed we’d be upper mid table – those two extra points made an exponential difference to the standings, and Rangers not only drew first blood beating Celtic while not playing terribly well, but at the weekend drew second blood by topping the table cleanly on points after 5 matches.
That’s an 8th already of the whole season done, and while you don’t win the league in the first 5 matches, you can lose it, and Celtic are already trailing the famous, having dropped 6 points to our 3.
That’s right, as horrible as that loss to Utd was, it’s the only points we’ve dropped, and this squad and club have dug deep to churn out four wins and a clear lead in the table.
A stonking 3 teams are between Rangers and Celtic now, the Parkhead side way down in 5th place, and that’s already a huge psychological blow to them.
That a Rangers this bad are still already significantly clear of them in the table and also a point clear of anyone else gives a real insight into the grit shown at Ibrox, and the gulf between us and Celtic.
And the biggest joke?
Rangers had a pretty average transfer window, spending literally nothing. Celtic spent absolutely millions – £20M to be exact.
And this is what they have to show for that.
Not so bad after all, is it?