Today’s result at St Mirren Stadium changed everything. Completely.
We discovered Celtic in fact aren’t miles ahead of Rangers at all, that they will slip up, and they become the first Old Firm side to lose to an SPL team outside of the Glasgow pair since Rangers lost to Hibs in the cup last November.
This proves why Celtic were so good last season – they didn’t have Europe to contend with.
As soon as Europe is added to the equation, the eastern lot become quite, quite ordinary.
Maintaining results domestically as well after playing in Europe isn’t the cakewalk they probably thought, and adds a bit of context to Rangers’ domestic struggles last season as well.
Are we good enough this season? No, nowhere near it – but out of nowhere Celtic have lost to the previously 8th placed St Mirren and shown this season is completely open after all.
Forget Celtic being foregone title winners, Rangers have every chance of 56 this season.