We’re seeing a few comments this morning about yesterday’s result at Parkhead, and the implications for Rangers.
While it was eyebrow-raising to see that lot drop points for the first time since drawing with Rangers, some of the conclusions raised were equally so, and one which stuck out was the finger-pointing at Kevin Clancy and Nick Walsh over the VAR performance at Parkhead.
One user was particularly vocal about this, saying had that goal stood, the gap would now be 7 points with a game in hand.
This is, of course, absolutely made-up rubbish.
Ibrox Noise’s big complaint wasn’t that that VAR call cost us a win, it was that it cost Rangers a chance to see what ‘would have happened’.
We may still have lost, and in all likelihood probably would have, but we were robbed of the chance to find out how we’d have fared going that goal up. We cannot know, nor can never know, how that match would have panned out, and anyone assuming that Morelos ‘goal’ would have led to a win is just clutching at straws.
But the result yesterday was certainly intriguing, and that Stavros’ machine may have a chink in their armour, given they 100% wanted to win that match, like all the rest.
It means Rangers have a chance to cut the lead down to 10 points today, with five matches to play – does that make any real difference? Not unless Celtic now indulge in a gargantuan collapse in which they fail to secure the needed 6 points in the next 5 matches. That seems very, very unlikely.
But it is on Rangers to make Celtic win the title, and that begins with a must-win at Pittodrie. The chances of Celtic choking now are very, very slim – they know how to win and they will surely not slip up again.
But Rangers must be ready if they do, by not choking ourselves. As long as we keep winning, we can at least look ourselves in the mirror and know we made them win it.
We’ll hope by the back of 6pm tonight that we’ve at least done our part.