9 points in 10 days – Rangers could make huge statement

9 points in 10 days – Rangers could make huge statement
Rangers Belgian manager Philippe Clement looks on prior the UEFA Europa League last 16 first leg football match between SL Benfica and Glasgow Rangers at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 7, 2024. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s safe to say the next three matches arguably and significantly define the destiny of the title. Rangers face Hibernian on Saturday, Celtic the following weekend, then of course the rearranged Dundee match the following midweek.

Not a single match in here is going to be ‘easy’, none can be taken for granted even remotely, and all 3 matches will be dogfights.

At this point, unfortunately, it’s no longer just one game at a time – yes, in a sense it is, it always is, but now there’s 8 matches left and we’re into the core business end of the season and Rangers are in a unique position of a game in hand.

The bigger picture matters.

Currently Rangers are one point behind, but with that 3 points in hand we have an insurance policy of the postponed match – and if there’s a deficit of that trio of points, or less, before we travel back to Dens, then we can restore parity or our lead.

But there’s a hundred scenarios here – as most Rangers fans would say, we just need to win.

But as we at Ibrox Noise say, these three matches will define, by a long way, the destiny of the title.

If Rangers win all three, and that’s a HUGE if, it’s a 5 point lead minimum, even more if them lot drop points this weekend. That would be decisive.

But again, we’re making up hypotheticals to an extent.

The base point is these three are as close to the title as it gets. The previous three were significant too – two wins and a loss was an alright outcome, the Motherwell result a real stinker.

But this three has 9 points in a matter of 10 days, and almost all of it rides on them.

Many will say there’s still 15 points in the split, and there are, but no Old Firm side has ever won all five Split matches. It’s impossible.

So we will simply ‘see how it goes’ regarding the 5 April/May matches.

But for now, it’s Hibs, Celtic then Dundee.

So much rests on these. 9 points would be literally incredible…

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