Celtic meltdown as SPFL help Rangers with reschedule

Celtic meltdown as SPFL help Rangers with reschedule
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 31: Fans cheer prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

So as every man and his dog knows, the SPFL defied Celtic’s wishes and rescheduled Rangers’ postponed fixture with Dundee for the midweek AFTER the Celtic match, with a new date of April 10th.

Ibrox Noise had suggested a post-season solution ‘if needed’ but we did accept the chances of this were very low indeed, and the reality was that the best, or least bad, solution, was indeed the midweek after Rangers v Celtic.

Of course, the problem now is that Rangers go into that critical match potentially one point behind, assuming, as we hope, that we overcome Hibernian at Ibrox on the 30th and Celtic win their next match as well.

This puts Rangers in a very interesting position – as things stand, we are that point behind, with a game in hand, and if we do indeed beat Celtic (counting absolutely no chickens on that one) it puts us two clear WITH that game in hand.

Meaning that Rangers could secure 5 points clear by 10pm on the 10th of April with just one more Celtic match to go, but it will be at Parkhead, and we absolutely wouldn’t count chickens on that one either.

But the real point? That the SPFL did right by Rangers by scheduling the Dundee match for the only real slot they could, and didn’t screw us by scheduling it for three days before said visit of Rodgers’ side.

What does this suggest?

It suggests Peter Lawwell does not have the clout and influence with the SPFL and Scottish football authorities that he once did – Rodgers’ hilarious anti-Beaton rant is testimony to that.

It also suggests Rangers are starting to get our way a bit more, that Celtic are having to accept, at the moment, they don’t dictate everything in the way they have in recent seasons.

With Rangers’ new board, and new manager, there’s definitely a small and subtle changing of the annals of power, and we’d like to see more of this going forward.

But we still need to win the league.

And this scheduling definitely won’t hurt with that.

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  1. Love it get it right up them😂

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