Rangers off the hook as hapless Celtic crumble in misery

Rangers off the hook as hapless Celtic crumble in misery
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 09: Rangers manager Philippe Clement is seen during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Dundee FC at Ibrox Stadium on December 09, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hearts let Rangers off the hook today as the damage from yesterday’s woeful loss was cushioned by a Lawrence Shankland-inspired Hearts taking all 3 points at Tynecastle v Celtic.

It was a huge weekend in the race for the title, and in fact has actually, comically, benefited Rangers due to our one goal scored, meaning hilariously Philippe Clement’s side somehow pulled further away from Celtic, still two points clear.

This one is exactly what Ibrox Noise suggested, that there will be twists and turns this season before this campaign is out, and even though some Rangers supporters naively say ‘it’s in our own hands’ and ‘all we have to do is win our matches’ we tried to urge that that’s just not practical.

Clement has gotten away with one – he can be absolutely delighted that he faces the worst Celtic side since Neil Lennon’s abysmal outfit and the glorious Barrier Years.

Indeed, Brenda Rodgers’ side is ghastly, and while not helped by losing a man at Tynecastle, it was evident just how poor they are now, and how badly Clement flubbed his Parkhead lines by not putting that rabble to the sword.

But what’s done is done.

We don’t feel like this is the last twist – Motherwell have, for us, exposed a major fracture in Rangers, and Clement’s side isn’t the finished article yet. The poor football for the majority this year finally told as a well-drilled Motherwell deservedly won, and a fair few of Clement’s decisions blew up in his face.

The problem, if there is one, with Celtic’s loss today, is that the fans who completely supported and endorsed every word Ibrox Noise published yesterday, now change their mind despite nothing actually changing.

With the boost of Celtic’s result, we now see disagreement about our content, as if our own fate and results and opinions of them were always dependent on how Celtic did.

Something our fans are usually very keen to protest, suggesting ‘them lot’ is the obsessed ones.

But, we digress…

Hearts let us off the hook today, but our points about yesterday stand and we really do want to see some changes.

Motherwell yesterday cracked the Clement code, and now other sides know how to take him on.

He must adapt or it won’t be the last loss this season.

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