If you are a Glasgow Rangers supporter, then you believe that the Ibrox club are back to where they belong, ahead of a poor Hoops team at the moment.

If you are a Glasgow Celtic supporter, you will be hoping that ex-players Neil Lennon and John Hartson are right about the crisis in the Parkhead district of Glasgow.

Hartson has warned Rangers fans not to get too comfortable being ahead of Celtic in the table after Sunday’s results saw Steven Gerrard’s side climb up to second in the standings.

Lennon dismissed talk of a crisis at Celtic and knows they are “clear favourites” to win the SPFL again.

Why would a Hibernian manager admit that his team have no chance of competing for the league title?

Is it because he is not a good enough manager, or is it because he is admitting Steven Gerrard is a better manager than him?

Has Lennon forgotten that Gerrard’s Rangers have played five Europa League teams and have never lost to any of them, including Villarreal?

The ‘Gers also brushed Kilmarnock aside at Rugby Park with a comprehensive 3-1 victory to knock them out of the BetFred cup. Kilmarnock 2 Celtic 1 tells you a different story.

Celtic supporters are very worried about the extremely poor form of several of their key players. They are raging about the lack of top class signings.

And worst of all, they can’t stand the fact that Rangers are finally back where they belong – ahead of Celtic.

It could get even worse for their bitter rivals, if Rangers continue to get better over the next few months.

Once all their injured players are back to fitness and Gerrard and his coaches has longer to work with the squad, they should improve to a much higher level than at present.

The Celtic fans are livid that Rangers might stop history being made, something that was totally dismissed as they lifted the treble last year.

The Light Blues have made significant transfer investments and brought Gerrard and a splendid backroom staff and doctor from Liverpool to Glasgow.

It is all working out superbly for this new Rangers side and the boss has bought well and has the team organized, very attractive to watch, and extremely competitive.

Watch this space – they will only get better and Rangers can win the league, simply because they have new found strength in depth of the squad.

Once they truly hit the ground running, the Ibrox club will be much harder to beat. In my opinion, Rangers could become favourites for the title by the start of February.

Craig Levein’s Hearts side have made a wonderful start of their campaign, but can they keep it up? They never have before, but you never know.

The ‘Jam Tarts’ may nick the second spot from a poor-starting Celtic, but that’s only if they don’t improve as the season rolls on – the way Rangers certainly will.

Will Hearts have the mental strength and consistency – no! Rangers will beat them at Ibrox and Celtic will also beat them at home, to knock Hearts off top spot.

Celtic dropped far too many points last season, and Rangers were not nearly good enough to challenged them. This season is a very different proposition.


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