Glasgow Rangers overtook Glasgow Celtic in the SPFL on Sunday by beating Hearts 2-1 at Tynecastle in a ferocious battle of a game.
Despite 17 shots at goals, the Light Blues only managed to score twice in Edinburgh, so it’s back to the training fields for the forwards.
Celtic have had no real competition since the Ibrox club were sent down to the third division in season 2012-13, due to the club running out of money.
It was left to an average Aberdeen side to compete with the Hoops. But with no money or any stars in their team, they had no chance of catching the Glasgow side.
This resulted in years of Celtic’s total domination in Scotland and a boring stagnated and uncompetitive league.
Crowds started to plummet with this horrible situation of not having a Rangers team to stimulate the fans in the SPFL.
Since ex-Liverpool and England star Steven Gerrard arrived at Rangers in the summer, coupled with recent progress and results, it all augurs well for the Teddy Bears again.
It is up to this new Rangers team to sustain the pressure on Celtic, for Hearts and Aberdeen to see if they can maintain momentum until the end of the season.
Hopefully this is the season when Rangers can win the Scottish Cup or the league title.
The ‘Gers are currently sitting proudly at the top of the league with a slender one point lead over Celtic. But the Parkhead outfit do have a game in hand.
Rangers are only one win away from qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa Cup. In order to achieve it, they have to beat Rapid Vienna in Austria.
There is no doubt that Gerrard and his talented coaching staff deserve huge compliments for what they are achieving together. But do they know their best Rangers starting line-up?
They are applying a rotation system and certain players are currently not getting a look in.
Scotland’s Under 21 star Ross McCrorie, seems to be completely out of favour, and I for one, cannot understand why.
Another ex-Scotland left back and captain, Lee Wallace, is currently demoted to playing in Rangers reserve league.
The fans are furious that Gerrard continues to pick, Jon Flanagan over Wallace, because the ex-Liverpool player is rotten at left back.
Young England midfielder Jordan Rossiter is another very talented player who cannot seem to earn a Rangers starting spot.
Despite quality players like Ovie Ejaria and Lassana Coulibaly being off form at the moment and are extremely inconsistent.
Rangers are extremely lucky to have a manager of Gerrard’s standing in world football, and long may it continue.
The fans are backing the team during every match and the team are all enjoying the experience of plying their trade in Scotland. Apart from the standard of our referees.
Happy days are here again!