Welcome to Sink ‘Em week !!!
No, not just their title ambitions, I mean actually sinking ’em, sticking our foot for their neck and crushing that curse of a club once and for all.
I know a few folk who feel this particular title is absolutely essential to the Ibrox mobs bank account, and I certainly can’t muster a counter argument.
There’s a list of bills need paying or in the pipeline which would eat the automatic Champions League riches yes, but leave a club unquestionably ‘back” plus not far from debt free which always their main goal, and the governing bodies.
One title to clear the past away almost at a sweep, to substantially brighten the future and the balance sheet.
One title only so the directors who have put their hands in their pockets up until now finally catch a break and see other people’s money roll in and then out of the club coffers.
There’s been three years of work in the transfer market and on behalf of the coaching team to arrive at this stage prepared, and not long ago it really did look to be going swimmingly to plan.
It’s almost a bit of a role reversal from our disastrous tenth title campaign. The one team who should have the purpose and momentum have a bad start, then it gets worse and the nervousness pervades, the wheels buckle under the strain, the finish line gets limped over and there’s howls of indignation.
You might be thinking they haven’t had that a bad start, and on some levels it hasn’t been I suppose. But on some it has. The four teams above them this morning are no joke, have the ability and will to take points from the Champions, and won’t come under pressure by their owners to sell player should they not negotiate the upcoming European qualifier. A qualifier that will sap legs, cost precious recovery sleep through jet lag, and offers up a great excuse this weekend.
They haven’t clicked on the field of play with ourselves having a much better goal difference, while it’s very noticeable there’s no feel good factor around this campaign if anything the opposite could be said.
Club1872 are possibly criminally corrupt, the Cinch malarkey has everyone hating them for threatening very very precious income, taking the knee had to be publically justified, the refs are already needed, and now their racist fans just fired up the opposition striker (who is a cracker and that’s the bloody last thing the team needed thank!) which might result in another fine, certainly more bad publicity.
Let’s face it, they need this one. They really really can’t lose this match to us as that would not only hand over momentum in the title race but would confirm what many already suspect,,,that we are a good team, clearly Champions in waiting, and Ange is a hero sent by the Gods to rescue us.
And with those automatic Champions League riches plus our newfound hero and his style of play we shall leave Scottish football and especially that disgrace of a club in the rear view once and for all.
That club is just a tanking away from this season becoming an absolute nightmare, forcing their director’s to contemplate an(other) administration event.
Which in itself is a nightmare !!!
There’s zero guarantees another zombie would be accepted by Joe Public, despite Hampdens easy as pie rules.
If it was up to their directors they would continually run up debt trying to catch then beat us, and when the numbers dont add up pull a quick debt dump and 15 point hit every time it suits.
However Scottish football might not survive another Rangers crisis, one death was enough and pandering to them is fast becoming self destructive.
Administration if convient risks destroying the game, not fixing it!
This adds more pressure to this campaign and specifically this Sundays clash.
I’ve never been more sure that a trouncing this Sunday stops the Ibrox title challenge and rocks them to the core. This one result would bring our Bhoys the belief needed, would show the title winning jigsaw pieces fitting into place.
One tanking would shatter their morale, and their racist supports.
When Ange got the job I heard him state if he one game he needed to win ie a final then his nature is to have his team attack, to win the game and not be Jose the second by setting up a team not to lose the game first and foremost.
Whether he realizes it or not, and being smart he will, this certain derby clash has as much riding on it as a cup final.
Therefore I do expect an attacking lineup, I do expect us to attempt to play Ange-ball, and given what I’ve witnessed of both sides this season I predict a victory.
A famous victory that will extend our march to the title.
Only time will tell us how crucial this title (income) is to our rivals but its not beyond the imagination a victory this weekend starts a slippery slide that helps end another overspending rival.
If Ange beats ’em and kills ’em this season he’s getting the North Stand named in his honour.