Why a Win for Rangers on Wednesday Will Be Unusual
If (and surely we cannot even begin to think otherwise) we win against bottom club Inverness CT at home on Wednesday night, it will be a significant achievement for us this season.
Strangely enough for a team top of the table after 27 games this will be the first time we will have strung together three SPL wins on the spin since we won at Hibs last September.
The following game at Love Street saw our win sequence end at four games, and we have not won more than two games in a row since then. That is 20 SPL games without three consecutive wins.
Quite how we have managed to top the league with such inconsistent form probably underlines more about our title rivals than our own good form. We simply must win this match, and go on a run of victories that define Champions when all is done.
On paper that does not look too difficult a task. Since our snore draw at the piggery, victories over Kilmarnock and Hamilton should be followed with victories over ICT on Wednesday, and then home games against Hearts and Motherwell and away games all at struggling sides in Falkirk, St Mirren, and Hibs before the all-important split.
With three home games to come after the split, this should be enough to see the League Championship trophy brought home for a long-overdue cleaning after being away on loan for three long years.
I doubt that we will ever have an easier path to a title than the one presented to us just now, and we really must go out there and grab it.
I am all for taking one game at a time, and a Scottish Cup QF this weekend at home to Hamilton and the League Cup Final at Hampden on the 15th of March against our main rivals will provide distractions to our main focus, but we must ensure there is no taking the eye off the ball this time and having a wee look at the upcoming SPL fixtures pre-spilt must be a mouth-watering appetiser for our management and players.
We must simply knock off these games in a professional manner, and maximum points pre-split from now will probably see us go into the final five games with a lead, and not just goal difference either.
The first post-split game will no doubt be the final old firm game of the season, and if we have done our work properly between now and then, our rivals will come to Ibrox needing a win, whereas we will be in Walter's favourite position of only needing a draw.
All of that is still quite a bit away, for now we simply must win on Wednesday against Inverness, and chalk up our own three in a row which has eluded us for so long.
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