Ibrox rollover from Hearts, Celtic win at Motherwell, title race is on

Hearts predictably rolling over at Ibrox, but just watch them go next week against Celtic…

I mentioned yesterday how it was a certainty that Hearts would take nothing but a hiding from theRangers at Ibrox, and sure enough I was spot on. Having advised Celtic supporters to expect nothing from Hearts as they haven’t won against theRangers in over four years some readers might have been tempted to go for home win from a minus two, three or even four goals start and looked at best site to compare all odds. A handsome return was there for the taken as the inevitable Hearts collapse started almost from the kick-off. Here’s what happened…

Hearts even played theRangers in the Scottish Cup final the season before last and failed to lay a glove on their opponents in what was one of the worst performances many can remember from a side in a Scottish Cup final.

The following season Championship side Inverness Caley Thistle reached the Scottish Cup Final and were up against Ange Postecoglou’s fine side who were looking to secure a treble. Yes, Celtic won but Inverness left Hampden with their heads held high after putting up a decent fight with a good performance. That’s not the way Hearts left Hampden the year before.

It wasn’t just me, but the overwhelming majority of Celtic supporters thought the same thing as it was pretty obvious to anyone with an interest in Scottish football. And think how the Hearts supporters themselves must feel the they take on theRangers? They know their team will be up for games against Celtic, who have been the dominant team in Scottish football over the past decade

It’s often said that Aberdeen roll over for Celtic, but very conveniently overlooked when Hearts regularly down tools against the Ibrox side. Ironically when Celtic blow Aberdeen away it’s because Aberdeen are a poor side who lie down to Celtic, but when Hearts are soundly beaten by theRangers it’s because the latest Ibrox club has too much quality. Please try to make it make some sense.

As predictable as it is that the Gorgie side go weak at the knees when they encounter those light blue shirts, it’s even more predictable that they will be one hundred percent focused and committed when Celtic come to town next Sunday.

Make no mistake, they will head out that Tynecastle tunnel next Sunday and be in Celtic’s faces from the very start, that’s a given. We have just got to make sure we show the same level of commitment and come away with the three points.

Celtic’s 3-1 win away at Motherwell today sets the Scottish Premiership up for some interesting midweek action with theRangers visiting Kilmarnock, who yesterday defeated Aberdeen on that plastic surface after getting a draw at Celtic Park last week. And Brendan Rodgers’ side is back at home to take on Dundee.

Then it’s Celtic away to Hearts a week today with theRangers hosting Motherwell the day before.  At the moment theRangers are two points clear. Wonder which side will be next to blink. One thing is for sure, Hearts will be going 110% to make sure it’s Celtic.

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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