Natural order, Kenny Miller’s maths and the table that never lies

Apparently ‘natural order’ was going to be restored at Ibrox last night. Twelve years after their first club went into Administration ahead if it’s eventual liquidation, they were all set to go to the top of league. They needed to win by three clear goals to do that, but as you know they came close, but they failed.

Natural order? Sit down, you sit level on major honours with St Johnstone!

So theRangers failed to win by three clear goals last night to sit outright at the top of the table. That’s despite having a barrel load of chances and a more than generous official who looked like he was going to play on until they grabbed a fourth goal.

They are however level on points with us and we are in a title challenge that’s for sure, but we have the experience and know how to get over the line, whilst they lack in that department and when they have a target like last night they offers come up short. Remember their confidence ahead of both Glasgow Derbies this season? After their dead rubber triumph at Ibrox last May, they were going to wash the floor with Celtic when we went back there in September, with a weakened side due to injuries.

But Celtic aren’t Champions for nothing and we all know what happened that day with Kyogo scoring a wonderful winner…

 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Then in December after Celtic suffered back-to-back league defeats for the first time in a decade, they were confident of taking the three points at Celtic Park.

But Celtic aren’t Champions for nothing and we all know what happened that day with Kyogo scoring a wonderful winner…

Not that you would know that with some of the bold statements coming from the mouths of the Ibrox hordes. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of optimism and belief, but shouting things like ‘natural order will be restored’ is taking it a bit too far. It’s crazy talk and it’s completely untrue.

Remember that theRangers have won one major top flight title in their twelve year existence and they did that with their fans watching the games on their sofas. They have won a grand total of three major trophies in that time, the same as St Johnstone!

Contrast that to Celtic who have won the title eleven out of the last twelve attempts. Five trebles have also been won in that time. 39 honours alone this century which is just heading for its first quarter.

Natural order? Behave. Celtic sitting at the top of the table is natural order.

Kenny Miller of Celtic celebrates after scoring against Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on September 23, 2006. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Yesterday former Celtic badge kisser Kenny Miller talked about, in his view, momentum having shifted to the blue side of Glasgow and reckoned that theRangers would go top. He pointed out that it’s better to be top that second, confident that his favourites would have overtaken Celtic last night. But they didn’t, and fair play to ‘Misser’ for his assessment, it is better to be top than Celtic because here we are still looking down on theRangers.

On his momentum point, Celtic have won eight and drawn one of their last nine games with no defeats.

Whereas theRangers have won eight and lost one with no draws…how does that shirt the momentum away from Celtic? He was probably just getting a little overexcited at the thought of theRangers going top.

But looking at the table Kenny, the second Rangers are still second, there’s the real natural order in Scottish football. The table, as the old saying goes, never lies. Back in your box, old chum.

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