Once again Celtic have torpeodoed the cunning plans inside Ibrox.
With Dave King’s big statement at the start of last week failing to excite the fans a proper moonbeam was required.
Taking a leaf out of Celtic’s book from the appointment of Brendan Rodgers the Sevco high command had planned an announcement on Friday to take attention away from the Scottish Cup Final.
With Tom Rogic signing a new five year contract the stakes have been raised, a little too high for the creative minds at Ibrox.
King’s admission about no new investment wasn’t a smokescreen, it’s the grim reality of being in a vice getting tightened by the Takeover Appeal Board.
Stories about Jermaine Defoe and Lucas Leiva provide a welcome distraction as the gullible contemplate how they will fit in with Andy Halliday and Eduardo Herrera.
In two weeks time Steven Gerrard will start work looking at almost all of the failures from this season plus a Canadian internationalist and a 36-year-old keeper that won’t worry Aberdeen.
When they started their gallant journey six years ago the Ibrox club were probably closer to Celtic than they are today.
On the park and off Celtic are miles ahead with the gap growing. It’s much more than a turnover comparison of £91m v £30m.
No moonbeam will be able to hide it.