Hugh Keevins tied himself in knots last night as he tried to explain his thinking in the race for the SPFL Premiership.
According to the veteran broadcaster the Ibrox side were favourites on Sunday morning on the basis that winning their two games in hand would take them above Celtic with the momentum building from their victory in the December Glasgow derby.
On Monday morning the situation had changed dramatically. Defeat at Tynecastle left the gap at five points, even by winning their game in hand Steven Gerrard’s side would trail Celtic but according to Keevins the two remaining Glasgow derbies will determine who would win the title.
‘I don’t believe the result at Tynecastle automatically means that Celtic win the title….the title comes down to 1 game at Ibrox & 1 game at Celtic.’??
That’s the thoughts of @shinjukushug after Rangers’ defeat to Hearts.??
Is the title now Celtic’s to lose?? pic.twitter.com/Gyjtde210R
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) January 27, 2020
Nurse! He’s fallen out of bed again.
— Richard McGinley (@Richiestoke) January 27, 2020
Contradicts himself every night. It was advantage rangers with game in hand, now it’s not advantage Celtic. Quite a spectacle
— Jack Dempsey (@JKDDevelopments) January 27, 2020
So, before rangers played yesterday it was advantage rangers, as 2 wins in their games in hand would see rangers 1 point clear. But now, rangers win their game in hand and Celtic are 2 points clear, it won’t be advantage Celtic? Where the hell is the logic in that Hugh?
— Glesgy Tim (@Timmy27221307) January 27, 2020
I think it’s a little naive to think that the only games that will count from now till the end of the season are the Celtic vs Rangers games both teams will drop points against the other teams in the league.
— joseph waldron (@1988jsw) January 27, 2020
He needs to retire now. Has he forgot It was the team at the bottom of the league that has ‘temporarily’ changed the outlook at the top.
— Andy Grieve (@Spewy87) January 28, 2020
How is it not advantage Celtic @shinjukushug?
In a game of tennis, at deuce, as soon as one player slips up it becomes advantage.
Rangers slipped up at Tynecastle before being able to capitalise on their game in hand. It is now, mathematically, advantage Celtic.
— View from 112 (@View_from_112) January 28, 2020
The guy has made himself look a fool in his twisted quest to annoy Celtic fans. Another one who perpetuates in the “same club” myth for the ibrox club.
— Eddie van Coupon (@coupon_eddie) January 27, 2020
Tomorrow night begins an interesting run of fixtures with Celtic away to St Johnstone, Hamilton and Motherwell while Gerrard’s side enjoy home matches against Ross County, Aberdeen and Hibs.
If Celtic can take nine points from those matches they’ll have strengthened their position at the top with just six more away days from their remaining fixtures.