At the start of the season, many pundits allowed their club allegiances to rule, and common sense was overlooked as they tipped Sevco to win the SPFL Premiership, even though it was the new club’s first appearance in the division.

Their logic was loosely based on the summer signings of Joey Barton and Nico Krankjar, and a large dose of #GoingFor55 marketing crap, which they happily promoted.

These ‘tipsters’ almost to a man, dismissed the fact that Celtic were reigning champions, and had strengthened in the managerial department by bringing in Brendan Rodgers, who in turn recruited top players like Moussa Dembele, Kolo Toure and Scott Sinclair for the start of the league campaign.

It was if every other team were going ‘roll over‘ and believe the ‘Rangers are back’ nonsense, because that’s what THEY wanted.

Nine months on and two managers later, the guy who once had a ‘magic hat’ has now departed, to be replaced with Pedro the puppet, the harsh reality facing the Gullibears and their cheerleaders is this, fail to win on Saturday against Partick Thistle in the last game before the SPFL split, and you’ll be closer to the BOTTOM of the league than the TOP.

Lying third in the table, they are currently 35 points behind the undefeated six in a row Champions Celtic, and only 30 points better off than bottom of the table Inverness Caley Thistle.

The notion that they were going to challenge the Hoops for the title was always pure fantasy, but according to the hacks, it sells papers.

Of course, finishing in the top three will be classed as a good season by the same pundits who told us they would win the league, such is their propensity to lie about the Ibrox club. Only a few weeks ago a draw was as good as a win…

And they (the hacks) do have season tickets so sell after all…