7 of our next 9 league matches away from home

Recoba

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Those other teams will be more worried about playing us than we are about playing them.
Exactly, i don't have the fear playing anyone anymore because we have good players who don't even make the 18 never mind the starting 11, also the emergence of Stewart has increased my confidence levels by 20%

Of course we will drop stupid points in games we don't expect but we won't drop many

It really is exciting, i would just love it if we could get 4 or 5 ahead of them and give ourselves a little leeway for slipping up
 

joseph

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Assuming we get to the final of the league cup this is how it will look:

Hearts v Rangers (A)
Rangers v Motherwell (H)
Ross County v Rangers (A)
Livingston v Rangers
(A)
Hamilton v Rangers
(A)
Rangers v Hearts (H)
Aberdeen v Rangers (A)
Motherwell v Rangers
(A)
Hibs v Rangers
(A)

Lots of tricky away days in there. Should be a really interesting test for our squad and will tell us a lot about how this title race will pan out.

If we come out of that run still on top we've got to be over the moon.
You have forgotten to include the postponed home league game v st Johnstone when we meet hearts in the semifinal probably in December but hibs on Friday night seriously decks us as we play Sunday then Friday which would normally see the postponed game taking place between these 2 ( like the taigs)
 

JohnBrownsboot

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We need to keep grounded, we have won nothing yet. Big tests to come for sure think if we can lift the league cup would put us on track big time, give players confidence. We don't have many in our squad that have won much.

Other thing is for the fans especially on here to keep a sense of perspective when things don't go to plan.
 

Arminius

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It’s this type of run of games that will tell us exactly where we are.

I’m actually very confident.

No reason we can’t win every single one of those.

However, and as ever, we need to be focused on Hearts away and nothing else right now. One game at a time
 

brain

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A lot of naiive comments on here. We’ve only had 3 away games and 2 of them were a real struggle. This run of games will be a huge challenge and 27 points is very unlikely considering we will be playing midweek a lot of the time.
 

Albertzzz

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23 points from that will see us still top of the league and that will be a big ask no question as many of those games will be after tough Europa games
 

LoganBear

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We need to be winning at Tynecastle.
This is the game that can build momentum.
So important we get the three points here.
Agree 100%.

Tynecastle is huge.

Yes hearts are not in good form however they will raise their game at a full tynecastle and we willbe in for a scrap.

I we can start this run of very difficult away fixtures with 3 points it will augur well for our title chances.

Massive game.
 

Bobans27

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Last season that run of games would have finished our title bid off.

Each game is obviously winnable. If we come through those games on top of the league it will send a real message of intend.

I do still think we are going to have to win at Parkhead to win the title. On our day, we can absolutely achieve that result.
 

frazz

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Stewart is the key to lot of these games. He gives us something different and his movement is fantastic and causes panic.
What a weird run of fixtures? Why are we home and away so many times in a row. Very weird.
Id say the random calculator has dishes or so gteed that scum have now gone hand after the split than us
 

Ricksen

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Agree 100%.

Tynecastle is huge.

Yes hearts are not in good form however they will raise their game at a full tynecastle and we willbe in for a scrap.

I we can start this run of very difficult away fixtures with 3 points it will augur well for our title chances.

Massive game.
It’s huge. Putting the tims under pressure is vital. Having them go into their match 5 points behind and trailing in 2nd is so alien to them I bet some of them feel sick at the thought. The fans certainly will be. The place will go absolutely nuclear if Ross County somehow manage to take the lead, and the players will know it, including the county players...
 

Route 55

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This looks shit on paper but in reality if the gaffer gets this team at it for every one of these games then we should see this phase of fixtures out without too much damage.
 

scottishcampbell

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Remember, a few of these games we will be playing off the back of a Thursday night European game then a SPL away game straight after
 

GodStruth

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Loads of football to play, but if we are within 2 points of Celtic at the winter break after that run of matches we will win the league imo
 

Kimarcus

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It’s huge. Putting the tims under pressure is vital. Having them go into their match 5 points behind and trailing in 2nd is so alien to them I bet some of them feel sick at the thought. The fans certainly will be. The place will go absolutely nuclear if Ross County somehow manage to take the lead, and the players will know it, including the county players...
We are playing at Tynecastle the day after their game on the Saturday.

In fact, if we get to the League Cup final, we won't be playing a game before them in a game week until Motherwell away on the 15th of December.
 

LoganBear

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It’s huge. Putting the tims under pressure is vital. Having them go into their match 5 points behind and trailing in 2nd is so alien to them I bet some of them feel sick at the thought. The fans certainly will be. The place will go absolutely nuclear if Ross County somehow manage to take the lead, and the players will know it, including the county players...
Agreed.

Except tarriers not tims:cool:
 

WATP

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Assuming we get to the final of the league cup this is how it will look:

Hearts v Rangers (A)
Rangers v Motherwell (H)
Ross County v Rangers (A)
Livingston v Rangers
(A)
Hamilton v Rangers
(A)
Rangers v Hearts (H)
Aberdeen v Rangers (A)
Motherwell v Rangers
(A)
Hibs v Rangers
(A)

Lots of tricky away days in there. Should be a really interesting test for our squad and will tell us a lot about how this title race will pan out.

If we come out of that run still on top we've got to be over the moon.
I predict 27 pts from this section of games and to be at least 5 pts clear at the top!
 

superstar304

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I’ve always thought that if we can come through this run of fixtures upto the winter break then 2020 sees us start with a lot of home fixtures if u included the 2 home games to be rescheduled against Ross county and st Johnstone. If we are top or still in touch I.e one or two points behind I think we will go on to win the league
 

Tagsbear

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It’s huge. Putting the tims under pressure is vital. Having them go into their match 5 points behind and trailing in 2nd is so alien to them I bet some of them feel sick at the thought. The fans certainly will be. The place will go absolutely nuclear if Ross County somehow manage to take the lead, and the players will know it, including the county players...

That play on the Saturday, so the most likely scenario is we go to Tynecastle needing to win to go back top.
 

Tagsbear

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Yes correct! how the F**K did this come about??

There really isn’t any conspiracy here, we’re victims of our own success, 2 homes games will have to be postponed, 1 for the semi final and another for the final assuming we get there.

They will even themselves out, the best way of looking at it is that if we can get through this period as unscathed as possible, we’ll have a long run of home ties after Xmas and they’ll have the opposite, and thats when the pressure will really heat up.
 

Crouchy

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That’s why it’s really important not to read anything into the title race until we’ve both played circa 19 games, through a complete round of fixtures.
 

Barrymoped

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Another one of these threads.

Who cares the order we play these teams? The fixtures are played regardless. Get over it .
I know, it’s embarrassing. Some people think there’s a conspiracy about absolutely everything!

A genuine Rangers title winning side wins most of those fixtures, either easily or by scraping a couple of 1-0s the way Walters sides used to. I say bring it on.
 

Monts1310

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We will drop points in a couple of those matches, probably.

We will struggle to break a couple of teams down in the final third. It is what it is. Don't be stressing.

NS. 55.
 

nybear

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December is a really tough month with the tims away at the end. I actually fancy us away to them. If we're top on 1st of jan we'll be in a really good position having come through those fixtures..
wee lenny is asking his boss to fix december, its no fair having to play 9 games in 29 days so it is. never forget 2008
 

SouthEast Jim

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I never understand the whinging about runs like this. The day this results in more always than homes I'll get it, until that point any tricky run will be matched by an easier run at some point.
 

daven37

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How the hell is that even fair?

So far we’ve played 8 games, 5 at home and 3 away.

You’d expect that to be more or less mirrored in the next 8, but 7 away out of the next 9 is actually outrageous.

I’m guessing Timbo has a much more favourable sequence?
Someone with a suspicious mind could argue that it has been fixed that if Rangers progress in the cup competitions, it is our home games that get postponed and we end up with a horrendous run of matches top heavy with away fixtures.

As has been said we take one game at a time and I think we have a squad able to cope with the demand. Staying clear of injuries and suspension is key.
 

Big Blue Bear

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Assuming we get to the final of the league cup this is how it will look:

Hearts v Rangers (A)
Rangers v Motherwell (H)
Ross County v Rangers (A)
Livingston v Rangers
(A)
Hamilton v Rangers
(A)
Rangers v Hearts (H)
Aberdeen v Rangers (A)
Motherwell v Rangers
(A)
Hibs v Rangers
(A)

Lots of tricky away days in there. Should be a really interesting test for our squad and will tell us a lot about how this title race will pan out.

If we come out of that run still on top we've got to be over the moon.
If we want to bring home 55 its these games we need to win.
 
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