Fixture Observation

Arminius

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Every fixture is massive and every fixture we should play at 100%.

Another 21 wins and we have it.

I feel this is coming across in every interview I hear from anyone in our camp

All of them repeating that leading in November means absolutely nothing.

I am 100% certain that our management team and all the players are treating every single league match as a cup final.
 

Tailwind

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They won’t drop any points before they plus us on January 2nd where as we have a couple of tricky away games off the back of Europe.
January is massive for us also because even looking at the tramps fixtures up until the split they won’t face too many difficult games out with the old firm and trip to Rugby Park.
I honestly believe it’s going to be a lot tighter than some people think and might be another last day title decider.
The 5 point gap we have just now could be massive come May!
Just like many on here gave them 6 points from their last 2. How did that go again?

I dont expect them to drop points in those games. But at the same time both teams are capable of having an off day, meeting inspired opposition on the day, or a spot of bad luck.

I expected them to drop points v Hibs or Abereen. And they did.
I dont expect them to drop points in this next run of games. But given how they are performing, the pressure they are under, the density of fixtures, its far from a certainty
 

AdiCR2

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2/5 away from home then home to the beggars. 6 winnable games with the hardest for me being Tannadice in a fortnight. Tarriers games always take care of themselves.
 

Strickland Banks

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The OP is correct, the next 7 games is the time to win the League.

The transfer window doesn't open until 5th January after the OF game on 2nd January, so they are stuck with that group until then, when we have played everyone twice.

They will surely be better than they have been if they freshen their squad / management in January, so we should be look to hold as big a lead/advantage as we can up until then.
 

Morpheus

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Our away from is absolutely vital in the run up to the next OF game.
Just keep going as you are, Rangers.
 

A1bertz

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In all honesty, those fixtures for them are very simple in the main. I’d expect them to win every one of those games. Hope we do the same and it’s 14 points when we play then on the 2nd at home.
True... but those fixtures follow Euro pumpings. They won't get a good run going and the criticism from these pumpings will get to them.
 

Brasstacks

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There's a long way to go yet.

Every slip up from them is most welcome but I don't see many coming from their upcoming run of games however when confidence and belief is as low as theirs can a situation be turned around?

Personally, i see the next OF game being pivotal. If we can win that game I've every faith the players will use the confidence from that to win the games at Pittodrie, Easter Road and Motherwell.

The bigger the lead the better. I don't think my nerves could take us going into the split with a slender advantage beholden to the totally random fixture computer pitching us up at Pittodrie and Easter Road.
 

Chenks

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Looking at both ours and their fixtures I don't see many, if any points being dropped. Our hardest games are probably Scumdee away and Hibs at home, while Killie at home is their hardest game.

January will be the real test. Celtic at home then Aberdeen, Hibs and Motherwell away. Celtic have us, Livi and hibs at home as their hardest games. They could play their games in hand that month with Aberdeen at home and Livi away both tough games.
Mwell away isn’t an overly difficult match.
 

Chenks

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I feel this is coming across in every interview I hear from anyone in our camp

All of them repeating that leading in November means absolutely nothing.

I am 100% certain that our management team and all the players are treating every single league match as a cup final.
It doesn’t mean nothing though
 

TAG65

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Just had a look at the fixture run through to January.

The big thing that jumped out to me is that we either play first or at the same time as them. As well as us having a weekend when we play and they don’t due to cup final.

This is the month to put pressure on them continually and try to break them. If we keep winning they know they are going out just trying to up.

5th Dec -
Ross County v Rangers 12pm
Celtic v St Johnstone 3pm

12th Dec -
Dundee Utd v Rangers 12pm
Celtic v Kilmarnock 3pm

19th Dec -
Rangers v Motherwell 12pm
They play in cup final v Hearts

23rd Dec -
St Johnstone v Rangers
Celtic v Ross County
Both 7.45pm

26th Dec -
Rangers v Hibs 12:30pm
Hamilton v Celtic 3pm

30th Dec -
St Mirren V Rangers
Celtic v Dundee Utd
Both 7.45pm
Dundee Utd and Ross County games will be on a Sunday not the Saturday.
 

Red White &Blue

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I'm not being in the slightest bit complacent here but their wheels have
well and truly come off.
They will continue to drop points in any given game home or away.
They are all over the shop.
The longer that yellow toothed fat mess is in charge the better.
We are playing some really good stuff at the minute.
Conceding nothing and we have the hunger.
That said, we have won nothing to boast about recently.
So, at this precise moment, it's ours to throw away. (Good Feeling that)
If they get rid of TLB and put in someone else of high calibre, he will need to hit the ground not just running, but sprinting. (a very hard ask)
So for me, just keep winning boys.
 

tonforty

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That is one busy schedule but one we can look forward to. A win against Benfica this week would be just the ticket to make the last 2 Europa league games a little less nervy.
 

StevieGsblueandwhitearmy

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We should, playing like this, win all of them. December and if you add in January’s fixtures for us will really determine if we can go on and win it. With league cup semi finals on jan 23rd we have them followed by 3 consecutive away games at Aberdeen Motherwell and Hibs.
This for me, if goes to plan, is when the cheese board and champers get rolled out
 

Finfaecarrick

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Just had a look at the fixture run through to January.

The big thing that jumped out to me is that we either play first or at the same time as them. As well as us having a weekend when we play and they don’t due to cup final.

This is the month to put pressure on them continually and try to break them. If we keep winning they know they are going out just trying to up.

5th Dec -
Ross County v Rangers 12pm
Celtic v St Johnstone 3pm

12th Dec -
Dundee Utd v Rangers 12pm
Celtic v Kilmarnock 3pm

19th Dec -
Rangers v Motherwell 12pm
They play in cup final v Hearts

23rd Dec -
St Johnstone v Rangers
Celtic v Ross County
Both 7.45pm

26th Dec -
Rangers v Hibs 12:30pm
Hamilton v Celtic 3pm

30th Dec -
St Mirren V Rangers
Celtic v Dundee Utd
Both 7.45pm

Appreciate that.
 

clubdeckcharlie

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Official Ticketer
Just had a look at the fixture run through to January.

The big thing that jumped out to me is that we either play first or at the same time as them. As well as us having a weekend when we play and they don’t due to cup final.

This is the month to put pressure on them continually and try to break them. If we keep winning they know they are going out just trying to up.

5th Dec -
Ross County v Rangers 12pm
Celtic v St Johnstone 3pm

12th Dec -
Dundee Utd v Rangers 12pm
Celtic v Kilmarnock 3pm

19th Dec -
Rangers v Motherwell 12pm
They play in cup final v Hearts

23rd Dec -
St Johnstone v Rangers
Celtic v Ross County
Both 7.45pm

26th Dec -
Rangers v Hibs 12:30pm
Hamilton v Celtic 3pm

30th Dec -
St Mirren V Rangers
Celtic v Dundee Utd
Both 7.45pm
Ross County is on Sunday 6th.
 

JamesMc

Active Member
I can’t see us dropping any points in December so going to go into the next old firm minimum 14 points clear
 

3-5-2

New Member
They won’t drop any points before they plus us on January 2nd where as we have a couple of tricky away games off the back of Europe.
January is massive for us also because even looking at the tramps fixtures up until the split they won’t face too many difficult games out with the old firm and trip to Rugby Park.
I honestly believe it’s going to be a lot tighter than some people think and might be another last day title decider.
The 5 point gap we have just now could be massive come May!
They wont drop any points?.........................have you seen their defence and them passing sideways any time they get near opposition box - me thinks you may be giving them far too much credit.
 

Albertz_Was_King

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Away games are what will define our season now.

We have already dropped points to a terrible Livvy team and a painfully average Hibs side.

St Johnstone always lift their game against us and on their dogshit pitch they will turn it into a cup tie.

Dundee Utd will be the same.

Those away games are crucial.
 

Blueranger45

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there is a big difference between winning games on paper and actually going to the grounds and winning

it's the same for both teams as well, there is no easy tie for us but with the form they are in, there isn't any easy game for them either. There will be a time in the season when the performance isn't there for us so we have to focus on the result, it's more important than winning a game at a canter or playing great football

we could really do with winter not hitting until they play more of the away games, quagmire pitches at Dingwall/Tannadice/McDiarmid Park is when you will see what the team is made of if we have to play on them
 

rangers_champions

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Aberdeen Home - Covid
St Mirren Home - SC semi weekend

plus Livingston Away
Cheers pal, any idea when they will fit these fixtures in. I know it depends on Europe but Feb seems a tough month for the Aberdeen and Motherwell at home, Killie and St Johnstone Away without throwing more fixtures in
 

rangeral

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Cheers pal, any idea when they will fit these fixtures in. I know it depends on Europe but Feb seems a tough month for the Aberdeen and Motherwell at home, Killie and St Johnstone Away without throwing more fixtures in
There is free dates in Janaury but they unlikely progress in Europa League so that frees up dates
 

Albertz Loyal

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I usually really like the league cup, so many good memories, but this year, I'd play the youth team. Packed schedule, focus on the league for 55 and Europe for money.
 

AriseSirWalter

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On paper they have the easier run from now to the end of the year but if we can win our next 7 games (up to and including game against them) then we will win the league.

Worst case scenario we’d be 8 points clear with 2 games to go against them.

It would be handy as Jan is grim.

Until that point it’s still up in the air, we won’t be as good as we currently are for the duration of the season and they won’t be as bad.

If Lennon is still in charge after European game I expect him to be in the dugout at Ibrox which would be great as it’ll be too late for them to change it.
 

Super-Swally

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Will be a really testing couple of months.

As much as they are p*sh and off the boil I can't see them dropping any points looking at their fixtures on paper. Although different in practice!

We need to keep focused on ourselves and we won't have to worry about anything else.
 

Prso09

Active Member
The fact that last seasons cup is still being played could come back to bite them as they will have three games in hand that wont be played until at least January
 
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