With the SPL already 3 games in and fans starting to make their own judgement on the season ahead. I am going to put my spin on what I feel lies ahead in the title race from a Rangers perspective. I should warn fellow Gers fans it might not make good reading. So here my predictions for the top 4 spots in the SPL
This was not an easy decision Gers fans and I did have to peak over the blue tinted specs to see that Celtic may just have too much in their locker. Celtic are a good side and their movement and flair going forward is dangerous and can cause all sorts of pressure to defences in the SPL. With Neil Lennon having a years experience under his belt and key players throughout his side including Kayal, Hooper, Stokes, and Brown they have all the tools in place bring the league title back to the east end of Glasgow.
Ally McCoist is taking the plunge into management this season and on early readings its not been pretty to watch. Although Rangers are a solid unit and defensively are a hard side to beat, going forward there is a serious lack of imagination and creativity. If Rangers are to pip their biggest rivals to the title they would have to rely on Nikica Jelavic being fit all season as he is the biggest player in the side. Although there is still time in the current transfer window McCoist would have to pull out all the stops to match Celtic.
The Jambos have had an interesting start to the season already sacking their manager Jim Jeffries and bringing in former Sporting Lisbon man Paulo Sergio on the aim that he split’s the Old Firm or better still bring the title to Tynecastle. Hears are a good side and on current evidence could pose a threat to the Glasgow sides if they keep their players fit. John Sutton and Kevin Kyle have goals in them and with players like Templeton, Driver and Skacel and the determination of Ian Black Hearts have players who can cause problems and I urge fans not to under estimate the side from Edinburgh.
The Steelmen currently lead the SPL and they surely deserve to be taking the plaudits, after an incredible start that sees Stuart McCall’s side looking down on the rest of the SPL. McCall has a young team in place and if they keep up their current form I see no reason why they can’t enjoy a good season.