Old Firm, New League Winners?

It’s been a long 8 seasons for Rangers as they’ve lived in their neighbours shadow for too long. Can Celtic make it 9 in a row or do The Gers finally have enough about them to snatch the title back?

Steven Gerrard is a man on a mission, his role at this historic club is to bring back the glory days to The Ibrox. The fans have suffered long enough and The Bhoys have had it all their own way with ease for far too long.

Gerrard has worked hard in the transfer market and has brought in a strong mix of youth, flair & experience into his squad for this seasons battle of Glasgow. Steven Davis on a free is a very shrewd piece of business, he will be a key figure in the dressing room alongside some of the younger players they’ve brought in on loan and free transfers such as Aribo, McCrorie, Rossiter & Ojo from Charlton, Portsmouth, Fleetwood & Liverpool respectively.

But is this enough to finally pull the brakes on Celtic’s unstoppable machine?

Celtic have been strengthening defensively and have stumped up over £11million on their back line with the signings of Christopher Julien(Toulouse), Boli Bolingoli(Rapid Vienna), & Hatem Abd Elhamed(H.Beer Sheva).

Rangers are going for the attack and Celtic are going for the defence not only in the league, but also in the transfer market. Unfortunately for Steve and his beefed up squad, I just don’t think it’s enough to keep up with the runaway winners of the past 8 seasons.

If anything, I think Rangers need to be looking over their shoulders as a Kilmarnock team will be fighting to prove they can live a life after Steve Clarke and you just never know what you’re getting from the Edinburgh boys Hearts & Hibs, and there’s always Aberdeen making some noise.

We may see Rangers close the gap on Celtic but I think it’s looking to be a far tighter affair this season and we will see some big results from the chasing pack. Here are our Top 6 predictions:

1.       Celtic

2.       Rangers

3.       Aberdeen

4.       Hibs

5.       Hearts

6.       Kilmarnock