... even if it is only the "Comedy Team of the Season" award. The festive period has seen them make a late charge to snatch the title away from the current holders, Heart of Midlothian FC (aka. the Jammed Farts).
Never mind the wondrous performance against Caley Thistle and the superb battling draw with the mighty Buddies, now they're sacking Bazza as captain and appointing Gavin Rae (remember him ???) as captain instead - two days after Rae said he might leave to get regular football elsewhere. You couldn't make it up.
Meanwhile, Hearts refuse to give up their not-entirely-coveted title lightly. 30 or so Lithuanians are apparently arriving at Hearts training camp at Riccarton in the transfer window, Captain Caveman has signed up at Parkhead, Hartley's coat is on a shoogly nail and apparently they're checking up on a Lithuanian keeper, so Gordon might be on his jotters. Watch this space - anything could happen in the next 16 games !
Oh, my aching sides !! :)
Meanwhile, our form still shudders along in not terribly great trim - we're avoiding getting beat, but not playing brilliantly. That said, that stats from the Motherwell game suggest Celtic had 64% possession, the same number of shots on target and more shots off target - so goodness knows what will happen if we start playing *well*. And you know it's come to a pretty pass when the press are lauding a scrappy draw against Celtic (during which they should have conceded a penalty before half-time so possibly down 2-0, got a last gasp goal from an in-off deflection against a misfiring Celtic team who basically stopped playing after about 50 minutes) as a sign of a fantastic recovery in Rangers' fortunes.
I hope we can pick it up a bit from here - Rangers can't be this crap *three* seasons in a row, and Hearts can't continue to implode so spectacularly for much longer - or can they ? Let's face it, there's something fundamentally wrong with the fabric of the universe when the Sheep Worriers are second in the league !
Oh well. Here's to the league title in '07. Normally I'd worry about writing something like that, but when you can ship points to Motherwell and Dundee Utd and *increase* your lead in the league, well...