Yet another pro-rival pundit follows Kris Boyd and concedes the title to Celtic

By David Walton

April 5, 2022

Brian Laudrup has become the latest pro-Rangers pundit to concede the Scottish Premiership title to Celtic after Kris Boyd did the same on Sky Sports.

Celtic secured a massive 2-1 win at Ibrox on Sunday that moved them 6 points clear with 6 games remaining. The prospect of the title being thrown away at this stage now looks inconceivable. Even so, there’s a job to do and the message from the Celtic dressing room certainly won’t be one of complacency.

But with regards to the other side of the fence? They appear to believe it’s all over. Boyd kickstarted the narrative on Sky Sports immediately after Celtic’s win and said it’s over.

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And now, he’s been followed by Laudrup who also thinks the title will be heading back to Celtic Park this summer.

Speaking via his Scottish Daily Mail column [print edition, 05/04, page 74]. Laudrup said: “As a manager you try to stay as positive as possible. But for me, the title race is over.

“Celtic have played so well this season. They have not lost for 32 domestic games and they’ve still got key players coming back from injury. For Rangers, it’s all about Europe now. It’s about getting the heads up again and doing the business against Braga on Thursday night in the quarter-final first-leg of the Europa League.

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“It’s also about the Scottish Cup, which Rangers have not won since 2009. They face Celtic in a semi-final later this month and that’s a game they have to win. They need to get to the final.”

Rangers look to have blown it and their media figures are starting to see it

Is there anything more satisfying? It’s always great to get to this time of year and have the Rangers cheerleaders coming out saying the title is all but Celtic’s.

We’re all wary of potentially looking foolish if we can’t get this over the line, but you have to look at this situation with a bit of reality. If Celtic beat St Johnstone on Saturday, we’ll be at the very least 6 points clear with 5 games left to play should Rangers beat St Mirren. You can add an extra point on there for the goal difference.

Where on earth is the sign that Celtic will then slip up in 3 of their final 5 matches to hand Rangers the title? 2 of them would need to be defeats. Not to mention our rivals would need to win all of their matches, which hardly looks likely.

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There’s a reason Rangers-supporting pundits are totally dismissing them after the weekend. The route to title glory for them looks absolutely ludicrous. It’s difficult to give them any chance of pulling it off. They now need a miracle, and Celtic won’t be ready to let up just yet.

You could see in Celtic’s celebrations at Ibrox that they knew this was a big win. But at the same time, there was a calmness about them. It was clear they also knew there was work to be done.

Celtic have both the quality and the mentality to deal with this situation it seems. So it’s no wonder to see pro-Rangers men falling on their sword at this stage. We’ve damaged them badly after Sunday.

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