That is the most frustrating part of that result today.
The performance was shocking. The worst I have seen domestically in a very long time, and overall the worst I can remember since the Bodo games.
We were outfought and St Mirren wanted it more than us.
We looked like eleven individuals rather than the superb team we have shown to be over the last year and especially since the start of this season where domestically we have been destroying teams.
It seems as though that all round, the players and manager, felt that we could simply turn up today and pick up three easy points.
Today was a wake-up call that nothing ever worth having comes easy.
But back to the result, a 2-0 loss which now leaves us only two points ahead of our rivals.
We have given them hope, we have given them belief that this league is not over.
Of course, it never was over, but I think in the minds of the Rangers players, after our start to the season and their recent terrible performances and results, including the 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Celtic, that they probably believed that we are just far too strong this season and that we won’t be stopped.
A lot of their fans believed it too.
We’ve shown that we can slip up. That we can take our eye off the ball. We’ve shown we can be outfought be lesser teams that want it more than we do.
This result will give them the motivation they needed to turn their season around when it looked to be going down the pan at a rapid rate of knots.
We have no one to blame for this but ourselves, and we must make sure we return from the international break and kill these teams off in devastating fashion like we have been doing previously.
No more being outfought and outworked. It isn’t acceptable. Ange will not stand for it and neither will the Celtic supporters.