Rangers sent out a statement to the rest of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon with them brushing aside Aberdeen with a 5-0 win at Ibrox in front of a raucous crowd.
The Gers and the Dons get on almost as little as the former and Celtic, but this game did not reflect a close rivalry, more two sides that are on different paths at the moment.
For Aberdeen, it seems as though the days where they offered some kind of challenge for top spot – at least up to a point in the campaign – are over, whilst Rangers are genuine title contenders in Scotland this season and are now just a point behind their cross-city rivals in the table.
Among the five goals, full-back James Tavernier struck twice from the penalty spot – exorcising any demons that may have been lingering from his failure to convert from the same distance midweek.
He took to Twitter to reflect on the week as a whole, too, which in the main was positive for the Gers as they continued to rack up the wins:
Great end to a perfect week 🙌🏽🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/dvSBmmup7K
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) September 28, 2019
Fans were eager to offer their praise to the skipper, as well, for stepping up and taking the two penalty kicks, so let’s take a look at what has been said on Twitter in response:
— Ross McGill (@RossMcG1872) September 28, 2019
— Stephen Purdon (@stephen_purdon) September 28, 2019
Great week 2 great penalties
— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) September 28, 2019
Great performance Captain
— nicky taylor (@nickyt3232) September 28, 2019
Brave man to step up and take them penalty kicks today
— Geo1872 (@GeoWATP1872) September 28, 2019
Takes a leader to stand up after a set back. Superb performance by everyone today, this is what it means to be a Ger.
— Lawrelosfoe (@IamtheLaw_rie) September 28, 2019
You’re amazing Captain
— Curtis (@1872Curtis) September 28, 2019
Two great penalties. Never in doubt. They were due that. Well done Captain
— Graeme Wylie (@gtw1872) September 28, 2019