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Falkirk 3-2 Rangers, Instant reaction: Calm down, everyone

Rangers pished away a 2-goal lead at Falkirk to come away with no points after an early blistering start, slashing their lead at the top of the table to just eleven points with a game in hand.

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Falkirk completed a sensational 3-2 comeback over Rangers to put no dent whatsoever in the Gers title bid on Friday night.

Rangers fans were left not worrying at all whether their team would be able to hold onto their lead as the season draws to a close, which has been cut to just 11 points with a game in hand.

And so on. You might have seen some of the ridiculous overreaction from other supporters, but this was for all intents and purposes a dead rubber for us. The only real downside is that Ronny Deila probably noticed James Tavernier is poor if you run at him and he has no cover, although he'd probably have figured that out anyway if he was even vaguely compete- well, he's probably figured it out now anyway. The upside is that he's witnessed our worst half of the season on which to judge us.

Anyway, yes. It was a terrible second half, but hopefully the players (and manager - Mark Warburton making those same substitutions all the time declares "I believe the game is won" so strongly that he might as well have sent Wes Foderingham down to the shops for 20 Marlboro and a Twix) will learn from it. We can probably expect that to be the post-match reaction, and to be fair, we've learned from all of our bad displays this season and changed things for the better. There's no reason for this to be any different.

Maybe it was actually good for us to lose that, in fact, just to tighten things up ahead of the one or two games that mean anything that we have remaining this season. Well, that's a step too far, even for us, but basically: there are some limited positives to this if you want to look for them and basically no negatives.

Oh, and it fucked Hibs over as well. It has everything you'd want in a defeat, basically. Onwards and upwards.