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Former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs believes that Rangers can do what his Hoops side do and stop a team winning 10 titles in a row, but he thinks they should give up the next two title in order to have a real go when the Hoops get to nine titles.

With the Hoops set to win their seventh title in a row, they are only three titles away from winning ’10 in a row’, which has never been done in Scotland before.

Stubbs, whose Hoops side stopped the Gers clinching 10 in a row in 1998, concedes that it seems likely that the Hoops will win the 10, but claims that the Light Blues should build a team for two season’s time, and then they can have a right go at winning the title.

“If you are gauging it by now, there is a very good chance that it is going to get to that,” Stubbs said, as quoted by the Scotsman.

“But the one thing that Rangers have got as a bonus, is that they have two years now to try to establish a team that is going to put together a challenge for that season.

“In the same way we did when Rangers got nine and in the 10th season we were able to put a challenge up that was able to prevent Rangers from getting 10.

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“If they make the right signings it is possible but going by what has happened over the last few years, it is looking unlikely.”

Football Insider verdict

This is a very odd attitude by Stubbs, who thinks that the Gers should virtually give up the next two titles to stop Celtic when they are on nine in a row. There is no way that Light Blues fans would accept that, and nor should they, as football is all about winning trophies, not about planning for the future – in most instances anyway. What the Gers have to do is appoint a new manager to replace Graeme Murty in the summer and then they can go from there, and begin their attempt to once again become the biggest club in Scotland.

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