It is July 14th, 2012, exactly one month since Rangers FC was forced into liquidation. One month since the club that had won more top-league titles than any other club in the world began selling off their assets. One month since the Scottish Premier League became a one-team league. One month since the Old Firm became a relic.
In that month the sense of disbelief that this could happen to such a big and historic club has not faded. While there are many happy Celtic fans cheering their enemy’s dissolution, even they must feel somewhere deep, deep down inside that the world has lost one of the greatest sporting rivalries we have ever seen. Only to them it’s not just a sporting rivalry like it is to outsiders, but it is a way of life. It’s something they have depended on their whole existence, and it is something that is no longer alive.