How did it get like this? What were the landmarks along the way? Could they have been avoided, and who is guilty of letting it all spin out of control?
When the NewCo was manufactured from the stripped parts of the dead club, there was a lot of talk about them rising through the ranks to emerge as a fully-fledged challenger to Celtic, with a wedge of money in the bank and a team that had been together for the journey from the lowest tier.
This was always unrealistic nonsense, but that many of their fans believed in it cannot be denied. In fact, many of them did not simply believe but they had an almost messianic conviction that it would be so.
This article is the first of our multi-page gallery pieces (we’re trying something new) and it looks at the journey from fantasy … to reality.
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