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Marry Me, Mixu

Mixu's Hibs: Double the drama.

Mixu's Hibs: Double the drama.

A week ago, I would’ve probably stuck him with a shiv if I saw him in the street. Today, I’d french kiss him and ask for his hand in marriage, so freely does my adoration flow… I’m talking about my main man Mixu Paatelainen, Hibernian manager and restorer of balance in the universe.

With RangersĀ just clear of the East Enders after their recent Old Firm win, Mixu’s men held the Light Blues to a 1-1 draw, allowing Celtic to retake tops in the SPL table and delivering a crushing blow to Gers fans who remember last season’s stinging goal-differential disappointment. But just when it seemed all was lost, Mixu’s Hibs fliptĀ da script again, holding the other half of the Old Firm to a goal-less draw on the following matchday, thus catapulting Rangers tidily into the lead once more with one game to go.

And a stern test it will be at Tannadice as Levein’s Dundee United side has had pretty impressive form of late and will itself be stinging after three-nil humiliation at Tynecastle. But Rangers’ form has been tight of late as well, so it should be a fun one.

The Hoops will also have their hands full with visiting Hearts looking to make a statement on the last day of their impressive campaign.

Four in a row? Hell no!