Consult the record books and it appears to be simple math. Celtic have won every Scottish league title since the 2011/12 season. Six titles in a row have been claimed for Parkhead.
But it's not that easy according to Rangers chairman Dave King.
Speaking to the Daily Record, King said, with a substantial level of delusion, that Celtic have won just two consecutive titles - the one won last season and the 2011/12 title, the last time Rangers were in the top flight prior to 2016/17.
King does not count the titles Celtic won while Rangers were on their journey back up from the third division following liquidation in 2012. He believes the Scottish Premiership is an irrelevant competition if Rangers are not part of it.
I was asked recently if I thought Celtic could get 10 in a row. My response is that Celtic have got two in a row at this point in time. So they need to win another eight to get to 10.
Do I think there’s any chance of them getting another eight? I don’t think there’s any chance of them doing that before us winning another league title.
Celtic have six titles but the concept of nine-in-a-row is a competition between Rangers and Celtic. So if Rangers went into the English Premier League and Celtic stayed behind in Scotland and won 20 league titles, there would be no point them saying to Rangers fans, ‘We’ve won 20 in a row.’
It’s irrelevant if Rangers are not there. So it’s a challenge among ourselves.
Rangers won nine consecutive titles between 1989 and 1997. King claims their rivals will never better that by winning 10-in-a-row in what he sees as the real battle: the one between Rangers and Celtic.
The fact that Rangers were removed from that league for four years suspended the nine-in-a-row pursuit. They’ve got the titles but they haven’t got six-in-a-row in competition with Rangers. That only recommenced last season.
So as far as Rangers are concerned, Celtic haven’t got six in a row. They’ve got two. And they’ll never get to 10. They won’t even get close.