This is probably as good as it gets for Espanyol Glasgow.
A goal of a start and a man advantage for most of the second half made sure that Celtic felt as if they were in a contest.
Moreover, injuries forced Celtic to start the match with their third choice keeper Scott Bain.
In the build-up to the match, the Stenography Corps were obediently feeding The People confidence flavoured shite.
However, in the end, the club with the larger football budget won the match.
Very much a case of pounds means points.
It is almost as if having more money than your rival equates to a sporting advantage.
Therefore, finance is important in the professional game.
To that end, the cash flow situation at the six-year-old club is worthy of journalistic scrutiny.
Of course, do not expect the grieving stenographers to be doing that.
However, your humble correspondent has not such squeamishness when it comes to matters Ibrox.
I have learned that the efforts to raise cash from the fans to cover the operating shortfall has been stepped up.
Club 1872 is an organisation that is renowned on Planet Fitba for its good governance and transparency.
The fine folk there freely give of their time collecting money for the basket of assets.
As I had previously reported, it is the hope that Club 1872 would raise at the very least £1m to assist in covering the losses at Sevco.
My information at the moment is that the figure they can call on is in the region £650k.
Obviously, those selfless folk who collect the cash donations from their dignified brethren will have to be very busy in the weeks ahead.
At least they won’t be distracted by any silly talk of a title challenge because that is just silly.