In 2007/8 we entered April in a comfortable fourth place with a couple of games in hand over our rivals. A win at Parkhead (Lappin, 1-0) followed by a 4-1 reverse at home in the Celtic back to back fixtures then a 2-2 draw against Dundee United saw us in third place and by the season's end we had a seven point cushion in that position.
2006/7 was a completely different stat of affairs. We ended March in ninth place and with only two games ahead before the cut-off there was no prospect of a top half finish. We lost both matches at
The last time we were in a top six chase in April was in 2005/6 when we entered the month in eight place. A 2-1 home win over Livingston including a 90th minute scrambled goal from Brian McLean meant that we had to travel to Ibrox needing a win and a slip from
While the idea of the split continues to spark debate in the football community there's no denying that it can produce some tension for those teams which are involved in the April scramble. This season it could easily go till the last few minutes of game 33 before our fate is decided.