Glasgow Rangers were second best once again at the weekend against Celtic with midfielder Scott Brown unmatched in midfield.
Celtic's 4-0 win at Hampden Park underlined quite how disappointing Rangers ace Graham Dorrans has been.
Rangers put so much effort into signing Dorrans from Norwich City last summer, and it does not appear to have been worth it.
Dorrans has struggled in the big games since his move, and against Celtic he was awful.
Teammate Andy Halliday was substituted after just 40 minutes, but it could quite easily have been Dorrans taken off.
Dorrans has missed time with injuries, and played in only 12 league games for the Gers.
On the face of it his five goals in those matches appears to be a strong return, but it is little use if he cannot produce when it really matters.
Games against Celtic are the career defining games for Rangers players on which they will be judged.
Twice against Celtic Dorrans has fallen short badly.
Earlier in the season he was outclassed in a 2-0 loss, and at the weekend he was listless in midfield during Celtic's 4-0 win.
Rangers need better, and whether they can get it from Dorrans is unclear. He has one more opportunity this season to show what he can do in the Old Firm games.
He will have the motivation he needs to make amends, it's just unclear whether he is actually up to the task.