Despite throwing away a two goal lead for the second time in three trips to Easter Road, the noose has slackened somewhat around Calderwood's neck with recent results, even the performances have still been truly wretched.
But such is the fickle nature of football that he could allevate virtually almost all the pressure on him with victory on Saturday.
The last time we won at Ibrox was when the Groover fae Vancover was committing the crime against humanity known as 'Everything I Do', meaning an entire generation of Reds has grown up without ever witnessing a Dons victory at the Govan midden.
Along with not beating Dundee at Pittodrie since the other President Bush was in office it remains the last link to the darkest, bleakest period in our clubs history.
Whilst a win on Saturday will not spark the 48-hour city wide bacchanalia that awaits our next Cup win, like last years Euro exploits, the feel good factor it generates will mean that the Tactical Tombolery and shambolic performances that are currently driving us up the wall will at least be temporarily forgotten and forgiven… well for a week or so anyway.