A night of Schadenfreude for Celtic supporters watching Sky Sports

Last night was a welcome bonus to Celtic’s title hopes this year and the way theRangers have imploded the past two fixtures has been magnificent to see. The declaration of “can you see us now” and “we’re coming for you” has been heard ad nauseam throughout the Scottish footballing universe since our pre-Christmas stumbles to Hearts and Kilmarnock respectively.

theRangers v Celtic – Brendan Rodgers arrives for the Premiership match at Ibrox on Sunday April 7, 2024. Photo Andrew Milligan

Supporters of the newest Ibrox outfit and their allies in the mainstream media have had Brendan Rodgers and this Celtic team written off for quite some time now. Admittedly, it hasn’t been a season of resplendent football from us, a far cry from it actually, but the fact that at times we couldn’t possibly play any worse and they have been playing to their absolute maximum – with the aid of several officials in this country remember – and we are now three points ahead again with a decent goal difference advantage, shows the gulf between the two sides.

Celtic are now looking as if they are in pole position to win this Scottish Premiership title and become Three-in-a-row Champions under Brendan Rodgers, after he replaced  Ange Postecoglou in June of last year. Five games remain and we must put our foot to the floor, using all our individual and collective strength to get the job done without any hiccups like theRangers suffered at Dens Park last night.

John Lundstram with the sad face after the Scottish Premiership match between Dundee and theRangers at Dens Park on April 17, 2024. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

One of the most warming scenarios from that result last night was the sombre and despondent nature of Sky Sports Scotland’s resident blue-nose pundit, Kris Boyd. The wannabe shock-jock never makes any attempt to hide his blatant bias towards the Ibrox side and it shows in the way he conducts himself, even on live telly. Most of the time, he spouts absolute drivel, but even he was on point in the aftermath of his favourite team’s performance against Dundee.

 theRangers ‘disappointed’ captain James Tavernier at full time. Scottish Premiership match between Dundee and theRangers at Dens Park on April 17, 2024. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

When the game ceased to be, he declared: “At this moment in time, (the)Rangers have got 99 problems but the pitch ain’t one.” A clear and concise message to the unabated garbage which has emanated from theRangers manager and his club the past few weeks.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The pressure has been cranked up a notch and they seem to be buckling under that sweltering heat of a title race. It’s just as well Celtic have the bottle for it, having already won a close contest a few years back under Postecoglou in his first campaign at the club.

Although according to the media, it’s the first “real” title race in years…

Schadenfreude, I believe the phrase is…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.


  1. Hold your horses buddy. The league isn’t over yet! We have five games against the SFA to contend with.

    • Allaboutceltic on

      Exactly Joe
      We’re in the driving seat, but still plenty of football to be played.

      Don’t say cuckoo till you’re out the woods!!!