“Best player tonight”: Celtic fans credit surprise Man of the Match

Having gotten over the shock of last night, the dust has settled with a few – not all – Celtic fans willing to give credit where credit is due.

There were players in last night’s clash who seemed to put more effort into the warmup. Odsonne Edouard, especially, was a huge culprit of doing so; disgusting, really, when you think of the magnitude of the game not only for the club financially, but for Edouard to improve his pedigree as a potential Champions League match winner.

Instead, it was the players who usually get the absolute pelters given to them on a match day who turned up. Callum McGregor impressed as per, but there was one inclusion who fans would never have guessed to be there; Anthony Ralston.

. FC Midtjylland manager Bo Henriksen is celebrating the victory over Celtic. Photo Gonzales Photo/Lasse Lagoni

Having put in two very mediocre appearances over the course of the last seven days, fans were recoiling at news of Ralston being included in the first XI. Granted, it wasn’t Ange’s fault as the board literally had six months to replace Jeremie Frimpong, but Ralston ended up producing one of the games of his life, unfortunately ending in defeat as he tried to prove himself to Ange Postecoglou.

Looking at the reaction of the fans after the game, it seemed only right that Ralston was given credit where credit was due, following his criticisms over the course of July.

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  1. Ralston was Celtic’s best player by a country mile. He did not put a foot wrong. It seems like some supporters are ready to abuse the guy before the game starts. We have always had whipping boys and it is very unusual that they ever turn it around. James Forrest has but will be back in the naughty seat with performances like last night. Edouard should not play for Celtic again. Every time he does 3 million is taken off his value.

  2. Time for everyone who wants Celtic to turn it around to get behind Ange and the Bhoys and make it clear to anyone who doesn’t want to be here to leave and let us build a side where everyone wants to bring success to Paradise .Hail Hail