Bragging Rights Narrative – Clickbait, Stupidity or Maybe Both

The past few days have been a tough time being a Celtic supporter. theRangers winning the Bragging Rights Cup on Saturday has really taken the wind from our sails, but that’s football and you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth. theRangers were the better side on the day and throughly deserved their victory and I take my hat off to them. You’ve just got to put your hands up and admit you were beating by the superior side on the day.

The question is can Celtic bounce back? theRangers midfield of Raskin and Cantwell are too strong, they make Xavi and Iniesta look like amateurs. the big boy Souttar at the back looks impressive and he and Connor Goldson have a Maldini, Baresi look about them. Celtic have a lot of work to do to catch up. Beale Ball is paying off and it’ll not be long until he puts Pep Guardiola in the shade. Aided by a multi-million pound war chest in the summer and it’s looking bleak over at Celtic Park!

I know a possible Treble is on the cards, but that’s a mere consolation in comparison. Even trophy day on 27th May will be an anti climax, and if we’re jammy enough to win the treble on the 3rd June it will still feel like failure as theRangers will of course hold the big one, The Bragging Rights Cup over the summer. It’s going to a long suffering close season listening to theRangers gloating.

A bit far eh? Of course I’m jesting, but you wouldn’t think so if theRangers supporters and the media where anything to go by. Not a day has gone by since their victory on Saturday that they haven’t had their heads in the clouds. Even by their usual deluded standards it’s quite staggering.

The Media of course are just as culpable, they seem to egg it on at every turn. The words ‘Bragging Rights’ must be the most used on social media at the moment. That begs the question, are the media outlets just using it as a form of clickbait or are they just as deluded as the Zombie hordes?

A bit of both I reckon, the best thing is of course to just scroll by, starve them of the toxic oxygen they so badly crave to survive. They know as well as theRangers supporters that Celtic are the best side in the country. There’s no denying the fact, the league table and trophy count doesn’t lie!

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  1. Heed the breed on

    In Europe how are we supposed to do well when our so called rivals we can’t beat them at there ground.
    The 3/4/2002 was the last time and after that it’s not good viewing being honest Ange hasn’t proven himself in Europe and that worries me.
    Rodgers drew against Man City which is no mean feet drew against borusia glbch away and also got us into europa league 2 times after Xmas.

    I want to believe Ange’s philosophy for Champions league but in europa we look normal and the defence and midfield are nowhere to be seen and the strikers don’t take there chances.
    How is Ange going to sort this out if he can’t win against our so called rivals away from home.

  2. Sean McGinley on

    The media are Sevco supporters…therefore deluded by definition, as they try to pretend we aren’t looking down on them ! God help people who live in Schitland over this coming summer and until we hump them again next year. The great Sevco have always been world beaters when there is nothing to play for and are a 12 year phenomenon in winning dead rubber cups for 4 of those years. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, may the celebrations begin in earnest on Saturday and hopefully for the summer months. CHAMPIONS…THAT;S WHO WE ARE, AGAIN ! Shout it from the roof tops.