Four Responses To Ibrox Asterisk Talk

Many fans of a Govan club seem to be suggesting that the 8-in-a-row, treble treble champions should have an asterisk next to a ninth consecutive title, which is expected to be awarded on Monday. It’s well known that Celtic had superior form and a commanding 13 point lead in the table. However, the following responses may leave your counterpart flabbergasted if you decide against laughing off their utter nonsense.

Of course there are many more remarks to be made, a simple smile and “I’d tell them to come round and see my trophy,” as Scott Brown said is also quite effective. However, here’s my choice of responses for those who want to try and debate things.

  • The former Rangers won the European Cup Winner’s Cup in 1972, by virtue of losing the Scottish Cup final to Celtic in 1971. So let’s place an asterisk against that since as they weren’t even the cup winners to enter the cup winner’s cup. It’s also a good opportunity to remind them that their greatest ever team still wasn’t even able to beat us to the league or cup.
  • To win the title, The Rangers FC would need to win all nine of their remaining matches, a feat that they haven’t achieved since being in the Scottish Championship. Meanwhile, for Celtic to lose the necessary points to allow The Rangers in front, they’d have to drop points in the manner which has not been done since Ronny Deila’s first season. They’d also have to lose twice to The Rangers (which would mean three defeats in derby matches over the season), which again is something that has never happened, and was last achieved by their old club decades ago.
  • Let’s bring out the asterisk for EBT schemes, Tax fraud and signing players with money that the old club never had. Those who overlook that and believe the new club has won 54 titles without paying the creditors, have no room to dismiss a 13 point lead, which they all know would have ended one way and one way only.
  • The shared title with Dumbarton. Maybe the new club should, in their desperate attempts to pretend their old club weren’t liquidated, change their motto to ‘going for 54.5’, considering the league trophy of 1891 was shared with Dumbarton.

    And it’s well worth catching up on the Celtic fans response to Alex, the Rangers fan, who contacted The Celtic Star yesterday – see the replies HERE or click on the link below.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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