“Heavily relying on a collapse from Celtic that doesn’t look like happening”

As all the fanfare and usual sycophancy that greets a new Ibrox manager reached fever pitch this past week, some of the stuff that has been said and printed is just utter nonsense. It’s nothing newsworthy right enough and should be expected as part of the general culture in this part of the world. Old habits die hard and all that caper.

Nevertheless, it’s key to remember that nothing looks like stopping Ange Postecoglou and his team, as we await the return of domestic football on 17 December up at Pittodrie. Nine points clear at the summit of the Scottish Premiership, the Hoops have already added more strength in-depth to the squad ahead of the January transfer window opening.

Celtic FC coah Ange Postecoglou during the Sydney Super Cup match between Celtic and Everton at Accor Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)

We really are starting to appear like a formidable force once again and the natural pathway would be for us to transfer that domestic form onto the European scene next season. Nothing is won by any stretch of the imagination this year, but we do look likely to motor away when the football starts back.

For all the hype about their new boss, he’s barely managed on his own having been on the backroom staff of the old Ibrox boss beforehand. It would take a spectacular regression at this stage for Celtic not to press on after the New Year and win another cinch Premiership title. Peter Martin of PLZ Soccer alluded to this recently saying Mick Beale’s latest outfit would be “heavily relying on a collapse from Celtic that doesn’t look like happening.”

This is the straight up facts of the matter and as we know, Ange Postecoglou really does never stop! So the new boss over the way could be in for a rude awakening come the restart of Scottish football.

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.

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