In trying to create a siege mentality, they are howling at the moon

Chris Sutton has come out and told Mick Beale to keep his coaching staff in check ahead of the Hampden Showdown on Sunday. The former Celtic striker was referring to comments made by Neil Banfield recently, who tried to pull Ange Postecoglou up following alleged comments in the aftermath of our Viaplay League Cup win over theRangers.

It’s been a hallmark of Mick Beale and his time in Scotland since he returned from Queens Park Rangers to take on the unenviable task of toppling this Celtic team. Motormouth Beale as he’s known in most quarters of the Celtic support, the ex-Aston Villa coach has made a rod for his back by calling out Ange on various different occasions. His ‘lucky man’ comments irritating the supporters in particular.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – APRIL 08: Michael Beale, Head Coach of Rangers FC, arrives at the stadium prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Celtic Park on April 08, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That hasn’t been limited to just the manager though, as even his players have came out with blatant disregard and disrespect for the opposition and the Scottish Premiership Champions to boot, citing how they are a much better team and that they will meet the ‘real Rangers’  in the next fixture between the two Glasgow giants. It’s become boring now and the endless stream of morons in his camp just keep spouting more drivel.

Banfield has already been mocked by most reasonable people for his comparisons between Beale and elite coaches, Julian Nagelsmann and Mauriccio Pochettino. Sutton referenced this in his attack on Banfield and reckons Beale must do a better job of keeping his deputies respectful otherwise he will have egg on his face continually.

The 50-year-old said on the Daily Record Celtic Podcast: “Does anyone actually know what comments he is talking about? I think Michael Beale should keep some of his staff in check. This is the same guy who compared Beale to Nagelsmann and Pochettino.

Mauricio Pochettino in Qatar’s capital Doha on May 15, 2022. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

“Beale is no doubt a talented coach, but going into management, that is a huge shout. He might go on to become one of the greatest managers the world has ever seen. But comments like that put him under unneccessary pressure. He’s under enough pressure as it is.

“Unless he comes out and says exactly what was said by Ange Postecoglou to upset them, it just looks like he’s trying to manufacture a bit of spirit in theRangers team. I haven’t seen anything said that was that bad, or anything at all.”

  Ange Postecoglou lifts the League Cup with teammates trophy following victory in the Viaplay Cup Final between theRangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on February 26, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If they’re trying to create a siege mentality within the new club, they’re howling at the moon…

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 Comment

  1. The more mouthing the scum cheerleaders do, the more stupid they make themselves look with the defeats to ourselves.
    So it has to be classed as a brilliant achievement in making yourself an even bigger dopey eejit upon this green earth