Michael, they have taken you away

It was good while it lasted. The last 48 hours or so have been a blast. What with our dramatic win at Fir Park on Saturday lunchtime and theRangers leaving the field to a chorus of boos after losing at home to Aberdeen on Armed Forces Day, while falling further behind Celtic in the table.

There was a moment after Motherwell equalised at the death when they were dreaming of going into their work this morning with a spring in their steps just two points behind Celtic and confident grins on their faces.

Matt O’Riley’s 97th minute winner though started a chain reaction that was continued by former Celtic warrior Barry Robson at Ibrox in the 3pm kick-off and then resulted in last night’s news that Mick Beale and his bizarre assembly of coaches had all been sacked.

The Celtic support were knocked off our perch as Michael Beale’s time at theRangers came to end. We were left pondering the thought that if he was the brains behind Stephen Gerrard then how bright must the former Ibrox manager be?

So on this, another Blue Monday morning for the Bears, the cockney wide boy is now officially no longer the manager of theRangers. For the Celtic support that’s obviously disappointing but it was good while it lasted and we certainly enjoyed the jokes.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou shakes hands with Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images)

We will no doubt have to listen to suggestions from both the peepul and the media as to who the next Manager will be. Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Mikel Arteta will be the phone-in front runners.

The reality though is that it will be Derek McInnes. He after all achieved at Kilmarnock what Beale never managed at theRangers in that he won a meaningful match against Celtic and knocked us out of a cup. McInnes also got the better of Beale in the league so is the only manager this season to have beaten both theRangers and Celtic and we’re only just into October.

20th August 2023; Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland: Scottish Viaplay Cup Football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Kilmarnock Manager Derek McInnes applauds the supporters after progressing in the cup

Their support’s arrogance will ensure that unfounded optimism will soon replace the latest dose of reality as soon as a new announcement is made. Then theRangers will be favourites for the title once more, the treble even and Tom English will be asked to write a column for the impartial BBC Scotland stating that it’s worrying times for Celtic. You know, like this one he wrote when Brendan returned in the summer.

Whoever is (un)lucky enough to take the job will be the one to lead theRangers back to their ‘rightful place’ at the ‘top of Scottish football’ and onto glory. For the time being Steven Davies and Alex Rae have been announced as part of an interim team. So more banter days could be ahead of us.

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


  1. I think you are way off the mark with your guess of Beale’s successor. This new club, like the old club, are always copying or at least trying to copy what we do for success. They usually get the help of the sfa/spfl along the way to make it happen of course, but this time, put some money on them hiring the Australian thug, Kevin Muskat as their new boss.
    He fits their profile perfectly.
    As a player he was an absolute thug.
    He hates Celtic and everything we stand for.
    He was a signed player with the previous now extinct and liquidated old rangers.
    Going against him however, he is actually a successful manager from the school of Ange Postecoglou, and a close friend too, and we all know this was the REAL reason GVB was hounded out of the new club less than one year ago only to be replaced by Beale!

  2. I’d prefer we call them “ the canter days “ leave the bile and infantile banter to sevco .