Souness and McCoist were as embarrassing as the Scotland performance

Souness and McCoist were as embarrassing as Scotland’s performance…

That was a painful watch last night. Scotland were ripped to shreds by a more efficient and effective German side. They had the better players and it showed as they schooled us throughout the entire game.

In all honesty it could have been seven or eight and the Scottish players sat back and let it happen. It was an embarrassing performance as well as a painful one.

It didn’t help that we had Ally McCoist on commentary. For as much as our eyes were hurting from watching that trudged display, our ears were getting a pounding listening to his inane drivel. How anyone can say he’s the best commentator on the air is bizarre.

Yes he’s meant to be neutral, but he showed no ounce of patriotism and spent the entire game waffling on about how good the Germans are. To the watching audience it sounded as if Ally was taking great delight in our pain.

The man is a former Scotland international for heaven’s sake. You can bet your life we wouldn’t be doing it if it were England being schooled. He does have a career to protect I suppose.

Even more embarrassing was the behaviour of his former boss Graeme Souness who was in the studio. A former Scotland captain who like Ally showed no signs of patriotism and didn’t look bothered in the slightest about the result.

In fact Irishman, the dour Roy Keane showed more emotion and disappointment than Souness.

Souness showed more emotion when he singled out our own Callum McGregor in a stinging attack in which he described him as “the Celtic captain yet again”. Why didn’t he signal out Andy Roberson who was as guilty as anyone for our performance last night as ‘the Liverpool Champions League winner’.

Well that’s because Souness is a bitter old man, courting favour with the section of Scotland that will have taken delight in Scotland losing 5-1 to Germany then will be supporting England when they play Serbia.  The truth is that Souness and McCoist were as embarrassing as the players on the pitch last night.

And as for Steve Clarke’s mad tactical plan. Oh dear.

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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. Your ambition sets a pretty low bar. You’ll never make a writer, so please stop. Your inane ramblings are an embarrassment. I know you won’t publish this, but at least have a think.

    I’m a Celtic supporter, by the way.

  2. What absolute garbage McCoist was as patriotic as he could possibly be. Tackles from both sides he called out biasedly. The sending off he didn’t see until faced with constant tv replays then said he had to do it! Yes agree he’s a crap commentator but this is itv so don’t expect anything different. The comments about the team were spot on though from both as they were seeing what we all saw that it don’t matter how much you pump up a team to win at the end of the day they’re still Scotland.

  3. Possible EBT recipients and a player who walked out on his team at the start of a World Cup. Not fit to criticise McGregor.

  4. All Souness was doing was echoing Keanes criticism of McGregor, and if you took your green-tinted specs off, you’ll have to admit that they were correct. McGregor was awful last night. As were the rest of them. But in analysing the second crucial goal, only an idiot would think to defend our captain.
    Sourness is a bigoted auld tw#t and is wrong 95% of the time, but on this occasion, he was bang on.
    As for Ralston, last night showed just why Brendan does not trust him. A massive heart, but a very limited player.

    • The point wasn’t that he criticised McGregor. It was the way he did it. He referred to him as “the Celtic captain”. No one else for that kind of comment. They didn’t attack Gunn for his mistakes in the first and third goals. They didn’t attack Robertson for his inability to defend. They didn’t attack mctominay for just walking about the pitch as if he’s too good to play with this bunch.

  5. Fat sally isn’t there to be impartial. He’s providing commentary for Scottish/British tv. Watch how impartial the English pundits are.
    I also noticed rye “Celtic captain” comment a couple of times. Souness and Keane both slated McGregor and blamed him for a number of goals. Didn’t criticise Gunn for the mistakes he made for the first and third goals. Didn’t single out Robertson or any of the English based players for their perform es.
    Keane said the players were out of their depth. All but two of the staring XI play in England, so that tells you all you need to know about the best farmers league in the world.

  6. First of all I’m a Celtic supporter (I wouldn’t be on here if I wasn’t) but this opinion piece is just as embarrassing as any of our pundits performance in the media. Agree or disagree with him but the accusation that Souness comments were only “courting favour with the section of Scotland that will have taken delight in Scotland losing 5-1 to Germany then will be supporting England when they play Serbia.” is as divisive as it is far removed from the realm of reality. Which section of Scottish doesn’t want Scotland to do well on the world stage? Its one of the few moments every so often that win or lose our fans provide us with world wide positive media coverage. And if you referring to the other side of Glasgow’s fans they may cheer for England when we’re supporting Eire but apart from that their as Scottish as the rest of us.

  7. You seem a bit thin-skinned when it comes to TV punditry. I listen to them then move on. I mean Roy Keane and ranting go hand-in-hand. They will say what they like and their employers love it when the audience gets animated about their comments.

    I actually don’t mind McCoist although Souness can be a bit of an eejit at times.

    You are entitled to your opinion of course, as they are.