The Party’s Over – ‘Do they want to risk being on the Wrong Side of History,’ BBC Sportsound’s hurting

THE REALITY is beginning to dawn on them and the fear is turning to hurt. The Rangers, their Rangers are now in danger of being “wrong side of history” and the money is not there to do anything about it.

Add to that and three of their veteran players – McGregor, Davis and Defoe – will be expected to extend their own playing shelf-life way past what would be normal.

The hope and joy from the win at Celtic Park on 29 December is all gone now. Nothing but a distant memory, and a personal embarrassment for Stephen Gerrard who celebrated it like his European Cup win with Liverpool in Istanbul. he tried to talk his way out of that personal embarrassment at the weekend – ahead of the the latest disaster, slipping up at Perth to allow Celtic to move a massive 12 points clear at the top of the Premiership. He pointed out that Neil Lennon also ‘over celebrated’ at Pittodrie when he ran over to the Celtic support at the final whistle to celebrate the win after Kristoffer Ajer bagged the winner in the closing stages of a tight, hard found encounter.

Nice to know you were watching Stephen. Gerrard, the BBC Sportsound pundits now talk about the former Liverpool captain’s Ibrox contract – which runs to 2024 – as a big negative, something that prevents a change occurring in the summer.

Tom English says stopping nine is gone and that Celtic will comfortably get to ten in a row. “Do they want to risk being on the Wrong Side of History,” Darryl Broadfoot whined.

BBC Scotland are not taking this well at all. On Sunday night they managed to include two ex-Rangers players – Steven Thompson and Neil McCann on their Sportscene programme. Where, you might ask, is the balance in that decision? Why not have someone like Tom Boyd sitting there, all smiles, talking up the Champions and their 12 point lead? On reflection, that probably would have been too much for them to bear.

Here’s a flavour of the hurt from Sportsound last night. DELICIOUS, is it is…

A few of the comments to share with you…

“Worried faces realising it’s happening.”

“They all sound gutted…Tom’s delicate ears are here for 10 In A Row!”

“They dredge compliant Rugger Tom up. Again. Why are they so scared of Traynor? Or are they just…”

“But hang on, does having more money infer a sporting advantage?”

“The Scottish cup does not stop 9 In a row ..perhaps an improvement from the petrofact cup but still a shambles diddy club.”

“And Neil Lennon is the reason for this currant squads success! Never ever had there been a better time to be a Celtic supporter under this Manager, Captain and fantastic squad of players! Playing in Europe, leading the table by twelve points, Cups, and it’s still February!”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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