Today’s Matt O’Riley story is symbolic of how low the mainstream media have stooped

The story doing the rounds in the mainstream media today about Matt O’Riley and his possible sale is symbolic of how low they have stooped to aid the Ibrox club this summer. The pre-season cup is one that the Hoops are never going to win as we have all found out over the years, but this close-season the dial has really shifted to insufferable.

Matt O’Riley of Celtic controls the ball during the Celtic vs St Mirren Cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park on May 20, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Today’s Daily Record headline was an absolute belter. “Matt O’Riley issued Celtic transfer exit plea as insider makes £12m price tag claim while MK Dons wait on windfall”…Matt O’Riley issued Celtic transfer exit plea implies that the player is pleading to get away from his hellish experience playing for Celtic. Incredible stuff even for the Daily Record!

From their “land of the giants” nonsense, to Beale’s genius and Kenny Miller and his “fine margins” tripe, we really have had to endure an Ibrox love-in from the mainstream outlets that perhaps not even the old club enjoyed. Of course, we all know why that is; they’re skint and they cannot afford to let this Celtic team get any further ahead of them than they are at present.

Matt O’Riley during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Celtic FC and Shakhtar Donetsk,, on October 25, 2022. ) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Not only will it put us out of sight, no additional Champions League group stage monies could see the newest Ibrox club hit severely hard times. And so, as is come to be expected, their friends’ in the press and general media are rallying round to try and sell the serial losers – all the while bigging up any new additions to Beale’s team and trying their level best to punt our players’.

Nobody said it would be easy…

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. Another fool who thinks teams will buy players because of what the Record says. The Record of course is compulsory reading for managers the length of Europe. Utter tripe pal,do better or don’t bother.