"Absolute joke"; Celtic fans go to town on Daily Record's negative Hoops column
The Celtic supporters have been schooling the Daily Record’s Keith Jackson after he published a bizarre column bigging up Rangers’ chances on Saturday.
Celtic welcome their Glasgow rivals to Parkhead this weekend in the first derby of the season, with three points crucial for either side as the Hoops look to go top of the table having played a game fewer.
However, Jackson described Celtic as having been “coughing and spluttering” their way through the season so far. He then went on to say that “Gerrard and his backroom staff are clinicians behind the scenes at Auchenhowie where no stone is left unturned.”
You can read the full thing here – but Celtic fans who have most certainly weren’t impressed by the tone. And, reacting to his piece on social media, the Hoops fans have been letting Jackson know just where he’s been going wrong:
No, the truth of the matter is the champions have been coughing and spluttering since the start of this campaign regardless of the ongoing health crisis outside.- yet if the league was ended today we’d win on points per game 🤷♂️
— David campbell (@Davidc2508) October 12, 2020
“He has created A team that excels on the training ground”…….
Says it all really!
— Sanfranceltic (@Sme51899360) October 12, 2020
Gerrards clinic –
Rangers – 4 points dropped
Celtic – 2 points dropped
Celtic’s 2 main strikers 9 goals between them and Rangers 2 main strikers 5 goals between them.
Celtic one more goal scored in one less game. While Rangers might win the goals conceded trophy that’s it
— Ryan M (@RyanM01558480) October 12, 2020
Quite a lot happened between that game at Celtic park and the ‘world being turned upside down’ including a Rangers implosion and Celtic taking their form to new levels that had made the outcome of the league a formality.
— Lothianno4 (@Lothianno4) October 12, 2020
Absolute joke. We have only drawn 1 game to Sevco’s 2 and goal difference roughly the same but one team stuttering and one flying. You wearing your blue tinted specs again Keef
— James Lafferty (@weejamito) October 12, 2020
Thriving ? Less points in the first 10 games than they had last season .
Excel in training ! But canny win a cup or a title .
Good read though , made me chuckle few times . Thanks man .
Superb In Training Trophy 2020 .
— 𝚁𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔 (@TheGloryYears9) October 12, 2020
“They have created a team which excels on the training ground”…award them the training ground cup immediately!!! What drivel.
— walfrids bro (@Walfrids_Bro) October 12, 2020
And, in Steve Davis, Gerrard also has the most cultured, intelligent central midfield operator in the country……🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢
— Northglasgow bhoy (@mp77cfc) October 12, 2020
Celtic are in a much better place than Jackson makes out
It’s all totally exaggerated by Jackson. Celtic are in a much better place than he seems to believe.
It’s almost as if he’s blanking out performances such as the 3-0 home wins against Motherwell and Hibernian respectively. Or perhaps the 5-0 demolition of Ross County in Dingwall too.
Yes, it hasn’t been our best start to the campaign performance-wise, but he’ll do well to remember that we’ve started better than Rangers – who’ve spluttered their way to two draws away from home. Hardly the sign of Champions that, is it?
Celtic are still trying to get the balance right to their 3-5-2 system. It’s a system designed to leak chances whilst putting emphasis on overrunning your opponent in the final third. So far this season, that’s what we’ve done with more goals than anyone else in the Premiership.
Yes, we concede some soft goals here and there – that can’t be ignored. But Neil Lennon’s men have won 11 of their first 13 competitive matches this season. It’s frightening to think what a good start would look like in Jackson’s eyes.
Anyway – we’re used to this. So long as the Bhoys get the job done on Saturday, that will be the most hard-hitting reply the likes of Jackson could be hit with.