It’s season-ticket renewal time at Ibrox, and you know what that means – another delusional rant from Dave King.
The Rangers chairman has been at it again. He’s given his annual prediction that the Ibrox side are closing in on Scottish football domination. Despite the fact Rangers are sitting 11 points behind a Celtic side closing in on another treble, King isn’t convinced.
He’s claimed on the official Rangers website that his club are “within tangible reach of Rangers becoming the dominant force in Scottish football again”.
Celtic fans have been reacting to his lengthy message to the Rangers fans. So, here’s a look at some of our support’s best reaction to it on Twitter:
I don't understand why any Celtic fan gets annoyed or agitated when Dave King spouts his nonsense – we know the man is a CRACKPOT, therefore surely better to laugh your head off knowing that it's going to get worse for them before it gets better (if it EVER does get better)! 🍀👍🏼
— Kevin McAuley (@kevinpmcauley) April 15, 2019
Imagine Celtic board, say, during the Mowbray or John Barnes eras claiming the club was in ‘tangible reach’ of its rivals. That’s the bonkers level King’s nonsense is at.
— Grant McCabe (@twobobhack) April 15, 2019
Seriously deluded, Dave King is the best thing that has happened for the celtic board. Great strides made, fill yer boots Dave carry on. Can you really believe he gets away with it. Hey ho 2 more to go.
— Josekew (@Josekew1) April 15, 2019
Scottish football media all doing their best to promote the latest fantasy nonsense from The Lying king. It's cringeworthy and pathetic, but it's brilliant for Celtic… #10iar
— gripnrip (@gripnrip) April 15, 2019
Rangers Chairman, Dave King, has said the club is within touching distance of dominating the domestic game…😳
1. Celtic 77pts
2. Rangers 66pts
— Betting Directory (@BettingDirector) April 15, 2019
In Dave King’s time as rangers chairman Celtic have won their last 26 consecutive cup ties,a invincible treble,a double treble & are 2 wins away from a treble treble & he now claims rangers are now within tangible reach of being the dominant force pic.twitter.com/Q8LSd67YHL
— murney (@celticglasgow__) April 15, 2019
Celtic will blow Rangers away in the summer. Big investment in playing staff coming up to reinforce current squad. Desmond will have a wry smile reading Mr Kings comments today @ClydeSSB
— Mr Collins (@Stranafeley) April 15, 2019
Out of every competition. 11 points behind. The only reason there was even a sniff of a title race was because of how poor Celtic have been not how good rangers were. Laughable comments from king. https://t.co/FMCeRGOwFL
— Conlon McFaulds (@conlonmcf) April 15, 2019
It’s nothing we’re not used to
King is at his very best when he’s spouting nonsense. It what he thrives in. If it’s not demeaning Celtic’s achievements then it’s giving delusional predictions like this.
But the Rangers chairman likely says these things to get a reaction from supporters on both sides. He’ll have the fishing hook out to try and antagonise the Celtic support. And why not? After all, it will help him reel in the season ticket renewal sales and get more money in.
Meanwhile, whilst King continues to spout this hopeful nonsense, Celtic continue to achieve genuine success on the football front. Speaking of tangible success, the Hoops are on course for a sensational nine consecutive domestic trophies. That, Mr King, is domination. And Rangers are absolutely nowhere near it.
Rangers at times have been closer than we would’ve liked this season. But after the winter break when Celtic got their act together, they proved to be no challenge whatsoever. But considering their extreme lack of success, it’s no real surprise they’ll latch onto any sort of sign of progress they can and start their delusional predictions about next season.
Celtic fans on social media have generally been reacting to this with laughter. No wonder. We all know how King likes to play the game. Having cheap pops at Celtic and our dominance helps reel in season-tickets.
That’s all this is. Nothing more and nothing less.