Chris Sutton reckons rivals could be about to crumble at Celtic's feet

By John McGinley

August 28, 2021

Chris Sutton isn’t shy about making predictions about rivals Celtic and Rangers, and his latest is certainly bold.

The former Celtic hero reckons the Ibrox side are on the verge of crumbling this season, especially if the Bhoys find a way to victory tomorrow.

The outspoken pundit believes that the balance of power is swinging in Glasgow and that tomorrow’s result could be a real hammer blow for Rangers’ entire season.

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Writing in his Daily Record column, Sutton said: “Ange Postecoglou has a serious chance to pile more problems on to Rangers tomorrow.

“If the club can make the right moves over a vital next 72 hours, he might just have an opportunity to do the improbable and sink them over the whole season and win back the title. I can barely believe I’m saying that, but power can change quickly in Glasgow.

“Celtic fell apart from a position of strength last year. It could be Rangers who crumble this year. It can happen. I’ve lived it myself. Events at Ibrox will tell us more, but no doubt Postecoglou has got Celtic moving back in the right direction.

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“That is an achievement given the shambles he inherited 10 weeks ago when he arrived. Postecoglou has caught the imagination of the fans with his attacking brand of football and it looks capable of wiping teams away on any given day in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers included.”

Sutton qualifies his comments with thoughts about Postecoglou’s team being too bold and attacking, but it’s clear he sees that Celtic are on the brink of something special.

Let’s be honest though, that proof has yet to arrive and it’ll likely be far easier to make these kind of predictions after tomorrow’s match instead of before it.

The boom and bust cycle of Glasgwegian football is rarely kind on the losers of the derby, so let’s not set ourselves up for a fall. Postecoglou’s Bhoys are still a work in progress and that is true regardless of what happens tomorrow, for me.

In other news, Celtic still holding out for bigger Odsonne Edouard transfer fee.