Neil Lennon might be defending his ‘team’ today amidst the unavailable players, and allegations of moles (where we heard that before) but what nothing the man can do is hide how absolutely pathetic the team he put out actually performed.
It’s not just about ability, guys, it’s about heart – having the guts to step up when the ‘better’ players aren’t there.
A couple of Rangers players didn’t produce, namely Alfredo Morelos and Brandon Barker, but as a whole the team showed up and meant business.
Meanwhile eleven Celtic players didn’t show up, or more to the point, didn’t want to.
Steven Gerrard put out nearly his strongest team, but for some small alterations, while Lennon put out a weaker selection – but even his own fans were bewildered by his team.
We’ll be honest – we don’t really know who or what a Welsh Klimani is, and we don’t much care, but these players came out and got torn apart, not because they weren’t good enough, but because they didn’t have any guts.
For the first time in a long time, Celtic are a pathetic pale imitation of the dominant Brendan Rodgers side, and Rangers are resurgent – the strongest Rangers since Walter’s in 2011.
We are now clearly the best in Scotland, on points, on merit, on everything – it has to be proven with silverware, of course, but all in good time.
Celtic are feeble, embarrassing, and not fit for purpose – and remember, before Lennon makes any more excuses about the quality of personnel, here’s the side we similarly thumped last year:
Forster Frimpong Jullien Ajer Bolingoli Brown McGregor Forrest Christie Johnston Edouard
Filled with pretty much their best players, and it couldn’t win either.
So, if it doesn’t look to you like the tide has changed in Scotland, you need glasses.