The press we’ve seen over the past week or two has centred on two things:
Just how remarkable Rangers have been, and just how much Celtic have imploded.
The headlines we’ve witnessed, and the tone, especially on covering the latter, has been frankly a joy to behold, but something more subtle has been observed as well:
For all the Neil Lennon this, Celtic being rotten that, players not playing this etc – it is all just everything our press said about us even as recently as three years ago.
It is literally karma, as Ally once said:
And now, here we are, 8 years later, and as Rangers rise to the top of the country once again, and Celtic implode, all the headlines reflect an absolute mirror of what our press used to smear us with.
But now it’s all on Celtic.
It really is karma – it’s seeing Celtic having a meltdown, their fans disgracing themselves, and it’s taking absolute schadenfreude in that.
It’s utterly deserved, and it’s completely about time. Celtic have gone unchallenged in this country, and have owned it in every way for far too long.
Rangers have been nowhere for that entire time, and now, suddenly, we are truly back, and our Parkhead ‘rivals’ have nowhere to run and they’re falling to pieces.
There will be some fair minded Celtic fans taking this on the chin, we’re sure, fans who will accept they’ve had their time at the top (even if it wasn’t legit) and had their fun, and now Rangers are taking back over.
But far more whose bitterness of our club, of their downfall will have them attack us with the ‘no trophies’ mince, hanging onto either Stevie’s lack of them as a manager or their petty claims Rangers are only 8 years old.
Either way, the press portrayal of Celtic’s demise is genuinely enjoyable, and a long time in coming.