Celtic manager Stavros’ complaints this morning about not having the squad to cope with a ‘ridiculous schedule’ is a truly laughable comment implying making excuses.
Rangers have had pretty much exactly the same schedule from day one this season and there’s not been a single complaint from ex-boss SG or our current manager GVB about the number of fixtures.
Indeed, in the past two months or so Rangers lost or were already without Filip Helander, Ryan Kent, Ryan Jack, Leon Balogun and quite frankly plenty of others but not a single gripe came from our manager then or now about the number of players available or the schedule, but as soon as a couple of green and while players get knocks the whining from the east begins.
Furthermore, Celtic have signed something approaching 15 players compared with Rangers’ modest 4 signings this summer, and have far bigger financial power than us, but apparently ‘that’s not good enough’.
We’re not really big on talking about Celtic, and regulars will know we’re not that prolific for doing so, so we don’t want to make an exception but we really did have to laugh when we saw those gripes this morning given just what resources they have at their disposal compared with our comparative financial ‘weakness’.
Always cheated never defeated.