The Daily Record officially showed their Green and White stripes yesterday.
A once proud newspaper just published an article that distorted every rule of statistic for what? Just to try to claim Celtic earned more European coefficient points than Rangers?
In fact, to create this pile of garbage, the DR even included data from the year 2016….yep, that was when Rangers did not even play in Europe.
Why they didn’t go back to 2012 is anyone’s guess, because then they would have ensured Celtic really did dominate the points total for years to come. Perhaps it was because everyone would then see how Celtic and the rest of the Scottish league cratered Scotland’s coefficient in just 5 short years…
Then there is another piece of crap …for their secondary point total where they stated Celtic had recently won 34 points to Rangers’ 31.250, these point totals are only possible if you add up Celtic’s last three years (including this year which is still incomplete), and then compare that to just two years from Rangers (these being season 2018/2019 and 2020/2021….they for some dropped the 2019/2020 season….and chose to totally ignore this year’s point haul.
From publishing an article on the night Rangers played Leipzig to express how good Celtic must be in Europe, because they are ahead of Rangers in the SPL, to entirely making up statistics just to push Celtic in front of Rangers in the European coefficients, we now don’t need any statistics to see how awful the Daily Record is.
So, for the record…the official record, the raw data shows Rangers in the last four years have hammered the Daily Record (oops my mistake Celtic) in Europe.
This year Rangers have already won already 19.5 points to Celtic’s 9.5
In the 2020/2021 season Rangers won 19.5 points to Celtic’s very pathetic 8
In 2019/2020 Rangers won 18 to Celtic’s 16.5
And back in 2018/2019, our first true season back Rangers team we won 11 points to mega rich Celtic’s 11.5
And then we have the 2017/2018 (the year we all remember, a year in which we struggled to reach a mighty third place in the league) Rangers gained 1 point, and Celtic, who truly had everything, they obtained a mighty 16 points, which is still 3 points lower than the haul Rangers have managed to gather in each of the last two years.
And then we go back to the 2016/2017 season, when Rangers did not play in Europe….this being the year that the DR had to include to supposedly allow Celtic to pass Rangers’ grand total. But even then….Rangers come out top.
So, what are the true total points accrued over all relevant years?
Even if you add in the 2016/2017 season, despite what the DR says, it is 69 points to Rangers and Celtic are just behind (not ahead) at 68.5 points.
They couldn’t even get that bit right. That is unless they accidently forgot to Rangers total the 5 additional bonus points we earned for reaching the semi-finals????
Then if we look at the points gathered between 2017/2018 season to 2022, which is the only period when both Rangers and Celtic were both in Europe and the totals are Rangers at 69 points and Celtic a paltry 58. That’s a whopping 11-point difference.
Don’t believe me….if you really still think Celtic comes out tops, you can find all the point awarded for each year at https://kassiesa.net/. All you have to do is put the tables into a spread sheet and get Excel to add everything up.
Yet, The DR tells us it’s Celtic….
We won’t say the DR outright lied. That is for others to decide. But we can say, up is down…left is right and if we can spin you around fast enough we can rob you of every ounce of sense you ever had.
I think you can decide who is right.