Hugh Keevins turns to Postecoglou as The Daily Record writes a rallying call for a team. Guess which one? – Vital Celtic
I have always found the Scottish media strange. Not the people there, but the way they just can’t be balanced in their reporting or praise for the work Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has currently undertaken at Paradise.
From being a work in progress through the eyes of many in the media, including Celtic fans and myself, to now becoming title challengers in the span of six short weeks is simply remarkable by the boss. Australian.
And yet all we hear are warnings from the media that the team cannot keep this high-paced football going, the defense is still shady, and Celtic are lacking a few players (enter position here) to be able to face the might of Rangers.
While many of those warnings are true, in August Celtic scored twenty-one goals and conceded two, with two games to go.
Nine of the twenty-one goals scored after 60 minutes and while there is an error in the defense, it is not as catastrophic as the media claims.
This morning in his column, Hugh Keevins took a strange stand in reporting on the team’s progress.
Instead of congratulating Celtic on his remarkable turnaround and congratulating Ange Postecoglou, he introduced the factor Eddie Howe and how he delayed the rebuilding of Postecoglou.
Not only that, it takes a quote from Angel, “The key for me is that people believe in me. If they believe in me, I can do what I can.
A simple position that Postecoglou has always taken simply because of his high-risk, yet wonderful football, and then takes an unwarranted blow to Postecoglou’s quote by summing it up as follows: “Breads and fish?””Which implies that Angel passes himself off as a figure similar to God to be worshiped.
To top it off, the way he references Celtic fans in this thinly veiled dig, “Will all the disciples keep their discipline?As he seems to imply that if the results start to slip, they will backfire on the manager.
Compare that to an article tweeted no less than thirty minutes later that appeared to be a rally call for Steven Gerrard’s side as they prepare to face Ross County today in Dingwall.
The article, by Scott McDermott, is sickly love praising the hunger pangs of a Rangers team, which collapsed after the January hiatus, more than eighteen months ago in what appears to be an attempt to wake the team out of their slumber and kick off with a win over Ross County.
The Scottish media are no strangers to overthrowing Celtic managers while simultaneously strengthening our rivals.
Angel has the measure of these guys and they don’t like it.