Kerryfail Meltdown - It's the hope that kills you.

DJ Blue

Well-Known Member
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I expect several photoshopped pictures to appear overnight.
 

EH47

Well-Known Member

FFS, so this guy who, supposedly proudly, states he has lived through the careers of all celtc managers bar three is gonna throw the towel in just because they failed to win a 10th title in a row?
Marvelous!
Kinda proves that it's not really about following their team for these sad twats, it's obviously just an opportunity for them to perpetrate the bigotry, and their dreamed of social ascendancy, that their vile club was created for.
Somebody please tell me that this is a common sentiment among the tramps. I hope there is mass trauma inflicted on the sad bastards.
 

cooperman

Well-Known Member
It has been non-stop dreaming of 10IAR since the moment we went into admin.

There was a Record headline Chick Young wrote at that time. It read "10 in a row now a stroll for celtic".

Wish I'd taken a picture of it now.

That is a loooooong time to get your hopes up for something only to fall at the last hurdle. This will be more painful for them than '98 was for us and that's saying something.
I think it's this one

Rangers' transfer drive suggests Celtic's Ten in a Row bid will be a stroll - Gordon Parks​

Gordon reckons that the signings made by Steven Gerrard have been decent but nothing that will take the title back to Ibrox after nine years across the city.


Gordon Parks

By
Gordon Parks
  • 08:28, 2 JUL 2020
  • Updated08:39, 2 JUL 2020

After what feels like an eternal wait, the pedal is now being pressed on a new Premiership season.

With players back in training, signings being announced and politics slowly being replaced by transfer speculation on the back pages, fingers crossed a brighter dawn is upon us.

It’s not quite Christmas but it’s starting to feel a 
lot like football.

Even in these pandemic times, though, sport doesn’t stand still. One factor that remains clear is a power shift at the top of the table is no nearer than it was when the coronavirus caused the curtain to fall on our game in March.
Give or take a few comings and goings, the issues that decide winners and losers have been frozen in time.

Nothing happening at Rangers would suggest a recruitment drive of the standard required to bridge the significant gap between the champions and the pretenders to their throne.

0_Rangers-Training-The-Rangers-Training-Centre.jpg


There’s a quality and strength in depth within Neil Lennon’s Celtic squad which his counterpart Steven Gerrard can only aspire to acquire.

Scotland squad keeper Jon McLaughlin’s arrival follows defender Calvin Bassey’s move from Leicester plus permanent deals for two former loan players, midfielder Ianis Hagi and veteran striker Jermain Defoe.

Good players, potential and unknown quantity among them – but well short of any changing 
of the guard.

The major issue for the Light Blues is that, man 
for man, they lacked the class to match Celtic, with keeper Allan McGregor 
and Borna Barisic the 
only two contenders for a place in the strongest 
Old Firm select.

A cold analysis of the two teams would probably only see Barisic get the nod so, from last season until now, nothing has changed.

Every day now counts for both clubs. A mixed bag 
for Celtic this week came in the shape of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi committing himself for another loan season and Fwather Forthter’s future being confirmed elsewhere.

The absence of Forster 
in this campaign is a dunt but, given the choice, Elyounoussi’s return appears more significant as the truth is that good Old Firm goalies who can be redundant for long spells are six-and-half-a-dozen.

But the feeling grows that it will require more than a few blows across 
the city for Rangers to 
start believing the quality of their rivals is starting 
to rewind.

Unless Rangers are capable of pulling more than a few rabbits out of the hat over the next few weeks then we will be heading into a new campaign with the title 
race being something of 
a foregone conclusion.

It’s just a brutal fact that Celtic have the better players and season after season have been superior in every department.

The finance required 
for that dynamic to shift doesn’t appear to be available. And for Rangers to be in a position to show 
a sustained competitive challenge, it’s hard cash that matters.

It’s great we now have 
a genuine countdown to kick-off with all the twists, turns and intrigue only Scottish football can deliver.

But when push comes 
to shove, as it stands, 
once again the Premiership title destination appears 
all too predictable.
 

Atheist Bear

Well-Known Member
Jimmy_Quinn's_Hattrick

2,9031,773

First-team captain



10:46 AM - Today#1851
I dreamed a dream in times gone by


When hope was high and life worth living

I dreamed, that love would never die

I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid

And dreams were made and used and wasted

There was no ransom to be paid

No song unsung, no wine untasted
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Helensburgh True Blue

Well-Known Member
I think it's this one

Rangers' transfer drive suggests Celtic's Ten in a Row bid will be a stroll - Gordon Parks​

Gordon reckons that the signings made by Steven Gerrard have been decent but nothing that will take the title back to Ibrox after nine years across the city.


Gordon Parks

By
Gordon Parks
  • 08:28, 2 JUL 2020
  • Updated08:39, 2 JUL 2020

After what feels like an eternal wait, the pedal is now being pressed on a new Premiership season.

With players back in training, signings being announced and politics slowly being replaced by transfer speculation on the back pages, fingers crossed a brighter dawn is upon us.

It’s not quite Christmas but it’s starting to feel a 
lot like football.

Even in these pandemic times, though, sport doesn’t stand still. One factor that remains clear is a power shift at the top of the table is no nearer than it was when the coronavirus caused the curtain to fall on our game in March.
Give or take a few comings and goings, the issues that decide winners and losers have been frozen in time.

Nothing happening at Rangers would suggest a recruitment drive of the standard required to bridge the significant gap between the champions and the pretenders to their throne.

0_Rangers-Training-The-Rangers-Training-Centre.jpg


There’s a quality and strength in depth within Neil Lennon’s Celtic squad which his counterpart Steven Gerrard can only aspire to acquire.

Scotland squad keeper Jon McLaughlin’s arrival follows defender Calvin Bassey’s move from Leicester plus permanent deals for two former loan players, midfielder Ianis Hagi and veteran striker Jermain Defoe.

Good players, potential and unknown quantity among them – but well short of any changing 
of the guard.

The major issue for the Light Blues is that, man 
for man, they lacked the class to match Celtic, with keeper Allan McGregor 
and Borna Barisic the 
only two contenders for a place in the strongest 
Old Firm select.

A cold analysis of the two teams would probably only see Barisic get the nod so, from last season until now, nothing has changed.

Every day now counts for both clubs. A mixed bag 
for Celtic this week came in the shape of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi committing himself for another loan season and Fwather Forthter’s future being confirmed elsewhere.

The absence of Forster 
in this campaign is a dunt but, given the choice, Elyounoussi’s return appears more significant as the truth is that good Old Firm goalies who can be redundant for long spells are six-and-half-a-dozen.

But the feeling grows that it will require more than a few blows across 
the city for Rangers to 
start believing the quality of their rivals is starting 
to rewind.

Unless Rangers are capable of pulling more than a few rabbits out of the hat over the next few weeks then we will be heading into a new campaign with the title 
race being something of 
a foregone conclusion.

It’s just a brutal fact that Celtic have the better players and season after season have been superior in every department.

The finance required 
for that dynamic to shift doesn’t appear to be available. And for Rangers to be in a position to show 
a sustained competitive challenge, it’s hard cash that matters.

It’s great we now have 
a genuine countdown to kick-off with all the twists, turns and intrigue only Scottish football can deliver.

But when push comes 
to shove, as it stands, 
once again the Premiership title destination appears 
all too predictable.
Gordon Parks 55 is coming, and you won’t ever be allowed to forget it, you hater. WATP and always will be.
 

Wilkinsvolley

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
Watched some of his presser.
Bloody hell he's a mess!
His distain for the questions was palpable.
Would be ashamed if we were stuck with a manager who thought such approach was remotely acceptable.
He tries to be a wee smart arse with short one word answers as if he knows best but just comes across as being out of control and clueless.
 

EH47

Well-Known Member
Wow. Where do you even start with trying to deal with that level of delusion? They come across as quite well educated and rational but almost everything they're actually saying is such nonsense.

Fucking love that.
What a smug, self-righteous tit of a guy.
I would just to see his face if he was to be asked about the boys club set up in his club's name specifically to ensnare kids for paedophiles at the club.
 

Shengus Malengus

Well-Known Member
I think it's this one

Rangers' transfer drive suggests Celtic's Ten in a Row bid will be a stroll - Gordon Parks​

Gordon reckons that the signings made by Steven Gerrard have been decent but nothing that will take the title back to Ibrox after nine years across the city.


Gordon Parks

By
Gordon Parks
  • 08:28, 2 JUL 2020
  • Updated08:39, 2 JUL 2020

After what feels like an eternal wait, the pedal is now being pressed on a new Premiership season.

With players back in training, signings being announced and politics slowly being replaced by transfer speculation on the back pages, fingers crossed a brighter dawn is upon us.

It’s not quite Christmas but it’s starting to feel a 
lot like football.

Even in these pandemic times, though, sport doesn’t stand still. One factor that remains clear is a power shift at the top of the table is no nearer than it was when the coronavirus caused the curtain to fall on our game in March.
Give or take a few comings and goings, the issues that decide winners and losers have been frozen in time.

Nothing happening at Rangers would suggest a recruitment drive of the standard required to bridge the significant gap between the champions and the pretenders to their throne.

0_Rangers-Training-The-Rangers-Training-Centre.jpg


There’s a quality and strength in depth within Neil Lennon’s Celtic squad which his counterpart Steven Gerrard can only aspire to acquire.

Scotland squad keeper Jon McLaughlin’s arrival follows defender Calvin Bassey’s move from Leicester plus permanent deals for two former loan players, midfielder Ianis Hagi and veteran striker Jermain Defoe.

Good players, potential and unknown quantity among them – but well short of any changing 
of the guard.

The major issue for the Light Blues is that, man 
for man, they lacked the class to match Celtic, with keeper Allan McGregor 
and Borna Barisic the 
only two contenders for a place in the strongest 
Old Firm select.

A cold analysis of the two teams would probably only see Barisic get the nod so, from last season until now, nothing has changed.

Every day now counts for both clubs. A mixed bag 
for Celtic this week came in the shape of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi committing himself for another loan season and Fwather Forthter’s future being confirmed elsewhere.

The absence of Forster 
in this campaign is a dunt but, given the choice, Elyounoussi’s return appears more significant as the truth is that good Old Firm goalies who can be redundant for long spells are six-and-half-a-dozen.

But the feeling grows that it will require more than a few blows across 
the city for Rangers to 
start believing the quality of their rivals is starting 
to rewind.

Unless Rangers are capable of pulling more than a few rabbits out of the hat over the next few weeks then we will be heading into a new campaign with the title 
race being something of 
a foregone conclusion.

It’s just a brutal fact that Celtic have the better players and season after season have been superior in every department.

The finance required 
for that dynamic to shift doesn’t appear to be available. And for Rangers to be in a position to show 
a sustained competitive challenge, it’s hard cash that matters.

It’s great we now have 
a genuine countdown to kick-off with all the twists, turns and intrigue only Scottish football can deliver.

But when push comes 
to shove, as it stands, 
once again the Premiership title destination appears 
all too predictable.
 

Grousey

Well-Known Member

Mentally ill.
I think it's this one

Rangers' transfer drive suggests Celtic's Ten in a Row bid will be a stroll - Gordon Parks​

Gordon reckons that the signings made by Steven Gerrard have been decent but nothing that will take the title back to Ibrox after nine years across the city.


Gordon Parks

By
Gordon Parks
  • 08:28, 2 JUL 2020
  • Updated08:39, 2 JUL 2020

After what feels like an eternal wait, the pedal is now being pressed on a new Premiership season.

With players back in training, signings being announced and politics slowly being replaced by transfer speculation on the back pages, fingers crossed a brighter dawn is upon us.

It’s not quite Christmas but it’s starting to feel a 
lot like football.

Even in these pandemic times, though, sport doesn’t stand still. One factor that remains clear is a power shift at the top of the table is no nearer than it was when the coronavirus caused the curtain to fall on our game in March.
Give or take a few comings and goings, the issues that decide winners and losers have been frozen in time.

Nothing happening at Rangers would suggest a recruitment drive of the standard required to bridge the significant gap between the champions and the pretenders to their throne.

0_Rangers-Training-The-Rangers-Training-Centre.jpg


There’s a quality and strength in depth within Neil Lennon’s Celtic squad which his counterpart Steven Gerrard can only aspire to acquire.

Scotland squad keeper Jon McLaughlin’s arrival follows defender Calvin Bassey’s move from Leicester plus permanent deals for two former loan players, midfielder Ianis Hagi and veteran striker Jermain Defoe.

Good players, potential and unknown quantity among them – but well short of any changing 
of the guard.

The major issue for the Light Blues is that, man 
for man, they lacked the class to match Celtic, with keeper Allan McGregor 
and Borna Barisic the 
only two contenders for a place in the strongest 
Old Firm select.

A cold analysis of the two teams would probably only see Barisic get the nod so, from last season until now, nothing has changed.

Every day now counts for both clubs. A mixed bag 
for Celtic this week came in the shape of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi committing himself for another loan season and Fwather Forthter’s future being confirmed elsewhere.

The absence of Forster 
in this campaign is a dunt but, given the choice, Elyounoussi’s return appears more significant as the truth is that good Old Firm goalies who can be redundant for long spells are six-and-half-a-dozen.

But the feeling grows that it will require more than a few blows across 
the city for Rangers to 
start believing the quality of their rivals is starting 
to rewind.

Unless Rangers are capable of pulling more than a few rabbits out of the hat over the next few weeks then we will be heading into a new campaign with the title 
race being something of 
a foregone conclusion.

It’s just a brutal fact that Celtic have the better players and season after season have been superior in every department.

The finance required 
for that dynamic to shift doesn’t appear to be available. And for Rangers to be in a position to show 
a sustained competitive challenge, it’s hard cash that matters.

It’s great we now have 
a genuine countdown to kick-off with all the twists, turns and intrigue only Scottish football can deliver.

But when push comes 
to shove, as it stands, 
once again the Premiership title destination appears 
all too predictable.

Any bears reminding him of this yet?
 

Stupid

Active Member
I know. Celtic have the biggest bank debt in Scotland by a long way. Only thing I'd disagree with you on is that they come across as educated. To me they come across as bitter, angry, tribal morons.
Oh yes they're definitely a bitter, angry moron. I just meant it was written well and spelled properly. Much better than the average idiotic rant you see.
 

Wilkinsvolley

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
A couple of them saying they should be looking at their own club but this tit must be a fully paid up member of the mad phil fan club. Too busy looking at us because Phil told them to while Pete filled his pockets. Imagine going through life hoping people lose points because you have no faith in the club you support to win things on the pitch.
The fact they’re still doing it while their club is taped says it all.


 

mrsjr1872

Well-Known Member
That’s great being a trained fighter for a ring or cage fight. A trained fighter would be a match for most but that is all well and good till you arrange a fight with someone who is not interested in taking the coats off and tapping knuckles before slugging it out.

That person you have arranged a fight with over the internet turns up with a 12inch blade and cuts your throat.

That could be the reality no matter how well you are trained.

This lad offering square goes sounds like he just needs to find Mr 12inch as he sounds like a bit of a f@ nny
Great Post! no matter how hard you think you are theres always sombody harder:) never a good idea to challenge strangers to a fight as u say could end up like a collinder all cos u canny take your team being pish :))
 

Stupid

Active Member
They could appoint Mark McGhee tomorrow on a r year contract and they would still say. "Aye but that's just temporary till Rafa comes"
There are reports in England that McGhee is going to be assistant at Stockport County. I hope not as they're my second team.
 

Stupid

Active Member
Read on their thread how Frimpong has gone backward under Lennons coaching. When they got him, he was apparently good enough to start at rb for Citeh.
I wouldn't go that far but after his first game against us I thought he was a decent enough player. No world beater but decent enough. Now he looks shit. Complete regression under their coaching.
 

Wilkinsvolley

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
I was trying too find that headline for you, found this instead,
Isle of Wight County Press
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21st January

Covid crisis is no longer an excuse for Celtic – Mohamed Elyounoussi​

By Press Association 2021
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Mohamed Elyounoussi says it is time Celtic stopped using the Covid-19 crisis to excuse their shattered 10-in-a-row dreams.
From the Boli Bolingoli saga to having 13 players plus boss Neil Lennon forced to self-isolate after Christopher Jullien returned from the club’s controversial Dubai trip with the virus, the Hoops have not had their troubles to seek.
Lennon has also repeatedly suggested the closed-door conditions enforced by the pandemic has been a factor in his side’s spectacular slump this season, while Parkhead chief Peter Lawwell stoked controversy last week when he claimed coronavirus had affected their club “probably…more than any”.
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But that does not wash with Elyounoussi. Instead, the Norway forward reckons it is now time Lennon’s squad finally look themselves in the mirror and admit they have just not been good enough to keep pace with a rampant Rangers side now streaking away in the distance, 20 points ahead.
The on-loan Southampton forward, who returned to action after his stint in quarantine only to see the Hoops drop points for the fourth time this year at Livingston on Wednesday night, said: “Look, it hasn’t been a normal season with the pandemic and everything going around.

“There have been things outside football, like our self-isolation. But everyone is in the same situation. So that’s no excuse. We have to be honest here, we cannot look for excuses any more.
“Everyone needs to pick themselves up, dig in deeper and work hard. There is always the next game. We have to keep looking forward and approach every game with positivity.”
The Dubai break was supposed to be a chance for Celtic to recharge their batteries and refresh their minds after a bruising end to 2020.
But instead it backfired spectacularly. After flying out in the hours after defeat to Rangers at Ibrox, the trip was overshadowed by pictures appearing to show players breaching social distancing protocols during a day off.
Jullien’s positive test then ruled out a raft of first-team stars, leaving a scratch line-up to scrape draws with Hibernian and Livingston at home.

Lennon was able to recall a host of key men for the rematch with David Martindale’s Lions at the Tony Macaroni Arena but by then the Hoops’ fragile confidence was clear for all to see and they threw away another two points by allowing Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw.
Lennon insists he will not walk away from his job, but Elyounoussi is aware pressure is mounting on his boss.
“I feel really bad for the gaffer,” he said. “I think that we personally have to take more responsibility.
“It’s easy to criticise the gaffer. When things don’t go well they are coming for him. But if you look at him and the rest of the coaching staff they’re working really hard, day and night.
“That makes me really disappointed that we cannot turn it around for him and obviously the fans as well.
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“He must be one of the strongest guys I have ever met. Of course we have belief in him.
“I think it is way too easy to just go for (Lennon) and say that we need a change. I think he does a really good job with the motivational speeches he gives us before and after games. He’s a strong guy and it’s way too easy to blame him.”
Elyounoussi netted his 13th goal of the season to cancel out Ciaron Brown’s opener for Livi. Nir Bitton then fired Celtic ahead at the break but yet again they could not finish off the job.
“I don’t mean any disrespect, but I don’t care about scoring a goal,” confessed Elyounoussi. “If you don’t win the games it doesn’t matter.
“Everyone has to take responsibility, look at themselves in the mirror. Everyone can improve, everyone can put more effort in.
“But I think everyone is working hard in training. You can see that from the intensity in training. We haven’t done anything differently this year from last year. I think it is just the small margins which are against us.
“There have
been too many draws, too many games where we have been up and have conceded late on. That’s what’s killing us at the moment.”


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The part in bold is very telling. Not how he sets them up for games and lays out the game plan. How thorough he is.
No, just his motivational rants before games.
 

Northwest Ranger

Well-Known Member
What I "make of it" you deluded arrogant fenian scum, is that it's clearly fake, and a blind man could see it,
Although you wont as you believe your own hype and think you're something on the world stage of football, when, in reality, you're nothing but the complete dregs of humanity embodied in a team, support and people in general.

Still here, where's your 10 now?
Deluded , unhinged fuds :))
 

blue genes

Well-Known Member
TLB is now getting dogs abuse for using the term ‘Old firm’ in his press conference:))

If there is one thing that might just tip the rest of them over the edge, it’s the acknowledgement of us being the same club.
Watched it & he certainly did say it.

It was some press conference - his contempt for the questions & questioners from start to finish was incredible. It was like some bizarre act of defiance on the way out the door. Glorious.
 

tazzabear

Well-Known Member
I think it's this one

Rangers' transfer drive suggests Celtic's Ten in a Row bid will be a stroll - Gordon Parks​

Gordon reckons that the signings made by Steven Gerrard have been decent but nothing that will take the title back to Ibrox after nine years across the city.


Gordon Parks

By
Gordon Parks
  • 08:28, 2 JUL 2020
  • Updated08:39, 2 JUL 2020

After what feels like an eternal wait, the pedal is now being pressed on a new Premiership season.

With players back in training, signings being announced and politics slowly being replaced by transfer speculation on the back pages, fingers crossed a brighter dawn is upon us.

It’s not quite Christmas but it’s starting to feel a 
lot like football.

Even in these pandemic times, though, sport doesn’t stand still. One factor that remains clear is a power shift at the top of the table is no nearer than it was when the coronavirus caused the curtain to fall on our game in March.
Give or take a few comings and goings, the issues that decide winners and losers have been frozen in time.

Nothing happening at Rangers would suggest a recruitment drive of the standard required to bridge the significant gap between the champions and the pretenders to their throne.

0_Rangers-Training-The-Rangers-Training-Centre.jpg


There’s a quality and strength in depth within Neil Lennon’s Celtic squad which his counterpart Steven Gerrard can only aspire to acquire.

Scotland squad keeper Jon McLaughlin’s arrival follows defender Calvin Bassey’s move from Leicester plus permanent deals for two former loan players, midfielder Ianis Hagi and veteran striker Jermain Defoe.

Good players, potential and unknown quantity among them – but well short of any changing 
of the guard.

The major issue for the Light Blues is that, man 
for man, they lacked the class to match Celtic, with keeper Allan McGregor 
and Borna Barisic the 
only two contenders for a place in the strongest 
Old Firm select.

A cold analysis of the two teams would probably only see Barisic get the nod so, from last season until now, nothing has changed.

Every day now counts for both clubs. A mixed bag 
for Celtic this week came in the shape of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi committing himself for another loan season and Fwather Forthter’s future being confirmed elsewhere.

The absence of Forster 
in this campaign is a dunt but, given the choice, Elyounoussi’s return appears more significant as the truth is that good Old Firm goalies who can be redundant for long spells are six-and-half-a-dozen.

But the feeling grows that it will require more than a few blows across 
the city for Rangers to 
start believing the quality of their rivals is starting 
to rewind.

Unless Rangers are capable of pulling more than a few rabbits out of the hat over the next few weeks then we will be heading into a new campaign with the title 
race being something of 
a foregone conclusion.

It’s just a brutal fact that Celtic have the better players and season after season have been superior in every department.

The finance required 
for that dynamic to shift doesn’t appear to be available. And for Rangers to be in a position to show 
a sustained competitive challenge, it’s hard cash that matters.

It’s great we now have 
a genuine countdown to kick-off with all the twists, turns and intrigue only Scottish football can deliver.

But when push comes 
to shove, as it stands, 
once again the Premiership title destination appears 
all too predictable.
Every time I this piece is brought up I think of two massively wrong predictions.
Michael Fish’s “there is no hurricane coming” disaster and, Thomas (?) Watson, the guy who thought there’d be no need for more than five computers ... in the world!
 

Brick_Top

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
That poster Adam Smith 11 on Kerrydale must be making himself absolutely ill thinking about our finances.

Every time you open the Sevco thread he has new lengthy posts in it about our AGMs, accounts and impending financial destruction.

I suspect that deep down this will still dominate some of the scum supports thoughts more than the state of their own club. It’s Phil 3 names levels of obsession.
 
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Greigorypeck

Well-Known Member
I think it's this one

Rangers' transfer drive suggests Celtic's Ten in a Row bid will be a stroll - Gordon Parks​

Gordon reckons that the signings made by Steven Gerrard have been decent but nothing that will take the title back to Ibrox after nine years across the city.
Gordon Parks

By
Gordon Parks
  • 08:28, 2 JUL 2020
  • Updated08:39, 2 JUL 2020

After what feels like an eternal wait, the pedal is now being pressed on a new Premiership season.

With players back in training, signings being announced and politics slowly being replaced by transfer speculation on the back pages, fingers crossed a brighter dawn is upon us.

It’s not quite Christmas but it’s starting to feel a 
lot like football.

Even in these pandemic times, though, sport doesn’t stand still. One factor that remains clear is a power shift at the top of the table is no nearer than it was when the coronavirus caused the curtain to fall on our game in March.
Give or take a few comings and goings, the issues that decide winners and losers have been frozen in time.

Nothing happening at Rangers would suggest a recruitment drive of the standard required to bridge the significant gap between the champions and the pretenders to their throne.

0_Rangers-Training-The-Rangers-Training-Centre.jpg


There’s a quality and strength in depth within Neil Lennon’s Celtic squad which his counterpart Steven Gerrard can only aspire to acquire.

Scotland squad keeper Jon McLaughlin’s arrival follows defender Calvin Bassey’s move from Leicester plus permanent deals for two former loan players, midfielder Ianis Hagi and veteran striker Jermain Defoe.

Good players, potential and unknown quantity among them – but well short of any changing 
of the guard.

The major issue for the Light Blues is that, man 
for man, they lacked the class to match Celtic, with keeper Allan McGregor 
and Borna Barisic the 
only two contenders for a place in the strongest 
Old Firm select.

A cold analysis of the two teams would probably only see Barisic get the nod so, from last season until now, nothing has changed.

Every day now counts for both clubs. A mixed bag 
for Celtic this week came in the shape of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi committing himself for another loan season and Fwather Forthter’s future being confirmed elsewhere.

The absence of Forster 
in this campaign is a dunt but, given the choice, Elyounoussi’s return appears more significant as the truth is that good Old Firm goalies who can be redundant for long spells are six-and-half-a-dozen.

But the feeling grows that it will require more than a few blows across 
the city for Rangers to 
start believing the quality of their rivals is starting 
to rewind.

Unless Rangers are capable of pulling more than a few rabbits out of the hat over the next few weeks then we will be heading into a new campaign with the title 
race being something of 
a foregone conclusion.

It’s just a brutal fact that Celtic have the better players and season after season have been superior in every department.

The finance required 
for that dynamic to shift doesn’t appear to be available. And for Rangers to be in a position to show 
a sustained competitive challenge, it’s hard cash that matters.

It’s great we now have 
a genuine countdown to kick-off with all the twists, turns and intrigue only Scottish football can deliver.

But when push comes 
to shove, as it stands, 
once again the Premiership title destination appears 
all too predictable.
Unless Rangers are capable of pulling more than a few rabbits out of the hat over the next few weeks then we will be heading into a new campaign with the title 
race being something of 
a foregone conclusion.

How about 55 rabbits Gordon eh?
 
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