Caixinha really should keep his own counsel on Rangers Lite. His excuses and justifications are pulling up as lame as some of Lite’s play. He opines on Hearts showing his team respect. Nothing could be further from the truth. Daly set his team up to mute the 49,000 crowd, keep a clean sheet, and leave with a minimum of one point. Mission accomplished. If he wants to see them playing more expansively he will be given an opportunity when he visits Tynecastle (or Murrayfield if the seats don’t arrive).
I’m growing tired of his whining. He is lucky to be in a job after the shocking Europa Cup first qualification round exit to Progrès Niederkorn. What a way to make your first bow in Europe. And not to put too fine a point on it he can be dismissed immediately with only ninety days severance pay. Those claiming it would cost Lite too much to sack him are misguided. I exclusively revealed his notice period on this site.
Traynor has taken to filming journalists who ask difficult questions of Primark Pedro. The only question to ask is how will he spending his time when he is hooked after the next embarrassing result? The consensus to replace him with a Real Rangers Man is building. How about the Incorrigible Tax Cheat Barry Ferguson? He could do with a bob or two. Primark’s team is unbalanced, lacks invention and continues to rely on Kenny Miller who is a few month’s shy of his 38th birthday. When Daly took the same tactics to Celtic Park his team were routed 4-1. It would have been 4-0 but for a Gordon error; and this from a team without Dembele and Patrick Roberts. The latter’s imminent arrival on a one year loan deal is now being reported by Chris McLaughlin. The BBC radio journalist is still banned from Ibrox for reporting on the support’s canon of anti Irish/Catholic invective.
The Gullibillies are now beginning to realise that they have been sold a Portuguese Pup. The team sheet may have a more exotic ring to it but the stark reality is that these players were out of contract for one simple reason: they were just not good enough.
However try telling that to BFDJ who has never been in the loop at Ibrox. He knows as much about what’s happening behind the scenes as he does about the two children he abandoned and refused to acknowledge or support. This despicable glutton should not have a voice. He was a half decent journeyman centre forward/half three decades ago. He is hardly the Sage of Omaha. He is not even the sage of Lesmahagow. One might even suggest that he has gout of the mouth. Derek Go-Lightly thinks that the hate-fest at the Sectarian Speakeasy should continue. But when did he ever speak with any authority other than to deny his responsibility to the CSA? Is it not high time that the SMSM stopped soliciting the views of this tub of lard?
Celtic by contrast, who invested in a Rolls Royce of a manager and not a washed-up old banger from Qatar, continue to go from strength to strength and have extended their unbeaten domestic run to 52 games. Rodgers rotated his squad and gave many of us our first sighting of Miller and Benyu. They both looked like they have never been out of the team. Ajer was sound and Ralston continues to impress.
Rodgers, who will be buoyed by Armstrong signing on for two years (as exclusively revealed on this site one day before the announcement) will be keen to avoid last season’s cliffhanger at Hapoel Be’er Sheva. If the Israeli team had scored one more goal Celtic would have missed out on the CL group stages on the away goals rule ( 5-2; 0-2).
Astana don’t have that cushion. If CFC play their normal game they will score and put qualification to rest. The £365,000 solidarity payment to Rangers Lite will be but a drop in the ocean to their deficit. I guess howling at the moon does not come cheap.
Aberdeen and St. Johnstone both prevailed and are now five points ahead of Rangers Lite in sixth. My tip for runners-up this season suffered a humiliating 3-1 defeat at home to Hamilton. Lennon will beast the shirkers at Monday’s training in East Mains. Motherwell put their first points on the board with a home win against Ross County. Rangers travel to Dingwall next Sunday. In the highly unlikely scenario that Lite lose, Primark Pedro will be a Ped Man Walking. But then surely they’re used to dead men walking at the beleaguered new club?
The opiate of ‘The People’ has done nothing to assuage the clamour for title-stripping and regime change. If Regan comes out to congratulate Celtic on achieving a CL group stage berth, having denied them their rightful place in 2011, he should be next to walk the plank after Primark Pedro.