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After Last Night’s Gutless Display Martindale Should Focus On His Issues, Not Celtic’s.

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David Martindale was quite chipper when he talked to the media on Tuesday.

He was pleased with his side getting their first league win of the season. He was in the mood to gloat.

He was in the mood to stir the soup a wee bit and try to make trouble for Ange and Celtic.

His comments on Ange not having his own coaches were clearly designed to create controversy and sow a little disharmony in the stands at Celtic.

They were also pig-ignorant garbage, paying no heed whatsoever to what our manager has said on this issue.

This week we recruited a new head of sports science; crucially, this is the key area Ange talked about wanting to see some fresh blood in.

He has gotten his wish. Martindale either doesn’t know that or he doesn’t care.

I suspect he doesn’t care.

He saw an opportunity and seized it.

That’s all this guy is, a shameless character sniping from the side-lines.

Our friend Joe McHugh at VideoCelts likes to remind people that he’s a former drug dealer who did time in jail but somehow passed the SFA fit and proper person test. This wasn’t some period in ancient history here; he was convicted in 2006.

He did four years. He got out just in time to see his beloved Rangers go under.

Yes, Martindale’s are well known.

He’s a former Ibrox youth player, and whenever he talks about the current Ibrox club you can see his eyes glaze over.

He frequently snarks at Celtic, and takes a perverse pleasure in getting results against us.

It’s just a shame for his club’s supporters that his record, overall, isn’t terribly great.

He has a 39% win ratio; he has 15 defeats in 41 games.

His latest was last night, at the ground of the club he loves so much. It was an insipid, gutless performance.

the course of 90 minutes his side did not register a single shot at goal. Not one. Not on or off target.

In a cup quarter final, with a place at Hampden up for grabs.

It was a pathetic performance against a team which is there for the taking.

At this moment in time Livingston have four points from their first six league games.

They are one point off the relegation zone, one point off the bottom of the table.

His team faces a tough October, ending with a trip to Celtic Park.

I strongly suspect he’ll not be quite so jovial by the time that one comes around, and he certainly won’t be laughing when it’s over.

If I were him, I would cease the attempts to bait people at Celtic and focus on his own club and their own problems.

I don’t think he’s going to last the season, and to be honest Scottish football shouldn’t be entertaining someone with his record in the first place.

It makes a mockery of our sport and any standards the SFA is even pretending to uphold.

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11 comments

  • Ange Baby says:

    Yes and I was you James, id be concentrating on Celtic.
    Really should be above this bitter pettiness against Livingston & Martimdale.
    The guy was rightly sentenced to jail time, he’s served his debt to society and hasnt tried to shy away from his crimes.
    Sevco v Livingston has nothing to do with Celtic-we have plenty issues of our own to be concentrating on

  • SSMPM says:

    Agreed Ange Baby. Why waste time reporting on a bile ranker loving Celtic hater’s comments James. I could read the DR if I wanted that. For all his past mistakes he still managed to beat us and that’s should be our focus. Us.
    If lessons are to be learned as Ange said then we need to provide evidence of that and that should be winning at Livi. We didn’t do that and gave him the scope to gloat. Kind of agree that in society we can’t just write people off because of their past failings. All angels have a past and all sinners a future. So next time let’s beat that sinner on the pitch with actions not words. HH

  • The Great God Pan says:

    You are putting people off this site James.
    Like Celtic, you need to remember that we are Celtic supporters.

  • BhilltheTim says:

    A writer of some renown once wrote,

    “Rehabilitation is possible as long as someone repents and pays a price. He has done both.”

    I’m sure I don’t need to remind you of that writer’s identity.

    You’re fond of a wee film quote now and again. Here’s one from Sean Connery as King Arthur in ‘First Knight’

    “Either what we hold to be right and good and true is right and good and true for all mankind under God, or we are just another robber tribe!”

  • Elizabeth Anne Scollan says:

    Well written and on target !!

  • Kyogos Dream Team says:

    He’s an irrelevance, a Schnide Hun B astard!

  • kirikocho blazes says:

    Fine James. Keeps us up to date as to what we are up against!

  • Larsson7 says:

    yes horrible little man,drug,dealer he made money and people died because of him.think about,
    SFA dont get me started on that mob of nobodies…………….

  • Pete says:

    Jailbird!!!! Nuffield said!!!!!

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