Yesterday, Alan Hutton, writing on that click-site he shares with idiots like Noel Whelan and Frank McAvennie, used his latest piece to attack our defence yet again. He says he believes that we’re already preparing to cut our losses on Starfelt.
Alan Hutton probably believes in Narnia.
That he has anything to say about Celtic is as daft as my being asked to comment intelligently on molecular biology.
How in God’s name does he know what we’re about to do?
How does he know the thinking inside Parkhead?
You get tired of this, day after day, ex-Ibrox players trying to tell us what’s going on inside our own club when they have about as much knowledge of that as the rest of us do about those secret camps in North Korea which are hidden from the world.
Celtic is not going to bin Carl Starfelt after a handful of games just because Peepul like this don’t rate him. As I’ve said before, notice that no-one from across the city is ever subjected to this relentless scrutiny. Nobody over there is ever put under this pressure.
No, this treatment is reserved for Celtic players.
This is not the first time Hutton has made spurious claims about knowing the thinking inside Celtic; he claimed to have “dressing room sources” a year or so ago. Next he’ll have friends in the boardroom feeding him information.
You’d be as well to believe in magic beanstalk beans.
The relentless attacks continue then, with Starfelt the target today (and for a number of days last week). I wonder how many Celtic fans read what this guy has to say; not many, I’d wager. The number who takes him seriously is even lower than that.
But players read this stuff too, and I’m starting to think that’s the point.
This chip-chip-chipping away at their confidence is the purpose.
I hope the big guy isn’t letting any of this get in his head.