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Celebrity MasterChef Loser Mouths Off About Celtic Defender Yet Again.

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It must be great to be a former footballer trying to get going in a media career.

Even if your starting point isn’t great, even if you’re not particularly good at it or suited to it, even if you do everything in your to get early headlines and an early leg-up and end up nowhere, there is still a kernel of hope.

You can even go on Celebrity Master Chef and get knocked out in the first round and know you can still turn it around.

You can graduate to regional radio and know that it need not be the end point.

Because as long as you have one weapon in reserve you’ve got a shot.

Here’s what you do, and it’s easy. You for this?

Criticise Celtic. Pick a player or the manager or the fans, and hammer on a negative point. It doesn’t matter how inconsistent or irrational you sound to the rest of the world. It doesn’t matter whether you have a working, functioning, brain cell in your head. It doesn’t matter if you plainly don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

Work based on that basic principle – that criticising gets you headlines – and you will find yourself frequently appearing in the papers.

This all Noel Whelan does. He has never written an intelligent or insightful piece of commentary on any subject. Tonight it’s Starfelt; of course it is. He’s one of the easiest to take a shot at in the whole of Scottish football right now.

But really, if it wasn’t him it would be some other aspect of our club.

He has twigged that there’s no easier gig than taking shots at and now that he has that’s his bread and butter, his reason for being, and it must be hard for him to think that he struggled all those years to make it when in fact the answer was so obvious this whole time.

People like Kris Boyd can grasp it.

It doesn’t take genius to work this stuff out.

Whelan’s attack on Starfelt isn’t just ignorant or stupid or an example of how former players now love nothing more than piling on and putting current stars under pressure … it’s sheer laziness, the mark of somebody who’s found the path of least resistance and is sticking to it.

This is what has replaced talent in the punditry business.

See, Whelan, if you had talent in the first place, I daresay Celebrity Master Chef wouldn’t have been such an attractive port of call, because you wouldn’t need that to give yourself profile. If you had talent you wouldn’t need such gimmicks.

If that seems harsh it’s no more so than the feeding frenzy involving our club right now, targeting our players and our manager. These people are circling like vultures, and it requires a constant effort to combat their incessant negativity.

With folk this that’s easy to do.

Because for all they get the headlines, that tabloid writing gig still proves elusive. When Boyd has a job at a national and you don’t that must really screw with your internal wiring. It must really eat away at the old self esteem.

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10 comments

  • Peterbrady says:

    Who the duck is Noel Whelan

    • Jim Duffy says:

      That’s my thoughts exactly Peterbrady ,at first I thought it was that guy is it Noel Fielding the comedian but hand on heart I’ve never heard of Noel whoever.

  • Paul says:

    Aye but Starfelt is like Ajeti, absolutely rubbish

    • Jim Duffy says:

      Yes Paul I’ll bet you said that about Paul Elliott ,who had a bad start but was one of our best defenders ever but you’ve probably never heard of him ,sums you and your short term fans attitude nicely,if you remember even king Henrik didn’t get off to a flyer,give these guys a chance a new club ,a new country and culture I’d like to see going to Sweden and doing your job fluently after 3 months,I’m guessing you couldn’t speak one word of Swedish after 3 months.give these guys a break they can’t all be as good as you.

  • kirikocho blazes says:

    Whether you like it or not, we now have only ONE option. That is to BACK the Manager. If we do, we are united, come what may. If we don’t we’re in disarray! The season is underway, Desmond has laid his cards on the table. Nothing is won or lost in October! Give Ange the TIME to turn it round! The first trophy isn’t decided until late December! The League is what we are playing for this year and this year it is more important than other years because of UCL qualification. The Huns like you to think everything is steady there. But is it ….! Other teams from outside of Glasgow will fancy their chances this season – more than any other season! And they will fight for it! We can only win if we back the manager and what we’ve got, like it or not! If we are united we can win! So – back Ange – give the guy his chance – and back the team. We are Celtic Supporters!

  • Peter cassidy says:

    Just someone trying to earn a crust why bother writing about his bull anyway,regarding backing ange upto a point but if we still keep dropping points will the fans keep faith with him fans a very fickle great when things are going great but will be very negative if we lose ground in the leauge how long will the board give him thats the question”what a mess at present but things could change quickly in football starting tomorrow I hope,it started so well and maybe we all got carried away with the 2 big wins against 2 $hit teams so let’s see how ange gets us winning again ????.

    • Jim Duffy says:

      The point is Peter we have to stick by him now,what’s the alternative ,a new manager who wants new players to play a new system ,how longs that going to take ,I know things don’t look great at the minute but there’s plenty time to turn things around and I think ok we will have hiccups but I think we will start gelling as a team and learn how to play angels system and we will come good and given time and another transfer window we will become very good,I know we got humped 4-0 then but remember we got humped by psg and Barcelona under Rodgers but I honestly think this attacking style of postecoglous will come good , remember even under Lennon’s defensive boring not concede goals style of play which was terrible to watch we still got humped by lesser teams than Bayern Leverkusen,ie Cluj Sparta ,ferencvaros etc ,let’s give Ange time.

  • Johnny says:

    Who really gives a flyin fuck what this retard thinks.H.H

  • SSMPM says:

    Agree totally with KB and JD lets get behind Ange, stop this in house fan bickering and see if he can turn us into a team. HH

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