The latest screaming headline for the repositories of clickbait has Noel “Nobody” Whelan saying that we are facing “absolute disaster” in the League Cup Final because Kyogo isn’t in the team.
Oh my dear God, these people really are desperate to see us fail.
The thing is, our club is stronger than these people seem to be aware.
It’s stronger than some of our fans are aware, I think. We still have more than enough in the playing squad to see us through the next few difficult weeks, and I expect us to do it.
Everyone out there is basically dying for us to blow this. It’s in the air. You can taste it. They were so sure that Ange would be a flop and so arrogant in their views that they can’t even bear the idea that they might be proved completely wrong.
And that’s just those who aren’t wound so tight to Ibrox that even contemplating Celtic winning the title makes them nauseous. Well they better have their sick-buckets ready.
Did you see the images of the players and the coaches in training yesterday? Did you watch Bitton in front of the media? Laughing, joking, relaxed. Do these look like people who are ready to throw in the towel? Do they look like they are labouring under a black cloud of despair?
To me, those pictures sum up the mood at Celtic right now and you could see it in midweek as the players clawed and battled and worked and fought for the win.
There is a real sense of purpose at Celtic. It’s one of the reasons why these people are pissing their pants at the moment, one of the reasons they are panicking. That’s why we get headlines like these. That’s why our players are being targeted by smears.
We are back, and they know it.
And soon enough we’ll have the first of our trophies back.
In their dreams, friends. In their dreams.