When Charlie Nicholas named his Team Of The Year last week there was an outbreak of fury amongst Ibrox’s fan media, and their online mobs.
Nicholas had picked six Celtic player; I argued that he could easily have picked more.
Now Kenny Miller has sparked further ire over there with his own selections.
He has gone for four Celtic players.
He chose Craig Gordon in goal instead of Hart and he drops Jota on the grounds that he’s picking an SPL team and the winger has missed a lot of games.
At least he has some rationale behind his thinking, even if I’d have had Jota in the team all day every day.
But he’s picked Ralston, McGregor and Rogic with Kyogo.
Basically, this is strikingly similar to the Nicholas selections and once more I would defy anyone to argue except perhaps in that Hart and Jota could easily have made the team as well.
The Ibrox fans are flapping because this is “one of their own” writing this stuff this time.
Two of their players made the team; Bassey and Aribo. Miller doesn’t think any of the rest of them has a case. None of these teams has a Hagi or Kent in it, because those two simply haven’t been good.
It is almost hard to believe, when you see how poor some of their regular starters have been, that this is the team which sits at the top of the table by six points.
It’s just one of the reasons why I believe we will win this title. We do have the better players.
On top of that, think of these team of the year selections as an audition for the player of the year awards at the end of the season, and what’s clear already is that the conversation will be entirely dominated by one question; which Celtic player will it be?