Ricky Foster, one of many ex-Ibrox players who has found a “home” on the national broadcaster, continues to demonstrate that their over-reliance on “analysis” from that particular cross-section of the populace is as limited as it is stupid.
Talking tonight in the aftermath of Celtic’s defeat in Norway, he said that our club will be “desperate” for the Ibrox club to progress in Europe, presumably in order that they have more games to play than we do.
It’s a witless comment to say the least.
For one thing, I don’t know many Celtic fans who would agree with that. I for one would be grateful not to see the press go into over-drive with what a “turning point” it would be in their season. It hardly needs pointing out that Celtic fans certainly don’t want them getting the benefits of another full house at Ibrox, as well as UEFA prize money.
It also suggests that both teams go the distance in the Scottish Cup; if the Ibrox club is knocked out in the next room – as we dearly hope they will be – and we get to the final, then in the event they go through tonight but come a cropper in the next round we’ll play the exact same number of games as them between now and the campaign closing out.
So what is his rationale? It is based on utter nonsense, some suggestion that we fear playing them on an equal game-by-game footing, which we most certainly don’t. The skewed fixture list concerns me, but in the end we’ll focus on doing our own job and if we continue winning our games then really, it doesn’t matter a damn what happens over there.
But Foster has brought his entire brain to bear on this “issue” and come up with a conclusion that as far as I’m concerned is simply a waste of the IQ points.
He should have spent it on something more useful, something less taxing. He is not cut out for this analysis stuff, which is probably why he fits in perfectly amidst their new found enthusiasm for jokers and clowns and other assorted loon-balls.