One of the things that enrages me about this club at times like this is that they make you forget at times that we’re all because we love football, and Celtic is our team.
And as amazing as it seems to me in the midst of the club’s decision to provoke a fight with the fans, there is actual a game to be played tonight and I find myself looking forward to it.
Needless to say, three points are a must. The weekend’s horror show of a performance didn’t actually have a negative impact on the league table, and for that we’re all pretty happy, but nobody at Parkhead will be kidding themselves – whatever Ange says – that the display was acceptable far less “excellent” as he described it.
The performance tonight has to be better, and I am sure it will be. I think it’s a good chance for certain footballers – Maeda in particular – to silence that section of the support which never stops finding new Celtic players to turn on.
These folks have a rapacious appetite for slagging our own stars off, and the idea that players sometimes need time to settle is clearly an alien concept to them.
We’re in the home strait now, ten games to go and counting down. We are in a vastly better position than most of us thought we would be just a few months ago; this is the time for getting behind the team on the pitch – every player – no matter what our issues might be with those in the boardroom at the present time. It feels like it was ever thus.
Tonight is all about the three points, and these players should be itching to do the business in front of a big home crowd, a full house, on a night when we can cement this lead or even extend it. That’s what it’s all about for these 90 minutes tonight.
Come on Celtic, let’s get another three points in the bag and chalk another game off the fixture list; win tonight and we’ve got a lead whilst the games remaining column slips into single digits.
For all we’ve been through this season, we are going to win this.