Ricky Foster, of BBC Scotland fame. The guy who has a professional contract to play football for Partick Thistle but instead spends more of his time interviewing in the media without having a single original thought in his head. The ex-Ibrox player who has to fight other ex-Ibrox players for a spot in the national broadcaster’s studios.
This will surprise precisely nobody, but he thinks Aaron Ramsey is the best player in Scotland. As if that made a blind bit of difference. As if he was suddenly going to prove it by saving Ibrox’s floundering season.
As if Ramsey isn’t a triumph of hype.
Ramsey played against us at Ibrox, and bar scoring a goal he was easily handled by our midfield once it settled into its rhythm. The guy was brought here to dominate the league. He has certainly imposed himself on the Ibrox treatment room and warmed a seat on the bench. Aside from that, his full impact has been to the club’s bank balance rather than the league table.
Which is to say nothing for Danny Mills, who is proving that England can do brainless dolts who used to play football and now make a living as pundits every bit as well as Scotland can.
He has talked some nonsense in the past year or so … tonight’s is a beauty.
Celtic’s league position has nothing to do with us but it’s because the Ibrox club has “dropped off.” Oh dear God. We’ve beaten them the last twice. We’ve been unbeaten since September. We’re on a run as good as anyone in Europe’s and we have the best passing stats on the continent. Not to mention a trophy in the bag already.
Maybe we’re just daft and don’t understand how football works, but I always thought that what generally happened is that you played your matches and won them and if people around you didn’t do the same that made you champions and worthy champions at that. The league table doesn’t lie, even if it does sometimes exaggerate.
But this is just more of the ghastly narrative that our splendid form and brilliant football aren’t the reason we’re top. Who believes this crap? Would Ibrox’s slip-ups matter if we weren’t on such good form? No they would not. We have earned this and more. We deserve the praise that goes with such a great run of results.
The passengers of the clown car don’t want to give it to us. Mills and others want to create a brand new myth and Foster … well, I don’t know which games he watches but it’s a Celtic player who will be player of the year this season and his name is Callum McGregor. And the last time I watched him and Ramsey on the same pitch, Callum owned him.