Tam McManus is not the sharpest tool in the box.
This guy is lucky if his IQ points hit the heights of an SPL relegation haul.
He has been embarrassed time and time again by some of the nonsense that pours out of his mouth, and today I have no problem slapping him with his own words and the truth behind them once more. He earned it.
No surprise that it’s the Record, who he “writes” for – I use that word in the sense that he can put words down on the page in some kind of discernible order – that is reporting his latest witless prattle.
In an article whose very headline gives away the intent, titled “Rangers rated ‘stronger’ than Celtic in key area as pundit’s verdict defies Premiership table” he suggests that the NewCo has a stronger squad than us, as emphasised by their subs.
Right away you, like I was, will be saying “Eah? What?”
But let’s not simply react like that.
Let’s apply the two things that he has been unable to; thought and logic.
Let’s examine the claim on its … err … merits.
And it doesn’t take long to realise that it has none.
“I think (they) have still got a stronger squad,” this goon said. “Celtic are going to win the league but (Ibrox) have a stronger squad. Celtic ‘s starting XI is probably stronger … and that’s borne out with results in the league. But it was the same in the semi-final, (Ibrox) got stronger as the game went on with the subs they were bringing on. Celtic got weaker.”
During the game yesterday, Ibrox brought on – and I shit you not, these are the players on whom this moron is basing this absolutely ridiculous theory – Ryan Jack, Scott Wright and the Manchester United wonderkid who I think has played less than two hours total in three months.
Celtic’s substitutes were Tom Rogic, a player of the year contender and scorer of the PFA goal of the season, Liel Abada, the young player of the year winner, Nir Bitton and Giorgios Giakoumakis.
Who didn’t get off the bench? James Forrest, David Turnbull, James McCarthy and Stephen Welsh.
Who was still sitting on theirs? Ittern, King, Lowry, Sands and Glen Kamara.
The claim is risible.
I am insulted that I even have to use a scintilla of brain power in refuting this absolute twaddle.
McManus doesn’t have the intellect of pond life.