I don’t pay much attention to what the ex-Ibrox managers say, especially when we’re talking about McCoist and McLeish. The latter, especially, is a toe-rag who is a shameless self-promoter and only says things sometimes to get himself into the papers.
But I am amused to note, this morning, how much apoplexy there is over there in relation to those two bigging up the skills of Jota.
It stands to reason that they would; they are both pundits, after a fashion, and as such they do have to give us praise from time to time, but their praise for our dancing winger has angered the fans big time.
There is a general sense of disbelief about it, as thought these folks have committed a cardinal sin.
This was not David Martindale standing getting interviewed after his team had just been beaten laughing and joking about how good the goal scorers were.
These guys were asked to rate him and they said that they liked him a lot. Big deal.
Good players should be highlighted and talked about.
We have a bunch of them in our squad. That Jota is being talked about is only natural; he was the biggest star of the weekend, putting on his show with some moments of brilliance including a goal.
But this is the basic intolerance of the Peepul.
They cannot stand to be criticised and they cannot stand it when Celtic are praised, and in particular when we are praised by one of their own, as though this was some kind of cardinal sin.
I have news for them; our players are going to be talked about over and over and over again this season, because they will dazzle and devastate every side in Scotland that they come up against and sometimes the Peepul are going to have to admit that.
If this is them this early in the season it will be fun to see how completely they unravel as the campaign goes on.
Get ready for fireworks.