Ange Whips The Hacks Over “Agendas And Bias” In Their Celtic Criticism.

Image for Ange Whips The Hacks Over “Agendas And Bias” In Their Celtic Criticism.

Well, the big guy gave his latest presser today and he was not happy, not even a little bit, when he was asked if Celtic benefits from being in the Champions League. I get the impression he was also asked if we deserved to be there.

I love the way this guy handles himself at these pressers.

He was not in the least bit impressed by that chatter today, and the negativity which wafted off the hacks.

He talked about the “woe is me” attitude that permeates much of the press coverage in this country – what I’ve called The Cringe on this site – and hit back at it, pointing out that one day Steve Clarke was a “hero” and then “a zero” because he lost a few matches … and is now a hero again.

But he actually uttered some pretty strong words today about those in the press who have tried to paint a picture of us as being essentially out of our depth at the Champions League level. Some of them are obviously smarting because their own team has proved to be, but he utterly refuted the idea that this is a reflection of how Celtic has played.

It is the angriest he’s been, and the most forthright. He knows what these guys are all about and today he said it to them in plain, simple terms.

“I get this whole boom-bust cycle, and getting to here and the whole ‘woe is me’. We’re not the only country that struggles to get results at Champions League level. I can only talk for my club but if anyone can tell me that from the four games we’ve played that we don’t deserve to be there, or that we’ve been outplayed or looked out of place, then I reckon they’re talking from an agenda or some sort of bias,” he said and that must have evoked gasps in the room.

“The questions I’ve had after each of our games is about opportunities missed,” he said and with full justification.

“The ‘opportunities missed’ suggests that we’ve got to improve some areas for sure, but doesn’t say that we somehow don’t belong in a competition that we’ve earned the right to be in.”

The man is pissed off.

Our press is colossally bad, ignorant and shamelessly partisan and not in our favour. He was told that at his first ever fan presser. He learned the truth of that long before now, but today he said that back to them and I for one am glad that he did.

Share this article


  • John Copeland says:

    Big Ange for Prime Minister!

  • Denis Burns says:

    Ange suspects bias how dare he. The Scottish press are as unbiased as the Dallas Cowboys- that of course refers to the Hugh Dallas cowboys. Apologies to our friends in Texas.

  • SSMPM says:

    Well done Ange. Can’t argue with any of that sir. The last 12 years they couldn’t even get into the tournament and your mate, begins with a K, and his mates pilled us with pelters for not getting through the qualifying rounds or even into the last 16 on occasions.
    Now we should be understanding of their position, worse even, associate ourselves with it. We weren’t the ones that were utter shite, didn’t open up like a bag of c.nts or be about to have the worst ever CL record for their absolutely embarrassing failure.
    More people in positions of leadership should speak up like yer man Ange.

  • Frankie says:

    Really shows how Ange feels about our club and his, these rats are starting to get bumped by his words now.

  • John Lyon says:

    These are the same bias numptes who write we struggle to a 2.0 while that other old team easily win 2.0. Good on Ange

  • Joseph Mcaleer says:

    It takes an Australian to say what the Celtic Board have never had the moral guts to call it out…..Do we really need the Scottish Media?.

  • Effarr says:

    Angie should get a prior copy of their questions and tell yjem that the answers will be in the Celtic View. That should keep it within the terms of any contract with the Media.

  • Scot Dickson says:

    He should block them, ban them or just ignore them. Maybe they will be sacked for not getting their job done. Wouldn’t that be nice

  • Effarr says:

    yjem them

  • Roonsa says:

    I love that big guy. He is wonderful.

  • larsson7 says:

    Their cards are marked,and as for McCintyre and the true blues at the BBC they have never heard of “Hampden in the sun Celtic 7 Rangers 1” Well they no now

Comments are closed.