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Daily Mail Headline Writers Try To Drag Celtic Into Ibrox’s Campaign From Hell.

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Yesterday, The Daily Mail carried a ridiculous anti-Celtic headline.

“ONE point between them and 25 GOALS conceded… (Ibrox) and Celtic have been a disaster on their return to the Champions League. For all the hope that both could reach the last-16, the (Glasgow) rivals have been HUMILIATED at Europe’s top table.”

That headline isn’t factually incorrect.

But it comes over an article by Stephen McGowan which is solely focussed on the game at Ibrox on Wednesday.

That headline was what they put over his match report, in a blatant attempt to drag us into that disgrace and their hellish Champions League campaign performance.

Now, we haven’t exactly been brilliant. Everyone knows that.

I don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed with a European campaign in my life.

But there was no shame and there was no disgrace in it.

No wonder Ange was raging today. The Daily Mail’s headline is an exceptional example but certainly not the only one.

We simply failed to do the basic stuff, failed to convert our chances, but we were not out of the game against Madrid until late and it was late goals which did for us in the two games against the Germans.

That stands in stark contrast to the performances of the Ibrox team who are on the brink of the worst Group Stage campaign of all time.

Yeah, both sides are probably going to finish last in their Groups.

That’s a savage indictment on the one hand and a simple acknowledgement of football reality on the other.

But it’s no coincidence that Celtic fans spent the summer months talking about finding out how far we’d come whilst over there they were convinced that they had arrived with the table set.

Our fans feel deflated and the team itself is cursing its luck.

Their fans are infuriated because they know that they’ve watched an utter humiliation. They, at least, are not kidding themselves about this, even if the desperate hacks are.

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11 comments

  • Denis Burns says:

    Proud but disappointed is how I would describe my feelings after each of the four Champion’s League games played by Celtic so far. They did not give a toothless insipid effort like the New Club did at Anfield nor did they get a tanking from any of these excellent teams. Celtic got praise from the managers of Real, Shakthar and Leipzig- but getting any positives from the Scottish press is like the proverbial blood from a stone.
    Ps. Tavernier said his team tried to play football in the wrong areas. I would suggest the wrong areas would be the football pitches.

  • PAUL MCCANN says:

    what do we expect from a smelly right wing tory rag

  • Frankie says:

    We have done ok from the state we were in 2 seasons ago they were going to conquer after getting to that final, so will all these clowns stop trying to drag us down with the shite about that lot.

    • Martin H. says:

      One of the problems in the champions league, I think we tried to hard, to uptight, the other problem, trying to live up to the high standards we had in our domestic league, and we are stuck in a rut, between two competitions.

  • SSMPM says:

    Huns everywhere are desperate to divert the pit of embarrassment they’re in but the consequences to their club of having fallen backwards is going to leave them with sorer, deeper wounds and be financially more troubling.
    The huns can’t sustain the cost their long-term injuries bring within their existing resources or by increasing the squad with quality to cover for them (under EUFA spending rules and they know they’re under the microscope). If the press could bother to be proper investigative journos there’s a big story out there.

  • harold shand says:

    Heard him on Snide FM before he sounds like a wee know it all tw*t

    They’re doing anything to divert the 7 – 1 doing they got

    Half an hour after the final whistle on Wednesday night the Record were posting Maeda crisis stuff

  • John Copeland says:

    Don’t fret about the Daily Mail . I’ll bet they’ll want Robbie Neilson as the next the Rangers manager ! Come to think of it ,so do I !

  • Up the Republic says:

    We can still qualify for the Europa. Beat Shakhtar and then go get a point in Madrid. Keep the faith!

  • Joseph Mcaleer says:

    We all know about the Bias in the Scottish media from BBC Sportscene,and the daily Rags, so does Ange, thankfully “WE” have our podcasts and great sites like this, HH.

  • Frank Connelly says:

    as you say James we held our own despite the missed chances but late goals did for us! we are clearly running out of gas and we never stop is a good sound bite but players defo struggling to deliver that. are the back up repalcements good enough to continue that level of pressing am not sure

  • Hans says:

    Our last place is better than their last place?? What have we come to??

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