After we left Australia without winning either game, the Usual Suspects in La La Land started up the chorus of “Celtic are a bang average team.” That always makes me laugh.
How much reality do you have to ignore to see it that way?
If we’re a bang average team, what does it say of our closest rivals, nine points behind us, whose fans are the ones pushing this dire line? Today Tom English referred to SPL points as “low hanging fruit.”
What does it say for a club that can’t even grab them regularly?
This tendency to talk down Scottish football at every opportunity is never present, you’ll notice, when the Ibrox club is playing well. The assertion that Celtic is “average” when it storms past sides here with regularity is nonsense.
Our European results might not have creditable but the performances were and everyone watching them knows it.
You get tired of this, but it’s hard to deny that there is something funny about it too. When these people talk down our game or slag our club they do so trying to convince themselves that their own side is a sleeping continental giant.
Understanding how their minds work has never been easy for me. I don’t even honesty try that much anymore. But I do know that this is insults them without doing us the least damage. They can play down our dominance with this stuff but not change it, and in trying to devalue it they are admitting that they are less than average.
What’s that word we use for that here? Oh yes, it begins with an S and ends in an E.
Which just about sums them up.
Remind me whenever they call us average that it’s them saying it, and not us.