The Mooch Tries To Walk Back His Celtic Disrespect. But We Know What He’s About.

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What have I been saying about The Mooch? This is a slippery one. Today, prior to tomorrow’s game, he has been trying desperately to roll back his gallery-pleasing remarks of the other day where he referred to Celtic as “the other team.”

His excuses are pitiful. He is new in the country? He isn’t new in the country at all; he was here for years prior to this, and he knew exactly what he was doing. He was throwing a bone to the goons in his own support, and he didn’t expect a backlash.

“The other day I used a term ‘other team’. I’m new back into the country but I didn’t get where I am being disrespectful to anybody,” he said. “I was asked a question about being nine points behind and my answer was ‘well, we have to win and the other team has to lose some’. That wasn’t in any way disrespectful. I want to cut that short.”

Cut it as short as you like; nobody who heard it was in the slightest doubt what you were up to. This guy … he’s all talk, and already his MO is clear. He will say something controversial and then start immediately rowing back on it.

At his presser today he said that they have to win every game to have a chance. No margin for error whatsoever. So in the space of just ten days he’s gone from being confident he can win the title to saying that they need favours to do it to saying success this season would be winning a cup to this today. He is all over the map already.

He treated his previous employers as if they were stupid. He has insulted the intelligence of every football fan in Britain with his “it’s just a coincidence that Gio was sacked and I’ve got his job after I publicly undermined him by visiting Ibrox …” We all know what a low, underhanded act that was, and that he thinks he can brass neck it only enhances the insult.

To actually suggest that he’s “new in the country” and didn’t realise how people would take that comment is ridiculous, and he must really think we all button up the back. It was a piece of supremacist posturing and people might respect him more if he owned it instead of this gormless pretence that it wasn’t intended to offend people.

The Mooch is a coward. That’s what’s being exposed here, and he’s already sweating in that seat. Tomorrow night, Aberdeen will turn up the heat.

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  • John Copeland says:

    He says that he didn’t get to where he is today by being disrespectful ! That’s not him . Oh yeah … What about being disrespectful to GV B ,while he was an under pressure manager of the Rangers … To appear at a match in the stand ,knowing there is a serious chance the manager’s job was in trouble was the height of disrespect… He’s a Bengal Lancer ….

  • Andrew Lamb says:

    And where is he today? At the worst-run club in Britain. He turned down Wolves because he knew he’d be found out and he knows a cup for them would placate the hordes as the narrative will be had a mountain to climb in the league but next year will be different. He really needs to keep his gub shut.If they drop points tomorrow which they won’t as Aberdeen are shit but if they do the penny will drop and the pressure will be on as he will need to win 1 cup at least or he won’t be around for long.

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    Maybe somebody shouldve reminded him that he also slabbered ‘Celtic wouldn’t have won the league last year if him and gerrard were still there’. Just a bigmouth wi his head up his own arse.

  • Frankiebhoy says:

    Mooch should look at how to be professional at Zidane who was being tipped for the French managers job and he refused to go to the world cup final out respect for Deschamps a true gentleman hh

  • Tom Finesy says:

    similar to liz truss really,all mouth before reality set in.job too big already.its fun watching this soap.

  • Roonsa says:

    Please stop calling him The Mooch.

    It’s naff.

  • Johnny Green says:

    James, I think you seize on every opportunity to write about Beale just so you can call him “the Mooch”. Believe me, it won’t catch on, no matter how many times you repeat it.

  • Andrew Murphy says:

    I LOVE it!!! He’ll be gishin’ oan aboot caravan’s in a wee while like mad Pedro Caxhinnnaxxxyya ? I canny wait tae hear his gaash when Aberdeen then Ross county BOTH pump thum and the league’s over by Christmas again and normal service is resumed!!

  • Sid says:

    Totally agree on this one James, he’s lying for sure. How do I know he’s lying? Well he quickly followed that up with his biggest club in the country, nonsense.
    If mug Ibrox fans can’t see through him then they have their heads in the sand as usual.
    Why are so many fans so easily fooled, even our fans fooled by Peter Lawwell and the UK voters by the Torys and brexit, fools absolutely everywhere believing what the media tells them.

  • Dolphin Boy says:

    In contrast to JG’s comments on the Mooch, well I for one have taken it on board it is a very fitting name for him, he’ll be mooching a helluva lot this season.

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