The Mooch. What a disgrace that man is. For a guy who allegedly has so much respect for his predecessor – you know, in spite of lobbying behind his back for his job – he doesn’t half put a lot of the club’s issues on the shoulder of the guy.
Last night, in the aftermath of his club’s win at Kilmarnock, he made some snarky remark to a journalist about how he “didn’t create the gap” between his club and ours. But here’s what the hack failed to say to him and which he wouldn’t have acknowledged anyway; that gap is wider than it was when he took over, and they played us at home in that time.
The points gap might be the same, but we’ve added to the goal difference lead, and by a few at that.
The Mooch has done nothing whatsoever to reinvigorate their title challenge.
The press doesn’t want to acknowledge that far less debate it … but this arrogant git has actually fallen further behind us whether he or they want to discuss it or not.
The points gap is more down to us than anything else, to our blistering form which I’ve written about already today. This guy isn’t going to give us any credit for that at all, but he better wise up instead of clinging to this idea that everything over there is rosy.
He had a better start at QPR before it all started falling apart, and one of the reasons he wanted the Ibrox gig is because he arrogantly believes that Scottish football is an easy gig, as he’s demonstrated in his statements over and over again.
So not giving Celtic credit … why would he start now?
We have a lucky manager after all, who is only successful because he’s spent money. Except, of course, that he’s won things as a national coach and is a title winning boss on three continents.
I would argue that, in fact, the central claim that he has made here doesn’t really stack up anyway.
He and Gerrard were given a fortune to spend on the team and much of the mess that they are in is because of the shambles he left Van Bronckhorst to deal with. I think it’s also worth pointing out that the gap was four points when he turned up at Ibrox, and made sure everyone knew it, for the match against Aberdeen in November.
Van Bronckhorst is not an idiot. He knew exactly what was going on.
He could feel the noose being slipped around his neck, and it undermined him as well because there’s not a soul in Scotland who didn’t know exactly what was being teed up, including the players.
They lost the next league game 2-1 in Perth, beat Hearts at home and then shipped more points at St Mirren. That’s more than half of Celtic’s lead right there … in the fortnight after his public grandstanding confirmed that Van Bronckhorst had his head on the block. The Mooch takes zero responsibility for that as well.
That is a man easily capable of talking out of both sides of his mouth.
Some of the Ibrox fan sites have spotted that he partially undermined Ross Wilson last night with his comments about the Swansea winger they are in the market for.
When he sat in front of the media the day before and said that the deal was close and then Swansea’s boss confirmed that they had rejected the bid he was made to look a bit of an idiot but that was because he let his big mouth get ahead of him in a way Ange never would have.
Then last night when he asked about he seemed to blame people inside the club for giving him the wrong steer on the deal.
What a snake they are dealing with over there.