No Celtic Boss Would Get Away With The Tide Of Nonsense From The Mooch.

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When I first heard Michael Beale at his opening presser I knew I was going to call him The Mooch. The name comes from Anthony Scaramucci, who served briefly as Donald Trump’s head of communications but was brought down by his own big mouth. A series of calamitous interviews set the scene for the final one, where he forget the difference between off and on the record and slated colleagues and issued threats.

Beale’s press conferences are not quite as calamitous, but they are crazy and getting crazier. I have rarely heard one man contradict himself so much, reverse himself so often or say foolish things which the media allows him to get away with.

Some of the stuff that has come out of that man’s mouth has crossed the line into sheer fantasy, and yet through every bit of it the media has allowed him to do it.

Ange Postecoglou made some pointed comments about VAR and some of the Usual Suspects were squealing their outrage for a fortnight. Some of them still are, like the ludicrous Gary Keown. There is no way that a Celtic manager would get away with some of the stuff that has come out of The Mooch’s big gob. It is incredible that they tolerate it.

Today he was at it again, trying to spin the Champions League campaign which made them officially the worst team ever to play in the tournament into a net positive. That campaign should be un-spinnable; even Saatchi & Saatchi wouldn’t attempt it.

At the same time, he’s sitting in front of the press telling them that the team is in a good place but that it could “live without” Morelos (their current first pick striker) and Kent (their current first choice attacking midfielder) if it just so happens that they want to run down their deals and leave for free. Which he did at one point say wouldn’t happen.

He claims to have “clarity” on that and the media wrote it up as if he had offered the fans some. In fact what he said is “I know stuff I can’t tell you” and not a single outlet has even bothered to speculate on what that is or the possible implications.

Can you imagine that was Ange talking about Kyogo in the final year of his deal? Good God, they’d be having a field day. They’d be all over it.

Remember, this is the same pair The Mooch was “relaxed” about a few weeks ago when he said, bizarrely, that the club “held all the cards” although both players were able, at that point, to go away and talk to other teams and leave for free.

He’s claimed that league lead really only boils down to three points, in a show of utter contempt for all the other clubs. He keeps on denying that he was at the Aberdeen game when Van Bronckhorst was still in the role to lobby for his job, although there’s not a person in the country who actually believes a word of that. He’s said that Aberdeen were the third best team in the country, then did a full-tilt u-turn on that to praise Hearts.

This man is making talking garbage his stock-in-trade, and the media loves him. It is pathetic how easily they bow to every incumbent of the Blue Room.

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  • Kevan McKeown says:

    Talks exactly what he is, a smug, cockney wide boy ! Couldnae lace GVB’ s shoes for dignity and class and ah don’t mind sayin it.

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    Wee shug will be on radio clyde tonight telling us he has Ange’s number. How many times has Goodson handled the ball in his own box? Not a word from any of the tossers who comment on game up here. HH

  • harold shand says:

    He watched Gerrard talking absolute nonsense ( one example , winning the league if games only lasted 86 minutes )

    and knows he can say anything he wants because the press up here are so biased towards their club , they won’t ridicule him

    • James Mc cann says:

      John Grieg Once commented on a game about Walter Smith Substitutions “ trust Walter to have a spare pair of legs up his sleeve”

  • John Copeland says:

    And to think the tribute act is still charging £25 ,000 for Beale’s communications with the bunker nuts SMSM who pay for the privilege ! ‘Ood ‘ave Adam’nEve’d it …

  • Mickey Whelan says:

    Fleas and dogs spring to mind

  • Peter cassidy says:

    Staunch Mick likes hearing his own voice”going by all the nonsense he spouts but we could do with some fun in football as it’s taken to serious by some people football is pretty corrupt don’t take it to serious. I was watching a interview about big jock the directors at Celtic treated him terrible really sad what they done to him our greatest manager we will ever have truly a disgrace from Celtic.

  • Frankie says:

    I fink the fing is his fought on all the fings he says is it all fings from an insecure mind .

  • Frankie says:

    I fink the fings he says are all disillusioned foughts, totally agree Kevan, wee gio was still in a job and that snake at a game whilst gio still in charge , imagine that snake in the trenches behind you.

  • Tam says:

    The SMSM said nothing about the crazy utterences of PEDRO until he was told to go then they ridiculed them and him. They will do exactly the same to Beale .. the most disloyal loyalists ever

  • Tony B says:

    Did the Cockney Wanker have some folded up paper with fuck all on it , a la Fat Sally, when he said he knows stuff, or was it “fings”?

  • James Mc cann says:

    He learned his media and interview skills from Prince Andrew ????

  • John S says:

    The Scottish media give him the rope.

  • Roonsa says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again …. In terms of nicknames, The Mooch sucks the sweat from a dead man’s balls.

  • SSMPM says:

    My 2nd absolute dislike – Lunduners. So used to lying their way through their work and life, arrogantly embellishing truth from lies. Ring any bells?

  • Johnny Green says:

    Let him prattle on, let the huns lap it up, and let us joyfully gloat at his verbal diarrhoea. He will fall apart soon, the same as will his team in due course.

  • Johnny Green says:

    Verbal diarrhoea is obviously quite infectious over in Govan, for even their latest signing Raskin is at it. They are going to beat us twice and are confident that they can win the league.

    What are they putting in the watter over there? 🙂

  • Effarr says:

    The Mooch. As the fantasist himself would say: “oh dear!” What a terrible and childish nickname.

    Beale, himself, will be loving it.

    If you want to really annoy him and all his cronies in the media, refer to him as the coach of Old Firm Sevco. Get that horrible title transferred to them as soon as possible.

  • Jimmy Mccairn says:

    Only a hun manager could get away with the crap he comes out with

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