The Lack Of Folk Tipping Celtic Shows There Are Very Few “Neutrals” On This One.

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By any measureable standard, we are the favourites for this game. But look at how many of the “pundits” have gone for the club from Ibrox. Why? Because they’re a on a decent run and because they are everyone – virtually every single one of them – have reverted to picking the winner they’d like to see rather than the sensible one.

Who are the neutrals exactly? You can tell most of them because they’ve picked Celtic. But every single writer in the business of an Ibrox persuasion has picked their favourite team for this, and that’s astonishing to me.

One of them – Chris Jack – can be relied upon to do that every single time which is why I actually laughed at his assertion that if the game had been held before the World Cup there would only have been one pick; for him, that would have been the Ibrox club and he can kid on as much as he likes about that, but we all know it.

But many of them do not do it this way. I’ve seen Jackson tip Celtic for these, just as I’ve seen some of his mentalist colleagues on The Record Monday Jury do it. It’s not unheard of. But they’ve mostly gone for their favourites here … which is a measure of how confident they are.

I don’t believe this is simply bias showing. Deep in their wee hearts they really do believe that The Mooch had stumbled upon the magic formula that makes them a good side. They really do believe that he will the measure of Ange Postecoglou.

This is the first time in a long time that I’ve seen the pundits picks for this so clearly drawn down along the lines of who their favourite teams are.

Often over these past few years there has been a spark of sanity about some of the predictions, but this time, on the Ibrox side, they see what they want to and that’s why so many of them have predicted that their team will win.

By this tomorrow, we’ll know. But as a betting man, I know who my money is going on and not just because I want Celtic to win. It’s because I’m so confident that we will I’m willing to put it where my mouth is.

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  • John A says:

    They probably know we are getting a player sent off and will concede a penalty

  • Roonsa says:

    One guy who there is absolutely no point in asking these situations is Gavin Berry. I don’t see the point in asking him who will win. Of course he is going to say Sevco. You would be as well asking Derek Johnstone. Is he still alive? Fat dick.

    • Scud Missile says:

      Berry picked sevco to win the league and the Scottish Cup with the doppelganger klub from Edinburgh the league cup.

  • Voice of Reason says:

    A grand on the Hoops – 1.5 @4/1! We will score at least 3, nae way they’ll get mare than 1! Easiest 5 grand ever!! HH

    • Effarr says:

      I can recall countless numbers of games over many years when their managers, like Symon, White and Waddell, needed to win against Celtic to survive even to the next day and in every single one they came out on top.

      Tomorrow is a similar situation and I just hope that this is the one that finally bucks the trend.

  • John S says:

    All bets are on the Tavpen.

  • Johnny Green says:

    Pishful thinking, but who cares what they think, they have backed the wrong horse.

  • Stewart says:

    It’s same every time we face them,,,pundits and lackeys alike come down on their side,, only known to themselves,, what I’ve watched this season of them I’m not seeing this free flowing transformation football that that they harbour,, most is a blooter up the park an run like fuck after it,,kind a thing you see every Sunday morn league,

  • Bob (original) says:

    If you believed the SMSM, then CFC is the underdog – and that is just fine.

    But, the biggest obstacle to us winning the cup won’t be sevco,

    but VAR – and maybe the non-use of VAR?

    Either way, think there will be plenty of controversy tomorrow.

  • Dora says:

    Positive thoughts Bhoys—no pens, no dodgy stuff tomorrow…Celtic are just too good!
    You may as well form an orderly Q right now to collect AGAiN on the Mighty Glasgow Celtic..
    Day day

  • John Copeland says:

    Again it might come down to them all knowing that the fix is in ! Referee, linesmen,VAR , Governing bodies all at one to make sure one clumpany win at all costs …. That’s why a convincing rout by Celtic over the other mob will be all the sweeter !Play and overrun them ragged and the fix becomes null and void .

  • Walter Chinstrap says:

    As Phil says……
    Part time officials allowed to referee in a game that includes the team they support?
    Only one outcome
    Only in Scotland
    Scotland’s shame

  • SSMPM says:

    To few neutrals or simply to many huns promoted to positions of influence? Where else would so many tax cheats get into those positions and neutrals, worse still ex Celts, too scared to be sacked off by them.

  • Johnny Green says:

    5/2 Celtic to win h/t and f/t is my confident bet. The Bhoys will deliver, hopefully with a bit of panache, the first leg of the Treble lies in wait and we are more than ready.


  • Johnny Green says:

    You know what makes me even more confident about today, it is Celtic’s stoic reaction to all the white noise emanating from Ibrox. We have been resolute n the build up to this game and we have treated any bullshit from the other side with a healthy disdain, no biting, very little reaction and just a quiet, controlled reaction from us. However you had better believe that, in particular Ange, will be taking it all on board, soaking it up and reacting accordingly. He will have the players fired up and more focused and determined than ever to achieve victory today. He is our leader, he leads by example but he is also human as well, he can clearly see the slights and feels them, and he will be determinedly driven, along with the players. to repay those disrespectful jibes in full this afternoon..

    We never stop, and they will feel the full force of our might in a few hours time.


  • king murdy says:

    brilliant…the more of these arseholes tip the huns to win,,,,the better…nothing better than seeing and hearing the reactions from bitterly disappointed huns when reality kicks them in the bollocks…..

  • Normanheagney says:

    Union Jack Jackson is a Sad Excuse for Journalism pmsl HH TAL Utlr

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