You have to love those at Hearts.
They do love talking a good game, but never on the park.
They do love bigging up their chances against our club.
Notice that it rarely comes to much. They beat Celtic in Ange’s first domestic game quite simply because our manager was still getting his footing. They have not done it since.
Their manager never gives us credit for our wins over them, so why would we expect their players to? Imagine the press asking Andy Halliday for his view? What’s he going to say other than that he thinks they’ll win? Even if he was playing for Kelty Hearts his hatred of this club would permit no other words to come out of his mouth.
He, his manager and his team-mates think they’ve done well against us and that they don’t believe there’s been much in the games. Except the ones he mentioned, his side lost them all.
Nothing between the teams? What, you mean except for the points gap? Nothing in the matches, except in what’s reflected in the final results? Give us peace for God’s sake.
These people would do better to say nothing at all than to talk trash like this at us and get their just desserts. They do it so consistently and never seem to learn a damn thing.
Celtic is a winning machine, and although we were far from at our best the other night we didn’t need to be in order to sweep Hearts aside, and that should give every player at their club pause for thought. Instead they are buying into the hard-luck story being spun by their manager and engaging in the fantasy that they’ve matched us.
Even if this team of ours was not superbly designed and driven by the idea of success for its own sake, these people seem intent on giving them all the motivation they will ever need to win and win well.
I am amazed that this isn’t obvious to them.