With every word that comes out of his mouth, The Mooch gets more ridiculous and cringy but I never think he sounds half as deranged as when he talks about “his” record against Celtic.
The numbers he constantly pulls out of his backside – this “nine games” he bangs on about – is utter twaddle. No such record exists and even if it did he’s being very selective in his use of the data, and with more than one good reason.
The Mooch needs someone to sit him down and explain the facts of life to him.
He has managed his club in exactly two games against Celtic and his record is that he drew the one at home and lost the one at Hampden. To put it in terms my American friends would understand his record against this club of ours is 0-1-1. A win ratio of 0%.
I think it shows not only shows breath-taking arrogance to claims Gerrard’s record as his own but a casual disrespect not only for his previous boss but for fact and truth as well. He talks about this “nine games” all the time, but his management team went up against us more than nine times, so where is this nonsense coming from?
In fact, whilst Gerrard was there we played them thirteen times, and won four of them. We drew one of them. We shockingly lost eight times to their team whilst Gerrard was there.
Crucially, though, four wins and a draw of that total came in our calamitous Lennon-inspired Covid season collapse and a couple of them came after the team had chucked it.
He bangs on constantly about the final we won which he felt his team should have secured; I am frankly tired of it. We won that day, and I thought that’s what mattered. The game works thus; you have to put the ball in the net. All the hard-luck stories in the world are just paper for the bog unless you do that, and we did it that day and they didn’t.
Even if this wasn’t a blatantly selective use of facts – when he says “unbeaten in nine” he fails to point out that those nine took place over a period of three years in which they did in fact lose four times – but the whole thing is cobblers anyway.
Because – and this will be hard for him to comprehend – he wasn’t actually the manager for even a single one of those games. To keep on referring to this as “my record” is utterly dishonest and the media should be saying “Whoa, stop the clock here mate … are you saying John Kennedy has won multiple titles and two trebles?”
Because that’s what the logic of his positon was, and I’ll tell you, if John Kennedy moved to a new club and he was presenting himself as the principle force behind Celtic’s triumphs under Neil Lennon and Ange, I would be calling him out on it and so would much of the media.
I strongly suspect that a certain red head from Lurgan would doing a lot more than that.
The Mooch does this though. I wrote earlier about his nonsensical comments about the contracts of his players, and this is just another version of that, another example of how this guy has only one foot in reality at any given moment.
By the end of this season he will have come up against us five times.
We’ll see what his record – his own record – looks like then, and you know what?
We’re not the ones who will be sitting in judgement on it. That’ll be his own fans and this line of bullshit he’s feeding people about “his record” against Celtic will not con them for one second.
You can’t fool all of the Peepul all of the time.