How many times now have we covered this bizarre idea that seems to have found a toe-hold in media thinking that every manager in the league is allowed to have his say but that Ange Postecoglou, far and away the most articulate and intelligent of the lot of them, shouldn’t be permitted his, or that he should bite his tongue?
How else to explain the whining over his comment yesterday about how VAR “misses nothing, especially when it’s us”? That was nothing but an accurate summary of what that man, that exceptionally savvy individual sees happening in front of his own eyes.
Marvin Gaye might have once sung that you should believe only half what you see and none of what you hear, but how stupid would you have to be not to notice the pattern that plays out every single time our team takes to the pitch right now?
Ange didn’t have to hear this through the grapevine, he’s on the touchline watching it, and the one thing that he knows for sure is that you can believe the evidence of your own eyes.
But he’s either not supposed to see this … or pretend that he doesn’t?
Or maybe just shut up about it and let this little farce play out. Why should he? That man knows what this is, and he’s making it as clear as he’s able to without getting an SFA ban.
I understand that it’s inconvenient for some people that he’s shining a light down this particular rat-hole, but the man’s job is to represent this club and he’s doing that superbly and this is part of the job description. I only wish other people at Celtic were speaking about it publicly and saying the kind of things that the manager isn’t permitted, or able, to say.
Until then, Ange will continue to do two things brilliantly; win games and fight for us when that’s required. He’s doing his job. My contempt is reserved only for those who are watching the same thing but lamentably failing to do theirs.