Derek McInnes Would Have Used Any Excuse Yesterday Not To Give Celtic Credit.

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There are things in Scottish football that you can set your watch to, and one of them is the near certainty that nobody is going to give us credit for a damned thing.

This is as true of Derek McInnes as it is for anyone, and in fact he was once the poster boy for it.

For years I haven’t been able to stand this guy.

When he was at Aberdeen it wouldn’t have mattered if we had stuck six past his team, he would find some pathetic pretext on which to attack the result, some early-game moment which he would go on to claim was the where the game turned.

It’s a well-trodden path now. But he was there first, ahead of Martindale, Neilson and the assortment of Ibrox managers who never want to admit we’re just a better team. What a claim to fame that is, one to go along with his two lower league titles and his solitary League Cup, all he had to show for his time at Aberdeen.

He left that club with nothing but a litany of hard luck stories, many of them involving games against us. It was no surprise whatsoever to find him up to those old tricks again in the aftermath of a game where, in the first 30 minutes, we pulverised his team.

He wants to reduce the match to a spell where he said his team defended dreadfully and to a moment where he thinks Oh should have been sent off. He’s talking through his backside.

It was a nothing incident and I was amazed our guy even got the booking.

There was no chance whatsoever that McInnes was going to simply accept that we were the better team and let that come out of his mouth. What’s readily apparent to us – that when they made the game about damage limitation we took our feet off the gas – is, to him, the proof that if his team had simply defended better they’d have gotten something.

It is frankly nonsensical. But this is McInnes at his finest, a loser making the excuses you expect. I have no doubt that Ange will be asked to respond to his nonsense.

Equally, I have no doubt that Ange will not find a detailed dissection of it to be worth his time.

It’s barely worth ours. I think after today I’ll never need to write about him on this site again.

I’ll write about that a little bit later.

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  • John Copeland says:

    To my mind McInnes is the biggest fraud in Scottish football today ! The guy does not even talk a good game ! It’s his team selections ,it’s his tactics every week that have Kilmarnock struggling for survival in the top flight … No one else ! Then in the after match interviews ,he attempts to take the spotlight from all of the above by demanding a Celtic player be red carded as if that caused his side to be slaughtered by a rampant superior manager and club . A lot of the times you have to put your hands up and accept you are and were second best at your job ! You will be more respected for it by the public

  • Eldraco says:

    Subs on after 28 mins. A damming indictment that the manager got it all wrong.

    And before I forget said manager is an absolute wanker.

  • Scud Missile says:

    I would love McInnes to get the sevco job.

    • Daniel Curran says:

      Correct me if I’m wrong
      I never seen Mcinnes congratulate Ang on his win?I seen the rest of his backroom shake hands with the Celtic dugout.

    • John says:

      It was a yellow card all day long but certainly not red. Oh how I love to watch his bitter orange coupon being interviewed after the game when we’ve. Pumped his team for the umpteenth time. If I was a Killie fan and thank f*ck I’m not I would want this guy out the door. Total loser.

  • harold shand says:

    Hopeless manager who gets an easy ride by the media because he’s a hun

    The disgust on his face when the camera panned to him just after O ‘ Riley put the 4th goal away was wonderful to see

    Just a pity we didn’t put 8 or 9 past them

  • john mc guire says:

    another x hun who steals a wage

  • Martin says:

    The defending was dreadful for 30 minutes. I’m not sure whether it drastically improved after that or not, Celtic clearly stopped playing with any intensity. He chose the team though, so it’s on him. Personally I’d have preferred we kept things up and won about 12 nil, but that’s me.

    Oh’s was never a red card. This is bluster and deflection.

  • JimBhoy says:

    McInness played 2 up front and 3 midfielders up against the best defence and midfield in the country. He saw we had to make changes due to a sh!tty surface and thought he had a chance.

    He’d blame anything, anyone to cover his failings as a manager.

    The commentary team asked why they had won so many home and lost so many away. Sh!tty surface advantage. Manager who thinks he’s a top tactician.

    He’ll be next to get the bullet and will be another addition to the ex-huns in the media.

  • Voice of Reason says:

    Handshake at the start of the game tells u aw u need tae kno about that Bitter wee Hun Bastard McInness!! Didny even look Ange strait in the face & will soon be bak on the Crumbling Scaffolding at Liebrox wae Fat Swallee wance his team goes bak tae the Chumpionship!! Hasn’t a Fukin CLUE as a Manager but like the aforementioned Sally a ‘Master’ Tactician fae the Gantry lol!!

  • Johnno says:

    The pre match handshake with Ange summed up just what a classless, bitter hun bastard this fraud of a manager still remains.
    The highlights of his whole managerial career still remains coming 2nd best to Celtic in keeping with true hun tradition and the hairy rat faced bastard still having nightmares about it.
    Hoping he loses his job with relegation as such a totally washed up, useless arrogant excuse of a manager doesn’t deserve any place in Scottish football especially with remaining such a wanker still.

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    @ Johnno & VOR. Weird, ah thought it was just me, because ah noticed that tae. Looked right past Ange, never looked at him, just shook his hand and kept walkin. Cannae hide his feelins when it comes tae us and his after match bitchin was so predictable.

  • Johnny Green says:

    Long may McInnes remain at Kilmarnock, their obnoxious fans and he deserve each other.

  • SSMPM says:

    Just another broken hearted and disrespectful hun managing a PL team but really wants another club, the rankers, to win. What an absolute bogus of a man. Disrespectful, insincere and void of humility.
    I do admire genuine fans that have a passion for and love their local club, maybe not even that local. No matter on this occasion that it’s Killie whom I really don’t like for obvious reasons. But just that you passionately love your club, knowing it’s smaller in size with limited resources and limited chances of winning against the likes of a Celtic coming to town.
    It’s got to hurt to know that you have a fraud like McInnes installed as your manager.

  • John says:

    What were we expecting. McInnes is a turd. He will never say anything positive about Celtic.

    However, we get paranoid every time these sevco supporting manager, pundit, player media open their mouths.

    McInnes did say originally said it wasn’t a red but if his player was then Oh’s was. We have been saying tgat all season, no consistency by refs or var. We focus on the bit we do not like.

    Secondly he said a sending off would not have affected the score. So that is praise to a point 10 men against his 11 would not change anything.

    I hope he bulleted and killie are relegated. Both serve no purpose in scottish football

  • Postablogu says:

    30 years ago, Glasgow night club, Ibrox period of dominance, McInnes and pals overhear we are Celtic fans. Cue mock bead rattling and mock kissing the crucifix.
    Bitter, ugly, bigotry on full display.
    As you say James, there’s no point winning unless someone else is suffering.

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