Not long after a routine Scottish Cup win over Airdrie has the focus turned to something else to moan about, with the pitch at Celtic Park being grimly described as in a ‘diseased’ state.
It’s hardly anywhere near the mid 90’s conditions where Celtic Park resembled The Gulf of Arabia around winter-spring time in that era, but nonetheless, we’re now using these words to cement home the fact that a football pitch is not in perfect condition.
Brendan Rodgers commented on the nick of the turf at the weekend, saying :
“There’s a disease in the surface, so it’s unfortunate really. We have a great team of ground staff and the guys are working very hard to make that right.”
The manager also added on the injury statuses of Odsonne Edouard and Olivier Ntcham.
“Odsonne Edouard is back in now training with the squad which is great news. Olivier Ntcham will be back training with them next week.”
”We’ll need to assess Anthony Ralston. He might be struggling with his ankle as he twisted it at the end of the game but the squad is pretty much the same.”
Shoot opinion: the pitch will be fine in a couple of weeks and this will be a completely meaningless story, even more so, by then.