If you have a Twitter account, and you are a Celtic fan, you’ll have noticed that it’s all over after yesterday.
The 2-0 defeat at the Anthony Macaroni Arena, and Rangers 5-0 win over Hamilton, has, to quote Still Game’s Jack Jarvis, ensured ‘the whole thing’s knackered’.
It’s time for complete panic, in October, and even though there’s thirty odd games to go til the end of the season, Celtic Twitter will have you convinced that we should cower under a table for the impending apocalypse.
This is, of course, utter lunatic behaviour and although yesterday was a poor result, it’s not going to have any major effect on us as a team, nor will it hamper our season in any way whatsoever.
After the international break, Celtic have three more league games in October which you’d imagine we’ll take nine points from. Home games against Ross County and St Mirren are practically gifts by the sweet lords at the SPFL, while Rangers will certainly not clean sweep their trio of games at Tynecastle or Dingwall, with Motherwell almost certainly posing a big threat at Ibrox as well.
So all those furious tweets yesterday, as always, will be Too Much News’d, and prove to be heat in the moment nonsense, in what was just a bad day at the office, more than a long term problem.
I am fully aware that our away displays have been nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing as our performances at Celtic Park, but that’s going to be the case with this side under Neil Lennon, and it’ll be a grind until the break in January I’d imagine. Winning ugly under Lennon has always been his trait, it’s not just a sudden development.
Twitter’s just one big eyeroll on a daily basis too. Yesterday I saw tweets laying into Jullien and Forster, calling them balloons and big dumplins, when a few weeks ago against Rennes they were getting praised to the high heavens off the same people nearly breaking their thumbs on their phones to get that poison out on that website that’s became an everyday part of life now, more than an escape from it, sadly.
By the way, Jullien and Forster were absolutely terrible yesterday, but let’s not kid ourselves that if they both do nothing stupid against Ross County in a couple of weeks, and keep a clean sheet, they’ll be back to being called ‘legends’ again by everyone. Tweets have no depth whatsoever now, unlike my first class articles!
Ryan Christie deleting his account may have been a bigger riddy than his red card yesterday. He’ll be back in a week or something, and only had to mute his mentions. In fact, by tomorrow, no one will even care about the sending off, and yet again Too Much News will have came into effect. Ryan, get a grip son.
On the red card, Neil Lennon said:
“We have to accept it, look where we went wrong, can’t be too emotional about it. We were too emotional in the game.
”It’s a learning curve for some of the new ones that not everyone is going to let you play the way you want, you have to earn the right to play.
”With 11 men, it’s difficult enough. With ten, it became more difficult. The game just got away from us.”
I fully trust the manager will learn from the last few away games, and we’ll be more clinical away from home after the break.
I mean, when am I ever wrong ?