There were no supporters buses heading for Perth this morning or no early morning flight for Irish based fans who had planned to travel to see Celtic on St. Stephens Day.
Regular away day fans had to be content with watching Celtic from the comfort of their homes or down the pub. Although a few Celtic fans were pictured in the gap on the hill between two of the stands which was shared on twitter.
The usual glass half empty crew on twitter were moaning about the team selection before a ball was kicked. With injuries etc Ange’s hands are tied but he never moans about it he just gets on with the job in hand. Maybe some of those on twitter should take a leaf out of his book and realise if he could he would play his strongest 11.
Ange was on point after the game and singled out his experienced players for praise before adding he did not enjoy the game without the stadium full of fans while Kris Boyd on Sky was his usual bias self banging on about why the next two games should be played with 500 fans only allowed in because the lower tiers of Scottish football are still playing thankfully James McFadden reminded him that they don’t have a winter break.
The players will now enjoy a break but big Ange says he does not need one and he will be preparing for the restart which will be music to all Celtic fans. Lets hope he gets his business done early in the transfer window and that the board back him with the tools he needs to continue the rebuild to challenge on all fronts with one piece of silverware on display at Celtic Park from his short time at the Club.
In Ange we trust.
Andrew Milne is Editor of More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine which he started in 2001. He has been involved with fanzines since 1989 and has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic. He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast, Talk form the Terrace Podcast, Grand Auld History Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Murphy’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.