DAILY RECORD 🔵 Celtic losing title to Rangers would be ’embarrassing’ as Hotline rivals – Shango Media

DAILY RECORD 🔵 Celtic losing title to Rangers would be ’embarrassing’ as Hotline rivals

England boss Gareth Southgate is keeping close tabs on Rangers keeper Jack Butland ahead of the Euros.

But Celtic fans reckons the Auld Enemy should be looking across the city to their No1. Joe Hart has taken some stick at times this season but has hit form at a crucial time to help the Hoops secure vital points in recent weeks. And Stephen Mulhern emailed: “It’s interesting that since Southgate has seemingly indicated that he is considering recalling Butland. Hart’s recent performances have been world class. He’s sending a ‘don’t you forget about me’ message to Southgate. Celtic are fortunate to have England’s third most capped keeper and at only 36 a new contract must be forthcoming when you consider that Lisbon Lion Ronnie Simpson was the same age when Celtic lifted the European Cup.”

Meanwhile Neil Renton, Leith, said: “I had to check the date that it wasn’t April 1. Why else would John Brown claim Jack Butland should be the No.1 goalie at Manchester United? John himself would have similar stats to Butland if he took a stint in goals for the Ibrox club. Being the Rangers goalie is an absolute breeze.”

Celtic fans are feeling cheerier in general after Sunday’s Scottish Cup win at St Mirren. Steve McSherry, Uddingston, said: “After a good performance against St Mirren with a makeshift defence, I feel that when we have our missing players back we will ease towards the title. It would be embarrassing for Scottish football and Celtic if the other side were to sneak it. We have better players in every department and will just need to get back to playing with more flair and style. »

But George Wilson, West Sussex, said: “We heard nothing last week from Celtic regular Eddie Easson whilst Celtic were dishing up garbage football. One cup win and he’s back on but as usual talking about his obsession which is Rangers. Every single comment he makes is anti Rangers and he rarely mentions Celtic. The poor man is going to be in bits when we go top of the league.”

The debate over referees and VAR is never far away and there are still some Hibs noses out of joint about the Martin Boyle penalty claim against Celtic last week. John Scott, Grassmoor, said: “The hypocrisy and double standards in our game is mind-numbing. There’s a player in a blue jersey that has handled the ball more times than some goalkeepers. Then there’s out of control tackles that escapes red cards. Yet Hibs can’t buy a penalty since claims of diving and cheating. There’s more than VAR wrong with our game.”

John is naming no names, but it’s no problem for others, who clearly know how to harbour a grudge as well. Gers fan Gary Stevenson, Newtonhill, said: “After Scott Brown got his 90 minutes of fame in management on Saturday it will be interesting to see if he manages to avoid relegation with Ayr United this season. Good luck at Airdrieonians on Saturday. What channel is it on?”

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