We lost at Ibrox in January to a team that did not record a single attempt on target, not even at the own-goal we conceded. We lost there again this month having missed a penalty and even better chances, while assisting the effort with another own-goal. Frankly, Newco must be wondering how poorly they need to play against us to lose a game. Nothing I saw from the home team in either of our recent defeats there justified fear of them.
If the old adage ’beware the straw man’ holds true, Celtic will deliver. The straw man has nothing to lose or fear. What have Celtic got to lose heading to Ibrox on Sunday? This should be the most relaxed Celtic team to head there in Newco’s 9-year history.
The dubious motivation, to stop Newco’s unbeaten run in the league, feels a bit beneath us, but still…..