EBT Ammo is in the press today talking up The Rangers and calling for help from the other SPFL teams to stop the 10, his own failure to win the prize must still be hurting the Oldco legend who speaks in a contradictory rant which has little resemblance to reality.
Instead, it serves as a warning to Celtic to maintain continuity in the squad, what he fails to say is that should a team manage to beat Rangers they like Albert Kidd will be heroes for our club, much as Scott McDonald was for the Shame once upon a time.
Speaking in the Herald, Ammo said:
“It was my first season in Glasgow and one of the first things I realised was how badly every other team wanted to beat us.
“It seemed very obvious to me they tried harder against Rangers than any other team.
“Everyone wanted to beat the big guys and Rangers are always the big guys.
“But that particular season I felt everyone was trying even harder than normal.
For starters Rangers are dead, The Rangers are certainly not the big guys, they haven’t won a trophy in the top flight in their entire history, this drought is likely to continue, we are on the cusp of a quadruple treble, Celtic are the big guys.
“I didn’t play much of the season because I was injured from the start. But I could see it with my own eyes.
“They gave everything against Rangers, more than they gave against Celtic.
Here he states he wasn’t even playing but could see it, this is retrospective guff at its finest.
“Beating the team that is trying to get to 10 in a row is complicated – it’s not easy to achieve. But that’s problem Celtic now face. The same problem we had back then.
“When you play against nine-in-a-row champions it is normal for any player, if he is ambitious, to want to show them, ‘There is no life for you here today!’.
“You want to beat them and make a piece of history. Maybe for a week, maybe for two weeks.
“But if you beat Celtic next season then everyone will have a piece of history. That’s the way it is.
Should a team beat the Newco next year and give Celtic the title advantage it will work the opposite way, teams are happy to beat the Peepul after their disgraceful behaviour going back to when he cashed £639,000 illegally whilst the Oldco doped the league.
“Even for the managers, the target is obvious. Everyone is working for their own future and if they do well with their own teams, beating Celtic or Rangers, their name and reputation gets bigger.
“Maybe they have ambitions to coach at Rangers or Celtic one day. If they have that kind of mentality then a harder life is waiting for Celtic at the beginning of next season.”
The same goes for wanting to manage at Celtic, beating Stevie G the wonderful darling of world football is a bigger scalp than Neil Lennon, ask the hacks.
Elaborating on Why The Rangers are falling short he hits the nail on the head, it is their lack of application and mental fortitude.
“Listen, anyone can kick a f****** ball. Anyone.
“But to be a champion you need to focus and concentration all the time, every day, against everyone. That’s what makes the perfect Rangers players.
“In Italy they used to say to me, ‘it is easy to play over there in Scotland – there are only two teams’.
“But they didn’t understand that second place in Scotland is failure. The pressure is on to be a winner every week and that’s not easy.
“Players don’t realise what it is like when they sign for Rangers or Celtic.
“They don’t understand that the only thing that matters is winning.
“You can be the best player in the country but if you don’t win the f****** league then you are a failure. That’s it, nothing else.”
The Rangers have never won the League, their players have no idea what pressure they are up against or are serial losers like their captain, the players who will be drafted in as Ammo said will have no idea what they are up against.
Again, this is another reason to keep the squad together, should we lose Ajer bringing Benkovic back has the advantage of him understanding exactly what is needed.
Should Ntcham go in a swap for Fraser, then we will have the finest goalkeeper since Ammo’s old EBT pal Stefan Klos stood between the sticks at Ibrox happily cheating the taxman.