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Talksport motormouth makes unsurprising cup final prediction

You know why I love my club? Apart from the obvious, but I love it because it conducts it’s business in a professional and respectful manner.

Whilst Ange Postecoglou has been preparing our team for a cup final, Michael Beale has allowed himself and his players to get sucked into the media’s headline game.

Whilst our boss carries himself with dignity, theirs drags himself along the gutter with the journalist hacks by feeding them scraps for their headlines.

But what Beale doesn’t grasp, which Ange did from day one, is that that very same media will hang you out to dry the minute you don’t start producing results. That’s why until this day, Ange gives them nothing.

But irks me more is when some no mark pundit from England tries to stir the pot to get himself in the news. Especially those from Talksport.

That radio station is never done running down our game, never mind our club, but if there is a positive story about Rangers to peddle, those fans don’t care. They lap it up.

If any pundit from that station tipped us to win the final I would be telling them where to shove it. Especially Jamie O’Hara.

Speaking to Grosvenor Sport, the talkSPORT pundit said: “It’s a huge game, massive game, everyone loves these games, and I think it’s probably the biggest rivalry in the world. Both teams are in really good form, Michael Beale’s gone in there, and Rangers are flying.

“Celtic are flying, no one has let up, and I think it’s going to be a brilliant game to watch. I think Michael Beale coming in when he has at Rangers, they’re a little too far behind to catch Celtic in the league, but next season the league title is going to be up for grabs for sure.

“I think Celtic win the league this season, but if Rangers can nick the Scottish League Cup final, that says a lot about Michael Beale. If he comes straight in and wins a trophy it’ll be interesting to see how the future pans out.

O’Hara couldn’t pick out Ryan Kent even if he caught the Rangers winger in bed with his Mrs.

Their knowledge of our game is laughable at best. The minute we start listening to troll like O’Hara, we might as well just give up the ghost.

“Misplaced”, “Don’t hold up to scrutiny”, “All over the place” – Did Daily Record journalists grow a set and slaughter Rangers stars anti-Celtic rhetoric?

He has become a bit of a mouthpiece for the Ibrox club this week hasn’t he?

Fashion Sakala has gone right down in my estimation after his anti-Celtic rantings.

A player who has been dubbed as one of the nicest guys in football has went full Sevco this week and pandered not only to the lowest common denominator in their support, but also to the media by giving them what they crave. Negative headlines about our club.

And I get it, he’s playing the game. Ange Postecoglou also plays the game, but he does so with dignity.

He tells the Celtic fans what we want to hear but leaves the childish media to play their own games.

Sakala, unfortunately, has fallen down the rabbit hole and it looks like to me he is enjoying it.

But it was his comments earlier in the week that a trio of Daiky Record journalists were commenting on this morning that caught my eye:

What do you make of Fashion Sakala’s claims that Rangers are far better than Celtic?

MICHAEL GANNON: It’s all good fun and fair play to him for saying it, but his comments don’t hold up to scrutiny. Celtic are a different team to the one that lost the league two years ago and they’ve been out in front for ages.

DAVID McCARTHY: What do you expect him to say, that Celtic are far better? He has to believe in his team and the evidence since Michael Beale’s arrival would suggest that even if Rangers aren’t the better team, they’re equals in terms of points won.

FRASER WILSON: Bonkers. But I quite like a bit of bonkers! Sakala’s argument is all over the place but if that’s what he believes then fair play. Nothing wrong with a bit of belief. Despite this being more than a little misplaced.

They tried to criticise the Rangers players comments. They tried to but in the end they failed.

The minute they looked like talking sense they pulled it back with some week jovial quip to keep on the right side of the Ibrox press guys.

Did Fashion Sakala try and suggest Celtic fans started online death rumours?

Fashion Sakala must be the mouthpiece of Ibrox this week.

The Rangers and Zambia striker has been all over the media running off his mouth whilst our players quietly go about our business.

In a clear attempt to pander to the Ibrox masses, Sakala has been supping from the Loving Cup and putting out little Celtic digs in scripted interviews designed to try and wind us up.

In truth, he’s making himself look as foolish as his dive at Ibrox but what is clear is that he’s bought into the Ibrox way of life and sold his soul to Govan.

And in the latest of his series of interviews this week, Sakala opened up on rumours that he was killed last year in a gun attack in his homeland.

Sakala said, “I was very surprised! It was funny, but people always have the time to write things. I was in Glasgow so I don’t know how they managed to say I was shot in Zambia!

“This is not the first time. I’ve had a lot of stories in my own country saying, ‘He’s had an accident, he’s dead. He and his wife are dead’.

I don’t know if people are wishing us dead! I don’t know if it was people from Glasgow who wrote it or people from Zambia because I’ve had it in my own country before!

Well, I’m no detective but I think Sakala knows where the rumours originated from by why mention Glasgow?

If ‘a lot of these stories’ have come from his own country before (his words) why insinuate that they could have been started in Glasgow at all?

We all know why. Sakala, or whoever is directing him in these embarrassing interviews, is suggesting that it may have come from our side.

I tell you something, we Celtic fans have more important things to do with our time than start online rumours about a second rate striker who has now sold his morals to that club.

But, keep talking though because we will do ours on the park tomorrow. When it matters.