Celtic power on while Sevco pray for replays

I am really beginning to warm to the idea of winter sun and Celtic.

That is 21 goals scored without reply in 2019.

Today the Hoops broke a cup tie record that had previously been established by Walter Smith’s financially doped up ensemble in the 1990s.

No club in Scotland has ever won 24 domestic cup victories on the bounce until today.

That is the remarkable degree of consistency and it shows the laser-like focus that Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team have brought to the party.

Now the successor club at Ibrox had another cup success this week.

I’m told that several of the Sevco High Command were quietly jubilant at the draw at Rugby Park.

A replay at Ibrox will bring in much-needed revenues.

No doubt Mr Gerrard will consider the fixture to be a pain in Alfredo’s preferred target area.

The replay against Killie next week is another game out of the legs and an opportunity of injuries to pile up.

Of course, it isn’t a foregone conclusion that Steve Clarke’s men will be so easy to dispatch at Ibrox.

Therefore, the man who has a bad history of slip-ups would have preferred a victory in Ayrshire.

However, the chaps who have to pay the bills at Ibrox knows that every little helps.

Especially as Big Mike will want to take it to penalties in the High Court next April.

It is a well-known fact that little clubs love cup replays and the big boys would rather see them far enough.

In the Blue Room, they’re running a small club, but they have to pretend otherwise to their klanbase.

Celtic, on and off the field, have no equals in Scotland.

The resources that Rodgers could call on from the bench today is unparalleled in the domestic sphere.

Of course, Celtic are the richest club in the country by some distance.

It is almost as if having more money than the rest confers some sort of sporting advantage.

I realise that is a controversial view  for some…


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