Excerpts of the
Daily Records Tam Cowan, having a go at Killie for their tame
performance on Sunday at Parkhead...
HANDS up all the Hoops fans who paid good
money to watch Celtic's training session the other day?
By all accounts, Martin
O'Neill's men took it easy and treated the afternoon as a fun day
off, indulging in nothing more strenuous than a few light exercises and
finding time to have a laugh and joke with the fans.
And then, 24 hours after playing Kilmarnock,
I understand they did the same thing all over again on Monday.
Good old Killie, eh? Just days after being
one of the few clubs to vote against the Old Firm game being played on
April 27, the Rugby Park outfit tried to assist their Parkhead pals yet
again by allowing the tired Celtic players to treat the Sabbath as a day
Yes, folks, if you thought the punters who
parted with cash at the Old Firm open days on Monday were ripped off,
spare a thought for the diehard Killie fans who travelled to
Parkhead on Sunday afternoon.
Amazing how a fiver to watch Bert Konterman
doing star-jumps can suddenly seem like a bargain.
Even though they'd secured a top-six finish
in the SPL and are supposedly pushing for a UEFA Cup spot, Jim
Jefferies' troops were ultra-defensive and totally dismal with a sleepy
Rab Douglas making his only save of the match deep into injury-time.
I know a couple of Killie fans who attended
the game and, like myself, they can't understand how one of Scotland's
form sides could line up against Celtic (who'd won just one of their
previous six matches) and seem so thrilled to escape with a one-sided
Killie have played some decent stuff this
season and calls for star performers like Gary McSwegan and Stevie
receive international recognition have been fully justified.
But their negative approach on Sunday -
particularly when Celtic seem a little bit wobbly right now -
absolutely stinks and I reckon their loyal band of travelling fans
deserve a full refund.
Kilmarnock were so bad, apparently, that
midway through the second-half a gallus Neil Lennon started passing the
Maybe he'd have been better off just
knocking it back to the keeper. Well, this might have confused the away
support into thinking they'd enjoyed a couple of efforts at goal.