Charlie Mulgrew wouldn’t like Rangers back in the SPL, he wouldn’t welcome them or take them in the top division.
At a media conference to promote this year’s vote for the SPFA Player of the Year award it seemed that no one could speculate on Celtic’s prospects of winning the domestic double or the calibre of player likely to be attracted to the club during the summer.
On the back of a highly successful 12 match Champions League campaign littered with highlights attention turned to the obsession with a loss making Third Division football club.
While Ross County and Inverness Caley Thistle provide an affordable blueprint on how the Scottish game can develop it seems that some people can’t survive the death of the Glasgow derby.
It’s ten months since Gary Hooper hammered in the final goal in a titanic fixture dating back 124 years but it seems that some people just can’t move on.
“I don’t want to get involved in what is going on that side of things, I am just concentrating on things at Celtic and hopefully things will work out for the best.”
Later on twitter he added: “In my opinion the league is more exciting with old firm games any player in Scotland would agree. I didn’t say they should be let back in.”
And that was that. Of course the Celtic players miss the edge and drama that derby games brought to the fixture list, often defining the nature of the season for both clubs.
However David Murray’s last act as chairman of Rangers can’t be reversed, his decision to sell the club to Craig Whyte for £1 will never be forgotten.
Rather than live within their means like their competitors in the SPL Whyte went on a spending spree renewing contracts for Allan McGregor, Steve Davis, Steven Whittaker and others.
When Ally McCoist was unable to secure European football beyond August financial reality kicked in with Whyte’s decision to reject a £10m offer for Nikica Jelavic one of many wrong calls by the former billionaire from Motherwell.
And regardless of how the questions and answers are put there’s as much chance of Gretna or Clydebank featuring in next season’s top division as the return of a fixture that some people can’t accept is consigned to the history books.
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