If the purpose of Craig Beattie’s guest appearance on Sky Sports was to stir up interest and controversy it worked a treat. If he was hoping to gain credibility he should perhaps be a bit more selective in the offers that he accepts.
Turning a question around is generally quite a clever policy, it makes people think a little differently but only in the proper context.
When one club has won a particular trophy for eight seasons running, crushing the Warburton Revolution, the Caixinha Revolution and Murty Mania it’s fair to say that they know their stuff, how to get the job done. How to succeed.
With a manager that has won the trophy four times to add to the four that he picked up as a player there’s nothing new for Neil Lennon to prepare for.
In November all sorts of clubs have harboured ambitions of toppling Celtic, last year Hearts and Kilmarnock both arrived at Celtic Park sitting at the top of the table and lost five goals to the Champions elect.
With his playing days winding down somewhere between Edinburgh City and Elgin, Beattie has decided to plunge into the media where the emphasis is on the shock factor rather than insight or analysis.
There is a limit however, credibility plunges when things get just too ridiculous although Charlie Nicholas is an obvious exception.
The invites and the cheques may be flowing Beattie’s way but unless he has something of substance to offer he’ll quickly slide down the ladder as another tired old player tries to make a name for themselves.
Craig Beattie questioning Celtics bottle? Where has he been for the last decade?
— robert arbuckle (@maleysbhoy) November 11, 2019
Was Craig Beattie even a fitbaw player, hes certainly a pantomime queen??
— Jamie Loughran (@TheEssexHoops) November 11, 2019
Imagine questioning our bottle when we’re going for our 9th title in a row and have won three trebles on the bounce. Funny that we were chasing going into the winter break last year and still won the league. Bad enough Craig Beattie being given airtime on Clyde 1 let alone Sky. https://t.co/HzXNHmrCXO
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) November 11, 2019
Craig Beattie… Really? Better with Johnny Beattie
— Steph G (@steg16) November 11, 2019
Craig Beattie trying to hard to be a better comedian than Johnny Beattie on the other hand Johnny didn’t have to try to hard to be a better footballer, he’s not bitter is he??
— Charlie Graham (@stilsound) November 11, 2019
Craig Beattie another walloper high on the anti Celtic channel .
— Pye_Man (@RoryBloggs) November 11, 2019
Is that the celtic legend, craig beattie….?
Talks about as much sense as boris
— Jamie McGowan (@MrBenn1963) November 11, 2019
Think the reason for Craig Beattie being so critical and talking down of Celtic, esepcially questioning if we have the bottle for a title race is because he felt in his mind he was good enough to be a first team regular for us when in fact he clearly wasn’t. Absolute roaster.
— Chris (@chris91q) November 11, 2019
— OAO Celtic (@oaoceltic) November 11, 2019