Ewen Cameron likes to venture into football now and then to add to his credibility as a radio host.
Over the last decade or so from his Real Radio days through to STV2 and Clyde 2 his interest in the game has been fairly predictable.
Claiming to be a Hearts fan the only thing that excites him more than bad news for Celtic is the appointment of an EPL playing legend at April.
On 4 May 2018 it seemed like all of his Christmas’ had come at once. With Celtic closing in on a Double Treble on the back on some very one-sided Glasgow derbies the end appeared in sight.
Rather than investing his hope in Graeme Murty and Pedro Caixinha he had a real pin-up boy even though he had never actually won the EPL.
Steven Gerrard fitted the bill. A living legend who wouldn’t be coming to Ibrox to be second best, ready to sort out Brendan Rodgers and bring back the natural order. Or so he thought/wished.
Last season proved a bit of an anti-climax but with Neil Lennon replacing Brendan Rodgers the Gods were smiling over Ibrox. The result on December 29 was confirmation that the tide has turned with the early weeks of 2020 full of good news stories from the Ibrox camp.
Then reality intervened.
The Sun reported:
Speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, the stand-in host said: “Celtic won’t win a treble again. That’s it, it’s gone. The treble Treble is done. It’s not going to happen. They might win a cup but they won’t win the league.
“Rangers will stop them winning nine-in-a-row. I’m making that bold prediction tonight here on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard. Celtic will not win the league under Neil Lennon and I’ll tell you another thing, he might not last till Christmas.”
Later in the show, Cameron added: “Can I just put on record I don’t want Lennon sacked. I’ve got a lot of time for Neil Lennon. I’ve had a great relationship with him over the years and interviewed him on countless occasions.
“I’m talking purely based on what has happened and what might happen going forward. I just think it was a mistake bringing Neil Lennon back.
Lennon doing better than I expected? Just like those many Celtic fans….Defo yes.
I still think Rangers will win the league.
— Ewen, ‘Relax,My Friend’ (@EwenDCameron) December 26, 2019
Celtic 1 Rangers 2
To those of you who laughed at me when I said this title race will go to the wire & that Rangers will win the league….you won’t be laughing now.
It’s a reality check for many.
— Ewen, ‘Relax,My Friend’ (@EwenDCameron) December 29, 2019
5 DAYS TO GO
I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for the start of a football season.
I genuinely believe this could be one of the best Premiership campaigns in recent years.
My early prediction is this:
Celtic won’t win the treble. Their dominance is over.
— Ewen, ‘Relax,My Friend’ (@EwenDCameron) July 30, 2018
With his ‘real’ team at the bottom of the table Saturday presents a difficult dilemma. Keeping up his Jambo pretence, a home win at Tynecastle could bring the Gerrard Revolution to a halt. Perhaps that could be an act of mercy?
Across the city Lennon survived beyond Christmas to the surprise of Cameron. Since the new year he has won eight out of eight SPFL matches to create a 12 point advantage at the top of the table.
The close season isn’t too far away, will the heart rule the head again with Cameron predicting success for whoever is in charge at Ibrox next season to bring a half to the nightmare of Celtic adding to their Treble Treble of success.