Ally McCoist still can’t come to terms with Celtic’s 2019/20 Premiership title win.
Week after week the TalkSPORT pundit watched Celtic stretch their lead from two points to 13 following the winter break.
As Steven Gerrard’s side wilted under pressure and expectation, across the city Celtic found an extra gear as they picked up 28 points from 10 matches. Along the way the goal difference was stretched to 25 better off when football was halted.
In harmony with Alex Rae the former Ibrox boss took the suspension of the season as the opportunity to devalue Celtic’s likely title success. Without spelling it out Null & Void was their motivation as they disputed every decision from the SPFL.
Eventually over 80% of the 42 SPFL clubs voted to end the season based on average points per game. After clearance from UEFA a unanimous vote among Premiership clubs decided the season with Celtic crowned as champions and Motherwell denied the opportunity to go for second place
Picking up on McCoist’s comments on TalkSPORT, The Sun reports:
The season has been finished and it is getting finished so that takes away a lot of the mystery of it, if you like.
Getting back to the point I make up here about an asterisk, the only reason you have an asterisk is to tell people it’s different.
It might be slightly different but at least you’re finishing it. You can’t get more different than up here where we’re not finishing it, that’s totally different.
So if you’re minimising the difference, yeah okay it is slightly different. I know Manchester United fans will be at the wind-up but the fact of the matter is yeah, in fact they should stick two asterisks against Liverpool’s title.
One because it’s different and another one because they’ve been absolutely sensational just to remind everybody, ‘in case you forgot, here’s a big asterisk to let you know how good Liverpool have been this year’. So there, stick two asterisks next to it!
Soon after being drawn against Celtic in the 2014/15 League Cup semi-final McCoist opted on to gardening leave rather than take charge of Ian Black and Nicky Law at Hampden.