Celtic’s domestic season got off to the same predictably miserable start as their European ‘campaign’.
There were eleven players in Celtic jerseys tonight but the content and substance fell way short of those who wore the colours as recently as three years ago.
Apart from a moment of magic from Tony Ralston in the second half there was nothing to this Celtic performance until James Forrest and Ryan Christie forced stoppage time saves from Craig Gordon.
Watching somewhere in the stand was Dom McKay who has made a less than impressive start to his reign as CEO.
With the executive salary comes responsibility. In three competitive matches Ange Postecoglou has yet to deliver a win with tonight’s performance typical of the shapeless, purposeless ‘style of play’.
At times Celtic were enjoying 70% and more possession but led by the lumbering Odsonne Edouard there was barely a threat to Gordon’s goal.
Ralston, fourth choice right-back last season showed guts, skill and ability to equalise- after that most of his team-mates showed little interest in putting Hearts to the sword.
Supporter anger and frustration is growing. On Sunday 24,500 will be allowed inside Celtic Park to watch the game against Dundee.
Unless drastic action is taken quickly the pent up frustrations of last season will suddenly become very visible with the boardroom rather than the players or management the target for angry fans.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 31, 2021
— David? (@DavieL_67) July 31, 2021
We’ve become an absolute embarrassment.
We haven’t been able to defend a set piece for the last two years, defensive options are non-existent.
The blame is solely on the board here.
Lennon kept in the job too long, Kennedy/Strachan still here, barely any investment.
— Luke Bernard-Haigh (@50shadesofhaigh) July 31, 2021
We’re chasing the title 90 minutes in to the season.
We’re out of the Champions League at the first time of asking.
We’ve failed in the transfer market.
We’re the laughing stock of this country.@KerryFail help yourself.
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) July 31, 2021
I wish I was kidding….. pic.twitter.com/QQGRasCBoV
— DannyH (@dannyh677) July 31, 2021
— Graeme (@graememcv1974) July 31, 2021
We are now a mediocre team…. How did the club let this happen ?
— Steve Hoops (@Shoops67) July 31, 2021
— Chris McGraw (@chrismcgraw84) July 31, 2021
Major investment needed , paid my season ticket last season without taking a refund , didn’t attend one game. Paid my season ticket this season also and probably will not be able to attend every game. The board has took us all for mugs , SHAMEFUL
— Ray Maguire (@RayMaguire1) July 31, 2021