The good-will and patience of Ange Postecoglou towards Scottish football reporters is wearing thinner by the week.
When the word mate features in his replies it doesn’t tend to be in a chummy fashion.
Yesterday’s media call was a bit different, rather than thoughts about facing Hibs tonight those invited into the call required soundbites about Walter Smith to be added to their tributes to the former Rangers manager.
Postecoglou obliged, making it clear that while coaching in Australia he was well aware of Smith, his career and achievements.
The opening question was clumsy but the Celtic boss helped out. Clearly not listening to the reply and having a follow-up question already planned it got too much for Postecoglou.
Since he set foot in Scotland there has been an underlying feeling at his media conferences that he won’t really know much about the domestic game.
Before his SPFL opener at Hearts he was quizzed, in reply he discussed some former Australian internationalists that he had worked with from Tynecastle. That hint doesn’t seem to have sunk in; the tone of the questioning continues with Celtic fans loving how he bites back!
I feel sorry for Ange at times.
How many times will the media assume he hasn’t a clue about Scottish football?
Time and time again he has to prove what knowledge he has of our game. pic.twitter.com/WRoIjwZtIY
— Abada-cadabra (@ThePundit_) October 26, 2021
Scottish sports journalistic stupidity ?! It’s like a prerequisite to continue the legacy of chic young, Hugh Keevins, et al.
— dexy’s lunchtime strollers (@daveross67) October 27, 2021
He really is class !
— ???????? (@jasononeill87) October 26, 2021
When Ange calls you mate??
— Just an average Celtic fan. (@Celtic67Champs) October 26, 2021
Next question should’ve been his reply.
— Niall’O’?? (@Uibhfhaili) October 27, 2021
Ange talking to the amateur press behind the scenes pic.twitter.com/XQb6iyJWst
— big bucks Phil ?? ?? ?? ?? (@wexphil1798) October 26, 2021
Embarrassing ? big man should chase them out the door
— Cookydooky (@cookydukey) October 26, 2021
Do these clowns think Australia is on the moon ?????? ffs… I’m in Brisbane and heard of Walter smiths passing 6 mins after it was announced, football is everywhere ?… it’s amazing the number of people who think we know nothing cause we’re in Aus… even my own family ??????
— Glasgowghirl ????????????? (@lesley27171) October 26, 2021
I am 100% certain Ange has forgotten more about football that the ignorant journalist that Google’s his info. Agne’s contempt for the idiot is crystal clear from the pitiful laugh he gives him.
— Martin McLaughlin (@thebigcup67) October 26, 2021