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Two Bob Keevins jumps the gun again over Celtic’s demise

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Not for the first time Hugh Keevins was left looking very foolish as he wished for a Celtic defeat at St Mirren in the Scottish Cup.

Anyone shelling out the £2 or so needed to buy the Sunday Mail/Daily Record would have been able to read through the veteran reporters preparation for Celtic’s Scottish Cup exit followed by the cracked crest appearing in the Glasgow based newspapers.

It seems that the disappointment of Celtic’s late win away to Hibs had lit a flame for Keevins that the hoops hopes of another Scottish Cup campaign could be over before he picks up his next fee from Radio Clyde.

In trademark style he opened his Record column with:

I would not, on current form put two bob on Celtic’s chances of still being in the Scottish Cup by four o’clock this afternoon in Paisley.

You could hardly claim that a win for St. Mirren would have to be filed under “Cup shocks,” given the way Stephen Robinson’s side are playing, could you?

However he tries spinning it two overhead kicks from Alex Gogic doesn’t earn you a place in the quarter-final draw, goals from Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda earn you that honour and a home tie with Livingston.

Since the loss of his cherished O** F*** in 2012 life has been a lonely place for Keevins, forty years of living off the toxic hatred from the Ibrox club required a new approach, his anger at Celtic’s continuation is never far below the surface.

Attempting to revive the O** F*** rivalry has seen daily sales of the Record and Sunday Mail crash to just over 50,000 elderly readers hanging onto past glories from a bygone age.

Hoping for misery and failure for Celtic Keevins adds:

As extraordinary a tale as a Treble-winning team having a trophy-less season next time out. But that is the horror story confronting the Celtic fans, and that is why the game against St. Mirren today has taken on such exceptional significance.

I believe in plain speaking. It makes for the best form of newspaper copy and radio soundbites.

Which explains the booming popularity of podcasts and fan media websites, offering a fresh take on events after 50 plus years sticking to the script with just occasional tweaks and variations.

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  • Captain Swing says:

    He’s a senile old buffoon. Although he wasn’t alone in thinking that game could have gone the other way – St Mirren had trashed Hibs the previous weekend while we’d struggled to get past them. But if we start to motor on now there’ll be no end of wailing and gnashing of teeth from the chip wrappers who have prematurely crowned Thin Diesel as a title-winning coach already, solely on the back of two defeats and a few stuttering performances from us…..

  • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

    Jeez Oh – Is it really £2 for that rag of diarrhoea in print…

    I get Sevco fans are in need of their daily drug of feel good fairy stories and their daily drug of negative Celtic fairy stories but eventually even they must surely at some point come round to seeing the light and stop buying it –

    Fans of every other team must be utterly doolally to even think about shelling that amount out !

  • harold shand says:

    A whole page obliterating the team top of the league who’ve won 8 out of their last 9 and drawn one

    and on the same page hailing David Martindale as a phenomenon who’s team is bottom of the league and has no wins in 16 games

  • Thomas lyon says:

    He’s just a sad wee man. Go radio for me. Stopped listening to month’s ago.

  • Paddybhoy67 says:

    Auld Hun hive kegs – he’s right less often than a stopped clock.

  • the maister says:

    Oh Yes. Nothing but the very best from Keevins!
    “You Asked Me For My Opinion. And I Gave You My Opinion!”
    Still, you definetly can’t teach this old dog new tricks!
    You’d think he would look at his predictions record with Celtic and reappraise his approach. But no!
    He just keeps on playing the same old broken record.
    Ah, well!

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