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The first Old Firm clash of the season is still over a fortnight away but already the pre-match banter has cranked up a notch.
Forget tonight’s crucialPlay-Offs - the only show in town on the Hotline was the upcoming Parkhead showdown in 16 days’ time.
Callers love nothing better than to talk about their rivals. And so it proved again.
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Gordon Parks took your calls and it's fair to say the Rangers boss didn't get much support on the Hotline.It appears sitting top of the Premiership provides no immunity from the critics who took the former Liverpool star to task for his comments after drawing with Hibs.
First upfan John Bruce who was irked by Neil Lennon’s gushing praise for after Sunday’s 3-0 win over Hibs.
John emailed: “Steven Gerrard's post-match assessments are always honest, picking out the moments where his team could have done better, even in high scoring victories.
"Contrast this to Neil Lennon's after-match appraisal of the Hibs game where the Edinburgh side showed none of the aggression they had against Rangers and stood off the Celtic players and where Lennon claimed his team were 'absolutely brilliant'.
“The ease with which his static defence were opened up by the simple ball-over-the-top on several occasions suggest otherwise. Lennon is fooling no-one with his over-the-top comments. This is why, going in to the Old Firm game, in the words of: we have no fear. Roll on 55.”
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Alfie Mullen, London, said: “Caller Matt Walton said ‘I see operation stop 10 in a row is in full swing’. He's paranoid, he believes there is an agenda against Celtic. Only two things will stop the 10 and that is Rangers, who are the best team in Scotland right now and Celtic, because they are not good enough to win the title this season.”
Rab Hunter, Dumfries, was clearly on the wind-up when he asked: “Are Celtic the first or only club in the world to officially hold all three domestic trophies at the same time, none of which were actually won according to the rules of the game - dive, offside and gift?”
But it wasn’t one way traffic.
Bud Hay, Dumfries, said: “When Celtic win their game in hand they will be top and 10 In A Row will be on. When we go top there will be no mistake.”
Hoops fan Seamus Gallagher, Govan, had a message for Hotline regular Jimmy Millar who slated Neil Lennon’s “10 out of 10” appraisal of Celtic’s win over Hibs.
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Fraser Wilson takes your calls as the debate rages on after the weekend action. The referee awarded handballs against Well duo Bevis Mugabi and Liam Grimshaw while waving away a strong shout for the Steelmen when Allan Campbell fell under a Glen Kamara challenge.
Seamus he said: “I can’t fathom why Jimmy wants to talk about Celtic when his own lot just won 5-1 at Motherwell. Albeit with officials help. Should that not have been his focus? Wasn’t that 10/10 for him?”
Onto the international scene now with Scotland’s crucial European Championship play-off semi final against Israel looming.
And Gordon Ferguson reckons the tomfoolery doesn’t stop with Old Firm supporters. He said: “I can’t help but think Clarke has chosen to pick Ryan Porteous as a wind-up to Rangers. Call me cynical but I think Clarke is being rather mischievous with this selection in light of the recent issues between Porteous and Steven Gerrard and Rangers.”
Stephen Johnstone, Ardentinny, isn't looking forward to the next couple of weeks of national service.
He said: “International football should be kicked into touch. Clubs are struggling with their own leagues and all the SPFL are doing is putting players and staff, never mind the country, at risk. Mothball the Euros till it’s safe.”
Sticking with a European theme and Alan Lough, Dunbar, gushed over Bayern Munich beating Borussia Dortmund in a five-goal German Cup thriller on Wednesday. Alan said: “Superb German Cup Final.
"Both teams missed great chances to score more goals than they did but Bayern deserved to win and it’s also nice to see a great team play as a team with no one behaving as if they are better than their teammates, unlike certain people in other teams. It doesn't matter who scores as long as the team wins.”
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