The recent game between Celtic and Aberdeen led to a lot of discussion amongst the fans and the media, specifically regarding the tactics that Jim Goodwin had employed on the day. Despite being in their own backyard, the Dons played a very conservative style of football and appear to have been set up for a 0-0 draw more than anything else.
They came very close to getting that result as well, before a 87th minute goal from Callum McGregor ended up deciding the game and handing Celtic all three points.
Recently, Ange Postecoglou did not sound too happy with the fact that very often people don’t seem to differentiate between Celtic and the Rangers, and bracket the two Glasgow giants together, even though both sides play a completely different style of football.
Those comments from Postecoglou seem to have left Goodwin ‘bemused’. As reported by Football Scotland, the Aberdeen manager said:
"“I am not sure why anyone would take offence to a remark like that but I think I just made the point that Celtic and Rangers have dominated the Premier League table for years.“I don’t know the last time anyone outwith those two won the league. Is it 37 years? Maybe you can explain that to Ange and tell him that is what I meant. Unfortunately Celtic and Rangers have run away with the league for the last 37 years. I know he is only here a short time so maybe he just needs to look back and see what history tells him.“In terms of comparing Celtic and Rangers, they have two different styles of play, two different managers but they are both very good teams.“Ange Postecoglou has got his side playing a very attacking, entertaining and energetic style of football. Michael Beale is a new manager and will maybe take a bit more time to implement his ideas. I am a little bit bemused as to why he would be disappointed with that.”"
Aberdeen manager ‘bemused’ by Celtic boss’ recent comments
It is true that for years, the two Glasgow teams have dominated the top of the table in Scottish football. As a result, there is a habit of bracketing the two together.
At the same time though, it is not hard to understand why something like that would frustrate a manager like Postecoglou, who has made it a point for his Celtic side to have a clear identity and play their own brand of football. There is very little comparison between the two Glasgow teams, when it comes to the kind of football being played on the pitch.
At the end of the day though, it really does not matter what the people think or say. When the season comes to a close, it is trophies that will count. Last season, Celtic won the Premiership and the League Cup. And this time around, they are leading the league by 9 points after 17 games.