Sports: Hotline; HUGH KEEVINS Takes Your Calls
IF there was one group of fans unhappier than the Portuguese people yesterday it was that section of the Celtic support with more axes to grind than the Gangs of New York. Eddie McLaughlin, Nottingham, said: 'Is it Andy Cole or Nat King Cole that Celtic are going after? We don't want players who are over the hill and if Cole wasn't good enough for Graeme Souness at Blackburn then he isn't good enough for Celtic.'
Declan Mulhearn, Dumbarton, said: 'What did Celtic say when Blackburn asked them if they wanted Cole? Was it, 'How many bags?'.
'I find it astonishing Celtic would even consider this idea.'
John Gallacher, Edinburgh, said: 'Celtic should forget about Cole and go after Robert Earnshaw from Cardiff City.
'He knows Scotland from his time at Morton and John Hartson can tell him his international career wouldn't be affected by moving here.'
John McKenzie, Renfrew, said: 'Ally McCoist criticised the Greeks for the way they defended their way to the Euro 2004 triumph.
'Is he forgetting about all the years his Rangers team did that to Celtic and stole matches after sitting back and letting us pummel them?'
Sam Love, Wishaw, said: 'I read Stuart Dougal saying that any challenge on the goalkeeper during Euro 2004 was a foul.
'Why didn't he feel that way when Dunfermline scored against Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final he handled last May? They bundled David Marshall over the line.'
And still they kept coming.
Paul McPherson, Cowdenbeath, said: 'David Fernandez is a better player than Nacho Novo and he'll prove it at Celtic Park next season. Novo isn't Celtic class.'
John Strachan, Greenock, said: 'If Martin O'Neill isn't able to start the season with Celtic for family reasons, I think the club should now go for Otto Rehhagel after his efforts with the Greeks. …