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Reaction from Celtic 2-0 Rangers: Were we really THAT bad?

Yes, probably.

Celtic v Rangers - Scottish Cup Semi-Final Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

1. FUCKING HELL PEDRO, DON'T EVER FORCE US TO WATCH MARTYN WAGHORN PLAY FOR RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB EVER AGAIN. JESUS FUCK.

Not only has he carried his shocking finishing from recent weeks into today's game, he could barely even get a shot away in the first place he was offside that much. The one time he did beat the linesman's flag and had half of Hampden to break into he ended up running it out of play. Everything else was terrible. Awful. Nowhere near good enough for Rangers. There's absolutely no need to ever see him in a Rangers shirt ever again. He's yours for a fish supper and a tub of protein powder, Forest.

2. Joe Dodoo is among this squad's current eleven best players

Pretty much confirmed today thanks to his excellent cameo from the bench. He's clearly a superior player to Joe Garner and Waghorn and should be starting ahead of them. If he's not in the team lines for the league game against them then something is very wrong indeed.

3. We need a striker more than a defender

Yes, we need both, but the real transformation - and one that a better team shape has failed to achieve - is up front. Even a game where we were outplayed like today could have been very different with a clinical striker up front instead of the hapless rogues' gallery that our frontline currently is.

4. This... wasn't actually that bad?

Alright, so Celtic kind of took their foot off the pedal after going 2-0 up, but their second goal came against the (limited) run of play. Over the course of the game, we had as many chances as they did. We just had awful footballers on the end of them. We hardly had a kick in the first half, but at the same time, they didn't really create much in the way of clear chances. It was a poor performance all round, but nowhere near as bad as some others we've seen this season. Or, to be more accurate, it was more just a desperate lack of quality in the players available than a comprehensive failure across the board. Let's hope Caixinha actually learns from this for next week though, rather than just saying he will.