How social media has reacted to the last seven days of Scottish football.

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Santa Ponsa. Nationwide Building Society. Tractors.

You start the week off wondering how Scottish football will continue to deliver, and by half nine on Monday morning you’re watching a prominent building society answer questions about Scott Arfield.

Scottish Football Twitter remains as level-headed, calm and nuanced as ever.

Here’s a look at how events of the last seven days have played out on social media.


The Nationwide Building Society probably didn’t count on a busy morning when they innocently tweeted: “Good Morning everyone Kamara and Jack here to answer any queries you have this cold Friday morning, has everyone started their Christmas shopping? #Christmascountdown“.

Those names, however, jumped out at fans on Glasgow’s blue side and soon the unsuspecting building society was inundated with confusing messages about the Rangers midfield.

They patiently fielded enquiries about Steven Gerrard’s formation and squad rotation for the Lech Poznan game, but not everyone was impressed.

Celtic fan @FerrierL tweeted: “I’ve been a Nationwide customer for 20+ years now but after this shambles I will be switching to RBS.”

He wasn’t the only frustrated Celtic fan on Sunday. As per tradition, a Celtic shambles on Sunday meant an unmissable Superscoreboard on Monday.

Caller John delivered the goods when he told the panel: “I thought I was set to got to Santa Ponsa for 10-in-a-row in the summer but that’s not going to happen now.

“All the boys in the pub were going for 10-in-a-row.”

Sure enough, ‘Santa Ponsa’ quickly began trending.


Celtic fans continued to take the club’s recent slump in good spirit, give or take the odd banner.

Much of the frustration seems to stem from a sense that the club see them more as customers than fans. “It’s hard to see where they get that idea from” said Dermot Desmond, adding: “And if you’re finding it hard to see, why not try our range of Official Celtic Spectacles.”


‘The Banner Years’ continued.


Celtic remembered how to win football matches, thanks mainly to important contributions from David Turnbull and Scott Brown.


John McGlynn made a welcome return to the dugout, and became a style icon in the process.


Falkirk’s Twitter admin delivered the week’s most memorable sentence…

…and the week’s greatest comeback.


There were more protests at Celtic Park as the home side took on Kilmarnock.

Another win for Rangers, meanwhile, left fans struggling to maintain a sense of perspective.

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