Didn’t They Do Well?!!!
My young nephew travelled up from London to Glasgow to join his pals at the Kevin Bridges extravaganza. He said he had a great time,sides are still sore,the guy is a genius.
Now I don’t doubt that for a minute-I have always found him very funny whenever I’ve seen him. But he couldn’t hold a candle to the pleasure and fun I got from the huns and their mini-me cousins on Sunday. Honestly,when Naismith went down with what I hope is a recurrence of the serious knee problem he suffered while trying to maim an Aberdeen player a few years back,I thought I was going to pop a rib.
And Levein’s face after the keeper’s howler for the second goal,well,that’s my Hallowe’en mask sorted!!!
“It doesn’t get better than this,Ted”,as Father Dougal once remarked. Aye well,it soon did-in spades. TRIFCo turned up at Hampden thinking it was Faslane they were at as they turned it into Submarine Sunday. How many dives did they attempt at that match? I had to take my shoes and socks off,and I still lost count. And then Steven Gerrard-I take the blame for that,but the players are shite. Absolutely priceless and classless all at the same time
Our second half display was outstanding. Totally bossed Hearts,who for all their hammer throwing efforts,just couldn’t get near us. Our defence were well in control of the little they had to deal with,while our makeshift midfield looked made for the job. Calum McGregor seems to revel in the role he played,where the game was in front of him and he could control the tempo. Tom Rogic terrorised them every time he got the ball. James Forrest-more on him later-gave their entire defence no peace at all. Scott Sinclair played like he had been promised a special night with the missus if he scored on the pitch. Edouard is far too hot for that mob to handle even on their best day,and Ryan Christie had the game of his life. That’s a goalkeeper,four defenders and six players best known for their attacking roles,btw.
Yet at half-time,it was very nip and tuck,and we had seen this movie before. With Brown missing through injury,Mulumbu under curfew,Kouassi taken off with an ankle knock-and sair baws!-after 25 minutes,we really needed Ollie to step up.
Instead he too disappeared at half-time,leaving us with no bite in midfield. So we thought. Everyone was winning their battles out there,none more than Ryan. Suckered their defender into a stupid tackle for the penalty,suckered their keeper-who otherwise was their best player by a mile!-for the second,and suckered everyone who said he was never Celtic class with an outrageous third. To win Man of the Match having only played half the game is extremely unusual,but it was certainly deserved.
Well done,Ryan. The opportunity is there for you,son. Please go on and make the most of it.
Re James Forrest. He’s beginning to become our main man. On Sunday,he was poor in the first half. In the second half,he was unplayable. This follows outstanding performances in the St Johnstone and Hibs games,by no coincidence also the team’s best performances of the season so far. So it’s a chicken and egg situation-does the team play well when James plays well,or the other way round? I’ll be quite happy to still be wondering that after another thirty or so performances from each,come the end of the season!
Oh,and just to stretch my excellent weekend out by another day,The Jabba/King Comedy Ensemble released a statement about their latest kicking from Mike Ashley. I commented on it late last night on the previous article…
That Dave King statement in full
Stupid is as stupid does
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