St Mirren 1-2 Celtic Match Review

Morning,all.

Writing the articles for this site over the past seventy weeks or so has been a Labour of Love,in the most part,for Mahe and myself. And also too,I think,for our welcome contributors. Sometimes though,it’s just a labour. Hard labour,the sort of thing you can do without. That might be because I watched the game this morning just prior to writing the review. By which time of course,I’d read all your comments on it plus one or two match reports.

So imagine my surprise during those first fortyfive minutes,thoroughly enjoying it! Okay,it wasn’t exactly a goalfest,but there were some really encouraging performances and also some frankly excellent teamwork on display.

Room 101 for the second half though,I reckon. I’ll deal with it first,to get it out of the way. Neil,I know I’ve said that I reckon you’re schooling in public,getting a completely settled team to play a certain way for a certain big match just round the corner. One which could really drive a stake through their black hearts and confine them to oblivion.

Again…

But surely when some of those players are blowing through their arses,you should be utilising your talent-packed subs bench a bit quicker and more fully than you are currently doing? To leave ten of the eleven on till there is less than five minutes remaining,and then to bring on your only possible striking back-up when he is a fella desperately in need of game time and your star striker is desperately in need of a rest? Fuxake.

You’re seeing your bedrock centre half getting kicked rotten-and granted,he can well look after himself-but you leave him on,only to see him take another sore one late on. When you’re two up? Fuxake.

Can’t fault you on the Jamesie substitution. He was playing very well,but he needs a rest and the timing and the replacement were correct. The other one was way too late and the third non-existent.

As for the big powerhouse wrestler they had up front,we should have been melting him in turns. Can play fitba fuck-all and still made our defenders look second best far too often.

So back to the first half,with occasional mentions of the rare wee bright spot in the second. Started brightly,let them back in it for a very short time,bossed it from there. How we were only two up,I don’t know. Eddy was looking sharp,James was looking eager,CalMac and Ryan were everywhere and Ollie was everywhere they weren’t. Jeremie was like a wee boy playing wi his idols and wanting to impress-which he did,as ever. Broonie looked like he’d put on the wrong boots for a wee while,but he soon got back to his old self. So that was our forward ambitions right there,just play it play it play it and they will come. The goals,that is. Halfway through,we got the first one. Loose ball in our half,CalMac releases Eddy wide left who takes it on. CalMac bursts a lung trying to keep up with him to get on the end of the pass,flicks it past the keeper and on to the post before tapping in the rebound.

Simple rope-a-dope stuff,St Mirren having too many bodies forward for once and not helped by their last defender forgetting one of the most basic tenets of the offside law-that you cannot be offside in your own half. Tut,tut. Didn’t stop them complaining though-and that might have had a bearing on the two that Eddy scored in the second half,both of which I thought he had “played the line” to perfection.

But this is not “Shoot” magazine,and it is not “You Are The Ref”. I should add that I nearly always got that right. But that was before they started buggering about with the rules. Back then,you could read a ten years old copy in the local dentist and still get the answers right. Now? They change the rules so often,it would be out of date before it was printed.

Of course,it’s a lot easier up here in Scotland. Rule No 1-kick the Tims as often as you like,I’m not too bothered. Six fouls that lot committed yesterday. According to the eyes of Willie Collum. And as you know,he has eyes everywhere.

The second was another assist from Eddy,this time playing in Jamesie bursting left from a central position. He took it past the keeper at pace and made the finish look easy. It wasn’t. It was a tremendous piece of skill all round and a sublime pass in the first place.

Generally,our midfield five-six if you include Jeremie-were making themselves available to their team-mates whenever required,which was a very pleasing aspect. CalMac in particular would help out Boli at the back,or be available for a short pass from the twin towers. Looking to break it forward,or to take the break from a loose ball. Ryan and Jeremie were doing the same on the right,while Jamesie and Ollie seemed to enjoy just popping up everywhere. Broonie DID pop up everywhere,usually when St Mirren had the ball. With a thuggish snarl,and a clear hawyou geezit message. We should have been more than two clear against the Paisley side at half time,but the performance-especially bearing in mind our relentless schedule for nigh on six months now-was impressive. And it continued like that in the second half too. For about ten minutes and then it really just got ugly.

The two from Eddy aside,Jamesie had a couple of efforts which deserved better,Jeremie obviously backs himself to score in every game and I’m beginning to think Ollie does too. He must have had a third of our shots on goal,so there’s a wee hint for oh,someday soon. But we got drawn in to a non football sport after that and while the game was won already,the three points were in the bag,it was an unsatisfactory conclusion to the afternoon.

Overall,I’m delighted with the result. That’s eleven wins on the trot as we go for twelve successive domestic trophies on the trot. We can make it twelve in a row on Sunday which will put us well on the way to twelve in a row,if you see what I mean,and heading for nine in a row.

Jings,crivvens,help ma boab,I think my brain exploded there! I’m usually good wi numbers anaw. You’ll get no prizes for guessing that tomorrow’s article is a preview of the Sunday league game,not to be compared to the second half yesterday which looked like a Sunday League game. Monday will be a review of the day before,jointly by me and THE EXILED TIM and anyone else who wants to throw in their tuppenceworth. We always like to know if you’ve been watching the same game as us-!-so usual rules,send it and we will publish. Don’t worry about whether it looks too presentable or anything like that. It’s not a beauty contest,and you certainly urny gonnae win a tenner either!

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Above article by BMCUWP. As you know,blah blah,but this time it’s serious. How are we gonna fill three weeks of this place without the fitba? So articles on ANY subject close to your heart,this is the time to send them. And if you’re worried that they might look a bit out of place on a Celtic site,panic not. There’s nae fitba,so there’s nae rules. Open forum for three weeks,folks. Fire in. Mail it to Mahe at sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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PS-there might be a quiz tomorrow night at 8pm if any of you are barred from the local pub. Keep yeez out of trouble,all heart we are…

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BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 8:09 am

MAHE

So,quiz?

I’ll cancel my plans and bone up on the encyclopaedias all day. Makes a change from studying the form and the league tables,and a damn sight cheaper anaw.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 8:23 am

That’s the typos sorted. Most of them anyway.

TWISTSNTURNS

How’s the site party animal? You must be knackered by now. I reckon you should arrange to come back in the next life as an ugly talentless orphan. If might not be much fun,but it will be a lot less hard work…

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 8:30 am

Oh,and if you add in the three Betfred Cup games we are now fourteen domestic games in a row with wins every time,going for fifteen on Sunday. Just as well we sent the reserves to Cluj or it would be eighteen overall.

I know I was taking the piss with the nunbers,but to be honest they are mightily impressive.

Awe Naw
December 27, 2019 8:54 am

BMCUWP,

a fine and accurate appraisal. The game was won by half time. Border line offside decisions are given against Celtic and Sevco opposition. We all know that. A 3.0 win for us and a 0.0 draw for them’s would have improved the mood dramatically on the blog yesterday. Even if we lose on Sunday we would still be two points better off than we were at this stage last season and we are the team with the new manager not them. EL group leaders and league cup winners. One game away from the window and much needed rest and the possibility of some wheeling and dealing.

Oglach
December 27, 2019 9:26 am

1st half I thought we were ok, 2nd half a bit of a mess. A couple of players showing a bit of unnecessary petulance one that could have resulted in big Julien being shown a red card. Sevco will have been watching – wind him up – the ref will allow it. As for Bolingoli going down like he had been hit in the face by Mike Tyson when he was hardly touched – total fearty eejit. Hope the coaching team and his team mates have a word with him. But I will state again if we play that ‘well’ on Sunday we will be in a bit of bother. Strange how people watching the same game have differing opinions as to how well the team played.

PS our set pieces are still shockingly bad.

Twists n turns
December 27, 2019 9:48 am

Mick
I’ve managed to do 3 in a row but couldn’t face 4 tonight. Rearranged tonight’s dinner to tomorrow night, though that’ll be hosted at the coast which is where I’m heading once I get finished work today.

( was supposed to be receiving a container today which I’ve just been informed has not been unloaded at Grangemouth so that’s my fekkin Monday sorted . Was supposed to be off but I’ll now be working)

Saturday guests are staying overnight but getting chased early at which point I’ll be going awol until the final whistle blows.

Back to 3 in a row. When young and irresponsible as opposed to my current old and semi irresponsible, I used to go out Thursday to Monday inclusive and use Tuesday/ Wed to recover for the next 5 day session.

Nowadays , one late night on the drink and I need the next 3-4 days to get back to normal. I don’t drink much these days. Special occasions really.

I certainly couldn’t do a Celtic. (10 in a row)

The more I think about Sunday the more I feel that if we play well we win, but certain aspects of Thursday’s game leave me anxious. Quite lax on a number of occasions but then I said pre match, just get the 3 points. We did.

Same applies Sunday. Just do it.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 9:59 am

TWISTSNTURNS

Ah,the young and irresponsible extension to the weekend. Lucky you weren’t in a darts or pool team,mucker. Simply no end to the pleasure,so thus no time to recover from it either.

No kidding,not only do I know exactly what you mean,it’s also why I’m very happy thank you with my driving job. Keeps things under control,not something I can be relied upon to do otherwise.

Got your excuse ready yet for hunting your guests on Sunday morning? Can’t wait to see the tripadvisor ratings!

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 10:07 am

OGLACH

I think it’s the first time I’ve watched a game that way. I knew the result,I’d read the reports on the game. So I concentrated a wee bit more than normal on the players than on the ball. Main reason for that was to see how my schooling in public theory was standing up.

As a spectacle,I agree. Very poor. You would have to wonder at how a team capable of that-in the last thirty minutes or so at least-was still being so consistent. But if you have BT SPORTS,you can watch it again the way that I did. As a training exercise,it worked. Get the three points and get these players used to playing this system.

Btw,I also agree that it is not good football that we are playing. But we went into certain games this season playing good football and failed to perform. Lenny gets pelters about lack of coaching,but in this case I think it is being done to the exclusion of everything else that we are used to.

It’s a means to an end. It means we win and that will be the end of them. And there’s nothing wrong with that!

Oglach
December 27, 2019 10:37 am

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS 10:07 am

Fair enough if the game were viewed as a training exercise. But not being a coach I can only guess as to what Lenny was up to. I am still somewhat perplexed. 2nd period was a mess we allowed a very average St Mirren team right back into the game and if it weren’t for big Fraser pulling off his customary decent save we could have well dropped points. I know we could argue the Eddy’s disallowed goal was ‘maybe’ on side but! Can’t see what was achieved yesterday if the coaching staff were using it as a training exercise. As you have alluded to already why keep a less than 100% fit Eddy on the pitch for 84 minutes? What was Lenny’s objective yesterday out with winning the game? Did we change our shape did we mix things up, did we really learn anything? We have the biggest most expensive squad in Scotland yet our main talisman is risked for almost a full game – why?. Yes we won the game 2-1 and maintained the points advantage but performance wise given the importance of the next game – worrying.

lrishboy
December 27, 2019 10:37 am

Morning folks,
Just popped on to let you know that I survived my first attempt at making Christmas Dinner.It was surprisingly edible………Apart from the stuffing,which I thought was gonna be the easy bit to top it all off,looked and tasted like….Well,I don’t need to go into detail,do I ? If you force me,you’se are gonna regret it !
Also have to let you all know that my big Christmas wish wasn’t delivered again this year,which was the elimination of ALL Tories.Apologies Rod, but you’ve used your get out of jail free card,so very sorry(NOT),but I said ALL of them !
That also included the cheating bassa RED CARD,RED CARD Ross who must have burst Gollum’s eardrum shouting into his Mic at the Stade de Bigot when he sent Simunovic off on 11th of March last year.
Friends (well,aquaintances,really) constantly tell me I am deef as mutton(I’m no really but it’s amazing the amount of shit you find out by doing a Ludwig Van impression) but even I heard him and I was in South West London at the time.
My own theory was that the big man wanted to go out on the lash on Paddy’s Day the following Saturday and didn’t fancy a shot at the showers at Fir Park the next day to sober himself up so he had to endure a 0-0 with the rest of us.
Having said that,big Kipre was right up for them cos he got himself sent off before the interval,mibbe the guy who cuts the half time oranges at Motherwell is an undercover Tim and was out wi’ big Simo on the evening session and couldn’t get out of his scratcher in time.
Anyway,if Santa can’t make my dream come true,he could at least sort it so that the Yoonyinist Yahoo just sticks to his day job and concentrate on fecking the country up instead of everyone’s fixed odds coupons !
Thanks for listening and also your support on Christ’s Birthday and if there are any closet Tories lurking I can (unhappily) report that none were maimed or killed in this ramble………….And the same goes for Irishboy’s.

For those who switched off after the first sentence,here is the abridged version.

Made Christmas Dinner………….Ate it…………..SURVIVED !
Hail Hail.

Libero
December 27, 2019 10:43 am

Fair nuff appraisal BMCUWP. Very poor substitution/game time strategy indeed; to give El Griff under 5 when he’s crying out for ball-time and, I’d guess, a feeling of appreciation lacked – wot – personnel management. The one sub thing they did right was to force the wee man to keep playing thru even after he’d copped a couple of dull ones; good to show him it’s play thru the pain.
As Oglach sez, big Jullien takes these spats too personally and seems to switch off the game while he plots his revenge; he was lucky not to get booked for his halfway handbags; actually a bit unprofessional to settle it in such an obvious way.
Oh and lest we think Boli is the only one who tries to con refs, remember that Ryan got booked for blatant diving last game back!
The one guy who does need some better ref protection is Broony; a regular target for cardboard hard-men who try to make – or leave – their mark on the captain. There’s something about us atm, that’s NQR.
Watching their game highlights tho, they’re not exactly Liverpool so we should be good. HH

Twists n turns
December 27, 2019 11:02 am

Celtic are top of the European leagues for first half goals.

6 on Sunday please.

Bobby – was in both a pool and darts team. I know where yer comin’ from !

Oglach
December 27, 2019 11:14 am

New year festivity party tunes at Dun Oglach.

‘Gonna party like its 1983’

John Peel’s Festive 50 1983

1. New Order – Blue Monday
2. Smiths – This Charming Man
3. New Order – Age Of Consent
4. This Mortal Coil – Song To The Siren
5. Cocteau Twins – Musette and Drums
6. Smiths – Reel Around The Fountain
7. Billy Bragg – A New England
8. The Fall – Eat Y’self Fitter
9. Smiths – Hand In Glove
10. Naturalites and the Mystics – Picture On The Wall
11. Red Guitars – Good Technology
12. P.I.L – This Is Not A Lovesong
13. X-Mal Deutchland – Incubus Succubus
14. Cocteau Twins – Sugar Hiccup
15. Cure – Lovecats
16. Cocteau Twins – From the Flagstones
17. Echo and the Bunnymen – Never Stop
18. New Order – Your Silent Face
19. Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love
20. Siouxie and the Banshees – Dear Prudence
21. The Fall – The Man Whose Head Expanded
22. Echo and the Bunnymen – The Cutter
23. The Assembly – Never Never
24. The Imposter – Pills and Soap
25. New Order – Leave Me Alone
26. 10000 Maniacs – My Mother The War
27. Sisters of Mercy – Alice
28. Cocteau Twins – Peppermint Pig
29. Aztec Camera – Oblivious
30. Redskins – Lean on Me
31. Chameleons – Second Skin
32. X-Mal Deutchland – Qual
33. Smiths – Handsome Devil
34. Tools You Can Trust – Working and Shopping
35. The Fall – Kicker Conspiracy
36. Luddites – Doppleganger
37. Sophie and Peter Johnson – Television
38. Cocteau Twins – Hithertoo
39. S.P.K – Metal Dance
40. The Fall – Wings
41. U2 – New Years Day
42. Danse Society – Somewhere
43. Birthday Party – Deep in the Woods
44. Caberet Voltaire – Fascination
45. New Order – The Village
46. Birthday Party – Sonny’s Burning
47. Strawberry Switchblade – Trees and Flowers
48. Elvis Costello – Shipbuilding
49. Cure – The Walk
50. Tom Robinson – War Baby

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 11:15 am

TWISTSNTURNS

My company spoils me. They load so much onto me on a Wed/Thurs that I’ve no time for the booze,even the small quantity allowed under the law.

Which as it turns out is the medical advice,that if yer gonna drink more than their weekly limits-which most of us can do on a regular Saturday-then take two successive days off a week.

Who am I to argue with that?

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 11:23 am

IRISHBHOY

I had a similar experience to yours the first time I cooked Christmas dinner. It was all perfectly edible-not a bad cook back in the day when I could be bothered-but alcohol had been taken by all the guests as well as myself.

So,yes,we all survived it as it mainly remained uneaten. I think the soup and the retro Prawn Cocktail was enough for most. I was eating variations of turkey curry,fricassee,bourgignon whatever till about the middle of January. I won’t tell you where the stuffing went,suffice to say I wisnae effing pleased.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 11:36 am

Then there was another time a couple of years back when I got invited-again-to my wee pal’s place. I’ve known her from the first weekend I arrived here over eighteen years ago,and used to go round for Christmas dinner when we stayed near to each other. Which we didn’t,all too soon

She had just got married again,I think that was number eight? Not sure. I remember her asking me before a previous marriage if I would give her away as her father was dead,etc. I said-Caroline,it would be an honour but as you’ve been married five times already,it’s finding somebody to keep you that’s the bloody problem.

So husband No 8. Tony. He didnae get his dinner and nor did the rest of us. We had all dropped off the beer at her place and trotted off to the pub,I’d brought the soup anaw,turkey was in the oven and about two hours later she went home to get the veg on etc.

Or so we thought. First thing Tony said when she left was that she had been nipping his head all week. I said aw f..k,that’s us had wur dinner then. The other three shook their heads and explained to him. That’s Caroline. Soup down the toilet,everything else in the bin. Door locked.

I’ll f…..g kill her if she does that,he shouts. Don’t suppose I helped by suggesting that he truss her up and chuck her in the oven.

True story,she’s the size of sod all but I wouldn’t take her on.

bouresouprecipe
December 27, 2019 11:42 am

Merry Christmas to all Sentinel Celts

Flag Happy, Red Card, Red Card, Ross

Odsonne Edouard scored twice in Paisley though it’ll never show in the record books thanks to the haunting Tory. TV pictures confirm Odsonne Edouard clearly in line, and onside for his first goal eagerly disallowed by Douglas Ross, now a permanent scourge of Celtic, unable to ‘play the game.’

The second ‘goal’ by Edouard drew another flag, we weren’t even allowed to see a replay because BT had moved moodily on, as Celtic collected the points anyway. Ignored by SMSM even the redoubtable Chris Sutton failed to call it out, or do his job, towing the party line instead?

The disallowed goal galvanised Saints and they dug in for a fluke to make a nonsense of the scoreline, as Celtic continued to miss too many chances for complete comfort, as the attention as if it hadn’t already switched to the bigoted ‘Barca’ on Sunday.

The same successful format expected at Celtic Park with the same line up, seems certain as Ntcham came in after the League Cup final to stiffen the midfield, at the expense of A N Other wideman. With attacking options on the bench, our current lineup has potential goalscorers across the team, some of them saving it for Sunday.

M.O.M – James Forrest

The Exiled Tim
December 27, 2019 11:42 am

I agree that the game was won in the first half, but and always the but, our coaching at times appears to be non existent, it’s only our better players that is seeing the games out, we also have lost the swagger that we were playing with earlier in the season, just my opinion.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
December 27, 2019 11:50 am

BOURNESOUPRECIPE

The evil genius relies on the replays which weren’t available. I watched it a few times,trying to freeze frame it. Didn’t get one shot that said it was offside,especially if the rule that if in doubt go with the attacker still stands.

Have a pleasant weekend,old son. Tell us your thoughts on Monday as you warm up for what should be a Happy New Year.

HH

Big Audio Dynamite
December 27, 2019 11:55 am

Just read that Neil now has the highest win percentage of any Celtic manager ever ?I’m not saying he is perfect, but it’s hard to argue with that stat.

Martin O’Neill win rate 75%
Neil Lennon 80%

Just please sort our corner taking, as it is driving me bananas

Big Audio Dynamite
December 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Oglach, geez, what a list! But, no Talking Heads? 🙁

lrishboy
December 27, 2019 12:10 pm

BMCUWP,
I had a few like that in my youthful days……………Nippy sweetie’s,not conveyor belt’s of re-hashed turkey left-overs,what is it about wee bird’s,anyway ? Still,like the old saying goes,”Good things come in small packages but unfortunately so does rat poison.”
Was never really one for seafood,myself.As another old saying goes,”there’s only two things that smell of fish……….and fish is one of them.” Bon appetit,mo chara.
By the way,her name wiznae Caroline……………………Oh,never mind.
Hail Hail.

Oglach
December 27, 2019 12:36 pm

B.A.D

John Peel’s 1983 festive 50 voted for by the listeners. I’d include Burning down the house from 1983 TH Album Speaking in tounges

Oglach
December 27, 2019 1:16 pm

Just discovered that the cover picture of one of my fav albums Killing Joke – Killing Joke was actually a reworking of a Don McCullin photo of the war in the North of Ireland. Picture of Nationalist youths running from CS gas fired by the British Army of occupation in Derry during the 1970s. Ya learn something everyday!

Killing Joke ‘War Dance’

fan-a-tic
December 27, 2019 1:23 pm

Incredible coincidence that the tv companies failed to have a single replay of the Ed disallowed goal and the Morelos allowed goal.
Even the SPFL highlights do not have one.
At ibrox they seem to have one camera about half way line and one behind the goals so no great sideways angle at either end
.This amount is truly pathetic
.As a comparison EPL match has 37 high def cameras
But on the highlights the camera behind the goal they scored in has a wide angle and a few of their efforts are well covered but strangely not on the goal were it’s only a tight shot thats inconclusive.
On my limited view he does look offside from central camera.
You can also see he puts ball in net then looks across at linesman before celebrating.
The paltry and poor tv coverage would be an embarrassment to a professional league but since it’s Scotland no such scrutiny exists.

fan-a-tic
December 27, 2019 1:31 pm

BADA BING 1
Here is the abridged version to save anyone suffering through that numpties uttering’s.
1.The police and security staff will treat anyone wearing green with antagonism and hostility.
2.Kettling and aggression by the police on those of a green hue will be whitewashed with the approval of the PLC
3.Those wearing blue will receive a formal apology from said PLC for the lack of red carpet to enhance the jolly bigoted march into the stadium with their police brethren.

Awe Naw
December 27, 2019 1:37 pm

Fanatic

It does exist its just not presented. All about perception. He’s more offside than Eduardo. I do tire of these discussions when our PLC turned their noses up at the 15m they gifted to old Rangers in 2011. A dodgy offside decision without cameras can always6be debated. The 15m gift cannot be.

Bada Bing
December 27, 2019 1:38 pm

I’m sure The Screaming Skull, Alex Rae,will be calling for VAR ,for Eddy’s goal yesterday…….he will…won’t he?

lrishboy
December 27, 2019 1:49 pm

Awe Naw @ 1:37pm.
Don’t get me started,Ive just calmed down(Almost) from the AGM betrayal ffs !
Hail Hail.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 27, 2019 2:20 pm

Oglach, yeah, I just read it wrong. I’d include everything by TH from 1975 to around the early 90s. After that, they were on a road to nowhere ?

Oglach
December 27, 2019 2:30 pm

B.A.D
Agree Talking heads were immense. Life during wartime. Heaven, Psycho Killer, Crosseyed and Painless and other classics too numerous to mention would make any ‘music aficionados’ festive party list.

Oglach
December 27, 2019 2:52 pm

If you didn’t know better you would be inclined to believe this was a contemporary track and not one that is almost 40 years old. The genius of Talking Heads.

Crosseyed and Painless

Mike in Toronto
December 27, 2019 3:34 pm

My favourite song from the Talking Heads….

Mike in Toronto
December 27, 2019 3:53 pm

another great track from the Tom Tom Club …. the Heads, minus David Byrne, but with Adrian Belew ….

and, no, this is not a cover of a mariah carey song ….:)

The Exiled Tim
December 27, 2019 5:25 pm

Ten year old nephew was at Pittodrie yesterday, corporate seats with free bar etc, I asked him how it went, his exact words were, “The sandwiches had too much butter on them, the mince pie was good, the game was tense and I can’t be arsed going back”
Straight from the mouth of babes 😉

Awe Naw
December 27, 2019 5:54 pm

Did I ever tell you guys the story about my special Christmas turkey stuffing made from a special Amsterdam herb? My guests couldn’t get enough of it. It was half devoured before I could give any fair warning so I stayed schtumm… “I’ll have more stuffing”… Me… “eh go ca canny with that stuffing.. No so much..” “Get away ah love stuffing so I dae”, “” German stuffing pure dead brilliant so it is…. you need to gie us the recipie” much hilarity and mega munchies ensued for the rest of the day. Intoverts became extroverts.. “The best Christmas I’ve had since childhood”, “never laughed so much in donkeys”, “how much did I eat” “you’re some cook so you are”

When I owned up to it on St. Stephen’s day they got all humpy with me cos they had all fallen asleep by midnight… “you could have poisoned us” Man they trawled the recesses of their minds to find something negative aboot it.

jimthetim53
December 27, 2019 5:59 pm

How’s the cold Packy? I was at one of my sisters’ house today and her daughter is loaded with a cold. She was coughing worse than a smoker! But I came home with a new jumper 🙂

The Exiled Tim
December 27, 2019 6:10 pm

Awe Naw
You said yesterday, I think it was you anyways that it’s illegal to grow grass, it’s not here, you are allowed to grow half a dozen plants for personal use, so we are allowed to grow twelve for our household, when the young fella was living with us he couldn’t believe his luck, he managed to grow all he needed without a care, I gave it up years back when I stopped the tobacco.
HH

Margaret McGill
December 27, 2019 6:16 pm

Awe Naw
much Christmas enjointment ?

Margaret McGill
December 27, 2019 6:19 pm

Awe Naw you forgot to tell them the time the old boy came for a visit and when you were at work he did you a favour and did awe the weeding that you needed done on the porch? 🙂

Margaret McGill
December 27, 2019 6:25 pm

Awe Naw
December 27, 2019 6:30 pm

Mags,

I had a quiet Christmas day but made up for it in the evening. First Christmas day I have woken up without a hangover in years so I was quite proud of myself until yesterday morning. I’ll tell the story about my Da’s weeding and his crucifixion another day

Mahe
December 27, 2019 6:43 pm

Howdy folks.
Happy Friday. Yes theres most of a quiz done so will finish it today and tomorrow at noon we serve it up. Will try and drum up customers from other sources, why not.
Been a while and hopefully we knock it out of the ball park as they say here.
Ho Ho

Twists n turns
December 27, 2019 6:59 pm

Awe Naw

“ . I’ll tell the story about my Da’s weeding and his crucifixion another day“

I think we are already ahead of you ?

Mike in Toronto
December 27, 2019 7:25 pm

Awe Naw

Just reading back, and I thought you wrote, ‘my dad’s WEDDING and his crucifixion’ ….

No disrespect intended to your ma, who I’m sure is lovely.

🙂

mahe
December 27, 2019 7:38 pm

mahe
December 27, 2019 7:39 pm

Awe Naw
December 27, 2019 7:40 pm

TET,
you need to excavate a wee hole for me in that bat cave

Twists,
yep you get the picture

MIT,
not far away 🙂

mahe
December 27, 2019 7:42 pm