That Friday Feeling

Morning,all.

 

Big day tomorrow as we make our return to league football after an enforced two week break. I always enjoyed a trip to Tannadice,even if I didn’t enjoy the result all the time,but as yet we have no concrete evidence of any efforts being successful at getting the fans back where they belong,which is at the game. I suppose we should be thankful for small mercies in that we are at least able to play,and to watch it on TV. I’ll be perched on a settee in Essex with my fingers crossed,because one thing is certain,and that is that we can’t afford another display like our one against Kilmarnock.

 

In fact,I think we need to make sure that we never have a display as bad as that one again-ever! Let’s hope that the players are suitably chastened by that experience,and that they come out with all guns blazing.

 

One player who looks unlikely to figure for us is Tom Rogic,with rumours that he is for the off. Some reports link him with a move to Qatar while others are suggesting he could be gone in a swap deal for Shane Duffy. It may be a tad harsh to say that we never saw the best of him-after all,he was outstanding in our Invincibles season-but there’s little doubt that he could have offered us more,and more often. His time with us has been largely blighted by niggling injuries,plus of course his frequent forays on international business with Australia,and really a player of his undoubted quality should have been a mainstay in the first team for the last five years or so. Instead he has been frustrated by injuries and we have too often been frustrated by his displays.

 

That he is being touted as a target for a Qatari club or as a makeweight in a swap deal for a centre half,and valued at a paltry ยฃ4m should be a source of shame for him. He should be getting priced at around ยฃ20m,a player as talented as he is. That he isn’t is simply down to himself,and any new contract with the buying club will reflect the price paid for him. He might want to think about that,and I hope that Ollie Ntcham gets the message too,that to get a decent contract it has to be earned.

 

One player who did manage to negotiate a decent contract on his departure is Kieran Tierney when he joined Arsenal. Okay,he isn’t on the mega-wages of Aubameyang but a year’s wages would cover Rogic’s transfer fee and with a few quid left over. We were all disappointed when he left,of course,though the move was heavily trailed on here from about April that year,but is that really any reason for some idiot Celtic fans to scrawl Judas on the walls of his house?

 

That’s the kind of behaviour which is usually the preserve of the worse elements of hunnery and I’m seriously disappointed that some of our fans thought it was an appropriate response. Let’s face it,the physical abuse he endured over three seasons at least was bloody criminal and would have seriously endangered his future career with us. The club didn’t seem to be making any effort to prevent this,and the only obvious way to stop it was to leave.

 

He left with my gratitude,and I believe the gratitude of most of us,and while I have no real interest in the progress of anyone who leaves us,I still wish him well,personally and professionally. He will be facing opponents down there who abide by the rules,and with referees who enforce them. If anyone is looking to attach blame here,they should look no further than the licensed thuggery permitted up here against our players.

 

On a lighter note,it seems that the huns are revolting-no,really! The news that their premium product kit is a pile of pish should come as no surprise to anyone who was paying attention,the new kit supplier Castore clearly isn’t equipped for large scale manufacture in a short time frame,and to be fair,the huns seem to have been buying the stuff in their droves. Some jerseys have turned up with branding misaligned or wrongly spelt,or with symbols missing. And it’s not cheap either,despite giving every impression of so being. Still,we always wanted the stars on their jerseys stripped and in the lack of any will in Scottish football to do so,we will have to accept this backdoor way of doing it.

 

But back to The Hoooooops,and I hope we start with two up front tomorrow. I can’t see it,mind,but it’s high time we changed our formation about a bit. When teams know how we are going to line up,and can make a pretty good guess at the personnel involved,it puts us at an immediate disadvantage. It’s time for Neil Lennon to change things around a bit more,keep the opposition guessing. I mean,we are all getting fed up with the team sheet being leaked hours before the match-and the club should be taking steps to find the mole,it’s been going on for years!-but most of us can hazard a guess at the line-up anyway.

 

Time for a bit of adventure,Neil. Try it,you might like it!

 


 

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Auldheid

BMCUWP.

Its wasnt deja vu. A bit of fluff got caught up in the interositer valve of my Time And Relative Dimension In Space laptop.

I think I’m back in current space now. Onwards to 13iar. Hope it’s not unlucky.

31003

Where is everyone?

31003

If you think about it ยฃ55 for a Castore jumper is tremendous value. Billy senior can wear it on match day, evening leisure time and when marching/staggering through the streets during an orange walk. Junior of course can wear it during school hours

big packy

31003, how ya doing buddy

big packy

im just wating for my best mate to come on, he has gone shopping,,jim hope you have got that fecking mask with you๐Ÿ˜

big packy

oh and another point of interest, kiearan tierney could not lace tommy gemmells boots, i was fortunate enough to have seen the lions,enough said.H.H.

31003

BP
Asked this question on CQN the other day.
What Celtic goalkeeper was linked with a transfer to an American NFL team?
Thought you might get it

big packy

31003 ,seen that but did not get the answer. luv to you and yours,H,H,

31003

The answer is Gier Karlson
I think he got 1 substitute appearance. Bought from Rosenberg by Big Jock in the early โ€˜70s, he was renowned for his tremendous kick outs. The NFL team wanted him precisely for that

rebus67

Let’s kick the music off with a good tune. Hope you do not see as theft. Here is Celtas Cortos,a Spanish Celtic band signing Fisherman’s Blue(Water Boys). Somehow brings peoples/cultures together.

Hey,

Rebus

big packy

31003, cheers would not have got that in a million years๐Ÿ˜

rebus67

A bit of Newfoundland.

Rebus

Garry

Rebus
Are they from Galicia?. The Celtic region of Spain.
The Waterboys are my favourite Scottish band, I enjoyed that cover version. Very good. ๐Ÿ‘

Danny

Really hope ra bears get the option of a full in-store refund โ˜บ

Carnage!

Big Audio Dynamite

Test

rebus67

Garry,

That was my original thought that they were from Galicia, but they were formed in Valladolid which is in Castile and Leon…in the middle of the North.

Rebus

jimthetim53

Hi all and Packy. Looking forward to the football tomorrow. And my horsey attempt!

Garry

Rebus
Thanks for that. Valladolid is close enough, to have a Celtic influence from Galicia I suppose.

big packy

where have you been, ffs you went to the shops 4 hours ago๐Ÿ˜

Garry

JTT53
Good evening Jim.
Looking forward to Inter Milan v Sevilla game tonight too.

jimthetim53

3 hours ago! and then I went out for a chinese takeaway ๐Ÿ™‚

big packy

BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE, welcome back, missed you buddy.H.H.

jimthetim53

Garry is it on TV?

Thetic

Great time for the game tomorrow. I can get up have breakfast take the dog for his walk and enjoy game all before lunch
How the game goes sets my mood for the rest of the week. The wife doesnโ€™t have to ask the score she can tell by my face

jimthetim53

btw, don’t know who to support between Seville & Inter. Would just watch it for the football on show.

jimthetim53

The Tic, I take it you live abroad?

big packy

JIM, luv ya to bits, but dont watch anything unrelated to celtic, we shall ,we shall not be moved not by the hibs the hearts or the rangers, we shall not be moved,.COYBIG

voguepunter

jimthetim53
The Tic, I take it you live abroad?
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Naw! he’s a lazy bassa who doesn’t get up till 3 in the day.hh

Thetic

Jimthetim53 I live in a suburb of Vancouver. And I feel the same as Packy I donโ€™t have enough emotional energy to watch any team other than Celtic. I used to watch any game I could, not now
By the way I do get up at 3:00 pm everyday
UK time

jimthetim53

Voguepunter LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

TheTic, I might make an exception for the Europa Final!

big packy

THETIC, luv ya to bits๐Ÿ˜

Garry

JTT53
It is on BT Sport Jim.
Like you, I will watch the final as a neutral.
Think Inter will win a close match. Two very good teams.

Big Audio Dynamite

Not sure if it’s just my log in but apparently I was Danny for a couple of days there ..not a clue.

Anyway, to old friends ๐Ÿ‘

Gordon64

Women’s CL Q/F A diving headed own goal by Glasgow City makes it 8-1 Wolfsburg

Garry

B.A.D.
Welcome home mate. How’s tricks?

Garry

Gordon
Bit of a riddy here.
Wonder what Leeanne Crichton will be saying on Sportscene about it?

Garry

Oh dear 9-1.
Embarrassing Glasgow, the ladies. ๐Ÿ˜”

voguepunter

Is that the Glasgow girls in orange?…hope they get walloped.

jimthetim53

9-1 ? That might be our score against The Arabs tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

Big Audio Dynamite

Doin good, Garry. Hope yer well, mate ๐Ÿ‘

HH ๐Ÿ€

Big Audio Dynamite

When you search for a badge and are left feeling radge

Thats Castore

ASWGL

Evening all, another good leader, BMCUW, looking forward to giving united a doing ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Good to see BP back, but don’t listen to Packy, he went to Saint Augustines in Coatbridge, I went to Saint Augustines in Milton, and he’s the oldest, he’s so old when he farts dust comes oot.

Garry

B.A.D.
All good here thanks.
Good to see you back on Joe Strummer’s birthday.
Mick Jones CSC

jimthetim53

ASWGL, Packy is watching Emmerdale at the moment!

Garry

Happy Birthday to Robert Lewandowski today too. 32 today. Hope he wins the Big Cup in Lisbon on Sunday. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Big Audio Dynamite

Garry ..the awesome Mick. Still my fav musical memory, standing 10ft away from Mick while he did his stuff at the Barrowland one night. Was always a pleasure seeing him or Joe ๐Ÿ‘

Big Audio Dynamite

Hope you’re well, Jim?

jimthetim53

Celtic V Motherwell Sunday 30th might be used as a test event for letting crowds in.

jimthetim53

B.A.D. all well here buddy. (or Danny!)

Big Audio Dynamite

Either will do me Jim โ˜บ