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 £4m should be a source of shame for him. He should be getting priced at around £20m,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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jimthetim53

BAD, I cleared my cache, history, cookies etc in the past and when I go back on to the likes of CS I have to log in again. I once got my moniker mixed up.

Mahe

Good you’re back BAD.
Hope all is well.
Hail Hail

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D1j70Kz21AI The best atmosphere in the world 🍀

Oglach

So the Lille manager confirms that Sevco actually knocked back a £16 mill bid for Morelos and Mr ‘Lets go’ has mentioned the supposedly absolutely ‘skint’ Ibrox club have also knocked back a reported £10 mill bid from Leeds for Ryan Kunt!!!!! They’re not doing too badly for a team allegedly without 2 pennies to rub together. £26 million quid knocked back for 2 players. That’s a lot of money in Scots football. Can’t help but think that if roles were reversed our PLC would have had the 2 sold and doon the road before anyone had a chance to change their minds irrespective if we were trying to stop one of our Glasgow neighbours from achieving a historic 10IAR .

BTW are we still haggling about a £2mill loan deal for Duffy?

big packy

JIM ,i welcomed big audio dynamite back to the blog before you did, and he did not even acknowledge me, im gutted, its back to CQN for me.😍😍😍

Mahe

23 forest fires burning. Cars covered in fine soot. Visibility down to a mile, sometimes less. You wake up coughing if you spent any period of time outside day before.
The smoke does help keep temperatures low in what was supposed to be an extra hot week, low enough to go outside, but it’s too smokey of course.

Site is smoking fast though 😉

Mahe

Oglach,
That is staggering news are Morelos. 16 turned down? Eff me. I expected six. If all that is true they are going all out for this one.
We sign Duffy and keep Eddy then I would say we are going all out for it as well.
Exciting times. A good title race that could be called off at any minute is not for the faint of heart.
Hail Hail

Oglach

Mahe

From the horse’s mouth apparently. Albeit the interview as reported by the SMSM – maybe something was lost in translation ‘again’

Lopez ( Lille FC manager) said:” We have (bid £16m). He’s a good player, otherwise we wouldn’t bid for him but we had a primary target who was Jonathan David who we got and he fits into a certain system with a number of players already around him”

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLx5MKrr-g Lloyd Cole and The Commotions-Forest Fire

Mike in Toronto

Mahe

Turning down 16 million for him is madness. They aren’t going to get much more…. and, frankly, there is no way they can afford not to sell him.

They are doing the same thing as before …. boring against future Europa earnings, and hoping the house of cards wont collapse …. but, even with Europa money, unless they sell him, they have got to be bleeding money ….

I suspect that they are just holding out until the last minute, to see if they can get more …. but will dump him before the window closes. Of course, that would be the rational approach to things… and God knows that Scottish football is not keen on common or business sense …

and the league wont care, nor will Rangers’ business partner, Celtic ….as long as they can keep the Old Firm lights burning….

so, who really knows?

Big Audio Dynamite

Hey Mahe. All’s well, mate ..Hope you’re well too, my friend 🍀

Big Audio Dynamite

Bp, neeeearly missed you! Phew! Hope you’re good, buddy 🍀💚

big packy

BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE hope your well buddy, missed you on here take care..H.H.

Garry

Mahe
Keep safe bud.

https://g.co/kgs/Duv5ix

Mahe

Brendan’s about to get 50 million to spend, selling his left back to Chelsea.
I don’t think the Arse would contemplate selling KT. Even for a quick 10 to 15 million profit.
He has the leagues top striker. Plays one up top usually so Eddy wouldn’t join to sit behind Vardy.
Leaves Calmac or Ajer.
Don’t think Calmac would jump now, plus he’s Captain when Scott retires.
Ajer then?
His place is about to go, third choice again.
Brodge apparently likes him.
Watch this one.

Big Audio Dynamite

When your bumcheeks are bare cause your shorts won’t go there
That’s Castore

When you’ve paid through the nose but can still see your toes
That’s Castore

While our tills they go ping to sound of kerching
That’s Castore

Look how much you have paid for a strip that’s aw frayed
That’s Castore

Mahe

MIT, I think they are betting the house on stopping us and will deal with money issues post season.
In fairness their SB sales, and merch sales would fly up. They would also get a good few quid for management team, and as we are seeing apparently their assets are increasing in value.
It could make sense and all come together, if they win this league.
Makes it even more unmissable I guess.

Hail Hail

puff puff

Craig 76 / and our Garry picking the huns to get
Walloped the morra Hehehe
2 great Tim’s …hail hail .

Gordon64

Inter score with an early penalty in a Euro final ?

Gordon64

1-1 with a superb header by De Jong

31003

Europa Final
If they give points for diving it’s 22 each At the moment

big packy

I went to tannadice in 1970, it was closed dont know why, ask sol kitts

Gordon64

De Jong scores again with another sensational header 2-1 Sevilla

Gordon64

The amazing Godin equalises for Inter 2-2

Fairhill bhoy

Bmcuwp-can remember that bitch slapping.What a day out that was.Was in the pub just up from the stadium,Stratford maybe?Carry outs getting flung over the wall into there beer garden which had a flipping skip in it.weather was scorchio as well

Fairhill bhoy

OGLACH-not sure he said £16m though.Might have bid but the £16 was in brackets 🤔

Fairhill bhoy

Mahe -still trying to sell the family silver 😉

jimthetim53

What an exciting game! Attack attack all the time both sides. No busses parked here! A bit scrappy at times but great to watch. Some amateur dramatics as expected. The second Seville goal – amazing! What a curl on that header.

jimthetim53

Packy don’t care what you say, you would love this match! 🙂

Mahe

FB,
This is a family that tends to sell the silver young man. Merely pricing before transaction. Standard procedure.

Tuck Frump!!!

big packy

JIM ,rubbish there is no team like the glasgow celtic 😍

Big Audio Dynamite

I’m glad Dundee United are back. Always loved Tannadice. See if you’re still saying that next week BAD.

Garry

Brilliant first half in Cologne. De Jong’s two headers reminiscent of Henrik in Seville 17 years ago. 2-2, still fancy Inter.

jimthetim53

Garry, I couldn’t guess the winner of this one!

Fairhill bhoy

Mahe
Is that not how we encourage them in in the first place.Thats our model.

Fairhill bhoy

My god posting is fast😉

Big Audio Dynamite

Tried to watch the EL final but just can’t get into football these days unless they’re wearing Hoops.

jimthetim53

Packy It’s our old foes Inter Milan!

big packy

HAIL HAIL THE CELTS ARE HERE, WHAT THE HELL DO WE CARE NOW, FOR ITS A GRAND OLD TEAM TO PLAY FOR ITS A GRAND OLD TEAM TO, FFS ive forgotten the rest im feckin 67 you know😍

Oglach

Fairhill bhoy

It was actually the Lille president not the manager (my bad) who claimed that they had bid £16 mill. Did a quick online check and a number of agencies reporting a £16.25 mill bid for El Burro. If it wasn’t true why didn’t Lille rubbish the claims?

PS they defo had the cash to do it as the paid €30 mill for Jonathan David

big packy

JIM, inter milan is that the team that lost to the great glasgow celtic in the 1967 european cup final,, never heard of them😍

Garry

Puff
I will pick the huns to get beat every game they play this season. It is how my mammy fae Maryhill brought me up. Never back that evil mob to win anything.
You are an absolute star mate. Met McCaff today. Love my Treble Treble hoody. Enjoying your beers. Thank you so very much bro.
Peace and Love from Republican Dalmuir. 👍🍀💚🇮🇪

Fairhill bhoy

OGLACH-I just read it as he confirming that they had bid,but not sure he said £16m .Im probably wrong but why put the £16m in brackets.Even Barry fry wouldn’t tell us what Celtic had bid for his striker

Oglach

Fairhill bhoy

True, but i find it strange that a president of a major football club would allow news agencies to deliberately misquote him – or worse tell porkies and attribute it to him – ‘legal stuff an all that’! Usually its the old ‘bid understood to be in the region’ or ‘an unnamed source claims’

ASWGL

Erra macaroon bars spearming chewin gum, and yer oh-fishul hun gear on alibaba for $6.75

https://m.alibaba.com/amp/product/1600093732376.html

They’re taking that mob for right clowns Hahahahahah

Fairhill bhoy

OGLACH-they did it to the hibs man only this week mate😉

Oglach

Fairhill bhoy

I said a ‘Major club’ 🙂

Fairhill bhoy

Touché 😉

A thing of beauty

BAD,
Welcome back to the madhouse.
Gordon 64,
Forest fire, an all time favourite of mine.
Mahe,
Brodge. Brodge? Really? I am becoming more convinced that you post this nonsense to wind me up and I bite every time 🤬🤬

Fairhill bhoy

ATOB-mahe click bait 🤔🤷‍♀️