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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Mahe

Folk are touchy about names around here.
That’s Stevie and Brodge got me pelters.
C u Jimmy!!!

Mahe
jimthetim53

Inter trying to normalise things now, build from the back, passing it about a lot more, sideways, back, forward.

Fairhill bhoy

Mahe-take it on the chin and move on mucker 😉

Mahe

Which chin? 😉

Oglach
Gordon64

3-2 Sevilla Lukaku og off a spectacular overhead kick

Fairhill bhoy

Mahe-my oldest grandwean had something on her chin and I said “you have something on one of your chins’raging she was😉

Gordon64

The quality of crossing by Sevilla has been absolutely outstanding

Fairhill bhoy

Watching the golf and flicking over to fitba

Friesdorfer

I can’t quite make up my mind as to who is the bigger bunch of cheating b……s in this match between Inter and Sevilla. Such a shame as there are some very skilful players on the pitch.

HH

Mike in Toronto

Random thoughts for the days….

I’m not sure if it is the condensed format, or teams just enjoying playing after not knowing when or if they would play again …. but the football in Europe has been some of the most open, enjoyable football I have seen in a while.

How can Sevilla do so well in the EL .. but not in the CL? Strange…

4 Sevilla players down in their 18 yard box … how many would be down if they were trailing 2-3, instead of leading 3-2?

big packy

off topic JIM, we have 4 westies comng tomorrow to be groomed in our house, joans friend from burnley,, think you have a relative from there, its an hours drive away, so i will have to take our dogs out before nine in the morning and wait for joan to ring me to come back, so im going to blackpool for the day, about a 50 minute drive from here, there is a bakers in blackpool that sells scotch pies and bridies, so after the beach i will go there and get some proper grub😍

Fairhill bhoy

MIT-look at sevco in Europe unstoppable,it happens 😉

jimthetim53

Sounds like a plan Packy!

Fairhill bhoy

Friesdorfer-most games you watch now have the same problems

Gordon64

Sevilla win the Europa Cup Final.
When we reached the final in Seville I recall Gerry McNee and the anti-Celtic cheer leaders telling us the Europa Cup was a Mickey mouse trophy. Try telling that to the players out there tonight. Mind you McNee was a complete arsehole.

jimthetim53

Time for bed. GNAGB all & esp. Packy.

Fairhill bhoy

Jtt53-night mate

big packy

GNAGB JIM

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp1z8EzZ5Hs Trini Lopez-If I had a hammer 😎

Friesdorfer

Fairhill Bhoy
Sad but true.
HH

Fairhill bhoy

When your fake taps a mess and
You couldn’t care less
That’s castore 😉

Gordon64

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OnFlx2Lnr9Q Dino-That’s Amore (not Castore) 😎

31003
Gordon64
31003

What about this….

https://youtu.be/bDRbF80NKDU

31003

As soon as I post music you all leave in hordes

Gordon64

Threesie 👍😎

31003

Ah G64
Did I tell you I got stopped last week for suspected drunk driving?
Got out the car and made my way to the cop car
Cop shouts “You’re staggering”
“ You’re not bad looking yourself” I replied

31003

G64
Last time I talked to you face to face was at……..Tannadice
Coincidence?????
We won

31003

As I’ve got the place to myself…..

https://youtu.be/MagG8J–BBI

Gordon64

Threesie Happy Days in Dundee mate 👍🍀

Gordon64

The Boss on Radio 2 👍😎

Nana Mouskouri C.s.c

Anybody else concerned about McCaffs obsession with posting rat videos? I know I am. I have lit a candle for him and said a prayer I hope he can overcome it.

McCaff

Apologies, Nana! I was chatting to Puff trying to explain the dug’s nature and got caught up in a bit of dog-barbarism!! I’ll put it down to starting early on the Weekend Wine…it’ll no happen again!

Garry

Gonnae stoap making up these stupid wee songs, rhyming Castore wi Dean Martins Amorè.
It is Castore not Castory.
Making us Tims seem thick.

Garry

East Kilbride’s best ever export.

https://g.co/kgs/q3rDUz

Garry

One of my favourite ever songs

https://g.co/kgs/LrwsSY

Garry

The Ramones worst song according to critics.
I love this tongue in cheek cover version.
Folk didnae get it.
One of my favourite ever bands.

https://g.co/kgs/Gu8wsz

Garry

What the UK needs.
Right now!

https://g.co/kgs/abFq2v

Garry

End poverty and hunger for our children in the UK.
Eat the rich.

Garry

My future world agenda.

https://g.co/kgs/KVqaxL

Garry

Only a good Tim fae Glesca could write this song.
I love Gerry now, like I love my hero Bob Dylan.

https://g.co/kgs/Fd4gAh

Garry

Best song about Glesca ever written.

https://g.co/kgs/za113V

Garry

Heard this being blasted out on the Streets of Republican Dalmuir tonight. Magic.

https://g.co/kgs/h9MrMb

Garry

Goodnight folks.
Thanks for nae company tonight 😜😂

https://g.co/kgs/fKAHZS

McCaff

Garry, good to see you again today mate! Where did those two hours go…my missus was starvin when I got home, I told her I wouldnae be long and would bring her in a sandwich for her lunch. It was 4 o’clock when I arrived back!!!!

Mahe