Two points for today, three points wanted tomorrow

I’ll keep this short and sweet. What I’m hoping for this weekend are,,
1,, Lenny to carry Thursday lessons into Sunday.
2,, A supported and sensible protest rally.


On the first only a blind man would not have noticed much needed improvement when some considered fringe players came in. I’m of the opinion if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, I hope Neil is the same.
With his job under severe scrutiny, the goodwill earned by a working system fuelled by hungry players cannot be understated.


To go back to the non functioning usual suspects after that would almost be criminal. He and his staff will surely have learnt their lesson with that rare victory. I would be happy for the same team again but should a couple drop out they really should see the bench and probable involvement, not only as a reward but to continue fostering morale. Soro and Turnbull simply must start though, no ifs or buts.


We didn’t learn how to cope with Stevie May again despite knowing he’s a handful,,we know Kabamba likes to get physical and had a good game against us up in Perth earlier in the campaign.
Getting the better of him now would be a good sign, maybe give the sieve some much needed heart. I’m paying close attention to this battle.


Speaking of close attention, it’s clear during Sunday’s protest a few eyes will be watching those doing nothing more than exercising their rights. Thursday victory in no way glosses over the fact real change is needed at our club.
Most recognise this now.


But we also know there’s many who would love this to blow up. The MSM would love nothing more than some sensationalist photos to boost sales and a Timmy is bad story is the easy go to.


Plod will love this opportunity to get the extra cash before Christmas and if there’s a chance to arrest a few or issue fines all the better. It’s my opinion they would much rather harass us than try their luck over at Ibrox, where laws just don’t seem to apply and the press sweep dirt under the carpet considering it part of the job.


The medical profession certainly don’t want any gatherings to go wrong, and neither do your family so close to Christmas. If you are attending thanks for helping to get the message across and please adhere to all guidelines.
Wear your heart on your sleeve, and a mask please.

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December 12, 2020 5:38 am

Napster’s follow the link

December 12, 2020 5:39 am

Score predictor link below

December 12, 2020 7:43 am

I will be as brief as you I am finally looking forward to a game !
Please if you really have to go ,be calm, be safe, but let PL know who we are
protesting against.

Bada Bing
December 12, 2020 10:24 am

The White Mouse 3.35 Cheltenham

Ayrshire Bhoy
December 12, 2020 11:04 am

The Tic

2pm tomorrow will tell me if I am looking forward to the game. If I see Scott in team enthusiasm will sink

December 12, 2020 11:25 am

Perhaps there is tactical advantage in shifting the Celtic Trust protest to 10 am on Monday, immediately prior to the AGM?

December 12, 2020 11:32 am

Would give Lawwell a chance of a snide joke and sleekit grin at the Celtic support.
Then he could always say he has given each side of his Old Firm partnership equal treatment at AGM’s.

December 12, 2020 12:01 pm

I think the performance on Thursday has given NL a real problem. Does he stick largely with the players and the system which clearly worked so well,or does he give the old guard a final chance to redeem themselves?

This coming midweek is our first without a match all season,so he has to get it right tomorrow. And stick with that for the Cup Final on Sunday. And it could put some noses out of joint if they don’t get to play in that.

Interesting quandary,but since I think certain players have let him down,I’d say this is no time for sentiment.

December 12, 2020 12:03 pm

Tomorrow is a must win against a side who can be robust and difficult to beat.
Will our coach follow on from Thursday or revert to his tried and trusted?
Some talk of retaining Soro and Turnbull on various forums but i would also replace McGregor with Henderson who showed the bravery on the ball and skill required of a centre mid.
McGregor is being touted as being moved forward to the No 10 role but i can’t see any logical reason for such as he has shown no willingness to be brave or creative for a long time now.
A forward pass from him is a distant memory and his risk averse passing and woeful defensive skills does not suggest he would be any better as our driving force.
For me he has skill but for last two seasons he has regressed into a safety first footballer who has shown little positive to be included in team.
He needs a spell with McIntyre who will teach him in the development side to be a productive centre mid.

December 12, 2020 12:25 pm

PL would be digging himself into a bigger hole than he is at present if he attempts such a manoeuvre. Even he wouldn’t be that stupid, would he…

December 12, 2020 12:39 pm
December 12, 2020 1:06 pm This is a link to an article by Tiranog that David Lowe highlighted.

The article has a good point about the way forward is rational debate not pitchforks but misses a key point that has been made in response which can be read from the link.

It comes under the topic of way forward for CST in aftermath of Res12.

December 12, 2020 1:11 pm


This is the article it refers to. Excellent site he has built up over the years.

Ayrshire Bhoy
December 12, 2020 1:17 pm


Not one of those want away wage thief’s should be near the cup final. Medal before you leave? No thanks win or die with guys who want to wear the jersey!

December 12, 2020 1:19 pm


Yer quick on the draw. 🙂

I have just added why I posted the link to Twitter. Yup Tirnaog does good stuff and his view is an honest one based on what he knows.
It is what he doesnt know that I was bringing out for CST attention in the series of Tweets under my link.

I would have copied them over but not easy on a mobile phone.

December 12, 2020 1:22 pm


December 12, 2020 1:26 pm


I think the selection for Sunday will show if Celtic are now planning to move forward without the players who want away and with the players who dont.
Not wholesale as in dropping “players” but a movement towards the team to face Rangers and win ten.

The confidence coming out from Rangers fans, if felt at Ibrox , could be just the lift guys who want to remain need.

December 12, 2020 1:30 pm


As I said,no time for sentiment.

December 12, 2020 1:32 pm


I wanted him moved forward to get him as far away from defensive duties as possible but would shed no tears if Henderson were given a chance, but for all his square ball failings he is a seasoned player and there has to be a balance.

Would Henderson not take Frimpong’s place instead?

December 12, 2020 1:34 pm
December 12, 2020 2:05 pm


Thanks for bringing forward that link to Billy Connolly article.

I attended some of the same games and started watching Celtic in the Bertie Peacock era and his memory of the players is like mine.

I’m glad he mentioned Love St game. I’ve told before of leaving the house to pick up my lad after the game. Celtic had done their bit when I left but there was no radio in the car and I parked it down at the football pitches (King George??) and walked towards the ground.

I was wondering why no supporters were streaming out and stopped at a bus shelter to wait. A guy came in, not a supporter, and I asked for score at Dens Park.

Big grin followed by Big Yin almost dancing down the other side of the road with his kids all laughing away.

I always felt a connectiom to Billy , saw him in concert a few times, one in London saw me need aspirin for the headache laughing for 2 hours caused.

That connection became complete for me when the tenement in which I was born in the Gallowgate was chosen to have its gable end adorned by one of the portraits of Billy commissioned for a BBC programme..

It is the one where he looks like the jester he was. Very colourful.

So if anyone is ever visiting the Barras and see Billy on the gable end imagine me as a new born baby in the middle apartment on first floor above the close thinking “If I live long enough I’ll get close to Billy Connolly “

December 12, 2020 2:10 pm

Still.waiting on your predictions

December 12, 2020 2:40 pm

Auldheid Fantastic post 👍🍀

Bada Bing
December 12, 2020 2:43 pm

With Kilmarnock having the tag team of Power and Dicker in midfield, don’t be surprised if Scott Brown starts tomorrow.

December 12, 2020 2:45 pm

Morning troops,
A weekend of rain here. Needs it.

I recall Billy came to Belfast, few of the lads had tickets. Ten minutes into his set some punter near the front tries to get out of his seat, presumably for a wee.
Billy started on him, and all night the poor bassa got it. All night long.

Hail Hail

December 12, 2020 2:53 pm

Bada Going by Thursday night Soro looks like he can handle himself and dish it out if required Hh

December 12, 2020 2:56 pm

Mahe Like the story Billy tells of refusing to play a show for the troops during the troubles 👍🍀

December 12, 2020 3:04 pm Oisin Murphy should be on ‘Would I lie to you ?’ 😜 Was Mike in Toronto Oisin’s lawyer ? 🤔

December 12, 2020 3:11 pm

Superb equaliser by Reyna for Dortmund v Stuttgart 1-1

December 12, 2020 3:12 pm

I have written a few times about Henderson’s ability to pass and move during his run in the first team.
He created and scored in that time and looked like a modern midfield player.
That Neil totally discarded him was proof to me that he had preordained notions of the players in our squad.
When young Robertson was arguably our best player against Cluj he was also never given another chance.
If it had been evidence based they would have been given a longer run.
For me Calum is a poor shadow of the player who performed well for Ronnie and Rodgers in first season and a half.
But i think he lacks the mental fortitude to be the driver of this fragile Celtic team.
He needs to relearn the purpose of his role in my opinion.

December 12, 2020 3:19 pm

I think Calum could do with a rest and real competition. Great player under Brendan. Came on leaps and bounds.

December 12, 2020 3:23 pm

I would thoroughly recommend watching ‘Bosman’ on BT sports 1 tonight @ 10.30. A documentary film presented by David Ginola about the troubled life of Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman whose actions changed the world of professional football and in doing so ruined his own

December 12, 2020 3:28 pm

About a month ago I gave some help to a homeless guy. Mentioned on here I gave him my jacket. Three homeless have died recently due to conditions so was glad to help but then reading the local news and this is the guy. He did have issues God Bless him.

December 12, 2020 3:35 pm

Mahe ‘Canez was arrested for possessing a dirk’ He wasn’t wearing a kilt at the time 🤔

Bada Bing
December 12, 2020 3:42 pm

G64- I would start Soro,but NL always goes back to the old guard, always been poor playing youngsters, seems Dembele wants out in January…

December 12, 2020 3:48 pm

bada bing

Well done big mhan naps up hh

Bada Bing
December 12, 2020 3:50 pm

VP- cheers W,first for weeks…

December 12, 2020 3:52 pm

Craig 76
you too hh

December 12, 2020 3:55 pm

Good stuff Bada The 🍺 are on you 👏👏👏

December 12, 2020 3:56 pm

It is a very old fashioned charge isn’t it. I dare say you yourself had a steak knife in the sky rocket you wouldn’t see clink.
Suppose these are the bread and butter cases that pay the mortgage.
I also suppose that a steak knife isn’t the worst thing in a homeless camp here.
Tough one, young man also. Hope he gets a break somewheee., but that’s just being optimistic.

Hail Hail

December 12, 2020 3:56 pm

Superb performance by Stuttgart 4-1 up away to Dortmund

December 12, 2020 4:23 pm

FT Dortmund 1 Stuttgart 5

December 12, 2020 4:46 pm

Cheers VP

By my rough calculations after today’s naps results so far, I’m bottom of the Premiership! In the relegation spot 🙁

Bada Bing
December 12, 2020 5:22 pm



Ajer Jullien Duffy Laxalt


McGregor Soro


Henderson Turnbull Elyounoussi





Tomorrow apparently

December 12, 2020 5:34 pm

Voguepunter 👍
JTT53 don’t think you are bottom I think Mahe has claimed that spot today 😀

big packy
December 12, 2020 5:39 pm

EVENING ALL and JIM, jim and mcaff ,you were talking last night about hartwood and cardonald, a couple of true stories, when i left school in 68, we all went round the teachers with a big brown envelope asking them to sign it for us, my history teacher mr kane, signed it good luck in hartwood, D,C,KANE, cheeky bassa, always remembered that, had that envelope for years in my mothers loft, when she died my sister threw it out ,along with my led zeppelin deep purple and black sabbath albums, thanks sis 😎.mcaff, had a delivery in cardonald about once a month, as you came off the M8 at the cardonald exit there was a little industrial estate on the left, that was my delivery point.👍dont know if its still there talking 15 years ago,,H,H,

Cosy Corner Bhoy
December 12, 2020 5:39 pm

I would start the game with the team on the field when Frimpong went off and Henderson came on.
Would settle for Bada’s forecast but knowing NFL the young ones will be back on the bench if they’re lucky!

December 12, 2020 5:42 pm

What’s important tomorrow is setting a high tempo from the get go which is why I’d have started with Klimala who brings an energy to the top of the park otherwise can’t complain with that starting 11 🍀

Bada Bing
December 12, 2020 5:50 pm
December 12, 2020 6:02 pm Blue Mink-The Banner Mhan 🍀

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