Hamilton 0 – 3 Celtic
A nice wee way to relax on Boxing Day when we are all too stuffed from overindulging the day before to get too excited about anything. In truth there were a number of very pleasing aspects of our display on Saturday,not least another clean sheet-which will have done our young keeper’s confidence no harm-and the continuing good performances from our two newbies in midfield,Soro and Turnbull.
Add to that the sharpness of Griff up front and the vast improvement-second half in particular-from Eddy,and a return to form of the likes of wee Frimpers,and it’s fair to say that we could be happier overall than has too often been the case recently.
At half-time,we hadn’t been much troubled by an eager,if patched-together-Accies line up,while we had had a few chances to open the scoring which,on another day,would have hit the net instead of the keeper or the woodwork. Indeed,the only trouble Accies gave our lads all day was in keeping all their limbs intact! And for once,we couldn’t complain about their Carpetright pitch not being watered,as the game was played in the midst of a veritable monsoon,conditions worse than any I can ever remember. But for all that,it was still scoreless at half time,and well,some of us have seen this film before…
Any misgivings were shelved within ten minutes of the restart as first, Eddie won and converted a penalty,and then provided the beautiful assist for a Griff thunderbolt into his bottom right. Two up and cruising,and but for more goalkeeping heroics,the shocking conditions and a typically lenient referee we could have added handsomely to our total.
Not to mention the bliddy woodwork which continued playing its part!
But with fifteen minutes to play,DT got the goal his overall contribution deserved as he latched onto a rebound from an Eddie header to fire it home and send us home content if drookit. It is far too early to call the recent results a revival,but there is little doubt that we have performed significantly better in recent weeks. That has to be encouraging as we head into a vital week where nothing less than six points will keep alive our outside chances of getting The Ten over the line. To even suggest that it is still possible would have been the actions of an idiot only a few short weeks ago,and I know that there will be many who will say that is still the case. But,well,as I said on Wednesday,’Tis The Season To Be Jolly,and I’ll continue to live in hope.
Us Tims are an optimistic lot,after all. Sometimes over the years,that has been the only thing that keeps us going! This is no time for the faint of heart,we will need Lions on the pitch and in the virtual stands over these next six days,and for the rest of the season thereafter. We need to keep up the pressure,and we have been doing that recently.
Now,on the vexed issue which has recently come up,and has proven to be so divisive…
There was some interesting reading back on the Saturday night shift!
I’m glad most of the time, posters kept things reasonable and respectful,as the subject in question is clearly a very emotive one. I don’t want to take sides on what seems to have become a Res 12 v CST issue,except to say that both have at heart the same goal-and that is to hold the current board to account,and to further the interests of Celtic fans in general.
There may have been an opportunity missed to combine both in a pincer movement,and that IMO is what has caused a schism. Personally I support the aims of Res 12 and ALSO of the CST. I don’t think the two have to be mutually exclusive,and I hope for a rapprochement sometime soon.
Meantime,views supporting each,either or both are still welcome here. As are those who espouse them. The site will not take sides,though comments-rather than articles-from MAHE and myself will continue to be only our personal views as events unfold. The Article of the Day is available should anyone wish to explain why they hold any particular opinion,and we will be delighted to host that and attribute it to the author in question.
I think there is room for both viewpoints to be aired and shared,and I hope that they coalesce sometime soon.
Above article by BMCUWP. To send us your view as Article of the Day,mail it to MAHE