Taking One For The Team

As we hurtle towards the Glasgow Derby on January 2nd, and a game which will have a pivotal impact on whether or not Sevco can “Stop The Ten” my thoughts go back to 1997/98 when it was Celtic that were trying to do exactly that to the original Rangers club.

 

The season had not started well. Celtic had lost their first 2 games and were heading into their 4th game against their old rivals without twin centre backs Reiper and Stubbs. The situation looked pretty bleak.
Salvation came from a very unexpected direction.

 

500 miles south of Glasgow all was not well in Buckingham Palace. Charles and Diana had separated, the latter had been stripped of her HRH title and was being hounded by the Media with her reputation being trashed from within the walls of Buck House.

 

Diana decided to strike back.

 

Knowing that the Huns were the Queens Eleven, and secretly being a wee Tim, she decided to intervene directly in the title race.

 

She knew that Celtic were going into the Lions Den without a prayer so came up with a plan so cunning it would make Blackadder’s manservant Baldrick blush.

 

Firstly, one evening while dining in Paris with her lover Dodi she told her driver Henri Paul that she wouldn’t be needing him anymore that night. She then waited a few hours and suddenly reversed her decision, insisting that he drive her back to her hotel.

 

Knowing that he was by then considerably under the influence of alcohol she urged him to drive faster, to avoid the paparazzi, and as they entered a tunnel she put her plan into action.

 

Unbuttoning her blouse and removing her bra she called out to her driver. He glanced into his rear view mirror, was immediately transfixed – and the rest as they say, is history.

 

The first Paramedic on the scene has previously confirmed that she was still alive and immediately gave her CPR. What has never before been revealed-and in a Sentinel Celts exclusive-is that with her dying breath she whispered “ Mon The Hoops!”

 

In the days that followed, as she knew they would, the SFA cancelled all matches as a mark of respect. When the match was eventually rescheduled Celtic had Reiper and Stubbs restored to the team and the latter actually scored the injury time goal that kept the title race alive.

 

Celtic, of course, would eventually clinch the title, and stop the ten, on the last day of the season, giving her the last laugh from the grave over the Royal Family whose staunch followers wept bitterly into their Silver Jubilee Tea Towels.

 

So, as Celtic once again head into a critical Glasgow Derby, with The Ten on the line, with a defence in tatters in terms of both the lack of a first choice goalkeeper and indeed, a solid back four, which Royal is going to fall on their sword and take one for the team?

 

At 99, Prince Philip would appear to be the Bookies favourite, especially as he until recently thought it was OK to drive while being virtually blind.

 

The Queen, at 94, would appear to be a decent each-way bet but against that her maw did make it to 102.

 

Perhaps the smart money should be on Prince Andrew. He’s just turned 60, like me, but unlike me, he’s wrapped up in the Epstein sex trafficking scandal so he might decide to take the quick way out like his pal. It’s a bad day when the most redeeming feature in your life was dating porn star Koo Stark in your twenties. Who could have predicted it could all have gone so badly wrong?

 

Time is of the essence guys, so we’d appreciate if one of you could do the decent thing and give Neil Lennon some time to get things right on the training pitch.

 

Actually, on reflection, we might need the three of you to go one after the other!

 

Billy Bhoy

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Mahe

Score predictor link below, last games of the year

https://sentinelcelts.com/2020/12/05/chalmersbhoy-score-predictor-3/

GER57

Sorry, Billy Bhoy, your Jim Davidson style of humour doesn’t rock my boat.

Rebus67

Billy Bhoy,

I agree with GER67. Poor taste comes to mind.The woman died, for goodness sake!

Rebus

bada bing1

2nd vaccine approved, roll out starts on Monday

Noel Skytrot

I totally abhor the ruling class but this is a bit crass, each to their own though.

Three points today please, Celtic.

Cosy Corner Bhoy

Other than what will be a contentious thread,Royal or otherwise, the article does highlight the inward trepidation of some supporters, including one from Kilwinning!
Frankly, if the game had been played last month I wouldn’t have given a gnat’s piss for our chances of avoiding a BR type humiliation.
I’m slightly less pessimistic than I was before but optimism is a long way off.
We are still bloody hopeless at defending set pieces and young Mr Hazard appears to prefer the ball to come to him rather than go for it!
Dead ball situations aside I think we have a chance, unlike I thought previously.
Let’s take care of Dundee United today and get some practice at dead balls. But, not too many please as I’m getting on now!

A thing of beauty

Dear oh dear billy bhoy. Whatever your feelings in the royal family they are just that, someone’s family. I hope you will realise your misjudgment and make amends.

Bluegrass Celt

Poor article and I’m surprised it got passed the editor

Awe Naw

bada bing1

Awe Naw- VG

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Howdy,folks.

I get that the article isn’t to everyone’s taste. I apologise to anyone who found it offensive.

Noel Skytrot

Bobby, no need for any apology, it’s just not some folks cup of tea and its not a dig at the writer either. Some folk have their own sense of humour and what’s appropriate. The folk on here know you and Stevie put out excellent stuff as do the contributors to the site, the article yesterday was very, very good. The site content certainly makes me think as do the posters comments.

bournesouprecipe

Barkas ( on a private jet plane )

Welsh
Duffy
Ajer

Frimpong
Ntcham
Brown
McGregor
Laxalt

Moi
Klimala

That was the team that was it’s over let it go Celtic 0 – Sevco 2.

The question is how many from that losing side will feature looking beyond todays game, such is the turmoil this season
we could be looking at three survivors from one derby, to the next.

Ajer – will start
Frimpong – likely to start
MacGregor – will start

A few variables to those three, but you get my drift on the season from hell.

Best

GER57

Not offensive to me Bobby, just puerile and not up to the usual standard on here.
Our record in the New Year game at Williamdome is not good. We need to put in a good performance today to maintain our recent momentum and carry that to Ipox.
If we manage this, esp with a good show on 2and Jan, it could sow some doubt in their heads and then the fear kicks in. Next two games are the most important in our season so far.
Go Celtic!

Noel Skytrot

Bobby, I wish I had more time to write an article for the site and help you and Mahe out as I found doing the one a couple of years back about the Easter Rising very therapeutic.

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GER57

You’re not wrong about that fixture-in fact,I had a search through the post SPL years from 75 onwards and was horrified!

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NOELSKYTROT

Anytime,old son. We are always grateful. Writing the articles is never a bind for us,but we like to freshen things up too and contributors like yourself and others are a Godsend.

Bluegrass Celt

This site is brilliant Bobby, just this article was a bit crass and in poor taste and I was a bit surprised it slipped through the net. Keep up the good work otherwise, you’re both doing a terrific job 👍👍

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BSR

We still had Covid difficulties for that match,but even at that,none of us expected such a poor performance. I genuinely struggle-thankfully!-to remember one nearly as bad.

Suffice to say that SOLKITTS and I had a little more whisky that night than we normally do when we get together. So there is that,I suppose…

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BLUEGRASSCELT

Thanks,mate. I was thinking of you when I read this the other day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/arts/music/tony-rice-dead.html

Hope you and yours have a better year to come than the last one. And that goes for us all!

Oglach

Why is the game being played at 15.00 on a normal working day – why not later in the evening? Is it even on TV / stream? Strange decision that makes no sense at all. However nothing less than 3 points required.
As for today’s lead – not particularly to my taste but hey ho each to their own.

COYBIG

15.00 me arse CSC

Bluegrass Celt

Thanks Bobby 🙏

CaltonTongues

Afternoon All or is it Subjects 😁

HH

McCaff

Afternoon all… Oglach, the game was originally scheduled to be played this evening but both clubs requested an earlier kickoff time! My thoughts are more preparation for the The Rangers game as it’s a lunchtime kickoff – it’s the only reason I can see.
Poor Billy Bhoy, it takes a lot of effort to write an article for it to be caned!

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CALTONTONGUES

Subjects,maybe-but not loyal ones!

bournesouprecipe

https://sentinelcelts.com/2020/12/30/taking-one-for-the-team/#comment-113209

Aye, virtually a different team and definately a different performance required if we’ve to have any chance
of some type of rally for the title.

CaltonTongues

BMCUWP & Subjects,

Apparently, no VST today. Staff off due to COVID.

HH

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CALTONTONGUES

Please tell me yer kidding!

CaltonTongues

BMCUWP,

Hopefully it’s a fake tweet.

HH

Twisty

Fake account by the look of it

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TWISTY

Hope so!

bournesouprecipe

@CelticFC line up v Dundee Utd ko 3pm …

Barkas Frimpong Ajer Jullien Laxalt Christie Soro McGregor Turnbull Griffiths Edouard

Subs: Hazard Taylor Bitton Duffy Brown Rogic Ajeti Johnston Elyounoussi

bada bing1
Garry

Glad to see Barkas start. Hopefully he keeps his place in the team.

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GARRY

There would be nothing pleases us more today than for Barkas to play like the keeper we signed. Except,of course,that we would prefer all the action up the other end!

big packy

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM, got to be honest when i travelled on the supporters bus late sixties mid 70s it was dundee who seemed to give us more problems back then, or is my auld mind playing tricks😍COYBIG

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BIGPACKY

You are correct. United were very much the lesser team in the city until Jim McLean-R I P-arrived.

Some of the articles and obituaries following his recent death have been excellent,and done him proud for what he achieved.

big packy

BOBBY, cheers for that👍

Craig 76

Stole from twitter
That’s my first trip now booked for 2021!!
I’m hopefully off to Iceland in February
If that goes well, I’ll look at going to Sainsbury’s in March.

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CRAIG76

Sounds about right! I’m thinking of living dangerously,jump on the bus to the nearest town as it is still in Tier 2.

Talking to my Mum the other day,she said she never thought she’d see the day where a trip to Irvine was literally the extent of her horizon. Bliddy shite,so it is…

Gordon64

C’mon The Hoops ! 🍀

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GORDON64

Howdy,big fella! Bet yer Evertonian pal is a bit pissed off about the shift change.

Craig 76

Bobby
I don’t even enjoy going into Irvine now as the norm was bit of shopping then the pub, but not had a pint in one for months now and not holding out much hope until the spring b4 back inside 1

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Be interesting to see how hard Shankland tries against us. Because he didn’t try a leg against the huns.

Gordon64

False start !

Gordon64

Great footwork by Eddy

Big Audio Dynamite

COYBIG!

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Livi v Dons off today. Frozen pitch.

Seems you can use undersoil heating to thaw a grass pitch-and it is compulsory in the SPL-but not a plastic one in case it melts…

McCaff

Willie Collums imagination at it again…wtf did Laxalt d wrong there!!!

Big Audio Dynamite

Frimpong is very lazy in his defensive duties sometimes,eh? I’ve seen him a million times, standing the wrong side of someone breaking on our defence while he is making no real effort to get back.

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