Livingston 2 – 2 Celtic

Morning,all.

 

Our winter of discontent continued last night in Livingston,and in suitably wintry and desolate conditions. A draw is of no use to us at all as we continue the slog to the final bell,surrendering our run of titles with a pathetic whimper. Griff was back,looking lively in the first half at least,but so too were some of Neil Lennon’s must picks,bringing with them the same level of performance that has lowered our spirits so dramatically this season.

 

In fairness,Mo Elyounoussi had one of his better games-in comparison with those around him-but the Ryan Christie who sparkled so brightly for a year or so is but a distant memory,Nir Bitton shows every week that he is just as poor at winning the ball in defence as he is in midfield,Shane Duffy just carries on being the 20/21 shadow of himself. Some of the players acquitted themselves reasonably well,but no team with this many passengers can ever be sure of winning a match,much less a league trophy over the length of the season.

 

One thing that we did,which pleased me,was to restrict the home team’s chances,restricting them to two in the first hour. Those two chances were all they needed,enough to cancel out our interim goals from Elyounoussi and Bitton. I’m happy enough to put my hand up and admit that those two wouldn’t get near the team if I was picking it,but they took the goals well. Has they performed as well in their designated roles for the evening I would be hailing their displays. Alas,no.

 

Celtic have simply forgotten how to defend. This isn’t helped by playing our only decent centre half at right back,a midfielder on the right of the two and a right-footed centre half as the left of the pair. Nor by having a goalkeeper who is having the worst debut season in that position that I can remember. Of course,we have seen worse in our time-but we didn’t pay £5m for them,nor did we persevere with them either. The guy’s confidence is gone,and there is none in him either from the defence. Nor any in them from him.

 

What a f…..g shambles.

 

Their first goal,a cheap foul from Duffy,a free header and 1-0. Their second,a quick one-two and a cross into the area to be met by a guy who had run 50 yards unmarked to slot home,Taylor being the only defender near him. Both times,as usual,Barkas went for it with his hands in his pockets. Our goals came from a corner,finished by Elyounoussi,and from Bitton running onto a CalMac through ball. You’ll have to forgive my lack of enthusiasm as I write this-but then it was matched too often last night,as it has been all season,by too many of our players.

 

Collum had his usual performance,ignoring any sniff of a penalty for Celtic while looking longingly to our box for a chance to give one to the opposition. To give him his due,he managed to get through the match-in shocking conditions-without once showing a yellow card. That backfired somewhat towards the end when Broonie,not long on as a sub for Soro,gave a bit back and got red carded for it. Bloody stupid thing to do with that ref in charge. No excuse for it.

 

Fergus told us that it is not always easy being a Celtic fan. Well,the times he was referring to are nowhere near as bad as the situation we are in now. He also told us that it was always worthwhile. And it always has been.

 

I’ll hold onto that thought,it might be just about the only thing that sustains me at the moment.

 

Above article by BMCUWP,your despondent correspondent.

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Garry

BMCUW
You say in fairness to Moi Elyounoussi, he had one of his better games. In fairness he is inconsistent, in a dysfunctional team, however, I think he is the best technical, most skilful player in our team. He is also the top goalscorer in our team by a distance from Edouard.
Don’t get why Celtic supporters cannae see how good this guy is. Maybe just me? This guy along with Diego Laxalt, are the two best players in Scottish fitba today.
How some think that Greg Taylor is Celtic standard, I don’t know?
Player of the season so far for me is our top goalscorer and most skilful player Moi Elyounoussi.
Hope we can sign him permanently.

“But the club isn’t a shambles, far from it. It’s not in crisis off the field. The board have been magnificent, they’ve presided over nine titles in a row, a quadruple Treble.”
(Neil Lennon, Daily Record)

So nothing to worry about. The magnificent board will sort it all out!

Wish I shared his faith. Or is it his salary I mean?

The manager admitted he couldn’t put his finger on the cause of the problems that have beset his side this season.
“They’re human beings,” he said. “They haven’t played well this season for whatever reason and we can analyse it to death.
(Neil Lennon, STV)

Sound familiar? It could have come from that clip Oglach posted yesterday, when Neil was in charge at Bolton.

The problem is he DOESN’T analyse it to death. Or isn’t capable of.

I think Neil Lennon is quite right to not cave in, to the demands of unprincipled people, who lack the integrity to sit in any judgement calls, because those who demand Neil Lennon’s removal, saw fit to financially sustain a corrupt to the core PLC board, through their subscriptions of season tickets, AFTER, they’d been exposed to almost 24/7 revelations of PLC corruption, and collusion.

These seekers of justice in the shape of the sacking of Neil Lennon, should themselves be BANNED from Celtic Park, for their weak, and lazy, support of Old Firm corruption, from Celtic’s PLC board.

They’ll go for the sacking of Neil Lennon because its not them who’d have to carry out that sacking.

But when these supporters SHOULD be sacking the PLC board, then these same supporters crap their pants, because their incapable of practicing what they preach.

Season tickets from Tory Celtic boards, have created Tory, ME ME ME, mindsets within these supporters.

So, season tickets, and shares – are Tory corruption traps, bin them!

And why are we a club who refuse to learn lessons?

The talk about Eddie Howe, a relegated EPL manager, how long has he been out of a job? I’m asking because I don’t know.

Relegated EPL managers don’t have a good history with us. Remember, Tony Mowbray?

Off oot.

Maybe Kev Jungle has a point. Only 116 people have signed the petition to have Lawwell sacked. And that’s an easy form of protest!

http://chng.it/jQXNQBYfdC

Thetic

I watched the first half ,worked in the garage until 85 min When I turned on the computer I could hardly see the ball because of the weather. We didn’t look very good, then The commentators mentioned the red card. I couldn’t believe it ,surely this is the end of winning the league. The Captain sent off , I have not seen the Livi second goal or the red card, but it’s just a reflection of our season so far ,stay strapped in ,it’s not over.
I guess us all expressing our hurt at what’s going on means we still care ,and we hope the guy in control can be trusted to make the necessary changes to get us back on an even keel

Twisty

Bobby
Not to discredit your customary well written article, but I feel you could’ve saved yourself some time with this one and just restricted to this little excerpt from it.

“What a f…..g shambles”

Thinking on headlines which have stuck in my mind over the years

“ Supercaley”

“ Swedes 2 Turnips 1”

If I’d seen a newspaper headline this morning that said

“ WHAT A F…..G SHAMBLES”, I’d be thinking yeah, that encapsulates the situation perfectly.

Interesting to note amongst Neil’s comments last night was that he stated he no longer aware if he has the support of the board.

That would suggest there have been no discussions between Lawwell / Desmond and Neil in the past couple weeks.

There’s no doubt about it that these are Neil’s final days in the position of manager. Heartbreaking that they will end in this way.

Not so many days ago I’d become totally stressed out. Angry with so many things. Decisions being made which impact my life in so many ways, impact my family life, impact my business, my social life.
Relationships with suppliers in particular was eating at me. Their change in attitude. Hounding me for payments for services, or goods, whilst all the time I’m trying to work with my customers to alleviate their financial pressures as far as possible. In these darkest of days you find out who your friends really are.

A very close friend to me, said to me last week

“ Listen , you don’t need this. Walk away and enjoy the rest of your life”

Now I’ve made my decision. By summertime of this year, very latest, I’m done. I’m only staying that long out of a sense of duty to people who have put their trust in me, and to leave everything in order .

I’m sure there are an awful lot of people in the same boat as me. In fact there will be millions more a lot worse than me, in respect that their jobs are threatened, which will put tremendous stress on their family lives. Health starts to suffer and that is the biggest concern.

I only bring this up because I can only imagine Neil goes home at night now and is feeling the same. Slowly but surely his friends are drifting away, the pressures must be overwhelming, ( I think we saw that in his midweek interview ) , so I’d say to Neil the same as was said to me.

Neil , walk away. The job has become too much. The pressures are increasing. You don’t need it anymore. Financially you are gonna be fine. Go enjoy the rest of your life and thanks for your contribution to the past decade.

A thing of beauty

Twists,
Good luck for the retirement. When it’s as stressful as you describe, you’ve made the right decision. I hope someone is advising Neil because this is painful for us to watch. How it must feel to be the one it’s happening to is awful to think of.
Garry,
I cannot agree about elyanoussi. His contributions over his time her are inconsistent and not worth the wage we are paying him. I’d like to hear why you think he merits your praise. I agree he looks good, always seems just on the verge of producing something then either falls over the ball, or runs straight into the player standing in front of him.
A question I have about last night is again the substitutions. Ajer off, Frimpong on. Hmm. Jeremy dribbles with the ball but by the time he came on the ball was sticking in the snow. Same with Johnston. Always dribbles too much so why bring him on as the snow was at it’s worse. Brown on, why? Soro was playing well. Oh I know, must’ve been to bring his experience. That worked out well. Klimala. The only one with a bit of pace. Not once did we hit it long, just kept doing the same pass, pass as the snow got heavier. Enough is enough.

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Twisty

ATOB – oh I’ll be fine, ty for your concern though. Give it 6 months and that blur you see whizzing past you will be me on a bike. 😁
Must tell ye later about a fellow who worked for me. Dead ringer for Fred Dibnah, and very much like him in character. Anyway a story about him and his bike later.

Bobby
What to say about that! Oh my

Where’s Peter gone? Back into hiding?

Neil looks like he’s back on the front line – and when he looks over his shoulder – he’ll see he’s standing alone now.

As we know, this entire fekk up has gone beyond being solely about Neil’s lack of ability as a manager.
Yes that’s a major aspect but any forthcoming changes need to cut a lot deeper. An awful lot deeper.

A thing of beauty

Twists,
I’ll look forward to it.

Cosy Corner Bhoy

KEVJUNGLE : Presumably In among all of us £49rs is one Neil Lennon! Don’t see you castigating him for watching Celtic! Watching being the operative word, as most of his subs are inexplicable. Fortunately for him, he gets a good wedge to watch…. we pay over £650. Look forward to some inclusivity from you in later postings.

Dubaibhoy

For me the only logical explanation for the collapse of our footballing department is that spreadsheet Pete, in his infinite wisdom, either pro-rata’d bonuses and appearance money for last year’s title; or didn’t pay it as the title was ended and not ‘played out’.

The result of this was that players have gone in the huff, turn up for work and do their job, but don’t go the extra mile.

Good players dont become bad overnight, but if you don’t pay them what is in their contract, watch them down tools pretty sharpish.

Cosy Corner Bhoy

Garry: Loved your tale about your boxer friend. Cheered me up a good bit after last night’s ‘display’.
Just read back and saw it.

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DUBAIBHOY

I have no idea why our players are performing so badly this season,and your suggestion certainly has a ring of credibility to it. What I don’t understand in particular is how players who no longer want to be at the club,wish to move on to pastures new with the associated huge salary hike,aren’t putting themselves in the shop window and making themselves attractive to potential suitors.

On current performances,I reckon most of those “stars” will have driven down their contract value by about 50%,which just doesn’t make sense.

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TWISTY texted me last night just before kick off that Collum was the ref. I replied that Collum loves sending off our players at Livingston. At the risk of whataboutery,does anyone think Morelos would have been given a red for that last night-even if Brown was a bloody idiot!

As I’ve said before,if you set yourself up as a punchbag,don’t be surprised when people queue up for a free hit. Now,it is easy-and accurate-to say that we have always been refereed to a different standard-the only time I’ve ever seen my pal JIMBO67 lose his rag is at the mention of Davidson v Aberdeen in 1970-but it has been ramped up since about the time of the return of The Cardigan.

Celtic have had well over a decade to do something about it. Another failure in a bliddy long list of them.

Auldheid-a-

If the keeper is removed what is he average height of the squad?

In the rough and tumble of Scottish football we need more players who do not get outmuscled by the opposition.

Twisty

Bobby
Indeed ye did. ( Collum)

How prophetic it proved too.

I see a number of bhoys suggesting it was warranted. Not for me. Foolish of Broony to give him the chance, but in most other games, I think he gives a yellow.

Auldheid- physicality is something my kids and I have been banging on about for some years.

Bobo, Mjallby, Joos, et al . We are so fekkin soft now it’s not true.

Some clubs used ballet teachers to introduce balance, flexibility, fitness into the squad.

I think we need to bring in a boxing coach. Toughen a few of them up!

Oglach

Twisty

Good luck with the planned retirement. I took the leap myself a year or so back, albeit more kinda’ semi retired. It takes a wee while getting used to it, well at least in my case.

Talking about Lenny, i can not understand how his own pride and self respect doesn’t make him just say ” feck it’, the stress and hassle isn’t worth it” and just walk away. I know i have done that very thing on more than one occasion in well paid engineering posts while i was working in the oil industry. Unlike you Lenny doesn’t have to worry about his company and employees. He is and has been very well remunerated during his time with Celtic and is an extremely wealthy individual. Is he staying just so he receives a termination payment? I can see no other rational explanation other than he is delusional and really believes he can turn this around. If he is digging in his heels for a termination payment is this any better than Brendan ‘allegedly’ leaving because the riches of the EPL beckoned? If Brendan is a ‘rat’ for leaving us in the lurch for money then what does that make Lenny for placing us in the position we are in at present for money?

If Lennon had an iota of pride remaining he would have left along ago.

All in my humble opinion CSC

Frodshambhoy

jimthetim53
Maybe Kev Jungle has a point. Only 116 people have signed the petition to have Lawwell sacked
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That’s almost as disappointing as the team’s performances. I signed and also unsubscribed from Celtic emails ages ago. Looks like we are pissing into the wind on this.

If we can take a positive from last night- surely even this board cannot continue to back the manager after that performance.

Livi brought in 7 players. They were not kids and we were still outmuscled all over the park. Only Soro stood up to their muscle. Christie was nudged off the ball for their second goal.
Ajer was a constant threat and yet he and Soro were subbed.
Soro may have been tiring but what was the score with Ajer, didn’t look like he was injured. Why bring on a lightweight, JF, to take over from Ajer in those conditions and against that opposition.

The whole thing baffles me!

Frodshambhoy, funny you should say that, I unsubscribed after receiving an email from Celtic yesterday. I would not have thought to do that until I read Celtsforchange. Besides, I have not bought anything from them for 3 years now.

Noel Skytrot

Auldheid a, I stated the same regarding the lack of physicality two days ago. They lack genuine ” lets mix it ” players. The Scottish game is full of physical teams who’s remit seems to be to kick players who have technical ability. Its time we signed a few scary buggers who can impose themselves physically if necessary.

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Gonna take a lot to cheer me up at the moment,but listen to the commentary on this!

fan-a-tic

Before judging the players i would like a proper coach working with the squad in a shape and system to suit their abilities between now and the seasons end.
There is no chance of this with the 3 stooges we have now.
Even good players require guidance and a team to utilize their skillset.
As someone pointed out last night subbing Ajer for Frimpong was just lunacy on a pitch that was snow covered and the ball was sticking.
The Johnston appearance and Christie remaining on the field just shows how utterly clueless our coaches are.
All of the above 3 lack physicality as others have alluded to so having all 3 on the pitch in heavy conditions and a physical opponent begs the question who thought we could control the game with them there?
Season is over and i wish i could concentrate on other more important aspects of my life but the sheer ineptitude at Celtic PLC has my blood boiling.
The deafening silence emanating from the cowards who run our club is predictable.
Wonder what they will blame the fans for next?

Oglach, couldn’t agree more about Lenny. I mentioned a few days ago, he must surely be a millionaire? However I should add something I have since read:

“In January 2011, Lennon reached an out of court settlement with the Bank of Ireland after a company of which he was a director defaulted on a 3.7 million euro loan.[121]” (Wiki)

But that was 10 years ago! I wonder what he has earned since?

I believe he is a regular in a pub in Byres Road so I don’t think his lifestyle is lavish.

fan-a-tic

Scottish football due to the mindset of our poor and biased refs is a very physical environment for Celtic players.
That said we make it a lot easier for opponents to play a physical game with our slow tempo and lack of positional awareness.
I often think our coaching sessions have this interaction between player and coach.
Coach-Hey stop moving the ball quickly.Dither take 3 touches look up,find and then pass to teammate who is marked.Rinse –repeat-rinse -repeat.
The old Barcelona team where small but used passing to nullify opponents physical approach.
Of course having a defined system and playing style made this possible.
On the first goal that Livi scored with a free header it was in an area that Bitton and Ajer where in.
Both are over 6 ft tall so positioning not physicality was the problem.
If you struggle with crosses either give man marking assignments or stop the crosses.
We do neither.
Just being properly set up would reduce our vulnerability to physical opponents exponentially.

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FAN-A-TIC

So many times,what you say comes back to one of two things. Alack of coaching being the most obvious one.

But another,just as damning,thought occurs to me. What if it is a lack of interest from the players to be coached,by the present incumbent at least?

Either or,the outcome is the same,and we see it game in and game out.

The Star Above The Crest

Was anyone surprised by last night?

That tells you just how far we’ve fallen.

The Star Above The Crest

Didn’t mean to post my real name there. I’m a dolt

Twisty

Oglach
Thanks for that.
I hope you’ve settled into your routine now. Honestly, I’ll have absolutely no problem in retirement. I fully intend to get fully fit , I’ve gotta a lotta things to do and places to go.
My business partners plan to keep me on the books for 5 years as a thank you, which is kind of them, but I’ll only accept if the business is doing well. It’ll definitely be in a non working role!!

I think that’ll make me a NED. 😁 That’ll be the first title I’ve ever had that is warranted.

Celtic plan to update in a week on the NL position I hear. Hmmm. Curious.

bada bing1

Neil Lennon is now in the same territory as the Fat Gardener, from club legend, to taking money under false pretences, taking huge amounts of money when they clearly should have resigned.

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Just received an interesting pre-recorded message from The National Crime Agency. These people,of course,aren’t just the local nick,these are the heavy brigade-neither of whom,surely,would have any interest in a law-abiding citizen like yours truly?

However,it seems that my NI No has been used in serious criminal activity and will be withdrawn and my assets-!!!-seized. Press 1 to speak to us.

So if you get a call from 074447476283,or from any other number giving the same spiel,do NOT press 1 or any other button. End the call as it is a scam.

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THESTARABOVETHECREST

Use the edit function at the bottom of your comment to change the name to your moniker.

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THESTARABOVETHECREST

Anyone surprised by that simply hasn’t been paying attention. We are though stuck with NL until the end of the season unless the club can persuade someone to assume a caretaker role simply to steady the ship.

bada bing1

Twists- you obviously been mulling over a big decision for a while,onwards and upwards, all the best HH

fan-a-tic

BMCUWP
Absolutely agree.
These players have played under coaches who commanded respect.
So playing under our clueless 3 must be disheartening.
When playing youth football and moving up in age group’s it was always a lottery wether your next coach was good or poor.
Even at a young age the reality was obvious.
When you had zero trust in coaching you did not take his instruction seriously and played to your own instinct.
In this Lennon tenure you can see the decline of individuals and zero team play the longer it has gone on.
A simple performance graph on individual players stats since Neil took over from BR should have had alarm bells ringing.
I and others pointed out this and last season that Celtic by Numbers stats showed clearly how much the gap was narrowing with Sevco and individuals stats had declined since Neil’s arrival.
If we amateurs could see it why couldn’t the professionals at our Well Run Club see it and take steps to remedy?

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FAN-A-TIC

That would have required two things that our powers aren’t known for. The admission that they made the wrong appointment,and money to put it right.

Stupid question really-given the above. But an entirely relevant one for any other “well-run club”

Noel Skytrot

Fan a tic,
I agree on the points you’ve made regarding better coaching and players who can play regardless of the opposition having physically strong players in their teams. Personally, I think we lack a couple of guys who can dig and strong defenders who aren’t afraid to intimidate the opposition when the naughtiness starts. I would concur that even with big 6 footers at the back we’ve lost far too many goals from set pieces, corners etc. Defensive coaching is appalling.

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NOELSKYTROT

Put the ball anywhere near our box with a bit of height. Definition of panic.

Angel Gabriel

My dismay and disbelief at Lenny’s team selection ( and absent tactics) against Fernvacros sent the alarm bells ringing.
He compounded his stubbornness by naming the same 11 in the same shape in our next game at Tannadice .

Here’s a thought. The general opinion on here is , big Pedro , the CEO controls everything within Celtic Park .

If true, and the evidence is fairly solid, that would tempt the thought that PL is a strong individual, whether you agree with his policies.

Having spent a few hours with the pleasure of his company when fitting an alarm line , years ago, I know he’s a big Celtic fan. Trust me , he will be hurting at what’s transpired. I reckon his confidence and complacency will now haunt him .

I’m now of the opinion that he didn’t challenge the SFA with Res 12 , or ever challenge the Hun agenda in the press , because, simply, he doesn’t like conflict.
How the hell , Lenny wasn’t given a club remit before the Dubai presser ? Why he’s still in a job ??

There’s a long list .

Maybe big Pedro is weak willed ?

I would pay good money to listen to the next board meeting.
I reckon we are rudderless and lacking leadership.
His earnings aren’t being earned. That’s whether you like or dislike the guy.
Our only direction of travel is reverse .
Scunnered CSC

Awe Naw

I´m with Kevjungle on this one.

It is a shame that nearly everyone on here is far far MORE football orientated than politically. To the extent of coming across as not worth listening too to be honest. It conjures up the spectre and substance of the character Foghorn Leghorn to be honest ….. I said Bhoy I said Bhoy

Now we know the divide within Scottish society and Scottish professional football. On one side you have the establishment and the unwitting and witting 49 quid a Sevco ticket buyers. The Old firmers and then you have those that are not, those who desire change. Our PLC clearly Old firmers. The assumption being that Neil Lennon is an Old Firmer cause he signed a contact second time round with an anti Resolution 12 Board.

We can make a lot of assumptions but what is fact is that

The SNP government has got involved in an uneven manner with regards Scottish football. Especially the Old Firm. They only do this when the situation is sensitive. Yet I see no sensitive situation here. Whatever it is it is being concealed from us but there is a reason for the concerted highly coordinated campaign against us.

Now Neil Lennon has correctly called it out publicly as being political. So he knows something is awry and by doing so he has went off page as far as our Old Firm PLC is concerned. The PLC´s firewallNeil Lennon has made a faux pas as far as they are concerned ? Or has he ? We will find out in the next few days as it will come down to his tenure. If it was down to results he´s be long gone by now.

So I would like to see more invested on the political side of Scottish Football in investigating what Neil stated.

The quicker Neil is removed the less chance we have of determining the truth or exposing a chink in the establishments armour. Which may prove valuable in determining the truth and deposing the Old Firm model. The longer he remains in position the more likely that our PLC are fighting with their Establishment friends

The Old Firm reality as it stands at the moment is that we can expect to endure Sevco´s first successful era dressed up as the rightful return to prominence of Rangers.

It was ever so

STANDING UP FOR NEIL LENNON

It´s going to be some book NEIL and I will be buying copies by the barrowload but be careful you don’t end up the same way as you´re learned friend.

bada bing1

Every cross ball into our box,is like a penalty kick.

Awe Naw

ABOVE CORRECTED EDIT FACILITY HAS GONE AWOL

I´m with Kevjungle on this one.

It is a shame that nearly everyone on here is far far MORE football orientated than they are politically orientated. To the extent of coming across as not worth listening too to be honest. It conjures up the spectre and substance of the character Foghorn Leghorn for me ….. I said Bhoy I said Bhoy

Now we know the divide within Scottish society and Scottish professional football. On one side you have the establishment and the unwitting and witting 49 quid Sevco ticket buyers. The Old firmers and then you have those that are not, those who desire change. Our PLC clearly Old firmers. The assumption being that Neil Lennon is an Old Firmer cause he signed a contract second time round with an anti Resolution 12 Board.

We can make a lot of assumptions but what is fact is that;

The SNP government has got involved in an uneven manner with regards Scottish football. Especially the Old Firm. They only do this when the situation is sensitive. Yet I see no sensitive situation here. Whatever it is it is being concealed from us, but there is a reason for the concerted highly coordinated campaign against us. Which is not yet immediately apparent.

Now Neil Lennon has went out on a limb and correctly called it out publicly as being political. So he knows something is awry and by doing so he has went off page as far as our Old Firm PLC is concerned. That´s not the behaviour of an Old Firmer The PLC´s firewall Neil Lennon has made a faux pas as far as they are concerned ? Or has he ? I reckon it was deliberate and calculated. We will find out in the next few days as it will come down to his tenure. If it was just down to results he´d be long gone by now. So does our PLC secretly approve ? Is Neil being used to rattle some cages by sending a signal higher up the food chain. The deputy prime minister is as lost for words as his entire governments will be when it comes to giving accountability for their “malicious prosecutions” but he also knows that what Celtic´s result was the previous Saturday is far more important to the majority of those whom he and his ilk are exploiting.

So I would like to see more invested on the political side of Scottish Football in investigating what Neil stated.

The quicker Neil is removed the less chance we have of determining the truth or exposing a chink in the establishments armour. Which may prove invaluable in determining the truth and eventually deposing the Old Firm model. The longer he remains in position the more likely that our PLC are fighting with their establishment friends for our benefit.

The Old Firm reality as it stands at the moment is that we can expect to endure Sevco´s first successful era dressed up as the rightful return to prominence of Rangers.

It was ever so

STANDING UP FOR NEIL LENNON

It´s going to be some book NEIL and I will be buying copies by the barrowload but be careful you don’t end up the same way as your learned friend.

Noel Skytrot

Bobby and Bada,
the opposition could have thrown a snowball into our penalty area last night and created panic.

Awe Naw, without getting into political debate on here, you’ve got my brain working on what has possibly went down?

Awe Naw

Noel,
Hope your keeping well.

The “malicious prosecutions” was the SNP ensuring that the Old Hun Regime …Moonbeams Masonic coterie were returned to an infallible state of power within the Scottish game. Our PLC want that particular regime removed. It´s in there somewhere

Mike in Toronto

You know my theory.

There are lots of ways to fix a horse race without ever explicitly agreeing that another horse will win.

Change the horse’s diet or regiment before the race.

Hire a poor jockey.

Our collapse this season, (which allowed Rangers to rise like the Phoenix and historically stop The Ten), takes on a much more sinister character when viewed along side Rangers’ post Xmas collapse last season, which handed us Our Historic Nine.

WWE could not script this any better.

I guess Rangers didn’t need to collapse as badly as they did last season (the question is did they increase or withhold his marching powder?), but why risk it? Same this season; if we are going down, we are going down hard.

Replace the Great Wall – our most important player last season. He gave confidence to the defence, and the whole team – with a Grecian Window. Then do the typical Celtic thing – hire an Irish player (even a Duff-Y one) who, as soon as he gets here, looks like he has never played the game before. Play good players in the wrong positions.. and just to be sure, play them in different wrong positions every week!

Sure things like playing players in serial wrong positions might simply be a sign of a manager who is out of his depths. But, if so, you are back to who thought it was a good idea to hire a 300 lb jockey.

All sound Too fanciful? Perhaps, but Less fanciful than PL never having seen the 5WA.

A sad thing to even have to contemplate. But this is Scottish football where the owner of the historically irish Catholic team says a team that (I) is best known for its discriminatory practices, and (ii) was liquidated, ‘is a great club with a great history’, and was ‘relegated’ , not liquidated.

At this stage, EVERYTHING must be questioned, and NOTHING can ever again be assumed.

bada bing1
Awe Naw

MIT,

the crux of that matter is that our PLC desire the Old Firm but not with this particular Moonbeams old regime. The Scottish Government clearly does.
As you and Dubaibhoy have correctly pointed out earlier there are many ways to subtly pockel. See Res. 12, 5WA etc.
That pockeling has became the entire locus of SC debate. Shame.

Our PLC as always gets its cake and eats it. It´s why DD is a billionaire a few times over. As I have pointed out many times before , it´s a high wire juggling act in the dark .. always but DD pulls it off and nearly always to his financial benefit

We need to, but will probably have to wait 30 years to find out why the SNP government has such a vested interest in maintaining and promoting this particular current faltering hun regime ? so much so that they are leaving themselves almost at every turn badly exposed.

Is it just brotherly love ?
Is there some criminal acts that some important people don´t want to see the light of day ? Whether that be financial or political chicanery ?
It cannot be shopping for voters .. as they are alienating everyone but themselves. It´s definitely self preservation.

THE CELTIC TRUST AND PETITIONS ARE NOT GOING TO HELP US HERE

bada bing1

Just watched Gavin Williamson Education Secretary on GMB ,getting totally lacerated by Piers Morgan, he looks the kind of incompetent politician that Malcolm Tucker used to batter.

big packy

AWE NAW, good post but there is no old firm the huns are deid 😎 well i thought they were but judging by the way the petition on the internet is going, looks like a lot of celtic supporters just want to see us play the famous glesga rainjurs 4 times a season, feckin sad, very sad.H,H,

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