Celtic 1 – 0 Aberdeen

Morning,all.

 

Our second victory at Celtic Park against Aberdeen in the space of eleven days,and one which saw John Kennedy take his place as interim manager for the first time. I’m not sure what he or any of us learned from it,to be honest. It was a very difficult watch,two teams playing without a lot of confidence or fluency. And it wasn’t helped much by the “added value” VST stream continually breaking down.

 

I think most of us missed the first five minutes or so,and frankly had we been spared the rest of the game we wouldn’t have had much to complain about! But the picture arrived at a timely moment,perfect for us to catch a superb point-blank save from Bain. From the resulting corner,we broke up the pitch and Eddie managed to get a weak shot away from the edge of the area. The wicked deflection it took was the difference between a casual save and going a goal behind,with DT and RC doing the necessary legwork beforehand.

 

Sometimes you get the breaks…

 

Shortly after that,the Dons keeper was called into action to prevent DT from doubling the lead,and we actually looked to be playing reasonably well at this stage,with a lot more running off the ball than we have been used to recently. Patryk Klimala was restored to the front line for the first time in a while,and he looked sharp and eager enough. One excellent cross from Kenny across the six yard line took out most of the Aberdeen defence,and Paddy can count himself unlucky not to quite get there in time,his studs only being enough to glance it past the post. Soon after that,he couldn’t quite get to a cutback-but he was getting into the areas which is more like what we need there.

 

We ended the half a goal up,but well on top. And then,well,we might as well not have bothered coming out for the second half. We once again fell into our usual 70 minutes and knackered malaise,but this time we probably did it from the start of the second half. The only thing of note was a failure by Eddie to make a simple pass to Soro to finish,but that really summed up his second half. He just didn’t cut it in that period and has quite honestly been a shadow of the player we know this season.

 

Having said that,had we played as poorly as this all season-we have,often!-and won,I probably wouldn’t be as bloody miserable about things as I am at the moment. We got the type of break on Saturday that we didn’t get last weekend,haven’t had very often this season. But really,this had tame end-of-season nothing-game written all over it. It is a long time since we had games like this stretching in front of us,and I hope it is a bloody long time before we have to endure them again.

 

Possibly the only shining light yesterday-apart from the eagerness of Paddy-was the performance of Kris Ajer. I for one won’t grudge him his long-desired move to bigger and better. This is a lad who has clearly decided that the best way to achieve that is to perform to the best of his abilities in order to be in the shop window. I wish we had more like him in that regard.

 

Above article by BMCUWP.

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Garry

BMCUW
I thought Broony, Laxalt and Ajer were pass marks. The rest room for improvement.
Enjoyed the first half.
In the second half, Aberdeen showed they were a fitter team than us.
That is totally unnacceptable for any Celtic team.
Saint Mirren and Ross County showed us that they are fitter, stronger players than ours too.

Garry

A wee good morning song that really isnae a good morning song. 😁
I love it so hope you all do.
Classic underrated Razorlight

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Garry

Good morning Big Packy.
You will love this forgotten classic. 👍💚

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GARRY 337

I thought it was a dreadful performance-once again! When MAHE and I set the site up,we knew it would be viewed as anti-board. That wasn’t a problem,because that was how we both felt,then and now. But I made the decision that we should also have a match review every time.

After all,it is a site for Celtic supporters,and we want to talk about Celtic.

Sometimes though it isn’t easy to talk about Celtic. We are not in a good place just now,on or off the pitch. The off the pitch stuff is what so many people have been warning about for a good long time. The on the pitch side,that may have blindsided us to a certain extent.

All I know is,I’m comfortable about the off pitch stuff,I’ve been on the side of the malcontents for a long while. The on the pitch,not so much. I didn’t see this collapse coming,and it is bloody difficult doing match reviews on the back of it.

Rumour is we tried for a new manager in the autumn, but because of past interference from our CEO, nobody wanted the Celtic job. Thank you Peter Lawwell

Twisty

Morning all.
I didn’t see the match live . It appears tens of thousands of others also missed out on the opening exchanges due to the stream failing. (Going by the match reports it seems they missed the best part of the game) Celtic really need to get that sorted out.
Today heralds the start of March. That leaves us 90 days or so until the CL qualifiers begin. Coincidentally this will be the 67th running of the European Cup / CL.

We have 7 dead rubbers to contend between now, and the qualification matches for the CL starting. With us trailing the leaders by 15points, and being 15 points ahead of the third place team, I think even the most optimistic or pessimistic supporters will accept they are meaningless matches.

The most important work for the club at present should be happening behind the scenes. To that end I’m still bewildered at the fact we have not brought in Dominic McKay now. I appreciate there would be a notice period within his contract with the SRU but that should be a very easy situation to resolve.
Every day without McKay in place is another absolutely critical day lost. Trying to get a DOF in place, then a manager, coaching staff and deal with the transfer market comings and going’s requires months of planning, interviews, and negotiations with agents, players, potential managers.
When the new team is in place they’ll need time to get the players working together on different systems etc.

Within the 90 days, we can only hope Lawwell isn’t allowed to interfere in the buying and selling of players. That will increase the difficulty of the task for the new manager.

Allow yourself to dream for a moment. We bring in Pep. He has an open cheque book. With his reputation, contacts and money to burn, he might be able to get us through to the CL proper.

Ok. Now wake up. Back in the room. Yes, sadly it was just a dream.

The reality is Pep ain’t coming and the budget will be dependent on players sold balanced against average, perhaps even a few above average players coming in.
How is the new management team going to be ready for the qualification matches? How much pressure will they be under.
I’ve no idea how much it would have cost to buy Dominics 3 month notice period out. £50k? £30k? £75k?
Regardless, it would be money well spent when you consider the potential £25m to £40m plus additional revenue the CL can bring.
As it stands, our only opponents next year look capable of grabbing their share of those riches. That further handicaps the club.

When you reflect on the last 3 months or so, it is very indicative of this boards failure to plan appropriately. Indeed it is a microcosm of the entire 18 years duration of Lawwell’s reign.

No planning. No ambition.

I’m very concerned for DM. Equally concerned for whoever joins him. Every passing day sees the task made more difficult.

Twisty

Celts for Change 2021
Rumour is we tried for a new manager in the autumn, but because of past interference from our CEO, nobody wanted the Celtic job. Thank you Peter Lawwell
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Celts for Change
In the autumn? I doubt that very much. If NL was appointed in May, it’s extremely unlikely they were looking to replace him in the autumn. Fast forward to winter, they were still swinging the lead.
Rumour for sure.

Chalmersbhoy

40yrs ago

SUNDAY 1ST

I am standing on the threshold of another trembling world. May God have mercy on my soul.

My heart is very sore because I know that I have broken my poor mother’s heart, and my home is struck with unbearable anxiety. But I have considered all the arguments and tried every means to avoid what has become the unavoidable: it has been forced upon me and my comrades by four-and-a-half years of stark inhumanity.

I am a political prisoner. I am a political prisoner because I am a casualty of a perennial war that is being fought between the oppressed Irish people and an alien, oppressive, unwanted regime that refuses to withdraw from our land.

I believe and stand by the God-given right of the Irish nation to sovereign independence, and the right of any Irishman or woman to assert this right in armed revolution. That is why I am incarcerated, naked and tortured.

Foremost in my tortured mind is the thought that there can never be peace in Ireland until the foreign, oppressive British presence is removed, leaving all the Irish people as a unit to control their own affairs and determine their own destinies as a sovereign people, free in mind and body, separate and distinct physically, culturally and economically.

I believe I am but another of those wretched Irishmen born of a risen generation with a deeply rooted and unquenchable desire for freedom. I am dying not just to attempt to end the barbarity of H-Block, or to gain the rightful recognition of a political prisoner, but primarily because what is lost in here is lost for the Republic and those wretched oppressed whom I am deeply proud to know as the ‘risen people’.

There is no sensation today, no novelty that October 27th brought. (The starting date of the original seven man hunger-strike) The usual Screws were not working. The slobbers and would-be despots no doubt will be back again tomorrow, bright and early.

I wrote some more notes to the girls in Armagh today. There is so much I would like to say about them, about their courage, determination and unquenchable spirit of resistance. They are to be what Countess Markievicz, Anne Devlin, Mary Ann McCracken, Marie MacSwiney, Betsy Gray, and those other Irish heroines are to us all. And, of course, I think of Ann Parker, Laura Crawford, Rosemary Bleakeley, and I’m ashamed to say I cannot remember all their sacred names.

Mass was solemn, the lads as ever brilliant. I ate the statutory weekly bit of fruit last night. As fate had it, it was an orange, and the final irony, it was bitter. The food is being left at the door. My portions, as expected, are quite larger than usual, or those which my cell-mate Malachy is getting.

óglach

Chalmersboy

Thanks for posting Bobby Sands diary.

Mahe / Bobby i had posted it early this morning but it seems to have vanished🤔Any reason for this or have I fecked up the post?

Chalmersbhoy

Oglach.
You post tomorrow’s onwards .

CFC

Twisty 6.38
Morning

I read somewhere ( can’t recall source) that Mark Dodson Scottish Rugby CEO said in interview that they are looking for two candidates to replace the departing DMcK.
It would appear his workload is too much for a single appointment!
I wonder if that means we are getting a workhorse or someone who doesn’t delegate easily.
They were not interested in releasing him til they had replacements. Words used were “at any cost. “

Looks like we will have to wait for him to turn up.
Not great, I agree.

Twisty

CFC
Celtic could’ve negotiated his release I’m sure. Or Dominic could’ve walked and been compensated by Celtic.
My last position carried a 3 month notice period. Had Celtic came in? Cheerio.

Yes I realise he may have too much professional pride but, if he’s the man we hope for, he must realise he needs the upcoming 3 months to get the club in order.

Twisty

Laterz.
Need to be in Edinburgh soon.

thetic

I am still in February and you are in March,I hope March is a big improvement. The suits are finally listening but hiding in their ivory tower.Sites like this deserve a pat on the back for giving the fans a platform to speak and vent their frustrations

Noel Skytrot

Chalmersbhoy,
the moment I saw the first two words of what you had posted I knew it was the day that Bobby had begun his strike. A brave, brave individual as were the others. My late cousin had his full back tattooed with an image of Bobby, it was an incredible piece of work.

óglach

Lambert sacked – oh no😮

Twisty

Well that was painless. Made Newbridge in 17 minutes. Unusual!

Garage opens at 8-30 . Geez.

big packy

MORNING ALL and JIM , garry thanks for the zepp video, bobby, good summary of the game, i only enjoyed it because neil was not in the dugout, had that shot not got deflected would it have been 0-0,???

óglach

Havin’ a wee peruse through today’s SMSM articles and 2 caught my attention. One annoyed me the other amused me.
According to the DR Blue Peter is still very much in the driving seat in planning for next season for Celtic 🤬🤬🤬😡☠☠
The Scotsman ‘Morelos compared to Harry Kane’ 😲😂😂

PS ‘Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus to all the Welsh Celts

big packy

OGLACH, blue peter should be out on his arse now not waiting till june 👍

big packy

AFF OOT dugwalking

OGLACH

Nothing deleted by us,I can assure you.

Chalmersbhoy

Bmcuwp
Did u get my mail..

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CHALMERSBHOY

Not since Tuesday? Anyway,off for a wee drive around Wiltshire.

bada bing1

Norwich- sacked

 

Aston Villa-sacked

 

Blackburn- sacked

 

Wolves-sacked

 

Stoke City- sacked

 

Ipswich- sacked

 

 

Paul Lambert,has impressively achieved all this in only 9 years….

bournesouprecipe

Good Moaning

C for Celtic, C for cowardice.

We will be cheated differently, eighteen points behind, league lost, shut up and move right along Timothy. A for Aberdeen A for apologists, K for Kilmarnock K for killie pies, D for Dundee Utd D for dipped out, you get my drift?

I think the first time we heard John Kennedy speak alound was after Dubacle, explaining how Celtic did nothing wrong, he’s only been at the club since nineteen canteen. Rule breaches by Rainjurz are not uncommon in Scotland, the difference between Rainjurz and everyone else, is that they control the narrative, not one by five players broke the guidelines, Rainjurz said they’d investigate, and Scotland’s struck dumb, but the flute band played on.

More important things for Celtic to consider? like compensation and contract terminations, sure but is it the same yellow streak that afflicts Celtic over contentious big issues such as Rory Bremner FC, Res 12, blah blah yada blah.

When you run up a white flag, you’d better have a Trojan horse for Hampden, with some parting shots or you’ll forever be remembered with a C for capitulation.

M.O.M Scott Brown

McCaff

Morning all…
BadaBingBadaBoom!…I’m not sure he got sacked from every club but anyway, do we want a manager with a managerial career average wins of 33%? Not for me!!

Jobo, March has come in like a lamb. It’s a lovely morning outside! 🙂

Rebus67

Chalmersbhoy,

That was a very moving post. It is a privilege to read the thoughts of a brave man.

40 years! I remember being in Dublin at that time. The tension in the air! The demos outside the PO!

I am glad that BS and the others are remembered not just as heroes but as people.

Rebus

Rebus67

Oglach,

I read that piece on PL preparing a report on the future of the club. Like you, it filled me with dismay.

I echo my fear that he, PL will achieve a position on the Board.

Rebus

Rebus67

I live in a small town where Covid has hardly touched until last week. Fifteen cases erupted last week due to social gatherings. In one case due to ice fishing. Those infected then visited several businesses in town causing who knows what level of spread. These businesses, all small, are now closed. In Newfoundland, where I used to live, they had a rapid outbreak caused by school sports teams playing in a tournament. It caused the cancellation of the provincial in person voting, forcing the use of postal ballots only.

It is still out there so be sensible, and think of others!

Rebus

vfr

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/freedomforfaith?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20210301_

This is a very worthwhile cause so let’s see if we can publicise this far and wide to raise the funds necessary to take this Govt to court!

JimmynotPaul

Hello pop pickers, big news today, we have a brand new number 1, it’s Jim’s tip, Enzo, who has rocketed up the charts to number 1. Eddie Howe slips to number 3 and John Kennedy remains at number 2. It’s all very tight at the top, though, with only a point and a half separating the top 6.
Enzo Maresca
7/2
John Kennedy
9/2
Eddie Howe
5/1
Frank Lampard
5/1
Roberto Martinez
5/1
Steve Clarke
5/1
Martin O’Neill
10/1
Paul Lambert
10/1
Sean Dyche
12/1
Michael O’Neill
16/1
Rafael Benitez
16/1
Alex Neil
20/1
Roy Keane
20/1
Thierry Henry
20/1
Jack Ross
22/1
Jindřich Trpišovský
22/1
Bruno Lage
25/1
Damien Duff
25/1
Dan Petrescu
25/1
Gordon Strachan
25/1
David Wagner
28/1
Henrik Larsson
28/1
Lucien Favre
28/1
Shaun Maloney
28/1
Domenec Torrent
33/1
Jesse Marsch
33/1
John Coleman
33/1
John Terry
33/1
Mark Hughes
33/1
Slaven Bilic
33/1
Wayne Rooney
33/1
Andre Villas-Boas
40/1
Carlos Queiroz
40/1
David Martindale
40/1
Jose Bordalas
40/1
Mick McCarthy
40/1
Marcelo Bielsa.
100/1 ( for Garry )

óglach

Bobby@10:12

OK, guess I must have messed up, my bad. 🤡

Chalmersbhoy

PREDICTOR.League update 1/3/21.

Bada..1pt..131 (j)
Vp…4pts..122 (j)
Bmcuwp..2pts..118 (j)
McCaff..1pt..109 (j)
Mahe..5pts..107 (jj)
Garry..3pts..107 (j)
Trm.. 3pts..107 (j)
Atob..1pt..106
Cce..6pts…105 (j)
Chalm..1pt..104 (j)
G64..7pts..100
C76..3pts..100
Lct..2pts..97
Ccb..5pts..93
Jobo..2pts..40 (j).

Bada lead down to 9 points..
Plenty.of time still to win
Few players have still to use their jokers which could propel them up the table..

On every round of fixtures there will be a free£5 charity bet available to the most points attained out with the joker card.

Any winnings of bet will be donated.to a charity of your choice on behalf of sentinel Celts

Good luck
HH

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JIMMYNOTPAUL

The bookies aren’t renowned for having a sense of humour,not on betting markets anyway. So are they trolling us by putting John Coleman-eh,who?-in front of AVB in the betting,or are they being realistic about our ambitions?

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OGLACH

The amount of spam that is filtered out on this site is ridiculous,mate. Quite honestly,we are getting bombarded with it. To combat it,MAHE and I have to put certain words into the ban-hammer,and it might be that you activated that. I’d love to give you an example,but the post would be automatically deleted!

óglach

To the Green Brigade, ‘Go raibh maith agat mo chomrádaithe.

What a moving brilliantly produced tribute to the Hunger strikers.Good to see that some of the support are still very much keeping the flame lit.
Undoubtedly the tory element in the support will be tut-tutting and there will be much wringing of hands and shouts of not in my name – feck em.

Hail Hail boys, you will never walk alone

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CHALMERSBHOY et al

I’m doubling up on the fiver too. So the weekly winner will have a tenner for charity. Fingers crossed for some decent returns.

Back to the grind,catch yeez later.

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OGLACH

Coincidence that Roy Greenslade “came out” and left his reputation open to being trashed on the 40th anniversary? I think not…

CaltonTongues

Afternoon All – Login,

HH

óglach

Bobby

Aye, both Roy Greenslade’ admission of supporting the armed struggle and the timing is a bit of a head-scratcher.

óglach

Bhoys please forgive my posting this again after Gordon 64 had posted a twitter link to it. Same vid but from youtube so a wee bit more accessible and better quality. It is an amazingly simple and moving tribute to brave men.

The North curves ‘Their Names Shall Be Remembered – Óglach Bobby Sands’

CaltonTongues

From an earlier Link, the St Johnstone bus going past CP.

https://mobile.twitter.com/sjfcnews/status/1366077845752213508

HH

Twisty

Jim the Tim
You have mail.

óglach

I was going to post this before Gordon 64 posted the link to the GB’s vid. I thought it might cheer us up a bit. I’m sure we have all been there during the past season albeit during my rants my wife just shakes her head a mutters something about ‘time you grew up’

Garry

CT
The Perth Saints are only borrowing it for a season.

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