Dundee United 0 – 0 Celtic


Blue Monday is a track we will all know from our distant youth,so good was it in fact that I wore out my first copy and had to buy another one! Well,that means that my Blue Monday isn’t my first-and neither is this Blue Monday my first this season either. Far from it,actually.

This was a game that Celtic had to win,even if only to hold back the inevitable of handing their title over to a bunch of,well,you can figure out your own words to fill in the blanks here. And blanks is pretty much an operative word for yesterday,and for our entire season.

We didn’t play yesterday like a team who had given up,and indeed looked for the first 45 that we would steamroller the opposition. But the truth is that as per bloody usual,our decision-making in the crucial areas was as lacking as our cutting edge at the end point. In fact,we threw away the initiative towards the end and were barely hanging on grimly for a draw.

I’m not going to throw anyone under a bus in this article,yesterday and today aren’t about that. This was to be our season to rank up there with the Lisbon season of our fathers and grandfathers,and we didn’t blow it yesterday alone. We blew it a long time ago,and how that happened is also perhaps for another day. We are in need of a complete overhaul of footballing operations-and that includes the realisation from Celtic Plc that it only exists because of Celtic FC,and is there to be a vehicle to its betterment.

Not the other way round!

We have to prevent the future recurrence of every single identifiable event and factor in our eventual and probably inevitable abject collapse this season. We certainly won’t be back at the top of the tree by repeating past mistakes,because it is only by doing so that we got toppled in the first place. We now have to put up with those supremacist basterts rubbing our noses in it for a while to come,and from what I can see,it might be quite a long while.

Many of us have warned repeatedly about this day but our thoughts on the matter were roundly abused,discredited in a sea of noise. Seems we had our own supremacists too,people who were happy to look at the surface and not see the rest of the iceberg and the dangers it posed. We have been left with a hard road in front of us because of these idiots,these buyers into a cult of idolatry of one man and his methods.

The failure wasn’t yesterday alone,it was a long time in gestation. This time,we need to ensure that the silver bullet is properly used.

Above article by BMCUWP

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March 8, 2021 6:28 am

I hope there’s not a subliminal message in the Blue Monday reference with regards to the artists of that track.
We all knew what was coming as far back as Christmas time, indeed for many it was for much longer than that, so we’d accepted the inevitability. In that respect although I’d already dealt with the loss to a certain extent, the confirmation that it’s now official still brings a feeling of sadness.
I’ve said it before and I’ll reiterate it today, it’s not the loss of the title that hurts, to expect to win every season is unrealistic, but this was a very important one for the support and we held a huge advantage which the board allowed to fritter away.

Where do we go from here? For many it’ll be a case of seeking closure. Some may actually achieve it. Unfortunately I’m not wired that way. I’ve suffered loss before. Many times.
Too dramatic a comparison? Well perhaps, but for an awful lot of people, they see Celtic as part of the family. That emotional tie that is brought up in discussion when we get around to renewal time. It exists. It’s real for many and the extent and the strength of that emotional tie will ensure that closure is not easily attained.
The overriding factor for me is that this loss was so unnecessary. The dream of 10 was dying before our very eyes and we could see it. We knew action was required. Unfortunately the only ones in a position to do something about it, and prevent our loss, done nothing. Frustration led to anger and eventually our dream became a nightmare.
Yesterday evenings events around various areas in Glasgow, and indeed firework displays all over Scotland, merely served to increase our anger and frustration.

Closure? I’d need to suffer total amnesia to forget this season.

There is also the fact that we should never let our incompetent board forget what they let happen. Many will say that it was by the boards design that it happened. An argument I used to find issue with, but when you assess the events of this season, and their inaction in key areas, the argument of their compliance gains strength.

All our efforts now need to be towards the future. The club structure. That has been filling many pages in recent months and will continue to do so. If we get our wish, with fan ownership/meaningful representation, then days like yesterday will not happen again.


I hope next season we are writing about a different song and we have rekindled our


March 8, 2021 7:19 am

In a few hours time I shall be twenty-seven grand years of age. Paradoxically it will be a happy enough birthday; perhaps that’s because I am free in spirit. I can offer no other reason.

I was at Mass today, and saw all the lads minus their beards, etc. An American priest said Mass and I went to Communion. One of the lads collapsed before Mass, but he’s all right now. Another was taken out to Musgrave military hospital. These are regular occurrences.

I am 60.8 kgs today, and have no medical complaints.

I received another note from my sister Bernie and her boyfriend. It does my heart good to hear from her. I got the Irish News today, which carried some adverts in support of the hunger-strike.

There is a stand-by doctor who examined me at the weekend, a young man whose name I did not know up until now. Little friendly Dr Ross has been the doctor. He was also the doctor during the last hunger-strike.

Dr Emerson is, they say, down with the ‘flu… Dr Ross, although friendly, is in my opinion also an examiner of people’s minds. Which reminds me, they haven’t asked me to see a psychiatrist yet. No doubt they will yet, but I won’t see him for I am mentally stable, probably more so than he.

I read some wild-life articles in various papers, which indeed brought back memories of the once-upon-a-time budding ornithologist! It was a bright pleasant afternoon today and it is a calm evening. It is surprising what even the confined eyes and ears can discover.

I am awaiting the lark, for spring is all but upon us. How I listened to that lark when I was in H-5, and watched a pair of chaffinches which arrived in February. Now lying on what indeed is my death bed, I still listen even to the black crows.

March 8, 2021 8:03 am

Morning Bhoys, we have been put out of our misery. Stay strong and get on with the rebuild.

I’ll say it again, Mckay has not come to get his reputation ruined.. DD will dig deep.


March 8, 2021 8:21 am

Morning all, apologies in advance for the length of the rant and the fact that all of it has been said at some point over the past few months but here goes anyway…
Before all the Doom Merchants proclaim prior knowledge and refer back to the Conspiracy Theories of the pact to reinvent the Dead Club let me just say that I don’t think anyone could have foreseen the dramatic fall that has been our season. There are many, many reasons for our failure but I’m yet to be convinced that our season fell on a bigger decision to gift this League to The Huns.
Neil Lennon proved the doubters right with his inability to move with the times. Peter Lawell and his Board of directionless Directors proved the doubters right with their inability to see beyond the next bottom line and the cash and shares bonus it promised. Dermot Desmond proved the doubters right with his laissez faire attitude to the real business at Celtic so long as the bonuses kept his beer money stash topped up. The supporters proved Dermot and Peter right by foolishly ponying up to keep the lights on, the driveway heated and the bottom line healthy enough to make sure their grandweans had the best PS5s, iPhones and Yeezys!
The Doom Merchants, and there are a few of you out there, called it right – maybe not the how and the why – but definitely the fact that there was a serious doubt about the Ten. I had a very slight niggle at the back of my mind but nothing that would have ever led me to think this season would have panned out as it just has or that we could finish this season so early and empty-handed. The truth is I thought we had enough heart, mental fortitude and desire to ensure we got the Ten!! FFS how wrong can you be! This is the worst Celtic side I have seen since the days of Lou Macari.
There is not one player at the Club can say they have done what is expected of them this season. Regardless of Lennon and his staff’s shortcomings – and they have been obvious – I would expect every player to give of his all, to fight for his teammates, to show a desire to win, to give back to the supporters who funded the Club in a period of economic uncertainty. I’d expect that as a minimum. What we got instead was tactical naivety, lack of effort, lack of willing. We got belligerence from the Manager and accusations of entitlement from revered ex-players.
I feel in normal times we would have won this League, I do really believe even with all the faults mentioned had fans been at games our famous 12th Man would have lifted this team before the rot set in, Davie Hay said as much recently in reference to both Celtic and Liverpool’s seasons. He has a point but we are entitled to have expected so much more from them, everyone from the top down!
The Board have alluded to an imaginary figure of £35m spent on the team in the summer. We signed Barkas, Klimala, Ajeti, Turnbull, Duffy (loan), Laxalt (loan), Kenny (loan) and Elyounoussi (loan). We kept Edouarde who I think most expected would go otherwise I’m not convinced we’d have signed Ajeti and Klimala! We lost Boli Bolingoli to sheer stupidity but to be fair he never looked good enough anyway. We let Lustig, Simunovic and Hayes go when neither would have been difficult to deal with and would have been decent back up in any event, which as it happened was almost the whole season to date! With Jozo and Hayes’ departure and Boli’s selfishness we were left with a skeleton defence which required back up from midfielders or defenders being played out of position. Jullien got injured leaving us ONE recognised centre back, Duffy with senior experience! A disgraceful state of affairs for a Club of our size.
Despite Brendan’s assertion that we had a million wingers not that long ago, we’ve had no width in the team since Forrest and Mikey have been injured. Elyounoussi looked last season as if he could play left side but he’s played a more central, Number 10 type role or coming inside from the left. Across the city, and I hate comparisons with that mob, Gerrard has built a squad with options in every position. The lack of cover in every area has cost us in just about every game we’ve played this season.
Perhaps the biggest mistake has been made in the goalie position. 5 million quid on Barkas looks like a huge sum pissed down the drain! With stories that David Marshall was a phone call away the decision to sign Barkas has been a fatal error by the Board who probably saw the younger plsyer as a future commodity.
Over the season we were also subject to game and player suspensions due to breaches of Covid Guidelines/Restrictions. Given that we had actually breached the guidelines the punishments were accepted. Matches and players suspended, early in the season when we should have been getting into our stride played into The Rangers’ hands! They were collecting points but no red cards or penalties conceded! Against the run of play their Covid breaches were dealt with in-house and their speed of action brought them Government plaudits while Celtic and Aberdeen had been publicly embarrassed and threatened with the shutdown of football if the warnings weren’t heeded. Kilmarnock and St Mirren were also made examples of before winning their case on Appeal. Meanwhile The Rangers, who are most certainly fecking entitled, broke the Covid rules again – this time though it was 5 players who felt their status entitled them to party while the rest of us work or study from home, cannot visit family of friends, the self-employed struggling for work or subsidy! Their punishment? No idea! And all the while our Board, employed to look after our interests and ONLY our interests sit on their hands on the back seat of the bus – like all good Fenians should.
Our plc Board have been our downfall this year. We can rightly point to the failings on the pitch and there is a lot of blame to be found there but the Board have let our Club go from Invincibles to also rans in such a short space of time. This season will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons. The 55 Flags and the Fireworks and the Covid Breaches will be long forgotten when the record books still show those feckers as Champions for 2020/21!

big packy
March 8, 2021 8:40 am

MCAFF ,hope you feel better after that, im still sick to my stomach and I live 280 miles away, god knows how id feel if i was still in glenboig, one thing I will say though, there would have been no fireworks in glenboig last night, and you can take that as RED, ktf buddy.H.H.

March 8, 2021 8:49 am

Morning McCaff
Not often I find myself disagreeing with you but I do today. Only in parts mind ye!

“Before all the Doom Merchants proclaim prior knowledge and refer back to the Conspiracy Theories of the pact to reinvent the Dead Club let me just say that I don’t think anyone could have foreseen the dramatic fall that has been our season.”

That’s the point is it not? Many did foresee the dramatic fall that has been our season. It only took an organised opponent whose board’s determination far outweighed our own boards ambition to bring the failure to reality.

“I feel in normal times we would have won this League, I do really believe even with all the faults mentioned had fans been at games our famous 12th Man would have lifted this team before the rot set in”

I simply don’t agree with that at all bud. The points gap is huge . A full CP wouldn’t have been enough to eliminate it in my opinion. We had fans in the stadium prior to NL being appointed and the alarm bells were ringing loud and clear for many. The standard was dropping as evidenced by our dismal European efforts. It was only ever going to take a huns team getting organised and gaining self belief to overthrow.

In the remainder of your post you cover the teams weakness, transfer failings, the board lack of proactivity, huns getting their customary favourable treatment and finish by slamming the board for “ being our downfall” this season. All of which I agree 100% with.

I don’t think there is a cats chance in hell that given the accuracy of the bulk of your post ( imo) with regard to the overall picture, that our 12th man would have made anywhere near enough of a difference.

Cosy Corner Bhoy
March 8, 2021 8:51 am

Facts are chiels that winna ding!
Looking at the league table we are a distant second. The Covid restrictions, the bans, the no bans etc etc are all mere distractions or excuses. The league was lost in the shower at Hampden when Pistol Pete gave the last manager the job. ‘No need to look at any CVs. Neil is the man for the job. Ruined the CCB family Cup Final day and the following season it was obvious to lots of supporters that the league was won by a lot less ease than any previous never mind Covid 19 interference.
What did our Board do? Buried their heads in the sand. There should have been no ‘prospect’ signings. Everyone and his dog could see the Referee Cabal would be out in force. Stop the Ten was their mantra.
We needed a tactician at the helm to counter-act malevolent sendings off and other such skullduggery.
Der Hun had no sendings-off, but three retrospective match bans. Every game finished with 11men. No such ‘luck’ for any other team in the league. More penalties than the next few teams together. However, every Celtic supporter knew that’s how it would be. Unfortunately we have no Celtic supporters on the Board.
Lost the league in the shower room of Hampden by appointing a dinosaur!
May the fires of Hell await them for dereliction of duty. On this day every year hence ‘We will remember Them’.

March 8, 2021 9:03 am

Morning all & Packy.


You most certainly have my encouragement to ‘talk politics’ on here with regards to the SNP Government’s reaction to the behaviour of the hun’s fans & players.

The breaking of covid/lock down rules in the past few days has reached new heights on multiple aspects. On top of their player’s breaking the rules recently, their guilt is way way beyond that of any other club.

What action is going to be taken against this club? And I mean the club, not the wider public. Threats against the easing of lock down restrictions as a result of the hun’s behaviour, would be a punishment against THE PUBLIC at large!
The hun players actively encouraged their fans to break the rules by going out of their way to celebrate with them on Saturday after the game. So did the club by making this possible – open the gate.

Despite softly spoken pleas by the government on Saturday – requesting no more gatherings – the huns responded on Sunday by coming together in their thousands.

I would, or should, expect them to omit from their announcements things like – Congratulations – understandable excitement etc.

Isn’t it ironic the huge amount of union jacks on display when they get together and yet the SNP just feckin love them! Treat them as ‘special’.

When will Ms Sturgeon finally realise that a lot of them are unionist to the core. She should give up flirting with them.

March 8, 2021 9:10 am

She will keep them onside. They’ll vote SNP in any Scottish election ensuring she retains first minister status.

They will however vote remain in any Indy referendum to demonstrate their staunch unionist tendencies.

No party in Scotland will ever take that lot on.

March 8, 2021 9:13 am

Twisty, sadly that is believable.

March 8, 2021 9:19 am

Morning Twisty, thanks for the reply. My feelings for the whole season since the earliest days have been that we, the fans, were being missed. I think a rot set in, perhaps because of the many other reasons I listed and possibly many more, that wouldn’t have been allowed to had they been playing in front of a full house determined to win the Ten! At the end of the day the damage has been done and how!!
My reason for starting the article as I did was to try to elevate it above ‘don’t say we didn’t warn you’-style responses.
What struck me as I was typing it was to do justice to the situation would require a series of articles, each dedicated to analysing different areas of the failures! Recruitment, Youth, Coaching/Management setup, Board Interference, Res12/11 including SFA/SPFL collusion, Scottish Government/Police Scotland Actions. Hence the reason it ends up being a rant!!
Cosy Corner Bhoy…I’m happy to accept any criticism for what I post and I agree we have been the authors of our own misfortune. It’s still feckin sore, though!
Big Jim Packy…it’ll be a while before I get over this, like a lot of guys here and beyond. It’s not even Easter and we’re out of every competition we’ve entered. Scunnered and pissed off right now!
I could sit here all day allowing the depression to build further but I need to get to work fortunately!!
I’ll leave you with this classic, if Judith Durham’s voice can’t lift you there’s nae hope…

March 8, 2021 9:23 am

A big disappointment for me in yesterday’s performance was players playing for themselves and not the team or their mates which leads to worries that the Scottish Cup ,a trophy there to be won when all is said and done,will go the same way as our league campaign ,poorly.Nothing in that showing gave me a sign that enough care to get their jackets off and get the job done.We are not in each other’s faces and certainly not in our opponents faces.But this fall off is not just this season it started 2/3 years ago when we went back to being the biggest small club in the world.
Thank you Chairman,Peter and the rest of those freeloaders.

March 8, 2021 9:28 am

CCB, I bet you are glad you have a second interest at times – the Golf! Keeps you sane.

I had a snooker final to watch last night 🙂

March 8, 2021 9:29 am

Yeah I take your point bud. Perhaps my response was rather clumsy in its construction, as I do concur with the majority of your post.
I possibly placed too much emphasis on your initial paragraph rather than look at the entire post in its overall context.

Anyhow – we are pretty much aligned in both our thinking and ambition.

March 8, 2021 9:37 am

I think any ‘told you so’ attitudes spring from ‘run ins’ with happy clappers in the past, elsewhere.
To be fair I haven’t read any ‘told you so’ posts on here. All the misgivings about the board and the appointment of Neil Lennon have been the norm on here since this site’s inception. As an example, Fan-a-tic has been saying much the same things for the past TWO seasons. Correctly too!
The only thing we could be accused of is – repetition!

Andy Pandy 2
March 8, 2021 9:42 am

Both of you are right. The warning signs were ignored, results like Lazio away only papered over the cracks. Losing, sorry, discarding players without obvious foresight left us with inadequate cover and the majority of new signings couldn’t step up to the plate, Turnbull being the minority. On the subject of fans however I think that there is some traction, and it doesn’t just involve the stadium. I recall a number of players involved in stopping the 10 saying how much the the interaction with the support in their every day lives spurred them on. The lack of normalcy has prevented this, and, I’m not saying it would have helped, but at least they would be getting the message loud and clear every day. Unfortunately we will never know, and all we are left with is memories of tactical ineptitude and boardroom inaction.

March 8, 2021 9:46 am

Balornockbhoy, Two down, one to go. PL & NL gone but the biggest freeloader is still in charge – DD. 🙁
btw, Bankier is a nobody.

March 8, 2021 9:46 am

Now I’m disagreeing with you.

“ the golf keeps you sane”

Whit? Huv ye played!!

I’ve seen many a bent iron lying in the middle of a fairway or abandoned in the rough 😁

Honestly I’ve seen me stomping off the course after a few holes cursing like a trooper.
Admittedly there have been a few ( not many mind ye) times I’ve walked off feeling 10 feet tall after sinking a long putt or hitting one to a few inches.

Keeps you sane indeed 😬

Noel Skytrot
March 8, 2021 9:47 am

I was going to do a post mortem on our season but a lot of its already been covered. Its painful to watch the scenes that have occurred over the weekend but for myself i’ve got to get this out of my system pronto before I go insane. We know who’s responsible for this cataclysm and if they don’t rise up we should wheel out the cannons the first time we feel that they’re pulling a stroke. Let them know that we’re scrutinizing every single thing they do, and that its OUR CLUB, not theirs. We’ve used a collective effort to instigate changes in the past and we can do similar if necessary.

I think that Desmond will go large with recruitment, anything else will be another betrayal.

I see the meeja have quickly dropped the headlines regarding the atrocious abomination that occurred yesterday with the klan. I work in an environment where i’m susceptible to catching covid and take stringent precautions to avoid doing so, yet here we have thousands of absolute fucking morons running about drunk, not giving one fuck about their own or others safety. I wonder what action the Scottish administration will implement?

March 8, 2021 9:48 am

Andy P
Yep. Hear hear.

Righty ho – need to go.


March 8, 2021 9:49 am

Twisty LOL 🙂
Never played golf in my life. Crazy golf is my limit!
(Maybe ‘crazy’ golf can keep you sane?)

March 8, 2021 9:59 am

The Season of Hate has now begun.
Huns don’t do celebration they do hate and triumphalism.
Their attacks on Tims and breaking of rules will be mitigated by Scottish government and media.
The best wee country is reenergized today.

Noel Skytrot
March 8, 2021 10:04 am

Fan a tic,
I strongly agree with your post about the klan now having free reign to do what they like. The weekend’s events prove this.

Noel Skytrot
March 8, 2021 10:05 am

I notice that Ventilator FC haven’t condemned the behaviour of their supporters, sums it up.

Noel Skytrot
March 8, 2021 10:09 am

Happy International Woman’s Day to the sisters on the site.

March 8, 2021 10:16 am

Thanks for the vindication.
Have now cancelled today’s appointment with my psychiatrist.
I believed i was suffering from repetitive behavior syndrome and screaming the same things over and over in an empty room.
You have just saved me a wee small fortune.😉

March 8, 2021 10:28 am

55 titles, Scots Gov fearties refusing to take on the ‘establishment team’, bias media, bent refs, Hun triumphalism blah blah. Bhoys do we all realise that all this could and should have been negated by our PLC in 2012 – we do, don’t we? How you ask – well the simple expedient of telling the truth would have ensured none of the shite we witnessed yesterday ever happened – Rangers 1872 no longer exist. Sevco 2012 are a new team and a completely separate entity.
Perhaps our PLC has not only fecked us over but they are also guilty of a huge disservice to Scottish society and its development in playing a major role in the continuation myth?

March 8, 2021 10:28 am

Fan-a-tic, LOL 🙂
I mean this with the greatest respect but I hope your match comments change next season! With a changed manager & squad. Keep it going pal.

March 8, 2021 10:32 am

Oglach, they don’t see the bigger picture! They think the ‘old firm’ is a good thing. God forgive them.

Jobo Baldie
March 8, 2021 11:02 am

Good morning, friends.
McCaff @ 9.19 – you were right, wee Judith’s voice has indeed lifted my spirits and I’ll now have that classic melodic song running round my head for the rest of this rainy Monday.

March 8, 2021 11:09 am

Post Bexit transfer rules English leagues – I am sure the same rulings apply in Scotland as immigration/work permits are not devolved. Doesn’t make good reading for us as most of our recent signings are not from top-ranked leagues. I am not sure how Irish players fit into this as Irish citizens are exempt from work permits/visa under a long-standing reciprocal agreement with the UK gov. One positive an end to ‘projects’ being signed from obscure teams from wee leagues but probably means signing lower league English and Irish players with some players from the SPFL. I would say it offers a chance for our youth players but all the decent ones have left for Europe already.

Premier League clubs are to be limited to three U21 signings each transfer window with all foreign players subjected to a point-based threshold to be eligible to play in the UK.

Players from European Union countries will not be allowed to be signed without a work permit while foreign players under the age of 18 cannot be bought at all as part of post-Brexit regulations, meaning Premier League clubs will have to wait to secure the services of top young talent from abroad.
Premier League clubs will be unable to sign players freely from the EU as the UK will no longer have access to the Union’s single market of free movement of labour. 

Football authorities have agreed on a plan of entry requirements for overseas players with the Government. The Football Association, the Premier League, and the English Football League submitted a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) proposal last month, which has now been approved by the Home Office.
The criteria were based on the player’s appearances in international matches and their country’s FIFA rankings. The higher number of appearances and the higher the nation’s ranking, the more points the player in question will have.

A player from a top-10 FIFA-ranked country who has featured in over 50 percent of that nation’s matches in the last two years would enable a player to sign for a Premier League club with a GBE. But for those players representing lower-ranked countries, they will have had to have played almost all matches in order to score enough points.

Furthermore, how a club performs in a competition is weighted in earning points. If a player gets 15 points, they will earn a GBE.

Can exceptions be made?
Yes, a player may obtain a GBE through subjective criteria if they are unable to tally enough points. An Exceptions Panel, made up of people from different stakeholders in the game, will in these cases assess the application. The player must be classed as of “the highest quality” to be permitted a GBE.

In addition, if a player earns between 10-14 points, his case will automatically be sent to the Exceptions Panel.
Clubs will be restricted to just three overseas signings under the age of 21 from January onwards, and only six foreign players per campaign moving forward.

Post-Brexit, players from EU countries will be required to gain a GBE, like the work-permit system for other overseas players.

The GBE will operate a points system based on senior and youth international appearances, club appearances, and the quality of the selling club and its league.

Players accumulating the requisite amount of points will earn a GBE automatically, while players just below the threshold may be considered for a GBE by the Exceptions Panel.

March 8, 2021 11:33 am

Oglach @11-09
Which makes the appointment of a coach who had open disdain for youth even more baffling.
My biggest opposition to NL’s appointment was fear of the destruction of our youth system which would have been vital post Brexit.
That he subsequently did was no surprise and the fact that our well run club showed no foresight on this happening is astonishing.

March 8, 2021 12:24 pm

“But the truth is that as per bloody usual,our decision-making in the crucial areas was as lacking as our cutting edge at the end point.” Sums up our season perfectly.

Decision making on the pitch continued to be awful and decision making off the pitch by the Board and Manager(s) has been horrendous.

On the pitch we again played the George Foreman role in a Rope a Dope contest. How many times do we need to run straight into the heart of packed defences to figure out it doesn’t work.
Off the pitch we must know we will face the same tight defences game after game yet we leave 3 strikers on the bench. We recovered last January by playing 2 strikers yet we refuse to give this a decent run this season. Team selection generally is baffling and use of substitutes is bizarre.

We all know we need a complete overhaul. That will take time yet we sit on our hands waiting for PL to go and his replacement to start.
Utterly shambolic. Someone please get their finger out and start to fix this.

Angel Gabriel
March 8, 2021 12:24 pm

Morning all.
It was like Guy Fawkes last night in Sth Ayrshire.

I’m on a news blackout , and really thankful for the Covid restrictions meaning the pubs are shut . Not something I’d ever think, but this weekend would have brought in a different clientele and the inevitable trouble.

Celtic have reaped what we’ve sown.
Complacency, Hubris and an unwillingness to seek improvement.

Football wise, this doesn’t hurt as much as losing leagues at Rugby Park or Fir Park.

If the Sticky’s were like every other team , that conceded penalties, had players sent off and suffered from positive Covid tests , they’d still have won the league .
It was always going to happen sometime.

What really sticks in my throat is the utter nonsense of 55 , and every other clubs silence on the issue.
Secret 5 way agreements. The farce of the Lord Nimmo Smith enquiry. The European licence fraud, not being sent to the court of arbitration for sport, due to the “ implications “ . The same club myth. The list is endless.

Our major shareholder and the suits don’t give a Bombay Duck .
Looking elsewhere, we’ve got a World Cup looming in Dubai. The European Cup is now just a cartel .
Celtic PLC are only following the trend that’s now set in stone . Money matters .

The beautiful game is fucked . No where more than in Scotland.

Jobo Baldie
March 8, 2021 12:34 pm

The sole reason for them regularly mentioning “55” is quite simple – t continue to push the continuity myth. 55 has never been a significant number for anything else in the world. It’d be as random as Celtic doing a full stadium banner saying we were “going for 41” (as in Scottish Cups). The club that died won 53½ league titles. The club that was born in 2012 have won 1.

Bada Bing
March 8, 2021 12:48 pm

Our old friend Peter Smith from STV, shielding the huns,what a surprise, he was the fud who asked MON about the IRA at a club promotional event back in the day.

March 8, 2021 12:52 pm

Just saw some images of what went on yesterday,and in the interests of fairness I have to say I think in similar circumstances we might have seen Celtic supporters out celebrating but with a few differences ,better behaviour,more joy less hate,but I bet there would have been no help in walking us into town bearing in mind how easy the Police manage to kettle Celtic people when it suits them.
Things like this should be a call to get our Club back in order.
Ps The way this season has went is pushing my buttons
Pws feel like I am gate crashing this site.Sorry.

Bada Bing
March 8, 2021 12:56 pm

Douglas red card Ross….’ a small number of fans…’ the Club needs to get him removed from any games

March 8, 2021 12:57 pm

Jobo, they know fine well it’s their new clubs first title. But they are laughing at us because the SFA & the media have got their back in the continuity myth. So they shove 55 everywhere.
If they only but realised that by drawing so much attention to it, it’s like an admission of guilt. Almost like a challenge – “go on prove us wrong! Phone Hampden, phone the Daily Record or the BBC” LOL 🙂
I don’t recall them getting all excited about 54!

March 8, 2021 1:20 pm


No gatecrashers here,mate. Open to all,as our club should be.

On the huns,if we had tried to march en-masse to George Square,the cops would have used their full COVID-era powers. This is the mob who kettled and then beat Celtic supporters who simply wanted to walk between a pub on The Gallowgate to the match. It’s not that long ago that reducing the numbers of huns available to trash the CP toilets gave them INCREASED access footprint and led to near-fatal crushing inside our own areas of the ground.

28 arrests and seven fines? Geezabrek. If we had tried that,they’d have sent in the bloody army!!!

Also,had it been us would we have behaved better? We already HAVE behaved better. The cops banned our open-top bus procession at the last minute,the one to celebrate our Rebel Treble. Did we riot? Did we march on George Square? No,we grumbled about it and went back into the pub.

We didn’t breach lockdown restrictions when we won our 9IAR,nor when we gained our fourth treble. We knew the rules,we abided by them. Make no mistake,this weekend has been a reminder of who holds the power in this country,and also of the inability and unwillingness of those who use their own against everyone else to use that against an ugly rabble who hold them in contempt.

I’ve said it for years-to tolerate it is to encourage it. And we know it has been tolerated and encouraged for decades and longer.

March 8, 2021 1:24 pm


If you tell a lie often enough…

The 55 myth,the continuity myth,these are now accepted truisms because they haven’t been publicly challenged. Not even by our own club. I think the strongest word we have used in condemnation of anything on those lines remains…


Fuxake,that wee word sent shock waves around the world,eh?

March 8, 2021 1:25 pm


Article which might interest you. Best be quick before it is protected like most on the site.


Ayrshire Bhoy
March 8, 2021 1:27 pm

Rogic and Christie should just be sent on holiday now. Let christie have a nice big rest before the euros and his subsequent transfer to anyone who wants him. Would much rather Henderson played at least he would bloody try!

March 8, 2021 1:30 pm


He’s an insignificant wee runt,or he would be if he’d stuck to being a farmer in The Highlands. Now,instead of having his hand stuck up a coo’s arse,he has someone else’s stuck up his.

March 8, 2021 1:52 pm

That’s some article in JohnJames’ site Bobby. You don’t read or hear much content like that in the Scottish media.

big packy
March 8, 2021 2:42 pm

TIME FOR ACTION, them bassas are planning to be on the celtic way on the 21st, so solkitts hire a minibus down there I will reimburse you, pick up chairbhoy in the chilterns then bobby in swindon, then on to birmigham pick up m6 bhoy, then up the M6 pick me and frodshambhoy at lymm services, andypandy2 if your about get on the A59 go straight across and we will pick you up at forton services ,we will show them who is boss,another true story.👍

Noel Skytrot
March 8, 2021 2:48 pm


there’s a huge difference in how we are policed and the klan are policed, they don’t even hide it. I was in the last kettle in George Square during the BLM protests and i’m quite visible in the images of the kettle due to having a spearmint coloured Trojan polo shirt on. The treatment of us that day was totally different from what that mob have had. I was threatened a few times when asking a simple question about Police Scotland’s treatment of supporters, they simply don’t give a feck.

March 8, 2021 2:48 pm

All joking aside Packy if they are allowed to gather in their thousands at Parkhead on the 21st, Sturgeon’s head should be on a block.

big packy
March 8, 2021 2:55 pm

JIM, whos joking im up there😈😈 Jim, yes agree about sturgeon👍

big packy
March 8, 2021 3:02 pm

JIM, at least we can say we won all our trophys honestly they cant👍

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