Night And Day

Morning,all.

Last night’s result might have looked,at first glance,as a somewhat perfunctory one-given that we were two up from the first leg. Don’t be fooled. This was a very good team that we were up against,as witnessed by the fact that even when they were five goals behind on aggregate,they never gave up.

They certainly caused us a few problems on the night,and if we think back a year,we would probably have conceded two or three and almost certainly wouldn’t have got the goals that we did.

Truly it was like night and day.

For the first time since 7/03/20,almost eighteen months,we had a full house in the stadium. That day we beat a decent St Mirren side 7-0-which would have been a lot more were it not for their goalkeeper. Coincidentally,he is a Czech too! Last night,we could easily have doubled our tally-but also lost a few too!

While David Turnbull probably deserved his MOTM award,given his two goals,I thought that CalMac was in outstanding form. Tom Rogic too looked back to his best-those two players in particular really struggled under Neil Lennon-and Greg Taylor on the left was always available,always covering,whichever was required.

Our central defenders? I think we have a partnership there already. Welsh has impressed me from Day One-though he wasn’t being compared to much at the time! Starfelt really looks the part too,and I’m confident that these two can provide the stability at the back that the midfield needs in order to concentrate on a more offensive role.

And in Joe Hart-who made a couple of tremendous saves-there is a confidence that a shot on goal,or even a cross into the box,will not be a goal.

As I said,night and day.

Yes,it was 3-0 on the night and 7-2 on aggregate. That hides the simple fact that Jablonec are clearly a very good team. We can take a lot of encouragement from the ease with which we dispatched them,and we can  take a lot of encouragement too from the performances over the last week or so. These players now look as though they are footballers,and hungry for success. The difference in their performance compared to last year is to their credit-but more so to AP.

I COULD HAPPILY WATCH THIS TEAM FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON IF THEY PLAY LIKE THEY HAVE DONE IN THE LAST WEEK.

But yet-I don’t think AP will be happy!

When he IS happy,we are in for a real treat!!!

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Above article by BMCUWP

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Gordon64

Must admit i’m struggling with all this happy clappy stuff when we failed to beat an average Danish team in the CL qualifier 🤔

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

GORDON64

It’s the improvement since which has given us some hope.

Gordon64

Bmcuwp Disagree mateb 4 consecutive failed attempts at CL qualification is abysmal and nothing short of a disgrace for a club of our stature. Thats your Legacy Lawwell HH

Garry Postecoglou

G64
That is no the fault of the current CEO or manager.
We will be in the Champions League groups next Season, when we romp this league. 💪🍀💚

Garry Postecoglou

Song of the night.
Joe, Joe Super Joe.
Super Joey Hart.
Two world class saves from him tonight. 💪🍀💚👍

Nick66

Good article Bobby. Tonight i watched a team enjoy, and enjoy is important, their football as I did. We are on a rise just now, and as long as the confidence is there the reults are there. Ange will continue to improve our squad on productivity and attitude. I will continue to enjoy watching this team grow. Thing is this is not the finished product according to Ange, god help the league when we are.
Well payed tonight Celtic, onwards and upwards.

Puff puff
Garry Postecoglou

How’s tricks Puff ma man?
The Leather Belts are building momentum mate.
Was an absolute pleasure being in Celtic Park tonight in North Curve Standing Section. Hoarse and knackered, but one extremely happy, optimistic Celtic supporter tonight. 💪🍀💚🇮🇪👍

McCaff

A wee tune for our Team, our Club and our Support!

Garry Postecoglou

McCaff
Remember singing this to my ex wife, when I proposed to her.
It is still one of my favourite ever songs, even though. 😁

McCaff

What was her answer….”Not long enough….”😁

Garry Postecoglou

McCaff
20 years was long enough. For both of us. 😁👍

McCaff

…and a wee one for the Huns…🤣🤣🤣

Hot Smoked

Just home and about to go to bed but a quick comment.
Our midfield four of Calmac ( just brilliant), Turnbull, Christie and Rogic are superb.
Ralston and Taylor might not be Lustig and Tierney but they are far better than many give them credit for.
Finally, they might not have been really tested yet but Welsh and Starfelt are improving as we go along.
All in all, things are beginning to look promising ( and, importantly for me, very entertaining).
`night all.

McCaff

Hot Smoked…Taylor had probably his best game for us tonight but gets caught wrong side too often and has neither the pace nor physicality to cope against a strong, fast winger. The number of times our LB position is targeted tells you he’s not good enough and opposition managers can spot it a mile off. It seems unfair to pick on him after the games against Jablonec but on more than one occasion I’ve pointed it out while watching games that a ball into his area causes us major problems. Ralston is the same but has the physicality to manage a bit better than Taylor but is still very prone to being taken on the inside. The “inverted wingers” role that Ange seems to prefer suits Taylor and Ralston as the team work hard to defend the full back areas when out of possession but a quick ball forward leaves us exposed.

McCaff

…and a wee tune for Kyogo…

Garry Postecoglou

McCaff
That is an excellent summary of our full back problem. Neither will do.
The Czechs right back tonight would do me.
He gave Ryan a very tough night. Great player and hard as nails. Don’t know his name, but would like him at Celtic. 😊

Puff puff

Doing good Garry and glad all the bhoys had a great night ….listened in while working in really hot/humidity . need a wee break from work now hopefully a week off soon .

Puff puff

Just read you had a holiday with the family McCaff ..sweet

Margaret McGill

Jabba neck
Massive European team
Massive

Margaret McGill

If Coronavirus is not about beer how come I keep seeing cases of it?

Puff puff

Maybe you should drink more.

Margaret McGill

I tried that but then I had fantasies about being a has been

McCaff

How’s it hanging Puff D? I hope you’re well and keeping busy. Yeah, had a week down in the Lakes, it poured for most of the time but managed a few barbies between showers and the wee guy got out on the water a couple of times on his inflatable dinghy. Food was good, beer was plentiful and most of the wummin were big sweaty hikers…what’s not to love!! 😎😍

McCaff

Puff puff

Margaret yer no that bad .

Margaret McGill

Puff Puff
Thank you mate! 🙂

Puff puff

Sounds like a nice time McCaff.

Puff puff

Do you watch the Blue Jays McCaff?

McCaff

Don’t know much about them Puff other than they do 60s covers! Do you like them…

McCaff

Puff puff

The feckin baseball ..ya daffy duck.

McCaff

I know less about baseball than I do the Blue Jays band!!! FFS!!!

Puff puff

One of my favorites the everything but the girl..

Puff puff

Hehehe

Puff puff

Working the morra

McCaff

Another EBTG cover…

Puff puff

Did you go to the seaside or a lake?

McCaff

…or the Only Living Boy In New Cross, one of my favourite 90s songs…

Puff puff

That’s a special song for me … I sang that every day to my wee furry friend …

McCaff

Lake Windermere, stayed in a cottage 2 minutes frm the lake. Perfect location. Expensive place to stay though, eating out is very expensive, pubs are pretty expensive too.

McCaff

Who’s your wee furry friend!

Puff puff

Lake Windermere .. sounds like a romance novel.

Puff puff

His name was … can’t remember but I called him Tigtig or ya wee fat hairy baswa

McCaff

WTF!🤣

McCaff

No romance for me…I was away with the missus!! 😉

Puff puff

This year’s hodie is dedicated to him .
Actually the original was 10 in a row and I have 100 for sale to a good home .
I have a tigtig for u just have been to busy but have tommorrow off so will send …and its a green wan .

McCaff

You might like this cover Puff…

Puff puff

How far a drive is lake Windermere

Puff puff

Sweet

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