Welcome to Sink ‘Em week !!!

No, not just their title ambitions, I mean actually sinking ’em, sticking our foot for their neck and crushing that curse of a club once and for all.
 
I know a few folk who feel this particular title is absolutely essential to the Ibrox mobs bank account, and I certainly can’t muster a counter argument.
There’s a list of bills need paying or in the pipeline which would eat the automatic Champions League riches yes, but leave a club unquestionably ‘back” plus not far from debt free which always their main goal, and the governing bodies.
One title to clear the past away almost at a sweep, to substantially brighten the future and the balance sheet.
One title only so the directors who have put their hands in their pockets up until now finally catch a break and see other people’s money roll in and then out of the club coffers.
 
There’s been three years of work in the transfer market and on behalf of the coaching team to arrive at this stage prepared, and not long ago it really did look to be going swimmingly to plan.
Recently though,,,
 
It’s almost a bit of a role reversal from our disastrous tenth title campaign. The one team who should have the purpose and momentum have a bad start, then it gets worse and the nervousness pervades, the wheels buckle under the strain, the finish line gets limped over and there’s howls of indignation.
 
You might be thinking they haven’t had that a bad start, and on some levels it hasn’t been I suppose. But on some it has. The four teams above them this morning are no joke, have the ability and will to take points from the Champions, and won’t come under pressure by their owners to sell player should they not negotiate the upcoming European qualifier. A qualifier that will sap legs, cost precious recovery sleep through jet lag, and offers up a great excuse this weekend.
 
They haven’t clicked on the field of play with ourselves having a much better goal difference, while it’s very noticeable there’s no feel good factor around this campaign if anything the opposite could be said.
Club1872 are possibly criminally corrupt, the Cinch malarkey has everyone hating them for threatening very very precious income, taking the knee had to be publically justified, the refs are already needed, and now their racist fans just fired up the opposition striker (who is a cracker and that’s the bloody last thing the team needed thank!) which might result in another fine, certainly more bad publicity.
 
Let’s face it, they need this one. They really really can’t lose this match to us as that would not only hand over momentum in the title race but would confirm what many already suspect,,,that we are a good team, clearly Champions in waiting, and Ange is a hero sent by the Gods to rescue us.
And with those automatic Champions League riches plus our newfound hero and his style of play we shall leave Scottish football and especially that disgrace of a club in the rear view once and for all.
 
That club is just a tanking away from this season becoming an absolute nightmare, forcing their director’s to contemplate an(other) administration event.
Which in itself is a nightmare !!!
 
There’s zero guarantees another zombie would be accepted by Joe Public, despite Hampdens easy as pie rules.
If it was up to their directors they would continually run up debt trying to catch then beat us, and when the numbers dont add up pull a quick debt dump and 15 point hit every time it suits.
However Scottish football might not survive another Rangers crisis, one death was enough and pandering to them is fast becoming self destructive.
Administration if convient risks destroying the game, not fixing it!
This adds more pressure to this campaign and specifically this Sundays clash.
 
I’ve never been more sure that a trouncing this Sunday stops the Ibrox title challenge and rocks them to the core. This one result would bring our Bhoys the belief needed, would show the title winning jigsaw pieces fitting into place.
One tanking would shatter their morale, and their racist supports.
 
When Ange got the job I heard him state if he one game he needed to win ie a final then his nature is to have his team attack, to win the game and not be Jose the second by setting up a team not to lose the game first and foremost.
Whether he realizes it or not, and being smart he will, this certain derby clash has as much riding on it as a cup final.
Therefore I do expect an attacking lineup, I do expect us to attempt to play Ange-ball, and given what I’ve witnessed of both sides this season I predict a victory.
A famous victory that will extend our march to the title.
 
Only time will tell us how crucial this title (income) is to our rivals but its not beyond the imagination a victory this weekend starts a slippery slide that helps end another overspending rival.
If Ange beats ’em and kills ’em this season he’s getting the North Stand named in his honour.

By Mahe

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edmtim

Great comment Mahe. Let’s destroy this reincarnation.

Pitymevin

One game at a time please, big game on Thursday and then repost the header

Prestonpans bhoys

Quite simply we will not be allowed to win on Sunday. The ref will allow them to foul with impunity, offside goals given in their favour, opposite for us. Let’s not start on penalties…

To circumvent the above will require an incredible effort by our bhoys, incredible!

Prestonpans bhoys

As I said on CQN, more pish from planet pish

Ibrox boss Gerrard says if a bid has been received, no one has yet told him but he is adamant it will take a lot more than £5million to prise the talented teenager away from Ibrox.

Leggy

Morning all,

Yes got to agree with Pitymevin, 1 game at a time.

Let’s all focus on Thursday and hope the Bhoys bring home a result.

Sunday will then take care of itself.

OptimisticCSC 🍀🍀

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

PITYMENEVIN,LEGGY

I think AP is capable of planning for more than one match at a time,even while concentrating on the next one. I couldn’t tell you who we play after the huns,or even when that will be. But I betcha he can.

Certainly we have a big week ahead. Thursday will decide which European tournament we will win in May-!-while Sunday will give us a better clue to how far we have actually progressed. Wednesday,we can review the transfer window and decide whether we appear to have the players in place to regain our place at the top of the domestic game while making inroads on rebuilding our reputation in Europe.

After that,we can take a wee breather,then strap ourselves in for the nine-month rollercoaster to come!

Cosy Corner Bhoy

Good morning all!
Many thanks for birthday wishes for Mrs CCB
Did not come to post on Saturday as participated in a pint too many on Friday with BMCUWP☹️
Looking forward to Hoot but pint intake needs reducing

SteveNaive

Admirable sentiments but I don’t think we as a team are there yet.
Their only tactic will be to strong arm and long ball ( plus the usual help) and whilst I think Ralston can take and give it, Taylor will struggle with this approach. Others may be at risk also. Thursday is huge and would be brilliant for the team’s confidence however, should we not get what we hope, it will be important to stick with the plan. Beat them playing fast, flowing football.

Garry Postecoglou

This hun mob are getting pumped rotten next Sunday. 5 or 6 nil my prediction.

Leggy

Bobby,

My main priority is Thursday’s match.

If successful, gets us into Europa League.

The final just happens to be in a nice wee city in Spain 🇪🇸

Seville !!!!! I want to go back again 😜😜😜

MemoriesCSC 🍀🍀🍀

Garry Postecoglou

Leggy
I would prefer to win the Conference in Albania on 25th May. 55th Anniversary of Lisbon.

Garry Postecoglou

First story on Radio Clyde news is about racist huns song about Kyogo. Go get these racist hun bastards wee man.

Jobo Baldie

Good morning friends from an overcast but dry and mild St Andrew’s. I too would like us to focus on Thursday and our, what, 1600 mile round trip. Just glad were not travelling 6 times that distance.
#AllDistancesAreCompleteGueses.com

Leggy

Garry,

Fair enough. I’ll take any of those fine options 😜😜😜

Ps

Can I just thank the ball bhoys at Celtic Park.

Your doing a grand job, recycling the ball back to the Celtic players jig time !!!!

For me, it keeps up momentum and fits nicely into the way Ange thinks. Well done 👏👏👏

AnylittlehelpsCSC 🍀🍀

Maestro Fan

I’m cautious about getting carried away for this weekend. It’s entirely conceivable we’ll take a sore one in Holland. And even though they’ll be tired they’ll scud that Armenian mob. The ref will also be even more shameless next week than usual, with us presenting such a threat and no fans. Christ, they’re already awarding almost 5 times as many fouls against us based on time in possession. Aye Brokes will be off the scale.

Still, if we win through against Alkmaar I’ll fancy us to do exactly what you describe. They are teetering and they are fearful of us. They know they can’t just target one player like an Eddy to neutralise us. We’ve already seen this season our creative players taking turns to shine. Might be Kyogo’s week. Or Turnbull’s. Or Rogic, Forrest, CalMac, Abada, Eddy, Christie…. Ralston!

The Gods were undeniably with them last season. Their luck can’t last forever. I too have a feeling the Gods have changed camps for this season. If we knock them down them they won’t get off the canvas.

Maestro Fan

One massive factor in our favour is that we no longer have a CEO who actively assists the hun by weakening our team and management set up. No more 19 year olds from the lower reaches of the Slovak league, with 15 or 20 professional games. Mature, international players coming in instead. See Peter, you can bring in proper players whilst still balancing the books!

We’re also seeing what happens when we appoint a proper coach and leader, instead of a compliant yes man who can’t believe his luck.

Game changer for those pesky, racist huns.

bada bing1

Welcome to Celtic, Dominic McKay, all we have wanted is for our Board to speak up for us,and defend us when required

St tams

Went a bit quiet on the transfer front.
Still need a left back , centre half and centre forward.

Leggy

St tams,

Left back for me is an absolute priority. Taylor for me is just not up to the job. Works hard,but you can see every team that has done its homework, target him on every occasion.
Hopefully
Centre Half and Centre Forward on route ASAP.

Off to Troon for 2 nights with the good lady. Weather looking hopeful ☀️☀️☀️

HH 🍀🍀🍀

CFC

For all the talk of gubbbing them next week, I’ll take the cautious approach.
They are a workmanlike outfit reliant on long diagonals and the odd bit of brilliance from Kent or Morelos.
To stifle the former our set up should neutralise Tavpen and Barisic or Bassey by having Kyogo pushing up left and Abada Ralston right.

Morelos on Welsh/ Starfelt and Kent on Ralston will be one interesting battleground.
The creativity in our midfield could overrun theirs.

Main worry is lack of height defending set pieces, and they will get plenty opportunities to fire high balls onto Goldston and whoever they partner him with.

Our squad is still thin in key left sided defensive areas – and aerial ability is much needed.

Saltires en Sevilla

Mahe

More uplifting stuff buddy.

Game at a time tho’ …. Europe this week is a potential banana skin. I’d take any of our famous results in the Netherlands v Ajax right enough. Alkmaar will now be very aware of our strengths and weaknesses. So, we will get a very early look at how Ange can set us up over 90 minutes in higher level tactical battle.

Fascinating!

We defend a 2-0 advantage and that is significant. Agree the best form of defence is attack, attack, attack … with some insurance built in…but how to make it work?… there’s the rub

Give us a roller coaster ride rather than the ghost train

Sevco game can wait its turn, but your sentiments are bang on

Happy to 2nd Pity Mevin’ proposal the above leader is reposted on Sunday morning!

CFC

Hoping Joe Hart will have a major influence on the game with his experience and leadership qualities settling our defence.

Saltires en Sevilla

Auldheid
https://sentinelcelts.com/2021/08/21/how-many/#comment-180537

Thanks for the considerate reply buddy.

Unfortunately, I fully acknowledge falling into the mumping and moaning category. Freely admit I’m part of the problem, by feeding my own selfish addiction by utilising PPV twice and would do that again (despite the system crashing last week).

The things we do for love.

Everyone out there continuing to find a solution are at least getting off their arses.

More power to your elbow.

HH

Bigrailroadblues

Where are we meeting on Saturday for the hoot?

Garry Postecoglou

BRB
Will post info later on Saturday time and place.
Heading into Glasgow to arrange now.

Jobo Baldie

Of course, drawing our next 2 games wouldn’t be the worst outcome…..

jimthetim53

Afternoon all & Packy,
Maybe it’s just wishful thinking by me but surely after Kyogo being in the front pages for racist abuse by the hun supporters this week, SG would not be stupid enough to send his players out to put the boot into him?
Likewise a ref. who allowed repeated assaults on him to go unpunished would create a massive backlash, one would think!

Abuse on two levels.

bada bing1

Sevco are remarkably quick to ‘launch internal investigations ‘,maybe we should ask them to look into the fire bombing at PL’s house?

big packy

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM, yes you would think so, but this is scotland we are talking about here, where the establishment team can do no wrong and all the masons and all the orange order that are entwined with that club see themselves a cut above ,otherwise why dont they stop the annual anticatholic bigotfest that appears in glasgow and the west of scotland every year, aye bonnie scotland ,

Craig 76
jimthetim53

Aye it’s a weird wee country Scotland Packy, about 1% of the population are allowed to disrupt the lives of 99% on about 400+ occasions every year. The lucky North of Scotland mostly escape it! As does the ‘Orange’ Netherlands!

big packy

JIM, yes how sad is that, BTW remember me jokingly saying to you id put a grand on thems to get a penalty and i used your credit card, wee joan only gets a call from RBS last night informing her someone had bought a takeaway meal 13 pounds 70 pence on her credit card ,we got the money put back in, and now awaiting a new card, give RBS their due they were onto it in a flash,

bada bing1

St Mirren keeper…

“I’ve got to pay a lot of respect to Joe Hart. At half-time he walked over to me and said ‘Regroup and make saves.’

“I thought that was class from him. This is someone who has played at the highest level but someone who has been in the position I was in himself. He knows what it’s like to be in that situation.

“He’s had some massive ups and downs throughout his own career. He’s made mistakes in World Cups, Euros, you name it. For him to speak to me, I didn’t expect it, but at the same time I wasn’t surprised knowing the type of man he is.

“I respect him so much because of what he did at that moment. He didn’t have to do it.

“I ended up making a couple of the best saves I’ve made since coming to St Mirren.

A thing of beauty

Leggy,
If you’ve got the car and you like a scoff take a trip to Langholm farm in symington or Eden garden centre in dundonald. Finest home baking in Ayrshire!!

Rebus67

I admit that I have not seen the video(s) from alleged Sevco supporters concerning racial abuse of Kyogo. I have no desire to see them and add to the # of hits. However, I have seen the Celtic statement and the response of Sevco to conduct an investigation. So, I conclude there is some meat in the suggestions of bigotry and abuse.

Firstly, one has to question the timing of this……one week before the first meeting of the clubs. Is it simply a few uneducated, worried souls that think Kyogo may pop a few in at Ibrox? Or is it a more calculated attempt to achieve broader goals(excuse the unintended pun!). Is it an attempt to poisson Kyogo against an extended stay in Scottish football? Similarly, is it an attempt to dissuade other Japanese players from coming to Celtic? Ange clearly has the inside track, within Scotland, in bringing in potential stars. Are these videos crude attempts to create a negative impression of Scotland and its football league? Social media gives such strategies a realistic chance of success.

Celtic appear to have grasped the seriousness of this attack. The club responded immediately. It certainly stung Sevco into some form of reaction. The latter face a serious possibility of having their position re Kamara riddled with hypocrisy.

Having not seen the content, I am at a disadvantage, but is this, in fact, a matter for the police, or at least the SPFL? Is there evidence of hate speech or worse, insightment?

Unfortunately, both the police and the SPFL are at fault in this latest round of abuse of a Celtic player. Their response to anti Irish, anti Catholic bigotry on the terraces and the streets of Glasgow have been, at best, inadequate, at worst, non existent. The two incidents concerning thousands, yes, that is correct, thousands of fans marching through Glasgow singing bigotry and the rioting in George Square were met with powder puff responses. How many of the rioters appearing in videos were arrested and charged? Getting away with it can only be an incentive to boldly try something even more outrageous. Unfortunately, inaction by those in power only leads to the suffering of innocents.

Disgusting state of affairs in Scotland!

Rebus

Craig 76

Leggy
I’ll second ATOB recommendation of Eden Garden Centre Dundonald

SFTB

I can confirm that we have already transferred £1000 to Sean’s Trust and we have received a tweet of thanks from Linda Croker reading:-

“Many thanks to.. for the amazing donation of £1000 via a football predictor competition with Sentinel Celts and CQN. This will go towards Christmas for a lot of families. 💚I’m very touched. Thanks too to crc for nominating us. The Celtic support have always been there for Sean’s Trust and we appreciate it. Faithful through and through.”

We hope to donate even more next year.

bada bing1

The bus video is seemingly the Westwood Sevco from EK,Madhun’s old bus……allegedly…so easy to get these referees and their local Sevco pub mixed up

bada bing1

SFTB- Take a bow sir👍

St tams

SFTB
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fan

Someone knows the Best Wee Countries dirty secret.
Nicola won’t be pleased.
Scottish establishment already had the brush out to sweep it under the rug.

Mahe

Rebus,
The video seemed to be about three NEDs on a bus singing Furuhashi ate my dog, not unlike the infamous Naka banner that appeared on those terraces.

I don’t see it as anything more sinister than lack of proper role models/parents and lack of education. Idiots being racist just about covers it. Of course that’s not hard to achieve in Scotland.

Its an open goal for our club though and I’m glad Dom has taken the opportunity. Something that irks me is the prepetrator deciding to launch an investigation. This is a common occurance now and it’s likely to be their way of quashing things, say we will deal with it ourselves then sweep sweep.
That should be challenged, publically.

It’s a bad omen for the Ibrox club, they have fired him up I assume, and have brought more focus onto their songbook for the weekend.

They are going down on Sunday. Like Garry I see a whalloping in the pipeline.

It’s easily the biggest game this week for me, I just couldn’t not write about it.

Really looking forward to this week. Two huge games, a job interview and possibly a weekend trip away. Air has cleared a little although I’m coughing like a smoker in the mornings with all this dirty air. Oh the Christmas gift air purifier blew up just when it’s needed of course.

Hail Hail

Mahe

SFTB,
Excellent. Great start to the week.
Well done yourself and everyone involved.

jimthetim53

Mahe, good luck with the job interview.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

REBUS67

I reckon you’re overthinking it. Huns do as huns do. They don’t do it to stop other Japanese players joining us,that is too much thought for them.

Huns hate. Simple.

Hot Smoked

Jobo,
I think ours is much less than a 1600 miles round trip.

Mahe

Cheers Jimbob. If it’s meant to be it’s meant to be.

Bigrailroadblues

Mick, huns hate is probably one of their fanzines. 😂

Mahe

edmtim,
Thanks and a big welcome

Hot Smoked

I also think their journey is more than ours X 6. More like 9 X.
I felt this always seemed to happen to us ! Maybe the times they are a changin` :-))

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