Europe On A Tuesday-Can It Be?

Morning,all.

Whoopy-do,wakening up on a Tuesday and we have a group match European tie? Where’s that Zadok The Priest ringtone,so I can download it again!

Sadly of course,as we know all too well,we ventured into our CL qualifiers in our usual unprepared state and made an arse of it. An all too familiar litany these days,and one which we need to get out of the habit of doing. So this afternoon sees us lining up at the crazy time of 330pm for a Europa League tie against Ferencvaros.

We have two advantages over the Hungarians here,I think. We lost to them last season,so there should be some familiarity there,we should be aware of their danger men. They,on the other hand,won’t recognise many of our team from last season!

The other,more important,advantage is that we are playing the game at home. I very much doubt that the stadium will be rocking to its usual fearsome European atmosphere,as given the ridiculous kick off time there will be large numbers of the faithful unable to attend. That simply means that everyone else who is there will just have to shout that bit louder-and I don’t think any of us will be disappointed by their efforts to make up for absent friends.

We can only hope then that the players put in a serious shift,and give us a first victory in this group. As it stands,we seem unlikely to qualify for the next stage,but two victories in this double header could certainly put a different complexion on things.

We are going into the game on a marked uplift in form and in cohesion too. The new players are looking more comfortable in their roles,more settled with the ideas that AP has been driving into them. He said that the players who stayed behind during the international break had some very worthwhile and valuable coaching sessions and we can hope that this improvement continues,while the board start looking at his recommendations for additional bodies in January.

One thing that the board are unlikely to be looking at-or paying any heed to at all,in fact-is the ridiculous refereeing of certain games,and the reporting of “flashpoint” incidents by our beloved impartial media. Before the international break,Hibs had Ryan Porteous shown a straight red while John Lundstram got off scot-free for worse in the same game.

Not a dickie bird about the latter,while a witch hunt was organised against Ryan Porteous. Led,I might add,by the post match comments from Gerrard-who wasn’t even asked his thoughts on the Lundstram tackle!

Saturday gave us the sight of Aribo being booked for a clear red card assault,while Bacuna wasn’t even spoken to for grabbing an opponent by the neck. Neither incident deemed worthy of showing on Sportscene,nor of much discussion via the likes of Clyde or the papers.

Not so with the handball from Boli,which was a clear penalty-IF the incident that led to it is completely ignored! Which,of couse they did. In fact Sportscene went one better-they actually edited out the Motherwell player’s hand in the lead up by judicious addition of a white circle!  This meant that the casual viewer would be unaware of it,and the pundits on the BBC weren’t for informing the viewers!!!

I’m way past getting pissed off about all this. We are getting the pish ripped right out of us on a weekly basis here. Of course it is nothing new,we know that. But it is getting bloody ridiculous now. Not a player sent off in two years when they’ve already had four dismissals in eight games in Europe? Get real. 

And aye,I know I’m wishing my life away,but the board need to get to grips with this. Other teams need to start complaining about it too,but our voice needs to be first and loudest. But no,our board are too busy gerrymandering the timing of the AGM to maximise the difficulty for anyone presenting a resolution that is not to their liking.

Enjoy the match today,and let’s hope we never have to play at that time again. We’ve had some very strange kick off times already this season,but this one is a doozy…

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Above article by BMCUWP

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jimthetim53

jimthetim53

btw, I’m not being a royalist posting that. I refer to the King of Kings. For me that is Jesus, but if you are not so inclined, Henrik will do.

Michael

So why the early kick off? Anyone know?

Craig76

Michael

Why Tuesday afternoon?

Due to Glasgow hosting the COP26 climate conference, Police Scotland resources could not cover any home games in the city on match day four of the Europa League next month.

Uefa therefore needed to schedule two games in Glasgow on match day three and a strain on police and stewarding resources meant Celtic and Rangers could not both play in the usual Thursday slot, hence the switch to Tuesday.

The unusual afternoon kick-off time- 15:30 BST – is to avoid a clash with Champions League fixtures later on the same day.

Above from them lovely chaps at the bbc

A thing of beauty

Craig 76,
Thanks for the info. Not surprised to see it’s us that have to move to the shite kick off time. Any information action on how that was decided?

Craig76

ATOB
Not sure how decision was made, but I’m sure our board fought hard for a better alternative 😉🤣🤣

A thing of beauty

Craig 76,
Aye probably Bankier and Douglas Park had a meeting down the ludge.

Saltires en Sevilla

Bobby
🤧
Aye- a few folk feeling a wee bit poorly this morning ….it’s that flu gaffer…

Good point about us knowing more about them- although would Ange trust the , ahem, comprehensive notes from last time!

I’m gonna resist the temptation to say that any Celtic fan complaining about fairness of refereeing in Scotland having signed up knowing the script contains the lines – our Board will do fuck all!! -… oh! Wait a min..

🤗

Friesdorfer

On Megabus to Glasgow for the match – 3rd time in 5 days! Few other Bhoys on board. COYBIG

HH

Friesdorfer

I read the other day that Ferencvaros have quite a few new players too, and a new coach, so maybe not as familiar as we think. Still, play our game and hopefully we will prevail.
HH

bada bing1

In the same circumstances, Liverpool or Man U wouldn’t have entertained a 3.30 ko

bada bing1

https://celtsarehere.com/end-of-an-era-for-one-of-celtics-most-famous-cscs/

What a shame, watched many a game in The Parlour….

bada bing1

McCarthy injured again, another 4 years of this to come, was this McKay’s ‘ mistake ‘?

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BADABING

We signed him for the four years,so we need to try to get as much of that out of him as we can. My suggestion would be to get him off the training/practice pitches and into an intensive recovery programme to have him fit for after the winter break.

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Re why it is us and not the huns playing at this God-forsaken time of day.

Celtic were scheduled to be at home during COP-26,while the huns were away from home. Our ties against Ferencvaros had to be switched,and because UEFA do not like two matches in the same city on the same night-neither do the cops!-it was down to us to find an alternative arrangement.

UEFA complicated matters further by refusing it to take place in opposition to CL matches,so the game had to be sheduled to be finished by 1745,or to start after 10pm. So really,we got off lightly because 10pm is way past bedtime for our players!

jimthetim53

Afternoon all & Packy. (&Wee Joan).

Is there a Celtic game on in 90 mins.?
Let’s be hearing you!
COYBIG.

jimthetim53

That was a fair Ayrshire lassie.
ATOB

Craig76

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Bitton on bench

ATOB and BMCUW

While I feel for our own folk, who cannot attend today, this Tuesday game may work to our long term advantage.

I think that every Tim agrees, that our priority this year is the league. Given that we now play SJ on Saturday at CP, it gives us a real chance to ramp up the pressure on the Huns…who have a tricky away fixture to St. Mirren this Sunday. Here’s hoping…and while I’m not too fussed with Europe this season, a win today would keep the momentum going.

As for the cheating refs, and their corrupt SFA masters, European games should give Ange, the perfect opportunity to call out these feckers. Who knows, if we complain often enough, we may get a wee EUFA investigation out of it. Knowing our luck however, it would be overseen by Big Peter and his pal, Hugh Dallas. So, no joy there then.

Mon The ‘Tic. Hail Hail.

jimthetim53

The timing of this game is grand for pensioners. 🙂

Auldheid

Just finished fresh paella and off in 20 minutes to join Embramike in lead up to game.

In meantime E Tim’s have offered a perspective on Celtic moving the AGM goal posts, added to by my comment at https://etims.net/?p=17223#comment-1024762

Oh what a tangled web we weave. For laters.

Since donning my white Lisbon 67 top, that never saw a defeat in the Invincible season, to watch the game v Aberdeen we have been unbeaten.

Ok it’s only 2 games but it’s a start.

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CRAIG76

Solid,attacking line-up. Let’s hope the players do it justice.

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MAGUA

Getting to within a point of them on Saturday is a must. It’s down to us,the other teams aren’t lying down to them-or us!-but the officials are certainly doing their bit.

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JIMTHETIM53

Not so good for my Dad,as his transport manager,ATHINGOFBEAUTY,is working

big packy

who are you calling a pensioner im only 48😎😎 wee joan is sitting here feet up watching the telly, hell i even made her her dinner ,totties and mince, she nearly threw it at me😎scousers dont know what good food is, anyway have put 100 quid on celtic to win 3-0 ,and when wee joan looks in her purse, im outta here,,another true story,hail hail.

jimthetim53

Bobby, send him a stream.

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AULDHEID

I read the e-Tims article earlier,and Ralph doesn’t miss them and hit the wall. I referred to their actions as gerrymandering-is there any way of checking that the Plc are acting within corporate guidelines on this?

jimthetim53

Packy, LOL. 🙂 That is NOT a true story!

big packy

I knew you would catch me out, im not 48 im 58😎😎

jimthetim53

Aye and I’m 38! 🙂

big packy

JIM ,you do look young for your age😎😎

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BIGPACKY

Good to have you back on form,mate. Worrying wee time there for you both.

jimthetim53

15Hart
56Ralston
20Carter-Vickers
4Starfelt
54Montgomery
42McGregor
14Turnbull
11Abada
18Rogic
17Neves Filipe
8Furuhashi

Substitutes

1Barkas
5Scales
6Bitton
7Giakoumakis
10Ajeti
12Soro
19Johnston
26Urhoghide
29Bain
30Shaw
57Welsh

big packy

HI BOBBY, cheers for that, wee joan just shouted over, tell bobby and his family, they are true stars👍

Mahe

Howdy folks. Hope all are well.

Just read the news regarding the AGM.
Lower than a snakes belly. They are despicable, very unworthy of our institution. This should be the last straw, clearly denying fans a voice.
I despair.

As for the game hope all enjoy but I wouldn’t hold out much hope tbh. Calmac DT and Tam in the middle for a Euro game? Sorry but,,,,,you guys already know what I would say.

Hail Hail.

jimthetim53

Jakob Kehlet is the referee, a close friend of Sol Kitts apparently!

big packy

JIM ,he is sol kitts 😎

big packy

JIM, you know something if i was still driving, there is not a chance in hell of me watching midweek games at 3-30, 5-0 clock or otherwise, in fact id be hard pressed to watch a 7-45 game, as id still be making my way up the M6 at 5-0 clock, just nearing the staffordshire cheshire border, and that is a true story,👍

jimthetim53

Packy, I never used to dream.
in the past few years I’ve started to dream. Most of them are vaguely around when I was working! I’m not dreaming in the sense that I hanker after working. I don’t feel that when I’m awake. But work was a big part of our lives I suppose.
Wish i could dream about Celtic instead!

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Hopefully this should work,though it is currently showing Spanish highlights!

http://www.hesgoal.com/news/89380/Celtic_vs_Ferencvaros.html

big packy

JIM, lets enjoy our retirement, we can watch celtic at anytime, whats not to like👍

Prestonpans bhoys

That looks a bloody good crowd, lot of bhoys aff sick😂😱😵

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Decent attempt,on target from CALMAC.

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Good move,chance for Jota

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Great attempt by Jota,good save.

jimthetim53

Unlucky Jota

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Clown of a commentator thinks Ajer was on loan to Brentford last season!

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They’ve upped their midfield press on us and we haven’t responded. Good save from Hart.

jimthetim53

Corners!!!?

Prestonpans bhoys

Sutton says Celtic don’t score very often from corners, Arsenal were on corner 34 in a row without scoring over past games. So we are not alone😱😵

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