His Name Is Reo,And We’re Dancing In The Stands…


And what a fine morning it is too. God is in His heaven,and all is right with the world. Not only did we scud the huns last night,we went top of the league in the process-and rammed Keevins’ facile suggestion that they would remain unbeaten for the rest of the season right where the sun don’t shine.

Couldn’t be much better,could it?

It is nearly two and a half years since we last beat that lot,partly because of the pandemic and partly due to being pish. And in September,after seven matches-four of them at home-we only had ten points. Few if any of us would have thought that five months later,we would be leading the league,unbeaten in the eighteen games since. Aye,we all thought AP knew what he was doing-but it would surely take a bit longer!

However,let’s not get carried away. Titles aren’t awarded in February-in Scotland,they are usually awarded in August when the pish-stained alkies of the SMSM get a notion in their heads and a few beers down their gullet. AP is more level-headed than that,and he will keep the players grounded and focused on the job in hand,the task ahead,all the while reminding them of their opportunity to be heroes to a support who absolutely love their heroes!

But what of the game? Cliché time-truly a game of two halves. First half,we utterly thrashed them. Second half,time for game management. No point in busting a gut,just stay out of harm’s way. Injuries have been disastrous for us this season,and there is no point in tempting fate.

The first goal was a peach. Bassey got his head to a corner,but only cleared it to a lurking Reo on the edge of the area. He didn’t hit it entirely perfectly,but it nestled in the opposite corner. The huns tried to claim that Bassey being nutted in the chest should mean the goal being wiped out-but not even Madden is that stupid. Amazingly-?-he didn’t book any huns for their over the top reactions and hystrionics. Four minutes,one up.

Ten minutes later,we should have doubled that when Jota robbed Tavpen and fired a shot to the near post. Shagger in goals got to it and parried it high in the air where G-Mak met it with a strong header. Bugger got to that one too,just as he did later with two other good efforts from the same player. G-Mak hasn’t quite set the heather on fire yet,but he is doing everything right and it is surely only a matter of time before the floodgates open.

With only a couple of minutes of the half left,Reo took the game firmly by the scruff of the neck. Firstly,he took advantage of more good work from our right-sided triumvirate of Jura,O’Reilly and Abada who were absolute class on the night. Took a touch,stroked it into the top corner from 25 yards. Superb goal. And he had a major hand in the third on the stroke of half time. From the other corner flag-covered every blade of grass!-he whipped a cross into a vacant six yard box. Not as vacant as the minds of the gawping Rangers defenders,who stood still as Abada nipped in to thrash it home.

That gave the score a somewhat realistic look,given how the game had been played at that stage. We anticipated more in the second half,but AP made the right decision to sit in,no point in playing silly buggers with hurting thugs. Five substitutions is surely the proof of that. They didn’t do much,we did less-but the game didn’t peter out,not with the bedlam in the stands.

Young Ben Doak will remember this game for a long time,I think. So will we,for sure. And so too,I suspect,will the huns. But for an entirely different reason.

We move onto Sunday,taking it one game at a time.

Above article by BMCUWP

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Jobo Baldie
February 3, 2022 9:38 am

Good morning, friends. Still a bit lost for wards about last night’s entertainment. What a first half, kept thinking of the 6-2 game. And I did remain a little nervous at the thought of them pulling a goal back with, say 20 to go but that’s just something that always tends to happen. Great game management overall and now a chance to go 4 points clear on Sunday afternoon with a trip to Motherwell.
Life’s Good!

February 3, 2022 9:55 am

What a beautiful day to be a Tim, as always. You had me laughing loud at,
“partly because of the pandemic and partly due to being pish“ and a hat tip to keevins may he bask in his hun hell.


Big Audio Dynamite
February 3, 2022 10:02 am

Funny, my insomnia didn’t seem to bother me this morning …wonder why :))))

O’Riley CSC

February 3, 2022 10:07 am

Oh, what a beautiful morning!
What an atmosphere inside CP last night. The place was rocking!!

February 3, 2022 10:09 am

Morning Fellow Celts,

What a night. Every Celtic player from last night can stand tall this morning having played their part in a memorable victory.

But I have to give a special mention to Juranovic who I thought was magnificent. Luboesque, the way he kept plucking those high balls from the sky 👏👏 👏👏

This sore head badly needs a curer !!!!!!!

Enjoy your day folks. 💚💚💚

Big Audio Dynamite
February 3, 2022 10:17 am

Speaking of Matty O.
Anyone feeling a Tom Rogic vibe when Matt’s on the ball?
And our manager? Bloody genius.
Hatate’s still not fit 😯 There’s more to come!!
Callum bleeds green.
CV & the Starman rock solid.
Our FB’s have to put in a shift to make it all work …boy did they do it well.
Heart to Hart. Not only does he fill the goal, he just gets us!
G-Mak now starting to look like a Tic no9 ,,deserved more last night.
Our 2 wide Bhoys will give anyone problems.

MOTM? The fans 💚🍀

St tams
February 3, 2022 10:19 am

Must agree about Juranuvic.
I thought he was immense

February 3, 2022 10:28 am


Apols,I’ll spell his name properly in future. Least I can do!

Dharma Bam
February 3, 2022 10:30 am

I was nervous after seeing Giakoumakis having so many efforts saved. How wrong I was!

Ryan Jack is their lifebelt as they cling to the wreckage of HMS Dignity

February 3, 2022 10:43 am

Lots of talk of Gio’s performance last night with most agreeing he did well and goals will come.
Huns didnae like that he matched their physicality and Madden obliged with awarding imaginary fouls against him a few times
JJ was sublime and snuffed out their left sided threat from Aribo and Kent ably assisted by the brilliant O’Riley.What a find this Bhoys is!
The second goal was a perfect display of modern pass and move football.
CCV to JJ who immediately feeds O’Riley who reverse passes to Abada who puts it in perfect spot for Hatate to place a perfect shot into net.
Also Abada in his goal showed how much he is benefitting from guys like O’Riley and Hatate who can see the space he is brilliant at attacking.
Taylor also excelled last night but Hatate helping defensively on that side made a difference.
Joe Hart made the save at 1-0 which is a big difference.He is reassuring.
CCV is a rock who takes no prisoners.
Starfelt is good defensively but can be slack on distribution.
McGregor did well with his chasing and harrying.
On the subs,
Soro won’t make it as his timing and decision making are terrible
McCarthy was a steadying influence and will come good.
JF still looks hesitant.
Doak is going to be a player great pace and looked up for the battle.
Second game in a row were our game management was excellent and when we have a full compliment of players back will be interesting to see how they are utilized?

GVB is trying to get them to play modern possession football but their lack of ability and nous showed as they constantly turned back and passed to McGregor who resorted to their usual hoof and hope.
His coat is on a shoogly peg as he will have to abandon any notion of such and punt balls forward so that obliging referees help.
Madden was his usual in game management awarding non fouls to huns and disrupting our flow.
On the first goal when he was over at linesman after huns complained he was talking on earphone so was probably desperately trying for a reason to chalk goal off in Dougie Dougie style.

Saltires en Sevilla
February 3, 2022 10:51 am


Great headline buddy…a wee chuckle at that one.

various posters have said it all perfectly, and not much to add other than to repeat that Hatate is going to be a sensation.

Already is …tbh

Big Audio Dynamite
February 3, 2022 11:15 am

Bobby 10.28.. I hadn’t even noticed, mate :))))

February 3, 2022 11:21 am


First time I’ve seen it spelt like that,tbh. Still,most people spell my surname different too.

Big Audio Dynamite
February 3, 2022 11:55 am
The Gombeen Man
February 3, 2022 12:57 pm

The Celtic FC Japan Twitter account that was only launched in July already has more followers than Paris Saint-Germain’s Japanese language account.

“Celtic has a huge opportunity now,” said Cesare Polenghi, whose digital media company Ganassa runs the club’s Japanese accounts.

Japan Today



February 3, 2022 1:07 pm

Afternoon all…and what a great day to be a Tim! There’s nt much to be added about the game other than to agree that Celtic were absolutely immense n the first half last night. That’s the most comfortable 45 against that mob that we’ve had in a long while, Brendan’s 5-0 springs to mind, and highlighted what we’ve known for a while about The Rangers, they just don’t like it up them. Taking the game to them exposes all too easily their lack of talent and bravery. Celtic’s Tora Tora Tora play is a joy to behold in full flight but you need the players to do it. Ange has built a real force in a very short space of time and they surely can only get better the longer he’s in charge. Fantastic Celtic! My Man of the Match was Juranovic, by a mile. Superb full back play and cleaned up where necessary elsewhere. Probably the best I’ve seen him and possibly the best display by a right back at Celtic in a long time!
On a slightly different note, I went for a few beers after the game and the toon was full, I mean absolutely full, of Celtic supporters. I was in three bars, none of them Celtic bars, and it seemed everyone had either been to the game or watched it in toon. The atmosphere was incredible…and not one spot of bother anywhere!
Take a bow the Greatest Support in the World!

Prestonpans bhoys
February 3, 2022 1:30 pm
Bada Bing
February 3, 2022 1:53 pm

We could be 4 points clear before they kick off on Sunday 🤞,if Hearts score first, you will hear why the huns wanted to play behind closed doors

Bada Bing
February 3, 2022 1:53 pm

Great headline M

February 3, 2022 3:05 pm

Afternoon all & Packy.

Can’t wait until Sunday. I reckon this could be another day we won’t forget in a hurry. For the best of reasons of course! LOL 🙂

February 3, 2022 3:15 pm

Given his history in the quality & success of the majority of players he signed, I wonder how Peter Lawwell is feeling now. The vast improvement in the squad since he left is astounding. In less than a year! All those brown envelopes being passed with his favoured agents?
A normal person would be feeling a bit embarrassed. i doubt if he does. Too arrogant and egotistical. Good riddance.

February 3, 2022 3:18 pm


From yesterday. Another brilliant leader. Thoroughly enjoyable.


Again from yesterday. The stewards in that picture looked like friggin’ B-Specials.


A brilliant summation of last night’s events.

I trust that all is well in Timland after the events of last night? I wasn’t on yesterday, as I was a bag of nerves all day. Once again it was BBC Radio Scotland for me. Boy, oh boy, did I ever enjoy that. Once I saw our starting team, particulaly the midfield, I had a wee notion that we were gonna do them over proper… and so, it came to pass. I was again jumping around like a pure daftie as the goals were flying in. Can’t say the same for my downstairs neighbour. Swearing like a trooper he was. Shocking language. Never heard anything like it in my life. 😀

The ball is now firmly in our court. A point ahead with a GD of +10 in our favour, and another run of vital games, starting on Sunday at Fir Park. I’m sure that the lads will be well up for it, particularly as we have a chance of ramping up the pressure on the Huns by going 4 points clear. The kick off time on Sunday is a strange one. 13.30 hours. The Huns of course play the Jambos at the zoo, at the standard time of 3pm.

Going back to the points that I made the other day re Ramsey and Soutter. Some outlets are now reporting that Juve are picking up the full tab for Ramsey with regard to his wages, so desperate were La Vecchia Signora to be rid of him. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. As for Soutter, he is now available for selection against the club that he will be singing for in the summer. Wouldn’t it be a delicious irony, if the big chap could bag a couple of goals against his future employers. Now THAT would be a right laugh.

As for the ongoing dispute between ourselves and Ibrox Franchise(Part 2), regarding allowing away supports back again. Well it sure worked against the Huns last night. The whole of Paradise was bouncing from start to finish. That early goal was just magic, and the two just before the break even better. No way were those feckers coming back from that. Perhaps the decision makers at Hunville will rethink their policy of allowing Tims back to the Broomy. Perhaps they will. Though, if they suggest giving us any less that the whole Broomloan stand, the club-and the support-should tell them to ram it.

Oh aye, nearly forgot. Is the whole of last night’s game available to be watched anywhere? I have basic Freeview, so perhaps not.

Till later. Away to catch up on what the other blogs are saying.

Hail. Hail.

big packy
February 3, 2022 3:23 pm

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM, to be honest im more worried about sunday than i was against thems, if we slip up and that mob win they are back on top, please celtic dont let that happen, get intae them from the start, and blow them away.H,H,

February 3, 2022 3:24 pm


If Lawwell is capable of feeling anything, it will be anger and sorrow, that his beloved Huns received a damn good thrashing, at the hands of the club that he spent years trying to destroy. Karma’s a bastard, ain’t it Peter,?

Big Packy

I’m so glad that you enjoyed last night.

Hail Hail.

big packy
February 3, 2022 3:27 pm

MAGUA hi pal, always enjoy beating that mob,LOL H,H,

The Fenian Whaler
February 3, 2022 3:31 pm

A night to remember. A 45-minute display of skillful blitzkrieg football totally flattened Sevco. Just who is doing the scouting at Celtic these days? We know that Ange was instrumental in the signings of our 3 Japanese bhoys but who spotted O’Riely and Juranovic? Whoever it was thank you.
As for Ange, he is right leagues aren’t won in February and there is a fair bit of football to be played before trophies are handed out.
I find myself having to reassess my rather skeptical view of Ange’s appointment and his first couple of months as our manager. I know I wasn’t alone in thinking this but bhoy oh bhoy he now has me convinced that he has what it takes to build a team and win the SPFL, sure he’ll make mistakes along the way but what an absolute transformation the Aussie has made in both team quality and morale.
A special mention to the Celtic park ball bhoys. They fecked with McShagger’s head all night to a point where the Sevco management team moaned to the 4th official about it


“I think when I came here, people were kinda not really aware of just how much knowledge we have about football over here.

“So a big part of my mission was to get them to believe in me. I said it from day one, I think my biggest mission was to get everyone to believe in me because it would be meaningless unless people actually believed in me.

“Since the first day to be fair, even though they probably had to Google me and find out who I am.

“I’m one of theirs and they supported me and I haven’t won them over totally yet because I haven’t given them the success that I want to give them.”

Well Ange i for one am now a believer, Hail Hail big man

big packy
February 3, 2022 3:31 pm

MAGUA first time 1969, we beat the bassas 4-0 ,im still cheering now, another true story LOL H.H.

Son Of Gabriel
February 3, 2022 3:40 pm

Still buzzing

That is all

Colour Blind Bhoy
February 3, 2022 3:46 pm

Have had a few reruns of the game now and, leaving the goals aside, my favourite moment is between 20:45 and 20:57 when Calmac harasses Barisic as he tries to move up the left wing and ends up turning and passing the ball back to Bassey at which point McGregor screams ‘shitebag’ at him. Definitely a Captain’s performance playing not only with the face mask on but also on a yellow card for 75 minutes and never once taking a backward step.

February 3, 2022 3:55 pm

The Fenian Whaler, My nephew was the sames as you re. Ange and his first couple of months. a big question mark over his appointment. I kept telling him, be patient!, with my my fingers crossed behind my back! It’s working out. The good news is I think there’s even better to come. Providing the Board continue supporting him.

i wonder how Garry called it out so correctly right from the beginning. He was prophetic!

February 3, 2022 3:59 pm

Magua, Karma! LOL 🙂 So true.

Son Of Gabriel
February 3, 2022 4:06 pm
big packy
February 3, 2022 4:09 pm

HAW JIM, thanks for telling me the larkhall social club was great for watching the game, me and solkitts sitting there with our sellic taps oan ,everybody else rainjurs taps oan, ive just driven solkitts home to essex 400 miles, and he didnt even ask me in for a cup of tea,,another true story,LOL,

February 3, 2022 4:21 pm

Big Packy



Cheers Jim.

Just been doing a wee bit of surfing on various Celtic blogs. Videocelts, is reporting that BBC Scotland presenters have had Damascene-like coversion on the hot topic of player safety. All because 2 Huns collided last night, seconds before the ball was dispatched into the onion bag by Hatate. How many times this season, have these self-same presenters defended the thugs responsible for booting lumps out of our players?

Consider what would happen in the future, if Madden had disallowed the goal. From now on, Hun players would be crashing into each other, at the slightest hint of an opposition goal. Mind you, given that these very same players are prone to hitting the deck to buy penalties, the new tactic would only have taken a wee bit of tweaking.

Hail Hail.

February 3, 2022 4:26 pm

The Fenian Whaler,

Great minds think alike.

In the pub this afternoon and I said “ Absolutely Blitzcrieg”.

Stunning first half 🍀🍀🍀

HH 💚💚💚

February 3, 2022 4:28 pm

Packy, I think I would be needing a bit more than a cup of tea after being in a club in Larkhall. A straight jacket! 🙂

big packy
February 3, 2022 4:38 pm


February 3, 2022 4:47 pm

Just catching up.

Didn’t notice the title used for the article at first.
Absolutely brilliant. Not quite as good as Reo and the Famous Glasgow Celtic were last night but still fantastic. 🤣🤣🤣

Dharma Bam at 10.40
I was nervous after seeing Giakoumakis having so many efforts saved. How wrong I was!

I was out last night at the Lowry Theatre but at the interval caught Kenny Misser comments on BBC website slagging Gia off. Seems like Misser would’ve had a hat trick.
I believed him – I know!!
Having read proper comments and watched recording of game I can also say – How wrong I was!

I think he showed why we bought him.

February 3, 2022 5:09 pm

Unique Angle: Celtic 3-0 Rangers – Reo Hatate & Liel Abada light up Paradise in Derby win! 🍀 / Celtic FC

February 3, 2022 5:13 pm

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This one’s for 𝗬𝗢𝗨!💚🍀

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February 3, 2022 5:14 pm

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February 3, 2022 5:25 pm

Piling on the agony / For the love of Celtic Football Club

Awe Naw
February 3, 2022 6:04 pm
February 3, 2022 6:18 pm

Nice one, Awe Naw!!

February 3, 2022 6:30 pm


You missed your vocation! Hope you enjoyed it last night.

February 3, 2022 6:51 pm

Re the furore about the first goal,it looked to me that Aribo nutted Bassey in the chest,not the head.

Prestonpans bhoys
February 3, 2022 7:00 pm


Exactly, if any contact was made to his face it was the other huns hand, no clash of heads.
Incidentally no comment of last night’s game on Reporting Scotland😱😵

February 3, 2022 7:19 pm

Glasgow Derby’s
Reo Hatate 2 goals in 42 minutes
Morelos 2 goals in 18 games

February 3, 2022 7:28 pm