Three Points,That’s All That Matters
Once again,my apologies for the delay in posting this. Post-match articles aren’t quite as easy as when I was working! Another thing that’s not so easy,it seems,is playing in Aberdeen on a cold February Wednesday.
Well,if you don’t count our first half. (Spoiler alert-I could only watch the first half!) And so it was that I set out on my 350 miles round trip with a happy heart,stopped at the first layby and damned near passed out at how close we had come to surrendering our title lead. In fact,at one time we had-but the BBC “As it stands” compiler barely had time to move the top two before we restored some order.
Our first goal was a peach,arriving just as Aberdeen probably thought they had weathered the early blitzkrieg. Abada and O’Riley combined neatly on ther right,with the latter putting in a brilliantly deceptive cross,curling it into the six-yard box. The keeper didn’t know whether to come for it,defenders were concerned about putting it into their own net
Jota just whipped it into the net!!!
Worse was to follow for the Dons a couple of minutes later when Matty Bhoy fired one goalwards from the edge of the box. We will never know whether the direct shot would have beaten the keeper,as O’Riley cunningly cannoned it in off the ankle of Bates in defence.
So two up and cruising at half time,just as we are getting used to doing. The problem is that far too often,the momentum is lost at the break. We have largely got away with it recently,but we were undone last night-which could easily have been worse.
Ten minutes into the half,our defence inexplicably allowed a free kick from wide left to trundle at snail’s pace into the area,where Ramirez signed the ball,finished off a Gregg’s sausage roll and did the crossword prior to putting it in the net. Fuxake,what were we playing at there,simply shocking.
Aberdeen had come back on to the pitch in a spirited state of mind,so we should have been closing the game down-not opening it up! And Lewis Ferguson wasted little time in getting the equaliser a few minutes later. Woe is us,as the huns temporarily went top. But not the players,apparently,who shrugged it off by going straight up the pitch and scoring again to restore our lead. It was a lead that we kept,and we should have showed such resolve in the first fifteen minutes of the half.
But as the headline reads,three points is the important thing here. We got them,and in a difficult fixture against a team trying desperately to dig themselves out of a slump. Also a team which took advantage all night of some lenient refereeing. Just when I watch Collum and think that he might be the best of a bad bunch,he goes and does it again. Imaginary fouls against Celtic players and assaults on them officially condoned.
But if the referee is going to allow it,the opposition aren’t going to pass up the opportunity,are they? And if our board are so craven that they won’t speak up to protect our players-their own employess-well,the referees will continue to do as referees do. Best get used to it,then…
Anyway,we have a welcome respite from league duties for the next ten days. Hopefully some genius at the club can use that to discover why our game falls to pieces during half time. Sleeping tablets in the tea?
We got away with it last night. We won’t always be so lucky.
Above article by BMCUWP
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Here’s a wee story to start the day
2 nuns went to shop at the market. They were taking so long so one said , Sister Mary it is getting dark and we are so far away from the convent. I know Sister Rose but there is a man following us. Oh! What does he want. He wants his wicked way with us. What can we do. Let’s separate. You go left and I will go right. He followed Sister Rose. Sister Mary reached the convent and became worried. After an hour Sister Rose appeared. What happed? , I started to run and so did he. And then? He caught up with me. Oh my God. And what did you do. I lifted up my dress Sister! And what did he do. Dropped his pants. And then? Its obvious isn’t it. A nun with her dress lifted up can run faster than a man with his pants down.
If you thought of a different ending
Do 180 Hail Marys and 320 Our Fathers and ask God to clean your filthy mind. And Don’t send this back to me as I am still praying!!
Good morning, friends.
Bobby – a fair report albeit no mention of the disallowed Jota goal which would have put us 3 up or the ‘was Abada interfering with play’ for our 3rd goal. So, yes, your headline sums it up perfectly!
Leggy – good one and reminded me of a similar themed one where there are 2 backpackers going through the African wastelands when they spot a tiger moving towards them and getting ready to run. The 2 guys start to run then one of them stops and goes into his bag. “What are you doing” asks the other one? “Putting on my running shoes” is the reply. “Even with running shoes, you’ll never out run a tiger” says the first, to which the 2nd replies “I don’t need to out run faster than the tiger – I just need to run faster than you!”
On other matters, does anyone else things that wee Shaun Maloney needs to get his act together pretty quickly? Since he took over in late December here’s how Hibs have got on (Hibs scores first) –
Aberdeen (H) 1-0
Dundee Utd (A) 1-3
Celtic (A) 0-2
Cove Rangers (H) 1-0 after extra time
Motherwell (A) 0-0
Livingston (H) 2-3
Hearts (A) 0-0
St Mirren (H) 0-1
Sevco (A) 0-2
90 minute stats – Played 9, won 1 (and that was his FIRST game!), drew 3, lost 5, scored just 4 goals
At the time I thought it was a good appointment although I did feel that they had been a bit premature in ditching Jack Ross.
Watch Jota and Hart….
Sportscene highlighted Abada blocking Bates,but not Broonie on Starfelt for Aberdeen goal,rancid organisation
I didn’t think Abada was interfering with play-the Aberdeen defender actually brought him into play!
I forgot about the Jota disallowed goal,and also the Aberdeen one. The latter was well offside,Jota wasn;t. And nor did he foul his opponent.
I have a deep appreciation of the BBC,always have had. But then,I’ve spent most of my adult life in England. Their Scottish operation is a black spot on their reputation.
John Major rinsing Blojo
Despite my universal loathing of his party,I always respected John Major. Seems I can be good judge of character now and again.
Hardly football related
but every time a company announces store closures,it seems that Swindon is high on the list.
Debenhams,Frasers,you name it. The high street is like zombieland and the out of town malls are decrepit and deserted. While I try my best to avoid tax-abusers like Amazon,it makes life difficult.
Great to see us win again last night especially as our second half frailties caused us major problems.
As it stands we can’t afford to slip up. This will be mega difficult with the MIBs out to get us and our habit of running out of steam.
Does anyone think that the horrific penalty miss by Giakoumakis, when Juranovic was converting them with ease, will come back to bite us.
Only asking for a friend.
Frodshambhoy, I’m very much an optimist so tell your friend from me they should stop worrying. 😂
Since that horrific penalty miss our league form has been almost perfect with the only dropped points being the St Mirren away game when our side was depleted due to Covid.
We are on a run of 20 games unbeaten in the league, 17 wins and 3 draws, that’s what I’m focusing on as that for me demonstrates momentum that no other team in the league can match.
Thanks Colour Blind Bhoy that’s really cheered my friend up 😁😁
went to frodsham today it wasnt closed but i could not get a carpark space anywhere ,that bliddy market was on,.another true story,🤩🤩, bring on the hearts the hibs the rainjurs, bring on the spaniards by the score, forget the rest, auld age creeping in 🤩 is the snooker still on, gee whiz my best buddy must be glued to the screen,,jim if your lurking, put a few bob on joe johnson.🤩
I will be glued to it tonight Packy for Robertson v O’Sullivan. C’mon the Aussie! 🙂
Is Robertson not a fan of the mutants from Ibrox?
nice one jim 👍remember you said you played at the beach ballroom, i was there that night, a bigger scruffier band ive never seen ,long hair scruffy coats, the flugelhorn player was completely out of tune, 2 semitones too high, oh sorry jim was that you🤩 and dont get me started on the drummer, sounded like he was building a shed, another true story🤩
CRAIG76, yes he is, and why does jim drink in the larkhall social, join the dots, another not true story🤩🤩
Another excellent leader. An absolutely precious 3 points last night…again me ould heart was going ten to the dozen. Defensive frailties on our part, did not help my increasing nervous state as the game progressed towards full time. My state of mind was also not helped by those bastards at the BBC. Unbelievably, they did not broadcast the game of the night live on radio. They did however, broadcast something called ‘Open all mics’, where they switch from game to game, particularly if there are goal flashes to be announced. Hell’s bells, never again. Thank feck I don’t pay the TV licence.
Craig I would be gutted if that was true, he comes across as a thoroughly decent person. I looked up Wiki:
“Robertson is a friend of former England footballer John Terry, and is an avid supporter of Chelsea FC.”
I’m not too keen on Chelsea but at least it’s not ‘them’!
I just looked it up myself aswell
A Chelsea fan, not quite the dark side but close enough 🤣
MAGUA nice to see you posting,👍
Unique Angle: Aberdeen 2-3 Celtic – The Bhoys claim all three points in five goal thriller! 🍀 / Celtic FC
Please note that this week’s Superbru will not be updated until the rearranged Aberdeen vs St. Johnstone game, postponed on 28th January, gets played on Tuesday 15th February. Please check you have made a prediction for this one as it counts towards this week’s total score.
Because of the Scottish Cup, there are no league games this weekend and the next round of Predictions have to be made by Saturday 19th February at 3 pm
Saltires en sevilla
The lyrics you posted this morning, there is no way I’d remember all that I’d need a sheet with the lyrics infront of me 😀
BIGPACKY I’m in Tenerife you could’ve parked in my drive
FRODSHAMBHOY, now you tell me👍 im feckin jealous😫 have a good time buddy, and mind those wee lizards,😫
All the lizards 🦎 are in Westminster not Tenerife 😀
I like Harry the lizard in Death in Paradise, D.I. Parker’s little companion! 🙂
One or two wee lizards here but they are harmless not like the Westminster lot
does the ghuy from ardrossan still post on here, for the life of me cant remember his name JIM will know🤩
There are no lizards in North Lanarkshire, apparently they don’t like snow.
Enjoy the Sun,Sea,Sand and……….😀
Packy, Ard Kitts?
hey im from north lanarkshire and ive never seen snow, is that that white stuff that falls down here in cheshire 🤩🤩
Naw that’s dandruff down in Cheshire!
Bhoys if any huns are giving you grief….
Frodshambhoy, how’s the weather? We’re coming over at the weekend.
Ref clearly saw that. Nothing doing.
JIM, nice one🤩
COSYCORNERBHOY and SOLKITTS were both brought up in Ardrossan. As were PADDYSMAW and ATHINGOFBEAUTY. I served time there under remand,so it disnae count.
BOBBY🤩 thought about this today, ive driven round witshire swindon marlborough etc, but cant for the life of me remember driving thru westbury, which is emblazoned on the anchor butter carton, please enlighten me🤩
Colour Blind Bhoy
Arrived last night to some rain and the end of a Calima
Today’s been sunny and warm – so back to normal. Should be same at weekend. Hope it is
I’m cosmopolitan, you know. Born in Selkirk, brought up in Ardrossan, educated in Glasgow, married in Edinburgh, (fairly) soon to be retired in Essex.
You’d rememberWestbury if you had driven through it. Next door to Warminster,with a roundabout where people have been born,married and buried waiting for a chance to go round it.
Cheers pal. I appreciate you taking the time to read my usual pish. 😀 Oh aye, by the way, there’s a couple of articles over on The Celtic Star which may interest you. One on Big Yogi scoring a goal at Fir Park on this very day in 1968. The other showing a previously unseen photo of Celts fans in Estoril on 25th May 1967.
I fair enjoyed the leader yesterday, though the name ‘Madden’ cropping up in the match report was giving me the fear…until I realised that it was Oor Johnny of that ilk, and not you know who. 😀
SOL hi pal ,you are far to young to be thinking of retiring,🤩
BOBBY, think i remember it if its near warminster, went there once and it was closed, another true story,🤩🤩
I reckon 3 years more will do me.