We keep going,,

I predicted a tight game, instead it was a sh#te game. Once again the derby served up a terrible game of football.
Some actual beauty better break out at Celtic Park in two weeks time or we may as well stop expecting for a while.
 
Anyhows, I thought we were beaten when I read the team sheet. I admit I felt their dropping McGregor was a mistake, but that was nothing compared to our initial selection.
 
Look, Ange has flaws.
That’s why we got him, that’s why he’s here and not in the games upper echelons currently.
He’s flawed. Not the finished article.
He’s very good though.
Communication and Motivation are his strong points by all means, two essentials I’m sure you would admit.
Tactics,,,sorry but not his forte.
 
Tam in the hole was the difference maker two weeks ago. It was a one time deal against a foreign, traveled manager who hadn’t encountered it before, and it delivered the league as far as I’m concerned.
Attempting to repeat the trick later though?
Naive at best.
 
To these untrained eyes our man in the hole was negated by the team in blue playing quickly to their man in the hole, and if Aribo had better quality or wasn’t jaded (unsure which as I don’t watch that team if possible), we would have been in serious trouble that first half. He was the player with the most space, yet wasted it.
 
Any intelligent observer could tell we weren’t set up properly, clearly being outplayed but yet the break saw no big tactical or personnel switch by our Greek Australian. Very disappointing from all three professional coaches on the sidelines.
 
A lucky goal betrayed our poor display and Greg’s in particular, our subs had little effect, and perhaps most disappointing was the fact our shaped wasnt drastically altered for a must win game when behind or underperforming. Ange at his finest, and worst.
He didn’t have a plan B. His initial team selection was poor. His in-game management the same.
He’s flawed, just like I said.
 
If he ‘also’ had good tactical nous in the locker, chances are we wouldn’t be witnessing his craft in the dugout, he would be out of our league entirely. A second or third rate club/league rarely discovers a first rate coach in his prime, rarely being an understatement. After all, he was hanging out in plain view with a ‘come get me’ sign to all European clubs, yet no one else nibbled. Lack of tactics would surely have been noted, and deemed a deal breaker, but not necessarily at a giant outlier like Glasgow Celtic.
 
As we have all seen, Communication and Motivation have been enough to reach the summit in Scottish football, whereas a league such as Italy needs good tactical pedigree in order to survive, as well as the essentials mentioned above.
 
That defeat, as painful as it was, may just have been a blessing in disguise. It will tell Ange he needs to up his tactical game, that simply selecting any eleven won’t do against at least one team in the league, good. He needs to learn and keep learning despite the grey hair and resume.
It should tell him players can be improved upon, and perhaps be a portent for a very unforgiving Champions League group stage. Learning limitations now at this stage is much more preferable than under the most harshest of spotlights against the very best of opponents, a wonderful end to this campaign could have filled everyone into thinking they are much better than the reality, lulling everyone including those controlling the purse strings into a false sense of security.
Trebles shouldn’t be easy, never.
Ditto derby games.
 
We’ve come a long way, but the finished product we ain’t, and stinging defeat can only help reinforce that fact. Coming back down to earth isn’t always easy, but is sometimes necessary.
Ange Postecoglou, the Celtic squad, and the support just landed with a big bump.
As the gaffer said ‘we keep going’.

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Up the Hoops

It may actually be a hard lesson to learn , and for many accept , but this defeat should sharpen minds. We are steamroller most weeks but we’re also serving up insipid performances every 8 or so weeks. Everytime we have one is followed by the same posts in that there an obvious set up plan that the opposition had negated and more importantly there was no plan B , only plan A rev2.
I get the whole same style , same way every game. Make the opposition change to combat but if you watch the two leading , IMHO , exponents of the same system no matter who you play , Man City n Liverpool , both coaches still process tactical tweaks that allow the philosophy but change the dynamics

AP needs to learn that hard fact , and we know he’s not thick , and get his options increased to allow for tactical change. He needs to identify the players that will allow changes and I’ll go as far as using next season’s euro tourneys to get those options played out with the plan to be really ready for the following season’s assault on the champions league ( next season’s league winner goes right into the groups )

Hopefully AP is flawed and not intransigent

HH

A thing of beauty

Mags,
I wondered how long it would take for someone to blame me and the other supporters for that young man getting spat on. Just about sums you up.

The Fenian Whaler

Problem is that Ange has had the opportunity to tweak his system when required but has failed to do so when in Europe and domestically even when it was obvious plan A wasn’t working. Didn’t he say something along the lines of having a system and sticking to it? All well and good, most days, when facing SPFL cannon fodder but as we have found out on a few occasions during his tenure that he has yet to show he can change tactics when facing reasonably decent well-drilled opposition that is playing a formation that negates his cavalier attacking philosophy. Can he change? Here’s hoping he can.

SeS

Mahe

Great post buddy.

Totally agree Ange isn’t the finished product and if he were, he would be in a bigger league.

As others have said, he must learn to adapt to the game in front of him…on the day.

Sometimes more than once.

In selection processes we look for solid evidence of Planning & Organising skills. Folk that regularly show contingency planning are highly valued, as are those who don’t rely on the planning their day ahead on the bus into work.

Strategic planners are valued more than Tactical Planners .. but fitba clubs/teams generally need tactics to bear fruit now.

We hear Ange’s teams are better in 2nd Season and if that is true we have much to look forward to.

Meantime a wee contingency plan up the sleeve of that jumper for Ross County game …wouldn’t do the oul’ nerves any harm…

SeS

Magua

Just catching up buddy. That was one belter of a post yesterday and much to reflect on in there.

Lots of good chat and strong opinions too.

Great to hear opposing views.

In oor house we decided to give up Season Tickets nearly 10 years ago and were picking and choosing matches. Refusing to front-load a duplicitous shower of bastards on our Bord.

Then stopped going altogether as Auldheid and others revealed more shameful behaviour by our Custodians ..aye! … but the ‘pull’ is strong and have come to rely on the generosity of a fellow poster to watch some home games on PassTV ( we also reluctantly went back to Sky for games, but not many on that platform…)

Friends offer us tickets at short notice, but we make excuses … too busy/short notice/ if only you had offered earlier .. we don’t want to tell them we won’t go due to a corrupt/duplicitous Bord.

Also, would find it hard to justify watching on tv .. but refusing to enter ground.

Conflicted much?

Absolutely!

Accusations of hypocrisy… bring it on 😅

However, not one foot inside Paradise until many more of our support decide to act … but will not chastise others for going along in full knowledge they front-load the duplicitous bassas ..

Totally get the ‘pull’

It’s just not bad enough ..yet!

Sunday was a wee reminder of what bad looks and feels like

Purgatory …

SeS

Retired Internet Bampot

Great post buddy .. if that was a debut .. it’s in the Cadette Category ⭐️

CFC

Morning

In the dissection of Sunday’s game much has been made of Ange’s selection.
The issue quite clearly is squad depth, quality and lack of physicality.

CCV and Starfelt need serious competition.
Two centre halves required, assuming Jullien is surplus.

There was no cover at left back on Sunday and it had an impact on the overall shape of the defence when GT went off. Proper left back required. With steel.
Calmac is wasted playing in the def mid role.
Against organised teams he struggles. It is not his best position and the team is weakened as a result. Proper def mid required. With steel.

JF was anonymous and his best days are now behind him. Better replacement needed.

We are two CF’s down – on Sunday we had one out injured, one not 100% and slowly getting game time. Ajeti is persona non grata and we don’t have a fourth.

Jota is a curious case. Do we spend £6m plus or look elsewhere?
MJ is not an adequate replacement, better required.

Being absolutely brutal there are a number of players who should be moved on in the summer to make way for better.
Will it happen on the scale required?

On the basis of the above at least 8 new faces are required. A major spend.

Will that happen?

Prestonpans bhoys

So in summary Ange has flaws, not finished article, will hopefully learn.

The guy is 56 not a wean and will not adapt now, so get used to it folks😵😱

SeS

PB

Please … Gony no dae that …😆

SeS

CFC

Aye buddy – good call. We need a few in right enough … a few weeks ago I thought 5 … but Sunday revealed more needed.

How likely tho’ ?

CFC

PB

The case for the defence:
Ange has dragged the club by the scruff of the neck, brought in quality players, has been defeated once domestically , in ET, in months.
Has one trophy and another within his grasp.
And is a perfect ambassador, galvanising force at the club.

Verdict –
Let’s judge the guy next season no matter what happens over the next 5 games.
He deserves that, at least.

CFC

S e S
Yip.
Like you I thought say 5 new additions.

Now it is clear we are looking at 8 or so.

Will only happen if current makeweights are moved on I guess.

The Gombeen Man

Well Boabie played a stormer. Anti-football won the day — Sevco and their crimplene clad Oompa-Loompas, march on to the Final of The Bobby Madden Cup.

Our games against the Ibrox mob are a virtual irrelevance outside of Scotland. A couple of seasons ago I diverted into a bookies in Ireland to catch up on a Celtic v Sevco encounter and found the locals glued to the virtual horseracing instead.

To be fair, the young fella behind the counter put on the Celtic game, a couple of punters slowly wanderered over and asked, “How are we doing?” Before retreating back to the more reliable fare of the computerised, cine-racing.

If any Japanese viewers tuned in on Sunday, surely they marvelled at the mastery of Uchi-Mata’s and Ouchi Gari’s performed on Hampden’s lengthy turf? Quality not seen since the days of Judo Master, Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Kevin Thompson’s blinkered commentary typified the programmed mindset. Assaults on Celtic players were, “good ones for the team.” Steven Davis was a “Rolls Royce of a player.”

Thompson’s drivel about motorcars was a timely reminder –  His beloved Sevco are a Ringer. They might have the outward apparel of 55 Titles and 150 years but the engine and chassis number are indisputably fake.

Sevco players hunted like their supporters in backstabbing rabid packs, aided and abetted by complicit, spineless officials.

Over the hill journeymen take on implausible levels of fitness in that tattered blue jersey. Bug-eyed, pupils dilating. They’re a fantastic example of the wonders of modern sports science.

Scott Arfield paid special tribute to the Sports Science Department at Ibrox/East Antrim Brigade, in his post match havering. Fair play to the boy for giving the credit to where it’s due.

Sevco fluctuate from the ridiculous to the even more ridiculous. Canons fired from the sideline by British Army squaddies, to Gazza hauling down a young supporter. Off the wall bids for Alfredo, to parties in Scotty Arfield’s gaff in the height of lockdown.

Aye, Broonies’ Scottish guile might have got us over the line. Scott gets the poisonous Ibrox mentality and just how to wind things up and present the ref with a fait accompli, he might of just tipped the balance.

Sevco’s cheating and skulduggery could teach Simeons’ Atlético a thing or two. The obvious difference being the sense of entitlement and false respectability that surrounds endemic Scottish corruption.

‘Fine margins’ as Ange said in his familiar, politically astute tone. The team will be told to forget Sunday and move on. This was never going to be a game of beauty. Sevco had committed more than the five fouls of St Johnstone within a few minutes of kick-off.

Now’s not the time to sow seeds of division, or concentrate on any perceived weaknesses. Ange has got teams over the line before. This is where he finds out what it really means to win a League against brazen, systematic, corruption.

I watched Man City ship three early goals at Wembley on Saturday. Chelsea have had some mighty reversals recently. Mo Salah has scored three goals in 2022, none since early February. PSG stuttered to an unconvincing win over Marseille at the weekend.

It’s when things get tough that the top guys dig out something. Klopp, Pep all of them know the taste of losing, making wrong calls. It’s an occupational hazard.

What they don’t have to deal with is not just the likes of Bobby Madden but a country that is completely benign when it comes to Sevco.
They are a rogue club, with friends in high places.

Football in Scotland is all about one Club.

Sometimes it doesn’t go for you. Sometimes you just don’t get going. Celtic are an improving side, trying to play football, with injuries to key players. This was make or break for Sevco, Ange and Co just didn’t have enough to beat the dark arts they threw at us.

A masterclass in Anti-football. It was an abysmal game, bizarrely described as a ‘classic’ by the blue-rinsed, partisan punits. A performance straight out of the textbook of Burnley, Sheffield United and Wimbledon.

Scotland is caught in the vice like grip of Old Firmisim. Stopping the Celt by any means is perfectly acceptable. It’s not regarded as cheating. It’s ‘proper order.’ As Celts many can’t walk away, they just roll up, suck up the abuse and hope that we have enough on the day to overcome the hammer- thowers.

This is why there was such acrimony over the 5 Way Agreement. It guaranteed days like Sunday.

Scotland, isn’t ready to accept it’s culpability in the inequalities of the past. The Clearences of the Highlands the Slave Trade and her part in the abuse of Ireland are still ignored. Sadly those ugly, cross – generational prejudices were patently obvious on the pitch, stands and in the commentary box.

Dodgy Officials and Executives. No financial legitimacy. Complicit Cops and Courts. The Law disregarded with impunity. At best a neutered Scottish Government and a disinterested Westminster. Those are the murky foundations that built the new Club – We knew what was coming with the Continuity Lie. The Sevco bench and backroom staff embodied that at Hampden, they  looked more sinister than B Hall of Barlinnie.

Confetti shares, bottle throwing, pitch invasions, assaults, the Old Firm game in Oz, Covid dodging, Cinch, non- existent dossiers, court cases, charity monies disappearing.

Buses going up in a cloud of smoke, just like their creditors.

Riots after losing the 2016 Cup Final to a late goal by Hibs. Readers will remember – Hibernian fans somehow “disgracefully provoked” the chaotic scenes. Didn’t the SFA cop the blame too? And Police Scotland. Even the First Minister somehow felt the wrath of an Ibrox Statement that weekend.

George Square?… And all that’s just a snippet.

Every humiliating episode ignored, brushed under the carpet – as it always was. It really is a throwback to the bye gone era of the Tobacco Lords and Penal Laws.

They really haven’t moved on from the days of crippling internecine Clan warfare.

No matter the result on paper, there’s no real winner in games like these. Football loses, Scotland loses.

The nest of crooks at Sevco run the show in Scotland. No-one has the cajones or inclination to take them on. There’s too many doing too nicely the way things are.

Even Giovanni van Bronckhorst looked embarrassed by the whole sordid affair.

The Ringers from Ibrox will play the geniuses from Tynecastle in the Final. Hearts, the Club that forgot to order seats for their new stand.

Wasn’t the last time these two Clubs got together when they led a challenge to the shutdown during the Pandemic?

It’ll be like Arthur Daly v Charlie Endell Esq.

The SPFL’s computer might have thrown up a predictably awkward run-in for Ange’s team…

remember….

….Sevco can’t afford any slips.

It’s in our hands.

The one thing that the Sevco Board don’t control is what the eleven guys in the Hoops do over the next few weeks.

Get the points required Celtic and give Ange a new deal and the funds necessary to finish the job.

Celtic are still recovering from years of stagnation. Sunday’s limitations and insipid European performances highlighted those all too apparent vulnerabilities.

Whatever happens it’s Celtic versus the rest.

 

SeS

TGM

Another wonderful read.

Was hoping for a quiet day … but now I need a drink 😂

The Gombeen Man

I read elsewhere yesterday, comments about Ireland’s Corporate Tax arrangements.

It’s bizarre really to read commentary from citizens of a nation that oversaw the attempted extermination of the population of a neigbour about this matter.

There’s rarely an acknowledgement of the cost of the British occupation of Ireland in terms of lives, the economy, the environment or culture.

It’s a shame really.

There’s rarely any consideration given to Irish International Aid, miliary personnel to the United Nations or the progress in the country since the departure of the British.

It’s conditioned xenophobia, I guess.

Having lived in Scotland, England and Ireland there’s a marked difference in the mindset here.

Currently we’re quietly preparing for the expected up to 200,000 Ukrainian refugees, a massive understanding taken on without any discernable protest.

Commentators would be better off debating the appalling behaviour of Britain in Ireland and more recently the Rwandan refugee proposal.

Till later…

The Gombeen Man

No problem SES,

” Go on, go on, go on.”

Have a great day everyone…

Six points and they can’t drop a point…

Back to that grindstone…

Prestonpans bhoys

CFC
Don’t disagree with your comments but mine still stands as valid.

TGM

What a read👍👍👍

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CFC

Every manager makes mistakes. I would never suggest that Ange has been a failure simply because of Sunday’s performance or result. The fail for me was the personnel on the day. But that includes the personnel chosen that day by Ange!

Yet,for all the signings made in the last ten months,he probably put out the best eleven available to him.

Yes,we can argue that Jota has been out of form since Christmas,with Abada barely any better. That CalMac is NOT a central midfielder. And in fact,I do just that in an article I wrote yesterday morning but shelved in favour of a brief moratorium.

But it is also true that he had few options available to him,especially in those problem areas. You can only play the cards you are dealt,and he has got much more right than he has got wrong this season. I know your comment wasn’t suggesting that he is a failure because of Sunday either,more a case of toning down the criticism. The deck was stacked against us on Sunday in many ways,it might even have thrown the momentum behind the huns. But then there’s those six points,and those mightily important next two games.

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THEGOMBEENMAN

That comment is up there with the one from MAGUA last night. Thanks,lads.

GER57

M McGill
You blame Celtic fans for the thuggish behaviour of Huns. The Comical Ali of the Celtic blogosphere.
You have a bank account, I assume. You perhaps drive a car, you might even buy from a supermarket. These actions finance bad behaviours by multinational companies. They tacitly condone the evil perpetrated on the most vulnerable throughout the world.
It’s easy to pontificate from your keyboard pulpit and criticise. How’s about you set up a campaign to persuade Celtic fans of their folly? Roll up! Roll up! Mags has some wisdom to impart. You’re all a bunch of fannies. See how far you get.
We are all part of the system. Celtic Football Club is a major club within the system. Yes, it needs reform and leadership with some backbone. You definitely don’t offer anything constructive.
The establishment everywhere has its reserve army of lumpen thugs with a perceived grievance and need to “other” a specific enemy, be it Jews, Muslims, Irish Catholics or people of colour. You are blaming the victims here and it is shameful.

SteveNaive

CFC

‘Jota is a curious case. Do we spend £6 m or look elsewhere?”
Don’t need to look far, we’re playing them on Sunday… Regan Charles Cooke, do it.

St tams

Great summary Mahe
I said the same yesterday.
I haven’t seen the manager change anything tactically during any game.

Prestonpans bhoys

From the DR, not surprised, Hibs fans fed up with him, as was reflected in the Hampden attendance.

‘Hibs have parted company with Shaun Maloney after just four months in charge at Easter Road.’

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GER57

Very positive explanation of why most of us disagree with MAGS’ ultimate opinion,even if we can understand much of his reasoning. He isn’t the most diplomatic person when it comes to voicing an opinion,but having conversed with him online since late 2008,I knew that anyway.

Most of us do,in fact. And many people who know me also know that while I prefer throwing oil onto troubled waters,I’m not averse to throwing onto the flames either. Just depends on my mood. Have I got that glint of devilment in my eye just before posting a response? Well,f..k it and stand back!

ATHINGOFBEAUTY is possibly the person on here who takes his criticism most to heart,and while I doubt very much that it is personal,she is right to do so. My sister and the rest of my family are doing exactly the opposite of what MAGS pretty much demands of us. And while I know that he is right-as I pointed out last night,we have only ever effected change via a boycott-I also know that I wouldn’t do so,nor will I criticise those who do or don’t. Yet we will change nothing by doing nothing. And referees like Madden will be allowed to flourish. Encouraged,even,much as the hammer throwers in Scotland are given free rein.

But back to MAGS. He’s a pussycat really. Strong opinions,aye,but a pleasure to have in company. You would agree too,should it happen,and I’ve told ATHINGOFBEAUTY the same many times. CFC and others have mentioned that he is allowed to insult posters,which nobody else is allowed to do. That’s not quite correct,there are only two people whose posts are regularly deleted. Others maybe on a one-off basis,but with no red card. Personally,I think his delivery is over the top but nowhere near a banning issue.

Besides which,he set the bloody site up for us in the first place,free of charge. That’s hardly the mark of an arsehole,that’s the work of a good friend who did so to encourage debate about our club. He certainly does that at times!

The next time he is over,I hope he and my sis will make an effort to meet up. MAGS can charm the birds from the trees,but she is hard to impress. I’ll bet they get on like a house on fire,and without me bringing the oil anywhere near them. They still won’t agree. But at least they’ll agree to disagree.

The real problem is that they are both right.

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PRESTONPANSBHOY

First management job,taking over a failing team and barely any movement in the winter window. And he gets the sack? WTF did they expect him to do in that time,with that squad?

fan

Prestonpans Bhoys
Not surprised at Hibs as Maloney is just another pointless possession coach.
Far too many of them in modern football.
Lot’s of passing in non dangerous areas and no clue how to score .
Have been saying it about Maloney almost since he was appointed.
BMCUWP
The odd shot on goal maybe?

Prestonpans bhoys

Fan

Bang on the button, bored to death. One Hibbie said to me, what was that cup final about, did he think it was a league game and went for a point😱

Are the knives are out after one defeat in thirty five domestic games? The fact is we were never going to be allowed to win that game on Sunday. I’ll admit we were garbage but Madden let them kick lumps out of our players, by my reckoning Aribo, Bassey, Roofe and Lundstram, who wasn’t even booked, should’ve walked. I understand wanting to let the game flow but that doesn’t preclude doing your job and applying the laws of the game. If someone had said in August we would potentially win a double and had a chance of the treble going into the last 6 weeks of the season you’d have asked for them to be sectioned, with the clusterfuck Ange inherited, to win anything is a phenomenal achievement. Is he tactically naive? Yes, but I’ll take that naivety if it provides a double every season. My take is that if we had the money to buy the players to play his system properly then we might’ve won or be on the brink of winning the Champions League. We can’t compete financially in Europe but it doesn’t mean we can’t compete on the park it’s always eleven versus eleven. Celtic haven’t got to the latter stages of a European tournament, barring Seville, since 1980 with better managers in the hotseat than Ange. We got beat in the quarter final by Real Madrid after winning 2-0 at Celtic Park we lost 3-0 in the Bernabeau but we were robbed in that tie. I digress though Ange has given us hope after a disastrous last season but he’s not perfect. If we were going to lose a derby then that was the one to lose, in my opinion it’s not going to derail our season unless we let it. If we lose against them at Celtic Park then I’ll be concerned and Ross County is a must win before that too. We can only throw this league away and if that happens we had some in the smsm who were predicting fifth or sixth place finishes in the league. We should know as Celtic supporters nothing comes easy it seems the team need to put us through the wringer before achieving anything. I was gutted we lost on Sunday as I predicted we wouldn’t lose another game this season but the bigger picture is we’ve got a guy in Ange who’s galvanised the club. He’s due some latitude we had a disconnect with the board and the players last season, the board will always be a bone of contention but he’s made a connection with all of us and I’d like to think that as an extremely intelligent man he’ll learn from his mistakes. We knew there’d be highs and lows along the way but the improvement shown in his first season in the job only bodes well for the future and I’m glad to be along for the ride.

CFC

SteveNaive

Certainly having a good season, but don’t watch enough of RC to have an opinion.

BMCUW

Didn’t realise Mags was a major benefactor to the site.
Probably explains his don’t give a shit what you think/ say attitude to fellow posters. The blog bully.

One of the few, if only, posters who regularly abuses Celtic supporters and isn’t universally called out for what that is.

Frodshambhoy

Just catching up.

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THEGOMBEENMAN
That comment is up there with the one from MAGUA last night. Thanks,lads.

Bobby you took the words right out of my mouth.
Not saying it must have been while you were kissing me BTW.
Just meaning brilliant comments deserving recognition.

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FAN

Aye,but where are the shots coming from? Between the two teams there was pretty much an even match of 42 shots. Two each on target! And it was no surprise that we were so poor up front,given my earlier comments about our front three.

Maeda will never get anything but praise from me,I reckon. He’s all action,a piston,a Duracell bunny. His pace terrifies defenders. His height doesn’t. Jota,Abada,see my previous comments. Fuxake,I’m surprised that we scored at all on Sunday,given all of that!

(Actually,I had the wrong full back down as first scorer on Sunday. More fool me. I won’t tell you what I thought the final score would be,I’d never live it down…)

CFC

T McQ

Well said.

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FRODSHAMBHOY

Oh,fuck. That album was at every party in the late 70s and early 80s. I’m not saying it was a bad album,it was outstanding in fact. But if I never hear it again,it will be too soon.

McCaff

A few cracking posts today, as has been the case for a while.
CFC…I resolved quite a while ago that I’d had enough of the shit and decided to scroll past. It’s offensive, boring and tedious.

Frodshambhoy

Bobby totally agree re the music.
Not sure I ever really liked it but all sorts of lyrics stick in my head.
Soon as I read your post I thought- you took the words……. and I had to continue the theme.

Billy Bhoy

Mahe
Very good points very well made.

Everyone could see by the 15th minute that Rogic and Hatate were miles off the pace of the game. Now, Ange knows these two better than any of us. I thought both should have been hooked by the 30th minute. I couldn’t believe it when they reappeared for the second half! Rogic played until the hour mark and Hatate lasted till 110th minute. That simply beggars belief for me. Very poor game management by Ange.

Now, I love Calmac.He’s a smashing player and has developed into a better captain than I thought possible. However, he is NEVER going to make it as a DM. He constantly gets wrong side on a breaking opponent and has to tackle with the wrong foot. His first tackle is often a yellow card and it could have been yet again on Sunday. As it was, he got away with his first challenge – but not his second. This team badly needs someone in the mould of Neil Lennon who played the position brilliantly.

I agree with all.those who said it was a dreadful game. I think it was summed up by Lundstrum getting MOTM. A guy who’s contribution was to commit five challenges that were all worthy of a yellow card. I’ve just noticed that the BBC gave it to Arfield. He came on in the 75th minute. I guess that says it all.

I wouldn’t have given any of our lot more than 5/10 – and I include the manager in that!

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TOMMYMCQUILLAN

We lost a battle on Sunday. There is still a war to be won,and you are right to recognise that.

It was our first domestic defeat in over six months,and it took place against a backdrop of a depleted team and a questionable referee. We’ve had worse results than that with fewer excuses,we haven’t flung the baby out with the bath water.

The vast majority of us are behind AP,we recognise the achievements so far. The Ross County game is our chance to come roaring back,and one we need to take. Time for deep breaths,taking a damn good look in the mirror and making sure you can do that after the game too. Man up and match up,then play them off the park. And do it the following week too.

Prestonpans bhoys

TmcQ

Interested on your Real Madrid view, I was at both games and thought we did well to win the first 2:0.

As for the second I can only recall us pulling a shot past the post in the first five minutes. Mind you I was fairly pished and when that third went in probably saved us from a pasting as we were in the Madrid stands.

Guy behind me gave me his bag of wine for a sip at the end. Was the biggest sip you have ever seen😂

CFC

McCaff

Apparently he can charm the birds from the trees😂

As long as they’re not “ fucking Gumps”? Or similar.
Offensive attention seeking nonsense.

McCaff

As Frodshambhoy and Bobby have started the music, CFC…You Gotta Scroll With It…😂😂😂

St tams

Prestonpans boys
I agree, re. Ange, don’t see him changing his ways.
We need a Michael Beale type alongside him

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

CFC

He’s a huge Doors fan. The clue is in the name. There’s his Get Out Of Jail card,even without his input to the site.

Seriously,you and my sister are right to complain about how he expresses his views. I posted a comment last night about a disagreement that AULDHEID and I had about another boycott years ago,and why I didn’t think it would work. We did so politely and respectfully,but no less forcefully. Nobody needs to use insults to enforce their point of view. Nobody should,either.

However,it doesn’t alter the fact that he is right. Even if his method is bang wrong. Was Madden on Sunday an unexpected act? Of course it wasn’t. It was totally expected. And the only reason he got away with it was because we chucked John Reid out for speaking up about it,and warning that we weren’t for taking it anymore.

Since then,we have said eff all,and allowed our players to take to the field without the protection of their employers. No duty of care at Celtic Park,oh no. Etc,etc.

Is MAGS right in what he says,that we should boycott season tickets? Of course he is-but I wouldn’t do it myself! Is he right in how he expresses himself about people,Celtic supporters with-in my Dad’s case,80 years of attending-still buying a ticket? Of course he isn’t. I understand his point of view,but for all that he has a few inches on me,I don’t think he would say that to me in a pub.

Though knowing him,he probably would!

So here’s the deal,as I see it. To effect change,to get the Plc off their arse and actually do something about the rampant corruption that is football in Scotland,we need to boycott the season tickets. That is the MAGS opinion,and IMO,he is absolutely correct. And we can hardly say that it is easy for a guy 4000 miles away to say that,given that he was buying half a dozen season tickets a season for people less fortunate than himself.

I’m only 400 miles away. I wish I wasn’t,but I am. If I lived back home,I’d be there for every game,as I am for every game when I go home. Is that supporting the Plc? My family supporting the Plc with all their season tickets? My friends,or the other 53,000 willing buyers?

Naw. It’s supporting Celtic.

Gordon64

SPFL clubs have voted in favour of introducing Video Assistant Referees in the Scottish Premiership.

It is set to be launched midway through next season when the top flight resumes in December after the World Cup.

The total VAR cost of £1.2m per season is to be met by the 12 clubs on a sliding scale, with the Premiership winners paying around £195,000 and the 12th-place team £67,000.

St tams

Bobby, you are right to say that we are all right behind Ange. But is he the man for the long haul.
I’m not so sure

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Video
Assist
Rangers
To start in SPFL December

jimthetim53

Afternoon all & Packy.

Wonder if they will bring Hogh Dallas out of retirement for VAR duties? All for a small fee of course!

jimthetim53

Hugh, LOL 🙂

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