In Ange We Trust

I won’t be penning a match preview today, but I shall instead share my prediction.
With seven games gone, just after a depressing defeat and with players looking unsure of our system, I foolishly posted an article called ‘thats that then’.
I wasn’t alone in those thoughts, many outlets felt the campaign would be a long slog, however many comments did point out it was much too early for such talk.
Ange agreed, you guys call it early here he opined.
Well, he was right and ‘we’ were wrong.

 

This weekend’s clash is the culmination of his body of work. Firstly the existing Champions and their runaway train needed to be caught. After a shaky start, a run of victories began to arrive bringing much needed confidence, and shortening the gap.
First act compete.
Then they needed to be overtaken, preferably in style, and of course that happened with the 3-0 victory at Paradise.
Second act complete.
Sunday offers the opportunity of a rousing finale, bringing down the curtain to a standing ovation, third act successfully completed.
And Ange doesn’t spurn opportunity.

 

Two weeks ago I realized GVB and his team would give it their all, their very best. It was their big shot, they took it.
Conditions were favourable, the team with other fish to fry succumbed.
This weekend offers Ange and his team his big shot.
For Celtic, conditions are favourable, and I predict once again the team with other fish to fry shall succumb.

 

The Ibrox mob are favourites for the Scottish Cup, and still in the hunt for another cup, a final appearance would be considered a success under a new manager who has yet to mould the squad to his requirements.
Regardless of Sunday’s result, that team should lift silverware, always a success.
Throw in the fact they recently bested their rivals for some bragging rights and maybe self esteem, and there’s a few reasons a defeat on Sunday wouldn’t be completely crushing in that dressing room.
This game isn’t the classic ‘be all and end’ all’. Its not their ‘one big push’ fixture.

 

For Sellic, it most certainly is.
Our manager is 90 minutes away from becoming a legend. His team are at home and virtually full strength. The support adore him, with a new breed of player entertaining them, and are truly ecstatic about finding themselves on the cusp of glory when slow pain was the vast prognosis last summer.
The man needs one win, and lo and behold fate has conspired to bring the clubs biggest rivals visiting.
It goes without saying the support won’t need fired up for this one.

 

Ditto the team, infact I could easily speculate it’s the worst possible time to play this Celtic side given,,,
a,,the sting of defeat still rings bitter
b,,the title was always the holy grail
c,,the chance of a famous victory

 

I’m almost forced to add Calmac to the list. Our Captain has worked his socks off this season, never let his head fall and kept driving on the team, now has a dream debut season as Captain within his grasp.
“It’s one big performance away, one final push” I expect him to instruct the dressing room before leading by example. If there’s one player I fancy to show up, it’s our Captain.

 

Given fate has conspired, given what’s at stake, and especially given our manager, this has ‘a day to remember’ written all over it.
I predict the Bhoys will deliver.
In Ange We Trust.

By Mahe
sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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Mahe

A huge day indeed – hope it’s not as long as the Joe Millar Final of 1989…

Ange will get us over the line for league -but expect a few twists, as that lot will definitely turn up on Sunday

A huge day ….and a brutal game ahead.- unfortunately!

Jobo Baldie

Good morning, friends.
If we come flying out of the traps tomorrow as we did the last time our opponents visited us then it will be a glorious afternoon. If we are 9 ahead with 3 to play the pedant within me won’t allow me to to celebrate us winning the league until we secure 1 further point. But I do still hope to be celebrating a famous win nonetheless.
Nearly time for ParkRun…..

The Gombeen Man

Thanks lads for the replies yesterday, I’ll come to you when the dust settles from tomorrow.

Thanks Mahe for the article.

Ange has been a revelation on and off the pitch. Fingers crossed he gets the result he deserves tomorrow.

Enjoy the weekend everyone, we’re almost there…

Prestonpans bhoys

Yes you’re not the only one who thought this season was over after those three away defeats. I looked at my season ticket and thought what a waste of ยฃ500, the rest of the season was a social day out with crap football in between pub visits๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜•

St tams

Gordon64
I had just finished reading that.
Fantastic piece.

SFTB

Reminder that Superbru predictions are due in by 3 pm today- only 4 weeks left to win a prize.

SeS

Craig76

That 5-0 game you posted – my god that was a tonic and a hauf .. 5-0 up at 52 minutes and 7 Titles in a Row!

How we also didn’t reach 7 (seven) goals that day – we did have a few great attempts by N’tcham, Jamesy, Callum and Eddie. Their ‘keeper saved them from the ultimate humiliation.

We had good players controlling the game in all departments – but, how utter crap were they in that season before Stevie Geeeee arrived ?

Holt?, Cummings, McCrorie, Halliday… they really were shite!

For a new club claiming the first 4/5 titles didn’t count because they were on a ‘journey’ eh?!

So wasn’t it a right WHack Whack Ooops!! Moment

For us to wait for them to reach the Top !eague before riveting 4 Straight Trebles to the decks?!

How do ye like those aipples?

Two of those Trebles arrived in Stevie Geee’ first two seasons….when he was backed up with funds to the point he signed over 40 players.

Which begs the obvious question what the hell were we doing about Europe at that timeThis needs sorted and another run of domestic success looks to be… pending

Also watched the Bodo game again .. just for ‘balance’ Ying & Yang

Jeeeezo – we were a disgrace.

Hope our new Executive Team understand this and shift out the lightweights who can’t handle the European Stage and bring in some established competent players for 22/23 because it seems there are loads of adequately competent players able to outperform our lads year in and year out – earning a fraction of wages at clubs sitting in cities with populations smaller than the capacity of Paradise.

We know this because they turn up every year and beat Celtic teams!

Ange has a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what he can do to a Europa Semi- Finalist

Everything is in his favour.

C’mon Ange just show everyone what you can do!

voguepunter

Superb Gordon!

CFC

Gordon64

A Great piece of writing that every Celtic supporter should read and cherish.

Mahe

I wasnโ€™t one for throwing the towel in early.
Two reasons- we should have taken points in the games v Hearts and Huns.
Also, the limitations of our main rival, who somehow have managed to reach a EL semifinal!
Not sure how I square that, but thatโ€™s football๐Ÿ˜€

St tams

SeS
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fan

Cannot say i expected us to challenge for the league this year.
However i did not think we were in dire straights due to the fact that the total dud Lennon was gone.
Also removing Lawwell’s dark shadow from around the club had to give players a lift as football may once again been given priority.
We were so tactically bereft last season yet still finished second 9 points above 3rd placed team.
I expected us to compete though not necessarily win.
Realistically Ange has surpassed expectations but in all honesty the coaching in spl is dire with a few exceptions so his clarity and decisiveness in selection and system is refreshing and getting just reward.
The cheating with whistles has been ramped up but Ange’s strong character and dealings with press has kept pressure off the squad.
His signings have been a bonus and if our board manage to avoid their usual habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory our future can be bright.

jimthetim53

Well said Fan!

Gordon64

https://youtu.be/CaWH2lcmCgk Tom Rogic says he was “quietly confident” Ange Postecoglou would be a success at Celtic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ€

Gordon64

https://youtu.be/fkQFrU37STo Full Media Conference: Ange Postecoglou (29/04/22)
“He oozes class, look at him, massive Tony soprano vibes, legend of a man” ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ€

Gordon64

https://twitter.com/AidanCeitic/status/1520340828522262529?s=20&t=E0LqEaHcM3L6vurKyZ30Cg
John Beaton tomorrow when a Celtic player comes within 1 metre of a rangers player

jimthetim53

Good stuff Real Betis! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gordon64

Gordon64

Trump v Williams 16-16 going to deciding frame

big packy

JIM, MAGUA, one of my first games against thems was april 1969 the teams were celtic.. Fallon
Craig, Oโ€™Neill
Brogan, Hay, Clark
Wallace, Connelly, Chalmers, Hood, Callaghan.
Sub: McMahon thems, Martin
Johansen, Mathieson
Jardine, Jackson, D Smith
Henderson, Penman, Ferguson, Johnston, Persson.
Sub: A Miller ,remember harry hood scoring then alex ferguson of all people equalising, anyway they beat us, but it was only in the glasgow cup,LOL.๐Ÿคฉ to be honest rainjurs had some good players back then, andy penman wullie henderson wullie johnston and sven persson, but a couple of weeks later goals from billy mcneil george connely bobby lennox and stevie chalmers gave us the cup, never forget that george connely goal ,ach your too young to remember๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

The king
16 Roads

Check.

The king

https://youtu.be/Xcx1mXWSq3c.in the whifflet after we stopped the mochit mob winning 10 n a row.TAL๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

16 Roads

Check one.
Just trying to work out how to post.
Sincere apologies to everyone, I tried to respond but my posts weren’t showing up in the comments.

16 Roads

Seems to be working alright now, thanks be to Jesus.

16 Roads
jimthetim53

That was some semi final with Judd Trump & Mark Williams. I was a nervous wreck, but Judd prevailed, won 17-16. ๐Ÿ™‚

The king

Some song 16 roads.the police.good shout๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

jimthetim53

Evening Packy, I see your still talking about Celtic! Good lad, LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry if i mention the snooker now & again!

Leggy

Evening all,

I was astounded yesterday when I met BRRB in the Shipbank and he said he now has his own chauffeur to and from the pub !!!!!

To me and you, Itโ€™s Dial a Bus ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

Bigrailroadblues

๐Ÿค”. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

big packy

JIM when is higgins and o sullevan playing,

big packy

BRRB are you still drinking๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

big packy

harry, harry harry harry harry harry hood, used to sing that in the jungle back in the day๐Ÿคฉ another true story.

jimthetim53

Packy, the Crucible. For some reason I’m supporting Higgins but he’s struggling! ๐Ÿ™

Evening all

Frodshambhoy

Thanks the Bobby Womack tune, really good listen.

Logging off for evening, wee night in with the lovely Mrs BB, telly off, a chat and listen to some music.

Best of luck to Ange and the Bhoys for tomorrow, everything crossed and candle lit.

Nite all

HH

Brian

big packy

JIM im supporting him as well, FFS he comes from lanarkshire ,the best county in scotland ๐Ÿคฉ

Gordon64

Carlos Ancelloti has won the League Championship as manager in 5 different countries

jimthetim53

And he supports Celtic! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gordon64

16 Roads How are you mate HH๐Ÿ€

jimthetim53

Packy, got your carry out in for a noon kick-off? And what’s your prediction?

Andy Pandy 2

Gordon64
Thanks for the putting up the video, lots of memories from that weekend…..not all to do with the football. Remember driving up from Slough to Manchester, stinking hangover from my leaving do, to start a new job, desperate to find out what the score was. Moved around a bit since, but still with the same company. And best of all, Celtic are still winning League titles…..๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

big packy

JIM the fridge is stocked up with beer I bought off sol kitts, well i think its beer, looks awfy like barrs irn bru to me๐Ÿคฉno predictions jim ,not in this game ,well ok then, what time is it, seven past niven ๐Ÿคฉ

jimthetim53

That would be good Packy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll just settle for 6-1.

big packy

good mhan ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

Gordon64

https://twitter.com/LilZe_7/status/1520176103985274881?s=20&t=3uCBFCnkCFTEbefioXtJsw
30th April 1989, Hillsborough Memorial Match as Liverpool play Celtic in their first game since that day.
You’ll Never Walk Alone๐Ÿ€

jimthetim53

Gordon, the Real Betis tweet has now got over 13 thousand ‘likes’! ๐Ÿ™‚

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