Get It Right Next Time

Morning,all.

I’ve still not got over that display on Sunday,and as I’ve already said,I’ll NEVER get over that abomination of a strip that we wore on the day either. I’ve got a few Celtic polo shirts which are predominantly grey,including the official Swindon Shamrock CSC one. Pretty smart leisurewear,even on me. 

But then,none of them have lime green trim. Anyway…

I suppose there is one minor benefit to the stupidity of having a World Cup Finals tournament in Qatar in the middle of a season,and that is the reduced number of international breaks before then. An associated benefit is that we won’t have very many of our players actually playing there,though those who do will probably need a breather afterwards-depending on how long their participation lasts.

Is it selfish to hope they all face an early exit? Yes,it is actually. Representing your country at these Finals is regarded by many players as the highest honour they can achieve in the game,and it would be churlish to deny them their,erm,place in the sun. So I’ll reluctantly wish them all well when the time comes. Just return in one piece,etc.

Of course,when other members of our squad are off globetrotting on behalf of their respective nations,some little piggies stay at home. During this period,I expect that AP will have them ticking over at training,while working on any weaknesses which he and his staff have identified. It won’t be ten days off for them,just ten days of having a slightly reduced intensity at Lennoxtown.

I mentioned on Tuesday some things that I thought needed some work,like overhitting crosses,not attacking the ball in our own box as we defend crosses or set pieces,making the wrong decision in dangerous areas-or taking too long to make the right one,and losing the opportunity as a result.

These are really only minor tweaks,a matter of reminding players of what came so easily to them last season,or during our 364 day run in other words. Ange also shouldered his share of the blame for Sunday,suggesting that he had got the team selection wrong on the day. I rather suspect that he was alluding to the number of changes made,rather than the individuals involved.

Last month,he made NINE changes against Ross County,in the midweek cup tie just before we played Sevco. When asked if that team selection was made with the weekend in mind,his reply was a classic putdown to the SMSM.

No,they were made with tonight in mind!

With an international break coming up,there was little if any requirement to be resting players,so I can only assume that he had already decided that Aaron Mooy was ready for his full league debut as a midfield anchor,having played his way to fitness. That DT and CalMac were worth a go in those leading midfield roles,and that Haksabanovic was ready to give it a pop from the start out left.

Can’t argue with the man who has been such a proven success in his short time here.

The defensive changes though,they were largely forced on him by injury,and should perhaps have had him wondering at the wisdom of making those planned changes as well. There is little he can do if his first choice right back and two centre backs from last season are injured,and he clearly felt that the replacements had never let him down before. Which is true,so why let it worry him?

The result of it all though was clear for all to see. Two centre backs who were strangers to each other,and a right back whose talents are obvious,but who needs continued game time to show them to the full. A striker playing with an unfamiliar partner on his left,and one out of position on his right. A midfield anchor short of game time,another midfielder with even less game time,and the third in an unfamiliar role on the right of the formation to accommodate them.

Aye,there is work to be done on the training ground. But maybe the players in our squad aren’t as flexible as we had previously thought. Ange won’t be working the players too hard during this break,but I suspect he will be burning the midnight oil trying to figure out how to avoid a repeat of Sunday if and when we get hit with injuries again.

And you know what? I’m confident that he will have the answers. 

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Above article by BMCUWP

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big packy

JIM yes im glued to my transistor radio,.remember them🤩

jimthetim53

Packy, my father was working down in England for a wee while and brought me back a small transistor radio as a present. I was glued to it for months! Loved it.

jimthetim53

It was the early 1960s.

Margaret McGill

Lets face facts.
Most football supporters just want to be entertained or are as thick as 2 planks of wood not like us pseudo intellectual pensioners. Tims are no different. Thats why when the huns died the Celtic PLC lied and lied and lied and lied like the good Catholics they are. For money. Think Qatar.

big packy

JIM i was only in wee troosers then😎

jimthetim53

Same here! 🙂

big packy

MAGS good to see you on👍 and in good form😎

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

MAGS

I can’t argue with that,as you know. We both joined CQN at around the same time-2008,I think-and made those same points in our own different ways.

I think it is safe to say that we lost that particular battle and a good few afterwards. But-and I trust him implicitly-if even half of what AULDHEID says actually comes to pass,then we have won the war.

“In the final end,he won the war
After losing every battle”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eBLViMLws10

A thing of beauty

Auldheid,
Some superb stuff you’ve posted today on the new financial regulations at uefa though most of it is above my wee brain power!!
As Ger 57 pointed out, the board behaved dishonourably towards you and your fellow resolutioners but you never gave up and I feel these new regulations are your reward. Who knows if Celtic would have taken such a stance if you weren’t there every day reminding them and everyone else of their responsibilities. History will be kind to you sir. Well done. 👏👏👏

Margaret McGill

Bobby
Auldheid will be totally vindicated the moment the perpetrators are immune or dead

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

ATHINGOFBEAUTY

AULDHEID will be remembered for his efforts over the last decade and more,and we are all proud to know him.

Told truth to power,and won. Still standing,amongst the detritus of those who would do him down.

Yet,he gave people a clue long before he got fired up and into the Res12 situation. Which really pissed him off,as we know.

“If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

Margaret McGill

Res12 began by someone literally getting thrown out of Celtic Park on their arse by goons. Res 12 ended by someone figuratively getting thrown out of Celtic Park on their arse by goons.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

MAGS

We all remember your bruv getting kicked out as he attempted to,erm,lodge a legitimate AGM resolution. Shameful and a sign of things to come.

We are all proud of this site,and proud too that certain people trusted us enough that they did the hard yards setting it up for us.

For which,our thanks!

But I’ve never been prouder of everyone‘s effo try s than the day we published THAT 5WA agreement e-mail.

That made everything pale by comparison.

Margaret McGill

Bobby
Agreed
That was definitely a milestone in the saga

Margaret McGill

But as Generation Z say with their new iPhones complaining about earths renewables who gives a fuck about ancient history stretching all the way back to 2012? There’s always JFK, Hitler and Jesus if you really want to be boring

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Can’t remember who it was complaining earlier about autocorrect,but I can see his point when

efforts

suddenly becomes

effo try s

Auldheid

Margaret McGill
Res12 began by someone literally getting thrown out of Celtic Park on their arse by goons. Res 12 ended by someone figuratively getting thrown out of Celtic Park on their arse by goons.
——-
Gonnae no dae that, gonnae no or I’ll die laughing.

Hugh would love that.

Auldheid

BMCUW

“If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

I’d forgotten about that one. My other favourite that drove Mags brother daft was ” infinite patience produces immediate results”

Auldheid

Folks
Thanks for your kind words and now we have the truth out let’s aim for as much reconciliation as is possible between supporters and those charged with the great responsibility of running Glasgow Celtic as ethically as possible in a world that has lost touch with its ethos.

Margaret McGill

Auldheid
What happens at a Celtic AGM when you ask for the truth? The whole truth? And nothing but the truth? So help me god?

Margaret McGill

4 different answers!

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

MAGS

We have been badly let down over the years by those we should trust. It has bred in us a healthy cynicism. We can’t always be right,nor always on the side of the righteous. But I reckon that sniping away at the “powerbrokers” is a good way to be.

Margaret McGill

Bobby
Yes
Absolutely

Mahe