Talkers 1 – Doers 2

The famous Glasgow Celtic handed their rivals a very valuable lesson yesterday, for free, that a good team does it’s talking on the pitch.
And that’s just how it proved, the wind-ups never worked, any mind games were soundly ignored, instead the Bhoys slowly but surely went about their business and brought home the Cup once again.

It wasn’t a classic match by any means, we’ve witnessed better quality finals, but the better team won on the day despite not being at their optimum level.
They simply did what needed done, almost effortlessly it seemed. A very solid side, they weathered any storms coming their way before attacking at pace and with numbers once the ball was turned over, to deadly effect.
Excellent positioning allied with poor defending made the first look so very very simple.
Excellent movement and passing ripped them open for the second.
Job done, no need for third gear, which was waiting in reserve if needed.

Our opponents had no such backup, third gear eluded them even after being gifted a lifeline. I think it’s fair to state they played better during the Ibrox 2-2 draw, so questions must be asked of how they approached the game.
Long balls to the lone striker up against two larger defenders doesn’t scream tactical genius, but the opposite.
Half time didn’t produce a marked improvement nor significant tinkering aimed at exploiting a spotted weakness, the fired up goal scorer was substituted for a striker who scores less. All in all Beale looked out of his depth and unable to impact proceedings from the sidelines.

Ange did make a big impact from the sideline, deciding the best way to preserve the lead was to attack the tiring defenders with fresh legs from the bench, a tactic which worked well as both Oh and Hacksabanovic tormented the team in blue, never giving them a moment’s peace whilst on the park. Beale called Ange lucky recently but he’s very lucky the deficit was only one goal, that Celtic just didn’t take their chances towards the end of the game to keep the score respectable.

This group of players truly are special and they deserve rewards such as Cup victories for their dedication. The consistency shown for the best part of two years has been phenomenal, yet we are still evolving. Being on an upwards trajectory is always exciting, not knowing how high the bar will be raised is enthralling.
Our players are thriving in this atmosphere, many constantly improving.
Furuhashi could grace most teams in world football on current form, week by week he reminds me more of Henke. Constantly carrying the supports hopes and dreams on slender shoulders he just goes out and does the business time after time after time.
Hatate is the bargain of the century so far, and when plays well Celtic play well. He’s became our main man in one year and is improving, how good will he become after three or four years? A legend in the making?
Johnstone had his best game in the Hoops and will only get better one imagines, Starfelt has looked more concentrated recently, Oh looks good from what we’ve seen so far.
Maeda has definitely improved and there’s no reason to believe that will suddenly stop, he sounds like a pupil of the game looking to get better. Age alone suggests Iwata, Jota and Abada will improve as they head into their peak years as an athlete.
Thats a lot of improving to still happen, and that’s exciting.
Ange himself must realize the potential of the group, must want to watch them grow together, and be there for the special moments like yesterday.

The big man was particularly animated, possibly down to Beales bullshit, but days like that are why he made the big move to Scotland and the reason he became a manager in the first place. Every winner’s medal is justification of his club selection and player recruiting. Every success reinforces the fact his plan works, the train is on the right track, there’s a professional running the show. Give the man with a plan what he wants and sit back, how others wished for similar.

Every team celebrates a Cup win but there was something more personal about those Hampden scenes. It felt more like a bonding session than a trophy parade. The Japanese contingent in particular looked to be in awe at the raucous faithful, and smiled like gleeful schoolboys at the adoration pouring forth from the stands.
When big Joe, a man who has seen a lot in the game, goes speechless and simply says ‘look at that’ while holding back a tear, it’s fair to say the squad were impressed by the green and white army on the day, and the feeling was mutual.

Domestically, this team won’t be stopped, not with the current setup. Cups and Leagues will be delivered and treasured, but this squad are rapidly outgrowing the SPL, and must set their sights higher such is their quality.
Bring the winning mentality that delivered the League Cup into Europe, that’s the group’s next big challenge.
A group who are officially winners. Congratulations to everyone involved, sincerely.
May you celebrate often.

By Mahe
sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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Mahe
February 27, 2023 4:10 am

POTY Competition
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Horsis
February 27, 2023 4:19 am

Great rendition of YNWA in front of the players after the trophy presentation. You could see the bond between them and the fans

Awe Naw
February 27, 2023 5:11 am

Well done to Ewan Murray for calling out the sectarian bile sang by the hun support during the minutes silence yesterday. Is he the only journalist to do so ?

Thetic
February 27, 2023 5:25 am

I was disappointed by Abadas dive, other rthan that i was and iam still extremely happy with-the result and efforts by the team and the-fans yesterday. That support must give the team an adrenaline rush. Well done everyone of you who attended that game yesterday , i alwaysworry about your safety

maccargo
February 27, 2023 7:00 am

Morning All,

A little hurting hun with your morning coffee courtesy of Keef Jacks-hun. This is why you should never type anything whilst angry and my word is this boy angry. Careful Keith, your blue nose and bigoted underbelly are showing again…

They promised a cup final classic. They produced a car crash instead.
And even though it all ended with another trophy for Celtic’s heaving cabinet, the pair of them ought to be done this morning under the Trade Descriptions Act. Because what we got at Hampden Park yesterday was an absolute mess of a football match.
Celtic won it with two expertly poached goals from Kyogo Furuhashi. The striker’s first came split seconds after Daizen Maeda had swung and missed at a fresh-air winder six yards out from Allan McGregor’s goal. His second arrived after half-time following a gift-wrapped pass from James Tavernier who gave up possession for no apparent reason when he passed to a green and white shirt rather than a blue one. On reflection, these were more than just the match-winning moments.

They encapsulated the entire, error-strewn contest which amounted to nothing much more than a running skirmish from start to finish, until ref Nick Walsh put the match ball out of his agony as an act of mercy at the end. By then Rangers had at least managed to make it interesting – and for a while mildly exciting – with a scrappy second-half goal from Alfredo Morelos, which Joe Hart should have kept out but succeeded only in helping into the back of his own net.
The keeper’s gaffe was far from the biggest howler of the day. But it was perfectly in keeping with the tone nonetheless. Just when the world was watching and anticipating something spectacular, what we got was an endless succession of blunders, misplaced passes, badly-timed tackles, dreadful decision-making and trampoline-toe touches.
It was remarkably low-brow stuff from its first kick to its last. But it was won, eventually, by the side which just about deserved it because what little cohesive football that was on offer was coming off the boots of the likes of Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate and Aaron Mooy.

From the moment Kyogo buried the opener, they never looked like having to settle for second best. The whole experience, then, was more of the same for Ange Postecoglou who has become accustomed to the smell of silver polish.
But it left a nasty taste in the mouth of the big Aussie’s opposite number, who had talked a good game leading up to this final but who left the national stadium yesterday evening wondering how much blame should be apportioned in his direction. Indeed, Michael Beale threw in a curve ball even before kick-off by choosing to leave both of his January new boys on the bench.
While Todd Cantwell was left to play second fiddle to Malik Tillman, as widely expected, the decision
to overlook Nico Raskin did raise some eyebrows. As a matter of fact, it was the same starting XI Beale rolled out for the last derby day at the beginning of January with John Lundstram and Glen Kamara getting the nod to anchor the midfield.
Both of them struggled horribly to make any kind of impact before eventually being hauled off midway through the second half, moments after Morelos had pounced to get their team back in it. Tillman also made way at that point with a head full of regrets.
The American looked like a player who had been rushed off the treatment table in order to take part but before he was good and ready for such a stern examination. Again, that one will have to land on Beale who can at least take some comfort from knowing that the three substitutes he chose to send on at that stage in the game helped Rangers finally get onto the front foot for the first time.
Raskin, Cantwell and Ryan Jack provided his team with the energy and urgency which it had been so badly missing but that in itself only made Beale’s decision not to start with any of them all the more difficult to comprehend.
But then nothing about this derby seemed to make any sense straight from the start as two teams sprinkled with outstanding talent appeared to forget how they were supposed to function. They combined to botch just about everything they tried to do, from short corners to sclaffed crosses. Just getting the ball under control and keeping it there for any length of time seemed like too much of a challenge.

It was only towards the end of the first half when McGregor, Mooy and Hatate really began to get a grip of the midfield that Celtic emerged from their own malaise.
Kyogo had slashed at a couple of chances and headed one over the bar before his first big moment arrived two minutes before the break, following Maeda’s slapstick attempt at connecting with Greg Taylor’s cross. The little man made no such mistake from in front of McGregor’s goal.
That the unruly, militant wing of Celtic’s support celebrated by setting off rockets from the other end – and that they were still being allowed to when the second half began – was perhaps the only extraordinary thing about this final. But these were not the fireworks the rest of us had come for.
Kyogo’s second goal effectively killed it stone dead, bundling home from close range after Tavernier’s sloppiness had invited Hatate to advance behind enemy lines to pick out his countryman with a cutback. The Rangers skipper made amends in part by picking out Morelos soon after with a clipped dead ball delivery from which the Colombian bagged himself a goal at the back post, albeit with a helping hand from Hart.
That should have sparked Rangers into life and the arrival of Raskin and Cantwell from Beale’s bench did, at least, raise the tempo of their play. But, on a day full of damp squibs, it was all too little and too late to make this match the proper spectacle that it really ought to have been.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
February 27, 2023 7:28 am

AWENAW

I read that too,and was pleasantly surprised. We play his team home and away shortly. I suspect he will feel that to hammer his fellow fans would be repetition,the cardinal sin of journalism.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
February 27, 2023 7:32 am

THETIC

I thought that Abada anticipated the tackle,and not having the practice and expertise of some,made an arse of himself. As did I in the pub,screaming for a penalty!

Was I the only one?

He won’t make that mistake again. Nor will I.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
February 27, 2023 7:46 am

MACCARGO

That Jacko article is something of a curate’s egg. He gets some things right,nearly,but only through the bitter tears. Yes,his team were awful. But he states that both teams were-which is wrong. I wasn’t happy at all after 40 minutes,and said so.

“They’ve created more than us,and better than us. Midfield and forward line not clicking at all and too many second prizes in the personal battles.

Needs a shake-up in personnel,attitude and approach.

February 26, 2023 3:40 pm“

But we were pretty much in control once we had weathered their early onslaught at the start of each half. And as for saying that only Celtic fans set off the pyro,why was there a fug at each end of the pitch but not in the middle?

His most prescient statement is

“While Todd Cantwell was left to play second fiddle to Malik Tillman, as widely expected, the decision
to overlook Nico Raskin did raise some eyebrows. As a matter of fact, it was the same starting XI Beale rolled out for the last derby day at the beginning of January with John Lundstram and Glen Kamara getting the nod to anchor the midfield.
Both of them struggled horribly to make any kind of impact before eventually being hauled off midway through the second half, moments after Morelos had pounced to get their team back in it. Tillman also made way at that point with a head full of regrets.”

Which he then ruins by omitting the fact that we replaced some of our best performers with more than adequate back up. They replaced their dross with more of the same.

maccargo
February 27, 2023 7:56 am

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Good points well made sir, the first half looked to me as if we were just finding our way into it and we were never really troubled by anything but I’ll watch the full replay tonight as you always see things differently when you’re not stressed in a ‘live’ situation. The papers in general this morning are full of revisionism none more so than an almost universal acceptance that our second goal came from Tav/Pen giving the ball away when in fact it came from Starfelt brilliantly reading a pass, stepping in and starting the attack.

Twisty
February 27, 2023 8:09 am

Magua
Next time we play them I’ll meet you at the top of Ben Nevis. Should be ok to avoid updates up there.

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 8:11 am

I missed this yesterday.
Jota, leading the way.
A fitting finale to Celtic – Rangers League Cup Final at Hampden as Kyogo Furuhashi 古橋 亨梧 goes absolutely mental during his victory dance whilst Jota takes on the role of Green Brigade / Bhoys capo. https://t.co/dtZxbm1f5x

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 8:15 am

Sweet nutmeg.
…. https://t.co/7HgCwgkQBP

maccargo
February 27, 2023 8:31 am
Awe Naw
February 27, 2023 8:32 am

Jackshun calls out the fireworks but not their bile. Probably to busy singing to take notice

maccargo
February 27, 2023 8:49 am

Apologies if already posted but what a photo this is, Kyogo flying high in front of the faithful…

https://twitter.com/Celtic1967_com/status/1629900492678504449/photo/1

Big Audio Dynamite
February 27, 2023 9:04 am

“A didn’t fink we wuz great”

The Sevco manager.

😊

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
February 27, 2023 9:15 am

ASWGL

Lovely backdrop to the article once again. Grateful thanks!

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 9:21 am

Ha, tremendous commentary.
“Tavernier…a little back from his normal set-piece position – the penalty spot” 😃 https://t.co/Tb8pKlI34K

fan
February 27, 2023 9:22 am

Jackson takes charge as the mssm furiously try to downplay Celtic’s easy victory.
Revisionism will be in overdrive.
In this time of high energy costs Celtic will be thankful that Hart’s practically unused kit could just be refolded for next game without washing it.
Why all the fuss about Raskin warming the bench as when he came on he gave the ball away often?
Cantwell looks a lightweight and his fragility and falling over should win them many free kicks in dangerous areas especially in games where there is not so much scrutiny as yesterdays cup final.
Huns will realize that Kamara and Lundstrum are limited but do kick and claw at opposition to stop any semblance of a football match appearing.
The newbies strength will be in gaining free kicks to launch them into danger zones and increase Tavs chance of being World record holder for penalties scored.
Finally all this praise for a referee just doing his job in a fair and honest manner?

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 9:30 am

Interesting Tweets from a Japense boy, that I follow on Twitter.
Major Japanese medias have released more than 10 articles about Celtic’s ViaplayCup Final victory within 12 hours📝 I haven’t watched TV yet today, but I’m sure it was widely reported in this morning’s news. Celtic is making Japan enthusiastic now🍀
#CelticFC #ViaplayCup #COYBIG https://t.co/d9DJgmOprq

The most major sport in Japan has been baseball until now, so Japanese medias mainly reports news about baseball. Football has short history compared to baseball in Japan. Therefore, there’re still few cases that medias focuses on football-related content on TV.

However, I think Celtic’s victory has been reported a lot including Internet news. I’ve been checking Celtic news since 2006, but has never been reported before. Japanese football is facing a big turning point after Qatar WC. There’s high possibility that Celtic will lead it🍀

Frodshambhoy
February 27, 2023 9:37 am

Good stuff on here today. Thanks guys.

Thinking about the ref and the credit most people, including myself, gave him. I think a lot of credit is also due to our players. We were very disciplined so didn’t give him the chance to invent penalties, red cards etc.

Big Audio Dynamite
February 27, 2023 9:49 am

Kevin Clancy getting blanked for a handshake by Morelos.

Absolute pudding of a man!

https://youtu.be/boC5G2uioTE

Big Audio Dynamite
February 27, 2023 9:53 am

You think if we had given the little weasel Walsh an opportunity to influence things, he wouldn’t have grabbed it with glee?

Bet your fucking life he would have!!

Auldbhoy67
February 27, 2023 9:57 am

Once again the bigots within their support raised their ugly heads. Never even got to kick off and thousands sang throughout the minutes silence for Ron Gordon of Hibs. Have these folk no decency at all. Then they wonder why nobody likes them. Never seen BBC highlighting that in their reports.

Jimbo67
February 27, 2023 10:04 am

Morning from the bus

The reaction from the media to a Celtic win in a cup final against either version of Rangers is pretty standard- even in 1969 the reports focussed on the many fouls commited in the first half and the atricious performance of the team in blue. Grudgingly they’ll acknowledge we were ‘marginally better’ (i.e. the only team playing football).

I am not somebody who always thinks refs are part of an apron-bases conspiracy against us – and in my time we have had more penalties awarded to us than against in finals against Rangers – but the mainstream media has almost always been very slanted in their favour whether it be BBC hacks such as Roy Small, Peter Thomson and Murdo McPherson or scribes like Willoe Allison , Ken Gallacher or Keech Jackshun. Back in the day when I sometimes drove to games and I listened to Radio Clyde on the way from the match. Celtic would occasionally win even in the early 90s and listening to the pundits it was as though we were some foreign team who were barely mentioned. If we lost we were often not mentioned at all. I miss having a car but not Radio Clyde

The bus arriveth

Jimbo

Awe Naw
February 27, 2023 10:12 am

This is the golden age of “virtue signaling” the majority of celebrities are making a multi million pound career out of it. It gies me the boak. Protecting the bigot buck by remaining silent over a plethora of issues and presented as us maintaining our dignity only convinces the hard if thinking. Old Firm preservation written all over it. It gies me the boak

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 10:14 am

For those who have already touched on this.
Here’s that clown Jackson’s comments and further below is the wonderful goal.
Hurting much, Keith? 😂😂😂😂😂
‘Kyogo’s second goal effectively killed it stone dead, bundling home from close range after Tavernier’s sloppiness had invited Hatate to advance behind enemy lines to pick out his countryman with a cutback’

Keith Jackson on Celtic’s 9 pass passage of play for Kyogo winner 🤣 https://t.co/89wPlGhAdR

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
February 27, 2023 10:20 am

BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

I notice Clancy ignored Reo completely. Twat of a man.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
February 27, 2023 10:26 am

AWENAW

Wonderful scenes at Besiktas,and I reckon a few of those toys etc landed well short a few times on their way down. The folk at he front must have been knackered!

But

Over 50,000 lives lost beggars belief. A tragedy so large that it becomes a statistic,especially in Syria where,after nearly twelve yeas of civil war,deaths are virtually meaningless to the wider word.

GER57
February 27, 2023 10:34 am

Gotta say that Mr Walsh performed well yesterday. Our previews were that we’d win but beware of dodgy decisions. I can’t think of any really bad calls, although he awarded them a couple of soft free kicks.
Daizen was one of our best defenders. What an engine!
Chris Sutton was at his wind up best on the commentary panel, causing Swally to almost choke when he asked if Ange was lucky today; and to be fair, Swally was generous in his praise for Kyoto and Daizen. Ange asking him for a lift to CP was hilarious.
My three for the POTY are Johnston, Kyogo and Hatate.
I have mixed memories of League Cup finals, stemming from our measly haul of six wins from fourteen successive finals in Jock Stein’s time. Our recent record in finals at Hampden is excellent and yesterday confirmed our dominance in this competition.
We’ll now have to endure till the season’s end a barrage of media speculation. Everyone in the squad, and Ange, will be transfer “targets” for every English Premiership or Championship club. The media know that thems are skint, but they daren’t comment for fear of unsettling the hordes, who are being told that rangurrs are better and Celtic are lucky. It simply makes beating them so much sweeter.
It’s just great being a Tim.

Awe Naw
February 27, 2023 10:40 am

If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose,’ the Walrus said,
That they could get it clear?’
I doubt it,’ said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear

Many and sharp the numerous ills
Inwoven with our frame;
More pointed still, we make ourselves
Regret, remorse and shame;
And man, whose heaven-erected face
The smiles of love adorn,
Man’s inhumanity to man,
Makes countless thousands mourn

Lewis Carroll was tainted with pedophilic tendencies and Burns was a whoremaster who considered working on a slave plantation. Doesn’t reduce the sentiment of their words

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 11:03 am

Brilliant angle of ours fans celebrating the second goal.
9 seconds on sheer joy.

😍 https://t.co/2bFdzauVkW

Gordon64
February 27, 2023 11:21 am
JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 11:21 am

I know this is usually Craig’s job, but since he’s not been on.
Here we go.
Unique angle time.

A @Kyogo_Furuhashi double at Hampden again in the #ViaplayCup Final as theBhoys kept the trophy in Paradise! 🇯🇵🏆

#CELRAN | @CelticFC | #COYBIG🍀 https://t.co/q1kc3QBcWM

Leggy
February 27, 2023 11:22 am

Morning all,

Watched the game again this morning as 8 pre match pints yesterday makes viewing a bit awkward 😜😜

I changed my 3 picks for Jobo to Kyogo, CCV and Johnston. ( Could have been Starfelt or Hatate.)

Did anyone notice Maeda’s superb touch psss to Kyogo for first goal. Don’t listen to media reporting it’s a fresh air !!!!!!!!

Ps
Thanks JNP for the superb links last night 👏👏👏

For its a grand old team to play for 🎵🎵🎵💚💚💚🍀🍀🍀

Awe Naw
February 27, 2023 11:27 am

Rangers
Celtic-Rangers reaction: sectarian marring of Ron Gordon tribute; racist slurs in dear seats; defence of Michael Beale’s quick exit
We need to talk about the behaviour of some Rangers supporters following runaway league leaders Celtic tightening their grip on the Scottish game with a warranted, if patchy, 2-1 victory in the Viaplay Cup final.

Andrew Smith
By Andrew Smith

Abhorrent sectarian marring of Ron Gordon tribute
Hibs owner Ron Gordon was a force for good in the Scottish football. He made serious missteps with managerial firings and hirings at Easter Road – as he admitted – but the American’s commitment to growing the game commercially for the betterment of all clubs was incontestable. His death from cancer last week should have made the first silverware decider an occasion for the Rangers and Celtic followers to acknowledge warmly a significant contribution to our national sport by a decent man and enthusiastic convert to it.

It was abhorrent for thousands – many thousands – among the Ibrox faithful to reject the opportunity to take part in a minute’s applause and instead belt out sectarian – and actionable – abuse and ditties. The Billy Boys, with its line about being “up to our knees in Fenian blood” midway through it, was sung. I have written in the past about some Celtic supporters denigrating minute’s silences for the Ibrox disaster, the Remembrance Sunday commemorations, and the late Walter Smith. This, though, was on a different scale. On a day when abusive chants towards the Pope and the Vatican were also heard, this was another example of objectionable, bigoted behaviour from certain Rangers supporters. It remains a major stain on the club.

There are Celtic followers who do not escape censure in any way either. A vile version of Super Trouper that glories in the death of Rangers figures was audible before kick-off. Then there were go-to sectarian choruses of Orange Bs puncturing the air at various points. Indeed, it was little wonder Rangers manager Michael Beale and his players vacated the scene immediately after receiving their runners-up medals when the Englishman was then being subjected to calls of “sad Orange B”. As must forever be recorded, Orange and Fenian are rightly decreed proxy words for Protestant and Catholic by the courts in considering potential cases of religiously aggravated breach of the peace.

My position at the extreme left of the press box placed directly behind me Rangers supporters availing themselves of hospitality directly. One of those was a truly vile individual. For the entirety of the afternoon, every Celtic player was abused as a Fenian B. Reo Hatate was subjected to a racist slur of the unrepeatable kind, with a racist Irish trope that is mercifully rarely heard in this day in age also given an airing. What was truly upsetting was that none of those around this person called out the incessant stream of bigoted, racist invective. It is a desperately sorry state of affairs when so many consider that a supposedly global sporting event to be celebrated provides them cover to spew such bile publicly.

The flaws and limitations of our two best football teams were exposed by a final that, in the main, was of indifferent quality. Even as Celtic were superior when it came to any glimpses of the aesthetic as well as dealing with the arm wrestle that characterised stretches of the contest.The shortcomings betrayed – and okay finals can be edgy, and therefore error-inducing – just how supine the rest of the Scottish game has become. No-one expects other teams to challenge for the title, but challenges over 90 minutes against Glasgow’s big two are dissipating to an alarming degree. In the past 15 months, Celtic and Rangers have lost only once each outside of their derbies – the champions beaten away by St Mirren in September while the Ibrox men suffered defeat to St Johnstone in Perth in November. While Celtic are enjoying a period of sustained domestic excellence under Postecoglou, in this recent era Rangers are considered to have endured a trough, one which cost Giovanni van Bronckhorst his job three months ago. Yet, when it comes to third force Hearts, illustrating the chasm is that the Ibrox men boast an 8-0 goal differential in their three wins against the Tynecastle men this season.

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 11:41 am

Here’s the highlights, if you want to watch, again.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2GtmBjqQfhc

Awe Naw
February 27, 2023 11:47 am

Is Andrew Smith really that thick that he can’t make the casual link between Orange being considered sectarian in Scotland with the behaviour and the constitution of the Scottish Crown Prosecution Service ( see malicious prosecutions, see LNS, see Murray getting 1billion contracts, etc. the list is endless Andrew). I don’t reckon he is, so therefore you come to the conclusion that he is a soup taker that will lick anyone’s balls to get up the ladder. Probably… definitely with a good connection to Celtic’s executive. Until that is openly covered and investigated by journalists such as he and his paper then he’s knowingly blowing out of his arse. That selective behaviour is worse than anything witnessed at Hampdunp on Sunday and he’s smart enough to know it. Complete fucking jobby of a man

Danny Mac 23
February 27, 2023 12:30 pm

Enjoyed the leader Mahe

Save the exclusion of our captain’s contribution.

His prescence calmness and willingness to ensure our tempo and attitude is right is always a factor in our success.Goes without saying and as such maybe why you never said it.

The two goals scored by Kyogoals will have pleased Ange as much as the victory and bringing home the trophy.

Ange was unhappy when we were firing crossballs into the penalty area and no one was there.Training ground drills.

Practise as they say….

As for the Keich Jackson article had it been 2 1 to them he would have to look up superlatives.Once a hun and all that.

bada Bing 1
February 27, 2023 1:12 pm

Jota asked Callum’s permission to go to the fans,liked that….

JimmynotPaul
February 27, 2023 1:21 pm

This is brilliant, foks.
Well worth 7 minutes, of your time.
🏆🎥 Post Match Unique Angle Celebrations!

Get in amongst the players celebrating on the pitch and in the @CelticFC dressing room as the Hoops lift the #ViaplayCup for the 21st time! 😍

A must watch for all Celtic fans!

#CELRAN | @CelticFC | #COYBIG🍀 https://t.co/OzdBVxW3T1

Jobo Baldie
February 27, 2023 1:33 pm

JimmynotPaul – That. Was. BRILLIANT!!
Thank you.

Big Audio Dynamite
February 27, 2023 1:48 pm

JNP

All the new Bhoys singing walk on 🙂

Brilliant stuff!

GFTB
February 27, 2023 2:09 pm

JNP

Some cracking clips today

Cheers

Aff oot to the school run for the granddaughter, got a feeling I might bump into some followers of the losing finalists, I won’t utter a word but can assure you the smile on my face will say a hundred words …

And they know that I know that they know 🙂

Aaron Aaron Mooy … Aaron Aaron Mooy 🎵 🎵

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
February 27, 2023 2:17 pm

DANNYMAC23

Agreed,there has been little said about CalMac’s contribution. Maybe we can sometimes forget how good he has been on any given day,because for him it is just another day at the office and his performance rarely dips below the high standards we have all got used to.

My picks for JOBO were exactly the same as Leggy. And you can imagine how difficult that was. Leaving out Reo,Mooy and CalMac after displays like that? Or Starfelt?

I felt like such an ingrate!

GFTB
February 27, 2023 2:24 pm

My Jobo picks were our spine

Kyogo
Callum
Carl Starfelt

If there was a 4th it would have been CCV
A fifth Maeda
A sixth Reo
A seventh Mooy …

In fact I loved them all … still buzzin

In the words of the Maestro

“there is a buzz about the place”

16 roads
February 27, 2023 2:38 pm

Trying to only select the three for Jobo POTY is going to be the most difficult yet.

GFTB – Same three players only can’t decide because Johnston has to be in there as well – Joe Hart also however he could have done better for their goal,then there’s CCV and Hatate.

Thought the pitch was horrific, not to be overly critical of the groundsman, improvement from Kilmarnock game,it was really bad though – more suited for horse racing – a good surface and we score 6 or 7 goals yesterday.

First time I’ve ever listened to Beale speak was post game – absolute dunderhead, I’ll never again listen to a word that clown says.

Ange Postecoglou is a genius.

HH.🍀

GFTB
February 27, 2023 2:45 pm

16roads

I am a massive Joe Hart fan, love the way he has bought into everything Celtic, even better one of my best mates (massive Celtic fan) was so against us signing Joe … he is delighted to be so wrong and even better I was so right 🙂

As Ange said our dressing room is full of winners like Joe, Callum, CCV & co

Totally agree our manager is pretty special 🍀