Away Days

Morning,all. 

As we return from that international break,we once again find ourselves playing after our rivals. In an ideal world,we would be kicking off at the same time as them. But then,the games wouldn’t be on the telly. Can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. 

Apparently,the regularity with which we play domestic games after they have played theirs amounts to greater than 80%. A very curious anomaly. Even if hardly a surprising one. And it’s one helluva round trip for the players and the fans. Oh!!! recently mentioned that he had discussed with Heung-Min Son the effects of gruelling trips back home. A bus trip to Dingwall might just come as a shock to him! 

But to the game itself. If I’m honest,I bear no ill-will towards this team. Came from nowhere,and have done themselves and their town proud. There are only around 5000 people live there,and who could possibly grudge them their place at the top table? I’ve been in pubs with more people than that! But having lost 60% of their matches this season to date,they are in danger of losing that place. 

That makes tomorrow a lot more difficult than it might appear on paper,or on the fixed odds coupons. They are fighting for survival with less than a quarter of the season to go. Only two points from the bottom,and every point is a prisoner. No such thing as a gimme at this stage of the season. 

An added complication is that Ange has suggested that James Forrest,Liel Abada and Anthony Ralston are in the treatment room,while Reo Hatate and Aaron Mooy are struggling to make it. 

This makes LEGGY’s kind offer of £20 to the person who can nearest predict the starting line-up ridiculously difficult. I congratulate in advance the winner of that one,they deserve it!

However,no matter how much County will know how important each game is,so too do we. We need to maintain our momentum as we head into the latter stages now. We need too to avoid further injuries,and that will probably mean erring on the side of caution when judging whether individuals are 100%. 

I’ll be watching it as usual. I have faith in our manager and players,which they have certainly earned. As always,the three points is more important than a sublime performance. But I’ll happily settle for both!

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Above article by BMCUWP

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CFC
April 1, 2023 1:53 pm

Aswgl

Too true.
To my shame😀 after 50 odd years I still remember the filthiest limerick I’ve ever heard from an old ex merchant navy boy, which greatly amused my 18/19 year old buddies back in the day.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 2:01 pm

Incredible level of skill and technical ability being shown by virtually all Man City and Liverpool players today.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 2:06 pm

De Bruyne is absolutely brilliant.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
April 1, 2023 2:08 pm

GORDON64

All true,that!

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
April 1, 2023 2:09 pm

INIQUITOUS IV

Man City have been excellent. But de Bruyne definitely looks back to his best.

Auldheid
April 1, 2023 2:11 pm

https://twitter.com/theceltictrust/status/1642103505501450240?s=48&t=5eF4Ma6OKDqYnDvs1GwD8w A Shadow Board.

This is going to become very topical as it is one suggestion that is contained in Tracy Crouch recommendations that are in course to become law in England.

The problem the CST have as can be read in the comments is as matters stand they only speak for shareholders.

Supporter input is important and necessary but an alternative that allows wider representation is needed.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 2:13 pm

BMCUWP
They are so much better than back in the day when we drew 3-3 with them at Celtic Park. And this is them without Haaland and Foden. I’d hate to draw them in Europe. We’d never have the ball!😊

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 2:20 pm

Man City simply toying with rival Liverpool. Would dearly love to see similar domination from us against the Hun in 7 days.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 2:21 pm

CFC
Well, let’s hear it!😊

Bada Bing
April 1, 2023 2:26 pm

Ken Buchanan RIP

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
April 1, 2023 2:28 pm

BADABING

Sorry to hear of Ken’s death. A legend indeed,but who probably didn’t get over being cheated by Duran. Duran refused a rematch too.

Leftclicktic
April 1, 2023 2:35 pm

Bada
Sad to hear that.
Ken buchanan RIP

CFC
April 1, 2023 2:55 pm

I IV

Expletive Deletive!!

If I attend a SC hoot it can be my party piece.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 3:25 pm

Japanese lad Mitoma completely skins Aaron Hickey for 7th EPL goal for Brighton.
Ivan Toney scores 17th to put Brentford ahead.
Still bugs me that Lawwell effed up his transfer to us from Petersboro.

ASWGL
April 1, 2023 3:27 pm

Consodine sent off against the dons, no having a good season is he ?

Keeper howler St J 0 Dons 1

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 3:43 pm

Brighton have a Twitter page in Japanese hoping to capitalize on interest in their Japanese internationalist Mitoma. Does anybody know if we do anything similar?

Craig 76
April 1, 2023 3:45 pm
IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 3:47 pm

Leeds deliberately playing a badly weakened team against Arsenal, looking ahead to Tuesday vs Nottingham Forest and next weekend vs Palace.
Man City won’t be happy about that. There is a rule that you must field your strongest team. Will be interesting to see what the FA do.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 3:49 pm

Craig76
Thank you. A lot of typos in it. I could hardly read it.🤣

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 3:51 pm

Huns 1-0 up.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 3:53 pm

Frimpong scores for Leverkusen.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 3:54 pm

Broonie’s Fleetwood 2-1 up on Exeter City

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
April 1, 2023 4:03 pm

INIQUITOUS IV 347

Leeds,with a new interim manager and struggling near the foot of the table,will probably ask who knows what their best team is. The new guy is still judging the personnel. Could be interesting,that.

McCaff
April 1, 2023 4:08 pm

During the Scotland v Spain game I comment to the wee guy that Tierney, on his burst away from the Spanish defender, that he’s doesn’t have a sprinter’s style but he’s definitely faster than he looks. He’s just read me out an interesting wee stat, Tierney is the fastest defender in the Prem at 35.99kph with Big Ajer in 2nd place. Is it just me or does anyone else find this incredible?
https://t.co/AluLr3Ds5l?ssr=true

ASWGL
April 1, 2023 4:21 pm

McCaff I read that and I thought it was all down to the Scottish training we get up here, running fae the polis, but big Ajer being a non-scot blew my theory oot the water 😊

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:23 pm

Arabs capitulate. Hibs Hibbsing it.

McCaff
April 1, 2023 4:24 pm

ASWGL 🤣🤣🤣

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:38 pm

If David Moyes wins his next 2 games, West Ham would move from 19th to 12th.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:41 pm

Chelski vs Villa?, or
Bayern vs Dortmund?
Ach, I’ll watch both. Probably the reason for my astigmatism.🤣
Or just looking skelly.😅

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:45 pm

Bournemouth, with Christie on for the second half, now lead Fulham, and climb out of bottom 3 if score stands.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:47 pm

Hickey hand ball. Penalty Brighton.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:49 pm

Brighton 3 Brentford 3. Some game.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:54 pm

Exeter equalize at Fleetwood.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 4:56 pm

Palace last minute winner vs Leicester.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:33 pm

Fantastic atmosphere in Munich. Always amazed at the sheer size of the flags and banners waved by the Bayern fans.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:34 pm

Brendan Rodgers now under intense pressure.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:37 pm

Watkins misses sitter for Villa.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:40 pm

Derek Rae with atrocious exaggerated impersonations of a German accent on ESPN+

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:42 pm

Emre Can with early yellow card.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:42 pm

Bayern 1-0 up. Keeper howler.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:44 pm

Keeper could have stayed in his box and picked it up. Instead he leaves area, trirs to kick it, and completely misses it. Unbelievable.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
April 1, 2023 5:46 pm

Upemecano scores for Bayern. From about 80 yards!

Howler from the keeper.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:47 pm

McGinn hits bar for Villa

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:48 pm

Muller 2-0

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:48 pm

Villa 1-0

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:52 pm

Can’t see Cucurella being at Chelski next season. Can’t defend.

IniquitousIV
April 1, 2023 5:53 pm

3-0 Bayern. Muller again.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
April 1, 2023 5:54 pm

Three up now.

Bigrailroadblues
April 1, 2023 5:54 pm

Iniquitousiv
Nae wonder yer skelly eyed mate. 😆. 2 screens in the Vicky Bar, it’s like a game of tennis. 😳😂