Celtic Diary Sunday March 5: Get The Job Done

It will be an emotional afternoon at Celtic Park, as the club holds a minutes silence to mark the passing of the legend that was Tommy Gemmell. Or should that be “is Tommy Gemmell” ?

I think so.

The legend that is Tommy Gemmell, for they never truly die until the last person speaks their name.

The club deserves credit for thinking it through, as the two minutes silence has become associated with those who want to be seen to be paying respects, and the minutes applause is more like the bit after a funeral when the deceased is rembered by mourners, and so a minutes dignified silence, spent either in prayer or remembrance, is the correct way to honour the man.

And the big man was partial to the occasional cup triumph..

 

Then its back to business as Celtic pursue the third leg of the treble.

It’s not going to be easy, St.Mirren have nothing to lose, as this tweet from keeper Jamie Langfield shows..

I see Messi wants Dembele at Barca any chance he can get him before Sunday at 12:30

 It might seem a little humourous, or tingue in cheek, but it shows that the buddies are not under any pressure, and so they might even try to win.

Celtic have form in slipping up in cup matches against lower league opposition, as recently as last year when “rangers ” shocked the football world by knocking the hoops out of last years competition on penalties.

Hopefully, manager Brendan Rodgers can keep complacency at bay, and the side can continue the unbeaten domestic campaign. He’s certainly aware of how it might go..

 ….if you look at early parts of the game, no team is going to open up against us.

“So when the game starts, you are virtually straight into the opposition having 11 players behind the ball, giving you very little space.

“That is very difficult to break down, so you have got to wear them down.

“You have got to get them running, and then if your bits of improvisation and individual quality can come through early, then great. You get your goal.

“That goal then means the opposition have to attack. If they don’t, okay. Then the new win for them is to lose one or two-nil.

“How they play is down to the individual coaches. I can’t tell them how to work or how to have their sides play.

“I can see people in the media look at it and think it would be nice to see two teams trying to win. But I respect where teams are at.

“There is no discredit on any opposition coach who comes into matches against us with a game plan.

“For us we have to work away around the field to break the opponent down. But we have a belief that it will come.”

He also praised the support, cleverly explaining to them why the players don;t go charging towards the opposition goal all the time, which will be invaluable in Europe, but perhaps not so desirable in games like todays…

“The second thing is the supporters. They are huge for us,

“This is why, when I first came in, I stated how important it was they become educated in the way we were playing.

“You cannot attack all the time. You are in attack when you play back, in order to go to the side to go forward.

“Early on when I came in, if the ball wasn’t going forward, there was a little bit of nervousness amongst the supporters.

“Now I think they understand how we are working.

“They know they need that bit of patience when we are trying to break down teams in order to win the game.” 

That put me in mind of Martin O’Neill, who famously criticised fans for knowing nothing about football after the home draw with Boavista in 2003. Only, of course, to claim we “knew our football ” when we booed Porto for their theatricals in Seville a few weeks later.

Rodgers is saying the same thing, but in a different way, leaving us all feeling rather knowledgeable as opposed to bewildered.

The key to the success of Celtic this year has been consistency, of performance and selection. you play well, and play the way the manager wants, you stay in the team. You take your chance when it comes along, and you stay in the team.

Though it has certainly helped having considerable strength in depth. With players of the quality of Rogic, Armstrong, Griffiths Roberts and Forrest missing chunks of the season, their replacements have slipped effortlessly into the side, with no  noticeable drop in quality.

Today will be no different.

Whilst there may be a temptation to rest a few players, the simple fact is that this is now the primary tournament, as the league is more or less won, with reallsitically just two more victories required to be certain. And with two games against “rangers ” among the remaining fixtures, then its pretty much time to relax and turn on the tv.

So to speak.

The Cup promises to be a little more, er, exciting.

Brendan Rodgers again…

‘It is another great game for us at home. We love to play at home.

‘St Mirren have earned the right, they have had a difficult period in the league this season.

‘They have obviously changed the manager, but have made some signings in January which has helped and boosted them.

‘They have had a couple of good results of late and beat Hibs in the week which will be a real confidence-booster for them and on Sunday they will look to give their all to get a result.

‘But for us, like I say, the focus is very much on ourselves.

We will prepare exactly the same and, like I say, no more or less focus. We want to progress into the semi-final.’ 

‘We have already won the League Cup and we earned that. We got through the competition without conceding a goal and we played the final very well (beating Aberdeen 3-0).

 

‘Up until this point we have played well in this competition and we aim to do the same on Sunday and if we get to the final then we have to earn that.’

How Celtic line up is, as always , intriguing, yet we never seem to get any major surprises.

Craig Gordon, who is about to/has sogned a new three and a half year deal should start in goal.

Any four from eight at the back, any two from four in front of them, and then you can pretty much mix and match the front four from whoevers left.

Though if Leigh Griffiths doesn’t get on the pitch, one might surmise thats to keep him fresh for the semi final against “rangers “.or whoever else draws Hibernian….

There is talk of an emergency loan to the Edinburgh club, something not denied by the striker when somone asked hi this on twitter, but to be honest, it seemed more like another of his jolly japes.

I wonder, perhaps astraight four four two for a laugh, with Griffiths and Dembele given a chance to work together ?

Probably not, but we can hope.

Two other semi finals took place yesterday, Hibernian cruising past Ayr United 3-1, and a John “Billy Boy ” Beaton inspired “rangers ” crushing Hamilton 6-0.

Not that the Lanarkshire sides spirit required much crushing after Beaton, starring yet again for the “gers ” in the cup (remember his match winning performance against Albion Rovers three years ago ? ) , failed to spot Wes Foderingham handling the ball outside th box at 0-0,

Image result for wes foderingham handles ball

Ah wait, that was against Hearts, I meant this one…

 

Add to that Foderingham handling a back pass fro James Tavernier at Ross county back in November, and we can see that the goalkeeper either isn’t too familiar with the rules, or feels he doesn’t have to be.

Same with Joe Garner really. He ran over and booted Dougie Imrie…

 

and then had a wee chuckle to himself as he barged the Hamilton player to the ground..

Mind you , he did get booked. For an after dinner speech at the lodge, presumably, where he will no doubt be the guest of Billy Beaton, who has staked his claim for the semi final or final, which could see his contract with “rangers 2 extended should he put in another outstanding performance against a hooped team.

Without dwelling too much on the cheating bastards within the establishment, and their favourite team, I’ll be glad when Mike Ashley finishes them off and turns them into a works team for Sports Direct.

Or his new lingerie firm, which specialises in covering up , oh , you do the punchline.

As far as that club is concerned, this guy has the right idea, no matter what shite you read in the press…

Billy Beaton ensured a lot of criticism for Scottish referees again, which will be largely ignored in the media and by the SFA.

We need a strong, fair and honest performance fro todays man in the middle, Steven MacLean, to balance out yesterdays abysmal effort fron Beaton.

Oh , bollocks, its Steven MacLean, pictured here arriving at the ground this morning, with his team of assistants.

Maybe we should stop criticising them, maybe if we were nice to them, they’d be nice to us.

After all, if someone had just high fived Adolf Hitler back, even just once, he might not have been so grumpy for all those years.

 

Firdays caption pic attracted a few quality responses as we have come to expect..

Harlem in the 1970s (22)

PJGreenandwhite March 3, 2017 at 4:29 pm · Edit · Reply →

 I would come out for 5′s but I cannae find my bra! 

Bringing back memories of street football among  the tenements..

This one, well, I’d just like an explanation, if that’s  possible..

 

Hee hee. just had a laugh at the Co op while I was getting my drink in for the game. I put some beer, some snacks and some nappies and baby food into the trolley, then at the till pretended I hadn;t got enough money for everything.

I told the lass to put the nappies and baby food back as they could go another couple of days without. Always worth it to see the look on their faces.

Hang on, there’s someone at the door…

Image result for police

 

 

 

 

 

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3 years ago

Caption: the weearrapeepul become the weearraspeshulpeepul when they are offered a snack at Ibrox.

3 years ago

Alternative caption : Lee Wallace’s first-class breakfast at Usedtobe Murray Park is now available at Ibrox, in a handy snack-sized box.

schoosh71
3 years ago

It appears Trophies were handed to victors in war, I.E peoples heads. Looks to see St Mirren being given free license to ‘Kick’ Celtic up and down the park today. Drinking ‘alcohol’ out of a BIG CUP sure feels great, a trend that surely predates ‘fitbaw’ and ‘Loving Cups’. HH

Mike Annis
3 years ago

Caption, Cereal killer hard to spot in Ibrox crowd.

3 years ago

If CocoPops not only turn the milk brown, does this mean that there is an impending shortage of cheesy puffs down Ibrox way, in an attempt to turn themselves orange?

Cartvale88
3 years ago

Thank god that animal is banned from ne t weeks game. Even the Daily Gersport criticised the Billy boy referee.
Over the years that is why they are despised in Scottish Foorball, a bit like their Billy no mates that oozed from the slime at the armadillo this weekend
Looking forward to the tribute to one of Jock’s great players, age may take them, but their deeds will never be forgotten.

Caption
Are you lot taking the mickey?

Bognorbhoy
3 years ago
Monti
3 years ago

Çeltic 7 St.Mirren 0

Dembele 6
Armstrong!

COYBIG!

Then it’s off to Buckingham Palace for some knighthoods……cough!

George Lazenbhoy
3 years ago

The alternative eggs benadict menu

Bognorbhoy
3 years ago

Is the bottom picture the newly recruited ibrox
stewarding volunteer force for the away end ?

connollys chair
3 years ago

Caption:

Phil Macs ‘agent’within Castle Greyskull is so deep undercover,the stupid Klan can’t spot him.

Monti
3 years ago

Caption” The Monti republican guard outside the Walls ice cream factory, in preperation of the court of session HMRC court case outcome.

TicToc
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

HaHaHa, fuckin’ brilliant, got ‘winner’ written all over it!
(Er, em, do Walls make the lime jelly as well or is that hand-delivered by our Republican brothers-in-arms from Eire?)
HH

Monti
3 years ago

Woeful first half from Celtic, too slow in the build up, GMS a waste of a shirt, must come off at half time for Roberts.

The tempo needs to be much, much higher!

Erm…..7-1 then.

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

have you been bombing stuff today?

Una
3 years ago

Half Time rocket required, mks off Roberts on I would put Griffiths on to play with 2 up top or the treble is gone along with mortality worried about the overall display.

connollys chair
3 years ago
Reply to  Una

Genius!

Una
3 years ago

My text to Brendan done the trick, at least someone listens.

FredCDobbs
3 years ago

Bitton is shit. lets be honest here as soon as he came off we started to see movement. up until then we spent the whole match passing in our own half.

fuck off bitton.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

No you fuck off, how’s about that then?

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Oh dear?
Did you just call me a paedo? Only misspelled it?
This is unacceptable!

Everyone, everyone look at fredcdobbs comment 🙂

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

” your card is marked cunto ”

Oh dear, direct threats of violence on an online forum.
I shall not endeavour to sleep tonight as i shall be too scared to sleep.

Mum…….mum…..look at what this thing is saying about me..

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

whats unacceptible?

the spelling?

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Go on….

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

hows about that then?

who fucking says that ? hero worship?

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

You did….

Una
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Hi Monti, I said last week that he was deadhead in disguise, an absolute sicko of the highest order ban the bastard

Cartvale88
3 years ago

Patience is a virtue!

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Can he play right wing tho?

Monti
3 years ago

My prediction of 7-1 was bang on course until the clock said 90 mins, never mind tho much better in the second half.
GMS? The lad needs games and a major confidencè boost, if Brendan is going to give him game time, maybe play him out wide left and maybe try Sinclair on the right.
Not impressed though with GMS, poor first touch, taking the wrong option time and time again, very frustrating.
Good to see Griffiths on the scoresheet again and Kouassi making his debut.

HH

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

GMS. The lad needs to be told to fuck off.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

No he doesn’t, he needs games, confidence and support!

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

hes shit.. wont make it a celtic. was hooked for a far superior player. tattie bye tattie bye ad infinitum you cunt …

bgbhoy
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

fred, did you get bullied on the playground?

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Bgbhoy,
That would suggest he went to school…..

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

naw. lets see if he ever starts again

connollys chair
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

As much as I agree that GMS was ineffectual (shit) today,perhaps some of the blame lies with the condition of the pitch.That ball bobbled today and GMS lost his footing a couple of times,but I also agree that he’s just not good enough.Paddy made a huge difference when he came on.

Monti
3 years ago

Connollys chair,
He isn’t shit, like all players,from time to time they need more game time.
It is frustrsting watching Gary just now, but he is a fine player who just needs a lot of confidence.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

Oh dear dear

connollys chair
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I hope that’s not aimed at me.
But if it is ,that’s fine too.Disagree all you like but “Oh dear dear”seeks to diminish my comment rather than debate it.

connollys chair
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Edit: Monti,I just saw your previous comment after I posted mine,apologies.
I like GMS and wish the best for him,but rather than saying he’s shit,I thought I implied he was ineffectual today,shit.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Connollys chair,
It wasn’t aimed at you m8!

john young
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

How long does it take some of you ghuys to spot a player or notoh! he needs “game time” or he needs a “run on the other wing” and hey ho he is a player ffs.This bhoy never was/will be a player nothing about him or his game would lead you to believe he has “what it takes”,I am amazed/confused as to why BR gives this bhoy game time,we are a man down for an hour or so,get rid of him asap.

Monti
3 years ago

Sir Mick,
Are you in the huff with me?

Monti
3 years ago

Caption: Security officers outside the ‘ University challenge ‘ building, await the arrival of Fredcdobbs, Bondibrian, Bob and Charlie saiz.
Team dipshit!

Pensionerbhoy
3 years ago

Ralph,

That first half did not do my old ticker a lot of good. I genuinely thought the cup and the treble were going to be busted once again by lowly opposition. But this is 2017 and I should have had faith – always struggle with that particular gift, but still believe.

Caption: “Youngsters getting the “rangers” angle”
“What’s this black lad doing at a club that is totally in the red?”

H H

Pensionerbhoy
3 years ago

Ralph, another gem down the Swanee – and it was short, very short!!!

H H

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

PB,
A bit like Fredcdobbs i think!

TicToc
3 years ago

Brendan Rogers, take a bow, you really are some man.
The pitch looked fucking awful today but Brendan’s way ahead as he spoke of replacing it weeks ago with the hybrid “all top teams use”. Particular in detail, brilliant everywhere.
We had a poor 1st half; GMS did as much good as anyone in that half, but we NEEDED change. Brendan took the decisive step and brought on a real game-changer; enter Paddy. Nir Bitton gets booked, Brendan leaves nothing (like a 2nd yellow) to chance; enter Leigh Griffiths increasing our goal-scoring chances by tons. The rest, as they say, is History. Our current History in the making in the 50th anniversary season of our dear, dear Club’s finest ‘moment’.
HH The Celts are here……….

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Tic Toc,
Spot on my man!

connollys chair
3 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc,could the pitch have played a part on GMS having a poor game?
He played his half on the shaded area,where the grass is weaker,and didn’t seem to have confidence in the playing surface.

TicToc
3 years ago

CC, my comment wasn’t against GMS, maybe read it again; what I actually said was :”GMS did as much good as anyone in that half”. The pitch certainly did GMS no good at all, but I thought he was as good as anyone in the 1st half. Regardless, Brendan calls the shots and once again called them absolutely right. In Brendan (and TicToc) we trust. 🙂
HH

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Just the Knighthood to finish it of then!!!

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

🙂

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

The nose is a nose,
and always was a nose,
but the theory now goes,
that the nose is an arse,
or is that the arse is a nose,
and of course the nose is a nose,
you of course are a nose,
who nose?
yours in sport, Mike the Knight.

TicToc
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Knighthood? Ma erse. No Tim should have anything to do with that shite.
We came close enough (to the fucking monarchy) when winning the Coronation Cup; now THAT wiz fine by me, given the circumstances as outlined in this nice wee song (sorry about the 4th line, Mikey, but I didn’t write it): 🙂

Said Lizzie to Phillip as they sat down to dine,
I’ve just had a note from an old friend of mine,
His name is ‘Big Geordie’ he’s loyal and true,
And his dirty big nose is a light shade of blue.

He says that the Rangers are right on their game,
And ask for a trophy to add to their fame,
I’ll send up a cup that the Rangers can win,
Said Phillip to Liz watch the Celts don’t step in.

Said Lizzie to Phillip they don’t stand a chance,
I’ll send up my Gunners to lead them a dance,
With Celtic defeated the way will be clear,
A cup for the Rangers in my crowning year.

But alas for their hopes for the loyal true blues,
The Celts beat the Gunners and Manchester too,
Beat Hibs in the final and oh what a scene,
Sure Hampden was covered in banners of green.

Said Lizzie to Phillip when she heard the grim news,
A blow has been struck at our loyal true blues,
Oh tell me dear Phillip and you ought to know,
How to keep Glasgow Celtic defeated below.

Said Phillip to Lizzie there’s only one way,
I’ve known of their secret for many a day,
To keep the Celts down you will have to deport,
The whole Fenian army that gives them support.

There’s also the lines:
For we’re all off tae Dublin in the green (fuck the queen)
Where the helmets glisten in the sun (fuck her son)…….
HH

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Scottish football legend Jock Stein was denied a knighthood after his Celtic players became involved in a violent brawl during an infamous Intercontinental Club Cup game.

Papers released under the Freedom of Information Act this week by the Scottish Executive show that Stein was dropped from the 1968 New Year’s Honours list after violent clashes between Celtic and Argentine champions Racing Club in a replayed play-off game in Montevideo to decide the world’s best club side. During the match on 4 November 1967 – their third meeting after the two-legged final ended in an 2-2 draw on aggregate – six players were sent off, four from Celtic. Celtic lost 1-0.

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Stein had been expected to receive an honour for leading Celtic to a famous European Cup win in Lisbon over Internazionale in May 1967. But a letter sent by the Scottish Office to Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1970 revealed how Stein’s name was removed from the list.

It read: ‘When Glasgow Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup in 1967, we failed to recognise this with an honour for Stein to whom, as manager, a great deal of the credit was due.

‘His name was I understand removed from the New Year’s Honours list because of the unfortunate events in South America. The next year when Manchester United won the European Cup an immediate knighthood went to Matt Busby in the birthday list. Had we been able to move as quickly the previous year, Stein would have had his honour before the troubles in Argentina.’

The Scottish Office letter to Wilson came as Stein prepared his Celtic side for a second European Cup final in Milan against Feyenoord. It continued: ‘If Celtic win for the second time, I really don’t see how we can avoid an award to Stein. I think a CBE would be appropriate.’

Despite losing the 1970 final, Jock Stein was awarded a CBE that year. But Celtic fans have always maintained that Stein should have been made a knight of the realm like fellow Scot Sir Matt Busby.

In March this year, Scottish MPs Davie Marshall and Jim Devine launched a petition to have Stein awarded a posthumous knighthood for helping Celtic become the first British side to win the European Cup. Stein also won 10 Scottish League titles, nine Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups. He collapsed and died while managing Scotland against Wales in Cardiff in 1985, aged 62.

TicToc
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

FredCDobbs, Interesting that the Scottish Office was involved, but not surprising. I’m not sure what your message (in response to my comment) is though?
My view on potential Knighthoods is clear and will not change; I do accept, however, it’s merely my view, albeit very strongly held.
Finally, when I get ‘over-achieved’ status in the alcohol stakes I’m likely to say some horrid things. If I was face-to-face I’d say the same things. I do, however see the folly when sober.
I suggest you consider some of the things you say in some depth, apologise if you feel it appropriate, and desist in future. This site is run by Tims, mostly visited by Tims. We should ALL try to get along and, if not, ignore those whose views you disagree with; far better to ignore (probably more powerful too) than to post regrettable things. I’m not fucking pontificating here; I’ve been up to my neck in it sometimes, but it’s very regrettable to me when I do and I’ll try harder in future.
OH, CELTIC I LOVE YOU, above all else.
HH

TicToc
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

Whatever happened to my reply to FCD’s post above? Not crucial, but important. Stated things that need saying.
Anyway, it’s up to you,
BUT DON’T FUCKING DO IT AGAIN! RIGHT? 🙂
HH

Tex
3 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc,

Followed by “where the bayonets slash the orange sash,
to the echo of a dying hun.

TicToc
3 years ago
Reply to  Tex

🙂

Leões de Lisboa
3 years ago

Caption:

Young Karamoko Dembele misunderstands the word “prodigy” and stands in the wrong end.

Monti
3 years ago

Caption: Ingenious way to hide your KFC!

3 years ago

First of all well done St Mirren,the first half they were excellent. The treatment of GMS is over the top. He was the one and only player at least trying to run with the ball and make something happen,whilst the rest took the easy way out and played a sideways or backwards pass. Yes it didn’t work for him,but with his confidence alreadyy low,the reaction of our so called greatest fans needs to get a grip.
The whole team were shocking in the first half.
Second half and of course Paddy and Leigh change the game.
McCann has sussed how to beat us, just let Boyata have the ball. FFS.
What’s the betting big Jozo comes in for Boyata next Sunday just to fuck that up.
Honestly you can’t make it up.
HH well done the bhoys no danger and the result never in danger no matter what shite McCann talks. Next week judgement day awaits the sevco scum. HH

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Totally agree jimmy, the support were as poor as the team, first half.

connollys chair
3 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

jimmybee,Brendan took him off at half-time for a reason,it was obvious to all.
Paddy leaves this summer GMS,sadly, is not good enough and I believe Brendan knows that,he’s been given a chance and came up short.Would love to be proved wrong though.

TicToc
3 years ago

CC, I fail, totally, to understand your comments. You appeared to accuse me of blaming GMS for the 1st half and inferring you rated him. I responded with a clear explanation. You left it there. You then also say “GMS, sadly, is not good enough” You like him, you don’t like him.
FFS, GMS gave us fabulous entertainment, played with a smile and “Zig and Zag” immediately won over our fans after their transfer from Dun. Utd. Brendan called it right to bring on Paddy, and then Leigh, but GMS was far from the most obvious choice in terms of contribution. He got a lot wrong, but wouldn’t have had the chance without doing a lot right to get in position. GMS can play; and entertain. Now that’s playing football the Celtic Way.
I love you Celtic………Oh, Celtic we love you.
HH

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmybee,
Well said!

john young
3 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

jimmybee this bhoy is paid and very well paid at that to perform to a high standard,he hasn,t and he can,t because he is not good enough,he lacks strength he lacks commitment and is on his arse at the first gust of wind,he was a terrible signing in the first place,I am sorry but he is a dud.

Rob O'Keeffe
3 years ago

Caption: Young Moussa thinks “Wonder if I can eat 55 of these before this mob get a dodgy penalty?”

P.S.Once again Bhoys,on a poignant day,could we please stop abuse on here amongst ourselves about below par players!

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

It’s no me……

mike
3 years ago

Fitba”s a funny game, the Saints played well under their Manager Jack Ross, no pressure on them, but a timely reminder to the team, that you have to go out and WIN the game, that reminder comes at the best time, before we leather thems.
Eboue Kouassi made his debut and his first touch into the young Greek player (who played well I thought) was a kick in the hee haws, I’m gonny like him, he is no three legged pit pony, even if he is, then he”s our three legged pit pony.
Last season we might have lost that game, so well done Brendan and Chris Davis, yous played a blinder.
Yours Lord Nick ma tatties.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Well said Sir Mick!

Monti
3 years ago

Fredcdobbs,
Do you not think you should apologise to myself for calling me a paedophile?
As a Father that is probably the lowest thing you could be called?

No way can that be allowed!

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

mammy mammy, he told me to fuck off…BWAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAW

Tim Buffy
3 years ago

GMS needs to start using his right foot when clean through. He’s wasted chances galore by trying to get the ball on his left.

Tim Buffy
3 years ago

GMS needs to learn to use his right foot. He wastes chances galore by trying to get the ball on his left.

portpower
3 years ago

That`s me just in and missed the game today.
From what I read it was a game of two halves.

Celtic will face The Rangers in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals following today’s draw.

The semi-final clash with The Rangers is scheduled to place on either Saturday, April 22 or Sunday, April 23. Further details to follow.HH

BondiBrian
3 years ago
Reply to  portpower

Mon noo Port…just in…missed the game????? Hope you’ve no caught a cold…. it must have been freezing dancing in yer sequined Speedo’s on the float Saturday night in the rain.

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

🙂

The weather girls kept me nice and cosy BB.

It`s raining men…

portpower
3 years ago

Caption:

Havin`the munchies.It helps while at IOUbrox.

mike
3 years ago

50 shades of green,
the results from the North,
the best thev”e ever been,
it wont be long now,
till you kick out Englands Queen,

you”v fought a bitter fight,
to unite the Island of Erin,
to reclaim it, was your right,
so three cheers for our heros,
and three cheers, for Mike the Knight.

The Charlie Saiz International
3 years ago

On a wee extended internet sabbatical so just a wee hello and a well done (eventually) today was always a potential banana skin today but thankfully the class won through in the end.
Treble defo on now…
HH

FredCDobbs
3 years ago

A goal in the 63rd min by Gemmell sealed the fate of Rangers 40 years or so later. Well done TG for killing those cunts off!

Rebus67
3 years ago

Ever heard the adage that if you wish to remain healthy, stay away from doctors? On friday I had a booster shot to prevent pneumonia. By the next day I had redness over most of my upper arm and tracking running under my arm leading to my oxter. One hospital visit later and I am on an antibiotic and, worse, I slept in for the match.
So I have not seen the first half, nor the first three goals of the game. I saw the last 25 minutes and it looked like one way traffic by then. Dembele’s goal was a thing of beauty again.
Too early to talk about Eboue, let’s wait and see.
All in all, this was a good match to get a fright. Maybe some players are taking too much for granted. This was a nice wake call.
I was impressed with Lewis Morgan on the left wing for the Saints…a confident player that had the beating of Lustig on a few occasions. He also can cross the ball and shoot on goal. I note that he has 8 goals and about as many assists. Lustig seemed to have some words of encouragement for him at the end. Probably worth keeping an eye on him to see if this is his normal level of performance.

Congrats to St Mirren on a good effort,

Rebus

TicToc
3 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Typically good post Rebus, you generally make sense.
Hope your reaction to the ‘booster’ is now over and you’re back to rude health.
My wife gets the flu jab; I (by choice) don’t.
I drink in excess of 25 units of alcohol daily (not proudly)
My wife hardly drinks (alcohol) at all.
My wife suffers from many (minor) ailments. I don’t.

Is it not time to challenge the veracity of this 2-3 alcohol units a day shit? It’s clearly just another PC move to encapsulate your life and point it towards making EVEN fucking more profit for the owners of the means of production. I KNOW this.
And I pass it on. I beseech all readers here to do likewise. Andrew Kerrins knew this too, and happily did something about it. It’s now known worldwide as CELTIC.
HH
PS My wife and I constantly look at ways of helping those less well off; the homeless is ALWAYS considered, but the local Hospice is too. We live on a self-generated pittance, but can often find an extra few bob when the need confronts us. Aye, and we’re ‘lucky’, according to the arseholes who dominate OUR planet. Nuff said. Goodnight to one and all Tims on here.
HH

rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Tic,

The secret to health is choose your parents well.
Both my parents abused their bodies but lasted into their late eighties.

Rebus

TicToc
3 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

“The secret to health is choose your parents well.”
Ha, sounds like good advice, Rebus! (not easy?)
You’re a good man, Rebus, and you don’t need me to tell you it. Take care.
NB There was lot’s of to-ing and fro-ing regarding Knighthoods on here recently; for a moment or two, I thought they’d sussed us. A wee re-arrangement and only swapping one consonant for another would put them on “The Long and Winding Road” to our shared History.
I’m rambling, time for bed.
Good Luck and Good Health, Rebus, to you and yours.

BondiBrian
3 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

Glad to hear it Rebus, its a well know fact though that genetically some people a predisposed to some mutant genes, smoking and bevying ( too much ) certainly ups the risk of getting cancers etc. Both ma parents popped their clogs aged 60. Way too young.

anyhoo..HAIL HAIL N aw that !!!

Iancelt67
3 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Sounds like cellulitis not a fan of vaccinations

3 years ago

Caption: Billy did ye know the when ye add milk to coco pops it turns the milk brown, wonder whit happens when ye eat them without the milk!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

Celtic team to face sevco should be this in my opinion.
Gordon
Lustig Boyata Eric as Centre backs.
Gamboa RWB Tierney LWB.
Brown sitting midfielder
Roberts Griff Sinclair 3 attacking players.
Dembele up top.

TicToc
3 years ago

……….she offered her honour…………
I honoured her offer…….
……..then all night long it was….
on ‘er and off ‘er

I’m over the fucking moon; we’ll batter new huns next week and batter them again soon and then again in the Cup….
Oh, Happy days are here again,
Them huns’ll soon be dead again,
If they can’t get through till April, then,
Happy days will just remain.

3 men and a woman, marooned on a desert island.
After a coupla weeks, the woman was so disgusted at what she was doing, she committed suicide.
After another coupla weeks, the men were so disgusted at what they were doing, they buried her.
After another coupla weeks, the men were so disgusted at what they were doing, they dug her up again.

If you do one fucking thing in your entire life, don’t fall for the shit they call Political Correctness. That’s the fucker that’ll nail you, your children and your children’s children, a tool for the fucking reprehensible ‘establishment’. Stop NOW. Make a gesture and yourself a promise; NEVER FALL FOR THAT SHIT;NOT EVER.
HH
PS A wee tip; every time you notice a CCTV/any public camera, throw the ‘V’ sign at it and mouth FUCK OFF.
Similarly, in passing a police vehicle, just do the same.
If they try to grab you, deny all knowledge and request legal assistance and then SHUT UP. They’re fucked if you do this. More to come……
HH

TicToc
3 years ago

Er, em site’s a bit like men; it’s behaving badly.
Posts are going anywhere, out of (chronological order) time, or going nowhere at all. Posts in space. (used to be pigs in space? nay?)
It’s fine; all’s fine. I feel a treble coming on; oh fuck, is it my hearing aid?
HH

portpower
3 years ago

What do Celtic,Aberdeen and Hibernian FC`s have in common?

They`ve all won the Scottish Cup in the last 114 year.HH

bgbhoy
3 years ago

faither my charger blew up this morning new phone tonight will call you tomorrow

Rob O'Keeffe
3 years ago

Eh? Where’s the diary?Brilliant but disturbing article on JJs site today.A must read.

charlie
3 years ago
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