Celtic Diary Sunday December 29: Smell Their Fear

The first half of the season comes to a close today as Celtic face plucky newcomers “rangers ” at Celtic Park. Victory will send the hoops into the winter break a comfortable eight points ahead of their nearest challengers, whilst defeat will set the nerves a jangling as the new club/company will only be two points behind with a game in hand.

We thought we’d take a look at some of the players Celtic will face today, and give you a lowdown on what we’re up against.

I was going to do a full analysis but for the life of me I can only think of about half a dozen of them.

So, here we are, Five Faces to look out for today.

Alan MacGregor 

The veteran goalkeeper may not be as good as he was, but he’s as good as they’re going to get. Defiantly fighting the onset of old age, this is a man who won;t take no for an answer, and he’ll be a key player today, although he is well past his best. One of two players in the squad to have played for both Ibrox clubs.

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The veteran goalkeeper may not be as good as he was, but he’s as good as they’re going to get. Defiantly fighting the onset of old age, this is a man who won;t take no for an answer, and he’ll be a key player today, although he is well past his best.

James Tavernier

Once touted as an England international by many, some of whom even suggested at football, he’s another who is past his best. Used to be fairly lethal from the penalty spot until he forgot what he was supposed to do, and now struggles to race up and down the flank , often having to get a lift back after one of his forays.

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Steven Davis 

The other squad member who played for the original club, Davis was struggling to get a game for Southampton, and so he quickly decided it was the same Rangers he walked out on when the original club went bump, and joined up with the new one. Fortunately, he’s old enough to blame it on his fading memory and the support are fickle enough to forget as well. Still a fairly useful player as he often brings sandwiches and cakes to the training ground.

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Ryan Kent 

At £7m , he represents a substantial investment for the new club, far and away their most expensive signing. Signed as a result of a successful loan spell last season at Ibrox, he’s gone on to justify the expenditure with a couple of goals and the occasional good cross. Had never played a competitive game for previous club Liverpool, so they weren’t too difficult to deal with when a permanent move was discussed, and let’s face it, they couldn’t believe £7m was on the table. The Ibrox club will probably struggle to recover that money should they sell him, so he’ll be around for a while, though he didn’t seem too happy when the manager told him that.

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Alfredo Morelos 

As recently as last night, the darling of the Ibrox support was the subject of an £11m bid from a club who it seems wish to remain anonymous. Most of the clubs who bid for him seem to adopt that stance, and if it wasn;t for the reliability of the Scottish mainstream sports media, one might be tempted to label these bids as fictitious.

Morelos has scored 28 times this season already, a staistic that puts him right up there with Marco Negri, a forward who genuinely terrified the Celtic support, but the cuddly Colombian has yet to score against Celtic -or any other half decent sides, for that matter-although we do hear that should Celtic be comfortably ahead today, and if morelos is still on the pitch, the Celts will bounce one in off his leg or something, to make him feel better, as for some reason he always looks miserable.

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They probably have got someother players worth a mention, but I’m buggered if I know who they are.

 

 

Celtic have already nothced up two wins out of two against “rangers ” this season, once at Ibrox and once at Hampden, and the new club have yet to beat Celtic at Celtic Park, so some might be thinking that this will be a stroll in the park.

Of course, it won’t be.

As with all the diddy clubs that come to Celtic Park, it’s a big game for Gerrard and his crew, and they will be treating it like a Cup Final, which in a way, it is for them.

Defeat will strike at their evil hearts like a sledgehammer, and some of them may well just lie down and die on the park at full time to prove that.

Should they fall eight behind, that will see them start the second half of the season with an insurmountable mountain to climb, given that they don’t handle pressure very well, it will be over for them.

Especially, if , as expected, they are forced to sell Morelos to keep the bailliffs from the door.

Take his goals out of the equation, and there is little chance of them making an impression at all after the break.

 

Meanwhile, over on the side of town where the sun never goes down, all is good with Neil Lennon and his squad.

He has nearly a full set of players to choose from, and with James Forrest practicing playing on the left, presumably to force James Tavernier to stay in his own half, one significant goal threat would be removed.

Oddsone Edoaurd will be fit, which means Celtic have a player strong enough to hold onto the ball until support arrives, and it is that support that provides the threat of goals for the hoops.

If Celtic play as well as they can, then it could be embarrassing for the visitors.

Olivier Ntcham has featured in the starting line up of late, and his probable inclusion in the starting line up is simply a reaction to the Gerrard plan of flooding the midfield.

When the “rangers ” midfield tire, then Mikey Johnston, who has signed a new five year deal, will enter the fray to celebrate…

By matching the numbers in there with more skilful players, Celtic can remove another threat from the Ibrox men.

Alfredo Morelos, simply by the law of averages , will score against Celtic sooner or later. Whether you like him or not, he can score goals, and the defence will have to keep an eye on him.

Ryan Kent can also play a bit, but only if he is given space and time, so expect him to be given special attention as well.

 

The biggest threat to a Celtic win comes from the man in the middle however, Kevin Clancy, and his two linesmen, who have the power to influence the result, as we saw on Thursday when Dougie Ross ruled out a couple of perfectly good goals for Celtic.

The game is on television, and will be watched worldwide, but let’s face it, that has never bothered officials before, and I’ve yet to see any of them censured or demoted for helping out their chums with the dodgy handshakes.

 

What is noticable from looking at his record is that he tends not to book many players, but when he does , he really goes for it.

That could be a sign that he lets the game flow, and as long as he is prepared to do that for both sides, then thats fine.

This Celtic side will not be bullied in the way that some previous sides have, which in the past would have been costly with referees such as Beaton , Dallas and Madden, though the latter has improved massively and may now even almost be regarded as impartial.

 

Another factor today will be the crowd. With an atmosphere of intimidation and even, to an extent, downright hostility, kept up for ninety minutes, even the best teams in europe will fold, as we have seen.

Especially if the hoops play with pace, power and directness.

If Celtic are up for it, the result is in no doubt.

Let’s not even consider complacency.

 

The run up to these games often provides amusement for most of us, and the Daily Record were working overtime last night to make themselves and their core audience feel better, as story after story was published, each one more ludicrous than the previous.

Though none as ludicrous as Gary Ralston’s match prediction, based entirely on hope and dreams…

Gary Ralston

Pretty much the same as the last one – Rangers have enough middle to front to trouble Celtic, although defensively they must quell the threat of Odsonne Edouard. Expect Alfredo Morelos to shine this time and make amends for the final in which he did everything right but score.

Celtic 1 Rangers 3

Well, if he didn’t score, then plainly he didn’t do everything right then, did he ?

It seems his boss is doing everything right though…

The Steven Gerrard hybrid Rangers system that has wowed Ballon d’Or organisers

The former Liverpool midfielder has been catching the eye across the continent this season.

Given his past there was always going to be plenty of interest in Steven Gerrard ‘s managerial fortunes in Liverpool.

Interest isn’t just limited to Merseyside and Clydeside though, as the Rangers manager has been hailed as “a future great coach” by respected magazine France Football .

The bi-weekly publication has been going since 1946, and organises the Ballon d’Or every season.

Ahead of tomorrow’s top of the table clash with Celtic they’ve taken a look at the Rangers boss in an article titled ‘The Steven Gerrard method’.

Paying tribute to his “constant progression”, France Football believes that the former midfielder “has all the assets of a future great coach”.

They write that Gerrard has “clearly defined principles of play which suggest that the coach could live up to the expectations that his status as a legendary player gave rise to”. 

The Ibrox gaffer has impressed tactically, with the French publication diving into “a slightly asymmetrical system” where Ryan Kent provides width on the left, but his counterpart on the right supports either Alfredo Morelos or Jermain Defoe.

That allows James Tavernier to get forward on the overlap beyond “a winger in name only” which the respected magazine calls “a slightly hybrid system” with “high pressing and constant intensity”.

France Football also points to Gerrard improving since his arrival, noting that now “even when Rangers aren’t having a good day, they win”.

Last season was the Rangers manager’s first in the dugout and it’s noted that he “was not always inspired in his choices” but now “Gerrard seems to have crossed a real milestone at this level”.

As evidence they point to the fact that Gers substitutes have scored 12 goals in 36 games so far this season.

France Football points out that Rangers have lost just three games across all competitions this season and taken 2.61 points per game in the league, whereas Walter Smith ‘s title winning side of 2010-11 lost nine games in all competitions.

Rangers will face Celtic at Parkhead on Sunday as they look to close the gap on their rivals at the top of the Premiership. 

At this point you’d expect the writer to point out that two of those three games have come against Celtic, which is why they have a gap to close, and perhaps even praise the Celtic boss for having tactically outwitted Gerrard and his assymetrical hybrid model, but they seem to have forgetten that.

Then there was the bid…apparently…for Morelos…

Alfredo Morelos bid ‘rejected’ as Rangers knock back £11m January offer

A report in Colombia suggests that one offer has already been rejected for a January transfer.

This guff, like the above piece, was written by Gabriel Mackay, who describes himself thus..

Based inThe People’s Republic of Kilmarnock

Languages SpokenFrench, Italian and a smattering of English

Gaby has previously worked for Football Italia and Football Scotland but is now a sports writer with the Daily Record.

A smattering of English…clearly the man has a sense of humour, and that does come through in his articles…

Rangers rejected an £11million bid for Alfredo Morelos in recent days, according to a report in his native Colombia.

El Bufalo has been in sensational form this season with 28 goals in all competitions, and he’s the top-scorer in the Europa League .

According to El Universal an offer of €13m (£11.1m) arrived in recent days but was quickly rejected by Rangers.

The clubs most interested in signing Morelos are said to be from the Premier League, though the outlet doesn’t name the club that made the rejected offer.

Manager Steven Gerrard has been clear that his star striker is not for sale at any price in January. 

Neither the Record or El Universal name the club who have placed the bid, and it’s probably because there isn;t one. Whats more likely is that Morelos’s agent has planted the story, to try and get his player either a move or a more lucrative deal from “rangers “.

Like they gave him  last year.

Then there was this , a tactical masterplan from Conor Goldson. ( Google him..I had to )

Connor Goldson on the Celtic advantage Rangers can use against them

The Ibrox defender insists the visitors can get the upper hand on their rivals at Parkhead on Sunday. 

Connor Goldson believes Rangers can use the electric Parkhead atmosphere against Celtic on Sunday.

The noise generated by Hoops fans inside Celtic Park is renowned all across the world, especially on derby day and European nights.

Neil Lennon’s men have certainly utilised that home advantage this season as the Hoops have not dropped a single point on their own turf in the Premiership.

But Ibrox defender Goldson believes his side can use that to their advantage by frustrating the hosts and the crowd.

He said: “We’re all professional footballers, we’ve been in these atmospheres before, whether it is on a European stage or if it’s in an Old Firm away from home.

“It can work in your favour at the same time, if we go there and start well and put the game in our favour and can quiet the crowd. 

I’ll bet all the other teams, throughout the years, who have fallen to Celtic wish they’d thought of that.

 

Oh, by the way, it looks like they are already downsizing over at ibrox, before the result of todays game is known, and it doesn’t look good for Jolly Jimmy Bell, as his job appears to be up for grabs…

Rangers Football Club
@RangersFC

JOBS:

are recruiting:

Analyst: rng.rs/377qw1r

Physiotherapist: rng.rs/2MFJmFh

Kit Controller/Driver: rng.rs/2SmVP48  

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Goalkeeping Coach: rng.rs/2PQFNxL

Sports Scientist: rng.rs/2sYyEmd 

A couple of important posts have already been filled…
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Good luck to them, they may well need it it if they are to “enhance the visual experience” over there
If it’s any use to them, I think I’ve found them a dialogue coach…
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With that in mind, it’s clear that the rush of good news stories over the last week or so is designed to draw attention away from the fact that some people have lost their jobs over there, and the club are clearly advertising for cheaper replacements..or even volunteers.

Things are bad down Ibrox way, and it’s up to Celtic to make them even worse by mid afternoon today.

Prediction.

You know me by now, and based on the assumption that someone is due a proper pounding by Celtic sooner or later, I’m going to say it will be as soon as this afternoon.

Celtic 7, “rangers ” 0

Caption competition from yesterday…

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The Cha

 

Today..

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Mike
9 months ago

From 2012, the Ghost club, so who you gonny call, who you gonny call, the Celtic Ghostbusters.

alzyerpal
9 months ago

TIME : 3:00 PM
DATE : 29/12/2019
LOCATION : KELVINBRIDGE GLASGOW
INTENTION : ??????

Jez
9 months ago

Caption:-
“Police Scotland have released cctv footage of the last know sighting of Broxy bear on the Kingston bridge at around 3pm, since then his whereabouts are unknown.
A note was found on the bridge badly smudged with tears & bear excrement which appeared to read “___ Morelos __less we_ f__kin_ p__ck we sh__ld a tak_n the £11m & th_t wee fan_y K_nt can get to __ck an all, 7m my a__e!!! 7-0, 7 f__king 0 fur fu_ks sake!!!!!”
If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Broxy please contact Broxy’s long time partner & live in lover Gary Ralston at the Daily Record.

Brian H
9 months ago

5-0 to the Guys in Green

Whitearra
9 months ago

Caption : ‘Right, another five minutes and if the other pair dinae turn up, I’m off to get something to eat.’

highseastim
9 months ago

Get Forrest off and Ntcham on as he’s been anonymous first half!!

Cartvale88
9 months ago

Oh how Boydie winges, cheating Masons in the black. The greatest wanker that ever played in the SPL.

COYBG

Bgbhoy
9 months ago

Lennon can go and fuck himself from the highest fucking height. Charlie saiz you can go duck yourself too. Refuses change formation. Fuck off you cunt

Bgbhoy
9 months ago

Neil Lennon.

Bgbhoy
9 months ago

Clown.

Bgbhoy
9 months ago

Got away with the cup final. Not this. Always coming. Midfield a joke. Neil Lennon this is what we expected.

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

you are right bgbhoy. midfield we are a man down, maybe two with lemmons tactics. the warning signs were there and lemmon lines up the same way today with the worst player in our history scott brown hoping things will all of a sudden change

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

feargal got that name cause his sisters need tae lock thur doors at night ….pity yon zombie

Bgbhoy
9 months ago

Thanks Neil.

highseastim
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Strange, when the team was announced, all over twitter, Facebook and Celtic websites, the fans were lauding the team selection, now its the managers fault, great to have Forrest back on the right was the cry……. really!!

Bgbhoy
9 months ago
Reply to  highseastim

I wasn’t. Gerrard floods the middle. He plays 2 cm. he’s a clown. He didn’t learn from cup final. He can go. Clown.

MabozzaRitchie
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

gerrard learned from that ancient history. Lennon saw the cup final the same as everyone else.

Emjay
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

You can pipe doon! Lennon can take the blame for toady. Fuxkin clueless! Your bling defence of him fell apart for good today! Brilliant at winning when we’re underdogs but no clue how to take it to a lesswr team. Exposed continuously! I wonder what Scott Sinclair and Greg Taylor thought watching that today! Horrendous.
…….again

MabozzaRitchie
9 months ago
Reply to  highseastim

again

Cartvale88
9 months ago

Poor gutless performance, Broonie his time is up.
Proves the point a man on the line at corners works, Lenny should get a grip

Now we have to put up with the drivel, away to the pub

Iancelt67
9 months ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Thought brownie Frimpong and Jullien played well. The rest , well shite. Need creativity. Either start with rogic or Ntcham

MabozzaRitchie
9 months ago

too many san dancers.

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

charlie you really are a c*nt. away back to the british army. It’s 100% certain we will lose the 10 if scott brown keeps playing, it’s like watching a charity matach for over 60’s and he’s been like that all thru his career. That double with lemmon is just disgusting, we have a manager who is f*cking useless, completely f*cking useless in so many ways i’d have to write an essasy. We have a captain who’s stolen a wage for 10 years, i’d argue the worst player to have played so many games for us. He is garbage, even when fit, even at his best he has presided over so many of the most embarrassing performances in our history and yet ppl chant for him. We need big changes and we need them soon. I personally wish lemmon and brown had no part in our history other than fans (which they wheren’t) They have held us back so f*cking much and they back a tory board that are the ultimate reason for tonight. F*cking disgraceful, embarrassasing, shocking, disgusting.

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

Stolen a wage for 10 years…. Panty wetter lingo.

Emjay
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

Jesus Christ I’m bad when they beat us but that is the biggest load of hysterical horseshite I’ve heard in years! I slag them for that kind of dug meat on follow follow! Get a grip

charlie
9 months ago

mabawsr itchie and bgbhoy should get a room itchie baws will say yer no even big ya slabber ha ha ha ha aint surrender monkeys grand

Bgbhoy
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

You enjoy your day Charlie. I won’t

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

we lost a game ffs get a grip hen

Iancelt67
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie’s right. In his words dry your eyes thought the red was excellent we got a goal that shouldn’t have stood. Time to get back. New signings. Ajer is like Scooby doo out there. Need to be on the front foot we don’t do counter attack too well

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

lance is right ……lance ur ye anywer neer yon big campfires

Iancelt67
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Yeah cloud of smoke people with masks on the sun is in a haze. Dystopic disaster at hand fires less than 50 miles away from Sydney 1000 houses gone many deaths.

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

ma bhoys in sydney he reckons wae ma asthma ad be in deep shit god bless and protect yees

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

ian ur they dumb fucks really gonny huv the new year fireworks

Iancelt67
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Yeah brings in too much money

Iancelt67
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Cheers Charlie. One of the only true believers on here god bless you mate

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

dont let the bastards get ye doon kid

charlie
9 months ago

caption mabaws r itchie gets a dizzie aff bgboy or weeboy as mabaws calls um ha ha ha ha

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

celtic will go oan thur holidays and come back on fire ye heard it heer furst

Monti
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Fucking joke performance, that’s the last two games against this filth we have failed to show up…it’s not fucking on, massively disappointing.
Not one of us could have complained had we lost the cup final last week & we were dominated at home today.
Neil Lennon needs to understand Bolingoli is shite & Mikey Johnston needs to go out on loan, play regularly & develop like Christie did with Aberdeen.
He’s not ready yet.
We were fucking shite today & it’s a worry, anyone who thinks the title is a formality is talking pish.
Only Brown & maybe Jullien got anywhere near pass marks today.
Fucking pissed off!

Bgbhoy
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

You can laugh when they pump us??

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

am no laughin at the result am laughin at the same mugs who come oan heer and tell any coont that will listen weer in trouble any time we lose a game ………lennys heer fur the ten wether you like it or no

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie
feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

i hope you arent here for anything. Cause you’re a cunt.

TicToc
9 months ago

It was ALL about Peter Lawwell today.
Peter Lawwell chose the starting eleven.
Peter Lawwell dispensed team drinks, Delude-you-all.
Peter Lawwell chose the tactics.
Peter Lawell chose the substitutes.
Peter Lawell chose as/when subs would be used.
The new huns won the football match, the bastard Lawwell won his personal, accountancy war.
Well, let me tell you this Lawwell, you BASTARD, accountants may, and do, get away with manipulating figures, probably get away with murder too, but not always/ever seen to be accountable……
Lawwell, the whole fucking landscape has just changed irrevocably. You’re fucked, and all/any I invest in that will be supremely satisfying.
Vinnie. Fancy a barbecue?
HH, FC not PLC (and CERTAINLY NOT PTL)

Iancelt67
9 months ago

Message to Ryan Christie. Take a penalty front on not at an angle.

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

another msg to christie is in a game like that stop giving it away every single time when they’re way to beat us to make sure every pass is solid and holds possession.You should be aware of this as a f*cking footballer but with lemmon in charge and scott brown the example it’s no wonder you think it’s ok to give it away with every touch

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

feargal this is as good as it gets zombie

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

away back to your brit days charlie, murdering innocent men women and children all over the world.

9 months ago

Game over the bhoys defeated auld Ireland surrounded with sadness and gloom.
The game for me gone in Lennys selection to play same as before which clearly never worked in the final. Mikey hasn’t played well against them in the past gets a starting slot, Hayes hasn’t let us down in the past cant even get on the park.Out of all the subs he could have used he choose to ignore Rogic and Hayes.
Again no logic our team was crying out for Rogic the final 3rd we have been terrible time to waken up Lenny and sort it.

Iancelt67
9 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Spot on jimmy. Rogic has been neglected. It’s either him or Ntcham to create otherwise we’ve fuck all Lennon needs to expand his mind when coming against ardent opposition. I won’t say good but they are a unit well beatable. Christie isn’t our saviour he’s a soldier as is calmac. Wrong decision to play Mikey ahead of Ntcham.

feargal
9 months ago

an absolute disgrace from start to finish but the warning was there and we’ve this site predicting 7-0, shows how out of touch they are. We are a disgrace, we play with men down every week. Their philosophy is no one give the ball away. Our philosophy under neil lemmon is just be absolute f*cking shite. Scott Brown we must carry to the 10 even if it costs us the 10? Are we Scott brown supporters or Celtic supporters? That absolute useless bastard has held us back for the whole 10 years he’s played for us and we will NEVER progress with him or lemmon anywhere near us .

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

They’re stealing a career and livelihood whilst Celtic regress.

Monti
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

Fck off ya filthy orange cnt

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Monti

montis right feargals scared ae his maw caws shees got a beerd ha ha ha ha

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  Monti

you and charlie belong in the same bin

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

My maws a lovely woman, she has no part in this. You two melts are gonna back each other up as the talk yous say smells the same ya shitehawlks. brown, lemmom,liewell and dickmond out! charlie fuck off back to the british amry and monti just lol at you

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

feargal huv ye got yer banjo oot

Bgbhoy
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

Correct mate.

Doc
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

Could not disagree more with that. Feargal, I will pray that you see the light.

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  Doc

I’ll pray that children don’t burn in house fires

JIMBO
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

FKOFF feargal you horrible kunt,

Iancelt67
9 months ago
Reply to  JIMBO

His words there don’t warrant criticism

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

ian the zombie feargal isnae talkin aboot fires in aus reed between the lines kid or hav you been in aus to long

BJF
9 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Iancelt67 you called it about right , only Broonie, Julien snd Frimpong near their usual standards. Really can’t fathom the Scott Brown criticism, have we won 8IAR and 3 trebles, gosh what is it like to support the Dundee clubs or St Mirren. What went wrong today, well we went attacking against a strong midfield,Mikey,Christie and Forrest contributed nothing, Boli gave the ball away, Calmac not his usual self nor
was Eddy( Eddy just f..king SHOOT!
We will have better days this season.

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  BJF

jeesus wept

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Doc

doc feargal will go to hell like the resty thum like ma auld da said it wulnae be warm enough he he aint the auld tims the best tims

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

yer auld da probably said that referring to us you british army scummy bastard. I hope yer aul da is burning there.

Broxburnbhoy
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

One defeat at home from plucky newcomers and the sky is falling? I beg to differ. Celtic played poorly period. We have the players and system to mop the floor with “rangers” and they simply failed to perform on the pitch. A worrying trend maybe in Glasgow derbies. Nevertheless a battle lost and the war is still very much there to be won

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

heers tae the bhoy fae broxburn

ILJAS BAKER
9 months ago
Reply to  feargal

Absolute rubbish feargal. Brown was our best player today by many a mile.

charlie
9 months ago
charlie
9 months ago
henkesdreadlocks
9 months ago

I’m not going to say much, but why were lessons not learned from the cup final? Outplayed by an average shower of orange cunts.
That is all.

Rob O'Keeffe
9 months ago

Quick Ralph,remove today’s diary before anyone notices it
Posted at 12.29pm,29/12/2019…..put your mortgage on the throat slitting Colombian getting sent off….and some haufwit making gun gestures towards the Celtic support.For your accumulator,you can be sure that the throat slitter won’t score and better lie low for quite a while…..it would be awfully terrible if karma turns up and a throat gets slit….

portpower
9 months ago

Jammy bassas. Effin jammy bassas.

sevco braggadocious FC.

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  portpower

port ur ye anywer neer yon big fires mate ….iff so protect wee spencer cause av got him as a sticker for the next tommy r ……god bless yoos aussies even though yoos eat crocadiles which we used tae keep as pets in norman street COYBIG

portpower
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

I canny smoke in the house Charlie but one whiff of it and they Sydney convicts are back opening my fridge door.

Bambino #2 is due in May.
Spencer was on the 24th,this one has to be the 25th.

Bid they Huns adieu.

Happy New Year.

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  portpower

god bless you and yours port bambino 2 has an edge up wae big spencer lookin efter um ha ha aint slappin peepul who annoy yer young siblins grand

Doc
9 months ago

We lost and it was on the cards for a while. The loss is not the fault of Christie or Lennon but should be put at Peter Lawwell. It was not Christie or Lennon that downsized our glorious football club. Leadership starts at the top.

We knew that this season was our most vital in decades, we knew what the stakes were, yet we have a CEO that has reduced us and reversed us whilst we were in a position of unparalleled strength.

Today, the focus should be on Lawwell, all we had to do was keep going, yet he has taken us backward. We handed him the smoking gun, we re-loaded it, and he has shot us in the foot.

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Doc

doc go straight tae the tappy the class res 12 must be persued till the last rebel

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  Doc

it is massively the fault of those two you balloon

ILJAS BAKER
9 months ago
Reply to  Doc

You’re wrong there Doc. We had an exceptionally good transfer window in summer but Al Hamed and Mo Elyanoussi were out injured. Frimpong has been a revelation. We kept OE and OC. So how you can blame the board beats me! Boli has generally been good but is too left footed to come inside when he can’t get past on the wing and Rangers had him sussed out. Frimpong wasn’t confident enough to take his man on down the wing or come inside and his passing was poor. Baric knew how to deal with him. He did improve though, as did MJ but he (MJ) was too easily muscled off the ball and his passes were generally under-hit. Given the predictability of Rangers tactics it was a mistake to play both of them. Only Brown in midfield put on a good show. Christie couldn’t build up a rhythm and got frustrated – hence frequent fouling which brought him close to two yellows (= red) Calmac took too long to get into the game and Forrest never got in and should have been subbed at half time along with Christie, Frimpong and MJ. The responsibility was the players’ and the managers’ not the Board’s (I’m not a fan of them BTW). Everyone was saying we have better players than they do but the LCF was a warning that wasn’t taken seriously. Rangers were the best team on the day and deserved to win. Unless we face the reality things are unlikely to change and the reality isn’t the Board.

Una
9 months ago

First of all we were shite today it has been coming. The real thing that needs addressed is morelos & kents behaviour if you check out kents celebration you can lip read clearly that he says fukin taigs with the gun pointing gesture to his head then you have morelos doing a throat cutting action towards men, woman & children in the same stand that kent done his celebration. This has to be a police matter first then sfa second both should be charged with religious and racial hatred and maximum bans handed out

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

una it aint gonny happen in jockistan let thum build thursels up fur the faw thats cumin doon thur road he he aint huns dumb

feargal
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

the only thing that needs adressed is why we lost today and why it’s been coming. Fuck off neil lemmom fuck off shit brown and fuck off liewell and dickmond. Yes it’s been coming, because of these bastards.

Monti
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

Una,
Absolutely!

portpower
9 months ago

BREAKING NEWS:
Lisa and Kirsty shat in the fruit cauldron.

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  portpower

BREAKING NEWS willamina caught billy being over friendly wae the goat she wis releived ha ha ha ha aint huns strange creatures

portpower
9 months ago

Specsavers.
When the better half asks “am I normal?”

portpower
9 months ago

Santa you cvnt,wheres Ajers pogo stick?

9 months ago

OK…. Rankers won a match today… Not the fuching league… Still trailing by 2 pts… Second best 😉 as always

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Weered

wel said weered hows big arlenes driver dain a herd he drinks in the rock ha ha aint infiltration grand

BJF
9 months ago
Reply to  Weered

Don’t think Fergal really gets this football
thing, a bit out of his depth.

Bgbhoy
9 months ago

Is there anyone here actually shocked? Haha

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

aye you

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

ask any hun would they take the cup final and lose awe the league games ………..to late tae wish the trophies in paradise he he sumdy said win wen you need tae win …..bet he wis a tim

TicToc
9 months ago

So, on current eTims process, you consider a point, type it in (HOURS AGO), fill in your contact details, post it and anticipate some + and – feedback? So far so good. But said comment doesn’t appear, you’ve much to respond to on other comments……but realise YOU’RE PROBABLY WASTING YOUR FUCKING TIME?
WTF is that all about?
Byeeeeee.
HH FC not PLC,
Old eTims not new!

Una
9 months ago

Just seen sky news highlights they showed kent celebrating from a different angle so you cant see what he said, someone else has obviously picked up on what he said. This has to be reported to police scotland seriously it needs to be if this is said on the street it’s an arrest for a sectarian breach of the peace

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

una gie the animals thur day thur gonny look stupid in may ……………………fook me am a poet and didnae no it

Ireland to Scotland
9 months ago

Really disappointing, didnt get going at all today. Bully offed the ball, I dunno about ye but why is lenny so passive on the touch line these days?
I dont like it!

Boli is not a KT replacement. To erratic and panics on the ball.
How lenny doesn’t see this is worrying.
Lawell better get his act together no more downsizing.

charlie
9 months ago
charlie
9 months ago
9 months ago

We have been out fought and out played in both games against sevco in the month of December if some on here cant see the tsunami coming our way then you haven’t being paying attention.
Lennon has been very lucky to get the first trophy under his belt he has a goalkeeper to be thankful for that.
He had a chance today to show he knew how to combat Stevie G he didn’t he deployed the same tactics again it should have been switched after 10 minutes at best at half time. He didn’t his use of subs poor and he has to take all the blame.
This was a 6 pointer it has swung the pendulum in their favour if you cant see that bigger the fool you are.
Wd have been poor recently teams know exactly how to play us.
We need to react and quickly.
It’s time for some serious discussions and transfer signings.

henkesdreadlocks
9 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmy, go back to the game at Celtic Park last season, when against 10 men we were all over the place and fortunate to get the three points. Was our 2-0 win at the scrapyard the exception, very much starting to look like it.

9 months ago

Sadly Henke you may be correct.

BroxburnBhoy
9 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Or completely not. After one defeat suddenly everybody is to blame. Lennon is no good – need new players etc – we lost one game steady ffs

henkesdreadlocks
9 months ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

We lost one game? Please….. we were well beaten in our own backyard. The cup final was the warning that was ignored and the managers ineptitude is being laid bare for all to see. I expected a different approach to this game and was shocked by the team line up. They have shown that they are much stronger in the middle of the park, but the manager chose to ignore it.
A shambles from start to finish.

9 months ago

Asking bhoys to do a man’s job.Why so many rookies in the nine season?proven players on top dollar ignored for kids?The Plc scumbags are at it!,

Iain in Alberta
9 months ago

Too many players not playing up to potential. Maybe they are tired? We were beaten fair and square. They hunted in packs in the midfield and won the 2nd balls. Brown had a poor game against St Mirren and was a bit better today. Boli – I am still not convinced he is up to the job. I would prefer Taylor or Hayes as left back or wingback. Calmac tried to take control but the passing and movement broke down once the front four got involved. FF cannot save every shot that comes along as he did in November. Right now they have our number. NL changed to a back 3 but it was too late as they had dug in. Time for a rest and hopefully another centre back and forward? Eddy dilly dallied too often today. Alround poor performance in a big game but not the end of the world only halfway stage.
HH

Uralius
9 months ago

One eye on Dubai….

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

Had a wee think about the result today , and ive got to hold my hands up. Was my fault. Wore the wrong t shirt.That classy auld Adidas has cost me once before. That’s it finished. Wont happen again. HH

Iain in Alberta
9 months ago

You know what they say? “it’s bad luck to be superstitious!”

sfa unfit for purpose
9 months ago

😉

Puggy67
9 months ago

In a scene in Rocky, Apollo Creed is giving it big licks while his trainer watches TV pictures of Balboa punching fuck out of a animal carcass. Suddenly it dawns on the trainer that the punk might have something. Now their squad is pish but they have a serious manager, something they have not had in their most recent incarnation. So Lenny kick that team’s arse because they have got complacent on very, very good wages and from the board low expectations that do not match ours. A wake up call.

Una
9 months ago

The daily ragcord tomorrow will trying and spin that Robbie Keane used to do a machine gun celebration when he scored.

The difference is he didn’t do it towards the rangers sections and say fukin huns with an imaginary gun pointing to them and his head

TicToc
9 months ago

Ralph, what TF is the craic here?
I comment many hours ago; factual (IMHO) with a slating of Lawwell central to it. It’s pulled! WTF?
WTF has happened to eTims really?

Devoy45
9 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

Yesterday, nothing to do with Lawwell. It’s to do with pride. We have ridden our luck for a long while now. No clean sheets, trouble scoring goals, wasting chances. Why doesn’t Lenny change tactics? He was outfoxed by Slippy. We’re tired?!!! Puir wee lambs. Sevco has played as many games as us with a weaker squad and they haven’t looked tired against us, ever. We all hate the Orcs: their cheating, their fascism, their politics, their ugly ways but they have won away to Motherwell, Hibs and us in the last fortnight. They fight hard. Right now, they are the BEST team in the league based on performance. What is Lenny gonna do about it? What are our players gonna do about being beaten at Paradise by a bunch of cheats and fannies? This is more than a wake up call. Our 9 in a row will go down the pan unless we wake up. We don’t need more than a couple of new players. The players we have should be more than good enough IF they decide to play. What is worrying is yesterday was a big game and we didn’t turn up. The Orcs won’t drop many points so we best not drop any at all. When will we turn up?

BJF
9 months ago
Reply to  Devoy45

For once this year the Board invested, it’s daft to hark back to that sad old tune. As the guys say this has been coming. How could Forrest, Christie, Mikey, and Eddy all be so ineffective on the same day coupled with Lenny not having the right game plan. They unfortunately are a decent side, Gerrard is a capable coach but on paper they shouldn’t live with us.So I have to look at Lenny though I do feel he has done well for us. However we only get one go at 10 IAR so it needs sorted. We have played 38, they have played 37 but we certainly need a rest band a couple of new players a centre half or at least Ahmed back, a striker and is Frimpong really a full back, great little player but not a defender.

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