Celtic Diary Monday August 15: Bottom Of The Table ? £8.5m Though…

Having got the International champions cup out of the way with a 2-0 defeat to Inter milan, who probably took it more seriously than Brendan Rodgers did, Celtic can now begin to prepare in earnest for the big one on Wednesday.

By the way, if you go to the game, pick up a copy of Not The View.

I hear it might turn out to be a bit of a collectors edition.

The ICC has finishged, and Celtic finished a credible tenth out of ten , which means next year things can only get better.

POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS
1 Paris Saint-Germain 3 3 0 0 10 2 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 6 2 8 9
2 Liverpool 3 2 0 1 6 1 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 6
3 Chelsea 3 2 0 1 6 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 4 2 6
4 Real Madrid 3 2 0 1 5 5 1 0 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
5 Barcelona 3 2 0 1 7 7 2 0 0 7 3 0 0 1 0 4 0 6
6 Bayern Munich 3 1 1 1 7 5 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 4 1 2 4
7 Internazionale 3 1 0 2 4 7 1 0 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 -3 3
8 AC Milan 3 0 1 2 4 8 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 3 5 -4 2
9 Leicester City 3 0 1 2 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 9 -6 2
10 Celtic

I haven’t included our stats in that table, but you’ve probably realised they’re not as good as anyone elses. I could work for Level 5, you know.

Even Leicester.

After the game on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers ignored the table and told us what he thinks the squad got from the exercise..

 “I was really pleased with the way we played against a top side with real good quality. I needed to be fair to these guys here because a lot of them needed the 90 minutes.

“The competitive games have come upon us very quickly in pre-season, so we have had to reduce some of the time with some of the guys that played last night because we have been playing in competition.

“It’s important I got see them against a really good team and I felt tonight was a really good exercise for us and you saw how accomplished they were in a lot of the game.

“We got young players getting a great experience against really good players and we will take something away from it.”  

Yes, we took around £2.6m away from it. Just a couple of hundred thousand less than we took from winning the SPL.

Any criticism of this tournament or Celtics involvment  falls flat when that figure, multiplied by three , is mentioned.

For all the whinging, there’s not a club in Scotland who would have turned down this sort of money.

Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries has finally joined the club from Nottingham forest, which should give Craig Gordon a bit of competition. Rodgers rates him, and he’s been right so far with his signings, so perhaps we’ve got a bargain.

Whether or not he takes over as number one is irrelevant, what matters is if he is capable of providing a serious challenge for the shirt, and that we have two keepers who can play at the top level without causung supporters to sit on the toilet whilst watching the game.

Rodgers speaks highly of de Vries…

“For me, for how we play, I need to have a goalkeeper that can distribute the ball and pass it and Dorus is as good as I’ve seen in that in all my travels.

“He’s a real fit guy, he’s 35, but look at guys like Van der Saar who played right through ’till 40 and has some of his best years were in that final part of their career.

“Dorus I know well enough to know he looks after his body and he will come in and get how I work. He’s been nursing a slight knock he took last week so we’re just assessing that.

“He’s with the medical team and I expect him to join the goalkeepers today or Monday and we will see his availability from then.” 

It’s clear focus is pn Wednrsday’s game however, and hopefully there will be no distractions either before or during the match. you now which distractions I’m referring to.

Rodgers continued, without mentioning them.

“You want to win and our home game is going to be really important for us, whether it was the first or the second leg. We area a team that wants to win and a team that plays offensively and aggressively in defence.

“Ideally, the situation would be that they take a lead and as big a lead as they possibly can to the second leg. As you can see, as each game goes by, offensively and defensively, we are getting better and better.

We will hopefully have 60,000 there creating and incredible atmosphere and we will pour everything into the game into getting a positive result to take into the following week’s game. It will be a tough game.

“I watched them a number of times now and they are very robust and hard to break down and we will need to be patient in the game. If we can get a victory to take into the second leg then of course we will be happy.

“We will be ready. This is a team we have been working on our mentality and our football is getting better every day. As much as it will be a difficult game for us, I’m sure it will be a really difficult game for them so we will look forward to it.” 

Theres often the feeling that having the home game first in this kind of tie puts a club at a disadvantage, another of those urban myths it appears, according to this report;

Having the Second Leg At Home –

Advantage in the UEFA Champions League Knockout Phase?

Manuel J. A. Eugster∗ , Jan Gertheiss∗† & Sebastian Kaiser∗ Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany.

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Summary and Discussion

In soccer knockout ties with first and second leg the team which is playing at home in the return match is generally seen as advantaged. For checking this we analyzed matches of the UEFA Champions League. The UEFA Champions League is usually seen as the most important competition for football club teams in the world (or at least in Europe), and hence a natural reference. Our analysis showed that there is no statistical evidence for the common belief that the chance of winning is higher if a team is playing away in the first leg and having the second leg at home. For players, however, there may also be other reasons for hoping that the return match will be at home. In the case of winning, for example, they can celebrate together with all the fans at their home stadium.  

The full report can be found here, and its interesting, if a little complicated, reading.

Report on The Advantage of playing the second leg at home.

Yeah, you skipped to the summary as well, didn’t you ?

With that in mind, we can get on with the job.

The signing of de Vries is not the last move into the market for the club, as manager Rodgers explains. Without naming who it is, or even what position he plays in, the gaffer let everyone know what his plans are without using the words “Shweinsteiger ” or ” Central midfielder “

“If we could get one more player in that would be the ideal. If we do that we’d have had an incredible market in terms of what we’ve been able to bring in – the club couldn’t have done any more. They have given me great support.

“In all fairness when I took the job I said I would assess the team. The team was Scottish champions and I had to be fair to them and assess the players before I decided what I needed. You have to give huge credit to Peter Lawwell, the board and Dermot Desmond for backing me to get the players I wanted to get in. We have arrived at the point where there’s still a lot of improvement to come but we have shown good signs that the team can play at the tempo and with the technique I want.

“We get to Wednesday in a really good position. It’s the final step and it’s a big step we need to take. We arrive at it with a bit of confidence. Hopefully we can win the game and take some sort of advantage to the second leg. I’m feeling good about it. I think we’ve done everything we possibly could. I don’t think we could have done any more.”  

All depends on what happens against the Israelis, I guess….

While Celtic were playing over in limerick at the weekend, the domeatic title chase continued without us. Newcomers “rangers ” now lead the pack, ahead of St. Johnstone on goals scored. Aberdeen and Hearts drew 0-0 as the idea of all the strong clubs playing amongst each other to get people interested early on continues, which means both are in a league position that they won’t be in for long.

The new club are delighted with their early start, and posted this on twitter, although it may be a parody account. you can’t tell the difference these days..

You’ll have noticed on Etims that when we refer to the Ibrox side, we place them in quotation marks, to suggest there is doubt about their true identity, as suggested by Tom Campbell a few months back.

We’re glad to see others have picked up on that, and also explain why its done…

The truth can be stranger than fiction sometimes, such as this twotter revelation, which i haven’t checked yet, about a possible family link between reknowned devil worshipper Alasdeir Crowley, and a man who quite possibly sold his soul to the entity with the bad rep, Mark Warburton…

 Bartin Main, on twitter, who spotted the link, wonders of by any chance they are related..

There are similarities, one spent an unnatural amount of time and energy absorbing himself into matters concerning the dark and mysterious world of the dead and enthusiastically took part in stage rituals, though its unclear whether the other had even been to Ibrox.

Whilst we’re on the subject of all things dark and sinister, look how well Nacho Novo is doing in Ireland, and surely it cannot be long before he’s noticed by the scouts at Ibrox and offered a new deal…

They love him over there, and he’s even got his own stalker who follows him around, announcing his arrival with a glorious fanfare…

Over on Facebook, a social media site used generally for people to tell you things about their life that would have you running screaming to the other end of the bar should you actually have to listen to them say it live, a “group ” known as Ibrox loyal have been forced to remove themselves from the building;

Believe it or not, as you can se aboive, they have regrouped and started out again as “THE Ibrox Loyal..”

Its monday, so its time for

Honest Mistake Of The Week, 

and the fact that Celtic weren’t playing perhaps meant that there would be no outstanding contender this week.

Ah, but you’d be wrong if you thought that..

The man known as Scotlands top referee, Craig Thomson, made a terrible blunder when he took to the field to officiate at the game between Dundee and “rangers “, a game which the Ibrox side had to win to avoid the rumblings of a discontented support becoming louder, even at this early stage of the season.

Obligingly, Thomson made the schoolboy error of forgetting to take his red card out onto the pitch with him, meaning that no matter how hard Harry Forrester of “rangers “tried, he couldn’t be sent off.

All Thomson could do was book him, despite several assualts on Dundee players, and so, the man expected to dominate the Honest Mistakes award is off the mark already, and I think we can say he’s going to be a leading light in the Honest Mistakes section this year.

 

Well done, and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about him as the season progresses.

On Saturday, we posted this picture and asked for your thoughts..

and there were two that caught the eye.

One serious…

schoosh71 August 13, 2016 at 10:21 am · Edit · Reply →

It doesn’t matter what Mr Warburton is saying, looking at the body language of the players, they’re not very attentive. Not one of the players, who I couldn’t tell you the names of, are looking at him. Infact it looks to me that the players are ‘all’ thinking “this guy’s a tosser”. HH

and the one that made me chuckle…

Donegal August 13, 2016 at 11:06 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption :

It’s a warchest … ’bout two feet by three feet … eighteen inches deep.

It’s lying about here somewhere.

Who-ever finds it get’s a bonus.

Now, today, again we have to put the words into the mouths of those in the picture… though this time you may recognise the guy in it…

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Greenmaestro
4 years ago

“So apparently the oars are meant to go into the wee hoopy things at the sides”

Alan lilley
4 years ago

“Morning officers, I’m here on International duty, can you direct me to the ‘Boating Lake”?

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
4 years ago

Caption: it’s the amount of times Rangers will win the league until we get 9.

Arsene Parcelie
4 years ago

“…aye, about that size, … they fell aff when John Grieg booted me up in the air then volleyed me into the stand… the bastard… gonny go help us find them?”

level 5 plant
4 years ago

Listen lads I may be small but my balls are this big!

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago

I think that’s in Amsterdam,in which case Jimmy is describing how thick my mate Garry’s doobies are!

Smokes them like I smoke roll-ups.

Mike Annis
4 years ago

Caption: It’s a boat, just a Wee one about this size. Seems to be lost.

mike
4 years ago

Great read again Ralphy,so many nails HIT,who was knob of the week? Heres a wee ode to well work it oot.
OH my Pippa,to me your Arse is wonderfull,
OH my Pippa, I want to see yoo nude,
No one could be, so gentle or so luvable,
OH my Pippa, she always understood,
Gone are the days,when i sat her on my knee,
and she would sit there in style,
She would touch and caress me and always raise a—smile.He,He.

K-Dhogg
4 years ago

Caption: “…So I said to Dave King, “Look me straight in the eye and tell me the truth!… Impossible”

mike
4 years ago

Charlie and Vinnie were luvers.

Oh i yearn to be pished,
move over darling,
how can i resist,
move over darling,
that squint in your eye,
and now that im no longer free,make luv to me.He.He.
Yoo can call me a Pickled yin,
but im practically yours for everything,
I yearn to be pished,
move over darling make luv to me. HA.HA.HA.

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

mike wits this no longer free i just got oot on friday is vinnie in the nick ha ha

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  charlie

He is hiding after reading that charlie.

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

ha ha

schoosh71
4 years ago

When I seen that Chris McCart’s son was playing for the development squad, I said to myself, “aye, aye”. But I was really impressed with his performance, looks cool, calm and calculated. I really like players who make the game look easy and the young Bhoy done that in spades against high quality opposition.

Is craig houston ‘morphing’ into a crowley clone, the more he involves himself into the ‘dark matter’ that resides over at ibrox.

I’m sure Jinky is just asking the local plod where he can get a bottle of Irn-Bru.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Me to his was a calm debut,very impressive.

Delbhoy
4 years ago

Can’t wait for this game they are already doing an astana today and saying how much we should fear them, love it.

Cifti is speaking today about the boss and sounds like the players are absolutely loving it at the moment, the feel good factor is back. Hail Hail

Devoy45
4 years ago

Caption:”Officers, they got detached when Forrester savaged me in Dundee…”
Inter Milan? Some promising stuff from our youngsters. Glad that tournament is finished though.Wed night: 4-3-3
Gordon
Lustig/Toure/O’Connell/Tierney
Brown/Rogic/McGregor
Griffiths/Dembele/Sinclair
2-0 to the bhoys but hoping for more.
Please protest with common sense although I still think outside the stadium is always best.
Not every Celtic supporter thinks the same, about Hamas or anything else.But, we all think the same about Celtic Football Club. Hail,hail.
Questions: will Sviatchenko be fit to play?
What is the best formation?
Can we score and keep a clean sheet?
This will be the biggest match of the season so far. C’mon the Hoops. Good health and peace to all on this forum.

4 years ago

Ralph..you missed the classic NewsNow gaffe on Sinday ..talking about Forrester and they used a picture of Etims heartthrob James Forrest.. a possible Knob of the week contender?

Caption: They call me The Flea…you know the tiny wee thing..well to me mind its about yon size

Delbhoy
4 years ago

Devoy its strange how its gone , eric was looked at as our best defender and future captain , i think like me a lot of people were thinking that him and simunovic would be the ideal pairing however brendan brought in toure and young oconnel has been outstanding so now your looking at it and dont know where eric is in the pecking order. I would personally stick with oconnel he is a very good passer and hasnt done much wrong.

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

Delbhoy

It’s a difficult one,isn’t it?

Erik had performed superbly prior to injury. Simo we have yet to see the best of-or anything,tbh. Toure brings masses of experience,and for that reason is ideal to partner an up-and-coming youngster which Eoghan most certainly is. Think Pat Stanton and Roy Aitken,who would definitely have been a far better player long-term but for Pat’s unfortunate injury.

Though Roy always had a nasty streak,still got a few scars from Central Park from him.

Lustig can perform there well within himself,and if Efe can get his confidence back,I’d be delighted. And astonished.

If we want to plan for the long term,IMO it has to be the veteran and the kid. But neither can play every game-one would risk exhaustion,the other burn-out.

That’s why we have a squad. It’s why we have a very impressive manager to make decisions. It’s why I’m sitting in a pub necking a few £2 Guinness instead of planning our assault on Europe!

charlie
4 years ago

great post just one question where do you get yon 2quid guiness

andybhoy
4 years ago

Caption….

‘Naw guys, the canals are a little bit on the small size. I prefer Millport.

Cartvale88
4 years ago

When will an ex Celt get a gig on the Billy a boys Club, as for Craigie being our best referee, that is a laugh. Never mind the tribute act are top of the league, Sad, they were lucky to get a win.
Caption ‘ a big guy chased me oot the park have you seen him’

The real anton rogan
4 years ago

Ahm tellin ye officer, Bobby Murdoch could thread a pass through a hole this big…

basqueceltic
4 years ago

Caption;0K||||||Let me try this one more time……there is no old firm.

basqueceltic
4 years ago

Caption;Ha,ha,ha….no,no,no,it means nil-nil not orange order.

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago

BASQUECELT

Haha,it might mean the ludj in my home town!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

Caption
Jinky explains fundamental flaws of Lesbianism to a captive yet curiously aroused Dutch audience

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Good to see you back Charlie Saiz. I tried producing meaningful statistics on pre season friendlies and European Fitba, but I lost it half way through.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

Cheers it can get a bit tedious Uralius hence why I cut back.
They either float yer boat or they don’t.
HH
Looking better with some genuine width and pace in attack now.

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

good to see ye back charlie sais

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

A lesbian is that someone who comes from Lebanon?

Delbhoy
4 years ago

Haha mick I’m jealous I havnt had a pint in weeks with my medication! Have one for me. Your right it is a squad game and I suspect Eric will have a role to play , I don’t think toure will play every game and he is the guy who would step in as the leader.

Good news is you could actually see a full defense of academy players in the future with occonnel , mccart , Tierney and Ralston.

Delbhoy
4 years ago

Mick I replied to you but its goe , suspect it will appear soon

The Cha
4 years ago

“Why are you arresting me, as I only asked the women where I can get a pair of oars.”

I’ve no doubt that those showing their support for Palestine will not stop them giving their full support for the team.

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

THE CHA

I’d prefer they showed their support for the club in a way which didn’t undermine it.

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago

DELBHOY

They usually take a few minutes. You’ll probably see this joooost after your reply appears!

mike
4 years ago

I see the Celtic Supporters Assossiation are quite rightly calling out the cheats,two weeks in and the bigots are out.
Stewart Regan, (do something about it).
John Fleming,(head of the refs. Do something about it).
Craig Thomson,(you should be sacked).
Walker the diver,call them out,let the people know what there game is.
Dallas junior,as yogi said,you are not fit to be a senior referee.(A shambles at Inverness).
No mair back of the bus,they are not honest mistakes,they should either be sacked for they are bigots or at the least too incompetant to be called senior referrees.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Its time to highlight the cheating,surly the CSA could organise a bus trip outside Hamdump and get the supporters to show a red card,to highlight our cause.
Some thing has to be done,this cannot be allowed to continue.

Raise a red card or shine a light at Cellic park to show the bigots that we areny going to take this pish anymore.
The SFA are our enemy,force them to act.

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

great post mike but i dony know what the child support agency could do ha ha zero tollerance to the cheating bastards

Vinnie
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Good shout Mike. I like the ‘torch’ idea best as it highlights the problem, will make anyone who doesn’t understand it (like proper journalists, not SMSM) ask questions about it and can’t land the club in the shit.
Charlie, you can get 4 cans of draught Guinness in Aldi for £4, so that should put a smile on yer puss, ha ha!
Oh, BTW, did anyone notice the name on that hun Facebook page above? The lyin’ bastards are tying themselves up in knots. It says: “The Rangers Football Club plc” It’s actually “The Rangers Football Club Limited”, born Sevco Scotland Limited, stole some assets from Sevco 5088 Limited and then changed its name by, er, um, Deid Poll to TRFCL in order to try to con everyone into believing the “same club MYTH”. (The “plc” is RIFC plc) but they don’t do truth or detail.
HH
“Okay warden, I’m nearly finished. How many mer mailbags do I have to sew before breakfast?”
PS Enjoyed watching the Inter game as of no consequence and Brendan was clever enough to field the reserves ahead of Wednesday. There wasn’t THAT much difference; their 1st goal was eminently avoidable so some learning from that and their 2nd was a real beauty, a la “here’s how it’s done”. Young Christie had a cracking 2nd half IMO and lots of performances to be happy about. Bring on the Beer.
(er, Be’er, D’oh!)

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  Vinnie

vinnie mrs charlie just asked if i wanted to go a walk roon the shops wae her is there an aldi at said shops sais i there is sais she amur sais i ……by the way plenty of bread and water cures gate fever

Vinnie
4 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie, Mrs. Vinnie says if I go to the shops wi’ her later on I’m on a promise.
She promises to re-arrange ma heid wi’ the cast-iron frying pan if I sneak a load of bevvie under the bread, water an’ vegetables in preparation for tomorrow night. Keep takin’ the tablets.
HH

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

I recall when McCurry was at his worst. I pointed out that he was either a cheat,or incompetent.

In which case he should either give up the Saturday job or the Sunday job.

Can you imagine for one minute a Catholic priest getting a gig as a ref in a Celtic v Rangers game?

Me neither.

mike
4 years ago

Well said Chris Sutton,Thompsons a bottler,one of the few Ex Celts that tell the truth on the media,the rest are takin huge portions of soup.I hope thay choke on it.

TonyB
4 years ago

Say it loud

Say it clear

Craig Thomson is a disgrace to refereeing

And an embarrassment to Scottish football

Up with this we will not put!

Devoy45
4 years ago

I’m also sure Brendan Rodgers can guarantee fewer MIB shenanigans better than Deila could because Brendan knows where it is coming from and grew up with its source. Poor Ronny was very naive on that score. It’s funny that the ‘give the Huns/Waghorn a penalty every match’ stopped last year when some on this forum drew attention to it. Waghorn was given more penalties than the rest of the league combined! However, we will always need a MIB Watch.

tom
4 years ago

If RD was still in charge he would have still been playing IFFY.
He wouldn’t have tried the young lads.

Monti
4 years ago

Is it Wednesday yet?

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago

With apologies to Donegal
It’s a warchest … ’bout two feet by three feet … eighteen inches deep.

It’s lying about here somewhere.

If it exists its been stolen from the people of South Africa

Who-ever finds it get’s a bonus.

james mcguire
4 years ago

sorry officer Igot in the rowboat without my passport

mike
4 years ago

caption,that was the size of my baws before jock caught me and now they are twice that size.

Uralius
4 years ago

Caption: I could dribble from the Celtic box past yer hale team an’ score a goal past that Ajax Keeper o’ your’s wi’ a dooby in each hawn.

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago

Uralius

Jinky was on form in both legs. How we only scored one at “home” defies belief.

But for a late collapse in the first leg,even that would have been good enough for extra-time.

This against one of the best teams the planet has ever seen.

For all that we laid and honour The Lions and those who joined in the fun under Jock,we sometimes forget just how good they were. So so close to adding to that single star on so many occasions.

Uralius
4 years ago

Aye the rest were magic, but Jinky dribbled on water. The Father, The Son, the Holy Ghost and Jinky.

Uralius
4 years ago

I have to be honest though I am far too young to remember, so I don’t know my history like many on here I know of it, but historians would prefer your accounts to mine.

mike
4 years ago

Highlighted that fact to an e-mail friend still canny understand how that team never won at least 3 European cups.

4 years ago

Caption: You sing it like this
We’ve got Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Johnstone on the wing, on the wing,
We’ve got Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Johnstone on the wing,on the wing.
JIMMY OH JIMMY JOHNSTONE Oh JIMMY JOHNSTONE on the wing.
Nothing to do with the pic I know,but just can’t help singing it when I see the wee man. You’ll never walk alone Jinky RIP.

D'Fhinnein Mick
4 years ago

Laid is laud in iPhone-land.

Run Sammy Run
4 years ago

Caption: In the key of ‘G’, on 3, …1….2…3…”ohhhhhh the rangers are shite”

4 years ago

Happy hoops day everyone.

Cartvale88
4 years ago

Notice the comments about the cheating in this Wee Biggoted Country of ours.
As Stein said to the players, remember tha you are playing against twelve on the pitch, also he laboured the point about not arguing with the referee. That was fifty years ago and CFC should get a spine and start raising issues of concern with the SFA and the SPFL.
The Sneidy back stabbing from the majority of the Scottish media should be dealt with, pull the stupid adverts for season tickets and games from the red tops, as the majority of sane Celtic supporters do not buy their bile, borough it from the morons at work
The hatred from the south side mob is palbable, wait till the season gets into full swing, the magic hat slips and the cheating will be blatant.
Also Celtic should take a stance with UEFA regarding European boundaries and request that all travel out with Continental Europe be paid for by EUFA, small steps can cause big changes as UEFA are about to find out.
They should also be upfront about the Paleztine question and invite a group of refugees to the game, publicising he fact.
They should develop cohones!

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Couldnt agree more Cartvale,justice for the Tic.

deadhead67
4 years ago

Look guys if big jock asks what pub weve went too send him in the wrong direction

mike
4 years ago

OH Ralphy hes in trouble,oh goodness gracious me,
Were gonna burst there bubble,oh goodness gracious me,
They think they!l win the double,oh goodness gracious me,
Oh Ralphy only buys doubles,oh goodness gracious me,
and then he gets in trouble,cos he gets pished tooo quick.
Thats what we need Ralphy,Charlie Saiz and uralias,stats that is, to show the mibs cheatin,who has awarded penalties,which teams receive them and a record of cards for all teams,who got them,who didny and were they justified or not.
Highlighting the cheatin.

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

I suspect that we will have to back it up with video evidence showing the difference in a Celtic penalty and a scum one.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

We have eyes uralias if its in doubt it will probably be shown on the telly,your word is good enough for me.

elcormaco
4 years ago

I didnt see the Inter game, having cancelled my Sky and not trying to find a stream for it. Good to get younger / squad guys a game, a good few quid into the club and keep the profile up there. It caused monkey tears crying about “sporting integrity” you say? Well all the better.

I did watchthe *rangers game as I still have my BT sport.

What I learnerd was this: they are a very average team. The boy on the wing , Mc kay, is a good player, but no one else, including Barton or Rossiter, in any way stood out as being special. If they are to mount a title challenge they’ll need to take points from us, Aberdeen, Hearts and all things being equal I cant se them doing that too often.

The second thing I saw was that it is a very real possibility that they will get a lot of favourable decisions this season. The boy should have been shown three yellow cards by the end, he got one and then committed two tackes that at the very least were yellow cards. I dont get into conspiraces in this, but I do wonder if the player in question had been playing for Dundee on Saturday would he have been sent off?
How he got away with two more yellow card tackles is certainly mystifying…

The Holy Poet
4 years ago

Cracking post today and so much covered. HH

John Paterson
4 years ago

Why are there so many column inches devoted to ‘rangers’?

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  John Paterson

well john, thats because its great fun to make fun of your club

A_Mac
4 years ago

What’s the significance of the £8.5 million mentioned in the headline but ( unless I missed it) not mentioned in the body of the blog? Thanks

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  A_Mac

Cos all the posters are aware that, that was the totall monies that Celtic got for appearing in the International Champions Cup.

Steve Naive
4 years ago

Really impressed with the effort,football and pressing against a really strong Inter. Nearly all played well but can’t help being a little disappointed by Boyata whom I was desperate to do well. Difficult to know if he picked a knock though. Also some great one touch free flowing moves nearly topped off by a great goal from captain Cifti. Armstrong trying too hard maybe as some moves broke down with him but this is a measure of how far we have come in the 30 days since Red Imps.
Lesbians were originally from Lesbos

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve Naive

Aye aw ken,i was just jokin.

Level 5 plant
4 years ago

We will have to keep taking it up the ass as our club will do nothing about it. PL has his nose so far in the trough that he ain’t interested. How long has this been going on? It’s never going to stop. Resolution 12? Anything here either? Hope we give those Israeli asses a good kicking on Wednesday!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Level 5 plant

Fred,
I note you said “taking”?
Interesting……

charlie
4 years ago

caption jinky sais see yoos foreign coppers yees aint hawf as ugly as the glesga wans

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