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Celtic Diary Friday August 11: Glasgow Derby Day

The generous and thoughtful help given to Celtic to get the players up to speed ahead of the Champions League play off continues tonight at Firhill with the first derby of the season.

Last time out, back in May, Celtic won 5-0, although earlier in the season the Jags were just one of four sides to take anything from Celtic domestically.

With the all important european clash ahead, will Brendan field the A team, the B team or just ask a few lads from around town to bring their boots ?

Coach John Kennedy didn’t give us any clues..

The manager has always stated he wants to win games and trophies – but we also want to develop our own players too.

“It was a perfect example the other evening there [the 5-0 win against Kilmarnock] as we finished the game with five academy players plus Kristoffer Ajer and Kundai Benyu also involved from the start.

“We had a very young team but the performance level was still high. This is the skill of the manager. He settles the players down and makes their role very clear. He also trusts them and puts belief into them.

“You saw that with young Anthony Ralston at full-back the other night. He played like a 25-year-old who has 300 games under his belt.

“That comes from the manager and everyone else making it very clear what is expected of them.” 

If any game was ideal for resting a few players , it would be a league game where there’s time to make up any losses incurred, but Rodgers likes to keep his main men match fit, so although those who stepped up on Tuesday have excelled, we’re more likely to see the side who will start against Astana.

Until the games safe, that is, when the likes of Leigh Griffiths will be enticed to the sidelines by a couple of teacakes and a bottle of buckfast.

Moussa Dembele, Eboue Kouassi, Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata won;t be involved, but there’s more than adequate cover in the ranks.

Early season optimism at Firhill may already have been dampened by the opening day defeat to hibernian, but they bounced back with a 3-0 win over St Johnstone in Perth on midweek cup duty.

Manager Alan Archibald was quite candid about whether Celtic will field a “weakened ” side

The other night I watched the game back and they were like clones, they’ve got guys coming in who are playing the exact same way, still pressing with a high tempo and great on the ball as well. 

However, midfielder Adam Barton reeled out the usual blurb ahead of the game, starting with a reflection on last seasons drubbing…

They have probably done that to every team in the league and we were the next team to get it.

“That’s the thing, if you can spend that type of money and other teams can’t, what do people expect? It is unfair but it is what it is and you have got to get on with it. 

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“I had never played against a team who basically expected to go out and win every single game by four or five.

“A lot of it comes down to individual errors. Their movement on the ball is incredible and that is down to the manager.

“But it is 11 men against 11 men. A couple of seconds not concentrating and a team like Celtic will score, while another team in the league would need a few chances.

“You have to be focused and make sure you are doing your job. We are up against a really strong side so you have just got to have everyone on their game and give them a hard time.” 

They’re going to adopt the default position of kicking anyone who moves, aren’t they ?

Ten at the back, and a foul every forty seconds.

 

Last season, referees allowed several assaults on Celtic players to go without punishment, which sent a signal to opposition players they could be a little more physical than was necessary. Throughout the campaign, the diary pointed out that sooner or later someone was going to get hurt, and although it was largely forgotten in the aftermath of the Cup final, it did end up that way.

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Tierney still has the scar.

Can we count on tonights referee to be any better ?

Oh bollocks, look who it is..

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It’s Andrew “Phallus ” Dallas, fast tracked through the system due to his paternal connections at the SFA, and his ability to show that the orange hasn’t fallen far from the tree.

Back in 2016, Dallas failed to award Celtic a penalty at Dens Park in a tight 1-0 win over Dundee, when Erik Sviatchenko was ruled not to have been fouled as it was perfectly clear the injuries were not life threatening.

Afterwards, Charlie Richmond-another referee with somewhat dubious ability, claimed..

Andrew Dallas was wrong not to award Celtic penalty – but don’t dare blame it on his name says Charlie Richmond

We didn’t, of course.

We blamed it on his complete lack of ability to succeed in his chosen profession.

So far, there has been little evidence of the same sort of intimidation of Celtic players, as the opposition haven’t really got close enough to them to do any damage, but it will come.

And this time the club needs to be a little more vocal in demanding protection.

 

Patrick Roberts ?

Bit of gossip…from a well placed source-i.e. one who doesn’t actually drink- and again I’d like to remind you that we make things up on here.

I mean, me, spending enough time near a teetotaller to listen to anything he has to say ?

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Manchester City don’t rate him. Apparently he “lacks presence ” , and the other options available to him are a considerable step down, as it appears they are not the only club who feel he’s not cut out for the top teams in the EPL circus.

Not yet, at least.

He can go, but right now, its all about the cost.

Or it was, or it will be or…who gives a toss any more ?

We do. Thats who, and thats why he wants to come home.

Whether or not the deal has actually been done already isn’t clear, but it would be a huge surprise if he doesnt come back.

 

Meanwhile, the SPFL were up to their tricks again, when Annan Athletic failed to receive a few quid they were owed…

The Scottish Professional Football League is warning clubs to be on their guard against online fraud. 

Thats right, they are warning clubs about fraud.

Police Scotland were called to investigate at the end of June when Annan Athletic failed to receive an end of season payment from the league. 

The League Two side were expecting about £18,000 but the funds were paid into a fraudulent account.

BBC Scotland has learned that the money has been retrieved and that the police investigation continues.

The SPFL said it has been subject to further attempts at hacking and fraudulent activity as recently as this week. 

These days, its much harder to convince people the cheque is in the post.

One wonders of anyone will be arrested and prosecuted for this, or is it just one of those non stories ?

Or are they deflecting from their man caught looking for the hot ball during the draw for the League Cup quarter finals ?

Aye, aye…has the Herald finally got a decent story ?

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell is one of several possible candidates for one of the most powerful positions in club football after Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced he will not run for re-election as the chairman of the European Club Association.

The former Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Germany striker has chaired the ECA since it replaced the G-14 group of Europe’s biggest clubs in 2008. Still chairman at Bayern, the 61-year-old has helped the ECA grow to 220 member clubs from 53 associations. 

Or is it just speculation ?

It’s Friday, and of course that means its time to award the most prestigious award in Scottish football-the Etims

Knob of the Week 

This week, it’s a kind of collective award, but there is probably one person responsible, who cannot be named as i don;t actually know who he is.

Allow for me to explain.

This is advertised online at the Celtic Superstore..

Celtic Junior 2017/18 Home Goalkeeper Top with Gordon 1 printing

£61.00 
Now that would suggest it’s pre printed , wouldn’t it ?
And at the top of the page, it says if you order by 8pm, you can get next day delivery …
So if it was a youngsters birthday the following day, you could surprise him with his favourite players name on his new top …couldn’t you ?
Of course, you can’t absolutely guarantee it will be there, so if it isn’t.maybe a wee note to ask what happened would be in order, as one customer indeed sent..
Hi,
       I ordered a full kit on Sunday and paid for next day delivery.
   I have tried tracking it but Hermes say they have no trace of it……
……I hope you can find out what has happened to this parcel.
The reply was rather terse.


Sent from my iPad

On 27 Jul 2017, at 14:06, customer.services@celticsuperstore.co.uk wrote:

—– Original Message —–


Dear 

Thank you for your email to Celtic Superstore Customer Services.


We have looked into your query and all our delivery times are once your order is dispatched not from the time of ordering.

The following printing disclaimer is provided when ordering any printed items:

IMPORTANT: Items with custom printing cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the product is faulty.
We accept no responsibility once a replica shirt or short has been printed, in the event that a player leaves the squad and/or his squad number changes, or if the badge changes in the future.
Please be aware that our supplier for lettering does not supply any special characters, such as accents, ç or ñ. Please allow an extra 3/5 working days for delivery. Reminder: The squad numbers that will be used on tour are not necessarily the final squad numbers for the upcoming season.
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After tracking your order I can see that has since been delivered and signed for.

  Any questions?

Please email us at customer.services@celticsuperstore.co.uk and we’ll aim to respond to you within 24 hours of receipt or call
us on Celtic Orders: +44 (0) 330 100 9888
Celtic Customer Services: 0330 100 9888 between 8am and 8pm GMT Monday – Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The customer replied…
I don’t agree with you, you say if an order is placed before 12 with next day delivery charge paid, it will be delivered next day. This did not happen it was delivered the following day. The same thing is happening with a current order I have with you. You cannot say it is a printing order as these shirts are ready printed in stock. Regards,
So far, no one from the shop has looked to see what is wrong, and already its fairly obvious a misunderstanding has taken place on the product ordered, as the customer has ordered a full kit, and not the top advertised as pre printed.
An easy enough mistake to make, and of course, the “customer care people were right back with their reply.
Thank you for your email to Celtic Superstore Customer Services.

The printing disclaimer is shown when the personalisation is chosen at time of order.
IMPORTANT: Items with custom printing cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the product is faulty.
We accept no responsibility once a replica shirt or short has been printed, in the event that a player leaves the squad and/or his squad number changes, or if the Premier League badge changes in the future.
Please be aware that our supplier for lettering doesn’t supply any Spanish characters, such as accents, ç or ñ. Please allow an extra 3/5 days for delivery.
You will also see this at basket before checkout and this show as availability: Usually despatched within 3 days. This is also in our terms and conditions.
Delivery timescales start at time of dispatch.
Any questions?
Please email us at customer.services@celticsuperstore.co.uk and we’ll aim to respond to you within 24 hours of receipt or call us on Celtic Orders: +44 (0) 330 100 9888 Celtic Customer Services: 0330 100 9888 between 8am and 8pm GMT Monday – Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

You can almost hear the sender saying “I wish this guy would just fuck off ” , before picking up her phone and checking Facetwitter, or whatever its called. ( It was signed by a woman, but I’ve spared her embarassment )

Customer service is fairly self explanatory.

If there is a problem, you first of all get as much information as you can regarding the issue, and then try to find out as much as you can about it.

Then, politely, , whether you are at fault or not, you explain what has happened.

One of you may be wrong, both of you may be wrong, but the matter must be resolved in such a way as to leave the customer absolutely clear about what has happened, and what steps are now being taken.

 

As you can see, that hasn;t happened in this instance, and the club shop have lost a regular and valuable customer. All because they couldn’t be arsed looking beyond the basics of a complaint.

By immediately going on the defensive, and refusing to even consider something may have gone wrong, they resorting to quoting terms and conditions and get out clauses and all the other excuses people use when they can;t acutally be bothered to investigate an issue.

And so, collectively, the staff at the Celtic online superstore -there were a couple of them named- and thise charged with running the operation, its a big pat on the back for beating off quality opposition to win the Etims

 

Knob of the Week 

Sort it out. It’s not difficult.

 

Caption from yesterday, while we’re on the subject of consumer issues…

Puggy67 August 10, 2017 at 10:36 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption: Anusol cream -for when your arse is so sore that you kick your own head in.

If that becomes a campaign, I want a few quid out of it.

Today…

 

 

If you would like a more balanced piece on the wartime activities  of footballers and clubs, tirnanog has one which is essential reading..

A long shadow

 

Finally, a big welcome back to this Roy Aitken, the new club ambassador..

and Sean Maloney, the new Development squad coach…

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5 years ago

http://celticbynumberscom.ipage.com/griffiths-bites-back/

Partick? We’re still on Hearts over at Celtic By Numbers! Come on over for simpler, more innocent times.

Mike Annis
5 years ago

Caption: North Korea bricking it as Trump sends in the A team. (Mixed metaphor there).

New competition….how many rumours about Roberts can the fans stand?

Monti
5 years ago

Caption: ‘ Next stop Pyongyang ‘

Puggy67
5 years ago

Caption: When Wonder Woman sharts Superman discovers there’s worse things than Kryptonite.

Puggy67
5 years ago

Well said about Celtic customer service Ralph – and I’m not just sooking in because I won the caption competition, again, Monti… too many at CP still have the attitude that your lucky your not wading through pish anymore – either that or some positive discrimination required in hiring and decent wages and training by the club. If you pay peanuts….

VooDude
5 years ago

Pedro reveals his new out-field signings and formation ahead of his team’s first game against The Invincibles.

"TonyB
5 years ago

Kouassi got clogged the other night and may be seriously injured, yet there was no foul awarded and not much fuss from any of the team about it. We should be protesting in the strongest terms every time one of the players is fouled like this, ie no attempt to get the ball, otherwise all of the players are fair game.

Indeed there is a Thistle player this morning talking about playing “hard” as the only way to cope with us.

Sort this out now Celtic.

5 years ago
Reply to  "TonyB

I have heard a rumour that Roy Aitken was appointed a playing role too for such an eventuality.
“Aye that cunt there Roy..just snap him 70s style don’t worry about the fine Broonies got it covered”

portpower
5 years ago

Moussa Dembele,Erik Sviatchenko,Dedryck Boyata and now Eboue Kouassi(whose injury isn`t as bad as they thought,thank feck).

Has Tim Williamson run out of sawdust?
Get they Bhoys Clyde built Brendan.

Porridge(w/salt) and stovies.HH

Bognorbhoy
5 years ago

Caption…

Is that all the “superstars” sevco have to get off the wage bill going for a wee outing Doon the Clyde behind the rowing boat ?

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago

Caption: Sevco’s end of season party(in August)….

5 years ago

Caption
I haven’t seen that much spandex in one place since the Scorpions played the Apollo

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

🙂

mike
5 years ago

There can be NO cover ups, the wagons are circling with the zircon barriers raised to deflect the truth. We demand a full Judicial review, fitba. is far to important to be administered by the cheats, for the cheaters. Justice for Scottish Fitba.
Do not let them get away with it, keep up your good work Ralphy and your fellow bloggers. They must not win again.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

FUCK THE SFA!

portpower
5 years ago

Caption:
sevconians marvel their no defenders.
SHARK!

mike
5 years ago

Leigh, Leigh Super Leigh. Why do we love him so much, apart from being a superb striker, he is honest to a fault. What you see is what you get, the cheeky CHA-PPPY. One thing though, he always exceeds expectations, when he first arrived at Celtic Park, I thought his talents were limited, carrying a bit of baggage, bought we are told for around £1 mill. pounds.
He quickly proved me wrong, he captured our hearts (apologies) with a bravery seldom seen in such a small frame. Tic. supporters have big hearts (apologies), if they see someone working their balls of for the cause, making unselfish runs they applaud that, but super Leigh is much more than that. We quickly realised that he was versatile and had a brilliant first touch, predominately left footed (arnt we all) but not afraid to shoot with his right (boo)
Strikers are defined by goals that they score, so you need that first touch, instant control that throws defenders of balance and gives the striker that split second advantage and bhoy does oor super Leigh have that.
Pace always a prerequisite for a striker leaves defenders stranded like beached whales, if they do not possess the ability to prejudge strikers intentions, heavy lumbering, slumbering brutes, with feet of lead planted like roots, carried out in soft leather boots.
Versatility, that attribute that ability to do the unexpected, (show him the outside, he is only one footed) super Leigh is versatile enough to be twa fitted enough to leave defenders unsure of what way he will run.
Heading ability, he gains an advantage with his Zebadee spring, Boing Boing, bringing his golden locks above defenders from a standing jump.
Striking the ball, I always loved the way Di Canio struck the ball, the sound of a pure strike, like golfers hitting the sweet spot, och sorry Susanna jumped into my mind. Bitton has like George Connolly the ability to put check on the ball, to have it land softly, in front of the striker, super Leigh also has that ability.
Another thing that endears us to super Leigh, is his bravery, he stands up for himself as well as the cause, his words or actions sometimes get him into trouble, but we love all the more for that.
Where will he end up? that is up to him, a Scottish Internationalist now, surely a first name in wee Gordons team, but he has great competition at Celtic with the Moussa, two quality strikers at Celtic, how great is that?
Super doper Leigh, he came he saw he conquered, a great but welcome surprise, so keep on suprising us super Leigh, you captured our hearts (sorry) keep the suprises coming.
Our Leigh Super Leigh!!

mike
5 years ago

How, white mahn, you stole ma post, it wis a guid yin so it wis.

charlie
5 years ago
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mike
5 years ago

Caption, Wavetower, skiing to victory in the courts.

portpower
5 years ago

The SFA are getting the band back together…

“The Ingrained Ingrates”

The public cornerstone premier,billing to a Club/Company nearest you.

The Cha
5 years ago

As bad as the customer service is, it pales into insignificance against the appalling stewarding that is currently happening that is endangering fans and completely ruining what should be great enjoyment.

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Isn’t it all World Class?…..

5 years ago

Caption
Robin-Are you aware Wonder Woman has got crabs Batman?
Batman – Holy sea side nippers Robin… must reach… crab …repellent spray

charlie
5 years ago
charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

check oot the oz commentery on keirons goal

5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Red when you have an hour or so to spare check out that Film l put up on the Clinton Foundation on yesterday’s Diary 😉

Gerry
5 years ago

With regard to the team tonight then I think it should be as close to Tuesday as possible. Our concern at this time of year is lack of competitive games in advance of the qualifiers, after getting past Rosenborg the prospect of 3-4 competitive games before completing the Astana tie was seen as a good thing. We can’t have the competitive games AND look to protect the fitness of the players so something has to give. Every player should be champing at the bit for game time, and especially to be a part of these important games, so lets unleash them on Partick and continue to build towards a great performance on Tuesday which will be the key to a great season.

The Cha
5 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

Gerry,

In case you’re unaware and planning to book travel for next week’s game then its on Wednesday.

The return is the following Tuesday (22nd August).

Gerry
5 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cheers Cha, got my days mixed up. Will be in Paradise on Wednesday of course!

Devoy45
5 years ago

Agreed. Tonight, our best 11.
Gordon
Lustig/Simunovic/Bitton/Tierney
Brown/Armstrong
Forrest/Rogic/Sinclair
Griffiths
3-0 to the Bhoys.
Subs as needed.
DeVries/Ajer/McGregor/Hayes/Nchamb/Benyu

Monti
5 years ago

Regan….tictoc tictoc tictoc

mattgallscot
5 years ago

bunch of yanks

Cartvale88
5 years ago

Caption
The media dream of Sevco, Bruno at the top
Agree regarding the stewards, who cynically trains them, they lack any form of customer service, considering the cost to support and follow the team.
Remember a few years ago when LPL fans paraded a thank you banner to the Celtic fans, a fan went down to present a flag to them, immediately huckled by two moronic stewards and it still continues.
Agree that we should play our strongest team tonight, however would play McGregor in front of Armstrong
With a bit of luck Lenny should turn over Pedro’s super eleven tomorrow, a wee bet methinks.

The Cha
5 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

There’s a lot of talking up of Hibs but for all their cup exploits they took 3 years to get promoted and both Hearts and the Huns left them a distant second.

I remain to be convinced about them challenging for second but if they gub the govanites tomorrow then that’ll help get me onside.

BJF
5 years ago

Just had a cheeky email from a Partick supporting mate, he of the stripping titles/?Resolution 12 comment: ” Oh all that is just a Celtic Rangers thing no one else cares. I haven’t responded but will pick my time, if we get a big result tonight then here we go.
I see the Hetald referred to Alex Neill ” of Norwich City”as the only Scottish manager in the top 44 senior clubs in England and the Herald wants to be taken seriously as a football paper.( Neill is at Preston North End). They also have a picture they claim is of David Wagner the Huddersfield manager only it isn’t him, strewth!

The Cha
5 years ago
Reply to  BJF

Are there many others these days?

i remember when about 1/2 the EPL were managed by Scots, whereas I can’t think of any today.

mike
5 years ago

Singing I’m no a billy i’m a Tim,
I’m no a billy i’m a Tim,
if you want to see a cheat,
he’ll be sitting in his Ibrox seat,
They make you wanny greet,
Oh i’m no a billy, cos that would be very silly,
Oh i’m no a billy i’m a died in the wool Timmy,
i’m no a billy i’m a Timmmmmmm.

The Cha
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

My uncle Dan was a Fenian man and he hated the colour of blue
He would rather die on the scaffold high than be an Orange Barsteward like you

NB The “you” in the above is not a reference to our Poet Laureate 🙂

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Good job you added that or I was on my quad looking for you. 😉

The Cha
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

You one of them Quadrofenians?

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Yep dinny do anything by halves, wait for my wee story I posted to you, you will get a laugh at my daftness. 😉

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Funny you talking about uncle Dan, I had a great uncle Dan, he stayed in Kirkcaldy, you could smell the lino works half an hour before you got there. A miner of course and an amateur boxer, he walked with a rolling gait, hands in the pockets with his gold boxing medal attached to his watch chain, a bachelor all his days, he always whistled. like a canary. I loved going to visit him, singing away in competition with his canary, wearing the duffle coat tied around my neck, going to the pictures, running along the road like Zorro swinging my imaginary sword, the sword of truth and justice, even then I was a daft cunt.

The Cha
5 years ago

From BBC Scottish Football Gossip page:

“Celtic are bracing themselves for a £3m Southampton bid for midfielder Stuart Armstrong before the end of August. (Daily Express)”

I assume there’s a 0 missing after or a 1 or 2 before the 3?

The only bracing that would need to be done for that would be to avoid a toilet malfunction due to laughing so much.

mike
5 years ago

Btw I tipped the Hibees for the runners up spot, earlier this year, why? because they have Lenny as manager, he knows the SPFL like the back of his hand, where as the rest dinny, he Mr. Motivator will have the team ready, especially for you, da da dada da da da, Go oan the Effe, Stokesy, pump up the volume.
Also the whistler Whitaker good player, YEAH.

mike
5 years ago

Naw you were right the first time Pedro’s Paps, they beat Dunfermline and now they are Brazilian like, Pedro’s Paps has a nice ring to it!!

The Cha
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Right Said Fred Cup Quarter Final:

Prediction – Partick Pap Pedro’s Papes

mike
5 years ago

Bunch of TIT’S.

Pat Higney
5 years ago

Caption: The 10 finalists in the SFA/SPFL hunt for a new media communications guru take part in the ” move along Timmy, nothing to see here” stage of the interview.

portpower
5 years ago

Enjoy the game Khids.

C/O Alex O’Henley‏ @OHenleyAlex

Celtic lineup – Gordon, Lustig, Simunovic, Bitton, Tierney, Forrest, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor, Sinclair, Hayes

On the bench – De Vries, Ajer, Ralston, Armstrong, Rogic, Benyu, Griffiths

Celts by 3.

Monti
5 years ago

COME ON YOU BHOYS IN GREEN!

5 years ago

Chris Doolan always worries me when we play Thistle he’s a handful at times.
Hopefully the bhoys at the back keep him quiet.

5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Kris’

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Doo Doo Doolans is out injured, is he not!

5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Naw he’s warming up and in the starting 11

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

CS,
” kris Doolan always worries me ”
Could you provide the stats for the following?
1) How many times has Doolan scored for Thistle v Celtic.
2) How many points have Thistle taken from Celtic, with Doolan on the field of play?

5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

The missed header would be an indicator as to why he worries me.
He would normally have buried that.

mike
5 years ago

Go for Goals, continue our slump, 4-0 to the Tic. and then watch the fandango dancers stutter yet again tomorrow.
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, our trials continue Tomorrow!
while we plough a lonely furrow, as Championeees.
COYBIG.

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Oh he is a merry ploughbhoy….

portpower
5 years ago

🙂

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Hail Hail Neil Lennon

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  portpower

Brilliant Port and even Brillianter 🙂 Neil Lennon. And that stupid hun-fuck with the even stupider name 🙂 trying to tell Lindsay AND SPFL to “do something” about an incontrovertible truth from Neil. ‘Fucking imbeciles’ doesn’t come close.
COYBIG2 tomorrow.
HH

5 years ago

Sorry but for me the Forrest up front scenario just isn’t cutting it we would be better starting Aitchison with Griffiths on the bench at least he knows what runs to make and how to move the defenders about.

5 years ago

Ooft close from Biton

5 years ago

Boom Ntcham 1-0

5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Lovely strike from the edge of the box took it well.

5 years ago

Been saying this for a while now looking at McGregor l think we have a natural replacement for Brown in the engine room when he hangs his boos up.
Works tirelessly from whistle to whistle.

5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Boots’

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

McGregor is an entirely different player from Brown!
No comparison can be made!

5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

He’s a CMF who can play both as an AMF or a DMF not too mention his work rate and fitness levels.
Plenty scope for him to grow into Browns role he’s only 24.

5 years ago

1-0 HT
Total domination in that half reducing Thistle to only a couple of excursions in our penalty box.
In saying that we are fairly toothless at the pointy end with Forrest playing the main Striking role no his fault but l would be surprised if Brendan left the shape the same second half.
1-0 score lines are always dodgy sooner we grab the second the better.
Lovely strike from outside the box on the volley from Ntcham only Celt who seemed to not be impressed was Armstrong on the bench (make of that what you will)?
Several times Tierney got behind the full back to look up and Forrest wasn’t making the run forcing him to cut it back to the incoming MF players.
Not Jamesie fault as l say but he’s not making the natural runs a forward would in these situations.

5 years ago

Doolan free header over the bar.

5 years ago

Jesus Biton left 2 men unmarked in the box caught ball watching
Major let off there.

Una
5 years ago

Fed up listening to stupid songs that have resurfaced since the linfield game. Time for the ones singing this dross to wise up.Brother Walfrid wasn’t in the provos ffs.

5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Ah know whits that beautiful sunday all about man

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Una,
What’s happening in Hollyoaks?

Una
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

A storyline about a stalker, sound familiar?

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Any Celtic fans in it singing Rebel Songs?(nothing to do with P.I.R.A.)

5 years ago
Reply to  Una

🙂

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

🙂

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