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Celtic Diary Monday October 16: Major Blow for Bayern

Although Jupp Heynckes, the veteran brought in to stabilise the ship in Munich, inspired his side to a 5-0 win over Freiburg at the weekend, it has come at a cost..

Javi Martinez, the experienced Spanish midfielder/defender hurt hs shoulder, and was replaced a=on the hour mark at his own request..Heynckes confirmed he’ll miss the Celtic game.

Javi will miss the game against Celtic,” 

 “It is a concern. He’s a tough boy and never usually asks to come off.” 

Bayern and their players have a little more respect for Celtic than perhaps an English team would, and certainly more than the media may lead us to believe.

Midfielder Thiago, who was at Barcelona when the Catalans lost in Glasgow explained..

“I was at Barcelona when we played Celtic five years ago. 

“It was a weird game. We had the most possession. Suddenly they scored two goals and won the game. For sure that could happen to us but we will prepare well for the challenge.

“We will look at all aspects of the game and we will be ready for Celtic. I know all about Brendan Rodgers . He did a great job at Liverpool.

“I expect a tough game. Playing Celtic is like playing Premier League teams. They are always great games and Celtic will be difficult opponents.” 

The Bayern support clearly agree with him. with an allocation of just over 3,000, the minimum five per cent demanded by UEFA rules, the Bavarian club has been a little surprised that around 35,000 fans have applied for a ticket for the second match in Glasgow, causing a bit of a worry for the police, who like to have something to worry about so they can kick peoples doors in a dawn.

We could not believe the number of Bayern fans who applied for tickets. With 34,500 applications, that represents half of their stadium in Munich. It also means 10 German fans wanted to come for each ticket available.

“We are just keeping our fingers crossed that we don’t end up with a similar situation to Cologne in London.” 

Well, you won’t.

Celtic sell out their own ground, and flogging your ticket to visiting fans is almost unheard of .

As far as the first game in Munich is concerned, Celtic are a little more relaxed away from home, and its certainly not beyond them to get a positive result in the Allainz Arena. Two draws and a win in their last three trips mean that the style adopted by Rodgers is working, and the side are playing with a maturity that is beyond its experience.

When the draw was made, most observers immediately had Celtic battling for third with anderlecht, but the 3-0 win in Brussels means we can set our sights a little higher.

But we must not forget this is Bayern Munich we’re playing, and we must remind them that they are playing the famous Glasgow Celtic.

thats why wearing the hoops is of utmost importance tomorrow night, if rules permit.

Playing for the jersey isn’t quite the same when its not green and white hoops, and surely we should wear them if we can ?

One man who always plays for the jersey os Keiran Tierney, and the battle between the left back and Bayerns Arjen Robben will be one of the things to keep an eye out for.

Mikael Lustig offered some words of advice for his young team mate, having recently faced the dutchman at international level.

“He’ll be a big threat for Bayern – he’s one of the best wingers there has ever been,”

“That left foot, you know he’s going to go inside but you can’t stop it. We’ve seen it so many times over the years.

“I’m glad he’s on the other side of the pitch! But it will be a great challenge for Kieran. He won’t be daunted. He’s quite calm and it doesn’t matter how big the game is. He’s just getting better.

“What can you say to Kieran about Robben? Get to him early – but if he gets the speed up it’s hard. He can go left or right. And you hope to get a midfielder across to help out.” 

James Forrest is better than Patrick Roberts at tracking back, and is quicker and more direct than the Englishman. forrest runs straight towards the box every time he has the ball, and is more likely to win free kicks or even a penalty to relieve pressure and create a chance.

Moussa Dembele isn’t quite up to speed yet, but may be preferred at the start to Leigh Griffiths, as his strength in holding up the ball could be crucial.

Stuart Armstrong may be given his old number ten role as he has the engine for this game, and tom rogic flits in and out of games.

More than anyone else, though, we need the experience , guile and leadership of Scott Brown.

He has been missed by club and country alike during his recent absence, but should return for the munich clash.

Despite the praise handed out to dorus de Vries, Craig gordon should be given hs shirt back, with Lustig and Tierney on either side of Simunovic and Boyata.

Alongside Brown will be Olivier Ntcham, with any two from Roberts, Forrest and Sinclair. I’d pick Forrest and Sinclair, and leave Roberts, along with Griffiths , to enter the fray as Bayern tire. Though that in itself isn’t a given

Dembele would complete my line up, not because he;s any better than Griffiths, but because his style is better suited to this game.

Absolutely anything from this game would be a bonus, and give us a shot at knocking out one of the tournament favourites.

Which would be rather nice, don’t you think ?

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An early candidate for Knob of the Week appeared yesterday.

At Saturdays game with dundee, the Green Brigade displayed another banner, this time against the Offensive Behaviour at the Football Act, which will be seen by future historians as the precursor to the Offensive Behaviour at the Dominoes, Darts and Skittles Act.

Which prompted this reply on twitter

Replying to  

I’m not debating the act per say but I don’t like the idea of these women’s faces being plastered over a football ground. I feel protective! 

Per say ? Maybe she was taught to  spell phonetically.

She feels “protective” , and is apparently trying to say that women shouldn’t have their faces on a banner at a football ground, perhaps because she feels they should be treated differently.

I’ve never taken much notice of that sort of thing, and still put wee pictures of Margaret Thatcher on here, which always cheer me up when I remember what she was like.

Here’s my favourite..

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The “verified account ” means she is the real Rosa Zambonini, instead of, er, someone pretending to be Rosa Zambonini, and on account of not having the faintest idea who Rosa Zambonini is, I’d though I’d better have a look.

Image result for rosa zambonini

Oh…she likes a bit of publicity.

Well, I’m happy to help.

Earlier this year, Zambonini was rushed to hospital after a suspected stroke..

Rosa quit as a councillor for her home town of Wishaw after complaining of her treatment by several “sexist” councillors. She also said the media scrutiny she had faced since her election had left her with depression.

Caroline said Rosa’s illness may have been caused by “an acute neurological stress reaction”, adding: “The stress that my sister has been under these past months beggars belief.

“Yes, she’s a left-wing socialist. Yes, she’s pretty and loves a selfie. Yes, she speaks loud and clear about the things that matter to her but does she deserve what’s been dished out in recent times? Absolutely no!

“It’s frankly abhorrent. Lies and bullying. Grown men old enough to be her father ridiculing and insinuating half truths and lies. 

One of the harsh truths about life in the public eye is that if you stick your head out someone will inevitably try to hit it with a bat.

Zambonini will undoubtedly mature as a person and a politician and become a little more careful about the things she says, perhaps even thinking them through a little and considering the possible responses.

Whether a person is a man , a woman, a transgender , whether they be black, white brown or yellow doesn’t matter to most of us.

But to use that as a defence against any criticism is ridiculous.

 

Tomorrow I’ve an early flight to catch from Birmingham, and airlines don’t let you on the internet during the flight, in case you are using it as a detonator or something, so its unlikely there’ll be a diary, unless I do something later in the day.

I’m quite looking forward to the Munich trip, and it promises to be a cracking game in a tremendous stadium.

I’ll put some pictures on twitter for anyone who wants to see them.

Yesterday we showed you this picture..

Bognorbhoy October 15, 2017 at 11:26 am · Edit · Reply →

New parking solution when restrictions come in at Celtic park ?

Different slant today, I’d like to ask you if you can come up with a headline for this story..

 

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Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Weered,
Morning.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Slightly to the left…..knee 🙂

Una
5 years ago

Caption: captain pedro confirms that he wants all his players to be orange basturdzs.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Una,
You are aware that your comment is sectarian?
Nobody is allowed to make light hearted comments about ironing or doing dishes,without you being all hissy fit offended, but you think it’s ok to post sectarian comments and expect peoole to find it humerous?

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Surely we aren’t allowing sectarian comments through moderation?
You know, the very thing we rip the Sevco fans about….

Una
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

How is refering to a tan being sectarian, maybe it could have been construed as sectarian if i used the word bastards and was refering to a lol which i clearly didn’t. It’s about a tan not a religion. You clearly are a Neanderthal.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Maybe but can do the ironing without moaning about it!

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

” It’s about a tan “?
No it isn’t, you just thought throwing in ” Orange basturdzs ” would go down well on a Celtic blog.
Boring as fuck and not needed.

TOH
5 years ago

Caption-SEVCO are used to getting tanned.

TOH
5 years ago

Caption- The huns are used to getting tanned

Puggy67
5 years ago

Caption: A guide to tanning levels for players. 1.Light Tan: matches your brogues – recommended.
2. Dark Broonie: overwhelming – avoid.
3. Pure Ian Black: you’re gambling with your health – avoid.
4. Oompa Loompa Orange: If you have reservations please retake the Level 5 training course.

IRISHGUY
5 years ago

Caption…

Billy 1.. “Not so sure I like this Sunbed tactic”

Billy 2..”Why not Billy”

billy !.. ” How will we know which one is Kenny Miller”

Una
5 years ago

Steven watch out Monti might accuse you of being sectarian.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Jeremy Kyle not on?

Una
5 years ago

God be careful weered, monti might accuse you of being a racist.

Iancelt67
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Geneticists would have a field day in the crowd at ibrox. Some unfortunate didcoveries to be had here. Maybe a few carted away and put in cages for further investigation treated well of course with lashings of pedigree chum to keep them happy

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Knee and da’ trolls. 😉

Iancelt67
5 years ago

Caption
No need Pedro another tanning coming up on Hogmanay free of charge

Monti
5 years ago

What i would like to see on Wednesday, is a Celtic side that can keep it defensively tight for decent spells in the game.
Bayern will dominate and put us under serious pressure, we just can’t capitulate all the time, everyone in the side must help each other, especially defensively.
When the draw was made i expected to lose to Bayern and PSG away, although i think we might sneak a point v Bayern at CP, just a feeling.
I think we will beat Anderlecht at home although it’ll be a difficult game.
6 maybe 7 points from this group would be a good return, guaranteeing Europa league participation into the new year.
Progres!
The Champions league is where we want to be every year, there’s no point in dreading it once we get there.
Celtic are at the top table again, this is what we want, where we want to be, let’s just give it a real go and see where we end up.
Our sauad is being stretched to the maximum just now, everyone has a part to play, there are a lot of massive games upcoming for the club, who is going to step up to the fucking playe and produce big performances?
Go for it Bhoys & don’t look back!

HH

Iancelt67
5 years ago

Last time I was over there I watched the hun game at parkheid when viduka scored and they equalised they billy dodds. Ian Wright came on. We had the better of the game with lambert looking the business. Just couldn’t put it away. I need to get tickets for the next one after the split. There’s just no fkn chance is there ? Hopefully we are still in Europe I’d settle for a semi final against arsenal or ac Milan in Europa

Martin67
5 years ago

Caption: that’s all Pedro needs…Eleven Kenny fucking Millers!

mike
5 years ago

You can always dream, but i’m not expecting to much in Munich, I am more concerned about Saturday’s (what a joke) game against the Hibees.
So I would be going for a more defensive approach, as follows,

Gordon.

Lustig. Sumo. Boyata, Tierney.

Broony. Kouassi Ntcham.

Forrest. Dembelle. Sinclair.

Armstrong, Rogic and Paddy for the home tie. Enjoy your trip, to every Celtic supporter going to Munich. COYBIG.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

I like the shape of that team, Forrest and Sinclair could drop back a bit to make a 5 in midfield.
Onus being on the same two to support Moussa when it’s on.
The full backs must be protected in this game, we can’t allow Robben to get into one on one situations, another thing for the defenders, do NOT show Robben onto his left foot.

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Sinclair’s pace would back up Tierney against Robenn,(did you see Brendans comments about Robben) really great and with Forrests ability to track back and put in crosses to Dembelle, would IMO be a better support to Lustig for this game.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Agree with this!

Bognorbhoy
5 years ago

Ahem it’s not a caption today …
It’s a headline …

Here’s one you’ll never see in a scottish paper

Rangers(*) Get Tanned.

mike
5 years ago

Caption, Show Racism the red card’s new approach to hun racists, the tanning salon.

wisnae me
5 years ago

Gordon Strachan blames genetics, Pedro is blaming the Scottish weather – when will these managers just own up to not being good enough?

Iancelt67
5 years ago

Caption
Get used to your fake tan boys, you fucked it up in Luxembourg don’t worry we have plenty of vitamin d vaccines that may last till 2020

mike
5 years ago

I’ve always liked Craig Gordon as a keeper, but sometimes he should come of his line for cross balls (balls that are angry) by coming of his line he would distract opposing players and place a doubt in their minds, about their aerial challenges.
The goal that Slovenia scored made him look like an amateur, better to do summit rather than do nothing, don’t just stand there Craig and look silly, GIRIT.

ROB O'KEEFFE
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Sometimes? He’s been on more lines than Gazza…

mike
5 years ago

I also like the tackles that Kouassi Eboue puts into his challenges, Kouassi likes to tackle, once he gets up to speed he could be a great addition to the squad. Opposition players…BEWARE. GIRUT.

Iancelt67
5 years ago

We will get up to 3-4 chances in this game I think take four we will win 3 we will win. 2 we may win but will probably draw one and we we will probably lose

Monti
5 years ago

Caption: Pedro takes his squad for a sun kissed session to ‘ Indigo Hun ‘

Una
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Yawn Yawn zzzzzzzzonti i hear ur details were leaked in the latest hack on brazzers, pass the tissues to the left hand side.

ROB O'KEEFFE
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Una, stop causing trouble. Is my lunch ready yet?

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Disgusting way for a ‘ lady ‘ cough cough to speak.

Una
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

If you get on like one you will be called one #end of, leave me alone.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Don’t make sectarian remarks then, this isn’t a place for showcasing intolerance.

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Sorry Weered but it’s pornographic.Urban meaning is a slang Irish word for a prostitute but I think “she” means porno mags,still disgraceful from someone who has played the victim in the past,especially from a “female”…methinks the lady is a tramp….

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Think it’s when Gazza puts on a lady’s bra when he’s pished.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Weered,
It’s a porn site m8…decent like.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Weered,
Dinnae type in school day…..you’ll get a knock at the door 🙂

Iancelt67
5 years ago

Don’t talk about genetics now ffs we are playing in …

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

The Queen’s birthplace?

5 years ago

I think the players will cope with the games coming up no problem.We have a good squad of players and when the injuries clear up even better. We are not at our best at home, the last three league games have showed this. But our away form is excellent. No fear taking on Bayern who in the words of Alan Mac are a top top top team. We need not be afraid.
Play to our strengths and lets see what happens.
Gordon
Lustig Boyata Jozo Tierney
Forrest Ntcham Brown if fit McGregor.Sinclair
Griff.
Subs Roberts Rogic Dembele Gamboa Bitton Armstrong goalie.
Forrest and Mcgregor to help out the full backs as they are better at tracking back.
Paddy and Rogic to come on last 20 minutes to win the gane 2_1 well we can hope cant we.

Heres one for john on empty seats.

Scottish Premiership Champions #Celtic have become the first club in Europe to break the half a million barrier through the gates in 2017-18

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

John? You’re awful quiet….mon noo 🙂

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago

Caption…….

The 3rd Clumpany to cheat out of £1brox will henceforth be known as the Black & Tans.

CarlJungleBhoy
5 years ago

Caption: *Rangers announce “glamour friendly” in Saltcoats

mike
5 years ago

By drawing Celtic to play their semi-final game on Saturday against Hibs, once again the SFA have proved that they are incompetent, they are a complete joke, Scottish fitba. will never get any better than we are now, with a new manager or not, with this bunch of drongos in charge, with all due respect to drongos.

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago

Ralph,

I hate when we talk about how we could win against very good teams. We inevitably get tanked. Why not be the underdogs we are and then we can perhaps bite them in the arse a la Barcelona 2012.

Caption: “Get a tan at Club 1972. We only do up to your knees.”

H H

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

1972? Well, unlike the club in question, I am only a hundred years out instead of 167.

H H

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

Weered,

I often feel as auld as the Doc and I am very regularly under his examination – flu clinic time and no Worthers to sweeten the prick (don’t you dare!!!!). Even if I could go back in time, I would still be a pensioner. But hey, who wants to go back to fags when you have a perfectly good wheeze and morning cough already.

H H

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

Monti,

I hope you are not going to “Unacise” me for my caption comment. I can assure you, I am very white all over even the bits that should be a different colour and those that are permanently in the shade. I think I might have distemper or getting too much breast feeding.

H H

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

PB,
Lovely to see you on old bhoy!

ROB O'KEEFFE
5 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

I hope you didn’t hear Paul Lambert’s report on Bayern and how good they are looking, there may be trouble ahead..

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  ROB O'KEEFFE

Rob,

My very point. I feel we get ahead of ourselves sometimes though, far be it from me to be a wet blanket. Let those who dream, dream. However, I am not in the least kidded by the Bayern injuries. They can dig deeper into a far better quality pool than we could ever hope for. Having said that, someone pointed out football can be a funny old game at times. Look at some of the teams in our league and how much closer they are to us than they could ever imagine. Oh, the new club are doing a bit of fiddle dee dee too? Silly me! Here was me thinking they were finally being ruled by an upright king.

Rob, at my age, hope is all that is left, no matter how faint :).

H H

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

Yep,hope and a prayer.However,Paul went through their team pointing out which players are top quality and picking out the problems we will have in certain positions,it’s a look through fingers job I think….

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago

Ralph,

Perhaps that should have been “per say” Barcelona!!!! Thank God a only dae emails and am no a twit. Mind ma email aboot the snorin’ at the weekend!!!

H H

Tim Buffy
5 years ago

Zambonini?
Sounds like that big machine they use to clean the rink during the breaks in ice hockey games.
But at least that’s useful.

D J Smyth
5 years ago

Lucky it won’t take many sun beds to tan the Rangers stars , as they don’t have any stars .
Some Celtic fans should question themselves about their behaviour at Celtic Park as our players enjoy & play better away from home . B R spends his time building confidence within players only for some to destroy it within minutes of start of game .
These loudmouths will eventually drive B R out of club & blame the board

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  D J Smyth

PISH

broxburnbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  D J Smyth

How to help Celtic at home quiz

A; scream abuse at your own players at every small error
B; scream abuse at your onw players occasionally
c; support your players with the occasional groan for an egregious error
d; support your team no matter what and keep supporting them till the end of the game

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  broxburnbhoy

Could you repeat the question?….

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  broxburnbhoy

D

D J Smyth
5 years ago
Reply to  broxburnbhoy

I think we have too many a b c , & that puts our players off . No way could Ntcham recover from his bad start against Anderlecht, if game had been at Celtic Park no matter how much Monti Pishes

elcormaco
5 years ago

Great article Ralph, though I disagree about everything!

Forrest is not better at defending than Roberts, he windmills about but doesn’t close down crosses – check him out in Maribor

Dembele sadly isn’t anywhere near last year’s levels yet and so as it stands now is not much use to us from the start

Armstrong cannot keep the ball in Europe, and while Tam can be guilty of the same thing he has those magic feet

So Paddy, Griff and big Tam for me.HH

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  elcormaco

Was against Astana bud. One mistake highlighted and used as an excuse to validate your claim. Roberts set the tone gainst PSG within the first 5 minutes of the game with three stray passes and not doing his job. See what you want to see.

Monti
5 years ago

Henke,
Bang on!

Excathedra
5 years ago
Reply to  elcormaco

Your right I do not see Forrest as a back tracker or tackler.
watch him,he runs full pelt at the person in possession and stops short of tackling ALWAYS.
He cost us the 2.1 game in Barcelona when all he had to do was waste time at their end,he lost possession to Alba who started a move and ran the full length of park to score,Forrest never tracked in fact never left the end he lost the ball in.
He has never learned since then,he seldom goes on the outside as that invites a tackle,he most often cuts inside as no tackles are then applied.
I would like to see him succeed but I am analysing his contribution nothing more,he plays safe,seldom loses the ball,which is fine but he is not as incisive as he should be.

The only player who is never ever sought after by other teams ??

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

Memories are a cunt of a thing.

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Excathedra
5 years ago

Well researched,memory indeed,probably caused by attending games and being stuck in the Nou Camp rafters as opposed to being a TV specialist.:)

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

So was I, so didn’t need any research.

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

In fact it was the first time in three visits to the Nou Camp that I’d seen Celtic beaten.
Who’s a TV specialist?

iancelt67
5 years ago

weered i was just havin a shite and thinking about all this niggling banter on here and how much I enjoy iy. The way the pack turn on the stray and mercilessly savage this poor bastard and head him/her towards self help forums and self esteem blogs. Is it a celtic supporter thing? Are fans from grimsby and forfar doing the same? I wonder

iancelt67
5 years ago

ah weered you have a way of making savage bullying look like “for their own good”and how dare they

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

So, as your recollections of events appear to be somewhat obscure, what does the final sentence mean???

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

Excathedra,
PISH

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Love these ‘ supporters ‘ who can’t see the wood for the trees when it comes to Forrest….

Talking shite.

Excathedra
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Thats poor, at least Henkesdreadlockes quantified his retort and well done for doing so.

As for talking shite,I thought it was about opinions I think you believe you have the monopoly on that.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

“That’s poor”?
Aye ok

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

HAHAHA who cant see the wood from the trees when it comes to Forrest, belter!!

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

🙂

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

Eh… just like when he scored the winner against the sheep killers, Karagandy, or who scored in the one nothing Rosenborg game, vital goals that helped Celtic gain qualification to the C.L.
We can all see what we want to see, that is if…you open your eyes, to what you…don’t want to see.

D J Smyth
5 years ago
Reply to  Excathedra

Excathedra. Your post doesn’t have merit . You would be better saying you hated wee Forrest & how dare anyone come through the ranks & play well for Celtic . Sure u shout abuse at him every game u see him play

mike
5 years ago

Anybody ken when the next orange fest is taking place organised by Glasgow Council, you know that centre of traditions rooted in sectarian shite. He’s behind yoo, ready to club yoo into that celebratory tradition that is fully embedded with hate, hateful songs based on a 17th century battle for morons.
Glasgow prides itself on its ties with Nelson Mandela or its association with gayness, but when it comes to sectarianism its in denial, frightened to come out so as to speak about that particular issue of HATE, why is that, does anyone know, will they ever tackle it or are they waiting for it to die of. But when weans are taking part in those marches of tolerance for the intolerant then there is no chance of it passing into the dust bin of life, not a hope in hell. Glasgow the denier of sectarianism, who luvs yae baby, well the huns certainly do, save all your kisses for them.

ROB O'KEEFFE
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

The next time Sevco draw at FIRHILL…

SteveNaive
5 years ago

DJ
What comments. Again I never heard any on Saturday-
Just support for the team

ROB O'KEEFFE
5 years ago

Agree, although not brilliant atmosphere, the guys and girls around me seemed patient and didn’t get on the players backs…

Gav
5 years ago

caption: We’ve no chance of beating Brendan Rodgers, but we can at least look like him

RunSammyRun
5 years ago

For every fiver Celtic spend, we’ll sun tan

mike
5 years ago

Forrest Fire!

For the success of Celtic he plays his part,
endearing himself to doubting hearts,
James Forrest should be a permanent fixture,
Part mahn, part super-hero, part…Dolly Mixture.

Fire up the Tardus, Phazers to Malky,
shaft the doubters, a pox oan the sulky.

mike
5 years ago

Big Bad John, A Big Mahn in every sense of the word, with wages of £40k nestling in his bank account regularaly he was in danger of betting his life away. It was thanks to his wife Sarah that he sought a cure for his addiction, so I say a big fuck you to the Harvey Winestains of this life who treat women as meat GIRUY. Without those lovelies life would be m e a n I n g l e s s.
How to handle a…wummin, treat her with love and care, cos they are worth it.

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

You old (oooops) charmer you.

mike
5 years ago

😉

Cartvale88
5 years ago

Take what we get against Munchen, draw, win or lose. The shits at the SFA as usual have done Celtic no favours with an early kick off.
Years ago in the dark dim past Jock had a go about this, arriving back from a European game Friday p.m. And forced to play on a Saturday
The Sunny ‘D’ s should have played on Saturday, hopefully the Well wil bully them into submission.
Caption
A new idea to advertise Sunny ‘D’ at Ibrokes

Rebus67
5 years ago

Anyone noticed the shift in what it means to be a reporter in the media today?

In the good old days, when knights were bold and paper was not invented………, reporters would simply report facts. Now we get little in the way of facts but lots of speculation. As an example, take the Scotland manager situation. The candidates mentioned in the media are pure speculation not actual candidates. Why not do some real investigative journalism and get the real shortlist? Why not investigate if an interim manager can be considered for the job? Why not raise the issue of whether such a candidate should be considered for the position?

No wonder even the least aware amongst the population are starting to turn away from newspapers.

Rebus…the Monday morning rant.

TicToc
5 years ago

Great post; enjoy yourself in Munich, Ralph but be wary too, there’s a lot of trouble, as in any big city.

Can’t wait for Wednesday night and just hope we get a really good Ref. For all his tremendous talent, Robben is a fucking cheat and that concerns me in some ways more than his ability.
I’d just go with our strongest starting line up which I think is: Gordon, Lustig, Simunovic, Boyata and Tierney, Brown Ntcham, Roberts McGregor Sinclair, Griffiths. (4-2-3-1)
Subs (if fit) De Vries, Erik, Bitton, Forrest, Dembele, Armstrong and Rogic. Trust in ourselves and don’t give them too much respect. There’re goals all over that line up and I’d fancy us to score, hopefully more than once. COYBIG.
HH

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc,ref is Russian,Sergei Karasev,plenty of experience,should be good…..

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Rob, meant to respond to you but forgot…..it might be Al’s Hymer’s………or one of his, er, mates?
Anyway, you were spot on with the Ref., got his name and country of origin perfectly, but ONE BIG PROBLEM; I can’t blame him as I thought he was very good. SHIT. It’s no-one’s fault but our own. Now, it’s good night from him…..
HH

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Robben is a fantastic player, always has been!

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

He is, but he is also a fly-diver and expert pretender. He gets many more advantages than he should. He often looks for it just in the positions outside the penalty area where his left foot is lethal. I am not a lover of these kind of players. Mind you, I think it is just the way the modern game has developed.

H H

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

PB,
Fair points you raise m8, i just like him as a player, he really grabs a game by the scruff of the neck.
Would love to have seen him at Celtic m8!
HH & post more often m8.

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, he’s still a fucking cheat. If you admire cheats mate, that’s fine for you; I don’t.

PB, ‘degenerated’ may fit better than “developed” in your post (the game’s always had them, but just not so many high profile ones.)

In both cases it’s why I ALWAYS see good Reffing as critical; cheats get punished then, instead of being rewarded.
COYBIG
HH

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago

Ralph,if you’re flying Norwegian,they offer free Wifi,so no excuses,get the diary pumped out…..and don’t call me Shirley….

Sidplay
5 years ago

Can anyone tell me about this chance we have on Wednesday, a lot of Celtic fans keep saying it, am I missing something or iS it uber optimism or iS it in the same world as Rainjurrs are the same club. Hope I’m wrong but i think we’ll lose.
Sorry if that’s not positive enough for u uber Celts.

Pensionerbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Sidplay

Sidplay,

Optimism, realism then pessimism? It must be a mid-week thing 🙂

H H

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  Sidplay

All I look for in games against teams like Bayern is that we compete, nothing more and nothing less.
I remember coming out of the Stadio del Alpe after the gut wrenching defeat against Juve and being happier than I was sad. We competed with a team that had just spent £100M (it’s ridiculous to say doesn’t sound much now) and we gave them one hell of a scare. I would take that every time in any away game against the so called elite.

mike
5 years ago

Was at that game also, boaking…so I wis, but..proud also, very proud, starving and half pished oan peroni.

henkesdreadlocks
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Remember the police security outside that night. No coins, no lighters etc. My boss at the time strolled into the stadium with two large vodka slims filled to the gunnels. He was a big brute of a man, the kind of guy you wouldn’t kick if he’d been dead 6 months.I think the Italian polis shat themselves when they saw him. Anyway he was still celebrating the equaliser when they got their penalty.Wasn’t a happy chappy, but a bit to puggled to do anything about it.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

You had one then?

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago
Reply to  Sidplay

Sid,I think most fans are realistic.We are massive underdogs,we can only hope every Celtic player plays his “A” game then accept whatever the result is…

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Sidplay

Sidplay,
I think we’ll get fucked tae, but we can only hope we pull something off on the night.

Pat Higney
5 years ago

Cation Headline: Tannies fur Fannies

mike
5 years ago

Arjen Robben….The fly tipper of German fitba. See how he runs!!

Thomas Muller- Robert Lewandoski, Ntcham’s pal, Corentin Tolisso, the list goes on of World stars, no Ribery but danger all over the park.
Jing’s help ma boab, but gotta be init to..winit.
Who cares its just great, great, great, to be competing against such stellar team’s and big players. But we are the Tic. big names of World fitba. have come and been despatched before and no doubt will be again, efter all nout to lose.
Fire-up the Barbie, wellies and raincoats on, were having a party and if..if..if.

FredCDobbs
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

another bumming

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

You got sore knees again?

broxburnbhoy
5 years ago

Bayern Munich are a very very good side. They have very good world class quality players all over the park. We will have to be at our very best to take something from this game. Every player will have to work very hard to compete with Bayern. That said with a good game plan and a bit of quality ourselves, we can get something from this game. The fact that we are in the CL playing Bayern is in itself a statement of where we belong. Staying in Europe beyond Christmas ( whatever way that happens ) is a good sign for us given our financial and squad size and the league that we play in domestically. Enjoy the occasion!

Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago

Caption: The man from Del Monti says ‘No chance,we have standards to live up to’……

FredCDobbs
5 years ago

scotland,, the land of the slopeys

FredCDobbs
5 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

I dont think Gordon Strachan is racist. He just thinks scotlad is a land of degenerate slopey foreheaded hun wanks.

whats racist about that?

5 years ago

Good appointment by Killie in getting Stevie Clarke. Good to see someone who has a footballing philosophy get the job.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmybee,
A very good appointment, i’ve no love for Kilmarnock whatsoever, but credit to them for getting Clark.
Enhances the league!

Devoy45
5 years ago

Those pensioners among us who have always supported Celtic know that any (good) thing is always possible. Although a 3-0 against us on Wednesday might be what the bookies say, this Celtic team is well capable of some big Euro shocks. Hope over fear, we can take something from the game. I want the referees to do their job too. Level playing field and all that. Be surprised but not shocked if we sneak a point. Nothing to lose. C’mon the Celtic. Hail, hail…

FredCDobbs
5 years ago
Reply to  Devoy45

no brown equals no fucking chance.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Devoy,
Mike do you agree with Devoy?
Staedler and Waldorf on the Werthers 🙂

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m no a pensioner i’m only 69 ffs. mmmmnn 69 looks good, practice makes purrfect!!

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

You’re too old to be a pensioner…..Antique?

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Mike gets his pension in all them different currencies??
Lucky fucker, must be worth a fortune. 🙂
HH

iancelt67
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

what does sixty nine feel like mike? im a fair bit off that and with every blood test its either liver enzymes or skyrocketting hdl cholestorol. blood sugar is fine tho

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  iancelt67

69 feels fine, I always wanted to be…69, medicine is fantastic but ive no feeling below my knees, still enjoy….everything, but I don’t feel and have been told that I look 50 (same age as Monti) but a helluva better looking. 😉

iancelt67
5 years ago
Reply to  iancelt67

MAKE THAT LDL HDL IS THE GOOD ONE

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