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Celtic Diary Thursday August 23: Will The Real Celtic Please Stand Up ?

New competition, new direction for the season.

As Craig Gordon puts it;

”We wanted to get into the Champions League group stages and we didn’t manage to do that this year. 

“But after that we still wanted to achieve success in Europe, and this is next best competition to do that. 

That is the mindset that is required this evening.

Mind you, Gordon also said , of Dedryck Boyata;

He’s been a really good player and a big part of what we’ve achieved over the last few seasons,”

“He’s come back and played quickly after injuries and done everything he could for the team and been a leader, especially among the French-speaking boys in the team. 

There’s a lot of good things he’s brought to the club so, from a players’ point of view, there’s no problem in him coming back to training.

“Dedryck has been well-liked in his entire time amongst the players so it was just a case of getting back to business and him coming back in and training the way he always has done.” 

Except, of course, Boyata now says he has a bad back and hasn’t traveled to Lithuania for the first leg tie with Suduva.

Neither has Jack Hendry, who understandably is feeling the pressure of supporter criticism, and to be honest, for that we only have ourselves to blame. The lad has a terrific attitude and has unfairly been scapegoated by sections of the support who seem to need someone to moan at.

There are enough people out there criticising our players without us adding to it.

Add to this the constant abuse for Mikael Lustig and Jozo Simunovic, then its no wonder the defence looks so terrified every time it takes to the pitch.

Whether or not you rate these players, they are our players, and we are their supporters.

 

Suduva are a much improved side from the one that came to Celtic Park in 2002. At that time they looked to be in awe of their opponents, and that will not be the case tonight.

FK Sūduva is a professional football club based in the city of Marijampolė, Lithuania. Founded in 1921, they currently play in the Lithuanian top division, the A Lyga. The team is currently the champions of A Lyga.

The club has played in the A Lyga since 2002 and have never been relegated from the Lithuanian top division. In 2006 the team won the Lithuanian Cup, a feat they repeated in 2009 with a 1–0 victory over Tauras in the final.[1] In 2017 Sūduva won the A Lyga.

The team’s colours are white and red. The club plays at ARVI Football Arena in Marijampolė (capacity 6,250).

Soviet times

Sūduva is one of the oldest and still functioning clubs in Lithuania. It is not so easy to trace its history, as in Soviet times it often changed names with every new owner that supported it.

It is more or less agreed that officially this club has existed under the name of Sūduva since 1968.

During Soviet times it drifted between different local leagues, producing few footballers for the above-mentioned Žalgiris and slowly building a local football community. Football was also actively played in a few smaller towns around Marijampolė, thus making the community of football lovers even stronger. Actually it was stronger than the club itself, and those who follow the team today are adding to the old tradition.

The biggest achievement of the club during Soviet times came in 1975 when Sūduva reached 3rd place at the local top division. The next year it played and lost the National Cup Final. That was more or less it.

1990–2001[edit]

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union Sūduva got few chances to go up. It played the only Baltic championship in 1990 with teams from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Next year it tried the Lithuanian top division. Both efforts were terrible – Sūduva finished both championships as the last team collecting 7 points at the Baltic championship and only 2 at the Lithuanian league.

Later the team navigated between the 2nd and the 3rd divisions for some 10 years without decent funds or a truly professional attitude. The worst was the season of 1998 / 1999. The team started well at the 2nd division but left it after half a season because it had no funds. It was not the end. The football traditions were too strong.

The team recovered next season at the 3rd division, won it the following year, went up and won again. This rise continues up to this day.

2002–present[edit]

The season of 2002 shaped the future. The team reached the top division. It also reached the finals of the National Cup and gained the chance to take part in the UEFA Cup. But the most important thing was that it also got new owners who were determined to create a normally functioning and financially predictable club. The European campaign of that year added some good emotions to the general hype.

The semi-professional team vanquished Brann from Norway during its first European match (3–2 both away and at home) and went to Glasgow to meet Celtic. This match was not so successful (actually, the result is still featured in the statistics of Celtic as one of the biggest victories in Europe). But no one cared – the fundamentals for the revival were laid. 

Three more seasons at the middle of the table and the team reached 3rd place – 30 years after the achievement of the same caliber. Repeating that history, the club reached the finals of the National Cup the following year. Only this time the Cup went to Marijampolė.

Since that year Sūduva have been one of the most stable clubs of the country – both financially and on the league table. It reached 2nd position twice (2007 and 2010), 3rd position – three times (2009, 2011 and 2012) and won the National Cup one more time (2008). It went to play European cups every year receiving teams like Rapid, Red Bull and Club Brugge.

The year 2013 saw a new concept of the team. The budget was still stable but it went down. So the team expressed the wish to put more stress on integration of young local boys into the main team. Some important players of the earlier seasons left; a few foreign players came to stand along those who left and the new blood.

So that was the year of experiments. The team was much younger, less experienced and clearly weaker. It was many seasons before Sūduva was a clear member of 2–4 teams that were clear leaders of the championship. The question was only about what kind of medals each team would get. That year the situation was much tougher for Sūduva. It was clear that the team would need a lot of effort and luck if it wanted to get its traditional silver or bronze.

In the 2015 season Sūduva started with a new head coach – Aleksandr Veselinovič. The new coach totally changed the team style from defending to attacking. In the last season game against Atlantas Sūduva needed at least a draw. Sūduva conceded a goal in the 86th minute and lost 3rd place to Atlantas.

In the beginning of the 2016 season Sūduva recalled former team players Marius Činikas and Martynas Matuzas. Multiple A Lyga champions Algis JankauskasAndro Švrljuga and Paulius Janušauskas were signed as well. Also signed were Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Kardum, Serbian forward Admir Kecap, Bosnian-Herzegovinian defensive midfielder Nermin Jamak and Serbian midfielder Predrag Pavlović. Sūduva finished season 3rd, also played in Cup final same year. [3]

In 2017, FK Sūduva became the first Lithuanian football club after Žalgiris Vilnius and FK Ekranas to pass three qualifying rounds in European competition in 2017–18 Europa League. FK Sūduva eliminated Shakhtyor Soligorsk , FK Liepāja and FC Sion.

In the same season, for the first time, FK Sūduva won A Lyga.

In 2018, FK Sūduva played in the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League. In the first round Sūduva advanced over APOEL FC by scoring 3 consecutive goals in the first 18 minutes of play. In the second qualification round they lost to Red Star Belgrade.  

See.

Told you.

 

We cannot take this team lightly.

I’d be happy with any sort of positive result, but frankly a good , professional performance is much more desirable.

The objective is to secure European football until Christmas.

Failure to do so is unthinkable.

 

Elsewhere, and Celtic will be without Scott McKenna tonight as not only is he injured, Aberdeen won’t sell him to us, a bid reported to be £3.5m was rejected by the dons, and as such Celtic have ended their interest in the player.

What is worrying is that he could not have been very high up on the list of centre backs Celtic are after, which in turn means we have failed to secure any of those above him.

One cannot help but freeze in terror at the thought of who is below him on that list…

 

Still, with the scouts having traveled all the way to Dundee to scout Jack Hendry, however, we can take encouragement from the fact that they’ve now widened their scope to Aberdeen, and that has to be a positive.

Still no sign of Christopher Jullien, though, despite all the hints I’ve been dropping.

Instead, Jeffrey Bruma seems to be one to watch, although he makes Marvin comperr look like Iron Man, and again, serious questions have to be asked of Lee Congerton, such as “Why don’t you fuck off ? ”

Chris Sutton has suggested Charlie Mulgrew could do a job for Celtic, but thats unlikely to happen as there are currently no vacancies in the ticket office.

Calvin Miller and Ryan Christie are interesting Sunderland , and they may well take up the new challenge down south.

It would only be loans though, as the English window is closed.

The doom and gloom surrounding Celtic Park, much of it media generated, but by no means all, could be said to have cleared a little when Kyle Lafferty joined “rangers”, apparently seeking redemption after he refused to sign a  contract with them when the fledgling club burst into life out of the basket of assets bought by Yorkshire entrepreneur Charles Green.

The Ibrox support have fairly short memories-then again, they don’t need one thats capable of retaining more than six years of information-as they were fairly brutal towards him when he walked out.

But he’s back now, and all is forgiven, which in turn will clear the way for Steven Naismith to join him-and Alan MacGregor-in the Gerrard revolution.

And he’s playing the gullibillies just like everyone else does..

And yet, there’s something they’ve missed…have a look at his left hand, that tattoo…

Image result for kyle lafferty

May 21, 2016… must have been an important day for him…

The support ? Well, for peepil with such moral high standards, they are surprisingly twisty turny…

They are the people,  people with many faces…

As a wise man  once said,

Image result for these are my principles if you don't like them i have others

Still, we have found an even dumber supporter than those who attach themselves to Scotlands newest club…or so we thought. There’s a neat twist at the end…

There is a  food bank collection before the game on Sunday.

I’m still hoping to help out, but with the Lennon CSC having so many call offs due to the switch to Sunday football, its looking unlikely.

Season books.

Value for money as long as you can make it on a Sunday. Or, as we will see after the split, during the week.

Glasgow North East foodbank organiser Tara Maguire said;

Despite the match fixture being changed from sat to Sunday, Glasgow NE Foodbank are still getting organised for their collection before the game. Having invited the Wayside along to benefit from the overwhelming generosity of the Celtic support, they are hoping for a great turn out and donations of badly needed food items, to see them over the coming months. ‘Each and every Foodbank across the network, is struggling at the moment. And as universal credit goes live across Glasgow next month, we really are fearful for our north east community who will be impacted by the 6-8 week wait for an initial payment.’

This is what is needed;

The bit about the location of the drop off stations has, er , dropped off, but they will be at  The Clover (main collection point on the Celtic Way) and theWest and East entrance areas along Janefield Street*.

 

Remember, but for the grace of god, we are all but a bad run of luck away from needing this kind of help ourselves.

 

On Tuesday, we showed this picture, inviting witty and insightful comment..

 

The Cha August 21, 2018 at 12:18 pm · Edit · Reply →

Caption “Dermot, it’s Peter here. I’ve scanned the horizon and everything is set fair.” 

today..

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5 years ago

Let’s concentrate on Celtic…. no one else

Steven R
5 years ago

Caption : celtic unveil the new team shirt that is 100% guaranteed never to shrink to fit inferior players.

Mark Osprey
5 years ago

Completely agree as regards our supporters abusing our own players. It’s just plain stupid! Doesn’t help the targeted individuals especially the younger ones and doesn’t help the team as a whole. If you want to abuse players go to Sevco games – would make more sense!

DannyBhoy
5 years ago

Caption:
‘The Celtic jersey does not shrink to fit inferior players’, but unfortunately it can now fit two people!

Noel Skytrot
5 years ago

Signings…. Fuck all
Suduva……if we get beaten, HDP better run for his life
Sevco……if Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, Pinochet, Attila the Hun, Jeffrey Dammer, Oliver Cromwelll and Peter Sutcliffe could play football and were available, William would sign them.

They are doing all they can to try and stop us going for 10inarow as they’re the ones that are fucking terrified, not us.

Bognorbhoy
5 years ago

Caption
Tonight’s centre back pairing told to keep close and no gaps …

Anton Declan
5 years ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Excellent BB!

Mike Annis
5 years ago

Fantastic piece of fishing of idiots.

Caption: The next time your mothers wants to knit me socks for Christmas tell her No!!

Monti
5 years ago

Just listened to a podcast from the end of last season on ‘ the Celtic underground ‘, Peter Lawwell was guest on the podcast.

” The next aim for Celtic is to emerge from the group stages” ( Champions league )- P.Lawwell.

This was aired after Celtic secured last seasons treble.

Q. Why don’t you just fuck off, you are lying to the support!
So the boards objectives for this season was to qualify from the CL group stage?

We can’t even qualify for the fucking thing ya bawbag!
Just fuck off Lawwell, just go!

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, ” The next aim for Celtic is to emerge from the group stages” ( Champions league )- P.Lawwell.
It worked a treat again; Season Tickets sold out.

Therein lies the problem. If STs were on sale this month then we’d have some leverage. Lawwell’s just another tory arsehole and he’s proven his incompetence, but he knows how to con the supporters. His day will come. TAL.

Now I need some more laughin’ gas as I’ve decorating to do…..and it’s true….whoever invented fucking wants decorating…and whoever invented decorating…..
HH

5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I listened to that as well, more fool me.

That guy, Harry/Brian, is the biggest Lawwell arse-licker and there’s a lot of competition.

I did like when they were talking about the parking restrictions around Parkhead that got squeaky voiced Harry/Brian very excited.

Lawwell didn’t know if the exclusion zone was 1km or 1m and when pointed out to him he sounded as if he couldn’t care less.

Harry/Brian was probably dying inside (“I lap up everything you say, defend you when you’ve no defence and you can’t even give me this”).

TicToc
5 years ago

That ‘twitter’ exchange is a FN riot! Mario Silva, well done mate. I hope ‘nosey@stafford’ isn’t one of the Lennon CSC guys? 🙂 But at least he sniffed a rat and bailed out! As for the ‘allblack’, he’s got no FN hope. The Groucho Marx thing made me laugh out loud too, as it was brilliantly positioned to reflect Laugherty. Well done Ralph.
I’ve switched off from all the fucking nonsense at Paradise for the time being as I can’t suffer any more of it and just hope we somehow manage to get the required results from our next 3 matches. Que Sera, and I look forward to the closing of yet another fucking infuriating transfer window.
HH
PS was it Groucho Marx who turned down membership of an exclusive club by saying he wouldn’t join any club that would have him as a member? FN brilliant!

5 years ago

Tonight’s game
Gordon
Back 3 of Lustig Jozo Tierney
Rwb Gamboa Lwb Izzy
Def midfielders Brown Ajer.
Rogic McGregor
Dembele.
Shut the back door tight time.

Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

is Ntcham injured?

5 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Not as far as I can tell, as Brendan only talked about missing Eddy, Jack, Boy.

This was odd, as seems to suggest Hendry was injured at the weekend but still played. Despite what most of us think of his (in)ability surely he should’ve been rested if not fit?

Manager calls for Celtic to be at their best against Suduva

http://www.celticfc.net/news/14814

“Jack Hendry played with a really sore ankle at the weekend. In fairness to him he pushed himself through the game, but he wasn’t quite right and was in a lot of pain after the game so he hasn’t trained these last few days and isn’t available.”

5 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

I attempted to reply to Desi but gone AWOL.

Eddy, Boy and Jack are injured but where are you seeing also Oli?

portpower
5 years ago

Individually,they`re treated as never to have been there.
It`s as if no Celtic FC player amongst has.

They`ll ply.

5 years ago

Caption: I spot a flaw in the new tight CB partnership. You might not getting anything between them but even buffalo girls will get round the outside.

portpower
5 years ago

Stevie-G`s gettin` roe masses delivered.

Mike
5 years ago

The bhoy he stood with his hands on his hips,
with righteous indignation on his lips,
his temper up, his face red and hette,
as he typed away on the Timternett.

He’s great, he’s shite,
your wrong and I’m right,
Buy him, sell him,
yeh canny dae that cos he’s a Tim.

Once upon a time, when pigs spoke in rhyme,
and monkey’s chewed tobacco,
hens took snuff too make them look tough,
and ducks went, quack, quack, cos they were wacko.

Noel Skytrot
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike, that sums up the support just now.

5 years ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Have we got all our ducks 10 in a row?

BJF
5 years ago

Good diary Ralph we all get disappointed in the performance of some players some of the time and criticism is fair enough but how slagging then off is meant to help them
or the team is beyond me, small petty minds or closet huns. Interesting the Sūduva blurb begins with saying they have never been relegated, good positive thinking, then goes on to describe relegations and windings up. Apart from Celtic has any other team would in Scotland never been relegated? I expect a positive outcome tonight, Jozo and Ajer will be good enough, good Hendry is getting a break I think he hasn’t had enough time to build his, Celtic career.

Noel Skytrot
5 years ago

My team for tonight’s game against Sudocrem

Goalie… Lawwell
RB…Lawells boy
LB Lawwell
CH Lawells boy
CH Lawwell

A midfield consisting of

Lawells boy
Lawwell
Lawwell
Lawells boy

Strikers

Lee Congerton
John Kennedy

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Congerton’s boy

Noel Skytrot
5 years ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Weered, Peter Lawwell’s dug.

5 years ago

Not sure I fully agree with your assesment of our back line they are weak and we need to improve I think John Terry would do a job and maybe even bring Jack Hendry up to speed I think we need a hard man for the sevco game because they will stick the boot in.

SteveNaive
5 years ago

“I could dance with you until the cows come home”
On second thoughts I’d rather dance with the cows ‘til you come home”
Poor Margaret Dumont…apparently she never got any of his jokes.

5 years ago

just on the evening times web site, i know i shouldn’t, and this is why, 12 articles on the huns two about us. hunbelievable.

Admin
5 years ago

caption – “There Waldo!…and Waldonna!”

TicToc
5 years ago

HaHaHa, getta loada this from Bette Midler:

Bette Midler‏Verified account @BetteMidler

Trump tells a rally tonight, “My mother made the best turkey.” I doubt the woman ever cooked a turkey in her life, unless he means in her uterus.
8:17 pm – 22 Aug 2018

portpower
5 years ago

Gordon and Bain are injured.

Noel Skytrot
5 years ago
Reply to  portpower

Don’t worry Port, Lawwell’s going to cover that position.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  portpower

Pish

Puggy67
5 years ago

Caption: When Debbie realised her new Aberdonian boyfriend was actually telling her that he loved a Cola in his mouth her sense of relief was palpable.

Cartvale88
5 years ago

Caption
Two for the price of one, devised by P. Lawell

The media are wallowing in all things Sevco, Laugherty is now a superstar, one of many signed by the Stevie G.

Monti
5 years ago

Can anyone confirm if Mikey Johnston starts in defence tonight?
Mon the Hoops!!

bgbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

can anyone confirm what john kennedy and kolo toure do at celtic?

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

BG, it’s taken far too long, but Kennedy and Toure are now, rightfully, coming under the spotlight, but it can’t be just them; how the fuck can Brendan and Davies be blind to what some of us on here have been calling out for years? A defence made for undermining the whole team and losing crucial games, a la the AEK fiasco. And don’t even fucking mention Lawwell.
ALL of the above are paid huge, unwarranted salaries and other remuneration by whom? Us MUGS, the Celtic Supporting Family.
By fuck it’s time for action to force change.
FC not PLC
HH

Monti
5 years ago

Good start…..woeful defending again….good sideways football, we are mastering the art of not making a goalkeeper work.

Monti
5 years ago

This is farcical…..

Monti
5 years ago

The sieve has made a return to Celtic, some of you younger bhoys won’t remember the sieve of the ’90’s..

Gillespie & Mowbray…..

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

FFS, don’t remind me of Mowbray. And it got fucking worse when he came back: “I think the Board fully understand what we’re trying to do with this football team”. Aye, I understood. Dismantle a half-decent team and make a total cunt of re-building it.
One day I may thank St Mirren for the young winger/midfielder, Lewis Morgan, we’ve brought in from them last season but I’ll perennially thank them for thumping us 4-1 and sounding Mowbray’s death knell.
FC not PLC, THAT is what it means to be CELTIC.
HH

Cartvale88
5 years ago

Seriously a UCL club, this is pathetic. Th defence is pathetic, the strategy is pathetic, what is the plan?

DD should get to the proverbial, we are on a downward slope

london Celtic
5 years ago

Absolute Horse shite, lawwell GTF

Monti
5 years ago

Can’t see me purchasing the DVD of this one….

Woeful!

london Celtic
5 years ago

Club has been downsized, no ambition. Making a poor bid for Mc Kenna then pulling out, farce farce farce. Struggling at the back for years. Struggled against a pub team. Enough is enough. Sick of this.

london Celtic
5 years ago

Enough is enough, need some accountablity here. There is men at this football club deliberatly downsizing Celtic. Sick and tired of it.

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  london Celtic

Exactly. But there is a solution!
Start at the beginning; LAWWELL OUT!
HH

jpm 88
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

LAWWELL OUT! ??? Not DESMOND ???
Doesn’t Lawwell take his orders from Dermot ” does he even know there was a game on tonight” Desmond .

Desmond persuaded BR to take the job , presumably with guarantees ( probably gentleman”s agreement ) . It seems to me it’s DD who has let him down ; he already knew what Lawwell was all about as does every other manager in Britain , so no surprise there with his interfering .

Last week I said he needed to step up with strong decisive leadership
i.e. either back PL or BR ( can no longer be both) Unfortunately , after seeing BR’s post match interview I fear BR is about to make that choice for him ! Fucking tragedy disgrace .
Always amazes me how DD seems to slip under the radar when blame is being apportioned at times of crisis .

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  jpm 88

JPM, Lawwell is an EMPLOYEE of our Club and hence CAN be removed. Dermot Desmond, as a major shareholder CANNOT be removed unless he chooses to go himself.
Hence blame is (correctly) apportioned to the Board/Management of the Club, beginning with Lawwell and Brendan, both of whom are, to varying degrees culpable.
The Bunnet wanted a supporter-owned club, as many of us do today. Unfortunately when The Bunnet moved out there were insufficient supporters willing to buy the shares.
IMHO, it’s US, the supporters who let our Club down.
However, unlike another Glasgow club, enough of us got together with high-rolling tory arseholes like Desmond and kept our club alive. BELIEVE THIS OR BELIEVE IT NOT: a shower of orange bastards stood idly by and WATCHED THEIR CLUB DIE. Classless scum.
HH
PS, CS your comment 11.23PM is very appropriate.

SteveNaive
5 years ago

Something wrong here…that was dreadful, individually and collectively. They looked like they didn’t care.

highseastim
5 years ago

We have a £9 million striker, a striker worth £20 million (allegedly) and Scotland’s number one striker, yet we’re struggling to score against poor opposition, but hey that’ll be Jack Hendrys fault!!

Una
5 years ago

I can’t really understand what has happened with regards to this coefficient bullshit and how it dictates how you play. In the last round of the champs league quals Celtic are the seeded team but yet they get drawn against the greek champs who only came into that round,but Celtic had already played two rounds, surely it should have been the greeks that were seeded as they came in at round 3? Once again Celtic seeded they draw the champions of lithuania, but some how sevco unseeded get drawn against a russian team that finished 6th in the russian league, this crap really doesn’t make sense.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Una,
How was ‘ Masterchef ‘ tonight?

Una
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Not to bad actually the scallop dish looked good.How was your shower?

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Una

Long

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Steamy & wet…….

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Wee bit of Lisa Stansfield on the background music…..

Macca
5 years ago

They do care but they are not good enough. Big Lafferty could run amok next week. #shamblesattheback

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  Macca

laugherty couldnae run amok in his an livin room

5 years ago

This team looks a spent force.
Why oh why when you have Sinclair you bring on Izzy. Brendan really?
Ntcham 1 goal the rest of the game mince.
As was the rest to be honest.
Terrible passing which against a decent side would have punished us.
We are not a Eurooean side we are not even at this time a decent Scottish side.
We are about as our league position shows behind hearts hibs Aberdeen and miles behind sevco at this point of the season a disgrace.

5 years ago

We now have to go into every game knowing that we will need to score at least 2 to win. It ain’t gonnae happen folks.

5 years ago

Brendan you’ve done so much good but in Europe you are a disaster.

Macca
5 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Yep, we looked fucking clueless tonight against a team that wouldn’t give Pollock a game. WTF is wrong? Why can’t we take players on in the final third? We’re fucking miles better than them. Pass, pass, pass, sideways, backward, sideways, repeat. GTF!!!

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Macca

Macca, you forgot to add almost all wing play, JF especially, cuts INSIDE instead of going wide. Result? Congestion and no route to goal, sometimes courtesy of your own players! Baffling seems to be an understatement.
Is there a private game going on between Brendan and Lawwell?
Has Brendan already decided he’s going to fuck off, and also decided he’s taking Lawwell with him?
Are Celtic SUPPORTERS being fucked over by warring, self-important cunts?
I for one hope not, but there’s something afoot and I’m fucked if I know what. Something grossly and inexplicably wrong.
If the Brendan/Lawwell scenario above, or similar, pans out then I hope there are enough willing Tims to gain retribution. They should have nowhere to hide.
No ONE comes above Celtic, absolutely fucking no ONE.
FC not PLC
HH

rebus67
5 years ago

I will leave the defence alone as the problems there are well documented.

There is no creativity in the midfield. Most passes from the midfield go to the wings, and to the winger’s feet rather than into space. As a result it is easy to defend against because the winger is already boxed in by two players. We need a ball over the top for the wingers to run onto. Secondly, when cuts inside, running across the defence. He needs to get to the byeline and cut it back. Both he and MJ had the beating of the Suduva backs but rarely did they get to the byeline.

Up front, Dembele is a shadow of his former self, although he is just coming back from injury. There is no cutting edge at present.

Suduva were a very average team at best. We should have beaten them off the park. There is no point in saying on another night we would have scored four because that is now becoming the norm…we do not score all that many in a game.

We definitely need a RB and a right sided CB who is not afraid of the physical. If anyone will take Simo let’s get him out the door. Gamboa is a squad player and lacks defensive skills.

We should get through in the next tie, but we are a team waiting to be eliminated from Europe. How did it go so wrong?

Rebus

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

Rebus, I replied to Macca’s post and then see yours and the similarities we clearly identify.
Question: What TF is Brendan, Chris Davies et al seeing?
It feels like we’re living in parallel universes which come together from diametrically different places and one has an extra dimension. (Yeah, I know, smokin’ too much good weed again) :-). Point is, this is NOT FUNNY.
2nd question: If us supporters can clearly see the problems and the ‘in situ’ managerial staff cannot, why TF are we paying them huge bucks for doing a job poorly that us supporters would do for next to nothing?
Ah, fuck! I thought I’d taken a laissez faire attitude earlier today but watching that shit tonight blew that idea right outa the fuckin’ water. Lawwell, GGrrrrrrrr! GTF.
FC not PLC
HH

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

Back to back trebles would suggest there aren’t as many issues or ” problems ” than you think.
We basically had to & need to construct a defence, with Tierney at left back, this left the rb and two central defensive areas to be replaced.
Sort the defence and all will be well, do it not & we have a fight on our hands, albeit a fight that’ll be won.

rebus67
5 years ago

when JF cuts inside

Rebus

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

Rebus,
James Forrest cutting inside shouldn’t be a problem, do you understand his position on the park or just having a dig at one of our best players?

rebus67
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

Just saw your post…the five hour time difference is a problem in having a reasonable debate.

Recently, I have had digs at some of our players..that is true.I am going to try to moderate that.

JF is a good player who has resurrected his career by overcoming a series of injuries. He can win a game but he has become predictable. Rarely does he go to the byeline and cut a cross back into the centre of goal.By cutting across a defence line he invites three or four tackles where he can lose the ball, and finally he passes horizontally. He could have done that in the first place without risking losing the ball. If he goes to the byeline, he invites one tackle from one defender. It is simple percentages.

Rebus

charlie
5 years ago

celtic are double treble winners and have hada bad start this season and we have cunts wanty crack the crest ha ha theyl learn the hard wae ha ha aint watchn huns and panty wetters crying grand

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie, ah’ve a feelin’ you’re ontae something.
Sorry, Charlie, ah’ve a feelin’ you’re ON something.
Your enviable, perennial happy-go-lucky state is down to, mibbaes, one or two things.
1) You got lucky from the start; your genes bounced around and came out with a ‘being’ that just fails to see the obvious and negative. Things which rile most of us, or:
2) You’ve an endless supply of Thai Sticks, Nepalese Temple Balls and/or Red Leb. Plus, your Lanny fountain is forever young and, er, ‘fruitful’.
Anyway, Charlie, you’ve been a laugh, now fuck off! 🙂
FC not PLC
HH
PS, I’ll mibbaes be ‘up the road’ in the next few days as one of my brother’s lost a good Pal and will mibbaes need a wee haun. If so I’ll let you know an’ mibbaes let you buy me an ma family a few wee haufs an’ jars?
HH

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

naw tic toc am jeest a tim faithful through and through and a hope ye behave yersel up the road but as fur havin a swally wae ye ………..read back oan yer posts hen would you drink wae you ……..

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie, your post is not clear but I think I get the drift. 🙂
That’s fine, Pal, although I’d still like to meet you.
You’d be pleasantly surprised but……
Reading further back (if I was able or bothered to) would change things too; but it’s all about today.
I was cool as fuck, resigned almost. Did ma decoratin’ an’ then decorated a bar and then decorated ma kitchen wi’ a Lanny substitute (Aussie Shiraz @14.5%, lovely) an’ the obligatory cans an’ bottles.
Anyway, just so’s ah know, it’s Nepalese Temple Balls, innit?
HH

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

ffs tic toc a know yoor no the smartest but the drift is international language noo fuck off

TicToc
5 years ago

CS that’s a fucking strange one.
Take Scott OUT of that team and we’d have manufactured a loss from the jaws of victory.
HH

Monti
5 years ago

Lawwell out!

charlie
5 years ago

monti maybe your right aboot lawwell oot but ffs if lawwells oot and dermot says fuckit am oot anaw we could end up wae cunts like saiz bustin open thur piggy banks ha ha wit could possibly go wrang

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
Maybe we would get someone better, remember this is the guy who argued against paying the living wage, that was & is fucking disgusting….he also banned the Green Brigade so fuck um!

Rebus67
5 years ago

The players on the park tonight are more than good enough to beat Suduva. Sure the defence needs strengthened but the performance tonight is not PL’s fault. Aweful at corners, lack of movement, suicidal passes across opposing players, or back to the keeper. Sideways football etc. These are coaching issues.

Rebus

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Rebus, the common denominator IS Lawwell and therefore it IS his fault, PRIMARILY. Brendan and his staff, ALL OF THEM, then come squarely into the equation, from himself down.
A fucking blind man could see, that even before Brendan came in that we have been ridiculous defensively. Think corners; every fucking corner AGAINST us has had us behind the sofa and yet we get NOTHING from our own considerable amount of corners. Throw-ins we can’t find a man and at ‘their’ throw-ins we don’t bother to cover? WTF?
Anyway, I’m ‘praying’ we can SOMEHOW just win this tie and, more importantly, win our next 2 home games in the League.
Personally, I’d give up Euro football NOW if it meant we got to 8 (EIGHT) in a row; IMHO once we flatten the scum by doing 8, the next 3,5,10 will come easy! They (and their scum pals in the media, polis, ‘judiciary’ are putting EVERYTHING into stopping us THIS YEAR. We need to fuck the whole lot of them off and show them “This is our City, These are our Colours.”
HH

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

awe tims know we have already dun the ten and change if the zombies dont recognise the facts well hell mend them it must be hard lying tae yersel ha ha aint huns strange

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie, aye, WE all know the truth but it’s essential we get the records put straight for the sake of Bhoys gone, Bhoys alive and Bhoys to come.
WE MUST GET BEHIND THE RES 12 GUYS UNTIL WE GET THE TRUTH OUT AND THE RECORDS CORRECTED. I’ve been screaming for years; stop talking about the emotive stripping of titles and go, steadfastly, for the APPLICATION OF RULES AND AMENDMENT TO RECORDS.
However, if the Res 12 guys throw the towel in we MUST have those who’ll NEVER give in. I’m one of those and I’ll back it. With anything I possibly can, and then some.
I’m flagging now, soon tae kip.
HH

charlie
5 years ago

anyway heers wan tae laugh at

charlie
5 years ago
charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

and heers wan fur laugherty

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie
charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

he he aint broony grand

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie, we all know the Norn Irn scumbag that Laugherty is but, Broonie apart (and wee Izzy’ll no’ shrink) we’ve not enough hard(ish) men; nae mair wee Berties. Me? I think I saw a mhan who’ll stand up for Celtic in Anthony Ralston.
Stunningly, he’s brought in against PSG and then gone? WTF is that all about? I’d give that Bhoy some game time as at least you’ll notice him on the park. Sadly James Forrest is back to disappearing as he’s always done. Oh and for you “Jamesie” apologists, get a fuckin’ grip; bids don’t come in for him for one good reason…..year after year.
HH
FC not PLC

charlie
5 years ago

zombie hospitality

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie
Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
I didn’t see the creditors list up on the wall 🙂

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Wall’s no’ big enough!

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