Celtic Diary Friday August 27: And Breathe…

We can relax a little bit now.

 

 

Celtic made the group stages of the Europa League after a display of grit and determination against one of the best sides we have played for a long time.

 

A 2-1 defeat on the night meant a 3-2 aggregate win, and although there are still some out there who would happily swap most of those who put in a shift last night for new players , we have to recognise an achievement when we see it.

 

Especially from players who know that there are still some fans out there who would happily swap them for new players.

 

 

A couple of defensive mistakes led to the goals after Celtic had taken an early lead on the night, which put the spotlight back on a defence that is still gelling and has worked hard on eradicating the mistakes of last season.

 

 

At three up after Kyogo found the net again, there may well have been a subconscious relaxing of concentration, that sort of thing is only natural, but the players mentally regrouped and saw the game out.

 

 

If anything, in the long term, the philosophy of never stopping will have been strengthened by this lapse, with lessons being learned about keeping up the tempo and keeping their minds on the job.

 

 

And before you look at it in a negative slant, had the games been reversed and Celtic had come away with a narrow defeat in an away first leg, we’d all have been optimistic about overturning it at Celtic Park.

 

Technically, we overturned it in the first game, which when added to the early goal , meant that alkmaar had to throw the kitchen sink at us. Which I’m not entirely sure is in the rules….

 

 

A glance at their home form suggests even more credit is due to the players for making the next stage….

 

 

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European group stage football has been attained, and although the money isn’t as good as the UCL, at least we’ll be playing real clubs who are in it to play football, which should lead to some great games under the lights. The alterations to the competition mean that third place in the group means a play off for the knock out stages of the lesser Conference tournament, so there is even a safety net of sorts to ensure knock out football, where anything can happen.

 

 

Especially as the team gets stronger, so it’s hard not to look forward to whatever the draw throws at us.

 

 

And it does look interesting….

 

Pot 1

Lyon (FRA)
Napoli (ITA)
Leverkusen (GER)
GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Lazio (ITA)
Olympiacos (GRE)
Monaco (FRA)
Braga (POR)

Pot 2

Celtic (SCO)
Frankfurt (GER)
Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Leicester (ENG)
Rangers (SCO)
Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Genk (BEL)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)

Pot 3

Marseille (FRA)
Ludogorets (BUL)
West Ham (ENG)
Real Sociedad (ESP)
Real Betis (ESP)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Sparta Praha (CZE)

Pot 4

Rapid Wien (AUT)
Galatasaray (TUR)
Legia Warszawa (POL)
Midtjylland (DEN)
Ferencváros (HUN)
Antwerp (BEL)
Sturm Graz (AUT)
Brøndby (DEN)

 

 

It doesn’t matter who we draw, though i would like another crack at Midtyjlland, West Ham and Lazio. The latter purely because we know we could beat them, and the other two because we should have.

 

 

And we need a hook to get the crowds in, because , as we mentioned , the money isn’t great….

 

 

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Although interestingly, the basic payment for the UCL would only have been £7.8m, which isn’t how the media report it. The add ons make the money up, such as win bonuses and progression payments.

 

And of course, crowds.

 

 

It’s even less for Scotland’s other representatives, who scraped a 0-0 draw in Armenia against ten men to enter the group stages, and it’s quite a conundrum for them…do they want the big guns and humiliation, or the diddy teams and the money ?

 

 

Problem is, there is only one diddy team, and UEFA, unlike the SFA, won’t bow to their demands, and allow them to be in a group by themselves.

 

 

There is a new appetite among the Celtic squad that will go some way towards evening things up on the field, as these pictures show….

 

 

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The Christie one is interesting, as he certainly isn’t behaving like a player that wants out….

 

 

 

Back at the ranch, stories have been circulating that James McCarthy has contracted Covid, and as far as we can ascertain, there seems to be something in this one. We also think one or two others may have been infected, but having said that, there can’t be many who haven’t already had it.

 

 

Whatever the outcome, one would hope that an independent tester is brought in to make sure there are no players on the field carrying the virus, simply because of the risk of infection to other players.

 

 

That game can wait, however, though no doubt the media will begin selling it as soon as they can…in fact, they’ve already started to choose their favourites, with last nights results and achievements being given a different twist ,,,see if you can spot a pattern….

 

 

 

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note also the choice of picture….given that there were ones such as those above available….

 

 

 

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Ease ? The other lot had ten men and they still couldn’t score…..

 

 

 

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Progress !

 

 

 

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Survived ! Torrid ! Edge !

 

 

 

I prefer how manager Ange Postecoglou summed it up….

 

 

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With the group stages complete, we can also expect some new arrivals, Liam Scales should be the next one in, and some departures, certainly the likes of Bolingoli, and possibly even the likes of Barkas and Griffiths.

 

 

Curiously, those who play down the win last night cite the AZ loss of some key players, and yet no one has mentioned that Celtic had released their influential captain Scott Brown, or others such as Ntcham and Ajer.

 

Whilst Ntcham had lost his way, Ajer and Brown were big players, and again it shows that the revolution is well and truly underway, and so far, we’ve highlighted the improvement on the field, but not the complete change in the culture.

 

 

Brown was a major influence, and MacGregor may take a while to reach that level, and yet he’s flourishing.

 

 

Stephen Welsh and Tony Ralston have strengthened the defence virtually beyond recognition, and Greg Taylor looks more relaxed, probably because the resonsibility is being shred more eveny now.

 

 

And Joe Hart might still have a few mistakes in him, but you can;t fault his focus, involvement and concentration….

 

 

 

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It’s Friday, and from the plethora of penile behaviour on view this week, it’s time to choose the Etims

 

 

Knob of the Week

 

 

 

This week, it’s whoever is behind the website/blog The 4th Official, who/which comments on Scottish football through blue tinted glasses, as they showed earlier this week when the plague hit Ibrox…

 

 

The 4th Official
@Official_T4O
No matter what club you support, please don’t celebrate football players contacting covid and missing out on games. Frankly, it’s in disgusting taste and beneath any decent person.

 

 

Well, if they’ve gone out of their way to contact the virus it’s difficult to feel any sympathy for them, but who knows what lengths they’ll go to over there to try to avoid defeat.

 

But the 4th Official seems a little inconsistent with his views on the virus and infections…..

 

 

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Well, something or someone certainly is….

 

 

Anyway, it’s always nice to see someone rewarded for the time and effort they put into their work, so congratulations to the 4th Official on his first

 

 

Knob of the Week  

 

 

 

Yesterday, we had this….

 

 

Young male scientist looking at chemical sample in test tube - Stock Photo  - Dissolve

 

 

R.St.Parsley
 21 hours ago

Caption:
“Ye try tae book Charlie Adams fur Sportsound and they send ye a tube full o’ pish”.

 

 

Today….

 

 

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hoop hoop hooray
1 month ago

Only 550 minutes left lads

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
1 month ago

Caption: He’s going bald too!!

Chris Bhoy
1 month ago

Caption Thats it 10 yes 10 There doon tae ten men

Cesar
1 month ago

As The Buffalo misses his 3rd sitter of the night the stand in coach try’s to get a message to him that he’s more like Nelly the elephant.

Damian Gallagher
1 month ago

Caption; If you keep playing like that, this time they will get 10IAR!

Pat O' Hara
1 month ago

“It wuznae me, it wuz him. Honestly sir.”

SteveNaive
1 month ago

Great diary but I’d rather not get West Ham either. I’m sure it would be closer but they hammered us and no mistake.
Well done Celtic.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago

Caption:
“Agadoo-doo-doo”
“Push pineapple”
“FTP!”

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Should the second line no’ be
‘Pish oan chapels, FTP’?

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

I like it Saint. We could become a team – the Lennon and McCartney of etims. (No’ THAT Lennon of course, though Ah am pished maist days and Ah’m crap at ma joab!).

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Ah am a pape! I’m only interested in upsetting guns!

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

*Huns ffs!

Jimbob1098
1 month ago

Caption : Someone tell El buffalo the burgers are a tenner!

Naomi
1 month ago

Caption-
As Beale provides a motivational ‘55’ reminder to his ailing side, he is undermined by McAllister in a moment of SINGULAR honesty.

stewart cameron
1 month ago

We are off to SEVILLE

dingbat
1 month ago

The dance moves were taking a bit longer to work out this time round, for the latest S Club 7 tour.

Andy
1 month ago

Tough night at AZ but we got there. For decades though in Europe, we have been giving the ball away far too easily in midfield and that creates all sorts of problems for us defensively. We need to sort it now or we will go nowhere. We didn’t play particularly well last night and in my view McGregor didn’t have a great game……..but we got there.

Also, one day a DVD will be made of the softest goals ever conceded in European football, Celtic will surely feature in 90% of them we seem to invent new and more bizarre ways to shoot ourselves in the foot. Thankfully, the culprits got it together in the 2nd half to redeem themselves.

One final point, I thought the referee had a poor game, UEFA throw in some rookies in these games and he was dodgy. I can recall at least 3 or 4 clear fouls on Celtic players but he let play go on each time which almost cost us. Also, when AZ missed the sitter at the back post late on, the provider of the cross looked a yard offside. Look at the reaction of the Celtic defenders at the far side linesman after the incident.

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago

Caption:
‘Welcome to the annual Morales auction. Can I get ten million from the Chinese gent at the back?’.

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

Ah don’t know how much that is but WE’LL TAKE IT !!!

greenmaestro
1 month ago

Hide and seek championships get a bit tense

Pat O' Hara
1 month ago

Him. Him. He’s the wan that picks the winner

Tom Parkhill
1 month ago

I think the blue naill varnish was a mistake.

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Caption
Just ignore McAllister, am the boss!

Morellos your shorts are too tight!

It’s never boring watching Celtic
In Europe, but the team pulled together last night, even after two stupid errors, they did not crash.

obz
1 month ago

Great article. Lots to be positive about and still lots to do. There is a real good feeling about Celtic at the moment.

My only issue with the article is the co-efficient table is wrong. Under the “still alive” column, it has a “Yes” next to Rangers.

George Lazenbhoy
1 month ago

Caption: Saturday Night Fever remake looks a bit cheap

Iancelt67
1 month ago

A lot of people raving about alkmaar. They were physical with an ok midfield. Very physical but bereft of good attacking play. Predictable and easy to play against the better team got through the tie. The referee was shambolic ignoring blatant fouls and assaults on ralston.

Andy Coyle
1 month ago

CAption,hey Ref,Thats my size in inches mate and thats garys size

Cesar
1 month ago

IBrokes bench try to calm down an apoplectic Fredo as news reaches him of a 15.5 mill bid for a Celtic sub.

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago

Group draw
Hoops
Leverkusen
Betis
Ferencvaros

Huns
Lyon
Sparta Prague
Brondby

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

We can get through that. Hun group slightly tougher

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Hun group is far easier than ours.

Iancelt67
1 month ago

Hardly far easier.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Far easier imo. Lyon decimated due to financial mismanagement. Brondby barely any better than Midtjylland and Sparta Prague not a patch on Slavia. Leverkusen/ Betis superior to Lyon.

Bgbhoy
1 month ago

I see the sex offender is away to Dundee

Hope you cry yourself to sleep tonight duncy!

Lennon the alky and Griffiths the sex offender all in one year, you must be distraught ya clown

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

He’s made for that shite hole

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Hallelujah!!!

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Dundee? He must have heard about Charlie Adams’ sister’s pants!

1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

They pair a thingamajigs.

Mike
1 month ago

Yoker’s got a stiffy, he’s living out his fantasy, getting a semi at the thought of Celtic playing Betis, the Real Betis, no the imaginary wan, his two most favourite teams, his Spanish Wet Dream. Apparently one of Betis’s founders Ramos was a green hot Tim, he used to play the castanets in the jungle, the Real jungle, no the other wan. Betis’s home is in Seville, that beautiful city where Morhino endeared himself to the Celtic support haha. Was it really 18 years ago, when we all sat with wet towel’s on our heads to deflect the Spanish sun? After the pain of the result came the shared memories of another great Celtic experience, another reminder of how much European football means to the Celtic support and the club. Time for new Celtic memories methinks.
Oh were off to sunny Spain, Y Viva Espana. COYBIG X2.

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Ha Mikey, never a dull moment. Might sound a bit of a pipe dream but wouldn’t it be nice for the Hoops to win the group and Betis to finish second with Leverkusen firmly rooted at the bottom? It’s got to be our destiny that the away fixture against the good guys from Seville will be the first of two visits to that magical city (oh and I don’t mean el puta Sevilla dropping down from the CL to face us in the EL at a later stage of the competition). There’s a great double opportunity to take revenge on Ferencvaros as well. It’s a cracking group and could serve us up with some of the best fun we’ve had in Europe since we stiffened the Lazio nazis. Fingers crossed for Sunday Mikey Bhoy.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Hola, Yoker (that’s hello in Spanish, for those that dinny ken Spanish). If we cannot dream, then what are we? So, yes why not aim to win the group and hope that Betis come second. I got stuck behind the sofa last night, Mrs Mike put on her sexy dress, my favourite, but even that could not entice me out, I had a mare about that second AK goal. Yes, it would be great to put Ferencvaros to the sword, revenge is sweeett, the third green stripped team. I agree, it is an exciting group, including Leverkusen, it kinda whets the appetite and gives us all something to look forward to. Sunday, as always will take care of itself, but I think that we are in a better place than we thought we might be a wee while back before Ange came in. Talk of Eddy going, that ‘talk’ has been ever present for over a year at least, i hope he gets his move, he deserves it. Ain’t it great how teams continually evolve and new younger players come in and go out and become refreshed, if only boards could do the same. Whispering Grass shorts and wellies weather.Enjoy the game and the weekend Yoker, awerabest.

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Cheers Mike, u 2 m8. Yeah, looks like Eddy’s on his way out with the big Greek fella on his way in. Desperately hope Scales turns out to be a serious player ready to walk into first team action as our defence badly needs strengthening. The adrenalin’s already starting to flow thinking about Sunday and absolutely anything can happen at the hun den. Love to see wee Kyogo running riot to silence those racist scum and just hope we don’t get to see Starfelt’s arse felt by the Buff as I’m starting to get nightmares about him as well. At least he was a lot better in the second half last night. Enjoy the game and let’s hope it’s one to remember for the best reasons. HH

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Caption: “Stop being racist!” “Get intae the Fenian, tarrier, taigs!” The Sevco conundrum.

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago

Caption …
Hold back the night ,turn on the light…

TicToc
1 month ago

Ralph, I couldn’t get past your 1st 4/5 sentences/paragraphs, absolute pish to a letter.
It, (your craic), may have improved but I couldn’t (mentally after watching the game) absorb any more shite.
We begin with a sublime goal, then pull out the .45 Colt, 16 bore shotgun and blast our feet away. AGAIN!!! FFS!
My wife said, before HT, we need to change channel; either your heart or our telly will FN explode.
She was wrong on both counts, but the warnings were there.
After the Welsh/Hart (Hart really) schoolboy mistakes for their 1st goal, we get Starfelt. FFS.
Why, oh why, is our ‘assistant manager’, ‘defensive coach’, AKA Kennedy not a million miles from Paradise…….fukk it, I need tae stoap. Nutshell? We were lucky against Alkmaar at CP and luckier again last night. Last night being a demoralising fukk up. Only +++ I saw was Montgomery looking like a REAL footballer and Eddie whose substitution for Rogic changed the game.
I explained to my wife at HT; all Alkmaar need to do is punt balls up to our 18 yard line and wait for a fukk-up…….
THAT will not be lost on our opponents over the next few games…..
Oh, and if you think Nir Bitton can’t play at C/B, ask yourself about Starfelt.
Good night!

1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

The defence saved our back side in the second half. Once Alkmaar started going for our players instead of the ball, the game was all over for them.

I`d keep Hart at Celtic till he retires. The Lhad is a world-class experienced keeper.

1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

GT Texas venom. Feel the wounds, TGM.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

Port, I call it when I see it.
Hart, like Craig Gordon is CAPABLE of world-class saves, but unfortunately poor at decision-making. Their 1st goal is a very good illustration of that, but not the 1st nor last. Your comment re our defence is total pish. For once in Europe, Lady Luck saved us, NOT our defence.
I think sometimes I prefer when you talk in ‘tongues’! If smileys worked on here I’d have appended one. Good on you, cobber, you’re a tryer! (another smiley!)

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

welsh was the issue for the first goal. he should have cleared it instead he chested it to their forward.

TicToc
1 month ago

So, you allow/accept/empower “Mistake”?
Oh, sorry, it’s a fukkin ‘Akismet’ alright? Steals your info on the QT!
Just another underhand (seditious), multi-nosey, unrestrained,capitalist arseholes.
Desi (derata) and Ralph, get these scumbag, thieving (personal info) bastards out and perma-OFF.
eTims has lost the plot (and its soul) over the last coupla years or so, concentric to WordPress and it’s scummy ‘affiliates’.
GET THEM TAE FUKK! I would.
PS A ‘thank-you’ to The Cha (from a post on another site) typically clever and funny.
Not sure where/when but taking the piss regarding a “mute” (shoulda been moot point)
The guy’s blethering and confuses moot with mute. Cha’s one line retort uses “mute” correctly and advises the prick to “mute” it! Belly-laugh stuff.
Good patter is universal!

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

Just had an idea that clubs could sell supporters to other clubs. Charlie saiz goes to Dundee for an undisclosed fee following the signing of internet bad boy Griffiths. The club wishes them both well. Charlie saiz is said to be looking for an apartment in Dundee.

1 month ago

Meow was the vocalisation around Adelaide Oval.
Carn the Port.

Celts by 7.

Caption:
He`s a 2m distancing sticker on his heid.

1 month ago

Weclome to Celtic Liam Scales.

1 month ago

The only thing I am worried about is that our players will get injured celebrating the 7 goals.

1 month ago

God sent Kris Boyd a Black Rooster Peri Peri.

sevco intangibles FC.

1 month ago

Shall a new hunskelper be witnessed today ?

COYBIG

Mike
1 month ago

The new sheeted roof is on, there’s no e in roof. Playing at the Hunnery, the Celtic support is banned from taking part, how do they get away with that? Because it’s here in Scotland, greed in football is world wide, but here we have our own particular racial brand, will it ever end? who knows but it’s endemic like Blackpool rock, the thread runs through its core. It’s asking a lot of the players, not only to express themselves on the park but to ignore the bedlam and the noise, the foaming spittle of the hate coming from the stands, it ain’t for the faint hearted that’s for sure. So buckle on your armour Celtic players and breathe in, players are only human after all. May your courage stand up to the sh!te filled hatred and the bounce of the ball be kind. Come on, come on you bhoy’s in Green. COYBIG.

1 month ago

BOO !

rab wallace
1 month ago

Anyone with any answers to what I just witnessed, outplayed all over the park. We got what we deserved from that game nothing. Edouard did nothing , Christie was a shambles. Still can’t defend corners. The rebuild continues.

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  rab wallace

Hardly outplayed. Rangers came out stronger in the second half. Kyogo squares it’s all even. Eduoard missed a sitter and was one on one with a defender he’s a player shot of confidence. Need the hungry Greek I’m down but not too down we will beat them at park head

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

3-4 new additions still required. Turnbull, Edouard poor and some very poor decision making particularly in the first half. Referee disgraceful. Starfelt hard as nails and pretty sold throughout.
Juranovic will be a class act in his natural position. Shocking that a club our size are still fvcking about trying to fill problem areas when we’ve known for well over a year what needs to be sorted.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago

We’re still pretty shite to be honest. Not as shite as under Lennon (is that even possible?) but a long way to go to get back to where we were under Rodgers.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Still pretty weak yes, I’ll agree with that. A lack of physicality back to front and needs to be addressed.

TicToc
1 month ago

Ach, well. We outplayed them and I’m glad to say we didn’t reduce ourselves to diving, as the new hun bastards, as in Inglorious Basterds, another Tarantino classic do (dive that is)
We’ll win the League this year as we’re better.
Clancy, IMHO was very good today (although he did give his masonic masters some cheer)
The BIG MHAN, (JS) was a protestant, and our openess is hugely part of the decent thinking of that time. The Glasgow Celtic IS different, we are “A CLUB LIKE NO OTHER”
Sans Lawwell.
HAIL! HAIL!

1 month ago

Today was the chance to show that we have progressed to handle a pressure game. Thought we would win, but some players showed no spirit and still have a lot to learn, wherever that may be.

I do like the look of Josip Juranovic,

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Spineless performance, played nice footie but as against AZ bullied. Defence did well, but midfield missing in action, as for Eddie he appears to play-in a trance. Improvements but Angiebsll totally lacking. No pressure on a mediocre goalkeeper, as for the mason in the middle, every time the Buffalo (butterfly) hit the deck he gave a foul.
Rankers are a poor team, we need at least three quality players. Wonder if the authorities will react to twenty minutes of the Famine Song, doubt it.

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

I thought the ref, in comparison to Beatom, Madden or any of the others had a decent game. Yes the BuFOOLo throws himself against players to con a foul…but any other ref woud have given the penalty when he “slipped”…they would have whistled before he hit the deck. We lost the game because our want-away French striker missed an absolute sitter in front of goal…that would have tool the wind out of the huns and turned their fans against them.
At least we (Ange) learned that Kyogo should be let loose through the middle where he causes most damage in the opposition defense.
And we need to teach players to stop over-hitting crosses, corners, free kicks etc. FFS drop the fekking ball in amongst them in front of goal and stop hitting it to Mr nobody at the back post. Try a wee bit of variety for a change instead of wasting every set piece. I’ve lost count how many times we have wasted so called “dangerous position” opportunities in matches.
Anyway, we will destroy them when we get them on our turf in front of our full house. KTF.

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  Funkyy

“Beaton” “took” bloody keyboard!!

weered
1 month ago

A tad disappointed today but Celtic are going through a period of positive change which will tell its own story later in the season

Cortes
1 month ago
Reply to  weered

A nice measured response, which I share. A vast improvement on last season is evident already. Once we play with 11 (Edouard and Christie were empty shirts) we’ll do much better.
I’m hoping Juranovic will replace featherweight Turnbull in midfield. Montgomery is very impressive and deserves to be a first team contender. Welsh has a calm demeanour and looks capable of developing into a great sweeper. Ralston also is calm, generally – resisted the temptation to dive in a few times. Kyogo should be given a charter to wander in search of opportunities.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Cortes

If only he knew where Celtic Park was, then his nice, measured response would make so much more sense.

weered
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Pardon me for breathing 🙂

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  weered

Hahaha.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  weered

Mike out like a sniper this morning.

Mike
1 month ago

There’s only so much sh!te I can absorb. I thought that he was a pal, I was wrong, so I’II move on. As for the Jakey the FTP Hun, why they let that post on here I will never know, another one of life’s mystery’s.

weered
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

I do have a red coat to remind me of the 70’s

weered
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike you should stick to poetry my friend

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  weered

Or what, what will you do if I don’t stick to poetry? Friendship is a two way street, it doesn’t change day by day, you’re either a friend or your’e not a friend, your choice.

weered
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike…I did not have a go at you!
where is this angst coming from, certainly not me

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  weered

It must be paranoia, we’re well known for it, it’s in our DNA, you will get used to it….eventually.

weered
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

One never gets used to unwarranted or misplaced attacks.
My post was a measured approach to a disappointing football result following a string of good results.
I have decided to be less strident in my approach to people in here after a period of reflection. Mike…you and I always had a good online relationship and I hope that continues

weered
1 month ago
Reply to  weered

the only positive to a disappointing weekend was My Reds got off to a win on first day of our season

weered
1 month ago

Henke he is using a rusty rifle

JimmyBhoy
1 month ago

Said to my missus not long into the second half that we needed to make the changes he eventually did make before they inevitably scored.
Too little too late.
Kyogo looks a lot more effective through the middle with Eduard given up quite some time ago.
Had a lot of the ball in the first half but didn’t do much with it.
Again, they knew how to play us.
Continued to take the ball down the left despite getting no change from the hun who’s name I’m not going to bother checking.
Second to almost every ball for most of the second half.
All negative so far so my apologies for that.
But I do think we have scope for improvement whereas they were playing at their peak.
Still a few key players required though.

Mike
1 month ago

If only Odsonne hadn’t taken his eye of the ball and not done that jiggly action with his foot, a classic strikers miss, you must keep your eye on the ball at all times. Of course eye’s are hugely important to us mere mortals, two eyes are all that we need, usually, Julius Caesar, well, I bet he wished he had three eyes, one behind his heid, so that he could see Brutus coming at him, to stab him in the back. Brutus said after he had stabbed Caesar (in the back), that he loved him but yet he still had to kill him, a classic tale of love and betrayal. Had Odsonne only kept his eye on the ball, we would have gone on and won the game.

Woof Charlie
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

A pass from Kuyogo to Christie instead of a shot would have been a point. But hey, their Morelos is cack and going nowhere. In their situation that’s a game ender.ll kk km

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

that big dumpling edouard should have opened the scoring. The sooner he gets tae the better. 85 grand a week for that mince geeze a brek.

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

They didn’t win it we lost it. Onwards and upwards.

TicToc
1 month ago

After yet more non “approval” shite, I’ll just go for this:
“Oh, ma wee school’s
A rare wee school,
The best wee school in Glesga,
The only thing that’s wrang wi’ it,
Is a baldy heided master.
He goes tae church on a Saturday,
And goes again on Sunday,
And prays tae god,
Tae gi’e him strength,
Tae murder the weans on Monday.”

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

Your on the wrong site Jakey, Hun FTPers are usually on Follow follow. Take your abuse stick it back in the bottle and GTF.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Charming, Mike, with no relevance to that particular comment of mine. It was from the Corries, a wonderful duet, and intended as they did, to encourage laughter.
But you’re correct in my FTPery, a very reasoned and seasoned point.
Whilst I have nothing against Frank, the current incumbent, I have much against religion in general and catholicism in particular as I was nearly indoctrinated by that ‘faith’.
The ‘church’ doesn’t refer to its “flock” without good reason; fukkin sheep, and as a farmer you may know more of sheep than most of us.
However, I won’t demean myself by resorting to cheap jibes.
I actually think you’re a decent person, misguided perhaps, but decent.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

Who gives a monkey’s what you think. Condescending, Jakey, FTP Huns all speak the same vile language. Huns do as Huns do, of course you will know that, being a Jakey FTP Hun. You’re take on religion means SFA to me. You, being a condescending Jakey FTP Hun. Incidentally, every time you post, being a Jakey, you wouldn’t know what you were saying, but you are a five star abusive prick, who demeans himself every time you post. Yes, you are much more suited to Follow Follow, the very thought of you being associated with Celtic makes me shudder, its abhorrent that you post on a Celtic site, where decent Celtic supporters congregate, you being a Jakey FTP Hun.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

You got lucky, Mike, as did your family, that I’m making a huge effort to change what I do and how I do it. “God” has no part in it.
You use terminology like “vile” when, in fact you are being vile. Ironic is not making clothes presentable, but you help me to laugh at your “Ironing”
I understand, a farmer is not a man of words, just pathetic, ut reasonably good at stealing them….plagiarising…….
I still feel you’re a decent person underneath it all, just angry.
That’s okay with me.
Just for clarification, I’m a life-long Tim but I see that Lawwell and Desmond have abused me. Not any more will they get away with THAT.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

I got lucky being born into a loving Catholic family, SFA to do with you, Toc Sh!te. As for the rest of your guff, it’s just pathetic, but you crack on, you condescending Jakey FTP Hun prick.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Well said Mike. I’m fed up with this guy’s drunken FTP crap. No place on a Tim site for it whatever your views on religion. Nae wonder hauf his rants cannae pass the filter first time. Off to Follow, follow wae that shite.

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Should have been told to f*ck off the first time he came out with the anti-Catholic stuff. Can’t understand why it’s tolerated when the Green Machine gets told off for less.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

You are both correct, if he is a Tim, then I’m from Swahili, is the Raploch in Swahili? We all know the club started with a Marist brother, is open to all, it’s one of the reasons that we supported Celtic. I was never interested in knowing what religion any Celtic player or employee, or anyone else was, not one jot. But a sense of decency is forged into the support, it’s one of the many reasons why we support Celtic. Decency and respect for others, except Huns, they don’t deserve respect.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

It’s “tolerated” as it’s FREE SPEECH and hence always should be.
Your sort, the “ban this, ban that” are what allows unfettered ‘leaders’ to do as they please. Have an honest and open look into your catholic history……if you dare…..and then come back on here and apologise.

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

Didn’t say you should be banned, you feckin eejit. I said people shouldn’t tolerate your bigotry – you should be called out on it like Mike has done.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Being uneducated is almost always painful as you don’t really understand what you’re trying to say and hence any reasoned reply. Read up, educate yourself and then realise why my anti-popery is relevant, especially on Tim sites.
Strange that those whom want to ‘attack’ me can refer to “follow follow”.
BTW, I am trying to remove violence from my life…..just remember that…..”I am trying”……far from succeeded up to date. Ditto to any other ‘eejit’ on here or elsewhere whom tries to demean me whilst lacking the wherewithall to do so.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Worthy of a considered response? NAW.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

Forgot to add. The idea that I might need educating in the intricacies of soteriology or eschatology from an inarticulate bevvy merchant!!! Well, thanks for the laugh anyway.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

My original lengthy reply seems to have vanished. Maybe it will turn up later but no matter. You are clearly full of entitlement and think you are better than the rest of us. You are also clearly as thick as shit. Two qualities that mark you out as a Hun in my book and I’ll waste no more time on you.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

HaHaHa!, you may well owe millions but did you see that your above response was to yourself? Ha! The irony, ask Mike about that, he may just be doing the ironying at the moment! (smiley).
Part of the “education” I mentioned was in reference to, e.g. David Yallop’s book, ‘In God’s Name’. It was denounced by ‘Rome’ but no legal action ensued: that rather speaks, er, em, Volumes!
You may also wish to educate yourself about the goings on of Popery, maybe even start with The Borgias. Of course this’ll, no doubt, just lead to more abuse, it’s what the ignorant are best at. Catholics especially.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

Oh sorry, you’ve read a book!!? I didn’t know I was dealing with an intellectual colossus. What with that and your hilarious ‘irony’ joke, I can see that you’re a true Renaissance man. We’re not dealing with the average Hun here everybody – this yin kin read an aw sorts. Well that’s me telt, it’s off to Ibrox next time the Gers are playing – maybe I’ll see you there.

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Great stuff Owen (I wish I’d seen the original version). The guy’s head is so far up his arse he can’t see how offensive his comments are.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

Thanks. There’s just no need for that stuff on a Celtic site. But it’s not just the bigoted remarks – the sense that he’s entitled to ‘educate’ us ignorant brainwashed Cafflicks and the underlying threat of violence in his reply are clearly hun traits. The tragedy is he’s too thick to know that – in itself more evidence of his hunnishness.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Precisely what I posted Owen, lost in the ether. With one slight caveat, when challenged, he shat himself. It was a toss of the coin where the biggest smell came from, the sole burning rubber or coming out of his @rse. Another Hun trait.

1 month ago

“…And to clarify this is something fans at so many clubs need to cut out”

Alison Conroy`s great awakening.

1 month ago

Did Sevco Scotland Limited, aka (The Rangers Football Club), unfurl their League Premiership fleg yesterday ?

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

They’ve always spelt it wrong..it should be “*ragers”. They’re always angry about something.

James
1 month ago

Point to all the tactics and mistakes you like, the biggest tactic that defeated us yesterday was having no Celtic fans there, it’s a definite tactic that worked, the players looked spooked for much of the game and for long periods it was like watching Lennon’s team with the back passing and passing back to the keeper through fear,horrible performance to watch.

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  James

I think we ran out of steam during much of that second half (the fitness issues are still clearly evident) and sevco knew how to frustrate us by packing their midfield, leaving very little space and stifling our more creative players through close man-marking. The only positives to take from the game was that we defended reasonably well for the most part and that Juranavic looked a player. Sad to see how vulnerable we can still be at set pieces. Extremely disappointing to see how ineffective Edouard, Turnbull, Christie and Abada were throughout and yes, the toxic atmosphere was probably an important factor affecting the mind set of our players but shouldn’t be used as an excuse as professional footballers at this level should be trained to shut it out of their minds with sports psychologists on hand to provide support for the less experienced pros. The situation will be reversed of course at new year as no soap-dodging huns will be allowed to pass through the gates of Paradise.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins on Glasgow City Centre – Sunday, 29 August, 2021Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins has issued the following statement on anti-Irish Catholic singing by a group in Glasgow City Centre on Sunday, 29 August:
 
ACC Bernard Higgins said: “We did not facilitate this event and to say so is inaccurate. Officers on patrol came across this group as it was making its way through Glasgow City Centre. Due to the numbers and to ensure public and officer safety, additional officers were called to assist and, at this point, individuals’ details were noted and the group dispersed.
 
“A retrospective investigation into this anti-Irish Catholic singing has been launched and we are following up a number of lines of enquiry, including reviewing CCTV footage and footage on social media. I fully expect a number of arrests to be made.
 
“This type of anti-Irish Catholic behaviour is wholly unacceptable. Our enquiries are ongoing to identify those who were involved and we will take the appropriate action against them. We would ask anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to contact us.
 
However, the challenges of the sectarianism still evident in some parts of Scotland are a much broader societal problem and, whilst policing will have a role to play in addressing the symptoms, its causes are a problem which require a more effective, joined-up, civic response.”

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Is this what a cop out actually means?

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Heard some ex-cop author luvvie on off the ball talking about the cops on walks who “march in time.” There’s people on this forum who still equate the SNP with the Orange Order. There is no greater political rivalry in the UK than Unionists and Scottish Independents. Well done on Yousef for calling this out. But as long as your cops are steeped in this you are pishing in the wind.

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Spot on Woof…and wee Nicola keeps trying to win them over knowing that if she can swing them and their ilk to vote SNP she would have a good chance of winning a Referendum. She doesn’t like them any more than they like her, but she desperately needs to get votes from somewhere and that’s why they didn’t get hammered for their invasion of George Square. She knows that IF there is another Referendum and she loses it, that will be the last one for generations to come.

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