And free my soul.
We all certainly got lost in the rock and roll last night.
Sometimes you get a football match, sometimes you get an event.
Last night was an event.
“When Bobby Madden looks at the player (Bassey), his only concern should be for the player.
“That player is lying sparkled, out the game.
“I think the referee’s responsibility first and foremost is to protect the players’ safety and I think Bassey looks totally sparkled.
I think the play should have been stopped.
“Giovanni van Bronckhorst said after the game that Rangers should press it better but I think the player’s safety is paramount.”
Then there’s the self proclaimed wise old man of football, the voice of alzheimers himself…Hugh Keevins, who last Sunday wrote;
Celtic will start as underdogs when they face Rangers on Wednesday night. Second favourites to win on their own ground.
On a night when the only Rangers fans there will be in the away section of the directors box and on the television gantry.
How could it be any other way?
Ange Postecoglou will be without his captain and inspiration Callum McGregor and his top goalscorer Kyogo Furuhashi. Not to mention his most creative midfield player Tom Rogic.
I am on record here as saying I think Rangers will go through the remainder of this season without losing a game.
I would have tipped Giovanni Van Bronckhorst to get out of Celtic Park with nothing worse than a draw no matter who was playing for the home team.
But with half a team out due to injury and international football being played on another continent, the odds against Celtic winning are even greater.
It still amazes me that Keevins and Rae have a radio show.
Ibrox boss Gio van Bronckhurst even had a moan at the ballboys……
As Football Scotland reported….
Boss Gio van Bronckhorst was unhappy with the ball boys’ conduct though as they were seen time-wasting and kicking the ball away throughout the match.
Ref Bobby Madden was forced to speak to a Celtic steward about their cheeky antics, which raised the eyebrows of Sky Sports commentators Ally McCoist and Andy Walker.
Ex-Hoops striker Walker insisted GVB “surely has bigger things to worry about” while Ibrox icon McCoist joked: “I have to be quite honest I think the ball boys are doing Rangers a favour’.”
Talkshite Radio said ;
It remains unclear what gesture he was making, yet the ball boy was clearly letting Gers’ No 1 know how delighted he was to see their side take the lead.
Oh, i think I spotted it.
After the game, Ange Postecoglou carved an even deeper notch into the hearts of Celtic fans……
“We’re upholding the values of this club. I want them to be proud of us. I hope they are on the journey home. We had 60,000 in – I’m sure a lot of them walked in with problems in their life, tonight we made them forget that for a while & that’s something special.”
Yes, it was.
Yesterday we had this….
Ralph Malph on the beach in his hometown of Dunoon.
Well, there goes my cloak of anonymity.
Today….I have to know…what were they really saying ?
Linesman, “ Feck sake Bobby, the crown bar has just tweeted the party is cancelled tonight, and you’re now barred oot!”
Caption: boaby I know you’re a madhun, but you can’t disallow the goal because a ball boy laughed at the sevvies
the tims have put the ball in the net, now how can I award the Gers a penalty for that?
” It couldn’t have been,Scott Brown’s at Aberdeen”
Right you take over.If I don’t get out of here I’ll never be welcome in the Lodge again. .
Here’s a tricky one for Etimers who is the stupidest Kris Boyd ircAlex Rae, tricky that one. Boyd wants a gamecstipped every time a player goes down in the box, will where does that end? How many managers will say just fall down in the box But Kris thought the was being clever opens his mouth and thinks afterwards.However Alex pips him because the thinking bit is beyond him. For all Reo, Josip, Jota and Albada were good Carter Vickers is so important to the stability of a very very good team.
Look at the photo showing MacGregor going to retrieve the ball….he doesn’t look too concerned about his team-mate lying prostrate a few yards away. You’d expect him to be giving him the kiss of life if he really thought he was badly injured. He got clattered by his own player who launched himself irresponsibly not caring if he injured somebody (in green and white)…so it was poetic justice that he wiped out his own man. Would Madden have given a penalty to Celtic if he had clobbered one of ours? I think that question doesn’t even need an answer.
The pundits are grasping at straws and deflecting from the fact that *rangers were outclassed, outplayed and lucky to escape with only a 3 goal defeat.
And this was not Celtic’s strongest eleven…be afraid, be very afraid *rangers.
“A blind man can see they’re getting pumped tonight; no need to take one for our glorious team, let the goal stand.”
Ok I’ll do my best to show Aribos the best player in Scotland
Wasn’t that first half breathtaking now believe in this fat Aussie who’s been round the traps. We believed in him over here
CCV is the best player every week. Starfelt no bad either and juranovic. The guys in front of them and can relax into playing anges “ our football”. Great night wish I could’ve been there. Ralph that was the biggest event on the planet
Nothing more enjoyable than a discombobulated rangers team
We took the ref out of the equation and nullified the risk of him making a game-changing decision.
T he timmies can hear the sash being played on your ipod
Fucksake I hate these one sided games.
Gio wants to know if he can bring on a ball boy as a sub ?
Madhun … Look hugh is giving me pelters here for not doing the usual , blowing for a free kick every time a corner comes into our box , are you sure you never seen a foul , did any tim even breathe on a defender …
Lino… Feck off Bobby I was to busy watching the ballboys antics
Did you see who threw Aribo at Bassey?
Sod this I’m putting a tenner oan 3.0 Celtic. they’re really shite.
What a night. Memories of the 6-2 game in the first 45. The football world has just woken up to the Ange phenomenon. I’m sure there’s a few chairmen asking why their manager can’t achieve those levels of signings and on a very modest budget in the scale of things. When our first 16 are all available (this work rate will require 16) this is a wrecking machine.
Caption: This is the match commander – there is a sleeper cell of the International Brigade of Fenian Ball Boys active inside the stadium – abandon, abandon, repeat abandon!
The ref wanted to chop the goal and the official said (Pleadingly) “Gonnae no dae that”……….else we’ll get efn lunched.
Why does my arm advert say s****avers and yours says Joe Hart Saves Us?
I just heard the news that Wim Jansen has died – terrible news. Very sad indeed. Hail Hail and RIP.
Caption “4th official, observer, TV and radio gantries, someone give me a plausible excuse to chalk off the goal!”
That picture of the ballboys also shows all the Rangers players concern for their stricken teammate, Shirley some mistake?
Beam me up, Crawford !
Think they’ll have to park a Parks bus in front of the goal Bobbie
What a joy to watch not one failure in the team last night, the view of the media bigots today is hysterical. Best tweet Moussa Dembele, the guy has class.
Only in Scotland can two players of the same team bash into one another and then have the officials have a discussion of ruling out a goal for the opposition because If it. Yet we witnessed it. They let the goal stand because there was no foul play by Celtic nor any risk to either of the players who ran into each other – clearly. That said Celtic were so far out in front there wasn’t much even the officials could do to stop the rout.
Caption: Madeye: So that’s a big mac meal and a chicken nugget happy meal, Do you want any sauce with that? OK pay at the first window.
Lino: Boaby whit you doing?
Madhun: Practising, if ah canny find a way to rule this goal oot ah’m gonny need a new joab.