Celtic Diary Thursday August 4: Clucking Bell

Well, that’ll put a stop to us farting in the chapel.

What seemed to be a fairly comfortable cruise towards the play off round in this seasons champions league all turned a bit anxious when Brendan Rodgers brought Kolo toure into the fray. although it wasn’t really a fray. everything was going to plan at that point.

Celtic were one up after Leigh Griffiths converted a penalty following a scything kick from the Emilio Izaguirre book of Honduran defending on Keiran Tierney. Yeah, read that again-Leigh Griffiths converted a penalty..so you kind of know its going to be your night…and as it came just before half time, you could see that Astana were losong their discipline a wee bit.

The first half performance was nothing special, but it didn’t need to be. The longer the game went on, the more Celtic kept control, the more Astana would get fed up. and thats what happened.

O’Connell and Lustig were playing like they’d been together for years, the full backs were taking it in turns to bomb down the flanks, and there was no evidence to suggest that this was the first time these four had played together.

In the middle, Scott Brown had obviously read his managers words of praise before he came out of the dressing room, and he was more like his old self, ably supported by Stefan Johansen when he came on-Patrick Roberts was an early injury-and the industrious Calum MacGregor /Stuart Armstrong axis.

James Forrest drove at the Khazaks when he could, wothout forgetting to track back when it was needed, and Griffiths was just Griffiths. Not in itself a bad thing at all.

Onto the second half, and it looked like more of the same. An early chnace went begging when Griffiths stormed down the left, but you knew he’d get another. He did, he misssed that one as well, but thats not the point.

The point is there was no need to bring on an extra defender just because you’d told him you would.

Within minutes, a long ball at the heart of a restructured defence, caused mayhem as Lustig, Toure and O’Connell were staring at each other, and Craig Gordon galloped out to nullify the threat with a powerful header, which unhappily went straight to an Astana player who promptly hit it goalwards, where he found his target.

Suddenly, Astana who had looked like they were fed up of the whole trip to Glasgow thing came alive. They found space where there had been none, and hope where there had been even less.

At this point, one Astana goal, whether or not Celtic scored next, would be enough to take them through. And Celtic didn’t really look like they were going to score. James Forrest had been substituted, Saidy Janko and Keiran Tierney were looking a little tired, and there didn’t seem to be any real support for Leigh Griffiths.

Fortunately, Rodgers , having made an arse of the first unenforced change, rectified it when he added Moussa Dembele to the fray in place of Forrest, many of us okay , me, thought he was going to bring on another defender , or a ball boy or something, but he thought better of it, and Dembeles enthusiasm led to a second penalty, in added time, which meant that we wouldn’t endure the torture of further added time and probably penalties.

Dembele showed courage to take the kick himself, in what will surely turn out to be a Celtic career defining moment, which was just as well, because Griffiths would not have scored a second penalty, if you consider his statistics from the spot.

As Brendan explained later..

“Moussa is our No.1 penalty taker but he wasn’t on when the first one went in. Leigh also got a bad knock but he was a warrior to carry on and he will have a really swollen ankle in the morning.

“Both penalty takers showed wonderful composure. I was pleased for both of them, but especially Moussa for his first goal.”

Manager Rodgers seemed happy enough with the nights work, although I’ll wager he sank a cold one or two after the game;

“That was a difficult test for us and everyone felt we would do well to get through this one.

“We showed different elements of our game and deserved to go through.

“It certainly gives the players great belief and hopefully the supporters belief. Hopefully, they see the players are giving 
absolutely everything.

“They were unbelievable for us but they need to show a bit of patience as well.

 

“I’m a Celtic supporter myself, I know what they want, I know how desperately they want it, but they put the players on edge at times tonight.

 

“In modern European football, teams are organised. If you can’t go forward and you can’t play sidewards, you have to come back.

 

“But when you come back, we shouldn’t be on edge because we are going back as we have to circulate the ball to get out the other side to try to provoke them to be disorganised and try to score a goal.

 

“Hopefully, going forward, instead of having that edginess, trust the players, trust our game model and how we work. As you saw, eventually we can get there.

Then he remembered that some of us might be listening… 

“But it was a wonderful atmosphere, a brilliant support, and they helped push us over the line.” 

Like many others, I watched the game on Celtic TV, where the crowd was somewhat muted and the microphones turned up so the commentators could be heard.

Boy, can they talk. all the way through. Lads, its television. we can see whats happening. Its radio where dead air is a crime. The job of a television commentator is to identify players, maybe give an opinion or two and to tell the viewer of anything going on they cannot se on the screen.

As its a club channel, a wee bit of emotion wouldn’t be a bad thing, and theres no harm in a bit of criticism here and there, but to have a go at Johansen, six minutes after he came on for not getting into the game enough was a bit harsh.

Sometimes , less is more, and in television commentary, less is always more.

so, after all that, how do we feel ?

Relief more than joy, but it has to be stressed that at this stage of the season, with the importance of these games, we shouldn’t care how we do it, we shouldn’t care if we deserved to do it-in this case we did-all that matters is that we do it.

There is the makings of a good side in there, one that will get beyond christmas in Europe this season, and I’m just glad that this particular stage is behind us.

In the next round, which will be just as , er, exciting, Celtic will face one of five teams, one of which is not Legia Warsaw, much to the relief of most supporters and NATO’s peacekeeping forces.

It will be either Dinamo Zagreb, Ludogorets, FC Copenhagen, Hapoel Beer Sheva, or Dundalk. 

If Legia would have sent a shiver down your spine, spare a thought for those of us who endured a clash with dundalk back in 1979.

followed by the second leg…which makes last nights game look like a stroll in the park.

It might be worth noting who Celtics man of the match was in the return, to give you an idea of why I won’t be the only one dreading a rematch.

It’s also worth noting that Celtic had four centre halves in that line up, although they weren’t used in that way. well, not initially , at least.

After the game, manager Billy mcNeill was asked why he started with four central defenders.

I didn’t have any more

Logistically, Dundalk would be a perfect draw. To progress in the tournament, it would be far and away the worse possible outcome. They would all grow about six inches in height and fifty percent in morale should that happen. Despite what their manager, Stephen Kenny said;

 “In relation to getting Celtic or anything like that, we’re not really interested in some kind of glamour draw. 

“I’m not interested in getting a ‘name’ just to be part of some occasion.

“We’re going to be part of plenty of occasions anyway because we’ve got a minimum eight European games regardless.

He’s not fooling anyone.

Celtic  wouldn’t enjoy the “occasion”

I certainly wouldn’t.

 

In other news, ach, what other news?

We’re into the play offs, something that we weren’t supposed to do. Weren’t Astana supposed to be a great side who would sort us out ?

Turns out we aren’t so bad ourselves.

Caption yesterday…

winner yesterday, with a little bit of thinking outside the box…

Celticmikey August 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm · Edit · Reply →

Caption:the celtic biscuit tins attempt a daring escape from the sharp suited man. 

Today…hope you’re not eating…

 

 

 

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Dziekanowskis nightclub child
5 years ago

The miss sevco competition entrants make there way to ibrokes for the BIG day

Dziekanowskis nightclub child
5 years ago

On a safety note, if the roof fails at ibrokes they could use her top as shelter

Monti
5 years ago

WARBURTONS A FANNY
LEE WALLACE IS A GRASS
WE’RE GOING TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
BARTON STICK THAT UP YER ARSE!

HEY….

Admin
5 years ago

Rangers muffin tops now on sale at Sports Direct

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

🙂

mcdeeje1
5 years ago

Sevco re-sign Derek Johnstone.

ewanbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  mcdeeje1

lol good 1, he is a fat prick after all

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mcdeeje1

Did he toupe over tho?

Delbhoy
5 years ago

Oooo your man from last week wont be happy your belittling woman again ralph.. lol.

Celtic tv is dire , who decided to employ an english girl to be the presenter with her broony references who is obv not a crltic supportrr and poor ryan christie like a rabbit in the head lights. There must be a better prrsenter out there, the guy from clydes a celtic fan he would be better.

Was impressed with big mcmanus though he was a joy to listen to and obv has a huge knowlege of the game. Better than jim craig! They need to turn the volume up though and give us some atmosphere

ewanbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

a bit harsh, i think she is alright, i would would give her one 🙂

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  ewanbhoy

Me tae 🙂

Morto
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

But enough about the caption competition!

Half_Fool
5 years ago
Reply to  Morto

🙂

Iantm
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, ya dirty man you is that Cam’s Morag? 😉

Uralius
5 years ago
Reply to  ewanbhoy

I would not! Arrogant trolley.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

Can hear the click of Ian’s stilettos as we speak…

CarlJungleBhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

BTW – 100% agree about big “Mick” McManus – Far & away the most articulate & informed Celtic TV commentator – He can also be genuinely funny. – Puts most of those mainstream pundit fannies to shame.

Phaco
5 years ago

I think she may be the Mauchline village bike- buckler. Hh

ewanbhoy
5 years ago

relief and joy last night for me but the 1 thing we were lacking was creativity, 2 penalties won the game for us but for all our play we never really opened them up. hopefully now our board wake up to the fact that we need more quality in our team and sign the players Brendan wants.
but still happy days and i have a smile on my face today and good times are ahead

HH

Delbhoy
5 years ago

Ewan im no denying i would to lol but its not about eye candy

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

Would need to be in the winter tho…dark at four o clock 🙂

Iantm
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Down on a drain patrol with the hound as back up maybe Monti,

Na the smell would be too much, there is yards of flesh there which has not seen daylight since she bought last seasons top.

You might get a fright, it could be Carson in daylight. 🙂

Delbhoy
5 years ago

Ewan do you think a fit commons could have slotted in attacking midfield last night and gave them another threat

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

Absolutely

ewanbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

definitely yes, he would still be in my team with the players we have

Vinnie
5 years ago
Reply to  ewanbhoy

Now we’re talking, Del, ……..I believe he’s still recovering (as am I, hic..), but he’s the type of player who creates and scores goals. Most unfortunately, his age is going against him now; the fucking idiot Deila, (Collins too), tried his/their best to ruin our most creative player’s career. Bastards.
HH
PS, remember his goal against the Dead huns in the last EVER Old Firm game? PURE CLASS.

Greenmaestro
5 years ago

Clumpany model wearing new “rangers” shrink to fit top.

Johann Murdoch
5 years ago

Caption

” tell me honestly-does this tap make ma bum look big ? “

andybhoy
5 years ago

Caption…

The last time I saw something like that in the flesh, it was being milked.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Andybhoy,
What if she put that Kate Perry wig on?

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

What about yoo with a Kate Perry wig on,naw ye hivny got the legs or tits,wait a minuete yoo hiv got the tits for it,no the legs tho.
He.He.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Werthers sir?

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Ach ma akin bones,take me to the river,why hello its billy the fish.

VooDude
5 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Ha ha ha, winner!

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  VooDude

See what a done there? took voo doos post and turned mine inta the winner,guid yin mikey.

Johann Murdoch
5 years ago

Caption

Mayhem down Govan way as fan eats robin van Persie !

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Johann Murdoch

🙂

ewanbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Johann Murdoch

lol

Half_Fool
5 years ago
Reply to  Johann Murdoch

🙂

andybhoy
5 years ago

Caption

32 Red?? More like 32 Stone.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Andybhoy,
Looks like she ate 32 red squirrels

Rab Wallace
5 years ago

Caption ” I ate the biscuit tin”

mike
5 years ago

Expectation levels have never been higher,but are they realistic,we are asking young players to play like top pros.they are just beginning there careers.It is widely thought that the spine of any team should be constructed by your best players,subsequently the most expensive players.
Gordon. No fee.
Janko. £1 mill.
Lustig. £1 mill.
Toure. No fee.
O.Connoll. No fee.
Tierny. No fee.
Brown. £4,5 mill. 8 years ago.
Armstrong. £1,75 mill.
McGregor. No fee.
Roberts. Loan,no fee.
Griffiths. £1 mill.
Forrest. No fee.
Combined fees £7.5 mill.bearing in mind Browns fee was 8 years ago.
Yesterdays team was a patchwork team,they deserve nothing,nothing but credit,well done you bhoys in green.
In conclusion,message to the Board,open the fucking biscuit tin.

proddie
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

mike,
Absolutely spot on.

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  proddie

great post mike

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  proddie

Wilny be the first time a proddy agreed with me.He.He.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

I heard you like a prod……wink wink

BondiBrian
5 years ago
Reply to  proddie

Agree wi Mike.BTW… That’s some moniker Proddie! Want ti share why? nae problem just ah strange one.

proddie
5 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

scots born.
raised and live in Portsmouth. P.
and my name is Roddy.
Oh… and I am one , sorry.
outside of the bubble of Scotland I had none
of that religious nonsense shoved down my throat,
I was 7 in 1967 and a certain Scottish team caught my eye for some reason. love ever since.

Bondibrian
5 years ago
Reply to  proddie

Nice one pal. HAIL HAIL Naw that!

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  proddie

Well said Roddy,once a tim always a tim,Its good to see ya post,but Portsmouth,are yoo a sailor bhoy?

Bondibrian
5 years ago
Reply to  proddie

Yi do know yer always gonny be roddy the proddy fae now on? MON THE HOOPS!

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Caption, Celtic jerseys do not shrink to fit inferior players. As for thems,make yer ain mind up.

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

your on a roll mate

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

And so is she,far to fuckin many,ha,ha,ha.

Half_Fool
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Spot on

andybhoy
5 years ago

Caption…

Govan Godess breaks the pavement.

JIMBO
5 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Very Good 🙂

andybhoy
5 years ago

Caption….

Meet the new Ibrokes retractable roof.

thedoc
5 years ago

Poor that youve used a photoie of an obviously learning disabled lassie to have a go at the huns. I enjoy laughing at they low lifes as much as the rest of us but this is not on. Follow follow wid be proud.

charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  thedoc

learning disabled how cause she supports the huns

Martin67
5 years ago

Caption: One almost full up zombie HUNts for more brains

thedoc
5 years ago

I think oconnell has the makings of a great celtic career. Hopefully we get Dundalk in next round great wee border town by the seaside. Will annoy the auld fans as well. Ah remember the last gemme against them….

BondiBrian
5 years ago
Reply to  thedoc

Ah was at both Dundalk gemms ( ma sister was living there, long story ) Just glad we got through.

( for what its worth, ah agree wi yer observation re the caption)

Martin67
5 years ago

Caption: Rangers tv presenter makes Summer Harl look howling

CarlJungleBhoy
5 years ago

Caption: This candid pic of Mike Ashley’s g/f is part of a negative subliminal advertising campaign funded by Sons of Strewth

thedoc
5 years ago

Listening to bbc shortbread after the game u’dve thought astana had been robbed. Liam macleod is a biased nasal hun.

Monti
5 years ago

thedoc,
The BBC is and always has been full of hun vermin, so they can allnsit on the index and fucking swivel.

Zombies

thedoc
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Correct. Absolutely. State aid propaganda.

thedoc
5 years ago

Old bhoys on yer bus…. that last Dundalk gemme wis a nightmare.
Aye so’s yer taste in music talking heads level42 ya auld stoater.

5 years ago

Ure report is a joke, goal had nothing to do with defensive re organisation it had everything to do with a once again inept goalkeeper who continues to make basic errors and get away with being replaced. As well other than brown our midfield was rank again, mcgregor and armstrong are so poor there first touch is so bad that there second touch is a tackle( usually a foul), and along with Johansen who was awful, can’t create, can’t pass and can’t shoot. We badly need a right back, a creative midfielder with a good first touch and another striker.as much as Griff is good scorer in Europe his touch and guile lack badly @ that level. Lustig, toure, tierney, O’Connell,brown, dembele, Griff and Roberts, sviatchenko will do but that’s all. Glad to go through but only papered over the cracks.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Stevie s

Sniff…sniff….

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Going along to Ibrox on Saturday Stevie s?
I hear it’s a sell out for your first ever gamevin Scotlands top flight.
Hope that roof is ok…..

john young
5 years ago
Reply to  Stevie s

Exactly Stevie s,we are getting away with having no mid-field whatsoever but will almost certainly get turned over again unless we get at least 2 strong/fast technical mid-fielders.The usual suspects turned up again and made no show whatsoever,Armstrong/McGregor/Jamesie/Johanson add to that our clown of a keeper and we are 5 under strength.Griff has little in the way of quality other than scoring at a level or 3 below the top,his control is poor he can,t hold the ball in ok for the SPL,we struggled against a very average team.

Uralius
5 years ago
Reply to  john young

Sounds like you need to get ready for us to get properly trounced by Hearts and Aberdeen.

Honest JohnBhoy
5 years ago

Caption “4/1 to be Miss Govan 2016 – I’ll teach them hehe”

Half_Fool
5 years ago

🙂

steve
5 years ago

Caption: Mike ashley’s Top Model turns up for the new sports direct shirt promotion

Rudebhoy
5 years ago

Caption – mcccoists daughter was a fat hun bastard aswell. Well done the bhoys last night. We deserved it. Crying out for a good midfielder though.

Delbhoy
5 years ago

Ewan , monti i was thinking that last night even with roberts on they were doubling up on him , if commons was coming at them from the middle and supporting griff they wouldnt have knew who to mark esp with forrest on the other side

ewanbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

sadly Commons is close to the end of his Celtic career but this is the type of player we need to sign, someone who can create and score goals from midfield

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

I agree, a fit Commons is a handy player m8

ewanbhoy
5 years ago

the irony of it, we have a team full of midfielders but not 1 of them is good enough for the CL, this is where our board are getting it so wrong, think big, spend big and win big

Uralius
5 years ago
Reply to  ewanbhoy

Aye and none of them ever will be; unless they can have a Crack at it. I suppose it never crossed your mind that the players you negative (never been happy, too scared to try it) lot have been slandering are some of the Best players for their age in Scotland! I suppose we can put them on loan to Juventus to get European experience or perhaps we can wait for Scotland to win the next World Cup, perhaps that will give them the experience they require at this level. Or we can play them and accept with the right manager in place we WILL progress!

Monti
5 years ago

See just to touch on the negativity from some posters comments last night, i really don’t understand it at all.
We have not kicked a ball in anger domestically, yet some are wanting the finished article, or close to it, immediately.
Brendan is building a team, he knows what is required and it is now up to the board to sign Brendans targets.
I don’t know about anyone else but i have to say, i feel nothing but optimism for the upcoming season.
1) The support is back inside the ground
2) we have one of the most highly thought of managers in Europe, in the Celtic dugout.
3) Brendan will deliver a team on the park that plays the game how we want it to be played.
4) we are solvent, we have a credit line from a bank, our billionaire majority shareholder really is a billionaire.
5) and most importantly of all………we have a pink strip!

We are going to the Champions league, it’s going to be six in a row.
So take a deep breath, remember Rangers are gone, long ago, the huns know it and we know it.

Now before i start work, i want to spend a few moments in private and remember Mairead Farrell, Sean Savage and Daniel McCann.

Glasgow is fucking Green and White

Tiocfaidharla!

andybhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Absolutely Monti.If we won the big cup again (I know, silly me), we’d still be listening to a shower of greetin faced toss pots.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Andybhoy,
You would expect folk to remember what stage of the season we are at?
The players are giving it everything they have to get us into the CL, i know we aren’t easy on the eye at times but fuck sake, let us all unite behind Brendan and the players
….not Efe tho 🙂

BondiBrian
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Ah agree points Montizuma, but TBH ah think we need ti put all reference ti sevco in the bucket where it belongs – unless when we play them. The are and should be an irrelevance to what we at Celtic are aw aboot.

HHAIL HAIL N aw that !!!!!!!!!!

Devoy45
5 years ago

Rodgers is doing fine. Sviatchenko, Simunovic and Boyata will return, finally making it possible to pick a best 11. Gordon will improve as the defence in front of him settles in. 4-1-4-1? Still, I’ve always liked the idea of a good sweeper to protect the goalie. Will it work for us?
Caption: “I’m no aff to Ibrox because I just scoffed Ibrox…”
Caption: “Monti, darlin, I can make you forget your X box…”

Cortes
5 years ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Devoy:
My hope is that BR remembers who was available to do a turn for him when it mattered, a wee bit like the Corleone Family remembered Paulie “throwing a sickie”….

Devoy45
5 years ago

p.s. I think Commons has a place, especially in Europe. We have few other players who can manufacture goals out of nothing against packed defences.

ewanbhoy
5 years ago

im with u on that 1 Monti, i feel great today and look forward to a great season ahead

HH

Danny Bhoy
5 years ago

Caption
The Murray Park conveyor belt of talent broken by ‘Sevco Lady’!

Delbhoy
5 years ago

Well said monti! I dont get the commons thing hes not nearing his career end he is only 33 brown is 31 and toure 35! . Its a myyh that hes slowed down and got fat , delia just didnt play him so he got a bit rusty , if he played in that number ten role he would be brilliant , commons never did run about pressing anyway , he is still the best in that position and i think would be fantastic with roberts

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

Correct, we signed Lubo when he was 33

ewanbhoy
5 years ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

i would love to be wrong as i am a huge Commons fan but i just get the feeling he wont be offered another contract

Big Shuggy
5 years ago

It would be nice if the hoops and Dundalk made it to the group stages.

Group A: Leicester City,Bayern Munchen,Celtic, Dundalk.

Leicester because we will beat them,Bayern because i want to go to Munchen and Dundalk because it’s Dundalk

BondiBrian
5 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

Leicester is a a cowp.
Munich is brilliant.
Dundalk is like Bathgate wi Irish accents.

5 years ago

Caption:

Daddy spent my inheritance on this shite.

Monti
5 years ago

The board must keep the momentum building, help Brendan and push the boat out a bit.

Come on Peter, time for a few top signings.

stephen McGhee
5 years ago

Caption…Martin waghorn spotted with no make up on

stephen McGhee
5 years ago

Last time I saw an arse like that it had a lion hanging off it…boom boom I’m here all week

5 years ago

Caption
Am efter rat sellic birds Joab cos a speak ra lingo an therr open tae evrybudy RIGHT ?

Cartvale88
5 years ago

The team played to the top of their abilities last night, the Bhoys did well.
Gordon makes too many mistakes he does not command his area, Efe’s error a case in point,
The board need to bring into top quality signings, in the Wanyama and Van Dyck mould.
The team that started last night was Delilah’s.
What an atmosphere, what a crowd, ‘ walk on’ at Parkhead never fails to bring a tear to the eye.
Caption ‘ who ate all the Killie pies on the road to Ibrokes’

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Cartvale,
Craig Gordon needs to pull his socks up, he needs real competition for the gloves!

FredCDobbs@hotmail.com
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Sutton said it.

Macca
5 years ago

Great result last night and it is all about the result. Most of us probably went into the last 10 mins fearing the worst. That didn’t happen. Instead we got one in the last minute. Something The Bhoys did regularly in our hey day. Worth remembering this is the Champions League. My worry is we will skoosh it in all domestic competitions and as a result the board won’t invest in what had beeen a pretty good start given the injury situation. btw big plus from me was Janko. As Ralph says, might, just might be a player in there. HH

iancelt67
5 years ago

cant see why anyone cant see johansen and rogic and bitton are way better than armstrong and mcgregor. get the best 11 out there with toure playing we will do alright

5 years ago
Reply to  iancelt67

Are they really that much better Ian,to me they are all good enough for the spl,but not Europe m8.

iancelt67
5 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

think rogic especially is a class above both and bitton and johansen are already european standard. armstrong is a carthorse and mcgregor is a work in progress.

Iljas Baker
5 years ago
Reply to  iancelt67

I agree but they’ve been off the boil or inconsistent. I believe BR rates all three but can they that get form and play his system?

Iljas Baker
5 years ago
Reply to  iancelt67

I agree but they’ve been off the boil or inconsistent. I believe BR rates all three but can they get their form and play his system?

Uralius
5 years ago
Reply to  iancelt67

Technically Bitton and Rogic are better than Armstrong and MacGregor. Johansen was at one point more industrious than both. However as around players I have to side with Brendan here. These 2 lads have enough of it all and I firmly believe that if we keep playing them you will eat your hat.

5 years ago

Caption Bouncy Castle walks away from ibrokes after not getting paid.

JIMBO
5 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

🙂

Half_Fool
5 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

🙂

if only the face paint had been applied first

Fredski
5 years ago

Great result last night but fingernails will take some time to regrow. Can someone explain why we’re getting rid of Scott Allan. I thought he would be the replacement for Kris Commons

5 years ago
Reply to  Fredski

Fredski,sometimes a player has to go on loan, he’s a good player,he’s not at Celtic standard yet though,and I think Rotherham will toughen him up,I expect him to come back a much better player,and a man.

FredCDobbs@hotmail.com
5 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

he wasn’t given a chance.

Fredski
5 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

I know we can’t believe the MNSM but they did report the loan had a buy clause after the loan period. I’m a season ticket holder and travel with brothers/nephew/niece and we all thought he would break into the team and provide what we are missing (last nights game for example)
If this all happens he will end up signing for the new Huns and come back to haunt us!

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