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24 Apr 2017 10:48:12
Watched - and enjoyed - the highlights again this morning and how we only scored two goals against them is incredible?
The control, composure and class was there for all to see and everyone in green and white hoops played their part - with starring roles for Roberts, McGregor, KT and Scott Brown back to his best.
Have seen Collum having worse games, but he did seem to go out of his way to keep the red card in his pocket at least twice for dangerous and vicious tackles. However, as both TV commentators on sly and bbc mentioned we should be very grateful to Mr Robertson (the spare prick at the wedding) for awarding us a penalty - and doing his job properly for once.
Well played Celts; on yet another fantastic performance in a momentous season and I just love the way BR celebrates a goal btw.

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24 Apr 2017
New image uploaded to the
Celtic Player Sightings page entitled, Butler was on the Sauce last night by the looks of it, well done big man.

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24 Apr 2017 08:45:58
Happy start to the week fellow ghirls and bhoys enjoy your work or what ever the week brings you hail hail.

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23 Apr 2017 23:21:26
Earlier in the season I felt Paddy Roberts should NOT have been allowed to play against City so I feel the same now if Paddy is not staying Ryan WILL be in all probability his replacement

He is a credible goal threat and the lad is a no win situation IMO.

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24 Apr 2017 01:41:25
Ur right but he should play to test himself against the real best squad in the country he's earned it.

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24 Apr 2017 09:05:39
It will simply depend on what has been agreed. If he's allowed to play, then he deserves to, and Aberdeen have every right to play him, no doubts about that. If he ends up costing us the treble, It'll be a huge error on our part. I'd like to think after the Roberts scenario, that we have our bases covered.

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24 Apr 2017 09:36:47
what? and bend another free kick into the net? turn it up lads lol.

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24 Apr 2017 09:39:32
He has already not been allowed to play against us in the league games. do I think the question has already been answered? Shame for the ladies but that should always be the done thing. too much conflict playing against your own team. you get the treble by scoring and hard for him to come back. he injures one of our players similar situation so don't think he will play.

Any way always good scalping the huns ⚽ and they are spitting feathers at the bull fighting James bond's friendly encounter with our brendan. Love it also Jim white taking it tight last night 🍀🍀.

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24 Apr 2017 14:07:45
christie hasn't been allowed to play against us in the league games, neither has ajer for kilmarnock.

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23 Apr 2017 21:23:10
Regarding paddy roberts I have a question for the older posters that watched the lions back in the day:
How does the we man style of play compare to Jinkys style?

I never saw jinky, but I was brought up on tales of him terrorising defences, running with the ball at feet, taking knocks and getting straight back up.

I am no way trying to say paddy is anything like Jinky, but in terms of taking on a man is PR on a similar page?

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23 Apr 2017 21:47:56
Island Celt, Roberts today reminded me of wee Jinky in that he was hacked down time and time again but just got up and ran at them again, so brave, just like Johnstone, especially against those animals of Atletico Madrid.
Roberts has skill in abundance and I would love to see him sign a permanent deal with Celtic, but wee Jinky with his twists and turns is still way above Paddy.

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23 Apr 2017 23:33:04
Roberts is ok, but no comparison to Jimmy Johnstone, you young guys are getting carried away, Jinky was world class, Roberts is no where near that, he is a young guy with a bit of talent, he is a loan player, says it all.

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24 Apr 2017 00:50:06
Aye, Jinky was world class and that is not green tinted specs talking.
He would take on defences then, having beaten them all, go back round again.
He was good and Roberts is good but not only different eras, different environments and attitudes.
After the great Di Steffano had his friendly he wanted a photo taken alongside a real footballer. the real footballer was JINKY.

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24 Apr 2017 00:41:06
Harsh aindoh, the boy has exeptional talent and he's here on loan to develop from man city, that says it all.

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24 Apr 2017 09:34:57
There's only one Jimmy Johnstone and I was lucky enough to see him in the hoops for a decade and since then we have had several 'right' wingers, like Johnny Doyle, Davie Provan, Joe Miller, James Forrest and Didier Agathe etc etc. with good qualities and faults - but nowhere near Jinky.
Roberts has the same low centre of gravity and similar ball control ( even though not as two footed as Jinky) and yesterday there was more fight and courage than he has shown in previous games and that did really impress me.

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24 Apr 2017 10:22:36
The great di steffano said jinky was the best player in the world, enough said .

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23 Apr 2017 20:16:46
I thought Roberts was incredible today and throughout the season, I would see our priority in signing him permanently, if not, another season loan.
Although £12Mill is outside our budget, I can't see him been happy at City in the seconds.

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23 Apr 2017 20:37:19
LeedsCelt: The fee for Roberts is about £5-6m it's the possible add ons that could take it to the £12m mark . However as you say will PR be happy to sit in the reserves or worse the under 21s . We need to test the waters they can only say no .

{Ed007's Note - Roberts has no future at City and I don't see City playing silly buggers over a couple of million quid, they're not exactly counting the pennies and they know the market we work in. I think it'll come down to Paddy himself, I don't see any top EPL teams coming in for him and he is enjoying his time up here so hopefully he fancies hanging about for a few more years winning trophies and playing in the CL.
Considering we've paid a loan fee for him I'd slap in a cheeky £4million bid and we won't be far away from City getting their initial outlay back on the player.}

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23 Apr 2017 20:55:18
Couldn't agree more ED, Celtic must do all they possibly can to get this boy on a permanent deal. He won't get anywhere near the first team at city, purely down to the money they have and the season they've just had. I'd imagine they'll spend mega in the summer. Like u i think the big factor in it will be if Roberts is willing to hang around in Scotland for another 2/ 3 years, which given his age, given guaranteed first team football, European football and winning trophies, i think it would be a good fit for him. Here's hoping.

{Ed007's Note - There was talk a while back about another loan so we know at least the clubs are talking about him but I'd rather get a permanent deal done to let us make money in the future. We could always offer City a buy-back clause or even a percentage of the future fee because he would certainly go for a big fee if he keeps progressing, especially with CL exposure.
Rodgers signing a new long term contract will also help him decide, he knows how the manager works and exactly what's required from him in a Rodgers team so there would be minimal disruption to his progression as a footballer and he's already settled here in his personal life so no disruption there either.}

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23 Apr 2017 19:19:11
With regards to Scott Brown's appeal. After Halliday's tackle today he shouldn't be worried at all of winning it but if he doesn't are there timing issues that would allow him to play on Saturday? If not I'd like to see McGregor and Armstrong play central with Rogic further ahead but BR would probably go with Bitton.

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24 Apr 2017 09:08:20
Surely all SB has to do in his appeal is whip his phone out and show them the Halliday challenge. It's about as identical as you can get. I have no real complaints about Brown being shown a red, as it could have went either way. What I have a problem with is the inconsistencies, in the space of a week!

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23 Apr 2017 18:42:49
Everybody bigging the game up, it was as it should of been easy, there was not one point in the game when I was worried it was simply men against boys.

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23 Apr 2017 18:29:41
Men against bhoys too easy but if broonys challenge last weeks red what about today.

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23 Apr 2017 19:09:15
It was a ridiculous tackle from halliday on wee Roberts and if your looking for consistency then if browns is a red last week then that tackle is a straight red every day of the week.

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23 Apr 2017 18:24:23
Well that was even more one sided than I expected. I was supremely confident all week leading up this game but that was a stroll.

I don't want to rub in to, or lord it over our inferior opponents. actually I do, they are rank rotten. This is the worst team they have had in their 5 year history. We are so far ahead of them in every department they are an insignificance.

Well done to the team and management. One step closer to greatness.

{Ed007's Note - So Aberdeen will likely finish 2nd in the league, they reached the League Cup Final and are also in the Scottish Cup Final yet TRIFC and their hangers on say they are the second best team in the country?
They've appointed a complete buffoon in Caixinha - who unbelievably is even worse than Warburton - and as I said when he was appointed he will be lucky to celebrate Christmas as TRIFC manager.}

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23 Apr 2017 18:45:42
Watching the buffoon smiling a laughing with Rogers at the full time whistle just showed his detached they are lol.

{Ed007's Note - The hordes are not happy about that lol.}

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23 Apr 2017 19:13:26
Pedro [is a Tim] was nice to Brendan when losing, the most gracious I have ever seen a Sevco manager ever.

And afterwards said "Scott bossed it" with no bitterness like other zombies who would try and get a dig like that saying he should not have played etc

So this early you got to love wee Pedro :-P

Now where is Union Jack to brighten our night even more

BTW while am on have you have heard from Old Bhoy? I know he wasn't that well and drove us daft at times but fully expected him to "pipe up" last week after the ref's performance given the high regard he has for them 😄? Hope he is all right.

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23 Apr 2017 19:57:03
Jamiebhoy, i was thinking the same yesterday. i think he said he was going to be picking and choosing when he was posting now if I'm correct. Let's hope he's enjoying today's stroll.

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23 Apr 2017 20:38:37
your completely way off the mark ed his grannies uncles bird went out wi someone who knows mouhrinho so he's special.

{Ed007's Note - In a David Brent/Frank Spencer kind of way.....

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23 Apr 2017 21:19:07
Agreed Ed. Pedro is an absolute rookie who is completely winging it. He has this gormless smirk during games that smacks off the fact he is in over his head.

For weeks now the SMSM have been hearlding this guy as a tactical genius. Today he was found out and confirmed what we all suspected. His team selection and formation was amateurish. His substitutions were acts of desperation, but then again who did it have on the bench that would change the game? We could have started with 10 men and brought Craig Gordon on after 70 minutes.

Some have compared him to Ronny Deila. I find that an insult to RD. At least he was a success at his former club. He also came within a inch of achieving what BR is on the cusp of doing now, a treble.

{Ed007's Note - Caixinha will never achieve anything in his career comparable to Ronny Deila. This is a guy whose team was sitting 5th in the Qatari league, the previous season they finished 9th in a 14 team league.
Caixinha is more comparable to your McCoists and McCalls as managers - absolute shite.}

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23 Apr 2017 22:49:49
His post-match interview reminded me of Guy Goma who turned up for an interview at the BBC and got mistaken for a music industry expert.

{Ed007's Note - I seen a video of him doing a Tommy Cooper impression with glasses.}

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23 Apr 2017 22:50:21
Tell like it is ED, you, don't mince your words.

{Ed007's Note - Ronny Deila won 2 league titles and was cheated out of a treble, I don't see Caixinha winning TRIFC's first major trophy.}

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