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17 Jul 2018 00:36:46
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16 Jul 2018 22:26:11
Does anyone get annoyed watching SSN transfer centre? I don't know why I watch it as all you see is mediocre teams linked with mediocre players all of which are £30m, £40m, £60m, £80m. It's just ridiculous and totally ruining the game. It does make you appreciate some of the players we currently have who are loyal to us, including some of the non Scottish players like Ajer, Rogic etc and are not lured by the ridiculous fortunes down there. It must make our scouting a seriously difficult task. When will these prices end?

{Ed007's Note - I sacked watching it years ago when they bitched everybody about Wesley Sneijder joining Man Utd, I don't even watch it on deadline day.}

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16 Jul 2018 23:20:05
Dead right. It's painful watching at times. When u see what they say some very very average players are worth and then see what they think some of our players are worth is a joke.

{Ed007's Note - It's all geared up with fake news to get folk gambling, it all comes down to making money and when that's the objective it dan never be reliable. }

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16 Jul 2018 22:25:34
McGinn is no doubt a decent player but my question is would he make our first 11 better now? Regardless of formation I think he would struggle to get into the centre of midfield where we have Brown, McGregor Ntcham and Rogic. Makes sense to take him in Jan for nowt if we can still get him, but to shell out £2.5m + isn't logical if he isn't going to be a starter right away. Money could be better spent on other areas where we clearly need strengthening imo.

{Ed007's Note - McGinn plays in a different position to Rogic (and McGregor's best position) so that's not really relevant but considering Stuart Armstrong made 41 appearances for us last season who's going to play in those games this coming season?
McGinn is being brought in to replace Stuart Armstrong, not Brown or Ntcham, if either of them get injured we're short in that position since Armstrong's departure.}

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16 Jul 2018 23:04:15
I take your point but you have agreed with my point ”if either of Brown or Ntcham get injured, i. e McGinnwpuldnt be a starter. Surprised that SA played 41 times actually, how many in our starting 11?

{Ed007's Note - He made 25 starts as far as I can see on my tablet, the file I keep is downstairs on my laptop.
All McGinn will do is replace Armstrong in the squad and be given the chance to show he has the ability and capability of playing for Celtic.
Who would you replace Brown or Ntcham with from our current squad if either of them broke their leg? Kouassi is inexperienced and McGregor's too lightweight in there long term. The crux of the matter is that since Armstrong left we need to replace him, McGinn is the best midfielder in Scotland that's not already a Celtic player, although the lad will get slaughtered for any misplaced pass or mistimed tackle for years like Brown was - he'll probaboy be written of and abused by a lot of the support too just like Brown was.}

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16 Jul 2018 23:05:08
We have E K and I have no doubt he could do a good job as a defensive midfielder but McGinn may have defensive abilities but has better offensive than EK .
In any case we need good coverage in that part of the field, as I think we need to boss and control the centre midfield .

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17 Jul 2018 00:21:50
Ooh get you Ed, I have an upstairs and a downstairs a tablet and a laptop. 😆😆😆.

{Ed007's Note - My tablet's about 6/7 years old and struggles streaming chaturbate!!

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16 Jul 2018 16:57:10
I watched the World Cup final in Manchester yesterday and at the half time they were showing celebrating fans from around the world when there team scored a goal. These two manc wallopers beside me said Ingaylands celebrations were the best because there was more beer in the air.

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16 Jul 2018 15:10:24
Ed, what's happening with jack Aitcheson? Is he going out on loan this year?

{Ed007's Note - I've not heard anything about him going out on loan but there was rumours flying about at the end of the season.}

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16 Jul 2018 15:30:17
As you may have gathered Mrs T is out, so I am "bravely" coming on here with one eye on the door and one ear listening, hard to blooming do lol
I go back to consultant tomorrow and fingers crossed, get the all clear, then I will be back on a more regular basis (please don't all cry at once ha ha)
Thought I would share this story with you all, on Sunday evening "The Suit" and his wife paid the Timalloy house a visit. Mrs T is the "respectable" one in our household, treats everyone with compassion and dignity, and HATES any outward sign of our Roman Catholic faith in our house when visitors come, she hides all the holy pictures, the girls Celtic tops and scarves and mine are all hidden away, as are all my rebel song collections, RESPECT is her middle name.
So imagine my surprise when just before The Suit's visit, all our pictures of the Holy father and virgin Mary were displayed prominently in the living room, she even had a copy of the Catholic Observer which we NEVER buy. Mrs T would never sink to my level and play Rebel songs but out came Daniel O'Donnell singing "Danny Boy" and "Forty shades of Green" subtle is my Mrs T lol
Now my "friend" the suit is not a compassionate man and I knew full well he was coming over to see me "in the throes of my last breath" to him that would have cheered him up no end but I summoned up some strength for his visit and to see his disappointed look at my apparent "better health" and him trying to hide it bucked me up tremendously.
For the sake of balance, I have to say also my two other ex bear pals have been god sends, taking turns to ferry me to hospital appointments and such like, even if they too have caught the Stevie Gee bug. They are getting an easy passage so far, but once the season starts I anticipate much "taking of the Micheal of them" hail hail.

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16 Jul 2018 19:43:11
Hope the results are good Tim good to have u back.

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16 Jul 2018 12:06:27
Well that's the World Cup done and dusted for another 4 years, and surprise surprise Ingerland NEVER won it, where was VAR when Kane needed a penalty in the Croatia game lol (back to Kane and VAR later)
But as another Poster commented imagine this French side with Dembele playing up front, instead of that donkey Giroud, is anyone really surprised he never scored a goal, Nada, Zero, Zilch. His movement was slow and cumbersome throughout the whole tournament, and same could be said of Benteke, to be fair, at least he DID score 4 goals, but again his movement and control of the ball was atrocious.
Now back to Kane and VAR
As I knew I would not be able to place many bets during World Cup due to my situation, I placed a £100 bet on Kane top scorer, sly bet kindly gave me enhanced odds of 20/ 1, why was I so confident of this bet? V. A. R. I anticipated lots of penalties and as Kane was their penalty man I lumped on, so even if the worst happened and an Ingerland WIN (groan) my winnings would have eased it a bit.

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16 Jul 2018 12:26:11
You mean Lukaku instead of Benteke Tim?

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16 Jul 2018 13:11:10
Tim giroud is useless cannot believe he played nearly every game his touch is terrible and he can't finish. baffling.

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16 Jul 2018 14:52:05
Some of Giroud’s link up play is very good and I understand why they’d pick Giroud, mbappe and griezmann aren’t going to win many in the air. But he does need to score more.

May be biased but I also think Dembele would be a better pick.

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16 Jul 2018 15:14:46
Not only did Giroud not score he didn’t register a shot on target the whole tournament.

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16 Jul 2018 15:32:42
Andy a get the air bit but his overall play and touch is terrible moussa miles better and am be I g totally unbiased.

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16 Jul 2018 16:44:49
ha ha Viking Tim yes I meant Lukaku lol
I blame it on my medication and my old memory.

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16 Jul 2018 16:48:59
As long as it's not a gold fish memory Tim like some we know.

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16 Jul 2018 18:23:27
He’s France’s 4th all time goal scorer. And got in ahead of benzema, lacazette, martial etc. and his last 2 clubs are arsenal then Chelsea. Can’t be that bad.

There has been plenty of better players than him who have had worse world cups.

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16 Jul 2018
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Celtic Player Sightings page entitled, 10 years ago this was the big mans first day

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16 Jul 2018 11:24:45
On his day Sammy was unplayable and he gave us some great moments but he didn't have his day often enough. Scored some important goals and some excellent ones but was never consistent enough. Averaged 1 goal every 4 games or thereabouts and for me Griffiths is by far the better striker. HH.

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16 Jul 2018 14:45:36
always have good memories of sammy he loved playing for the bhoys.

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16 Jul 2018 17:39:59
If Sammy could have been consistent he could have went to the top of the game. Just couldn't do that.

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Review Of The Day 16th July 2018

16 Jul 2018 07:11:28
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 16th July 2018

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15 Jul 2018 18:58:42
Imagine how good France would be with Dembele as their no9.

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15 Jul 2018 20:01:10
I reckon we should sign mbabe so we have 3 of the best young strikers in the world. ;)

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15 Jul 2018 20:49:00
I know . they might even win the world cup with him in the team.

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15 Jul 2018 22:11:21
One of my best players of the World Cup was Ivan Perisic. That boy fought really hard for Croatia.

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16 Jul 2018 08:02:28
Perisic is a cracking player! His stock will go through the roof after this WC.

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15 Jul 2018 18:03:17
Another Fantastic decision by VAR ashame for Croatia fantastic example of a small country with wonderfully technically gifted players.

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15 Jul 2018 18:31:53
I know the player didn't deliberately hand ball but there was a clear hand to ball so correct decision in my opinion.

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15 Jul 2018 18:59:53
Please tell me you are joking? Anyone who has played any level of football will know that is never a penalty. Total joke. Same as the decision for the free kick for the 1st goal. Red made a howler.

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15 Jul 2018 19:25:41
I don't think it was a penalty but it might have been given because it changed the direction of the ball.

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15 Jul 2018 20:05:24
I agree about the free kick as griezman dived but on the replay of the penalty you see the player pull his arm down towards the ball so it was hand to ball. However, as I said I don't think it was deliberate but the rule says hand to ball is a penalty and that is why it was given.

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15 Jul 2018 20:21:35
The rules say if there is a deliberate movement of ball to hand then it’s a penalty. He brings his arm down but not to handle the ball. Never a pen in a million years and if it went against us we would be ragin.

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15 Jul 2018 20:47:13
Never never never a pen. His are is going that way naturally. He had his eyes closed as well.

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15 Jul 2018 21:01:39
I didn’t think it was a pen and it was never a free kick in a million years. How it took the ref that length of time to make a decision is unreal he has to be certain of course but he even went back again to check.

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15 Jul 2018 21:05:02
I bet if you asked most refs they would have gave that as a penalty because the hand moved towards the ball.

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15 Jul 2018 21:24:29
Most refs are the wee boys last picked at football or never picked hence the reason they gets decisions wrong. They don’t make them from a players perspective, they make them from technicalities.

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15 Jul 2018 21:55:34
Yeah, but the hand changed the direction of the ball, and prevented a goal scoring opportunity, have they not changed the law in these circumstances, making it a penalty, leaving the ref with little choice, because if it was a deliberate hand ball, would it not have been a red card offence,?, .

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15 Jul 2018 22:03:54
interesting comments but imo his hand went down in direction of the ball and his palm was turned outwards. Had he kept a fist then maybe not a penalty but the flat palm changed the direction of the ball and I have to agree with refs decision.

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15 Jul 2018 23:46:32
That’s the problem, the final decision still lies with the referee, the VAR doesn’t make the decision it’s there to assist the referee, so you can’t blsme VAR, blame the referee.

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16 Jul 2018 00:47:14
I thought the referee was harsh on Croatia throughout the game .
Ref shouldn't have got the game anyway, he was once suspended for giving a wrong penalty decision . Surely, for the biggest game in World football every 4 years there are thousands of referees who are not tainted by suspension available to ref.

{Ed007's Note - VAR's got it covered, Chis. Every decision in the World Cup was 100% spot on becuse VAR was used to back up any mistakes.}

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16 Jul 2018 08:03:56
How could it not have been 100%, with 40 refs and 200 replays on top of it!

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16 Jul 2018 12:12:42
He slapped the ball its a penalty kick, we would all have claimed for it.

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16 Jul 2018 20:47:34
It was 100% a penalty. He never took his eye off the ball once and when it deflected he just reacted with his hand to slap the ball.

One of those when you handle it and wonder why you done it, like a reflex.

I think mostly people were more swayed to being annoyed about the decision because it went against the underdogs and many wanted Croatia to put up more of a fight.

France were just too good though overall. The France vs Belgium game was always the real final.

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16 Jul 2018 22:05:02
Bullsh! t it was never deliberate. Al watch it again bur I'm sure his eyes were closed when it hit his hand.

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16 Jul 2018 23:18:36
Ed, Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but you wouldn't be sarcastic.

Why did it take the Var ( Commitee) so long in deciding to ask the referee to have a look . There mustn't have been agreement and it must have went to a vote . The must have used proportional representation to get the result . I would have thought that the fact it took them so long and the referee twice and also ages, there must have been some doubt .
If Var has a future, they have to speed up the decision making, slow decisions give so much time to get wrong decision.

{Ed007's Note - Chris I've never been a fan and made that clear all along, I think the fact the World Cup final was decided by a dodgy free kick, a dodgy offside and a dodgy penalty justififies my stance. The fact people are still debating VAR's decisions proves that it is not - and never will be - 100% right and it is still only down to opinion.
Andrew Dallas and Willie Collum should petition FIFA to roll it out in Scotland to show the world how accurate it is. Who needs honest mistakes when the ref can watch replays and then decide not to give a penalty anyway?}

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17 Jul 2018 00:11:19
but the attitude there ED is wrong. People are clearly expecting too much from VAR too soon.

expecting it to be 100%

but actually people should be asking is there improvements.

based on this world cup, the vast majority of decisions which were overturned were correct.

with only a couple still arguable/ wrong. So aye VAR will still result in an individual ref making the wrong choice

but you are saying to throw it away altogether because of that. What I'm saying is stop being so negative and ask yourself the positives.

how many decisions were correct using VAR vs wrong? the answer is a lot more were correct. So that is improvement.

nobody is saying perfect but it's progress.

{Ed007's Note - But there was still wrong decisions so overall what was the point? They got some right and they got some wrong - exactly the same as refs.
How many mistakes was The World Cup Final decided on? It was overall a disaster just like it was proven to be in Germany.
Just like fans in the stands, viewers at home, ex players, ex-refs and pundits in the studio, journalists and my Mrs, it's just opinion. And people will argue until they get the decision that suits their personal opinion.}

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