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14 Aug 2017 18:54:13
What the hell is wrong with the people of England Scotland& Wales. There must be something in the air or in the water .

Yesterday, Sunday I and over 72,000 others attended a hurling match in Croke Park, as at every GAA match there was no segaration of fans who sat and stood side by side fervently supporting their teams which were in fact playing in a local derby .
Fans entered and left the stadium side by side and no trouble just a bit of banter greeted by a laugh and a quick witted retort. Wait to I tell you right round the stadium behind stands were fast food outlets and even more bars, selling pints and some shorts before match at half time and I think full time and believe it or not although the bars were really busy , fans acted like adults . The only stewards I noticed were two young fellows chatting at half time and I saw one young policeman directing the flow of fans to where they were going after the game .
Why in England Scotland and Wales stewards and policemen look as they have been on a special body building programme for 30 yrs before they can take up their duty putting fans down and in their place . None of these people have publicly smiled for 25 yrs .

Maybe if fans at football match were treated with some respect and as adults, mixing together and with their peers nipping any bit of over boisterous behaviour in the bud the game of football could be enjoyed to the full. Current measures don't seem to work.

Old man Chris

1.) 14 Aug 2017 19:43:57
Unfortunately there a morons at every club that ruin it for the majority of good fans.

I work with Rangers fans that know finishing 2nd would be an achievement and live 5 mins from an orange lodge where morons spew there bigoted pish all over and believe 55 is coming or is it 4 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Football will never be like other sports and it's across the lands not just the UK.


2.) 14 Aug 2017 20:37:45
It's more like 1 as lower league titles don't count and this team playing out of ibrox have never won't the top division. And before any zombie comes on. why didn't rangers fc play in Europe in 2012-13?


3.) 14 Aug 2017 20:40:46
The major reason for our modern trouble is heavy handed stewarding and policing on top of crowd segregation.
Treat fans like mature adults and have them controlled by peers who can prevent trouble from escalating by timely word .
It appears police forces use football matches as guaranteed overtime.


4.) 14 Aug 2017 20:57:31
Not really the same though Chris, is it? Hard to compare the rivalry between intercounty GAA teams to that of Celtic v Continuity Rangers, for example. Segregation isn't required because there is no threat of trouble. Drink is sold at Croker for the same reason. well that and the fact that they can charge upwards of a fiver for a pint of pish in a plastic cup.


5.) 14 Aug 2017 21:23:39
Tyrone would be the rangers of the GAA world . ๐Ÿ˜.


6.) 15 Aug 2017 07:02:21
Chris were u not on here warning travelling fans going to Dublin for the shamrock rovers game. Maybe it's a football problem.


7.) 15 Aug 2017 11:54:45
real sport chris, no big girls blouses rolling about when they get tackled.


8.) 15 Aug 2017 12:36:18
Omc. isn't eire the place where you statistically are 6 times more likely to get shot than anywhere else in UK. drunken verbals / punch up at a football game a bigger problem?


9.) 15 Aug 2017 13:39:09
Of course it is a football problem . For over 50 years I have seen blundering police arrive at football matches on horse back . Police treating fans like criminals . It is time that football club boards told police to **** off and get their overtime chasing after the real criminals inc . White collar crime and tax evaders .
Treating fans like dirt gets a reaction and deservedly so.
Only Ibrox and the young five year old club need the police patrolling on horse back and swinging batons.
All normal clubs should work together to make matches an enjoyable experience.


10.) 15 Aug 2017 13:40:46
Deep river bhoy, I don't understand the term Eire or if ut is a place where it is.


11.) 15 Aug 2017 14:07:34
Omc? Could you let me know what you mean by not understanding the term eire (genuine question not an argument starter on my behalf) . and I didn't realise I'd written anywhere ELSE in UK until I read it back . if I've offended you with that association as part of the UK it wasn't my intention.


 

 

10 Aug 2017 21:19:16
Saturday last I had another enjoyable enjoying Celtic Hospitality in the Kerrydale Stuite, I was already looking forward to my next visit . However after the short account of someone getting his face lashed immediately before Partick Thisle .
I would have thought we would have full disclosure by now and all hospitality closed for a number of matches . In recent yrs if a member of G B had been involved, stands would have been closed . Was it 900 who were banned for a number of games after GB displayed a banner .
We were told lashing wasn't football related
However that raises more questions, was it drug related, or heavens above was it political because according to UEFA and our pathetic board that's the worse of the worse
Come on, tell us the reason, tell us how everyone in area is going to be punished, so that I might be happy to pay my ยฃ85 to go in for pre- match drink.

Old man Chris

{Ed007's Note - It seems people are more worried about a banner or smokebomb than a fan getting their jaw ripped.}


1.) 10 Aug 2017 21:33:41
I agree if the majority of people in the hospitality were involved in the slashing it should be closed.


2.) 10 Aug 2017 21:57:57
Get a grip aindoh so u agree the majority in the section deserve to be banned? So u never sing grace or let the people sing sick of hearing all this rubbish u take the good that comes from the section as Celtic do and condemn when it's appropriate.


3.) 10 Aug 2017 22:22:00
Not talking about the singing Welsbhoy, am talking about the paramilitary banners, what do you suggest people who disagree with Provo manipulation of the situation do, maybe ed could have a poll, :do you agree with the peace process?, do you think the armed struggle should go on?, or do you not give a toss?,


4.) 10 Aug 2017 22:46:50
Did u actually look at the banners personally thoughtbthey were very clever. Did u disagree with the Palestine display did u disagree with the 1916 banners the point is to provoke and annoy the opposition. Where at any point has anyone said go on with armed struggle I'm sure if u asked anyone involved thatsbthe last thing they would want the peace process and politics are and will be the way forward but this is not a debate I'm trying to make. And as far as not talking about the singing surely that goes hand in hand so it's ok to sing so long as u don't display a banner about it. I'm not saying everyone should agree and get on but fact is there's a load of Celtic fans who give there all to supporting the team and wether U like it or not they support that team because of the way they were brought up and through the beliefs they have. Celtic and politics don't mix? Aye ok tell me another story.


5.) 10 Aug 2017 23:01:47
The difference between the GB and hospitality is that it's different people in hospitality every week. If something happens in the GB section then you know who sits there at all times.


6.) 11 Aug 2017 00:41:39
I don't sing about people blowing innocent men, women and children up, there are different times and different situations, I don't know how old you are, but maybe one day, when you are older, you will realise, it's all a lot of rubbish, there are no beginnings and ends, there is no alpha and omega, there is no heaven or hell, just do unto others what you would have them do to you, and as for Mohamed, he is about as much a messenger of God as Jimmy swaggart (you might need to Google that)


7.) 11 Aug 2017 09:45:01
Aindoh you're getting carried away and starting to sound like our version of Union Jack as far as logical arguments go and being opinionated. No alpha or omega, no heaven or hell etc. Please leave some of us the option of having religious or political views you may not share which is independent of the argument as to whether that may or may not be compatible with expression at a football match. Opinions are like arseholes we all have one. How you get from the GBs banner or songs which show support for a country's fight for freedom or a people within an abandoned six counties demand and struggle for civil rights to equating that with celebrating the blowing up of innocent men and women or opposition to the peace process is beyond me. They were also very much a reaction rightly or wrongly to Linfields horrendous behaviour in the previous game. I'm in Santa Ponsa at the moment and the support for Celtic for televised games is incredible. So much so that the comment was made to me by a Spurs fan after seeing us here for many years that nothing can match Celtics support because QUOTE: 'Celtic are not a football club but an institution and a way of life''. A club born out of charity necessary because of political factors. As Welshboy intimated you will never seperate Celtic and politics as they are intrinsically linked and are part of the reason together with our footballing history and tradition why we are a club like no other whether you, me, the board, EUFA or anyone else agrees, disagrees, likes it or doesn't.


8.) 11 Aug 2017 17:24:29
To be honest Aindoh I don't know anybody who sings about blowing up innocent men, women and children. Regardless of your, mine or anyone else on here's opinion about singing the songs at games, I can't think of one rebel song that glorifies that.

This subject has been talked to death. The season has started and the team are flying but still people feel the need to bang on about it. The club have paid the fine and supporter's have paid the price, justly or unjustly. Time to concentrate on other things.


9.) 11 Aug 2017 17:25:20
This seems to be the media blowing all this out of proportion again . There was no mention of weapons or knifes. Apparently it was 1 guy who attacked his ex misses new man . Nothing to do with politics or drugs. Just a jealous idiot who had too much " hospitality " . Seems very incident is being blown way out of proportion to blacken the name of our club . If it happened in the street or a pub? Would it even get a coloum in the advertiser?


10.) 11 Aug 2017 17:29:30
@jfp88 - can you please leave my name out of petty squabbles within the Celtic support? Or is it really all about Rangers even when you are on holiday?


11.) 11 Aug 2017 18:20:00
Ainodh, my daughter is a barrister and she says. She would have no problem defending Celtic and the banner which annoyed loyalists . There is no proof or no reference to paramilitary on that banner .

Aindoh, I doubt if it took 900 GB members to hold up banner but our club banned 900 to be sure.

Club won't even tell us the reason for lashing.
I won't go back to I am sure it is safe.


12.) 11 Aug 2017 18:43:56
Ed, fur fox sake, Your at it Chris! Been in hospitality more times than Ed has answered me on here!

You won't go back? Well the incident WAS NOT CELTIC RELATED! It was over the head of a woman! where two manual workers @ a night out held a previous grudge!

It was PERSONAL and ISOLATED incident if it had happened on the terraces it would not have made the headlines it did IMO.


13.) 12 Aug 2017 22:21:17
Jamiebhoy, I think the lashing of a man's face is more serious than displaying a banner . Celtic deliver public punishment for holding up a banner . People who were abroad were punished .
But lashing with a knife results in silence, from Celtic .
I still don't know what caused the lashing, just an uncorraberated account from yourself.


 

 

27 Jul 2017 21:54:20
Maybe our worse performance since Brendan became Manger . Maybe Ajer and Gordan did OK as did Ntcham for the first half .
The rest quite frankly were collectively not good enough, each and everyone under performed .
Were they over trained this week and hit the field heavy legged. Surely not with all the scientific information available .
More likely Brendan, who I have praised profusely since he came, and deservedly so, might have got it wrong, did he talk down Rosenber's ability to our players . He certainly was too open in describing how Rogic would play . That didn't exactly help as the Norwegians were fully prepared and we got no surprise for them . He wouldn't be our first manager to talk down opposition before big game . J Stein did it before 1970 European Cup final and like last Wed. Nearly all our team under performed .
Next week we have another big chance and Brendan and our players can put things right.

Old man Chris

{Ed007's Note - Red Imps will ALWAYS be our worst performance under Rodgers for me, Chris.}


1.) 27 Jul 2017 22:31:14
Think it was more to do with Brendan doing what I will call a "Ronnyism", that is playing players out of position and throwing players together in unfamiliar roles and expecting them to perform, as if they were a tried and tested unit,

{Ed007's Note - I said that was one of my main apprehensions about him when he came in, he had a reputation for making strange decisions like that at Liverpool. The Calvin Miller at LB still doesn't make sense to me, is he KT's understudy now? A lad that was voted the best in the world for his age playing in his natural attacking position is now a LB?}


2.) 28 Jul 2017 01:05:32
The Red Imps match was more to do with it been R D first match, the red hot heat and the poor plastic pitch and the fact I had gone to the Felons in Belfast, Celtic always lose when I go there .
I don't think BR had many alternatives on Wed but telling everyone was certainly not his smartest move .
I have very little problem with him playing players for a game or two in different positions, it helps young players in particular to get a better understanding of the shape of team and game .

I thought every Liverpool supporter would still be genuflecting everytime his name is mentioned because he got L'poool their highest league position in something like 25 yrs.


3.) 28 Jul 2017 02:22:10
Apart from rogic who was out of position folks from the starting 11.


4.) 28 Jul 2017 07:26:35
You know mally I was wondering that myself , but was bowing to other peoples superior football knowledge , even rogic was a necessity and would not have happened had dembele or Griffiths been able to play.


5.) 28 Jul 2017 08:55:10
dunno why he never played sinclair up top, with hayes on left, bench ntchem . wouldve been an easy fix, and only sinclair wouldve been out, but he's played there b4. wrong call from the gaffer imo.


6.) 28 Jul 2017 09:07:59
Wrong call from the gaffer, but we got away with it and the tie is still open, hopefully a lesson learned. A big part of us lacking a cutting edge. No excuse for some other players though and sloppy performances, rightly said Mally. We can do this.


7.) 28 Jul 2017 09:42:34
who is to say sinky would have done better up front? all his goals come from cutting in. i don't think Aitcheson looks an out and out striker either, is he ready for high pressure football and has he even started a competitive game? what quality strikers is going to want to come and fight it out with LG to play second fiddle to MD? Rogic didn't work as well as hoped. from this stage to last year we have lost 4 games twice to Barcelona and went undefeated domestically. now we are criticizing Rogers for playing a guy who plays of the striker up front. really get a grip folks. we where rusty we will win next week. enjoy the good times and stop looking for snow falling.


8.) 28 Jul 2017 11:53:25
Well, was talking about the team from last season, even though Ncham, might have played well, his presence disrupted last year's team, I would have played Rogic in his normal position, in fact, kept the team as close as possible to last season's, and just substituted someone for Dembelle / Griffith's, even played Ncham, as a striker, or promoted one of the young ones, find it strange that Ciftci, wasn't in the cl pool, he might not be everyone's cup of tea, but he is a striker when he is in the mood, does that mean he is getting moved out?


9.) 28 Jul 2017 15:47:36
I agree Ncham played well but like Nir Bitton disrupts the flow of play we normally have. For this tie I would leave Ncham on the bench he has just arrived also and has probably been guaranteed game time! However I would play Sinky through the middle and Forrest/ Hayes and Benyu on the other flank.


10.) 28 Jul 2017 20:01:15
I agree about playing players in their best and most effective positions, but I remember Davie Hay stating in his autobiography that Big Jock played him at centre forward and centre half in a couple of games and King Kenny played at centre Half in a reserve match, he said Big Jock believed it was an important part of a players development to understand different roles in a team. No point, it just got me thinking that as a Celtic Supporter himself, whether Brendan has been channelling the Big mans philosophy in his career?


11.) 28 Jul 2017 21:41:53
Yeah, would agree with playing players out of position in meaningless or training games just to give players an appreciation of what it takes to play in that position, but totally disagree with it in a crucial game.


12.) 29 Jul 2017 00:56:56
If my memory serves me correctly big Ajer played up front from time to time in the Norwegian League .
Any surprise move would have made more sense than the telegraphed one we made.


 

 

22 Jul 2017 22:26:57
After almost 60 yrs following Celtic the weakness of our board is driving me into depression . We had trophy less years in the 90's but then we could rely on wee McCann to get us what we deserved from SFA and he fought for us in Europe as well.
Wednesday night. Was a disgrace from the outset . I can't believe our board allowed the number of police inside our stadium . Our Board should have discussed numbers at least a week before hand .
Our board make no attempt to keep us supporters up to date in what they are doing to make right the wrongs. Did our board discuss the racist chants during Linfield match with UEFA . What did UEFA say to Board about ref booking LG for handing him bottle that had just missed his head .
The non communication is the worse part, fans think Board is doing nothing .
In our last match v Rangers our Captain was attacked on the pitch and objects thrown at players . Nothing has happened.
What's happening re stripping of titles, does board want them to go away .

It's my opinion based on our board apparently unwilling to question UEFA and SFA, that we are not far away from the day either SFA or UEFA will reverse results on the bases of bigoted decisions.

Old man Chris

1.) 23 Jul 2017 00:12:53
Excellent post. At the rate of some of our hippy do gooder fans they will soon be flying union jacks.

Bunch of sensitive middle class girls.

If it offended them so much how come i've never once seen anyone ask someone to stop singing rebels at Celtic park? Cowards. Totally spineless.


2.) 23 Jul 2017 04:02:57
ยฃ2.2 million roughly is how much its going to cost the club if Celtic park closed for european tie and its edging closer all the time. How accomodating will the club be if that eventually happens.


3.) 23 Jul 2017 07:18:46
The Green Brigade are out of control and full of their own importance. PL should ban the lot of them for life, let them start up their own team over in Ireland and they can sing their songs and show their banners until their hearts are content. The don't represent the Celtic I and many others support.


4.) 23 Jul 2017 07:59:29
I would just like to point out a few points that seem to be getting overlooked in this discussion.

1. Most of the recent UEFA charges were not a result of the Green Brigade's banners and were in fact caused by Celtic themselves. For instance the bibs containing sponsor logos and the blocking of the isles by stewards and police.

2. That a lot of people condemning the banners were more than happy to join in with a few rebel songs being sung on the night. I was at the game and I can assure you that a high percentage of our support were singing Broad Black Brimmer. Did they consider the possible consequences when they sung these songs? If not they have a cheek to try and pin the blame on the Green Brigade.

Personally I will not let Lawwell and the rest of the board marginalise a section of our fans.


5.) 23 Jul 2017 08:21:37
Dafabet, I am not looking to provoke here, just trying to get an understanding of your comments, and my perceived reasons for supporting CFC in comparison to someone else who is also a fan. So may I ask you, why you support Celtic?


6.) 23 Jul 2017 10:53:28
Malika again by the same token you seem to be suggesting that if your not into Irish politics, freeing Palestine or social justice then you shouldn't be supporting Celtic? You know some people believe passionately about all these things but do it through other avenues and go to Celtic park for 90 minutes of escapism, where they can leave all these troubles at the turnstiles and enjoy FOOTBALL . I've never heard a Celtic fan ask that question, there are so many reasons to love Celtic , from it being passed down from generation to generation to loving the history of charitable foundations to just loving the way we play the game . I thought it was only our rivals across the city that made sure you follow followed a certain ( ahem ) tradition's or where you had to be a of a certain political persuasion or had to hate a particular group or religion before you could support them . Can I ask, why do you support Glasgow Celtic Malika?


7.) 23 Jul 2017 11:18:50
Malika, I would like to gain an understanding of why you support Celtic, so why do you support the green and white? I assume by your comments that you may believe that the GB are a true representation of the majority? What is your perception of the banners that were held aloft on Wednesday, banners that insult our manager and appear to be pro IRA?

The BG's statement is utter guff and is a true reflection of their ignorance and arrogance.


8.) 23 Jul 2017 11:36:59
Guys, the GB have been warned about their behaviour and displays of certain stuff in the past. Don't forget they were 'disbanded' for a while a couple of years ago.
They need to learn that Paradise is for football and nothing else. They should be there supporting the team, not political (or any other) causes. HH.


9.) 23 Jul 2017 11:37:30
Ballochi,
There is absolutely no provocation intended in my previous post, just simply trying to understand. I have made No Assumptions or statements on Political preferences of anybody. I Am not given to general sweeping statements, which seem to encompass a lot of the recent posts on here, your contentious attitude is very commendable and is indeed one of the reasons why I support CFC.


10.) 23 Jul 2017 11:37:50
Good question Malika. No provocation intended from here either but would also be interested in Dafabets response to your question after what sounds a fairy angry post aimed at the Green Brigade. Without their input over the last few years the stadium would have been dead with the atmosphere of a funeral and as well shut. Last year 50,000 singing Grace gained plaudits from many apart from usual places where approval would not be expected.

So I too look forward to Dafabets reply. There is obviously a lot unites the Celtic family but increasing it appears much divides us. I don't remember this being the case years ago when Celtic political allegiances were more controversial during more politically sensitive times. Has some of the Celtic support increasingly become increasingly upwardly mobile and wishing to pander to political correctness in a Scotland that we will never FIT INTO due to its institutionalised anti-Irish and more so anti-Catholicism.


11.) 23 Jul 2017 12:04:35
Ballochi nobody is saying you have to be anti irish politics to be at Celtic park

But people are pointing out irish politics have been in the stands since before any of you were born. To deny this is revisionism and totally false.

Irish republicanism has been tied with the club. The club used to sell records with rebels on them

Its fine people like you don't want to sing it but don't have the cheek to tell others not to.


12.) 23 Jul 2017 12:14:30
Been reading posts now for a few weeks so this is my first everyone seems to b calling out the board an pl for not defending our club but why should they go to uefa or fifa with complaints when our own fans will just let them down by singing these types of song and chants maybe if for once when we go out to europe or against rangers these songs don't get sang it might give the board the incentive to take action but as long as the minority keep doing it then its a waste of the boards time even thinking about taking action we all have plenty to say about other teams maybe we should focus on leading by example rather than lowering our selfs to their level.

{Ed007's Note - What songs or chants did Celtic get in trouble over, there's no mention of anything like that in any the UEFA charges? Are you seriously suggesting that it was only a minority singing Rebel songs on Wednesday because that's just complete made up bollocks.
Why would Celtic go to UEFA to complain when the cowardly and spineless multi-millionaires won't even complain to the SPFL or SFA about a player being racially abused, our captain being confronted on an away pitch by a violent drunken bigot or our players having to dodge coins and a battery during a domestic game?
The sooner the SFA/SPFL install strict liability the better off the whole game in Scotland will be.}


13.) 23 Jul 2017 13:05:52
Not suggesting that at all just saying its the minoroty that let the rest down and i do agree that spl/ spfl need to do more to protect the scottish game and no person should go to work and recieve that kind of abuse reguardless of what strip they pull on or what their religion is all im saying is that we call for change on these matters then we should lead the way by starting with our own fans lead by example rather than lowering ourselves to their level.

{Ed007's Note - You should apply to be a steward then, that way you'll be able to tell people at the game what they should and shouldn't be doing, it's heartening to know we have supporters like you to keep everyone else right about how they should behave, how we've last so long without people like I'll never know!
Do you feel responsible for everyone else is doing in the stadium or is it just the GB, do you worry about the guys having a fly smoke in the toilet, I've even smelled weed in there sometimes? What about some young lad that's been lifted for being drunk, do you think he's letting the Club and every other fan down? If you seen someone drinking a can of lager he had sneaked in would you alert the nearest steward, surely you should be leading by example and it's the only way we'll ever weed out these ruffians and rascals that are upsetting you.
The GB are responsible for themselves and have rightly taken full responsibility for Wednesday banner, the sanctimonious bs from other fans is vomit inducing.
It seems everyone likes the GB as long as they're doing what that person wants them to do and to see so called supporters turn on others and literally celebrate innocent people like Welshbhoy being banned is wrong on so many levels.
The Celtic family - don't me me laugh, there's Celtic supporters out there I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire. I dread to think what our support will be like in 5-10 years time.}


14.) 23 Jul 2017 13:48:58
Your right people like welshboy shouldn't b getting tarred with same brush shouldn't lose there seat for two games because of someone elses actions as for the gb not got a problem actually think its quite funny that their being slated for the exact same banner that got them so much praise worldwide last season and as for people smoking drinking at cp isn't getting celtic fines so no i wouldn't report them and you are right some of the abuse our players and fans get is disgusting and don't condone one bit of it from their fans or ours mate and as for what the fans will b like in 5/ 10 years mate that's down to us.

{Ed007's Note - It's not looking good. Games at CP will end up like a soulless EPL match with a $hit atmosphere and filled with a bunch of PC happy clappers taking selfies and tweeting during the game - and Lawwell will be delighted. Remember why was the singing section introduced anyway, that's where we'll be back at and also remember it's a singing/standing section with a minority of them GB members, it's not a GB section.
There's a guy and his son who were on holiday last week and came home to find that their tickets are banned for 2 games and that they won't be offered alternative seating, is that the kind of example the Club should be setting or is that too political or controversial to get involved in?
And we could lose our safety certificate for people smoking in the ground - if we lose that the stadium shuts not to mention the dangers of passive smoking or is it only pyro that affects the Asthmatic CSC?}


15.) 23 Jul 2017 14:46:16
Ed is clearly an intelligent critical thinker

Someone literally said they would accept union jacks at Celtic park and i've seen a few say this now.

As you say, its certainly never been a minority singing the rebels

I stopped supporting Scotland after the referendum. Sitting amongst people singing flower of Scotland while rejecting independence just seemed too ridiculous

Sadly i feel it will be the same at Celtic soon. A bunch of irish loyalists.


16.) 23 Jul 2017 15:11:59
No tesla your lying to fit your agenda now, which is the sign of a desperate man, you asked if we would be offended if you brought the union jack to a game, what do you want us to lie, to many of us it's just a piece of cloth it means less than nothing.


17.) 23 Jul 2017 18:00:43
Fair shout ed never even thought about the legal implications of the smoking and drinking the man and his son should b given alternative seating and i can see why there is such an uproar about it n that's what i mean by the minoroty ruining it for others when i said that earlier its shocking that the actions of the few determen the cosequences of the many.


18.) 24 Jul 2017 18:44:27
Tesla agree 100% with your last post mate๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชโœŒ๏ธ.


 

 

27 Jun 2017 22:48:02
Before a ball is kicked in competition I would like to give my views on how Celtic and Rangers will fare in the incoming season 2017-18
Celtic won't remain unbeaten domestically this season. However they will win league and at least one cup. Celtic will play in Europe next February.

Rangers will struggle again . If Davey'King remains as Chairman Rangers will be in administration by year end .
If they get rid of King and get new Chairman and can get take over panel off their backs Rangers will struggle to beat last season's points total and will probably not succeed in a cup . Pedro's job will be safe until March or April as new Chairman won't want too many changes .
These are my honest assessments not given to wind anyone up but I am trying to be as honest and as realistic as possible.

Old man Chris

1.) 27 Jun 2017 23:32:04
Your Celtic assessment won't be far away Chris but i reckon Rangers will be out of Europe to the Cypriots before the start of the league campaign, Pedro will be getting hounded out by Xmas and getting told to take his dud signings with him, administration will kick in by Easter and they will take the points deduction this campaign so by next summer they can start their going for 55 guff with another new manager. Just my honest thoughts.


2.) 28 Jun 2017 00:21:18
I think one of the things that impressed me most last season, was how Celtic didn't lose concentration in all those possible slip up matches against "lesser" teams, in their undefeated run, and I wouldn't be surprised if they did it again. and I suppose the same could apply to the cups.

I still think last year's euro run could have been a lot better, if Celtic had believed in themselves a bit more and stopped giving too much respect to teams just because they are from the continent, and let get one thing straight Barcelona, will always look like god's if you stand of them and look at them admiringly instead of getting stuck in and putting their defence to the test.

As for The rangers, I think for them it will be a famine or a feast, if Pedro knows these guys and they live up to his expectations. I think they will blow the rest of the league away, and get an easy second place, in all comps, but if the guys aren't as good and hibs and hearts recruit well, I think Aberdeen and the rangers will be fighting for fourth place, as for Europe, is the same if the guys turn up the rangers could make the Europa league.


 

 

 

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10 Aug 2017 21:34:20
Some people are negative . I am sure B R took into consideration S M coaching credentials when deciding he was man for job . I trust B R decision making .

I remember you sneered at me for suggesting C P pitch needed a couple of more weeks to bed down . Appears it is now well nigh perfect, but sure u would only complain about it.

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08 Aug 2017 19:13:13
I noticed that and fair play to you . I thought at the time you were certainly right with the goalie . I think B R saw your team and decided to make a change for the heck of it.

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{Ed007's Note - He done it just to spite me, Chris lol.}


 

 

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08 Aug 2017 00:18:58
The true facts are that if we wanted to bring in a centre half that would benefit us for Astana, we needed to have him in at least 3 weeks ago, to get him up and used to playing in our defence.

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08 Aug 2017 00:17:20
re the visas needed for travelling in the future have no worry R O I will come to Celtic's rescue and issue all Celtic players and managers etc Irish Passports .
Players will also be able to set up personnal companies and pay little or no tax, like Ronaldo and Bolt for just two examples.

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31 Jul 2017 16:16:54
We deserve to know why there was a charge re - advertising on kit brought and then dismissed . Was the charge over the top?

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23 Oct 2017 01:43:31
Ok he made a mistake and a goal eventually was scored big deal. LG and P R didn't score or create anything, on either Wednesday night or Saturday, should we drop both of them .
On Saturday's Lustig's man was running 100 yds with the ball Lustig couldn't keep up with him, should we have taken Lustig off or did B R do the right thing and leave Lustig on to score two first half goals.
We play a team game, sometimes a player might be a we bit off his game and his team mates cover up for him and give him a wee hand . Other times players like Gordon pull off a string of saves, covering up for defenders .
Players arn't robots and we are not yet at the standard that our whole team will play well enough to beat the super teams.

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23 Oct 2017 01:33:23
I don't see any more reason for criticising C G for making a mistake that eventually led to a goal that others could have prevented .
Dembele missed a relatively easy chance on Sat to score and I am not going to blame him or call for him to be dropped .
We have. Humans playing for us and the team as a whole are not among the best in the world . I am quite happy that most of the time they all do a fairly evenly matched decent job for us that has got us 60 domestic wins in a row . This achievement is not easy to wi and all the players &ateam management deserve great credit and praise from good fans.

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22 Oct 2017 01:22:49
I doubt very much if C G is on a shortly peg, even though I don't know what you mean by shortly peg .
CG is doing a very good job at saving shots which is his number one priority. We don't know what his role is for crosses, the goal keeping coach may prefer the crosses from set pieces to be dealt with by defenders, or maybe by Gordon we just don't know .
His clearances have improved somewhat from the start of last season, but opponents can pressurise high up the park and make things v difficult for the keeper .
If Dembele has a wee run in the team, he will give Gordon a better target further up field and so maybe he can mix it up playing short or going long .
I noticed the brilliant Manchester Utd didn't handle a long ball from opposing keeper today.

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22 Oct 2017 01:11:56
The great thing about this current Celtic team is that it has now won 60 domestic games in a row despite having a manager that some of our fans thinks doesn't know the basics of team selection . Surely someone should tell B R that u can't pick a midfield player and play him as centre back and also Brendan you must not change personnel from game to game .
I know B R is a quick learner and is always studying the best managers to see how he can improve but maybe that is where he is going wrong, he should read the posts here and he would within months have Celtic invincible . Sorry I forgot B R has already had us invincible .
Maybe he does know what he is doing.

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20 Oct 2017 22:15:47
The most positive I took from Wednesday's match was that. When B M took their foot off the pedal, tiredness, easing up because they were content job was done . Celtic matched them for last 35 minutes . In other words B M had to play full out to better Celtic .
We let ourselves down a little in our inability to convert all our chances and half chances . We will have to become more cut throat in front of goal.

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