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10 Dec 2018 10:32:41
Watching the highlights again this morning and how good does it make you feel to see the team in this form? Great performances all over the pitch and superb goals.
There were a few candidates for MOM, but I was delighted in particular for Izzaguire, who linked up well so with Sinclair and had a great game.
Obviously he's keeping KT's place warm, but it's a shame we can't utilize his talent more often?

Hayes and Gamboa were recalled at Fir Park and took time to settle, but Izzy looked like he'd never been away. Was thinking maybe we could ask KT to do a 'Danny McGrain' and we could see both in the same team, but I can't see it.

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1.) 10 Dec 2018 11:03:47
Totally agree, Izzy was outstanding and was one of the best performers on Saturday.


2.) 10 Dec 2018 12:06:27
I'm sure we'll see more of Izzy over Christmas would like Tierney rested before Sevco game so he's firing. He needs the odd game off so he doesn't burn out and Izzy is more than capable domestically.


 

 

18 Feb 2018 13:21:46
Any news on Armstrong, Roberts and Griffiths? It's been a long, long time since we saw wee Paddy in particular and the three of them have missed a lot of football this season and must be bursting to get involved in the run-in.

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05 Dec 2018 23:52:41
Easy to over-react immediately after the final whistle of a bad result and I know the SEVEN changes will be a hot-topic with supporters, but the game should have been wrapped up by HT - if not for yet another honest mistake and a poor penalty miss.
Benkovic goal would have changed the whole game and Griff had a great opportunity to stake his claim, both incidents were costly.

However, it is also apparent that some players are well short of their best and there were far too many poor passes, slackness and mistakes, especially at the back.
Gordon's distribution (even when he has plenty time) is atrocious and Gamboa is just not good enough and we do not have a No 9 that can hold the ball and play-in others.
Add to that a bit of tiredness and fatigue from the past week or so and you get punished like tonight.

Motherwell, were an average team tonight, but when we failed to put them to bed in the first half, for the reasons mentioned, it gave them encouragement and possession.
The past three games have seen us score only the one goal - thanks mostly to Christie - and we really do need to get another striker in the door as well as a decent right back as soon as possible.

The result is a set-back, but it's not a crisis. The games in hand, should look after themselves, as long as we get back to winning ways against the league leaders?
The busy schedule will take it's toll on other teams as well, so points will be dropped all over, as was proved in Govan tonight.

One last word on officials; it's not only big decisions that affect games; there were two Motherwell players who were booked that went on to commit further yellow card offences and were 'excused'. That is not an excuse but a fact.

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02 Dec 2018 18:32:01
Final whistle:- Brendan is on the pitch congratulating/ commiserating any player he meets. Meanwhile:- Slug 2 is giving Lustig verbals on the touchline and behaving like the wee person runt we all know and hate.

That aside; Many congratulations to everyone at Glasgow Celtic on this magnificent seventh trophy on the bounce and a place in 'Tic folklore for ever.
This has got to be one of the best domestic achievements ever and I thank the manager, backroom staff and players for giving so much pleasure - so far and hopefully much, much more success.

OK; The Bhoys were not at their recent superb best, but on the back of a tricky trip to Norway, a great result, a chance to qualify in the EL and a coefficient boost for Scotland, we did more than enough to beat a tough, niggly, fresher opponent and win the cup.

December has thrown up the most difficult 'random' domestic fixtures available and it will be a stern test of our resolve, fitness, focus and determination and although Boyata will be a big loss, we have to meet the challenge full-on starting on Wed at Fir Park no less.
COYBIG

PS :- Stephen Craigan GIRFUY.

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1.) 02 Dec 2018 20:06:12
OAB I don’t think I could have expressed those sentiments any better myself. That will save me a post. Well said.


2.) 02 Dec 2018 20:27:07
McInnis had one genuine complaint that of the penalty But apart from that what a sore loser his claim that we should have had players sent off and his players being Angeles is a joke he should learn to lose gracefully after all the times we have gubbed them you would think he would be used to it by now.


 

 

28 Oct 2018 16:20:12
Magnificent second half from all the team and the subs were well timed and significant from BR.
There is absolutely no doubt we are back to our best - domestically anyway - and that does me just fine.
Playing with a style and hunger that was missing a month ago and breaking down the packed defenses that we struggled against before and although it took a penalty to break through, we were absolutely excellent going forward and it could/ should have been 8/ 9.
Speaking of penalties; nothing said when other teams get them almost every game, but, when we get wan. Whaling, nashing of teeth, hue and cry, murder-polis!
GIRUY Stewart and Levein.

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1.) 28 Oct 2018 16:27:57
Thought Stewart who I quite like was a bit anti Celtic today. ex hearts player right enough it was dad a own the boy left his leg there.


2.) 28 Oct 2018 16:54:03
I like Stewart too, he’s the better and more honest of the two in the Sportscene studio.

He seemed to have emotional investment in Hearts today.

Sutton asked the right question “so you’re saying he dived then? ” No no he didn’t dive he was kicked but it was softer than required for a penalty?!?!?!

Honestly.!


 

 

04 Oct 2018 20:47:37
I wasn't expecting too much from tonight; so - although I hate seeing us get beat in any game - it's not a crisis or a disaster; however, when we lose one goal away in Europe - it's a sure thing we will virtually collapse.
Great first half defending after snatching that goal, but we are so nervy and soft-centred in Europe and failing to keep the ball for longer than ten seconds put us under a lot of pressure, but they were a very good team once they got going.

Anyway; it's all about domestic dominance and success for me, until we get the required quality we have been crying out for in these key positions, to make any sort of progress in Europe.
The manager has come in for some stick about his record and tactics in these games and maybe so? but he has to use who is available and tonight we were second best, although Mulumbu, Forrest, and KT were excellent and Eddy took his goal brilliantly.

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1.) 04 Oct 2018 21:18:42
OAB it’s just disheartening to watch us in Europe. We never really seem capable of delivering a good result unless there is turmoil at the other clubs ie Anderlecht

55 mins of hope destroyed by our biggest weakness that we have known for many a year

Defending.


2.) 05 Oct 2018 04:06:25
Kev T i agree if we had more solid defence maybe things may have been different.

Not just saying this cause im drunk but honestly can't remember till there that benkovic name. what's he actually done? Really need to tighten defence january but poses question if Boyata is sold, how quickly will new centre backs gel?

Regarding benkovic i've not a problem with club developing other clubs players in higher rated leagues, but i think he is going to be injury riddled player. I think he will be away back January if macguire is sold.


 

 

03 Oct 2018 18:48:26
We never expect fairness, honesty and integrity from the SPFL/ SFA so it was a stick-on we would be sent to Edinburgh for the semi-final.
Why can't the national stadium (or Murrayfield) be used for both games on different days instead of yet more favouritism shown to TRIFC 2012?
As the first club out of the hat and the games now scheduled to be played ON THE SAME DAY - our game should have been given the proper priority of Hamden instead of the contingency location, where Hearts played home games recently.
Yet another chapter in the list of biased decisions and obstacles put in place by The Establishment to try and derail Brendan's Bhoys.
It makes it all the sweeter when we succeed and stick it to them.

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1.) 03 Oct 2018 19:00:17
I don’t see how it’s favouritism OAB. We came out the hat first which means we should have been the Saturday game, they were always meant to be the Sunday so why should they be moved instead? What’s the downside of playing at Murrayfield as opposed to Hampden? Hearts playing there recently means nothing, it’s not a daft 3G pitch it’s a top class surface which should suit us perfectly.


2.) 03 Oct 2018 19:00:31
And no reason from the SFA/ SPFL As to why it's the Celtic game that is going to Edinburgh.


3.) 03 Oct 2018 19:23:45
Surely as Pedro said it should of been a drawn out of a hat, only fair way and nobody could complain.


4.) 03 Oct 2018 19:26:03
Its always been about 2 clubs rangers and now sevco.


5.) 03 Oct 2018 19:49:25
Kevdhoy we play in Europe also our game was never pencilled in for Saturday both Servco and ourselves were both for Sunday because of Europe we were first out the hat also so IMO we should have had the national stadium.


6.) 03 Oct 2018 19:53:47
Agree Tony the Sat was never an option the spfl have bowed to the klan.


7.) 03 Oct 2018 20:22:50
“IMO” is the key part tony seeing as you’re a biased supporter and therefore see everything from a Celtic perspective. The games were scheduled one for Saturday and one for Sunday BEFORE we knew who the 4 teams would be, so surely the first game out the hat would have been played on Saturday and the second on Sunday - unless it suited all parties to swap i. e. us or Sevco getting knocked out and the remaining EL team definitely playing on the Sunday.


8.) 03 Oct 2018 20:46:43
Maybe the Scottish Rugby Union didn't want Sevco's thugs wrecking their stadium.
You couldn't blame them.


9.) 03 Oct 2018 20:47:05
Kev; As I stated in the post - and others highlighted. It's not about Saturday/ Sunday switch - as both clubs have EL games.
It's about first team drawn given second choice venue.
Both semi-final games have merited Hamden Park for years, so they could easily have done that on consecutive weekends with minimum re-organisation of SPL fixtures as game is played to a finish.
This 'solution', also means we still have the scenario of four sets of rival fans attending volatile games on the same day.


10.) 03 Oct 2018 21:24:55
The point is Kev there should have been a draw atleast that way no one could claim biast. And yes I admit I do have green glasses but I stand by there should have been a draw for who was playing where. OPENLY.


11.) 03 Oct 2018 21:29:45
It's wrong to suggest first team out is the Saturday match as had it been Celtic v rangers and neither team was in Europa League then the tie would never be on a Saturday. All this moaning is going to serve no good we should be embracing this tie and not looking for excuses.


12.) 03 Oct 2018 21:54:05
Celtics statement is spot on!


13.) 03 Oct 2018 22:29:30
Jim if it had been us against them the game being moved to a Sunday would have suited all parties and wouldn’t have caused any issues.


14.) 03 Oct 2018 22:34:58
Didn't we use Murrayfield for home Euro games approx 3 years ago?


15.) 03 Oct 2018 23:14:07
I understand that kev but my point is that some people are wrongly stating we were first out and that has importance and it doesn't have any importance. Normally TV companies or police decide when we play but on this occassion I understand us going to Edinburgh as I stated why previously.


16.) 03 Oct 2018 23:26:08
From a fans point of view surely there's much more of a chance to get a ticket, there should be around 30-35 thousand up for grabs and more if they don't sell their 50%. I don't see the big deal with playing in Edinburgh.


17.) 04 Oct 2018 00:55:17
The problem withMurrayfield is that the groundsmen will have already started to let the grass grow long for Scotland's Home Autumn Internationals that start early in November.


18.) 04 Oct 2018 14:21:20
I don't think Murrayfield is a bad shout for a game to be played there. But I think a draw for each game would have been a fair way to do it rather than a desision behind closed doors. But now we have to just get on with it And hope that the powers that be will think in future to be seen as fair and not open them selves to speculation of biasness against a team. But I will not hold my breath for that one.


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2018 16:34:34
I know BR gets paid the big bucks to manage the club, but the two unsettled and seemingly rebellious players are down to the Board and apart from French Eddy, they have been less than helpful for the past two months, contributing to the friction, bad feeling, low moral and ultimately affecting our (failed) CL campaign.

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29 Aug 2018 21:28:08
I would lean toward the incompetence although once they signed Edouarde, there would have been a lot of smug back patting.

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28 Aug 2018 08:20:04
Selling him before our next two games, while Eddy is injured is too risky; but the board will never knock back £15-20m after losing out on the CL, so it's going to be a nervy week of waiting and hoping, regarding possible ins and outs.

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27 Aug 2018 10:34:53
Watching last night's Sportscene and it's the first time I have seen Sevco Steve's team so far. They reminded me of the Jock Wallace side of the 70's power and pace, kick and rush football and although I thought Motherwell looked to have outplayed them (particularly in the second half) , we will need to be strong and especially quick at the back down either wing to cut out crosses.
Apart from that if you look at the bigger picture, OK we have had defensive problems and our strikers/ attackers are off the boil; but we have dominated possession in almost every game and a better final ball and finishing will make all the difference.
The best TRIFC 2012 team ever assembled have just conceded three and sit a point behind a struggling Celtic - what's all the fuss?

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23 Aug 2018 17:35:08
Surprised to see Johnston, but he must have the managers eye and it leaves plenty of options on the bench for a plan B.
COYBIG - Carry on from the last 15 mins of the Thistle game and give us a wee result and a big lift.

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09 Dec 2018 23:28:39
Cheers Welshy; cannot stop singing it now.

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09 Dec 2018 23:27:19
cannot watch (or listen to) them but heard from my cousin that Dundee had a player sent off. Lost count of how many times they have played against ten men this season? Apparently it didn't help that much? More points dropped and another blot on the Merseyside Messiah.

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08 Dec 2018 20:32:16
Cowan is another Chick Young. a currant under a flag of convenience.
Just another Celtic hater who has had his weekend spoiled rotten lol.

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08 Dec 2018 20:24:14
Absolutely delighted with BR and the Bhoys' response today.
I mentioned yesterday that returning to Celtic Park - after so many away games - would be a boost for team and support, but I never imagined we would utterly destroy them by half-time.

S (evco) TV was out and about in Kilmarnock last night like it was a cup-final - interviewing, 'crowing' locals (probably not all Killie fans lol) and we had the same hysteria when Leveins louts went top, then the brief Sevco guest appearance, before they were gubbed by the sheep.
Once again we have risen to the challenge - in style - showing why we are the best in the land by a country mile.

Funny how none of the media outlets have got the league table in the correct order yet ha ha ha.
Just the 'shut-up' pill needed for a certain obese Mr Boyd btw.

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07 Dec 2018 20:24:31
I think the team (and support) will be delighted to get back to Celtic Park and also get Wednesdays disappointment out their system.
However, we will need to return to our best form all over the pitch.

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