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2:35 am. That’s what time it will be in Astana, and in Astana FC’s players’ body clocks, at full time tomorrow night. Whereas Celtic will play the away tie during our afternoon, Astana will fight their natural instinct to be asleep, which will be a clear advantage for Celtic.

They conceded two goals at Celtic Park last year, in added at the end of each half. We should expect them to tire during similar periods this time, particularly so as full time approaches. If the tie remains tight late on, we should re-energise for a final push against what should be increasingly disorientated opponents.

Marin Tomasov joined Astana last month. He earned two assists in his last game, takes set-pieces and can shoot from distance.

Their other attacking dangers are Twumasi and Kabananga. Both are fast wing-players, who will attempt to press Celtic as high up the field as possible, and will break forward at every opportunity

Astana’s key concern is in goal. They have two keepers vying for the no. 1 spot, neither good enough to make it his own. Nenad Eric is likely to get the nod against Celtic. He is weak in the air and noted to spill shots. There should be scraps for Leigh to feed from.

Defensively, they rely more on numbers than aptitude. While Twumasi gets forward quickly, he isn’t known for getting back to do the hard work. Kieran Tierney and Scott Sinclair should be able to exploit this down Celtic’s left.

Make no mistake, this is a tie Celtic should win, but Astana will be more difficult opponents than anyone we will meet domestically this season. We have a big night ahead tomorrow – the most important game Celtic Park will host this season.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TONYDONNELLY

     

     

    I know what you mean.

     

     

    When I lived in Ardrossan,if we could see Arran we knew it was gonna rain.

     

     

    If we couldn’t,it was raining already.

  2. mild mannered Pedro delgado on

    We’ve got worse weather than you,tony

     

     

    We never see the campsies or Ben lomond from our kitchen window))))))))

  3. Celtic are always quiet when it comes to transfers so we rely on gossip. Mostly this gossip is rubbish but it re-enforces the idea that we can’t get the players we want. Were we interested in Ings, Caulker etc? I’m quite happy to listen to transfer rumours but I don’t take it too seriously.

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG JIMMY on 16TH AUGUST 2017 10:38 AM

     

     

    Happy to hear that , Jimmy.

     

    Humour has to be shared.

     

    Spike Milligan. Wonderful .

  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 16TH AUGUST 2017 10:43 AM

     

     

     

    Likely Lads.

     

    Brilliant , bonny lad.

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    Indeed. And timeless.

     

     

    Still makes me laugh. And even all these years later,I look forward to the scenes with Terry’s sister in them.

     

     

    Never figured out why(!)

     

     

    Sheila Fearnes?

     

     

    Who wouldn’t want a best pal wi a sister who looked like her?

  7. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 16TH AUGUST 2017 11:19 AM

     

     

    She was lovely right enough.

     

     

    Bob`s Thelma . The perennial victim.

  8. Under Dermot Desmond, and Peter Lawell ,and others, show no ambition, to go and win the Champions league, want us to pump our money into Celtic,and in return nothing

  9. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    TV choice for Lurking Huns.

     

     

    6.30pm. BBC 1

     

    Reporting Scoddland. Just watch out for “Taigy” bits on the sport section around 6.47pm. I am sure though that there will be some mention of Pedro or Lennon or something spurious denigrating “Them” as well.

     

     

    7.00pm. BBC 1

     

    World Pipe Band Championships. Should be some good viewing of some Staunch Brogue-wearing types within the crowd. Maybe some good tweed wearing Victorian moustache types to be voxpopped. Just watch out for Fenian bands, who have been encroaching the last few years.

     

     

    8.00pm. BBC1

     

    Not much on this hour, so maybe have a wee listen in to Radio Shortbread, and hopefully the Taigs will be losing. But best available is probably Celebrity MasterChef, featuring Stephen Hendry, who at least supports The Queens’ Second Eleven.

     

     

    9.00pm STV2

     

    Taggart. Tonight’s episode features a murder, with a back story of tensions between locals and some travelling show people. Should be like “Jakey Tims”

     

     

    10.00 BT Sport2

     

    The “Mhanks” game show runs on until 10.15pm. Hopefully with loads of grim interviews following a beating. If “They” win, well…….. We are the Peepil.

     

     

    Remember, if you haven’t already done so, to sign our petition to force the “State Broadcaster”* to revert to the traditional playing of the National Anthem daily on BBC1.

     

     

    *Nest of Taigs more like. WATP.

     

     

    ;-)

  10. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    happy 77th to TOHG

     

     

    still an unrepentant Fenian

     

     

    UTLR

  11. HUNDERBIRDS ARE GONE on 16TH AUGUST 2017 11:38 AM

     

    TV choice for Lurking Huns.

     

     

    STV 5PM- Cash Trapped

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TIMBHOY

     

     

    Blinkin flip,yer not asking for much. Have a look at the winners in the last two decades,once the new format,Bosman ruling,TV money all kicked in

     

     

    Spot the common denominator of big well-supported clubs from the countries with the best tv deals.

     

     

    The whole concept is an affront to sport as it is dependent on income. Ours is huge by Scottish terms.

     

     

    Big fish-sorry-here,but European minnows at the bottom of the food chain.

     

     

    We WILL and have scored some great results,but the dice are loaded.

     

     

    We have to accept that,even as we look to improve incrementally.

  13. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Bada/Hunderburds

     

     

    Sevco (not) to watch

     

     

    3pm – TENABLE we are in for SEVENABLE just now

     

     

    BT hope your dad has a great birthday

     

     

    Hail Hail

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 16TH AUGUST 2017 10:43 AM

     

    BIGJIMMY

     

     

     

    Alf Garnett was ok,I suppose. But the top comedy from then was from

     

     

     

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TM0bTfZn3c4

     

     

     

    Sorry-you’ll need to use the sidebar to find Series 1 Episode1. I’m working my way through them.

     

    …………………..

     

    sorry BMCUWP,

     

    But I must agree to disagree on The Likely Lads even being called a so called comedy show.

     

    the guy who played “Bob”…Rodney Bewes….was as feckin funny as my last Alimony Suit !

     

    I have seen all their episodes, just count the number of times “Bob”..repeats his lines in an attempt to get laughs.

     

    We don’t disagree on much mate, but on this one, i have to.

     

    HH

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    HUNDERBIRDSAREGONE

     

     

    Taggart?

     

     

    Loved the heading on e-Tims the other day.

     

     

    “There’s been a gesture!”

  16. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    BMCUWP

     

     

    Ruth DavidsonMSP, tried to blow a Trump(et) this morning on Twitter, moaning about Trump, racists and fascists.

     

    You can imagine the pictorial replies she got.

     

    Shut right up:)

     

     

     

    HH

  17. Now Sheila Fearnes was a sexy burd..I agree on that but as for Rodney Bewes “actor” ……he belonged on the stage…fcekin scrubbing it !

     

    Just my opinion Bhoys.

     

     

    Wasn’t it Sheila Fearnes who also played the neighbour in George and Mildred ?

     

     

    Questions,

     

    Who was married to ” Mildred”….great actress Yootha Joyce in real life ?

     

    What was “Mildreds” Maiden name before she married sad sap “George” ?

     

     

    No cheating mind,

     

    and I’ll give you 10 minutes to give yer answers

     

    HH.

     

    HH

  18. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BIGJIMMY

     

     

    Each to their own,bud. I thought he played the part written for him perfectly.

     

     

    Torn between his pal and his wife,his past and his future,and wrecking both by trying to reconcile them.

     

     

    Anyway,I don’t tend to worry too much about where the laughs come from,or the dark reasoning behind them. I still think CHEERS is the funniest programme ever,and every character was totally dysfunctional.

     

     

    Enjoy the BV later. Jealous as. Say hi to the troops.

     

     

    HH.

  19. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BIGJIMMY

     

     

    She was,but don’t know the other answers.

     

     

    For some reason,I watched that programme regularly too(!)

  20. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 16TH AUGUST 2017 11:53 AM

     

    BMCUWP

     

     

     

    Ruth DavidsonMSP, tried to blow a Trump(et) this morning on Twitter, moaning about Trump, racists and fascists.

     

     

    You can imagine the pictorial replies she got.

     

     

    Shut right up:)

     

    ………………….

     

    Davidson should be towed out to the farthest point in the North sea…….and left there imo.

     

    I can’t stand even looking at the hypocrite tory witch.

     

    HH

  21. I see The Sun have trawled every p!ss smelling Hun drinking den,and managed to rouse that former Galactico,Hugh Burns ????????,from his Buckfast induced Coma,to slabber a few incoherent words,for our edification,on the Lenny nonsense.

     

    “What’s gone on in the past has been well-documented, with his confrontation with Ally McCoist, and him being sent bullets in the post.

     

     

    “You you can’t condone that kind of stuff. It’s undeserved, but he does bring a hell of a lot of attention on himself.”

     

     

     

    At last,the famous words that seemed to have been lost forever.Kind of them to mention Sally,and omit,Bombs,assaults,two in the street,one in his car,one in an actual stadium,and 90 minutes of sustained .obscene,racist,sectarian bile being hurled at him from the stands.

     

    Dont know who is the most,!Pyoor ragin”that Police Scotland told the slabbering hordes to GTF,The Sun,or the aforementioned hordes.”

  22. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 16TH AUGUST 2017 11:54 AM

     

     

    Is it nearly 11/11 ?

     

     

    i loved Cheers ( Ive said that word often enough)

     

    I especially love Frasier…absolutely genius writing and acting….superb.

     

    HH

  23. weebobbycollins on

    SOT…nice tunes this morning…I had only ever heard the Denny Laine version of Go Now. Keep ’em comin’….

     

    BMCUW…mair fish eh? Goodness me! Is that the sole reason you and Davidopoulos come on here?

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THEGREENMAN

     

     

    Aye. I can well imagine.

     

     

    We shouldn’t judge people by their looks,but by their competence. She’ll be out of office by the 5/19 election.

     

     

    A career as a columnist in a rag awaits. Where she will dish out similar to what she currently complains about.

  25. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Big Jimmy

     

     

    She was going on about Trump.

     

    Loads, including me, posted pics of the bigots wi their sashes in reply, saying, what about the racists and fascists in Scotland?

     

    She had nothing to say, the hypocrite.

     

    Thats what i like about Twitter, you can give all these tin-pot dictators, a piece of your mind, and i do:)

     

     

    HH

  26. BLANTYRETIM IS PRAYING FOR THE KNOX FAMILY on 16TH AUGUST 2017 11:39 AM

     

    happy 77th to TOHG

     

     

     

    still an unrepentant Fenian

     

     

     

    UTLR

     

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    Will the BV staff allow us to belt oot Happy Birthday for your Da ?

     

     

    Ive not been oot since Friday, So I wont be rough when we meet up BT. See you in 3/4 hours.

     

    HH

  27. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    WEEBOBBYCOLLINS

     

     

    Apologies

     

     

    You’re right.

     

     

    We should have waited till Friday for that. After all,there’s a time and,naw,you’re right.

  28. Afternoon all.

     

     

    Have just come to say I am down with gastroenteritis. That’s bad enough but much worse (and that is saying something) is that I can’t attend the game tonight.

  29. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    BMCUWP

     

     

    Spot on analysis.

     

    She will be propping up the bar somewhere in the west-end, looking for journalists. They will ignore her:)

     

     

     

    HH

  30. Marrakesh Express on

    Td67

     

     

    Torrential in Berlin too, like Castlemilk.

     

    The Olympic stadium, old fashioned but still magnificent. Opened 81 years ago and puts the sfa dump Hampden to shame. First class design stadium and surroundings.

     

    Kilkenny Irish bar for the game thankfully after a few others couldn’t show it..hh

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