AEK to Kilmarnock

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Our Champions League victors AEK Athens are in Lisbon tonight to face Benfica in a dead rubber.  The Greeks, zero points from five games, have capitulated since August, while Benfica’s only win in their five games came in Athens.

Little changed for Celtic until the League Cup semi-final at Murrayfield in October.  Since then we have looked a different team, but those games against AEK will haunt Celtic until we are back in Champions League qualification action next year (caveat scarcely acknowledged).

Last night’s added-time winner for Aberdeen will be a huge boost for Scottish football’s perennial also-rans but any manager would surely swap dramatic wins for consistency.  Second place is not out of reach (they are currently four points short), but despite their drubbing on Saturday, Kilmarnock are worth watching.  They have Dundee, Hamilton, Motherwell and St Mirren between now and the winter break.

If Steve Clarke’s men can take 12 points from those games, which they are more than capable of, they will be comfortably in second by the break, and well-positioned for the remainder of the season.

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  1. POG,

     

    Don’t forget to have some change in your pocket on Friday morning at the airport – it’ll cost £2 to drive into the drop off area, pick her up, and exit. If you sit there for more than 10 minutes waiting, the cost goes up to a Tenner, and so on…..Find somewhere to stop close by and get Mrs POG to message you when she get’s off the plane and you can go and collect her as she comes out with her baggage . Better still, get her to walk to the top of the car park and you can stop on the roundabout and pick her up for no charge :-)

  2. Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    EDDIEINKIRKMICHAEL

     

    How are you my friend? had a great day with your lovely daughter

     

    last Sunday at our Christmas barbie and not only does she sing

     

    every Celtic song known to man, she can play a bit of the fitbaw

     

    as well.

     

    Not so sure about her boyfriend though obviously being an Aussie

     

    he’s used to yon funny shaped one they use in the AFL but he wears

     

    a hoops top so we’ll make allowances.

     

    Are you still intending coming back over to give us a visit next year?

     

    H.H Mick

  3. patmcgrathtakesapenalty on

    https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/bitstream/2134/15499/3/Forms%20of%20Glocalization%20-%20G

     

     

    I was looking for information on Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, published in 1814 by the Scottish painter Syme. It was an early, perhaps the first, effort to classify and give names to colours that appear in nature, especially flowers. Honestly, I was and I came across this, a sociological study of the North American Scottish football (Us and Them) supporters’ clubs in 2007. It’s very thin in parts and qyestionable in others but has a few interesting bits. Now back to the flowers…

  4. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Bada Bing. FPMSL at that link. Also loved the Sevco Pampers line……… Pish up front…. Shite at the back.

     

     

    Laughing at these twats is keeping me sane in these mad times.

  5. patmcgrathtakesapenalty on

    Perhaps it’s Librarians’ Syndrome: you don’t want the books to be borrowed. That shop holds so much that is unique and precious that they just can’t bear to part with any of it.

  6. Mind you i’m still waiting for my ‘Clover’ stuff from our superstore – should be in stock today and despatched tomorrow – promised by Monday latest.

  7. Chores done -off oot in the rain to buy a fish from a Fisherman–

     

     

    https://youtu.be/tAYHQS_EP4U

     

     

    Top choon -mid 80s Toronto style .

     

     

    Inter mad old codger from down the valley visiting tonight — he’ll be shouting at Rube on the tele -I won’t mention last night’s bad result for Inter ..

  8. prestonpans bhoys on

    Hootsman just released this: “Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is to take a step back from football to deal with ongoing issues, Brendan Rodgers has revealed. “

  9. Paul67,

     

    Having had a wee squinty at all of the December fixtures then I think that even if Kilmarnock can muster 9 points they will be on 2nd place. I think the table on 31 December will read as follows (Celtic and St Johnstone will have played 1 game less, think that tie[we are at home] has been rearranged for late January) –

     

    Celtic 46

     

    Kilmarnock 41

     

    Sevco 38

     

    St Johnstone 36

     

    Aberdeen 36

     

    Hearts 33

     

    Hibs 31

     

    Livingston 31

     

    Motherwell 19

     

    Hamilton 16

     

    Dundee 13

     

    St Mirren 10

     

     

    My prediction is based on us winning 4 out of the next 5 (drawing at Easter Road) whilst Sevco will lose to Celtic and St Johnstone and draw on their visit to Easter Road.

     

    Think I’ll copy this and repost on Hogmanay to see how wildly out I am!

  10. !!BADA BING!! on 12TH DECEMBER 2018 2:29 PM

     

    LG to take a complete break from football

     

     

     

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    He’s signing for the huns?????

  11. Statement re the Sevco tickets from the club, very disappointing!!

     

    Taking the allocation of 750 tickets on offer

     

     

    HH

  12. prestonpans bhoys on

    FOLLOWING the decision to reduce Celtic’s ticket allocation at Ibrox Stadium for our match on December 29, 2018, we can confirm that the 750 tickets received by Celtic will be distributed through the usual allocation process.

     

     

    All relevant information for this match regarding ticket distribution will be available shortly on http://www.celticf.net.

     

     

    We would ask that supporters who are attending are fully aware of all matchday, safety and travel information which will be issued prior to the match.

     

     

    Oh how the last paragraph is an understatement

  13. patmcgrathtakesapenalty on

    As expected, Brendan’s statement on LG was sensitive and balanced.This has obviously been brewing for a while and the club has done a good job, amid the regular clamour – “Why isn’t Leigh playing? – to keep a lid on it.

  14. Griff to be out of football indefinitely!

     

    Holy smoke, were Celtic not aware of this before the new contract deal? It can’t be something tha has just materialised.

     

    Bad news for him and for us. Hope he can overcome it. Many a footballers downfall.

  15. DENIABHOY on 12TH DECEMBER 2018 2:45 PM

     

    Griff to be out of football indefinitely!

     

     

     

     

    Holy smoke, were Celtic not aware of this before the new contract deal? It can’t be something tha has just materialised.

     

     

     

     

    Bad news for him and for us. Hope he can overcome it. Many a footballers downfall.

     

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    DB

     

     

    Would you rather we just dumped the bhoy?

  16. traditionalist88 on

    DENIABHOY on 12TH DECEMBER 2018 2:45 PM

     

    Griff to be out of football indefinitely!

     

     

    Holy smoke, were Celtic not aware of this before the new contract deal? It can’t be something tha has just materialised.

     

    =========

     

     

    No but hes reached a point where intervention is required as per the managers comments.

     

     

    Clearly it has escalated very recently.

     

     

    HH

  17. The most important thing here is not football or contracts but the man himself getting the help he needs.

     

     

    This is clear.. …..right??

     

     

    Mon The Leigh

  18. TRADITIONALIST88 on 12TH DECEMBER 2018 2:50 PM

     

    DENIABHOY on 12TH DECEMBER 2018 2:45 PM

     

     

    I would say Celtic were well aware and part of the reason of giving the new contract was to help financially and with security.

     

    Unfortunately Leigh needs professional help and I wish him well, on his journey,in fighting his demons, hopefully he can win,what will be a difficult battle.

     

    Hail Hail

  19. The breaking news about Leigh is very sad. But it has also left me even more confused with yesterday’s leader article when Paul67 said “Those whose job it is to sell our game should hold seminars on the work of Leigh Griffiths.”. Didn’t understand it yesterday and none the wiser now.

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