Ajeti angst, avoid betting on Celtic


I should know better, but the SFA ban on Albian Ajeti was simulation at Rugby Park was as surprising as it was ridiculous.  Killie’s Colin Doyle, went to ground fully committed but was beaten to the ball by Albian.  The keeper clipped the Celtic striker’s heel when he was unable to make contact with the ball without going through Albian.

It is up to the match officials to decide if that was enough to merit a penalty but with contact made in this manner the player should not be punished for going down.  The officials got themselves into a mess for missing the first half penalty on Odsonne Edouard, just as the SFA got into a mess when judging the apparent good character of a player who committed a dangerous act.  We have weak football governance in this country, in case you didn’t notice.

Stephen Robinson resigned as Motherwell manager in the first days of the New Year after a form slump that ended with a 3-0 defeat to Hamilton.  Under new manager, Graham Alexander, the Fir Park side have lost only once (at Pittodrie) in five games, that includes one of the rare occasions Newco have dropped points this season.

There are no easy games for Celtic these days and tomorrow’s will be as challenging as last weekend’s visit of St Mirren.  We have the playing squad to record another comfortable victory, but I suggest you avoid betting on it.

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  1. onenightinlisbon on

    Did the manager take the opportunity to call out the obvious bias towards the carcass team playing out of Ibrox at his presser today? Thought not…

  2. Celtic F.C. v Motherwell F.C.


    Scottish Premiership


    06/02/2021 3:00pm Celtic Park


    Referee:Nick Walsh




    Andrew McWilliam




    Graham McNeillie


    Fourth Official


    David Munro

  3. When comparing sevcos red cards during games to those retrospectively issued, you have to wonder if the numbers would be unique in world football.



    Is it correct they’ve not played a single minute with 10 men yet had 4 bans after games?



    Turkeybhoy… O’Connor… Isn’t getting a regular game… Mostly sub… For tranmere in English league 2…………i don’t think we have a belter unless he improves dramatically




    I think the only loanee who was getting regular games and reviews was Scott Robertson. He was at gillingham but we pulled him back after Dubai and then sent him out to Doncaster.




    I`ve only watched a little bit of that but I`ll be watching the whole thing later. It looked absolutely brilliant :-))))



  6. Rock Tree Bhoy on




    Thanks for posting that, duly paid up, cant stand the man, a complete and utter divot.

  7. Does anyone know the answer to Uncle Jimmy`s question:



    “Is it correct they’ve not played a single minute with 10 men yet had 4 bans after games?” ?

  8. ….and does anyone know the answer to this Crossword clue:



    `Mysteries of sweep with a tailless horse.(6)`



    Ar – a – –




    Thanks….but as often happens with these things, I got it seconds after I posted !!

  10. Are `keepers discouraged from coming off their line at corners? Do they not have a height advantage in that they can use their hands ?


    I only really see Celtic games so I don`t know if other `keepers do come out but ours certainly don`t.


    Cheerio for now.

  11. HOT SMOKED on 5TH FEBRUARY 2021 5:54 PM





    Thanks….but as often happens with these things, I got it seconds after I posted !!





    Aye right you, ya chancer!!


    Video evidence or it never happened!



  12. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    DREW1967 @ 2:46 PM



    Who is the only player to captain the English champions( top league) in 3 different decades?









    Assume it is a goalie?



    Do tell

  13. I’d start start with Duffy but play brown and soro (one deeper to protect his lack of pace)



    The LENNON OUT at Lennoxtown today is really helpful – I’m sure the players, on the back of a fantastic footballing performance, will really feel good about seeing that!



    Thats a few times where the spoiled, ignorant fans have got their timing completely wrong – ARE THEY TOTALLY STUPID!



    23 points gap is not all about the manager , although he has had his share of genuine criticism this season.



    THEE MAIN REASONS for Celtic situation is 1) Terrible planning and signing execution (Lawell and Hammond) 2) COVID and International travel during covid



    Had we managed both of those even a little better – we would not be out of touch with Rangers (and lets not forget the Ref handing them 10points)



    How Lennon is responsible for all of that is just ridiculous.



    Absolutely demonstrate , but aim it at The SFA/SPFL for allowing travel during covid , aim it at Lawell and Hammond for dilly dallying around signings .



    The “supporters” really sicken me at times!

  14. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    He’s been going on about ‘Lack of fans’ since the start of the season.



    Instead of saying ‘it is what it is and it’s the same for all professional sport’ he’s given the players an excuse to fail.



    Another example of dreadful management.

  15. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Celtic players are paid a substantially higher wage than most of their current opponents in SPFL


    They receive that wage because they are supposed to be far superior players . Crowds are good but no excuse for rotten performances this season

  16. theBHOYfromU.N.C.L.E on




    Used to hurry home from school to watch it……still a classic.



    bennyandthejets csc




  17. Bhoyjoebelfast on



    Did you know that,according to a mate of mine,Crossroads was the first soap to not allow smoking on set.


    Ps Another wee quip doing the rounds way back:


    What is the difference between Anadin and Crossroads?


    Answer:Anadin acts.


    Off out to sons house.

  18. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Wee Hughie was killed off in the great escape



    I wasn’t happy

  19. I reckon Uncle Jimmy is Bang On.



    Oh for a John Reid voice in the Boardroom now huh?



    G4S n All.



    Celtic is currently down and Everyone and anyone that disnae like us is having a kick.



    I’d Love to say these things will make us Stronger.



    The actions of a few have really put off anyone wanting to join Celtic in the short term.