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. !!BADA BING!! on 6TH FEBRUARY 2021 12:36 PM


    Get Kevin Bridges to do the Celtic TV commentary, might cheer us up till the season ends.



    I know that Gerry McLaughlin (actor, comedian, presenter) was up for the Celtic Tv gig at the same time as Gerry McCullogh but they gave it to him instead. He (Gerry McLaughlin) would have made such a better job of it.

  2. By the looks of things, the first comment on today`s match will be when Embramike posts the team selection :-)

  3. !!BADA BING!!




    Get a petition started to get him out and replace him with your favourite commentator…….





    JUDITH RALSTON ….Oh my days 😂😂😂

  4. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on



    Who remembers the flashing blade ?.☘












  5. @CelticFC v Motherwell line up …



    Bain, Kenny, Ajer, Waish, Taylor, Brown, McGregor, Turnbull, Rogic, Edouard, Ajeti



    Subs: Barkas, Duffy, Soro, Laxalt, Henderson, Elyounoussi, Johnston, Klimala, Griffiths

  6. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Good luck to the Celts today.



    I’ll be watching on the Passport wanting it to be a game of our forwards against their defenders. Good time for a hat-trick hero.





    Doing the rounds yesterday was a great picture of a starry plough metal badge designed in honour of the Irish Citizen Army by podcaster Lorcan Collins. See 1916risingdotbigcarteldotcom.



    Obviously, what’s required now is for an entrepreneur to transfer the design to material, shape the material into a face-mask in assorted colours and rake in millions.



    The badge is a bargain at €7, I’d say. No Celtic cap should be without one.

  7. I am reasonably happy with that selection but I am not so sure if Griffiths and Soro wil be .

  8. !!BADA BING!! on 6TH FEBRUARY 2021 1:48 PM



    I saw that and thought,` Ah, good. We are onto match comments now..`..then I read back a bit :-)))

  9. Still haven’t received my notification about the jag, although the Scottish Government have repeatedly said that my age group should be completed by the end of next week……A bit of a worry.

  10. Super Saturday:


    Early morning `till 11:30am Cricket;


    2:15 pm `till 3PM Italy V France Rugby;


    3.00pm `till 4:45pm Celtic


    4:45 pm `til 6:15 pm England V Scotland Rugby .



    Likely outcomes ? Draw, France, Celtic,England.




    I had mine this morning . If you are over 70 and havent heard by this time next week, make contact with the relevant authority.



    My 82 year old brother, who lives in East Kilbride, got his yesterday and was told the second will be on April 17th. I wasn`t given a date for my second.

  12. Picking names out a hat now — SB / GK is an accident haiting to happen.



    GT needs to up his game / attitude / confidence — he is a better player than he thinks he is.


    MF looks a bit unbalanced — SB played well on Tuesday against a team down on its luck / form.


    Today will be a much harder gig.



    Good to see AA getting a start — he needs minutes on the park.


    Better player than we are currently letting him be.



    DT will need to play a diffferent game with TR alongside him.


    TR needs to play game full stop — currently phoning it in.



    We have loads of talent — just a case we have no desire and focus.


    Plus the coaching is non existant.



    Game on then.

  13. ernie lynch



    Oh dear, you’ll be claiming to be an Irish Catholic next.


    Or a Fenian even.


    Stick to the Bird Watching


    You’re in good company there

  14. stpatricksbhoy on

    It’s beyond a joke, no Soro and Rogic in. Rogic cant tackle and wont last 70 mins. Is Lennon trying to drive Soro out I think the Green Brigade are bang on with their comments.


    Hail Hail.

  15. Right, the anthems are being played so rugby time for me.


    Incidentally,IMO, the Italy and French anthems are good and great reapectively then tomorrow we hae Ireland and Wales, again good and great reapectively. In between, we have GSTQ and F of S. Certainly, again IMO, by far the worst two of the bunch.


    Cheerio for now.

  16. Just saw the two comments before mine. If that`s the mood before we have even kicked off, I am glad I will be watching Rugby !

  17. Celtic Mac



    Ernie was right.



    For whatever reason, you did traduce Brian Wilson’s position and leadership on Land Reform in Scotland.









    His contribution has suffered and is unacknowledged because he does not subscribe to the SNP position which is to balme it all on English greed and lament about it.



    Now – back to the fitba

  18. !!BADA BING!! on 6TH FEBRUARY 2021 1:48 PM


    Marspapa- 2 up top?🌤🌤




    No, doubt she’d make a couple of good points .



    Her commentating would be a breast of fresh air .

  19. Weebobbycollins on

    Hot Smoked @ 2.17…agree. These guys aren’t supporters. They don’t support. I can’t understand that…

  20. lets all do the huddle on

    stuck a fiver on Rogic first scorer



    the negativity towards him will spring him into action