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As big a game as we’ll have for the rest of the season

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I like the noises coming out of Ross County at the moment. Plucky optimism accompanied by comments about our Scottish Cup semi-final in 2010, when they fully deserved their 2-0 win. They are the proverbial team with nothing to lose, and make no mistake, they’ll fancy it.

They scored 2 against Motherwell, Aberdeen (in a defeat), Dunfermline and St Johnstone, 3 against Accies and Kilmarnock, and 5 against Dundee since last month. Hampden’s open spaces will see Celtic’s defence stretched wide.

After a disappointing summer and autumn we have a bit of form and focus but that goes on the line on Sunday. It’s as big a game as we’ll have for the rest of the season, bigger than Wednesday’s visit to Pittodrie.

I’m reassured by thoughts of Leigh Griffiths, and others, including Kris Commons, who enjoys trips to Hampden more than any player we’ve known, but this is a day when we’ll need to win a lot of individual battles.  It’s not a game I’d bet on.

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  1. Mystical Christianity is en-route.

     

     

    pick and mix

     

     

    And the Huns back next season.

     

     

    A quick overview.

     

     

    Masonic sh!t.

     

     

    The person must be a believer.

     

     

    The person will not be a believer, unless they are allowed to get to the mega unbeliever status.

     

     

    This applies to all societies.

     

     

    A Scooby Doo Clue…… I dinnae think Scotland is on the SS radar currently, and unlikely to be so. outie Joe.

     

     

    That guy Yeates (Occultic Theosophist) that many revere, many who attack indiscriminately, anonymously. Sad. Read the Gospels instead.

     

     

    KevJ.csc

  2. ********************************You shall have no other gods before Me.****************

     

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  3. Paul

     

    Are you trying to put the wind up us?

     

    We will beat County comfortably.

     

    They needed two games to get past Dunfermline in the last round.

     

    Their recent league form can only be described as indifferent winning 3 and losing 3 in their last 6 games. In doing so they conceded 11 goals while scoring only 12.

     

    Hardly the best of form to take to Hampden for a semi final against a side in rampant form.

     

    Over the same number of league games we have a 4-2-1 record scoring 19 and conceding only 7 goals in the process.

     

    The numbers do not lie and should give us confidence, not provide a source of fear.

     

    COYBIG

  4. ‘GG on 29th January 2016 3:53 am

     

     

    Paul

     

     

    Are you trying to put the wind up us?

     

     

    We will beat County comfortably.

     

     

    They needed two games to get past Dunfermline in the last round.

     

     

    Their recent league form can only be described as indifferent winning 3 and losing 3 in their last 6 games. In doing so they conceded 11 goals while scoring only 12.

     

     

    Hardly the best of form to take to Hampden for a semi final against a side in rampant form.

     

     

    Over the same number of league games we have a 4-2-1 record scoring 19 and conceding only 7 goals in the process.

     

     

    The numbers do not lie and should give us confidence, not provide a source of fear.

     

     

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    I hope our team is getting stronger, Sunday will be a good Barometer.

     

     

    We have had it too easy going into this game, that worries me, especially given our previous.

     

     

    We need Winners oot there, very hungry players is a must in that respect.

  5. Beatbhoy

     

    The reference to LIQUIDATION came from this para

     

    One of the main criticisms of the SPL was the dominance of the two Old Firm clubs, Celtic and Rangers. No team outside the Old Firm has won the Scottish league championship since 1985. Until Rangers were ejected from the SPL due to their liquidation, there was only one SPL season (2005–06) where both clubs failed to occupy first and second positions, with Hearts finishing second behind Celtic.[9] Whilst other European leagues were dominated by a few clubs in the 2000s, the Old Firm dominance in Scotland dated back to the beginning of Scottish league football, with a few exceptional periods. The average home attendances of both clubs is significantly higher than the other Scottish clubs, which resulted in the Old Firm having far greater revenues and therefore more money to spend on players. Both clubs also received significant revenues from participation in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

     

    The wiki site is located here

     

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Premier_League#Old_Firm_dominance

  6. Petec

     

    We are brimming with confidence

     

    Playing fast open football

     

    We have competition for places

     

    Players are gaining form and understanding with each other

     

    The wide open spaces of Hampden will suit our style more than County’s.

     

    Only a bent performance from another “incompetent” ref making an “honest” mistake can deprive us of a plac in the final.

     

    Hands up if you’ve seen that previously.

  7. ‘GG

     

     

    I just want to see the Strengthened will in our Team.

     

     

    Ronny Deila has taken so much Criticism, it annoys me.

     

     

    The Board Must support the Support, the Board definitely picked the Right Manager, IMO.

     

     

    Graveyard.csc

     

     

    Naw

     

     

    Awe NaW.

     

     

    Why do I say that?

     

     

    bizarre inc

  8. Massive Game for Celtic.

     

     

    Massive beyond Belief.

     

     

    The Bhoys hopefully will be fluid beyond Belief.

     

     

    WIN CELTIC.

  9. Still on the 8 Mile saying what I have been saying.

     

     

    Some people are so incredibly loyal, it is humbling.

     

     

    Be like little children.csc

  10. I’m Big Time Tony D noo……

     

     

    when Scum do what Scum do, well it isnae hard to understand.

     

     

    £4.50 every week. I aligned, apparently Nothing.

  11. Good morning friends and a Big Happy Friday from an extremely wet and stormy East Kilbride. Apologies for interrupting PetecQuickNews. ;-)

  12. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Looks like the stormy weather may play a part in Sundays cup semi final

  13. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on

    Watching Sky Sports this morning

     

     

    An outrageous report on Sevco

     

     

    What a wonderful community club

     

     

    The sickening report ended in a quote from a bespectacled pencil neck

     

     

    He wanted Sevco to return to old values which were associated with RFC

     

     

    Doing things the right way….treating people the way you wanted to be treated yourself …integrity…equality

     

     

    Maybe if you weren’t a catholic …the taxman…a creditor

     

     

    Quite incredible

  14. Larssonsse7ven

     

     

    You of all the people out and about today be extra careful today :)

     

     

    I’ve lost count….. How many sleeps is it now Jobo till the semi? :)