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Benfica will arrive in Glasgow tomorrow without having played a competitive game since 2 September, when they thumped Nacional 3-0 in Lisbon.  They arranged a friendly against Real Betis on Wednesday in an attempt to prepare them for this week’s Champions League challenge but the lack of meaningful football is less than ideal, especially at a time when clubs are looking to build sharpness.

Celtic were idle for two weeks before Saturday but have played nine competitive games this season compared to Benfica’s three.  They also have the benefit of not having to sacrifice a day’s preparation to travel.

Fitness late in the game, perhaps accentuated by the use of substitutes, could be crucial.  Celtic’s best chance of winning this one will come in the second half. Run the lungs out of them, Celtic.

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  1. The Bhoy from the Village

     

    Collum is being rewarded for his stance in the refs strike trying to keep Dallas in his job.

     

    Shocking but expected.

     

    HAIL HAIL

  2. BT – P McG was asking for you yesterday; he’s apparently taking up golf and was wearing a rather garrish pink golf shirt. He was duely slaughtered for his attire:)

     

    slainte

     

    tony

  3. TBftV

     

     

    Gollum’s rise in prestige is as sad an indictment on EUFA as it is on the SFA.

     

     

    We should be worried.

  4. Tony

     

     

    a Blantyre bhoy in pink, it will never catch on… o))

     

     

    MWD/HT

     

    thanks bhoys…he is a wee fighter…

  5. 4GF Wish happy birthday to your fine strong son and congratulate your other fine strong son on a great day for him and his mates at JP Academy and wee Oscar.

     

     

    HH

  6. Neil Lennon will ignore the fact that Benfica have played only three competitive games in the run up to Wednesday’s fixture. The Finns and the Swedes were in mid-season and we know what happened. Last Saturday we were spun another fairytale that half the St. Johnston team were down with a mystery bug and it didn’t stop them winning the match. Teams without competitive football are generally vulnerable in the early minutes of a game and the final stages. This current Celtic squad are clearly inspired by the test against these European sides and roll on Wednesday night.

  7. CQN Saturday Naps Competition – Week 7 Results & Standings

     

     

    Apologies lads…

     

    I was unable to get online on Saturday, so have only picked up your Nap selections tonight… the good news though, nobody has lost out, as there were no winners.

     

    :o)

     

     

    +£ 4.88 Rockon Neil Lennon (2)

     

    +£ 3.00 Che (1)

     

    +£ 2.20TheBarcaMole (2)

     

    +£ 1.25 green T (2)

     

    +£ 1.03 hunza rugli (2)

     

    +£ 1.00 BULL67 (1)

     

    +£ 1.00 voguepunter (1)

     

    +£ 0.50 Sixteen roads to Golgotha (2)

     

    -£ 2.00 fleagle1888 (1)

     

    -£ 2.00 gerry_bhoy (1)

     

    -£ 2.50 tommytwisttommyturns (1)

     

    -£ 3.00 leftclicktic (1)

     

    -£ 4.00 Glen (1)

     

    -£ 7.00 Bada Bing

     

    -£ 7.00 bobbymurdoch’s winklepickers

     

    -£ 7.00 Cathal

     

    -£ 7.00 Citibhoy

     

    -£ 7.00 gourockbhoy

     

    -£ 7.00 Magnificentseven

     

    -£ 7.00 MHARK67

     

    -£ 7.00 Raymac

     

    -£ 7.00 Som mes que un club

     

    -£ 7.00 Valentine’s Day

     

    -£ 7.00 What is the Stars

     

     

    *No selections from : Bada Bing, BULL67, Che, Citibhoy, fleagle1888, gerybhoy, hunza rugli, Magnificentseven, Sixteen roads to Golgotha

     

     

    Cheers,

     

     

    fleagle1888

  8. Canamalar

     

     

    I think the day will come when geo thermal energy will need exploited.

     

    Everything is down to cost. Onshore gas drilling was considered too expensive at one point but now demand dictates otherwise. Eventually this avenue will be exhausted, then we will see the money being invested into other areas such as geo thermal.

     

     

    It can be done. Just takes a load of cash and time.

  9. HT

     

     

    Did you ever edit or write articles for The Celtic View ?

     

    I actually thought that the purpose of forums like this were designed to promote debate and not as fawning appreciation society where you went to seek like minded approval of your views

     

    As for supporters commenting on the conduct of other supporters,well you being a regular attender home and away will see that certain individuals in our midst are well capable of giving people ample opportunity to beat them with a stick. One example I have already mentioned from Saturday I can give you another 2 examples.GBr behind the goal hanging on to the ball unnecessarily when it went out of play midway through the second half with the score balanced at 1-1 just to impress his pals or the dafties leaving early to make their way to Tesco for their cargos which they tried to blatantly carry back to their coach in the coach park in full view of Taysides finest.I blame it on their education personally

  10. Rumour # 32 ,Trialist was Rudi Skacel or Irish Bhoy who won talent competition……..not one of Jedward we hope….

  11. mickbhoy1888

     

     

    Genuine apologies, and btw I do recognise and agree with some of the points you make, but I have a pile of work to do.

     

     

    Who knows it may just improve the education of future Tims :-)

  12. Soooo….The Oirish Daily Star..

     

     

    Saw Fit To Publish Images Of Oor Kate’s ‘Oeufs Sur Le Plats”….

     

     

    Next Time The ‘Tea-Shop’ Needs Our British Billions To Bail Out His Bust Banks….

     

     

     

    Never Bother Chappin’ Oan The Door Of No.11,Downing Street….

     

     

    Ms. Edna Kenny Can Try “Whistlin’ Dixie”

     

     

     

    And Find Oot Who His “New Playmates” Really Are..?

     

     

    Right ?

  13. Fat Sally says the visit of Queen of the South in the Ramsdens Cup is Sevco’s biggest test of the season so far.

     

     

    We should think ourselves lucky we only have Benfica in the CL to worry about.

  14. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    theweegreenman,

     

    as I said it can and should be done now, only problem is, it will affect the market in that the support industries required are far less than the current methods, has a small percentage of the money invested in nuclear had been invested we would likely be paying buttons for electricity, that does not suit anyone.

     

    The support industries for the existing energy sources are labout intensive, apart from initial build geotherm would not takeup the numbers the existing support industries do.

     

    IMO its wanted because it simply does not keep enough people in work.

     

    Oh and its too clean, another massive labour intensive support industry.

  15. Haw,Moonbeams….

     

     

    How’s Ma Pal ,Salman…?

     

     

    Settlin’ In Well…?

     

     

     

     

    Ah Hope Ye’ve Goat Oot The Best Bone China….

     

     

    As He Kin Be A Bit Fussy….

     

     

     

    Well You Know Whit These ‘Public Schoolboys’ Are Like,Right Enough..?

     

     

     

    Ye Can Tak The Boy Oot O’ Rugby….

     

     

     

    But Ye Cannae Tak Rugby Oot O’ The Boy..

     

     

     

     

     

    Right…?

  16. Fleagle 1888

     

     

    Apologies for failure to post nap selection past two Saturday’s – in sunny tenerife at moment, and plain forgot. Will aim to be back on a winner this week, before i fly home Sunday.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    g_b

  17. mickbhoy1888

     

    19:32 on

     

    17 September, 2012

     

    HT

     

     

    Did you ever edit or write articles for The Celtic View ?

     

    I actually thought that the purpose of forums like this were designed to promote debate and not as fawning appreciation society where you went to seek like minded approval of your views

     

    As for supporters commenting on the conduct of other supporters,well you being a regular attender home and away will see that certain individuals in our midst are well capable of giving people ample opportunity to beat them with a stick. One example I have already mentioned from Saturday I can give you another 2 examples.GBr behind the goal hanging on to the ball unnecessarily when it went out of play midway through the second half with the score balanced at 1-1 just to impress his pals or the dafties leaving early to make their way to Tesco for their cargos which they tried to blatantly carry back to their coach in the coach park in full view of Taysides finest.I blame it on their education personally

     

     

    I know Mickybhoy 1888

     

    It clearly ‘Does Not State’ on the back of Domestic Away match tickets that

     

    one Is Not Allowed to consume alcoholic refreshments

     

    Could you see this non sense being put up with down in England

     

    Answer:-No Chance.

     

    This course of action by the Coppers is not exactly encouraging people to

     

    attend domestic away matches when said Event is meant to be treated

     

    as a Social Gathering not individually singling out one certain set of Football

     

    Supporters to top up ones Christmas Party Booze Collection,

     

    Shame on Scotland’s Police Force

     

    Soft Taxing of certain Peoples Civil Liberties does not impress.

     

    Also if one is not already paying over inflated Ticket prices to be

     

    greeted with the same facilities as past Season’s

     

    Also, did they have enough pies @ said Venue last Saturday

     

    because last Season they where out of stock twenty minutes

     

    into the match, marvelous.

     

    CECSC

  18. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    MDW,

     

    did you no go in a huff with the toilet paper last time :oD))))

     

     

    EDB,

     

    most just dont like my style, some want something more physical done

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