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Blinkered Views risky punt against St Mirren

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In his Bookies Corner article for the current issue of CQN Magazine, columnist, Blinkered Views, suggested St Mirren offered good value for a punt on relegation.  I spoke to him when he submitted the article and suggested, “Surely Dunfermline?”  He agreed Dunfermline were most likely for the drop but they offered no value.  St Mirren, on the other hand, were 9/1 for the drop and he made a good case why this was worth a bet.

St Mirren promptly spoiled Christmas for thousands (not your or me) by coming from behind to beat Rangers but that has been their only win in 8 league games.  We also don’t need to be reminded that when visiting St Mirren Park, form is a poor guide.  Celtic exited the Scottish Cup there a week after beating Saints 7-0 at Celtic Park.  They are a team who can raise their game for the big occasion and the visit of Celtic, live on TV, is as big as it gets around Paisley.

Paddy McCourt has enjoyed his visits there and has been key to Celtic collecting the points a couple of times.  Don’t be surprised if he makes a match winning appearance from the bench.

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  1. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Len Brennan. I assume maybe wrongly that Celtic will have scouted El Allagui and dont fancy the player there have been many strikers playing in the lower leagues and scoreing lots of goals over the years who have never progressed to a larger club.I can feel the frustration of our fans that we as yet havnt signed the striker that Lennie has publicly said he was looking for but we must be patient there is still 11 days left in this transfer window so we could still get our man.H.H.

  2. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 says:

     

    20 January, 2012 at 13:46

     

    Judith Ralston looking very thin on BBC weather.

     

     

    ——————

     

     

    and with boots on.

     

     

    she aint too skinny yet.

     

     

    and with catriona presenting , havnt a clue what the news or the forecast was at all.

  3. !!Bada Bing!!

     

     

    I was told he was “on the radar” but then so could a dozen others. It will be a frantic last day of the window again I feel, when clubs are desperate to make room for another player coming in. Pretty sure no business will be done until then.

     

     

    HH

  4. Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has come under fire from Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who accused the American billionaire of having no interest in football and simply trying to make money out of the club.

     

     

    ‘Before Mr Glazer bought Manchester United, he didn’t know there was air in the ball,’ said Hoeness. ‘That’s not something that I accept. His target is making money.’

     

     

    Hoeness also criticised Glazer for saddling United with the debt from an £800million takeover in 2005 as he called on UEFA to enforce the new rules over financial fair play.

     

     

    He added: ‘I would accept Mr Glazer immediately if he said, “okay the price of Manchester United is £800m – that’s my money, my risk and now we are working”. ‘But what did he do? He bought the club and said, “I don’t have the money how can we finance it?” That’s something I never accept.’

     

     

    He finished by stating “and see that Craig Whyte at rangers! What a chancer that is!!”

     

     

    HH

  5. Good to see Paul67 keeping faith with the bearded magician, but tush and boo for having him come on from the bench. ‘Why wait?’ I say.

     

     

    My XI:

     

     

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Forster ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

     

     

    Matthews ::::::: Wanyama ::::::: Mulgrew :::::: Izaguirre

     

     

    Brown :::::::::::::::: Ki :::::::::::: Ledley ::::::: Samaras

     

     

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: McCourt ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

     

     

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Hooper ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

  6. Been lurking here for years. Enjoying the anon status for too long.

     

     

    Quick questions:

     

     

    1. Now that the First- tier Tax Tribunal has concluded and CW does not appear to be suing the BBC, does that mean it is open-season to fully and frankly discuss cheating and fraud within Scottish football?

     

    2. Has anyone complained to RadioClyde about the description of aceltic fan who expresses an opposing view on this topic as having; ” a pathological hatred of Rangers”(copyright Hugh Keevins) is potentially defamatory?

     

    3. Has Celik signed for Rangers or has the deal hit a snag?

  7. Any info re fitness/unfitness of Mo Bangura?

     

     

    I am marking the return of Wiki by posting this:

     

     

    ‘The composer Alcides Lanza, in his composition Plectros III (1971), specified that the performer should use a pair of Superballs on sticks as mallets with which to strike and rub the strings and case of a piano.Lanza purchased several SuperBalls in 1965 as toys for his son, but soon he started experimenting with the sounds they made when rubbed along the frame or strings of a piano. Several years later, Plectros III resulted’

  8. !!Bada Bing!!

     

     

    Presenting the weather seems to make them very fertile.

     

    Theyre expecting – on maternity leave – back for a couple of months explaining the weather to us and then……. theve become pregnant again!!

  9. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Green tide: 20 January, 2012 at 13:54

     

     

    Welcome.

     

     

    1. Now that the First- tier Tax Tribunal has concluded and CW does not appear to be suing the BBC, does that mean it is open-season to fully and frankly discuss cheating and fraud within Scottish football?

     

     

    There has never been a black-out regarding tax dodgers on here.

     

     

    2. Has anyone complained to RadioClyde about the description of aceltic fan who expresses an opposing view on this topic as having; ” a pathological hatred of Rangers”(copyright Hugh Keevins) is potentially defamatory?

     

     

    I think the idea is to get a reaction from Celtic fans – it keeps them in business. They are best ignored.

     

     

    3. Has Celik signed for Rangers or has the deal hit a snag?

     

     

    Protracted is the word that fits this one.

  10. …and wait, there’s more…

     

     

    A SuperBall (originally Super Ball) or bouncy ball is a toy, invented in 1964 by chemist Norman Stingley by compressing a synthetic rubber material under high pressure.

     

     

    It is an extremely elastic ball made of Zectron, which contains the synthetic rubber polymer polybutadiene, as well as hydrated silica, zinc oxide, stearic acid, and other ingredientsvulcanized with sulfur at a temperature of 165 degrees Celsius and at a pressure of 80 atmospheres (1,175 psi). The Super Ball has an amazingly high coefficient of restitution.

     

     

    Dropped from shoulder level, Super Balls snapped nearly all the way back; thrown down by an average adult, it can leap over a three-story building. Toys similar to SuperBalls are more generally known as bouncy balls, a term which covers other more or less similar balls by different manufacturers with different formulations.

     

     

    Norman Stingley!

     

     

    Zectron!!

     

     

    Wwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttttttt larks,Pip!

  11. Green Tide

     

     

    We could retaliate their signing of Celik by going for Nile Ranger. Newcastle???

  12. McCoist confirms today that deal to sign Sandaza is off….no shoit Sherlock!…Shortest transfer negotiation in history. Ally: do you want to sign for Rangers? Sandaza: No.

  13. bournesouprecipe says:

     

    20 January, 2012 at 13:26

     

    This was the first gameAfter Johnny Thomson’s death at Celtic Park notice the crowd’s solemnity as the Hoops take the field.

     

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    The sombre photie is ruined by your mate on the right.

  14. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000

     

     

    She had twins mate.. double trouble a subject that I know allll toooo wellll!

     

    :o)

     

     

    HH

     

    /Bishop B

  15. RalphWaldoEllison-is Neil Lennon Season 2011-12 on

    Rogue Leader, Thanks.

     

    Celtic Soul Brother, Thanks and here’s to Vanessas.

     

     

    Can I ask some regulars to repost the following for me so that all in our wee community get a chance to see it. Thanks

     

     

    REPOST REQUEST.

     

     

    I want to thank all those who visited my son Tony’s blogsite recently.

     

     

    His trip of a lifetime to see the Celts on January 14 exceeded his wildest dreams.

     

     

    His account of the trip can be found on this link http://www.dontshrink.com/2012/01/glasgow.html

     

     

    Paul67, thnaks for everything.

     

    James Johnstone, we’ll never forget.

     

    Peter Mullan you are always a star.

     

    Cath Morrison, Leslie Walsh – a special mention.

     

    Maureen and Paul Nicolson – a special mention

     

    Top Corner (I Think) thanks for sending the dedication to Gregor Kyle.

     

     

    We’re not getting carried away either, BUT Tony and his Mum and I spent three days at the Johns Hopkins Hospital , Baltimore.

     

    The effect was positve and Tony writes of them here http://www.dontshrink.com/2012/01/good-numbers.html

     

     

    Don’t Shrink – Fight ALS/MND

     

     

    HH

     

    RWE CSC

  16. Thanks for the welcome, Steinreignsupreme.

     

     

    Truth told, i’m glad that they are sleepwalking to the edge of the cliff and the old media are not shouting out a warning or trying to wake them. If that makes someone with a pathological hatred then so be it…i can live with that tag.

     

     

    I’d rather be a hater than a cheater!!

  17. 70mph winds forecast again by tomorrow morning and through the day. Huge leveller for the game at St Mirren I’m afraid.

     

     

    Any win will do.

  18. playfusbal4dguilders on

    Dont think pregnancy is something that will ever effect the ST V weather.

     

     

     

    p

  19. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    Bamboo- I think 3 of Shortbread’s weather girls were in the family way at the same time.Must have been something in the air………..the wummans’ legs.

     

    francieandjosiecsc

  20. Nae wonder the country is going to the dogs. There is serious stuff going on all over the shop and you ghuys can’t take it in for drooling over the candified presentation.

     

     

    Radio, that’s the medium.

     

     

    The Armagnac-infused chocolate-coated pear quality of Mariella’s voice, or the highly polished newly tanned full-grain leather riding boot firmness of Stephanie’s tones are attractive, no question. But they deliver a powerful message about … eh … and that … what’s it called? … or those … you know, it’s on the tip of my tongue …

  21. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 says:

     

    20 January, 2012 at 14:20

     

     

    How come you’ve never got that good patter in the pub?

  22. I’m doing a ‘walk on fire for Cornerstone

     

    For those of you who know me I’m sure this will make you chuckle

     

    Something that has to be taped for youtube

     

     

    What is the best/easiest site to use to take donations ?

  23. What are you insinuating about Sean…that he does have a girlfriend and that something is defective “downstairs”?

  24. johann murdoch on

    Breaking news…survivors found on costa concordia cruise ship…two glaswegians alive and well at the bar…refusing to leave as they are all inclusive!..more later

  25. WDH

     

     

    just giving and everyclick are the most popular but I think you should try http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/

     

     

    They do exactly the same job but are a charity themselves, and you get 100% of the donations back, they only ever take a percentage of the gift aid credit from HMRC, not from the donation, even it it does not qualify as gift aid.

     

     

    I think you’ve to be quick over those things, can’t you do it on Blantyretim’s back?

     

     

    Hail Hail

  26. AsonofDan

     

     

    I’d take Simon Cox if we got the chance. I think we looked at him before he went to WBA. Would be preferable to Jay Bothroyd as a “big man” striker, as he has more aggression and bravery and would be more suited to the SPL. Bothroyd has plenty talent, but most Cardiff City fans would tell you he tends to disappear at the business end of the season. Not what we need chasing the title. Cox would be a good alternative to Stokesy & Hooper when we need to mix it up against the likes of ICT

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