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Celtic, 1 away defeat in 15 years domestic cup football

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Ask any manager who he wants in the next round of the cup and he will invariably say as long as it is a home tie he doesn’t care.  You, however, live in exceptional times to be a Celtic supporter.  Celtic have not lost an away tie in Scottish Cup or League Cup competitions in 12 years, when a week after putting seven goals past St Mirren, we travelled to Paisley and were eliminated from the Scottish Cup.  Incredibly, we have not lost an away game in the League Cup since 2004.

Martin O’Neill’s Celtic famously lost at Inverness in the Scottish Cup just days after progressing to the Uefa Cup semi-final with a win at Liverpool.  Martin’s teams also lost away League Cup ties in each of the following two seasons.  Gordon Strachan lost his first Scottish Cup tie as Celtic manager in an also-famous game at Clyde, which saw Roy Keane and Du Wei caught in the headlights.

Since that game in Cumbernauld 15 years ago, the solitary loss at St Mirren is our only defeat away from home in Scottish or League Cups.  As for Ibrox on Sunday, we are ready, bring it on.

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  1. Celtic Midfield Goalscorers All time

     

     

    1. Adam McLean 138 / 408 app

     

    2. Jimmy Johnstone 130 / 498app

     

    3. Bobby Collins 116 / 320app

     

    4. Bobby Murdoch 105 / 484app

     

    5. James Forrest 92 / 409app

     

     

    Empty Jerseys CSC

  2. Just a wee bit concerned if PL is showing the new CEO the ropes . A bit of advice for the

     

    New guy leave the football department to the manager and coaching staff , you do your job .

  3. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Alas, one decent performance in a wretched season doesn’t have me brimming with confidence.

     

     

    We’ve no idea which Celtic will turn up on Sunday.

  4. glendalystonsils on

    My pal is a red Indian chief and when I asked him who our new manager would be he said “Howe”.

     

     

    Sittingbullsh*t CSC

  5. So a convincing win at Ibrokes, similar league performances to Saturday for remaining games , un beaten run to the end of the season rounded off with a Scottish cup win….

     

     

    That being the case, should Kennedy get the job?

  6. NOTTHEBUS on 13TH APRIL 2021 12:20 PM

     

    So a convincing win at Ibrokes, similar league performances to Saturday for remaining games , un beaten run to the end of the season rounded off with a Scottish cup win….

     

     

     

     

     

     

    That being the case, should Kennedy get the job?

     

     

     

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    No.

     

     

    But the possibility of that happening might be a consideration for Howe if he’s playing both sides against the middle. He might end up on the shelf, and you can’t afford to be out of the market for too long at his level.

  7. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Bring it on.

     

     

    Team need to be brave. Their opponents are no great shakes and have passed their peak.

     

     

    Their club’s financial edifice is crumbling too

     

    (out of view of the public of course).

     

     

    BSR – brilliant stat on our goalscoring midfielders.

     

     

    Respect.

     

     

    Interesting to see the largely unheralded Adam McLean at the top of the list.

     

     

    Personally would love to know how many assists he provided to Jimmy McGrory.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

     

     

    We’re Not Half of Anything

  8. Certainly a good cup record over the last fifteen years or so. But this season we have been knocked out of the Champions League Qualifiers, bottom of our Europa League Group stage, and knocked out of this season’s League Cup by Ross County. Not to mention being in effect out of the League before Christmas, or belatedly sacking Neil Lennon. True, his Assistant, incommunicado alongside Neil, does seem to talk a good game, and has achieved two good results in our last two games. But when did we last score more than one goal against Sunday’s opponents? Had to think about that one.

  9. BACK TO BASICS

     

     

    Oh send for McGrory

     

     

    Oh send for McGrory

     

     

    Oh send for McGrory………………….. the pride of Parkhead

     

     

    sing into yourself to the tune of …..♩ ♬ Hail Glorious Saint Patrick on……. Erin’s Green Valleys etc ♩ ♬

     

     

    HH

  10. ERNIE LYNCH

     

     

    The above sequence of events coming to fruition (admittedly unlikely at this stage) and Howe being ruled out for whatever reason (Our choice or his) , would make a compelling case for Kennedy .

     

     

    Admittedly exacerbated by the poor quality of other realistic candidates .

     

     

    I would have him as second favourite as we speak.

  11. bournesouprecipe on 13th April 2021 12:53 pm

     

     

    BACK TO BASICS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Oh send for McGrory

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Oh send for McGrory

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Oh send for McGrory………………….. the pride of Parkhead

     

    sing into yourself to the tune of …..♩ ♬ Hail Glorious Saint Patrick on……. Erin’s Green Valleys etc ♩ ♬

     

    HH

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

    Hail Glorious Saint Patrick you’re Erin’s great pride,

     

    Watch down on the Celts on the banks of the Clyde,

     

     

    With green and white banners a cross and a prayer,

     

    Where Erin’s green valleys look down on Parkhead

     

     

    HH

  12. for Canadian based Celts

     

     

    would any of you have uodated details for Scarborough ontario csc.

     

    are they still at 2220 midland avenue?

     

     

    back later thanks in advance

     

     

    hh

  13. Another of Paul’s bullish predictions for Sunday.

     

     

    Which are usually wrong more than half the time.

     

     

    Yet he never learns.

  14. CelticMac:

     

     

    `Certainly a good cup record over the last fifteen years or so.`

     

     

     

    One defeat in 15 years qualifies as only`good`? Man, you are hard to please !

  15. “PETETHEBEAT on 13TH APRIL 2021 2:07 PM

     

    Which are usually wrong more than half the time.”

     

     

    `usually` and `more than half the time`?

     

     

    I am not sure if that is a good or bad record !

  16. PETETHEBEAT on 13TH APRIL 2021 2:07 PM

     

     

    Is this the `bullish` prediction?

     

     

    `As for Ibrox on Sunday, we are ready, bring it on.`

     

     

    If so,help me out. What is Paul predicting?

  17. Hot Smoked – I’d say Paul feels that there is nothing to fear from the visit.

     

     

    Let’s hope he’s right.

     

     

    But his track record in predictions is not good.

  18. Paul trying to engender a feeling of optimism for Sunday’s tie – nothing wrong with that. However he will know as well as anyone that our season which promised so much with 10iar, is now as ‘flat as a pancake’. Even if we win at Ibrox, who is to say it would be a passport to cup success given some of our displays & results against lesser opposition this season. Another aim may be to ‘spoil’ their unbeaten league run, but to be honest, do we really care?

     

     

    At the start of the season and despite reported interest in some of our top players, our manager was allowed to keep the treble-winning squad fully intact and given £20m to spend on transfers and loans as he saw fit. There was justifiable optimism from the support that 10iar was within our grasp.

     

     

    Alas the players & football management got it spectacularly wrong. Bad acquisitions,inept tactics, an unhappy squad, disastrous Dubai and some truly shocking displays was all we got. The two Ross County defeats, one league & one league cup, and the St Mirren defeat in the league, are in my opinion, unforgivable.

     

     

    Neil Lennon has paid the price, now I hope it is the turn of the players. I favour as big a clear-out as is possible. I am in no doubt that it could take two/three seasons to take back the title from a workmanlike, but highly organised & well-coached Ibrox squad. That may sound pessimistic, but in my opinion that’s where we are.

     

     

    Finally let’s disabuse ourselves of the crazy notion that DD, PL and the board are to blame for this season – responsibility for the debacle lies squarely on the pitch and in the dugout.

  19. jhb

     

     

    how are those orangemen doing in the scottish unionists.you know the ones who you share platforms with? you are a cracker.

  20. JHB

     

     

    “Do we really care?” you say.

     

     

    Nonsense. Not allowed to tell people to “away and boil yir heid” on here so I shall not.

  21. HOT SMOKED on 13TH APRIL 2021 2:14 PM

     

    CelticMac:

     

     

    Certainly a good cup record over the last fifteen years or so.`

     

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    One defeat in 15 years qualifies as only`good`? Man, you are hard to please !

     

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    What’s that well known saying about stats?

     

     

    You can spin many a stat either positively or negatively, depending on your narrative.

     

     

    A team could draw all 38 league games in a season.

     

    The club could put a positive spin on this by declaring they are “undefeated in 38 games”.

     

    A critical view would say “38 games without a win”.

     

    Both statements are true, and have the stat to back them.

     

     

    To play devil’s advocate…

     

     

    Who have we actually beaten away from home in the Scottish Cup in the last 15 years?

     

     

    We’ve beaten Hibs & Hearts (once each) away in the SC in the last 15 years. Two results that would please many.

     

    Other than those? Berwick Rangers? East Kilbride? Raith? Morton?

     

    Our only trip to Pittodrie saw us equalise in the last minute, only to lose the replay at home!

     

    Our only trip to Ipox saw us draw, winning the replay at home.

     

     

    So, a critique could argue that we’ve only had 4 tough away ties in 15 years of SC, and we drew 2 of those.

     

     

    Not that I’m a critic…merely Devil’s advocate ;-)

     

     

    HH

  22. garygillespieshamstring on

    Three goals in three minutes

     

     

    Three goals in three minutes

     

     

    Three goals in three minutes, McGrory’s delight

  23. JHB on 13th April 2021 2:50 pm

     

     

    Paul trying to engender a feeling of optimism for Sunday’s tie – nothing wrong with that. However he will know as well as anyone that our season which promised so much with 10iar, is now as ‘flat as a pancake’. Even if we win at Ibrox, who is to say it would be a passport to cup success given some of our displays & results against lesser opposition this season. Another aim may be to ‘spoil’ their unbeaten league run, but to be honest, do we really care?

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    What the hell do we care?

     

     

    OPTIMISTICBUILDGOODFEELINGMOMENTUM CSC

  24. fourstonecoppi on

    Any road bike folks on here know someone who’ll do a bike fit?…..not too expensive!

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