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Celtic: a morality tale

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Just when you thought it was safe to have hope for the remainder of Celtic’s season, 13 of the squad, as well as Neil Lennon and John Kennedy have to isolate.  This is in addition to Christopher Jullien, who tested positive over the weekend.

This has been a failure by design.  Celtic did what was permitted, not what was wise.  We have been out-thought and out-planned all season, on and off the field.  The latest crisis happened because a player with a long-term injury travelled for warm weather training.  Where to being?  From a position of weakness, we needed to not put a foot wrong during the second half of the season, instead, we have become a morality tale for others to learn from.

If you like watching Celtic with overwhelming odds to fight against, you should enjoy the games ahead.

Best wishes to Christopher Jullien for a complete recovery.

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  1. Presumably, a decision was made within CFC to continue with the Dubai trip.

     

     

    That was possibly the worst management decision made this season: possibly for several seasons.

     

     

    So wrong on many levels.

     

     

    The buck stops with the CEO.

  2. VINNIETHEDOG on 11TH JANUARY 2021 1:06 PM

     

    Not sure how bookies can price it properly without knowledge of who is out… Saw a list but haven’t a clue if it’s real..

     

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    My Online Bookie..BET365…have taken the game OUT of their list.

     

    Bet365 are either RE calculating the ODDS…or maybe they know something that we dont..?

     

     

    My guess is that Bet365 are waiting to see what Celtic players are available and then put up a re calculated Odds ?

     

     

    Donald Trump and Peter Lawwell to be BOTH to be ” IMPEACHED”….NOT Fit for office ?

     

    Aye okay, I made the last bit up.

     

    LOL

     

    HH.

  3. 31003

     

     

    I cannot “guess” as to why there was no comment about the Dubai trip, on the blogs or in the papers before the poolside pics surfaced, but I am not convinced by the “fear of getting shot down” explanation.

     

     

    Posters are braver than that and most can cope with a bit of criticism. Anyway, if 90% of people thought that way back then, 0% of then chose to actually express their outrage, inform ttheir fellow fans, or warn the club.

     

     

    On the back of a loss to Rangers, i doubt anyone was worried about being seen as harsh on the Board; it is , after all, a very popular viewpoint amongst the support.

  4. Notthebus

     

     

    if that list is correct, we got off lightly; 1 injured, one suspended and the others usually on the bench or nowhere near the bench. I assume we can call up a youth keeper for the bench?

     

     

    3-0 to the Bhad Bhoys tonight

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  6. Weebobbycollins on

    Remember the team of treble treble winners driving up to the stadium?

     

    Aye! From the top of the world down to the pits is a long way but we’ve managed to do it in an exceedingly quick time…

  7. Celtic to win 6-0 tonight..that will be MY Bet Tonight…IF Bet365 put up New Odds ?

     

     

    Mon the QUAD SQUAD……As for those who are in the board Room…The FRAUD Squad.

     

    HH.

  8. The Devil himself, banging a Lambeg Drum, could not have done a better job in Self Sabotaging this Season.

     

    From a position of monstrous financial strength, to this ?

     

    My intolerable rage has morphed into nervous laughter and a facial twitch.

     

    If our Board were a City, they would be twinned with Hiroshima.

  9. squire danaher on

    Re betting on tonight’s game

     

     

    The match had been priced up days ago as usual.

     

     

    Some sites took it down from lists last night.

     

     

    It’s back up on some lists with revised prices given the highly unusual circumstances.

     

     

    Betting firms have people watch news programmes.

     

     

    If one of the team has 13 players unavailable then clearly their chances of winning are adversely affected.

     

     

    The betting firms then revise the prices offered for each of the potential outcomes either to pre-empt or as a reaction to their trading on the game.

     

     

    They only know something you don’t if you choose not to inform yourself.

  10. The time for change was the summer of 2018.

     

    The cracks were appearing and we started to go backwards.

     

    However too many were SPL pot hunters for whom “Hame ‘ll dae me”.

     

    PL had a shiny suit and an interrnet boosterclub.

     

    All astroturf but he had an agenda and how he has pushed it.

     

     

    And now we reap what we didn’t weed.

     

    The only question now is whether we are Carthage or Nokia CSC.

     

     

    My mopney is on Carthage — things are that bad.

     

    The “Generation of Domination” has not turned out too well — has it?

     

     

    So P67 you have to take your share of the blame along with all the happy clappers.

     

    We had a chance of moving to the next level with the appointment of BR.

     

     

    Funny how it can now be seen as the start of the current implosion.

     

    A house divided will fall — a lesson we have never learned.

     

     

    DD has to get involved or take a back seat.

     

    PL has to go — for a second rate property bean counter he has been well rewarded.

     

    For a second rate property bean counter he has done more damage than I could ever have imagined.

     

     

    NL and the coaching staff have to go — just not up to it.

     

    SB has to go — three years too late — he cannot hang around any longer.

     

    BR was very generous to him after his kebab antics and he needs a change of scenery.

     

    The squad needs halved in two to get rid of the dreamers / the schemers / the agent friendly purchases.

     

     

    I fear that we are in a perfect storm and it will be a long hard way back.

     

    This is what happens when too many think that the CL is not worth the effort.

     

    If second best becomes good enough it soon becomes third and then fourth best.

     

     

    An avoidable shambles — if you thought PL was the answer then you have to take your share of the blame.

  11. squire danaher on

    A flood of money has forced the 6-0 Celtic from 150/1 into 125/1

     

     

    THE FACES!!!

     

    THE THIEVES!!!

     

     

    THEEEEYYYYY KNEWWWW!!!

     

     

    JohnMcCririckCSC

  12. I still don’t get why the trip to Dubai is being cited as a contributor to the Covid outbreak. Dubai had a lower rate of infection when we flew out than the UK (or Scotland).

     

     

    Also, there is no evidence whether Julienne caught the virus before we left or whilst away (if he was even there).

     

     

    Sure – there is no good reason why we went ahead with the trip, other than “it worked last year so good thing to do again”. But as people have said, that’s not in the spirit of the Elite Sports exemption.

  13. BIG JIMMY on 11TH JANUARY 2021 1:24 PM

     

    Celtic to win 6-0 tonight..that will be MY Bet Tonight…IF Bet365 put up New Odds ?

     

     

    Hehe putting a wee marys meal pound on that jimmy.

     

    Its ok i have already had a case of special brew :-) ….nup no helpin lol

     

     

    HH

  14. What did Dave King say about a house of cards? Little did he know that Covid would also play a part although it probably wasn’t really required.

     

     

    Good luck to the team tonight. Surely things can only get better?

  15. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    GENE on 11TH JANUARY 2021 12:54 PM

     

    Villa and Derby have had major outbreaks without going to Dubai

     

     

    Gene – very fair point.

     

     

    Dubai not necessarily at the heart of the real matter.

     

     

    Exposure could also have happened if they’d remained here.

     

     

    But poor planning nonetheless …..

     

     

    …. In Covid-19 times, as soon as player goes on long term injury list he can’t contribute to short term outcomes.

     

     

    So isolate him from squad immediately.

     

     

    Not rocket science unfortunately.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

  16. The Battered Bunnet on

    If the list of affected players is correct, it isn’t complete. In addition to Jullien, 13 players are required to isolate, and only 12 are noted.

  17. Bhoy From The Boyne on

    I am struggling to understand how the entire first team and management are not all forced into isolation, assuming they all sat on the same tin in the sky for 4-5 hours on way back?

  18. SUPERSUTTON on 11TH JANUARY 2021 1:33 PM

     

    I still don’t get why the trip to Dubai is being cited as a contributor to the Covid outbreak. Dubai had a lower rate of infection when we flew out than the UK (or Scotland).

     

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    Main reason likely would be the Test & Protect impact – players were in an enclosed space (on a flight) – possibly at less than recommended spacing and for longer than an acceptable time – i.e., less than two meters distant for more than 15 minutes cummulatively over a 24 hour period.

     

     

    Additional issue is increasing evidence of aerosol spread, plus incidence of new variation of the virus.

     

     

    That wouldn’t be the case in Lennoxtown.

     

     

    Travelling in a plane increased the risk to a higher level than would otherwise have been the case. It was certainly not essential.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  19. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Respectfully, despite what is unfolding at our club

     

     

    Those who are admiring of, or positively disposed towards, any words coming out of the cake hole of a multiple convicted criminal?

     

     

    Maybe Celtic isn’t the team for you?

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

  20. Sftb

     

     

    I personally thought it was a bad idea to go. Not only because of the COVID reason but also, training or not, I seen it as an undeserved AND unnecessary reward. Had we been 3 or 4 points behind then there’s half an excuse to go. The fact we were/are so far behind, AND with the COVID situation, had it been my decision whether to go or not I would have said NO

  21. glendalystonsils on

    !!BADA BING!! on 11TH JANUARY 2021 1:13 PM

     

     

    That is a team well capable of winning the next 3 games . Doesn’t make me any less angry though!

  22. squire danaher on

    Wee BGFC

     

     

    Travelling in a plane increased the risk to a higher level than would otherwise have been the case. It was certainly not essential.

     

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    It certainly wasn’t essential to bring Julien for “intensive training”.

  23. No Bobby Does It Petta on

    Big Raman claims 13 as follows:

     

     

    Barkas, Hazard Ajer Ralston Brown Soro Turnbull Connell Ajeti Laxalt Ntcham Griffiths Edouard Julien

  24. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    The way things are going this season expect the imminent announcement of our new stadium in Cambuslang

  25. NO BOBBY DOES IT PETTA on 11TH JANUARY 2021 1:45 PM

     

    Big Raman claims 13 as follows:

     

    “Barkas, Hazard Ajer Ralston Brown Soro Turnbull Connell Ajeti Laxalt Ntcham Griffiths Edouard Jullien”

     

     

    Now that list makes a BIG difference, por cierto

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