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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. Bet365 now have Celtic just to Win at Odds of ” EVEN Money”.

     

    But, it NOT allowing me/anyone to Bet on the game….so far ?

     

     

    it a strange one, but I will check back a wee bit later.

     

     

    HH.

  2. 31003

     

     

    I think that’s an honest and more accurate reflection of the fan’s views.

     

     

    Most were opposed to the seeming “reward” of a Dubai trip because of the Ibrox result rather than for the strictly-Covid related reasons.

     

     

    P.S. Just to be absolutely clear- I am NOT saying no-one was concerned about Covid nor am I saying that EVERYONE took that view because of the Ibrox result- just most of us

  3. 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

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

     

     

    That’s 14

  5. So we can field :

     

     

    Bain

     

     

    Frimpong

     

    Ajer

     

    Welsh

     

    Taylor

     

     

    Johnston

     

    McGregor

     

    Christie

     

    Moi

     

     

    Rogic

     

    Klimala

  6. The Poster at Celtic Park should have had the Heading ” EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL”…BUT…

     

    With a Painting of Feckin TRUMP ?

     

    HH

  7. If the rumours are true, then we’ll have a strong starting eleven for the next few games. Fingers crossed there’s no more positive cases.

     

     

    It would appear we’ve had the foresight to break the squad into starters and substitutes while travelling which has saved our bacon.

     

     

    Imagine though had the positive case been detected in other half of the travelling squad.

     

     

    By pure chance we should be ok. Our management is a disgrace and Neil Lennon has to, at some stage, be held accountable.

     

     

    Peter Lawwell’s steadfast support of Lennon this season, from transfers, poor form and now Dubai makes his position untenable as well.

  8. glendalystonsils on

    If Bardwaj is correct team could be

     

     

    Bain

     

    Frimpong Elhamed Welsh Taylor , Christie Calmac Brown Henderson , Johnston Klimala . Hmmmmmm

  9. So who EXACTLY are the ” Dirty Dozen Plus One” that cant play ?

     

    One list has AJER as being isolated, another doesnt ?

     

     

    Confused FC.

     

    HH

  10. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Not been a hot topic for a while, but given recent events I’d be grateful if someone can clarify if Zheng Zhi is

     

     

    for tonight’s game?

  11. lets all do the huddle on

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

     

     

     

    ya beauty, about time as well. was starting to think it would never happen

  12. Brilliant thinking by comical Pete to split that squad into two……and to keep Gavin Strachan as the ‘designated survivor’…brilliant ..that’s why we pay him the big bucks.I do not know how we would survive without him.

  13. WEE BGFC on 11TH JANUARY 2021 1:41 PM

     

    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

     

     

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    Good point about plane travel – if Julienne was on it ! Would travelling on the Celtic bus to and from away grounds constitute just as big a risk as a private plane? Or indeed to/from the Airports?

     

     

    I’m going to assume Julien was for the purpose of discussion, but haven’t seen any photos of him in Dubai.

     

     

    So, when did Julien get it? Before, on the way there, in Dubai, on the way back or since he returned?

     

     

    Presumably he tested negative before we left. Assume it was a private plane so only mingling with members of our club – all of whom had tested negative.

     

     

    Did he get it in Dubai, if so was he the only person coming in to contact with the virus (from people or surfaces)? Was there testing whilst there? Was there testing before leaving?

     

     

    13 players and 2 coaching staff within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes? Why so many? Or perhaps more pertinent, why so few?

     

     

    I would just like a few more facts because something doesn’t add up.

  14. BET365 Now have Celtic at slightly ODDS ON just to win.

     

     

    Celtic to win 6-0…is 150/1.

     

    Celtic to win 3-2 is now 20/1.

     

    I may have Two Bets ?

     

     

    HH.

  15. Raman Bhardwaj

     

    @ramanbhardwajTV

     

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    7m

     

    This is a fake account. This is not me. It’s been reported.

  16. Big jimmy

     

     

    I just signed up to Paddy Power where I get €30 free bets for a month once my first €10 bet completes (plus some slot machine freebies)

     

     

    They don’t have a market right now on Celtic correct score (they do for other games) but they did have 3-1 for Celtic 2-0 or 3-0.

     

     

    At this point, I think that is OK , plus my free bets

  17. Etims pointing out that Barkas catching it would deserve a headline on its own, and that if Rogic has it, he would lose it almost immediately.

  18. Travelling to and from airports in one bus ? , then , 7/8 hours on a plane there and back . Lucky the whole travelling party hasn’t been sanctioned

     

     

    Did they train in different bubbles , how did they know who to isolate, lucky for us we can put a decent squad together ……??

     

    Could have been a lot worse.

     

     

    Speedy recovery to all impacted / involved .

  19. Why has the Green Brigade banner got Peter Mullen dressed up as Colonel Gaddafi?

     

     

    Have we signed either or both of them?

     

     

    HH jg

  20. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Tune in early and we will tell you who is being told to isolate 🙈🙈

  21. glendalystonsils on

    DONTBRATTBAKKINANGER

     

     

    I always wondered what the emoji for ‘illegible’ looked like!

  22. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Celtic Star

     

     

    “The Celtic’s Women side has suffered a double blow today with news that the two Spanish stars – midfielder Brenda Lopez Castellano and goalscorer Anita Marcos – have both left the club due to the “health situation in Scotland”.

     

     

    So there you have it – Spain is safer than Scotland – big Peter has to answer for this: