Celtic cruise past relegation battlers


Celtic didn’t need to get out of second gear to overcome Dunfermline yesterday, making it one of the most comfortable performances of the season.  After the festive season games against Rangers in the previous two seasons we played the team bottom of the league, Falkirk and Hamilton, both of whom were subsequently relegated, but we dropped points on each occasion.  Teams fighting for SPL survival are filled with players fighting for money to pay their mortgages, no result can be assured.

Dunfermline are everyone’s hot tip for relegation but they are still missing several players and having watched Hibs capitulation against Hearts yesterday I reckon nothing is clear cut yet.  Hibs are in trouble.

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  1. Hello folks, just seen that Phil had an article written last night….Things seem to be moving along quickly for them now.



    This, being the biggest story in decades is now running to a close.What a show it’s been.Paul, Phil and Rtc have played leading roles in keeping us up to date in the sorry saga.



    The tabloids have played very shamefully during this, and in truth, it’s exactly how we thought they would approach this huge story….They really have been left behind now…the old agenda driven media is at last dying people.



    That 2.8M arrested from rangers accounts has been at last transferred over to HMRC..is this anywhere near the back pages??



    Now we await on the issue of the the euro liscence granted by the sfa to rangers….Which for me, begs the question of: How easy was it for rangers to convince the sfa under George Peat, that there was no bill that they knew of which couldn’t be paid? this MUST be answered! Did the sfa just take theyre word for it?? In either case this issue stinks to high heaven!….we must press this issue, not just Phil….Collectively we can all get these answers!

  2. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon 3 January, 2012 at 12:32:


    It’s looking increasingly like clubs that can keep trading until the end of the season won’t be relegated regardless of how bad they are.

  3. The irony of toasting the Queen whilst refusing to pay her tax bill is sweet.



    Why don’t we loan them the Coronation Cup for their wee service? With them paying a hefty deposit of course.

  4. Well said P67



    Was surprised at the number of negative comments after what was a very professional performance at Dunfermline.



    So easy to slip up but we were never in any risk at all.



    Competence & consistency are the backbone of a good side. (Brilliance to follow….)

  5. The Battered Bunnet on

    You raise an interesting prospect Paul: That of Hibs facing a vote on whether to relegate themselves or…

  6. Seven Fishes Four Steaks at 12:27



    Mort, wonder what Phil would have thought of John Hartson, who took something like 12/13 games to open his account?



    Precisely the example I was going to use but couldn’t find exact stats to back it up. Knew it was 2-3 months anyway as I was at the game he got his first goals (a hat-trick against Dundee I think) and remember a few groans when he was in the starting line-up as many felt £6m was wasted.



    Wonder what CQN would have said at the time? I’m sure we can guess.




  7. RogueLeader says:


    3 January, 2012 at 12:32


    Paul67 – What do you think of this?






    he realy is a strange looking man, with a strange accent.



    look at the body language of the hun blazers, none of them are comfortable in bug eyes precence. jardine looks at it like its a poised chalice,






    pay yer taxes you loyal subjects.

  8. Tech help please guys.



    Plugged my phone into laptop with USB, Laptop says doesn’t recognise try again, now seeing the phone fine but continually opening window and ringing bell that it doesn’t recognise when there is not even a usb connected.



    I tried a system restore to before problem but it is still happening, and driving me crazy.



    Also gone into device manager and uninstalled the usb port, disabled it and still it continues to open window, there is no usb plugged in.

  9. Very poor comment from Phil re: Bangura, as reposted on previous thread.



    Bangura may or may not be a success at Celtic, but so far all we can judge him on are a handful of sub appearances and (2?) starts. Far too early to judge.



    It’s particularly disappointing for Phil to indulge in cheap shots because, as our team grows and gels, you can bet your bottom dollar that the press will focus on Bangura “the flop” as a way of beating up on Neil Lennon, and Peter Lawwell. They will try to rouse the Celtic support against him, as they did with Sammi (successfully, sadly).



    John Hartson took over 10 games before hitting his first goal for us. I remember people questioning MON’s sanity at that time as well, and look what a legend he became.



    Bangura is a Celtic player, and as such, deserves our support. if he doesn’t make the grade, fair enough, he will have to move on. But until then Phil should bear in mind that Mo does not walk alone.

  10. Gordon_J – Cameron will be praying that all the Union Jack photo opportunities he will no doubt find will keep people’s minds off other stories, like economic failure, rising unemployment, repeated attacks on the sick and the poor, creeping privatisation of the health service and xenophobic immigration policies.



    Absolute nonsense, apart from the rising unemployment bit. Unemployment will only get worse for the next couple of years at least. There’s little the government can do about this, especially while we remain locked into the EU and its and its penchant for creating job-killing regulations and directives.



    As for “attacks” on the sick and poor, privatisation of the NHS, and your most egregious misrepresentation of all on “xenophobia”… catch yourself on.



    You are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts. (thumbsup)

  11. tommytwiststommyturns Kano 1000 on

    Stephen – it’s all in the wrist action!!


    When you off on your jolly, you lucky lucky bar steward?



    P67 – “cruse”? Give me Cruz any time! Hmmmm!




  12. Kittoch says:


    3 January, 2012 at 12:40



    Be honest,your asking for Bada Bing,


    big yin,is never done asking for techie help.





    HAIL HAIL :o)

  13. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Kittoch 3 January, 2012 at 12:40:


    Plug the phone in and then disconnect properly using the wee green icon at the bottom right hand side of the screen.

  14. The Honest Mistake loves being first says:



    3 January, 2012 at 12:44



    Thanks but tried that. still fault.

  15. Rogue Leader,



    What a tawdry ceremony – you would think they might put a bit of pajazz into it… A bit of thumping tables or banging desks, or Blazing Saddles-style “Harrumphs”)



    The Cup looks like the pot your cat p!XXXXes in. Whyte sounds like a real tcheuchter (“Ah’ll poss the cup tae Sonday”), and everyone looks a bit embarrassed.



    What a strange lot.

  16. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    philvisreturns 3 January, 2012 at 12:41


    “There’s little the government can do about this, especially while we remain locked into the EU and its and its penchant for creating job-killing regulations and directives.”



    Did I read that German unemployment is at it’s lowest since 1991? They seem to be doing OK.

  17. RogueLeader, that’s a v unusual Motherwell accent….. Is he really a Motherwell Born Billionaire?



    voguepunter, that excuse will do.



    Neveralone, there was nothing negative about a 0-3 result away from home.



    TBB, ha!

  18. Seven Fishes Four Steaks on

    Mort, was at that game also. Who else scored their 1st goal for Celtic in that game?




  19. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Kittoch 3 January, 2012 at 12:46:


    Have you tried rebooting your PC?

  20. voguepunter says:



    3 January, 2012 at 12:43



    Be honest,your asking for Bada Bing,


    big yin,is never done asking for techie help.




    Wish I was, driving me crazy, never seen anything like this.

  21. philvisreturns,



    It’s typical Tory stuff:



    Attacks on the sick and poor – Ok he calls it welfare reform. But cutting housing benefit and letting ATOS loose on the disabled amounts to the same thing



    Privatisation of the NHS – read some of the House of Lords’ views on the NHS Bill. Not exactly a bunch of radicals but even they can see the increased role proposed for companies to make profits



    Immigration – pandering to the Daily Mail with plans to reduce immigration. They’re all dole scroungers and probably terrorists too, don’t you know?

  22. Healy admits in the Herald to having “slightly caught James Forrest”. James no doubt would concur that he definitely felt contact.

  23. The Honest Mistake loves being first says:



    3 January, 2012 at 12:47



    Yes mate couple of times.

  24. fergus slayed the blues on



    3 January, 2012 at 12:27


    Cheers mate


    I must say I was delighted with the way skoosh played the game (under great provocation) Skoosh of old would have let the rats get to him .He does seem to have more focus now .


    I wonder what kind of player Wenger will get back ,Bartley is fast becoming a nasty piece of work ,check out his antics in the Heally video and his attempts at intimidating Sammi .

  25. The Honest Mistake loves being first – Germany is still feeling the benefit of over a decade of wage deflation, lowering the cost of creating jobs.



    This isn’t mutually exclusive with the fact that new regulations increase costs on business and therefore kill jobs.



    Most of the rest of Europe is being strangled by red tape. (thumbsup)

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