Celtic have to get the job done against Bodo/Glimt

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We have seen a lot of Norwegian opposition in the last six years.  Who can forget the defeats home and away at the hands of Molde in 2015?  The away game provided an iconic image for the limits to Ronny Deila’s Celtic.

After a goalless home leg against Rosenborg in 2017, we won the away leg 0-1 thanks to a James Forrest goal.  A year later the same opponents took the lead in the first leg at Celtic Park before Odsonne Edouard (2) and Olivier Ntcham gave Celtic the advantage, the return ended 0-0.

Three months after that Champions League qualifier, we met Rosenborg again in the Europa group stage, winning 1-0 in both Glasgow and Trondheim.  Rosenborg fans probably have a nervous twitch at the mention of Celtic, but although we bettered them across the three ties, each game was tight.

Bodo/Glimt are Norwegian champions for the second season running.  They put their forward slash on the map in two remarkable Europa Conference games against Jose Mourinho’s Roma, winning 6-1 in Bodo and earning a 2-2 draw in Rome – Roma equalised with 6 minutes remaining.

Right now, Bodo/Glimt would fancy their chances against Celtic.  This could change by the time the teams meet on 17 February.  That game is four weeks before the Norwegian league season is due to start.  Notwithstanding our injury peculiarities, Celtic players will be at peak fitness, Bodo/Glimt’s will be two months without a competitive game.

Glimt also have the curse of the successful small club to deal with.  Their squad is vulnerable to more resourceful clubs, and there are hundreds of more resourceful clubs in Europe than Glimt.  The team they deploy in 2022 could be quite different than this season’s draft.

Ignoring their preseason status and other difficulties, this is a tie Celtic should have more than enough in the tank to win.  Football is hard against vastly more resourceful teams, so when it comes to Ross County, Hibs and Bodo/Glimt – who attracted 5,652 fans to the Roma game, we have to get the job done.  Mourinho is rubbish too, so big deal.

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  1. BelmontBrian on 13th December 2021 10:19 pm

     

     

    Nite, y’all

     

     

    TonyRome. all well?

     

     

    https://youtu.be/m-nqdJ9XTSE

     

     

    Brian

     

     

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    Hi Brian

     

     

    All good mhate trust you are well just had a few weekends on the trot out for a drink or 2.

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

  2. onenightinlisbon on

    GREENPINATA on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 6:31 PM

     

     

    AN TEARMANN on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 6:37 PM

     

     

    SCEPTICAL CITIZEN on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 6:46 PM

     

     

     

    Thanks for the comments. Injured again……totally frustrated by this guy.

  3. sceptical citizen on

    Keevins – “If they’re sitting in silence they’re not supporting the club.”

     

    He says that about the Green Brigade protests.

     

    But no comment about the silent 50,000 who sit in silence at every game!

     

    If the Green Brigade protest is affecting the performance of highly paid Celtic players, maybe these player bonuses should be going to the Green Brigade?

     

    No?

     

    Nice tricolour with a pic of “Ernie Lynch” on it! 😉 👍

     

     

    https://celtic.vitalfootball.co.uk/no-supporter-is-bigger-than-the-club-hugh-keevins-incredible-take-on-the-silent-fan-protests/

  4. SCEPTICAL CITIZEN

     

     

    A lot of footballers look up at the screen after missing a chance. It’s about hoping to catch a replay of what they did wrong or how close they were. Nothing wrong with that.

  5. sceptical citizen on

    TOM MCLAUGHLIN on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 6:58 PM

     

    SCEPTICAL CITIZEN

     

    A lot of footballers look up at the screen after missing a chance. It’s about hoping to catch a replay of what they did wrong or how close they were. Nothing wrong with that.

     

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    Mikey looks up at the screen before he even comes onto the pitch as a sub!

     

    Baw heids usually dad that.

  6. Does he really need to look at the screen, to know what he’s done wrong.

     

    In 5yrs this guy has not improved one bit.

  7. sceptical citizen on

    ST TAMS on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:05 PM

     

    Does he really need to look at the screen, to know what he’s done wrong.

     

    In 5yrs this guy has not improved one bit.

     

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    Exactly! 👍

     

    You didn’t get into MON’s dressing room if you couldn’t look after yourself.

     

    Look at the standards since.

     

    From Uefa Cup Finalists 2003 to the losers lounge 2021.

     

    hh

  8. One thing that isnae up for debate is that Mikey has been very unlucky with injuries.

     

     

    Time to kick on Mikey, confidence is Everything in fitba – Go to it Young Man and prove Every doubter wrang.

     

     

    Watch the sheer workrate of Jota, Liel and Kyogo and you can become a Super Celtic First Teamer.

  9. out the box thinking,

     

     

    get a tie up with a japanese club,

     

     

    send several bhoys over on loan, see if the culture, training and diet regimes, science and meditech and gametime (hopefully) sees them return as something better.

     

     

    MJ in that category.

  10. onenightinlisbon on

    I reckon there’s a very good footballer in Mickey but injuries and lack of game time really hampering him. He does seem to be very injury prone though….

  11. FRIESDORFER on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:25 PM

     

    Saint Stivs

     

     

     

     

    I like that idea 💡

     

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

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    I dont pay any attention to that league previous to our Ange appointment.

     

    However, one Aussie work colleague , big football fan, raved to me about our Greek, and told me Kyoto is a wonderful player, maybe the best in Japan, but there are many other gems there and league is a high tempo quite tough, very technical level of football.

  12. sceptical citizen on

    PETEC on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:18 PM

     

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    Kyogo shouldn’t be running from the opposition box to half way line to try to win the ball like he was doing last Thursday night.

     

    Make the ball work, don’t run players into the ground, or they all end up injured.

     

    If a manager in a workplace constantly misuses very expensive machinery, puts the machinery out of use for long periods meaning set targets are not achieved, how long do you think that manager would last?

     

    Remember, I’m talking about a “normal” work place, not a double agent infested, Celtic supporter cheating, through rigged oldfirm priced £49 tickets in 2016 that 7,000 very dim Tims were easily tricked into buying, sort of environment that Celtic fc currently is.

     

    HH Mr Truther CSC

  13. sceptical citizen on

    SAINT STIVS on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:34 PM

     

    ariston and on and on and on.

     

    how many multis got deleted last night.

     

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    I wasn’t near Internet last night so I missed the roundup.

     

    How many witches were burned?

     

    Tell me, tell me, I’m dying to know!

     

    Is there no moderator now.

     

     

    Sweetie wives r us CSC

  14. sceptical citizen on

    TIMMY7_NOTED on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:43 PM

     

    Very, very strange.

     

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    Who?

     

    What?

     

    Where?

     

    When?

     

    What am I missing?

     

    Please bear in mind that I’m not privy to, clique, cult, clan, kilted klan, lingo.

     

    Thanks. 👍

  15. Mikey cannot go out on loan to a Japanese team.He has a weak tummy,and Japanese food makes him poorly.He also gets airsick flying.

     

    His Mum says,he is no a bad wee singer though.

  16. SCEPTICAL CITIZEN on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:52 PM

     

     

     

    Don’t worry,using the word “Cult”there will be leaders of a clique in touch with you shortly.

     

    You’ll be fine.

  17. Sceptical Citizen,

     

     

    It’s a definite maximum headroom for improvement. It does ma heid in when it isnae played well.

     

     

    Put that ba’ in front for the wide men to run without breaking their stride.

     

     

    Spoiled by the Maestro!!!!

  18. INIQUITOUSIV on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 8:00 PM

     

    SAINT STIVS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Did you catch the clips I posted for you at 3:17 and 3:19?

     

     

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    aye, loved it ta.

     

     

    I do some volunteer stuff for UoG, the subjects that are researched abd taught is brilliant.

     

     

    brought the images to life, i couldnt have lived back in time, what they went through.

     

     

    ta much.

  19. AN TEARMANN

     

     

    The Clyde picture … a good mate of my old man in that picture , faither of the mighty Tim who used to post here …

     

     

    Talking about Tims how’s the old yin doing ?

  20. Every single player in the world looks up to the screen when they are on it…I reckon they know it’s not a good look but it seems to be a natural reaction.

     

    I actually thought about that when I was in a shop earlier today and there was cctv.

     

    They cameras are really bad for making bald-spots look bigger.

  21. sceptical citizen on

    TURKEYBHOY on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:54 PM

     

    SCEPTICAL CITIZEN on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:52 PM

     

    Don’t worry,using the word “Cult”there will be leaders of a clique in touch with you shortly.

     

    You’ll be fine.

     

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    That’ll be grand. Thanks 👍

  22. Boak inducing,the amount of slobbering,and hero worship,spewed all over Gerrard on Sky.You thought up here was bad.

     

    I must have been sleeping when it happened,but when did Steven Gerrard sell Rangers,and buy Aston Villa.

  23. LAXALT on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 8:13 PM

     

     

    Bald spots you say. Are you sure it’s not just your head glowing through your hair. 🤔

  24. sceptical citizen on

    PETEC on 14TH DECEMBER 2021 7:58 PM

     

    Sceptical Citizen,

     

    It’s a definite maximum headroom for improvement. It does ma heid in when it isnae played well.

     

    Put that ba’ in front for the wide men to run without breaking their stride.

     

    Spoiled by the Maestro!!!!

     

    _________

     

    We were all spoiled by the Maestro.

     

    We were spoiled by Brendan slaughtering….

     

    The Magic Hat

     

    Murty

     

    Pedro’s barking caravans

     

    Murty again

     

    Stevie G the Liverpool under 18’s coach

     

    Stevie G the 10 stopper put and end to the spoiling of Tims who didn’t know how to handle not be spoiled, chasing buses, protesting in the car park for six months, then gave the PLC tens of £millions in season ticket money and said, “We support Ange not the PLC.”

     

    If hun fans had a dispute with RPLC for six months on Edminston Drive then gave tens of £millions to RPLC and said, “We support Stevie G not the PLC” Timdom would be wearing the “dumbass” sevco fan t-shirts.

     

    Oh (((Eye))) they would!

     

    P.S. scary stuff last 2 videos on shaking my head productions dot com 👍

     

    hh