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On the back of Saturday’s result and performance, I didn’t see that draw coming last night. The compensation is that after some better performances and results, evidence remains that we are far from the finished article.

After failing to score I often look for Kris Commons, who has been the sugar in our tea for much of the last five years. For a period, he crafted openings than the rest of the team put together. Injury and illness restricted Kris to five league starts since Christmas, only (also injured) Tom Rogic comes close to being as effective through the middle.

There are simply not enough of the squad likely to pitch up with a goal.

Once Erik Sviatchenko went off injured, the lack of scoring threat was not the only concern. Let’s hope he’s back for Motherwell on Saturday – and partnering Charlie Mulgrew. Motherwell are on their best form in years, five wins-in-a-row. We’ll need to win all the personal battles at Fir Park.

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  1. South Of Tunis on

    TONTINE TIM @ 4 27.

     

     

    Celebrated that win at Motherwell ( and what it meant ) by buying these singles-

     

     

    Bobby Fuller 4 – I Fought The Law.

     

    Roy C – ShotGun Wedding

     

    Norma Tanega- Walking My Cat Named Dog .

     

     

    Great times !

  2. North Cyprus (formerly Baku) Bhoy on

    Matt Stewart – thanks for the “Mr. Puskas” link – that kept me busy for a happy hour.

     

     

    Canamalar – think that you’re on the same vino as me!

     

     

    Lurking Huns, SMSM “Journalists”, and BBC Scotland pundits – as TonyD would say, GIRFUY!!!!!

     

     

    HH to all decent fholks on this blog. :-)

  3. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Todays Daily Mail reporting on deedco’s promotion…..

     

     

    “That ended their four-year exile from the elite, which began after their financial meltdown and liquidation in 2012 when they were demoted to the basement of the Scottish game”

     

     

    Liquidated then Demoted? How does that work? Yet this sort of reporting has become the norm, and anyone not buying in to it will be seen as a malcontent. Only in Scotland.

  4. Back in January, the off the radar levels of ‘same club’ pish being produced today by the likes of Shortbread were accurately predicted by sitonfence on the Johnjamessite.

     

     

    Finished the piece with some good advice anaw.

     

     

     

    “In George Orwell’s novel 1984, The Ruling Party controls everything in the nation of Oceania and is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Such thought crime is, in fact, the worst of all crimes.

     

     

    If you attempt to call Radio Clyde to challenge Derek Johnstone on his Rangers Then, Rangers Now, Rangers Forever doctrine, you won’t be invited to contribute to their phone-in. Furthermore, the number that you used to call the show will be screened to preclude other calls. One ‘thought crime‘ is enough to ban you from Radio Clyde.

     

     

    There is an apology printed in The Herald this morning. Lapsed Rangers fan Graham Spiers stated that one of the current directors approved of the singing of the Billy Boys at Ibrox. Mr Spiers is one of the few honest journalists working  in the SMSM. He is an intelligent man who has arrived at the same conclusion about Rangers as I have. However in Scotland, just as was the case in Oceania, he must comply with Newspeak where any criticism of the ruling junta at Ibrox is forbidden

     

     

    Chris McLaughlin, a journalist at the BBC, reported on the arrests and the singing of proscribed songs at a recent game at Ibrox when Hibs were the visitors. Was he not aware of Newspeak? The ruling junta at Ibrox have banned both Mr Spiers and Mr McLaughlin from Ibrox.

     

     

    The most fervent disciples of Newspeak  are those entrusted with Scottish football governance. In their Orwellian dystopia, Rangers are the first company to emerge from the clutches of liquidation, dispose of their debts, and continue on their path to their 55th title unscathed. One of the contributors on this site chose to mention Leeds United in his defence of his continuation argument. LUFC exited administration. They were not liquidated. The same applies to the current iteration of Hearts.

     

     

    South of the Oceania border, Bradford City AFC’s financial woes came to a head in 1983 when the club chairman Bob Martin called in the receivers. Sir Joseph Canley at the Royal Courts of Justice Chancery Division stated the following:

     

    “The stand had been built about 1909 by the Bradford City Association Football Club (1908) Ltd. In 1983 that company had become hopelessly insolvent and was wound up. The football ground in 1983, including the stand, was taken over by a new club with a new chairman and a new board of directors. This club, called the Bradford City Association Football Club (1983) Ltd is the first defendant in these actions and has to be distinguished from the 1908 Club. I shall sometimes refer to the 1908 Club as the old club and the 1983 Club as the new club.”

     

     

    Is it just me, or can anyone see the parallels in the actions of Craig Whyte and Charles Green? However Mr Green created a delicious twist. Rather than calling his new club Rangers 2012, he renamed the old club Rangers 2012. The genius of this strategy passed unnoticed, with the notable exception of Police Scotland.

     

     

    The biggest threat to Newspeak is the criminal trial of Green, White and their alleged co-conspirators. We have had a preview of some of the revelations we anticipate when counsel for Charles Green stated in the Court of Session that his client had bought a basket of assets, but not the club. Counsel for RIFC, instructed by James Blair’s Anderson Strathern, did not challenge this as it is incontrovertibly true.

     

     

    However, if my pro-continuation contributor is to be believed, in Oceania, the SFA’s Newspeak transcends the laws of the land. The SFA can do as they please. If they decide that Rangers are the same club, then they are.

     

     

    Call me old-fashioned, but I tend to favour the laws of the United Kingdom, not the corrupt dystopia of Oceania. If you, like me, prefer the UK to Oceania, then boycott the Oceania Cup. Stop attending Oceania friendly international games at Hampden Park. Stop paying for the Newspeak’s extra leg room and executive suites as the players are forced to eat from Burger King and sit slumped in a foreign airport.”

     

     

     

     

     

  5. The Comfortable Collective on

    So Sevco are in the top flight.

     

     

    No doubt Doncaster and the SPFL will be peddling the same club “back where they belong” lies and bullshit as the MSM are currently doing.

     

     

    However, I suspect there is one small area where the ‘same club’ narrative will not be invoked.

     

     

    The venue for the first Celtic – Rangers league game each season alternated. One year Celtic Park, the next Ibroke.

     

     

    If Sevco were indeed Rangers then by whatever measure you use the first league game between the two of them next season should be at Celtic Park.

     

     

    The last season they played each other was 2011/12 when the first game was at Ibrox, so the next season that they get to play each other since then (next season), as per established tradition the first game should be at Celtic Park.

     

     

    Even if you look at each season since 2011/12, the sequence for venue of first game would be

     

     

    2011/12 – Ibroke

     

    2012/13 – Celtic Park

     

    2013/14 – Ibroke

     

    2014/15 – Celtic Park

     

    2015/16 – Ibroke

     

    2016/17 – Celtic Park (next season)

     

     

    So it would appear evident that the first Celtic – Rangers game next season will be at Celtic Park.

     

     

    But it won’t. For two good reasons.

     

     

    They will want to give Sevco as much chance early doors of sticking in the title race by giving them the first game at home.

     

     

    Secondly. There is a major chance of Sevco failing to finish in the top six. And the establishment will guarantee them two home gates against Celtic. ( The first and third).

  6. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Sportsound bingo

     

    Rangers

     

    Back

     

    Return

     

    Journey

     

    Demoted

     

    Relegated

     

    Owners of the club

     

    Good for the game

     

    Good for the whole of Scottish football

     

    Good for Celtic

     

    Celtic have missed Rangers

     

    Old firm

     

    Mark Warburton genius

     

    Free-flowing attacking football

  7. Canal

     

     

    “Choppy” sounds “proper nawtie” as that good Tim Danny Dyer would say!

     

     

    Cheers!

     

     

    HH

  8. Heard the headlines on STV and walked out in disgust. Could not stay around to listen to any more of this made up story about a new team doing whatever they did.

     

     

    Guess we are in for more of this to come. Was reading today about what Cromwell did to many of our ancestors, yet so many of us are still around to carry on the fight. Surely that must raise us up for the days ahead. A great dictator could not destroy us, what chance have a bunch of sad so called journalists.

  9. Asking for a friend. How did the Celtic Developnent squad do this season? Apparently some unfounded rubbish is being talked about significant improvements in every aspect of the squad as a result of the strategic changes that started the summer before last.

     

     

    There’s also nonsense being talked about several potential first teamers coming through and some guy we signed from Hibs and another from Inverness set to be given huge roles next time round.

     

     

    Heavens! Even wee Jamesy wants to stay and play football, the Glasgow Celtic way.

  10. Glasstwothirdsfull

     

     

    Might I add “again”? Or do I have to use it in a same club shite sentence?

  11. Oh God, they’re even announcing their new top tier kit deal now!

     

     

    Lovely shade of Norwegian Blue, right enough.

  12. The Scoddish News broadcasts.

     

     

    The people who put the “bull” in news bulletins.

  13. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Aacch I’m thinking to hell with it, I’m delighted we’ve seen them die in our lifetime – no matter how the SMSM or anyone else sees it, they spent money they didn’t have, went bust, got liquidated and died. End of. They can sing and dance all they like about the tribute act coming up next season and good luck to them, but that doesn’t alter the fact that the same club myth is an out and out lie that anyone with any sense can see right thru.

  14. Celtic please listen on

    The media eh ? A bunch of lord haw haws talking haw maws, that’s the level of guff here.

  15. Doncaster.

     

     

    ‘What was said about ‘armageddon’ was proved to be fair.’

     

     

    Ffs.

     

     

    What planet does that goon come from/inhabit?

     

     

    Scrub that, obviously – OuterDeludedAngryLesbiania

  16. North Cyprus (formerly Baku) Bhoy on

    THE COMFORTABLE COLLECTIVE on 6TH APRIL 2016 6:06 PM

     

    So Sevco are in the top flight.

     

     

     

    No doubt Doncaster and the SPFL will be peddling the same club “back where they belong” lies and bullshit as the MSM are currently doing.

     

     

     

    However, I suspect there is one small area where the ‘same club’ narrative will not be invoked.

     

     

     

    The venue for the first Celtic – Rangers league game each season alternated. One year Celtic Park, the next Ibroke.

     

     

     

    If Sevco were indeed Rangers then by whatever measure you use the first league game between the two of them next season should be at Celtic Park.

     

     

     

    The last season they played each other was 2011/12 when the first game was at Ibrox, so the next season that they get to play each other since then (next season), as per established tradition the first game should be at Celtic Park.

     

     

     

    Even if you look at each season since 2011/12, the sequence for venue of first game would be

     

     

     

    2011/12 – Ibroke

     

     

    2012/13 – Celtic Park

     

     

    2013/14 – Ibroke

     

     

    2014/15 – Celtic Park

     

     

    2015/16 – Ibroke

     

     

    2016/17 – Celtic Park (next season)

     

     

     

    So it would appear evident that the first Celtic – Rangers game next season will be at Celtic Park.

     

     

     

    But it won’t. For two good reasons.

     

     

     

    They will want to give Sevco as much chance early doors of sticking in the title race by giving them the first game at home.

     

     

     

    Secondly. There is a major chance of Sevco failing to finish in the top six. And the establishment will guarantee them two home gates against Celtic. ( The first and third).

     

     

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    TCC, that’s an excellent post! Would you mind if I were to copy & paste it to my Facebook page, so that a couple of Hunmates can see it?

     

     

    HH

  17. ROCK TREE BHOY on 6TH APRIL 2016 6:05 PM

     

     

    Sky News just reported the huns are back “after being demoted”. They keep peddling the lie. Quoted the Beast, saying that it is good for Scottish football.

     

    Has he paid back his EBT?

     

     

    SnakeoilSalesmenCSC

  18. Just heard that the body found in a wood in milngavie has been confirmed as Celtic fan

     

    John Murphy who has been missing for ten months

     

     

    RIP

  19. The Comfortable Collective on

    NORTH CYPRUS (FORMERLY BAKU) BHOYon 6TH APRIL 2016

     

     

    no problem.

  20. As usual after a setback the first couple of pages here were truly poisonous. The people who. post this stuff must have had a lot of disappointment in life. That said the ugly tone they set definitely puts potential users off and away from this site as it doesn’t represent the mainstream support.

     

    Now, a personal view- this site should develop a very clear narrative on a Re.s 12 and on what happened to Rfc before it became Sevco,

     

    That would of great benefit to the support.w

  21. Paul67

     

     

    You want to see Erik recover in time to partner Mulgrew come Saturday.

     

    I’m not as concerned on that one.

     

    Anyone who has watched our last 2 games would have seen Boyata playing to a high standard.

     

    Boyata right centre back and Mulgrew left centre back I can live with.

     

     

    Versus Motherwell, the 3 behind Griffiths, for me should be McGregor left , Rogic central, Roberts right

     

    I’d be tempted to rest brown, to avoid injury….play Bitton and Johansen.

  22. I don’t give a bollix about Sevco. Whenever we have to play them I’ll be supporting Celtic the very same as if they were playing any opponent. If we win I’ll be happy if we lose I’ll be sad, as I said just the same as I’ve always been no matter who Celtic play.

     

    I very much care about winning this League and we are making bloody hard work of it.

     

    It’s in our hands but we have to win our remaining games and not be relying on others to take points off Aberdeen.

     

    Thank God there is a game in a few days and I don’t have to spend a week with the Dundee images in my head.

  23. fergusslayedtheblues on

    i feel I had to let the club known my feelings on where I stand regarding the game at the moment

     

    Not a call to anyone else , just my own personel opinion

     

     

    good evening Mr Taylor

     

     

    I am writing to you in the hope that my message might get the attention of the custodions of the club I have supported for all my adult life .

     

    I watch with dismay as many of my fellow supporters express their intention to withdraw their support from the club regarding the complete disregard from the club to the blatant cheating and lies that has been allowed to be perpetrated regards the downfall of the old rangers fc and more importantly the so called same rangers fc,

     

     

    I am not oblivious to the fact that to run a club our size with a 60,000 seater stadium within the confines of Scottish football and the restrictions this has on our revenue streams .At the same time I am not blind to the dangers of our board sitting back and allowing a lie to get out of hand and the ticking timebomb that awaits if the new club playing out of Ibrox ever wins a league title .

     

     

    If this comes to pass and the lie is not exposed they and their fans will proclaim a 55th title and if our board do not see the implications of not demanding that it is made known that this would in fact be this new clubs 1st ever title then I believe the board will be signing the clubs very own death warrant .

     

     

    I have had my ST for 26 yrs and paid at the gate for a decade or more before that and I was close to washing my hands of the game when the absoloute lunancy of attempting to put a new club into the top league was put in front of us ,I hope the board realise that it was the supporters that swayed that debacle and I believe there is a danger of the clubs forgetting the reasons why the supporters threatened to leave the game .

     

     

    Res 12

     

    The allowing of the same club myth

     

    The LNS disgrace

     

    The sacking of club personel and media if they dare tell the truth

     

    The currupt officals still having influence in the game

     

     

    All the above are reasons why ST holders at Celtic are saying with a heavy heart that enough is enough and I hope the board realise that we are talking about SEASON TICKET HOLDERS who have been their through the bad times as well as the good ,not new ST holders who dissapear when results and performances tail off .

     

     

    IMO this is a very serious crossroad at which my club finds itself ,if the board gamble and go for the old firm continuation myth then they better be prepared to pay expensive PR bills to try and get our supporters to swallow the A CLUB CAN’T DIE farce .

     

     

    There is another road they could choose of course ,the road that tells the truth and stands up for football integrity and let the new club gamble on THEIR supporters turning their back on their club .

     

     

    I cannot stress enough how much it would hurt me to not attend CELTIC PARK but I cannot justify to myself that the game I expect to be played on a level playing field (11 v 11) and win lose or draw is down to fate ,is no more than a sham and footballs version of WWF .

     

     

    XXXXXXXXX

  24. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Terrible news about John Murphy.

     

     

    May he rest in eternal peace.

  25. IT IS DIFFICULT TO ARGUE WITH RODDYBHOY on 6TH APRIL 2016 4:32 PM when he asserts that there must be big changes come the end of the season.

     

     

    I do not subscribe to the idea that the removal of the current manager necessarily the most urgent of these changes.

     

     

    The first and most important of these is to firmly establish if the football department is there for the benefit of the plc or if the plc is there for the benefit of the football department.

     

     

    If the latter proves to be the case, then there must immediately the appointment to the Board of someone who actually knows about football.

     

     

    There must be some drastic measures taken to sort out player recruitment policies which currently seem to be producing an almost chaotic revolving door of acquisitions that never seem to quite make it.

     

     

    There must also be the realisation that there are some crucial positions

     

    Such as central defence, goal scoring and creativity which, at an ambitious club cannot be filled on the cheap by projects and works in progress.

     

     

    As I have posted previously, it is now almost eleven years since the signing of proven talent in Boruc and Nakamura.

     

     

    It may well be that some of the above may not suit the personal agendas of some of our besuited board members. If this is the case, they should take their talents elsewhere.

  26. dr ramesh and the love potion on

    Tontine Tim

     

    I think there have been other youths who, whilst they never became top players, they had a fair bit of success at Celtic. The likes of McManus, O’Dea, Kennedy, Watt and Forrest. They have the medals and experiences of playing for Celtic at the highest levels. Not bad.

  27. Watched the whole of last nights match (well minus the first nine minutes) on Celtic TV a wee while ago. I thought a draw was about all we deserved. We of course had the bulk of the ball possession but Dundee had the better attempts on goals. Our passing was terrible except the back passes (we’re good at that). Griff was off form and as there was no one decent to replace him he had to stay on. Scott Brown is not playing well at the moment, but still he plays him. Where are all these other midfielders that he has signed Christie, Allen etc. One last point what does he see in K/Richards that I cannot see.

  28. Just wondering if anyone can help . After the split , will we have 2 or 3 home games?

  29. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    DessyBhoy – yeah you’re right mate, dont know what I was thinking about saying that!

  30. TIMJIM on 6TH APRIL 2016 7:15 PM

     

    Watched the whole of last nights match (well minus the first nine minutes) on Celtic TV a wee while ago. I thought a draw was about all we deserved. We of course had the bulk of the ball possession but Dundee had the better attempts on goals. Our passing was terrible except the back passes (we’re good at that). Griff was off form and as there was no one decent to replace him he had to stay on. Scott Brown is not playing well at the moment, but still he plays him. Where are all these other midfielders that he has signed Christie, Allen etc. One last point what does he see in K/Richards that I cannot see.

     

     

    K Richards was a panic signing when it was realised that Cole, an on the cheap signing that should never have been made, would never seriously kick a ball for Celtic.

  31. Rocktreebhoy

     

    Easily down when you are bombarded with lies spin and propoganda constantly.

  32. Simple question to negatives, happies and THEY ARE DEED alike.

     

    Did you honestly expect anything other than a smelling of roses outcome?

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