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Brendan Rodgers had to prepare a tired and injured squad in recent weeks as he competed for the League Cup, Europa League and league title.  He rested players at Motherwell, bringing criticism from some quarters, but won the League Cup, qualified for the next phase of the Europa League and sits three points clear at the top of the Premiership with a game in hand.

At Pittodrie we saw Celtic move through the gears.  Aberdeen are in their best form in years, but could not take a point despite two penalty kicks, one of which should have been tied in a Christmas bow it was so generous.

A little later, Neil Lennon took Hibernian to Ibrox.  Neil has a significantly poorer squad than Brendan and is even more affected by injuries, but he would not be defeated.  If Celtic turn up at Ibrox with the same attitude they or Neil Lennon had yesterday, they will shred Newco.

Odsonne Edouard looked like a player transformed after a short break.  His contribution was critical in delivering the result.  Scott Sinclair’s hat-trick thoroughly answered any questions about his form.  Both are ready to do the necessary on Saturday.

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  1. Just checking the Janssen guys goals record.Very impressive.James Forrest thinks it might be a goer.

  2. Many thanks.Dessybhoy

     

     

    TET,not on my telly he didny.Played his usual game out wide,sometimes coming inside.The false 9 was badly played by Rogic and Christie,but not so by Sinky.

  3. Turkeybhoy

     

     

    Apparently Stpehen McGowan (a good source) has said the rumour has been denied.

     

     

    Our James Forrest is taking a punt to get hits on his advertisement pop-up site from hell.

  4. Celtic Mac

     

     

    “As for our own supporters attending and expected to be both part and party to such a scenario well I am sorry but it has to be said “useful idiots” for the PLC one and all.”

     

     

     

    It really did not have to be said BUT, since you said it………

     

     

    The PLC had made it clear that they would have preferred that Celtic supporters do not attend this match. The supporters who regularly attend the away fixtures and, especially those who have a chance of obtaining tickets because of their regular sacrifices in attending away games, forced the Board and plc to back down on this one.

     

     

    Most of those advocating a boycott were those who weren’t attending the game anyway. They were calling on others to make a sacrifice whilst making no sacrifice themselves. They would still be watching the game on TV and contributing to the money that will go to Ibrox as the team providing the game. Are they also idiots?

     

     

    I stand by my prediction that our 800 will be relatively safe inside the stadium and their entrance and exit from Ibrox should be easier to control with the reduced numbers. The greater danger to Celtic fans will come to those who watch in pubs in mixed company. Anyone concerned with the safety of fellow Celts should be advocating a boycott of watching the game in pubs; I have seen no such campaign.

     

     

    P.S. I see no need to fear our fans reaction or offer advice to our fans to “behave” during a minute’s silence. We have no record of distuption or failure to observe silences so why the continued urgings?

  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    One point against the huns will do me.

     

    Beautifully .

     

     

    They will remain on the hook .

     

    Of false hope.

  6. Wow,

     

     

    Boycott of pubs . No wonder there is no campaign.

     

    Support the hoops , support the pubs. 08.00 hrs the Sarry Heid then Mchuills.

     

     

    COYBIG.

  7. Read 2 press reports about yesterday’s game.

     

     

    Neither criticised either penalty decision. Neither commented on McInnes’s rough-house approach nor Collum’s collusion in the thuggery.

     

     

    Michael Grant in the Times was appalled by Brown’s aggression and by Collum’s failure to show him a card.

     

     

    As far as I remember neither mentioned McGinn’s two-footed lunge on Christie.

     

     

    It’s not just at Ibrox and Pittodrie they’re hurting. There are few dry eyes in Scottish newsrooms today.

  8. Southampton v West Ham

     

    Armstrong started left centre midfield and played well creating chances with good passing and movement.

     

    After 25 minutes switched to right centre and showing well.

     

    Now back to left.

     

    Is coach using his movement and game intelligence to probe vulnerability of West Ham defense?

     

    He has the skill, movement and intelligence to do so.

  9. Was hearing that the natives of, Roscommon and there aboots, were demonstrating outside the Bilderberg(sp) bank, and aiming their furey at the person who champions the Bilderberg(sp) banking group, Denis O’Brien.

     

    It is rumoured that these banks are Zionist driven.

     

    Only saying.

     

     

    Emma O’Doherty CSC

     

     

    Sorry about the passing of your pal WITS, RIP.

     

     

     

    Oot.

  10. FRITZSONG

     

    Collum was well aware of support he would receive from mssm and authorties when cheating yesterday.

     

    Brown had no foul meriting a card yesterday but quite a few Dons players got away with pulling players back by the jersey which by the rules should be a card.

     

    Viewing through blue tinted specs creates wonderful delusions.

  11. FRITZSONG:@8.15

     

    They ( media ) know we know that they know we know how they are feeling.Too bad on them.Memo to fans that are heading to the game…….phones fully charged.

  12. The huns complain about Collum,not been near a hun game since,turns up yesterday and gives 2 ridiculous penalties against Celtic. Let that compute for a wee minute…..then ask would this happen in the EPL? A Man Ure v Man City/Liverpool scenario….

  13. SFTB

     

     

    You will need to point me in the direction of the the Board quote and if possible who made it and when. Celtic accepted these tickets, not any one individual supporter. To pass responsibility to individual supporters is nothing short of outrageous, or as I said earlier reprehensible. Part and parcel of his £2.5 mill bonus I’m sure. Peter Lawwell spoke of both the “spectacle” and the “attractiveness” of the fixture that tells me all I need to know about his position. I said earlier this season we should not be mimicking the likes of Dave King, but we are, to a T. It is all about the Old Firm, nobody will convince me otherwise. Celtic see the 800 as useful idiots, that is the only opinion we share in this case.

  14. Turkeybhoy keep flying the flag as a fan

     

     

    But leave the football know-how to the likes of me and The Exiled Tim.

  15. WHAT IS THE STARS on 27TH DECEMBER 2018 8:11 PM

     

    Sad news for me.

     

    Just hearing of the death of a good pal of mine from many years back when i was young and foolish

     

     

    https://comeheretome.com/2018/12/26/goodbye-to-jer-oleary-actor-and-larkinite/#more-39775

     

     

    Jer O Leary..a big Celtic fan,actor, “Dublin Character ,”.. IRA volunteer in his younger days,Maker of Trade Union banners ,and much much more.

     

    I will miss him.

     

    Rest in Peace…

     

     

     

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    WITS,

     

     

    sad news, but also thanks for sharing, to my shame I knew nothing of this fella, however what you posted there was a fascinating read, and I will now go search out his works.

     

     

    What a mighty man, what a life he lived.

     

     

    god bless Jer.

  16. Greenpinta, I left hame in 1975 so was at the next 4 New Years games and can’t recall any minutes silence, don’t forget though that they were under litigation for a while so flew under the radar during this period. The following year, 1972 the Jim Brogan game, both sides wore black armbands and the flags above the jungle were at half mast.

     

     

    Incidentally both our goals, Brogies and the Wee Mhans were heiders, so much for their much vaunted tall defenders and big drap the baw mcloy

  17. SFTB,

     

     

    Tongue and cheek remark taken out of context of your post.

     

     

    However good opportunity to promote Celtic pubs.

     

     

    Apologies if you feel inclined.

     

     

    HH COYBIG.

  18. Kev

     

    If by Zionist you mean Jewish, for sure, there are only three countries on the planet that don’t have a Jewish controlled back on their soil, you could go as far to say they control the whole world through their control of the worlds money one way or another.

  19. WITS

     

     

    Never heard of Jer before. Sounds like the type of man the world needs more of not less.

     

     

    Very sad. R.I.P. Jer

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

  20. Celtic Mac

     

     

    “You will need to point me in the direction of the the Board quote and if possible who made it and when.”

     

     

    Is this any use?

     

     

    Or this?

     

    Or this?

     

     

     

    You must have read something about it.

     

     

     

    “Celtic accepted these tickets, not any one individual supporter. To pass responsibility to individual supporters is nothing short of outrageous, or as I said earlier reprehensible.”

     

     

    Hmmmmm! You might have to spell out your reasoning here. Yes, Celtic (eventually) agreed to take up their allocation. WHy prevaricate at all if all they wanted were ibrox dollars to keep the world’s most expensive heated driveway going? Why not gung ho from the start? I know Celtic supporters, regular away supporters of many years standing, who approached the club lobbying for the allocation to be taken up. I know supporters who went to Ibrox last time SDM tried to ban us , rather than reduce allocations. Even if it was an evil Board who decided to take up the allocation, after doing a Machiavellian dance of coyness, how did they persuade all those “idiots” (your word, not mine) to take them off their hand. Is your taking away of individual responsibility from those who volunteered to pay money to take tickets from Celtic’s allocation not outrageous or reprehensible? It is, most certainly, patronising.

     

     

     

     

    ” Part and parcel of his £2.5 mill bonus I’m sure. Peter Lawwell spoke of both the “spectacle” and the “attractiveness” of the fixture that tells me all I need to know about his position.”

     

     

    Most Celtic fans are attracted by this spectacle. That is why they will watch it live on TV. It is, by far, our most marketable fixture and the one the fans long to see (not just tose 800 at the event but all of us in our homes and pubs, must, by your logic, be idiots too. Can I assume that you will not be watching?

     

     

     

     

    “I said earlier this season we should not be mimicking the likes of Dave King, but we are, to a T. It is all about the Old Firm, nobody will convince me otherwise. Celtic see the 800 as useful idiots, that is the only opinion we share in this case.”

     

     

     

    We do not mimic Dave King, nor is there any O** F*** in our official references (it is used exclusively by pundits, journos, players and ex-players, and by Sevco fans vut Celtic have, largely, dropped the term. We differ in so many aspects, not least in our adherence to the rules of the SFA and the Taxman. We differ in our number of court appearances, in the cordiality of our commercial agreements with partners and in our success on the field. “Celtic”, whoever that may be, do not share your opinion that our fans are idiots. That is your word and your expression, unquoted by anyone elsewhere.

     

     

    It is time for you to own it.

  21. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The danger on Saturday will be Lafferty.

     

     

    He has a mission.And it`s not football.

  22. Just hame after a great day out.

     

     

    First time I’ve ever been on the Renfrew Ferry. It is so cool. The lad said they might not be sailing after 5 as it has been quiet. We left the Cottons Bar well after 5 expecting it to not be on. It was.

     

     

    I am in full agreement with Paul67 that Celtic are as rested and Ready…. AYE… Ready to pump them hard.

     

     

    Who knows anything though. :))

  23. Macjay

     

    There’s a Starman,

     

    Playing on the Right,

     

    His name is Jamesie Forrest,

     

    And He is Feckin Dynamite.

     

    JF will destroy them on Saturday.

     

    YNWA

  24. WITS

     

     

    In honour of Jer’s passing would have been better wording.

     

     

    Apoligies

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

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