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  1. re Bute.



    I hosted a works visit during the summer, people from USA, Brazil and Australia.



    Took a wee day out to Bute.



    It included a visit to Mount Stuart house. I had never been before, quite incredible place, well worth it.

  2. For once I agree with KEV J,Mc Arthur has been outstanding for Palace every time I have watched them.Terrific holding midfielder for them.Would be a perfect foil for Broony.


    Dont think his valuation is right though.I would think a lot more than 4 million.Wont happen,but worth a mention.

  3. McArthur won’t happen. £4m is a fantasy. He’s worth £10m, minimum at the going rate and probably on at least £40k a week. And he’s a sticky bun.

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on





    No , mate.



    I`m just memorable.

  5. McArthur? Aye right, nae chance!



    He does not fit the current model.






    He will not improve move.


    He is not a prodigy to be bought on the cheap and sold for maximum profit to enhance the PLC bonus and dividends.


    He is not a freebie from our yout setup.


    He will cost more than we are ever likely to sell him for in the future.



    I’d be astounded of 2 foreheads if we bought such a financial loss maker to the bean counters.




  6. Couple of beauties in John James Blog today.The “Signet rings”and “Joe Garner”.Really gave me a good giggle.

  7. I agree with all the comments on Mc Arthur.The only reason I mentioned him was he is a great performer for Palace in the role so many on here are crying out for.Always puts me in mind of Vinnie Jones,facially.

  8. I have a sneaking suspicion about the Nagby joining up in January.Bringing him over to the CL match was not for nothing.Would fit Moonbeams criteria.2 million quoted,and great chance for that to rocket in 2-3 years.

  9. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    If Rab was your dentist in Hamilton you will know my wife also as she was with him for a while

  10. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Good Morning Bhoys from a wet Central Scotland. I dont see Celtic going for the older player such as Snodgrass the transfer value would be high the wages would also be high and there would not likely to be a return on such a player.We are more likely to be looking at younger players where we can get maybe 3 seasons from and then sell at an increased transfer fee.H.H.

  11. Players who have 6 months left on their contract:



    K. Commons


    • M. Lustig


    • E. Izaguirre


    • E. Ambrose


    • K. Toure


    • L. Fasan


    • E. O’Connell



    Safe to say BR has judged them surplus to requirements?

  12. TIMALOY29 on 21ST DECEMBER 2016 11:06 AM


    MOONBEAMSWD on 21ST DECEMBER 2016 11:10 AM



    I thought Lustig had a deal on the table.

  13. Nice to see my old stomping ground BUTE being spoken of fondly. Cracking place to grow up but far too many Huns down there! Galatea the only recognised Celtic bar. Some great days/nights in there after games.



    HH EnnisBhoy





    I think Lustig,Izzy,O’Connell will all be offered new deals. Toure will be down to his fitness levels.



    The others are probably in touch with their agents. I suspect some other players who still have time on their contracts are also in discussions with their agents.

  15. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    I was also at Mount Stewart back in October for a wedding


    Cracking setting and lovely we private chapel in it

  16. Rangers are 20 points clear of the bottom and 14 points from the top.


    If Celtic win their next 3 games then Rangers could be as close to the bottom as the top.



    Celtic are required to lose at least 5 games with Rangers winning all of theirs between now and the end of the season for Rangers to win the league. This will require Celtic to lose 1 game in every 4.



    If Rangers drop points to Celtic in any of our games this will require Celtic to drop those points against other teams.



    Celtic are likely to sign at least 1 significant player in January. If Rangers are sensible they will sign no one with their loses accumulating and liabilities growing on future essential capital expenditure.



    Celtic won last night with 6 or 7 players who would be replaced if we were playing an important match or were not clear by double points figures before the half way point in the league.



    Our focus is already moving to next season. Make the key signing in January and trim the squad knowing that the players at Lennoxtown after their holidays in June will be those who take us through the qualifiers.



    Will Rangers be given a European license? How much will they earn if their coefficient puts them alongside teams from the Welsh leagues? Will this be enough to cover the hole in their accounts or the hole in the roofs?



    Would they be better agreeing that they would be financially doping and cheating again if they stopped Hearts or Aberdeen from achieving European football? Would they be better relying on referees sympathy or Joe Garners elbows to cause damage? Would a move to Hampden on a permanent basis really be too much for their fans to bear? Why have they not sold Auchenhowie?



    Perhaps these issues may crystallise before Resolution 12 needs to be addressed?

  17. Was not able to be at Celtic Park yesterday evening. I got home for the second half and decided to turn on BBC Scotland. After five minutes of the nonsence spouted by Packie and Ferguson, I gave up. Is it always like that on BBC Scotland? Both of the above mentioned were desperate for PT to equalise. Wont be tempted to listen to that rubbish ever again. Packie had not quite taken the soup, but he certainly had to spoon close to his mouth.





    Very good chance that qualifying for Europe would be another loss-making venture for TFOD.



    Strong suggestions elsewhere that Auchenhowie ownership is,at best,a matter of some dispute.



    Also that Regan is asking considerably more for use of Hampden than TFOD are prepared to pay at the moment. In addition,I doubt the pitch could stand the strain,much less the toilets!





    I recall one of the papers getting hold of salary arrangements for first team players at Celtic and Rangers. Late 80s,I think.



    Pat Bonnar was Celtic’s top earner.



    You’d think he could afford his own bliddy soup!

  20. Connaire, to be fair, Patrick were worthy of a goal. Ziggy Gordon missed a sitter and their Centre forward missed one he should have at least hit the target with.


    We had two sitters that should have been scored. The interview with the Thistle assistant after the game confirmed that he thought they should have scored but he wasn’t getting carried away thinking they should have won. As I said earlier, we had arguably 6 or 7 players out who could have improved the starting line up.


    The false excitement at Celtic winning games by a 1 goal margin is on a par with watching Gordon Ramsay make an omelette.

  21. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Guardian sport



    Wednesday 21 December 2016 10.36 GMT


    Last modified on Wednesday 21 December 2016 11.18 GMT








    Borussia Mönchengladbach have sacked their coach André Schubert hours after being beaten at home by their fellow Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg.



    Schubert had been in charge since November last year, but speculation had been mounting, with the club enduring a difficult season. The Wolfsburg defeat left them 14th in the table, and they finished third in their Champions League group behind Barcelona and Manchester City.


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    Borussia’s sporting director, Max Eberl, said: “We have held a lot of talks in recent days, analysed our on-the-pitch development and discussed the situation in detail, and together with André we have come to the conclusion that it is better for both sides to call an end to our collaboration.



    “André helped us a great deal last season, when he led the team from the last place in the table to fourth place and the playoffs at the start of this season into the Champions League. But the development has stalled for various reasons. We decided to refresh things with another coach.”


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    Schubert said: “This change could be the right way to bring the club, which is always more important and bigger than any individual, back to success. I’m grateful for a great experience with great people.”








    How’s tricks? Wee man keeping you on yer toes?

  23. Spent many a time standing outside the brandane and galatea among other Rothesay pubs drinking coke and eating crisps while my auld uncle Eddie nipped in for a quick one,sometimes I would be allowed in to sit in the corner which was always my preference coz once inside you’d always leave with a pocket full of change,happy days

  24. If Thistle had taken their chances and Celtic likewise there still would only have been one winner.Encouraged by Henderson’s performance,think Brendon can make a player of him.When watching the young lads against Man City I thought there were others more likely to play for the first team than Miller but I thought he had a promising debut though will have toughen up.

  25. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    So I’ve had a look at the players used over the last month or so who have all started (with the exception of Bailly); none of these (with the exception of Griffiths) has started regularly this season or would be classed now as a first pick. Here is the team:



    Bailly, Gamoboa, Toure, Boyata, Izziguirre; Bitton, Henderson; Mackay-Stephen, McGregor, Christie; Griffiths.



    Lined up in Rodgers favoured 4-2-3-1 this team, I am certain, would still win the league comfortably. Only Gamboa and Toure weren’t available last season; the main difference being if we had played this team last season we would probably have been beaten. Now I would be confident of a win if we played them at Hamilton on Saturday.



    reamarkableprogress CSC





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