Celtic with a an outlet for frustration


Current form is not required to provide a bit of nervousness for visits to the Tony Macaroni.  Our three visits since 2007 have returned two draws and a defeat to Livingston, Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic’s goals on our last visit are the only times we have scored in that period.

Having watched Livingston and Hibs face an equally depleted Celtic in recent days, it was clear which team is stronger, although my interpretation is not supported by the bookies odds on which of them is more likely to lift the League Cup.  Livingston failed to win their first game in nine against Celtic, for any team, they are remarkably strong.

Plastic has not been our friend in West Lothian or Ayrshire, while indiscipline, in the form of a red card-inducing lunge by Ryan Christie last season didn’t help either.  Both factors can be mitigated.

Our recent visits to Livingston and their current form have no relevance for Celtic tonight.  We have a significantly stronger squad who have a point to prove.  All that frustrated energy that was evident in Neil Lennon and no doubt exists with the players has an outlet.  No excuses tonight, Celtic, get the job done.

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  1. Gene


    Happy with that. I hope Ralston doesn’t get the hook. He did nothing wrong, which for anyone playing RB for us this season, is something of a miracle.

  2. squire danaher on

    BADA BING!! on 20TH JANUARY 2021 3:16 PM



    Ntcham is the player allegedly isolating






    Makes a change to isolating himself on the park.

  3. squire danaher on

    MARKIEBHOY on 20TH JANUARY 2021 3:25 PM



    Can’t agree more, a right back who can defend, maybe it will catch on.

  4. INIQUITOUSIV- I seen La Ralston at lunchtime, and she was smoldering beautifully…🌤🌤

  5. spikeysauldman on

    Ralston – no pace at all (yes, plenty others in the team with no pace) – decent squad filler but he should be looking to move to further his career

  6. I watced the 5 0 game from 2019 last night.



    We were fantastic. Edouard was unplayable. We were playing at full pace, everything was quick. Gordon. Boyata, Lustig are not still here but the rest are here. N’tcham was electric



    How did we get to this?

  7. Barkas


    Ralston, Ajer,Welsh and Taylor


    Soro McGregor, Turnbull, Christie,


    Ajeti and Eddy

  8. Have to say that for all the self-policing that goes on in this site, the unopposed acceptance of old men’s mysogyny is a bit cringeworthy to say the least. You wonder what daughters and grand daughters looking in must think of their auld fellas.



    I guess old, white, sexist men continues to be the target demographic for the site….




  9. Bada,



    I’m not running an unconscious bias training session fella. Rationalising it, is of course one approach to the problem.




  10. Big W- you might have been on one course too many,any posts re any women on here are respectfully given from a heterosexual (can you still say that?) point of view, all the best HH

  11. Big Wavy


    I would normally side with the point you are making but Bada`s comments on Judith the weather woman are inoffensive. Is it not the case that most TV presenters, male and female, are quite good looking?

  12. Let me take a look at the old upside down goldfish bowl.


    Mmm Danny Ings wants to play for a Champions League team, stalling on signing a new contract that would make him the top paid player down at Southampton. Spurs supposed to be interested. Danny Ings?


    That should give our own Eddie a bit of a boost, surely I can do at least as well as him. Non?


    The players putting themselves in the frame for a move South or elsewhere are not Christie, Ntcham or McGregor, but rather Soro and/or Turnbull if they can push on through until the end of the season and improve their fitness, the latter with an added incentive of making it into Steve Clarkes Euro squad, a shop window for any player this summer. Result big Pete seeing a light at the end of this season’s tunnel which does not involve a train coming in the opposite direction. Trebles all round!

  13. ERNIE LYNCH on 20TH JANUARY 2021 2:35 PM


    TIMMY7_NOTED on 20TH JANUARY 2021 2:26 PM




    The standard of politician across all parties throughout the UK is abysmal and has been for years.




    I think the decline started when those who experienced and were shaped by the 30s and 40s started to die off.






    You mean like Denis Healey


    The man who introduced monetarism to uk


    In a IMF forced budget in 1976.



    Serial judas




  14. Celtic Mac



    Danny Ings is scoring and has the physique required in the EPL Very direct but a bit of skill too.



    If you are proven in that league, your worth goes through the roof. Not so much so if you play in SPFL



    Second chance for him too. Had a big move to Liverpool, didn’t work out and bad injury.



    PS i heard on the radio this morning that Ivan Toney is getting racist abuse online again. Shocking stuff at the moment in UK

  15. I saw the photo of the snow plough on the Livi pitch.



    Surely, the pitch is unplayable and if it somehow is declared on how can we play passing football on this surface.



    Should these pitches not have undersoil heating.

  16. squire danaher on

    Big Wavy



    From Wikipedia



    Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls. It enforces sexism by punishing those who reject an inferior status for women and rewarding those who accept it.



    I’d say the auld yins who carry the torch for Big Judith don’t tick they boxes.

  17. BSR 😂






    If Livi can play on it, so can we. We are a goal down on plastic pitches when we make a big psychological issue of it



    I remember an O’Neill side who played long for corners and free kicks. Scored 3 headers and never let them near our box. 3-0

  18. coneybhoy



    Eddie has both! Hasn’t shown much of what he is capable of this season mind you. Point being if Ings ends up at Spurs, Southampton will be looking for another forward. We’ve done a bit of business with them over the years. Yup shocking news re Toney, doing so well at Brentford this season and a big miss for us if reports about him and Celtic are true.

  19. glendalystonsils on

    BIGBHOY on 20TH JANUARY 2021 4:20 PM



    You cannae have undersoil heating without soil -))



    Under plastic heating mibbe!

  20. Bournesouprecipe



    Cue for a couple of sings there….


    Big Pete will be hoping it’s the Mamas and Papas….

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