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Celtic’s heroes wanted home and fit 8 days from Champions League

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Delighted as we all are for the success of the Scotland team, flush with six Celtic players in Friday’s starting line-up, Brendan Rodgers will primarily be hoping they, and our many other players on international duty, come through the remaining World Cup qualifiers unscathed.

On Friday we are at Hamilton, but one week tomorrow we face PSG at Celtic Park, against a team who have scored 14 goals in four league games last month – then signed striker, Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

The one player who could have done with some international game time is Jozo Simunovic, but he managed only the bench as Bosnia easy past Gibraltar. Hamilton’s artificial surface is not the place Brendan would want to give his central defender a run out, after being rested for visit to similar surfaces at Kilmarnock at Astana.  Jozo is fit, so could go straight into the team for Tuesday, but I’m sure the manager would prefer him to have an outing first.

Not that I’m nervous about Tuesday, of course.

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  1. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 1:45 AM

     

     

    There`s nothing I can say about all those issues which will influence your opinion in the slightest.

     

    However , the decisions were made by the Cabinet , not just Thatcher .

     

    When they had had enough , they slung her out and then the people elected Major a couple of months later.

     

     

    I came across this on the World Socialist Web Site in relation to UCS , which gives a different slant on these issues.

     

    This , in particular , was the impression I have always had about the motivation of many union leaders and the object of many strikes .

     

     

    ” During the UCS dispute, Reid and his Stalinist allies in the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) were decisive in diverting a powerful movement in the working class away from a fight to bring down the then Conservative government of Edward Heath. ”

     

     

    That , to me , was what the miners strike was all about.

     

    The overthrowing of a duly elected government .

     

     

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/08/reid-a25.html

  2. Macjay

     

     

    Of course it was.

     

    Stand down Margaret was a great song.

     

    The sentiment was better.

  3. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 2:57 AM

     

    Macjay

     

     

     

    Of course it was.

     

     

    Stand down Margaret was a great song.

     

     

    The sentiment was better.

     

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    Believe me , D.D. , I can understand the feelings of deep resentment against her.

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Margaret Thatcher was so popular that she was elected three times , and never rejected at the ballot box , by the British electorate.

     

     

    Ain`t facts inconvenient .

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    All you say is true. But she was probably the most divisive PM ever-even within her own party. If you didn’t vote for her,she had no time for you.

     

     

    And she pissed away the income from oil and from selling the family silver. Consumers in the UK will be paying through the nose for her policies for generations to come.

  6. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 6:00 AM

     

    MACJAY

     

     

     

    All you say is true. But she was probably the most divisive PM ever-even within her own party. If you didn’t vote for her,she had no time for you.

     

     

     

    And she pissed away the income from oil and from selling the family silver. Consumers in the UK will be paying through the nose for her policies for generations to come.

     

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    And everything on the other side of politics was sweetness and light ?

     

     

    This from the World Socialist Web Site

     

     

    ” During the UCS dispute, Reid and his Stalinist allies in the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) were decisive in diverting a powerful movement in the working class away from a fight to bring down the then Conservative government of Edward Heath. ”

     

     

    Nothing to do with the pay and conditions of employees.

     

    Simply a blatant attempt to overthrow the duly elected govt. of the U.K.

     

    Whatever else she did she stopped that happening and thank God for that.

     

    The alternative was the lovely Arthur Scargill , hero of the working class , and co.

     

    Arthur last seen in court recently trying to screw more money out of the N.U.M.

     

     

    Would you really have wished him and his ilk running the country ?

     

    Really , Bobby ?

     

    Because that was the alternative.

  7. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TWISTS N TURNS on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 6:03 AM

     

    Macjay

     

     

    Callaghan

     

     

    Foot

     

     

    Kinnock

     

     

     

    Sometimes it’s all about the alternatives

     

     

     

    See Craig Whyte/Charles Green/Dave King:-))

     

     

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    Exactly right.

     

     

    Just what I said about Scargill above. He would have had the decent Michael Foot for brekky .

  8. Thatcher….other FACTS.

     

     

    I was a qualified electrician from the mid 1970’s, newly married in 1977 and with a mortgage.

     

    My wife and I had good paying jobs ( no kids ), and I must admit ( sadly) a comfy life under Thatcher.

     

    Others were NOT so fortunate, as I was about to find out.

     

     

    Around 1981, I was “laid off” from work like many others, as the whole building trade had almost shut down thanks to Thatcher. All of a sudden my comfy lifestyle was gone.

     

    Being unemployed for the first time in my life affected my marriage soon after, and for a while I was still expected to sign on the Dole, whilst NOT receiving a penny in Benefit, due to my wife working ?

     

    Our bills still had to be paid, but only one wage was coming into the house.

     

     

    Thatcher and her crew had no intention of helping someone like me, and I wasnt the only victim as my wife began to resent being the breadwinner, hence one of the reasons why our marriage broke up. We had been and met as College sweethearts some years earlier.

     

     

    I got a job as a Postman with the GPO.

     

    The number of different “Tradesmen” working as Postmen was unbelievable, as Electricians, Joiners, Plumbers etc etc couldnt get work. Although happy to be working, my wages were somewhat lower as a Postman than as an electrician.

     

     

    As for Thatcher never losing an election ?….yes thats true but what shouldnt be forgotten was that when she launched the illegal war against Argentina….she was on her way OUT !, and she knew it.

     

    The Falklands war was her Godsend, as all of a sudden she had the backing of the majority of the union jack flying British public.

     

    She was a MASS MURDERER….that should never be forgotten, and NOT just with the Falklands, but many others took their own life due to long term unemployment in Britain…no hope and depression for many in Britain.

     

     

    Perhaps some of you younger ones on here should watch the excellent tv drama series from the early 1980’s…” The Boys from the Blackstuff”, written by Alan Bleasdale.

     

     

    For anyone to attempt to defend Thatcher and her deliberate policies then watch that drama series.

     

     

    As for Arthur Scargill…..he produced a list of coal mines thru Britain that Thatcher was going to shut down…the Tories called him a LIAR…..Scargill was PROVED RIGHT ”

     

     

    May she rot in Hell.

     

    HH

  9. I meant to add, Thatcher was very clever ( unlike PM May).

     

    Thatcher KNEW exactly what she was doing with the working class of Britain.

     

    She caused resentment between those working and those who weren’t thru now fault of their own.

     

    She caused Mining communities to suffer shortage of food…unlike today there were NO FOODBANKS for folk to turn to.

     

    Thatcher ensured that Miner fought Miner, not forgetting the role she had the British Police embark on, especially with any strikers including the Miners of course.

     

    I can NOT forget watching those terrible scenes on TV, with Miner fighting Miner….nor should anyone else !

     

     

    I despised Thatcher then……still do !

     

    HH

  10. Good morning CQN from a dull, damp and dreich East Devon.

     

    See Thatcher’s taking a pounding again.

     

    Any news on Griff’s injury yet?

  11. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG JIMMY on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 6:45 AM

     

     

    I`m sure that your resentment in relation to your personal circumstances is totally justified.

     

     

    Your characterisation of the Falklands war , however , is imho seriously flawed .

     

    It was about a year after the end of the Falklands war that the election took place.

     

     

    The mass murderer was the fascist Galtieri and his predecessors , Viola , who were responsible for the murder of thousands of socialists. Drugged and thrown out of planes.

     

    Galtieri and his gang are still being prosecuted and imprisoned in Argentina.

     

     

    I find it amazing to find no condemnation for fascists like the Argentinian junta on these pages.

     

    But condemnation for the democratically elected Thatcher .

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    One other thing.

     

    It was the British govt. which decided to go to war , not Thatcher.

     

    A decision supported by the aforesaid Mchael Foot .

     

    Fair`s fair.

     

    Shall we describe him as a mass murderer too ?

     

    If not , why not ?

  13. MACJAY,

     

     

    No matter when the next General Election was Thatcher and her cronies KNEW that she was on her way OUT !

     

    Her policies ensured hardship for millions unseen since directly after World War 2. As for the Argentine Junta…Thatcher was no better.

     

    She was a Facist…a Mass Murderer….and I would suggest that to give just ONE example of her ordering the sinking of the Argentine ship Belgrano, and all of those Argentine sailors SHOULD have seen her stand Trial for War Crimes.

     

     

    I have always viewed myself as having a reasonable education thru school, life and College.

     

    However, I can assure you that when the Falklands war broke out, I…like MANY others didnt have a clue where the Falklands was ?

     

    I admit, I thought it was in the North of Scotland !

     

     

    The Falklands war provide Thatcher and those of her ilk, with yet another chance to show the world how Britain still clung to her so called “British Empire”…feckin disgusting.

     

     

    Thatcher was the very same “Human Being” who quoted on the door of number 10, about Christianity etc…” Were there is no hope etc…blah feckin blah!

     

    i think she quoted St Francis of Assisi as soon as she took office in 1979.

     

     

    She starved the NHS and nurses of money, she starved the Mining Communities of their homes and generations of lifestyle. There were miners who were Brothers who fought each other…families being ripped apart….I could go on but maybe you get the picture ?

     

     

    Thatcher was a very clever woman..but she was also a Right Wing Facist Looney.

     

    HH

  14. MACJAY,

     

    Okay Michael Foot….Mass Murderer.

     

     

    Who orginially owned the Falklands….Britain ?…..dont think so mate.

     

    HH

     

     

    I have never understood why some people chose to live some 12,000 miles from their so called homeland ( Britain)…and yet fly the union jack on their roofs and gardens, singing feckin Rule Britannia morning noon and feckin night /

     

    Why dont those who have CHOSEN to live on the Falklands…just go feckin home if they love Britain so much….why dont those Irishmen and women who love Merry ole England/Britain so much just leave Ireland to the true Irish folk ?

     

     

    whenever I argue with Huns about Ireland, and I hear them singing the Famine Song etc, I ask them why do those so called Brits ( who love Britain so much) stay in places like the Falklands and Ireland etc…..I have never had an answer to that question.

     

     

    Before you ask, I live here in Scotland cos I was born here ( sadly).

     

    HH

     

    HH

  15. MACJAY

     

    So in your opinion Thatcher was NOT a Mass Murderer ?

     

    Likewise her Cabinet ?

     

    Norman Tebbit for one ?

     

     

    Those Bassa’s and ANYONE else in POWER ( Michael Foot wasnt in Power) were imo Mass Murderers.

     

    I could say Michael Foot was a Mass Murderer BEFORE Thatcher due to his role in British Government during World War 2, as he supported German cities being bombed etc.

     

     

    Thatcher was an out and out COW !

     

    HH

  16. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG JIMMY on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 7:22 AM

     

     

    A hugely unpopular unelected Latin American fascist dictator decided to take military action against the Falkland Islands , the population of which overwhelmingly wanted to remain British. And still do.

     

     

    Did you wish him to succeed ?

     

    That`s really the only issue.

  17. IANBHOY929 on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 7:01 AM

     

    Good morning CQN from a dull, damp and dreich East Devon.

     

     

    See Thatcher’s taking a pounding again.

     

     

    Any news on Griff’s injury yet?

     

    …………………………

     

    The Griff has said he’s okay.

     

    HH

  18. MACJAY,

     

    Please explain how anyone can live 12,000 miles away from Britain thru their own choice and STILL be viewed as British ?

     

    If I lived 12,000 miles away from Scotland..I wouldnt be waving a Saltire..nor would I be singing Alexander Brother songs every day.

     

     

    would you say that Thatcher was any better than the Argentine Junta ?

     

    HH

  19. On the serious matter of the coal mines, but a little more lightheartedly, most of my pals went to work in polkemmet colliery when we left school.

     

    My best pal, Ian, god rest him, joined up too.

     

    He was an apprentice sparky.

     

    He would tell me all about the mine. Sounded quite exotic to me working in a daft engineering factory.

     

    Anyhow, one day he tells me they’re holding an ” open day”. He can get me down the pit. Brilliant. Quite excited at the thought, I rolled up on the day.

     

    ” you’ll be going down in the cage” he informed me.

     

    Superb…. an elevator to the bottom. I had it pictured in my mind. Step in press the button and a smooth ride to the bottom.

     

    We got to the place where the cage entrance was.

     

    There was a queue . I stood there and this fekkin ‘ thing’ take off at speed, creaking and clanging it disappeared.

     

     

    I don’t mind telling ya. My bottle crashed. No way in God’s green earth was I getting into that contraption!! About turn!!

     

     

    On a serious note, and more sombre, my cousin was killed by the cage when he was working in polkemmet. They were closing the mine, he was working as a maintenance engineer and the cage fell on him.

     

    Lovely guy he was. RIP Matt.

  20. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG JIMMY on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 7:49 AM

     

     

    Please explain how anyone can live 12,000 miles away from Britain thru their own choice and STILL be viewed as British ?

     

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    I`ll let Michael Foot answer that question.

     

    I hope you listen to what he has to say.

     

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LruHv0PZ82E

  21. IN PROPESTIVE…

     

     

    If a member of the Argentine Junta walked into my local pub…I would just ignore the Bassa.

     

     

    On the other hand….if Thatcher walked into my local pub…..I would have no hesitation in booting her right in the BAWS !

     

    HH

  22. IN PROPESTIVE ?….In PROSPECTIVE !

     

     

    MACJAY,

     

    Why are trying to put the Boot into Foot ?

     

     

    During the 2nd World War he wanted germans killed…so you want me to call him a Mass Murderer ? okay then…he was a mass murderer.

     

    I do NOT remember Michael Foot ever deliberately murdering British families thru depression, starvation etc due to any of his policies…..unlike Thatcher ?

  23. Good morning, friends.

     

     

    Happily back at my own breakfast table following a fantastic ‘all inclusive’ week in Turkey. Roll on the next Fat Bhoy Slim…..

     

     

    3 sleeps till Hamilton… ;-)

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TWISTSNTURNS

     

     

    A sad tale,mate. But only too common.

     

     

    For all the camaraderie etc of working in a mine-as Jock Stein said,the men beside you are your best friends-it was still,a hellish place to work.

     

     

    Zola’s Germinal,set in 1860s France,was written 100 years before the miners’ strike. And conditions were little changed since.

     

     

    I’m glad that no-one in this country is forced to endure such conditions to eke out an existence. But to simply abandon whole communities was criminal.

  25. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Big Jimmy, I dont know how much the tickets for the Lions of Lisbon show are for Oran Mor.

     

     

    My pal and I saw it at Rutherglen Town Hall last May . The tickets were very reasonably priced at £12. There is a plaque in Rutherglen Town Hall, in the ticket office, in honour of Bobby Murdoch.

  26. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG JIMMY on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 8:00 AM

     

     

    The point is ………….

     

    Thatcher did not decide to respond with military action.

     

    The British govt. did.

     

    With the support of the leader of the opposition, Michael Foot.

     

     

    Anyway , mate.

     

    I think we`ve done it to death.