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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. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jobo, nice to see you back.

     

     

    A bit colder and wetter here in East Kilbride than Turkey unfortunately.

  2. HMS Endurance re-location 3 months prior to the Argies invasion tells you all you need to know about who needed an invasion and the popularity jump from the successful (if you don’t consider the dead, named, burnt) victory.

     

     

    MWD Ding Dong

  3. BMCUW – seeing as you asked then, as Dallas Dallas has mentioned it’s a rather grey and dreich September morning here in ole EK and barely half of the temperature i left behind yesterday afternoon. Roll on the next holiday, God willing, though nothing planed yet ….

  4. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    And so another day in the great Munich ticket search begins… ;-)

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  5. DALLAS DALLAS WHERE THE HECK IS DALLAS on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 8:06 AM

     

    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.

     

    ………………………..

     

    Cheers mate.

     

    I had one of the best Drinking/Story Telling nights of my life the 1st time I met Bobby Murdoch around 1991.

     

    What a world class player…and a world class gent Bobby was.

     

    HH

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    FAVOURITEUNCLE

     

     

    Would that not be Mutually Assured Destruction?

  7. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 8:28 AM

     

     

    sorry did not mean against each other .like say 2 lines of stickies ????????

  8. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    FAVOURITEUNCLE

     

     

    Ah,gotcha now.

     

     

    I think it would be a draw.

     

     

    Which would have to go to a replay,then,erm,penalty kicks.

     

     

    I’d pay to watch that. I can even volunteer a coupla deserving huns if need be(!)

  9. Macjay

     

    Jim Callachan sent a destroyer to the Falklands/Malvinas on 2 occasions whilst he was PM to warn the Argentinian junta not to act on their claim for sovereignty of the islands. It was clear that the generals were desperate to find an external enemy to deflect from their pitiful performance at running the country. Dissidents were disappearing in thousands. Callachan played it firm but low key.

     

    By late 1981 Thatcher needed the big deflection. She was 23% behind in the polls. She welcomed the invasion and it gave her the chance to look all powerful on the world stage. Reagan’s USA advised Thatcher to get the UN involved. No chance! War it was. Rule Brotannia, General Belgrano etc etc. The sub wot sank it is the only Royal Navy ship in history to lose its log book. Hmmn.

     

    She won 2 more elections on the back of it and was able to inflict untold damage to British society.

  10. For about a year or so BEFORE the Falklands war, the football team I played for had as one of our strips….Argentina !

     

    It was a great strip imo and I looked like a young Daniel Killer whenever I wore it.

     

    ( Note Daniel Killer was a Argentine defender who took no prisoners from the late 1970’s).

     

     

    Truth be told, when we wore that strip during and after the Falklands war, some other teams weren’t very happy..especially some English teams that we played against.

     

     

    I looked very handsome in my Argentine strip…even if I say so myself..now where did I put that old photo ?

     

    No English team beat us when we wore that strip !

     

    HH

  11. Big Jimmy

     

    My early choice of football strip matched my ability…..not good.

     

     

    Airdrie.

     

     

    Not a good choice when finished off with George Best stylo matchmaker boots.

     

     

    Innocence of youth…..

  12. Thatcher’s inner circle included a disproportionate number of sexual deviants.

     

     

    One assumes the security services were aware of their various activities.

  13. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 8:43 AM

     

     

    BIG JIMMY handsome defender !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!do you still think OOR TONY would manage a draw ?????

  14. I meant to add..I am mistaken….I looked and played like a young MARIO KEMPES in that Argentina strip !

     

     

    Daniel Killer was innocent.

     

    HH

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    FAVOURITEUNCLE

     

     

    I would hope for a draw,mate. The consequences of a replay and penalty kicks could be highly dangerous,though. The spectators would die laughing!

  16. HOT SMOKED on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 8:59 AM

     

    Big Jimmy

     

     

    I wouldn`t think any of your subs lost a log book :-)

     

     

     

    JJ

     

    …….

     

    Good wan mate.

     

    HH

     

     

    Every opponent that came up against me was usually SUNK ! LOL.

  17. If memory serves me correctly…Scotland played a couple of friendlies just prior to the World Cup Finals in 1978 in Argentina and that wee Hun Wullie Johnston played in those games, one of which was against Argentina and a certain Daniel Killer ?

     

     

    During the game Johnston ( thinking he was some kind of Big Jimmy), was blowing kisses to the women in the Argentine crowd etc.

     

    Soon after came the Finals…and wee Wullie the Hun was caught taking drugs etc….and sent home in disgrace.

     

    Me ?….I would have sent him home as soon as he started blowing kisses to the Argentine women…..ugly wee Hun bassa !

     

    HH

  18. Big Jimmy

     

    Had there ever been a BIG Jimmy who was any good at football?

     

     

    Jimmy McGrory

     

    Jimmy Johnstone

     

    Jimmy Greaves

     

     

    See?

     

     

    Noo… I challenge you to find me a decent big Jimmy…..

  19. From a county Mayo town

     

    came a man of great renown

     

    as a sailor and a soldier was none bolder.

     

    He went to America

     

    at an early age they say

     

    as a cabin boy to sail the wide world over.

     

     

    Then adventure took him south

     

    to the De La Plata mouth

     

    San Martin was on the route in Argentina

     

    so three whaling ships he bought.

     

    And Brazil and Spain he fought

     

    and freedom then he sought for Argentina.

     

     

    Now Admiral William Brown

     

    you’re a man of courage shown

     

    and in battles fought the odds were all against you

     

    but your Irish heart was strong

     

    and in memory still lives on

     

    and in Ireland there are some that don’t forget you

     

     

    On St. Patrick’s day it’s told

     

    you had many victories bold

     

    you defeated all invaders thugs and bullys

     

    then through the Pampas rose

     

    and you found a happy home

     

    Las Islas Malvinas, Argentinas

     

     

    He had heard of Irish hands

     

    in noble gallant bands

     

    that helped to free the land called Argentina.

     

    He had heard with great acclaim

     

    the Patricios name and fame

     

    When in 1806 the British came for slaughter.

     

     

    And to this very day

     

    in the Argentine they say

     

    the English ran away from Buenos Aires

     

    to the islands further down

     

    and they took them for the crown

     

    las Islas Malvinas, Argentina

     

     

    We remember William Brown

     

    and his land of great renown

     

    He, invader of the islands from your country

     

    when in 1833

     

    were by pirates forced to flee.

     

    And in Ireland sure we know the story fully

     

    and the people that went too

     

    to the Argentine when new

     

    to escape the English laws and wars and famine.

     

     

    They had proved a loyal crew

     

    just like all the Irish do.

     

    Las Islas Malvinas, Argentinas

     

     

    The old colonial days

     

    and cruel English ways

     

    with her thunder plunder we will teach the natives

     

    For the Brits are going to war

     

    just like Whitelocke did before

     

    with her ships and guns and drums and flags and banners.

     

    In the Empire days of old

     

    when they murdered for gold

     

    and paraded it around the streets of London.

     

     

    Oh no human rights were given

     

    to the natives dead or living.

     

    Las Islas Malvinas, Argentinas

     

     

    In the Argentine he died

     

    Father Fahey by his side

     

    ’57 was the year his country mourned him.

     

    A hero of the nation

     

    he’s remembered with elation

     

    throughout the world where freedom still abounds.

     

     

    And the Southern Cross take note

     

    where bold Willie Bullfin wrote

     

    “Tthe Irish still support you Argentina”

     

    With the Empire tumbling down

     

    let no Paddies back the crown

     

    Las Islas Malvinas, Argentinas.

  20. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GER57 on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 8:43 AM

     

     

    Reagan’s USA advised Thatcher to get the UN involved. No chance!

     

     

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    Point of order , sah

     

    Yes she did.

     

     

    Definitely last word.

  21. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG JIMMY on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 9:12 AM

     

    If memory serves me correctly…Scotland played a couple of friendlies just prior to the World Cup Finals in 1978 in Argentina and that wee Hun Wullie Johnston played in those games, one of which was against Argentina and a certain Daniel Killer ?

     

     

     

    During the game Johnston ( thinking he was some kind of Big Jimmy), was blowing kisses to the women in the Argentine crowd etc.

     

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    No , mate.

     

    What he did was to pull out his both sides of his shirt , simulating ladies pectorals to suggest that his direct opponent was a woman.

     

    The Argy crowd loved him.

     

    Nae taste , thae Argies.

  22. I don`t know if we have more injuries than other clubs or if it just seems that way because I am more aware of our team`s. If we do have more, I wondered if it was because our player are fitter than those of other Scottish teams and, just like Formula 1 cars, are therefore more likely to `break down`.

     

    JJ

     

     

    PS I am not talking of injuries which occur as a result of bad tackles.

  23. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017 9:00 AM

     

    Thatcher’s inner circle included a disproportionate number of sexual deviants.

     

     

     

    One assumes the security services were aware of their various activities.

     

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    Cyril Smith ?

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    ERNIELYNCH

     

     

    I expect that made them more malleable. Would have suited everyone.