Christie can determine his price


Hampden Park has been the venue for sixteen consecutive wins in cup semis and finals for the Celtic  players ahead of the Scotland Euro 2020 game against Czech Republic there this afternoon.  I know for sure you have memories of great goals at the national stadium by Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Ryan Christie.  Each of them rise to the big occasion.

There is a good chance David Turnbull and Jack Hendry will be involved, as well as former players: David Marshall, Kieran Tierney and Stuart Armstrong, with former Celtic youth Andy Robertson sure to start.  Greg Taylor is with the squad but unlikely to force his way past Tierney and Robertson.

International football is not the same: we are conditioned for disappointment and an early exit, but this generation of Celtic players deserve to compete on the international stage.  In particular, I hope Ryan Christie shines.  He is on his way out the door, all that is to be determined is the price.

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  1. SFTB



    ‘ Elle McPherson is dating that charlatan, Andrew Wakefield’



    Definitive proof that Philip K Dick was right and we are living in a simulation.

  2. bournesouprecipe on 14th June 2021 1:34 pm



    Trophies won since Steven Gerrard took over at Sevco :


    Brendan Rodgers 1


    Neil Lennon 5


    Callum Davidson 2


    Steven Gerrard 1





    Love it.



  3. Waits year to magnificently qualify for major tourney.



    What exotic location and superb stadium are we playing our first match?




  4. I really do wish i cared about this, I have tried all day to get into it.



    I just find myself rooting for the Celts and ex Celts

  5. BSR @ 1:34



    Gerrard was brought in primarily to unsettle & unseat Brendan and to stop the 10iar. I think if you asked any fan of the latest Ibrox franchise they would say that he has been 100% successful.



    Add to that a relatively easy passage to this coming season’s CL groups and title favourites with a settled management & squad for a season that will bring automatic CL group qualification – I don’t think you will find any criticism of Gerrard down Ibrox way.



    We must look forward – it is not easy. We are in turmoil and will, in my opinion, need at least one season with a new manager & rebuild to sort things out.



    We must be brutally honest about where we are and also where Ibrox appears to be – with respect, your post is ‘whistling in the dark’.

  6. JHB on 14TH JUNE 2021 2:08 PM



    No one cares about their dellusions, you speak for them frequently which is why you’re perceived as plant.

  7. TheLurkinTim on

    As every countries’ strip is representative of it’s flag…can someone explain rationally why the Scorland strip has red in it?

  8. JHB



    Covid save Gerard from a seat next to Jeff Steeling.



    No master plan, no tactical genuiys. Just the perfect storm of a pressure free run to the title.



    When pressure was applied in the cups they came apart like a cheap suit. When they met decent opposition in Europe they were dismantled.

  9. Old beeb iplayer can’t cope with everyone at work trying to watch the game.






    As bad as the Celticpass.

  10. Good start by Scotland but as the game progresses it’s becoming more open. A lot of good play coming through Armstrong and Robertson.



    Hendry having a quiet game, seems the least mobile and energetic of the three centre backs.



    Comedy moment as O’Donnell blocks off a Christie dinking run.

  11. The_Huddle – as someone who went to see Scotland in three World Cups, I am used to seeing us in groups with Brazil, Holland and W.Germany 😂


    In reply to your question, I don’t think England are a top team. I am glad we have them rather than France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Holland, Germany or Portugal.


    But then again, I’ve never rated England.

  12. Rolling_Stone on

    @ NOTTHEBUS on 14TH JUNE 2021 2:17 PM



    Not sure that take it accurate. They have been consistent in Europe, getting to last 16 twice. They have faced 3 Portuguese teams and not lost.



    We have won one of the last six v them and we can thank FF for that.



    Thankfully they have chocked in the cups; our best two results this season were Sevco losing in the cups.



    Agreed that he was saved by COVID though after Morelos went on a bender.

  13. If Scotland are going to take anything from the game we have to nullify the threat from Czech’s Stephen O’Donnell

  14. Tom McLaughlin on

    Ball retrieval from sidelines is an embarrassment. Too many times players standing looking/waiting at throw-ins for a ball to be presented.

  15. TheLurkinTim – for many, it is the Scottish flag 🤪 when I used to go to the Home Nations games, there was always many more of them than the St Andrews Cross.


    Here’s a little known fact, the Lion Rampant historically and legally belongs to a king or queen of Scotland. According to an Act of Parliament passed in 1672, it is an offence to fly this flag, unless on a royal residence or with the permission of the monarch.

  16. quadrophenian on

    So, after 45min Paul – what price does an English club put on Mr Christie ??

  17. Gene – Agree. The ultra-cautious approach was fine but now goals are needed. O’Donnell’s natural instinct is to defend, Hendry on the right side of the back three has been made totally redundant first half. No doubt there’s sufficient cover, if Hendry is allowed to play his position, for a more attacking and penetrating right winger.



    I fear this could be a long way back for Scotland, Czechs were coming onto a game as the first half progressed. Not over by a long shot though.

  18. squire danaher on

    QUADROPHENIAN on 14TH JUNE 2021 2:58 PM


    So, after 45min Paul – what price does an English club put on Mr Christie ??






    Hooked after 45’

  19. Scotland without a tricky winger and a terrific striker just isn’t Scotland. I always thought we were blesssed to have so many of these players, especially through the 70s and 80s.


    Dykes just doesn’t fit.