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Cluj rest entire team ahead of Glasgow game, our new defenders

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At Saturday’s, league game at home to strugglers, Hermanstadt, Cluj manager Dan Petrescu rested every single player who started against Celtic last week.  Whatever modest noises he makes in the media before tomorrow’s game, Cluj are prepared to throw everything into beating Celtic.

They will arrive in Glasgow today planning to hit Celtic on the break, as they did in Romania on Wednesday.  By contrast, Celtic have three days to recover from their comfortable win at Fir Park.

Neil Lennon called it right being critical of how Celtic opened against Motherwell on Saturday.  At times, our passing and long-ball game were reminder of the early 90s.  Fortunately, there was an ocean of talent to put things right.

Defensively there remains a lot of work to do.  Straight from kick off, Motherwell sent a high ball towards Boli Bolingoli, almost certainly trying to put the new full back under pressure.  Boli is no Kieran Tierney, but you and I have been here through discouraging early performances from Moussa Dembele and Virgil van Dijk, so we know to give the lad time, right?

The same goes for Christian Jullien.  Since leaving Toulouse in May, the big centre half had played 106 minutes football before Motherwell.  He was caught underneath the corner Motherwell scored their 91st minute consolation from – not a good look for a towering defender.

By that stage, fatigue would have been his biggest opponent.  Earlier in the game, he looked composed, including when he made a decision to pass across the face of goal to Scott Bain.  Both players will improve as they get up to speed.

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  1. THELURKINTIM @ 6.39 –

     

    The ParkRun events only take place on a Saturday so today this “lazy bassa” will just have to cycle to and from work and make do with a brisk lunchtime walk before spending my remaining energy tonight jumping about in the safe standing section!

  2. MacJay1…I very rarely watch tv…thanks for the up-date.

     

     

    Henry Joy at 6.35…you said

     

     

    Macjay had too many white points for the USA, Australia beckoned.

     

     

    Can you please elaborate?

  3. Jobo…you could run to work…but point taken…you’re a lazy bassa during the week lol

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THELURKINTIM on 13TH AUGUST 2019 7:04 AM

     

     

    Most welcome.

     

    Initial reports suggested a terror attack.

     

    Thank God it doesn`t seem so.

  5. TheLurkintim- no we will score first and second then the Clujy then us

     

     

    3-1 to the good guys, 4-2 on Agg.

     

     

    Seemples

     

     

     

    D. :)

  6. I see that both James and Calmac have been linked with moves away. I am sure that Fairhill Bhoy will accept the loss of both as they , like KT, have already lived the dream. I think Calmac has been in that dream job since 2001 and James since 2002 – long time to be living the dream Fairhill Bhoy? (BTW I only ever had one job that I dreamed of doing – still dreaming about it.)

  7. Scullybhoy…do you dream of being a pornstar 😉 ’cause, like me, you’ll never play for Celtic lol

     

     

    H.H.

  8. Harland and Wolff, now Ferguson shipyards. The “Rangers*” better hope there isn’t another World War. Running out of hiding places.

  9. TheLurkinTim on 13th August 2019 7:47 am

     

     

    Scullybhoy…do you dream of being a pornstar 😉 ’cause, like me, you’ll never play for Celtic lol

     

     

    H.H.

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    I have as much chance of being a pornstar as I have of playing for Celtic! :–)

     

     

    HH

  10. HENRY JOY on 13TH AUGUST 2019 7:53 AM

     

     

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    Billy was needed in the Belfast and Glasgow shipyards though to help the war effort, Timothy only went to war and did the fighting and dying.

     

     

    Anyone can fight and die sure… Building ships was a specialist duty…

     

     

    Cheese eaters. 🐀 🧀

  11. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    We still have an important position within the squad to fill, and there were are two good candidates available up until recently. We definitely require an ageing forward player, with EPL experience, who for reasons of career threatening injury, or substance/alcohol abuse is available free or cheap. The team needs a player who can clutter up the physio’s treatment table for three to four months, before taking up a place on the bench for a few months, and then being released again. We have the money available, so c’mon Lawwell, open the biscuit tin and fork out the mere £40kpw or so, that it would take to loan a player, to fill this important position.

     

    There were two excellent options available yesterday. We have just missed out on Frazier Campbell, who has signed for Huddersfield yesterday, but Wilfried Bony, released by Swansea City, and currently on training at league two outfit Newport, is available.

     

    🍀⚽️

  12. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Big ask tonight – 90 minutes of utter concentration for the new bhoys and the oldies – massive match, very early in the season. Cluj will have us in half a moment. But, we are singing and got tonnes of experience of this.

  13. Scullybhoy…am getting to the age that it would be a very niché market…so no money in it 😂

     

     

    ItwasnicetodreamCSC

     

     

    H.H.

  14. I am grateful that the Australian stabbings resulted in so few fatalities.

     

     

    I hope they follow the NZ example and refuse to publicise the name of the perpetrator who was seeking infamy.

     

     

    We badly need to learn this lesson- the names of the heroes who tackled the knifeman to the ground and prevented his stabbing of others – those are the names that we need to celebrate.

  15. TheLurkinTim on 13th August 2019 8:11 am

     

     

    Scullybhoy…am getting to the age that it would be a very niché market…so no money in it 😂

     

     

    ItwasnicetodreamCSC

     

     

    H.H.

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    I am getting to the age where I can’t remember what I forgot. Sorry, what was the question again?

     

     

    HH

  16. traditionalist88 on

    Good news if Mikey and Hatem are back in contention for tonight.

     

     

    We will control the game and have plenty options to mix it up if we are finding them hard to break down – which I dont think we will.

     

     

    Lennys encouragement of the players to shoot on sight is ideal – Cluj will get comfortable if there is incessant passing left to right and vice versa. Taking a pop on sight if not leading to a goal can win you a corner, give your strikers the chance to go for a rebound off the keeper, and generally create confusion and concern in the opposition back line.

     

     

    Celtic 3-0 Cluj

     

     

    HH

  17. MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 10TH AUGUST 2019 3:39 AM

     

    AN TEARMANN on 10TH AUGUST 2019 3:01 AM

     

     

    August 69 it all changed

     

     

    https://t.co/HSMIVZEPt3?amp=1

     

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    Why does Gerry fail to mention this event of the 14th August ??

     

     

    Omission or Commission ?

     

     

    ÷Or just doesn`t fit with the agenda ?

     

     

    ” Shortly after 1700 hours local time, 300 troops from the 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, occupied the centre of Londonderry, replacing the exhausted police officers who had been patrolling the cordons around the Bogside.

     

     

    )They have been on standby for the past couple of days.

     

     

    The arrival of the British troops was greeted with cheering and singing from behind the barricades in the Roman Catholic area of Londonderry.

     

     

    They were chanting: “We’ve won, we’ve won. We’ve brought down the government.”

     

     

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/14/newsid_4075000/4075437.stm

     

     

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    That would be the bastard sectarian 6 county B special “police force” who were tired and exhausted and stretched after burning out catholic streets in Belfast .they were the equivalent of the ss on krystalnacht,all overseen and sanctioned from Belfast and directed towards Catholics.

     

    The army never got into free Derry,

     

     

    You are famed on here for posting utter shite of wiki,now you are doing it with a state broadcaster.Two weeks later the battle of the Bogside erupted and all changed forever for the bastard statelet and uk troops were involved in their longest posting.

     

    It’s not personal Macjay,the rule of law was breaking down for the sectarian statelet was breaking down,the world saw this right to treat Catholics as 3rd class citizens as wrong after a CR March was batoned on 5th Sep 1968.

     

     

    Omissions are what Catholics got as that state machine colluded with protestant death squads to kill innocent people

     

    Commissions are. What were set up to cover state murder.i think it took 4 until truth was set out for world to see that the forces of British state murdered civilians on its own streets

     

     

    Agenda – only yours Macjay.what is it? Is this you right wingers at play? Nonsense.empty and vacuous….As other posters have written devoid of intellect and embarrassingly written by an immigrant

  18. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 13TH AUGUST 2019 8:39 AM

     

     

    Well. No.

     

     

    The Kiwis very shortly after the attack , made great play of the fact that the attacker was an Aussie.

     

    His name was revealed soon after that .

     

    But then Jacinda had an axe to grind about OZ deportations , so that fitted in nicely with her domestic agenda.

     

     

    One of the heroes in today`s attack in Sydney , the brothers O` Shaughnessy , had a bit of a Scouse accent .

     

    Well done indeed to those lads.

     

     

    Sadly there seems to be another casualty of the attack .

  19. TLT 8.24

     

     

    I think like here you could leave earlier but as with here I think it’s advisable to stay on and get the cert.hope yir good ma man:-)

     

     

    Hh

  20. Macjay

     

     

    “Great Play”- really??

     

     

    It was a fact and it was mentioned but the great thing is 99% of people here and in Oz could not name the NZ shooter without looking it up.

     

     

    That is the point!- no more Mark Chapmans looking for infamy

     

     

    No more Norwegian Nazis with manifestos to publicise and infect

     

     

    No more publicised Jihadi fundamentalists to be revered by retro-medievalists

     

     

    And no more 4chan Ayn Rand Nietzche inspired inadequates who hope to become their idealised Strong Men by strapping Several Automatic weapons to their weedy bodies and hive minds.

     

     

    That was the point!

     

     

    Luke O’Shaugnessy is the name that should be celebrated here.

  21. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    AN TEARMANN on 13TH AUGUST 2019 9:04 AM

     

     

    I asked a question.

     

    Why did Gerry Adams in his retrospective , not mention the salient fact that the arrival of British troops to protect the Catholic population who were being attacked and burned out of their homes , was greeted with relief and celebration by the Catholic population .

     

     

    A very significant omission . No ?

     

     

    Lots of apoplexy from you , but still no answer.

  22. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 13TH AUGUST 2019 9:19 AM

     

     

    Great play. Yes. And oft repeated.

     

    Certainly in the Antipodes.

     

     

    I agree that the the publishing of names and motivations can encourage copy cat responses , but sadly the internet rules and sources of information and misinformation are now legion.

     

    Having said that , I absolutely agree with your basic point.

  23. MARSPAPA on 13TH AUGUST 2019 9:20 AM

     

     

     

    BGX sends his regards.

     

     

    Cheers, does he not fancy making an appearance at the HOOT

  24. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    AN TEARMANN on 13TH AUGUST 2019 9:04 AM

     

     

    I know all of that . All of the collusion and cooperation between the UK forces and the Loyalist paramilitaries.

     

    WHEN is it time to look forward rather than backward ?

     

     

    My agenda ? Truth .

     

    Undistorted by commission or omission .

     

     

    Friendship and cooperation between Britain and Ireland.

     

    Brexit presents a unique opportunity to look to the future rather than the past.

     

     

    Ain`t going to happen while the tragedies of the past are continually regurgitated.

     

    Remember 1690 ?

     

    In the name of God , why ?

     

     

    Ok

     

    In deference to Corkcelt , there`s a game to anticipate.

  25. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Looks like another 2½ weeks of guff beckons until our transfer window closes.

     

     

    The early closure of the EPL & EFL windows really is a godsend for useless Scottish hacks.

     

     

    All these halfwits have to do is

     

     

    – Google the 19-20 squads for each club

     

    – See who didn’t get a jersey this year

     

    – Pick a list of the most prominent

     

    – Drip feed “Celtic linked with …”

  26. Macjay

     

    The omission is yours-B specials and their fellow hordes burnt out catholic in their homes in Bombay st belfast,

     

    The same sectarian gang could not break into free Derry,- They were exhausted from cracking catholic skulls,they could not get there reserves up quick enough from all over.they failed.

     

    Apoplexy -none here mate

     

    Just poor negation of knowledge from an ol aloysiun immigrant.

  27. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    AN TEARMANN on 13TH AUGUST 2019 9:56 AM

     

    Macjay

     

     

     

     

    The omission is yours-B specials and their fellow hordes burnt out catholic in their homes in Bombay st belfast,

     

     

     

     

    The same sectarian gang could not break into free Derry,- They were exhausted from cracking catholic skulls,they could not get there reserves up quick enough from all over.they failed.

     

     

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    I know all of that.

  28. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Any IRA crimes you can think of ?

     

     

    Or are prepared to own ?

     

     

    Definitely last word .

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