Dangerous expectations at pivotal weekend


There is a belief in football that the seemingly small game after a significant victory is dangerous.  Players psych themselves up for a big and important task, but they are not machines.  When that task is achieved, the mental energy for the next game is never the same.

You, me and everyone at Celtic knew the incredible importance of last week’s games at Tynecastle and Easter Road.  Neil Lennon got his second tenure off to a winning start and then kept the treble treble dream alive.  The expectation that we will beat Aberdeen tomorrow is overwhelming.

I don’t like this scenario.  Aberdeen will not compliantly roll over.  They are a better team than Hearts or Hibs and if we win, we will earn it the hard way.

This could be a weekend the league pivots.  If Newco drop points at Easter Road tonight and Celtic win tomorrow, the remainder of the campaign will be like a procession.  But if this scenario is reversed, every game will be played under intense pressure until the lead is extended.

Neil Lennon’s Hibernian took four points from Newco within a week in December, significantly weakening their challenge.  New manager, Paul Heckingbottom, will know that tonight he has an opportunity to put a stake of personal credibility in the ground.


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  1. WTF – Hibs attack offside flag raised? play on – Sevco break go up the park and score ?

  2. Hibbee casual comes on the field kicks ball off a Hun & gets arrested by the Cops. FFSi

  3. Maybe I’m in a minority of one but I don’t think the Huns are as bad as we make out here. They have limitations but they are fast on the break good on the overlap & bring plenty of physicality & effort, Could be easily 4 up at this stage. We need to keep winning, I can’t see them dropping too many points apart from us.

  4. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    You want your club in trouble…..then you get into trouble!!!


    Though it didn’t take the cops long to snatch the guy.


    Need those sort of police at namechangers park to ‘police’ the place.



  5. glendalystonsils on

    Any assessment of the huns is difficult because Hibs are utter shite. They look as poor as Hamilton and have no chance of a top 6 place. I fear it will be up to us and us alone to put Sevco in their place.

  6. 50 shades of green on

    Guy will be awrite, he will be up in front of an Edinburgh jury,,, not guilty…

  7. corkcelt on 8th March 2019 8:38 pm



    They are a decent team however nothing we need to worry about if we maintain focus on the prize. TBH the only guy in royal blue i’d like to see in the hoops would be Ryan Kent, the boy has a trick.

  8. AuroraBorealis79 on

    CORKCELT on 8TH MARCH 2019 8:34 PM



    Hibbee casual comes on the field kicks ball off a Hun & gets arrested by the Cops. FFSi







    Has the zombies came on to protect their players yet?

  9. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    The hun should be out of sight in this game,the nutter that jumped on


    is the only one who showed any kind of resistance…….I’m away too watch


    a movie.

  10. glendalystonsils on

    Guy only came on to get his Buckie bottle back . Realised there was still some in it.

  11. I maybe in the minority, but I don’t give 2 fecks about the huns,not fecking interested who they are playing or what the score is, .runs in the family my dad and grandad hated them as well.hh.

  12. bournesouprecipe on 8th March 2019 8:46 pm




    Hibs statement will say there were two supporters ran on





  13. We played Hibs lat Saturday. I feel we can adequately judge them.



    I agree with Corkcelt, the huns are not a bad team.




  14. I see the ref telling Hibs player to give ball back to Sevco Mmmmm not the refs job we were told only a few weeks ago



    D. :)

  15. In honour of International woman’s day……



    One day a Glasgow man decided to retire…



    He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life, that is, until the ship sank.



    He soon found himself on an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts.





    After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to the shore.







    In disbelief, he asks, “Where did you come from? How did you get here?”



    She replies, “I rowed over from the other side of the island where I landed when my cruise ship sank.”



    “Amazing,” he notes.. “You were really lucky to have a row boat wash up with you.”



    “Oh, this thing?” explains the woman. “I made the boat out of some raw material I found on the island. The oars were whittled from gum tree branches. I wove the bottom from palm tree branches, and the sides and stern came from a Eucalyptus tree.”



    “But, where did you get the tools?”



    “Oh, that was no problem,” replied the woman. “On the south side of the island, a very unusual stratum of alluvial rock is exposed. I found that if I fired it to a certain temperature in my kiln, it melted into ductile iron, I used that to make tools and used the tools to make the hardware.”



    The guy is stunned.



    “Let’s row over to my place,” she says. So, after a short time of rowing, she soon docks the boat at a small wharf.




    As the man looks to shore, he nearly falls off the boat. Before him is a long stone walk leading to a cabin and treehouse.





    While the woman ties up the rowboat with an expertly woven hemp rope, the man can only stare ahead, dumb struck. As they walk into the house, she says casually, “It’s not much, but I call it home. Sit down, please.”





    “Would you like a drink?”



    “No! No thank you,” the man blurts out, still dazed.. “I can’t take another drop of coconut juice”



    “It’s not coconut juice” winks the woman, “I have a still, how would you like a Tropical Spritz?”






    Trying to hide his continued amazement, the man accepts, and they sit down on her couch to talk..


    After they exchange their individual survival stories, the woman announces, “I’m going to slip into something more comfortable. Would you like to take a shower and shave? There’s a razor in the bathroom cabinet upstairs.”





    No longer questioning anything, the Glaswegian goes upstairs into the bathroom. There, in the cabinet is a razor made from a piece of tortoise bone. Two shells honed to a hollow ground edge are fastened on to its end inside a swivel mechanism.





    “This woman is amazing,” he muses. “What’s next?” When he returns, she greets him wearing nothing but some small flowers on tiny vines, each strategically positioned, she smelled faintly of gardenias. She then beckons for him to sit down next to her.





    “Tell me,” she begins suggestively, slithering closer to him, “We’ve both been out here for many months. You must have been lonely. There’s something I’m certain you feel like right now, something you’ve been longing for, right?” She stares into his eyes.





    He can’t believe what he’s hearing. “You mean …” he swallows excitedly as tears start to form in his eyes,







    “You’ve made a chip pan?”

  16. !!BADA BING!! on 8TH MARCH 2019 9:18 PM


    Can see why Lennon went for Kambieri…






    We’ve all been there…😂