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December has loomed long in the calendar

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Credit where it is due, Newco have kept pace with Celtic in the league and did better than expectations in the Europa League, where, like Celtic, they top their group after five games.  So far, so good, for the challengers, but December has loomed long in the calendar.

Before the end of this month, Celtic play two away games in the league, against Hearts and St Mirren, teams joint-bottom of the table.  By contrast, Newco are away to top of the table Celtic, Aberdeen, who lie one place below them, Motherwell, who are fourth and sixth place Hibs.  The only team in the top half of the league they do not face away from home this month is Kilmarnock, who visit Ibrox on Boxing Day.

In the Europa, having already won the group, Celtic can rest players away to Cluj, whereas Newco will almost certainly need a point at home to Young Boys to qualify.

Against Ross County on Sunday, Neil Lennon had the luxury of giving players extra time to recover from knocks; the same is true tomorrow when Hamilton Accies come to Celtic Park.  Aberdeen are not the side they were two years ago, but Pittodrie is still a challenging place to perform.  Newco will not have the luxury of resting anyone when they visit tomorrow.

The consequences of tomorrow’s games might not tell in the league table at full time, but it will have an impact on energy in legs in the latter stages of Sunday’s League Cup final and could contribute to how the league looks on 30 December.

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  1. But if aberdeen play like they did against us last month at pittodrie I think newco will be resting players in the second half…hope im wrong.

     

    I get the feeling that they are far more likely to drop points in the capital city this season against either of the ugly sisters.

  2. Their game tomorrow night has mibbery written all over it. I’d imagine Tav is short odds to get on the scoresheet.

  3. MELBOURNE MICK on 2ND DECEMBER 2019 11:40 PM

     

    MARSAPA

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dynamic looking player, similar to kouassi?

     

     

    That’s what i thought too …….i would like to think KOUASSI will be given a chance to prove he’s got what the scouts saw in him .

     

     

     

     

    H.H . Mick

  4. ‘GG on 2ND DECEMBER 2019 11:55 PM

     

    Marspapa

     

     

     

     

    Have you let the cat out the bag.

     

     

     

     

    Next think you know there will be a race for his signature.

     

     

     

    ;)))) i think there are a couple of clubs already having a look …..i liked the look of

     

    him , powerful , quick , good in possession and can pass …whits not to like :))

  5. glendalystonsils on

    We can hope for help from other teams but the one thing we can’t do is rely on it . Win all our games including the Sevco game . Beat them all , including the referees.

  6. FAVOURITE UNCLE @ BIG JOE

     

     

    LOL….

     

     

    TURKEYBHOY

     

     

    Totally agree that we dont need another quality defender this window ELHAMED , BITTON and SIMUNOVIC on the way back .

     

     

    I disagree that we don’t need another quality striker. We only have EDDY , Bayo isn’t at EDDYS level ….yet ? , although we have GRIFFITHS and he’s my fave btw , depression may haunt him for a while yet , to many false dawns when recovering from this illness ( imo)

     

     

    Anyhoo , tomorrow i’m hoping for a convincing win , but having watched the Accies Rangers game they have a good few young enthusiastic boys playing for them , i thought they deserved better against them .

  7. Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    JOBO

     

    Thank you for keeping me right with my top 3 picks, knew it was my

     

    addled aul bonce that got it wrong.

     

    Just goes to show you, i’m even arguing with myself who the top 3 are.

     

    H.H . Mick

  8. The post-Cluj run of games is hardly a cake walk for us.

     

     

    Hibs and Hearts will surely improve under their new coaches. Not as if they could get any worse.

     

     

    Aberdeen have improved and St Mirren have proved a hard nut for us to crack.

     

     

    Then its the new years Glasgow derby

     

     

    Still fancy maximum points though..

  9. Griff will be back NOT when he comes on as sub and scores a goal.

     

    He will be back when the manager has watched him all week and placed him in the starting line up ahead of another striker.

     

    I await that moment and hope it comes.

     

    Lenny will be 100% on top of this situation

  10. HUNDERBIRDS ARE GONE on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 9:13 AM

     

    A brief report on my hypothetical debate yesterday. I asked, if we knew in advance, that we would win one, and lose one, of the upcoming Sevco games. Which one would Posters choose to win: A) The League meeting? or B) The Cup Final?

     

     

     

     

    The most popular answer was… C) Crack a joke and win both.

     

     

     

     

    Just about sums us up… 🤪😀🤣

     

     

     

     

    That’s an easy one, beat them in the final , Treble still on , lose the league game , treble still on .

     

     

    Now i base that on all the posters who state they are going to drop more points than CELTIC and we’ll be 6 clear by January…… :)))

  11. !!BADA BING!! on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 1:00 PM

     

    Eddy,Elyounoussi, Boli,Bayo,Ntcham, all returned to training today

     

     

    was Ntcham injured ?

  12. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Can’t believe anyone thinks the money in the bank is for players 😂😂😂😂😂

     

     

     

    Than money is to demonstrate a healthy bank balance to improve share price when the offer comes.

  13. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 1:18 PM

     

    Can’t believe anyone thinks the money in the bank is for players 😂😂😂😂😂

     

     

    Than money is to demonstrate a healthy bank balance to improve share price when the offer comes.

     

     

    :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  14. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 1:18 PM

     

    Can’t believe anyone thinks the money in the bank is for players 😂😂😂😂😂

     

     

    Than money is to demonstrate a healthy bank balance to improve share price when the offer comes.

     

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    Nobody said that the money WOULD be spent on players. They suggested it SHOULD be spent on players.

     

     

    But go on big man, keep patronizing fellow tims..

  15. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Timaloy29,

     

    Patronising fellow tims came from the Plc who lied about all the money being reinvested in the team.

     

    I don’t remember saying anybody said but it’s not hard to judge on expectations, supporters want investment in the team. The Plc are looking for a big payday when they sell the club to the highest bidder without any care as to who or their business plan for the future of the club.

     

    Your suggestion that I am patronising fellow tims is a twisted interpretation and reflects only on yourself.

  16. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Right now all the Plc is interested in is inflating the asking price.

     

    Am I wrong?

  17. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 1:37 PM

     

     

    Can’t believe anyone thinks the money in the bank is for players 😂😂😂😂😂

     

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    Aye pal. Not patronising at all.

     

     

    Posting a bunch of criticism of the board is irrelevant. Nobody was praising their stewardship.

     

     

    One fan expressed how they would like that money to be utilized and you wanted to have a laugh at their expense. Literally posting laughing emoji’s

     

     

    “twisted”

  18. Rangers fans PRAISED by Uefa for their behaviour in Feyenoord’s De Kuip despite fears sectarian singing would see Ibrox closed

     

     

     

    I smell shite….

  19. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 1:44 PM

     

    Right now all the Plc is interested in is inflating the asking price.

     

     

    Am I wrong?

     

     

    pretty much………………………..

     

     

    Think they want to win football matches

  20. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Timaly29,

     

    Twisted is right.

     

    More than one want money spent on the team, I am simply putting that idea to bed.

     

     

    Am I wrong about the reason for the money being hoarded?

     

     

    As I said we were told all money would be reinvested in the club, that is not happening, why ?

  21. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Big Joe,

     

    I think that is a very naive opinion.

     

     

    As long as the asking price increases the results don’t matter we seen that during the lack of investment to get to the CL when winning games could have had greater returns.

     

    So winning games is irrelevant to them as long as it does not impact asking price

  22. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 1:58 PM

     

     

    I don’t disagree with your analysis. It’s unlikely that the money will be spent on the team. The board cares more about the balance sheet than anybody else on CQN. They have a personal financial interest in it.

     

     

    That’s not really the point at hand.

     

     

    A Celtic fan should be entitled to his opinion about how the money should be used. Is it likely? Probably not. Is it a good use of the funds? Probably.

     

     

    You chose to laugh at people expressing their own opinion.

     

     

    Just another opportunity for you to show us all how you have everything figured out.

  23. CANAMALAR ……………………………………..

     

     

    I’ve known you (without actually knowing you) long enough to know if even if we bought the entire Barcelona team if just wouldn’t be enough

  24. BADA BING

     

     

    BBC shortbread said loads flares from both sets of sets of support at the kick-off . Then the huns usual song-sheet. And they are being praised ??? Was Dallas the UEFA match delegate??

  25. I’d love to see Frimpong keep his place for the cup final – he has no fear and would run them ragged.

     

    I’d also select MJ ahead of Elyounoussi, he was our best player before the injury and has picked up where he left off.

     

    Local heroes before loan heroes please.

  26. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Timaloy29,

     

    We all have an interest especially when the clubs future is at stake.

     

    Yer right I do have it figured out and As you say, is it likely, probably not. Then me expressing my opinion on a discussion and not necessarily selecting anyone in particular to pick on as you imply.

     

    Whether you believe it or not had I intended to ridicule an individual they would know about it.

     

    You interpreting and finding victims to help them feel offended is the point in hand.

  27. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Big Joe,,

     

    You’ve earned to golden toilet roll today,

     

    Wipe yer mouth.

  28. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Deniabhoy,

     

    Disagree about Mikey, to date he’s demonstrated he doesn’t yet have the bottle to play them.

  29. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 3RD DECEMBER 2019 2:31 PM

     

    Deniabhoy,

     

     

    Disagree about Mikey, to date he’s demonstrated he doesn’t yet have the bottle to play them.

     

     

     

     

    ‘That’ through ball to Eddy at Ibrox was my imagination?

     

     

    Mikey’s a star.

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