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It was déjà vu for Celtic as, one week on from the club’s end of season awards, at the PFA Scotland gala, Scott Sinclair won Player of the Year, Kieran Tierney won Young Player of the Year and Moussa Dembele won Goal of the Season, for the remarkable move away to St Johnstone. All three won the same awards at the club event last weekend.

The PFA also named Brendan Rodgers Manager of the Year, to complete a clean sweep for the champions. Sinclair is the 17th Celtic player to win the top award in the last 21 seasons, a Generation’s worth of Domination………

Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to have picked up three points on Saturday, while giving an outing to teenagers Anthony Ralston and Michael Johnston. Captain, Scott Brown, remains rested by SFA instruction ahead of Friday’s game at Pittodrie, which on paper is offers our greatest threat to invincibility.

I took the weekend off normal duties but read over the blog last night.  Many thanks for the kind wishes, they are enormously appreciated.  Feel like I’m among friends.

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  1. Actually VFR800, in your scenario wouldn’t Saint Johnstone finish 3rd alphabetically, as “Sa” comes before “Se”.

     

     

    And the Aberdeen v Sevco situation is such that if Aberdeen lose all their remaining games 0-4 and Sevco win all of theirs by the same score, then Sevco will finish second. And if Sevco beat Hearts and St. Johnstone by a single goal, and Aberdeen lose by a single goal to Celtic and Partick Thistle, then a 10-0 win for Sevco, after scoring a world record seven penalties against 8 man Aberdeen, would seal second spot for the Glasgow giants.

  2. BABASONICOS71 on

    If you adopt a scouse accent then Sevco are in the most apt position in the league.

     

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    Have to second WEEBAWBABITTY about BIG JIMMY’s earlier post,very brave and moving stuff.You’ve got some cojones BIG fhella.

  3. Mike Conroy

     

     

    Centre half at hampdump riot

     

     

    Played a blinder against BFDJ

  4. A Stor Mha Chroi on

    Rangers’ Firhill invasion, Clint Hill and Prince Phil and Player of the Year with Old Firm Facts

     

     

    A late winner sparked a party in the west end of Glasgow on Sunday while a decision finally had a linesman spewing in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend.

     

     

    BY OLD FIRM FACTS

     

    12:01, 8 MAY 2017

     

     

     

    May 7, 1997. Just days after Labour ascend to power, a Brian Laudrup header clinches nine in a row for Rangers.

     

     

    May 7, 2017. Just days after Labour descend to irrelevance, a Joe Garner header against Partick Thistle sparks a pitch invasion by fans of the team sitting in third place.

”Who would have thought when they triumphed so gloriously in May ’97 that they would be so utterly shambolic 20 years on?” asked Tony Blair as Rangers went a goal down at Firhill. 
Speaking of nineties, 95-year-old Prince Philip has confirmed he’s set to take a step back from his duties and focus solely on next season’s defensive partnership with Clint Hill.

     

     

     

    Thursday’s local council elections saw Jeremy Corbyn’s party end up with less seats than Fir Park after a visit from the Green Brigade. Corbyn has had to contend with a week of mathematical fails by Diane Abbott, but Rangers fans have been unable to join in the mockery given their bizarre insistence last summer that 54 plus Josh Windass equals 55.

     

     

     

    Rangers and Labour have been joined in their collective falls from grace by Charlie ‘back in 2 seconds’ Mulgrew, who was relegated to England’s League One with Blackburn Rovers. As Mulgrew took on Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, team-mates were surprised to hear him mutter “This is pish. Can’t wait to play League 1 football against Gillingham”.

     

     

     

    As Partick Thistle welcomed Rangers on Sunday, captains on both sides sounded a note of caution. “Rangers will be confident after their result on Thursday” said Patrick Harvie, while Ruth Davidson insisted “We’ll take Thistle seriously following their midweek success”.

     

     

    Rangers pulled off a last-gasp victory, with Joe Garner’s injury time winner silencing the critics who said he couldn’t do it on the not particularly big occasion. Garner told BT Sport that “We got the result, and I think it was well deserved”. Great to see that despite all the chaos enveloping the club Garner can still maintain a sense of humour. Pedro Caixinha has insisted that Rangers can “totally” spend seven figures on a single player this summer, but has yet to clarify if this just means paying Kenny Miller’s next 8 signing-on fees upfront.

     

     

     

    Celtic have unveiled their new slim-fit kit, which looks great on Stuart Armstrong and allows middle-aged fans to pull off the ‘Leigh Griffiths but before the hair transplant and also he’s pregnant’ look. Some fortunate supporters do possess the svelte frame required to rock the new hoops, with local man Pedro Caixinha exclaiming “Yaaass, fits like a charm”.

     

     

     

    Fans of the Parkhead side continue to point to a pro-Rangers bias within Scottish football’s governing body, yet fans of the Ibrox side haven’t been allocated a single Scottish Cup Final ticket. Celtic fans aggrieved not to be handed more tickets for the final than Aberdeen were further incensed as fans of the Pittodrie side received the majority of tickets for Saturday’s Wolfe Tones gig at the Barrowlands.

     

     

     

    There were farcical scenes at the PFA Scotland awards on Sunday night, with organisers immediately regretting the decision to let Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty present the Player of the Year award. Still, they could at least have let Martyn Waghorn finish his speech. The night’s major shock saw Brendan Rodgers triumph in the Manager of the Year category. Yeah, I know. Guess I just imagined Pedro Caixinha guiding his side to victory over Partick Thistle.

  5. The Green Jedi on

    changed times indeed, when a 94th minute winner on the Maryhill Road (for the 2nd time this season) is the highlight of their season!!

  6. BABASONICOS71 on

    There is at least 1 orc with a sense of humour. ;))

     

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    cushynumber

     

    Hall of Fame

     

    Moderator 9,76319,014 postsGender:MaleLocation:Elderslie

     

     

    Posted 16 hours ago

     

     

      18 hours ago, 1NachoNovo said:

     

     

    My eyes are open mate. I’m not disagreeing that Garner has been pish. They’ve all been pish. But the guy can score when an opportunity comes along in the box. How many has he scored and how many were from outside the box? That goal today that you said was laid on a plate, what if that landed at Waghorn? Would he have definitely scored?

     

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    Saying garner is better than waghorn is like saying police academy 5 is better than police academy 6

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 8TH MAY 2017 12:27 PM

     

    Advertising on TV is banned for certain sectors of commerce.

     

     

     

    Alcohol. Tobacco. Many drugs.

     

     

     

    Not gambling,probably the worst of all as you can only really drink or smoke or toke so much before you pass out.

     

     

     

    If yer lucky(!)

     

     

     

    However,we now have a new suggestion. A ban on food ads before 9pm. On the same day it was suggested that kids on free school meals face malnutrition during school holidays.

     

     

     

    WTF?

     

     

     

    Gaun yersel,Labour. Do your absolute best to make me laugh during this election campaign. Sure beats crying thinking about it.

     

     

    I agree BMCUWP….When I heard this on news this morning my 1st thought was……” Gaun yersel Labour…that’s a real Campaign Winner….NOT !

     

    Aye that will really show those pesky Tories not to mess with us. ?????

     

    I found out this morning that the new Councillor for The Calton is Tory Robert Connelly ???????

     

    That’s one “RC” that better not come near my feckin door !

     

     

    HH mate.

  8. SFTB

     

     

    Tony, so sorry to hear that you have now lost your mum so soon after your brother.

     

     

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this sad time.

  9. Something like 35 players have played for Celtic this season. This includes a big group of young players who will be looking to make an impact: Hazard, Ralston, Miller, McCart, Ajer, Christie, Henderson, Eboue, Johnston & Aitchison.

     

     

    We’ll need to cut number of overall players by at least 10 before making any signings. The following departures I’d say are nailed on: Ambrose, Bailly, Commons, Toure, O’Connell & Ciftci.

     

     

    The following players are maybes: Biton, Izaguirre, Patrick Roberts, GMS

     

     

    Celtic probably need to bring in a striker and a winger (hopefully Patrick Roberts). After that I’m not sure what we need to strengthen.

  10. BABASONICOS71 on 8TH MAY 2017 1:34 PM

     

    WEEBABBITY ( 1st page)

     

     

    Thanks Bhoys…but it wasn’t a “Brave” Post.

     

    Apparently my Mothers, Father was a bitter Orangeman ( Glasgow Police CID ), and he made his daughter ( an 19/20 year old lassie at the time in “1957” ) chose between HIM and his wife …..OR her husband and only child (Me) ?

     

    My Mothers Father was a Domineering, Bigoted Bastard who hated all things Catholic, including my Dad and me obviously.

     

    How can ANYONE HATE A child aged 16 months ?

     

     

    Thanks again Bhoys.

     

    HH

  11. Geordie Munro on

    “A ban on food ads before 9pm. On the same day it was suggested that kids on free school meals face malnutrition during school holidays.”

     

     

    Bobby and jimmy,

     

     

    ALL food ads or just the junk ones?

     

     

    HH

  12. I said to a guy sitting next to me on Saturday after McGregor scored the 4th goal…….” See that Cal Bhoy….he’s in danger of becoming Celtic’s Top Scorer” ?

     

     

    Watch oot Griff…Watch oot DemPELE…..The Cal Bhoy will be stealing yer mantles in future years, yoos two better get the feckin finger oot…pronto !

     

    LOL.

     

    HH

     

     

    Scott Sinclair…I love you….But gonny but a NEW pair of Shooting Boots son ?

  13. GEORDIE MUNRO on 8TH MAY 2017 2:14 PM

     

     

    JUNK…………………just like Labours next Manifesto probably ? ( It saddens me to post that bit )

     

    HH

  14. Rowley Birkin QC on

    This is single source intelligence but hearing a whisper that HMRC have circulated an internal email stating they have beeb successful at recent Supreme Court case! Could be what we’ve been waiting for ;-)

  15. BABASONICOS71 on

    STARRY PLOUGH on 8TH MAY 2017 2:04 PM

     

     

     

     

    Joe Garner in race to catch Dendryck Boyata in the scoring stakes:))

     

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    Aye,and Dedryck gave Girner half a season start. ;))

     

    It’s a rerr tim time so it is.

  16. ernie lynch on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 8TH MAY 2017 12:27 PM

     

     

    Looks like a sensible enough idea.

     

     

    It’s seems to be part of a larger programme of measures to address childhood obesity.

     

     

    No doubt the Tories and the junk food producers will be against it.

     

     

    Not sure what Leigh Griffiths will have to say about it.

  17. A SPECTACULAR display of shooting stars lit up the skies over Scotland this weekend.

     

     

    The Eta Aquarids meteor shower is created by debris from Halley’s Comet, which returns to Earth’s vicinity every 75 years.

     

     

    The world’s most famous comet won’t be visible to us until 2061, but its remnants can be seen by amateur astronomers over the next few weeks.

     

     

    The annual meteor shower was due to peak in the early hours of this morning and will continue until May 20.

     

     

    The celestial phenomenon occurs when Earth crosses the comet’s orbital path, stirring up objects which illuminate the sky.

     

     

    Stargazers can see up to 40 meteors every hour when it is at its peak, according to experts.

     

     

    Planetarium Officer at Glasgow Science Centre, Nina Cameron, said: “The Eta Aquarids appear to come from one point in the sky, known as the radiant, in the constellation of Aquarius.

     

     

    “The radiant is near a bright star in Aquarius called Eta Aquarii, hence the name. The meteors themselves are bits of dust from the tail of Halley’s Comet that the Earth passes through between roughly the nineteenth of April and the twenty-eighth of May each year.

     

     

    Those Meteors falling on Glasgow will be followed close by a certain Kenny Miller !

     

     

    HH

  18. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    ERNIELYNCH

     

     

    There is an election to be won,and Labour are tinkering at the edges. They really are utterly clueless at the moment,they cannot get their good policies into the mainstream,but stuff that should have been left till after an election is highlighted.

     

     

    Tell me,do you think that idea will win one vote?

     

     

    They have some good policy ideas which should make most people at the very least think,and that’s their highlight of the day.

     

     

    One month till an election,ban food ads before 9pm.

     

     

    Frankly,that is totally undemocratic. It gives absolutely no-one a reason to change their vote to Labour.

     

     

    Corbin was elected to clean outthe stables. Not to burn them down.

  19. BHOYJOEBELFAST on 8TH MAY 2017 2:39 PM

     

    Big jimmy:

     

     

    Correct. Remember the hibs manager.

     

     

    Was it Pat Stanton ?

  20. Condolences to SFTB on the loss of your mother and brother. Your parents had a similar upbringing to my own, having left Gaoth Dobhair, they met and married in Glasgow even though they grew up a few miles apart at home. I imagine our parents may have crossed paths so I’ll ask if they knew Bridie when I call home later. Sorry for your loss.

  21. Junk food and Weans………Whatever happened to parents just tellin the weans…”NO” ?

     

     

    or is that to feckin straight forward ?

     

     

    I’d rather my kids were eating Junk food than sniffing glue…drugs…drink

     

     

    Nae wonder Labour are fecked….they haven’t got a Scooby.

     

    HH

  22. BHOYJOEBELFAST on 8TH MAY 2017 2:53 PM

     

    Big jimmy:

     

     

    He wore the green and white hoops

     

     

    Bertie Auld..?

     

    .( Pat Stanton pure class……….he ALSO wore the Hoops mate)

     

     

    HH

  23. JUNK Food and kids ?

     

     

    Why don’t parents tell the weans…” If you eat that stuff…you will end up looking like Martin Waghorn…and bang will go yer ” A Game” ?

     

     

    Thats enough to frighten any wean.

     

     

    HH

  24. ernie lynch on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 8TH MAY 2017 2:49 PM

     

     

    I don’t think Labour have launched their manifesto yet.

     

     

    This seems to have got media coverage because it was mentioned in a radio interview.

     

     

    You’re giving the impression that this is the central plank of their election campaign. It isn’t.

     

     

    It seems to be a pragmatic, well intentioned policy to deal with an issue that needs to be addressed.

  25. SFTB

     

    God bless and welcome your mum.

     

    We cannot appreciate the difficulties the older generation overcame to build a new life for themselves.

     

    We stand on the shoulders of giants.