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Derision, hiding, wanting to win the league?

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I don’t know is that was the worst home performance I’ve seen, but it was up there. We look like a broken team. Dundee were comfortable throughout, limited Celtic to one genuine chance in the game (in the 76th minute), and caused havoc during their regular attacks on Craig Gordon’s goals. Their best chance came from a corner kick (what else), which was sent over by a player who stopped to head the ball from 5 yards.

Charlie Mulgrew is not the most gifted player, he’s not a central midfielder and he’s not game-fit yet, but despite putting in an indifferent shift last night, he never hid.  The juxtaposition between him and others was stark.  We need players with attitude – the captain back on form, Kris Commons fully fit and starting, and others taking their lead.

Confidence is on the floor. Mistakes, backwards passing and long balls forward were all subject to derision, but I think last night was the first time I’ve heard a Celtic substitute being booed onto the field.  All because he doesn’t want to renew a contract for his position as occasionally-used squad player.  The seriousness of the situation is clearly lost on those who want to boo a player taking the field instead of encouraging the guy to help us win a game.  The whole experience got me thinking, how many of us actually want to win this league?

You better believe they want to win it at Pittodrie.  They have focus, form, packed stands and patience.  They also enjoy the ‘Leicester City effect’ – everyone not competing directly with them wants them to win.  The rest of Scottish football is desperate for us to tear ourselves apart right now.  We need to circle the wagons, live up to the reputation we like to think we have, and play our role in delivering this title.

You want 10-in-a-row?  Bring me your complaints in May, but for now get your shoulder to the wheel.  This is not our first performance crisis and it won’t be our last, as a collective, we need to be smart in dealing with these situations.

Everyone at Celtic Park (and beyond) knows this is not good enough, and there’s going to need to be big changes in the summer, but we need to get our act together and put the inquest on hold until the end of the season.

 

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  1. traditionalist88 on

    tonydonnelly67 on 3rd March 2016 12:09 pm

     

     

    Traditionalist88

     

     

    You want me to appolligise for supporting CFC?

     

     

    And not you?

     

     

    Think about it.?

     

     

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    Who asked you to apologise?

     

     

    I support the team and share opinions about them and the management here and elsewhere. Sometimes I am right, sometimes not.

     

     

    You are one of those guys that will support the club when a change is eventually made but claim it is the fault of those skeptical of Deilas ability that are culpable rather than those who appointed him or the man himself.

     

     

    As I said, head in sand permanently.

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Best of luck to

     

     

    KEVJ!!!!!!!

     

     

    Haste ye back,bud.

  3. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Everyone at Celtic Park (and beyond) knows this is not good enough, and there’s going to need to be big changes in the summer, but we need to get our act together and put the inquest on hold until the end of the season.

     

     

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    “Action this day”

     

    Winston S. Churchill.

     

     

    Why not?

     

    Macjay1

  4. Kevjungle,

     

     

    (from previous thread)

     

     

    My concern regarding John Collins is that he shows no sign of actively participating during games. I sit in main and FS1 so I cannot see the dugout and am often unsure if he is actually in the stadium.

     

     

    Last night in second half when Dundee player was getting treatment for 2 mins , an opportunity to pass some instructions to the team, which was desperately needed.

     

     

    Ronny was a statue, JC nowhere to be seen and our only coaching input came from JK.

     

     

    Best wishes for next week

     

     

    The Onlooker

  5. The Battered Bunnet on

    It’s not last night’s performance in isolation that’s the problem. It’s the direction of travel.

     

     

    Folk suggesting we’re limping to the title may be among the more optimistic.

  6. ‘Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.’

     

     

    Winston Churchill

     

     

    I’m not sure if he was a football fan.

  7. Agree that we need to pull together but that has to start on the pitch and the fans will help along the way.

     

     

    Four out of our next five games away from home might actually help as the away support are much more vocal than the home support.

     

     

    Still in pole position but we have to up our game significantly!

  8. time for change on

    Paul67

     

     

    Last night was not the worst game I’ve seen at Celtic Park ( I can go back to the sixties so have a head start on you).

     

     

    I didn’t boo James Forrest coming on to the park….he just is nowhere good enough either defensively or latterly in attack.

     

     

    At least there will be few of us there on Sunday can but live in hope that the players decide to turn up.

     

     

    Maybe it’s a good thing that the next few league games are away from home…the atmosphere (negativity) is becoming overpowering!

     

     

    HH

  9. Paul67

     

     

    I’ll tell you this, it won’t be the support that where at the game last night (50% of them anyway) that will carry us over the line not a chance in hell, that lot last night have no class at all, couldent spell Celtic supporter, they are a Hun like breed, booing a Celtic player coming on as a sub is as low as I can remember, I’v seen a few in my day coming on I didn’t fancy, but boo them?

     

    Low life’s are what they are, never Celtic supporters, kinda like the ones who post in here wanting us to get beat so that RD gets sacked, the place is full of them.

     

    Lurking Huns GIRFUYs.

  10. So its the supporters fault. Glad we got that sorted.

     

    Stupid me thought it was the players, the manager, the board but it was me and the other mugs that turn up to watch that garbage all along

  11. I am glad to hear everyone at Celtic Park knows that it isn’t good enough. Presumably they have known this for a while though? Which begs the question of why on earth the performance on the pitch is still that bad?

     

     

    Something needs to change now, and (although I wish I felt differently) I still haven’t changed my mind since the Aberdeen defeat.

     

     

    https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/have-you-seen-enough/

     

     

    Meanwhile, here is something altogether more light-hearted about the airbrushing of history.

     

     

    https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/the-daily-record-art-school/

  12. Traditionalist88

     

    You spin it all you like I’m not bothering my arse how you put it, I’m saying I’m a Celtic supporter all the time in everything Celtic, you on the other hand ?

  13. for the second time in a month (?) we need to circle the wagons…

     

     

    the thing is, everyone inside the circle must be willing to do their bit to repel the attackers…

     

     

    are they ?

  14. Lennons Passion/Gary67 – Totally agree, it seems to be the fans fault now, couldn’t make it up!! It wasn’t the fans that could only come up with one attempt on goal last night, it wasn’t the fans who hid and constantly passed the ball to an 18 year old (ref Lustig and Mulgrew) because they had not got the guts to but their arse on the line. JF is coming in for some stick and quite rightly so, why could he not bottom his trap until the season was over? He also played a cross field pass that went out of play last night that had laziness and I could not care less written all over it

  15. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    Paul67

     

     

    The supporter’s reaction (let’s put the way some display it to the side for the moment) isn’t the issue. We all want the club to be successful. The reaction, is just that, a reaction to the Celtic’s long, slow dwindling decline.

     

     

    A fresh broom is needed here, change of horse, call it what you will, but Deila is not managing this lot. If Lawwell doesn’t see that we are leaderless. Action, swift and positive is needed here.

  16. TONYDONNELLY67 on 3RD MARCH 2016 12:28 PM

     

    Paul67

     

    I’ll tell you this, it won’t be the support that where at the game last night (50% of them anyway) that will carry us over the line not a chance in hell, that lot last night have no class at all, couldent spell Celtic supporter, they are a Hun like breed, booing a Celtic player coming on as a sub is as low as I can remember, I’v seen a few in my day coming on I didn’t fancy, but boo them?

     

    Low life’s are what they are, never Celtic supporters, kinda like the ones who post in here wanting us to get beat so that RD gets sacked, the place is full of them.

     

    Lurking Huns GIRFUYs.

     

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    The guys in the stands probably did a shift, travelled to the game (some from great distance), paid their hard earned cash, which could (and probably in the future will) go to somewhere worthwhile, to watch Celtic play.

     

     

    And YOU blame the fans for imposters in hoops taking their cash for no effort?

  17. I back Ronny by the way but the team ARE crap and he needs to sort it. It’s a results business and he’s beginning to struggle to get them.

  18. Ronny must go and go now. That’s the smart move Paul. You said give players an excuse to fail and they will take it. Ronny says we might not win the league.

  19. Go tell the Spartim on

    Last night’s crowd were made up of a fair selection of fans, not supporters, spoilt brats that have an expectancy based on fantasy. Tell me when Celtic beat everyone in their way, 4 nil home and away including Europe and of course played like Brasil 1970 World Cup winning team.

     

     

    Make no mistake we are dire, none more so than Mulgrew, should never be near midfield. i doubt anyone wouldve got passmarks last night.

     

     

    Question for all those who take umbrage at TD’s post, just what do you contribute to the cause, your usual self righteous booing, how dare you boo a Celtic shirt.

     

     

    You all want the accolades of being a Celtic Supporter but wont do any of the work.

     

     

    The clue is in the word “Supporter”

  20. GARY67 on 3RD MARCH 2016 12:37 PM

     

    Young team 1-0 up v Sevco, Christie just scored 18 mins to go.

     

     

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    Pffft!!!! Who really cares mate, our club just oxygenate the zombies.

  21. Why is he still here? He should have gone a long time ago, and don’t believe the rubbish that you can’t change the manager mid season. Sack him now or risk losing league to Aberdeen and embarrasing loss to huns in scottish cup. The art of management is to make the correct decisions at the right time, and to manage your resources properly. He fails both times all the time. Peter Lawell is guilty of the same, and should go as well. Perhaps fans should spend more time asking questions about football matters at AGMs instead of banging on about Tory Lords and staff wages.

  22. Awful result and little sign of improvement, where the fuck is that bucket of sand when you need it???

     

     

    booing your on team is stupid

     

     

    playing a player who has rejected a contract is questionable, that is more obvious when talking about one that rarely preforms

     

     

    p.s credit to Aberdeen as well btw

  23. Bawsman

     

     

    Another shot at a DR twist, I’m not blaming the fans for the performance, the result, of the team, I’m saying that the fans boing a Celtic player coming on as a sub is Discusting, and booing at half time is worse, and in my opinion booing players at any time wearing a Celtic jersey is not on, we can all have our say after the game in here, on the bus or car home, in the pub, but booing is Hun like you want to act like a Hun, head over to the west end and buy a season ticket, you’ll prob. Get a cup of tea in the parking lot too.

     

    Lurking Huns GIRFUYs.

  24. “The guys in the stands probably did a shift, travelled to the game (some from great distance), paid their hard earned cash, which could (and probably in the future will) go to somewhere worthwhile, to watch Celtic play.

     

     

    And YOU blame the fans for imposters in hoops taking their cash for no effort?”

     

     

     

    If they’re going to spend all that cash and travel all that distance just to knock the confidence of the players, I’d rather they didn’t bother.

     

     

    Everyone can see what Paul is saying here and if you can’t understand it, then you shouldn’t be anywhere near Celtic Park.

     

     

    “Supporter” or “Customer”…..time to chose a side.

     

     

    B

  25. Tony D

     

     

    You are correct that the chants and booing is disappointing. The ‘Ronny get tae chant’ was horrible.

     

     

    Regardless, Ronny has lost the players big time and so needs to be sacked.

  26. What is the Stars on

    Everyone at Celtic Park (and beyond) knows this is not good enough, and there’s going to need to be big changes in the summer –

     

     

    Oh my god

     

    Have the Ostrich brigade finally woken up,smelled the coffee and seen the Iceberg looming.

     

     

    FFS !!! only 18 months too late

     

     

    And the abuse I got on here for calling out this Charlatan .

     

     

    Ronny Out….No more smiley faces

  27. Bigging up Mulgrew while blamin the support for the manager, the assistants the players on the park, the board members who despise the support and the stay away owner who wouldn’t know the result of last nights game unless it was printed on his golf ball in the cayman islands, is a pretty bad joke…much like this inept manager who should have been hunted after legia. scunnered, not spoilt

  28. Paul 67

     

     

    Fair summary, but no mention of whether you believe all the players are giving 100 percent. I have my own opinion and in the summer of change some players must be held to account.

     

     

    I would like to see certain players make the same effort that some of our fans make to get to games.

     

     

    HH.

  29. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Oh Dear…knew it wouldnt be long before the supporters were blamed…what a cheek to be unhappy with the dire performances of the team eh.

     

    Seriously, people who profit from Celtic….need to man up and take some responsibility.

     

    It wasnt the supporters who appointed RD, its not the supporters who make millions from the club either.

     

    It is PL who is responsible.

     

    I am heart sick of the excuses for him.

     

    Same s*** after every failure.

     

    And instead of being proactive….he hides.

     

    Im certainly not to blame for the way the club is declining, and i wouldnt imagine the supporters are either.

     

    PL you cannot hide forever.

     

     

    HH

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