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Can we purge all negative overtones today, make sure we start tomorrow with a clean sheet?  Injuries and suspensions are part of the game, we accept them and plan how to win important games.

Celtic are at their best when they are up against it, when everyone knows that nothing short of a herculean effort is required.  This is the case tomorrow.  The requirement is straightforward enough: win your personal battle, inhibit one of the best teams we will play this season, take control of midfield and find spaces in the Ajax defence to exploit.

We have more than enough players bursting to set about this task.

Ajax had a taxing game on Saturday, scoring late to secure a draw away to top of the table Twente.  Although fourth, they are one of six teams no more than two points off the pace in what is currently one of Europe’s tightest leagues, but there is a fragility about Ajax.

The game against Twente was their first away match after a run of four home games, three of which were won comfortably, while they were denied a win against Milan by a ridiculous penalty in added time.  Their away form, however, has been less than impressive; they are still waiting for their first win away from the Amsterdam ArenA this season.  As a result, they travel to Celtic Park with the same trepidation they travelled to Groningen, Heerenveen, Twente, AZ, Barca and PSV, a series of games which returned three draws and three defeats.

Dutch media have also been reminding them of a quirky record to maintain.  While Celtic eliminated Ajax the last twice the teams met in European Cup/Champions League duty, the Dutch avoided defeat on both games at Celtic Park.  For us, this is a meaningless fact, but it is an added burden of expectation on Ajax.
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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie on

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE

     

     

    Jee-zoh.

     

     

    How am I supposed to sleep after that?

  2. bars/restaurants here in Toronto pay less than minimum wage.

     

    they take into account their tips that can be really good depending on establishment.

     

    minimum wage and living wage are two different things,you.could not live in Toronto on a minimum wage you would have to live at home or live with a few pals.

  3. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    CelticResearch ‏@CelticResearch2h

     

    Huge plea to all of you on Celtic forums & Messageboards, please bump the Maryhill Food Bank thread with the Bertie Auld attendance news.

  4. Steinreignedsupreme on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS forza Oscar and Mackenzie 16:02 on 21 October, 2013

     

     

    bournesouprecipe 16:04 on 21 October, 2013

     

     

    I’m looking forward to the ole trip to the Daam in a couple of weeks, if only to hear: “Would you guyshhh like shhuum beershhh?

  5. TBB

     

     

    I am an expert on what dongles work in every hospital in the city.

     

    As for the food I have tasted it but it is seriously to nasty/dangerous for me to let in my stomach.

     

     

    Richie estupendo thanks

  6. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Richie #TeamOscar

     

    When I worked in the Safeway distribution centre ,If a pallet of food fell or was damed i.e 20 cans of peas out of thousands or basically anything,

     

    A supervisor had to watch as you thrrew the rest into a crusher no matter how hard I suggested nae pleaded for it to be given to needy causes.

     

     

    Sickening

  7. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers forza oscar and mackenzie

     

     

    15:46 on 21 October, 2013

     

     

    We, as Club, must ensure ALL employees receive a living wage, including any contractors….. Basic to our culture / ethos …… If we have an issue here, get it sorted, Celtic…….QUICK

  8. Richie #TeamOscar on

    We have food banks and yet these big supermarkets throw away perfectly good food every day in life. How can we reconcile this?

  9. leftclicktic

     

    Were any of the supervisors Tims? Seems like a job only those of a hunnish persuasion could do 0:-)

  10. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Only two peepul remaining in the ole Black & Blue Room at Ibroke – but which one is using the elastic-band to fire paperclips across the room?

  11. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    When I was a student in the Royal in the ole days we used to go for lunch in the canteen in the Mungo [probably now demolished]

     

     

    Lucie, the wee German tea lady, used to serve up really brilliant chips.

  12. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Jungle Jim

     

    Sacked on the spot if they didn’t ensure it was destroyed

     

     

    So unfortunately it was both.

     

    ———

     

     

     

    2013 & FOOD BANKS are on the increase all over the nation.

     

    just think about that for a second.

  13. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Anyone know a bar where I can watch the game in Vienna?

     

     

    -Sorry, that means nothing to me.

  14. Great to see that fud Norris getting it tight at ICT yesterday.Even Kenny Clark said he made an a#$e of it…

  15. Wee change of topic bhoys and ghirls.

     

    I have just received a reply to my email to the Justice Secretary re the bigotfest at poundland. Its from a senior beaurocrat and says that the police and army are investigating and that the Scottish Govt abhors sectarianism blah, blah.

     

    Move along, Timmy, it’s being sorted.

  16. scottishleaf

     

    16:48 on

     

    21 October, 2013

     

    greenmaestro

     

     

    CharlieP’s is showing our game

     

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    Nice One, thanks.

  17. greenmaestro

     

    16:43 on

     

    21 October, 2013

     

    Anyone know a bar where I can watch the game in Vienna?

     

     

    HH

     

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    If you find St Stephens Cathedral in Stefanplatz 3 and keeping the Church on your right walk down the main drag which I think is Rotenturmstrade heading towards the river,there is a Sports Bar a few hundred yards on the right where I watched Celtic during a mis-timed Holiday.

  18. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Dharma Bam \o/ stands up for Neil Lennon 16:50 on 21 October, 2013

     

     

    I hear ‘I Spy’ is the game of choice at Ibroke.

     

     

    There’s only one Tiger … and that’s Tim.

  19. greenmaestro

     

     

    There is a big football pub next to the Raipid stadium. Lots of big screens and good people -to my surprise . They mellowed my long-standing hatred of that club.

  20. excathedra44

     

    16:56 on

     

     

    If you find St Stephens Cathedral in Stefanplatz 3 and keeping the Church on your right walk down the main drag which I think is Rotenturmstrade heading towards the river,there is a Sports Bar a few hundred yards on the right where I watched Celtic during a mis-timed Holiday.

     

     

     

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    I know the St Stephens, I saw a Paddy O’Brien’s Pub walking round on Sunday, don’t know if the game is on there though. I’m here working, but do want to return, since one day sight-seeing is not nearly enough.

  21. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Is it really 18 monthe since two men had a dream?

     

     

    One man decided to form a holding company and the other decided he would front it.

     

     

    Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Craigy Craigy Whyte Craigy Whyte Craigy Craigy Whyte