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Edouard and the need for forward planning

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The first hope during an international break is that the players return without injury.  Last night I realised that my next hope is that Odsonne Edouard stops attracting attention to himself by putting the ball in the net for France Under-21s.

He scored twice in a 4-0 win against Albania.  Odsonne’s form is either going to drop off a cliff edge, or the summer of 2020 is going to have a familiar theme for Celtic.  We should be busy planning contingencies now.

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  1. GENE on 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019 6:37 PM

     

    Aussies retain ashes

     

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    Not in the least interested in cricket……YA FEKN BEAUTY!!

  2. Bloody took the dugs ooot when at 196 for 8

     

    Just back in and all oooot for 197 😂😂😂

     

    I hope it no 67 that done the damage 👍

  3. Norriem

     

    Saw an earlier post of yours re voting percentages

     

    I’m only aware of the likes of Zimbabwe who count votes of non voters

     

    I am pretty sure that in the UK we only count votes actually cast. I am pretty sure that no UK government has ever been elected with more than 50 % of the available electorate.

     

     

    The problem is that we don’t have 100% turnouts – the brexit referendum was pretty good at 72% but 28% sat on their backsides.

     

    A lot of people think it’s not worth voting in the parliamentary elections if they live in a safe seat.

     

    Sufferage delivered the right to vote – we don’t treasure that right – I would make it compulsory.

  4. When I say compulsory I would make none of the above an option and the right to waste the ballot paper – I’ve done this myself

  5. Gene 8.31pm

     

     

    Your not being ignored but politics & cricket are hard work :-)

     

     

    I appreciated your son-in-law (?) Stoke fan insight about Moritz Bauer… I think a few people make their minds up on players the matter what … I think Moritz probably didn’t play much with Stoke last season as he was still on premiership wages & appearance related … at least this time next week we will have a Celtic match to dissect .. anything but cricket (& politics :-)

  6. During my Camino we kept running into these 3 Newry lads – on one of these occasions we were passing a junior school (kids on holiday) when a chap came out and asked where we’re from – on hearing that they were Irish he said that a couple of years ago some Irish kids on the Camino came into his school and sang a song which he thought was fantastic but couldn’t remember the name.

     

    I started singing the Fields of of Athenry – his face lit up – disappointingly the Irish lads didn’t know all the words – one of them even sang the Anfield road version.

     

    Ah well

  7. Sweden 0 Norway 1 half time

     

     

    Norway’s goal could have been Celtic related if Ronny had managed to get young Martin to Celtic

     

     

    “Martin Odegard puts through Stefan Johansen to open the scoring”

     

     

    Tenuous Celtic link :-)

  8. I agree with you on politics – I was only responding to an earlier question on democracy

     

    However cricket quick news is another thing

     

     

    Moritz certainly divided opinion at Stoke but I think he’ll be a good signing

  9. Gene 8.50pm

     

     

    Many posters use the blog to post at things that interest them out with the fitba, I don’t mind the politics or the cricket for others but both are mind numbing for me in real life never mind having to write words about them :-)

     

     

    Bring on the Accies

  10. GENE on 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019 8:15 PM

     

    Norriem

     

    I am pretty sure that in the UK we only count votes actually cast. I am pretty sure that no UK government has ever been elected with more than 50 % of the available electorate.

     

    The problem is that we don’t have 100% turnouts – the brexit referendum was pretty good at 72% but 28% sat on their backsides.

     

    A lot of people think it’s not worth voting in the parliamentary elections if they live in a safe seat.

     

    Sufferage delivered the right to vote – we don’t treasure that right – I would make it compulsory.

     

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    I think Labour got over 50% in 1945.

     

    The Brexit referendum was corrupted by big money (Aaron Banks, Angela Leadsom’s huband etc.), by social media (Cummings) by Cameron’s lack of spine and by the understandable failure of many to grasp the full enormity of what was to happen. Add jingoism to the mix and bring to boil.

     

    Broadly, the young voted ‘remain’ and the old voted ‘leave’. So, the old will leave their mess to the young.

     

    ‘The People’ did not vote to leave. About 10 million of them didn’t vote. Here in Scotland, there was a big ‘remain’ vote but interestingly some 32% of SNP voters voted ‘remain’.

     

    Here’s something else: in the past 10 years of surveys the EU has never once featured as the top concern of UK voters.

  11. Fritzsong

     

    My post was neither pro nor anti brexit – or certainly wasn’t meant to be as I don’t want to get involved on here with that- it was about the idea that somehow non voters had a dog in the fight in any election.

     

    Labour won the 1945 election with 47.7 % of a less than 80% turnout.

  12. Jobo 9.03pm

     

     

    Celtic are still top of the league

     

     

    This is the first weekend not one couponeer had a loser

     

     

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday :-)

  13. Gene

     

    This current goverment, Boris and his team, voted Down a Brexit deal

     

    They now complain on being outvoted on a No deal – which is their preferred option

     

    They got 17.2m votes to leave, what did that mean ??? (Leave, was it with a deal or without, I do not recall any of this being mentioned)

     

    Around 35% of the voting public voted leave though

     

    Boris and cronies need to realise, they can no longer bully the world, Britain is no longer an empire or superpower/ race,

     

    Then we have their pact with the DUP, are they representing their country ?? Which overwhelmingly voted remain

     

     

    Was there not a vote many years ago on Scottish independence whereby the Goverment insisted on a result of over 50% of the electorate ???

     

     

    Only asking

  14. Jobo,

     

     

    A few things you may have missed –

     

     

    For some reason the Met Office have no idea what the weather is like in East Kilbride

     

     

    Celtic have signed Riquelme

     

     

    The Union Bears are heading out to Ibiza this weekend for their annual getaway

     

     

    Can’t think of anything else beyond that.

  15. AULDHEID @ 2:09 PM,

     

     

    Thanks for the reply…. I’ll give the link a read through.

     

     

    GENE @ 8:15 PM

     

     

    A lot of people think it’s not worth voting in the parliamentary elections if they live in a safe seat.

     

     

    Sufferage delivered the right to vote – we don’t treasure that right – I would make it compulsory.

     

     

    Interesting. My mum always drummed it into us that we should vote, her dad (my papa) was a local politician. It was especially true with my sisters, she said women died for you to have the right to vote – use it.

     

     

    Now sometime ago I stopped voting, it may have had a lot to do with living in a very safe Tory seat, but my take, since the “new” labour sell out was, no voting by default, you convince me to vote for you.

     

     

    Now, when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister a very important general election was called, I could hear my mums voice in my head and thought I must do the right thing.

     

     

    I voted for the party most (though not very) likely to oust the Tories – the lib-dems.

     

     

    Now, there was a hung parliament and the lib-dems supported David Cameron’s government and the worst most vile and devisive government I can remember came to pass and I can remember PM Thatcher. They went against every major manifesto promise they made.

     

     

    So once again I felt conned, once again I stopped voting.

     

     

    On Brexit, again another very important vote and I had strong views but no side put up a coherent argument. Both sides told lies, many Tory remainers tried to blame Europe for all our Country’s ails on one hand but told us we were too intertwined to do anything about it… a kind of Hobson’s choice.

     

     

    So

     

     

    Which parcel o’rogues to vote for then?

     

     

    Not me, they didn’t deserve my vote!

     

     

    They’ve proved me right, haven’t they;)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  16. NORRIEM on 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019 @ 9:20 PM

     

     

    The 1979 referendum on the Scotland Act 1978, stipulated that it would be repealed if less than 40% of the total electorate voted “Yes” in the referendum.

     

     

    Although 51.6% of those who voted supported the proposal there was just a 64% turnout so the act was repealed.

  17. Wouldn’t be the 1st time I’ve went to vote and deliberately spoild my paper with an addititional comment about politicians…that’s how you vote 😉

  18. Celtic is Looking Good.

     

     

    Neil Deserves to Finish whit he started.

     

     

    Neil is a very under-rated Manager IMO.

     

     

    As a player he wis Slow but his fitba Mind got him to Celtic.

     

     

    Brendan,IMO, wanted oot as soon as Gerrard was appointed.

     

     

    I reckon there may be a similar scenario but I doubt that big Time.

     

     

    Celtic will have to be at their very Best to get Another Genuine 9.

  19. Neil Always tries to Unify everyone @ the Club.

     

     

    I would like Paul67 to unban ma fellow Celt 16Roads. He is a good Dood and his ban irks me

     

     

    He talked about missing the Horse Racing.

     

     

    I’m the biggest Supporter of The Jew on CQN if the offensive comment can be recalled.

  20. Garry,

     

     

    Love is the LAW.

     

     

    DO YOU LOVE yer Hardcore?

     

     

    Lenny Bhoy is in the place to be, or not to be?

     

     

    The Hun celebrated him getting the Gig. 🎸🇮🇪🎸🇮🇪🎸😎

  21. Pete

     

    Great to share a city wi such thick as shit huns. Perspective was some player. 😊👍🍀