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European football ruthlessly exposes fallacies

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The problem with European football, is that you never know how well your domestic performances measure against what you might face in Europe.  At least for us, Scotland’s Uefa coefficient provides a clue to the likely comparable standards in places like Romania or Sweden.  Not so for poor Tottenham.

At home, last season’s beaten finalists were entitled to think they could play their natural game against Bayern Munich without inviting a skelping.  That notion was ruthlessly exposed as a fallacy.  There are no hiding places, when the genuine elite clubs are on form, that do not involve stringing eight players across your 18-yard line.

I suspect you and I both underestimated the Romanian champions in August.  Celtic held them out there and had control of the tie, but Cluj are not St Johnstone.  Lazio subsequently discovered to their cost that Romanian football is stubbornly effective.

Celtic are playing well right now but tomorrow will be tough.  If there is a winner, they will fancy their chances of winning the group.

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  1. BIG GEORGES FAN CLUB @ 2.32

     

     

    Adjourned till January by the Judge who is concerned about the amount of court time the matter is taking.

     

     

    SDI have added charges against Elite hence the delay in reaching any agreeement of amounts payable by Sevco.

     

     

    I wonder if they’ll have agreed on the figures by January?

  2. celticmac

     

     

    i’m with you on this , i think nl got it wrong i also think he got it wrong at easter rd.

  3. CELTIC MAC.

     

    With respect, you wrote, “1-1 was a winning position at the start of game.” On the face of it, that makes no sense.

  4. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    March 2019 “We must reject the PM’s Brexit deal”

     

     

    October 2019 “Let’s get Brexit done” says the PM

  5. timhorton

     

     

    Lot of factors influenced the result at Easter Road, the role of the referees for one, but we cannot ignore the way Neil set up the midfield, seemed to suit Hibs better than it did us. Could be a lot of those types of games through the season, certainly away from home. Even so Lenny has only lost two games out of around thirty, (what would Ole Ole Ole Solskjaer give for those numbers) we’re doing something right. If we can get our home form right in the EL we will almost certainly qualify from what is a competitive group. One game at a time it goes without saying.

  6. Bada Bing……Apart from John Lemons,anywhere in Benalmadena at Fuengerola end,showing game tomorrow?

     

     

    Watched a few games in Ha’penny Bridge….on right as you get to old Sol apartments on seafront just as you start to go up the hill out of Benalmadena before you hit the Burger King…enjoy!

  7. iniquitousiv

     

     

    Which of course was a response to Tim Horton who had stated that;

     

    “1-1 was a winning position”. We were both referring to the aggregate score at the start of the second leg, not to a final result with that score.

  8. celtic mac

     

     

    other than the midfield was, why take off your centre ( unless injured ) and replace with another centre, surely you would play the two up front if you are trying to win the game imo

  9. BACK TO BASICS – GLASS HALF FULL on 2ND OCTOBER 2019 6:03 PM

     

    Bernardo Silva charged.

     

    World gone mad?

     

     

    Absolutely. Who has taken offence, certainly not his pal Ben Mendy. Those who want to be offended will take offence.

     

    Let me be clear , Racism and Sexism have no place in modern society.

     

    What if I am offended that Rio Ferdinand who has been found guilty by the FA of racist behaviour is still on the box ? Have I grounds for complaint ?

     

     

    PC gone mad , there are consequences.

     

     

    Jokes will be a thing of the past.

     

    Football players will refuse to speak to the press.

     

    Football players will be banned from social media.

     

    Interracial friendships will be put under strain and unnecessary scrutiny as the PC thought police await any perceived wrongdoing.

     

    Players may be guarded socialising with players outwith their own race.

     

    Managers will refuse interviews by female reporters.

     

    Players and managers will ensure they are never alone with females. They will be thinking that they must document all meetings for decades after.

     

     

    Crazy you may say, but already there is evidence of these occurrences.

     

     

    Totally counter productive, detrimental to real equality and will cause unnecessary division in multi cultural and female empowered countries.

     

     

    Yes the world has gone mad , lets get these taboo subjects out in the open and shame the real racists and sexists

     

    . Don’t jump on the bandwagon and incorrectly brand people like Rio and Bernando just because PC gone mad demands it.

     

     

    Liberty, equality and fraternity for all.

     

     

    HH.

  10. Greenpinata,

     

     

    Yer a CQN Superstar, your comments Encourage so many others.

     

     

    I Hope Neilinho gets the result against Cluj the morra.

     

     

    Time.DestinylABS.csc

  11. Liverpool making Salzburg look like a pretty ordinary run of the mill team to me.

     

    Ahhh well back to Frédéric Martel and a few pointers of what to avoid around Termini next month.

  12. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 2ND OCTOBER 2019 5:14 PM

     

    BIG GEORGES FAN CLUB @ 2.32

     

     

    Adjourned till January by the Judge who is concerned about the amount of court time the matter is taking.

     

     

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    Thanks for the reply pal ;-)

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  13. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Watching the Liverpool game has been spoiled by having to listen to the utterly patronising drivel being constantly spouted by the two English commentators.

     

     

    Turned over now to watch Barca v Inter. Only main commentator is annoying – co-commentator / summariser seems OK.

     

     

    Looking forward to tomorrow – agree with a few here that having Ncham in the team at the expense of puting Christie on the wing isn’t ideal. Both are good, but you certainly don’t get the best driving play out of Christie when he’s on the left.

     

     

    Prefer a natural winger, so need to sacrifice one or other of them.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  14. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Back over to the Liverpool game to hear the strangely newly non-patronising commentary now :-))

  15. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Back to patronising !!!

     

     

    “…normal service has been resumed at Anfield…”

     

     

    Dearie – fekin – me !!!!

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  16. Could someone explain why NFL is shoehorning Ntcham into our midfield…to the detriment of our shape and tactics…he’s a great footballer when on his game…but either Broonie or Calmac needs to be dropped for this to work.

     

     

    Is Schved injured…noticed he wasn’t in the squad against Albion…

     

     

    H.H.

  17. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    THELURKINTIM on 2ND OCTOBER 2019 9:27 PM

     

    BGFC…the power of positive thought..;-))

     

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    Howdy young man :-)) Still a goal in this game – not sure who will get it though!! Commentators sounding mildly nervous now….

     

     

    Does anyone have any explanation of the implications of the latest shares move as linked above with relation to The Rangers International Football Club (and is that the football club, or is that the company?)?

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  18. TheLurkinTim,

     

     

    Broonie should be the one played sparingly.

     

     

    Olivier knows that – Rodgers making mega overtures for Callum disnae help @ this Time.

     

     

    The Big Man Testing people.

     

     

    Thats cool.

     

     

    I just HOPE people can Forgive if Neil gets things wrong.

     

     

    Noone knows the Hour.

  19. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    THELURKINTIM on 2ND OCTOBER 2019 9:38 PM

     

     

    Is Shved injured…

     

     

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    Spoke to a young jakey at Hibs on Saturday – boy said story was that he was a poor trainier, and that’s what’s behind his non-appearance for Celtic and non-selection for his national squad.

     

     

    Personally speaking, looking at his wife, I expect he’ll be happy to stay in the house !!!

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  20. If you are an Atheist Celt, I hope to sort that.

     

     

    I’d Give up Celtic doing Anything for any Atheist just knowing the Amazing Future we have.

  21. THELURKINTIM on 2ND OCTOBER 2019 9:38 PM

     

    Could someone explain why NFL is shoehorning Ntcham into our midfield…to the detriment of our shape and tactics…he’s a great footballer when on his game…but either Broonie or Calmac needs to be dropped for this to work.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Is Schved injured…noticed he wasn’t in the squad against Albion…

     

     

    Maytbe because he is a talented footballer. In your opinion he doesn’t warrant a game yet he was one of our most expensive signings. Go figure

  22. Aye BGFC…47 years young…younger in my head tho…got zero interest in champions league wen we’re not playing…will probs watch the final tho. Sorry to hear yer talking to jakeys for yer info…are you the etims pish stained source 😂 Seriously, not good news re Shved…if true…they bhoy’s a talent

     

     

    H.H.

  23. Finally seen the Scottie Goal.

     

     

    My Goodness Scottie has the Real Deal Henke Hairdo.

     

     

    We will need Everyone to get the 9 Titles.

  24. Clink\0/…eh? Please read back and see where I sed he doesn’t warrant a game…my inference was that Broonie or Calmac needs to be rested/dropped to fit him in

     

     

    H.H.

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