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I was concerned about a trip to Estonia after hearing Hearts struggle in their home leg against Estonian opponents last week, so news that Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps beat Flora Tallinn was welcome, although the concern was tempered as news arrived that Hearts were three goals up in the away leg.

The lesson here is that in July, one more week’s training has a huge impact on performance.

Brendan Rodgers will be happy with how training has progressed thus far, but it’s only when players put multiple 90 minutes under their belts that they are ready for competitive action. There’s not necessarily a great deal of work to do to overcome Red Imps (no offence intended), but qualifiers come thick and fast thereafter. Despite beating Slovenian champions Olimpija Ljubljana yesterday, I expect Celtic will be more motivated for Saturday’s game against Maribor.

It gets serious from now onwards.

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  1. West End of East End on

    Just turned on the news to see that Gove was beaten into 3rd. You would never ever get fed up slapping that face…

     

     

    Connaire 12 – Saw earlier that JP Taylor on twitter mentioned that Fr Renato Coronelli had passed away and sent his condolences.

  2. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Seeing that you a;; missed it next door, I will generously re post!

     

     

    THOMTHETHIM FOR OSCAR OK on 7TH JULY 2016 4:40 PM

     

    From Newsnow.

     

     

    Significant ? I think so.

     

     

     

    Rangers director Stewart Robertson opts not to stand for SPFL board election Brechin Advertiser, Scotland 16:13

     

    THOMTHETHIM FOR OSCAR OK on 7TH JULY 2016 4:41 PM

     

    PS,

     

     

     

    The Ibrox statement at the end is pathetically hilarious.

  3. BABASONICOS71 on

    CONNAIRE…

     

     

    Condolences on the passing of Fr Coronelli.Thoughts with his loved ones.

  4. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    Hail from Tenerife.

     

     

    5 days offline.

     

     

    Anything occurring.

  5. saltires en sevilla on

    P67

     

     

    The 1st half team out last night would do for me in qualifiers. A few weeks more game time they will be tip top!

     

     

    With fresh options of Paddy Roberts Callum McGregor and Tam Rogic we have a decent enough core.

     

     

    The main improvement for me was the players looked to be playing in positions they were comfortable with and carrying out instructions they understood.

     

     

    They looked like men doing a man’s job.

     

     

    I’m not blind to the defensive scares last night but put that down to rustiness and lack of familiarity with system.

     

     

    A lot happier after watching last night.

     

     

    HH

  6. !!Bada Bing!! on

    SAINT STIVS SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 7TH JULY 2016 5:04 PM

     

    Hail from Tenerife.

     

     

     

    5 days offline.

     

     

     

    Anything occurring.

     

    Glenn Miller’s still missing

     

    #morecambeandwise1974

  7. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    Rangers director Stewart Robertson opts not to stand for SPFL board election

     

     

    … And I’ve decided not to stand for General Secretary of the UN. I suppose their regular Lodge meetings on Hampden’s 6th floor would be enough

  8. To clarify…

     

     

    It’s because I take several flights every month to various locations in Kazakhstan, Turkey and the UK so I like to know how things stand before heading off to various airports in each of those countries, and sometimes in other countries too.

     

     

    I don’t have the app installed just because I’m a sad old plane spotter.

     

     

    I AM NOT A PLANE SPOTTER OK??!!

     

     

    (Message to lurker daughter)

  9. WEST END OF EAST END on 7TH JULY 2016 4:55 PM

     

    Just turned on the news to see that Gove was beaten into 3rd. You would never ever get fed up slapping that face…

     

     

     

    For me they are all a shower of bastards.

  10. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    KEVINBHOY

     

     

    Thanks mate, but I now know it is a technical issue with the plane, which is sitting on the tarmac here.

     

     

    Five O’Clock info deadline now put back to seven O’Clock.

     

     

    Poor lassie at the gate gettin verbally abused by Canadians eh?

     

     

    No her fault, but p*** poor communication, as ever, is the most annoying thing.

  11. Fr Renato Cornelli RIP

     

     

    Funeral takes place at Seminario Arcivescovile di Milano, Via Papa Pio XI 32, Venegono Inferiore, Varese, Italy on Monday at 11.00am

     

     

    An extraordinary Celt whose love for the Bhoys was his passion from 1970 bringing him to Scotland for six weeks for the start of each season and all over Europe during the season. He loved to be in the away support whether at Pittodrie, Tannadice or Inverness and regularly announced his improbable arrival for the now defunct Glasgow derby with, as mention here already, a speedy return to his duties in Milan.

     

     

    Fr Renato will be missed by many a supporter and by others at all levels in the Club who benefitted from his advice, encouragement and prayers.

     

     

    God rest you Renato.

  12. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Humderbirds are not go…….. Nothing worse mate,specially when you get no info or updates

  13. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    BADA BING

     

     

    You said it mate. Pity I can’t get a message to Jeff Tracey at Tracy Island. Lol.

     

     

    Aff oot as I am running out of iPad battery and my charger is in the hold luggage

     

     

    HH

  14. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    As the new season approaches, if you are interested, here is a summary of the changes to the Laws of the Game this season – quite a few. As an ex ref never really minded differences of opinion but an argument based on ignorance of the Laws wound me up – like huns arguing ‘same club’ !

     

     

    This season, for example ..

     

     

    # a mistimed or clumsy challenge in the penalty area preventing obvious goal scoring opportunity may only result in a yellow card and penalty rather than an automatic red card.

     

     

    # a player being treated for minor injury does not need to leave the pitch on restart

     

     

    # ball can be kicked in any direction at kick-off

     

     

    http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeEducation/Preseason%20Guidelines%20LOTG.pdf

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    KEVINBHOY

     

     

    Not a plane spotter?

     

     

    Course you are,old habits die hard.

     

     

    As kids in Kilwinning,we always gazed in awe at Concorde as it flew overhead,back when they trained its pilots at Prestwick.

     

     

    Might just have been me,mind…

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    EMBRAMIKE SAYS “THE HUNS ARE DEID” on 7TH JULY 2016 5:43 PM

     

    As the new season approaches, if you are interested, here is a summary of the changes to the Laws of the Game this season – quite a few. As an ex ref never really minded differences of opinion but an argument based on ignorance of the Laws wound me up – like huns arguing ‘same club’ !

     

     

     

    This season, for example ..

     

     

     

    # a mistimed or clumsy challenge in the penalty area preventing obvious goal scoring opportunity may only result in a yellow card and penalty rather than an automatic red card.

     

     

    Aaah the ole referees discretion get out clause…….coming to a Celtic player very soon…..HH

  17. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    SALTIRES EN SEVILLA on 7TH JULY 2016 4:58 PM

     

    TTT

     

     

     

    You sense Robertson is for the offski?

     

     

     

    Confused CSC

     

     

    ****

     

    Sorry for late reply. Taxi duties.

     

     

    Robertson was telling all and sundry that he was aiming for his rightful place on the SPFL Board, as a club of Sevco’s standing should be represented at decision making level.

     

     

    It would seem that the response from the other Chairmen/CEOs was a resounding. “Aye, right”.

     

     

    The statement from the club is an attempt to convince Les Gullibles that they are actually relevant.

  18. Yes.

     

     

    I am a closet plane spotter. WAS one, now I have been outed :(

     

     

    I watched it too Bobby’s aye.

     

     

    And that time they had the shuttle on the back of a jumbo jet an aw.

     

     

    Hunderbirds… Is your airline sata? If so I can probably guess part of the reason behind some of your fellow passenger’s frustrations.

     

     

    It’s bad enough getting held up, but when your airline has another flight scheduled for the same destination after yours, well you’d think they’d move you up to that one. Was probably full up tho anyway.

     

     

    Best thing to do is drink :)

  19. !!Bada Bing!! on

    West Ham offered Tevez £150,000 a week,he knocked it back saying he wanted £250,000……It is only going to get worse….

  20. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    KEVINBHOY

     

     

    In our defence,that constituted entertainment in Kilwinning!

  21. EMBRAMIKE –

     

     

    I know what you mean about players/officials arguing about the laws of the game.

     

     

    My son was playing a youth game in Edinburgh in the 90s when the opposition were awarded an indirect free-kick inside the 6-yard box after the keeper picked up a pass-back.

     

     

    As the defenders formed a wall along the goal line, the opposition manager demanded that the referee force them back the full 10 yards. The ref explained that they can’t go further than the goal-line, but the guy was threatening to pull his team off the park.

     

     

    My son’s team manager intervened and backed the referee up, but the guy actually claimed they must either go 10 yards to the side, or 6 yards behind the goal. It took one of his own player’s parents to talk sense into him.

     

     

    The shot was blocked and cleared and he started shouting “cheats”.

     

     

    Unbelievable.

  22. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    !!BADA BING!! on 7TH JULY 2016 5:53 PM

     

     

    Reading my mind, but didn’t want to state the obvious ! Took me 2 years to get vocal with refs, but have fair got ripped into them over the last couple of years.

     

     

    Laws of Game are only similarity between Senior listed refs (the 10% who doe the SPFL etc) and even decent amateur refs. Their ‘motivation’ is different and have to dance to the piper’s tune – or are just plain crap, despite all the assistants and observers !!

  23. CHRIS GUNTER 1.8 m = 5.FT 90551 INCHES

     

    KOLO TOURE 1.78 m = 5.FT 839895 INCHES

     

    SVIATCHENKO 1.85 m = 6.FT 069554 INCHES

     

    KIERAN TEIRNEY 1.78 m = 5.FT 839895 INCHES

     

     

     

    SHANE DUFFY 1.93 m = 6.FT 332021 INCHES

  24. EMBRAMIKE –

     

     

    I also read that FIFA are seriously considering the introduction of the “penalty goal” similar to the penalty try in Rugby.

     

     

    If a player other than the goalkeeper stops a net-bound shot with his hand, the referee will be able to award a goal, withoit the need to take a penalty. I have been advocating this for years.

  25. garygillespieshamstring on

    Auld Tam

     

     

    Won’t make a difference. Six of them still won’t see it if it is a Celtic shot.

  26. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    AULD TAM on 7TH JULY 2016 6:06 PM

     

     

    Perfect example of some smart arse who ‘picked up’ the rules on playground with jackets for posts !

     

     

    Ex pro players / managers on TV and radio are the worst – totally clueless. Even our own Lisbon Lion Jim Craig commentating on our mid week thought that the ref had blown for ‘feet being on the park’.

     

     

    Actually as long as part of the foot is on the line (heels ok) then nothing wrong with a throw in with ‘feet on the park’. Surprised me too during ref classes!

  27. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    AULD TAM

     

     

    The ball would need to have passed beyond the goalkeeper first,or the rule might be subject to “interpretation”

     

     

    Similar to the pass back rule.

     

     

    Remember Steve Fulton tackling a hun outside the area,only for the ball to trickle back to the keeper? That kind of interpretation.

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