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Failure elsewhere cannot disguise abject Celtic challenge

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As the darkest clouds descend over Ibrox with news that medals in their trophy room have been poinded by sheriff officers, sentiment in our half of the city is no brighter.  Celtic’s best chance to win the league this season lies not in outpointing everyone else, or seeing their principle rivals lose 10 points, it is in the complete obliteration of Rangers, allowing us to take our chances with Motherwell, who can open up a six point gap between second and third against Celtic on Sunday.

Whatever the following weeks bring for Rangers, if Celtic winning the league is a consequence, we cannot allow the title to disguise the abject failure to be competitive so far this season.

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  1. CultsBhoy hates being 2nd on

    31003

     

     

    My 5 questions would be

     

     

    1. Do you like money?

     

    2. Do you like football?

     

    3. Do you have other career options?

     

    4. Do you realize you are on the way out of professional football?

     

    5. Do you want a kick in the bhaws?

     

     

    I’d expect responses as follows:

     

    1. Yes

     

    2. Yes

     

    3. No/ don’t know

     

    4. Yes/ no/ don’t know

     

    5. No

  2. Vinibhoy - Named Neil Lennon on his birth certificate on

    soukous says:

     

    31 October, 2011 at 14:25

     

     

    I’m not sure how much the return of Sir Walter influenced the swing of domination.

     

     

    The referees have certainly had a hand in it though.

  3. 1. What do you think your value is on the transfer market?

     

    2. What do you think your earnings should be?

     

    3. Do you think your current form meets your own valuation, or would encourage a bigger/moreglamarous/better paying club to purchase you?

     

    4. Do you think you are performing in a manner that is befit of an £x million player?

     

    5. Is yes, are you sure? and why? If no, Why and what are you doing to remedy this?

     

     

    Well, money and the chance to play for a bigger/more glamorous club is all these guys understand!

  4. 31003

     

     

    If you’ll allow me, your questions would be likely only to bring down the mental shutters; in each one of them you are having a go at the Bhoys. You may feel that’s justified of course, so perhaps that’s your intention.

     

     

    For my money, a suggestion SwanseaBhoy made when we were travelling home from Saturday’s extravaganza would make more of an impression on these wealthy young professional athletes. Split the squad into twos or even ones. Make them do the journey back up the road on the Oban bus with the fans or across the water with some of the Irish bhoys or down to Birmingham to see what lengths people go to out of love of the club. If that failed to encourage an improvement, I don’t know what would.

  5. greenjedi says:

     

    31 October, 2011 at 15:05

     

     

    “Thom, If we get offered over £3m for ANYBODY they’re gone!”

     

     

     

    Aw,you’re just going to put yourself into a bad mood with your cynicism.

     

     

    I keep telling myself that we are merely treading water until HMRC Dignity hits the rocks and we study the implications in the aftermath.

     

     

    It helps keep me sane and the old blood pressure down, anyway.

  6. Greenjedi- or ‘Don’t stand so close to me’.

     

     

    I have to stop this now or ole South of Tunis will think I actually like Sting and his platinum sellin’ purveyors of ploddin’ plod rock.

  7. UTLR

     

     

    disgraceful behaviour from plod but nonetheless predictable

     

     

     

    i`m sure your members are prepared for the worst re the new legislation

     

     

     

    i find it very intersting that they take such a robust approach with such a significant number of supporters when their position when defending their inaction re the huns is that logistically it is impractical to tackle such large numbers

  8. Alternatively,

     

    1. What was your last club, and what was your salary there?

     

    2. What is your current salary?

     

    3. Did you consider last season to be a good season in terms of personal performance?

     

    4. What clubs made an offer for you in the close season?

     

    5. Has your form this year been better or worse than last year?

     

    and, assuming the players aren’t kidding themseleves and answer worse to Q5 (with the exception of Forrest (better), Mulgrew and Ledley (much the same))

     

    6. Do you think any clubs will bid for you this transfer window/close season?

  9. johann murdoch on

    The Honest Mistake (Sickened) says:

     

    31 October, 2011 at 14:54..such a shame and waste..how did it taste.. like chicken ?:)

  10. My team for Motherwell

     

     

    ——————-Forster———————–

     

     

    Mathews — Rogne — Mulgrew— El Kaddouri

     

     

    ————–Wanyama—–Ledley————-

     

     

    —-McCourt——-Stokes———Samaras—-

     

     

    ———————Forrest———————-

  11. Thom

     

     

    IF HMRC Dignity hit the rocks, I’d half expect Desmond to offer them an interest free loan to save them!

  12. RobertTressell – Vote Yes for Strike Action on 30th November – Do you like Chicken Chasni?

     

     

    You were saying earlier that ‘punitive taxation’ discourages the rich and damages the economy. In other words you think the government should ‘incentivise’ the rich so as they don’t go to the Cayman Islands for real instead of just sending their mail there, BUT you think they shouldn’t give incentives to encourage less well off people? You rail against public services and the cost of them but don’t want the government to take measures to lessen the burdens and costs on the NHS by encouraging better diets, less drinking and less smoking? It is utter childishness to suggest that people can do what they want to themselves and it is no one elses business. You are flying in the face of the religion you profess to practice too.

     

     

    My poor, confused friend, that is a pretty poor rant by your standards. I am used to dining on better fare.

     

     

    Let’s see if we can break it down into Chicken Chasni sized chunks, with some creamy Sag Bhaji and a freshly baked Peshwari Nan on the side:

     

     

    You were saying earlier that ‘punitive taxation’ discourages the rich and damages the economy

     

     

    ‘Yes’ ‘it’ ‘does’. You can put any amount of scare quotes around it that you wish, but it is an empirical fact. Comment is free and facts are sacred, and all that.

     

     

    In other words you think the government should ‘incentivise’ the rich so as they don’t go to the Cayman Islands for real instead of just sending their mail there

     

     

    No, I merely commented on the futility of punitive levels of tax, since they disincentivise economic activity and encouraging tax avoidance, thereby defeating the purpose behind them (unless that purpose is merely to slake a crude, inchoate desire for class warfare, consequences be damned).

     

     

    BUT you think they shouldn’t give incentives to encourage less well off people?

     

     

    Actually, if you had bothered to read what I wrote before clambering atop your high horse, you would have seen that quite the opposite is true. I even explained how the government can best help the poor.

     

     

    You rail against public services and the cost of them but don’t want the government to take measures to lessen the burdens and costs on the NHS by encouraging better diets, less drinking and less smoking?

     

     

    Yes, because, as previous, we don’t elect governments to be our substitute parents. The State isn’t Mummy or Daddy, it’s not their job to tell us how to live our lives. Following your logic it would be OK if they installed cameras into every home to make sure the citizens did their morning star-jumps before breakfast, because it would reduce the costs on the NHS (God bless it, envy of the world). State services exist for the benefit of we, the taxpayers. Not the other way around.

     

     

    It is utter childishness to suggest that people can do what they want to themselves and it is no one elses business.

     

     

    No, it’s called being an adult. You get to live your life as you see fit so long as you obey the law. Do you see?

     

     

    You are flying in the face of the religion you profess to practice too.

     

     

    What a puritanical, authoritarian little prig you are Robert.

     

     

    I think we get enough moralising from religious figures, ergo we don’t need it from politicians or from other self-appointed arbiters of what’s best for other people.

     

     

    So wind your neck in. (thumbsup)

  13. The Battered Bunnet on

    Robert T

     

     

    “Swan Paté”

     

     

    See, that’s all wrong. You can’t win an argument with ‘Swan Paté’. No one who knows anything about Swan Cuisine would consider a paté as an appropriate dish for swan. A Terrine perhaps. But never a paté.

  14. Celtic_First says:

     

    31 October, 2011 at 15:14

     

     

    Not my intention at all. Genuine questions. Would love to hear their answers. I would expect every one of them to come back with a Yes answer. Then I would ask them a final question. If you know the answers to all of these questions then why don’t you do something about it???????

  15. Celtic First

     

     

    alternatively me and some other similar sized ghents should be given a wee 5 mins with the first team squad to impress upon them the value of hardwork and pride in the workplace

  16. Forrest and anyone else will be sold if the price is right,at the earliest possible opportunity.

  17. My dear,dear,dear,dear,friend.. Fortunes Favor 14.34

     

     

    Pal. If you approve of the type of Behaviour that Lenny is

     

    demonstrating, that is O.K. by me.

     

     

    Ah have only pointed out ,in my submission.. that I certainly

     

    Disapprove of it.

     

     

    We are experiencing a Difference of opinion in this Matter.

     

     

    One that is Not Easily resolved, for it is a clash of opinion in Personal

     

    Standards as to what is considered to be the Measure of Ethical Behaviour in a Celtic Manager… and what is not.

     

     

     

    I am not my Brother’s Keeper.. Indeed No.

     

     

    If You and Lenny are comfortable with that kind of Behaviour

     

    by a Manager of the Celtic..

     

     

    Then, who am I to Object?

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal…who likes ye aloater.

  18. ….PFayr says:

     

    31 October, 2011 at 15:19

     

     

    Were you in the Fiddler for the recent Kilmarnock game?

  19. CultsBhoy hates being 2nd on

    If ‘Arry’s interest is genuine.. It explains JF being bigged up at every opportunity…

  20. johann murdoch on

    Celtic first…, put them on a bus take them to Yorkhill Sick Childrens hosptial for a visit,then find out where that night/day Celtic youth teams or boys clubs were playing/training… get them to join in.

     

    as someone else said so very well ” ordinary players in an ordinary team playing at an extraordinary club”

  21. Team for Motherwell:

     

     

    Foster

     

    Matthews Rogne Mulgrew El-Khadouri

     

    Wanyama

     

    Wilson (M) Ledley

     

     

    Forrest Stokes Samaras

  22. Philvis returns @ 14.15

     

     

    I’ll take your advice on that dish. Don’t think it’s on the menus over here, only available in Scotland? Must inquire from my friendly Indian restauranter.

  23. 67 European Cup Winners on

    Paul67

     

     

    I wrote last night, that this brilliant site sometimes makes me sad sometimes happy

     

    Your note today saddens me – but never a truer word spoken

     

    Well said

     

     

    I have no delight in THEIR demise – its a side show, a circus

     

     

    But my heart bleeds at our failure to produce any inspiration

     

     

    67ECW

  24. CultsBhoy hates being 2nd on

    In fairness JF is one of a few floodlights in the field of mediocrity he’s bound to stand out.. But he is performing to expected standards for Celtic

  25. !!Bada Bing!! says:

     

    31 October, 2011 at 15:22

     

     

    Q.What is the biggest sacrifice,financial or otherwise you have made to watch Celtic?

     

    share

     

     

     

     

    I gave up my first ever weekend’s overtime, after completing my apprenticeship, in 1965, to go to a game at Ibrox.

     

     

    The gates were locked and we never got in. I never got any more overtime, either.

  26. thomthethim

     

     

    yes ..arrived late , got a seat outside and proceeded to steadily fall into a depression

     

     

    was that rushed and fed up i forgot that you said you might be there

     

     

    were you ?

  27. In this topsy turvy season it’s practically gone unoticed that we achieved our first decent result in Europe for many a long day in France recently. Who knows we could defy all logic and make the later stages of Europe lge.

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