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Napoleon observed that no one should fight the same enemy too many times, as eventually their superior ways and techniques will become redundant as the inferior foe will eventually hit on a strategy which works.

Dundee United did reasonably well in their two games against Celtic in the last 9 days, despite playing a considerable part of both games with a man disadvantage.  They will arrive at Celtic Park tomorrow night having learned a few lessons, and hooping to compete with a full complement of players.

The danger for Celtic lies in what happened against St Johnstone at Celtic Park earlier this month.  The Perth team have won only two of their nine games since 17 January but they knew what to expect from Celtic, who were marginally off-pace, enough so to leave the field without points.  Another marginally off-pace performance tomorrow night and talk of trebles will evaporate in an instant.

If we’re vulnerable at any point between now and the end of the season, it’s this midweek.

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  1. proudbhoy

     

     

    12:02 on 17 March, 2015

     

     

    Any video of the school choir singing soldiers song at the start of cqn11 ?

  2. Spooky enough…..

     

     

    Esteemed poster DD’s daughter Patrice celebrates her birthday and so does ex arsenal full back….Pat Rice. :-o

     

     

    Happy birthday y’all

     

     

    HH

  3. I would like to thank my family and friends. You know who you are. It is truly an honour. Excuse me, I’m choking back the tears. (Exit stage right, pursued by a bear)

  4. skyisalandfill on

    Happy St Paddys day, happy birthday to DDs daughter Patrice and to MickTT’s son.

     

     

    Oh, and to anyone I’ve missed oot.

     

     

    Powercuts in June eh! ;)

     

     

    HH

  5. Napolean got beaten by someone he never played before……….200 years ago this year the Battle of Waterloo BTW.

     

     

    Duke of Wellington was Irish and the Jocks and Prussians did the damage, history lesson over.

  6. Re Donald Finlay

     

     

    The late great Joe Beltrami was born on the12th of July and old muttonchops on St Paddys. JB as a diehard Tim suggested to DF the solution to this mutual vexation was to simply swap birthdays.Problem solved.

  7. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Happy birthday to all on this lovely feast of St Patrick, not a bad date to have a wee celebration

     

    Hail Hail

  8. Good St. Patrick travelled far, to teach God’s Holy Word

     

    And when he came to Erin’s sod, a wondrous thing occurred

     

    He plucked a shamrock from the earth and held it in His hand

     

    To symbolise the Trinity that all might understand

     

    The first leaf for the Father

     

    And the second for the Son

     

    The third leaf for the Holy Spirit

     

    All three of them in one.

     

     

    Happy Saint Patricks Day to all

     

     

    Hail Hail

  9. What is the Stars on

    Bawsman

     

     

    Duke of Wellington being Irish

     

    Born here but as he said himself

     

     

    Just because one is born in a stable doesnt make one a horse

  10. Comedian Patrick Kielty reveals true story about murder of his father

     

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    A small victory!

  11. Hi Paul67,

     

     

    Happy St Patrick’s Day to yourself and all, hope your Dad’s recovering.

     

     

    Remember the Foot and the Mavis Toi encountering similar issues, back in the day.

     

     

    Of course Napoleons didn’t have Broony, if you have the likes of Scott Brown as a leader and roll model you have quite a head start.

     

     

    But agree, Dundee will be a challenge tomorrow night, though we will prevail.

     

     

    Celtic 3 : 1 Dundee United

     

     

    Hail Hail

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    Correct. We can recover from a league defeat. Not a cup defeat.

     

     

    I reckon though that Dundee Utd need to rethink their gameplan. Kicking us off the park hasn’t been too successful to date-although many of our team have the bruises to suggest otherwise!

  13. Gerryfaethebrig on

    proudbhoy

     

     

    12:03 on 17 March, 2015

     

     

    St Mary’s primary in Coatbridge opened the St Patrick’s Featival on Saturday with the Soldiers Song in Gaelic, you might get it on the Coatbridge St Patrick’s Frstival website if not now maybe in next few days

  14. I don’t know about Napolian, but it’s the backroom staffs job to have them up for it on Wednesday night, not that they should have to mind you, we are streets ahead I agree, but if they have forgotten about the St Johnstone defeat then forget the treble, but I doubt they have and will be ready for the battle, personally I think United are a dirty team and the worse player of them at the dirty tactics is McGowan he has got away with it so far let’s see what he gets up to tomorrow, and as for there keeper I must say he has stood on his head against us been brilliant to say the least, tomorrow hopefully could be a bridge to far for him.

     

    It will be close and could go to extra time Mac Namarra will take that, but if they score first they will be hard to break down, as I think that’s the way he will line them up trying to get the big mad Turk to do us on the break.

     

    Should be a good game, and a tough one, do Untd. Have the personnel to go head to head with us three times in two weeks, I doubt it.

  15. I hope we get a good crowd for tomorrow’s game.

     

     

    £15 a ticket and £5 for kids.

     

     

    Come on and support the team and help make history.

     

     

    Every game is going to be a cup final if want this treble including the league games because the sheep ain’t gonna go away.

  16. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Tomorrow night’s game’s the big one, since we wont have Joe Hansen GMS and Armstrong who will all be available for the league game.

     

     

    I still think we’l beat them but in the words of Father Ted ” Careful Now”.

  17. Happy St Patricks Day

     

     

    and may the lurking,confused and stupid followers of the cheats not be to envious of how the irish celebrate their patron around the world,I celebrate by giving you the toast

     

     

    Celtic and St Patrick

     

     

    Celtic are imo one of the finest examples of the irish diaspora worldwide.

     

     

     

    We work for our aims and goals,

     

    We are open to all and have been since day 1

     

    no division,no superiority,no rightful place

     

    success has to be earned and worked for.

     

    being champions means we work hard

     

    and get what we deserve,

     

    nothing quenches our thirst to drive on and learn

     

    its what we do as Celts

     

    Dynamic and all encompassing since 1888

     

     

     

    HH all,and especially those lucky enough to celebrating their birthdays.

  18. Strangely enough, I’ve just finished reading’Waterloo’ by Bernard Cornwell (his 1st non fiction book). Sheez, that was some shift, it’s a mighty tome!

     

     

    Wee naploeon was some guy, born dirt poor and ended up Emperor. Badly let down his Marshalls in the end.

     

     

    Strongly recommended for all insomniacs.

     

     

    ifyouknowyourhistorycsc

  19. Agent Green

     

    12:37 on

     

    17 March, 2015

     

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    Read it last week………….Josephene sounded a stunner……………Not.

  20. I prefered ABBA

     

     

    Specifically the red head

     

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

    Agent Green

     

    12:37 on

     

    17 March, 2015

     

    Strangely enough, I’ve just finished reading’Waterloo’ by Bernard Cornwell (his 1st non fiction book). Sheez, that was some shift, it’s a mighty tome!

     

     

    Wee naploeon was some guy, born dirt poor and ended up Emperor. Badly let down his Marshalls in the end.

     

     

    Strongly recommended for all insomniacs.

     

     

    ifyouknowyourhistorycsc

  21. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Liam Henderson looks like a decent shout to me for tomorrow night in the absence of Joe.

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