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Firhill is the stage, fickle looking form

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You can imagine the anticipation Celtic players as they arrived for training this morning for Saturday’s visit to Firhill. They must be bursting a gut, just desperate to get onto the field and do their stuff. You and I have seen lots of this team, but right now, today, they will have an edge that’s been missing for so long. They have questions to answer, points to prove and a league title to win.

Firhill will be their stage. If anyone at Lennoxtown is in doubt about the job required, I still have my boots, just let me at them.

It’s indicative of where we are that those two draws (Hamilton and Dundee) plunged us into a form crisis. Since the turn of the year we’ve won 9 out of 13 games, failing to win twice with 10 men, once away to our nearest challengers, and that awful Dundee game at Celtic Park. Were it not for the two red cards, I expect the dip in form would be scarcely noticeable.

Over the same period Aberdeen have had a far easier programme, playing only 9 games (in 9 weeks). They’ve won six of these games, including the last two, which has put a more respectable look on their form. It’s still not any better than Celtic’s, though.

We’re still playing fixture catch-up, as we’ve six games in the next five weeks, to Aberdeen’s four, but that’s the price of reaching the latter stages of cup competitions.

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  1. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar - Sack the Board - Lawwell Out on

    Off to bed to sleep on this.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

     

     

    Sack the Board / Lawwell Out

  2. Margaret McGill on

    Greenwells Glory on 10th March 2016 12:10 am

     

    You misunderstood.

     

    To Dermott the donut financial loss IS no Old Firm.

     

    to the SPL…to the EPL..to infinity and beyond……….duck dastardly

  3. BRTH

     

     

    Thanks for the update on Res.12

     

     

    Looks like our board have shamed us and let us down again.

     

     

    Cowards to a man, every one of them who have turned a blind eye to the cheating and corruption from the SFA and Rangers.

     

     

    Where do we, the supporters stand now ?

     

     

    What can we do ?

     

     

    Boycot Hampden for a start, take no part in their ‘Old Firm’ semi final.

     

     

    Do not give them the green pound.

     

     

    Winning Captains / Paul67

     

     

    Your thoughts on this news from BRTH ?

     

     

    The silence from our club cannot continue, the cheating needs to be challenged.

     

     

    Silence is no longer an option.

     

     

     

    moravcik

  4. The Book of Shadows Triquetra is the Disbelievers version of the Celtic Triangle.

     

     

    Masonry stripped back is Paganism.

     

     

    Come on Ronny Deila,

     

     

    Oh Ronnny Ronny, Ronnny Ronnnnnny Ronnnny Ronnny Deila.

     

     

    Yeshua.CSC

  5. Greenwells- baffling oldus beanus… unless there is complicity.

     

     

    Kinda amazed that you can be in front of the Supreme Court and you’re not bringing the game into disrepute haha.

     

    Not even mentioned anywhere.. by anyone!

     

     

    But as the Supremes used to chant……..

     

    “Ain’t no mountain high enough”

  6. moravcik on 10th March 2016 12:14 am

     

     

    BRTH

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks for the update on Res.12

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Looks like our board have shamed us and let us down again.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cowards to a man, every one of them who have turned a blind eye to the cheating and corruption from the SFA and Rangers.

     

     

     

     

    Where do we, the supporters stand now ?

     

     

    What can we do ?

     

     

     

    Boycot Hampden for a start, take no part in their ‘Old Firm’ semi final.

     

     

     

    Do not give them the green pound.

     

     

     

    Winning Captains / Paul67

     

    Your thoughts on this news from BRTH ?

     

     

    The silence from our club cannot continue, the cheating needs to be challenged.

     

     

    Silence is no longer an option.

     

    moravcik

     

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

     

     

    It is Time for some KLF, IMO.

     

     

    Rally the Support to Burn the Tickets.

     

     

    What Time is Love?

     

     

    I will buy 2 0ff anyone who buys me them

     

     

    en-masse buy the Tickets and Burn them.

     

     

     

    KLF.CSC

  7. Greenwells Glory on

    Margaret McGill on 10th March 2016 12:13 am Salve salve;- Dermott Desmond must know that by doing nothing he risks collapsing season ticket sales and ending up with a permanently empty stadium.

     

    Greenwells

     

     

    Torre et Ursi meritant pecuniment sed Porky non.

  8. Sorry Mags missed ya. By ‘current situation’ I mean Res 12 and the less than definitive action by the board on pressing the salient facts regarding outstanding bills to Bob that were due to be able to participate in Euro.

  9. Just arrived in Santiago Chile for a few days…very pleasant.

     

     

    I had decided to stop criticism of Lawwell until we dispose of the lower league club.

     

     

    However the news of Lawwells snake like behaviour is not a surprise….its his modus operandi.

     

     

    He has played them all, Auldheid, Paul67, Paul McBride RIP ,Dermot. It’s corporate 101 and all have been taken in.

     

     

    In a strange way you have to admire his handiwork.

     

     

    Any the RC bar awaits ( ritz Carlton )

     

     

    If I had time I would tell you a wee story about Athletic Minero Prseident who was on the the flight with me from Belo H to Sao Paolo to Santiago…what a sight the Andes were. Wish I knew how to post photos.

  10. Margaret McGill on

    Greenwells Glory on 10th March 2016 12:28 am

     

     

    thats not his problem. In fact could be an objective.

     

    Yes pigs deserve nothing but human flesh is porky meat!

  11. Greenwells Glory on

    Art Of War, Salve salve;- It baffles me, maybe all will become clear in time.

     

    Off to bed hope you are well.

     

     

    Greenwells

     

     

    In his ordo est ordinem non servare.

  12. Margaret McGill on

    Art of War on 10th March 2016 12:29 am

     

     

    ah ok. Despite the best efforts of our fab 4 dont expect anything from the mother ship there.

  13. Luckcody- loads of free sites to upload to such as tinypic.com

     

     

    Upload image and paste link.

  14. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Maybe with the £10m recovered we could buy up half of Aberdeen’s team. Wouldn’t want them finishing ahead of “Rangers”.

  15. Mags- not a hope, more a naive expectation. Sadly.

     

     

    Anyway back to work tomorrow where routine bites hard….

  16. Oh boy , I imagine the GB will have a field day with a banner , just hope there’s no trouble at the next home

     

     

    game, or maybe not ???

     

     

     

    CRC,

     

     

    Hellish news pal , if your in need of any help running about for stuff , I’m off the next couple of days give me a s

     

     

    Shout if your in need of any help .

     

     

    Hope K and the kids recover from this ordeal , take care :((

  17. Margaret McGill on

    Art of War on 10th March 2016 12:45 am

     

     

    ..and ambitions are low

     

     

    my work too…..ha

  18. eddieinkirkmichael on

    I’ve always had some concerns about the board and it’s response to the whole RFC(IL) issue. That is I always thought they had real a strategy that involved stating how they felt once all the appeals from MIH/BDO were out the way and we had a definite decision on their guilt over the use of EBT’s.

     

     

    The issue of the DOS scheme has always rankled with me though as there has never been any reason why the club couldn’t state that they as a club considered the use of such as plain cheating but I always gave them the benefit of the doubt as I believed they wanted to deal with both DOS and EBT’s together.

     

     

    After today’s bombshell re Res12 then I think we all have to conclude that the board of Celtic PLC has no intention of ever upsetting the apple cart and couldn’t give 2 fecks what is important to the great majority of Celtic fans. They must really believe that there are more Old Firm junkies in the support than ordinary fans. I suppose we’ll find out soon enough but for fans like myself we will have some really hard questions to answer going forward into the new season and whether we renew season tickets or not will be high on the list of questions we will need to answer.

     

     

    Kip now, early start in the morn.

  19. Margaret McGill on

    They say he didn`t have an enemy

     

    His was a greatness to behold

     

    He was the last surviving progeny

     

    The last one on this side of the world

     

    He measured half a mile from tip to tail

     

    Silver and black with powerful fins

     

    They say he could split a mountain in two

     

    That`s how we got the Grand Canyon

     

    Some say they saw him at the Great Lakes

     

    Some say they saw him off the coast of Florida

     

    My mother said she saw him in Chinatown

     

    But you can`t always trust your mother

     

     

    Off the Carolinas the sun shines brightly in the day

     

    The lighthouse glows ghostly there at night

     

    The chief of a local tribe had killed a racist mayor`s son

     

    And he`d been on death row since 1958

     

    The mayor`s kid was a rowdy pig

     

    Spit on Indians and lots worse

     

    The old chief buried a hatchet in his head

     

    Life compared to death for him seemed worse

     

    The tribal brothers gathered in the lighthouse to sing

     

    And tried to conjure up a storm or rain

     

    The harbor parted and the great whale sprang full up

     

    And caused a huge tidal wave

     

    The wave crushed the jail and freed the chief

     

    The tribe let out a roar

     

    The whites were drowned

     

    The browns and reds set free

     

    But sadly one thing more

     

    Some local yokel member of the NRA

     

    Kept a bazooka in his living room

     

    And thinking he had the chief in his sights

     

    Blew the whale`s brains out with a lead harpoon

     

     

    Well Americans don`t care for much of anything

     

    Land and water the least

     

    And animal life is low on the totem pole

     

    With human life not worth more than infected yeast

     

    Americans don`t care too much for beauty

     

    They`ll shit in a river, dump battery acid in a stream

     

    They`ll watch dead rats wash up on the beach

     

    And complain if they can`t swim

     

    They say things are done for the majority

     

    Don`t believe half of what you see

     

    And none of what you hear

     

    It`s a lot like what my painter friend Donald said to me

     

    `Stick a fork in their ass and turn them over, they`re done

  20. channelislandcelt

     

     

    From Jobo on Twitter

     

     

    @CQN site down? On such a beautiful, hard-frosted clear skied EK morning too….

     

     

    HH

  21. Money is no Object and that Crew, well you can shove that where the Sun dinnae ever shine.

     

     

    CRC and his way of Life….. LIFE, well, Verily well Justified and KLF.

     

     

    Come on Ronny Deila. Come on Ronny Deeee.

     

     

    I have had a disastrous start to this day, likely need to get a new phone, A faithful Samsung 2 dude, like the Olde fella Francis talked about Materialism.

     

     

    I reserve the right to be Paranoid beyond Belief.

     

     

    Dudes like CRC – ye just know it is all Good.

     

     

    There will be interactions by Angels that Noone will believe in the Coming years. Too Long the Demons have been running amok, IMO.

  22. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Do any of us really feel suprised about the Plc and their behaviour?

     

     

    I called them out several years ago to be shot down in flames and accused of having a personal vandetta against our CEO

     

    I have remained mostly silent since but this is definitely the last straw for me

     

    I’ll maybe even send mini out to work on a Saturday because I won’t buy her st next year. She was so looking forward to the standing area too ;-))

  23. FourGreenFields on

    Mountblow Tim

     

     

    So sorry to hear your sad news , thoughts and prayers for you and your family .

  24. I generally don’t like to post MSM links on the blog – however this article is worth reading in relation to the DOS scheme.

     

     

    Deutsche Bank and UBS enriched their senior executives in London by routing more than £180M of bonuses through notorious tax havens. The money was channelled into companies set up in the Caymans and Jersey purely to collect the payments.

     

    The bankers saved around £100M in national insurance and income tax in 2004 before the share schemes were outlawed. Yesterday a judge said the arrangements had no purpose other than to avoid tax. The firms had taken advantage of laws designed to encourage employee share ownership.

     

     

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3483942/Supreme-Court-judges-rule-against-Houdini-tax-avoidance-schemes.html#ixzz42UGlQwvn

     

    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  25. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    I suppose when you look ate the TV deals and crowds pulled in by WWF, what corporate enterprise would not want some of that kind of action.

  26. Just read back

     

     

    Mountblow Tim

     

     

    Sad news, thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

     

     

    YNWA

  27. Thanks for the update BRTH

     

     

    Doesn’t this make those who raised & supported RES 12 look rather foolish?

     

     

    So file ‘working under radar’ etc in the big round bin?

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