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Football bubble, the app and key takeaway to look for tomorrow

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With two St Mirren players, Jak Alnwick and an unnamed other, now confirmed Covid cases, it is highly probable the disease was transmitted within the St Mirren bubble.  Despite this, their game with Hibs goes ahead tomorrow.

While I regularly criticise the Scottish Government for following the Westminster Government’s idiotic pandemic polices, including allowing fans to congregate indoors at pubs, but not in easily policed, socially distanced, outdoor arenas – which ALL the scientific evidence suggests is safer, I don’t think the Government have good options here.

With players’ kids now at school, it is impossible for them to live with their immediate family and keep all interactions within the football bubble.  Infection will happen, we have to hope that the twice-weekly testing procedures keep contagion low.  Where testing and responsible actions are taken, normal business practices should continue.

On this subject, download and use the Protect Scotland app.  If we all used this, we would be living normal lives very soon.  No personal data is harvested, you will protect those close to you and play your part in the wellbeing and economic recovery of the country.  This is not a partisan SNP thing (although they have thankfully not followed Westminster on this occasion), it is a clear ethical imperative.

Get the app, save a life/save a job/just do the decent thing.

Onto even more important subjects, Celtic play their first competitive game in front of paying spectators in six months tomorrow.  Ross County are fifth in the table, an impressive five points clear of the playoff place, but this flatters them.  County opened the season with wins against Motherwell and at Hamilton, the league’s bottom two clubs, but they have collected only two points in their four games since losing to Dundee United and Livingston.

They have scored a single goal in every game, apart from against Kilmarnock, when a late penalty saw them score twice.  Considering they have yet to face a team higher than sixth in the current table, I don’t think we can expect them to do much attacking tomorrow.

The major takeaway from this game will be whether Celtic improve their conversion of possession into chances and goals.  For me, this issue has anchored more on our shape, than personnel, this season.

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  1. lets all do the huddle on

    RC

     

     

    Barkas

     

     

    El Hamed – Duffy – Juliene

     

     

    Frimpong – Cal Mac – Turnbull – Moi

     

     

    Kilmala Ajeti Eddie

     

     

     

    RC?

     

     

    Ross County?

     

     

    fekin hell, the team leaking mole in our dressing room is so effecrtive even our opponent knows our team the nite before

     

     

    😱

     

     

    i would love to see that team

     

     

    but i find it impossible to believe NL would go for it

     

     

    not enough scots in it for his liking

  2. David66

     

     

    hope your good mate.

     

    I was seeing it as maybe something to experiment with.

     

    it gives our new signings a chance to start.i suppose Broony will start,his drive is important and we need a result(as ever hoping).good to see fans back,jock wasn’t wrong

     

    our bench the morra will be interesting as strikers all fit.rogic available?? a lot to be going on with,great there is a game

     

    stay safe mate

     

     

    hh

  3. I subscribe to the midweek St Mirren game being called off theory, the ten is really under threat from puppet masters at Hampden.

     

     

    I also predict that if a team due to play Ecco loses half it’s starting eleven due to COVID the game will go ahead – MSM ‘we all have to move on and get back to normal’

  4. lets all do the huddle

     

     

    I wish folks on here weren’t so cavalier about leaking the team for tomorrow’s game.

     

    Always remember, Alasdair is never far away.

     

    The Hills have eyes and the Walls have ears.

     

    Oh aye.

  5. Barkas

     

    Elhamed Duffy Ajer Taylor

     

    Forrest Broonie Calmac Elyounoussi

     

    ………….. Edouard Klimala…….

     

     

     

    ….and, as RC said, what about all the others ?

     

    I know he is not as expert as many CQNers but thank goodness we have Neil Lennon.

  6. lets all do the huddle on

    lets all do the huddle

     

     

    I wish folks on here weren’t so cavalier about leaking the team for tomorrow’s game.

     

     

    Always remember, Alasdair is never far away.

     

     

     

    i would be stocked and shunned if that was actually the team

     

     

    though i would like to think we should have enough about us to win tomorow whether Ross County know the team or not

     

     

    in the 6 nations they have to give their team out 2 days in advance. totally different scenario i know.

     

     

    though when we play in europe for example then i would rather the leakers stopped. but they wont.

  7. AT – I am well D thanks.

     

     

    exactly Lenny has a real good squad just now, there is no excuses.

     

     

    The team/ bench will be interesting.

     

     

    I cannot wait to see the bhoys again and will be purchasing the game in the morning.

     

     

    I hope sky I mean Ross county tv can cope.

     

     

    I owe you a drink and hopefully sometime in the future I can repay you’re generosity when the 3 amigos (that turned into 4)😂 were out.

     

     

    Stay safe

     

     

    D :)

  8. Greenpinata on 11th September 2020 7:56 pm

     

     

    Tonyrome,

     

     

    Ciba Geigy : Were you in the office, if not what colour did you go home ?

     

     

    Reservoir Dogs eat your heart out.

     

     

    HH.

     

    ———————————————————————————————–

     

    Worked in the dry grinding unit used all the colours.

     

     

    Never went home dirty we got PAID 40mins at the end of our shift to shower.

     

     

    I knew some guys though who when their pores opened would leak red,yellow or blue.

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

  9. You’re talking 15 players there

     

    Lot more combinations

     

    You’d need an Algorithm to cover all the bases

     

    Or the bets when I think about it

  10. The couple of Aberdeen fans shown on Reporting Scotland looked genuinely chuffed to be going to their game tomorrow. I hope the two experiments ( Dons and Staggies) are a resounding success.

     

     

    Like nearly everyone, I don`t know enough about Covid 19 to give a meaningful opinion but my feeling is that crowds at football stadia could be manged at least as safely as visits to the shops and pubs.

  11. Wishful thinking but I would love to see us go 5-0 up after an hour then use all five substitutes in one go !

  12. Celtic Mac

     

    I just realised you were talking of the Dons fans and their legendary closeness to their money !

  13. lets all do the huddle on

    You’re talking 15 players there

     

     

    Lot more combinations

     

     

    You’d need an Algorithm to cover all the bases

     

    —–

     

     

    now you’re talking

     

     

    so the number of combinations of 11 players from the list of his 15 players is

     

     

    15!

     

     

    divided by

     

     

    11! x (15 – 11)!

     

     

    which is

     

     

    15 x 14 x 13 x 12

     

     

    divided by

     

     

    4 x 3 x 2 x 1

     

     

    which equals

     

     

    1365 combinations (maybe)

     

     

    Carolvorderman Quick News

     

     

    😄😄😄😄

  14. hot smoked

     

     

    Hope it’s a success at both games.

     

    Even though it’s largely symbolic

     

     

    Nuhin wrang wi cymbals in my book

  15. So having switched off for a few days, had a look today to see what the news was as we have a game tomorrow. Apparently the biggest issue is whether there will be supporters at the ‘old firm game in October’. How depressing.

  16. lets all do the huddle

     

     

    No no no no

     

    I was referring to the six nations that you referred to earlier

     

    How many possible combos can you line up wi 15 players?

  17. lets all do the huddle on

    LETS ALL DO THE HUDDLE on 11TH SEPTEMBER 2020 9:08 PM

     

     

    Absolute rubbish.

     

    —-

     

     

    my beer says im right

     

     

    and thats all that counts

     

     

    😝

  18. “DAVID17 on 11TH SEPTEMBER 2020 9:13 PM

     

    So having switched off for a few days, had a look today to see what the news was as we have a game tomorrow. Apparently the biggest issue is whether there will be supporters at the ‘old firm game in October’. How depressing.”

     

     

    I must have missed that `biggest issue`.

  19. david17 on 11th September 2020 9:13 pm

     

     

    So having switched off for a few days, had a look today to see what the news was as we have a game tomorrow. Apparently the biggest issue is whether there will be supporters at the ‘old firm game in October’. How depressing.

     

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    There were more posts about Turnbole

  20. lets all do the huddle on

    No no no no

     

     

    I was referring to the six nations that you referred to earlier

     

     

    How many possible combos can you line up wi 15 players?

     

     

    —-

     

     

    well, 1 obviously

     

     

    which is exactly the number of beers too many i am planning on having tonight

     

     

    😄

     

     

    oh

     

     

    and if you want to see my working sir…

     

     

    15!

     

     

    divided by

     

     

    15! x (15 – 15)!

     

     

    which is

     

     

    1

     

     

    divided by

     

     

    0!

     

     

    so 1 divided by 1

     

     

    which = 1

     

     

    thank you

     

     

    👏👏👏

  21. lets all do the huddle on

    i cant believe folk on here get upset about others not spelling players names right

     

     

    fek sake man

     

     

    firstly, its a blog, not a spelling test. the importance is in the comment, not the spelling

     

     

    secondly, the players are on thousands a week, yet most of them probably couldnt spell our names correctly, and we are the ones who pay a large part of their wages

     

     

    as billy konlay said “matters not a jot”

  22. Apparently, the number of combinations available when changing the order of a queue of eighty is greater than all the atoms in the universe.

  23. lets all do the huddle on

    Apparently, the number of combinations available when changing the order of a queue of eighty is greater than all the atoms in the universe.

     

     

     

    magic

     

     

    (brian)Cox Quick News

     

     

    😄😄😄

  24. GENE on 11TH SEPTEMBER 2020 7:00 PM

     

    I wish I knew as much about football as some posters on here know about politics.

     

     

    Post of the Day

  25. lets all do the huddle

     

     

    I cannot find the answer for 15 delivery points

     

    But 20 is 51,000,000,000,000,

     

    And 25 is 15 trillion trillion

     

    80? Apparently it is known as a ‘combinatorial explosion’

     

    Oh Aye

  26. LADTH

     

    It is courtesy to spell our players names correctly. It fair rips ma knitting, when I see their name spelt incorrectly.

     

    I had a teacher at Corpus Christi Knightswood who hammered me for 3 years about my spelling. Blame her for my spelling ocd. 😊

     

    Bet there is a spelling error in this post. 😜

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