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Griffiths understatement nailing detractors

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I heard Leigh Griffiths was being damned in a Scottish newspaper with a wide-eyed wonder about how many goals Steven Fletcher would score against Hamilton Accies, Ross County and Kilmarnock. Not Fenerbahce, Aberdeen or Malmo, who Leigh has scored four times against in four games, but didn’t rate a mention. Not even his goal against the mighty (cough) St Johnstone was recalled.

Leigh is the great underdog of our time. The Tea Cake Warrior who has reached above this allotted station. Hostile journalists are not alone in dismissing his potential, ask around, there are some in our own ranks.

Yesterday he responded, with wonderful understatement, to Paul Dykes tweet (below), noting the return he’s given compared to some of the more successful strikers we’ve had over the last dozen years of so, with “Not too bad I suppose…”
capture-20151007-115954Goal scoring stats don’t tell you everything. Griffiths, Hooper and McDonald have a better goal return in their first 50 Celtic games than Henrik Larsson, but they are nowhere near the player he was, but if you are paid to be a goal scorer, this is a pretty important measure.

What Larsson did after those 50-or-so games was kick on with impressive style, eclipsing the exploits of Dalglish, and gave a return only McGrory could match. It’s totally unfair to ask Leigh to emulate Larsson, but there are comparisons with the immaculate Swede, Hooper and McDonald he achieve. All of them scored big goals for Celtic in important games.

When given a chance, Leigh has delivered in Europe. He never played for Celtic against Oldco Rangers, but he opened the scoring in an important League Cup semi-final against Newco last season, and he shows none of the complacency one or two on the above list were, on occasion, accused of.

A “bunch of Scots wrinklies” are walking through the Grand Canyon from Friday to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie.  The Hospice costs thousands of pounds each week to carry out the work they do.  Have a look here at what one of the “wrinklies” has to say about it.  You’ll no doubt read more from Weeron inside.

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  1. BRTH.

     

     

    Thank you for sharing the information about the sleep out charity event. I visited the website potentially to register but was surprised to note in the terms and conditions that over and above the entry fee of £30′ participants must pay at least half of the minimum level of sponsorship money of £125 two weeks in advance of the event. This means that each participant has to hand over at least £92.50 before the event even takes place.

     

     

    Over the years I have participated in a number of charity events and have raised significant sums of money, usually cycling related. I use Just Giving as the means for people to register their sponsorship and they would then settle with the nominated charity.

     

     

    I have never seen a pre payment clause in any event I have taken part in before. Do you know if this is common practice for foundation events, and if so why do they do this? I appreciate you may not know the answer to this and indeed this may be normal and its me who’s out of step, but I would like to understand the reasoning.

     

     

    I’m also not aware of any mechanism that allows organisations like Just Giving to pre pay funds raised.

     

     

    I suspect others may have the same question, therefore some clarity might encourage more entries.

     

     

    Thanks

  2. Winning Captains I have been abroad for almost a fortnight and when I log on to the site using my iPhone it is becoming quicker to log on though the bet365 ad still appears before the page loads.

     

     

    I know you were asking for feedback.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

    M

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