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If you do not have a knot in your stomach, you should.  Hearts managed to relegate themselves last season through inept performances against teams clearly below them in the food chain.  They upped their game against Hibs and (especially) Newco, posing questions that the Budgeocracy has yet to consider.  On Sunday, we face a team of usually-can’t-be-bothereds with a grudge.

In October, they started their Championship campaign by putting six goals past Dundee, whom they blame for siding with Peter Lawwell in the discussions that determined how last season’s league campaign would end.  Then they beat Hibs, who they can always be bothered to play, in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The new stands at Tynecastle act as a reservoir of resentment and Celtic are top of their list.  Who else, other than their players, either managers, or the insightful new broom that was going to show football how it’s done in the business world, is there to blame for their relegation than Celtic.

And then there’s Eddie.  You and I didn’t really discuss this at the time.  A photo circulated showing the keeper took him out, but that was ‘fake news’ as it was not of the penalty incident in the 2019 final.  Hand on heart; I think we got away with one then.  A goal down in the second half, Odsonne Edouard took control; before you knew it, you were celebrating a Treble Treble.

I do not respect Heart of Midlothian FC whatsoever, but I respect any opponent who can so readily cultivate the unifying resentment that can produce results like the 4-0 that ended Celtic’s world record 69 domestic games unbeaten.  This is a proper team, better than most in the Premiership and more than capable of winning on Sunday.  If we are one inch less prepared than them, we will lose.

Before the Lille and Kilmarnock wins I saw a shroud of defeat ahead at Hampden.  We may have turned it around just in time, but for now, the stomach remains knotted.

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  1. CLINK\O/ 3X3 on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 5:18 PM

     

    I think Scotland will be in full lockdown mode come the end of January so that will put paid to any trips to Dubai or anywhere else.

     

     

    That remains to be seen, however you see the fellow who is the Leader of the WHO

     

    (World Hoax Organization) is wanted in his Country, for being a member of a Terrorist

     

    Organization. & Also, see those so-called Covid Lockdown Fines are going straight into

     

    the Polices/Gathers Pocket & Not The So-Called UK Government Treasury

  2. itscalledthemalvinas on

    It’s all over at Pointless. No penalty awarded to Drew to help him on his way. Big Richard was applying the rules.

     

    No Huns at Elstree !

  3. Here I was watching On The Road (Yep Back Again) On YouTube, & the narrator a Mr Matthew Smith I believe aka Smivdee was watching his favourite Team Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) @ their old White Hart Lane Stadium, before it was demolished. Anyway guess who scored a goal for Spurs that day? Answer non other than Moussa Dembélé. This was before he signed for Fulham, which was not that long ago. Spurs won the match, if memory serves me well, 3 – 0 with the wee Asian fellow scoring the second goal & also Harry Kane scoring the third goal. Spurs where playing Bournemouth that day, that could be a future Pub Quiz Question.

  4. AKBW1888 on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 6:03 PM

     

    Here I was watching On The Road (Yep Back Again) On YouTube, & the narrator a Mr Matthew Smith I believe aka Smivdee was watching his favourite Team Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) @ their old White Hart Lane Stadium, before it was demolished. Anyway guess who scored a goal for Spurs that day? Answer non other than Moussa Dembélé. This was before he signed for Fulham, which was not that long ago. Spurs won the match, if memory serves me well, 3 – 0 with the wee Asian fellow scoring the second goal & also Harry Kane scoring the third goal. Spurs where playing Bournemouth that day, that could be a future Pub Quiz Question.

     

    ………………

     

    I never realised our Moussa played for Spurs. They tried to sign him from Fulham but we got him. Didn’t they have Belgian Mousa Dembele of their own.

  5. The Original Sadies Bhoy.

     

    AKBW1888 on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 6:03 PM

     

    Here I was watching On The Road (Yep Back Again) On YouTube, & the narrator a Mr Matthew Smith I believe aka Smivdee was watching his favourite Team Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) @ their old White Hart Lane Stadium, before it was demolished. Anyway guess who scored a goal for Spurs that day? Answer non other than Moussa Dembélé. This was before he signed for Fulham, which was not that long ago. Spurs won the match, if memory serves me well, 3 – 0 with the wee Asian fellow scoring the second goal & also Harry Kane scoring the third goal. Spurs where playing Bournemouth that day, that could be a future Pub Quiz Question:-

     

    I never realised our Moussa played for Spurs. They tried to sign him from Fulham but we got him. Didn’t they have Belgian Mousa Dembele of their own.

     

     

    To be honest, the OTR YouTube Upload, shows a very brief Highlights, of said match, with Smivdee filming,

     

    in which he mentioned, the Away End @ White Hart Lane, the seat he was in was near the back. I remember Smivdee also mentioning, yep we are playing Bournemouth today, where there should not be any trouble, but if we where playing Arsenal/Chelsea/West Ham, then there would be a rumble in the Lane.

     

    Anyway, back to the match, the said Mousa Dembele’s goal, was scored @ the opposit end from where

     

    Smivdee was sitting, so one could not see clearly, although from a distance, it looked like the Mousa Dembele who played for us, & also his name was called out after he scored on the Stadium PA System.

     

    I will do a bit more research, & get back to you on that one.

  6. Yeah The Original Sadies Bhoy & Gene, I stand to be corrected, it was the Belgium Mousa Dembele who played with Spurs, & not the French one who use to play with us.

     

    So there where two players, with the exact same name, who played in England, & looked a bit like each other, from a distance. With the Belgium one, being a bit older than the French one, I wonder if their are any Family ties, between both of them.

  7. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Schummi on 18th December 2020 4:01PM

     

     

    Saints didn’t need to play a McGinn to win

  8. That OTR (On The Road) YouTube Video Log, makes not bad viewing, & is well edited.

     

    Their are wee stars handed out @ the end of each match for 1) Atmosphere 2) Facilities

     

    3) Food & Drink (Half A Star Extra For Selling Dr Pepper Sugar Water) & 4) Overall Cost &

     

    Value For Money. (Entertainment Value) Some EPL matches are covered in said review,

     

    with League Tables being made up, for overall value for money, & the quality of the

     

    products on offer. It basically helps, to fund & advertise, not only EPL & Championship

     

    Clubs, but also Non-League Clubs, & Grass Root Level Football Clubs as well, & some of

     

    Smivdee patter is quite funny as well, there are three Season’s worth of viewing, on

     

    YouTube, with more to follow in future, check it out? & you will see what I’m referring

     

    too Folks, anyway enjoy. Good Evening All, & I bid you all a pleasant weekend.

     

    Go-On-The-Hoops, & Get-It-In-There. :-) :-)

  9. 1 maximum 2 players required.

     

     

    Njoi Anthem

     

     

    The referee Brotherhood is Dark..

     

     

     

    Very Dark, idiots to bestow there proper standing.

  10. SAINT STIVS on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 1:51 PM

     

     

    so loathe them or loathe them I have always been fascinated by the Hearts history, the WW1 rivalry with Celtic, their east coast establishment protestant unionism and comparative wealth of their supporter base.

     

     

    *My mother always had a soft spot for the Lothian part of the country as her mother was born in Bathgate although her family all hail hailed from the miners rows of Lanarkshire.

     

     

    She was a practicing Catholic and President of the local Women’s Guild as well as being a staunch Socialist, now that sounds a bit of a conflict but IMHO the 2 greatest socialists that ever lived were the wee mhan whose birthday is a week today and the Umbrian who created the Nativity scene complete with live animals.

     

     

    Anyway as a young lhad listening tae a broadcast of the calvinists and kid on Irish club, I was rooting for the latter when she suddenly said she didnae know why I was supporting them.

     

     

    My response was along that they were just like us, no chance she replied, the tynecastle side were more the devil you know as they were unashamedly calvinists while the pretenders in green were masons.

     

     

    I was surprised when she said that as it was out of character for her but I suppose she was trying tae warn me of people in sheep’s clothing especially green with white sleeves.

     

     

    I must admit though I do cheer them on when they are playing the tangerine ludge sporting wing.

     

     

    BIGBHOY on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 2:24 PM

     

     

    I contend that they even hate us more than they hate the Hibs

     

     

    *I have told these stories before but here I go again.

     

     

    Dumbarton kicked off their first season back in the big League for over 50 year with a home LC tie against the calvinists, we were away tae the binos, we had also lost 3-5 tae the hibbees the week before in the Dryborough Cup Final at hunden.

     

     

    A great game BTW where we came back fae 0-3 down tae tie it up before going intae extra time, the truth be told though the better side won.

     

     

    Anyway a bunch of us decided tae go tae Boagheid tae see the Sons home opener

     

     

    On a gorgeous sunny late summer afternoon we were serenaded tae “Jimmy Johnstone is a fairy eff the Pope and the Virgin Mary” along with “eff your Harry, Lou Macari, Kevin Barry, Harry Hood” as well as other tangerine laced ditties, ironically this was the day of the “black walk”.

     

     

    At the half the Brucehill Bhoys who like us had decided tae forsake the Celts for their local side wandered round tae the end the bufties were congregating at. I can truly say there were nae merr songs of that ilk heard the rest of the match after tangling with the “Fenians of the Rock” which the Super Sons won 1-0.

     

     

    When the visitors arrived at Dumbarton Common for the journey home they found all their bus windaes had been panned in and as the song says “I can truly say they rued the day they cursed the Pope of Rome”.

     

     

    Let’s fast forward 18 months and I’m working in Dumbarton, it’s the time of the 3 day week and a Saturday, it disnae really affect the building trade but in an effort tae get the job done while the place is shut down I’m on a job and finish which means you get paid for 8 hours at time and a half for the morning and double bubble for the afternoon but can go home as soon as you finish the job.

     

     

    So by 1:00 we’re done, Celtic are through at Easter Road so that’s out, so a mate and I head out tae the Elephant and Castle pub in the town. After a few pints of Mick Jagger we decide tae go tae Boagheid and guess who the visitors are.

     

     

    Grabbing a couple of cans in the off sales in town off we go. The crowd this time are relatively quiet even though the calvinists win 1-0.

     

     

    As we are leaving the ground a bluenose I knew well taps me on the shoulder and says “good win for the Celtic Tontine”, I reply asking him the score, 4-2 the leather belts.

     

     

    Now this is a tremendous result as it had been termed a 4 pointer and now we were 5 points head of the 2nd place hibbees with deidco a further 8 points behind although they were slated tae play the following day, Sunday fitba being allowed due tae the power cuts.

     

     

    As I walk intae the lavvy quite jubilant there are several jambos in front of me, one turns tae his mate and asks how the animals got on, won 4-2 the bassas, now I’m a bit perturbed here as we have just beaten their main rivals and they’re upset at this.

     

     

    So being young and big moothed I tell them that the animals are playing the morra but good news the hibbees lost 2-4, at this I felt a tug on my collar and the bluenose I had been talking tae yanks me out of the lavvy saying FFS Tontine bite yer tongue before you get yer heid in yer hauns.

     

     

    BTW this same man was a hud carrier so was no shrinking violet but he knew better than me when tae walk away.

     

     

    AKBW1888 on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 1:55 PM

     

     

    I now hear the El ‘Who Could Not Tackle A Fish Supper’ Hamed, wants to go back home cause he is homesick.

     

     

    *don’t know if you’ve ever been homesick, I have and it’s brutal, there really is no cure than tae get back tae where you once belonged.

     

     

    I recall arriving home after a spell away, not for a holiday but due tae a health concern we were back for good, or so I thought.

     

     

    Woke up that morning in my old room with the sun shining in the windae, as I looked out at the back yard it was a great feeling, this was my sanctuary, my comfort level.

     

     

    6 years later and I was back here but a different person and aware of what lay ahead. Still here 45 year later and honestly never been homesick since then.

  11. For anyone interested in such things, I received an answer to one of the questions I put forward prior to the AGM on FFP.

     

    I says that there are existing rules both here and for Europe,we comply, and fully expect the rules to be applied fairly and with clarity.

  12. ITSCALLEDTHEMALVINAS

     

     

    I also watched Pointless and thought, when the questions were on Monarchs, the Hun would be on Easy Street.

     

    Fortunately,he knew as much about that as Sevco do about FFP :-)

  13. I said a few days ago that, apropros of nothing, I felt Ronnie O`Sullivan was finished as a real force in snooker. He Plays Judd Trump this evening. That could go someway to assessing the accuracy of my prediction.

     

    Cheerio for now.

  14. Hot smoked I have fItba Manager costs a few bob and also wordscapes free.

     

     

    I must be getting Bertie Auld as the words apes app takes more of my attention than Managing Celtic.

  15. itscalledthemalvinas on

    Hot Smoked

     

    Yes my heart was in my mouth when that subject came up but justice was delivered.

     

    He probably knows more about popes than the “monarchy ”

     

    HH

  16. lets all do the huddle on

    love the entertainment osullivan has brought to snooker over the last couple of decades

     

     

    but dont like some of his more recent comments in tv interviews about just turning up to tournies to hit a few balls cos the sponsors want him there and how he doesnt bother practising

     

     

    it might be true but its seriously disrespectful to the other players who probably burst their arse to reach their own standard

     

     

    and also to the tv and sponsors

  17. TT,

     

     

    NEVER TIRE OF THOSE RETOLD STORIES

     

     

    the sons of the rock are a mirror of the port fefians, i loved my time there,

  18. NEIL LENNON & MCCARTNEY on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 3:17 PM

     

    SAINT STIVS on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 9:49 AM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cork Hibernian 3-6 Celtic 22/5/60

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cracking photo ~ any idea of the names of the players?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

    ————-

     

     

    I yhink corkcelt said one time he was at this game, maybe help name the players, when he clocks in,

  19. Onomatopoeia

     

    Serendipity

     

    That’s what they told me.

     

    And that is what brought us to a better place than we were heretofore.

     

    Or should that be four-two-four?

     

    Wi Di Broonie in the middle?

     

    That is the question

     

    How many times can that man walk down

     

    Or up…. to pick up the Cup

     

    That my friends is another…

     

     

    whichscottwillansweronsundaycsc

  20. AKBW1888 on 18TH DECEMBER 2020 5:17 PM

     

    Who says this, roll-up, roll-up & get the £150 a pop Vaxines.

     

     

    The 1st Vaxine will only adjust your DNA & Make you Fertile.

     

     

    The second £150 Vaxine will chip you, & turn you into a Artificial

     

     

    Intelligent Robot, but don’t worry you will not remember anything

     

     

    on your way to Another Life, & you will have also signed a Disclaimer

     

     

    Form, so there is nothing to see here, as far as we are concerned, in

     

     

    other words it’s all Pontius Pilot as far as we are concerned & fandabi

     

     

    dozi we are on our way to reducing the World Population from eight

     

     

    billion too two billion which is our overall Ideology/Plan & fake pathetic

     

     

    false crying by Kermit The Frogs Offspring AKA Nick Hammond..

     

     

    ===================================

     

    You should really watch what you put out on an open form.it is just misinformed uneducated and unfounded.nonsense

     

     

    This and your world hoax org pish.

     

    Total trumpian flatulence.

     

     

    Dangerous and wrong.

     

    HH

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