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  1. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    PETEC on 17TH DECEMBER 2018 12:58 AM

     

     

    Mate.

     

     

    His posh accent , for some , is the turn off.

     

    It`s the book which interests me .

     

    Not the cover.

     

     

    No deal Brexit for me.

  2. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GERRYFAETHEBRIG on 17TH DECEMBER 2018 12:45 AM

     

    Macjay

     

     

    My mother & father gave me one thing … a good judge if character

     

     

     

    Politics mean hee haw to me I treat you the way I met you … easy option

     

     

     

    In fact you remind me of my father he was a stubborn bam as well :-)

     

     

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    Now that`s a compliment. I hope.

     

     

    I`m not stubborn at all.

     

    My views on many subjects have changed or become modified.

     

    Based on facts. Nothing else.

     

     

    I`m certainly not going to conform for the sake of it.

  3. Fan-a-tic

     

     

    Thank you for listing the back year’s figures as last year’s figures only included 3 of the 18 Salzburg players who turned up and gave transfer fees for only 2 of them.

     

     

    The figures for 17/18 you give- identify 4 more (Pongracic-unused sub £1m, Ramalho-starter 800k, Wolf- a starter but no transfer fee given, & Daka- unused sub- no value given and apparently he was signed from Celtic – who knew?)

     

     

    The figures for 16/17 identify 3 more (Dabbur at £6m, Gulbrandsen at 800k and Samassekou- value not given)

     

     

    The 15/16 figures give us 3 more (Stankovic- sub goalie £1.25m, Lainer – 200k, Prevljak- sub used late on- free from Leipzig)

     

     

    14/15 identifies 1 player – Minamino- 800k)

     

     

     

    Walke- starting keeper was a free transfer back in 2010/11

     

    Captain Ulmer came in 2008/9 for 600k

     

    Junuzovic came on a free last year from Werder Bremen

     

     

    And Leitgeb- a used sub- I cannot find at all.

     

     

     

    They seem to use the African market well and trade a lot with Liefering FC, a 2nd tier Austrian outfit who, surprise surprise, are also owned by Red Bull. They also pick up a lot from the German market, especially with RB Leipzig, another Red Bull club.

     

     

    In buying low and selling high they are very much imitating the pattern variously described and derided as Moneyballs or Peter Lawwell’s Heated Driveway Fund Project. That is not what makes them different from us. Nor is picking up options from a nearby big league (They use Germany- we use England).

     

     

    As I maintain my doubts on the accuracy of Transfermarkt’s lists and info (why do they “know” some transfer fees and not “know” others), I think we have to seek other reasons for Salzburg’s higher level of playing performance.

     

     

    But your list did serve a purpose in deepening my suspicion of cross trading between Red Bull clubs- must be a great avenue for money laundering which in turn , allows for a lot of “off the book” remuneration.

     

     

    Off to my bed now

     

     

    Still laughing at Macjay’s joke that he never initiates political or religious discussion- that’s a belter!

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    SFTB.

     

    Still laughing at Macjay’s joke that he never initiates political or religious discussion- that’s a belter!

     

     

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    What`s even more funny and informative is your distortion of what I actually said ;

     

     

    Quote.

     

     

    ” I try very hard NOT to initiate discussion on political / religious issues . “

  5. He guys, is it just me, I’m a big Tim, watching a game, when I see a team, on the day, beating my team, I give that team my applause, I hate to see Celtic getting beat, but can’t. I give credence to the winning team, love the Celtic. C’mon the hoops

     

    Hail hail

     

    C’mon the hoops 🍀🍀🍀

  6. He guys, is it just me, I’m a big Tim, watching a game, when I see a team, on the day, beating my team, I give that team my applause, I hate to see Celtic getting getting beat, but can’t. I give credence to the winning team, love the Celtic. C’mon the hoops

     

    Hail hail

     

    C’mon the hoops 🍀🍀🍀

  7. GERRYFAETHEBRIGhe big man, I’m a tim from Airdrie, wayside, rawyards celtic supporters club, I understand we were the auld guys, the young team got fuxxed out of our club, started their own club, wayside celtic supporters club, know most of them, the wayside was some tim pub.

     

    Hail hail

     

    C’mon the hoops, 🍀🍀🍀 the

  8. Brendan was all over the papers this morning saying how leggy the players were on Thursday night and tiredness is affecting them because of the number of games we are playing , fair comment. I have read a lot over the years from ex pros saying that if a manager gives his team an excuse for not playing well before a game that a lot of players will accept that and not give 100% in the next game, something like that happened today IMOP. But I’m not concerned we will come back stronger and better as Brendan will sort it all out and keep learning and improving our team. the one good thing about today was the performance of wee Mikey, he is going to be a star.

     

     

    Pat

  9. Brendan was all over the papers this morning saying how leggy the players were on Thursday night and tiredness is affecting them because of the number of games we are playing , fair comment. I have read a lot over the years from ex pros saying that if a manager gives his team an excuse for not playing well before a game that a lot of players will accept that and not give 100% in the next game, something like that happened today IMOP. But I’m not concerned we will come back stronger and better as Brendan will sort it all out and keep learning and improving our team. the one good thing about today was the performance of wee Mikey, he is going to be a star.

     

     

    Pat

  10. SUCCULENTLAMBSTINKS on 16TH DECEMBER 2018 6:14 PM

     

    Indeed I will with pleasure.

     

     

    Next month ship out with haste ….

     

    Sinclair / lustig / Gordon / ntcham / edouard / Hayes / simonivic / Ayer / Izzy /

     

     

    de vries, ralston, henry, compper, benyu, allan , gamboa , miller. In that order.

     

     

    Oh and John Kennedy. Many years on I still know not what his purpose is. Move on.

     

     

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    You forgot

     

    “SACK THE BOARD”

     

     

    and

     

     

    “BURN THE WITCH”

  11. Good morning CQN from a dark, damp Garngad

     

     

    Well that was a lot of shoite yesterday.

     

    BR has a lot to answer for in making changes, unless he was forced through injury.

     

    Even then after 20mins we could all see 3 at the back was not working, he should have went to a back 4. Hibs were attacking the wide areas with ease.

     

     

    We better up our game and sharpish. We need recruits in and to freshen up the team. There is still a long way to go in the league right enough. But my issue is that January is never a great time to strengthen a squad it’s the summer and this summers transfer window fiasco is coming back to bite us on the erse big time.

     

     

    Sandman – brilliant summary as usual.

     

     

    Onwards to Wednesday, let’s get sevco aff top spot after 3 days again😂🍀

     

     

    HH

     

     

    D. :)

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BBC

     

     

    Ryan Christie could return for Celtic before the end of the month, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

     

     

    The midfielder was carried off on a stretcher during the club’s defeat by Salzburg on Thursday after rushing to block a shot by Takumi Minamino.

     

     

    Scotland cap Christie, 23, has scored seven goals in 23 appearances so far this season.

     

     

    “It’s not as bad as what we first thought,” Rodgers told BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound.

     

     

    “When he had the scan after the game, we had good news on that.

     

     

    “He’s now full weight bearing. He’s able to get his foot on the floor so you never know. You never know for midweek or next weekend.

     

     

    “It was a sore one. At the time, he had to come off because he couldn’t put his weight on it.”

  13. Macjay that is good news for the bhoy and the Team.

     

     

    Any news on When Rogic and KT will be back?

     

     

    I cannot see anything other than they have knocks.

     

     

    D. :)

  14. Good morning, friends from a clear skied yet not freezing East Kilbride. Wonder if the Sevs will rush out a new DVD, “Another 3 Days At the Top” just in time for Christmas.

     

    In the same way that a 3 legged spoon race between 8 blindfolded pensioners the ole SPL is certainly competitive this season ;-)

  15. traditionalist88 on

    3 away wins in 9 matches, not title winning form. Brendan is lucky he has a lot of credit built up.

     

     

    With Ibrox and Pittodrie on the horizon you wouldn’t fancy going a goal behind and have to chase the game at either of those venues in our current state.

     

     

    We’d better hope the above stat looks a lot more healthy come May.

     

     

    Still a lot of our support far too blase about it, believing it’ll sort itself out. We’re nearly halfway through the league – even in Scotland we can’t expect to flick a switch for the form to come good and us romp the league.

     

     

    The time to act is now and we can start by selecting our best available team every week and buying quality in the January window.

     

     

    The folly of ‘resting’ players at the likes of Fir Park only to get played off the park by Sallzburg and lose to Hibs should be noted.

     

     

    HH

  16. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    100 TROPHYIES on 17TH DECEMBER 2018 3:07 AM

     

    GERRYFAETHEBRIGhe big man, I’m a tim from Airdrie, wayside, rawyards celtic supporters club, I understand we were the auld guys, the young team got fuxxed out of our club, started their own club, wayside celtic supporters club, know most of them, the wayside was some tim pub.

     

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    Wayside – great Celtic Supporters club – sadly missed.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  17. Hibs have announced that they are to sue Celtic over breach of copyright.

     

    They have stated that as Celtic have now”Hibsed it” in six away matches they can no longer stand by and watch their trademark be abused.

     

     

    They’re probably still raging about the players we pinched in 1888.

     

     

    Away oot to batter a golf ball.

  18. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Billy Bhoy 8.59am

     

     

    Hibs would love to be in the last 32 of the EL, league cup in the bag and 100 per cent home record … we all look at things differently :-)

  19. prestonpans bhoys on

    Wonder if King complied with the court findings and got in motion his £19m deposit ; had until 5:30 on Friday

  20. Poor poor performance again yesterday . Unfortunately we have to many players who are not of the quality we need . We also have players continually getting picked who are not up to the job .

     

    We can’t play . Hibs, Aberdeen and the scousers mob , with men short . We need everyone to be up for the task in front of us . Any team who gets stuck into us ,gives us problems . Yes we have tanner baw players , much needed qualities . But we also need tough ,gutsy players ,which we don’t have . I don’t know what will happen , money must be spent , and spent well on quality . And going by past transfer windows I’m not too confident of that happening . I don’t think we will see

     

    Boyata again in the hoops sorry to say , not too sure about our other 3 centre half’s maybe cash needed spent there too . . Mikel sadly for me has had one injury to many , but a great servant to the club . Broonie too getting on , what a miss he will be to us . Up front we have problems eddy can’t do it all on his own , Dembelle also a huge miss , and of course the griff at the moment , hopefully we will see him again soon . Fresh faces on the wing are also needed . James Forrest excluded , but midfield definitely needs toughened up , to many vic Davidson’s in there , (great talent but no guts ) loads of dead wood also to shift on of course . We will soon see if our money men want that 8 in a row , as at the moment 10 is a long way off . Just my opinion though

     

    HH

  21. Today’s another day……….but we should be aware that we are not as strong or as good in depth or quality terms that we have been before. The product on the pitch needs support. In the meantime, songs about 10 might be better off shelved for a wee bit.

     

     

    I never like us when we are boasting inappropriately anyway.

     

     

    HH.

  22. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Well yet another poor away performance from the hoops certainly not looking like a side who can do ten in a row. H.H.

  23. Macjay

     

     

    “What`s even more funny and informative is your distortion of what I actually said ;

     

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    ” I try very hard NOT to initiate discussion on political / religious issues . “

     

     

     

    Well, dealing with the entirety of your words—-

     

     

    There is no way we can know how hard you are trying but….

     

     

    Judging on the basis of the number of times you fail to resist the temptation, you must have the temptation a lot.

     

     

     

    P.S. I see nothing wrong with “bringing politics or religion” onto the blog; they are central to all our lives, so we can just be honest about this.

     

     

    Aff oot- last minute Christmas shopping

  24. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DAVID66 on 17TH DECEMBER 2018 6:57 AM

     

    Macjay that is good news for the bhoy and the Team.

     

     

     

    Any news on When Rogic and KT will be back?

     

     

     

    I cannot see anything other than they have knocks.

     

     

    D. :)

     

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    Delighted about Ryan.

     

    A real find this season.

     

    No info. on the others.

     

     

    Perspective.

     

    Hated watching the Hibs game , but it hasn`t dented my confidence that we`ll win the league.

  25. JimTim – good points, most of us can see the same problems.

     

    A question for anyone, does BR attend daily training sessions? I’d love to know what Sinclair does at Lennoxtown that gets him into the team every week. If we are lucky he shows us a glimpse of his talent one game in three. Hard to imagine that the younger, hungrier players like MJ do not show up better at training.

     

     

    Does anyone on here follow the reserves? Have we really no centre forward that can be promoted, at least to the bench, for the next few weeks? A squad of 40 players or so and it looks like only about seven of them are genuinely first team contenders for next season. On the assumption that Benkovic and Boyata are gone, and hopefully Gordon and Lustig too, we have only KT as a guaranteed starter. Ajer’s development has stalled, too slow and too error prone to be at the heart of the defence. Shows no signs of learning. Simunovic flatters to deceive when played alongside Boyata or Benkovic. Bambi without them.

     

    Ntcham is a luxury player we can’t afford. Far too inconsistent. Great one week, awful the next.

     

    Brown’s time is drawing to a close and cannot be considered a first team regular for next season. He should have got a straight yesterday. He hasn’t done that kind of tackling for a while, normally he’s been on the receiving end of it so hopefully it was a one-off. Do that at Ibrox and for sure it will be a red.

     

    Rogic, McGregor, Christie, Forrest are the core of the midfield based on merit though Rogic looks most vulnerable to drops in form, especially when playing against better teams – passenger on Thursday. Edouard is only a kid and needs more time and much better support. Can’t see him going anywhere for a couple of years.

     

    A lot of work to do yet only a week ago we all saw the best football of the season so far so all is not lost. 2-3 quality players should be enough to get us over the line.

  26. EUROPA LEAGUE

     

     

    ” You take who you get in the Draw and get on with it -but – It’s a pity we can’t draw ourselves because on current form we are more than capable of beating ourselves ”

     

     

    Marek Hamsik -Napoli FC

  27. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 17TH DECEMBER 2018 10:11 AM

     

    Macjay

     

     

     

     

     

     

    “What`s even more funny and informative is your distortion of what I actually said ;

     

     

     

     

    Quote.

     

     

     

     

    ” I try very hard NOT to initiate discussion on political / religious issues . “

     

     

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    Well, dealing with the entirety of your words—-

     

     

     

    There is no way we can know how hard you are trying but….

     

     

    Judging on the basis of the number of times you fail to resist the temptation, you must have the temptation a lot.

     

     

     

    P.S. I see nothing wrong with “bringing politics or religion” onto the blog; they are central to all our lives, so we can just be honest about this.

     

     

     

    Aff oot- last minute Christmas shopping

     

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    Mmmmm

     

     

    I see you have seen fit not to include your comment about yourstruly and how I provoke your sense of humour.

     

    Good move.

     

    And in the spirit of Christmas , I`m prepared to overlook this.

     

     

    Just this once.

     

     

    Happy shoppin` .