It’s hard times in the news industry but enough, already


Is there a bookies offering money on STV News achieving four-in-a-row tonight?  Can they set a new record of show footage of fans at Celtic Park on Sunday four consecutive days?  Don’t bet against it.

You would not be reading this if you thought a banned Daily Record journo got a line from those who banned him on Dermot Desmond’s musings.  It just didn’t happen.  The tabs are also keen to squeeze every drop from Sunday’s incident.  It is an open goal they are going to batter at for as long as possible.

I get that we are vulnerable and these are hard times in the news business, but enough, already.

Normally the hours before Celtic play at the San Siro would be a tense time but the team will probably be glad of the chance to go out and play without consequence.  There is nothing for us to gain tonight beyond a self-respecting performance.  I would be delighted with that but would settle for no injuries.

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  1. Terence








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    Hope it is one of those grounds. I love the fact our home strip would’ve been perfectly wearable but decided to don the, ‘Political Jersey’, just to get it right up any anti-Irish bigots there. Cos as we know, they always turn up for the Celtic games. Up The Shamrock Raised fist☘ Flag of Ireland



  2. I read a few comments that today’s game is meaningless. Not for A. C. Milan, it’s not. Sparta could still overtake them, so Milan will be seeking maximum points.

  3. I saw a cooment that a Billy McNeill signed “Shamrock shirt” was sold for 12k recently at auction. It also mentioned it being know as the Political shirt. And then that comment pops up again linked to another picture.



    I had never heard it called the olitical shirt ever, is that true ? anyone.

  4. Today’s starting line up v Milan ……



    Barkas Frimpong ElHamed Bitton Ajer Laxalt Brown McGregor Christie Rogic Edouard



    Subs:Bain Hazard Jullien Taylor Soro Ajeti Klimala Ntcham Henderson Welsh




    Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Celtic Board Forever.



    *Oh aye, how did we accumulate 51 Championships, runners up 31 times, SC winners 39 times runners up again 18, League Cup winners 19 times and beaten finalists 15, 1 Big Cup winner and 1 beaten finalists, runners up in the Lavvy Cup as well as the Intercontinental Cup and IMHO cheated in both then, especially in a country where we are despised.

  6. EMBRAMIKE on 3RD DECEMBER 2020 4:38 PM



    Very disappointed with that team, it needed change.




  7. Ray Singh-Carr on

    If I were picking the team tonight, I’d go with :-





    Elhamed Duffy Welsh Laxalt



    Soro Bitton



    Frimpong Ntcham Christie






    I’d also give a bit of game time to Griff, Turnbull, and Taylor



    This would allow us to rest Brown, Calmac, Eddy, Rogic, and Ajer for the match against St J, which has npw taken on far more importance than this dead rubber.


    It would also remind some of our underachieving primadonnas that they are NOT guaranteed a pick.


    Damage limitation exercise, but that is where we are at the moment sadly.






    Yeah…a bit like when a cricket team is looking to declare but they allow their batsman to bat on to get his century – even if it isn’t to the benefit of the team.



    Letting Lennon stay on to win the Cup final would be a better and more deserving way to go out for someone who has been a great Celt.



    However, the head is telling the heart that the cup final isn’t a given and if we lose that, the protests last week will look like a picnic in comparison.

  9. POR CIERTO on 3RD DECEMBER 2020 4:36 PM


    The Guardian “Singing and Dancing to their deaths” Football’s forgotten tragedy.



    *I was actually at both games and when the sirens sounded we thought there was the usual violence associated when they got either a later equaliser or winner.



    BTW does anyone recall the moderator of the general assembly at their annual meeting shortly after questioning how colin stein felt knowing his goal had killed all those fans.

  10. Brown is aging and McGregor is burnt out. Our manager and Scott Brown himself say he needs to be used sparingly.



    So what do we do? Play him in the league cup and play him in a dead rubber.



    It’s almost as if Neil Lennon is daring the board to sack him.

  11. Oldtim @ 4.24pm – ffs am I reading that right?



    Did you collapse and ended up in hospital?



    If so I hope you are ok and get to the bottom of it, may I ask how old you are? If I have offended you asking that I apologise and will respect your response.



    God Bless



    D :)

  12. Oh and Free Jimmy, Rocky and unleash Melbourne Mick.



    I gave text Big Jimmy to let him know to check his emails.



    Cheers Mod and Ernie.



    D :)

  13. TONTINE TIM on 3RD DECEMBER 2020 4:49 PM


    Looking at that side I personally feel that the Griff is for the off.



    him and a few others

  14. Is Turnbull still self isolation,if not we’re is he ,or is he another one that’s not up to it to play for Celtic,I was going to comment on the game tonight,but to be honest,like Sunday I couldn’t care less ,that’s what watching Celtic has done to me up till now ,Hopefully this Board and Coaches sit down together and realise that this predicament needs to end soon.

  15. I wonder what Turnbull and Soro must think…



    Dreadful against Sparta – same team gets picked for Ross Co.



    Dreadful against Ross Co – same team against Milan.



    Doesn’t matter how poor you are, whether Lennon thinks you’re lazy or better if you leave. Those same players will still get picked even for dead-rubbers when it’s a great opportunity to give minutes to others.

  16. PHILBHOY on 3RD DECEMBER 2020 4:57 PM


    TURNBULL is recovering from covid19.





    I don’t think he was ill.


    His isolation period is long up.




  17. DAVID66 on 3RD DECEMBER 2020 4:52 PM


    Oldtim @ 4.24pm – ffs am I reading that right?



    I’m 81and five months old. och this happen quite a lot now.



    It’s usually when I’m in the Garden.

  18. TONTINE TIM on 3RD DECEMBER 2020 4:48 PM



    I was at the ’71 game, I always waited till the crowd dispersed a bit at these games, so I could see the commotion going on behind the goals at the other end. Knew something wasn’t right but never imagined how bad it really was. por cierto

  19. MNCELT,That is one off the many problems Neil Lennon has not knowing his strongest Eleven,and for me that tells me that some players are not up to it ,or they have given up on Neil Lennon for a variety of reasons.

  20. SAINT STIVS @ 4:34 PM,



    I always thought it was the reserve team kit.



    It is interesting that it has a shamrock and not a four leaf clover.



    Recently read it was controvertial for some reason so Celtic not only stopped wearing it but they wete supposed to be handed in and destroyed – so they are very rare jerseys.



    Hail Hail

  21. Wonder why Rangers have a swathe of supporters Union Jack flags in the stands and Celtic have zero supporters on display at Celtic Park.

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