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I’ve heard a lot about Patrick Roberts. He’s burdened by enormous expectations, compared to the greats since shortly after his 17th birthday. Manchester City moved 2 starts and 17 substitute appearances into his Fulham career – £12m on the basis of 399 minutes football.

He’s here to force his way into the team between now and the end of the season, and be ready for the European challenges ahead. I think we’re going to enjoy watching this lad.

We saw around 80 minutes of Erik Sviatchenko on Sunday. As I said yesterday, he’s probably our best defender, not that that is taking enormous liberties. In Virgin van Dijk we managed to recruit a dependable defender who wasn’t scared of the ball, and was first to organise those around him. If Erik’s near that standard, he’ll do well.

Ryan Christie (20) is a No. 10. We need a No. 10. He’s 12 years younger than Kris Commons, the only comparable player in the first team squad. Kris has been our MVP for more seasons than anyone else currently on the books, but we’ve been far too dependent on him, which has become acutely evident recently, when he’s out injured.

There’s an argument that we could have done with another No. 10 during our European campaign but it’s far from clear Ryan would have got his chance. We’ll see a good bit of him before the end of the season.

Many of the things I could say about Colin Kazim-Richards I alluded about Carlton Cole when he signed. He’s a physical presence, not easily intimidated, should be an effective foil for Leigh Griffiths.

Colin joins with an actual rap sheet. Online comments yesterday recalled the reaction the day Griffiths signed. At the time I wrote that it’s important for Celtic to affirm positive values in Leigh’s life. The player hasn’t looked back, he’s every inch a positive role model. It’s now important the club and Colin work to ensure a similar result.

Aidan Nesbitt (18) is also a No. 10. He’s the player you’re most likely to hear development and youth coaches talk about. The next stage of his development required him to play against men. Four months in the Premiership playing for Partick will achieve this.

Farewall Nadir Ciftci, who is off to Turkey until the end of the season. I described Nadir as less like a Ronny Deila player than any other I’ve watched and known Celtic to be interested in. He has a touch and is a better player than we’ve seen, but he was built from different material than practically all other Deila signings.

Last month’s business will hopefully mean we have a settled and secure defence for the qualifiers, something missing at the beginning of this season, something missing on Sunday afternoon.  The Kazim-Richards signing could go a number of different ways.  The player will get his chance to live up to his own expectations.

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  1. traditionalist88 on

    ernie lynch on 2nd February 2016 2:22 pm

     

     

    TRADITIONALIST88 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 2:20 PM

     

     

     

    So when did your ‘core support’ switch allegiance from the old to the new?

     

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    Oh look – you didnt answer the question.

     

     

    Anyway – your little dig highlights exactly what you dont grasp about supporting a football club….

     

     

    Old regime, new regime, all the while there was a team on the park Ernie.

  2. Mr Pastry

     

    That’s twice in the last couple of days you have said this is HIS team and HIS players, both times the his was in capitals.

     

    I asked you the first time, but you didn’t reply, nothing new there than, why if the are HIS players, doesn’t he play them ?

     

    Only three, that’s 3, of the starting eleven on sunday were supposedly signed by him, now I may be a bit slow on the uptake, but I would have thought that a coach who identifies players for HIS team would play them.

     

    Lenny was the same, all the players HE signed and didn’t play, must be something in the water at Celtic park.

     

    HH

  3. timaloy29 on 2nd February 2016 2:06 pm

     

    We’d all have liked a DM

     

     

    Including the manager?

     

     

    Brown, Bitton, Mulgrew, even Johansen, all capable domestically

  4. TRADITIONALIST88 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 2:27 PM

     

     

    Did you support the Old Board or Fergus McCann?

     

     

    When did you switch allegiance?

  5. Quonno,

     

     

     

    Putting two guys on the bench who might be leaving isn’t wasting places in the match day squad.

     

     

    Putting someone on who can’t play is wasting a space.

     

     

    HH

  6. QUONNO on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 2:27 PM

     

     

    They brought in Kazim Richards and Roberts

     

     

    They weren’t available for the RC game. It’s that simple really.

  7. GARY67 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 2:32 PM

     

     

    We were definitely scouting DM’s

     

     

    We had one on trial. We were definitely looking.

  8. My problem at the moment is that a settled team who can defend a bit would go up to Pitoddrie tomorrow

     

    and make sure they didn’t lose. Without a decent DM I think we can expect nothing but a nerve jangler

     

    tomorrow. It won’t be over till the fat mason blows.

  9. BSR

     

     

    Yeah, we took a real punt wi’ Martin.

     

     

    I remember the celebrations of the Leicester fans as they thought: “Thank God we got rid of that loser”.

     

     

    Meanwhile, wee Dick was thinking, “If he can overturn a 21 point deficit in one season, I’m a Dutchman!”.

     

     

    Oh, wait!

  10. quonno on 2nd February 2016 2:27 pm

     

     

    Cole and Commons injured, Christie and Allan cup tied. They were making up the numbers.

  11. traditionalist88 on

    ERNIE LYNCH

     

     

    Maybe you can explain how boycotting the club to force change at the top will help achieve our current aims, given that:

     

     

    1) the structure of the club as a PLC, the most likely outcome is more of the same from any new incumbents.

     

    2) our club is secure and existence no longer under threat.

     

     

    Or do you just apply the same solution to every problem? Rather lazy no?

     

     

    What if you didnt like the new regime next time? Same solution I guess?

  12. timaloy29 on 2nd February 2016 2:36 pm

     

     

    If only we could scout them with the same urgency as wingers and attacking midfielders.

  13. Ross County won because we were down to 10 men. We were well on our way to running up a cricket score prior to Efe’s dismissal. – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/january-transfer-window-2016/comment-page-6/#comment-2767217

     

     

    On many an occasion, potential cricket scores fail to materialise.

     

    Ross County won because despite a nightmare start, they rolled up the sleeves and started pushing us to such an extent that an error prone (ok I know that he is hell of a nice guy) defender found himself on the wrong side of an attacker, and unable to make a meaningful tackle.

     

    Also their manager showed a great deal of know how when he pulled a candidate for a red card.

     

    I have no doubt that the MIB could not have believed his luck on being presented with a twenty four carat reason to reduce Celtic to ten men.

     

     

    Ross County exploited the situation fully and at the second goal were assisted by amateur night defending.

     

    And they simply swept aside what passes for a Celtic defence for the third.

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    OVER AND OVER

     

     

    Grand opening to your career on here,and welcome aboard. You lurkers seem to take years to formulate your first post,but I reckon that was a spontaneous cri de couer.

     

     

    Welcome to the madhouse!!!!

  15. JeromeK67

     

     

    Our attendances are a worry, forget what is printed in the paper, I think 30k is about right. You should also factor in the numbers that are paying reduced level, we have a higher % of child tickets being sold than ever before. I get this may be seen as a good thing my point is simply on revenue.

     

     

    This is where I have some sympathy with the board, they are looking at reducing attendances as would rightly be prudent on what this may mean for future income.

     

     

    Is the reason for low attendance, the team, the manager, the board, the lack of atmosphere, lack of competition, apathy, SKY ?

     

     

    I suspect it’s all of the above, I feel our biggest problem is SKY, football is saturated on TV, not just games, adverts for bookies etc. Some are getting their kicks from the TV, I fear they are lost forever.

     

     

    Even some of the people that do go cannot stop looking at their phones checking their fixed odds bet etc, it does my head in to be honest.

     

     

    When me and my mates go to Celtic Park Block 442, row B we are their to do one thing, support the bhoys.

  16. SHOOIE on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 2:43 PM

     

     

    Don’t forget that the board reduced prices on season books and there was no uptake.

  17. Over and Over.

     

    Great post mate. My buddy and me who have been following Celtic home and away since the early sixties walked away from Hampden as disappointed as anybody. However our first instinct was to go for a pint together and calmly discuss where it went wrong and how it could be put right,not to jump on a keyboard and rant about getting rid of the manager,the team,Peter Lawell, the scouting system etc.etc.etc. We are Celtic Supporters through and through I question whether the same can be said of some of the posters on here who seem to appear in their droves after a bad result. We’ve had bad results before and we will in the future but we will still support Celtic till we die. Let’s have opinions lads,but cut out the vitriol and get behind the team for Wednesday night. Hail, Hail, back to lurking.

  18. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    QUONNO

     

     

    Efe shouldn’t have allowed the ball to run under his foot,but Lustig was again wanting,his marking-in fact,his defending,full stop!-has been shocking this season.

     

     

    I’m not defending Efe by saying that,but Lustig again was unhelpful to his fellow defenders.

     

     

    We all know he is physically fragile-his injury record proves that-and I wish it wasn’t so. But this season,he has not been the player we missed when he was injured.

  19. Ross County won because they played against 10 men for 80 mins of a match. You don’t know football if you think otherwise

  20. TRADITIONALIST88 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 2:39 PM

     

    ERNIE LYNCH

     

     

     

    ‘Maybe you can explain how boycotting the club to force change at the top will help achieve our current aims,’

     

     

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    Why should I explain a proposition I haven’t advocated?

     

     

    BTW What current aims? If you’re privvy to what Celtic’s current aims are you could maybe enlighten us all.

  21. If Efe didn’t get sent off we would be in League Cup Final. We would have won comfortably. We dominated possession, had twice as many shots and five times the number of corners with 10 men, with 11 we would have made it count. The first 10 minutes showed that.

  22. Celtic in this transfer window have strengthened the squad with an experienced International forward an International Central defender, a very exciting looking winger.

     

    These additions come to a team that currently have the best defensive record in the SPFL and the best scoring record by far in the SPFL.

     

    In the league cup semi, we had better possession stats more corners more shots less fouls more cards than the opposition, in my opinion being down to ten men for the majority of the contest was the major factor in this game.

     

    I can’t comprehend the amount of negativity on here, It does not compute with the facts.

     

     

    Hail Hail.

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    January transfer window 2016 238

     

    By Paul67 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 CQN BLOG & COMMENTS

     

    I’ve heard a lot about Patrick Roberts. He’s burdened by enormous expectations, compared to the greats since shortly after his 17th birthday. Manchester City moved 2 starts and 17 substitute appearances into his Fulham career – £12m on the basis of 399 minutes football.

     

     

    He’s here to force his way into the team between now and the end of the season, and be ready for the European challenges ahead. I think we’re going to enjoy watching this lad.

     

     

    We saw around 80 minutes of Erik Sviatchenko on Sunday. As I said yesterday, he’s probably our best defender, not that that is taking enormous liberties. In Virgin van Dijk we managed to recruit a dependable defender who wasn’t scared of the ball, and was first to organise those around him. If Erik’s near that standard, he’ll do well.

     

     

    Ryan Christie (20) is a No. 10. We need a No. 10. He’s 12 years younger than Kris Commons, the only comparable player in the first team squad. Kris has been our MVP for more seasons than anyone else currently on the books, but we’ve been far too dependent on him, which has become acutely evident recently, when he’s out injured.

     

     

    There’s an argument that we could have done with another No. 10 during our European campaign but it’s far from clear Ryan would have got his chance. We’ll see a good bit of him before the end of the season.

     

     

    Many of the things I could say about Colin Kazim-Richards I alluded about Carlton Cole when he signed. He’s a physical presence, not easily intimidated, should be an effective foil for Leigh Griffiths.

     

     

    Colin joins with an actual rap sheet. Online comments yesterday recalled the reaction the day Griffiths signed. At the time I wrote that it’s important for Celtic to affirm positive values in Leigh’s life. The player hasn’t looked back, he’s every inch a positive role model. It’s now important the club and Colin work to ensure a similar result.

     

     

    Aidan Nesbitt (18) is also a No. 10. He’s the player you’re most likely to hear development and youth coaches talk about. The next stage of his development required him to play against men. Four months in the Premiership playing for Partick will achieve this.

     

     

    Farewall Nadir Ciftci, who is off to Turkey until the end of the season. I described Nadir as less like a Ronny Deila player than any other I’ve watched and known Celtic to be interested in. He has a touch and is a better player than we’ve seen, but he was built from different material than practically all other Deila signings.

     

     

    Last month’s business will hopefully mean we have a settled and secure defence for the qualifiers, something missing at the beginning of this season, something missing on Sunday afternoon. The Kazim-Richards signing could go a number of different ways. The player will get his chance to live up to his own expectations.

     

     

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    BEATBHOY on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:37 AM

     

    Big Wavy

     

     

     

    Good idea! Then we could watch it bounce higher than the ball!

     

    ÁRD MACHA on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:37 AM

     

    lionroars67

     

     

     

    Who was he referring to ?

     

     

     

    Árd Macha

     

    BOGNORBHOY on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:38 AM

     

    “It is unclear when Celtic will receive the payment for developing the former St Johnstone forward” .

     

     

     

    im sure as soon as st johnstone receive the first payment from sevco we will get a % of our cut…

     

     

     

    but dont hold your breath…. :-))

     

    WEEMINGER on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:45 AM

     

    themaestro72 on 2nd February 2016 10:03 am

     

     

     

    What were the circumstances that allowed Tierney his chance? Both EI and CM were injured, weren’t they? He’s been great, there’s no argument about that but perhaps he also benefited from coming in at the start of the season when there’s not quite so much pressure.

     

     

     

    We are in a tight-ish championship race. If you think that is the best time to let a young player get 1st team experience that’s totally fine but putting them out on loan lets them play against exactly the same players but without the pressure of having to win, or being barracked by the home boo boys if they make a mistake.

     

     

     

    At the start of next season I expect him to be in the 1st team squad knowing exactly what he’s going to be up against.

     

    TWENTYFIRSTOFMAY1979 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:48 AM

     

    TIMBHOY3

     

     

     

    Given our recent record of signing forwards I can understand the scepticism of our supporters, I genuinely hope he turns out to be the business but it’s a difficult task for him unless we dramatically change our system, which I can’t see happening.

     

     

     

    HH

     

    TIMALOY29 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:48 AM

     

    WEEMINGER on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:45 AM

     

     

     

    Tierney is in the honeymoon period right now

     

     

     

    It will be next season when some fans will be shrieking if when he gives the ball away

     

    BEATBHOY on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:51 AM

     

    The Green Man

     

     

     

    Well, whatever the partnership, they need some protection, and Broony seems the obvious candidate. However, you’d lose much-needed drive from the midfield if he plays deep, and, as far as Tierney is concerned, we’ve got enough players played out of position as it is. He’s working, don’t break him!

     

    HOOPYBHOY on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:51 AM

     

    Hello bhoys, don’t suppose anyone has a spare for tomorrow?

     

    MEDTIM on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:53 AM

     

    Can someone help me to understand the logic behind naming young Nesbitt on the bench on Sunday and then loaning him out on the Monday.

     

     

    Surely we would have known he was going out on loan and we certainly knew we were amenable to loaning him, so where was the benefit to ANYONE of putting on the bench and thus depriving us the opportunity of naming someone else we could have used to help turn the game

     

    JIMTIM on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:53 AM

     

    Winning captains

     

     

    MON’s Celtic was STRONG – not a usual Celtic characteristic. In defence, midfield or upfront, there wasn’t a player who couldn’t look after themselves.

     

     

     

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    Spot on mate . That s the problem with celtic now . RD is buying good young talented players , but all small young talented players . Not equipped to handle the hammer throwers they will encounter while in the hoops . I once had the privilege of Jimmy johnstones company after a player of the year dance in the village , he agreed to meet with the committee to have a sort of Q and A session , I asked him if he got frightened being singled out for special treatment from the thugs . He responded that he expected it to be tough, but I also looked over my shoulder and saw auld , gemmell , Murdoch , McNeil . And I knew I was ok . These kids we have , haven’t got that luxury . And they won’t be afforded any support from the MIBS . Going back to Sunday . Having seen the central defence , I was not in the least bit confident , without decrying a player in the hoops .boyata and effe hardly installed much confidence , and I also think lustik is nowhere near the player he was , and IMHO a bit of a weak link . Tomorrow we face another big challenge . A victory tomorrow will set the tic on there way to 5 in a row , the right team will need to be picked , and the will have to b in the right fame to take on the Dons . And number one consideration for me is apart from celtic and their fans no one wants the league finished the first week in February . Celtic had a hard shift on Sunday . Aberdeen will be fresher . And a man has been hand picked to make sure things don’t go our way . The opportunity is there for the club , but RD has to get his part right . Also if the new bhoys are ready get them in , we used to sign players and played them , now it’s weeks before they are in the team . And finally , IMHO it’s time we saw more of Scott Allan .

     

    THE GREEN MAN on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:01 AM

     

    BEATBHOY

     

     

     

    As central mids get older, its natural for them to drop back.

     

     

    The drive from the middle of the park, can be provided by younger players.

     

     

    I just think it would work well…Scott Brown would be a tiger played deeper.

     

     

    You could select from the available players for the cental mid berth…Id suggest Scott Allen might be the one to do it.

     

     

     

    HH

     

    SHEIK YERBOUTI on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:03 AM

     

    Cardigan

     

     

    Well said

     

    TIMALOY29 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:04 AM

     

    MEDTIM on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:53 AM

     

     

     

    Maybe he wanted to use Aiden. However, the game plan changed after 13 mins and we had to make a forced change. The gameplan also changed as we were down to 10 men.

     

     

     

    Also, we have signed Roberts since the game which has made it less likely for Aiden to get a game.

     

     

     

    Aiden will be playing for 4 months in the SPFL without having to move from home. I’m absolutely delighted for him.

     

     

     

    I don’t understand the constant negativity

     

    MOONBEAMSWD on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:04 AM

     

    So we have signed another bad boy.

     

     

     

    It’d be interesting to pull the CQN article from 1/2/2011 and view the comments of my fellow bloggers when The Huns signed spit the dug. I bet there is a fair bit of hypocracy between posters views of that signing and out own newbie with regards the behavioural science.

     

     

     

    I certainly wouldn’t want a Spit the Dug character in my team but it looks today like we might, just might have signed an equivalent character.

     

     

     

    Leigh Griffiths was a bad boy when he signed but nothing on the level of this character. His misdemeanours were general off field before he signed and generally just young lad growing up slowly kind of stuff that happened in a pub or club on a Saturday night. And a wee song that was inappropriate and racist added in for good mix which in Scotland, given the “Banter” culture of football is pretty much sanctioned – at least if it is directed at the Irish diaspora!

     

     

     

    Leigh has laced up his boots and has made a go of it at our club. I didn’t believe him capable of that given his previous but he has proved me wrong. He is at Celtic and he is proving a great signing.

     

     

     

    All that said I would have preferred us not to sign him at the time and I would have preferred it if we had not signed this newbie. Time will tell if this guy at 29 years old can reign in the distasteful side to his personality. I hope he can otherwise he will be easy pickings for bad PR aimed at Celtic.

     

     

     

    Anyway, regards the transfer window, I hope we have come out of it stronger.

     

     

     

    Although Christie is not transfer window signing I can’t wait to see him in the hoops as I think he is a cracking player. Our new defensive signing hopefully will solidify the central defensive position.

     

     

     

    Cuffti, I am happy to see leave as his style of play did not suit our current system.

     

     

     

    I hope to also see Scott Alan get more game time in beside, Christie, Brown, Bitton. Although I think Christie and Alan are both ready made no.10’s so doubtful we will see them play together much.

     

     

     

    I had hoped we would punt Johannsen. But alas…

     

     

     

    I’m not sure whether we have come out of this window stronger or weaker. Time will tell.

     

     

     

    MWD

     

    DESSYBHOY on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:07 AM

     

    The same Maclean who we have tomorrow night gave Hibs a penalty on Saturday which wasn’t, eventually putting St Johnstone out of a cup final, next day they have to sell O’Halloran, if they got to the final would they have needed to sell him at this time?

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:07 AM

     

    Has much changed in the three months since this was written?

     

     

     

    http://tirnaog09.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/return-of-fenian-ninja.html

     

    THEMAESTRO72 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:08 AM

     

    weeminger on 2nd February 2016 10:45 am

     

     

     

    My point about young Nesbitt is that he is exactly the same age as Patrick Roberts who I assume is going to get some game time.

     

    BEATBHOY on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:10 AM

     

    The Green Man

     

     

     

    Well, plenty of those to choose from. The bhoy you mention has already shown glimpses of what he has to offer in terms of vision and weight of pass. There should be a better balance of midfielders in such a big squad.

     

     

     

    Hail Hail!

     

    WILLMACUFREE on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:11 AM

     

    THE GREEN MAN on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 10:08 AM

     

     

    Our Captain, is the defensive midfielder we are looking for.

     

     

     

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    Can’t agree TGM. I know I’m in a small minority here, but for the life of me I cannot see where SB ever makes a positive contribution in any game, unless against the weakest opposition.

     

     

     

    We need at least one ball-winning midfielder. Neither SB nor SJ knows how to do that. Neither can tackle. Both go in, head turned away, eyes tight shut, waggling the boot around. Result – not much ball won, and umpteen free kicks given away in our half, heart in mouth time the way we defend set pieces.

     

     

     

    All I can say is look closely and see what both those players do. Only my opinion.

     

     

     

     

     

    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/january-transfer-window-2016/comment-page-2/#comment-2767052

     

    MOGAN67 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:12 AM

     

    After we were eliminated from Europe, Delay said that we needed experienced players. Why did he not sign any?

     

    TRADITIONALIST88 on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 11:13 AM

     

    guernica on 2nd February 2016 8:33 am

     

     

     

    Our fans are quickly becoming a joke.

     

     

     

    The default position is always negative.

     

     

     

    This morning my Twitter timeline is 99% moans. Likewise the forums I visit.

     

     

     

    Everything is bent to a negative slant.

     

     

     

    Kazim Richards has baggage but the reaction to his signing – in football terms – sums our fans up. This guy has been ridiculed. Some saying they would rather have O Halloren.

     

     

     

    Colin has near 40 caps for a very good national team and has played for massive clubs. He has won trophies and played at World Cups.

     

     

     

    Our fans need a collective boot up the backside.

     

     

     

    What Colin will find out quickly is that the atmosphere and intensity here is nowhere near what he experienced at Fene, Gala and Feyenoord.

     

     

     

    Our fans are too miserable to go to games or create atmosphere

     

     

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    Interesting. The best fans for me are the Argentinians. Then I think – most of their games are played in searing heat, no wonder everyone is in a great mood!

     

     

     

    But then you watch lower league football from Bundesliga 2 or even lower, and the stadiums are full and the majority of fans are giving it laldy for 90 mins even if they’re getting gubbed.

     

     

     

    And then you hear some of our lot claiming to be the best in the world because we’re good on European nights!

     

     

     

    We have one of the best travelling supports anywhere but at home the first problem is the stadium is too big and the second problem is the miserable mindset that most seem to adopt.

     

     

     

    Where is the passion?

     

     

     

    The standing section will be the best thing to happen to CP for a long time.

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

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    Both eloquently stated opinions, both similar to my own.

     

     

    It seems to me Tims have just lost their sense of humour in general, and a sense of entitlement has replaced having yourself a good old time irrespective of circumstances. Perhaps in days gone by adversity, which is now largely absent from daily life, brought out a need to have a chuckle and not take oneself too seriously.

     

     

    On the blog it’s evident even that there are those who obviously ENJOY complaining for the sake of it. They must, it’s all they ever do.

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE

     

     

    Is that the same Martin O’Neill who took Leicester City to Europe twice,contested three League Cup Finals-winning two-and put the fear of death into teams playing them?

     

     

    Aye,pretty rubbish CV compared to RD.

     

     

    And btw,I’m still fighting Ronny’s corner,against the odds. But his record before joining Celtic is not on a par with Martin’s.

     

     

    IMO.

  25. !!Bada Bing!! on 2nd February 2016 2:51 pm Was Scott Allan cup tied on Sunday?

     

     

    Yes, played for Hibs in 1st round

  26. The_ Huddle

     

     

    Rubbish!

     

     

    It’s actually harder to play against 10 men.

     

     

    Weren’t you paying attention on here yesterday??

  27. dessybhoy on 2nd February 2016 11:07 am The same Maclean who we have tomorrow night gave Hibs a penalty on Saturday which wasn’t, eventually putting St Johnstone out of a cup final, next day they have to sell O’Halloran, if they got to the final would they have needed to sell him at this time?

     

     

    *that thought crossed my mind on Saturday afternoon.

  28. THE_HUDDLE on 2ND FEBRUARY 2016 2:47 PM

     

    Ross County won because they played against 10 men for 80 mins of a match. You don’t know football if you think otherwise

     

     

    -Soyou can’t win a game v 10 men? Just give up? HH I watched Aberdeen horse Ross County last week,after they had a red card,roughly the same time as we got ours on Sunday

  29. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Home attendance is a good indicator for the teams performance and should be used as a proxy measure when considering CEO remuneration.

  30. Beatbhoy

     

     

    Good manager for Celtic was MON with a much better budget than Ronny of course.

     

     

    “the pursuit of a personal dream related to his Roman Catholic heritage seems to have won the day”

     

     

    John Elsom Leicester chairman

  31. TinyTim on 2nd February 2016 11:23 am

     

     

     

    Paul67

     

     

     

    Sevco will play to 50,000 full houses next season

     

     

    *which is what brothmooth alluded to when he said they would only do anything if the support walked, knowing they’re going nowhere.