Jim Goodwin’s proper football team


In their last four outings, St Mirren won 1-5 at Tannadice, 1-2 at Celtic Park and beat Kilmarnock 2-0.  Their only points dropped was a 1-2 home defeat to Hibs after going down to 10 men early in the game.  You will not need to be reminded how Celtic teams in better form have struggled at St Mirren Park against home teams in significantly poorer form.  Or that St Mirren are the only Scottish club to beat Newco this season.

Jim Goodwin has built a proper football team* that will take points off anyone who arrives ill prepared for the task.  I find the odds, which favour a Celtic win, a tad ambitious.

*St Mirren baiting will resume when appropriate.


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  1. Bhoy From The Boyne on

    Saint Stivs, you raise some good points.



    I hope in time I will remember NL for that night in Nov 2012 when we beat Barca.



    Time will tell, everything a bit raw for me at the moment. Maybe passage of time will change that.



    Frank Terry, Celtic40Me – yes there might be more to the story to come in years ahead on Sevco’s financial doping. Their financial loses past 4-5 seasons do get conveniently overlooked by MSM and most of our support too, of which I can be guilty.



    SFTB – I’m bemused by your comment ‘that your zombie pals have’. Note to myself to scroll on by next time.

  2. Frankterry..


    Will remember that one when the usual suspects in my boozer start coming out with the 55 shite when they open..


    I’ll always remind them who the celtic manager was when their team died….



    Big Jimmy. .





    Danish orchestra doing morricone tunes..





    Seen it a few weeks ago on youtube..





    Yon lassie could fair whistle a tune..











    The SAME Lassie was also doing the ” WAH WAH” Bits.


    Superb stuff.


    Did you notice the ” Cowboy Dummy” that they had hanging in a Noose from the ceiling above the crowd…at least I think it was a dummy ?





  4. Big Jimmy- made it to work this morning and we only had 2 call offs out of 80, a great effort by all.



    Let the guys away a wee bit early to get home at a decent time.



    Just finished shoveling the snow from my path and my neighbours path to.



    Now I’m fecked 😂



    I’m aff the drink my liver is killing me. I have a fatty liver but I think I’ve fecked up with the amount of drink in the last year.



    So off drink and on a diet. But my side is sore as feck I’m due my yearly liver scan on 23 February where I will have to deL with my stupidity.



    Hope you and the wee fella are coping.



    D :)

  5. Bhoy from the Boyne 👍



    That’s the spirit



    As a player:



    * 5 x League Titles 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆


    * 4 x Scottish Cups 🏆🏆🏆🏆


    * 2 x League Cups. 🏆🏆


    * UEFA Cup Finalist 🏆


    * 2 x Celtic FC Player of the Year 🏆🏆



    As a manager:



    * 5 x League Titles 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆


    * 4 x Scottish Cups 🏆🏆🏆🏆


    * 1 x League Cup. 🏆







    * First Celtic manager to top a Europa League group including 2 wins over Serie A Lazio ✅


    * 2-1 over Barcelona in 125th Anniversary game ✅


    * Champions League Last 16 ✅


    * Steadied the ship after Rodgers walked out approaching the latter stages of a league campaign ✅


    * First person in Scottish football history to secure a treble as player & manager ✅



    As a person:



    * Faced debatably the biggest & most sustained campaign of sectarian abuse of any player or manager in Scottish football


    * In 2002, forced into retirement from international football following paramilitary death threats.


    * In 2003, two men assaulted him. Lennon’s partner was passenger in his car.


    * In 2008, brutally assaulted and knocked unconscious by two later prosecuted Rangers fans


    * In January 2011, sent bullets in the post.


    * In March 2011, sent letter bombs in the post, making headlines around the world.


    * In May 2011, attacked by a Hearts fan as he managed the team from the dugout.




  6. BSR- also forced to leave the ‘Directors Box’ at Swinecastle, after being abused and pelted with coins.

  7. Bada Bing






    I can see that going either way. Old school ‘me’ says dive; modern football says ‘ penalty’ no debate so he should get off

  8. APOLOGIES-BREAKING! Albian Ajeti in the clear as Celtic star’s diving ban overturned at SFA hearing thanks to ‘not proven’ verdict

  9. GGH


    Definitely contact on Boerigter – I was right behind the goal about 10 yds from it.



  10. glendalystonsils on

    Ajeti cleared (STV) . That’s probably why Cole got off . The panel were so scunnered at having to clear Ajeti .




    Jack McLean, “The Urban Voltaire”, brought back some nice memories there!

  12. Bournesouprecipe……………Interesting stats on Lenny’s impressive achievements as a player and manager. The litany of violence and abuse the man has suffered short of being fatal is absolutely shocking.

  13. I think once this season is over and we can all take a step back Neil will be remembered for what he was a True Celtic Legend, never afraid to be at the FRONT of the bus! Sure, I’ll be disappointed still at the hurt of not doing the 10, but the more the years go by, the memories of the last 9/10 years will just keep getting better and better, por cierto.

  14. Bhoy From The Boyne on




    Credit where it is due and there are many fine achievements owing to NL in your post.



    I thought it a question worth raising all the same. A lot of fans I engage with really are in a mixed place re: NL’s ultimate legacy and how he will be viewed.



    Time will tell I suppose. As one poster said, Celtic community are of the forgiving and hold their own affectionately. I can’t argue with that even if it takes some time for the wounds of this season to heal.

  15. I agree that Frank Lampard is not of sufficient stature to manage Celtic.



    Seemingly he is the elite bracket of 0.1% of the world’s most intelligent population according to Mensa.


    He even got an A in Latin. Wow mega respect.



    However if he’s that clever how did he not envisage the tick tac coming his way. Even the dugs in the street could see that coming ( Including Shane Duffy’s dug )



    HH to all.

  16. That Ajeti case had to be thrown out. The SFA would have been a laughing stock if a sanction against the Swiss international had gone through.


    A midweek Celtic game on Sky Masterson is always something to look forward to particularly in these strange times. Revenge against Saint Mirren would be nice but the match looks like being snowbound, unfortunately.



    Watched American eggball or SuperBowl at the weekend and that 43 yearold Tom Brady is some operator. His seventh time to lift the trophy. I see his great grandparents left Ireland on the famine ships for Boston like of course many of the Celtic diaspora.



    May our Broony can still be growling and kicking ball for another few years.


    So our Broony still has a bit of time left

  17. Bournesouprecipe @4.57pm


    My only disagreement with that piece is in the description of “ debateably “ he faced the biggest and most sustained campaign of sectarian abuse etc, etc.


    No debate in my book. Celtic players down the ages have been subjected to what ought to be properly described as anti Irish , anti Catholic , racist abuse. Neil Lennon was a lightening rod for those bigots and he stands out in Celtic history as being the most vilified.


    For that reason alone I stand with that man.

  18. Someone asked earlier ( St Stivs?) if the Manx Bar in Townhead was a Celtic pub. I asked my brother and he said that although the majority of customers were Tims, it was not a Celtic pub per se.

  19. Fast Track Notice of Complaint | Albian Ajeti, Player, Celtic FC



    Tuesday 9 February 2021


    Player: Albian Ajeti, Celtic FC



    Match: Kilmarnock FC v Celtic FC



    Date: Tuesday 2 February 2021



    Competition: Scottish Premiership



    Disciplinary Rule allegedly breached: Disciplinary Rule 201: No player shall cause a match official to make an incorrect decision and/or support an error of judgment on the part of a match official by an act of simulation which results in that player’s team obtaining a Substantial Advantage.



    Any Fast Track Notice of Complaint alleging a breach of this Rule shall be Determined by a Fast Track Tribunal subject to the provisions of Section 13.



    Fast Track Tribunal Hearing: Tuesday 9 February 2021



    Outcome: Not proved

  20. Ajeti and Cole both escape punishment. More “evening up”, except that only one of them had a case to answer.




    The record books won’t alter even when 20 point gaping hole angst mellows.



    We are all somewhere on the scale of new era at Celtic, I’m confident even NL is on it as well. He wasn’t a unanimous popular choice, first, never mind second time.



    But then Wim Janssen was nearly Artur Jorge ( according to one tube ) MON was nearly Guus Hiddink, Tony Mowbray was nearly Owen Coyle, Ronny Deila was nearly Roy Keane, WGS was told to GTF.



    None of them come close to Neil Lennon’s overall record, supporters have their favourites, but holding Neil Lennon personally responsible in the blame game and now mythical ten completely misses the Celtic ethos IMO.




  22. Good thread on Twitter



    What’s the first 45rpm single you bought?



    Mines……Ace……How Long