Jozo and stupid mistakes


Success in football often comes down to who doesn’t make mistakes at the back.  For all France’s pace on the break, it was their sheer solidity at the back which saw them through the World Cup.  England reached the semi-final, with little more than a mid-table select, but they made remarkably few mistakes, and just as importantly, understood the importance of set-pieces – don’t give them away and exploit them when you get them.

Viewed through the prism of an educational World Cup, Jozo Simunovic’s chest-high Alashkert was worthy of a red card on the basis of sheer stupidity.  It was an intolerable mistake, a relic of a former era.

That Uefa doubled his suspension to two game is no surprise.  Perhaps they have a stupidity threshold.

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  1. Gerryfaethebrig on




    Celtic’s name ma have changed :-)



    Are you barred fae the Record hotline :-)

  2. TET heart breaks for Georgia’s family. Saddest tragedy. May she Rest In Peace and her family find peace.





    Interesting comparison.



    I personally don’t think we have strengthened this season,and I don’t even think we’ve consolidated.



    All of those players you mention-I’ve added up a conservative estimate of fee plus three year deal-come to well over £10m. Without even scratching the surface of mediocrity,so add on as much as you feel like.



    Yet we know-and btw anyone who disagrees on this is talking pish!-that we have problems,big ones,at the back.



    Accident waiting to happen.

  4. Neg2 was out of order but you have to admire his principles and perseverance. Any true Celtic supporter who has denied themself the joy of a doublebtreble as we hurtle towards history deserves respect. Hh

  5. Gerryfaethebrig on




    I look forward to Negs posts 75% bang on the money but sadly 25% of his/hers posts are attacking our host for some reason he/her thinks Paul67 is a lackey of our board…. must be a shoite lackey as he/her gives a platform to all the board / bored haters…. for the avoidance of doubt I will never resonate with any Celtic board member…. if one thing my father taught me was “the Celtic board look after the Celtic board” it’s the way the world works



    F** the suits ????

  6. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on




    My thoughts and prayers for Georgia’s family.







  7. Oglach @ 1:44 pm,




    ”Celtic 1st team squad for game against Hearts Dec 2017. We lost 4-0 which doesn’t really have much to do with the question I am asking.




    1 Gordon 63 Tierney 20 Boyata 5 Šimunović 23 Lustig 8 Brown 21 Ntcham 11 Sinclair 42 McGregor




    49 Forrest 9 Griffiths




    Subs: 24 de Vries 35 Ajer 88 Eboue 15 Hayes 14 Armstrong 22 Édouard 10 Dembélé







    It’s worth noting that half a dozen of those players have improved a lot since that day, Ajer, Ntcham and Eddy particularly. They may be the same names on paper but their value to the squad has gone up.



    For what it’s worth I’m glad Armstrong has moved on as his heart wasn’t in it. Lastly my thoughts are that Leigh Griffiths will be a bit part player from now until the end of his Celtic career. He will play against the diddy teams and when the others are not available. Eddy and Moussa are a level or two above Leigh at least, thus the team is weaker when Leigh plays as he doesn’t have the physicality or the pace that the French boys have. Hearts (0-4) and Hibs (1-2) away last season are evidence of that.

  8. What is the Stars on

    Honestly I don’t get the constant anti board stuff.


    Tilting at windmills


    What’s the point.


    Would Brother Walfrid approve of paying tens of thousands of pounds a week to young men to play football while others go homeless and avail of food banks


    I dont think so.

  9. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on




    I agree at times with Neg and had the pleasure of meeting him, but to deny yourself the pleasure of a doubletreble…mmmmm not sure about that! Stubbornness may be more appropriate,







  10. May perpetual light shine upon you




    Thoughts and prayers with you, your family and friends

  11. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on

    DAVID17 on 28TH JULY 2018 10:42 PM




    Killie 1 Celtic 0; Striker Dembele



    Celtic 0 Aberdeen 1: Striker Dembele



    Think you are being harsh on the Griff!







  12. What is the Stars on



    Great question




    Do you mean…would anybody treat horses better than people…as in would anyone treat horses better than people do


    Or…would anyone treat horses better than people in would anyone treat horses better than people meaning would any person (or group of people) treat horses better than they treat other people



    Jaysus I am confused





    First game you mention was on a horrible dry pitch and many other mitigating factors such as debutante players and losing two defenders to injury, second game none of our players actually tried. Regardless, we shall see how things play out. Particularly away from home, Leigh is easier to defend against as he doesn’t stretch teams in the way the others do, which creates the space for the other forward players.

  14. What is the Stars on



    I appreciate that. I am Just being a contrary aul fecker tonight




    At least you understand me which is more than can be said for my long suffering wife

  15. I know a fair few people who would treat horses better than any human, they would treat any animal better then a human, nicer people you would struggle to meet, tis a strange world so it is.

  16. An interesting evening in CQN.



    I get a post deleted for no reason (I disagree with the moderators point I think CQN is simply engaging in censceorship).



    CQN in becoming increasingly censored and will not put up with any reasonable questioning.



    I challenge paul67 and the moderators to a debate on your attitude and policies. You have become the trump of the Celtic online world. You are fake news in all it’s horrible glory.



    So how shall we do our debate? Or are you too cowardly? Just like Paul was too cowardly to debate supporter versus customer?



    Celticrollercoaster I hope you are well. I was sorry to hear of your recent troubles and hope you are back in the black.



    I always find it funny that my questioning things means I didn’t enjoy our double treble. The pictures from my party would suggest otherwise.

  17. Gerryfaethebrig on

    WITS 11.10pm



    Your sarcastic nature resonates with my facetious outlook on life :-)



    Brendan In :-)

  18. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on

    David17 – Where they no mitigating factors in the first two games you mention? You are picking on the Griff! Admit it :-)



    Neg- I am well and getting back into the black! Thank you for your kind words. They are very much appreciated as it was a very tough time. Hope you are well and looking forward to a (miserable) treble treble! :-)?







  19. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on




    You coming to the racing on the 11th at Ayr?







  20. Gerryfaethebrig on




    I love your posts … but sometimes reading from afar it feels like you really dislike P67… not sure why, if it’s a Celtic ManCrush knock yourself out , you seem to take every other article as an opportunity to have a dig… and sadly your are absent far too often when things are going well … but keep


    It up your shoitey outlook just makes my Celtic outlook even better…. if about in the 70’/80/90’s you would have been on suicide watch every weekend (if you were watching our team that is)

  21. GERRYFAETHEBRIG on 28TH JULY 2018 11:24 PM






    I love your posts … but sometimes reading from afar it feels like you really dislike P67… not sure why



    It’s jealousy

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