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King demotivates ahead of semi

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I suppose we should thank Dave King for starting the week of the Scottish Cup semi-final between Celtic and Newco with a statement discussing the Newco manager’s position, “on the managerial front I emphasise that the board fully recognises the need for sustained stability in this area of the club.

 

“Whoever is appointed must be able to meet the unique challenges of managing Rangers [sic.] and ensuring immediate success.”

The last thing a manager wants ahead of a big game is discussions about his position from his chairman.  Poor Graeme is a lame duck and no one in his squad will be under any doubt about this after today.

Celtic got past 10-man Hamilton in a pedestrian manner yesterday, but must now up their pace ahead of the semi-final.  Last month we talked about the Morton Scottish Cup quarter-final being more important than the trip to Ibrox a week later.  By any measure, Sunday’s semi is one of the biggest games of the season.

A lack of concentration (as we saw yesterday) or a few mistakes and all the good work put into winning a consecutive treble will be undone.  We struggled against this lot at Celtic Park in December and needed heroics to beat them at Ibrox last month.  We have been unable to boss them the way we did last season, or in our visit to Ibrox in September.

In short, if you think we have a God given right to reach the final, you are wrong.  We should be grateful for any demotivational Dave King mutterins going.

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  1. Maybe I have missed them but I would have expected Brendan`s comments on the efforts being made to ensure Celtic V Sevco is not a game where the title could be won to have attracted much interest.

     

    He did say it was a sad indictment on Scotland.That alone is worthy of comment. He is the first prominent Football man in Scotland I recall making any reference to the sectarian nature of this country.

     

    JJ

  2. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    The hard earned three points yesterday were sufficient to guarantee the Celts 3rd place in this season’s Premiership as a minimum, so congratulations are due to the first successful Scottish entrant into European action this summer.

     

     

    The race for 2nd, maybe even 1st, goes on. On we go, to 7IAR! Still five to go.

  3. Harry Flashheart on

    Big Packy get yourself over here you’ll be just in time for your pension @65

  4. BIG PACKY on 9TH APRIL 2018 4:57 PM

     

     

    hey ghuys some advice needed, left scotland 40 years ago when i was 25, it was sectarian then sounds like it still is, used to love watching scotland play, now i would’nt watch them if playing in my front garden ,im told because im a catholic i should go back to ireland, cause the famine is over ,bhoys im in two minds to apply for irish citizenship, because im not wanted in the country i was born in, so feckin sad i could cry please help.hh.

     

     

    *about 30 or so year ago there was a programme that allowed anyone with Irish grandparents to become citizens (grandfathered rights so to speak), children of the same are are already citizens.

     

     

    I applied for it, why, it was just something I wanted to do, I already held dual citizenship, uk and Canadian. I contacted the Consulate over here and they guided me through it, I needed my da’s birth certificate which I obtained fae Edinburgh and one of my grandparents.

     

     

    I opted for my granny as she came fae Connemara and thought that would be the easier since that is part of the Republic although when she was born it wisnae. Nae chance she didnae have a birth certificate as was the norm back then and a baptismal certificate sufficed, again nae chance due tae either a fire or flooding there wisnae a copy available.

     

     

    I got back tae the Consulate and explained that my grampa was born in the black north or over the border as I said. Her response was “there is no border”, so I wrote tae Dublin and lo and behold a few weeks later it arrived. I then sent in the completed form which she had sent me complete with both birth certificates and I think $25 and my citizenship arrived which I still have and always take with me when I go over there, never use it though as my Canadian passport is more than welcome.

     

     

    Don’t know if that programme is still available though. One wee afterthought tae this is a couple of years later I went hame myself, landed in Prestwick and on going through customs with a british passport was told tae take my luggage over tae this counter, a grumpy oul bassa said “put your case up here and open it”, “yer effin kidding” I said, “naw I’m no effin kiddin put it up and open it and by the way what’s in the bag”. I had 2 cartons of cigarettes, I also had 2 bottles of the Famous Grouse, when I told him that he responded that I was only allowed 1 of each, wee mistake here as I normally travel with Mrs TT and its 1 each. I told him I didnae smoke, never had and it was for 2 old age pensioners in Balloch. At that he let me go but as I was walking away I was terrified he would hear the bottles clinking together.

     

     

    When I got tae Balloch and was telling my da, my mother, a former Civil Servant, overheard me and said that since I had Irish citizenship it was quite possibly why they picked me out due tae why would anyone fae the Vale of Leven living in Canada do that, hmmmm never happened since but does make me wonder.

  5. TONTINE TIM, lovely post, to think we were born in scotland, but are not wanted because of our religion, just cant get my old bonce around it, so very very sad.hh.

  6. Delaneys Dunky on

    TonyRome

     

     

    I loved the Verve, but doubted that Richard Ashcroft could pull off a solo career without Nick McCabe. I was wrong. Alone With Everybody is one of my favourite albums ever. Wigan’s finest is a musical/lyrical genius in my view. His live shows are legendary.

     

    He is held in the highest regard by his musical peers too. The Gallagher brothers adore him.

     

    Great track thanks. CQN needs more Richard Ashcroft. :)

  7. 16 roads - Protect the 8th. on

    They are actually attempting to drum up public support for a conflict with Russian, now that the nefarious plan for Syria has been thwarted.

     

     

    Notice also their obsession with attacking Trump has been scaled down,now that the neo-con Deep State is back in control again.

     

     

    The latest false flag was being predicted weeks ago.

     

     

    Also they are still using the same picture that was proven to have been staged a long time ago.

     

     

    HH.

  8. Good to hear the synthetic pitches at Kilmarnock & Hamilton getting a hammering on Clyde tonight. Interestingly DJ thinks the Kilmarnock one is slightly better. It looks like a carpet. Shouldn’t be allowed in the top tier.

  9. Delaneys Dunky on

    BP

     

     

    I have been planning for some time now to apply for my Polish passport. I have been in discussion with Zbyszek from here about this for a few years. Need to visit Warsaw soon before Brexit, my children want a Polish passport too. Good luck pal.

  10. Double trouble at the DoubleTree:

     

    “Anti-sectarian charity Nil by Mouth’s director Dave Scott said: “It can’t be ignored that the most successful period in Rangers’ history was kickstarted by Graham Souness’ bold decision to sign Mo Johnston and other Catholic players followed, playing their part in securing the nine titles. How chanting sectarian songs at a dinner in their honour celebrates their achievements would be beyond the understanding of most people.”

     

     

    Aye right:

     

    https://youtu.be/A1zH2x1-7LA

  11. Delaneys Dunky on

    Pog

     

     

    Have you caught Richard Ashcroft live?

     

    Worth every pound and more. A genuinely decent human being, and it comes through via his soul on stage. Genius

  12. DELANEYS DUNKY, how are you pal, hope you are well, what a state of affairs when ghuys like you and me want to apply for passports to other countries, when our own country dont want us, ive never ever said this on here, but god bless the pope, hope the moderator is in a good mood.hh.

  13. DD

     

     

    Seen somewhere on the net that Ashcroft and Liam will be touring together.

     

     

    It didn’t say if it was to be seperate sets or as a duo.

     

     

    What a night that would be either way.

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

  14. You could pick any song from that album, and it would be brilliant. One of my favourite albums of all time

  15. Delaneys Dunky on

    TonyRome

     

     

    I saw Oasis and Richard Ashcroft on the same bill in Manchester. Richard blew the Gallagher brothers away that night. I will be up for a Richard/Liam show. Thanks again.

  16. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    16 roads..,

     

    With the occupiers of Palestine committing an act of war against Syria today and their displayed lack of respect for human life and national sovereignty, I think I have found a new favourite for the Salsbury poisonings. The more I think about it the more logical it becomes.

  17. leftclicktic on

    Celtic FC Academy

     

    ‏Verified account @CelticFCAcademy

     

    10m10 minutes ago

     

     

    And it’s been coming. Brilliant work from Watson to run and create shooting space inside box. His blocked shot is snapped up by Aitchison who fires home. 1-0 Celtic!

  18. Delaneys Dunky on

    JTT53

     

     

    I cannot imagine the EPL allowing synthetic pitches. Grass only pitches should be compulsory in our top flight in Scotland. Yesterday and our game at Rugby Park were both rotten spectacles due to the surfaces.

  19. leftclicktic on

    Celtic FC Academy

     

    ‏Verified account @CelticFCAcademy

     

    25s26 seconds ago

     

     

    Watson picks pass up at touchline and drives into left-hand side of box. He squares for Diver who sweeps home in confident style from close range (0-2)

  20. What is the Stars on

    Who used chemical weapons against Syrian women and children?

     

    (A) nobody,it didn’t happen,it’s Brit Tory propaganda

     

    (B) Israel

     

    (C) Britain/America

     

    (D) Syrian leader Assad and his Russian allies.

     

    Just asking