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Lessons for Ronny, a shout for Hearts

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There’s a wee lesson for Ronny Delia in not conceding ground too quickly after the final whistle. On first pass, TV pictures suggested Dedryck Boyata failed to make contact with the ball at Hamilton on Friday, it was only when Ronny saw pictures from the opposite angle, that he realised the player timed his challenge to the inch.

Unfortunately, this was after the manager’s post-match TV appearance, when he accepted the referees decision. No matter if you’ve seen an incident or not, it’s better to be circumspect than to dive in with a definitive comment immediately after a game. Whatever the outcome of Boyata’s appeal, at least referee Craig Thomson can be absolved from blame for making the same mistake as Ronny Deila.

There’s a big midweek card coming up in the Premiership. I’m hoping Hearts find form tonight against Inverness. If they win they are as close to Aberdeen (6 points, with same games played) as the Dons are to Celtic, with a better goal difference too. Aberdeen and Hearts have to play each other twice before the end of the season, my preference would be these games have a very competitive edge.

Speaking of Hearts, I was slightly uncomfortable with their statement regarding the racist abuse dished out to Kilmarnock player, Josh Magennis, “To clarify, this allegation does not involve the player’s colour, religion or sexuality”.  Is there a pecking order of bigotry I’m not aware of which deems anti-Irish abuse a lesser-offence?

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  1. South Of Tunis on

    MACJAY1 @11.36.

     

     

    “They were good ” .

     

     

    Mmm– fond memories of my old man taking me to watch Fiorentina at Ibrox in 61 . Baxter ,McMillan , Wilson etc.. Fiorentina humped them 2-0 . The great Kurt Hamrin ran rings round them and I can still see the brutish bully that was Shearer pulling out of a 50 / 50 with Luigi Milan . .The Deady Bears reacted badly to the humiliation . .. Italian businesses were attacked after the game etc.

  2. Jfh

     

     

    The establishment MUST be protected at all times, early on I would have said (and I did) they’r done for here, but no astonishing as it gets every day the five year plan worked, I’m even doubting if they wanted to come up last season?

     

     

    Time as they say is a great healer they say and going by the SMSM it’s doing a grand job in the healing process, I was also told Cheets never prosper? Well in this case it looks like they are, and it goes very high up, nose bleed Territory.

  3. BMCUW,

     

    I agree wholeheartedly.I dont care what many say on here about not listening or reading the SMSM,but in one form or another they do.Propaganda,no matter how much you think it does not affect your way of thinking ,it does.It sickens me,that our support are now doing our enemies work for them.I have never known such a witchhunt against any Celtic manager in my 50 years of supporting Celtic,and what do we do?.Give them more ammo to fire.Now I know that RD is not everyones favorite.I have many reservations as well,but he is our manager.He has every chance of delivering 2 titles and 2 cups in 2 years.We should be closing ranks in the meantime,and sticking 2 fingers to the media.We should be ashamed.We backed Lenny through his troubles,but turn our backs on RD.

     

    Far too many forgetting who our real enemies are,and turning on our own,while the media lap it up.

     

    First time in 50 years I have been disgusted by a lot of our supporters.Many are ripping the team and club apart by their constant negativity.RDs stats will match up with any manager we have had in the last 40 years,even better than most,but he is being hounded.

     

    Enough said.