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Little sweat on the plastic, Rogic, Hamilton put others to shame

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Saturday’s win over Hamilton Accies was a classic of the pre-European genre.  Batter into an early lead, then stroll around making sure you leave with the points with very little sweat on the plastic surface.

I know we want to see Celtic win these games comfortably, but we have learned the tempo of the team beats up and down.  Leaving Lanarkshire with the 100% record intact and no further injuries is a satisfying weekend’s work.

Tom Rogic’s functionary return to action for the first time this season was a welcome sight.  From memory, it takes Tom a while after injury to return to full sharpness, so performance expectations should be low for a few weeks.

Hamilton start each season as everyone’s favourite for relegation.  They have precious few fans or resources, but their ability to scout and develop young talent puts others to shame.  This season they will be comforted by the existence of Hearts in the league.  At the same stage last year, it was Craig Levein’s side who were top of the table with a 100% record.

I have no beef with Levein, who appears to be an equal opportunity moaner, but he is no Robbie Neilson.  The Hearts director, Craig Levein, should have a word with the Hearts manager, Craig Levein.

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  1. Levein is no friend Celtic, 10 points from last 54,in his career man and boy,he has never won a trophy as a player or a manager.

  2. prestonpans bhoys on

    Don’t know if a single hertz fan that wants Levein in the job, Hibs fans are delighted of course😁.

     

    Anyway as long as we accept plastic pitches in our top league, others will continue to view it as a pub league. Get rid of them, end of……

  3. PB- the SFA should offer clubs who have plastic pitches, a 5 year interest free loan to put down a grass park,and teams can’t be promoted with one.

  4. Bada Bing et al,

     

     

    The various videos of the Edouard song are brilliant. This is football singing at premier level. Witty, inspiring funny and encouraging.

     

     

    It’s a pity we couldn’t trademark the best chant in football at the moment.😁

     

     

    HH to all.

     

     

    PS : I believe Liverpool recently tried to trademark a chant that others had already sung. They failed miserably.

  5. Paul67

     

     

    Tom Rogic did well to leap frog Olivier Ntcham on Saturday, hope he makes a more telling contribution before he gets hitched.

     

     

    The only surprise about the game was the scoreline and the non opening of the floodgates.

     

     

    Best thing is the new back five, that never looked like conceding.

  6. It’s worrying that Callum McGregor hasn’t really been the same since his mentor Brendan Rodgers left

     

     

    I’m hoping it’s just that he has played non-stop for the last two seasons and just needs a rest….

  7. Jacob Rees Mogg serves the country in a similar vein to Campbell Ogilvie’s contribution to the well being of Scottish football.

     

    Self serving , tax avoiding, lying through their teeth to preserve their own position of power.

     

     

    Both summed up in a word beginning C and ending in T . 4 letters.

     

    Having had to fight for the personal independent payments cut by JRM and his ilk to my disabled wife , I tend to have the same opinion of anyone that supports or voted for him .

     

     

    Meanwhile delighted at 5 league wins from 5 for Celtic.

     

    Looking back a few weeks ago on here , who’d have thunk it .

     

    Keep the faith.

  8. ANGELGABRIEL

     

     

    Wishing your good lady all the best! Hope you get those payments through!

     

     

    That I Wannabe Edouard is excellent!

  9. I don’t want to be too hard on the team because plastic pitches kill games

     

     

    But 1-0 isn’t cruising. You are still one dodgy decision or error away from two dropped points.

     

     

    Fair enough, James Forrest couldn’t have come closer to a second. Would that have bounced differently off the line on a grass pitch?

  10. ANGELGABRIEL on 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019 1:10 PM

     

     

    Well said.

     

     

    My best to you and yours.

     

     

    FT

  11. THEORIGINALSADIESBHOY on 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019 2:01 PM

     

    ROCK TREE BHOY on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019 7:09 PM

     

     

    You have to wonder where have all the *Lawellout* posters gone? After Cluge they dominated the board, swamped for days on end with , sack him, pay him off, sell him on, then as results got better they silently sloped off one by one, hibernation maybe, not to be seen until we get gubbed again. Point being, IMO, it’s almost certainly the same ‘ people ‘ who wanted BR out (before his infamous exit) that are now hoping we boot PL out, i.e. Sevconians.

     

     

     

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    I’ve read a fair bit of rubbish on here since 2006 when I first joined but your post takes the biscuit. In case you’ve forgotten we are in the Europa League and not the Champions League where we should be. Our CEO failed to recruit players in time to prepare the team to meet the demands of Champions League qualification. This is the second successive season that he has failed to do so. We were knocked out by Cluj who are not as good as we are. We brought in quality players but after the horse had bolted. It did not help that our manager for reasons known only to himself, took leave of his senses before and during the Cluj game. We may have beaten Sevco at Ibrox and that has largely mollified us for now but some of us set our standards, hopes and expectations a bit higher than others. Your final words are not worthy of discussion.

  12. Well said Angel Gabriel, best of luck to you and your wife. Some of that right wing drivel is an absolute disgrace on a Celtic Blog. I know all this stuff Broad Church, Open to everyone,All Inclusive Everyone entitled to their opinion etc etc , but I just want nothing to do with these people whether they support Celtic or not.

  13. Olli Ntcham was class when he came on at Ibrox a couple weekends ago.

     

     

    He must be wondering what he needs to do, to get more game time.

  14. The Battered Bunnet on

    We should see the results to June 2019 published this week. While the gains on disposal will (I’m sure) underpin a pretax profit, it will be interesting to see what a Europa League season does to the operating deficit.

  15. RUGGYGMAN on 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019 2:28 PM

     

     

    Olli Ntcham was class when he came on at Ibrox a couple weekends ago.

     

     

    He must be wondering what he needs to do, to get more game time.

     

     

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    Agreed. My personal preference would be to see him start against Rennes.

     

     

    Maybe as a number 8 or as a number 10.

  16. onenightinlisbon on

    ROCK TREE BHOY on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019 7:09 PM

     

     

     

    I was one of the Lawwell out posters and made my views very clear on the manager after the Cluj game.

     

     

    I also came on to congratulate him for both his team selection and tactics after the Secvo game.

     

     

    I still have major reservations about our manage and also still want Lawwell out.

     

     

    I’m not a hun or one of the peepil though….but it seems that if you dare to criticise anything or anyone connected with Celtic on here you are called out as one….

  17. RUGGYGMAN on 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019 2:28 PM

     

    Olli Ntcham was class when he came on at Ibrox a couple weekends ago.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    He must be wondering what he needs to do, to get more game time.

     

     

    Shop window on Thursday….

  18. Robinbhoy, Corkcelt & Frankterry.

     

     

    Thanks for the replies. The payments were eventually awarded, a nice gentleman from the Department of Works and Pensions over ruled the original verdict and backdated the payments by 5 months.

     

    He said my letter of appeal was the most profound of any appeal he’d ever read.

     

     

    I thanked SFTB from this parish as I used the manner of his posts the way he does , to dismantle their wrong reasons for cutting the benefits.

     

    Basically, the lack of awareness to neurological illness was frightening.

     

    Blantyre Tim of this parish warned me months beforehand of what would lie ahead in terms of the callous nature of how they approach and then deliver this degrading process.

     

    I underestimated their cruelty towards people living with disease.

     

    It still goes on . Yesterday I met a former work colleague. His 32 year old son, unlike his other 2 kids , still lives at home. He suffers from epilepsy. Horrendously. It affects his physical ability, his speech and awareness of surroundings. His attacks are frequent.

     

    One suggestion of employment from those concerned about his benefits was training to be a forklift driver !! . Seriously. Health and safety matters not a jot when they try to save the country £30 a week.

     

    Sorry for the long post . I’ve met numerous contributors to this site since I started posting a decade ago.

     

    The common denominator is a love of CelticFC and a basic humanity where we all look out for and try and help people in need, worse off than ourselves.

     

    It’s what prompted the club to be formed . It continues today, with the Celtic foundation and other initiatives.

     

    I’m glad the vast majority still hold these values dear.

     

    No one knows what tomorrow brings.

     

    Celtic and our values bind us. We should never forget where we came from. HH and apologies again for the long post .

  19. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Didn’t see the win on Saturday. I’m interested to know from anyone in the ground what appetite for the game did Elyanoussi show when we didn’t have the ball? I’ve no doubt he’s a talent, my fingers are crossed he’s more than a show pony.

     

     

    Boli Mbombo is my favourite player this season till now. Only second to reach the goal scorer on Saturday, I bet he’ll be first again next weekend.

     

     

    Calmac’s taking some rough reviews. His forward pass to Eddy triggered the goal move.

     

     

    On the road, to 9IAR. Still three to go.

  20. Paul67 et al

     

     

    That a quarter of the teams in the SPL, (sorry the SPFL I forgot we agreed to that into the bargain) have plastic pitches is a total disgrace. Fifty seven matches played on sub-standard surfaces, not counting any cup ties. In our top division. Not blaming the clubs , they have all earned their place there, but plastic pitches have no place in or for professional football. What is to be done?

     

    Er nothing.

  21. The thing with Calmac is, playing under Rodgers the style of play meant the ball was recycled around the midfield a lot more meaning McGregor got on the ball more. It also meant he was the one to go get the ball off the defenders as we worked it out from the back

     

     

    Maybe under Lenny’s style of play he just isnt utilised as much…

  22. GUYFAWKESAFOREVERHERO on 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019 3:02 PM

     

    Didn’t see the win on Saturday. I’m interested to know from anyone in the ground what appetite for the game did Elyanoussi show when we didn’t have the ball? I’ve no doubt he’s a talent, my fingers are crossed he’s more than a show pony.

     

     

    i thought he did well , my only concern was that imo he drifted into the middle from the wing to get more involved with the link up play and pack the middle other than stretching them.

  23. angelgabriel

     

    In the meantime have his GP prescribe Epistatus 10 mg Oromucosal Solution

     

    stops any seizure

  24. Rock Tree Bhoy

     

     

    Aye we’re still here.

     

     

    If you’re happy at Celtic failing to make the CL by losing to AEK, who then failed to win a point, or worse still, losing to Cluj who themselves failed to make the CL you keep on happy clapping like a seal.

     

     

    I’ll reserve the right as a ST holder to criticise!

     

     

    Oh aye, and, Lawwell out!!

  25. FRANKTERRY on 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019 4:36 PM

     

    ANGELGABRIEL on 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019 3:02 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A great post, nothing to apologise for :-)

     

     

    What he said ☝️……although the Jacob Rees- Mogg Fan Club on here might disagree, shameful stuff….

  26. Onenightinlisbon @ 2:53:

     

     

    ” I’m not a hun or one of the peepil though….but it seems that if you dare to criticise anything or anyone connected with Celtic on here you are called out as one….”

     

     

    That is not quite accurate. Posters who ONLY criticise are SOMETIMES suspected of being Huns .I would say , on this occasion,you are gulty of exaggeration.

     

     

    JJ

  27. lets all do the huddle ? on

    A great post, nothing to apologise for :-)

     

     

    What he said ☝️……although the Jacob Rees- Mogg Fan Club on here might disagree, shameful stuff….

     

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    the CQN resident fascist will be on shortly…

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