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Livi pitch an appropriate white flag

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Before we get into the meat of the matter, I would like to record how impactful Kristoffer Ajer is at full back.  He is not a full back, of course, this is not even his second best position, but he can get beyond his man and send a dangerous cross into the heart of the penalty box.  This marks him as unique in our full back options.  Of the many lessons from the season, let one be that we need better full backs at both sides of the field.

Conceding fouls inside your own half is not considered a capital crime at other clubs, so we should temper our annoyance at Shane Duffy (or the absent, but often guilty, Diego Laxalt), but we all know Celtic cannot defend set-pieces.  At Livingston’s first goal, it was the otherwise excellent Kris Ajer who failed to track his man, not Nir Bitton, who stuck like glue to his opponent but was blamed by a scapegoat seeking Sky co-commentator.

When Livingston breached the Celtic defence for a second time, I was not concerned, as we were playing well and I expected a 30-minute onslaught towards the Livingston goal.  Instead, Livingston consolidated their position, aided by four substitutions in 17 minutes either side of the goal, which finished Celtic as a threat.  Credit to David Martindale.

Scott Brown’s ‘Get stuck into them’ cameo might have worked in a different era.  We have seen similar flailing arms go completely unpunished against us, but it was the last thing we needed last night.  By full time, the Livingston pitch resembled a very appropriate white flag.

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  1. I find it strange that we don’t install a interim coach until the end of the season.

     

     

    Lenny is having a negative effect on the team, removing him might at least improve fitness and being back some confidence.

     

     

    There’s a real chance we don’t even finish 2nd

  2. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    TURKEYBHOY on 22ND JANUARY 2021 11:51 AM

     

    Anyone see Arlene. on Question Time,last night.Dear God.A bright Orange jacket,uniform style,and a huge red,white and blue crown brooch,adorning it.Just her Sash missing.

     

     

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    Saw that – her ugly, wasp-chewing mug was on my screen for 2 seconds, then I was back to watch smiling Joe on CNN.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  3. Go Tell The Spartim

     

     

    Agree we need the change now. At least people here in Dublin will stop saying ‘ SPFL is boring, need a strong Rangers’ etc😁

     

     

    Timmy 7

     

     

    I’m 406, you need to know the bouncers to get in 405! Love my seat, only a few rows in

     

     

    I got that seat in 2010 because Celtic were actively pushing seats to folks on the waiting list. i got to look at the map and choose. just shows how much take up there was with Rodgers, loads waiting for a seat.

     

    That’s the danger now; give up the seat, goes to someone on the list and Zidane turns up

  4. Too much angst.Don’t believe the media.They are not our friends.They read the Blogs,then stir the shit.If this useless Board do make a decision,we will know soon enough.

     

    Has anyone ,anyone,asked How’s any questions.I am sure this is story,if credible,the English Maria would take up.

     

    The Brugge manager for me.Someone on an upward trajectory.Get him now while we have the chance.

  5. TURKEYBHOY on 22ND JANUARY 2021 11:51 AM

     

    Anyone see Arlene. on Question Time,last night.Dear God.A bright Orange jacket,uniform style,and a huge red,white and blue crown brooch,adorning it.Just her Sash missing.

     

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    I can’t look at her without thinking of Benny Hill in drag. Benny was a far better looking woman, of course. Had my season book since 1986. I won’t renew unless we see evidence of real change.

  6. Coneybhoy, It is a risk but one which this time around I’m willing to take. I’m loath to give up a cracking seat but there always seems to be a few empty seats around my area apart from big matches, not clear if its people not turning up or actual empty seats. Sadly I could see us drop to 35k if we do not have a new exciting management team in place before the end of April.

     

     

    Nice talking to you and you are correct regarding the bouncers :-)

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