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Midfield fight, CSA article and Football Memories

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I had a look at the story on the official site this morning about a compilation CD with various versions of the Celtic Song being released.  After the initial pleasure of seeing Emilio Izaguirre and Scott Brown on their feet unaided, what struck me most was the apparent body mass of the two players we would normally consider our midfield enforcers, Scott and Beram Kayal.

Against Paddy McCourt, Joe Ledley and Emilio, not to mention men of considerable bulk, like Charlie Mulgrew, they are comparatively svelte and diminutive.  The central midfield role is about mobility and football-intelligence more than anything else.  How you use your weight against an opponent is as important as having the weight to begin with, but when the margins between winning and not winning are so tight, getting the physical balance right is important.

I don’t think I’ve been happy with a Celtic 4-4-2 line-up for years but playing Scott, Beram and a couple of wingers across midfield feels like an invitation for more limited opponents to bully this area, something the Highlanders did very effectively the last time we visited Inverness.

After mentioning tomorrow’s Fans Against Criminalisation meeting in yesterday’s blog I read Joe O’Rourke’s item on the Supporters’ Association site on the same subject with a mixture of horror and foreboding.  The First Minister would be well advised to quickly reign-in whatever loose cannons he has roaming the corridors of power.  Well done to Joe for bringing this to the attention of a wider audience.

The guys from the Alzheimer’s charity, FootballMemories,org.uk asked me to bring their site to your attention.  They work with Alzheimer patients, using the universal platform football provides us all, to engage and invoke recollections.  The site has lots of great Celtic stories, take a look and add your own.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PHILVISRETURNS 1601

     

     

    Phuk me,phott I paid a pal a perfect piece of praise

  2. fergus slayed the blues on

    dirtymac says:

     

    11 November, 2011 at 15:59

     

    Just asking as there was a post the other day regards Bonni Ginsberg at ragers .

     

    When our board asked for transparency and clear accounts on why SFA verdicts came about ,I thought they would be keeping records of all decisions made as to have a point of reference if punishments did not match up .

     

    If so I believe that this is exactly the kind of thing they should be looking into .I notice the East Stirling manager says he has watched the dvd ,I hope PL is trying to have a gander too .

     

    hail hail.

  3. Celtic Mac- A few years ago I attended a presentation by Graham Spiers at my local Baptist Church, he gave a good talk on his beliefs, journalism & football. Some of it hit a raw nerve with many among the congregation, the debate got really quite lively!

  4. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS –

     

     

    Groundskeeper Willie: It won’t last. Brothers and sisters are natural enemies! Like Englishmen and Scots! Or Welshmen and Scots! Or Japanese and Scots! Or Scots and other Scots! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!

     

     

    Principal Skinner: You Scots sure are a contentious people.

     

     

    Willie: You just made an enemy for life!

     

     

    (thumbsup)

  5. Liverpool v Inter from 2008 on LTV,before we move on to CQN TV,surely we could sustain a TV channel? An extra 20 quid on STs might go a way to covering it.Pull the advertising money we give to the rags too.PL might trot out the cant do it without der hun doing it pash.

  6. Bolo Zenden?

     

     

     

     

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  7. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PHILVIS RETURNS

     

     

    Ah,just as I said at the beginning of this discourse……

     

     

    CRYPTIC.

     

     

    Have a gooooood weekend,mate.

  8. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS says:

     

    11 November, 2011 at 15:07

     

     

    Stevie Nicks is a beautiful women but she was never in the Doors, early or anytime.

  9. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    GORBALSTAM 1627

     

     

    Had Jim Morrison been blessed to live a few years longer,I feel sure he would have ended up as a person who could say that,early Doors,he was in Fleetwood Mac!

     

     

    ConvolutedCSC

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS – Have a great weekend yourself.

     

     

    I hope you win the lottery.

     

     

    Or even the Pools.

     

     

    Is the Pools still a thing?

     

     

    Or the Irish Sweepstake. (thumbsup)

  11. Zenden ends training period with Celts

     

    By: Newsroom Staff on 11 Nov, 2011 15:19

     

     

    CELTIC has confirmed that Boudewijn Zenden will not be joining the club on a permanent basis after he spent several days training with the squad.

     

     

    The Hoops were delighted the Dutchman decided to train with the club for a short period but both parties have agreed not to take the move further following discussions.

     

     

    Everyone at Celtic would like to wish the player their sincere best wishes in his future career.

     

     

     

    HH

     

    /Bishop B

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PHILVISRETURNS 1633

     

     

    Damned decent of you.

     

     

    I’ll settle for the hingmies gaun bust.

     

     

    Seconders,anyone?

  13. bournesouprecipe says:

     

    11 November, 2011 at 16:22

     

    Bolo Zenden?

     

     

    No offence pal,but that was crap:O)

  14. Re Zenden

     

     

    I’m glad, give the U19s a fair crack of the whip and if* there is a gap in the squad let them fill it!

     

     

    * I’m being kind instead of saying theres a chasm the size of the Grand Canyon in the squad depth!

  15. !!Bada Bing!! says:

     

    11 November, 2011 at 16:38

     

    Euro play off game Bosnia v Portugal live on ITV 4 @ 6.45

     

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    See all this free time you have to watch the telly,

     

    are you working,or not ?

     

     

    As a tax payer I demand to know.

  16. !!Bada Bing!! says:

     

    11 November, 2011 at 16:41

     

    VP – Tip for Trap 6, 5.33 monmore

     

    betsensiblycsc

     

     

     

    Price? I have had a double up today at Cheltenham 10/1 & 13/2. Feel lucky.

     

     

    LB

  17. You know the world is going crazy, when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named Bush, Dick, and Colon.

  18. philvisreturns says:

     

    11 November, 2011 at 16:44

     

    donegalbhoy67 – the best rapper is a white guy

     

     

    I don’t think Vanilla Ice is the best rapper.

     

     

    That would be Dappy from N-Dubz. (thumbsup)

     

     

    Celtic Rap is the best rap song ever!

     

     

    LB