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Motherwell game encapsulated much of our season

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After exploiting the inadequacies of Aberdeen and Newco with 10 men in consecutive league games, it was all a bit ineffective against 10-man Motherwell yesterday.  This game encapsulated so much of the football we watch: how to generate clear scoring chances against defences that stick to task and do not make mistakes.

The one gilt-edged chance we made was a late counterattack, when Motherwell had the audacity to try to win the game.  The script was written for Scott Sinclair, whose first touch was sublime, but his shot fell victim to a lunging defensive block.  The lesson, surely, when facing Celtic, is not to venture too far up the park.

Brendan should reflect on this when next we face tier-one Champions League opponents.  If Motherwell can stop Celtic, Celtic can do likewise to the PSGs of this world.  How to unlock a packed defence is another story.

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  1. i find it inexcusable for a ream as big as celtic to not have cover at rb or lb.

     

     

    we keep playing players out of position, please try and go north and south instead of accross the pitch all day.

     

     

    teams know how we play its time to change before we fall asleep.

     

     

    centres have to get the ball on the move before they can score.imo.

  2. Delaneys Dunky on

    TnT

     

     

    I loved Cardinal O’Brien and trusted him with my children. I felt a cold shiver when I learnt of his behaviour. Too close to home. I still practise my faith but will never trust a priest fully again. I do not go to confession because of O’Brien. I confess to JC. The top priest in Scotland has driven many Catholics in Scotland away from our faith sadly. Unfortunately that is his legacy.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DELANEYSDUNKY

     

     

    Give him time,bud. His age,turning your back for good reasons is a natural thing. Happens all the time.

     

     

    As we get older,it comes back. And even if he has turned his back on The Church,even now he won’t have turned his back on belief.

     

     

    He’ll be fine,G.

  4. Some sanity bearing out on Follow Follow – thread on withholding season ticket money:

     

     

    Blue Avenger

     

    Club Legend

     

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    Posted 1 hour ago

     

     

    That campaign started long ago, King and his paid hands and errand boys just the latest version.

     

     

    How do you kill the cancer without killing the patient?

     

     

    What we do know if you do not intervene, the patient will live a bit longer but they inevitably will die.

     

     

    From the accounts, to the Close loan, to COS/TAB, the cancer is spreading, with no signs of abating.

     

     

    ST sales will be the sticking plaster, not the cure and the sticking plaster this time around much thinner, due to the greater liabilities that need servicing, so the wound will seep and spread even quicker.

     

     

    I did previously state that we were locked into a cycle of diminshing returns, not that anyone would notice, but it is the duty of the board to break us out of that cycle, of which they are clearly incapable of doing so for whatever reason. Maybe they themselves have had enough and are trying themselves to hasten an exit strategy, whatever that turns out to, but again what we do know is that ST money alone does not keep the lights on, so unless there is significant investment (and king cannot fund any gaps due to his problem with COS/TAB) or radical cut backs. Without either, the cancer will kill the patient.

     

     

    So, what say the chances of the patient?! What actions/interventions needed for it to survive?

     

     

    We get a serious injection of cash, or we radically cut back our overhead in players/staff to live within our means, problem solved. Ignore it, the patient has little chance of survival.

     

     

    All this talk of a new manager and players is commendable, but it will all be so pointless if we do not find a solution to our financial woes.

     

     

    If no significant cash injection is forthcoming, would we accept cut backs, putting us further behind our greatest rival, or would we indeed be compelled to take action to remove this board?

     

     

    The scenarios moving forward could be many, but what we do know, the status quo is a road to nowhere. Change is an imperative.

     

     

    The penny is dropping for some of them ……….

     

     

     

    KTF

  5. gene on 19th March 2018 12:20 pm

     

    QUADBHOY

     

     

    I though Tom was particularly guilty in the first half

     

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    Maybe he was too busy wondering what the Goalie was doing…….

  6. Delaneys Dunky on

    JFH

     

    To trust a priest then learn the truth about him made me realise that I am a better human being than a man who became the leader of our faith in Scotland.

     

    I despise O’Brien and think he will get a KB fae Saint Peter today.

  7. Delaneys Dunky on

    Marspapa

     

     

    I have 2 sons and 2 daughters.

     

    I would murder anyone who harmed them

  8. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DELANEYSDUNKY

     

     

    I don’t doubt you,mate. I have my two parents,my two sisters,my niece and my nephew.

     

     

    And I know exactly what you mean.

     

     

    We all would.

     

     

    Bit let’s agree to let that go. A flawed man who will face his own demons. We don’t believe in the OT vengeful God,but we sure believe in a righteous one.

  9. TIMHORTON

     

     

    Callum Mcgregor has his detractors in the stands and on this site , why play him at left back . In my eyes you lose out further forward with his runs behind the MW defence and lose out on playing / giving gametime to someone like Calvin Miller at left back .

     

     

    Anyhoo had a good day with LENNYBHOY and his pal(s) ?

  10. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Oh dear. Watch out for de Boer/Gattuso/van Bronkhorst refuses to rule out “return” (sic) to “Rangers” (sic).

  11. TNT

     

     

    question earlier, who was the bhoy helping VHMAN at a Blackpool event.

     

    It wasnt me.

     

    I could guess it was maybe TON CHE DAN.

  12. Delaneys Dunky on

    BMCUW

     

     

    Celtic is Ryan’s religion. You know him

     

    He is a great young man.

  13. Delaney’s Dunky. Your pain is very palpable and very understandable . You will perhaps understand why i am reluctant to try to express my feelings about the situation on here. However, I am prepared to contact you in person, if you ask Paul 67 for my email address.

  14. DELANYS DUNKY

     

     

    I’m the biggest coward on the planet , totally agree with your actions.

     

     

    These people are’nt weak ..they are EVIL personified !!

     

     

    In 1970 we went to Aberdeen with the scouts from Easterhouse .

     

    It was a week of playing foitball against a couple of local teams , atheltics and swimming at Bon Accord swimming baths .

     

    It was a fantastic time thoroughly enjoyable .

     

     

    Our local postman had abused 2 kids , The weeks and months after my mum and dad kept asking if he had touched me .

     

    Fotunately for me he did’nt …we never got to find out who tge boys were , but a couole of familys emigrated shortly afterwards , maybe a coincidence i dont know .

     

     

    People in our Parish felt sorry for the guy because he was a fun loving good guy and made a mistake .

     

     

    I wanted him to burn at the steak ..

  15. Delaneys Dunky on

    Connaire

     

     

    Thank you father. You are one of life’s good priests. My anger at O’Brien was he taught and watched my children in Fife. I loved Keith, but he took the piss out of the Catholic faith in Scotland. He is going to hell today I think.

  16. I wonder, if we had a good performance and a good win yesterday; would the blog be so dark today.?

  17. DELANEYS DUNKY.

     

     

     

    Glad to see you posting, A bit disappointed that you can’t manage the 25th of May doo, it’ll be a good night out, think about it, You don’t need to have a drink, the bhoy’s at the table will not let you get on the bevvy. Keep safe, and thank Ryan for texting me.

  18. Our opponents have now sussed that our possession obsession is working in their favour as long as they just hold position.

     

    Our players almost always take the highest percentage pass rather than an effective one.

     

    This caution has led to our off the ball movement slowing to a trickle as they find a safe place to give and make passes.

     

    It is noticeable how often our players with acres of space in front of them pause and then make a sideways or backwards pass.

     

    In our last 5 league games we have won 2 drawn 2 and lost 1.The Rangers have scored more league goals than we have.

     

    We have strikers with vastly more talent than any other team in the league but frankly the service to them has been awful.

     

    Our defense is vulnerable due to constant change.uncertainty and a lack of protection in front of them which is the reason we shipped so many goals in Europe.

     

    There are issues with this team and our coaching system this season.

     

    A lot of people need to take a realistic view of their performances this season and address them before they impact our chance of continuing success.

  19. Delaneys Dunky on 19th March 2018 12:27 pm

     

     

    Is tonight’s programme on BBC2 Scotland ‘The secrets of the Masons’ a recruitment advert?

     

     

    Stonemason or Freemason show?

     

     

     

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    Goat porn.

  20. !!Bada Bing!! on

    We are not making enough chances this season , for a few reasons, creative players injured, but i think their GK was lucky if had 3 or 4 saves when they went to 10 men

  21. Delaneys Dunky on

    OldTim

     

     

    I have not had a drink or joint in 2018

     

    You would lead me astray.

     

    Love you D. See you soon my good friend.

     

    I need to sort my brain out pal.

     

    God bless you and keep you safe D.

  22. BADA BING

     

    Arrestment At Ibrox

     

     

    In an exclusive for this site I can reveal that the following missive has been sent to all staff in a major retail bank. As I am unable to copy the original document I have chosen to transcribe it word for word:

     

     

    ” If any of the parties has a connection, kindly inform Arrestment Team Customer Delivery immediately by telephoning 01475- xxxxxx (I chose to withhold the full number).

     

     

    Give details of types of accounts and securities held, quoting balances of any joint account holders.

     

     

    If there is any doubt about the extent of funds to be attached, withdrawals should be stopped pending further instructions from Arrestment Team Customer Delivery.

     

     

    The arrestments below are for £10k or over:

     

     

    Name

     

     

    The Rangers Football Club Ltd

     

     

    Other Details Known

     

     

    Ibrox Stadium, 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow G51 2XD”

     

     

     

     

    Oh deary, deary me. Some of the banking natives are growing restless. Blowpipes are being greased as I write. If an enterprising journalist wishes to contact me I will happily furnish them with the redacted phone number.

     

     

    However if the word ‘investigative’ is a foreign field in a foreign country, then take pause. If one prefers to solicit Yuanker Traynor to offer his first draft on your reportage, then don’t be surprised should I spurn any purported journalistic curiosity.

     

     

    Are we about to witness Sheriff Officers beating a well-worn path to Ibrox?

     

     

    Is this just the tip of a veritable iceberg of bad debts that could sink HMS Sevco?

     

     

    Will the captain go down with his ship, or has he done walKing away?

  23. DELANYS DUNKY

     

     

    Usually about this time we start chatting about you and your minder (Ryan) going to Bennicassim are you going this year or have recent events scuppered your plans .

     

     

    I always look forward to your stories / escapades ?Anyhoo pal need to go , with the wife at her balance and stregthening classes .

     

     

    Catchyeez .

  24. Delaneys Dunky on

    Sandman

     

     

    Hopefully no goats are abused in tonights ‘mock up’ production.

  25. Fit the Celtic Board,to get McDonald’s, Kentucky, Subway,to take over the Catering all around the Stadium, instead of W I F I ,were I sit in the front of the main stand,I would at times like to go the food kiosks ,but they are too small,I’ve seen bigger post Boxes,and they are always big Ques,so Lawell get the finger and do something about it.

  26. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Another SPFL Manager publicly insults our captain, can nobody inside CP grow a pair and defend us?

  27. DELANEYS DUNKY.

     

     

    I’ll hold on to the ticket for a bit,You may change your mind, it’ll save you cooking a meal for yourself, and by the way I’m of the Smokes although I had a couple of puffs on Saturday,it was St paddy’s day after all, Think about it,as I said at the start of this post, I’ll hold on to the ticket for a while.