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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. THE Quote from tonight on the blog…or any other night for that matter.

     

    ShiteatsuicideCsc. -))))

     

    You keep her lit G x

  2. Good night Timdom

     

     

    Told my wife tonight, there’s nothing like the Celtic family. So much more than a club.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  3. Just seen a good Cowiebhoy on tele there

     

    Fr Nicky Welsh praying (saying mass) at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh

  4. What is the Stars on

    Gearoid

     

    I watched the funeral documentary earlier

     

    Thought it was quite fair and balanced

     

    What do you think

  5. dd

     

     

    my daughter suffers from anxiety my wife from depression.

     

     

    both see doctors and are on medication, they both function very well now but keep on there meds. and the doctors visits. they are both here to help and to talk people in the same position, listen to your friends and fellow cqn rs who have been down that road, if you need help from canada we are here. god bless.

  6. I’ve hardly been on the blog or even lurked in the past week, ( consumed with Cheltenham & socialising ) but glad I’ve had a lurk tonight. Delaney’s Dunky . Good to see you back posting G . Your name was mentioned a few times on the blog, and when some of us met , after some games . Hopefully catch up soon. Take care pal . HH

  7. that rugby mob remind me of the young scottish women who taken by the english lord before there as was there right pre somthing and the bastard generations doing them proud

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

    MARSPAPA on 19TH MARCH 2018 10:02 PM

     

    BGFC

     

     

    Looking at the posts from the weekend ,you and you bhoy already have the organisation and experiance in place , with your likeability (is that a word) on the blog i’m sure you could arrange it along with the FIXER BRTH .

     

     

    I’m sure a couple of years ago me and BANKIEBHOY made the suggestion of a collection of the Friday night tunes put on a CD and the proceeds going to a charity , with whats came to light how about a Mental Healrh charity …..i dont carry any favour or weight on this blog , but , if the right people take it up it could be a goer …..forgive this auld codgers ramblings .

     

     

    ———————

     

     

    Howdy – a great idea – to be picked up during the week after sleep, which beckons right now :-)

     

     

    Can I also take the opportunity to say a big thanks to CelticRollerCoaster – he knows why, and very relevant to this evening’s main topic of disussion.

     

     

    CRC is a lovely man I have not yet met in person and is only one of a number of similarly great people (including HamiltonTim, BlantyreTim and his shy Da :-), OldTim, Delaneys Dunkey, Big JamesGang, Dena, Almore and some of our German brethern, and numerous others) that me and my blessed son, Wee BGFC, have met through CQN.

     

     

    The day I happened on this blog, via the RTC blog, was a significant one in our day-to-day lives – God Bless you all.

     

     

    I’ll post a video tomorrow of us from a very chilly St Pat’s festival in Coatbridge – we do sound better live, but it’s not too terrible :-))

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC & Wee BGFC

  9. clogher celt on 19th March 2018 7:57 pm

     

     

     

    Delaney’s Dunky,

     

     

    To cut a long story short, that was the turning point in my life. Prior to that I simply existed in state of fear and had no real joy. I’d been a ‘prisoner’ all my life and it took something painful to start the process of wakening me up.

     

     

    =========

     

     

    Been there over 20 years ago. What went on after wakening up is beautifully described here

     

     

    http://www.sapphyr.net/largegems/theawakening.htm

  10. Wits@11.08

     

    Don’t know if your still up but you might catch it on reading back. Some interesting parts. For the life of me cannot understand why the testimony of Nuala was included. Based on what her Ma who was out at the shops and just happened to wander into a Republican funeral told her.????

     

    Her Ma heard and saw orders being shouted out behind Casement gates….nonsense. Where the Corporals were taken to behind the gates was completely secluded and no woman was within a hundred yards of it and would have been unsighted. Furthermore Nuala named her child after the Corporals 4 years after the event….child’s birth certificate said 1992.

     

    Anyway I found it a harrowing watch. I also don’t buy into the Michael Stone lone wolf scenario. Had time to murder 3 people and injure 60 more but just as he’s about to be put into a car after having been “apprehended” the Cops/Brits arrive on the scene….miraculous.

     

    Felt Sean Murray/Seanna Walsh contributions thoughtful and lucid….certainly when contrasted with Dee Stitts. Also felt that the fear and apprehension after the events at Milltown and how they impacted upon Kevin’s funeral wasn’t accorded the significance that it should have had.

     

    As for the contribution of the RUC head …..his lips were moving so he was lying.

     

    HH

  11. Ps

     

    Also thought the contribution of George Higgins the soldier was telling. Watched funeral being attacked with RUC in the barracks and they were cheering every grenade.

     

    Shows what we were up against…as if we didn’t know -)))

  12. Delaneys Dunky on

    Thank you every one on here. My suicide attempt at Christmas was a failure thankfully.

     

    I hope I have seen the light. My son came to my hoose, looked into my eyes and told me he loved and adored me. Told me to stop being a fanny. I love my baby Ryan with all my heart and soul. He saved my life. God bless

     

    HH

  13. Delaneys,

     

    If you ever feel the need to get away, or just a change of scenery for a couple of days, you know you’d be more than welcome to visit us up here. Would be delighted to see you.

     

    D sends her love, and is glad to hear you’re recovering.

     

    Take care my friend.

     

    p.s. In Dubai visiting our wee bhoy at the moment, so not the next couple of weeks, eh ;-)

  14. Delaneys Dunky on

    HBateen

     

    Give D a big X fae me. You are a beautiful couple. It is a crackin start to the day in Clydebank. See you soon pal

     

    HH

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Take a bow,everyone involved in yesterday’s blog. A lot to be proud of there.

     

     

    HH

  16. Delaneys Dunky on

    Just back fae the shop. Morton’s well fired rolls and square sliced about to be munched. ;)

  17. This is your almost daily reminder (I took the weekend off) that Sevco are in breach of the Financial Fair Play break-even requirement as defined at Article 63(3) of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations (Edition 2015).

     

     

    But if other rumours are true it might not actually matter…

  18. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    DAVIDOPOULOS on 20TH MARCH 2018 7:04 AM

     

     

    cheer me up. what other rumours.?????????????????????????

  19. Delaneys Dunky

     

    One of the treats I’m looking forward to when I move back home . Square sausages.

     

    The English are so uncivilised. Can’t get a square sausage anywhere.

  20. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Twisty

     

    I used to take a couple block of square tattle scones and bottles of irn Bru down to googybhoy when flying from Manchester

     

     

    It’s obviously been a while as the big man has lost a couple of pounds since my last flight

  21. Delaneys Dunky on

    BT

     

     

    My auntie Eileen in Cheltenham insists on me taking her a full Lorne and two plain loaves and a dozen Scotch pies every time I visit her.

  22. BT

     

    I brought some down here some time ago got the English to try. They went down a treat , as did the haggis!

     

     

    DD

     

    Indeed. Scottish butcher meat is the dogs……it’s all that clean air the cattle are getting …

  23. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TWISTSNTURNS

     

     

    They canny bake a proper roll either!

  24. DD

     

     

    A Borat style mankini I trust.

     

     

    FavouriteUncle

     

     

    Well Glibby has until 30th March to make share offer – rumour is he won’t (that’s more of a fact that one)

     

     

    We also have Phil Mac making hints about a Long Good Friday.

     

     

    Plus John James posting about bank issues (believable but we might be able to file that one in the urinal given it’s source)

  25. Distinct lack of decent mealie puddings available here in UAE so me and Mrs Bateen Bhoy always fill a case with mealie’s, Stockans Oatcakes, at least 3 dozen Rowies ( butteries, to the more cultured among us ) and as much decent ham and bacon as we can sneak past customs out here

     

    :@)