Motherwell inflame and fail to learn lessons


Two games into a three game run against Motherwell I would expect to have a bit of claret and amber fatigue. But frankly, I can’t wait to get stuck into them tomorrow. I know we took the cup on Sunday, and rescued our Invincibility-ness on Wednesday, but their manager’s inappropriate reaction after the final, then the club’s statement, where they assert referee decisions affected both games, whereas “should any evidence exist” that missiles were thrown at Celtic players, they will act.

So evidence might not exist? Maybe Leigh Griffiths brought that bottle onto the field himself and the coins dropped from Mikael Lustig’s waste-band.

Very clever, Motherwell. What actually happened was your manager inflamed your fans ahead of Wednesday, then your stewards failed to even look at the crowd while missiles were raining on Celtic players. Then your subsequent statement assured everyone that you had no evidence of wrongdoing.

You condoned the actions of your players, who learned nothing after Sunday and repeated the same mistakes on Wednesday. You fail to condemn your fans after Wednesday, who will learn only that there are no consequences for their actions.

Can we talk about Celtic for a moment?

If Celtic is your thing, and you will be at tomorrow’s game, you can contribute to the Foundation Bucket Collection. The Foundation feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless and comforts those in deprivation, all in your name.

It is a magnificent gift to us as Celtic supporters. Nowhere else in the football world does an organisation of such scope and action exist.

Bring some cash and join the Movement.




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  1. That would have been Brendan Bowyer, Tontine, He’ll be 80 next Birthday and as far as I know is still performing ,

  2. ” Cafe Andaluz is souless tasteless, dreadful “….. but if you do decide to go at the weekend, you will have to book. There are lots of people in Glasgow without soul and with no sense of taste whatsoever.




  3. snecker


    while the food in Bar 91 is edible they are a snotty crowd and not a place to be visiting on a December Friday evening.


    If pasta try and get a cancellation at La Lanterna, city or west


    or twist their arms and go disney at six by Nico

  4. ‘ There are lots of people in Glasgow without soul and with no sense of taste whatsoever. ‘


    They are who keep all these mediocre and often crap places open and aid in keeping the levels of service and cooking in Glasgow so low apart from the odd shining light.



    I’ll leave the Italian Kitchen, not worth bothering about again

  5. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on




    If you and the tow-alongs are foodies then do as advised, I guess.



    If you’re an ordinary bloke with family on Sauchie, then Slouch on bath st has a variety of hot dogs for the young uns and still a regular guinness without the cold widget attached for yourself. Bit of pearl jam or bob dylan during the day, but strictly dudes and dudesses who are too kool for skool after dark till the early hours.



    Enjoy the game.

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  7. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    St Stivs on 1st December 2017 12:12PM



    Sevco’s cunning plan is to be a good neighbour to some unseen combination of GCC and local housing associations thereby partner the fanciful pedestrianisation and true-blue architectural landscaping of Edmiston Drive.



    Partner in this context means derive all benefits using other people’s money.

  8. ” Hi Dave,



    What’s that you let Caixinha spend all the money on the latest batch of d*ddy’s?



    Not a problem,……………. Dave



    Just ask anytime and we’ll give you plenty more, remember you’ll never need to pay


    it pay back.”




    Douglas Park


    Sevco AGM

  9. A bit more reasonable from the Motherwell Manager:



    “Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson admits he is “expecting nothing” from the club’s quest for answers over two penalty awards for Celtic.



    Brendan Rodgers’ men won controversial spot-kicks in Sunday’s League Cup final victory, and the 1-1 draw at Fir Park on Wednesday.



    Motherwell have “sought feedback” from the Scottish FA’s head of refereeing, John Fleming, on both decisions.



    “In truth, I’m expecting nothing,” Robinson said.



    “It’s the people above me have gone to John Fleming. For me, the decision was made…and Celtic won the cup and we’re not going to change that.



    “They came back and got a point the other night and we took a point off the champions. Those are the facts and we’re not going to change that.



    “All the appealing and moaning in the world isn’t going to change that. All I’m hoping for is a result against Celtic on Saturday.”




    Scott Sinclair scores a late penalty to preserve Celtic’s unbeaten domestic run


    Robinson stressed he would rather discuss the quality of football the two sides served up than refereeing decisions labelled “debatable” in a Motherwell statement.



    “You [the media] have the benefit of watching it three days later and the benefit of 25 different angles,” he said.



    “The referee doesn’t have that and has to make a decision. What I will say is that referees do it with integrity and do their best with it.



    “But the speed of the game, and how easily people go down nowadays all over the world and not just in Scottish football, that’s what we’re talking about.



    ‘Meant to be promoting Scottish football’



    “No-one’s talking about how good a game it was. We’re meant to be promoting Scottish football instead of talking about the negative aspects of it all the time.



    “That’s what I prefer to do.”



    The Northern Irishman was wary that any contact in the box could cost Motherwell again when the teams meet for the third time in a week on Saturday.



    “It’s probably something you need to be aware of, because you literally cannot touch players,” he added. “That’s not just Celtic players, that’s every player.



    “That’s just modern-day football. It’s very minimal contact now. The game has changed a lot.



    “But I can’t tell my players to stand off Scott Sinclair or Patrick Roberts, because if you stand off them they are going to score. It’s a fine line. And you are just hoping for strong decisions and the right decisions. Some will go for you, some won’t. That’s football.”




  10. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on




    Good to see you back; the shortest flounce this season though! 😎 





  11. Andalucia would be morcilla not botifarra


    Got chastised by my friends Andalucian father in law when I referred to black pudding as botifarra

  12. If you’re in Glasgow and looking for an excellent restaurant then head for Queen St. There’s train through to Edinburgh every 15 mins or so…




  13. mike in toronto on

    Hot Smoked … a reasonable response from the Mother’s manager



    VFR … did what TOSB do even qualify as a flounce? I would think that, to meet the strict CQN criteria of official flouncedom, there has to be a minimum amount of time, and stroppiness.



    I am not sure that what TOSB did would actually meet either part of the test ….



    at best, I think he would qualify for a ‘wobbly’.. but not a full fledged flounce…



    a CQN flouncehood is a rare honour and should not be cheapened by being given out to every tom, dick and harry who pulls a wobbly every now and then

  14. “There are lots of people in Glasgow without soul and with no sense of taste whatsoever.”






    If you’re in Glasgow and looking for lots of people without soul and with no sense of taste whatsoever then head for Queen St. There’s train through to Edinburgh every 15 mins or so…







    Re: the showbands comment last night – I think I must have been getting mixed up….. Miami Sound Machine sounds familiar..

  16. Is there an iconic image (like “This is Anfield” at Liverpool) when you walk out the tunnel at Celtic Park? Hoping to create a replica as a Christmas present….

  17. ‘So the zombies are expected to buy shares, dilute their own and the loanees get more shares that are unsalable? so the fans pay for the debts? if they put their hands in their pockets?’




  18. mike in toronto on

    looks like Trump has the votes to pass his tax bill …. maybe his only piece of legislation, but will do huge damage to average americans for years to come …. sad.

  19. MiT



    A ‘wobby’ would be very apt as I’ve had the flu for the past fortnight. I couldn’t go to the Cup Final and I’ll miss tomorrow’s game as well. I can predict though, that wobbly or not I’ll be at the Anderlecht game on Tuesday night.

  20. HOT SMOKED on 1ST DECEMBER 2017 5:18 PM



    Robinson is on a suspended for bad mouthing officials, so the club decided to moan about the officials instead. I have no doubt that his well publicized views on the penalties wer emade even more strongly to the person who wrote to the SFA.



    He is trying to walk back his position, because he knows he could be in deep mince if he doesn’t distance himself from anything the club said about questionable offciating.



    As for his whining comments about how easily players go down nowadays – he is having a laugh.



    His players had a clear tactical game plan, particularly on Wednesday night, to get close to Celtic players quickly to let them know that they were in a game. They barged, biffed, tugged & kicked for 90 minutes.


    Players go down more in games where they are biffed and buffeted more – strangely.



    He might also look at how easily his player, Moult, went down when Scott Brown made contact and was penalized – you know the one that led to their goal. Moult went down far more easily than Scott Sinclair.



    He’s playing mind games.



    I don’t rate him, his team or his statement.




  21. mike in toronto on

    with Italy not qualifying for the world cup, my usual ‘abeoi’ (anybody but england or italy) will become abe …



    england will struggle in that group …. Belgium are tough (debruye and hazard … and courtois at the back)… and I think England could struggle against Tunisia… even if they should have enough talent to see off Panama