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Motherwell inflame and fail to learn lessons

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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.

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  1. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jimmynotpaul, Im assuming Tony Docherty will be going with him.

     

     

    I can not see what he has as a manager that can improve the Ibrox imposters.

     

     

    The Dons fans will probably be glad to see the back of him.

  2. Anyone who is worried about McWinless going to Sevco, should read what the Bristol City fans think of his tactical knowledge .

     

    It does not matter, Lewis Hamilton in a Ford Focus will be a loser.

  3. Dallas.

     

    Hey J.

     

    Yes if Tony goes he will be the patsy, the will need a fenian to blame. :-)

     

    I can’t see McInnes doing anything with them, maybe get to second if their lucky.

     

    I’ve not been in work for a week and a bit, just in case you’ve mailed me and think I’m dingying you :-)

     

    My wife was in hospital with pneumonia for 5 days, she got out earlier in the week but it will be a slow recovery according to the experts,I’m thankful that she’s alive, the youngest one had a really bad virus too so I’ve been a carer ( or have tried to be ) thankfully I’ve had good support from the two oldest.

     

    I could do with J.McCormick visiting me to cook them some fine cuisine rather than would I dish up to them :-))

     

    I’m glad the 18th birthday went well especially after recent sad events.

     

    Hail Hail

  4. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    DD

     

    Callum is an old fashioned football player( in Scotland) pass and move, make it easy for your teammates to play the ball. Every other league tries to play football but Scotland where you are lorded for being a clugger..

     

     

    We had fabulous football players in Scotland until the likes of Smith and Knox took over.

     

     

    Even the orcs had players like Baxter when others like Grieg ran about kicking

  5. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    Still pouring down here on the Mornington peninsula and worse

     

    to come apparently, very disappointed our BBQ day in the beach

     

    park has been cancelled, it’s the day the wives and kids look

     

    forward to each year and us auld Jinky wannabes of course, but

     

    we’ll still head down to our wee rebel town even if it’s by canoe

     

    after all PADDYMAC needs his Guinness :-))))))

     

    H.H Mick

  6. Chairman Dave King has promised to invest £7m in Rangers over the next 18 months…..

     

     

    So that would make it a round figure of £37m following on from that £30m you promised to invest when you took over, yeah?

     

     

    Fool me once… shame on you.

     

    Fool me twice… shame on me.

     

    Fool me every day of the week… “Hullo..Hullo.. we are the Billy Boys”

  7. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Mick

     

    Was our old pat 001bhoy up at the gig last week. Owen is a great bhoy. Posted as summa of samma as well as 001

  8. We are far too slow in the build up to our attacks.All season.There you are.My opinion,and if anyone says,”Shut up”Brendan knows best,I am sorry,in this case,he does not.We are desperately laborious getting the ball to our forwards,in the right positions.I am all for possession,but it has to have a purpose.Far too many times,ours does not.Getting a bit boring watching 70% of our game.

     

    Sorry,but if you think different,then OK.

  9. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    Aitor Karanka to Rangers would overshadow Brendan Rodgers at Celtic

     

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    Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Aitor Karanka, and appointing him as the Gers manager would overshadow Brendan Rodgers’s arrival at Celtic in 2016.

     

     

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka celebrates following the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Riverside Stadium on May 7, 2016 in…

     

     

    Celtic made a huge statement of intent in the summer of 2016 when they appointed Brendan Rodgers as the manager, and Rangers can do something similar and perhaps even more if they secure the services of Aitor Karanka.

     

     

    Rodgers arrived at Celtic Park with a strong reputation, having almost guided Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2013-14 and having worked with players such as Luis Suarez.

     

     

    The former Swansea City boss has been a massive success at Celtic, much to the disappointment of the Rangers fans, who must be wondering how the team can compete with the Bhoys in the coming years.

     

     

    Aitor Karanka, Manager of Middlesbrough walks off at half time during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent,…

     

     

    The odds of Karanka becoming the new Rangers manager are 8/1, according to Sky Bet, and it is unlikely that the Gers will be able to meet the wage demands of the former Middlesbrough manager.

     

     

    However, if the Ibrox outfit are able to convince the Spaniard to take the Ibrox managerial role, then it would overshadow the appointment of Rodgers at Celtic back in 2016.

     

     

    Karanka is a former Real Madrid player and won La Liga and the Champions League with Los Blancos.

  10. BigPacky

     

     

    In a previous life I was a black cab driver in Glasgow.

     

     

    Only for 5 years, so barely out my apprenticeship.

     

    Worked in Radio Taxis on Polmadie Road.

     

     

    Only “names” I remember getting the taxi, were Buddy Greco, Neil Young, Judith Hart MP, Menzies Campbell MP and man called Michael Kelly who I dropped at Celtic Park early on a Saturday match day.

     

    Prior to 1994 you understand.

     

     

    I actually remember seeing tickets for The Beatles at the Odeon, Renfield St advertised in the Evening Citizen. I never bought one, then wished I had. But I understand that all you could hear was screaming lassies & next to no music.

     

     

    HH

  11. JOBO BALDIE on 1ST DECEMBER 2017 8:51 PM

     

    John521 @ 7.57 –

     

     

    Brilliant link, thank you kindly.

     

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    You’re very welcome my friend.

     

     

    I gave up trying to name the famous punters in the audience.

     

     

    Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Julia Roberts, John Lithgow, Justin Timberlake, John Stewart, Merle Haggard, Peter Coyote was all I got – apart from that special balcony.

     

     

    HH

  12. BR needs to drill the players on shooting first time. How many times must we see players stop the ball before shooting, by which time the opposing player has come in to block the shot?

  13. Hard game tomorrow.3Games in a row,never a good situation.Any kind of win would be welcome.A win for Hibs,and a draw at Pittodrie will make it a great weekend.If we win of course.I think we will.

  14. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    MIT, TSOB had proper full-on “I’m outa here” high-kicking, pink tutu flounce.

     

     

    Glad he’s back though!

     

     

    KTF

  15. Back to back games against Motherwell is hard enough to take but to subject to us 3 games in a week against this mob is cruelty to football fans. Hh

  16. WHAT IS THE STARS on 1ST DECEMBER 2017 10:10 PM

     

    Turkeybhoy

     

     

    You’re right..rodgers hasn’t a clue what he is doing.

     

     

     

    Thank you for your wholehearted support.You do know I was being a bit”Tongue in cheek”,but we are slow getting the ball forward.

     

    Rodgers OOT.

  17. I’m sure Brendan knows what is doing, problem is IMO, the players are only as good as they are, no matter how well they are coached, sometimes players reach their limit and that’s it.

     

    You can take a horse to water n all that, said it many many times, if our players were top of the range they wouldn’t be playing for us, not a slight on the players, just the way it is, we can’t, or shouldn’t expect them to do what they can’t.

  18. BLANTYRETIM

     

     

    I don.t know if you are replying to me or not, but i believe

     

    our very own PADDYMAC knows Summa from his days at

     

    the Melbourne No1 club in the city.

     

    There were so many at our gig including the CEO of the

     

    Celtic Academy and that is how our soccer club in Cardinia

     

    secured the right to host them at Easter.

     

    Nothing wrong with a bit of nepotism especially if it helps

     

    the Celtic family :-))

     

    H.H Mick

  19. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Police are hunting a psychopath that’s murdered 8 people by stabbing them with knitting needles, they think he’s following some kind of pattern

  20. GORDON64 on 1ST DECEMBER 2017 10:10 PM

     

    Turkeybhoy With all due respect you are entitled to your opinion but it is complete bollocks. Hh

     

     

     

    Thank you for your kind reply.It may well be,but that is my opinion.We are very laborious at times.We allow these numpties time to funnel back.It annoys the hell out of me,but then again,WTF do I know.

     

    I do know that we are,as I said,a bit laborious in our build up.If you think different,fair enough.

  21. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jommynotpaul, that sounds awful what you wife and daughter have endured. Hopefully , both are on the mend and fighting fit as soon as possible.

     

     

    Your health is good I hope ?

     

     

    Junior had a splendid 18th even though he was still knackered from Paris . One of his pals is a Motherwell fan so he had fun at his pal’s expense.

     

    Tomorrow will be difficult again . It will interesting to see if the Motherwell players will still be hands on if you get my drift.

     

     

    Morherwell’s bleating and approach to tackling our players in the last two games , should get our support really up for this . The odds for a player or players being sent off , must be low

  22. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Melbourne Mick

     

    It was you I was asking and thanks for the response

     

    Owen is a good friend of many on here, next time you or Paddymac see him ask him about going to Cqn golf outing with 2 crabbit Lisbon Lions

  23. Is it just me or is everyone else desperate to play any other team on the planet that is not from Motherwell. Hh

  24. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Blantyre Tim , my neighbour’s son is 25 and a really keen amateur player with East Kilbride YM.

     

     

    I was asking him , a few weeks ago , how his season was going. He replied , we’re doing well in the top 4 in the league and we play good football. He then told me now I know why you Auld guys go on about pass and move football .

     

     

    He has been playing football for 18 years and this is the first time he has played in a team who do the basic part of football , pass and move.

     

     

    I found that incredible .

     

     

    A sad indictment of coaching these days

  25. BLANTYRETIM

     

     

    Will do, might be able to ask him this Sun. as i believe

     

    a few of the St Kilda bhoys might come through this

     

    Sun. despite the monsoon.

     

    EDDIEINKIRKMICHAEL.

     

    If you’ve made it back from Adelaide, you know where

     

    we will be.

     

    H.H Mick

  26. On the subject of taxis. I’m actually going to parkhead for my first time tomorrow, children and life do get in the way, but, what’s the best way to get back to city centre after the game, virgin goer(finaarr finaarr) just don’t fancy walking through bridgeton, like my skin.

  27. GORDON64 on 1ST DECEMBER 2017 10:33 PM

     

     

    Is it just me or is everyone else desperate to play any other team on the planet that is not from Motherwell. Hh

     

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    Dull, innit?

     

     

    The only possibly upside – I’m hoping we give them a doing because after all the antics over the past week I feel like I’m owed it.