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Dundee United and Celtic will both have their minds on longer term outcomes than tomorrow’s Premiership game at Tannadice.  For Neil Lennon, it will surely be another opportunity to expose some of his development players to the rigors of first team action.  For Jackie McNamara this is a test before arguably their biggest game of the season, next week’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

United are six points off the pace in the neck-and-neck battle between Aberdeen and Motherwell in re Best of the Rest race but face both these teams at home before the end of the season.  United’s potentially bigger challenge are the home and away games against the champions.  Only the top three are guaranteed European football, so the potential of European revenue, added to the prize more differential (circa £100k per place) will sharpen minds.

For Celtic, the challenge will be to find the edge their opponents will have for tomorrow.  I’d look to Liam Henderson, and maybe a couple of his former development squad team mates for this.

We’re well accustomed the nationalist and xenophobic excesses of the UK media but Germany appears shocked at the two biggest selling UK dailies use of the word “schwein” to describe Bastian Schweinsteiger.  Anyone who grew up during the decades when war movies dominated our TVs will know the racial context loaded onto this particular term, as it was used in Germany in the 30s and 40s.

Bayern’s ban on the Mirror and Sun is an appropriate rebuff, safe in the knowledge that no Bayern fans will continue to consume news about their club from either newspaper.

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  1. Bada Bing

     

     

    yorkbhoy-FWIW i don’t think Sevco will come up next year if The Snowman is still in charge,even the cheating MIB’s can’t work with what they have.

     

     

     

    Certainly hope so..

  2. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    I really hope Neil gives some of the kids a chance. I also hope they’re not too enthusiastic going into the tackle! :-)

  3. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Bawsman

     

     

    Does that mean the team should give less than 110%?

     

     

    LB

  4. bognorbhoy oscar in my thoughts on

    Hopefully some young players get a run out tomorrow .

     

     

    with utd having more important games to come they may

     

     

    ease up a bit and they usually try and play an open

     

     

    attacking game.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  5. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Bawsman

     

     

     

    12:06 on 4 April, 2014

     

     

     

    We should play with careless abandon now the league is won. Put on a show.

     

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    Gosh! It all sounds quite romantic!

     

     

    Cathy&HeathcliffCSC :-)

  6. Afternoon all.

     

     

    Aye awright!

     

     

    I’m still on the last thread.

     

     

    Football clichés/quotes?

     

     

    “We always knew it would be a difficult game.”

     

     

    Celtic manager Jimmy McGrory after the 1957 Scottish League Cup Final.

     

     

    HH!!

  7. LiviBhoy, certainly not, it means allowing their full talents to be shown. I don’t know if you’ve ever been coached at football mate but back in my day they used to stop you ‘running out of position’ and suchlike, i.e. curbing your natural instincts to just play football with the talent gifted to you (or not, in my case).

     

    Let them showcase.

  8. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Greensideup is also Neil Lennon and supports Wee Oscar

     

     

     

    12:11 on 4 April, 2014

     

     

     

    NatKnow – Supporting Wee Oscar,

     

     

    they should still give a 100% though :)

     

     

    HH

     

    gsu

     

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    Absolutely! Anything less would be unprofessional. And unromantic. :-)

  9. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........Praying for our WEE HERO! on

    JIMBO67

     

     

    Difficult-indeed,churlish-to disagree with much of your excellent post earlier.

     

     

    First-class assessment though based mainly on what you have seen,which is fair but necessarily subjective.

     

     

    But I never had you down as a board-lover. You’ve had me fooled all this time,ya fifth-columnist bassa.

     

     

    So which Kelly is it you miss most? Sir Robert? Kevin? Michael?

     

     

    My Dad once missed the latter wi a putter-he always misses wi a putter!-but that’s a different story….

  10. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    yorkbhoy

     

     

     

    12:04 on 4 April, 2014

     

     

     

    Bada Bing

     

     

    yorkbhoy-FWIW i don’t think Sevco will come up next year if The Snowman is still in charge,even the cheating MIB’s can’t work with what they have.

     

     

    Certainly hope so..

     

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    Hopefully The Snowman will be doing whatever snowmen do in Summer…

  11. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Bawsman

     

     

    I was trying to carry the banter on from the last post.

     

     

    I agree completely though. Would like to see some flair out there at Tannadice. I think Celtic should be going to score goals. If it ends up 4-3 or 4-4 or even 6-3 I will be delighted. It will be interesting to see how young Henderson measures up against Gauld. I have been keen on young Gauld and think he would be a superb signing. The boy has amazing talent but maybe our own lad Henderson is as good or maybe even better. I would like to see them go up against each other and see what the future holds for these lads. It would be very interesting to watch. I think we have a real gem with Henderson.

     

    On another note I would like to see Fisher start again and maybe a young forward to get a run out for the last half hour. Rather than buying squad players like Pukki, Balde and Boerritger let’s see what we have in the squad already. The talent may already be right under our noses.

     

    Very much looking forward to an open and exciting game of football from two attack minded teams. Has the makings of a cracker.

     

     

    LB

  12. Natknow

     

     

    Hopefully The Snowman will be doing whatever snowmen do in Summer..

     

     

    Do snowmen eat pies?

  13. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire

     

    12:19 on

     

    4 April, 2014

     

    Macjay..,

     

    =Y

     

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    110 % correct.

  14. Livibhoy

     

    Fisher is unlikely to feature

     

    He was unfit for the clash against Sevco U20s earlier this week.

     

    I can’t see Neil throwing him in when he wasn’t fit enough to play a game that took us to the top of the table and 2 points ahead of the cloven hooked cloggers

  15. centenarybhoy

     

     

    11:31 on 4 April, 2014

     

    Happy Friday everyone.

     

     

    AlbertKiddCSC is in Bristol this weekend and was wondering if anyone knew of any bars are about that will show tomorrow’s game?

     

     

    Any help much appreciated.

     

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    Bristol CSC Ashley Down about 10 mins in taxi. Google for address. Forresters Arms

  16. Re Damien Duff

     

    Any move for him would be disappointing for myself and for the youth side who are busting a gut to be elevated to the first team.

  17. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    ‘GG

     

     

    Fair point. Didn’t realise that.

     

    I think the fringe players need to get a run out soon. Wouldn;t mind seeing big Balde start.

     

     

    LB

  18. kikinthenakas on

    United a best chance of a European place is to win the Scottish Cup. Something I would like to see.

     

    Give some younger and fringe players a game tomorrow and rest Commons, he has been a wee bit off recently, meaning he’ll have two weeks off and send him somewhere warm.

     

    Discussion earlier re Rooney, he is above average but seems overweight and is a smoker, hardly professional and hasn’t really kicked on in the last few years. As for Joey Barton, the guy is just a end with some intelligence…don’t be fooled.

     

     

    Kikinthenakas

  19. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    !!Bada Bing!!

     

    12:11 on

     

    4 April, 2014

     

    I think DU will rest guys ahead of next week

     

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    I was starting to think about MIB hunnery in our game with Dundee Utd ,the dilemma for them celtic player off or Dundee utd player off and out the semi final,Decisions decisions decisions.

     

     

    They wont be able to enjoy their night in the ludge for thinking about it:)) IMHO of course.

     

    Ps Utd would just appeal any red card (I hope)

     

     

    Ps utd

  20. Billy Bhoy 05 on

    billy bhoy 05

     

     

    12:41 on 4 April, 2014

     

    livibhoy – god bless wee oscar

     

     

    Dave MacKay played for Brian Clough at Derby in the late sixties, I think it was

  21. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Billy Bhoy 05

     

     

    70’s I believe. I read Clough’s book. A great read.

     

     

    LB

  22. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........Praying for our WEE HERO! on

    CENTENARY BHOY

     

    GOOGYBHOY

     

     

    I found out last year that there are TWO pubs called The Foresters Arms in that part of Bristol,Gloucester Road area.

     

     

    Guess which one I went into first….

     

     

    Anyway,the one you want is off Gloucester Road,here.

     

     

    http://www.bigreddirectory.com/foresters-arms-bristol

  23. Billy Bhoy 05 on

    livibhoy – god bless wee oscar

     

     

    Read yesterday, cant remember where, a worldwide assessment of under 21 talent and Gauld was rated in the top 25. That’s some achievement for a young llad: and I would love to see him at Parkhead

  24. Billy Bhoy 05 on

    livibhoy – god bless wee oscar

     

     

    12:47 on 4 April, 2014

     

    Billy Bhoy 05

     

     

    70′s I believe. I read Clough’s book. A great read.

     

     

    Ta for that and in the sixties he was regularly named in the world best team. I don’t recall any other Scottish player achieving, but I think Jinky was picked for a couple. Unfortunately for a lot of Jinky’s career, from memory, he was up against, ‘the little bird’ Garrinchia

  25. Mountblow tim supporting wee oscar on

    !!Bada Bing!!

     

     

    Thanks for information I will have one of those Burgers for you :-)

     

     

    We have got the New York Passes and some plans that never work out

     

    Looking forward to it

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    MT

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