No nonsense excuses, Celtic


I’m having none of this frozen Arctic Circle nonsense, Bodo is due to be 1 degree colder than Lanarkshire by kick-off this evening.  The plastic pitch is a challenge, but we need proper game time on plastic with that visit to Livingston looming a week on Sunday – so let’s think positively about this opportunity.

This game is winnable, the tie is winnable.  Bodo/Glimt remain preseason, they will end the game as tired as they looked last week and would find extra-time an impossible endurance.  Celtic can and must play far better than they did in the first leg.  They lost, because they were poor and made the wrong selection decisions.  This is not a time for flamboyant midfield experimentation, start with our strongest 11, pass the ball with speed and we should find pockets of Arctic space denied to us last week.

If the score is 0-0 at 60 minutes the tie will still be there for us.  These are the challenges players get into the game to face.  It is a great opportunity for so many in this new Celtic side.  Bring it on.

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  1. Just get the game completed in 90 minutes with as few injuries as possible and get back to the main business in hand.

  2. ‘This game is winnable, the tie is winnable.’


    Quite the editorial turnaround from ‘The truth is always welcome.’ Paulo ??


    On plastic away, we’re defo at a disadvantage.



    It’d be nice to do these arctic monkeys and march on to another round.



    Like Ernest, I’d settle for an earnest effort but with no daft Kyogo-like misadventures that distract from other biz.

  3. Trump has emboldened Putin. Putin knows that his invasion of Ukraine will be supported by millions of republicans. Trump’s comments on this invasion are sickening.

  4. I lack the defiance of P67. Let’s see what happens and give a good account of ourselves. We concede three a game in Europe so I’m not too optimistic. Good luck, Ange and the Bhoys, no injuries please.

  5. garygillespieshamstring on

    Ernie and quadro from last thread.



    Yes, that is the story.


    It would be nice. I’ve heard a name but wouldn’t want to say whom in case it is a malicious rumour.

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  7. I asked yesterday but if there was any reply, I missed it.



    Any CQNers going to/already in, Bodo?



    Indeed, does anyone know any supporter who has gone?

  8. I posted on here about 2, maybe 3 weeks ago that “the rubicon has been crossed and an invasion is inevitable”.



    I was shot down with a Kalashnikov by several posters who disagreed.



    It was obvious that moving 150,000 troops to the Ukraine border was not mere sabre-rattling and certainly not a military exercise.



    Where will this all end?

  9. Prayers for the people of Ukraine – Putin is a tyrant. Baltic States next.


    The west has allowed this by kowtowing to him since the annexation of Crimea.

  10. From tail of last article thread….



    JHB @9:33am you seems a tad worried about Scots exercising their democratic right to vote for whomever they choose…worried much? Your playground view that voting preferences are guided by your rivals is pathetic, but not unexpected. Personally, I would estimate that I know just as many Rangers as Celtic fans who lean towards the SNP, but that is a personal thing for each of them and nothing I would lose any sleep over. I tend to judge people on their character and generosity of spirit and treat them as I would wish to be treated.



    You seem almost Trump-like in your unwillingness to accept the will of the electorate. Maybe time for you to calm down, take a moment to reflect on the positives in life and stop moon-howling about things you cannot change. How strenuously an individual attempts to force their views & will onto others, particularly those who have not sought out or asked your opinion, says a lot. This impotent hysteria cannot be good for your well-being, mentally or physicall



    Maybe stick to the fitba’?

  11. It’s amazing how many people who distrust the MSM on everything to do with Celtic lap up all the MSM’s political propaganda.

  12. I don’t know what to suggest for this evening



    Try to enjoy it and stay away from the internet if we go out is about as good as I can muster

  13. Are Abramovitch and Chelski in trouble or will he and they be protected by the most corrupt prime minister/party in Europe



    Labour MP Chris Bryant –




    – has just told the House of Commons:



    “Following some of the reports in The Sun and other newspapers today.



    “I’ve got hold of a leaked document from 2019 from the Home Office, which says, in relation to Mr. Abramovich.”


    “As part of HMGs Russia strategy, aimed at targeting illicit finance and malign activity, Abramovich remains of interests to HMG due to his links to the Russian state and his public association with corrupt activity and practices.”


    “An example of this is Abramowich admitting in court proceedings that he paid for political influence.”


    “Therefore HMG is focused on ensuring individuals linked to illicit finance and malign activity are unable to base themselves in the UK and will use the relevant tools at its disposal including immigration powers to limit this


    “That’s nearly three years ago, and yet remarkably little has been done in relation “Surely Mr. Abramovich should no longer be able to own a football club in this country?”


    “Surely we should be looking at seizing some of his assets, including his 152 million pound home?


    “And making sure that other people who’ve had tier one visas like this are not engaged in malign activity in the UK.”





    If there were some stronger speculation, I’da expected PhilMac or JJ to fly a part-informed kite about it.


    Not like the MSM would protect one of THEIRS or anything if it was a leading sports identity ;)



    Tragic business in Ukraine; hope that lives lost will be kept to an absolute minimum.

  15. At least we will not be short of quiz questions in later years.



    The whole thing is bonkers /mental.


    VP’s performance in front of his security cabinet was Dr Strangelove mental.


    All bets are off / rational thought has left the building / people playing Risk for real.


    Everything now appears up for grabs — he who thinks big wins.



    One thing to note — the UK is not even close to being a great power anymore.


    BoJo doesn’t get invites to anything anymore.



    Plus the UK Security business / clique is seen as the mirage it has been.



    Who needs tanks when cyber is the future — the RAF to support Kiev is people living in the past/


    We spend 2% of GDP on security to offer careers to the thick end of the upper middle class who like guns and pay off the UK’s military industrial complex who deliver nothing but dividends and top quality hospitality.



    Things not going well in Chez MM — how things become local very quickly.


    Mood is very sombre as the stories come in from Kiev — smoke on the horizon for the manager.



    Big Pharma struggling to recruit in the EU — lets try the Ukraine instead of India.


    What could possibly go wrong?



    The team is still working away — as long as the interweb stays live.


    Apart from the guy who works from home next to the front line — 4 hours of silence.


    Everybody has been told to keep their phones on no matter what.


    Location tracker is part of the corporate app and now it starts to earn its keep.



    US head office not playing ball – tax rules mean that they cannot move to Poland — if they still can.


    Well that was last week’s viewpoint — might change this afternoon.



    Either that or move the office to Lviv and then wait for the CIA to get them out?


    And there is the snow …



    All of which means that I will have to make dinner tonight.


    With a 5.45 kick off looming over it all.


    Laugh vs Cry — discuss?

  16. “79CAPS on 24TH FEBRUARY 2022 12:27 PM


    It’s amazing how many people who distrust the MSM on everything to do with Celtic lap up all the MSM’s political propaganda.”



    So true.

  17. I also seem to recall aposter living in Japan.


    Maybe I am mistaken or getting mixed up with another contributor, but did he not also live in Switzerland and may have sorted some accommodation for some Bhoys at the Sion game.


    Apologies if I have this mixed up

  18. What a horrible situation the world now finds itself in. Best case scenario, for world peace, is a relatively bloodless coup in Ukraine that allows the Ukranian people to return to some form of normality with a Ukranian govt that is pro-Putin. It is not the USSR of the1950-80s. I would imagine life in Moscow is fairly similar to life in Kiev. Capitalism with all its benefits and all of its vices. People would be allowed to get on with their lives much as they are doing now.


    Democratic? No. Fair? No. Better than the alternative? Yes.


    Putin cannot be put back in his box and the West cannot escalate this into an apocalyptic war. He knows that. Who would wipe out the world’s population for the sake of being seen to do the right thing? So it is time for all sides to save face and come up with a solution that has the least worst outcome for the good folk of Ukraine.


    Sorry if my outlook is naive or simplistic or cowardly. I prefer peace to taking the moral high ground when the latter sees us all die.

  19. MADMITCH on 24TH FEBRUARY 2022 12:43 PM






    ‘VP’s performance in front of his security cabinet was Dr Strangelove mental.’






    He does appear to have become increasingly isolated and deranged. The best hope is that those in a position to do so depose him.

  20. CLINKO on 24TH FEBRUARY 2022 12:49 PM



    No the guy had no connection with Switzerland that I’m aware of. He was only ever an occasional poster but I haven’t seen him on for a long long time.

  21. Clinko


    I think you are correct. A photographer comes to mind somehow? I will rack my brain cell for a blog name.






    You make a lot of sense.



    Today I can’t stop thinking of my grandchildren – 6 months, 3 and 6 years.



    Hopefully Putin will be dealt with from within.

  23. DB @ 12.51



    There is a resonance of 1936 in your comments.


    At some point you have to roll up your sleeves and hit back.



    I am a bit of a fan of Russia — feel that it gets a bad press from the UK media.


    Stretching back to the 19th century and the Great Game in Central Asia.



    I would love to see Russia get fully involved with Europe as an equal — huge plusses for both sides.



    However their inner demons — the same but separate — mean that a defensive / inward looking / narrow nationalism based on a lack of confidence and vision is never far away.



    Fertile ground for a neo nationalist messiah figure on a mission to write himself into the history books like VP to twist the knobs and cause chaos.

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