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O Captain! My Captain! For you the flag is flung

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Apologies to Hamilton Accies, I was clearly disrespectful to their chances of taking something last night.  They were as strong a domestic opponent as we have seen at Celtic Park this season.  Not only were they well organised in defence, they got forward with purpose and drew a stunning save from Fraser Forster minutes before their equaliser.  They will not be relegated.

Having taken an early lead, Celtic lacked their usual incision and failed to add a second goal before Scott Brown’s 92nd minute response to Accies 90th minute equaliser.  The closing 15 minutes of the game saw Celtic pushed ever-farther back, with Accies enjoying regular possession in the final third.  The goal from Ogboe, when it came, was not a surprise and no one grudged the Lanarkshire team what looked like a point.

Celtic wasted no time feeling sorry for themselves.  Scott Brown’s winner was not the thunderous last-minute effort he denied Kilmarnock with last season.  This time, he resisted an early shot, moved wide left, before finding the far corner from a tighter angle.  For once, energy deserted the Hamilton defence, which was unable to close space down, perhaps thinking their job was done.  The job is never done against a Celtic team that specialises in last minute winners.

We often think back to that Scott Brown goal in Kilmarnock as pivotal to the 8-in-a-row title.  As we left Celtic Park last night and news filtered through of results elsewhere, it felt like an equally pivotal moment.  “O Captain! My Captain….for you the flag is flung”.  W.W.

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  1. If you could pick 1 guy to sicken the huns, would it be

     

    A) Scott Brown

     

    B) Scott Brown

     

    C) Scott Brown.

  2. Rest Celtic and get ready for Sunday. Press them, give them no time on the ball and they will fold quicker than Dave King’s defence council in a South African Court room.

  3. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,

     

    The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,

     

    The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,

     

    While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;

     

    But O heart! heart! heart!

     

    O the bleeding drops of red,

     

    Where on the deck my Captain lies,

     

    Fallen cold and dead.

     

     

    O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;

     

    Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,

     

    For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,

     

    For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;

     

    Here Captain! dear father!

     

    This arm beneath your head!

     

    It is some dream that on the deck,

     

    You’ve fallen cold and dead.

     

     

    My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,

     

    My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,

     

    The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,

     

    From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;

     

    Exult O shores, and ring O bells!

     

    But I with mournful tread,

     

    Walk the deck my Captain lies,

     

    Fallen cold and dead.

  4. Good afternoon from a drizzly North Staffordshire – Paul glad you apologised for yesterday’s article on Hamilton’s approach to the game. I said yesterday games are won on the pitch.

  5. Would be great to see Elyounoussi and Edouard back for Sunday

     

     

    Forrest back wide playing wide right and Christie-ano through the middle please

     

     

    B-)

  6. The prize week seek ain’t won just yet – but last night went a bit of the way.

     

     

    I imagine many players had the forthcoming weekend on their minds.

     

     

    A great 3 points and right to highlight Broonie’s immense contribution!

  7. Belated Happy birthday to fine poster Bada Bing….

     

     

    Seems the Sevco supremacists psyche has been shot to shreds….

     

     

    awwwwww…..naw.

     

     

    GIRUT…

  8. Good performance to learn from last night,Celtic won.

     

    I thought we were a little at odds defending the Hamilton goal,I have seen a few crosses like that ask questions of our defence,once the ball is on the deck.i thought Nir played well and stuck to the teams task.

     

     

    In midfield,Scott was great,driving and forci g us on

     

    Interesting to see wee frimpong replace jamesie

     

     

    I enjoyed last night as we were made to work,around me there was a lot of the couldashoulda brigade.we got a wee bit to used to the goal fests so in a way it’s a backhanded compliment to Accies they worked well together.

     

    Lenny I think may be correct a lot of our team were psychologically positioning themselves for sunday before gettin last night’s work out the way.

     

    So now let’s get together for Sunday and do our work.😊😊

  9. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Good stuff Pablo.

     

     

    I imagine you were grinning as you wrote it?

     

     

    Nice touch with Walt’s poem. Respect also to the poster last night who mentioned it.

     

     

    That poem was a dedication to Lincoln – a guy who ignored the noise and the hype.

     

     

    A lesson for us all perhaps?

     

     

    Hail hail

  10. May be of interest to some of our readership.The death has taken place in Moville of Fr. Thomas Morris formerly

     

    of the Dioceses of Derry and Motherwell.Funeral will take place tomorrow.

     

    Meanwhile still top of the table courtesy of our 2-1 victory last night,results elsewhere did not contribute to our

     

    place as table toppers,three points earned keeps us on top.

  11. The Star above The Crest on

    Has there ever been a team that likes to leave it late as much as Celtic? As much as it was squeaky bum time I do love a late winner 🍀🍀🍀

  12. That footage of big Fraser doing the 100 metres to celebrate Broonie’s goal shows the team spirit.

     

     

    Who was the laggard that he beat to it! 😁

  13. FRANNYB67 on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 12:59 PM

     

    Father Morris was a priest in St Monica’s Coatbridge a right few years ago may he rest in peace

     

    ……………………..

     

     

    I was born across the road from St. Monica’s. I remember Fr. Morris very well. The four priests in the Parish at that time were Canon Kelly, Fr. McGovern, Fr. Morris and a Young Fr. Devanney.

     

     

    Fr. Morris (RIP).

  14. A wee bit controversial here, but I thought Herr Muir did all right last night. On the way in my mate and I heard who the MIB was and I launched in to a tirade about the wee funk and his history (which he has!!) of one-sided displays against us. But ….. overall I thought he was ok last night, not perfect, but ok. For example IF he had been truly motivated to perform to his ‘usual’ standards he could easily have pulled Ryan up for the bump he had on the Hamilton player in the build up to Broony’s goal (never, ever a foul but …….) so fair play when it’s called for.

     

     

    Now, wasn’t that a SWEET, SWEET experience last night?

  15. I said on yesterday’s blog that I was in favor of selling N’tcham. I would like to see the funds released to pay for a bumper package to attract Wanyama. I was shot down by a few posters who claimed N’tcham is best midfielder in Scotland. Well he was once again missing in action last night. Happens far too often. He is talented when he is in the mood but you can’t rely on him for domestic games and most of the time we are better off without him.

  16. The one thing that Muir did get wrong last night was in failing to book any of the 4 Hamilton players who went right into their fans at the corner flag after their goal. Only 3 days earlier we were told that those were the rules. Mikey Johnston ran into fans that were 2 yards away – booked. Hamilton players run 40 yards – not booked.

     

    In other news, vote here cqnpoty@gmail.com

  17. Having ,a gigle at Scum Media there.Total meltdown.The one thing that runs through every post is how useless their 2 CHs are,and LB,without Barisic.Slow and cumbersome,being some of the more polite descriptions.Now,I have thought this when seeing some of their games,but this coming from scum who watch them every week,is telling.I am sure Lenny knows this,and if all fit,we have great peace going forward,let’s use it.

     

     

    DENIABHOY,

     

    Starting to agree about Ntcham.Last night was at great chance for him to shine,sadly,he did not.Too many times sadly.

  18. DENIABHOY on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 1:34 PM

     

     

    What’s Ntcham’s market value really? We’ve never even received a bid for him.

  19. Denaibhoy

     

    I posted yesterday that Wanyama left us 6 years ago and has only played 13 games last season and 2 this – how can we judge his current value or form.

     

    There didn’t seem a queue for his signature in the last window.

     

    Loved the big man when he played for us btw

  20. JOBO, a bugbear certainly, but one which the club shows no indication of challenging. It IS the rule so that can’t be challenged, that it used discriminately (especially against our players) surely CAN be challenged.

     

     

    BTW being diagonally opposite the away supporters I didn’t see the Hammy players in among their fans. that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

  21. JOBO,

     

     

    Over on Scum Media,they are going nuts about Beatons display last night.Believe it or not even being called a”Taig bassa”by some unfortunate.According to their maths,Cosgrove committed 27 fouls,many after he was booked.Did see the highlights,he WAS getting stuck in,bless him. Funny old game Saint.

  22. Gene – what I want won’t happen, I get that. If he was to come it would be on loan for a few months where he would most likely shine and then be sold elsewhere by Spurs.

     

    For me, his lack of game time is not that big an issue if the talent and fitness is there. Most of our recent loan deals are for players who can’t get a game but look how well they are doing . . .

     

     

    N’tcham, at present, might fetch 6-8 million. If that could pay for Wanyama to be here for 2-3 years I know who I would rather see.

     

    Just opinions though.

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