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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. 100Trophies

     

     

    Oh and I forgot to add a phrase which Walt also uses…

     

    And you can send this on too…

     

    Allons Y

  2. Don’t know if anyone else thinks Ntcham’s body language is similar to that of Messut Ozil of Arsenal!!

     

    There is no doubt of the talent both have but getting them to apply it week in, week out is a far different thing and frankly, if Ntcham plays only when he decides to, then I would listen to offers and get rid. Don’t get me wrong here, I love the guy but he has to at least show he cares, and sometimes I doubt that and we cannot afford to take risks.

     

     

    KINGLubO

  3. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    FU,

     

    Corbyn just provided proof theory’s are going to sell the NHS to yank I zurance companies and the British electorate think he’s a Russian spy. They ignore the facts and chase the hype,

     

    4 million kislive below the poverty line does not even impact on most of the electorate,

     

    Britain deserves the leaders they select.

  4. Spot on Canamalar

     

     

    UK is intrinsically Tory. Labour have won 9 elections since the war.

     

     

    Outright wins were due to major events or boredom. Most were re-elections with minorities in the same year(60s, 70s)

     

     

    If the Tories get a big win this time ; i’ll admit I was wrong about England/Wales solidarity and agree with Scottish independence

     

     

    To be fair though, UK is still way more socialist than Ireland where Labour has never made any headway; Sinn Feinn more so these days but can never win

  5. Favourite Uncle

     

    After 40 years in the EU French pensions £24k and puts is £8k can’t see it’s link to Brexit.

     

     

    The fact is that our state pension is far too low – and my wife is a Waspi – robbed of £30k

  6. Hamilton played well and are a better team currently than St Mirren, Ross County, St Johnstone, Hearts and at home are more than a match for anyone.

     

     

    Despite Neil taking one game at a time we were thinking about Sunday. There was little urgency and build up too slow and the team was flat.

     

     

    We had the bottle to go on and win

     

     

    Now on to Sunday. We will need to play better

  7. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    4 million kids living below poverty line, Niton the poverty line but below, all happened after Brown. But Labour according to meeja are unelectable, much better off with Scottish and English torys

  8. “We’ve got through the game all but by the skin of our teeth, but I thought overall we deserved to win the game. I know it’ll be a different animal on Sunday.”

     

     

    Let me correct that for you, Neil….

     

     

    “We’ve got through the game all but by the skin of our teeth, but I thought overall we deserved to win the game. I know they will be different animals on Sunday.”

  9. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Meanwhile , people drowning and suffocating to get to UK.

     

     

    Pity they didn`t have the insight of the sages on CQN.

  10. CELTIC MAC on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 7:34 PM

     

     

    natknow

     

     

    Ouch!

     

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    In the immortal words of Roy Walker mate – “Say what your see”!

     

     

    Feckin’ animals. Shite animals too….

  11. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    And the torys still think it’s OK to put onvr4 million children below the poverty line.

     

     

    But the streets of London are paved with gold

  12. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    And we’ve got the sage of Australia telling us it’s a good thing. It’s OK to have 4 million children below the poverty line as long as poorer people are willing to risk their lives to climb up to poverty.

     

     

    That’s some argument eh

  13. Is it fair to assume that we have 7 certain starters for Sunday – Forster, Jullien, Ajer, Brown, McGregor, Forrest and Christie? THat would leave the positions to be filled (and the possible contenders) as –

     

    Right back: Frimpong or Bauer

     

    Left back: Hayes or Bauer or possibly Bolingoli

     

    Our other 2 forward players: Edouard, Johnston, Morgan, Elyounoussi, Rogic, Ntcham

     

    I’d hope we are able to go with Frimpong, Hayes, Edouard and Elyounoussi

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The ultimate vote.

     

     

    Vote with your feet.

     

    East Germans out of East Germany to West Germany.

     

    Cubans out of Cuba to U.S.

     

    Mexicans out of Mexico to U.S.

     

    Venezuelans out of Venezuela into Colombia.

     

    Calais camps full of people who have rejected France.

     

     

    Che`s deid . As are his totally discredited theories.

     

    Well except with the CQN socialists who also vote with their feet to stay in U.K.

     

     

    `Cos they`re no stupit.

  15. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Aye they vote with their feet, and every one of those countries are deserted wastelands, oh wait all of those countries still have the vast majorities of their populations remain.

     

    So on that argument the vast majorities support their chosen economic policies. But a few thousand migrants represent the polupaation. Then again all but Cuba implement mixed economy so false information being used to justify false claims.

     

     

    Even more rediculous argument than the one trying to justify over 4 million children forced to live below the poverty line in the 5th richest cou try in the world. Because immigrants want to try and get better than where they came from.

  16. “Each year, the Government publishes a survey of income poverty in the UK called Households Below Average income (HBAI). This survey sets the poverty line in the UK at 60 per cent of the median UK household income. In other words, if a household’s income is less than 60 per cent of this average, HBAI considers them to be living in poverty. This is the definition of relative poverty, whereas absolute poverty is where a household’s income is less than 60 per cent of the median as it stood in 2011.

     

     

    One in five households in the UK have an income below the poverty line, after their housing costs are taken into account. 30 per cent of children live in households below the poverty line (after housing costs). This is almost double the poverty rate (16 per cent) for pensioners.”

  17. CELTIC MAC on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 6:30 PM

     

    As I said, it just touched me, and yes, I did send it on,

     

    Thanks,

     

    Hail hail,

     

    C’mon the hoops,

     

    🍀🍀🍀

  18. So – if the measure is Relative Poverty, per U.K. Government definition, then there will always be Relative Poverty – it’s based on a % of median incomes.

     

     

    So more important is Absolute Poverty – those families/kids that can’t afford to eat rather than can’t afford a computer.

     

     

    That’s about 100k kids in the U.K. – still too many.

  19. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Natknow,

     

    Our Australian sage believes as long as there are people living in worse conditions then it can’t be that bad. First World problems as far as he’s concerned. No that he gives a monkeys about third world problems they bring it on themselves because they won’t let those born to rule do their stuff. Make sure people are starving to keep Labour costs down

  20. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Natknow,

     

    Please don’t mix up your express/mail think tanks with unesco reports

  21. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    For the last ten years it’s been published by the tory govt. Hmmmm

  22. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 8:23 PM

     

     

    Natknow,

     

     

    Please don’t mix up your express/mail think tanks with unesco reports

     

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    Just quoting from Child Poverty Action Group website mate.

     

     

    It’s an important issue. If we want a genuine debate rather than name-calling, let’s focus on information and definitions that are useful, no?

  23. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Natknow,

     

    Yes but whose definitions should we accept?

     

    Who makes the distinctions and groupings

     

     

    The national poverty metrics is a govt reorganisation of previous incumbents who have decided to include computer ownership as a metric that previously never existed and may actually replace a true poverty metric. Come on we know how the gerrymanders work get serious

  24. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    It took two years for Cameron to turn around decreasing child poverty to increasing child poverty then the cou ting got changed,

  25. CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 8:41 PM

     

     

    Natknow,

     

     

    Yes but whose definitions should we accept?

     

     

    Who makes the distinctions and groupings

     

     

     

    The national poverty metrics is a govt reorganisation of previous incumbents who have decided to include computer ownership as a metric that previously never existed and may actually replace a true poverty metric. Come on we know how the gerrymanders work get serious

     

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    Don’t disagree. The definitions of Relative vs Absolute Poverty are well understood and extensively used by charities working towards eradicating poverty. We need this kind of baseline otherwise we’re all using different definitions. The 4.1m in Child Poverty refers to Relative Poverty – the definition of which changes as society changes. 40 years ago, households didn’t have computers – Relative Poverty was defined differently.

     

     

    Being serious – let’s be clear about definitions because they are seriously important. They allow us to focus on kids who have no food rather than kids who have no iPads.

     

     

    If CPAG are accepting those definitions then I’m OK with that as I trust their mission to eradicate such poverty.

     

     

    What definitions of poverty would you prefer?

  26. Macjay

     

     

    Small percentages of people migrate. Here there and everywhere

     

     

    That is not a rebuttal of Canamalars point

     

     

    Your are better than that

     

     

    We are at a point with a clever, and agitated youth to decide how society should work and for everyone. My daughter already thinks my generation let hers down

     

     

    We are not dead yet, we can still change and still help

  27. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Natknow,

     

    Let me say from the outset that I abhor the idea of charity and that human rights are dependent on the good will of greedy people who think they are entitled to refuse to contribute to society but demand society pay to protect them, can’t get enough and think they are contributing to humanity because they only willing share less than they waste.

  28. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    So my definitions are based on that, should I compromise on how I define what I consider to be human rights or waste?

  29. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    For example it is every human beings right to have a fair share of the planets resources

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