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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. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    CANAMALAR IT LOOKS LIKE OCD OBSESSION on 6TH DECEMBER 2019 8:06 AM

     

    Excuse me macjay

     

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    You`re excused.

  2. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    NATKNOW on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 10:16 PM

     

     

    Couldn`t agree more.

     

     

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-11/shane-warne-foundation-cleared-of-unlawful-conduct/8176672

     

     

    “A cause of this was the foundation’s high level of expenses when compared to its income.”

     

     

    Fundraising guidelines require a charity that distributes less than 35 per cent of the funds raised to show cause as to why it should be registered.

     

     

    Mr Cohen said he sent a letter asking the foundation to wind up its activities in December, given the fall in money distribution.

     

     

    The Foundation announced earlier this month that it would stop operating.

     

     

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    Spending 65% on overheads is apparently acceptable .

  3. Corbyn has unredacted documents that show there will be customs checks between the UK & NI.

     

     

    A nightmare scenario for the DUP. Boris’ lies exposed again by his own government.

  4. Greetings from a cold and snowy Bavaria, presently on the M 79015 train to Salzburg for the day. Mrs PMTYH won’t let me sing songs from the Sound of Music on the train 🙁

     

    I need to console myself with a tin of double G&T at €1.49.

     

    Still cheap as chips over here, local supermarket selling 500ml Franziskaner Weißbier for 54 cents (47p).

     

    And we have people clamouring for Brexit. Watch our prices for food etc going through the ceiling when it happens.

     

    Just passing the Alps – ooh err missus.

  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Aaaah.

     

     

    The faint sniff of reunification.

     

     

    A consummation devoutly……….

     

     

    Go , Boris .

  6. Just watched sports scene – Helander and Goldson looked like they were towing caravans at times against aberdeen.

     

     

    No way does Gerrard press us up the field and leave space behind this defence.

     

     

    He’ll treat it as a Europa game and get men behind the ball.

     

     

    An energetic high Celtic press will see them cough up chances.

  7. TIMALOY29

     

     

    Corbyn is wasting the last week of electioneering on a topic that people in Britain do not care about.

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    An Dun

     

     

    Is it really conceivable that the British people could be stupid enough to vote for Corbyn ?

     

     

    Surely not .

  9. Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    Well apparently there is a sniff of Oranje supremacy in the air

     

    and the blue ordure think their time is nigh.

     

    Now me being an aul timer who knows, just like big Jock used

     

    to tell us” only a fool would predict a Celtic and ragers result ”

     

    Because Jock knew the man with the whistle was the difference.

     

    I’ve seen so many unpredictable scorelines in my time, at the end

     

    of the day quality and passion for a cause will always overcome

     

    sleekit duplicity from a subservient whistler.

     

    But .. and i mean… but.. we need to turn up, thats the only way that

     

    shower of keech will harm us, and in case any of you are wavering?

     

    what are the bookies offering?

     

    H.H . Mick

  10. JOBO BALDIE on 5TH DECEMBER 2019 11:03 PM

     

    Saw what you did there Jobo, 😁😁

     

    Hail hail,

     

    C’mon the hoops,

     

    🍀🍀🍀

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