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After the turmoil of Paris Saint-Germain, Celtic return to domestic duty tomorrow with the visit of Ross County. County won on the opening day of the season but have taken only one point from 15 since. They have been a soft touch for several teams in crisis recently, so in theory, this looks like a straightforward challenge for the champions.

This is the first of two games in the next five days, the other, a League Cup tie away to bottom club Dundee. After this, we go to Ibrox then Brussels. Without wanting to be overfly disrespectful to Ross County or Dundee (or, indeed, overly respectful to Newco), we should have two objectives for the next two games:

Rest limbs and minds which have been intensely exercised by international and Champions League football.

Intensely exercise limbs that have seen little action this season. Specifically Dedryck Boyata, Moussa Dembele and Patrick Roberts.

Patrick could do with a full 90 minutes. He was our best performer on Tuesday, but he’s clearly suffering from a lack of game time. Dedryck has targeted a starting place at Ibrox for months. To achieve this, he will need to play a lot of football this week.

There’s no guarantee Moussa would dislodge Leigh Griffiths from the line-up at Ibrox, even if fully fit, but the Champions League game away to Anderlecht is a different tie. This has to be his target, which leaves little time to build his sharpness.

Perhaps most importantly of all, I would rest Scott Brown tomorrow. The games ahead are simply too important to have images of a fatigued Scott fresh in the mind. Brendan should also consider a place for Lustig, Armstrong and Tierney on the bench.

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  1. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    WEEBOBBYCOLLINS on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 10:23 AM

     

     

     

    Keith Tippet played organ and piano on The Fence; Alan Branscombe played some piano.

     

     

     

    KTF

  2. VFR

     

     

    Lonely up on that podium? Ok, I’ll join you, having read the article!

     

     

    Rotation, rotation, rotation!

  3. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The interloper.

     

     

    Green Brigade or not ?

     

     

    Don`t ask . Don`t tell. ?

     

     

    Well . O.K. Tell us.

     

     

    They`ve cost Celtic dearly in the past .

  4. 50 shades of green on

    Ross county a soft touch for teams in crisis eh,

     

     

    Wonder if thats a dig at the Zombies or a dig at the haunwringers on here.

     

     

    H.H

  5. VFR800…thanks for that. The official credits on the album do indeed mention Keith Tippet. Alan Branscombe was the regular piano player for HMcN, however, I seen via different sources, though never confirmed, that Steve Winwood actually played organ on this particular track. He was a friend of Rick Grech who certainly is credited with bass here…I’m more familiar with Keith T. as a piano player and not organ whereas, Steve W. is well known as a more than decent organ player…and it does indeed sound Winwoodish…anyway, it doesn’t really matter, I’m just a curious auld sod…thanks again for taking interest.

     

    Regards.

  6. BATEEN BHOY

     

     

    I am 52km from Barga and know several natives of the place who live in Scotland.

     

     

    The guy I spotted is possibly one of them!

     

     

    HH!!

  7. The idiot who got onto pitch on Tuesday didn’t come from standing section. I sit in Main Stand, in line with penalty box directly across from GB. That section had a sea of hi-viz on the track in front of it, there’s next to no chance of anyone from there getting onto the pitch. I thought the interloper came from behind the goal, the section just along from the standing section. The police are so busy filming the GB and the stewards so busy standing watching them that the guy walked behind them and onto the pitch.

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GARY67 on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 11:26 AM

     

     

    Thanks , mate.

     

    That`s already been established.

     

    The question. Is he in the G.B. ?

     

    Reasonable question. They`ve cost us dearly in the past.

  9. MACJAY1 FOR NEIL LENNON on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 11:29 AM

     

     

    If he was in GB would he not have been in GB section? There is only 90 of them. Pitch invasion is not their MO.

     

     

    For me the more pertinent question the Club should be asking the police and stewarding company is how the hell it happened. We pay a fortune for the privilege of having our support criminalised by over zealous Huns in uniforms, yet when asked to do their job then they are missing.

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Hatton was an arse the other night. I could wrong his bloody neck,so I could.

     

     

    But that’s a figure of speech. My Mum’s said that plenty of times about me-and she’s not alone.

     

     

    Death threats is

     

     

    ABSOLUTELY NOT ON!!!

     

     

    Ffs,daft boayishness,he’s gonna get punished hard enough.

     

     

    And enough is just that.

     

     

    Enough.

     

     

    NotinmynameCSC

  11. Appeal for whereabouts of Clarke Carlisle, last seen in Manchester, poor guy has had serious depression issues

  12. Tallybhoy….

     

    you trying to make me jealous ? miserable weather here today, drizzly and very autumnal :-(

     

     

    HH

  13. On the question of the dude who invaded the pitch, couldnay tell ye were he was sitting but he entered the park from the right hand side of the goals at the sevco end, I clearly seen him coming from there.

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GARY67 on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 11:36 AM

     

     

    90 of them ?

     

    Really ?

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W2yoALo9OE

     

     

    So. You are categorically asserting that the prat is not a member of the G.B.

     

    Have I got that right . Or is it just a guess ?

     

     

    We can trust Celtic to sort out the failings of security.

     

    The G.B. have been an ongoing cause of problems for Celtic.

     

    That is not arguable.

     

    Is the interloper a member of the G.B.?

     

    Reasonable question .

     

    Don`t you think ?

  15. BATEEN BHOY.

     

     

    Rained here twice in the last four months.

     

     

    Bloody Baltic today – 23 degrees.

     

     

    Got my woolly cardigan on.

     

     

    It’s a Lacoste ‘tho!

     

     

    HH!!

  16. Hello lads

     

     

    Sitting in George Best Airport, waiting on my flight to Paisley. Got me Wondering when Scotland will ever have a Jimmie Johnston Airport.

     

     

    Really looking forward to meeting up with the friends I already know, and also putting some faces to new CQN friends!

  17. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 15th September 2017 11:37 am

     

     

    Hatton was an arse the other night. I could wrong his bloody neck,so I could.

     

     

    But that’s a figure of speech. My Mum’s said that plenty of times about me-and she’s not alone.

     

     

    Death threats is

     

     

    ABSOLUTELY NOT ON!!!

     

     

    Ffs,daft boayishness,he’s gonna get punished hard enough.

     

     

    And enough is just that.

     

     

    Enough.

     

     

    NotinmynameCSC

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    What sane person would issue a death threat anyway? Plus, if they are doing that in the name of Celtic – they are giving every much as bad press as the idiot who ran onto the pitch.

     

     

    I’m with you – not in my name.

  18. CIGALASPORFAVOR on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 9:49 AM

     

    Here’s a wee invite to any fellow cqn,rs heading to the game tomorrow.

     

     

    We,re hosting the first “festival of the sea” in the Briggait building(old fish market next to the Clutha).Taste the best seafood ever,fresh off the boats and wash it down with beer and West coast Whisky.Clyde fishermen cooking Cigalas,haddock paella and Cullen skink.

     

     

    Discount for CQN,ers(normal conditions apply).

     

     

    Oh…and live music between 10 and 4.

     

    …………………………………

     

     

    Sounds great mate especially as I live only 2 minutes walk away but there is one drawback…………..I tend to steer clear of anything that smells of fish !

     

     

    HH

  19. The guy who ran on the park on Tuesday night came from the east end of the stadium or behind the goal there between the 18 yard. Line and the side line, no where near the GB section, I doubt he has anything to do with the GB? Guy was just mad wi it, simple as that, it’s being dealt with and should be left at that I think.

  20. So Celtic sent a few letters to SFA over the last 5 years.. What have they achieved. Huns got into league, got to keep history, got to keep trophies, paid no fines. got to get the people who carried out the fraud onto SFA board. kept huns at top of SFA. REFS still corrupt. 5 way agreement still unknown to Scottish football fans.

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