Penalty decision, Jonjoe, Albian, The Captain


Jonjoe Kenny made it all look so simple.  Cross after cross arrived from the right with a frequency and competence we have not seen all season.    Stephen Welsh was no slouch either.  The 21-year-old central defender stuck to task, allowing the rest of the defence to concentrate on their own jobs.

The captain delivered a vintage performance for his return to the team.  Scott Brown’s form is well off his peak, but rested, he is capable of reliving former heights.   The legs may have gone but last night’s performance was a demonstration of leadership.  He could also coach a few taller players in the team above movement and attacking the ball at corner kicks.

The penalty decision was ridiculous.  Alan Power clearly took the legs from Odsonne Edouard without going anywhere near the ball.  The decision was so clear-cut, referee Kevin Clancy must have had difficulty believing his eyes that such a blatant foul happened.  Fortunately it did not affect the result.

Post-match we got an insight into some of the deeper layers of Neil Lennon’s season.  Scoring on a rare start, Albian Ajeti’s “Work ethic hasn’t been good enough. He knows that and he’s changed that now.”  Which is good.

The manager also said Olivier Ntcham “Was a bit fed up and indifferent about the Scottish game and I think he wanted a new challenge, like a few of them have maintained since the start of the season. It’s a difficult thing to claw them back in.”

Work ethic and indifference, the traumas of being young and wealthy in a global crisis.  Hmmm.

It was only Kilmarnock, who were mostly awful, but we have deservedly lost to worse teams this season.  I expect to receive fewer “will not finish second” texts, for a few days, anyway.  You know who you are!


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  1. onenightinlisbon on

    Guys like Tom Boyd and John Fallon are always speaking up for Celtic hence they would never get a job on a mainstream broadcaster. Pricks like Walker, Commons, Nicholas, Provan, Bonner and the rest are happy to sell their souls for the cash and willingly put the boot in at every turn. Whilst Boyd, Rae, Mccann etc spend their time talking up Sevco as it suits the media narrative.

  2. Pleased for anyone who exercised their free will and applauded outside of their house this evening.


    Quite why you’d comment on what others choose to do is beyond me.

  3. I see one Celtic blog,67 Hail Hail,are reporting that Broony”Played well in spells”last night.


    You have to wonder.

  4. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Think we need to get JF a new dog , that will keep him off twitter ..



    Some of the comments from orcs are disgusting



    Doesn’t bother him but annoys the rest of us

  5. glendalystonsils on



    I see one Celtic blog,67 Hail Hail,are reporting that Broony”Played well in spells”last night.



    They are right . There was a spell between 8.45 and 9 .00pm where he seemed to disappear from the game altogether .

  6. I think the odd beery boor who’s just wiped his dirty feet on the blog has just let himsel’ doon……



    Foul-moothed, big mooth………CSC?.

  7. BT,



    I dont do social media at all.



    when my old man was no well, the rest of the family said, you need to get his tablet and phone off him, he is fighting with the world on there, his facebook is terrible and he is out of control, non of the uncles would ask him they knew what the response would be.



    eventually , i did get the tablet.



    everybody he didnt like was a Dobber, a Grass, a Monkey, Hunnish, a Tax Cheat (that one kept for a certain Port Onion), a Tory bassa, etc etc etc, with plenty of response in a threatening tone which he batted away with more of the same, it was shocking but funny, everyone has a hobby he said to me. lol



    75 by the way,

  8. UNCLE JIMMY on 3RD FEBRUARY 2021 7:22 PM



    I remember someone “naming and shaming” someone on Facebook because they weren’t out clapping the NHS one Thursday last year.



    Sad state of affairs.

  9. GENE on 3RD FEBRUARY 2021 6:06 PM


    Just been taking part in the applause for Captain Tom – poor turnout



    As a rule of thumb, anything that the Jimmy Savile lookalike currently running this country wants me to do I will do the opposite.

  10. BT


    Respect to your dad for speaking out. As I said before, a bit of backing from the club would help.

  11. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    He is independent of the club which allows him to speak his mind , it was just picked up on by another blogger and he ran with it

  12. I didn’t applaud Captain Sir Tom whatever his name was.



    Jeezo if was to applaud the Pope I still couldny of manged it.



    I was making the dinner which required my full attention!



    Why not 8 o’clock?

  13. squire danaher on




    So the current Prime Minister of the UK can be seen by the masses live on BBC news.

  14. BT


    Of course – I should have phrased it differently.



    It would be good to see the club taking these media folk to task – but of course they didn’t seem to back Lenny’s rant at Walker.

  15. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    MarkieBhoy / Gene / Geebee



    My first reaction to this was



    “Nah. Am not buying it”



    Was then told what the objective was and how it could succeed …






    The summer transfer window was opened early


    (Apparently this is under consideration to give smaller clubs in England the chance to raise revenue in the otherwise fallow period of mid-May to end June. Big blocker is the prospect of player sale negotiations getting in the way of nations’ prep for delayed Euro 2020)






    the timing of going in and coming out of Admin was bang in



    Upon this revelation, it felt a little more plausible.



    Hail hail



    Keep The Faith

  16. Dodgy throwins tae the huns already



    No matter what we do the new CEO needs to liase with the support & start questioning the anti Irish/catholic bias up here. If they do they will get unbelievable backing fro m ‘supporters’.



    Start to call out racism. Even if its a song during a game. Force our govt to act via the useless SFA.



    away tae watch fitba

  17. One of the most disturbing tackles you will ever see in professional football.



    Hun yellow card.



    And the cheating still goes on

  18. I didn’t realise it was mandatory to applaud Captain Tom.



    When I heard he had passed away I said a prayer for the repose of his soul and also said prayers for his family.

  19. Let me whats on here tonight.


    Conspiracy theories – check


    Sweary words and naughty bhoys – check


    Blantyre Tim – check

  20. PHILBHOY on 3RD FEBRUARY 2021 8:12 PM



    It wasn’t mandatory this time but the two minute hate is.

  21. Through a Green Glass Brightly


    Glancing over at my bookshelf to Zhukov’s novel Reminisces and Reflections, Volumes 1 and 2…


    👍👍 HH

  22. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Celtic Mac


    Spoke to oldtim67 this afternoon


    Potting shed all day again

  23. lets all do the huddle on

    sutton was right



    some of the refs are shit scared to send off hun players.



    obviously scared the klan will hunt them down



    the rest of the refs just dont give them red cards because they are out and out huns themself

  24. PHILBHOY on 3RD FEBRUARY 2021 8:16 PM



    It was a joke and a ref to 1984 – don’t worry about it, the problem isn’t you it’s my sense of humour :-)




    Yes, the Mods posted missing!



    A horrible post by a horibble , err, person.

  26. rock tree boy & markieboy



    don’t post often but a lot longer than you 2



    at least 10 years i didn’t know there was a



    probation time, you should complain to paul