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Perspective as Champions face Best of the Rest

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Let’s start by putting whatever perception lingers from Aberdeen’s result in Hamilton on Tuesday night into perspective. The goal they lost was only the second time they had conceded in six games. Incredibly, both were penalties. They have played an astonishing 617 minutes without conceding a goal from anywhere but the penalty spot.

Including those two penalties, they have conceded only four since Tom Rogic’s late free kick the last time we played them. This is a well-organised football team who have a script ready for Celtic. They will defend tightly, get the ball forward quickly and chase the life out of everything. The defeat at Hamilton was the first time they have dropped a point since Inverness withheld an onslaught to leave Pittodrie with a draw seven weeks ago.

Despite sitting second in the table with an impressive defence, Aberdeen are well below where they hoped to be at this stage of the season. One win from their opening five league games saw them struggle in the bottom half of the table. Clear evidence that their preseason plans did nothing for them in Europe or domestically.

The most surprising aspect of the Premiership table is that Aberdeen have recovered their natural position as Best of the Rest so quickly.

There’s a tangible confidence among Celtic fans right now. It doesn’t necessarily extend to travelling to face A German Team but most of us think we’ll take three points tomorrow. I know Aberdeen fans who were at Hamilton during the week also fancy their chances, especially if we are as wasteful in front of goal as we have been recently.

Brendan Rodgers will need to plan for tomorrow and for Gladback on Tuesday, a game which brings an end of a five week period with five intense sell-out games (and a few others). He used his options well at Ross County on Wednesday, wise selections are needed tomorrow also.

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  1. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    MARGARET MCGILL on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 12:50 AM

     

     

     

    Something I have been wondering.

     

     

    They don`t actually release the ” already voted ” figures or do any counting prior to the election. Do they ?

  2. Do people really believe Clinton is the ‘lesser of two evils’?Trump’s a racist bigot and thief but compared to Clinton he’s Mother Teresa.If he’s bad Santa then she’s bad Satan.

     

    VOTE MONTY BREWSTER!

     

     

    http://youtu.be/zrFOb_f7ubw

  3. Margaret McGill on

    macjay1 for Neil Lennon on 29th October 2016 1:46 am

     

     

    errrr yippeee kay yeah yes they do.

     

     

    Put this way my ozzie Tim friend. Without such information todays news would not be.

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    MARGARET MCGILL on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 1:46 AM

     

     

    Exactly right.

     

    Some of his one liners are marvellous.

     

    Don`t go along with many of his opinions.

     

    That won`t surprise you.

     

     

    Highly critical of Kennedy over Vietnam but not a word about the Cuban missile crisis .

  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    MARGARET MCGILL on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 1:49 AM

     

     

    That is seriously unacceptable.

     

    People like to vote with winners.

  6. Margaret McGill on

    macjay1 for Neil Lennon on 29th October 2016 1:53 am

     

     

    i agree completely. So what is the purpose of early voting in swing states?

     

    As a dual UK USA citizen i already voted for Democrat down the ticket.

     

    It should not be known until election day.

     

    But there you go… Clinton 11 days before the election is to defend charges from the FBI that are undefined.

     

    Outrageous.

  7. Get Fully recovered young Kieran. The Great Celt Emilio will have learned things from you as well. He will be get back to his early form I am sure – All Good for Celtic.

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    MARGARET MCGILL on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 1:57 AM

     

     

    Related to Weiner and Abedin.

     

    To ignore would have been construed as cover up.

  9. Margaret McGill on

    BABASONICOS71

     

    For 3 months in 1985 I traveled with a band called Violet femmes. Something about white denim is there. Dont know what else to say

  10. Margaret McGill on

    Neustadt-Braw on 29th October 2016 2:07 am

     

    Why dont you tell us something we dont know.

  11. Haha

     

     

    I have just lit a German teams pressie ….braw folk ..Nov 3 …the bhoys will have a dream time …

     

     

    Braw.

  12. MAGS…

     

    Was it really warm?Did you get any blisters in the sun? ;))

     

    I think if you listen to WD enough you’ll pick up lots of different influences.Apart from Duran Duran.Coz they are uniquely shoite and I despise them.

     

     

    http://youtu.be/LCLYkxGaskw

  13. Margaret McGill on 29th October 2016 1:57 am

     

     

    macjay1 for Neil Lennon on 29th October 2016 1:53 am

     

     

    i agree completely. So what is the purpose of early voting in swing states?

     

     

    As a dual UK USA citizen i already voted for Democrat down the ticket.

     

     

    It should not be known until election day.

     

     

    But there you go… Clinton 11 days before the election is to defend charges from the FBI that are undefined.

     

     

    Outrageous.

     

     

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

     

     

    Do you agree that Stan exists?

     

     

    If he does, he has Intelligence way beyond Human comprehension.

     

     

    He tried to overthrow… och it is 2 Deep 2 Shakur.

     

     

    IMO – Stan is being empowered Big Time @ the Moment, heck, I reckon strongly the Hour is L8.

     

     

    The Story has been Told Howevaaaaah. The End.

  14. Well it will take a bit of getting use to having a car that has a Turbo.

     

     

    I’ve never had one before.

     

     

    I guess it is a midlife crisis. :))

     

     

    I did check to see if it had the Standard 5 point alloys – World in Action – in a Circle. Paganism – Thankfully it doesn’t. ;))

     

     

    Space Paranoia

  15. Margaret McGill on

    They say he didn’t have an enemy

     

    His was a greatness to behold

     

    He was the last surviving progeny

     

    The last one on this side of the world

     

    He measured half a mile from tip to tail

     

    silver and black with powerful fins

     

    They say he could split a mountain in two

     

    That’s how we got the Grand Canyon

     

    Some say they saw him at the Great Lakes

     

    Some say they saw him off the coast of Florida

     

    My mother said she saw him in Chinatown

     

    but you can’t always trust your mother.

     

    Off the Carolinas the sun shines brightly in the day

     

    The lighthouse glows ghostly there are night

     

    The chief of a local tribe had killed a racist mayor’s son

     

    and he’d been on death row since 1958

     

    The mayor’s kid was a rowdy pig

     

    spit on Indians and lots worse

     

    The old chief buried a hatchet in his head

     

    life compared to death for him seemed worse

     

    The tribal brothers gathered in the lighthouse to sing

     

    and tried to conjure up a storm or rain

     

    The harbor parted and the great whale sprang full up

     

    and caused a huge tidal wave

     

    The wave crushed the jail and freed the chief

     

    The tribe let out a roar

     

    The whites were drowned

     

    the browns and reds set free

     

    but sadly one thing more

     

    Some local yokel member of the NRA

     

    kept a bazooka in his living room

     

    and thinking he had the chief in his sights

     

    blew the whale’s brains out with a lead harpoon

     

    Well Americans don’t care for much of anything

     

    land and water the least

     

    And animal life is low on the totem pole

     

    with human life not worth much more than infected yeast

     

    Americans don’t care too much for beauty

     

    They’ll shit in a river, dump battery acid in a stream

     

    They’ll watch dead rats wash up on the beach

     

    and complain if they can’t swim

     

    They say things are done for the majority

     

    Don’t believe half of what you see

     

    and none of what you hear

     

    It’s a lot like what my painter friend Donald said to me

     

    “Stick a fork in their ass and turn them over, they’re done”

  16. BABASONICOS71,

     

     

    It is so Difficult to see a World Peace happenin’ soon. The World is in so much much much.

     

     

    Can You Believe a Peace is being Manufactured? Can’t you see it?

     

     

    Don’t Believe the Fixer that is going to appear.

     

     

    Celtic is Sensational.

     

     

    Magnificence.

     

     

    Celtic is Celtic.