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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. MagsMc……

     

     

    Newsflash….

     

     

    It isn’t your Story.

     

     

    You can’t get rid of Evil. You should start promoting Jesus dying to Save Mankind in a Clever way.

     

     

    Latest Rumours that the word Computer is embedded in the Old Testament book of, oh I can’t remember.

  2. PETEC…

     

    For my khids I really hope there’ll be peace.If I lost hope i’d be as well giving up but I believe people are more good than bad and someday things will be better.Can’t recall where this quote is from but it’s true:

     

    “When the power of love overcomes the love of power then we’ll know peace.”

     

    Think it might have been William Gladstone but I remember seeing Jimi Hendrix being quoted saying it.

     

    Take it easy mhate. :)

  3. Margaret McGill on

    petec on 29th October 2016 3:24 am

     

    Heisenberg was the last man to try and save mankind in a Clever way.

     

    Unfortunately he was labelled as a Nazi.

  4. Buchanan street bus station…03.33…Halloween….and I’m surrounded by a host of super heroes, Barman villains and a guy dressed as a jakey with a realistic can of super lager and a wobbly left leg. No sign of kwality man yet. And here comes ma bus…

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Matt

  5. Margaret McGill,

     

     

    Breaking Bad Bread.

     

     

    Can’t you see a new Eugenics Happening?

     

     

    Lets determine if your Child has defects in the Womb. If you have Money to do so.

     

     

    Genesis is such a pivotal Book.

     

     

    Especially when you see that Apple bitten Logo.

     

     

    That EU Parliament is modelled on the Tower of Babel.

     

     

    The Conspiracy against God is Monumental.

     

     

    BREXIT

  6. Just told The Joker and Spider-Man that I was getting the early bus to Aberdeen for the Celtic game..they said I wis mad!!

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Matt

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  8. Margaret McGill on

    Matt Stewart on 29th October 2016 3:35 am

     

    between the ages of 2-4 I lived in a North Hanover tenement where Buchanan st bus station now exists. So Ive been told.

  9. For a while i’ve been thinking of making up a joke about how you hardly hear Whiter Shade Of Pale getting played anymore since the group who sang it swore allegiance to ISIS and then this

     

    http://youtu.be/yCS8H8VDtd0

     

    It’s like they read my mind. ;))

     

     

    Estadio/Matt…

     

    Enjoy your trip to Trumpgolfland and our clash with the ovine botherers.

     

     

    HH

  10. Ok,most definitely off to try and defeat this insomnia before I go postal.

     

    Nightshifters of the world,unite and take over.

     

     

    One Kieran Tierney!

     

     

    Nitol

  11. Drama in the World Series game 3 in Chicago.

     

    Cubs trail 1-0 bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and a man on.

     

    Ground ball error and now two men on.

     

    Real cliffhanger has everyone out their seats.

     

    2 balls 2 strikes.

     

    One strike left. Runners on 2 nd and 3rd.

     

    Strike Out on a high pitch.

     

    Wow.

     

    Indians now have a 2-1 lead in the 7 game series.

     

    Game 4 in Chicago tomorrow night.

  12. WINNING CAPTAINS on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 11:15 PM

     

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    Hail Hail, hope yer well fella.

     

    But,…….does the ROH – GRACE – The Provo song book make the team on the pitch play better ?

     

    If it does – great.

     

    If it dizny – why sing these songs ?

     

    Ah mean, the university Tims of the choir-section of the Celtic support of today – aint no Jungle. So,….don’t try to kid-on that yeez are.

     

    Because, see if yeez were the Jungle…..?

     

    The OBAF thingy wouldn’t have been rubber stamped in the PLC-Hierarchy board room because, the serpents who occupy the board room would already have known that – the Jungle would have emptied the boardroom for they’re treason of the Cellic support.

     

    The serpents in the boardroom wouldn’t have dared go, kowtowing like wee school kids being summoned to the heidy’s office – to the Govt Summit for having ‘3’ players booked.

     

    But ye see, the serpents who occupy ‘todays’ board room know full well that, the university types of Celtic supporters who are largely evident within ‘todays’ Celtic support are easily gulled and, are in no way, anything like the rebellious Junglists who would have sacked the board for they’re treason of the Cellic support – end of.

     

    So,….to conclude……there would have been ‘NO’ OBAF thingy, rammed up the erses of the Cellic support, who stood in the Jungle – that’s why, even with Brendan the squirrel in place – Celtic FC are soulless and, the fans have got they’re nickers in a twist about songs.

     

    Stop trying to prove that yeez are – UPPITTY REBELS – yer not.

     

    And,….the PLC-Hierarchy know it….oh how they know it.

     

    The PLC-Hierarchy are Old-Firm-Orientated or, the billionaires on the board would have brokered a deal for, Celtic FC and ‘only’……Celtic FC to get out of Scottish football but,…they don’t have the cojones to do it.

     

    Chicken-Sh#t-Old-Firm-Orientated-PLC…..all on the behalf of Celtic supporters.

     

    Aye……

     

    …laters….

  13. Advance Party Report..

     

     

    Get your thermals on. Aberdeen is a germ free zone due to sun arctic temperatures.

     

     

    It looks even colder outside the shopping centre.

     

     

    Jakeys take credit/debit cards and then spend their earnings in Costa or Starbucks.

     

     

    Search for early bars will commence following completion of will and reciting the immortal words of Captain Oates..”I am just going outside and may be some time”

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Matt

  14. Good morning friends from a dark, drizzly, bleak looking East Kilbride. It is however Matchday! Mon the Hoops, mon The Kilby!

  15. The hand of God on

    Matt…i admire your dedication Aberdeen is always cold i think the granite of the buildings makes it seem colder still enjoy your coffee and your day ahead.

  16. THOG

     

     

    I always love coming to Aberdeen but was probably lulled into a false sense of climate expectation by the weather in Dingwall on Wednesday.

     

     

    Although much further north, anyone having a pee outside would not have placed their appendage in imminent danger of snapping off.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Matt

  17. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    MATT STEWART on 29TH OCTOBER 2016 7:44 AM

     

    Advance Party Report..

     

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    Hello this is WEE BGFC. Matt are you already there? If so and there are tickets going grab them for us and we’ll meet you up there. Me and Da just heading off.

     

     

    Intae them!!

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  18. BGFC

     

     

    Will keep my eyes and ears open… I tend to just either wait for the buses and/or pop into bars and shout “any spares?”. :)

     

     

    Will post on here if I get a result.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Matt

  19. Matt

     

     

    Your best chance of an early morning libation will be down near the docks.

     

     

    Rumour has it that she may charge you £50/hour for it though.

     

     

    Just leaving, up the Celtic.

  20. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello this is WEE BGFC. Thank you!!! What a guy!

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  21. HT

     

     

    That’s cheaper than drink coffee for an hour in Starbucks.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Matt

  22. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    ‘Rangers halve losses to £3.3million and announce turnover increase as Ibrox annual figures are released’

     

     

    DR – oh well everything’s ok then.

  23. Matt – my favourite Starbucks story is about the guy waiting in the queue who ordered his coffee and was asked ‘what’s the name’? (so they can write this on the cup and link it back to him). “It’s Marc” he replied, “and that’s Marc with a C”.

     

     

    The coffee was eventually handed over with his name on it – CARK ;-)

  24. Gerryfaethebrig on

    WeeBigGeorge

     

     

    Keep us updated on the ticket front remember the rule… if only one ticket “ditch yir da” he can watch it in the pub and pick you up at the end of the game, best of luck am confident you’ll both get a ticket (hopefully) one or two fans had a late night and missed their supporters bus this morning :-)