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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. THE EXILED TIM

     

     

    The income of £22m was in the Championship though so the increased wages will perhaps mirror the Premiership income.

     

     

    However they have £15m in deferred income (explained as season ticket money up front that they will correctly release to income over the year) yet only £3m in the bank at that date. Trade Debtors Includes £11m in ST sales that are on payment plans by supporters.

     

     

    So in essence at 30 June they had £3m cash plus £11m to come in from season ticket sales. They will have more sales post 30 June but no more than £2m to £3m max if you calculate an average £400 price per ST.

     

     

    That’s £16m to survive a year. In the Championship (pre Barton, Krankjar, Senderos) the total wage bill alone (without a penny on anything else) was £13m! What is it now £18m? Running costs were £10m+, possibly static. £1.7m on Joe Garner (You boy! Pipe down at the back!)

     

     

    They’re haemorrhaging millions and millions and there is no end in sight other than to massively slash player budget, hope to maintain the same number of punters through the door and not invest in a single player or infrastructure.

  2. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Got home from work to find the person tiling my bathroom was female,she was singing” It’s a heartache ” Nothing but a fools game ” i thought to myself ‘ shes a Bonnie Tiler

  3. Braw

     

    The hun free bit is by far and away the best thing ever, lived in Ireland for a dozen years afore I came here and by and large it was hun free, but it had it’s fair share of numpties, can’t say the same for here, the ejits are few and far between and even less huns :-)

     

    She is fine thanks

     

    Take care

     

    HH

  4. TET…

     

     

    They twa posts were too close!!!!

     

    Apols ..

     

     

    Normal smiley thing ..

     

     

    Braw

     

     

    Perspiring!!!!

  5. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Wonky for Kolo’s aberrations, BMG would never of scored at CP and they haven’t hit the target in the first half tonight.

     

     

    If we press hard and don’t give the ball away cheaply, we will have nothing to fear in A German Town.

  6. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    *Wonky????? should read, If it wasn’t for.

     

     

    Wonky bliddy Ipad and it’s unpredictive text….honest.

  7. THE SPIRIT OF ARTHUR LEE on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 8:18 PM

     

     

    Got home from work to find the person tiling my bathroom was female,she was singing” It’s a heartache ” Nothing but a fools game ” i thought to myself ‘ shes a Bonnie Tiler

     

     

    ====

     

     

    Was she related to the fishmongers daughter???

     

     

    she lay on the slab and said fillet.

  8. BK

     

    Jeez, you would bring tears to a glass eye so you would :-)

     

    A couple of things strike me here.

     

    1. They are trading while insolvent.

     

    2. Unless they keep getting loans, which as far as I can see are not loans as such, more like a money washing facility, or they get a mega rich sugar daddy, like the one they pissed off, they are donald ducked, again.

     

    Shame

     

    HH

  9. Joe Jordan on SSB tomorrow someone should phone up and

     

    ask if he can remember BFDJ picking where he wanted to play.

     

    Personally thought BENNY wanted to play up front not at the back.

     

     

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

     

     

    TONYDONNELLY67 on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 7:15 PM

     

    I remember back in the 70s BFDJ Told the Scotland manager, pick me to play as a centre half for Scotland, but not as a centre forward, Iv been looking for it but can’t find it, but he DID refuse to play for Scotland for that reason.

  10. What is the Stars on

    TET

     

     

    Whats all this about numpties in Ireland

     

     

    Lived her all my life and have yet to meet one !!!!!

  11. THE EXILED TIM on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 8:26 PM

     

    BK

     

     

    Jeez, you would bring tears to a glass eye so you would :-)

     

     

    A couple of things strike me here.

     

     

    1. They are trading while insolvent.

     

     

    2. Unless they keep getting loans, which as far as I can see are not loans as such, more like a money washing facility, or they get a mega rich sugar daddy, like the one they pissed off, they are donald ducked, again.

     

     

    Shame

     

     

    HH

     

     

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    If all this strikes a cave dwelling brother (liberty in the cave dwelling brother part, but you know what i mean!) why in all thats good do the SMSM/Companies House/Inland Revenue/etc not do something about it??

     

     

    Are the goat worshiping clan protecting their own?

     

     

    Fecking stinks like a week old mackerel in the pants of a fishmongers daughter…….

  12. Sorry accidentally hit post.

     

    As I said not an expert , however I do not about trying to run a business on the fumes from the petrol tank.

     

    This whole thing stinks from top to bottom. They can always find money from somewhere and I believe this will continue.

     

    I never had such a ” facility” ….then again I had no friends in high places.

  13. Gutted to hear about Tierney, a joy to watch. Izzy did well on Wednesday night, do feel he deserves abit more game time. Sadly taken bad injury for this.

  14. Technically they are solvent, or at least have a positive value on the Balance sheet, in no small part the revaluation of Ibrox and Auchenhowie, but the assets are illiquid and they cannot pay bills as they fall due. However I totally get your point and as I said earlier it is interesting that every report (other than the blurb from Warburton) is signed by King. No other director has put their name to it. Internecine strife for sure!

  15. Gutted for Tierney but on the bright side a rest and a chance to look in from the sidelines. Never a bad thing for a young player.

  16. Anyhoo from the same programme …. Celtic v Ayr utd Sept 30th 1972

     

     

    “We take the worry out of money ”

     

     

    Bank of Scotland ……aye right enough they did for some…

     

     

    Also a wee quiz ….

     

     

    1.Celtic scored 5 goals against Ayr Utd in the league cup semi-final in season 1969/70 (drew 3-3 and won 2-1) . Only one of the 5 scorers is still a Celtic player. Who were the scorers ?

     

     

    The programme lists Celtic . (From) Williams ,Cunningham, McGrain,Quinn,McCluskey,Murdoch,McNeill,Connelly,Johnstone,Dalglish,

     

    Deans,Macari,Lennox,Hood,Callaghan and Wilson.

     

     

    2.Two Celtic players helped Ayr to win a second division championship before they became famous for Celtic. Who were they ?

     

     

    Clue (season 1912-13)

  17. Stars

     

    You need to get out a bit more then mi amigo, Dublin is full of them, scottish, english, dutch, you name it, they are out there :-)

     

    HH

     

    ………………………..

     

    Clunks

     

    They can all see it, that’s the problem, it’s hidden in plain sight, they know that they will get away with things to an extent.

     

    How sad.

     

    HH

  18. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    so , what we have been saying for years, about newco not having a lot of dosh is true, hmmm, that might explain how GODGIVENRIGHTTOWINTHESPFLco are inexplicably in fifth place and consistently dropping poin ts against apl teams , hmmm, shhhh don’t tell them

  19. Really sad for Keiran.

     

    Looks like he’ll miss his first cup final

     

    Speedy recovery

     

     

    HH

  20. mike in toronto on

    so, if motherwell are sold for 1 pound, and sevco are leaking money like a sieve, surely someone should be able to pick sevco up for 10 or 20 pence …. (and maybe have some change left over)

  21. THE EXILED TIM on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 8:40 PM

     

     

    Clunks

     

     

    They can all see it, that’s the problem, it’s hidden in plain sight, they know that they will get away with things to an extent.

     

     

    How sad.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    —————————–

     

     

    There is a break out moment in the offing.

     

     

    They can’t delude the huns much longer, especially as we now have a hun blogger getting tore in about it, in JohnJames (is he another charlotte fakeover??)

     

     

    One off the MSM will eventually break ranks and have a proper go at journalisms………….

     

     

    Its got to happen surely.

  22. FERGUSSLAYEDTHEBLUES on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 7:53 PM

     

    The corporate equivalent of stealing from the weans piggy bank! Shameful.

     

     

    SAINT STIVS SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 8:12 PM

     

    Last season accounts but this seasons loans – £6.25M so far. Technically not trading as insolvent as they have the “promise” of soft loans in March. I wonder what would happen if anyone who has invested money in the Club 1872 challenged the legality of lending money that was, as far as am aware, was meant to buy shares.

     

     

    Dodgy indeed!

     

     

    BLANTYREKEV on 28TH OCTOBER 2016 8:17 PM

     

    Wages are up 60% to over £10M so that will more than kill season ticket money! Operating costs this season will more than likely be over £25M. £16M coming in; £6.25M in loans; £850K still to be loaned. Shortfall of more than £3M I reckon.

     

     

    They are one broken boiler (or roof) from going under again!

     

     

     

    KTF

  23. Good to see that FF and RM are heralding the accounts as positive.

     

    With total respect to people who are no the brightest, how deluded are these sad feckers, I hope they burn in hell.

  24. *** CQN COUPON ***

     

     

    As I posted last night, the ole Couponeers are still keen on bringing in new blood so if anyone fancies joining in (there’s absolutely no financial commtment!) please feel free to email me at jobobaldie@yahoo.co.uk . In the meantime the current Famous Five are going with the following for this weekend –

     

     

    Awalkacrosstherooftops – St Johnstone

     

    Lennybhoy – Plymouth

     

    Jobo Baldie – Hamilton

     

    Pogmathonyahun – Leeds

     

    The Exiled Tim – Accrington Stanley

  25. TET….they are well burned …..but the new wans….. They have yet to feel the combustion of truth….

     

     

    Keepitlitcsc

     

     

    Braw

  26. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    WITS,

     

    You met me in Dublin.

     

     

    Clunks,

     

     

    I have my suspicions about JJ.

     

    Can’t put my finger on it, but he doesn’t write like one of them, I.e., he dislikes more than he likes about them.

     

    Plus, he is too intelligent.

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