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  1. DUSHANBE BHILLY BHOY on

    Joe Filippis Haircut says:

     

    8 January, 2012 at 17:23

     

    Sometimes I dont understand some of you Bhoys on this site allways proccupied with Rangers who cares who they get in the next round.I am a Celtic fan and only interested in who Celtic get.Rangers this Rangers that I often wonder what team you really support.H.H.

     

     

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    Post of the day. 100% support you. We are Celtic!

  2. Ten Men Won The League says:

     

    8 January, 2012 at 17:13

     

    Just saw TFPLG on SSN in his after match interview

     

     

    Unshaven, double chin, bags under the eyes. He genuinely looks ill

     

     

    Compare that with Lenny who looks a beacon of health in his interview

     

     

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    Never saw Sally on TV, but what really cheers me up is we know and he knows is his beloved Rankers will soon be gone it is killing him knowing he will be the last ever RFC manager.

     

    Me on the other hand cant stand Sally the sneak he will leave Ipox a broken man, that and the death of Thatcher will be special days for me.

  3. Delahun on Snyde giving out the phone number for the open line when he clearly doesn’t intend to air any calls.

  4. Stokes hat-trick sees Celtic progress in cup

     

    By: on 08 Jan, 2012 16:53

     

     

    Scottish Cup Fourth Round

     

    Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead.

     

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

     

     

    PETERHEAD…0

     

     

    CELTIC…3

     

    Stokes 36, 57, 82

     

     

    ANTHONY Stokes struck a hat-trick as Celtic booked their place in the Scottish Cup fifth round with a dominant 3-0 victory over Peterhead.

     

     

    The Irishman swept home his first in the 36th minute from Georgios Samaras’ pass and he completed his three-goal haul with two well-taken goals after the break.

     

     

    Once the striker had put the Hoops ahead, there was never any doubt about the outcome of the contest. While the Third Division outfit offered spirited resistance, Celtic’s dominance was absolute and they headed back down to Glasgow satisfied after making a convincing start to their defence of the trophy.

     

     

    Despite making six changes to the team which beat Dunfermline 3-0, Neil Lennon still selected a strong Celtic side for the clash with Peterhead.

     

     

    Among the alterations, Lukasz Zaluska made his fifth start of the season between the sticks, with Emilio Izaguirre and Kelvin Wilson also handed a place the starting XI as they continued their comeback from long-term injury.

     

     

    This was the first time Celtic had faced Peterhead in a competitive match and the hosts were certainly fired-up for the occasion. The opening 15 minutes were typical of a cup tie at a lower league ground – frenetic, physical and fast-paced.

     

     

    Accordingly, time on the ball and chances were at a premium in the early stages. However, Celtic gradually began to grow in ascendancy once the pace eased.

     

     

    Just past the quarter hour mark, Stokes had two sights of goal in quick succession, after being released by Georgios Samaras on the inside-right channel. However, home keeper, Paul Jarvie and a defender’s outstretched leg denied him on both occasions.

     

     

    In the 27th minute, Stokes passed up an even better opportunity after Cha picked him out after reaching the byline, the Irishman firing over from an acute angle.

     

     

    A clever corner from Mulgrew found Ki lin space on the edge of the box and his ferocious drive cannoned up off the bar as the Hoops upped the pressure.

     

     

    It was one was one-way traffic now. Stokes’ driven cutback was too powerful for Joe Ledley to react to and Jarvie made a smart stop from Charlie Mulgrew’s goalbound free-kick.

     

     

    The deadlock was finally broken in the 36th minute. Fastening on to a long raking pass, Samaras bore down on goal but unselfishly picked out Stokes in space and the striker swept the ball home.

     

     

    The Hoops hitman was proving a real thorn in the home rearguard and an audacious chip spun narrowly over the bar. He then had another strike ruled out for offside, after connecting with Samaras’ cross.

     

     

    Celtic continued to control proceedings after the restart and Stokes bagged his second in the 57th minute. Izaguirre was involved in the move, before the ball was worked to the striker inside the area and he sent an accurate finish into the far corner.

     

     

    Shortly after, Stokes had two opportunities to grab his hat-trick but Jarvie was equal to his first effort and he then shot wide. In the meantime, Ledley was forced to leave the fray, hurting his head in an aerial clash, with Victor Wanyama replacing him.

     

     

    Blue Toon boss, Jim McInally also altered his personnel but it failed to diminish the Hoops’ dominance, with Zaluska a virtual spectator.

     

     

    With Celtic in complete control, Filip Twardzik was handed his competitive debut and the Czech teenager swiftly showed his confidence by shooting over from distance. And Brown nearly added a third, his deflected drive giving Jarvie a cause for concern before going over.

     

     

    The biggest concern for the visitors was when one of the floodlights momentarily failed but there was enough light for the match to continue and Stokes to grab his hat-trick.

     

     

    Dylan McGeouch had just arrived on the pitch as a substitute when he embarked on mazy run towards the byline. His cutback was eventually worked out to Stokes on the right and he beat Jarvie with the aid of a deflection to claim the match ball.

     

     

    CELTIC (4-4-2) Foster; Cha, K. Wilson, Connolly (McGeouch 81) Davidson; Cattenach Brown,Breen, Lennox (Wanyama 58); Stokes, McGrory (F. Twardzik 71)

     

    Not Used: Hunter, Wanyama, Mjalby, Murdoch

     

     

    PETERHEAD (4-4-2) Jarvie; Donald, S. Ross, Strachan, McDonald, Sharp (Deasley 46); D. Ross (Davidson 69) Redman, McBain, Bavidge (Wyness); McAllister

     

    Not Used: Jellema, Conway

     

     

    Website Man of the Match: Anthony Stokes

     

     

    Refferee T Wharton

  5. As apposed to McInally being a Hun (which in any evenet is a ludicrous,cras and foolish statement)

     

     

    perhaps the greater hunnery was shown by his players who went too far and a ref who let them away with it

     

     

    if anyone has played contact sport to any level they will know that players will try it on until the ref stops them

     

     

    what was McInally supposed to do tell his players to stand off CFC and take a right hard shafting which would destroy their confidence for weeks

  6. MAH

     

     

    comedy gold ..superb

     

     

    thought McGrory put in a great shift all things considered

  7. Frank Haffey Great save from wyness.James Maclean at Sunderland another one slipped through the net ,time the scouts at celtic were removed

  8. weinell lenny not pleased with some of the tackles on our players to-day, he defitonitly has a short memory .he liked to give out himself, maybe he should tell a few of our players to get stuck in now and again.why there is 2 players in our team sammi and james forrest when they get tackled they make no attempt to go and chase the player who fouled them.the answer is get up aff yer erchie and try and win the ball bac.it aint tidilywinks we are playing thats for sure

  9. Dylan looked really good today-Lennons got some squad-so much better than the huns

     

    when they were splashn the “cash” in the 90s-cept these bhoys are bought and paid for

     

    -i trust Lennys judgement-hes awfy brainy too-not felt this way about a squad for years

     

    -looked at the manchester derby though-and peterheid is no practice for the bigboys-

     

    but anythings possible when youve got the talent-and Celtic surely have-its so good i

     

    fear the newco debacle will try and drag us into the maelstrom-with the help of our

     

    cowardly media-THIS ISNAE YIN AND YANG-THIS IS PUTTIN OUT THE TRASH!!!!

     

    HAIL HAIL