Pity help Kilmarnock


Some of us will have revenge in mind tonight for the defeats Kilmarnock inflicted on Celtic in October and at Hampden in last season’s League Cup final.  Others may be motivated by Kenny Sheils frank views on Celtic’s performance at Hampden, but the dressing room will have more aspirational matters to address.

Players will have little regard for the Kilmarnock manager or previous season’s form, they will all be fighting for a place in forthcoming the Champions League games against Juventus.  After Sunday’s performance no one will be sure of their starting place tonight, even those considered un-droppable by some will have been on the receiving end of frank comments from the manager.

Pity help Kilmarnock.
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  1. One danger of overplaying young boys is chronic hamstring problems.



    Their bodies are still growing, but the physical demands of first team football puts undue strain on developing muscles, etc.



    Forrest could be a manifestation of this, like Michael Owen, who was troubled by injury throughout his career.



    Perhaps something to ponder when calling out for more game time for, e.g. Watt and Mc.Geoch.



    There are many reasons why managers don’t overplay their youths, especially if they have options.

  2. T4,


    Not so bad then…heard Daltrey and Townsend interview on radio this morn..geezer said Quadro but didn’t mention anything else.


    Too many good gigs looming this year,The Boss,Neil Young and possibly Jimmy Page solo tour.




  3. desertbhoy, thought you were calling me a bigot on first reading there 0_o



    My point exactly about cover in the wide positions. Paddy is the perfect example. Why buy someone when we have a player who can play the position already. a player who on his day can change and win matches by himself.



    I wouldnt mind seeing him starting out wide tonight, he is another player who should be looking at Sunday’s performance and asking himself why he cant cement a first team place.



    He divides the support though, he is either brilliant or below average in his performances, the reason why he isnt a regular starter imo. He is part of the squad though and should be getting used more or like you say, should be shipped to give dare I say it a youth player an opportunity.




  4. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    Lenny, what do we say?



    The demonization by the MSM and the Scottish fitba authorities was beneath contempt and ironically backfired on them and is currently still one of the main element that bind the celtic fans together. I think the fragile unity may deteriorate somewhat, once he leaves.



    I think he has had a few blunders but also had a few belters, and is probably one of only a few managers who would carry the full fans support when he took over (with the possible exception of MON)



    Losing a cup game 3-2 doesn’t make you a dud and nor would winning the same game 3-2 make you a hero. The difference is very little. if you want to see how good a manager is, look at the bigger picture. It’s the only way.



    Forget about how the auld deid rangers played in a season,


    Compare each season with league stats from past seasons.


    Sometimes we might not win the title but we can still improve, some of TBs teams were among the best I saw but were up against decent quality, albeit unaffordable, hun players.



    We could even win the title this year but not improve, on last year.



    Look at the goals scored column, are we scoring the same amount or even more goals than we scored over the past 10/15 seasons


    Look at the goals conceded column are we having more blank sheets for example?


    Look at percentage of points won for the past 10 or 15 years,



    These are the type of stats that provide a year on year, long term indicator, of how our bhoys are progressing much more than looking at a 3-2 defeat by the buddies or a 2-1 victory over barca in isolation will ever do. We cant respond on a knee jerk every time, otherwise we would have made Lenny the president of a united Ireland after we beat barca and then hung drawn and quartered him after last weekends result

  5. T4


    were away to Belfast on Saturday till Monday,


    I did suggest that its a wee “City Break” and she replies as quick as Judith Chalmers heading up a BA stairway


    “its your pals birthday party so that does not count” says the suntanned one


    “so you dont want to go then?” says I



    “I never said that, but im just going to keep you company and anyway last time you went to Belfast on your own you stayed the week”



    Canny win

  6. tommytwiststommyturns on

    zimmerman – it’s the cost of the tickets that got me….shocking. On a par with the Arsenal !


    Can you imagine how much tickets would be for a Led Zep tour?!



    When’s Neil Young touring?






  7. Just see that West Ham are being tipped to sign Razvan Rat from Shaktar, he would have fitted in well with Sevco.

  8. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Doc – been meaning to get the Tivo box with Virgin, so no recording for me! Hopefully highlights on Sky later. :-(



    Che – as long as she keeps paying, no worries…!



    Better do some work!






  9. Still furious about Sunday.



    Neil should have ignored both Mcleod and Shiels although to be honest neither were wrong,lets hope Neil forgets the favorities and plays guys who will succeed,and are bad losers.



    For me drop Wilson,Izzy,Ledley.



    Any way will see shortly off to game.

  10. Tonight folks I will be in 112 :))


    Ticket – CHECK


    Thermals – CHECK


    Water proofs – CHECK


    Scarf – CHECK


    Hopes of Victory – ALWAYS.


    Ps Broonie to score in 90mis – Hopefully(11/2 wae hills)

  11. winning captains



    hello bud, last week you posted some figures I think about CQN hits from the Americas.



    could you provide some more data and analysis, interested in how big , how often people are congregating on the sacred blog,



    just general interest for me

  12. South Of Tunis on

    Tallybhoy .



    I watched the 1969 European Cup Final in a Jamaican shebeen in Harlesden. .



    Think it was after the 4-0 Cup Final .



    I hitch hiked from Cambridge to Glasgow for the game. Nice man [ and his wife ] stopped and gave me a lift from Scotch Corner to Finnieston . He lived down south but was going” home “for the game . He was a Rangers supporter.. He shook my hand when I got out of his car and said — Its going to be easy for Rangers .



    Hah !

  13. The Herald….



    first published fan with laptop piece is from a supporter of the defhunct klub , surprisingly advocating a speedy return to the top tier for the , the tribute act formerly known as ranjurs….

  14. leftclick…………..



    thanks………..doesn’t make nme feel any better about the performance but it helps put the result in some context.




  15. Till later all


    Dinner, bookies and picked up at half 6.


    Ps just looked at price of Broonie with Ladbrokes 3/1:((


    and they are our inhouse bookie 11/2 wae Hills,



  16. Che,



    hope you and your auld fella enjoy the game.



    ‘Fraid its El Clasico for your truly tonight (not a bad substitute to be honest though), as eldest daughter has drama club tonight and guess who’s on the taxi run?



    Wee fhella also said that the’s not too bothered as in addition to El Clasico apparently there is WWE where The Rock beats CM Punk to the WWE Championship?????



    I know, my thoughts too……..



    Incidentally talking of El Clasico, if anyone is looking for a cracking football read, look no further than Graham Hunter’s “The Making of the Greatest team In The World, BARCA”.


    Superb stuff. Revised and updated edition published last year.


    Thoroughly recommend it.






  17. zimmerman






    Is that The Who and Neil Young & Crazy Horse on consecutive nights?


    And Springsteen late June?



    You mind if I take June off and come stay with you guys :-)

  18. I have always been a firm believer in the maxim that…”if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”






    Not all 16 year-olds have the physical presence of Roy Aitken, or Wayne Rooney!



    Not all 16 year-olds have the natural God-given talent of Pele or Maradona!



    The majority of managers/coaches are loathe to put such pressures on one so young – and rightly so.



    … but every so often a special talent does emerge at such a young age -so why not give him his chance to shine?



    I recently found out that the Colombian striker Radamel Falcao made his senior debut in his homeland at the age of 14!



    Not advocating that one so young should play 30 odd first team games a season – a manager will almost always prefer to pick an older more experienced player instead of a spotty youth. Playing a young, talented, hungry teenager alongside older, talented,hungry pros can only benefit that young player.



    Let’s remember what Alan Hansen said – “You don’t win anything with kids!”



    He was proved wrong – not for the first or last time!




  19. Have we heard from “Hee-Haw” since the inquiry got underway….?



    I get the feeling, he knows it’s all gonna get even uglier for them now………

  20. Zaluska,


    Lustig, Rogne, Wilson, Mulgrew.


    Brown, Kayal, Vic, Commons.


    Hooper, Stokes.



    Watt, Matthews, Lassad and 4 others on bench



    We don’t need Sammi (out ball) and Ledley, ( 3 touches then square pass), against a team sitting in against us at Paradise. They are ideal for European ties.



    Trust Kayal and Kris to go and make play.





    Wine question for the connoisseurs, if you’ve got a bottle of white and a bottle of red, is it customary to skull the white first or is it open to personal choice?

  22. bankiebhoy,



    Ive not really been on the blog since Sunday as knew that the usual suspects and plenty others who only appear when theres mud to be thrown would be revelling in it.



    To be honest whilst I was annoyed at the time, i soon forgot about the game. For some reason i am becoming almost inured to League Cup shockers.



    There were many if, buts and could be’s as to the result or possible result in our favour, but as we all know, it was down to another poor performance at Hampden. End of.



    And so we move on and I have managed to basically forget Sundays ineptness and look forward expectantly to a massively improved performance and 3 points tonight.






  23. izzy



    Usually white first, but that may be because lengthy dinners would include a fish or poultry course, followed by a red meat course.

  24. TTT



    …….inured to Hampden…me too chum.


    Wit hindsight we were falt and a bit rubbish but those two near misses would have changed the game……….



    I’m trusting P67’s judgement the nicht and hope we run right over the top of this mob.




  25. The Moon Bhoys on

    izzy – logically white would be with a starter (e.g fish) and red would be with the main course (e,g meat), therefore white first then the red, be warned though, the mix is a powerful combination.