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There is usually a fair amount of hysteria after a Celtic defeat, sometimes after a draw, but the reaction since Saturday has largely been grounded in measured concern.  Even in the darkest days of the 90s, when Oldco Rangers were at their peak, we could always lay a glove on them.  It was bad.

The question is, what now?  We won eight out of nine domestic games going into the weekend but the manner tightness of several of those wins did not inspire, were it not for late goals against St Johnstone and Dundee United, your worries would be significantly greater today.

Priority when you suffer a bad defeat is to stop things from getting worse.  That means going to Aberdeen on Sunday and winning.  It is not self-flagellation to say we need this game at Pittodrie.  We need to go to one of the best teams in the league and get a win.

We endured many bad results in the 90s, but, if you are old enough, you will remember how there would usually be a backlash to a Celtic defeat.  Whoever we played next saw the consequences of all that pain.  We need to get in touch with that sentiment on Sunday.  Use the pain.

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  1. I agree with the general sentiment of our club needing to have been more proactive in addressing our responsibiity for historic child abuse BUT……

     

     

    An article which starts by saying it was “unlikely” that someone from the Protestant side of the Glasgow divide would play for Celtic, suggests either a deep ignorance of our club, by the writer, or a deliberate slant playing to a gallery.

     

     

    After that, it does a good job of making hte case for why the litigation is being brought forward. These boys suffered horribly.

  2. EL @ 10.11

     

     

    The Grauniad is a text book case of a great institution prostituting itself to an ever decreasing narrow agenda that it hopes will pay the bills — sponsored articles all over the place but at least the link is shown under the title.

     

     

    The article is little better than lawyer PR and should be seen as such.

     

    The whole issue is a society level failing but it had only one target.

     

    The lack of analysis and its sigular focus negates any use it might have had.

     

    The box ticked today would appear to be the Crewe / BB angle linked to CBC.

     

     

    If we were being run correctly / in a dynamic fashion we would be doing the hard work ourselves and leading the story — shining a light into the occasionally murky world of youth sport which is still a sewer even today.

     

     

    The lawyers have a PR grid to get their message out.

     

    I would hope that the Grauniad was above such chicanery.

     

    Recent evidence would suggest that they are not.

  3. onenightinlisbon on

    RC on 20TH OCTOBER 2020 11:30 AM

     

     

    Possibly a repeat of when we stopped the ten. They were complacent, assumed it would be easy.

  4. MADMITCH on 20TH OCTOBER 2020 11:05 AM

     

     

    The Guardian has always seen itself as a campaigning newspaper, particularly on matters like this, so it will be well aware of what it’s doing.

     

     

    Part of the agenda is to free up the legal process for potential litigants, and that involves altering the way judges exercise their discretion when considering things like vicarious liability. Judges thinking on these things is supposed to evolve to reflect societal values and attitudes.

     

     

    Articles based on actual cases such as this have much more impact, and are therfore more effective, than say an opinion piece by Poly Toynbee or the like about how dreadful everything is.

  5. imo thems one and only concern this season is to stop the 10 , thems haven’t won a major cup comp in donkeys years so another season without a cup won’t make any difference but fail to stop the 10 is gigantic to the extent they could implode and not come back from it .

  6. I wonder if any of the Celtic Board are now beginning to have misgivings about not being more assertive in challenging the same club narrative when the huns went bust?

  7. EL @ 11.36

     

     

    Today’s Grauniad article is part of the lawyer’s PR grid to get their case more publicity.

     

    The article has nothing to do with the Grauniad’s campaigning long lost past — long gone.

     

    It is about turning up the heat on the club through the court of public opinion.

     

    Consequently it is all part of a game that will make the lawyers very rich.

     

     

    The article had a purpose and that purpose is very narrow.

     

    Consequently it is as much use as a “seller’s survey”.

     

     

    There is a story out there but this is not aimed at finding it.

     

    It is all about their own narrow objectives and finding someone to pay the bill.

  8. Covid will be used to favour sevco.

     

    If sevco are ahead in the new year they will call the league and award them the title.

     

    If we are ahead they will keep the league going until they can get ahead.

     

    If we stay ahead there will be another clamour for null and void.

     

    the politicians and the football authorities will do everything they can to help sevco.

     

    These are dangerous times for our club.

  9. MADMITCH on 20TH OCTOBER 2020 11:54 AM

     

     

    The purpose of the article is to highlight an issue that should be highlighted, thereby in a minor way pushing public opinion along in a direction it was already travelling, thus dragging judicial discretion in its wake, and possibly making it easier for victims in this and other cases to pursue claims for the abuse they suffered.

     

     

    Leave blaming lawyers and journalists for doing their jobs to the likes of Patel

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