Rangers? That wasn’t even a Basket of Assets


They can call themselves whatever insolvency practitioners allow them to be called, but even the court assertion, that Charles Green bought a Basket of Assets, not a football club, seems overly optimistic. That lot look more like a Basket of Liabilities than assets.

I told you Joey Barton was a good Celtic man, there to take their money, and self-respect. Their big former Arsenal centre half is four years younger than our big former Arsenal centre half, but good grief! You could forgive him for being short of pace, but acting like an immature simpleton is unforgivable.

Moussa Dembele’s Perfect Hat-trick (one with the head, one with the right, one with the left), was a charm. We watched Henrik give us so much, he deserved to score a hat-trick against Oldco Rangers, but the history book was closed on that one with Harry Hood’s in the League Cup in 43 years ago.

I have witnesses to saying “We’ll have to settle for five instead of seven”, when hearing Leigh Griffiths would miss out today. Dembele (20), put in a performance which defied his inexperience. He looked like the £20m player some think we’ve signed. What’s more, he’ll continue to improve.

Tom Rogic had clearly been identified as our most dangerous creative player. He was hacked throughout, before retiring early in the second half. Scott Brown and Nir Bitton were also on top of their game, controlling the crucial central area.

Both full backs, Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney, got assists, as they created width to allow the central players to do their stuff.

Brendan Rodgers will hopefully highlight that the only two attempts on goal we conceded came a moment after we scored, near the end of each half. Teams notoriously lose concentration after scoring.

I’m off to find out who their no. 4 was. I’ve him down for two assists on his own. Liabilities, to a man – the keeper apart, who did well.


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  1. hearing that in order to have a competitive league and a strong ‘Rangers’ it is crucial that all other teams keepers aren’t allowed to handle the ball.



    The first game with that rule in place was today’s Glasgow Derby.

  2. bournesouprecipe on 10th September 2016 4:02 pm



    Moussa Dembele becomes the first Celtic player to score a hat trick verse Sevco.



    Doubt we’ll wait another 43 years for the next one though… :)

  3. Have not read back yet.



    Reality bites for the new team.



    For the various Comics headline…”New shite flushed away”



    Don’t think we will see it though.



    HH Great result. Onwards to Tuesday


    Shameless repost as I took Corkies position.

  4. We continue our fine scoring record this season and despite being a new club the team from govan brought a style of diving and feigning injury that was all so reminiscent of those infamous cheats of old.

  5. I thought the Zombies banner display at half-time was revealing.



    Three huge red, white and blue banners:



    1) Rangers Loyal, with the legends “Haghill Powery” and “Ruchazie Loyal”.



    2) Larkhall Loyal.



    3) Then the pièce de résistance, (presumably North) KOREA RSC.



    Anyway, My question is which area is the most benighted ?

  6. Two thoughts occured to me earlier


    1. We are only going to improve as they implode.


    2.the have to pay senderos’s wages for a year

  7. Was disappointed Griffiths wasn’t playing, but delighted Dembele got his goals and think he’ll kick on. 9 times out of ten we are going to play 1 central striker, to have 2 that are interchangeable, that have different qualities is such a bonus that will stand us in good stead. Dembele has Drogba like attributes, and he just needs a bit of time to develop. People criticising him not celebrating on the bench or when Sinclair took a penalty of him need their heads looked at. They guy has star potential.



    Gutted Roberts never played, in full flow he would rip that defence but hopefully his time will come.



    Couple of niggles. Sviatchenko’s reluctance to step into space and instead play a backward pass that puts a team mate in trouble is worrying. De Vries doesn’t appear an upgrade on Gordon in any sense. Rogic is technically superb but needs to improve his fitness.



    Squad is shaping up now






    De Vries, Gordon



    Right back



    Lustig, Gamboa



    Left back



    Tierney, Izzy



    Centre half



    Toure, Sviatchencko, Jozo, O’Connell



    Centre mid



    Rogic, Brown, Bitton, Armstrong, McGregor, Henderson



    Wide players



    Roberts, Sinclair, Forrest






    Griffiths, Dembele



    Anyone not listed above might want to seek 1st team football elsewhere, some on loan, some have no future.



    I have zero expectations for the CL, we may have to take some spankings on the chin, but the money should allow us to compete next season.

  8. Warburton wasn’t very respectful in his post match interview. Especially when bemoaning the reason Weir was sent to the stand while saying nothing about Kranjcar actually making it to half time and Garner intent on trying to injure Bitton and get Sviatchenko sent off. The man without any magic hat was found out today. Just like his team.

  9. Paul 67


    Brilliant result the team is on the rise again, can you get an offical response from the CEO about the damage to our property, as a concerned shareholder this cannot go on.

  10. Last 3 matches without Griff, 7-0, 5-0, 5-1.



    Also a perfect Hat-trick for Moussa, header, right foot, left foot.

  11. mild mannered Pedro delgado on




    I think they, them, that lot are obliged to pay for the damage their fans do at our place



    And if that’s the case, I say refurbish the toilets to the highest specification, invite them back, take another 5 of them, Bill them and put them out of business



    How are things in cork



    Beautifull here in g 65

  12. Left click – you know the answer.



    my hope is they implode on the park and the scum do walking away from Scottish fitba leaving the rest of us to healthy rivalry and normal footballing relationships.



    May the smsm, Sevco and all her acolytes collectively return to their primeval swamp and gies all peace….

  13. Well done Celtic, Dembele you were superb as were all the bhoys. BR hat tipped. My bhoy stuck a fiver on Celtic to win 5-1 Dembele to score 1st 55/1 HH

  14. Just sitting trying to work out what permutation of results will push the zombies furthest down the table. Oh it’s great to be a Tim today!! HH

  15. Having 30 shillings on a Moussa hat trick at 28/1 and £3 on Celtic at minus 3 (7/2) then I guess tonight’s Baldie family take aways are on me!



    And looking at thr BBC live scores ‘as it stands’ table, guess which team have fallen fron 2nd to 5th – trailing Celtic, Ross County (their next opponents), Hamilton and Aberdeen.



    It has been a glorious day.

  16. Oh, and how remiss of me – meeting VFR at the game and celebrating the goals in his company – doesn’t get any better than that, Ted.

  17. Anyone know if Twitter is down? It’s now over two hours since full time and still nothing from Joey Barton.


    Btw what did Brendan say to sky fud?

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