Respect deserved


We’ve seen a few difficult games against Hamilton Accies in recent years, including what proved to be a costly draw after being denied a late winner at New Douglas Park, but we’ve never met them in this form.

Hamilton have the longest unbeaten run in Scotland.  They lost their opening league game of the season, at home to Inverness, but have won seven and drawn two of their subsequent nine games.  Their 0-4 win away to Motherwell last week was a display of sharp, organised football – and remember, Motherwell took at point at Celtic Park the previous weekend.

Alex Neil will have no intentions of leaving pointless tomorrow.  This is the game he and his players will have been waiting for since the fixtures were announced four months ago.  Their four SPLF away games: wins at St Mirren, Partick and Motherwell, and a draw at Tannadice, has been preparation for Celtic Park.

If Celtic have a Europa League hangover, Accies will boss them.  Forget the lowly status of the club, respect is needed if we are the get the desired result and performance required.

I’m running the Great Scottish Run in aid of Celtic Foundation tomorrow morning, which presents a, erm, personal hygiene challenge for the game.  It’ll be a full can of deodorant day.  If you have a £1 or two for the fundraising, you can help here.

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  1. lennon's passion on




    18:08 on 4 October, 2014



    Keep up the good work. It’s my pet hate with youth football. Small talented kids getting left out for a lump that can kick the ball the length of the field. Then coaches shouting well played.

  2. EDB



    She says it’s No64 on the menu :-)



    How’s you keeping mate?






    You need to get out more!!!

  3. Evening Timland from a warm hun free mountain valley.



    Hope we don’t have a euro hangover the morra.



    RD needs to get a grip of the midfield, all very well playing with 2 wingers, but 3 against 2 just disny go, win the mid, win the game, over to you Ronny.




  4. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Went to Brentford today and had to double-take during the warm up as I was sure I recognized one of the Bees coaching staff.



    Sure enough – Davie Weir is assistant coach.



    Brentford actually play a bit of football – wonder where the hell Davie picked that up???

  5. tamrabam



    18:53 on 4 October, 2014



    The 4-2 game you refer to was 2-0 at H-T, 14/5/1983, F-T 2-4. Charlie scored two Pens. Davie Syme the Ref as well!!



    It was indeed Charlie’s last game, first time around. Dun. Utd. won the League that day.



    I was in the Enclosure that day. And yet again despite not winning the League…another GIRFUY moment…:)



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  6. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Tamrabam, in the 4 2 game at Ibrox, we had the Celtic end, half the enclosure & main stand along with about a quarter of the Govan Stand.



    At the 4 4 game three years later we were in the main stand and was saved from a soaking on that rainy day.



    At the time the Ulster says no campaign was in full flow. A banner was unfurled at the west of the main stand, so those in the Rangers end could see it. It read Ulster says no but the man from Del Monte he say Yes.



    Needless to say, the polis moved in to remove it.

  7. ‘Still Game?’



    Love it, it makes me laugh.



    It made me laugh when it first came out, and it still makes me laugh now.



    Possibly because I have a sense of humour.




  8. dallas dallas where the heck is dallas



    I’m sure there was an appendage to that banner but I couldn’t repeat on CQN.



    I remember another one around the time of the ‘Tell Sid’ adverts. Some wit created a banner with the addition, ‘Tell Sid…Up the Ra’.



    Before the time of focus obviously:-)

  9. Living_in_the_Love_of_the_Commons_People on

    nye bevans’ rebel soldier



    19:00 on 4 October, 2014



    Rest assured I would never directly accuse anyone of being a hun. They know who they are and they will have to live with it.



    As someone who has lurked on the blog since it’s inception I’ve become accustomed to who are the Tims and the others who are obviously not. Opinions are like erchies, everybody has wan. However, those that are at it can be spotted for their obvious banging on one particular theme, attempting to create dissent and polarize the blog accordingly. Sadly many fine contributors have gone the way of the Dodo in recent years, but BSR’s links alone are reason to visit….



    I spend a lot of my time in the Seattle area these days, but on occasion find myself down in Los Angeles, San Diego and Portland. It’s a great place to be, but I do miss the sense of humour of home especially, thus my frequent visits to sites such as this.

  10. A Ceiler Gonof Rust


    17:01 on


    4 October, 2014


    The deid heids on hun media are going ape over the livi match program. The program mentions the admin and liqidation in 2012 and refers to them as “the team then called rangers”. ha ha. It goes on to say their 140 years of success was consigned to history. They’re not liking that one bit:-)



    Livi, telling it like it is. Will they be bullied into an apology like montrose were.






    Does Livibhoy do a bit of writing for his local team?!?!?



    HH jamesgang

  11. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Roy, Weirdo showing he was a big feartie and could still run.



    Still Game’s Greg Hemphill & Paul Riley are Celtic fans.



    Both were on the train we got to Seville from Madrid

  12. Some great memories being rekindled tonight…



    I remember Celtic were 8-1 up against Hamilton with loads of time left before it ended up 8-3. Record scores were on my mind that day. Funny but it felt a real privilege to be in the Jungle that day in a really low crowd. Also a real sense of togetherness amongst those who came that day – or I am just being sentimental?


    Cruyff 2-2 v Ajax at Parkhead was my first ever home game. Got a lift with a pal from school and his family from Dunoon that night. Stood in the Celtic end and was completely blown away by everything. Forty plus years later and I have never forgotten his back heel in his own penalty area.

  13. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Hamilton, from our seats we could only see the main part of the Del Monte banner but if the appendage was something to noise the horribles up, even better.



    I never returned to Ibrox for a game v the defunct club after they beat us 5 1. It was too much too take.

  14. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on




    Fair enough,take care and keep posting,I love reading the thought’s


    of far off tims…………never ever meant to cause offence.

  15. charles kickham on

    Jack Grealish born and bred in Birmingham – plays for Villa and Ireland – I wonder if all other teams fans will boo him no matter where he plays ? – just a thought

  16. mighty tim supporting wee Oscar on

    BMCUW did you work in Maryhill with Ronnie Mcdonald. My nephew worked there and also played with the juniors when him and Alan maitland were there. They also signed him for Clyde.







  17. Tamrabam,




    If Hamilton move the goalposts as much as you, even barca would struggle to score ra morra.

  18. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    O G, we played Sunderland in a benefit game at Shielfield Park in Berwick, the day after the 4 2 game at Ibrox.



    It was in aid of a Berwick player, the name Ian Cashmore rings a bell, who was injured in training.



    The Sunderland fans were mental and then about half an hour into the game around a hundred Newcastle fans appeared which got them even more agitated.



    It was one of the strangest games we had been at. Our players looked pished either drowning their sorrows after not winning the league or celebrating our comeback against the deidsters.

  19. prestonpans bhoys on

    Good evening from Bowness-on-Windermere, noticed the Livy programme brilliant, suffice to say will not make the game tomorrow !

  20. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Roy Keane growing his beard to play Santa in the festive season his team started early and gave Man,City two goals and three points. H.H.

  21. Dallas Dallas



    Well a durty wee hun, he came up to me


    He asked me the secret of the Celtic FC


    I answered him, the best I could….


    The answer I gave was Harry Hood




  22. ‘Forget the lowly status of the club ( ie Hamilton)’ – sorry Paul, we have to forget the attitudes that prevailed before Rangers were liquidated. It’s refreshing to see some decent competition if only at the moment, even from ‘lowly status’ clubs. Proves that the Armaggeddon (sic ?) did not happen.

  23. Living in the love….


    Great Celtic supporters club in San Diego. Watched the 4-0 Artmedia game there. Great Tim’s.


    On honeymoon. new Mrs went shopping I watched the game. Was made to feel very welcome

  24. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Rony says he wont make wholesale changes for tomorrows game just as long as he makes one and brings big bad John into the team. H.H.

  25. May have misheard, but sure I heard Artur Boruc’s name in a SSN report of the Bournemouth game. Can anyone confirm ?

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