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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. prestonpans bhoys on

    Nye Bevan

     

     

    Noticed your 26 in a row the other night, world record!?!

     

     

    Joe F

     

     

    Love it been here for my mini holiday since 1995!

  2. Dallas Dallas/HT

     

    The guy that unfurled the del monte banner was none other than finbar obrannigan who went onto greater things when he chucked keevins out the Celtic club ;-)

  3. lennybhoy…supporting the dam 5 and cfc until i die

     

    @ 19:05 on 4 October, 2014

     

     

    and

     

     

    tamrabam @ 18:53 on 4 October, 2014

     

     

    Yes 2 nil down at half time and the bhoys were sent out early for the second half. They stood around watching as we sang “walk on”.

     

     

    They didn’t need any other team talk. Tactics didn’t matter. The fans told them what was required. They produced.

     

     

    One of my favourite games despite losing the league to Utd.

     

     

    Charlie Nicholas really was a good player.

  4. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    roy croppie

     

    19:31 on

     

    4 October, 2014

     

     

    Great stuff, Tommy Gallaghan(spellin) not my dad’s fav.

  5. tinytim

     

     

    16:06 on 4 October, 2014

     

     

    HELP REQUIRED.

     

     

    Is there anyone who can help me obtain 2 tickets for the El Classico derby between Barca and RM ,which will be played in March 2015 at the Nou Camp?

     

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

     

    Sorry mate, cannae help ye, but if you give Alistair McLean a shout – he’ll fix you up with tickets for the ole El Teuchtero :-)

  6. JJ,

     

     

    Aye the holy goalie is now strutting his stuff for afcb.

     

     

    2-1 win today.

  7. What is the world coming to if old Celtic grumphers are no longer allowed, far less encouraged, to pontificate on all matters to do with our great club , .. & indeed our society ?

     

     

    God Bless the Geriatric Brigade who brought our club through the darkest of days & are still here to insist that we remain faithful to our traditions.

     

     

    Still Game,… my old pitifully sad ould ass !

     

     

    May the Gods bless the greatest people on planet Earth.

  8. Lennybhoy

     

    We thought that a full house and a day’s golfing in Donegal would make him want to stay.

     

    We were no older than him, right enough

  9. glendalystonsils on

    No doubt Hamilton accies will play with 100% determination, organisation and effort tomorrow.

     

    If we can match that we will win, as they only have about 25% of our ability.

  10. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Goodnight Timland.

     

     

    Need to pay attention to loved one’s.

     

     

    Prestonpans….don’t know if it’s a record….naebody sayed!!!

  11. prestonpans bhoys on

    Got into my holiday lodge at 3.50 but couldn’t work out the central heating. Visit to the pub and 3 glasses of wine …….no problem :-)

  12. mighty tim supporting wee oscar,

     

     

    Good to see you posting again mate, hope you got things sorted with the hassle your bhoy went through.HH

  13. Delaneys Dunky on

    Dallas

     

     

    Re local Tims who lived the dream, how could you forget two of Partick’s biggest Tims. My schoolmates Tosh & Pat.

  14. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Che, I hope Kevj doesn’t see your post, he will be upset with the way Keevins was treated.

  15. Rangers manager Ally McCoist has told the club’s supporters to behave after trouble followed the 1-0 win at Livingston.

     

     

    Five fans from the away support were arrested at the Energy Assets Arena after scuffles with police, while there were also reports of clashes outside the stadium after the match.

     

     

    Livi’s security chief Allan Scott confirmed there were no injuries to officers or stewards but reports will now be sent to the procurator fiscal as McCoist admitted the disturbances was the last thing his club needed.

     

     

    He said: “I did see it and it looked pretty unsavoury but until I get a report on it I would be loath to comment on it. However, it goes without saying we could do without incidents like that.”

     

    …………………………………………………………………………

     

     

    NEW CLUB – SAME OLD SUPPORTERS

  16. T.E.T.

     

    Just like our guys did on Thursday evening!

     

    Just watched it again. We were good and worked very well.

     

     

    EC67

  17. Andrew Dickson ‏@rfc_dickson

     

    Spoke with one of their officials who said Livingston were embarrassed by a number of references within the programme written by a volunteer

     

     

     

    Andrew Dickson ‏@rfc_dickson

     

    Only found out about the horrendous Livingston ‘new club’ content after the game. Been assured their directors are dealing with the issue

  18. roy croppie

     

     

    19:34 on 4 October, 2014

     

     

    My all time favourite Celtic goal. Thanks mate.

     

     

    Although there have been greater Celtic goals scored, it has to be mine because it was a great goal and because it was the first time since 1921 we beat them at iPod on New Year’s Day. I’ll never get tired of watching bit or posting this tonight…another GIRFUY moment.

     

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

     

    Hail Hail!

  19. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Tully 57, brilliant.

     

     

    My dad never liked Harry Hood and called him Haddie Hood, which was unfair.

     

     

    The Harry Hood song was sung constantly on the train we were on from Dover to Victoria, the day after the Ekeren game in Belgium.

     

     

    Forty years from Harry’s playing days, it’s still a classic. Cos we’ve got someone twice as good and his name’s Harry Hood, oh Harry, oh Harry.

  20. tom molach

     

     

    19:39 on 4 October, 2014

     

     

    The Walk On that day was immense. Story goes back in the day that Bobby Russell who played that day and who incidentally is/was married to a Catholic was at the Dancing in ML5 later and commented on how awesome the Celtic Support were that day. We were the difference, just a pity we did not win the League that day but….yip, you know what is coming…

     

     

    Another GIRFUY moment to them.

     

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

     

    Hail Hail!

  21. Tet,

     

     

    The two la liga sides playing last night used it. I chuckle at the guys who think Ronny is the only one using it and is to blame for all our woes.

     

     

     

    Ec67,

     

     

    You are right. They did. Wee Pablo came inside quite a bit. Coulda covered a bit better mindya but 3pts is 3 pts.

  22. scullybhoy,

     

     

    It’s just a taste of things to come if they manage to get promoted.

     

     

    The bile on their sites is disgraceful, how they have not been closed down is beyond me!

  23. EC67-GM

     

     

    Aye, the players will get used to the set up, it’s really no rocket science, the wingers just need to track back and tuck in when required, it a very good set up if deployed correctly.

     

     

    We will get there, if the current players can’t adapt, they will be gone, and others brot in who can play the system, after all, it’s Ronny’s head on the block.

     

     

    HH

  24. Delaneys Dunky on

    Dallas

     

     

    What a team we had at St Tams in ’81. Seven made it as professional players.

  25. dallas dallas where the heck is dallas/Che

     

     

    Sorry curry arrived.

     

     

    It may have been a different banner but I remember one with those words but in addition, ‘and he’s the biggest Orange B of them all!’

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