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Reykjavik in town, extinguishing hope in the 90s

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KR Reykjavik returned to action on Friday with a home defeat that leaves them five points off the pace with a game in hand after playing nine.  The Icelandic league was suspended for two weeks prior to this amid fears of a second spike.  It is a small mercy that they travel to Glasgow today with an equally unproductive August as Celtic.

I don’t know about you but I forget there is football on when Celtic are not playing.  Consequentially, I was doing an ironing (the rock and roll lifestyle) when the phone went yesterday afternoon to let me know the greatest team never to win a trophy dropped points at Livingston.

If you are old enough to have ‘getting the ironing done’ as your weekend highlight, you will remember how the 90s worked.  Rangers would drop points, giving us hope that this was our time, but then Kilmarnock, or the like, would extinguish any light in the dark.  Every new season started with desperation more than hope but we carried the knowledge that we were simply not good enough.

For some reason, I found a draw at Pittodrie on the opening day of the season in 1996 devastating.  The previous year brought only a single league defeat all season.  We made huge strides but needed to turn many of the 11 draws that cost us the campaign into wins.  Andy Thom scored a last minute equaliser in a game Celtic battled for everything, but deep down I knew, this was the same story I had watched played out the previous eight seasons.

Dropping those points at Kilmarnock made the table look ominous but we got an insight into the calibre of others yesterday.  Time for others to stress about what will be celebrated in May.

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  1. Pingback: Reykjavik in town, extinguishing hope in the 90s Paul67 - Celtic FC News Aggregation

  2. Paul The Spark on

    Not sure about Bayern scouting young Scottish talent. They should probably just read some of our resident experts on here and save themselves the bother.

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    HWGTIAR

  4. Saint Stivs

     

     

    The ‘A’ side was a song called ‘Celtic are here’ with the full first team choir. The much better ‘B’ side was

     

    Jinky singing Passing Time .

  5. Big Wavy,

     

    Watched the Seville game last night,and their last game,they had an 18 year old Frimpong lookalike playing RB.He was outstanding in both games.Sometimes we are too loathe to putting young players in.That is probably down to the fans.We demand a win every week.Young Dembele is a prime example.We have all been desperate to see him,but Lenny knows we need the win.

     

    What I was saying was the Blog was getting taken up with rumours about Duffy.Get fed up reading the same stories with nothing concrete.Hickey story was new,and I won’t take tomorrow’s game too easy.Too important.

  6. TURKEYBHOY on 17TH AUGUST 2020 12:36 PM

     

     

    Who’s this Frimpong lookalike for Sevilla? They have had Jesus Navas playing there who’s 34 years old!

  7. My concern with blooding the youngsters is just physically are they ready ?

     

     

    The treatment of Kieren here was just brutal. Jeremy as well took some terrible challenges last year.

     

     

    I worry that Dembele would get hurt maliciously.

     

     

    Not advocating cotton wool, but I am saying its high risk.

  8. “Celtic are Here” the backing music sounded like the Peggy O’Keefe trio, awful, awful song por cierto.

  9. The big difference between now and the 90s is that the media never hyped us up then like they do the huns now.

     

     

    Two home wins over St. Mirren and St. Johnston on the back of a very scrappy win at Pittodrie and all of a sudden they were the real deal. It happens every single season despite their obvious weaknesses never being addressed.

     

     

    If we can go on a run of wins like last season then this league campaign will be a formality. Morelos won’t carry them like he did for the first half of last season.

  10. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Lol Pablo.

     

     

    One of the benefits of working from home ….

     

     

    …. no Sunday ironing.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

  11. The Jambos have now sold 11,000 season tickets for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign…

     

    Welcome to the Championship …

  12. I havnt worn a dress shirt, trousers , a suit or proper shoes in the whole time I have worked from home.

     

    Saved considerable sums on petrol, canteen breakfasts and lunches, coffees and other stuff.

     

    No holidays, no hotels, no air travel, havnt wasted money on stuff we dont really need for the house.

     

     

    Downside, all those people losing their jobs.

     

     

    I really dont miss ironing, but I am missing Celtic Park.

  13. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Do you mean the 1890s? A retweet from 12th December 2019 has caught my attention today;

     

     

    “celticearlyyearsdotcom/purchase/ £15 inc p&p in the UK for the last remaining copies of Celtic The Early Years, the definitive book on Celtic’s foundation and early years in forensic detail. The follow up, “The Battle For The Club’s Soul” will be out next year.”

     

     

    Not a lot has happened across the world during the eight months since December. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Brendan’s new book to be on schedule for the Christmas 2020 market.

  14. SAINT STIVS on 17TH AUGUST 2020 1:21 PM

     

    Dont remember you ironing your 5 a side gear..or maybe I just could not get close enough to look!

  15. ha, you dont remember going right through me and putting me up in the air at largs then ?

     

     

    same goalie coaching as allan mcgregor.

  16. GUYFAWKESAFOREVERHERO on 17TH AUGUST 2020 1:24 PM

     

     

    Really looking forward to that book on the “battle for the club’s soul” if it is anything near the standard of the early years it’ll be a good one.The Early years is a brilliant book

     

     

    hh

  17. Jocks Immortal Lions on

    Afternoon all,

     

     

    I said before on here and I will say it again, I would take Hickey I think he would be a good signing and with good coaching he will only get better.

     

     

    Watched the Sevco game yesterday, oh dear game was dire. Full marks to Livingston organised and fought for everything but these plastic pitches are truly awful, what an advertisement for the game here.

     

     

    Sevco? No better than last year, may even be worse as Morelos not interested now. Problem is every other team in the top flight is probably weaker than last year so both ourselves and Sevco will win most games against them. This makes the games against Sevco the title deciders, we need to be on our game when we play them.

     

     

    After watching that yesterday my panty wetting has subsided considerably.!,

  18. I dip in and out of the Early Years book all the time.

     

     

    The research that Brendan put in leads me to look at stuff on my own, old maps, players census and birth dates on scotlands people, searching out images and places.

     

     

    Recently more stuff about the marist in glasgow was published, and thier base in monteith row.

     

     

    Utterly fascinating.

  19. Masks forever more – No Thank You.

     

     

    Satan playing his End Game Trump card (I think Donald has been a Good President in the Maine).

     

     

    Anyone who stops Abortions is always gonnae get aff tae a flyer in My view.

     

     

    It was relentless.

     

     

    It certainly wisnae Maddie Albright.

     

     

    Come on the Celts the morra.

     

     

    Boli Bolingoli – Great name.

     

     

    You were always a loose cannon…. playing left back and ending up so far away from that position. Erratic player to say the least.

     

     

    Forgiveness is Always the Ki.😁

  20. Conversation

     

    St.Anthony

     

    @Stephen4_2

     

    A Rangers fan is arrested after Celtic’s second goal in their 2-0 win over their old rivals in September 1970. This affords a great view of old main stand, press box, and wee enclosure at Parkhead. I reckon you’d have to be 60 now to have vivid memories of that old structure.

     

    9:13 pm · 12 Aug 2020·

     

     

     

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfPvnvwWsAIz4tK?format=jpg&name=medium

  21. From memory Bobby Murdoch scored 1.

     

     

    I think it was only a few months before we lost our first league cup final in my memory to big fat Johnstone’s header.

     

     

    Up until then 9 year old me thought we owned the league cup just like we did the league.

  22. Thank You BB,

     

     

    Neil…. whit huv they done to yer Fred Astaire?

     

     

    It is now Showtime.

     

     

     

    In Scotland….. there could be no one More Qualified to confront what is Coming to stop Bo Derek.

  23. TalkSport reporting that Peterborough have accepted a 10 million bid from Brentford for Toney

     

     

    6.5 Million upfront plus add ons

     

     

    Good money if you can get it.

  24. Unable to judge Sevco’s qualities yesterday, just as it was to judge ours at Kilmarnock. Playing on a carpet full of ‘static’ & with eleven always behind the ball, is something, it’s not football as I know it. Close marking & suffocation while the ball ‘ping-pongs’ of the surface is torture to watch.

     

     

    We may have snatched it with Calmac’s effort, ‘they’ had umpteen chances – 1-0 is a great result under these anti-football conditions.

     

     

    Let’s wait before we jump to conclusions.

  25. Here Folks, I came accross this phrase while doing an online course.

     

    I would say, Paul67, should perhaps put this up on here & it reads:-

     

    Politics and religion are two areas that can result in heated debates,yeah Devision Time, & it’s taboo, or even illegal to discuss them in some countries.

     

    Fair Point.

     

    This course I’m doing, ffs, I’m having to take in more data, than that wee Robot in the Movie

     

    Short Circuit One, when it’s in the New York Book Store.

  26. JHB on 17TH AUGUST 2020 3:19 PM

     

    Unable to judge Sevco’s qualities yesterday, just as it was to judge ours at Kilmarnock. Playing on a carpet full of ‘static’ & with eleven always behind the ball, is something, it’s not football as I know it. Close marking & suffocation while the ball ‘ping-pongs’ of the surface is torture to watch.

     

    We may have snatched it with Calmac’s effort, ‘they’ had umpteen chances – 1-0 is a great result under these anti-football conditions.

     

    Let’s wait before we jump to conclusions.

     

    Fair Assessment JHB.

  27. PAUL THE SPARK on 17TH AUGUST 2020 12:07 PM

     

    Not sure about Bayern scouting young Scottish talent. They should probably just read some of our resident experts on here and save themselves the bother.

     

    What we should be doing, is taking notes of Bayern’s Training Sessions, & Their Approach.

     

    To complete one of their training sessions, one has to be supperbly Fit.

     

    They also pay very close attention to details, & they are very efficient.

     

    Which also bears fruite on the Field of Play.

     

    So I would not nock it, that is for sure.

  28. So Premier Sports, wanting £10, for watching our match tomorrow night.

     

    Well, that is not too bad, because if we get passed tomorrow’s opponents,

     

    which hopefully, we should, then the next quallifier, is next week @ Home.

     

    & the following, week @ home, if we also over come that hurdle. Point being,

     

    that one month subscription with them, could cover all the of our CL Quallifiers.

  29. AKBW1888 on 17TH AUGUST 2020 3:36 PM

     

     

    Unfortunately politics and religion are entwined in our clubs history and society in general.

     

    There is no escape e.g. the odious OB act, the cancellation of games and the sanctioned political highjacking of a valid cause prior to each game.

     

     

    I say again, unfortunately it cannot be avoided.

     

     

    HH.

  30. SAINT STIVS on 17TH AUGUST 2020 2:51 PM

     

    Conversation

     

    St.Anthony

     

    @Stephen4_2

     

    A Rangers fan is arrested after Celtic’s second goal in their 2-0 win over their old rivals in September 1970. This affords a great view of old main stand, press box, and wee enclosure at Parkhead. I reckon you’d have to be 60 now to have vivid memories of that old structure.

     

    9:13 pm · 12 Aug 2020·

     

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfPvnvwWsAIz4tK?format=jpg&name=medium

     

    Bhoy St Stivs, you don’t half find those old photos from the past. I was just

     

    starting secondary school back then. Yeah, no doubt the person in the

     

    photo, got ejjected from CP that day.

  31. Anyone any idea when the two games in hand can be, or are likely to be scheduled to be, played?

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