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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. My mate just video called me from Peterboro,his son just called him to say that Brentford have increased their offer for Toney,Peterboro have accepted the offer,but Toney is refusing to speak to them.Asked him for more info,but has none.He wants to go to Celtic.Good source this.

  2. Turkeybhoy

     

     

    If the above is true, I like the sound of Toney`s desire to play for us. How long does his contract have to run. do you know?

  3. TURKEYBHOY on 17TH AUGUST 2020 5:40 PM

     

    My mate just video called me from Peterboro,his son just called him to say that Brentford have increased their offer for Toney,Peterboro have accepted the offer,but Toney is refusing to speak to them.Asked him for more info,but has none.He wants to go to Celtic.Good source this.

     

    TurkeyBhoy, we have already bought Albian Ajeti, who is a Striker, why do we need to

     

    purchase another one. We need to look @ strengthening our Defence, not another

     

    Striker! We have too many outfield players as it is, & not enough Defenders.

     

    Peterboro, will be looking for Millions of £’s for Toney, the highest bidder.

     

    & Toney will be looking for a big wage packet.

  4. End of the season I believe Jim

     

    He could sign a pre contract with us in January.

     

     

    HH jg

  5. Hot Smoke, Cool Down, I can’t see the “Toney Deal” going through @ our Club!

     

    It’s out of our financial reach, & it also does not make any sense.

  6. Jamesgang

     

    Thanks for that.

     

     

    AKBW1888

     

     

    Your point makes sense but `cool down` ? Does liking the possibility that a good player wants to play for us amount to a burning passion? If so, there are no words to describe my emotions when I see Ryan Kent :-))

  7. Abkw1888

     

     

    I see that you copy the whole of the post that you’re commenting on – which is fair enough but you don’t then make a distinction to highlight your comment. It would help if you put a line at the end of the original post.

     

    It would make reading your contribution easier.

  8. Hot S moked

     

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    He on ly has a year left on his contract,so in under 5 months he can sign a pre- contract with whoever.

     

    I am going to stop putting this info on,as it seems we have a few who are a bit ,shall I say,on a different planet.

     

    This info is from my very good mates son who works at London Rd.But whatever,we don’t need another striker.

     

    Until Eddy leaves.

  9. TB

     

    ` I am going to stop putting this info on,as it seems we have a few who are a bit ,shall I say,on a different planet.`

     

    I would request that you don`t stop posting any information you receive.

  10. I don`t know anything worthwhile about Reykjavik but William Hill has us at 1/ 50 !!!

     

    Reykjavik are 28/1.

  11. Gene, the PW contributer, who has rattled your cage today?

     

    Fell out of Bed, on the wrong side?

     

    Stop being a typical agony Nanny State reproduction, & nitpicking.

     

    On here is a Blogg, & Supporters of our Club, has a right to post

     

    their comments, & express their points of view, without some

     

    Jerk, commenting, oh look, their is not enough space between

     

    your post, or oh look, you are using bad spelling, or your grammer

     

    is not right, & you have left out punctuation. So what, I’m sure

     

    that everyone who reads my post’s, will understand the points

     

    I’m making.

  12. Hot Smoked,

     

    Believe me its true.The only problem I have heard,is if someone comes in with a ridiculous offer.So far he is doing Frys nut in,with not talking to anyone.Look at the facts.Fry was telling everyone that he had 2 or 3 clubs in.He wanted 10 million,said Brentford were in.3 weeks later after hounding Celtic in the Media ,which is his job,he has accepted a much lower bid from Brentford.

     

    The boy has all the Aces.We will see.

  13. HOT SMOKED on 17TH AUGUST 2020 6:09 PM

     

    I don`t know anything worthwhile about Reykjavik but William Hill has us at 1/ 50 !!!

     

    Reykjavik are 28/1.

     

    Hot Smoke, a wise & useful tip here, don’t gamble, it’s a mugs game.

  14. !!BADA BING!! on 17TH AUGUST 2020 6:28 PM

     

    Weekend games airbrushed by STV News, strange that….

     

    Yeah !!Bada Bing!! that is because their “Favourites” did not get a

     

    Positive result yesterday, they (HMGSTV) are not in a good mood.

  15. GENE on 17TH AUGUST 2020 6:30 PM

     

    Akbw1888

     

    Can I offer my sincere apologies for upsetting you – I stand suitably chastised.

     

    Woof-Woof Gene, snap puppies for you, no problem you did not upset Me.

     

    I’m a big Bhoy, I can take it, anyway thanks for being a good Sport young

     

    Bhoy, your apologies have been accepted & HH.

  16. Right Folks, I’m Jackanoski, Offski, I bid you all a pleasant Evening, & Sweet Dreams.

     

    May God keep you all, safe & sound. COYBIG & Hail ! Hail ! All.

     

    Go On The Bhoys, Get It In There, Laters Folks. :-) :-)

  17. Turkeybhoy I for one am excited by Toney coming to us so please keep the info coming ;)

  18. Anybody know if the VST is valid for all “potential” nae jinxing it, home qualifiers or just the one tomorrow?

     

     

    I’ve e-mailed JPT to ask.

  19. BANKIEBHOY1 on 17TH AUGUST 2020 6:49 PM

     

    Oh aye…………………………

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ;)

     

     

    ……………

     

     

     

    :))))))))))))))))))

     

     

     

    …………………………………..

     

     

    At it!

  20. In ither news……………

     

     

    No sign of any interrogative questioning for the huns weekend debacle or indeed any spotlight on The Scouse Ned.

     

     

    Perhapos it’s not in the interests of scoddish fitba?

     

     

    Funny that.

  21. weebobbycollins on

    Gene @ 5.58…agree wholeheartedly with you. I often get confused as to who said what to whom when a post is copied and commented on… :-)

  22. Delaney’s Dunky if you are lurking, there a Celtic State of mine podcast that you might find worth listening to. It’s Michael Jobson, Richard’s young brother. It’s really interesting. Michael has worked with a number of musicians / bands we liked. Michael worked with and became very friendly with all of Echo and the Bunnymen.

     

     

    He also talks of a subject you will empathise with . Michael , like all his brothers , is a huge Celtic supporter.

  23. Algae there for You….

     

     

     

    I cannae wait to see Celtic re-refreshed the morra.

     

     

    Noone knows anything but I think Celtic will do A – OK.😀

  24. Dallas 7.10.

     

    How you doing buddy?

     

    Smashingmilkbottles, who , sadly, very seldom posts now, is a big bunnymen fan.

     

    Bring on the Dancing horses is a great track.

     

    Are you looking forward to tomorrow’s game?,

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