Reykjavik in town, extinguishing hope in the 90s


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. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Bada – from earlier ….



    How good is your intel on the 30% sell on clause Celtic have for Hickey?



    If true, it means we can offer up to £1.7m and he’ll cost less than 29 year old Johnny Hayes?




  2. Glasgow Celticv….






    Andrew Weatherall. Rest in Peace.



    What a mix.




    Last thang on ma my Mind Teenage years was Jesus Christ.



    RIP. Andrew.

  3. What Club in the World of Fitba has Won 10 Titles in a Row?



    Lenny, before Anyone Knew yer Name.



    Manic Street P.



    Go get the 10 Neil.

  4. One of life’s simpler pleasures is to listen to the Clyde podcast after the Huns have lost.


    The pain from Rae and the early callers is palpable even from 3.5k miles away.


    This classic came immediately to mind






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    The Tears of a Clown



  5. Thank You for such a Wonderful track.



    Thank You ol Timer.



    Lenny is being posed Questions, as is the Board. As the Immortal James Connolly said…do your Worst.



    I think Neilcan get XmaGlen. He will need Unbelievable SUPPORT.

  6. Good morning cqn from a dry at the moment Garngad



    Get Shane Duffy in you know it makes sense.



    Come on the bhoys tonight.






    D :)

  7. My friends in Celtic,



    Let’s do our talking on the park tonight. This is a mega must win game on our quest for the CL.


    It is not an exaggeration to say CL money decides our transfer policy.



    HH and COYBIG.

  8. Much though the site of Kris Boyd makes me cringe at times.


    My problem is not with him.


    At least he is what it says on the tin.


    He clearly loves his former club and plays to the galleries.


    The ones that really concern me are the David Tanners,Keith Jackson’s and Tom English of this world.


    They all try and come accross as neutral and balanced but of course the mask slips and we can see their hatred for our club and our kind.

  9. AKBW1888 on 17TH AUGUST 2020 6:17 PM


    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.





    So you are calling ME a MUG ?


    That is TWICE in recent days that you have sought to tell Bhoys on here ” What to do and not what to do” in relation to enjoying a few bets some days.


    You then accuse GENE of some “Nanny State” posts regarding your shocking grammer and lack of any line between someones post and your rantings ?


    You have contradicted yourself, as when you TELL posters NOT to have a bet…and its a mugs game etc….it is YOU who are living in a “Nanny State”.


    Who are you to tell anyone ” What to do…or what not to do” ? I am a feckin grown man…a responsible adult….and I never did take to being lectured to by any wives or wummin in general….so I am NOT gonna take it from the likes of you.


    If I want to bet MY MONEY on horses and/or Fitba…that is up to me…not you…I just won money on the correct score of the Snooker Final at 16/1…and on Sevilla to beat M. Utd ..2/1 @ odds of 10/1…not forgetting two weeks ago when I bet the first FIVE Winners at Newmarket….and yet according to you….Guys like me are Mugs ?


    If I NEVER Bet another winner and lose MY Money every day…thats up to me….NOT You.


    I KNOW how much I am prepared to lose…then again in relation to you “Lecturing” Guys on here about gambling…( and Feckin EVERYthing else)…my guess is that you dont like to spend any money…….and that YOU are Tighter than a Midges GARTER !



    You seem to have an opinion on EVERYTHING…..How feckin boring !

  10. On BET365 Celtic are 1/10 on…no good to me, with the Iceland mob being 14/1 against winning at Celtic Park.


    So I have just placed a bet on a “Correct score” for Celtic.

  11. MY Post at 9.06am this morning was directed at..





    AKBW1888 on 17TH AUGUST 2020 6:13 PM


    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.

  12. Lenny.



    Go get the Big Ears and 10.




    I dinnae ask much, but such is the Power of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus it is possible.



    A proper Lenny team versus Bayern – bring it on.



    Just you continue to post any info or rumour that you may hear etc…


    I for one enjoy reading all your posts.


    HH Mate.

  14. DAVID66 on 18TH AUGUST 2020 6:19 AM


    Good morning cqn from a dry at the moment Garngad







    Get Shane Duffy in you know it makes sense.







    Come on the bhoys tonight.








    I agree DAVID Mate…..surely Shane Duffy is better than Aberdeens McKenna….in fact…Im feckin better than Aberdeens McKenna…and my best years are far behind me !


    HH Mate.







    You must almost be a mind reader as my bet is for Celtic to win 6-0..correct score.


    I cant remember the Odds…


    HH Mate.

  15. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Happy birthday Lennybhoy



    Thank you for the birthday wishes for my dads 80th which was Sunday and not Saturday as some so cold internet experts claimed 😀

  16. GG on 18TH AUGUST 2020 9:08 AM




    Ive always hated “The Slosh”….but I enjoy getting “SLOSHED” !



    HH Mate.



    Have a superb Birthday mate.


    All the best, and hopefully a handsome victory for Celtic tonight will make your Birthday even better.


    HH .

  18. Good morning from a wet North Staffs



    Happy birthday Lennybhoy ,- a nice win tonight will be the perfect gift. Have a great day.

  19. In school one day the English Teacher asked…” Wee Jimmy…where’s your Grammar” ?


    ” At the Bingo Miss”…I replied.




    I went home from school one day and asked my Dad…” Dad..where are The Himalayas” ?



    He replied…” I dont know son….you better ask your Ma…as she puts everything away in this hoose” !





  20. Don’t underestimate Reykjavik. They are an all Iceland team with a few Danes. We need total professionalism for this game.



    Remember how delightful it was when England underestimated Iceland a few years back.




  21. GREENPINATA on 18TH AUGUST 2020 10:09 AM




    You are of course correct…however the Bookies dont rate them…and from a betting view there is little point in me taking Celtic to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 due to the very short odds.


    But you are right, we cant under estimate any team in Europe.



  22. GREENPINATA on 18TH AUGUST 2020 10:09 AM




    I have took Celtic to win 6-0…but only for a wee bit of fun…hopefully ?


    In fact I may also take Celtic to win 7-0….just as an added interest.







    I stand corrected….the odds for Celtic to win only 1-0 are 14/1…..and Celtic to win 2-0 at 15/2.



    However, it is widely expected that the Celts will score more than 1 or 2 ?


    I have taken 6-0 and 7-0…just for an added interest in the game, a bit of fun.




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