Ronny introduces an edge on Celtic languid style


Ronny Deila introduced an interesting edge following yesterday’s preseason friendly against Rapid Vienna, saying his players’ “body language wasn’t good.  I can accept not playing well but the most important thing has to be the attitude and that was lacking”.

Noting a “lack of energy and that players “looked tired” is par for the course at this time of year but adding “we need to do something with their attitude” gives you an indication of what is expected of the players this season.

Celtic players have for a while now been criticised, fairly or otherwise, for languid body language.  Caught between Premiership games against teams they are vastly better than, and Champions League games they need to raise performances for, coaches would need to work hard to raise the heartbeat for domestic football.  I suspect its’ this Ronny was targeting, instead of a preseason warm-up.

Does anyone know how to stretch hamstrings prior to kicking the ball?  It’s incredible that professional footballers, and Celtic players in particular, are so commonly afflicted by this injury.  All it takes is one incomplete warm-up routine and a player is out of action for weeks.

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  1. neganon2,



    Agree with you 100%. They make me sick to my stomach. The SNP obviously either share the oo’s raison d’etre or deem them too powerful to tackle. Whatever, they are more than complicit in Scotland’s Shame. Mind you, Glasgow Council (or whatever they call themselves these days) have never exactly covered themselves in glory in addressing that sectarian organisation.

  2. BMCUWP 12.10



    Provan didn’t say that to Dave McKinnon.


    He said it to wee Alex MacDonald.




  3. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    M/Express- Bruges is fantastic; not a place to be if you’re hungry AND skint.



    Also not a place to be if you’re allergic to chocolate.



    What is also worth a visit is Ypres, just a short train ride away.

  4. Greeninbingley on



    15:52 on


    7 July, 2014



    Regarding spectacular OGs:



    I vaguely recall through a booze-induced haze Denis Connaghan throwing the ball into his own net. In the early 70s at that horrible hell-hole Broomfield I think.

  5. Lennybhoy – Cheers, my laptop was acting up so I’ve been away from my CQN fix.


    I trust you are well amigo, chat soon. Aff oot as the saying goes.





  6. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    GreeninBingley- if Dennis Connachan was that drunk he should never have been selected ;/)

  7. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    RIP, Alfredo.



    You could have been a Celtic player, but, at least, you showed us how good you were at Celtic Park that night.

  8. Greeninbingley on



    16:51 on


    7 July, 2014






    I wouldn’t have blamed him if he was, TBH…. Airdrie away was not for the faint of heart in them days. Horrible fans, horrible place, horrible atmosphere.

  9. Sir Paul



    Eether Ronnie, his Bin Reading Ma Mail..






    Ronny Dee is Me!



    Attitude.. the RIGHT, Attitude.. n.. Nothing, But the Right Attitude, is Acceptable ..tae Kojo..



    Ah hiv said this ,oan here .. Over n Over.. Agin.



    Ah wull tell ye right Away.. that.



    It is a Paramount Mantra o’ Kojo’s



    That Hivin’..



    The Right Attitude is .possibly, the Single Most Important Necessity…that Anywan, must Hiv,in order tae Guarantee Success,in ANY field of Endeavour.



    Ah don’t know how Many Times Ah hiv used this Term , when castigatin’ an Employee..fur exhibitin’ shoddy Work Performance..



    But.. Ah know .. Ah must hiv said it.. Umpteen Canteen Times~



    Yes, Ronny Dee.. Ye ur a Man wi’ Mallum.. Ah dae See!!




    Ah am,also…. so Impressed wi… Ronny Dee’s , AIN.. Attitude, in Performin’


    HIS Joab.



    He is no a Hypocrite..






    Ah Like ,that.. Aloater!



    He Knows whit He is Daein’… n.. Ah wull Hazard a Guess, that He wull


    be Quite Ruthless, in Makin’ sure that HIS..



    MANTRAS , Shall be Considered tae be




    De Rigueur, thruoot the Club!



    Woe Betide.. the Slacker!






    Ah like that.. Aloater .. as Weel~



    Yes, Virginia..



    Ronny Dee, is The Man Fur Me!






  10. Evening awe



    Wheres all our new signings then




    Over the he last few years we’ve lost some good quality




    Kelvin wanyama ki ledley hooper


    Yet only seen Virgil as a like for like quality wise


    The list of mediocre players signed pukki balde rogic derk


    Are not good enough


    Get the finger oot peter


    Need at least 4 quality players




  11. Marrakesh Express on




    Never gave it a thought :0)






    Cheers, will do Ypres. Are you saying Bruges is arm and leg stuff?

  12. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Kojo. Another good post from your good self the right attitude is paramount to be a winner at anything and the team is only as strong as its weakest link so you must always look at strengthening the weakest link. The manager who should be the most ambitious person in the group dynamic and must never settle for less than the very best from his group or his ambition will fail to blossom.I think in these early days Rony is showing all the correct signs that he knows what he wants and he knows how to get it and that augers well for Celtic and us the supporters. H.H.

  13. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    M/express- you may end up sitting in the very pretty main square paying a bit extra, but there is no shortage of places to eat.



    Because it is one of the most picturesque cities in Flanders it’s a bit of a tourist trap so prices tend to reflect that.

  14. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    M/Express-if Mrs M/Exp insists on having hot chocolate in the square you can insist on going to De Halve Maan brewery for lunch.

  15. Marrakesh Express on




    Sounds like a plan. Beer and chocolate are high on my list.

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    sheik yerbouti- i don’t think any guys will be in unless we qualify for the CL,a flawed policy IMO,leaving a 4 week transfer window where teams put the price up as they know your predicament,and you end up panic buying the likes of Pukki.Probably the main reason we have a new manager.HH

  17. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Bada Bing I still have high hopes for Pukki I think he will come good this season but Derk and Amido to me just dont have it and we should move them on.H.H..

  18. West End of East End on

    The manager has to run the rule over the players to see where he believes needs strengthening first. We can’t start beating him up over not buying anyone at this early stage, or John Collins should tell him to buy all of Dundee Utd’s youngsters as people on here seem to think they’re better than what we have…

  19. !!Bada Bing!! on

    joe filippis haircut- i think they might be makeweights in other transfers (if we ever make any).Kayal and McGeouch too,the squad is too big IMO .HH

  20. God bless Alfredo di Stefano, one of the true greats.



    May he rest in peace.



    Gone to meet his striking partner Ferenc Puskas in fitba heaven.




  21. !!Bada Bing!! on

    west end of east end- it’s a possibility that a change in our style of play,might suit some of the guys that i and others have written off.HH

  22. Thomthethim


    Alfredo de Stefano r.i.p I echo those sentiments .I never seen him ex on film.ahead o his time.capped for 3 countries might be wrong? :-)



  23. Reports we offered a trial to the Iraqi midfielder Humam Tariq. Does anyone know if we have any trialists with us on tour.

  24. skyisalandfill on

    Marrakesh Express



    Great bar with live jazz (if that is your bag) called Cafe Alto near Korte Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam.




  25. Apologies if already posted, (too lazy to look back!), but what planet does this guy live on? He obviously doesn’t do irony!!






    End London rule. YES

  26. I don’t usually bet on horses but my mate phoned earlier about a horse with sarah in the name said it was in with a shout, stuck a tenner on it as it’s my daughters name and got back 33 quid back. :)



    He’s just off the phone again, said he got a tip for 6.40 at Ripon…Gleneely girl 5/2, I’ve stuck a tenner on that aswel, here’s hoping…

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