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Shift in perception, winter solstice of 54-65

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Don’t give me your ‘slump’ mockery. Just think for a minute, what if this IS our slump? Five league games in 17 days, four of which were won by a single goal is as bad as it’s been since Brendan Rodgers took over as manager.

We have, of course, shuffled the pack. With a hefty nine games this month, Brendan is correct to rest the weary legs which concluded our Champions League group only two weeks ago. He also has a full programme over the festive period to prepare for.

With 20 wins in 21 domestic games this season we’ve won the first trophy, scoring 11 and without conceding. Win our remaining games this month and we’ll be at least 17 clear “and it’s not New Year”. With a game in hand.

Scottish football has never had such a dominant champion, even during the two nine-in-a-row eras. It’s been achieved with largely the same squad as last season, while we were the only team participating in European group competition – and with a sustainable financial model.

I know talk of “slump” is ridiculous, but I bet you’ve already picked up a shift in perception of what is normal for Celtic. Most of us have been around long enough to remember the dark days. Some of us have been around to remember the winter solstice, which lasted from 1954 to 1965, but we’re all susceptible to recent-experience bias.

The collapse of Aberdeen this season robbed us of what competition we had but in compensation, we’re watching a great Celtic team come together. Team development does not happen on a linear plane. It requires risks to be taken and mistakes to be made, but no one is in any doubt about Celtic’s direction of travel.

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  1. Wrong email hyperlink above – it should have read “To register your inteerst just drop a ‘can I play’ email to cqnpredictor@gmail.com and we will send you full details…

     

     

    Thanks to Lennybhoy for flagging it up.

  2. Winning Captains.

     

     

    Works for my antique original I-pad, and touching Safari brings up JavaScript off/on without needing Advance.

     

     

    Got to turn it back on for links to Phil that appear here.

  3. Hi Bhoys

     

     

    Only on page 2 at the moment so apoligies if someone else has said Tom Mc Adam’s brother Colin was a centre half at Partick Thistle was transfered to the monkeys and played for them as a centre forward.

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

  4. Harry Brady has tweeted to say he is expecting some sensational news from Celtic tomorrow

     

     

    Anybody any ideas?

  5. Evening all

     

     

    As the tumblewood drifts down CQN Gulch the questiion is is the blog broke?

     

     

    Jimbo67

  6. CultsBhoy - Believes in Brendan on

    Loving the media scrambling about trying to manufacture a downside to a totally dominant Celtic. Can’t wait to come out of January window potentially richer and stronger making 10IAR more likely…

     

     

    We could sell any player without weakening the team… Life is good

  7. Harry Brady ‏@HarryBradyCU · 15m15 minutes ago

     

     

    Expecting some absolutely sensational news out of Celtic Park tomorrow (not manufactured PR pish about Hee Haw)

     

     

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    Nae idea Burghbhoy.

  8. DAVIDOPOULOS on 21ST DECEMBER 2016 4:09 PM

     

    Btw, Collum was actually pretty decent in the 5-1 game.

     

     

    David, there are two reasons Gollum will NOT get the gig at Ipox.

     

     

    One, he had the last league game between us and Scotland’s newest professional team, and …..

     

    Two, your point above. We can’t have that!

  9. BURGHBHOY on 21ST DECEMBER 2016 7:36 PM

     

    Harry Brady has tweeted to say he is expecting some sensational news from Celtic tomorrow

     

     

     

    Anybody any ideas?

     

     

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    Museum I’ve heard.

  10. sixtaeseven - 65 trophies in my lifetime on

    BURGHBHOY

     

     

    Rumour is that Celts are knocking back Messi who is desperate to join Brendan & Co.

     

     

    BR:

     

    “We’ve got a big squad here and we’re managing it with the future in mind.

     

    Anyone that goes out, needs to be replaced by somebody better.

     

    It’s not our policy to mention names, but so far we’ve got as good as anyone knocking on our door.”

     

     

    Seems that Lionel was spotted earlier today, crying into a wee cervesa down by the Ramblas…

  11. Beatbhoy @ 732

     

     

     

    Aww

     

     

    Just do not post the original theme for Belle and Sebastian please only thing to make me xry since Ove Kindvall scored and it wis this year.

     

     

    Jimbo67

  12. BURGHBHOY on 21ST DECEMBER 2016 7:36 PM

     

    Harry Brady has tweeted to say he is expecting some sensational news from Celtic tomorrow

     

     

     

    Anybody any ideas?

     

     

    Was that “The Invisible Man”

  13. Margaret McGill on

    Auldheid

     

    Eh you would the Guardian that defended Edward Snowden and Julian Assange care about the Huns ?

  14. Complete the stadium, news that we are vacating to a different league , the SFA is no more , Referees will be appointed from Europe, probably none of these. Maybe something big planned for the 50th anniversary of Lisbon

  15. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Burghbhoy

     

     

     

    Breaking news the morra…….

     

     

    “Celtic deny slump rumours” and also back the Res 12 bhoys, the truth wil prevail, by the way the inverted commas were intentionally left out of the Res12 part…..but we can live in hope

  16. Gullible Monkeys telling each other we are really raging that “Glad All Over”is No 1 on I Tunes??????????????????/

     

    Does anyone know WTF they are on about?.Is it not just The Dave Clark Five song,with no mention of them?.

     

    The song that the Crystal Palace fans sing every game?.

     

    They have actually started a Twitter war with Little Mix fans.

     

    WTF is the matter with these imbecile Monkeys?

  17. In the laugh about “The Slump” let us not forget (to remind any Sevcovians who might take that particular bait) that not only have we drawn once (against the most expensively amassed team in Britain) during the SIX games played so far in December while winning the other five, in the precursor to December we played five games in November, winning three, drawing against a fair-to-middling German team (again expensively put together) and losing to Barcelona (which was, frankly, a disgrace).

     

     

    No a bad slump. Ah’m sayin’, no a bad slump!!

  18. Jim Payne

     

     

    Ah, B&S, they don’t make ’em like that anymore!

     

     

    That Ove Kindvall goal. . . . No erasing it from the memory, so badly did it hurt.

     

     

    Thought we were going to get away with it, and Jock would sort it all out for the replay.

     

     

    And he probably would have.

  19. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Turkeybhoy 8.04pm

     

     

    Am delighted they have a song that’s legal……

     

     

    Even better it’s about Joe Garner……nothing against Joseph but he is pretty shiote

     

     

     

    And I think HT posted earlier about “little micks” the dyslexic Huns think they are Tims :-)

  20. Anyone else think it will be 7500 Celtic fans singing “Glad all over, YOU’VE got Joey Garner” on the 31st ?

     

    That tube has more yellow cards than goals to his name

  21. HAMILTONTIM on 21ST DECEMBER 2016 7:46 PM

     

    BURGHBHOY on 21ST DECEMBER 2016 7:36 PM

     

     

    Harry Brady has tweeted to say he is expecting some sensational news from Celtic tomorrow

     

     

     

     

    Anybody any ideas?

     

     

     

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    Museum I’ve heard.

     

     

    And a cafe…. surely a cafe…

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