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  1. Big Jimmy, you are right about the referee, your average, typical disgrace of an SFA man.



    Great example of his ‘management’ of the game happened earlier in the second half – wee Frimpers came off the wing, was fouled but carried on, then he headed for the D and was taken out. Our professional football referee then awarded us a free kick back where the original foul had taken place, indicating that he had played advantage in the first place. A disgraceful but obvious decision to actually deny us an advantage.

  2. Diego Laxalt,



    I’m in. A brammer of a player. All-action, fast, south american gallousness and skilful as eff.



    Here’s hoping.




  3. garygillespieshamstring on

    I thought the ref was poor yesterday. Quick to flash card at a Celt but Davidson and Witherspoon were allowed to kick everything that moved before a yellow eventually shown.


    St Johnstone’s hammer throwers got away with a lot yesterday imo.

  4. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Good morning all.



    Someone asked last night who the ref was yesterday at the stadium Close Bros partly own.



    Not sure if answer provided.



    It was Greg Aitken – an unabashed and unashamed blue nose from Ayrshire.



    If his social media account hasn’t been scrubbed for him by the SFA it would make for interesting reading.



    His clear view of Ross County’s penalty (not given) was an embarrassment.



    Lurkers – just so you know, the efforts of Greggy (and others) won’t be enough.



    Not by a long way.



    Hail hail



    Keep The Faith

  5. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Laxalt – sounds like a cross between a suppository and liver salts. The huns will be shitting themselves…

  6. 09:28




    Uruguay international left-back Diego Laxalt is due to arrive in London to complete a medical, before signing a season-long loan deal with Celtic.


    The Scottish champions are in discussions with AC Milan over a potential option-to-buy clause being added.

  7. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    Presumably Milan won’t allow Laxalt to play against them in the Europa League?




  8. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    ST TAMS on 5TH OCTOBER 2020 9:52 AM


    Am I right in saying that Laxalt will be able to play against Milan in EL





    Hope you’re right!




  9. Laxalt will play. UEFA have overriden these kind of deals in the past – Coutinho scored against Barca fro BM, Bangura played against us and Courtois againsy Chelsea.



    So it;s a yes based on that.

  10. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    If Laxalt signs – not sure AC Milan can block him playing.



    Seem to recall a rule change a couple of years ago preventing such clauses in loan deals.



    Who remembers Fernando Morientes knocking his employers out of the Champions League in 2004?




  11. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    Hope this doesn’t scupper the move then… though you’d have thought it wouldnt have got off the ground at all if it was going to be an issue for Milan. Hopefully we can get it done,




  12. Gene


    Happy Hoopy Birthday to Mrs Gene.



    Papa Joe



    Happy Hoopy Birthday to you also.


    (BTW, if you are 65 today, surely your state pension will be due from Oct 2021 rather than Jan 2022, I.e. age 66)?




  13. The Battered Bunnet on

    Is it possible that Milan might want* Laxalt to play in defence against them?




  14. SPL 20/21 — the MIB angle / TFOD2.



    Drown them in data — publicise the penalties — the numbers don’t lie.



    How many penalties have the TFOD2 been awarded this season?


    What was the score when they were awarded?


    Who benefitted from it?



    The MIB have boundaries — no fuss and they keep on going.


    Make some noise and they will stop and think.



    To work this angle they will need a good memory.


    Overload them with work and their mistakes will get bigger and more obvious.



    SPL Teams — Total goals scored — number of penalties awarded / number of penalties scored / number not penalties.



    We can even add in penalty assists for the goals scored from rebounds.



    If there is a story in all of this then get it out there.

  15. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on



    Is it possible that Milan might want* Laxalt to play in defence against them?








    Think they’d prefer GT to be honest ;)




  16. weebobbycollins on

    27…5’10″…very left footed…fast…can tackle…good crosser…can go past his man…scores occasionally…can take a decent throw-in…possibly a catholic 😊…what’s not to like?



    Only joking ’bout the religion thing…just in case! You know what some of these cqners are like…





    SPOT ON mate. At times Ref Walsh was a joke…and dont forget about the penalty that Celtic did NOT get, when Big Shanes Jersey was being pulled.


    I havent seen it…but apparently the penalty the Huns goat yesterday was yet ANOTHER JOKE ?



  18. Good morning from a very wet North staffs – Mrs Gene sends her thanks for your good wishes. I didn’t say I’d mentioned her age 🤭



    Going for a wee trip out

  19. Big Jimmy


    The Huns` penalty probably was a penalty but the one Ross County didn`t get was definitely a penalty !

  20. Diego Laxalt



    2012–2012 Defensor Sporting


    2013–2016 Internazionale


    2013–2014 → Bologna (loan)


    2014–2015 → Empoli (loan)


    2015–2016 → Genoa (loan)


    2016–2018 Genoa


    2018– Milan


    2019–2020 → Torino ( loan)



    At 27 is anyone concerned that he has been signed by 3 clubs in ‘Serie A’ but been out on loan around the division.



    He has only played 186 games in 8 years.



    The Onlooker

  21. https://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/18518343.rangers-awarded-penalties-scottish-premiership-according-new-study/



    Key data copied below, this is from three seasons, 17/18 season to the end of last season. sevco get a penalty on average every 411 minutes of play (roughly a penalty every 4 games), Celtic every 681 minutes (every 7.5 games), far less than Hamilton! This of course is raw data and doesn’t consider possession, chances, time spent in the opposition box, etc.



    Minutes Club Success (%)


    411 sevco 87


    477 Hamilton 85


    502 Kilmarnock 78.9


    530 Aberdeen 88.9


    561 Hibs 70.6


    591 St Johnstone 50


    681 Celtic 71.4


    681 Hearts 64.3


    734 Motherwell 76.9

  22. HOT SMOKED on 5TH OCTOBER 2020 11:00 AM




    I havent seen any of the Huns game…but I am sure that Ref Aitken was acting in a completely UNBIASED manner when denying Ross County a Penalty ?




    HH Mate.

  23. Around 5 years ago I had an Appointment with a Medical Consultant…quite close to Charing Cross, Glasgow.



    His name ?……….DR PATIENCE !


    I kid ye not.





  24. Go tell the Spartim on

    If anyone keeps an interest in Italian football then loans are very much part and parcel of how they do things.



    TBB did you read the responses from Milan fans they’re keen for him to play again at us, having seen their game against Rio Alve, they’re def not at a level you’d expect, we’ve beaten better Milan teams but you never know

  25. Jamesgang posted an excellent Covid article the other day. This bit, although not soothing, strikes me as being important:



    “In study after study, we see that super-spreading clusters of COVID-19 almost overwhelmingly occur in poorly ventilated, indoor environments where many people congregate over time—weddings, churches, choirs, gyms, funerals, restaurants, and such—especially when there is loud talking or singing without masks. “

  26. glendalystonsils on

    I’ve never been a fan of players who wave imaginary cards at the ref when they get fouled but I’m beginning to think our players should start doing it . The ref yesterday should have produced at least 3 more yellows but our players just got up and got on with it .

  27. I seen the highlights of the sevco game Ross County made a number of chances , several of which were crosses into the box, their left back got skinned a few times by Counties right winger, they looked slow in possession in the midfield , got a penalty for Morelos running into a defender but made it look that he came across him, still a diving scum bag, and a stone wall penalty for County not given for a blatant push in the back of a County attacker as he was picking his spot to nod in, this was right in front of Aitken the referee who gave nothing, if we prepare properly and pick the right team we will gub them, they will lose discipline and try and involve our guys its what the do and the scouse ned will demand it.

  28. I don’t normally post comments about irrational phenomena like dreams but I had a very vivid dream last night that Edouard was transferred to West Ham with Robert Snodgrass being a makeweight in the transaction.



    Can’t wait for the window to shut and I can put this fear to bed.



    P. S. I wonder how a Uruguayan tackle might go down with Scottish refs??

  29. Mad Mitchell


    Excellent idea. I look forward to seeing the fruit of your efforts in the SMSM.



  30. I am assuming that somewhere in Greater Glasgow sits an overweight Colombian chewing through a Kentucky bargain bucket, staring at the telly waiting for one of those dozens of teams mentioned to write that cheque out…..



    or maybe he now realises nobody wanted him…



    – sadeyes –