Quantcast

Standing in, or walking to, the right place

327

I watched Moussa Dembele’s goal on Saturday again. Danny Wilson left his post which gave the Celtic striker the opportunity. The weight of his mistake was immediately apparent to the Newco player, who swung his fist into the turf three times.

Wilson made a mistake which will damage his reputation, but in violently punching the pitch, he was acknowledging the error, and its consequences. You’ll seldom see a player displaying this level of dissonance getting grief from a team-mate.

Compare that to the reaction to Scott Sinclair’s goal. Newco had two central defenders on Dembele. As the move developed, Tavernier was on Sinclair, but the Celtic midfielder jogged 10 yards clear of his marker.

Just as Stuart Armstrong played the ball to Patrick Roberts, Tavernier looked around, but not in the direction of Sinclair, who was already free. When Sinclair converted Kiernan yelled at Tavernier

Part of the game is just standing in, or walking to, the right place. Failure to do this isn’t an indication of lack of talent, more, Newco have not done the basics on the training ground.

Click Here for Comments >
Share.

About Author

327 Comments

  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DAVIDOPOULOS

     

     

    Just c&p from a recipe book,call it some daft or exotic name. As long as it tastes good,yer off the hook.

     

     

    I’m only trying to help,you know. MWD comes over all funny at the mention of lists.

     

     

    In fact,they’re right at the top of his,erm,personal catalogue of pet hates.

  2. Good morning friends from a bright but damp and breezy East Kilbride. Detox day before tomorrow’s return to work.

  3. Davidopoulus

     

     

    Here is my list:

     

     

    1. I hate lists

     

     

    2. Ditto

     

     

    3. You get my drift :-)

     

     

    Recipes and stories I enjoy

     

     

    Writtenwordcsc

  4. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

    personal catalogue of pet hates

     

     

    ———————————————————————

     

     

    A catalogue of his least favourite pets? My least favourite pet was a goldfish named Reggie. Named after Blinker…which is odd because goldfish don’t have eyelids…

  5. Reading back saw a few people yesterday talking about bringing in another striker. I’d be very surprised since we rarely play with 2 strikers and have enough problems keeping the two we have at the moment happy. I think resources will be concentrated on the 1st team and not squad players, and give the likes of Aitchison or Crossan an opportunity as and when required. I’m sure we’ll be scouting players to replace Dembele, but I think / hope he’ll be here till the summer of 2018, where hopefully he bangs in a hat trick for France in the World Cup final!

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    JINKYREDSTAR

     

     

    Betcha don’t hate lists as much as sailors do…

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DAVIDOPOULOS

     

     

    Two goldfish in a tank. One says-

     

     

    “Do you know how to drive this?”

     

     

    Jaikit,offski!

  8. Sailors and long lists!

     

     

    It was a dark and stormy night

     

    “Spin us a yarn Cappin” ,said the crew

     

    And the yarn began:

     

     

    It was a dark and stormy night

     

    “Spin us a yarn Cappin”, said the crew

     

    And the yarn began:

     

     

    It was a dark and stormy night

     

    “Spin us a yarn Cappin” ,said the crew

     

    And the yarn began:

     

     

    It was a dark and stormy night

     

    “Spin us a yarn Cappin” ,said the crew

     

    And the yarn began:

     

     

    It was a dark and stormy night

     

    “Spin us a yarn Cappin”, said the crew

     

    And the yarn began:

     

     

    It was a dark and stormy night

     

    “Spin us a yarn Cappin” ,said the crew

     

    And the yarn began:

  9. jinkyredstar on 3rd January 2017 9:44 am

     

     

    Continue in an ‘Ooh Aaaar’ voice

     

     

    ————————————————————

     

     

    I never could understand why so many farmers ended up as sailors…

     

     

    ;)

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DAVIDOPOULOS

     

     

    Bristol,mate. Centre of the slave trade and a major port for centuries.

  11. Great to see that we now have more than 50 entries for *** GOALS FOR SHAY ***. And with 10 days or so before the competition kicks off I’m confident we could get close to double that, meaning a potential prizepot of £500 and, of course, the same funds for Walk With Shay.

     

     

    Email your interest to cqnpredictor@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you pretty quickly. More info is back on page 5 at 8.09pm last night (JOBO BALDIE on 2ND JANUARY 2017 8:09 PM).

  12. Fun wae a hun # 6

     

     

    Ask em if they think we are gonna beat them in every game this season.

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DAVIDOPOULOS

     

     

    Oh,indeed. A lot of history buried with the purchase of titles.

  14. Thunder Road on 3rd January 2017 10:25 am

     

     

    Fun wae a hun # 6

     

     

    Ask em if they think we are gonna beat them in every game this season.

     

    ———————————————————————-

     

     

    If we win the next one then the final meeting at Ibrox will have them all teetering on the brink of meltdown.

     

     

    Could be quite dangerous actually…

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THUNDER ROAD

     

     

    Fun wi a hun#7

     

     

    Ask if they think Moussa will score more goals in games involving Rangers than Rangers players will.

     

     

    Bearing in mind Moussa has a max of 6 games and Rangers players have around 50…

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DAVIDOPOULOS

     

     

    Meltdown may be a possibility,but thankfully no danger of combustion.

     

     

    Not with that amount of asbestos kicking around.

  17. So now we have “Bazza”is better than Forrest and Paddy,probably put together.Their hurt knows no bounds.All this “What can the Monkeys do to get back to their rightful place”mince.Not a word about Hearts,who really could show the scum how to do it.Now in the process of building a brand new stand a couple of years after being in Admin.Aberdeen in the process of a complete new stadium.Not a word on how well these teams are doing.Does not fit the “Master race”dialogue of the SMSM.The hurt that has been shown since Saturday is unbelievable.Not an angle left uncovered.

     

    As we go from strength to strength it will only get worse.For them,not for us.

  18. Kev Jungle.

     

     

    Nooadays, ye get Cellic supporters driving past ye in, Bentleys, Mercs, Audi’s, BMW’s etc….

     

     

    ———————————————-

     

     

    Soooooooooo old hat. We need a helipad.

     

     

    HH.

  19. CultsBhoy - Believes in Brendan on

    Barton signing on with Burnley got me thinking….

     

     

     

    Wonder how much he left Hunco with? If he ecieved any kind of pay off it means they are effectively subsidising his wages from Burnley? Got to think he’s been a bargain signing for Sean Dyche as nobody would touch him otherwise surely?

  20. South Of Tunis on

    Greetings from a cloudy and cold London .

     

     

    A 2 day stopover on the way home . Busy day ahead . Two Exhibitions and a musical to fit in –

     

     

    You Say You Want A Revolution – Records and Rebels 1966 -1970

     

     

    Undressed -A Brief History of Underwear .

     

     

    Both at the V & A Brompton .

     

     

    Then The Adelphi Theatre for Kinky Boots – The Musical..

     

     

    Much art and drama in store but today’s best performance might prove to be Mrs S of T’s earlier reaction to an espresso she got in a trendy coffee bar in Marylebone Rd.. Hissy Fit !!!!.

     

     

    White Hart Lane tomorrow night for Spurs v Chelsea . Me , my Chelsea supporting mate and my Arsenal season ticket , PTFC supporting son . .. £ 30 a ticket for away supporters . I like White Hart Lane . Hope to have a Balti pie at half time

     

     

    We hicks from the sticks have to cram in culture when we can .!!!!

  21. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TURKEYBHOY

     

     

    I’m in the middle of a text discussion after a conversation yesterday wi a good Tim pal who agrees with Shiels and thinks that the coverage since,say,Christmas,has been very positive for us.

     

     

    He’s a smashing fella. Really surprised at his interpretation of things.

     

     

    Mind,he agrees wi Shiels about McKay. Maybe needs a wee break from Ayrshire!

  22. Barrie McKay Stats:

     

     

    SPFL Appearances – 20

     

    Goals – 2

     

    Assists – 4

     

     

    James Forrest Stats:

     

     

    SPFL Appearances – 14

     

    Goals – 4

     

    Assists – 5

     

     

    Patrick Roberts Stats:

     

     

    SPFL Appearances – 17

     

    Goals – 2

     

    Assists – 4

  23. Daviopoulos

     

     

    I’d never heard of Glasgow being a major player in the slave trade. Thought the main centres were Liverpool and Bristol.

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    SOUTHOFTUNIS

     

     

    Only visited WHL once. Man U game and my sister wanted to go.

     

     

    One ticket between us. Tried,couldn’t get another. So off she went while I relaxed in a nearby pub next to a bookies.

     

     

    It sold Marksman lager. I had four pints of it,grudgingly,and threw up!

     

     

    Never again. Same as TGLFP reaction in Marylebone,the never again bit at least.

  25. Kevjungle

     

     

    Well said re VFR’s “best manager we have had since Jock Stein” claim.

     

     

    Brendan inherited a team that had just won the league by 15 points, while Martin had the challenge of taking charge of one which had finished the previous season 21 points adrift.

     

     

    Nice bit of symmetry there, given that that 36 point difference was the total of the miraculous turnaround achieved by Martin in his first season against, as we now know, a club that was cheating, and was “able” to spend 12 million pounds on one player that same season.

     

     

    Of course, 2 cups were added, bringing us our first treble since 1969, and only the third in our unbroken history, all at a time where I’d’ve been happy just to at least have put up a fight for the title, never mind walk it!

     

     

    Whatever he achieves this season, Brendan won’t surpass Martin’s first season miracle, and that’s without me checking in which games Rangers (1872-2012) fielded improperly registered players that season.

     

     

    I’ve checked 2002-3, and 2004-5,and, not being the vindictive sort, I’ll just deduct 3 points for one improperly registered player in one match in each of those seasons, and that only leaves Brendan 5 titles short of matching Martin’s haul. In a row, of course.

  26. Davidopoulos

     

     

    To me this season was huge.

     

    They have been building up for it since their creation but now the reality of their situation is biting.

     

    They wont stick about to see much more of it.

     

    Keep tanking them and they will begin to vanish.

     

     

    A wee wind up along the way makes it all a bit more fun.

  27. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    FRITZSONG

     

     

    Follow the money. The ships left from Bristol,and as you say,Liverpool. Much of the finance was from Glasgow.

     

     

    Murky stuff.

  28. fritzsong

     

     

    While not being the major hub for trading the slaves, the Tobacco Lords of Glasgow made their fortunes off the plantations that the slaves worked, and their ships were involved in the “Triangular Trade”.

  29. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Plus of course,no point in having slave ships if you don’t have slave buyers.

     

     

    The plantations were disproportionately Scottish-owned.

  30. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DAVIDOPOULOS on 3RD JANUARY 2017 10:56 AM

     

     

    And the tobacco got their own back.