Stokes, Griffiths, desolation and competition


Anthony Stokes started the season with a flurry, scoring four goals in the first three league games of the season, but he managed just another three goals before the arrival of Leigh Griffiths two weeks ago.  He has since scored against Aberdeen in the Cup as well as Sunday’s hat-trick against St Johnstone.

Three goals in 28 appearances is a desolate return for a Celtic striker, especially during a season where the team have been so dominant, and would have contributed to Neil Lennon insisting a striker, capable of scoring regularly in the league, was recruited in January.  Managers often talk about needing competition for places, so it’s natural that we should extrapolate from the arrival of Griffiths.  While we may see both strikers play together between now and the end of the season I’m not convinced the manager will have this pairing in his mind for next season.

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  1. corkcelt- SUPPORTING THE DAM 5 on

    Cheers Hamiltontim, that would appear to be the best option. I’m not the best with Computers but I’ll get someone to do it for me.



    p.s, We are 3 up now Herron.

  2. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    The old Soviet National Anthem was outstanding, the French anthem also very good.



    Deutschland Uber Alles the best of them all though.

  3. bournesouprecipe


    14:48 on


    18 February, 2014


    So Sevco 5088 own the Big Hoose, Sevco Scotland own the illegally acquired licence?



    Our hero owns 5088 and that’s why the the the Rangers are toxic?



    Rocket Salad CSC





    Absolutely….been banging this drum since it all began.



    Only thing missing is/will be that Ticketus have a fixed charge on the “blood and bones” of Craigie bhoy.



    The only winners have been Green, McCoist, Khan, the liquidators and the players, …….everyone else has been humped. hehehe……



    Football now:



    Griffith is more mobile/agile than Stokes


    Griffith and Watt next season


    Nothing wrong with Balde or Pukki, they need to be deployed properly (cue NFL)

  4. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    Telt ye……hehe

  5. Terrible refereeing there……free kick ignored for Citeh,then Barca get penalty from a foul outside the box.

  6. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on




    20:55 on 18 February, 2014






    Thanks mate, worth a wee score, £115 back off it.



    Thanks again. :)

  7. sixoclockatthechapel on

    16 roads-


    19/4-even better!



    Re anthems-the Italian Fratelli d’Italia’s a belter too.

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    WW11 posters.



    Stalin needed no reason for slaughter.


    He,I am led to believe ,murdered more Soviet citizens than any other nationality.


    Accurate numbers,of course ,are hard to verify.

  9. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on




    20:59 on 18 February, 2014






    Thanks chief, every dog has it’s day!








    20:59 on 18 February, 2014






    Forgot about the Italian anthem mate, great shout.

  10. Best Citeh can do now is hold the 0-1, and go for it in Nou Camp with 11 v 11.



    1-1 would be a tremendous result for 10 men if they could sneak one.



    Reckon the 2nd leg could be a cracker.

  11. 16 roads – Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior.



    20:40 on 18 February, 2014



    Petec – The future’s bright comrade.



    The only thing I worry about is that other clubs keep trying to buy our best footballers, it’s frustrating for the manager because he is trying to build.



    Football is like that these days though, we do the same to less wealthy clubs.








    The policy is set, the progression, the logical progression is we get even better kids coming through the system the more attention we pay to it.



    I swear by the 2000s age group, they are special.

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    21:05 on 18 February, 2014






    Yip also a goodun.



    Australian anthem isn’t the worst in the world either to be honest.

  13. Can’t think of a worse football pundit than Andy Townsend.



    He is a tit.



    Overstating the obvious is a well paid job when he’s around.

  14. One thing to be aware of when printing tickets at home.


    The ticket must be folded ensuring the bar code can pass through the computerised reader, Sometimes this can prove problematic and the stewards then direct you to the ticket office. Not good if you are in a rush. To anybody thinking of doing this,gIve yourself plenty of time.




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