Textbook away performance, Brand Britain


I was a bit annoyed at BT’s halftime analysis which suggested Celtic were more than fortunate to be level at that stage.  Salzburg had just enjoyed their best 15 minute period of the game, but, from beginning to end, Celtic’s performance was a textbook lesson on how to play away from home in Europe.  We took our chances and drew our defensive line well in front of our box.  This is how it’s done.

Were you as comfortable as I was during the final minutes last night?

Having watched the performance against Aberdeen on Saturday, when we bossed the game but were penned back when, with two debutants and a returning Scott Brown in the team, the legs faded in the last 30 minutes, I expected the same to happen last night.

Instead, Scott’s goal arrived on 60 minutes, which infused Celtic legs with adrenalin.  This was the crucial moment of the game.  We conceded that fabulous goal from Soriano during the final 30 minutes, but this was also our best period of the game.  Wakaso (who is a player, b.t.w.) ran himself into the ground – literally.  Brown, Johansen, Izaguirre and Ambrose all covered enormous areas of the pitch.

Instead of going through turmoil in the closing stages, we saw Salzburg drop deep, acknowledging the clear danger they could concede for a third time.

The one obvious question is, how did we pick Craig Gordon up for free?

Brand Britain

Brand Britain is damaged. Last night’s vote was a high water mark for independence, so far, but the demographic breakdown suggests support for change is strongest among the young. If the three major UK parties have any intention of maintaining the status quo they need to indulge in considerable Nation Building.

The football business in Britain is in the hands of two closed-shop cartels, one in England and Wales [controlled by the affluent], and one in Scotland [controlled by the unambitious]. This arrangement has disenfranchised Scottish football and drains our economy of tens of millions of pounds per year. It is a clear manifestation of second class status for Scotland and our economy, which is unacceptable for anyone who considers the UK to be one nation.

Politicians with an interest in pushing the buttons of the people, should use this time to call this arrangement out for what it is.

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  1. scullybhoy



    you saved me from posting the link!



    I have been on it voting.



    You can actually vote repeatedly so ive been doin just that.



    We were about 300 behind but it is now down to about 170 but my wee fingers are struggling and i think i need the physio on!



    Remember now……vote as many times as you can :)

  2. and we take the lead!!!



    jersey over the head as i run for a shower now!



    I can see Eufa launching an investigation though.

  3. Colour Blind Bhoy on



    A few of us might have RSI but good to be ahead, let’s keep it going and then we can get a few hours off today to enjoy trip to Celtic Perk.

  4. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Voted again this morning..



    jamesgsng, I’ll say a orayer fir your mums recovery at mass this morning, mini BT away doing soonsered walk round Strathclyde park for St Andrews hospice.

  5. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Celtic only 13/8 minus 2 goals. With skybet. No odds from that bookie.

  6. BT hope your on the road to recovery comrade



    16 Roads had the privilege of the company of some of your fellow citizens at a 50th birthday party in Rutherglen last night, they remain an inspiration, reading back on some of the nonsense written by one (or more) poster on here in the past day or so I’d have paid good money to hear him trying to defend his position re the butchers apron, each to their own I suppose.




    I hear you mate but get back posting.




    I dont know why you waste your energy communicating with them, no matter how hard you try you’ll never polish a turd.




    Looking forward to Oct.



  7. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    comeback to mass today so on the mend buddy..



    you get posting again too…miss the next hootenany as I fly out on thr Friday, school week…hope to meet bmcuw prior to my departure.

  8. Neil Lennon & McCartney on

    Jungle Jim



    Swedish striker John Guidetti returns to the squad – he was not registered in time for the group stage following his loan move from Manchester City – but Charlie Mulgrew (knee), James Forrest (hamstring), Mikael Lustig (groin) and Adam Matthews (calf) remain out.



    ………..from STV

  9. NL & M


    Disappointed but thank you.


    I think Forrest is just after Broonie in the Importance to Celtic Stakes.




  10. Morning all. Clear blue sky down here today. Looks like a great day for the football.



    I was very disappointed with a discussion on the Radio 4 Sunday programme earlier. A CoS minister and Archbishop Cushley were being asked about the Referendum. The BBC man mentioned the goings on in George Square as being sectarian. The minister, who was a Yes voter, immediately,denied this. His grounds being that he had ministered in Coatbridge and so he knew about sectarianism. There in the one sentence captures Scotland’s enduring problem: a mindset that takes for granted that sectarianism is caused by Catholicism. Until the CoS owns that it played a large part in the creation of sectarianism in Scotland and the SNP also acknowledges that most of its founders shared the mindset and too many are still in thrall to them, Scotland will not move forward.

  11. Tuneless and Clueless .



    The Rubber Room Man .



    Indeed ! .



    The likes of Radio Morocco offer one more perspective to consider. . Helps prevent coming to a conclusion based on personal bias, ignorance and paranoia .



    Evidently , you are a Radio Gaga man.

  12. Gordon,


    Efe Denayer van Djik Izaguirre



    Brown McGregor Johansen Wakaso


    Sekovic Guidetti



    Not necessarily my choice but I think this could well be Ronny`s selection. Possibly Commons instead of one of the front two. Regardless, I am looking forward to the game. What, with Murrayfield, away games and personal injury, I feel I have hardly seen Celtic this season!




  13. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    09:05 on 21 September, 2014



    The Coatbridge minister will, indeed, know all about sectarianism ……. we will have witnessed it against Coatbridge catholics for decades ……

  14. HT


    There are two booked!


    Away again for festive period and a cheeky wee week in Feb to plan the 2015 calendar… Or so I’m told



    St Alphonsus today for Markys grand daughters Baptism, emotional day, I’m sure he’ll be looking down with that grin of his, still sorely missed by many.

  15. Someone was hinting on here about something happening in George Sq on Friday night that was being, either covered up or sat on.



    Lots of questions on Facebook apparently about 2 people being stabbed.

  16. eddiegreenhillsbhoy on

    I read that our manager would like to meet the huns in a cup competition, to borrow a phrase from the better together camp thanks but no thanks.I don’t ever want to us near that scum.ktf.

  17. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    jungle jim



    09:08 on 21 September, 2014



    I’ll go with Ronny ……. He needs to get consistency of selection….

  18. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    09:15 on 21 September, 2014



    I wasn’t aware he was able to ‘cross over’……..

  19. Che



    Bloody Judith Chalmers you are!! :-)



    10:30 at Sacred Heart, Cumbernauld for me. I’ll light a candle after Mass for Marky, I’m sure he’ll be looking down with immense pride mate.



    I really hope you all have a great day.

  20. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    09:14 on 21 September, 2014




    I would not put it past them …..just as the scaremongering tactcs / false promises influenced many No voters……..

  21. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    neil lennon & mccartney



    09:17 on 21 September, 2014


    Jungle Jim



    You may be even more disappointed to see Broonie rested today.



    Hope not…..he makes us tic

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