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The fallacy of a ‘premier’ top 12

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There was always an outside chance Celtic would go back to the top of the Premiership this weekend, but with a two-point and six-goal swing required, it was a longshot.  When it happened, by the slenderest of margins, I repeatedly heard the lead will vacillate throughout the season.  Maybe.

The champions have Pittodrie on Sunday, 62 hours after leaving the field to Lazio.  Aberdeen always have a go, but Celtic have won all six leagues games there during our Treble Treble years, scoring 16 and conceding just four (three of which came in a 3-4 away win).  If we come through this one with a win, the signs are ominous for any would-be challengers.

The most pleasing aspect of Saturday’s comfortable win over Ross County is that the result was achieved without serious levels of exertion.  The players were granted the freedom of Celtic Park to throw passes around and get some shooting practice in.  County are the worst team we have seen for a long time, worse even than bottom side St Johnstone, who shipped seven on the opening game of the season.

You have to wonder what proponents of a bigger top flight would want us to sit through when side with such limited resources are already filling the calendar.  There are not 12 ‘premier’ clubs in Scotland and Celtic winning without breaking sweat does our opponents no good.

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  1. Stivs…………

     

     

    Did ye spot Avril Livigne’s granny there? She ran the Clydebank Emerald bus for years……….( what a chanter btw, mad wi’ the drink but could carry a choon….)

  2. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Last Saturday week at the Tyneside Irish Centre for a Tyneside No.1 Celtic Supporters Club ’30th Anniversary’ do , Thommo told a story about MON and Lennie:

     

     

    Lennie wasn’t playing so good in the first half of a match.

     

    Mon said to him;

     

    ‘Lennie, what would you be if you weren’t a footballer?’

     

     

    ‘Don’t know boss!’, says Lennie.

     

     

    ‘No, tell me , what would you be?’ MON comes straight back at him

     

     

    ‘Dunno, I’d be an ordinary a bloke, a joiner or something!’ says a perplexed lennie

     

     

    Thommo ups the MON norn iron accent at this point’

     

     

    ‘No you wouldn’t lennie, you’d be a virgin!’.

     

     

    We roared laughing, great to see thommo,the spfl trophy and the supporters club- brill night

     

     

    colburnceltswererowdycsc

  3. In the Lennie `Roar again` article at the side of the page, it says, ` And that form continued with a 2-1 success over Champions League conquerors Cluj where Odsonne Edouard and Mohamed Elyounoussi got the crucial goals.`

     

    Surely that was 2-0 ?

  4. DENIABHOY on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 7:48 PM

     

    BADA BING – do we have a plastic park at Lennoxtown? If we have 6 games a season on them then it would be a worthwhile investment.

     

     

    Can see your point, but we would probably add to our injury list….changing your team to suit a pitch is ridiculous, need shot of them asap HH

  5. Charlie Endell ( Esq)……………………………………………….Jeremy Irons Great Uncle…..

     

    ……………a tired and emotional Charles Lawton………

  6. THEBHOYFROMU.N.C.L.E on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 8:04 PM

     

    The invisible man to the left of Bernadette Devlin

     

     

    where ? i cant see him

  7. St Stivs

     

    As well as the entertainment afforded by all the lookalikes, that photo could be used by sociologists/geneaologists to show the remarkable facial changes which have ocurred in a relatively short time in a modern society.

  8. SAINT STIVS on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 8:15 PM

     

     

    THEBHOYFROMU.N.C.L.E on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 8:04 PM

     

     

     

     

    The invisible man

     

     

    david mccallum ?

  9. GORDYBHOY 64-seeing as no one answered your var posts 😉

     

    You’re absolutely correct,pointless really.

     

    Hope you’re well mate🍀💚

  10. Note also the absence of replica tops and the relatively small number wearing Celtic scarfs etc.

  11. Saw that Chrissie Hynde today on hope st…….was sitting there thinkin ‘naw..cannae be her looks a wee

     

    bit auld’ FFS she’s 68 .:O(

  12. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Embdy know of any streams showing the full match replay from Saturday?

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  13. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    VOGUEPUNTER on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 8:26 PM

     

    Saw that Chrissie Hynde today on hope st…….was sitting there thinkin ‘naw..cannae be her looks a wee

     

     

    bit auld’ FFS she’s 68 .:O(

     

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    Did she hae oany dosh in her poakits? And whit wis she gonna use it fur?

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  14. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    University Challenge just finished.

     

     

    Excellent contest with Imperial College London handsomely defeating Brasenose College Oxford.

     

     

    Hosted by Brown-nose College Oxford.

  15. …..a young Charlie Drake, standing next to the “ticket” who has eye-balled the smudger takin’ the shot…….

  16. BANKIEBHOY1 on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 9:05 PM

     

    …..a young Charlie Drake, standing next to the “ticket” who has eye-balled the smudger takin’ the shot…….

     

    ———————

     

    You will need to decipher that for me :O)

  17. Fairhill Bhoy,

     

    all good mucker thanks,

     

    used to getting no replies so dont worry about it ;-)))

  18. Voguester…………..

     

     

     

    said ” Ticket” is the gallus lookin’ chap who has his left hand on the shooder of his mate. He’s looking straight at the photographer or “smudger” as he is taking the shot. The Young Charlie Drake look-a-like is in front of him on his right hand side…………

     

     

    I was gonna point out Terence Stamp, but I’ll let you find him yersel!

     

     

    :)

     

     

    HH

  19. My mate is in Fuengirola tonight at Jackie Mac and Simon Donnelly’s pub , Tom Boyd is the guest , mate was talking to him earlier and big Tom pulled him up for using the term Old Firm lol , Tom Boyd knows the score !!

  20. GORDYBHOY64-good stuff and glad to here it👍

     

    I met DD at the hoot,you were right,good guy who couldn’t have been nicer💚

  21. FB

     

    Aye he is a gem,

     

    i was on grampa duties otherwise i would have made it,

     

    gonna be in the Kerrydale on thursday for a bit if you are about.

  22. BANKIEBHOY1

     

     

    I was thinking your young CD (shoite English comedian) was more young Mick Hucknell before

     

    he became a glory hunting Manc :O)

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