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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. GORDYBHOY64-sorry mate,my dad is straight in and straight home.Another time hopefully mate🍀

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

    Celtic Season Books for years, all cup tickets I can get home and away for years, overpriced crap in Celtic Park, strips, t-shirts, bedding, socks, hats, videos, books…

     

     

    after all of that, I am really PISSED OFF that I can’t see my manager’s interview prior to the Lazio game that’s on Celtic TV without paying for it.

     

     

    And we slag off the Huns as money grabbers – jeezo!!

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  3. trust me, that image of our fans in 71, is possitvely boticelli compared to a similar picture of huns of the same era.

  4. St Stivs at 7.08 pm. There are at least two men from the Port that I can see, viz., Pat Breslin and Con Gill. They are on the left side of the photo about five “rows” from the front. Con’s brother is beside him.

  5. Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    That photie.

     

     

    The princess just said ” hey Mick you’re in that ”

     

    But am no saying where i am cause you’ll all laugh.

     

    H.H . Mick

  6. CONNAIRE12 on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 10:26 PM

     

    St Stivs at 7.08 pm. There are at least two men from the Port that I can see, viz., Pat Breslin and Con Gill. They are on the left side of the photo about five “rows” from the front. Con’s brother is beside him.

     

     

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    that is a brilliant spot,

  7. Pat and the wifes uncle owney mclaughlin created the saint francis gardens at the front of the chapel, it is really a labour of love.

  8. nobody is smiling in the picture either, its 1971, we didnt play the old huns at home that year, so is it a particular tight game, ? were celtic behind ? or, was it all a group of malcontents worried about getting 6 in a row, and dreaming of a future world were they wouldnt need to write to the Celtic view, and could instantly tell the world how we need a new left back, gemmel is finished, johnstone is a one trick pony, murdochs best years are behind him …………

     

     

    och well you get the picture.

  9. St Stivs – my uncle is in that pic – he would have been on the Greenock bus – there’s a chance I’m there or thereabouts!

     

     

    There were very few colours, wearing replica tops is relatively new.

  10. right time up for me.

     

     

    its been a few days of celtic timternet goldness,

     

     

    keep it lit.

  11. Saint Stivs,

     

    do you know the bhoys behind the Republicanartwork site,

     

    think they are based in the Port,

     

    some cracking Celtic tops on the site.

  12. JINKYREDSTAR

     

     

    Yes you’r correct, and the fans tended to wear those little

     

    slim dark green scarves with a white pin stripe tucked under

     

    their jackets as the ghuy bottom front right.

     

    Great photo though and brings back some happy memories.

     

    H.H . Mick

  13. GORDYBHOY64 on 21ST OCTOBER 2019 10:45 PM

     

    Saint Stivs,

     

     

     

     

    do you know the bhoys behind the Republicanartwork site,

     

     

     

     

    think they are based in the Port,

     

     

     

     

    some cracking Celtic tops on the site.

     

     

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    i dont know them , well what i mean is, i dont know who they are .

     

     

    i see their work often on tops in the port or in the celtic end , traditional port areas , gate 2 and 3, ha.

     

     

    will ask nephews.

  14. Dispatches on C4 just exposed Prince Andrew and the Epstein paedophiles, depraved and evil people.

  15. We had some amazing fans in the days when that photo was taken.

     

    I can see Donovan, President Yeltsin and Charles Hawtrey.

  16. Good morning CQN from (weather the same as EK) Garngad

     

     

    That was Some photo that was posted, typical of the Era. Brilliant

     

     

    HH

     

     

    D. :)

  17. Kieren, Kieren, Kieren. Sat on the bench whilst Arsenal go 1-0 down to the mighty Sheffield United.

     

     

    Can only hope that things change down in London as that is an enormous waste of talent..

  18. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    Crystal Palace are preparing a £20m bid for Rangers and Colombia forward Alfredo Morelos. The 23-year-old is also a target for Aston Villa. (Scottish Sun

     

     

     

    EMDY know how to get cornflakes off a computer screen.AH MEAN EMDY.

  19. Fred C

     

    I,m like you about domestic trophies especially the League Cup this year. Make sure we WIN the League cup and it will mean at least another 6 month for Slippy G and the huns having to wait until May 2020 before the get near silverware.

     

    The League is No.1, and a win on Thursday would give us a nice wee grip in Europe.

     

    Ah it’s great to be a Tim. Sorry, always great to be a Tim

  20. Don’t know if anyone saw Reporting Scotland last evening and the lead report on connection between heading the ball and dementia, MND etc. They showed a wee clip from Queen of the South football camp. The wee fella in the hoops strip scoring a goal is my grandson. Thinks he’s world famous now. Reckons the camera man must be a Tim….. well at least there’s one at the beeb!

  21. Scaniel

     

    Great stuff, 5 mins of fame, eh! Serious topic though. Hope you are all well doon sooth.

     

    HH

  22. Friesdorfer- yeah all fine here. He’s back there this morning looking out for autograph hunters! The CQN shed is almost complete. Will post photo here when finished and when I learn to post a photo.

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