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The Great Leap between SPFL and Inter Milan

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Making the great leap between playing Scottish Premiership teams and the likes of Inter Milan will always be a challenge for Celtic.  We have done so many times in recent years, Milan were held home and away in the Champions League knock-out stage, Barcelona were beaten, but whenever we have carried the game to opponents of this stature, instead of reverting to our own style of catnenaccio, we’ve lost heavily.  Quicker, more skilful, players, could make us look statuesque by comparison.

This is not a criticism.  If the only way you can compete with a team with ten times your resources is to defend your 18 yard line, you should do so.

Things could have gone either way on Thursday.  We were defensively inept during the opening minutes as Inter found space goal-side of their markers.  I don’t know if Ronny had a moment of self-doubt at that point, perhaps he did, but was simply unable to unwind the attacking instincts of his players, but Celtic are all the better for the way they picked themselves off the floor.

I’m sure the odds on Inter progressing will be short, but I’m also sure Ronny Deila will know his players can win in Milan.

I arrived home late last night to read that Tony Conway, son of our own RWE, lost his battle against Motor Neurone Disease/ALS.  I met Tony, with dad John and brother Martin, three years ago.  Tony was still fit enough to walk, but evidence of the pain the family shared was evident.  The three of them travelled back from their US home two years ago, along with mum Pauline, to see Celtic, and meet some family.

They bought hospitality tickets and minutes before kick-off, Celtic’s Iain Jamieson nabbed Tony and asked if he was able to make the halftime draw.  Tony knew this would be the last time he would see Celtic, so his journey up the tunnel and onto the park was, to put it mildly, a very special Celtic Park moment.

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  1. The big one live from Hampden , Queens Park v Berwick Rankers, and they wonder why the pitch is crap…..

  2. Apparantly the soldiers song and waving a tricolour is the same as singing sectarian songs. Absolutely scandalous. Racism. It’s simply racism that we are hearing on Clyde tonight.

     

     

    Celtic have Ian irish background. What kkeevins is saying right now is simply racist.

  3. so keevins tells us celtic fans cant sing the soldier song, cos its sectarian.

     

     

    go f yourself

     

     

    soup taker extrodaniaire

  4. Huns are under investigation Bada Bing ………………….and it’s the Hoops they’re slating on Snyde !!!!!!

  5. The Battered Bunnet

     

    17:03 on

     

    21 February, 2015

     

     

     

    Bemused.

     

     

     

    But hardly surprised :-((

     

     

    HH

  6. Now Joe Miller taking the soup.

     

     

    Why are celtic getting dragged into what the Huns did last night.

     

     

    This makes me so angry.

     

     

    Scotland. Institutionally sectarian and racist.

     

     

    Joe Miller. It’s very political. Political my arse. It’s anti Catholicism and racism.

  7. Irish tricolour and Soldier song Secterian ????????

     

    This country is a bitter wee landmass !!

     

    SSB are a disgrace Keevins is a disgrace !! They have turned last nights disgrace around to a Celtic problem !!! HUNBELIEVABLE !

  8. and some monkey hun set the agenda.

     

     

    hibs fabs with tri colours, should be banned as well

     

     

    cos we are british, all that was missing was a “why dont you go home”

     

     

    keevins should lose his job over this, not collymore

  9. 50 shades of green

     

     

    You’re right very sad to see our former players having to earn a crust when they should have their feet up, particularly when you look at the wages of imposters such as boeriggter pick up in the modern game

  10. what the f are they talking about , words are changed to make it sectarian.

     

     

    if ever celtic needed to react its now, call them out.

  11. The word Fenian to me living in Central Scotland means Catholic period

     

     

    We need to get rid of this catch all smokescreen where the chant “up to our knees in Fenian blood” is described as sectarian

     

     

    It is anti-Catholic and comes under the catch all of sectarianism

     

     

    Concentrate on this chant being anti-Catholic because that is what it is

     

     

    When ever sectarian chanting is sung by the mob let everyone know it is anti -Catholic and it is no ones right to sing songs about what effectively is the murder of Catholics a religion with over a billion followers

     

     

    Sign the petition and back Stan Collymores quest getting this highlighted

     

     

    https://www.change.org/p/all-good-people-boycott-sponsors?just_created_and_shared=true

  12. acgr

     

     

    Ya nutter ye lol. Enjoy the birthday bash and I’ll see you when you return. Just having a wee rum right noo. Cheers buddy. :-)))

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  13. The discussion on Clyde is now about us only in Scotland can racist and bigoted chanting by the Huns be all about Celtic

  14. incensed.

     

     

    celtic shouldnt sign the soldier song at a european match.

     

     

    did they see the irish tri-colour in the inter fans.

     

     

    raging with this mob

  15. You know Clyde talk about whataboutery and criticise callers for it. But they engage in it openly tonight??????????

     

     

    This country is a crawling cesspit of sectarianism and racism.

  16. dena29

     

     

    Thanks so much “G”. Hoping to make it tomorrow, but this road has been closed twice in the past month with snow. Fingers crossed. Missing ma hugs so a um. Lol.

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  17. In 15 minutes they’ve turned the whole FHOOKIN around and it’s US that’s the wrong-do’r here.

     

     

    I’m furious !!!!! sorry for swearing

  18. Radio Clyde SSB is radio by morons for morons. Why get upset with it, hit the Off button. No listeners no advertisers, no advertisers no radio station.

  19. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Disgusted to read about the whataboutery on Clyde,only in Scotland can it be turned on us,do they not feel embarrassed doing it???!

  20. WeefratheTim

     

    17:45 on

     

    21 February, 2015

     

    dena29

     

     

    Thanks so much “G”. Hoping to make it tomorrow, but this road has been closed twice in the past month with snow. Fingers crossed. Missing ma hugs so a um. Lol.

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

     

     

    :-))))

     

     

    HH

  21. 50 shades of green on

    martybhoy59

     

     

    17:38 on 21 February, 2015

     

     

    50 shades of green

     

     

    You’re right very sad to see our former players having to earn a crust when they should have their feet up, particularly when you look at the wages of imposters such as boeriggter pick up in the modern game

     

     

    ################

     

     

    Although when you hear what happened to a good few others that more than graced the hoops ,at least Boaby and Peter didn’t sell their souls for coins, they went to work for a living.

  22. Paul67,

     

     

    Disagree with the defending your 18 yard line philosophy. You will invite pressure and chase the ball all night, with no energy left to attack and too far away from the opposition goal anyway.

     

     

    We attacked the other night which gives the opposition something to think about instead of letting them dictate the play.

     

     

    Two of the goals we lost were individual errors, and a ricochet in the box, which had nothing to do with the tactics.

     

     

    Give me Ronny’s style over our previous styles.

     

     

    Entertainment CSC

     

     

    Ard Macha

  23. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    How can a national anthem be sectarian?

     

     

    wHoops forget about God Save the Queen and Flower of Scotland! :-)

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  24. I don’t listen to SSB but Keevins seems to be about two centuries out of date; hide your Irish roots and don’t annoy your masters…

     

     

    What an embarrassment of a man.

     

     

    HH

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