There is a team in this squad but defending for buttons


Of all the football nonsense, I hate scapegoating most.  So Ryan, I’m sorry, but what on earth were you doing?  We were 0-2 ahead and had created several other very good chances.  Milan were nowhere, they had not mustered a cohesive attack. That foul was conceded in the perfect spot for a free kick taker; you could read the script on how momentum would switch the moment it was awarded.

Attackers are primarily there to exploit opponents weaknesses, Tom Rogic, Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie combined to do this and put Celtic two ahead in the San Siro.  Tom came close on another occasion, Callum McGregor had a gilt-edged chance and having got himself into the perfect position, Jeremie Frimpong froze with Milan at his mercy.  We could have been out of sight.

There is a team in this squad.  The formation looked right.  Frimpong seemed liberated from his normal wide anchor, Rogic worried defenders before tiring; in particular, I was impressed by the way the ball was accurately bulleted across the field.

Oh, and we cannot defend for buttons.  I was chastised by a 16-year-old after the game for talking up the relative merits of this performance compared to Ross County.  Apparently there is a rulebook for defending two goal leads away to tier one teams, you defend like Ross County and close the game out.  But we don’t know how to defend like Ross County.  Imagine that!

What I will say is, they fought for their manager last night, Commando Christie in particular.

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  1. DanDan, sincerest condolences on your loss, Eternal Rest give unto Daniel, May his soul and the souls of all the Faithful Departed Rest in Peace 🙏

  2. PARK ROAD 67



    Sorry ,never read back there, yes back home from a great road




    Beautiful part of Victoria, and the people down that part of the


    world so proud of their Scottish /Irish heritage.


    I’ll be back just like general McArthur or was it big Arnie?


    H.H. Mick

  3. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on




    Its been a while since I have posted, but once I heard about DanDan’s lad, had to come on and post



    All good here and hope the same for yourself and family , Is O doing ok?










    I don’t know if it’s because my only son is called Daniel that I’m drowning in tears here. I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling right now.



    I sit above you in 405 so will be just that wee bit closer to your Danny Bhoy in heaven.



    That was an absolutely beautiful tribute to your son.



    God bless you both!

  5. Hi Mick yes E and I would love to get back to OZ again sometime and hopefully sometime soon when things settle down again !



  6. My sincere condolences to you and your family Dandan



    May your beautiful son Daniel Rest In Peace and may Eternal Light shine upon him.

  7. DanDan


    So sorry to hear that very sad news. Condolences on your loss. The good times remain in your heart forever.



  8. BILLYBHOY1967



    I’m pretty sure most people had tears in their eyes reading


    DANDAN’s post.


    For me it brought back a memory of the weemhan standing


    up at the game against Melbourne, a mass of Celtic fans at


    one end singing YNWA, and a packed Victory support at the


    other end, us in the middle beside the glitterati.


    Unpromted he had his scarf in the air and singing along.


    Bhoy ! that made my heart swell.


    H.H. Mick

  9. Greenwells Glory on

    Dan Dan, Salve salve;- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son Daniel, I have known the loss of of a son but did not know that son, I can only imagine the depth of your pain. I hope you don’t mind, I have said a wee prayer for the repose of the soul of Daniel. I pray that you and your family are given the strength to carry on. God Bless





    Curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent

  10. DANDAN


    May I add my condolences on the loss of Daniel, as one of the earlier posted much more eloquently than I ever could the love for your son iin your post was so obvious. You and your family will still be in my prayers,as a father of three adult children I can’t imagine your pain HH

  11. Dan Dan – so sorry to read about Daniel. There’s no words anyone can say that will come close to soothing the surface of the pain you are feeling. There’s nothing like it. I know Daniel will want you to continue doing the things you enjoyed together. Never doubt that for a minute. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



    When the dust settles, if you want to talk with someone who has made it through the same situation, get my contact details from Paul67.

  12. Many beautiful posts in condolence and support of DanDan in his time of loss.






    A sad but gracefully written post from you earlier. I’ve included Daniel and your family in my daily morning prayer. May Daniel RIP.




  13. DanDan! Having suffered a loss of my mum recently! I kinda of know what you are going through!! Horrible M8 ! But for me the messages from CQN, helped , especially when I read back!! Fairhillbhoy! Well said about Bernard!!

  14. DanDan


    My favorites times are celtic times with my bhoy


    Can’t begin to imagine your pain


    So so sad


    Rip Daniel

  15. Dan Dan



    may daniel rest in peace i,ll say a prayer for him



    and all your family



    god bless

  16. DanDan.


    Sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful son Daniel.


    I lost my youngest son aged 17 to leukaemia 12 years past in November.


    One of my greatest memories was him being with me at Celtic Park, the first year we won the league under Martin O Neill. He was only 11 but how he loved that occasion. You will get the strength to carry on from Daniel. He is not far away and will always be with you. You will get wee signs along the way to let you know he is right there beside you. Take care and God Bless. YWNWA.

  17. VOGUEPUNTER on 4TH DECEMBER 2020 4:11 PM


    I think the ole ‘are you a hun? ‘ welcome is a tad passe, what aboot ‘are you a kev j ? ‘ :O)











    Instead of are You a Hun, how about…


    ” Are you a CHUMP” ?…OR


    ” Are You a Hun CHUMP” ?


    I know that this is the Night Shift, and I am up Posting, Smoking and drinking Tea etc..very early, but I had a very Early night last night…dreaming of Kylie Minogue and Raquel Welch etc etc…and of when Celtic FC will get their ACT TOGETHER !










  18. SAINT STIVS on 4TH DECEMBER 2020 6:43 PM


    is Big Jimmy banned again ?







    what was the kerfuffle wrt to JerseyBhoy ?







    who was the kev reincarnation ?




    No, I wasnt banned again, I was ONLY Guilty of reminding him of his ” HYPOCRISY” of his Two separate Posts on One Page…thats all.


    NO, I am not Kev either LOL.


    HH Mate.

  19. DANDAN on 4TH DECEMBER 2020 8:11 PM





    its not often that words fail me, but your Post was a fantastic Tribute to your wonderful son…DANIEL.


    May he rest in Peace.











    Must be horrendous for taxi drivers




    Great to see you Posting again BT. I hope you and the family are all well.


    There is one Glasgow Taxi Firm who are holding up well, due to my continual bookings to go to the Vets and back LOL !



    Hopefully, we can meet up for numerous Beers once again asap ?


    HH Mate.

  21. DANDAN,


    Due to certain family circumstances I havent seen or been able to speak to my Da for over 12 years now.



    He has been Blind for at least 6 years now, and I would dearly love to see and speak to him again……however, I STILL have wonderful memories of him taking me to Celtic games in Season 1962/63….and more often than not, he would carry me on those Big Broad Shoulders of his…. as we left Celtic Park celebrating.


    He drove to Lisbon in 1967 with many of his Taxi mates, but he didnt take me……even as a 11 year old Bhoy back then, it took me some time to ever speak to him again…Only Joking of course !


    I found out in later life that he didnt take me to Lisbon because of all The Strip Clubs he and his mates intended on visiting on their journey there and back !



    My Prayers are with young Daniel and your Family.



  22. Roll of Honour ..Part 2…Again in no particular Order…






    Once again, many many thanks to all of the above and those in ” Part One” of The Roll of Honour who I thanked yesterday.



    I have often been a ” Chump”, over many years especially in relation to Wummin and certain Jobs that I left, when I should have stayed put…but its mainly been Wummin…if I am honest. LOL….I made some horrendous mistakes in relation to some Wummin…so I am happy to put MY Hands up and admit that I have been a Chump on some occasions in the past…..having said all that…there were some Wummin that were glad to see the back of me LOL !




  23. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.



    And any chumps who canny sleep ( aye you big Jimmy )


    What Celtic will we see this week? will we see a team who recognise


    they’re are short changing us with a lacklustre attitude and come out


    fighting for the cause, or a team who couldn’t care less and only


    thinking about their next big move.


    Just maybe if they took the time to read the passion and support on


    this blog for DANDAN they would realise Celtic is no ordinary football




    I suppose Billy McNeils, Tommy Burns, Paul McStays only come round


    once in a while and money is god now.


    Hope some of them realise they won’t get better elsewhere and give


    their total commitment to the bhoys for the rest of the season at least.


    H.H. Mick




    Thanks once again for your recent support, but as I told DAVID66, I didnt want anyone to stop Posting cos I was Red Carded.


    Say HH to PADDY for me please, I hope he is well ?



    Celtic Park…” Fenced Off” …..if things continue like they have been on and off the Pitch. its only a matter of time before Search Lights and Machine Gun Posts are erected LOL ?


    With Sgt Shultz patroling the Perimeter ?


    For any ” Young wans ” reading this…Sgt Shultz was a German Sgt in the 1960’s TV Comedy Show…HOGANS HEROES. about POW’s in Stalag 13.


    Sgt Shultz…now, there was a real Chump LOL “.


    HH Mate…..I havent had a Beer since Oct 9th…due to this Lock Down. I wish I could force myself to drink in the hoose now and then…but I just cant do it LOL.



  25. Melbourne Mick on

    Try a rid biddy in the hoose Jimmy, as i keep telling the


    princess ” wine is just like sugarolly water ” and the red ones


    are good for you.


    Maybe not as much as I drink right enough 8-))


    H.H. Mick



    Maybe some present Celtic players should be told that the grass isnt always greener elsewhere ?


    Some of those Mis Firing Celts should be grateful that there isnt 60,000 Celtic supporters at Celtic Park in these dark days. screaming at them for mostly 90 minutes ?



    I wish I knew the answers to ALL the problems at Celtic Park, but I DO know one thing…this is not ALL down to Neil Francis Lennon…its from the very Top….and heading downwards.


    Players have to also take responsibility…but many professional players wont do that…no matter how badly they perform imho ?


    HH Mate.


    Stay safe and well.



    Ive just NEVER enjoyed drinking on my own in the Hoose…its very depressing…and I end up calling myself A CHUMP LOL !


    I am fine drinking in a Pub on my own, and enjoy Juke Box music etc.


    My Bank balance is more healthy with the Pubs being closed, and me not putting money in the Juke Box……some call me ” Juke Box Jimmy” LOL.


    Im saving a fortune..but I would gladly spend a fortune on Beer, Wummin…and the Juke Box.


    I miss those heady days LOL



  28. DAMDAN,



    What a wonderful, poignant tribute to your son, he is truly loved.



    My thoughts and prayers are with Daniel, you and your family.



    May He R.I.P.



    Hail Hail

  29. Dan Dan,



    Heartbreaking thanks for sharing as it is what The Support is all about.



    May he rest in peace.




  30. Melbourne Mick on




    Paddy’s had the all clear, so. full steam ahead with our CSC.


    Completely agree about professionals taking responsibility.



    Jungle juice.



    Funnily enough I’m sitting drinking a Aussie beer just now


    called juice train 6.5 alc, vol. with a wee rid biddy chaser of




    Think it will be a early night and then early rise for the gemme


    H.H. Mick

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