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There is worse to come

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Neil Lennon said we didn’t deserve to lose 4-1, as we dominated large parts of the game against a team who have lost their last four games (not against Celtic), conceding 14 goals in the process.  But oh, Neil, we absolutely deserved to lose by at least that margin.

Our disorganisation is a marvel.  Scott managing to start his jump goal-side of a dropping ball and ending up wrong side.  Callum playing three onside.  Kris A. not committing to block the cross (forgiven, trying to cover two positions), Chris J. attempting to intercept with the wrong foot (forgiven, fitness).  Hatem reliving his Ferencvaros highlights.  Full backs who are never back and produce few assists; there is no defensive midfield, unless you count the goalkeeper who feels the need to leave his box and play that position, just a midfield of nomads.

The team is a collection of individuals unencumbered by a workable strategy.  Opposition managers have their game plan written: defend deep, play on the counter and put numbers forward at set-pieces.  If we could defend counter-attacks and corner kicks, we would be having a legendary season, but we can’t, so everyone looks awful.

In sport, if you have evident fatal flaws and persistently fail to resolve them, you deserve every setback that comes your way.  It is hard to recall a Celtic team that deserved to lose more.  Let me give you a cheery prediction, you will soon forget about last night, as there is worse to come.

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  1. David 66

     

     

    Barkas

     

     

    Frimpong Duffy Julliene Taylor

     

     

    Henderson Ajer Cal Mac Laxalt

     

     

    Griffiths Ajeti

     

     

    Think Eddie is injured

  2. Gene – After that innocuous challenge the other night…no way.

     

     

    To me that’s when you know players are not interested. The least wee knock and they are throwing a sickie.

     

     

    Ffs

     

     

    D :)

  3. CONNAIRE12

     

     

    I was the same mate,no e-mail from CP….got it to work by using the 6 figure number bottom right of

     

    season card.

  4. For people thinking Sevco’s recent spending is unsustainable, it’s probably not. I listened to an interview with the guy who runs The Price of Football podcast earlier – he’s a football finance lecturer. Anyway, he pointed out that their spending has gone on players and for the first time in years they’ve got players with real sell-on value. He reckons 5 or 6 could go for 8 figure sums if they were sold. I reckon Goldson now, Barisic, Morelos, Roofe, Kent could go for that if sold to England. They could probably sell Morelos and cover this season’s declared loss. So for the first time in their history they’re close to us financially.

  5. CHAVEZ on 28TH NOVEMBER 2020 4:41 PM

     

     

     

    So they have to sell players to keep the lights on?

     

     

    And that is the basis on which they mount a credible opposition?

  6. What is wrong with the Celtic Board? Is there one simple step that they could take before the next home game that would have us all drooling and kissing screen savers of Peter and Dermot? I think there is……

     

     

    For every home game, the seats should be filled with cardboard cut-outs ( I nearly typed out’s) of the season ticket holders who sit there. Each ‘model’ fan should be attached to a small electronically operated lever which would allow them to stand, sit, jump, go for a pish, and text their wives/husbands/lovers with photies of them in the supermarket doing the shopping.

     

     

    THE FANS SHOULD GET TO DECIDE WHICH LIKENESS THEY SHOULD BE REPRESENTED BY……..(Wee money earner there for the board maybe)AND……everyone should also submit 20x 4.5 minute + added on time recordings of a typical contribution to supporting/cajoling/laughing/crying/cheering/oohing/aaahing/celebrating/committing hari kiri etc that could also be controlled to resound to the flow of the game.

     

     

    The Green Brigade would also have to submit a rear view of a drummer who is oblivious to the game, and we could have stewards on wires moving up and down the aisles.

     

     

    I suppose we would need cardboard polis to come rushing out when a goal is scored, or lining the pitchside walls five minutes before the end.

     

     

    The two eejits behind me of course would submit 90 minutes of talking about their weeks holiday in Glencoe, only breaking off to be mechanically prompted to tap me on the shoulder to ask if I know the team.

     

     

    I haven’t thought this completely through yet, but I’ll try and get a resolution into the AGM where the cardboard can be considered by the board.

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Matt

  7. Ernie – that’s been our whole model the last few years. Our operation loses a ton of money each year so we sell players to balance the books. That’s where Sevco are now. Luckily for us there are 2 places for the Champions League qualifiers this season. If they make it and we don’t the tables will be completely turned.

  8. Gene – obviously values are subjective but Goldson does look solid this year so far so for English clubs looking in he will look like a possible buy. Roofe I’ve seen less of tbh but he looks decent from what I’ve seen.

  9. CHAVEZ on 28TH NOVEMBER 2020 4:55 PM

     

     

    Celtic turn a profit every year, have cash reserves and access to credit.

     

     

    The huns don’t. They are potless.

  10. Sherp depleted with covid again and yet there is 1 team who not suffered any set backs not a single 1 from covid.

     

    In fact they benefit every week.

     

     

    🤬🤬🤬

     

     

    Auch I’m away for another can of Tennents.🍺🍺🍺

     

     

    D :)

  11. Maybe it’s because I’m half elephants trunk, but I am having difficulty asimilating Celtic’s E Mail criteria to premier sports. 😡

     

     

    Never mind I’ve got until 02.00 hrs pm tomorrow 😁

  12. Ernie –

     

     

    Financial Highlights

     

     

    – Group revenue decreased by 15.8% to £70.2m (2019: £83.4m)

     

     

    – Operating expenses including labour decreased by 7.3% to £80.5m (2019: £86.9m)

     

     

    – Gain on sale of player registrations of £24.2m (2019: £17.7m)

     

     

    – Acquisition of player registrations of £20.7m (2019: £6.2m)

     

     

    – Profit before taxation of £0.1m (2019: £11.3m)

     

     

    – Year-end cash net of bank borrowings of £18.2m (2019: £28.6m)

     

     

    *Due to the early curtailment of the Scottish domestic season, 4 home SPFL Premiership matches were unfulfilled.

  13. SFTB

     

     

    Earlier.

     

     

    Peter Lawwell ate a pangolin when in China (to cause the pandemic).

     

     

    Really?

     

     

    Have you any evidence?

     

    or

     

    were you just going to far?

     

    or

     

    Am I?

     

     

    It did make me chuckle.