Thistle: every dog has its day


A lot of water has flowed since September, when Celtic eliminated Partick Thistle from the League Cup.  Celtic went on to win the Cup and claim their 10th successive trophy, topped their Europa League group, but slipped last time out, Thistle have dropped into the play-off position, second bottom of the Championship.

Despite this, tomorrow’s Scottish Cup opponents beat second placed Inverness home and away since they lost 5-0 at Celtic Park and recorded a win a Dens.  So they are a team who can get their act together on occasion.

Celtic should be in peak condition after the winter break.  Firhill is a ground most of the team will be familiar with, the only note of caution will be our performance against Dunfermline at Celtic Park in August.  Dunfermline are only three points ahead of Partick but took Celtic to extra time in this season’s League Cup, the only side in four seasons of domestic cup football to be level at the end of normal time.

Thistle, on the other hand, are likely to remember what happened when they faced Jock Stein’s Celtic in the 1971 League Cup Final.  Every dog has its day.

It will be good to see our former player, Kenny Miller in a Thistle shirt, the fourth Glasgow team he’s represented.

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  1. Team line-up for tomorrow






    Frimpong Jullien Ajer G.Taylor



    ———–Broony Ntcham—————-



    Shved Rogic Forrest






    Bring Polish Paddy on after 60 mins, let him chase a goal on his Celtic debut

  2. The latest farce still has some way to go and the SFPL Website makes no mention of the ‘third yellow’ in the match stats, so someone is telling lies.



    Kevin Clancy’s match report – anyone?

  3. STEPHBHOY67 on 17TH JANUARY 2020 1:29 PM



    Christie’s “offence” is in a different category to Morelos’s, covered by a fast-track process while Morelos’s isn’t

  4. Can you imagine if Neil Lennon had made the slit throat gesture to the baying hordes at Ibrox …………………..He would have been dealt with in quick time absoloutely hammered and the press would have been running with a “sine die” narrative……………………and still our Board sit on thier hands and say nowt…………………..DD out and take your big pal Pete with you

  5. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    Wee quizzie:


    1982 Danny Crainie hits second half hat trick at Firhill,but how did Liz Donnelly ‘ feature’ in said game?

  6. Anyone






    On what action was taken against The Kent fir him and his imaginary shooting Celtic fans in the head ???

  7. The Battered Bunnet on

    Lots of confusion, conjecture and contempt being lobbed about over the Sun’s story that Morelos received a third yellow card following his sending off at Celtic Park.



    Had he been shown a third yellow – if it’s even permissible – it would of course have been recorded in the Referee’s report, copies of which are distributed to each club, as a number of folk have said.



    It would also – OF COURSE – have been confirmed to the player via his club in the circular from the SFA’s Disciplinary department.



    There’s a paper trail dating from and continuous with the match of 29th December. Let’s see it. It’s an open goal.



    Try as you might (I have) you will not find reference in the SFA Disciplinary rules to a player receiving 3 yellow cards in a single match.



    There is a rule on accumulated yellow cards – 6 in a season triggers a one match suspension – but no rule on accumulating 3 in a single match.



    If Morelos got a third yellow card (or more properly was noted for such behaviour in the ref’s report) he and his club would have been notified in the Disciplinary circular following the match. Any disciplinary action would then have to be considered by the Judicial Panel.



    The Judicial Panel was convened following the match, and as we know, Ryan Christie was suspended. Axiomatically, Morelos and his ‘unprecedented treble’ would have been dealt with at the same sitting had it been noted.



    Basically, there is no rule on 3 yellow cards in a single match, and accordingly, if Morelos got a prile yellows, we are in the territory of the SFA making up the rules up as they go along.

  8. Forrest and Ajer are doubts for the Thistle game. Off the back of that my team is:












  9. It’s actually laughable, Lawwell on all these UEFA Committees, business class flights6 star hotels, and he sits back and watches the amateurs at Hampden, take the absolute pish out of our Club on a regular basis,


    Peter Lawwell- The Hollow Man

  10. Windass `sent off three times’



    The Aberdeen striker Dean Windass will be out of action until Christmas after receiving a massive 22 penalty points at Dundee United on Sunday.



    Referee Stuart Dougal’s match report reveals Windass was effectively sent off three times in the opening half of the Dons’ 5-0 Scottish League Premier Division defeat.



    The Scottish Football Association has ruled that Windass must serve a six-match ban, which expires on 27 December, to add to a club fine of two weeks’ wages. Windass was initially dismissed for two bookable offences, but his initial dissent at Dougal earned a further red-card equivalent.



    To compound matters Windass ripped up the corner flag and threw it on to the ground on his way to the tunnel, securing another eight points.



    The Dons’ caretaker manager, Keith Burkinshaw, said yesterday: “It is imperative that players learn not to lose their discipline, as Dean has found to his cost.”

  11. where is my bud mcnut.



    come back dont prove me wrong for gods sake.i’m wrong enough with the wife.!!!

  12. ” There has been a lot over the last few months regarding Griffiths, but he’s hungry and he wants to play and he’s made that pretty clear to me.” Neil lennon.

  13. Enough.Either our Board take stand,or forget it. Forget,PL,as I keep saying,he is an employee of the Board.Its up to the Board as a whole.Bass as.

  14. The Battered Bunnet on

    SFA confirming (via STV Sport) that the Morelos throat cutting gesture was dealt with by the referee at the time by way of a caution. That’s three yellow cards, fishal.



    Now, Celtic have the referee’s report distributed 48 hours after the match (+/- public holidays). What does it say?

  15. boondock saint on

    An absolute joke. Artur Boruc and the Thistle player backinthe day receive punishments for blessing themselves, yet A rangers player slashes his throat to the Celtic support and it is dealt with and no further punishment. I don’t normally jump in with the Peter Lawell stuff, but man he has to start earning his corn to defend our club. A player does what More or less did last , last year with his grabbing and stamping, and what not and doesn’t get punished, yet A celtic player is tagged with doing an act of brutality. This is a joke of an organization in charge of our game, who are rolling up their sleeves right now, doing ridiculous things to goat behind curtains, giving each other funny reach around handshakes and laughing at Timmy and our outrage.





  16. Fellas,



    The current Celtic board aren’t interested in Morelosgate. You would do your mental and physical health the world of good coming to that conclusion sooner rather than later.



    Life’s too short. Enjoy yourselves.

  17. Well it’s official, Now what are the chances of finding out if it was in Referee’s report and secondly is it legal to give a player already sent off a yellow, Must be some way of verifying that,

  18. Sevco collectively have been charged by the SFA for failing to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion



    Expect to see a token fine

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