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Value of Ledley’s back post goals

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Celtic didn’t hit the heights of last week’s win at Tynecastle against Inverness last night but it was a remarkably controlled win nonetheless.  The game could have been over as a contest in the opening minutes but as the lead didn’t extend beyond a single goal the contest retained an edge.

Daniel Majstorovic was incorrectly penalised when he correctly challenged for the ball 25 yards from goal but the Swede’s lax initial response to the forward ball created the situation that resulted in his red card.  Dan had a painful game against Inverness last season but after they were reduced to 10 men Celtic were far too composed to let Inverness’ numerical advantage count.

We’ve spoken about the value of goals from midfield in recent seasons.  Kris Commons lit up Celtic’s season when he arrived in a flurry of goals last year but Joe Ledley’s efforts from the back post this season could prove to be even more important.

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  1. leftclicktic

     

     

    there is no dispute about the weeTC …he accepted liability …he just hasnae paid it

  2. notthebus at 17.44.

     

     

    55 years on this planet, living the west of Scotland and that post still manages to astound me.

     

    Their hatred knows no bounds.

     

    The complete lack of irony and incongruity as they accuse us of doing what they do in revisionism is breathtaking.

     

    And that is the fairly intelligent ones, blinded by hate. More sinister and dangerous that the knuckledraggers.

     

     

    EC67

  3. DUSHANBE BHILLY BHOY on

    voguepunter says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 14:53

     

     

    You are no better than Suarez posting a comment like this. How dare you! Does that mean Billy McNeill should be barred from CQN if he used the term “Billy Bhoy” in his moniker?

     

     

    Incidentally, I have already changed my moniker from Dushanbe Billy Bhoy to Dushanbe Bhilly Bhoy to appease another sectarian bigot on here. I am not going to do it again for you sir.

     

     

    You are a cyber bully. Plenty of Rangers sites would suit you better.

  4. notthebus

     

     

    astounding bigotry …clearly not from a stupid person either

     

     

    their ilk never cease to disappoint me

  5. DUSHANBE BHILLY BHOY says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:57

     

     

    If only you knew,the clue was in Pauls reply .

     

    Foot in mouth disease running through the

     

    country.

     

     

    Ps get a sense of humour.

  6. Angelgabriel

     

    Other posters

     

     

    Thanks for all your help last week regarding the pub to watch the game in Troon.

     

    Me and the mrs had a long boozy lunch in Scotts on the Friday, went to the pub with a big hangover on the Saturday, met angelgabriel and had a few beers with him, organised game of golf with him for later in the year, went to Lido, got ever so tipsy again.

     

     

    Had a great weekend

     

    Ta

  7. Palacio67 That would be the Sea Angling Club it,s pretty well run and as is the Celtic way open to all. They have Big Bad John coming upin early April for a charity gig, Hope you enjoyed your timr here, Hail Hail Hebcelt

  8. PF Ayr

     

     

    I called my son who was at uni up there & he suggested a bus that leaves @ 2am from George sq.

     

    It was only midnight when the girl in the sos unit @ central station recommended the M77 bus. She told me to

     

    go round to Waterloo st ( I think,full of whiskey & Murphys) where the bus will stop.

     

     

    Seemingly this bus leaves Buchanan st bus station on the hour.Only cost around a fiver.

     

    A few friends use this service to commute to Glasgow for work. I was totally unaware that the service existed so late.

     

     

    This will come in handy as the season progresses.

     

    Manymissedandwrongtrainsboardedcsc.

  9. ….PFayr says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 18:04

     

     

     

    I can no longer log on there.

     

     

    I can’t imagine why.

     

     

    A lot of the crew from the old Celtic Minded used to post undercover on there. It got a bit bizarre in the end.

  10. Evening all

     

     

    Totally agree with the credits being given to Joe Ledley, I must say I have always been a fan of Joe since he signed for us,

     

     

    a good friend of mine questioned what he brought to the team a few times in his early appearances but I stood by Joe saying he is one of those players that you really miss when he is not playing as it is then you realise just what he brings to the table

     

     

    I prefer him in centre midfield but think he can be very effective from left back aswell, sometimes players can suffer from being too versatlie in that they get shifted about the team to cover any injuries and lose out on cementing their own place in their best position.

     

     

    I think Lenny agrees with how important Joe is to this team.

     

     

    On another note can somebody answer a question for me, is it true that Gary Hooper has a better strike rate in his first 50 games for Celtic than Henrik Larsson?

     

     

    I think somebody posted that on here a while back but can’t be sure

     

     

    Hail Hail

  11. Any good Celts hail from the Chester area? Looking for a good place to watch the LC Final on the 18th of March. The hotel is in the CH2 postcode area and I found a Catholic club in Brook st CH1 which is home of the local CSC, cannot find any contact details though. Got a number for the club itself but would rather talk to a Celt from the CSC.

     

    Any help is mucho appreciated.

     

     

    HH

  12. hebcelt says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 18:09

     

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    That looks like a fantastic night, looking forward to go back up some time soon, will def use the club for a few drinks.

     

     

    HH

  13. hamiltontim says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:49

     

     

    Ooops, sit corrected…:)

     

     

    amadeus says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:49

     

     

    I perhaps you should have qualified your post mate to say for those that did slate Sammi. I have never criticised Sammi on these pages in fact I have stuck up for him.

     

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

     

    Hail Hail!

  14. The Singing Detective on

    Will Foran be cited for his head-lock on The Capitano…?

     

     

    Careful what you wish for…we can’t risk him missing the upcoming fixture against the G.A…

     

     

    Has McLean been asked to explain his behaviour as 4th official when Lennie was sent to the stands ?..when our Legendary Manager turned to ascend the steps,McLean could be observed making an emphatic thrusting gesture with his head in his direction,a gesture typical of a common & garden ned…… normally accompanied by an inappropriate or inflammatory remark,

     

    which would have been superfluous anyway as Lennie was out of earshot..

     

    So how would a behavioural psychologist interpret this little tableau ?

     

     

    And the 4th official(Murray) on the 28th Dec,spotted by MWD patting each of the Hun players on the butt, as they made their way down the tunnel.

     

     

    So what was going on here ?…were they being anointed with Essential Essence of Sacrificial Billy-Goat,in a dark Satanic ritual ?

  15. I am aware of the Herald story, but can’t, thus far, get anything from my sources on it. This in itself makes me suspicious. The hun is closing ranks.

     

    Amadeus will keep digging.

     

    CQN – tomorrow’s news today!

  16. Roddybhoy 17.02

     

    I too remember the ball sticking in the stanchion after the Lennox shot. I remember it as a free kick outside the box on the left side. Lennox ran over the ball and the ball was passed through to him to hit a shot from an angle which went across the keeper and finished up high in the corner.

     

    My Celtic Football Companion has April 20th 1974, Celtic 2 (Deans 5 and Lennox 85) Aberdeen 0.

     

    The following week the team clinched nine in a row at Brockville. :-)

  17. Kickinthenakas.

     

     

    Hope you and the mrs are well.Important 3 points yesterday.

     

     

    Looking forward to that game of golf.

     

    It was after 2.30am when I reached the 4poster last night but the swing stood firm this morning.

     

    Posted my best score for a while.

     

     

    Not many at my golf club seem to have an interest in football anymore. Wonder why ? HH.

  18. amadeus says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 18:22

     

     

    The Rangersmedia board had a thread about a press story saying that Whyte has moved the ticketus money offshore. Most of them are swallowing the line that this is a shrewd move and in the huns best interests.

     

     

    I haven’t read that story anywhere in the press so assume that this is an attempt to play down the impact of the story when it does appear.

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    Celtic didn’t hit the heights of last week’s win at Tynecastle against Inverness last night but it was a remarkably controlled win nonetheless. The game could have been over as a contest in the opening minutes but as the lead didn’t extend beyond a single goal the contest retained an edge.

     

     

    Daniel Majstorovic was incorrectly penalised when he correctly challenged for the ball 25 yards from goal but the Swede’s lax initial response to the forward ball created the situation that resulted in his red card. Dan had a painful game against Inverness last season but after they were reduced to 10 men Celtic were far too composed to let Inverness’ numerical advantage count.

     

     

    We’ve spoken about the value of goals from midfield in recent seasons. Kris Commons lit up Celtic’s season when he arrived in a flurry of goals last year but Joe Ledley’s efforts from the back post this season could prove to be even more important.

     

     

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    Roddybhoy says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:02

     

     

    twist n turns

     

     

    Im a bit like that too , loads of memorys about games but trying to place times etc is murder. Can anybody remember a game against aberdeen at CP ,early-mid 70s , Danny Mcgrain was just starting out. We won either 1 nil or 2-1 and bobby lennox scored the winner direct from a free kick and the ball ended up stuck in the net between the bar and the post at the stanchion!! Reason I ask is it was one of my first games at CP with my dad and would love to know just when that was

     

     

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    fan-a-tic says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:02

     

     

    the sudden burst of midfield goal scoring may come from our coaches trusting them to know when to attack the last third.

     

    Our only goal scoring threat used to comes from wide crosses or individual skill.

     

    We still could have more shots on goal from our possession and that’s a definite area that needs improving.

     

    As the team and coaches confidence improves then hopefully we will be more potent.

     

    Hoping guys like McGeough and Rabu can inject a little more flair to our side.

     

     

     

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    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:04

     

     

    TnT

     

     

    He was!

     

     

    And still missed!

     

     

    May God bless you and yours too!

     

     

     

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    jungle jam67 says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:04

     

     

    afternoon bhoys

     

    Was looking at our up coming fixtures

     

    Not counting our chickens after yesterday’s mib display

     

    But is it possible we can go 10 points clear of ra gers

     

    Due to the Dunfermline games on the Wednesday and the

     

    Motherwell on the Saturday

     

    The ra gers don’t play till the Sunday vs Inverness away

     

    Hope my counting is correct

     

     

    Havingapartywhenthehunsdiex csc

     

     

     

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    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:07

     

     

    geebee 1978

     

     

    I was going to put a “smiley” face on the end of my post, but reckoned everyone who read it would know i was joking!

     

     

    No harm meant!

     

     

    Keep posting!

     

     

     

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    67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!! Tick Tock !! says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:09

     

     

    I’v had Channel67 for about 6 months now……don’t usually watch the Home games since I go to all the Home games but, due the ‘controversy yesterday, decided to watch it…… REALLY enjoyed it………ref was just a Fud

     

     

     

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    geebee1978 says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:11

     

     

    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning!…..

     

     

    To be honest, I did think you were joking until another poster told me to “go home” straight after. Didn’t want to be another in a long list of hun-suspects.

     

     

    No harm done….

     

     

     

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    amadeus says:

     

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:17

     

     

    Amadeus is back in town.

     

    Goodness me, it was all happening in my absence.

     

    I think the most striking part was Minty letting it be known that CW was less than truthful regarding the original Ticketus deal.

     

    This will become significant.

     

    Hail hail

     

     

     

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    Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 17:19

     

     

    17/03/1991:

     

     

    Celtic 2 Orcs 0…Grant (53 mins.) sent off, plus Hateley (82 mins.), Hurlock (62 mins), and Walters (79 mins)

     

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    Peter got his marching orders for encroaching within a ten yard radius of the ball at a free kick – twice at the same free-kick .

     

     

    It was interesting that all three Rangers dismissed were English.

     

     

    I think that was the game where Butcher attacked a Celtic door.

  20. Angelgabriel

     

    Glad to see you were in the swing, had a hangover this morning but got up to tidy the house as the mrs had 12 of her pals over and it was like a champagne bottle bank much like it will be when the big event happens in a few weeks.

     

    Starting up with some golf lessons in a couple of weeks, looking forward to you coming up for a game.

     

    My golf clubs the same, tho there are 15 tims now, they call us either “the altar bhoys” or something we can’t quite make out, ma pal has come up with “hope we are in the golf club when rangers die” song specially for that event.

     

    Glad you are still a scratch drinker!

  21. More FF as they stare into the abyss

     

     

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    Re: If The Worst Happens

     

    For a while now, some of us have been aware of a changing climate. The enmity between Rangers and Celtic predates the Big Bang, but there has mostly been a mutual tolerance and grudging respect between the clubs.

     

     

    That has gone now, and the seriousness of this situation hasn’t been fully grasped or understood by observers, commentators or politicians.

     

     

    Although the term is still commonly used, the ‘Old Firm’ tag is now wholly inaccurate. Rangers and Celtic are two giants in the same city, but the chasm that separates them is a thousand miles wide.

     

     

    The rivalry between Rangers and Celtic, historically and undeniably, is overwhelmingly sectarian – which is quite legitimate in a free and democratic society – but despite this deep-seated enmity, the co-existence of Rangers and Celtic was always accepted, tolerated and understood by the boards and powerbases at each club.

     

     

    I’m not convinced that this is still true today.

     

     

    The current Celtic regime is watching events at Ibrox closely, and the devastation that Sir David Murray has left behind at Rangers did not come as a surprise to the Parkhead board. It’s probably fair to say that Celtic was more aware of impending financial misery at Ibrox than 95% of the Rangers support.

     

     

    Are Celtic worried about Rangers’ troubles having a negative effect at Parkhead? Not a bit of it. A recent conversation with a clued-up Scot in the English game confirmed my suspicion that Celtic will not be disappointed if Rangers disappear from view altogether.

     

     

    Contrary to the opinion that many Rangers fans hold, if the Ibrox club goes under, Celtic won’t view it as bad news or even sad news. They will see it as the opportunity of a lifetime; their greatest-ever victory: better than Lisbon.

     

     

    If the worst comes to pass, Celtic will pursue, with renewed vigour, permanent membership of the English league system.

     

     

    From a Celtic perspective, attempts to gain entry to the EPL alongside Rangers have been awkward, difficult, and so far, fruitless, but if there is no Rangers, Celtic’s inclusion in the English league system will become inevitable, and this will be like a lottery win for Celtic – a prize beyond their wildest dreams.

     

     

    A major Glasgow club playing in the EPL, and with no major city rival, is an opportunity for Celtic to become Scotland’s club on the main stage. Eventually, Glaswegians – and Scots – will be encouraged to follow Celtic – a Scottish club that competes in the English league and enjoys massive international media exposure. The hype will be irresistible.

     

     

    As a friend said to me recently, the door would open for Celtic to become Scotland’s Manchester United.

     

     

    From a naive chattering-class point of view, the end of Rangers would be the end of sectarian division in Scotland, and this would be welcomed. ‘Open to all’ Celtic would enjoy considerable establishment support while the demise of Rangers would be quietly tolerated.

     

     

    This is the dream scenario viewed from the east end of Glasgow, and worryingly, it could happen. If the roles were reversed, and there was a chance that Celtic were about to go belly-up, I’d expect Rangers to assess the situation in exactly the same way – and view it as a golden opportunity.

     

     

    Wouldn’t you?

  22. for every ying there’s a yang

     

     

    more FF

     

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    here’s a scenario for you ……….what if rangers win the tax case , sue the BBC and some of the other media outlets , whyte rolls out a billionaires bankroll and funds rangers to the point that every player in the team has a value of millions of pounds . this would almost guarantee league success year after year and constant entry into the champions league where we will become a staple player challenging for the trophy itself . there will be no challenge to the rangers and we will contest through european labour law that we demand entry into the EPL .celtic will then become a bit part player and fall into mediocrity with the rest of scottish fitba

  23. ernie

     

     

    a well respected poster on here who is also a pal of mine

     

     

    posts ..his log in name is so ridiculously hun sounding that one would think they would have an idea

     

     

    not a notion

  24. under “big eck”

     

     

    how did they manage to take any trophies of us?

     

     

     

    2 relegations in 3 seasons and pushing a decent Villa side down for a battle to get him 3 out of 4

  25. Steinreignedsupreme on

    That second last post is bang on the money. A very honest assessment – do you know what the poster’s name is?

     

     

    The last one was a wind-up though…

  26. Notthebus

     

    The first post is definitely a wind up, MWD?

     

     

    The second another deluded fool who’s day of reckoning can’t come quick enough for me!

     

     

    HH

  27. ianinascoli says:

     

    12 February, 2012 at 18:23

     

    Roddybhoy 17.02

     

    I too remember the ball sticking in the stanchion after the Lennox shot. I remember it as a free kick outside the box on the left side. Lennox ran over the ball and the ball was passed through to him to hit a shot from an angle which went across the keeper and finished up high in the corner.

     

    My Celtic Football Companion has April 20th 1974, Celtic 2 (Deans 5 and Lennox 85) Aberdeen 0.

     

    The following week the team clinched nine in a row at Brockville. :-)

     

     

    Team that day was Connachan, McGrain, Brogan, Hay, McNeill, McCluskey, Johnstone (Callaghan),Murray, Deans ( Lennox), Hood, Dalglish. Remember it well.

  28. kikinthenakas

     

    The original poster must be a deep rooted mole

     

     

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  29. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Twists n Turns

     

     

    I well remember the 1-0 Joe Craig game – stood right behind the goal at the Broomloan Road end when he got the ball with his back to goal, swivelled – and bang – get in there.

     

    I almost feel like celebrating now!!!

     

    I seem to recall thinking that Joe had actually had a totally crap game up to that point – but in the end, its only the goal that matters.

     

     

    I seem to remember that was also the game where Greig cut Bobby Lennox in two and broke his leg – penalty to Celtic!!!

     

    But then the linesman indicated that the Buzz Bomb had been offside when he got the ball – cue Bobby stretchered off, no penalty and Greig not even booked.

     

     

    Same as it ever was!!!

     

     

    TalkingHeadscsc

  30. Palacio67

     

     

    lookd out for Swansea Bhoy or Celtic1st..

     

     

    they will have the details for Chester…

  31. Palacio

     

     

    i understand that Celtic First is from that area and Swanseabhoy used to live there

     

     

    there a pair o` reprobates tho` :¬))

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