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There were so many pleasing aspects to yesterday’s performance.  Perhaps most importantly, we won a game and scored goals without our primary creative fulcrum, Kris Commons, and without playing our backup fulcrum, Charlie Mulgrew, in a creative position.

Several players will return for Wednesday’s Champions League play-off decider against Helsingborgs but Tony Watt has given Neil Lennon plenty to consider.  He was by some magnitude the best player on the field, and was considerably more threatening than his strike partner, Gary Hooper, who has had no genuine competition for the main striker position since arriving at Celtic two years ago.  I’ve felt for some time that Gary needs to be pushed.  Tony might be the man to do this.

Do you remember six years ago we mocked Paul Le Guen’s Rangers with, “You’re fourth in the SPL…”  Poor Sevco are fourth in the fourth tier of Scottish football.  Give that guy McCoist another 5% of the shares, he’s absolutely priceless.

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  1. Bhoys n Ghirls

     

     

    We will have a special special guest joining us at the bucket collection on the 22nd September, the one n only Knoxy2000 (Wee Oscars dad) hope we can all make him welcome by making sure we have 100 bucketeers ;-) and lots of cash raised for our wee Hero OSCAR!!!

     

     

    HH

  2. The Singing Detective-I agree mate,Neil had a severe word with TW a couple of weeks ago,so it’s possibly related.

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    the exiled tim

     

     

    21:57 on

     

    26 August, 2012

     

     

    Knew there was something I didn’t like about them ….!!! …LOL

  4. The Comfortable Collective on

    O.G.Rafferty

     

     

    Celtic might have Gerard Butler, Billy Connelly, Rod Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Richard Burton.

     

     

    But rangers had Mr Abie, and no one can take that away from them.

  5. Even going by the LL stinking standards,Jingle Jangle,Leckie,Jabba,Marjoriebanks,King (x2),Wilson,will surpass previous propaganda to dress Sevco’s latest embarrassment in to a “hard fought draw”.

  6. mighty tim

     

    20:57 on

     

    26 August, 2012

     

     

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    I will say a wee prayer for your uncle tonight, your music takes me back to when i was a wee boy going to my aunty Marys’ on a Sunday night. The tunes were belted out we never believed in “hiding our colours”and I would learn the verses of the songs.

     

     

    Great days hope you cherish all the good memories as I do mine

  7. The Comfortable Collective-And Douglie Donnelly,and the wee hun fae Paisley who won BBC s version of the X Factor…

  8. The Comfortable Collective

     

     

     

    22:10 on

     

     

    26 August, 2012

     

    I remember seeing an interview, I think it was with members of The View ( a band from Dundee who are all Tims ) and they said,

     

     

    “Celtic have got all the cool, famous supporters. Rangers have Wet Wet Wet!”

  9. Auld Neil Lennon heid

     

    17:41 on

     

    26 August, 2012

     

     

    Thanks for your advice. After trying option 2, I got a message telling me my browser was out of date. I’m using IE8 and windows XP.

     

    I downloaded Google Chrome and now everything works ok.

     

     

    Thanks again.

  10. celticrollercoaster says please join Wee Oscar's Green Bucket Army on

    mighty tim

     

     

    Prayers for your family tonight but a wee dram held before.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  11. I’m sure quite a few on here know the circumstances that led Lenny to have a quiet word with young Tony.

     

    Good man management by Lenny and also good decision by young Tony to be truthful with his manager IMO.

     

    Don’t encourage the scum that caused the problem in the first place. Support Lenny and Tony, we have a gem here and a serious Celtic supporter in Tony.

     

     

    EC67

  12. Eurochamps67 –

     

     

    I’m in the ignorant miniority but I can take the hint and I’ll leave it that way!

     

     

    Jobo

  13. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    petec

     

     

    22:05 on 26 August, 2012

     

     

    Correct ….. Our Board knew exactly what the ‘end game’ would be for the buns, and ensured we came safely through the worst period of cheating / financial / media agendae in the history of Scottish Football, ……and they are LEADING us safely through the worst recession in history …….

     

     

    Despite the fact that oldco have single-handedly financially destroyed many clubs over the past 20 years, with more to come, due the ‘fallout’, they are still being ‘protected’ (sevco) by the establishment……..comical…!!!

  14. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    We sang it sitting down to our dinner…….. !!!!!!! ….LOL

  15. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    I knew there was something I always liked about Liz Taylor ……LOL

  16. I’m not quite sure when she interviewed NL…but I thought the comments jarred..considering TWs outstanding contribution against ICT on Saturday..

     

    Never mind the performance against Motherwell last season….

     

     

    He must rank near the top of the ‘Goals Per MicroSecond On The Pitch”League For Europe…

     

     

    The pace and directness of the attacking play was something that had been missing for a long time….

     

     

    I don’t think Watt is a “Billy Big-Boots”..like Mark Burchill….

     

     

    So he should be handled more sensitively,in my opinion..

     

     

     

    But it seems to me that players who ,’come through our ranks’ do not always get the same degree of consideration,as those young players recruited from abroad…

     

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    lionroars67

     

     

    07:46 on

     

     

    26 August, 2012

     

     

    By Moira Gordon

     

    Published on Sunday 26 August 2012 02:11

     

     

    TONY Watt is undoubtedly one for the future but, as far as Europe is concerned, he may not be one for right now, according to his manager.

     

     

    Neil Lennon was delighted with the teenage striker’s contribution at Inverness but said he is undecided whether to throw him into Wednesday night’s key Champions League qualifier, especially as he expects his more senior pros to be back to full fitness.

     

     

    “This win gives us a huge boost and gives me food for thought. I’m hoping Samaras, Brown, Rogne, Commons will all be OK for Wednesday. Tony has given himself a good chance but it’s such a huge game, to throw a rookie into that might be too much but I will think about it. He’s a hopeless trainer but comes alive in the big games. Sometimes his body language isn’t great but he was full of life and intensity. He wanted to damage Inverness and did that. He has a bit to go but has made a great start to his Celtic career.”

     

     

    Lennon was thrilled with the understanding struck up by Watt and his strike partner Gary Hooper. “They were sensational. Tony gives us something a little bit different. He is prepared to go in behind and has a physical presence and he is prepared to run at people and does a lot of unselfish running. He was a real handfui and Gary just kept going into the pockets and starting a lot of the attacks off.

     

     

    “It was a great performance from start to almost finish. We can’t ask any more of the team, they were superb from the moment the whistle went and the two young lads who came in did exceptionally well. I thought the two front men played very well together and Tzwardzik and Wanyama were excellent in midfield. The senior boys who played in midweek were also solid and to score four goals here at any time is very etc…

  17. 67heaven

     

     

    Just watched the wolfies vid, there is a passing likeness to tommy there my old mhate! There are a few dates coming up? Barrowlands in november? :-)

  18. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    Tim Malone Will Tell

     

     

    I share that sentiment.

     

     

    Auldheid‏@Auldheid

     

     

    @McNallyMirror Is it possible refs as individuals share same SFA belief that Rangers are needed back in top tier asap? Or are they told so?

     

     

    However I think that belief permeates our game. It is not so much a belief but a fear. As much as I think Hugh Keevins stirs things for the sake of it I think he is genuine in his fear that Scottish football will not recover without a strong Rangers.

     

     

    In that belief, he and other journalists are unable to separate their fears of what will become of them if the gravy train and its succulent lamb is derailed and never gets back on track from what could be if they could but overcome their fears..

     

     

    He is not alone in that many clubs fear an unknown without what passed as a strong Rangers. That they never were strong but depended on weakening others instead simplyhas not occured to those who benefitted from Rangers behaviour.

     

     

    It will take time for the truth about Rangers to emerge from the myth and register in public consciousness but with performance like today it is difficult to see how the myth can reassert itself.

     

     

    In the stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining the collective consciousness is moving through anger and bargaining into depression. That will be followed by acceptance of the reality, but until then reality will continue to assert itself until acceptance is inevitable.

     

     

    Only when the core belief and the fears that drive it are faced will our game move on.

     

     

    In that respect football is making the classic mistake of running away from its fears rather than facing them and find out they existed only in the heads of those who held that belief and that reality is much much preferable.

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