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Watt ready to push Hooper

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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. ……… …………. ? brought the book out as early as the fourth minute

     

    to stamp his authority and allowed game to flow with minimum of fuss. 8/10

     

     

    Well respected papers,? ref report at certain game on Sunday.

     

     

    Theirs propaganda and theirs just sheer b*ll sh*t.

  2. tully57

     

     

    11:12 on 27 August, 2012

     

    thomthethim

     

     

     

     

    Didn’t know that about the Sunday Times Q&A – will look it up thanks.

     

     

    **************

     

     

    if you can’ t access it, I’ll cut it out and post it to you.

  3. JClash

     

     

    Do you think he’s trying too hard? – or he’s ……………………..

     

     

    saltires

     

     

    good, – heading for a sell out then, to witness the Champions returning to their League

  4. Heaven67

     

    To be fair to Lance Armstrong where the hell is the prima facie evidence against him.

     

    He has never failed a drug test. The evidence appears only to be from those who were caught and asked to give evidence against Armstrong with the carrot of reduced sanctions on them.

     

    There was greater justice in the Salem witch trials.

  5. mammymabawsburst on

    dontpatmadug

     

     

    I demand to know these peepul’s names! I have a cardboard cutout medal I made earlier to pin on their chests.

  6. bournesouprecipe

     

    11:02 on

     

    27 August, 2012

     

    46

     

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    46 today – What a Ghuy.

     

     

     

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    There ye go, fixed that for you! :-)

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

    11:03 on 27 August, 2012

     

    Was the 4-2 game not a Monday night?

     

     

    Yes it was. Monday 21st May 1979

  8. prestonpans bhoys on

    hamiltontim

     

     

    Good man. I was wondering how could he be 26, mind you with that coupon he would have started a job as a paper boy at 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on

    DBBIA

     

    sorry to hear your sad news. Condolences.

  10. thomthethim

     

     

    Tried to find it online but no joy, so if you could send it that would be great…will ping you email. Thanks.

  11. prestonpans bhoys

     

     

    Saw him in Inverness on Saturday and although it aches to say it, the Bhoy is looking well!! :-)

  12. Snake Plissken on

    Tim Tanium

     

     

    He also has had blood tests which reveal he did have something in his system (albeit this was not during his run of success) and he has refused to answer the charges.

     

     

    I have no idea if he is guilty of this but I do know that innocent men don’t run away, they fight charges like this.

     

     

    If the whole team he was on were using the drugs and saw him (and presumably have evidence of him doing this) then he is screwed.

  13. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    bhoyswith 11.15

     

     

    Ta for that info worked a treat!! A glass of ur poisin due to you.

  14. prestonpans bhoys on

    hamiltontim

     

     

    Pass on my regards to him. I’ve somehow lost his mobile number but managed to retain yours and lennybhoy doh!

  15. saltires en sevilla on

    Tully57 -cheers

     

     

    Met a great guy with classic 50’s shirt ‘Tully’ on the back

     

     

    He wears a Gondolier hat…I thought matador ..he kept me right on that:)

     

     

    HH

  16. The rumour going round Arbroath among Dundee United fans is that Russel is going to Celtic on Wednesday.

  17. prestonpans bhoys

     

    11:45 on

     

    27 August, 2012

     

     

     

    I’ve forwarded his details on to you mate.

  18. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    Dontpatmadug

     

    A pertinent point you raise in this era of clubs frantically trying to keep history that isn’t theirs while they simultaneously try to shed debt that is theirs.

     

     

    You mention that there has now been 21 arrest for sectarian singing ( is that 4 games so far?)

     

    That’s probably more arrests than they had all last season for the same thing. Hmmm strange.

     

    But for me it raises the issue of

     

     

    Do the sevconians still have the misbehaviour record. For example old hunco had “a bit of previous” when it came to misbehaving and had been collared once or twice for uefa for their misdeeds.

     

    If the sevconians ever get back into Europe and then if they ever misbehave, will their “previous” be taken into account.

     

     

    I guess the question is quite irrelevant in Scotland, where the SFA/SPL/MSM will of course take whatever approach gets the sevconians nearer the top table and simply ignore/twist any rules or regulations to suit them

     

     

    And if you know the history !

  19. The immensely popular figure of Bertie Peacock was a huge favourite of the Celtic fans of the 1950s.Coleraine born Peacock signed for the Bhoys in May 1949 from Glentoran and made his debut in a 3-1 League Cup defeat at home to Aberdeen in August that year. Initally Peacock played as an inside left and formed an effective partnership with Charlie Tully. However he was switched to left-half for the 1953/54 season and it was in this position that Peacock revelled.

     

     

    This most hard-working of players – he was nicknamed ‘The Little Ant’ due to his amazing workrate – Bertie was a driving force within the Celtic team and his energy and tenacious tackling inspired team-mates and supporters alike. His excellent close control, good dribbling skills and cool head allowed him to dictate the play from deep and his fitness and stamina were second to none.

     

     

    Peacock’s dedication and assured manners made him the perfect choice for Captain and it was no surprise when he eventually succeeded Jock Stein as skipper. Capped 31 times for Northern Ireland Peacock was also selected to represent Great Britain side against the Rest of Europe in 1955. He was a key part of the Northern Ireland side which made the last eight of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.

     

     

    An important note about Bertie Peacock is that he captained the N Ireland side, and taking in that he was a Celtic player who was of the Protestant faith, this was quite a mark to have made his way to take the captain of the N Ireland side. When you look at what happened to Belfast Celtic and read about the tensions in the province over the years, then it takes a strong person to do as he did to face against the loyalist bigots, yet he more than won them over.

     

     

    As a Celt he won the League and Scottish Cup double in 1954 and was also part of the famous Coronation Cup winning side the previous year. He also won two League Cups – including being skipper of that legendary team that thrashed Rangers 7-1 in October 1957.

     

     

    In truth, Celtic were generally woeful throughout much of Bertie’s time at Celtic and this was despite having such great players at their disposal such as Bertie, Charlie Tully and Bobby Collins. The first team was poorly managed by Jimmy McGrory (due to board mismanagement & tinkering) and the Huns had their hands on the levers of officialdom. Still, Bertie was a great performer for us, and we were richer for seeing him play for us. His contribution stretches beyond just football but socially also, something that contrasts us favourably against the Huns bigotry.

     

     

    Bertie played 453 times for Celtic and scored 50 goals before finally departing in 1961, cut down by injuries. He played to the last for us which we can all admire.

     

     

    He became player-manager at his native Coleraine (taking them to their first ever Irish league Championship in 1974). Bertie went on to manage Northern Ireland and was also instrumental in starting the Milk Cup tournament which developed into one of youth football’s most prestigious competitions in the country.

     

     

    Bertie was an idol to the Celtic fans and his death at the age of 75 in 2004 was mourned by Celtic supporters and all football followers. He has never been forgotten, and a statue was raised in his home town of Coleraine in recognition of his achievements.

     

     

    This humble and dedicated man was a true Celtic hero.

     

     

    celtic wiki

  20. Mort,

     

     

    Twelve years since the Demolition Derby eh!

     

     

    Watched it with my Cousin, his brother was at work and called us not long after kick-off.

     

     

    Three nil I says

     

     

    Awe naw says he

     

     

    Naw to us, to us…

     

     

    My things have changed, long may it continue.

  21. saltires en sevilla

     

    11:46 on

     

    27 August, 2012

     

    Tully57 -cheers

     

     

    Met a great guy with classic 50′s shirt ‘Tully’ on the back

     

     

    He wears a Gondolier hat…I thought matador ..he kept me right on that:)

     

     

    HH

     

     

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    Was his name Franny?

  22. Happy Birthday to that wit and all round good egg, Bjmac!

     

     

    He got a new set of hoops which he proudly showed the twitterati world on Saturday morning.

  23. I remember walking up to the ground via the gallowgate and Radio scotland opened their shows with Duel of The fated from The Phantom Menace.

     

     

    Gordon Smiths was telling everybody that it would be better for Celtic and MON for the huns to win!!!!!!

     

     

    11 minutes after the kickoff I was sitting on my seat, head between my legs hyperventilating as I hadn’t had time to draw breath since the teams walked onto the pitch 15 minutes or so earlier!

  24. Jungle Jim

     

    11:46 on 27 August, 2012

     

    The rumour going round Arbroath among Dundee United fans is that Russel is going to Celtic on Wednesday.

     

     

    Has he got a ticket? ;-)

  25. When BA finish mending the plane I’m sittin on at Heatrow, I’m heading to Juba in South Sudan – anyone know of a bar there I’ll be able to catch the game on Wednesday?

     

     

    MiddleOfNowhere CSC

  26. Am I the only one who thinks we don’t need Johnny Russell? Where will he play? Who wil he replace? To me he won’t go straight into first 11 and therefore at £2m will be a big price to pay for a back up player.

     

     

    SffS

  27. I hope the rumour is wrong. I rate Russel but Utd need him more than we do. Likewise with the excellent McKay-Stevens.I would rather we produced our own or unearthed talent outside Scotland. The stronger the SPL , the better.

     

     

    JJ