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In recent months ive found myself writing less and less about sevco,i kept asking myself why …..am i bored off the whole affair after all its taken up my thoughts for the last 18 months ,i quickly began to realise that like that niggly pain you sometimes get form a old sports injury or mishap down the years it doesnt quite go away…and it rears its ugly head again at some point just to remind you hey im still here,now this is just like whats happening all over again down govan way.. sevco will have you believe that alls well and there on the road to some kind off recovery,well this couldn’t be further from the truth..there burning money again like big time texas gamblers the players might be different but the results will be the same,this pariah club who hold the same name as there dead defunct dodo club rangers claim the history is theres …they are as one unbroken ..now to all who are not off a west of Scotland loyalist background these are deluded comments with no substance,this train wreck off an institution just can’t clean up there act.. yet again there boardroom shenanigans is all over the papers,we had the brief return off charles green eager to once again have the spotlight ,but the new protagonists shot him down before he could properly ride into town on his great white horse,what baffles me is how gullible the blue hoardes are theve went from the king of the dupers sir david murray to Craig Whyte to Charles Green in the space of 3 yrs ..murray drove the club into the ground with his constant desire to better celtic he never even achieved that so it was all in vein,he was clever enough though to jump off the train before it crashed though..not before he found a fall guy the bubble eyed craig whyte. so the king duper and tax evaders slips away and the craigy whyte era begins..well not so much off a era within 15 short months whyte does the unthinkable takes rangers into administration the die is set and what follows is the most bizarre 18 months in Scottish football history,a club who ran up debts of over 140 million pounds is finally put to death liquidated gone history no more,well anywhere else in the world not Scotland,you see theres so many dark forces at work scratching and clawing to keep the loyalist institution and there figurehead alive from the Scottish fa ,to Government to wealthy buisnessmen..to judges and people sitting on panels adjudicating cases against them … The list off charges is extensive and you’d think in there youd get at least one guilty charge,but no they won the Big Tax Case,LNS Enquiry, and Ebt scandal,even false advertising wasnt beyond them stating they were still Scotland’s most successful club,off course all these are at appeal stages and may run for many yrs ,but its no solace to people who have been fighting for justice for yrs,celtic fans were always being told they were paranoid about the old foe yet all that paranoia was found to be justified..no matter what the final outcome is we all knew they were cheating. now we have further revelations off a sevco player ian black betting against teams he played for and that fool ally mccoist coming out saying he has a list off a hundred names off people who partake in the same kind off cheating,our game is corrupt we know that Scottish football is in the kind off hole they might never get out off..there only one club to blame for the whole sorry mess dodo fc rangers 1873-2012,if there is any justice in the world there bastard son sevco will die too and maybe just maybe we can set to rebuilding our game and our reputation which has been sullied and blackened by a disgusting institution till that day our fight goes on……..Hail Hail God Bless ..
Fir Park, Motherwell
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sutton 4, 90+1 Francis-Angol 44
Stokes 45+1, Samaras 56, Griffiths 85
I watched the game today and as unimpressed as i was i couldn’t help but forgive the team for the very lack lustre first half performance,second half was better but by no means classic,at this stage off the season with the title in the bag its easy to forget a long season takes its toll on the players …
rather than look at the negatives which were obvious ..poor defending ..id like to focus on next season and where we will be come august season beginning…
Several of our top players will be tempted by the lure of the premiership in england ,all i can say to them is look at the likes of KI,WANYAMA,LEDLEY,HOOPER,,no disrespect to any of the clubs they’re playing for but survival dogfights and mid table placings are nothing compared to what celtic football club has to offer…
now that’s not to say a few will go because i believe thats just the nature of the modern-day footballer ,van dyk will be headhunted im sure by top english clubs but its my belief he will remain at least for one more season,forster whos been a revelation in goals may however pursue something down south,kayal has already expressed his desire to go elsewhere and i think he will go,commons i think will stay ,samaras will be around for a bit yet as well ..maybe not the most favourite of the celtic support but a workhorse on his day who’s 7 odd yrs at the club will go on .
Griffith looks like a great asset just needs to clean up his act away from the football field and im sure he will..nxt season i can see him scoring loads of goals and becoming pivotal in our quest for 4 in a row…
Sutton 4, 90+1 Francis-Angol 44
Stokes 45+1, Samaras 56, Griffiths 85
CELTIC fought back from two goals down to share the spoils in a six-goal thriller at a sun-kissed Fir Park, keeping their hopes alive of reaching the 100-point milestone before the end of the season.
John Sutton gave the hosts an early lead and Zaine Francis-Angol’s goal doubled their advantage.
Anthony Stokes’ superb solo goal just before the break gave the Hoops hope and second-half strikes from Georgios Samaras and substitute Leigh Griffiths looked have completed the turnaround.
However, Sutton stole in at the far post to rescue a point for Stuart McCall’s men deep into stoppage time.
John Herron made his first competitive start for the club, replacing fellow Celtic Youth Academy graduate Liam Henderson in the starting XI.
It was the 20-year-old’s first top-team appearance since making his debut as a late substitute in December 2012 against Ross County, and his inclusion was the only change to the side who comfortably disposed of Dundee United two weeks ago.
Celtic started briskly in the warm spring sunshine and Georgios Samaras sent a half volley over the bar from the angle of the box inside the opening two minutes.
However, the home side opened the scoring with their first attack. Stephen McManus’ long clearance was missed by Efe Ambrose and John Sutton capitalised, the striker’s low shot creeping under Fraser Forster and rolling over the line.
The visitors soon recovered from that setback, dominating possession and probing for a leveller, but a slip from Beram Kayal almost handed the Steelmen a second.
The Israeli stumbled when accepting a pass and the home side broke swiftly through the blistering pace of Henri Anier. But Ambrose recovered well, forcing the Estonian internationalist wide before blocking his shot.
Kayal nearly atoned for that error immediately, driving forward and picking out Scott Brown in the box but the midfielder’s powerful, low effort was halted by McManus’ outstretched leg.
In the 21st minute, Celtic spurned a golden chance to restore parity. Anthony Stokes was felled inside the box by Iain Vigurs and referee Craig Thomson awarded the penalty.
Kris Commons sent the spot-kick towards the far corner with plenty of power, but Gunnar Neilsen made a fine save, pushing it round the post.
Lifted by their goalkeeper’s heroics, the home side began to apply some pressure and threatened through efforts from Vigurs, Jack Leitch and Sutton.
Celtic were winning the territorial battle but their passing lacked the pace to unlock the well-organised Motherwell rearguard.
A darting run from Kayal into the box did present him with a rare yard of space. He dug out a cross for Commons, whose acrobatic effort took a deflection off an opponent, taking the sting out the shot and allowing Nielsen to scoop it up.
A nice interchange of passing between Samaras and Stokes, then saw the latter drill in a cross in search of Commons but Hammell’s timely interception allowed Nielson get his hands on the ball again.
And just before the break, the Bhoys found themselves two behind as Zaine Francis-Angol profited on some hesitant defending to stab a shot under Forster.
On the stroke of half-time, Stokes provided Celtic with a glimmer hope with a excellent, individual effort. Collecting a pass inside the box, he turned away from two defenders before sending a sublime chip beyond Nielsen inside the far post.
Appearing out early during the interval, Neil Lennon’s men looked on a mission for the second 45 minutes, with Commons and van Dijk trying their luck early in the half.
And just moments after Kayal had cleared off the line, the Hoops restored parity. Stokes sent a shot bouncing towards goal from the edge of the box and Samaras knocked the ball home from a predatory position.
Van Dijk headed over and Kayal stung Nielsen’s palms following a delightful piece of interplay with Stokes as Celtic cranked up the pressure.
Breaking at pace, Stokes found Commons who then picked out Brown. The skipper managed to pull the trigger but Nielsen was equal to his effort.
The Faroese keeper was then called into action to block Commons’ shot just seconds after Forster has clawed away an inswinging corner from Vigurs as the game became increasingly stretched.
Griffiths saw a shot inadvertently blocked by fellow substitute Balde, before Commons shot over after strong play from the big striker.
Both sides were still gunning for maximum points and Forster had to make a smart save to divert Anier’s shot into the side-netting.
It looked as though Celtic had won it as Griffiths pounced in the box and poked home under Nielsen. However, as the clock ticked down, Sutton stabbed home Ainsworth’s cross at the far post.
CELTIC (4-3-3) Forster; Herron (Balde 73)Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Kayal (Griffiths 66), Johansen; Commons, Stokes, Samaras
Not Used: Zaluska, Fridjonsson, Pukki, O’Connell, Henderson
Man of the Match: Virgil van Dijk
SCOTTISH CUP FINAL
May 15, 1988
Celtic …………..2 Dundee United …….1
CELTIC’S extraordinary capacity for rescuing seemingly lost causes surfaced again yesterday to help them clinch a centenary season League and Cup double.
United, beaten finalists last season, looked set for their first-ever Scottish Cup Final victory when Gallacher put them ahead just after halftime. Celtic, however, stepped up a gear or two, and eventually broke them with two McAvennie goals in the last 13 minutes. Celtic deserved their win, but it was hard not to feel sympathy for United.
Celtic suffered a pre-match blow when their experienced Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, Bonner, had to withdraw with a thigh injury. Considering that his 21-year-old deputy, McKnight, has had no more than 16 first-team appearances this season it was perhaps no surprise to see Celtic using three central defenders – with Atiken a sweeper – and United forcing the early pace.
United’s positive start almost brought them a goal after just three minutes, when Paatelainen’s header from a corner was hooked off the line by McStay.
Celtic, who had taken some time to find their rhythm, created an even better opportunity midway through the first half. McStay, involved in an intriguing battle for midfield supremacy against his marker, McInally, started the move with a delightful pass to McAvennie. But Miller’s header from the ensuing cross was poor and United’s defence, in disarray for the first time, were able to scramble the ball away.
Then at the other end Celtic owed much to McCarthy’s stirring intervention to stop Gallacher capitalising on a superb run and cross by Bannon.
Shortly before half-time, McCarthy got Celtic’s defence out of difficulties again with a solid challenge on Gallacher.
Gallacher, the grandson of the legendary Celtic player, Patsy, was luckier in the 49th minute when he put United ahead with a brilliant opportunist goal.
Celtic were caught stretched at the back as, from Bannon’s pass, he took the ball past Aitken and then, in full stride, struck it past McKnight from just inside the area.
But United had to live on their nerves and flair, inevitably set up their efforts for an equaliser. Celtic made a double substitution in the 70th minutes, bringing on Stark and McGhee for Whyte and Walker. The extra impetus it gave them enabled McAvennie to bring Celtic level in the 76th minute and then put them ahead in the last minute.
HH people ive added a new page to the blog entitled celtic programmes ive kicked things off with the first 30 pics ,and il be adding to it from time to time..
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The Tradgedy at hillsbourgh is a painful memory we all remember growing up and the liverpool fans,club ,players all came together today to honour the memory of the 96 souls lost on that tragic day,anfeild in all its glory is a wonderful arena to stage any football match,today it was the game billed as the title decider,liverpool won the game 3-2 against nearest rivals manchester city ,it was quite simply a fantastic spectacle,had everything you would wish from a football match,goals,sendings off ,and bucket loads of passion..
Under the circumstances of pre match and the tribute to the 96 fans who lost there lives,it says a lot for the spirit of brendan rodgers team that they held there composure against a man city side who had came back from 2-0 down to level the match before liverpools Coutinho…scored the winner..
Liverpool hold the destiny of the premiership in there hands now and how wonderful would it be to see them crowned champions…indeed it would be a fitting tribute to the 96 souls of hillsbourgh ..who will be looking down from heaven …GOD BLESS every single one off them ,they will never be forgotten ……………….