Hoops Return To Domestic Duties After International Break……

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After the international break its back to league business for Scotlands champions when Dundee come calling to parkhead on sat 22 nd November, the old arena had hosted Scotland’s 2 last games the win against Ireland 1-0 in the european championships qualifier and the Friendly against England which the Scots lost 3-1,with a few celtic players involved in international duty Ronnie Deila will be hoping those who participated are ready to take up the domestic challenge again,one player however who wont be involved is Mikel Lustig who picked up an injury while with Sweden ,its unfortunate for the player as he was getting back to his best in the games he featured…
League points are up for grabs and the chance to maintain top spot in the division ….x Celt Paul Hartley’s Dundee can cause problems for the hoops but if the players apply themselves properly now knowing there at the summit we should win and go into the Europa league game on Thurs 27th nov on a high,it’s a big week for the club …it’s never easy getting rhythm back after a international break but the games will start to come thick and fast now approaching the festive period ,with the possibility of progression in europe we could be playing in the 2 nd phase of the Europa league in the new year,so the challenges are going to be tough being in 4 competitions ….
im not going to get to excited because the important phase of the season is just around the corner,but im very pleased for the management team that it appears to be coming together ,in the lead up to the Aberdeen game the pressure was evident on Ronnie Deilas face during games and he looked very nervous,the outpouring of joy he showed at the final whistle at pittodrie was like a huge weight had been lifted,the group of players he has at his disposal should be good enough to win a portion of the honours available ,id personally settle for league and domestic cup double with a decent showing in the 2 nd phase of the Europa league should we qualify …………
one bonus of getting to the next round of the Europa league also is the participation of John Gudetti who’s been a revelation for the hoops netting 9 goals in 9 games so far ,the big Swede was ineligible for the first rounds of games and i get the feeling he would revel in some big european nights especially at parkhead,there’s been a few heroes so far in the competition namely Craig Gordon and Stefan Johansen  who have played really well,firstly its Dundee on saturday and 3 points is the goal hopefully the fans will turn out in their thousands to cheer the bhoys to victory….
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Top 5 Guidetti Goals

Since his arrival in Scotland John Guidetti has been on the goalscoring trail with 9 goals in 9 games for the hoops first team ,here is his top 5 so far ……….

 

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Two Huge Scotland’ Games One For Points And One For Pride’.

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Il be honest the national football team never really gets my football juices flowing, but in the 2 or 3 yrs since Gordon Strachan has been in charge, my interest levels have been raised game by game, finally we have a manager who’s equipped to do the job,results of late have been really good and the wee fellow has got me interested again in following the Scotland team …………
The Ireland game on Friday night is going to be a belter no doubt because there a fine team and under another x celtic boss Martin o Neil are playing well, potentially we will battle it out with them for the 3 spot in the group so this game is huge, but it’s one I think we can win on home turf………,what better arena than parkhead to host a game of this importance…

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Ive no doubt that this game will be rough and tough with no quarter given so I’m hoping we can get the 3 points, the Auld enemy clash on the following tuesday is about pride, England can boast to having the better players but the Scots always bring the passion, this again will be a tough one we lost last time 3-2 but played well down south….
The english will know there in a game and if we win against the irish our tails will be up, of course this is classed as a friendly but really is it, it’s about national pride that’s something worth playing for,so 2 positive results are a must in the next week, hope both games go past without any trouble and the events are ones to remember for the football…..hh

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Scotland: Gordon Strachan hails Celtic Park atmosphere

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A Tale Of Two League’s..

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Romania a cold foggy night on the 6th nov 2014 Astra v Celtic ,the chance to qualify with 2 games to spare …theres was doubts even before the game kicked of whether it would go ahead due to poor visibility ,harsh conditions for both sets of players and it ended up making the game itself a damp squid ..

Celtic looked good for most of the match to get the 3 points needed to qualify on the night and when Stefan Johanson deflected thunderbolt smashed into the roof of the Astra net it looked like job done….
Slight improvements in recent yrs on the road ment we could possibly hope that the team could see it out but a fine equalizer by Astra on the night kept the score at 1-1 ,Celtic are still in a strong position in the group on 8 points and with a home game in match day 5 against group leaders Salzburg in a few weeks this will ultimately decide the group winners …
Celtic would prefer the win and not need to take anything from the final game away to Dinamo Zagreb ,the old saying comes to mind it’s in our hands,many times in the past we’ve had the scenario only to fail ,i think on this occasion we should go through and with a favourable draw in the 2 nd phase a good run could ensue……….

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If i was to look at things as a whole today ,hours before the Aberdeen game id say were doing ok ,if we get out this Europa league group and move on who knows what can happen ,an extension on european football after christmas will be nice,were also 3 points of top spot in the league with 2 games in hand over new leaders Inverness ,a win today against Aberdeen puts us joint top with a game to spare,so id say the seasons developing nicely ,football fans are fickle and they want to win win but it’s a rocky road and its a long haul…..
In John Guidetti we now have a striker to replace Gary Hooper who was our previous talisman,and in Craig Gordon at the other end we have a fine replacement for the great wall Fraser Forster,between these 2 the team is taking shape with players like Johanson and Wakaso ..Denayer and Van Dyk finding form ,Scott Brown is his ever-present best …and with Commons to come back to fitness soon along with Forrest the busy christmas period will test all off the above….
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Aberdeen

1-2

Celtic

Adam Rooney 27 Stefan Johansen 38
Virgil van Dijk 90

PITTODRIE (ATT 19,051)              9TH NOVEMBER 2014              KICK OFF 12:30

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With all the fuss that’s been surrounding Alexander Tonev with the race row ban of 7 games and the comments of our manager and captain sunday lunchtimes game has become a bit of a powder keg ,no matter what anyone sais there will be bad feeling on the pitch and in the stands so its my hope it all goes off without any trouble …
Im writing this before the game at pittodrie ,ive had a few technical issues with the laptop and internet connection so this may very well go out mon 11 th nov ,nevertheless games against Aberdeen tend to be tight affairs and i see a slim 1-0 win to the hoops today……..
Its a no brainer picking a goalscorer as John Guidetti is on fire and im betting he will score his 10 th of the season in 10 games today,im doing this post in 2 halfs pre game and post game so as i write the games about to start so il wrap it up for now and do the second part of the post later after the game ….kick off here we go cmon you bhoys in green ……

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Games just finished and i can get my breath back that was a great game from both teams nice and open ,Celtic ran out 2-1 winners with Stefan Johanson following up his midweek Europa league strike with the leveler in today’s game after Aberdeen had scored on 26 mins through Rooney ….
Celtic claimed all 3 points near the end with Virgil Van Dyk forcing the ball home from a corner on 88 mins and sending the reigning champions to the summit of the premier league,the team played very well today and deserved the rewards they knew came with a victory..
It will be hard to move the hoops from top spot now ,and the joy on the bench from Ronnie Deila and John Collins at the end was a real treat to watch Ronnie Deila couldn’t contain himself and the usual calm placid Deila ran on to the pitch to celebrate with his players and the large travelling Celtic support…
It’s the first time in his tenure we’ve witnessed what it means to the gaffer and I personally was really pleased for the guy,with an international break now in effect its a chance for the bhoys to regroup and push through the year-end fixtures…
Sitting top of the league sure feels good its been a while coming …next phase is to remain there and progress to the next stage of the Europa league ,the seasons taking shape the team and the boss deserve a pat on the back for their efforts ……………

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Sevco5088…Guidetti Called it Right Celtic Will Destroy You…!

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First off let me throw my hat in the ring and say I never wanted to see this fixture again….Celtic v Rangers in the past was an excuse for the hate filed bile to surround our every day life, in the build up and aftermath of games 4 or 5 times a year the 2 would clash and the violence and sectarian hate would grip a nation,of course it was ment to be about the football but the fans and I’m included in that wasted it with the hate….
 
It wasn’t good for the Scottish game and when rangers died in Feb 2012 it was like a huge stain on society was lifted the parasite that was Rangers were dead…….. so we come full circle nearly 3 yrs later when the tribute act sevco5088 play Celtic in a league cup semi final on Feb 2015, they’ll take to the field with the same blue strip the same badge and the same hate filled fans, but let’s not be fooled there a shell of the club they claim to be and are on any given day hrs from an administration or a liquidation event……….
 
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Our Swedish striker John Guidetti claimed before the draw for the league cup whoever celtic got they were going down, it could have been Aberdeen or Dundee utd but it turned out to be sevco 5088 so his words have appeared to light a fuse under the arse of the tribute act with some of their players and manager responding saying, he doesn’t know what to expect…………..
 
Celtic players in the past have made these boasts and it’s backfired, only different thing is this time it’s a mickey mouse outfit who are struggling in the lower divisions of football and trying to stave off going out of business, Celtic should and probably will win this game easy……it’s the football il look forward too not the poison..in the stands and the streets of Glasgow after…beating the new entity will be pleasurable but would I want it every few months, no way..
 
Hearts look like they will win the championship this season and I hope anyone but sevco get the 2 nd spot, I never want to see them back in the premiership again.i really believe the day will come again when liquidation 2 arrives i only hope it’s before they make it back to the premier league ,they don’t deserve to be in the big leagues…
 
Theve not payed for their crimes yet and besides no one wants them ….i hope Celtic destroy sevco5088 in the league cup tie and embarrass them ,show no mercy just score as many goals as possible and don’t stop bury them so deep they will never show there faces again …3 months is a long time to wait …its a long time for the hate to build ,some things never go away and the destain between the fans will be at fever pitch by febuary…its a one of game Celtic will win ,once its all said and done the zombies can return to the stinking rock they crawled from …………………………………….hh
 
 
If the stats are anything to go on then this should be a formality ..cause even the dead defunct rangers record against us last 14 yr has celtic with the upper hand ….the tribute act are nowhere near as good as rangers so bring it on…………..
 
 
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Celtic 23 Wins       6 Draws      Rangers 16 wins

Season
Date
Home
Score
Away
Competition
2011/2012
Sun 29 Apr
Celtic
3-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 25 Mar
Rangers
3-2
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Wed 28 Dec
Celtic
1-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 18 Sep
Rangers
4-2
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
2010/2011
Sun 24 Apr
Rangers
0-0
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 20 Mar
Celtic
1-2
Rangers
Scottish League Cup
after extra time, 90 minutes 1-1; played at Hampden Park
Wed 02 Mar
Celtic
1-0
Rangers
Scottish F.A. Cup
Sun 20 Feb
Celtic
3-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 06 Feb
Rangers
2-2
Celtic
Scottish F.A. Cup
Sun 02 Jan
Rangers
0-2
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 24 Oct
Celtic
1-3
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
2009/2010
Tue 04 May
Celtic
2-1
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 28 Feb
Rangers
1-0
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 03 Jan
Celtic
1-1
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 04 Oct
Rangers
2-1
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
2008/2009
Sat 09 May
Rangers
1-0
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 15 Mar
Rangers
0-2
Celtic
Scottish League Cup
after extra time; played at Hampden Park
Sun 15 Feb
Celtic
0-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sat 27 Dec
Rangers
0-1
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 31 Aug
Celtic
2-4
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
2007/2008
Sun 27 Apr
Celtic
3-2
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Wed 16 Apr
Celtic
2-1
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sat 29 Mar
Rangers
1-0
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sat 20 Oct
Rangers
3-0
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
2006/2007
Sat 05 May
Rangers
2-0
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 11 Mar
Celtic
0-1
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 17 Dec
Rangers
1-1
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sat 23 Sep
Celtic
2-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
2005/2006
Sun 23 Apr
Celtic
0-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 12 Feb
Rangers
0-1
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sat 19 Nov
Celtic
3-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Wed 09 Nov
Celtic
2-0
Rangers
Scottish League Cup
Sat 20 Aug
Rangers
3-1
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
2004/2005
Sun 24 Apr
Rangers
1-2
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 20 Feb
Celtic
0-2
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 09 Jan
Celtic
2-1
Rangers
Scottish F.A. Cup
Sat 20 Nov
Rangers
2-0
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Wed 10 Nov
Rangers
2-1
Celtic
Scottish League Cup
after extra time, 90 minutes 1-1
Sun 29 Aug
Celtic
1-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
2003/2004
Sat 08 May
Celtic
1-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sun 28 Mar
Rangers
1-2
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 07 Mar
Celtic
1-0
Rangers
Scottish F.A. Cup
Sat 03 Jan
Celtic
3-0
Rangers
Scottish Premiership
Sat 04 Oct
Rangers
0-1
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
2002/2003
Sun 27 Apr
Rangers
1-2
Celtic
Scottish Premiership
Sun 16 Mar
Celtic
1-2
Rangers
Scottish League Cup
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Guidetti Is The Complete Striker..Football Does The Talking..Will Celtic Act

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I’ve been reading and hearing last few days that celtic are looking to sign John Guidetti on a full time deal, in my eyes this would be great business already the big swede has scored 5 goals in 7 games..It’s not just the goals though which have been good it’s the lads all round play, sometimes a player comes to the club and the 2 are made for each other when you think of players like Larsson,Moravcik,and Petrov….they fall into the category I’m taking about….

If the big striker is happy to sign on and Celtic can persuade Manchester City to let him go before the end of the season, the frenzy that could ensue from him becoming a free agent can be bypassed…Also adding to the players confidence now by committing a full-time contract could excel the player even more, ive no doubt Guidetti will score 25 plus goals this season, if the board have the future of the club at heart they will move quickly to complete the business at hand…

The fans have already taken go the big swede, what is it about players from that part of the world that seem to just work with Celtic.

We’re heading into a cup quarter-final tonight against Partick Thistle, with the possibility of meeting sevco5088 in the semi final,how good would it be to play them in a one-off game and big john to score a few, send them packing back to the lower division where they belong…

Il take the big fella to score a brace tonight in a 3-2 victory for Celtic…

There’s only one John Guidetti he puts the ball in the nettle all together now hh

God bless

I put the above post together this morning and it’s been posted after the match tonight which Celtic won 6-0 Guidetti scored a set piece hatrick only emphasising the need to sign this guy quickly or he will be snapped up,the 5 million man city have placed on the player seems good value to me..

I watched the game tonight and I was looking at the complete striker I’ve not seen that since Henrik larsson, that’s 8 goals in as many games and 2 great free kicks tonight…

If ever there would be a player to bring the fans back to Celtic it’s this kid 5 million today could be 15 million for us in 3 or 4 season s you don’t need to be a premier league manager to see this potential, I hope the wheels are in motion now to sign the lad on a good contract...the ball is in Celtics corner make it count hh

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Celtic Crush Thistle 6-0..Dancing Swede Guidetti Grabs Setpeice Hatrick..Scottish League Cup..Thoughts

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The First thing that struck me about tonight’s fine win was the….. passing,.. interplay and closing down all came together in one game…the teams been threatening to give a team a hiding in recent weeks it happened early season against Dundee utd but following that game we were up and down with our form,if the lads can put together a run and play like they have last 2 games the rest of the season  should be a treat….its no coincidence that Ronnie Deilas style of football may just be starting to shine through,credit where credit is due the manager has had a tough start to his Celtic tenure,i personally said he should be given time and my hope is now that the fans will join together as one and back Ronnie and the Bhoys …

I don’t usually like to single out players for praise as it’s a team game and we won as a team tonight ,but Guidettis performance tonight was outstanding,and Izaguirre and Lustig were different class ,looking around during the game you could see the desire of the players to win the ball back pressing thistle high on the edge of their own box ,the crossing from both flanks was pin point and with delivery like that week in week out the strikers should score a lot of goals….

The game itself was a decent watch not just for the goals but the passing and movement between the players was entertaining for the numbers who turned up on a cold October night to Celtic park,Mikel Lustig should have opened the scoring on 25 mins with a great header from the back post but the Swedish defender missed the chance ,the fans didn’t have to wait long to see another Swede score with a fantastic free kick from the edge of the box,Guidetti quick becoming a fans favourite blasted a topper of a free kick into the thistle net 1-0 …….

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First half came and went with the odd chance here and there, but the half ended with more to talk about the treatment Guidetti was receiving from the Partick Thistle players…. a shocking tackle by Brannigan on 44 mins looked like a leg breaker all the way and the thistle player was rightly sent packing by the referee,throughout the half the big Swede was subjected to some rough stuff ,but for the player himself he was to have the last laugh come the end of the game ….

2 nd half started at a fast pace and within 3 mins of the restart a unlikely scorer in Emilio Izaguirre scored after a fine 1-2 with Stokes who flicked the ball over the thistle defence and izzy slotted home 2-0… By now thistle looked a beaten team,but if you thought Celtic were going to ease up …then it was the total opposite within the space of 10 mins John Guidetti had completed his hatrick ,his 2nd was yet another brilliant free kick from 20yrds dead centre of the pitch,he’s certainly taken up the mantel of free kick taker and with the two beauty’s tonight long may that continue,his 3rd to complete his first hatrick for Celtic and claim the match ball was from the penalty spot 4-0 …….

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Anthony Stokes went off to be replaced by Lee Griffith and the replacement didn’t take long to get evolved in the scoring on 62 mins to make it 5-0 a bullet header after yet another brilliant Izaguirre cross ,it would have been about now Celtic could have shut up shop and played out the remaining 28 mins but with every pass and move you could see Celtic wanted yet more goals..

Hero of the night John Guidetti left the field on 63 mins to be cheered from the pitch and replaced with fellow striker Scepcovic a good nights work complete the big swede could rest his battle scared body ,the nights scoring was to come to an end on 68 mins when Griffith helped himself to number 6..

The semi final draw will take place on sat where Celtic will be joined by Aberdeen,Sevco5088,and Dundee utd….ties to be played ..end of Jan start of Feb

Tonight was one way traffic and the football philophosy of Ronnie Deila seems to be becoming more evident game by game if the fans can just unite now behind him and the team i think our season can really be a successful one …i think we can expect a treble this season …what combination that treble is I don’t know but I think it can be achieved to win the 4 trophys on offer would be a big ask ,i want 3 il settle for 2 …hh

Next match

Celtic v Inverness CT
Scottish Premiership
1st November 2014
Kick Off 15:00

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Official Match Report

League Cup quarter-final
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CELTIC…6
(Guidetti 30, 52, 56 Izaguirre 48, Griffiths 62, 68)

PARTICK THISTLE…0

GOAL-machine John Guidetti hammered in his first Celtic hat-trick as the Hoops thrashed 10-man Partick Thistle 6-0 in Paradise to book their place in the League Cup semi-final.The Swedish striker demonstrated his dead-ball dexterity with two fantastic free-kicks either side of half-time, and he claimed his treble from the penalty spot with just 56 minutes on the clock.

By that stage, victory was already assured, with Emilio Izaguirre scoring his first goal in four years for the club to give the Scottish champions a three-goal cushion.Thistle’s cause was not helped by Stuart Bannigan’s red card seconds before the interval for a crude challenge on Guidetti.

And substitute Leigh Griffiths compounded the visitors’ misery with a late double to seal the Hoops’ spot in the semi-finals, with the draw taking place on Saturday evening. Anthony Stokes returned to the starting XI as Rony Deila made three changes from the team who defeated Kilmarnock 2-0 on Sunday.The striker replaced Stefan Scepovic, with Mikael Lustig and Charlie Mulgrew also restored to the side.

Adam Matthews and Mubarak Wakaso dropped out.Clear chances were a rare commodity in the opening exchanges as both sides vied for supremacy, though former Celtic youngster Bannigan did give a signal of the visitors’ intent by firing over from 25 yards after intercepting Mulgrew’s clearance.

Lustig had shown plenty of early enterprise down the right, and it was the Swede who carved out Celtic’s first opportunity in the 13th minute. His inviting cross was met by an unmarked Stokes at the far post but the Irishman couldn’t divert his header on target.The Jags replied with a flowing move down the right which culminated in James Craigen flashing a low effort narrowly wide for the post. Celtic had to up their game – and they did.After a spell of sustained pressure, Johansen picked out Lustig’s well-timed run into the box with a lovely ball and the defender’s header was blocked by Fox at his near post.

On the half-hour mark, the breakthrough arrived. Guidetti was fouled on the angle of the box and the striker picked himself up before finding the top corner from the free-kick, with a powerful, curling effort.

Buoyed by their opening goal, Celtic were now piecing together some slick passages of play but were wasteful with the final ball.That gave Alan Archibald’s side hope – Nathan Eccleston took aim from 20 yards but Craig Gordon was right behind his rasping effort and made a comfortable stop.However, a moment of madness from Bannigan on the stroke of half-time left the visitors with an uphill task.

The midfielder recklessly slid in on Guidetti on the touchline and referee Kevin Glancy had no option other than to give him his marching orders.Guidetti looked in considerable pain but he was able to continue after treatment – and he would inflict further agony on the Maryhill side after the break.However, it would be an unlikely source who would plunder Celtic’s next goal – Emilio Izaguirre.

The popular Honduran hadn’t found the net in four years but he fastened on to Stokes’ flick on and steered the ball under Fox with a superb right-foot finish. His delight was understandable and evident.Moments later, Guidetti effectively ended the contest with another stunning set-piece from 25 yards. This time Fox didn’t move as the ball whizzed past the keeper into the top corner.

The 22-year-old could sense a first Celtic hat-trick was in the offing and only three minutes later he could lay claim to the match ball.Sent tumbling in the box by Abdul Osman, referee Glancy pointed immediately to the spot. There was only one candidate to take the penalty, and Guidetti made no mistake, thumping the ball emphatically into the corner.With progress now ensured, Stokes was replaced by Griffiths and it only took the former Hibs hit-man four minutes to make his mark.Johansen’s pass sent Izaguirre scampering clear down the left and his pinpoint cross was clinically finished by a Griffiths header.

Guidetti then left the field to a rapturous reception and probably to Thistle’s relief. But despite the absence of the super Swede, Celtic continued to run amok and they quickly broke Thistle’s resistance again.

Fox had already almost been disposed by Guidetti but he failed to heed that lesson in the 68th minute as Griffiths blocked his clearance and the ball trundled into the net.Mubarak Wakaso, Stefan Scepovic and Griffiths had further chances in the closing stages but Thistle were spared further humiliation as Celtic booked a semi-final spot at Hampden.

CELTIC (4-3-3) Gordon; Lustig, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Mulgrew, Johansen; McGregor (Wakaso 46), Guidetti (Scepovic 63),Stokes (Griffiths 58).
Not Used: Zaluska, Matthews, Ambrose, Kayal

PARTICK THISTLE (4-1-4-1) Fox; O’Donnell, Balatoni, Seabourne, McMillan; Elliot (Carroll 64), Craigan, Osman, Bannigan, Lawless (Higginbotham 57; Eccleston (Doolan 59).Not Used: Gallacher, Stevenson, Frans, Wilson

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Ashley To Write New Chapter In Sevco5088 Saga..

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http://news.stv.tv/west-central/297080-rangers-board-accepts-2m-offer-giving-mike-ashley-control-of-club/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29761396

Rangers: Mike Ashley funding deal staves off administration

 

It’s been a while since I’ve cast a thought to sevco 5088 why because I don’t see them as relevant, it’s hard to take the tribute act seriously along with their crazy………………….. dillousional..fans..i still follow the titbits of news on the Internet and the daily rags but to be honest there a distant memory, you see Celtic have moved on and are so far ahead of Them that the thought of a return to the big leagues for sevco5088 fills me with the need to piss myself laughing…

The fun continues down Edmondson way where they stutter daily trying to survive it’s really a disaster waiting to happen,the funny thing is 2 and a half yrs into the demise of big brother rangers, tax cases are at appeal and cases against the dead club are still on going, it’s said that it will take 5 yrs to sort out the mess of the oldco,this is the dream scenario for me personally,if the tribute act can survive the next few yrs…the pain of the oldco will come back to haunt the bastard club, hector the tax man won’t dismiss the chance to recover monies owed…..

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While Ashley and kings consortium’s fight over the Bones of Charlie greens sevco the uncertainty continues on whether the ailing tribute act can see out the month of November financially with wages and overheads due,what always surprises me how a club can survive like this for 1 season far less the 2 and a half of sevco5088 s existence, anyone who’s not perhaps clued up on the govan clubs affairs may have come across this post and be asking who the he’ll are this sevco5088 mob…..

Well let me enlighten you their a club formed early 2012 from the ashes of the once premier league club rangers football club who were Administrated then Liquidated, they play in the same stadium wear the same strip, but don’t be conned by there dillusionary fans it’s a new club a new history and there a disaster waiting to happen,the events of the last 2 and a half yrs have been a comedy cavalcade to follow,off the park the infighting has been ongoing daily…………..

On the park there have been a few shambolic events in divisions 3 and 2 from previous seasons, now there struggling to keep up with Hearts who top the championship ………….9 points behind already and in a dogfight for a playoff place, the team is held together by a group of hasbeens,hatchetmen,conmen,and betting cheats….and a manager in ally mccoist who is. Clueless and tactically nieve,the next few weeks if not months will be an interesting period……….

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when you’ve witnessed the death of one of the most vile disgusting institutions in Scottish football history, it’s refreshing that the phoenix club of that institutions very existence hangs in the balance, how many happy moments can a Celtic fan have in one period, some might think me bitter to want sevco5088 to die I want justice not too much to ask when, big brother rangers conned the taxman out of 140 million quid of taxpayers money and continues to claim the same club moniker………….

il be happy when they remain no more and ibrox is raised to the ground only then will I believe justice has prevailed,im just hearing as I write that Mike Ashley has gained control of sevco and is putting in a 2 million pound bridging loan and they were according to sources just 48 hrs from a liquidation event. ,the next chapter in the sevco5088 saga has begun…hh god bless

Richard Gordon was joined by Chris McLaughlin, Richard Wilson, and Tom English, as they discussed the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s loan of £2million pounds to Rangers – which according to one senior Ibrox source was just 48 hours away from going into administration.

CLICK ON THE LINKS TO DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST…………………………..

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Astra Provide Stern Test But Celtic Prevail 2-1

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We started this game very nervously and throughout the first half on the pitch and on the sideline it was evident that we weren’t expecting Fc Astra to be as technical as they turned out to be,several times in the first half they put together fine passing moves that nearly produced a goal,aided by some sloppy passing by the hoops, had it not been for 2 great Craig Gordon saves in the first half we could have been looking at going in a goal down at the half.

Scepcovic had the majority of the chances for celtic first half and was unlucky several times not to get his first goal which would come second half, with Salzburg winning comfortably at half time in the other game Ronnie Deila knew 2 nd half Celtic would have to drastically improve there game, the fans were becoming restless as the half closed and like all off us were hoping for the hoops of old to come out after the break.

We missed Commons badly with his drive and eye for goal, and the on form Guidetti would have been a massive threat up front…as the second half started Celtic did look a bit sharper in there passing but the cutting edge and final ball still wasn’t coming with a lot breaking down in the final 3 Rd, set peice crosses produced a few scares in the Romanians box but it wasn’t till the introduction of Tonev for Mcgregor and Wakaso for Mulgrew that celtic started to carve there opponents open.

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Scepcovic got his long-awaited goal from a header 1-0 and shortly after Johansen got number 2 with a crunching shot off a Astra defender high into the net, at 2-0 it should have been comfortable but yet the unease could be felt in the stadium even more so when the Romanians scored a dubious goal that appeared to hit an arm on 82 mins.

The linesman behind the goal seemed to miss the incident and Celtic were in for a nervous final 8 mins, Wakaso continued to be a danger for Celtic and maybe deserved to have started the match considering his 2 previous outings in the Europa League, a cleverly disguised shot late on from a tight angle nearly produced celtic 3 Rd goal and had Scepcovic been sharper he would have scored from the keepers pary.

Over the piece it wasn’t a comfortable night like most expected but 7 points from the first 3 games and top of the group makes for positive reading, next game is the return against Astra in Romania in a few weeks and the minnows will have taken great Confidence from their efforts in Glasgow, if Celtic can up their game and win over there, then the 10 point mark will be achieved before the 2 final games against Salzburg at home and Dinamo Zagreb away.

I believe we can make second phase of this competition and from there let’s see who we get, don’t forget also the winners of this competition get automatic entry to next seasons champions league…now there’s an incentive hh and God bless

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4 Games To Shape The Season ‘..!

Celtic v Rangers

Celtic v Fc Astra Thurs 23rd Oct 2014 20.05 k/o

After the 5-0 demolition of Ross County on Saturday it could be perceived that the team has turned the corner and a run of positive results are about to be achieved, first up is Fc Astra on Thurs night in the Europa League a win would put us on 7 points after 3 games and could be seen as a good platform for the 3 remaining fixtures..Fc Astra have been the whipping boys of the group so far but celtic can’t underestimate the Romanians who will probably go all out for a victory .

..On form we should win this easy but I don’t really see this game being a total walkover and we may have to grind this one out, So caution will need to be the order of the day,i think Ronnie Deila will have to go with a solid midfield 5 in a 4.5.1 flat formation with Stokes the lone striker,win the midfield and we win the game it’s not about big scorelines it’s about points and 3 points is a must from the game, id have Brown,Johansen,Kayal as the middle 3 with McGregor and Mulgrew either side of them…

If a win can be achieved then there’s no reason why we cant progress from the group to the second stage ,it was always my belief that the Europa League was Celtics level,im not trying to say we should not get a chance in the Champions League because as league champions that’s our right but in recent yrs the gulf between Celtic and most of the other clubs financially is huge ..Europa League will i believe provide Celtic with another decent run in europe like 2003…

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Celtic v Kilmarnock           Sun      26th Oct 2014       1300 k/o

Nxt up in the league is Kilmarnock who are having a decent season so the hoops will need to prepare for the Ayrshire side after there Europa League outing on Thurs 23rd Oct,Celtic can climb the table with a win and start eating into Hamilton’s lead at the top ,there’s a game in hand to be played against Partick Thistle so the clubs true position in the table isnt really clear yet,but if the team can follow on from the 5-0 drubbing of Ross County in this home fixture ,the fans may start to believe and get behind Ronnie Deila….

Celtic v Partick Thistle  Wed 29th Oct 2014       1945 k/o

Following the Killie game were on League Cup duty against Partick Thistle in the first Glasgow derby of the season ,at this stage of the competition i would hope Ronnie Deila puts out his strongest squad possible,im not one of these fans who devalue a trophy ,there all there to be won and the League Cup is no exception ,Partick Thistle are a team ive always had a wee soft spot for and if i wasnt a crazy mad hoop they’d probably be my team,having said that i think Celtic will be too strong on the night and progress to the next round…..

Celtic v Inverness    Sat 01st Nov 2014      1500 k/o

To finish the run of 4 games Inverness Caley Thistle come to paradise and theve become something of a bogey team for the Celts down the yrs so of all the 4 games i see this being the hardest of the lot ,i think if i was Ronnie Deila id sit the players down in front of several recent losses or draws against the highlanders to instill an air of caution to the group not to get complacent..

If these 4 games can be negotiated with good league points in the Europa league and Premier League and the bonus of a cup win,the fans will see Ronnie Deilas football philopsy coming to the fore…………………………

Predictions

Celtic 2-0 Fc Astra                Thurs   23rd Oct 2014      20.05 k/o
Celtic 1-0 Kilmarnock           Sun      26th Oct 2014       1300 k/o
Celtic 3-2 Partick Thistle     Wed      29th Oct 2014       1945 k/o
Celtic 1-1 Inverness               Sat       01st Nov 2014      1500 k/o

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Hypocrisy That Knows No Bounds

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On the 11th day of November many people throughout the UK will pause and reflect upon the fallen who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

And if you wander into the realms of Scottish Football, you will quickly arrive at the conclusion that there are those amongst us who deserve special praise for their patriotism and dedication towards this solemn occasion.

The Rangers Football Club for example has a large following of fine upstanding citizens who seem to become more dedicated each year towards Remembrance Day.

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The club itself has in recent times allowed members of the armed forces into their stadium on match days so the adoring crowd can show their appreciation of the people who sign up to defend Queen & country. From the outset, a more dignified show of gratitude you could not possibly get.

However if you take a closer look, things aren’t what they…

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