Sunday, 14 August 2011

Celtic 5 Dundee Utd 1

A pretty good display yesterday although the defence still worries me. Mark Wilson lets too many crosses come in unchallenged which Zaluska doesn't want to deal with. Majstorovic is too hesitant with balls played over his head. It's as if he can't judge the flight of the ball. Kelvin Wilson looks a good player but doesn't seem to have the dominant personality we need or I expected. I think Charlie Mulgrew does well, but he is liable to think that he is better than he is and will get caught out as the season goes on.

Midfield is good. Ki is getting better with each game and was my man of the match. Brown, Ledley and Commons were all good. It is great to see a midfield that scores goals. I thought Hooper looked off the pace most of the game, although he did well with his goal. I like him scoring from 9 inches. Stokes is doing well at the moment.

All in all a good display for so early in the season. Hope we can keep it up on Thursday.

Does anyone read this anymore or are we supposed to move to that new fangled "social media" stuff?

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Nils Lofgren on Bob Harris show tonight from 2am

..............for those interested

Friday, 1 April 2011

Rangers - I need something to make me feel better

Will they get away with this?

Friday, 4 March 2011

Keep focussed

It's best not to lose sight of what is important. The recent form of Kris Commons is becoming a bit of a worry The team would benefit if he was rested for the next match. His contributions of late seem to be to stand beside Ki and tell him how far to hit it over the bar.

I'm not convinced that we will win the league. Rangers are looking a spent force which started with the loss of McCulloch. But if Jelavic comes back and with the continuation of the kind of jamminess that sticks to them like jam they could still do it.

We sometimes think that society has changed but the blinkered assessments of Wednesday night are beggaring belief. MB committed a common assault on Hooper when he raked the back of his leg - he never even tried for the ball - it was very nasty and a straight red.

However on a brighter note it is looking obvious that McCoist will never make it as a manager. He would have a big enough job even with a good squad but they will need to bring in some new players - and what can they afford. Next year should be a good one for us if we can offload, bring in some new people and keep Kayal and Hooper.

Lennon would get one over on McCoist next year but will he be there? At the end of the match Thompson dragged him away and looked to Mjallby to escort him once Neil was on his own. To me they recognised that he was a bit of a loose cannon. I can't see that as the type of behaviour the club would want. I like Lennon and I would want him to stay but not if he continues like that.

For tomorrow rest Commons and get Forrest back in. Six or seven nil. Then bring Commons back for the cup final as he would probably score, just don't let him talk to Ki.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Kris Commons

I've watched Kris Commons for Scotland a few times and reckon I've never seen a worse player (ever) at that level. I hope I'm wrong as usual.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Am I paranoid?

How come the BBC have chosen this as a live game. Oh! yes I forgot, Rangers need the money. I'm getting sick of this route of the public subsidising Rangers. Enough is enough.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Rangers 0 Celtic 2

Bhoy was that good today. I'm trying not to get carried away and I might be kidding myself, but we really should kick on from this.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Referee saga - Celtic have gone too far

The behaviour of Lennon is juvenile and embarrassing but this only this reflected his lack of maturity and unveiled the slow revelation that he is not up to the job. What was worse was the unwise announcement by John Reid who forgot that he was representing a great club and instead took us down into the mire of the long dead sectarianism of a previous Scottish society. He failed to see that attacking and libelling a long standing referee of good account and the whole upstanding fabric of the Scottish game would only paint the club in a poor light. We simply can't handle defeat and this type of blaming others to camouflage our own faults can only further ruin our reputation.

What was worse though was the giving of encouragement to those within our support (probably the majority thereof) who would seek to do harm to those referees and their families who have the temerity to give a decision against Celtic. But then of course we just like to stone referees like Mr Dallas - did we not do a good enough job the first time? This is probably one of the most disgraceful episodes in the club's history. It ranks up there with the injudicious removal of Tony Mowbray when the man was just bringing the team to greatness.

Or have I got this all wrong?

Monday, 25 October 2010

Celtic 1 Rangers 3

Another disappointment but there is not much between the teams. Celtic lacked creativity so did Rangers. I thought the game could have gone either way. Watching on tv the commentator made great play of Rangers ability to make comebacks. I didn't see it that way. After the first ten minutes Celtic had as much pressure. The Celtic goal you could say came after a short period of sustained pressure.

The Rangers goal came from a good free kick, the second a poor clearance they didn't mount a comeback. They weren't pinning Celtic back they weren't even really pushing forward. The league is not yet lost. I can't see why Celtic can't go on another winning run.

Rangers are without doubt the hardest team in the SPL to break down but I think if we had held on to the lead for another 15 minutes it would have been different. What was disappointing was our response to losing the goals. We looked more than a bit rattled and I couldn't see us scoring

The Stokes tackle was a shocker. There's something about his tackling that reminds me of that Leeds, Man U player Alan Smith. But Rangers are truly an embarrassment with their diving. I would include every player without exception although Lafferty and McCulloch are stand outs. As usual some bad refereeing. The non penalty may have been a turning point but I am not so sure. I though a more crucial refereeing decision was when McCulloch fouled Samaras in the first half - he should have been off. And he knew it and so started to roll around holding his head. Laughable, childish and embararssing but he got away with it. I don't think they would have won with 10 men.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Celtic 6 Inverness Caledonia Thistle 0

6 weeks on from the first match of the season and things are looking quite good. I know ICT aren't a severe test but some of the football last night was excellent. I like the looks of Emilio, Big Danny, Juarrez, Ledley and Hooper. On top of that the others, excluding Glenda, all played well last night.

I think I can see why Lennon is sticking with Loovens. A settled central defence is key to a winning team. Lennon thinks that Loovens has something (what?) and just needs the confidence that comes from winning and losing few goals. I think he is right as far as the SPL is concerned.

I had a great seat last night in the front row of the Upper Main Stand and could watch Lennon going mental at Loovens, and turning to Mjallby as if to say "get this sorted". I think the fact that he didn't bring Rogne on for the last 15 minutes is all about building Loovens' confidence.

Danny was a good captain last night, shouting, bullying and organising. It's a real pity that Brown was given the captaincy by Lennon; a hasty decision for 2 reasons. One, it makes it hard to drop Brown (the football is better when he isn't playing) and two, he isn't captain material.

Come on Juventas, you know you need Brown.