Saturday, 27 September 2008

Thursday, 25 September 2008

How to ensure a headline represents the quotes accurately No.156 - the BBC


Aarau play down Burki Celtic link

And the Swiss club's sporting director was quoted as saying that a transfer could be completed in January.

Fritz Hachler told Swiss newspapers: "I think it is likely that Sandro will move to Glasgow. He was in Scotland last week and we expect the transfer to go ahead."

Perhaps the Aarau Sporting Director has negotiated a fee with Partick Thistle.

Also disappointing that the BBC didn't feel the need to "sex up" references to the player with any exciting adjectives. He is merely refered to as "midfielder" rather than 'Swiss international/danger man/playmaker/new Stephane Chapuisat/wonderkid" as they would be gushing if the player was linked with a certain other Glasgow team.


Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Celtic 4 Livingston 0

Although this was just against first division opponents the performance was very good, with some fast flowing football. McGeady, Samaras and Caddis were excellent when running at the defence and Loovens seemed assured although he was never under any pressure. Brown also looked good when he came on for Donati.

We usually come unstuck in this competition against lower opposition, but that was a strong side that was put out, with a good bench of Maloney, Scott Brown, Venegoor of Hesselink and Caldwell.

I thought both McDonald (he should have scored 3 in the first half) and Donati were poor and were rightly subbed.

It is great that some players have a point to prove and McGeady epitomised this with his best game this season. Let's hope Strachan keeps them hungry.

Samaras was voted man of the match and I wouldn't disagree. He should also have scored a hat trick but I'd forgive him for that because of his overall performance.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Fear and Loathing in Mordor - A De-construction of The Famine Song

Celtic 0-0 AaB Aalborg

I watched the game in an executive box. It's just as well the hospitality was nice...

Monday, 15 September 2008

Spot the Difference in the penalty decisions (hint: orange or royal blue specs required)

One of these penalty decisions results in the media announcing defcon 5, scientists around the world move the doomsday clock to one minute to midnight and Armageddon is only averted by a hastily arranged crisis Lodge... er.. I mean.. Referee's meeting at Hampden.

The other passes without comment in the Scottish Media.

Can you work out which one is which?

Funnily enough footage of this one is much harder to find. Wonder why that is?
Rangers v Kilmarnock 13.09.2008 penalty @ 1:50


Saturday, 6 September 2008

“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin
described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political
colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the
Democratic Party presidential nomination. More.