Sunday, 30 November 2008

Celtic 1 Inverness Caledonia Thistle 0

This was a difficult match to watch. Maloney scored but generally failed to impress. He wasn't alone. Few players on either side would get pass marks from me and the referee was just as poor.

Let's put it down to a European hangover. At least we won't have any of them after Christmas.

Who should Celtic buy in January? Who should we sell?

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Aalborg 2-1 Celtic

Celtic's Barry Robson in action against Aalborg
Better not say too much at this time, except that we lacked quality. A better team would been 2-0 up at half-time. I felt sorry for the players - they mostly played well (with one or two exceptions) and they all tried very hard. If you don't invest in the team, you get nights like tonight. Match stats.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

American talk radio

"Oh, you're one of the sodomites. You should only get AIDS and die, you pig. How's that? Why don't you see if you can sue me, you pig. You got nothing better than to put me down, you piece of garbage. You have got nothing to do today, go eat a sausage and choke on it. Get trichinosis."

"I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit
there crying and screaming, idiot.'

"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it.
No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out of him. Is this wrong?"


Saturday, 22 November 2008

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

BNP membership list leaked

As reported by the BBC, the BNP membership list was leaked. Metafilter has an interesting discussion including a link to the list itself.

The BNP is abhorrent to me but I'm not comfortable with the way it is treated (nor the treatment of some individuals on the right).

We need a constitution, and the constitution should define what is acceptable and what is not - and any party or person who adheres to it should be free to express their views and be protected by the law. If the constitution outlaws the sort of views that the BNP represents then fine, ban it and ban their members from public office.

At least that would clarify the debate (which would be about the constitution) rather than the present confusing situation (the BNP is legal but their members can't do certain things that other parties can). You can't be selective about democracy.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Hamilton Accies 1-2 Celtic

Paul Hartley
Just as I thought we had the measure of the wee teams, we play like this. We haven't played this badly since... the last time Donati started a game. ;-) Why doesn't Caddis get a game?

Match report.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Time for Shunsuke Nakamura to leave Gordon Strachan’s limited Celtic

I listened to Strachan saying, after the 3-0 Old Trafford defeat, it was the greatest performance from any team they have played against in Europe. A load of nonsense. United by their standards were average. I have watched them a lot, and if they had played against Celtic the way they did against West Brom a few days earlier they would have got five or six. Strachan has talked up the opposition to camouflage his own team’s failings. Celtic fans are pulling the wool over their eyes if they think otherwise. It is accepted by certain people that containing United is a decent evening. If that is where the club is at, if that is the limit of their ambition, then it is a sorry day.  More.