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James Dornan has written to Rangers, asking for a summit on hate crimes committed by supporters of the club, as well as raising a motion on the matter at Holyrood.  

 

One wonders where his outrage was when yahoos were hanging effigies at the Piggery, when they waved pro-IRA banners at the Piggery or when they targeted Israeli footballers at Hampden?  

 

Why doesn't Humza Yousaf Tweet about yahoos and sheep singing, "Go home ya huns" or Irvine Welsh's questionable comments regarding our Colombian striker?

 

Selective outrage is big with Scottish nationalists.  

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23 minutes ago, Gonzo79 said:

 

 

Selective outrage is big with Scottish nationalists.  

Should be their "tag-line".

 

Oh and all because their team couldn't defend a corner......

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23 minutes ago, Gonzo79 said:

James Dornan has written to Rangers, asking for a summit on hate crimes committed by supporters of the club, as well as raising a motion on the matter at Holyrood.  

 

One wonders where his outrage was when yahoos were hanging effigies at the Piggery, when they waved pro-IRA banners at the Piggery or when they targeted Israeli footballers at Hampden?  

 

Why doesn't Humza Yousaf Tweet about yahoos and sheep singing, "Go home ya huns" or Irvine Welsh's questionable comments regarding our Colombian striker?

 

Selective outrage is big with Scottish nationalists.  

we should write back and agree to the summit the minute the state stops funding sectarian schools. 

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2 hours ago, craig said:

Valentine's Day was their last away victory domestically.

Their worst start points-wise since 1997/98

First Celtic manager since Mowbray to lose their first OF indeed.

 

But for an unfortunate goal away to Dundee Utd we would be 4 points clear of them, despite our own slow start to the season.  As it is, we are 3 clear.

 

What makes for really interesting reading for me is their recruitment policy.  Apparently they are close to signing both a winger and a striker.... in fairness, the boy Kyogo looks very tidy (despite Balogun ensuring he had a quiet day yesterday you can tell he is a good player) and Abada will be OK against the other SPFL dross.... but in signing another striker and another winger they are completely ignoring their actual failings.... which are in midfield and defence, particularly in defence.  I thought Juranovic did OK for them yesterday and maybe he will play RB instead of Ralston (Ralston is getting plaudits for being an SPFL hammer thrower - he did ok yesterday for them too, but isn't much of a footballer), but Starfelt is a horror show, Welsh will get exposed having to be the cool head beside him, and Joe Hart will undoubtedly cost them points this season.

 

They have, apparently, spent 20 million this season on transfers - when added to last season's spend and given how poorly those transfers have turned out, they must be close to being on their last legs in terms of sellable assets to balance the books.

 

You can only have so many strikers and wingers start... even John Hartson got it spot on yesterday when he said "will Angeball mean Celtic have to score 3 or 4 goals to ensure victories"..... those close games when they are 1-0 up with a few minutes left to play and opponents lump it into the box will be telling, they can't handle the aerial fight.

 

At half-time yesterday, sure they had most of the possession - but a) because Rangers were happy with them having possession in their own half and b) a lot of that possession wasn't dangerous at all.  They are easier on the eye than Lennon's Celtic last season... but they are 6 points worse off, after 4 games, I believe.  Hardly inspiring.

 

Our expectations are heady, we believe we should win the league.  With how we won it at a canter last season, they expected to not put up a fight this season... given their brand of play is better they have bought into the delusion early.  For us, we just need to keep focused on one game at a time, winning whether we play poorly or not.  We proved yesterday, again, that we have superior tacticians.

they will be selling christie and eduard to balance the books (pay the dividends) and signing inferior players to replace them. As ever 

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14 hours ago, the gunslinger said:

they will be selling christie and eduard to balance the books (pay the dividends) and signing inferior players to replace them. As ever 

They're losing money on Edouard at £15M, and still buying reams of attacking players when a blind man running for a bus can see their defence is stinking. Keep it coming.

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54 minutes ago, Devil's advocaat said:

They're losing money on Edouard at £15M, and still buying reams of attacking players when a blind man running for a bus can see their defence is stinking. Keep it coming.

depends how you cut it up. they paid 9. PSG get 50% of any profit and the player 10% of any fee if he doesn't put in a transfer request. Then you have wages but also success to consider. 

 

they will make 1.5-3 million profit depending on if he puts in a transfer request. 

 

it will of course be a lot more in immediate cash as they have paid for him already largely. 

 

 

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17 hours ago, CammyF said:

At the game I thought Helanders header was bulleted into the opposite corner. Only when watching it back last night did I realise how close it was to Hart and how horrific the defending was. Walsh ended up marking himself in middle of 6 years line and left them 3 v 4 at back post. Surprised how little flack he is receiving and how easily / quickly Arsefelt is being thrown under the bus! 

Boyd immediately spotted it in post match comments.  Said that both Welsh and Ralston went front post - as they were zonal marking Ralston was like "I should have someone to mark here but don't" - meanwhile Starfelt gets lambasted despite the fact he was marking Goldson but had to adjust to take on Helander too.  Wasn't Starfelt's fault, was either Welsh, Ralston or the zonal marking.

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2 minutes ago, craig said:

Boyd immediately spotted it in post match comments.  Said that both Welsh and Ralston went front post - as they were zonal marking Ralston was like "I should have someone to mark here but don't" - meanwhile Starfelt gets lambasted despite the fact he was marking Goldson but had to adjust to take on Helander too.  Wasn't Starfelt's fault, was either Welsh, Ralston or the zonal marking.

starfelt was fouling Goldson in fairness. As was Turnbull on Aribo

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