fletcherpost said:Me too Kev. And i feel sorry for Ranges fans. They don't have much. Queen and country letting them down time and time again. Glasgow's lost some of it's edge to be honest. They're like a cat that lost its bite. In fact I'd be happy to let them back in the SPL. Like they served one year of a three year sentence, time off for good behavior. Back youse come.
CodPiece XL said:They systematically cheated for years. Think about these years if you were a Celtic fan or Aberdeen fan or whoever, they were not playing on a
level playing field. David Murray ran up debts that they were never going to pay. “ For every 5 pounds Celtic spend Rangers will spend 10” he bragged.
They ignore the truth , they are in denial. When caught, they threatened and bullied. They tried to intimidate members of and independent inquiry. Rather than face up to the truth they cry for revenge. No apologies, no contrition. They boast about being debt free, despite the cost to their beloved Queen to the tune of millions of pounds. .
I hope they get shafted time and again by the money hungry charlatans, they’re just too stupid to see it. If you point out a few inconsistencies about Charles Green, they gnash their teeth.
Miss them? Not me….I hope Celtic never play that carcass of a football club ever again. Hopefully I will have plenty of European nights to enjoy that will more than make up for it.
Edit: Added links to an interesting blog about the impact of the demise of Rangers on the SPL:
fletcherpost said:Cod Piece i agree with you completely. But i see it more like a movie with a hero and a villain. I don't want the villain to die, i want him back for the sequel, or if he has to die, i want another adversary to take his place. I live here and on the whole i have always felt that Rangers fans were less intelligent and a tad more aggressive and so on and so forth. But fuckin hell the national sport has to be a sport. There has to be competition at the top.
inter tatters said:Just a snippet in case any of you folks missed it - Celtic are to effectively 'disband' the Green Brigade, by fencing off their part of Celtic Park, after their behavior in recent matches
Celtic claim this is due to 'lateral movement' in the stand, but co-incidentally it is the day after they received their 4th censure in 3 years from UEFA about their crowd behaviour during the recent friendlies against Cliftonville and Brentford.
CodPiece XL said:And Celtic draw Shakhtyor Karaganda from the most glorious nation of Kazakhstan. Gonna have to research this one...I'm wondering if they have a plastic pitch. Anyways, if someone had told me the Champions of the glorious nation of Kazakhstan would lie between Celtic and the CL stages I'd have taken it. Celtic play away first.
As far as I'm aware, Fox Soccer is not sold on an à la carte basis. Either way, Fox Soccer's days are numbered, as it is shutting down on September 2.CodPiece XL said:For those lucky enough to have Fox Soccer Plus:
Saturday: Aberdeen vs Celtic (7:25am ET)
Tuesday: Shakhtyor Karaganda V Celtic ( their scheduled time does not look right), so check the night before.
I was talking to a buddy of mine who has Fox Soccer and Fox Soccer Plus, he told me he is getting charged for both. I only get charged for one...is that normal?
Anthony Stokes (calf), Georgios Samaras (toe), Derk Boerrigter (ankle), James Forrest (sciatica) all missed the game against Caley but should train today.
Kris Commons also missed the match with a groin strain and will not train but Lennon is not ruling him out.
He said: 'We are hoping that four of the five who missed Saturday will take part in training today but whether they finish the session is another thing.'
After the shitshow known as the first leg and the summer's net outflux of talent, it certainly felt that wayVinho Tinto said:
8/28/13: The night Davey took down the Goliath from Kazakhstan.
I could not agree more, I'm not privy as much as I used to be, as far as what is going on but I think they certainly gambled by not signing an out and out striker. They have little or no flair in the midfield. We will see if the rumoured fence sitters decide to sign now. Regardless, some new faces on the way.Joe D Reid said:Awesome. It feels like almost every year, Celtic have to decide whether to (1) spend money up front to maximize the chances of making the CL group stages, at the risk of going in the hole if they don't qualify, or (2) hold off on spending money they don't have, at the risk of increasing the chances they don't qualify. They went route 2 this year, and luckily puckered their way through. Close, though.
Now they have the group stage money and the Wanyama/Hooper money still rattling around. I hope they go out and improve the squad enough to make the group stages interesting.
CodPiece XL said:However, Karagandy where pure crap.......it should never have reached this borderline do or die stage.