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thebeautifulgame wrote:Disappointed with the game and result and only have to say we got what we deserved- nothing! Rangers by far the best side the first half and Celtic only improved when Rangers went 2-1 up and Gerrard decided to absorb the threat of Celtic, which was rather ordinary if the truth be told. Even Edouard looked jaded and he didn't seem match fit. Forrest yet another game against Rangers when he went missing though he wasn't the only one. Again my team benefited from a dodgy goal which no doubt VAR would have chopped off. All in all, no complaints or excuses as the best team won. Perhaps the Celtic board will now see the seriousness of the threat from Ibrox and free up cash to buy a couple of decent signings as they badly need them.
At this moment in time the pendulum seems to be swinging back in favour of Rangers but we know it can be a fickle game. Will be interesting to see how they are placed come the next fixture as Rangers would have to fancy their chances. Great for Scottish football that there is a real title challenge which could go right to the wire- unlike that one team league down south! :lol:
Rangers have improved out of sight under Gerrard. They outplayed Celtic and at Celtics ground. I don't rate Lennon as a manager.

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thebeautifulgame wrote:Disappointed with the game and result and only have to say we got what we deserved- nothing! Rangers by far the best side the first half and Celtic only improved when Rangers went 2-1 up and Gerrard decided to absorb the threat of Celtic, which was rather ordinary if the truth be told. Even Edouard looked jaded and he didn't seem match fit. Forrest yet another game against Rangers when he went missing though he wasn't the only one. Again my team benefited from a dodgy goal which no doubt VAR would have chopped off. All in all, no complaints or excuses as the best team won. Perhaps the Celtic board will now see the seriousness of the threat from Ibrox and free up cash to buy a couple of decent signings as they badly need them.
At this moment in time the pendulum seems to be swinging back in favour of Rangers but we know it can be a fickle game. Will be interesting to see how they are placed come the next fixture as Rangers would have to fancy their chances. Great for Scottish football that there is a real title challenge which could go right to the wire- unlike that one team league down south! :lol:
Rangers have improved out of sight under Gerrard. They outplayed Celtic and at Celtics ground. I don't rate Lennon as a manager.
I could have managed Celtic to the title whilst Rangers were in turmoil. In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
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Nice One Cyril wrote:
eagleboy wrote:
thebeautifulgame wrote:Disappointed with the game and result and only have to say we got what we deserved- nothing! Rangers by far the best side the first half and Celtic only improved when Rangers went 2-1 up and Gerrard decided to absorb the threat of Celtic, which was rather ordinary if the truth be told. Even Edouard looked jaded and he didn't seem match fit. Forrest yet another game against Rangers when he went missing though he wasn't the only one. Again my team benefited from a dodgy goal which no doubt VAR would have chopped off. All in all, no complaints or excuses as the best team won. Perhaps the Celtic board will now see the seriousness of the threat from Ibrox and free up cash to buy a couple of decent signings as they badly need them.
At this moment in time the pendulum seems to be swinging back in favour of Rangers but we know it can be a fickle game. Will be interesting to see how they are placed come the next fixture as Rangers would have to fancy their chances. Great for Scottish football that there is a real title challenge which could go right to the wire- unlike that one team league down south! :lol:
Rangers have improved out of sight under Gerrard. They outplayed Celtic and at Celtics ground. I don't rate Lennon as a manager.
I could have managed Celtic to the title whilst Rangers were in turmoil. In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
Going by your posts on this forum, you really couldn’t.
You don’t even understand free rules these days (I am the same but don’t pretend to be able to do better).

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Going by your posts on this forum, you really couldn’t.
You don’t even understand free rules these days (I am the same but don’t pretend to be able to do better).
Free rules?
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Unietd We Stand wrote:Going by your posts on this forum, you really couldn’t.
You don’t even understand free rules these days (I am the same but don’t pretend to be able to do better).
Why can't you just stick to one username? Why do you have to impersonate UWS?

I'm beginning to think JB was right. :lol:

BTW, what did you think of VVD's handball in the build up to the goal?
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Nice One Cyril wrote:
Unietd We Stand wrote:Going by your posts on this forum, you really couldn’t.
You don’t even understand free rules these days (I am the same but don’t pretend to be able to do better).
Why can't you just stick to one username? Why do you have to impersonate UWS?

I'm beginning to think JB was right. :lol:

BTW, what did you think of VVD's handball in the build up to the goal?
Like everyone watching on TV and those at the game - didn’t see it. No player appealed which says it all.

Apparently (I don’t know if true) it didn’t hit his arm and some angle shows that?

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God is an Englishman wrote:
Unietd We Stand wrote:
Going by your posts on this forum, you really couldn’t.
You don’t even understand free rules these days (I am the same but don’t pretend to be able to do better).
Free rules?
No idea why I put that, ‘the rules’.

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You should have blamed it on auto correct. He would have. :P
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Unietd We Stand wrote:
Nice One Cyril wrote:BTW, what did you think of VVD's handball in the build up to the goal?
Like everyone watching on TV and those at the game - didn’t see it. No player appealed which says it all.
You should change your name to Arsene Wenger next time :lol:
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thebeautifulgame wrote:Disappointed with the game and result and only have to say we got what we deserved- nothing! Rangers by far the best side the first half and Celtic only improved when Rangers went 2-1 up and Gerrard decided to absorb the threat of Celtic, which was rather ordinary if the truth be told. Even Edouard looked jaded and he didn't seem match fit. Forrest yet another game against Rangers when he went missing though he wasn't the only one. Again my team benefited from a dodgy goal which no doubt VAR would have chopped off. All in all, no complaints or excuses as the best team won. Perhaps the Celtic board will now see the seriousness of the threat from Ibrox and free up cash to buy a couple of decent signings as they badly need them.
At this moment in time the pendulum seems to be swinging back in favour of Rangers but we know it can be a fickle game. Will be interesting to see how they are placed come the next fixture as Rangers would have to fancy their chances. Great for Scottish football that there is a real title challenge which could go right to the wire- unlike that one team league down south! :lol:
Rangers have improved out of sight under Gerrard. They outplayed Celtic and at Celtics ground. I don't rate Lennon as a manager.
As I have said it is a fickle game and I wouldn't write off a manager after one defeat to their fiercest rivals. On the other hand it looks like Gerrard is the one who could be walking on thin ice soon. Remember also that Celtic (along with Rangers) have faired well in Europe all be it not being the top tournament. If Celtic win the League (highly likely) and add the Scottish Cup I would imagine Gerrard would get the heave as it would be another season without silverware. If he wins a trophy he would most probably earn the right to stop Celtic's attempt for 10 in a row next season. Come what may all the pressure is on Rangers and it will be interesting to see how it all unravels.
As a Celtic man here is another thought: Rangers' fans have been quick to suggest that many of the so called lesser teams raise their game against Rangers and don't put the same amount of effort in week in week out. If this is a real argument then one would be forgiven to suggest that Rangers only raise their game against Celtic given their results of recent weeks.

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thebeautifulgame wrote:Disappointed with the game and result and only have to say we got what we deserved- nothing! Rangers by far the best side the first half and Celtic only improved when Rangers went 2-1 up and Gerrard decided to absorb the threat of Celtic, which was rather ordinary if the truth be told. Even Edouard looked jaded and he didn't seem match fit. Forrest yet another game against Rangers when he went missing though he wasn't the only one. Again my team benefited from a dodgy goal which no doubt VAR would have chopped off. All in all, no complaints or excuses as the best team won. Perhaps the Celtic board will now see the seriousness of the threat from Ibrox and free up cash to buy a couple of decent signings as they badly need them.
At this moment in time the pendulum seems to be swinging back in favour of Rangers but we know it can be a fickle game. Will be interesting to see how they are placed come the next fixture as Rangers would have to fancy their chances. Great for Scottish football that there is a real title challenge which could go right to the wire- unlike that one team league down south! :lol:
Rangers have improved out of sight under Gerrard. They outplayed Celtic and at Celtics ground. I don't rate Lennon as a manager.
As I have said it is a fickle game and I wouldn't write off a manager after one defeat to their fiercest rivals. On the other hand it looks like Gerrard is the one who could be walking on thin ice soon. Remember also that Celtic (along with Rangers) have faired well in Europe all be it not being the top tournament. If Celtic win the League (highly likely) and add the Scottish Cup I would imagine Gerrard would get the heave as it would be another season without silverware. If he wins a trophy he would most probably earn the right to stop Celtic's attempt for 10 in a row next season. Come what may all the pressure is on Rangers and it will be interesting to see how it all unravels.
As a Celtic man here is another thought: Rangers' fans have been quick to suggest that many of the so called lesser teams raise their game against Rangers and don't put the same amount of effort in week in week out. If this is a real argument then one would be forgiven to suggest that Rangers only raise their game against Celtic given their results of recent weeks.
My comments where made after GR beat GC in December. I still don't rate Lennon but GR have fallen in a hole. Celtic have had a few players come back into the squad and have a top CF. The game against Celtics was Rangers Grand Final. Gerard has improved the Rangers side tactically but their forwards are diabolical at the moment. Kilmarnock scored on the counter twice. Morelos needs to be got rid of, a distraction in the side. Lets just say the cream rises to the top.

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Sevco dropped more points overnight. It's Celtic's to lose now.

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Coptic Scum wrote:Sevco dropped more points overnight. It's Celtic's to lose now.
Such an apt user name for Celtic scum.
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The good guys win again. :clap:

Celtic have been confirmed as Scottish champions for the ninth season in a row and Hearts have been relegated after the SPFL ended the season.
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Yes, and now for the magic 10 next season. The haters will say the asterisk year plus the others won when Rangers were in the lower leagues. All you have to ask is "What wrong was done by Celtic"? Answer- absolutely nothing. Nine titles won fair and square on the football field. That said I do have some sympathy for Hearts as they had a reasonable chance of beating the drop (four points behind Hamilton and one goal difference worse off).

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As much as I cringe re Celtic, this is the logical outcome given the percentage of games already played.
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As much as I cringe re Celtic, this is the logical outcome given the percentage of games already played.
:lol: You're only getting that in now so that we can't accuse you of hypocrisy when they gift Liverpool the EPL title ;-)
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Either finish the season or void the season, with the caveat that mathematical certainties are allowed for. It's the only fair way to conclude things, this WPPG or PPG doesn't take account of who you've got to play and it's a mathematically flawed model. Read Martin Samuel's explanation and you'll understand why we shouldn't go for it.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... tless.html

How can you be playing, or not in actuality, for 3.5 or 1.5 points a game, it's nonsense?
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Nice One Cyril wrote:
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Tue May 19, 2020 8:48 am
As much as I cringe re Celtic, this is the logical outcome given the percentage of games already played.
:lol: You're only getting that in now so that we can't accuse you of hypocrisy when they gift Liverpool the EPL title ;-)
I'm not sure Liverpool will be "gifted" anything, given how far in front they are. I still think they should complete the fixture list in any case BUT if the decision is to call it squits, then the league ladder doesn't lie and so be it.
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ANOTHER asterisk for seltic.
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Bomber wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:59 am
Nice One Cyril wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:23 am
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Tue May 19, 2020 8:48 am
As much as I cringe re Celtic, this is the logical outcome given the percentage of games already played.
:lol: You're only getting that in now so that we can't accuse you of hypocrisy when they gift Liverpool the EPL title ;-)
I'm not sure Liverpool will be "gifted" anything, given how far in front they are. I still think they should complete the fixture list in any case BUT if the decision is to call it squits, then the league ladder doesn't lie and so be it.
So, Jets should win the NPL?
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Bomber wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:59 am
Nice One Cyril wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:23 am
Bomber wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:48 am
As much as I cringe re Celtic, this is the logical outcome given the percentage of games already played.
:lol: You're only getting that in now so that we can't accuse you of hypocrisy when they gift Liverpool the EPL title ;-)
I'm not sure Liverpool will be "gifted" anything, given how far in front they are. I still think they should complete the fixture list in any case BUT if the decision is to call it squits, then the league ladder doesn't lie and so be it.
So, Jets should win the NPL?
After 4 rounds? No.

But as alluded to above (percentage of games played), if say 16 or 17 rounds had been played and they were clear top, I'd have no problem with it whatsoever. Same if Croydon were bottom, we should go down - shouldn't have been there in the first place to justify any cries for help in my opinion.
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Either a season is finished or it isn't?

Until something is mathmatically certain then you can't award a winner.

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It is is mathematically certain. No more games to be played, Celtic 9 points up. Can not be overtaken.

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Bomber wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:48 am
As much as I cringe re Celtic, this is the logical outcome given the percentage of games already played.
Fair assumption on the outcome but why the 'cringe factor' regarding Celtic? This club has deep Irish Catholic roots but have always been open to employ not only Catholics, but Protestants, Muslims, Hindus etc. and have never discriminated against race, religion etc.
On the other hand Rangers REFUSED to sign a Catholic until July 1989 when Souness had the balls to sign Maurice Johnston,
over 117 YEARS since the club were established in March 1872. :oops:
In my opinion the cringe factor applies to the other side.

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Yet you still drink from the same sectarian cup? Most offensive fans in Europe but still playing the victim card. Never ashamed, always offended.

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God is an Englishman wrote:
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Either a season is finished or it isn't?

Until something is mathmatically certain then you can't award a winner.

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If clubs and associations agree otherwise you can.

If they decide to finish the season now, it's legal and that's it. May not seem right and will give people something to talk about , but to say a winner can't be announced and crowned is bollocks.

I think they are coming back too early, but if this season is completed in October I don't care. I am not concerned about Liverpool being awarded the trophy, as everybdy knows they will win it, BUT I still think games need to played for relegation/promotion.

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thebeautifulgame wrote:
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Tue May 19, 2020 8:48 am
As much as I cringe re Celtic, this is the logical outcome given the percentage of games already played.
Fair assumption on the outcome but why the 'cringe factor' regarding Celtic? This club has deep Irish Catholic roots but have always been open to employ not only Catholics, but Protestants, Muslims, Hindus etc. and have never discriminated against race, religion etc.
On the other hand Rangers REFUSED to sign a Catholic until July 1989 when Souness had the balls to sign Maurice Johnston,
over 117 YEARS since the club were established in March 1872. :oops:
In my opinion the cringe factor applies to the other side.
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Yes, many care. One of the biggest derbies in the world.
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please tell me you are trolling.........unless you are including it in the 'top 100 derbies in the world' list
Ever been to one?

Let me guess - they're bigger in greece. If you think it's not one of the biggest in the world then you don't know football.

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If you have never been to one please do not make silly comments. I have been to several and they never fail for passion (and sometimes lunacy, as was demonstrated in 1979/80 Scottish Cup Final). Without doubt one of the biggest derbies in the world. If you are in any doubt just ask guys like Dalglish, Souness, Larsson, Gascoigne etc. who know a thing or two about the World game, their opinions should be respected and not ridiculed. Larsson's opinion is that it beats the El Clasico for atmosphere (and no he never said the same for the quality of the game).
i guess you are in a position to talk because you have been to 'derbies' around the world and can compare :shock: :shock:

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