Thursday, January 27, 2011

When we were young

If Wednesday taught us anything it's that all the ingredients are there, all that's needed is the right Chef. That's a crap analogy but did anyone who saw the crap 1-1 home draw v Kilmarnock a month ago  ever envisage that they would witness that kind game we got on Wednesday so soon after?  There's too much analysis and dissection in football now, no one gets the time to do anything, everything is either really good or really shit, no inbetween. It's time to withdraw from that show some patience, let this Celtic team take shape, let the manager impliment his ideas and do our job, supporting. That's why we are here, win, lose or draw.

The picture is from Ibrox in 1983, Celtic have just lost the league to Dundee Utd.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What do you do with a Bill? Lance it.

The hysterical rantings of Bill Leckie after we pumped his team on Sunday should come as no surprise to seasoned Laptop Loyal watchers. This is a man who once started an article "I don't like Martin O'Neill". What is up for debate and is by far the most important issue is what we do to hit back.

Leckie reminds me of another reptile in the media, one Steven Cohen(not Stephen of course), who spent show after show in America blaming Liverpool fans for the Hillsborough disaster. Fans of most clubs campaigned against Cohen, a Chelsea fan from London, but in the end it was the following statements that were his undoing:

Liverpool Football Club: "Mr Cohen has obviously never taken the time to read the Taylor Report which stated clearly that ticketless fans were not a contributory factor or responsible for the events of that day. To use the 20th anniversary of the disaster to repeat false claims about Liverpool fans (which Mr Cohen first broadcast and then apologised for in 2006) is even more unacceptable."

Chelsea Football Club "We have distanced ourselves and will continue to distance ourselves from any comments that disrespect the memory of Hillsborough. We can see no benefit of giving him legitimacy by the club singling him out. Giving Mr. Cohen oxygen is the worst thing we could do. He is not a representative, nor ever has been a representative of the club."

On July 29, 2009, Cohen was  replaced by Eric Wynalda as a host of the Fox Football Fone-In (FFF) on FSC.

That is the way ahead, over to you Celtic.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Respect for the 66

Respect is a word I've heard a lot this week. So 7800 Tims stood silent for a minute today in Ibrox, they all did in the club I was in and I assume they did everywhere. No need for compliments or pats on the back, it's what every rounded human being would do.  It finishes and the first thing we get is "The cry was No Surrender, Surrender or you'll die, die, die" then continual singing of The "Famine" Song. Only a hun can demand utmost respect from everyone else then be wading in fenian blood right after it. Apart from the orgasmic pleasure of winning at Ibrox, there is also something refreshing about it, the whole time before it you get forcefed pish about how the huns are this and that, Walter is King and so on and so on, so it's kindae good to go there and just blow all the shite apart.

For me there is always been a difference between us and them and that difference is this, we have our bams, everyone does, but as a collective we are as respectful as anyone, in fact I bet we have stood for more minute silences than any other club in the world, four times for the second Ibrox disaster, for Jim Baxter, Davie Cooper and Wille Waddell .  the huns wouldn't do it for the pope or Bobby Murdoch and they refused to clap for Jinky. Don't let them ever preach respect.

The photo attached is from Celtic Park Jan 9th 1971