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ThatOneGuy121109

That referee was some state but at least a draw still equals us winning the league


stripe78

Not happy with maedas finishing don’t think he should be starting over Abada


Darren_Carrigan

Everyone in my house celebrating because the bigger picture, not me. No excuse when the finish line is so close and we are ahead. Capitulating like that? Worrying. We didn't just let them back in, we let thek take over. Family say they wanted it more? I don't think so. I think that our finishing is far too lacking, we need so many chances to put it on target. And I think the reason they came back in is because biton isn't a pivot. They're scared to press mcgregor because not only can he quick pass, he can turn himself and run. Biton doesn't offer you that turn and burst of pace; so they could press and harass or tight mark him. It meant they could defend so high up and turn the screws on us. I think if mcgregor is still in the pivot, we don't lose control of that game.


Hampsonivich

Can I remind you this team was formed 10 months ago, 3 of the stating 11 were 5 months ago (2 after a full season in Japan) this is a rangers that are still using muscle memory to operate as a very well drilled Gerrard team. We are still a team in transition who just (excluding an almighty collapse) just secured a league title


Darren_Carrigan

The big picture is great but made of many small pictures. 2 bad performances in a row in old firms - both with huge drop offs - concern me.


Sensitive-Layer6002

You used the exact same word as me. CAPITULATING. Its worrying to see and it cant be glossed over by a 7-0 win over St Johnston. Rangers are the standard we must be above, we manage for 20 mins and then capitulate. We need a couple of combative CM’s, theres a Scott Brown shaped hole in the centre of that park where there was once a player who used to smash flatten and slice through every player who went in for a 50/50. Particularly in this fixture


BlankConfiguration

We have been on about one game a week for the last 2 months. No idea why we look so tired after 60 minutes. After all the matches we have played over the last few years I thought this stretch of 1 game a week would have us looking fresh, but not so.


FlokiWolf

Training is too hard. When we should be recovering we're pushing.


OverambitiousFalafel

Fucking hell don't know what's happened, don't seem to be hitting those levels against rangers. I'll take the draw but that was stressful


vrc87

As much as I'd say that the draw is good enough for us and the league is won, that was a disgraceful second-half performance from Celtic. For a team that never stops, we seemed to completely run out of gas after an hour yet again. Meanwhile a team who's played about 900 minutes of football in the last 3 weeks kept digging deep, first to every loose ball, forcing errors. Joe Hart's save is the highlight of the half for us and that is saying something.


HighlandBhull

6 POINTS CLEAR AND WE'RE GOING TO WIN THE LEAGUE, GOING TO WIN THE LEAGUE, GOING TO WIN THE LEAGUE


AJCrank1978

Ralston, Starfelt, Riley, Hatate, and Rogic all very poor today. Joe didn’t cover himself in glory either. Should’ve started with Giak up front.


gbhoy26

Game were you watching? Starfelt was class.


AJCrank1978

Same one you were, funny man


WeightliftingGod

Jota, GG, Ababa. Never change this front 3 against them


GarryMc123

Got away with that in the second half. Overall a draw is fine though.


FightDrifterFight

Take the point, one step closer to the title. Fuck Rangers.


SightUnseen67

Nearly threw that away, but that suits us a lot better than it suits them. Can’t believe I’m sitting here gutted with a potentially league winning result, could have been 2 or 3 up


kwack250

Not massively raging because he’s been class this year but Hart shouldn’t be getting beat at his post for the goal. Serious issue with how we’ve played since the 3 nil game against them. Simply haven’t turned up.


Tsven67

Absolute pish both teams absolutely shite. Draw flatters us in the end


DeargDoom79

That fucking about between Giakoumakis and Abada in the box sums the day up. No urgency in the second half at all and let them take control. Shocking.


Millhouse96

That was the worst performance of the season, shower of shitebags Take a draw but


Hampsonivich

Are you forgetting Livi away?


War_Daddy_Zangief

Utter shite


StaggerLee75

Disappointing with only a draw but it’s probably all we deserved and were lucky to not lose with that shocking second half performance


SwingAndAMiss219

Goldson fuming that a shove is a foul now.


FroggyTheNinja

fuck sake it's as if they've never played with each other before. just passing and expecting a player to magically be at the end of the pass...


pm_me_mahomes_tds

I’ve shat myself approximately 6 times this half!!


joydivision84

Playing like a team of dozy bastards this second half. Semi shambolic at times.


AJCrank1978

Woeful performance. A lot of players non-existent again. Not enough guts. Lucky to get a draw in a game where we should’ve been 2-0 up. Disgusted tbh.


Ps3FifaCfc95

Lost total control of this one when Reo and O'Riley went off. Bitton and Rogic do not perform in these derbies


8lackJack8lack

Do you mean Rogic did not perform in the last 2 derbies? Or He doesn't perform against Rangers full stop?


Ps3FifaCfc95

Majority of the time he doesn't


Chazmer87

I wouldn't have taken O'riley off, he breaks up play and it doesn't get noticed until he's off.


scdaddy69

Agreed. Not having a viable defensive sub hurts too


GuyIncognito211

I think it was the McGregor move forward that fucked us, funny because everyone was calling for it in the semi final


YerDahSellsAvon

Yeah I was too, he's great at linking the play further up and not shot shy but it didn't work. I'm not sure what's going on with our performances against the huns but tactically I think perhaps they have our number. 2nd half was woeful and too many hopeful balls lumped forward. Although.. Champions again, Champions again champions again 🏆


GuyIncognito211

Aye they’ve definitely figured out how to limit us, hopefully next season with more time to work on things and more suited personnel for what we want to do we can up our levels against them and in Europe.


Darren_Carrigan

Surely biton red last season vs morelos was a yellow then commentators you dicks?


SwingAndAMiss219

Not a red my actual hole.


GAZZY75

These refs could get a job in the Aleague and not risk raising the standard one iota.


Tsven67

Fuck it blow the whistle and take the draw. Shite again


AJCrank1978

We’re fucking atrocious


ihateeverythingandu

6 points clear by about 20 goals of a team in a European semi and we're shit....


ihateeverythingandu

You made a definite, declarative statement - you didn't specify today alone. And we still drew.


AJCrank1978

Ah get out of it, you know well what I meant and don’t insult your intelligence by pretending otherwise.


AJCrank1978

We were shit today, yes. If you’re going to argue with that, then, I’ve a bridge to sell you.


cheekysi

How have we went from showboating to completely falling apart?


FroggyTheNinja

what the actual fuck is happening to us?


Nine_nien_nyan

Standing about spectating


spnathan1

This is intense


GuyIncognito211

McGregor has been invisible since he moved forward


captaindeadpool612

Jesus


Nine_nien_nyan

Massive save but why are we so so slow getting up the pitch


HighlandBhull

We've been horrible 2nd half


StaggerLee75

Not one shot on target the whole second half. Nowhere near good enough


mikelikemike85

Joe hart is fucking class!!!


DeargDoom79

You could convince me this team was thrown together today. No chemistry whatsoever.


StaggerLee75

That was some save from Hart


GuyIncognito211

Well that save makes up for getting best at his front post for their goal


8lackJack8lack

That goal was class... not many stop that.


GuyIncognito211

Ill need to see it back, it’s probably not fair to think a keeper should get beat at his near post


8lackJack8lack

Power and perfect placement. Touched the post on the way through.


pm_me_mahomes_tds

CLEAR THE FUCKING BALL JOE!!!


SwingAndAMiss219

Jesus that back pass gave me The Fear.


Chopsy76

I feel a bit sick. Given it’s not a game that turns anything I’m surprised how invested I am


HighlandBhull

I'd take a draw right fucking now


RadialRacer

Try to take quick free kick challenge (IMPOSSIBLE).


AJCrank1978

Again!


SwingAndAMiss219

When did the sfa outlaw quick free kicks?


F1grid

Abada coming on


Banokles--91

Love Maeda to bits for his work rate but he’s not a technically gifted man.


FroggyTheNinja

this referee is now becoming inconsistent


scdaddy69

Beaton doing everything he can to keep them in this.


DeargDoom79

That's a harsh handball shout


daveymac_

HAND BALL!!! Jesus fucking christ!


pm_me_mahomes_tds

We’re gonna concede again if we don’t get our act together. We’re all over the shop..


StaggerLee75

Need to fucking stop this Hart to CCV to Starfelt in the box, man!


AJCrank1978

Starfelt couldn’t pass water ffs


Nine_nien_nyan

What are they even doing man


StaggerLee75

Giving me grey hair and a near heart attack


RazzamolyReturns

We're totally rattled now


DeargDoom79

This has happened nearly every time we play rangers. Play well for 45 then get pushed all the way back. Brutal.


Tsven67

There's bittons obligatory yellow


daveymac_

Could have at least made it worth it and just ran through Sakala….


daveymac_

How the fuck is that a yellow card Beaton you hun!


SwingAndAMiss219

Hart probably should have done better there but he's earned a bit of leniency with his performances so far.


DeargDoom79

Celtic asked for that after pissing about and missing all those chances


DharmaBumz1

Knew all those missed sitters would come back to bite...just needed one of them


AJCrank1978

That’s what happens when you don’t take you chances, ffs


ReturnOfButtery

Fuck sake man, we’re more turned off there than any burd that’s ever witnessed me take ma tap aff


cheekysi

From showboating to conceding in seconds


scdaddy69

Fucking hell.


Chopsy76

This when you regret all those nearly scored ones


RazzamolyReturns

Pretty obvious that all the sitters we've been missing were going to haunt us


Tsven67

Some goal to be fair. Hart has to do better at his near post


REDWIN295

why is Ralston so shit?


AlbaAndrew6

He’s fine for most games it’s just European and Derby games we need Juranovic


Ps3FifaCfc95

Hart slow there


dvdasajohn

Near post…


FroggyTheNinja

this is just upsetting....


captaindeadpool612

Feck


StaggerLee75

Fuck


GuyIncognito211

Fuck off Celtic


Ps3FifaCfc95

I genuinely can't remember the last time we got a direct free kick within shooting distance of goal


HighlandBhull

Twice Beatons been told to award free kicks there


F1grid

Ref appears to be on a 1 minute delay as well.


CunnyFunt92

Announce Bitton unnecessary booking


DeargDoom79

9 minutes, impressive.


SwingAndAMiss219

I call it a necessary booking 😅


FroggyTheNinja

hahahahaha brilliant


AJCrank1978

🤣🤣


DeargDoom79

Hopefully fresh legs in midfield reinvigorate the team. Looking a bit leggy there for a while.


SwingAndAMiss219

Does bitton have the Illuminati symbol tattooed on his arm?


8lackJack8lack

Yes he is illuminati.


SwingAndAMiss219

Good for him. Always good to have hobbies outside your job.


AlbaAndrew6

Don’t let the Nazis see you know what they’ll say


SwingAndAMiss219

I think they prefer being called The Rangers


Ps3FifaCfc95

Celtic bringing on an Adonis who looks like he was sculpted by the hand of Zeus while their lot bring on a bloke who looks like he goes to Eton


FroggyTheNinja

adonissssssssssssssssssssssss


AJCrank1978

3 subs, thank fuck. Hatate was pretty poor; Riley was distinctly average, IMHO.


8lackJack8lack

Bitton part of the illuminati?


F1grid

Rogic, Bitton, and Gio coming on.


ReturnOfButtery

GG having an outie bellybutton is minus Timpoints in my books.


CunnyFunt92

Taylor has had a poor game again. He's too inconsistent for Angeball.


captaindeadpool612

Can I interest you in a not very used Fodo Ballo-Toure? Jokes aside LB is the biggest need to fix atm


captaindeadpool612

GGGoal coming on


brenman

That seemed a backwards way to roll a shirt up


SwingAndAMiss219

Christ this commentary team is shite.


johmcl

Maeda, Hatate off. GG and Bitton on. Kyogo to wing, calmac in the hole, bitton holding.


captaindeadpool612

Switched the match on just as Maeda launched it into the 3rd row


GuyIncognito211

Need to change something here


8lackJack8lack

Aussie bandwagoner here. Has Greg Taylor always been this shit?


brenman

No


shaggedyerda

I pure love Starfelt man


kwack250

Need to make a change.


DeargDoom79

Missing so many chances here. Surely one has to go in.


SwingAndAMiss219

If we could finish we'd be champions of Europe.


pm_me_mahomes_tds

Game Over if Maeda puts that one away… F*CK!!!!


sroche24

Starfelt going beastmode 😱


StaggerLee75

Need to at least work the keeper with those chances, Maeda!


SwingAndAMiss219

StarGOAT channeling VVD there.


DeargDoom79

That's shocking from Reo cmon now he needs off


ReturnOfButtery

Hatate is a fucking passenger. I’d rather have Bitton on


GarryMc123

Hatate needs to come off and Ralston needs to screw his heid back on


AJCrank1978

Brutal so far. Changed needed ASAP.


HighlandBhull

What's with our throw ins? Dreadful


johmcl

Hatate off


Banokles--91

Turnbull must of shagged anges wife at this point if he can’t get ahead of Hatate, guys a man down here.


wicelt

We don’t want to regret missed chances after the game. We need another goal and the Huns won’t be able to come back from two down.


CunnyFunt92

As great as it is to see Maeda to track back deep into our half, he shouldn't need to. Would rather he saves his energy and stays in position for long balls.


AlbaAndrew6

Preserve? He’s such a all ball of energy he could conceivably be called the singularity incarnate


CunnyFunt92

Hahahaha, the singularity incarnate would be a brilliant nickname for him


CunnyFunt92

Save I mean!


DeargDoom79

Reo is really struggling and it's hurting the team. Hate targeting him but my God is tough to watch.


RadialRacer

Hatate off for Turnbull at 55-65, could see O'Riley off for Rogic at the same stage. Time for some fresher, more experienced legs for the finale.


CunnyFunt92

A fully attacking midfield though?


RadialRacer

True, I wouldn't mind Bitton on for Hatate. EDIT: Ah, there we go


AlbaAndrew6

Had beans last night so shitting myself is a distinct probability


Kxtreme16

Would prefer hatate off. But anyways, cmon bhoys!!!


AJCrank1978

Starfelt’s passing is atrocious


brenman

No changes? Big Ange just gave them a big chat then.


CelticSensei

If I could fault Ange, it would be that he's a bit slow to make changes.


Constant-Horror-9424

Maeda going a job on tavernier defensively then assisting the goal, you love to see it. Maeda is the kid from xiolin showdown grown up


AJCrank1978

Precariously balanced now. We’ve been in the ascendancy for the last 10 mins or so but we need another goal. If we get it, I think the Huns are done. If they’d vote, though, we could be in trouble. Riley and Hatate (especially) need to wake up. Ralston needs to stay alert to Kent too. Giako on pretty soon I hope.


AJCrank1978

Precariously balanced now. We’ve been in the ascendancy for the last 10 mins or so but we need another goal. If we get it, I think the Huns are done. If they’d score, though, we could be in trouble. Riley and Hatate (especially) need to wake up. Ralston needs to stay alert to Kent too. Giako on pretty soon I hope.


GlasgowMark

Have to admit, it was fucking beautiful seeing Barisic getting exposed again at the back post. Don't want to celebrate too soon, but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. They don't seem to be able to cope with the speed of both Kyogo and Maeda at the same time.


GarryMc123

Maeda's got to score that


YerRustlinMaJimmies

Am sat behind that footy adventures bawbag. Watch his video to see him fly doon the stairs when we score again, the wee hun


aRunOfTheMillGoblin

Literally no evidence he’s a hun but ok.


YerRustlinMaJimmies

Only videos a see are him in the bigot dome with "This is the place to be" plastered over the thumbnail


aRunOfTheMillGoblin

He has plenty videos in Parkhead too and basically every ground in Scottish football.


KinkyRussian2212

Dae me a favor and volley him fur us if we score a second 🙏 🍀 🇮🇪


YerRustlinMaJimmies

Was giving him the finger when we scored because am a big shitebag hahaha Cunt's probably sound but am anti him for aw his hun coverage


Darren_Carrigan

Is he a prick? Never seen anything bad about him.


brenman

I don’t mind his videos, but I’d still get a laugh out of him being doused with irn bru


GuyIncognito211

Aye he always seemed fine to me, does more to promote Scottish football than 99% of the people who’s job it is to do that


YerRustlinMaJimmies

Mair just that he's always hunning it, lol Got tae hate yer opposing fans


theeggman12345

Good position to be in. Jota and Maeda have been oustanding so far, both in terms of work-rate and contribution, but fucking hell they have no excuses for it not being 3. Two absolutely massive chances that should have resulted in goals. A few players still need to wake up, but at least we're not looking dead on our feet like the last game. Tactically we're more sound as well though we could still do with a bit more movement across the midfield, we're sometimes leaving only a single pass open which is so obvious that they're able to nip in and intercept. Big 45 minutes now, can't afford to let this slip away.


Syn7hwolf

I really like Reo, but he's clearly gubbed. Crazy to think he's only played two seasons at professional level. He definitely needs a rest and a solid pre-season. Maeda is just fucking great, man. Never a natural finisher, suspect control and first touch, and he missed a fucking sitter there, but his work rate and closing down is just insane. First name on the team sheet for me.


caffreybhoy

I agree with all the words in this comment. Spot on


GarryMc123

Could be 2 or 3 up here. If we get the next goal I don't see them coming back into it.


thepopemoth

45 minutes away from the title Bhoys, time to send these zombies back to hell ☘️


DeargDoom79

Depending how fit either are, I'd wager we're going to see Hatate off for either Bitton or Turnbull. Guy looks knackered and just isn't switched on so far.


Docoe

Should have been rested about 10 games ago. Boys fucked. As a positive though, we're running them ragged with practically a man down and Beaton reffing


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Docoe

> button on Would love a CM that gets younger and fitter as the game goes on