Posted on Thursday, 23rd February 2012 by lordofthewing
Sebo! Sebo! Sebo!
Was the chant after Tony Stokes knocked a simple chance by the post in the second half. What a difference an Administration Event makes to the mood of the home crowd. We felt calm enough to fill the night air in acclaim of the Bratislava Pie Eating Champion 2004.
Oor Filip is now playing for Slovan Bratislava. He was the top scorer in the Corgon Liga in 2010 after scoring 22 goals in 22 gemmes (Stokesyesq record eh?) and seems – or rumoured- to have added an appetite for articulated lorries full of Colombian rather than just pies.
I last saw Sebo ‘live’ when Bratislava played the new Qatar play things PSG. I resident in O’Connell’s, Parlement De Bretagne, Rennes and there was much bemusement by the student locals – in for a quiet Stella – as the place erupted with a chant to the fatman.
The – now – 20 point gap, our 16th league win in a row, first time we have won 13 domestic gemme’s in all competitions in a row since 2004, 6 clean sheets in a row in the league and our nearest and dearest living of payday loans means that we can relax and enjoy.
We had oor biggest midweek attendance – outwith the last derby and Europe – for an age and the lack of grousing was noticeable. I got covered in streamers as some kids (who should have been in bed as it was school night) fired party poppers when we won a throw-in and scared the living daylights oot of me when they burst balloons in moments of tedium.
Not that I thought there was moments of tedium. Then I’m not 11 and I know that seeing us having that kind of dominance is not a regular occurrence. Having watched Hibs at close quarters on Sunday I thought Dunfermline couldnae be as bad or worse. Both are thinking aboot posting their applications to the SFL’s and are just checking their references.
Dunfermline’s tactics alluded that they were already discounting the three points and hoped that the Jumbotron brought them good news at full time (which it did).
We were dripping in positives. I will eventually have a sharp enough intake of breath that will sook the ball into the net from Kris Commons. He was excellent. Creative, hard working and epitomized Lennon’s Celtic in the last 19 gemmes. Ki was the hub of all things decent. Hooper was a pain in the rear ends of all things faux Brazil.
Aye, what was the point of that? If yer going to model yer away kit on the sexy samba of Rio, then playing like Jim Jeffries Marnock’s (another club that have failed to rock Yellow and Blue) should be an offence punishable by wearing concrete boots and going swimming in the Clyde. Hamilton also had a Brazil away kit and then an orange one…..in respect of Dutch total football you understand and what Billy Reid was trying to achieve.
In this day and age clubs selling their soul is nothing new. Marketing ploys for kits that have nothing to do with clubs colours are not exclusive to the small clubs. There is so much choice that getting noticed in a saturated market place where you can buy anything from an Equatorial Guinea home to a *FC Politehnica Timisoara away kit. What happened to yer kit getting classic status by how you played the gemme and not trying to cash in on other countries status and glories?
Aye….anyway, Dunfermlines goalkeeper had a blinder. That is something that hasn’t been typed this season. They are usually making blunders that will keep Harry Hill in employment. He couldnae have stopped Chico Mulgrew’s shot though.
Unstoppable is a word that is too often used. The technological used in the new balls makes them like a crisp poke in the wind but sometimes…only sometimes you see technique that isn’t added by the hand stitched latex bladder.
Mulgrew has done it twice in two gemmes. His free kick against Hibs was Nakamura. Sending the goalkeeper the wrong way from 24 yards is a talent. He showed that he had power and accuracy in last season’s Cup Final. Has he got a better range than Nakamura? Nah, that’s fighting talk.
He’s improved tenfold from his first few outings. When he arrived The Sheep were hailing him as their worst signing ever. We were worried when he wandered through the door as Lennon’s first signing at the direction we were going.
Injuries and luck saw him get his chance last January. Rapid improvement and showing that he was the most competent CB at the club, which when you really think aboot it doesn’t say a lot about those at the club who have been centre backs since they have been 13, has seen him be blessed with a song.
So, to the tune of ‘Dirty Old Town’ we learn that he can play CB, Left mid and left back (where he is at the moment most of the time due to Lizzy MacGuires on-going rehabilitation/worrying loss of form) and he doesn’t slack.
A wag once said to me that it was a sign of how far we had fallen that we had a song for Chico Mulgrew, which wasn’t aboot him babysitting. I disagree. I reckon he is a perfect example of the reasons why we love this team. Fecking honest with a slice of talent. Lowered expectations will find you heroes no matter the mud you search in.
When Forrest scored I looked for Shotgun Sean. For those who read this crap often you will remember the story of the mouth. For those who dinny here is the link Anyway he was nowhere to be seen (maybe he was working as it was dark?) and I wanted to tell him – telepathically mind as he looked too dangerous to actually converse wie – that I was the one that highlighted that wee Jamesy had to get into the back post more often too become the complete player (see the link).
Overall, how this gemme didnae end up 12-0 will be a puzzle to the end of time.
As we were leaving the ground we were informed that Murderwell come to CP only 3 points behind oor distressed neebors. We are looking to go 23 points clear. Both teams are looking at Europe for next season.
Yes, my head is already thinking of July qualifiers hence why I was so interested in finding out aboot FC Politehnica Timisoara a program quiz answer. For those that didnae buy a program the question was who are the only team that we have faced from Romania in European Competition. The Banat Boys beat us home and away in the Cup Winners Cup in 1981.
They won’t be in Europe though next season as they are in the Second division. We will and results like Man Citee beating Europa League holders Porto 4-0 make that a daunting prospect. Ajax beating Manure on their own patch show that even former prestigious dogs can still have their days and that ALL are dangerous.
Is having 11 Charlie Mulgrews enough?