Scottish Fitba 2019-20: Sorry For Laughing

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Celtic recently completed a Treble Treble (3 years in a row of winning the Premiership, the Scottish Cup, and Scottish League Cup each year), and Neil Lennon was named permanent manager. They'll be competing in the first qualifying round for the 2019-20 Champions League, the draw date is June 18, with the first match to be played the second week in July.

Steven Gerrard will be entering his second year as manager for Rangers.

The NT are in the midst of a Euro2020 qualifying campaign, and Hampden will be hosting Euro2020 matches from Group D for the tournament itself in June of that year.

Here's to another year of scintillating Scottish fitba!
 

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Edouard puts Celtic up 2-1 in the 51'

Sinclair makes it 3 - Celtic should be clean through

Looking up the Glasgow - Sarajevo flight itineraries for fun... good on the folks that made the trip, that is a dreadful journey
 
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Looking forward to the new Season. I think Rangers might win the league. I think Celtic's top brass underestimate Rangers, and overestimate Celtic. I don't think Lennon is the man to take Celtic to a new level. I'm a little worried that it takes less time than before for a decent Celtic player to want to push for a move elsewhere.

Also Scott Brown, loved by Celts an aw that...is shite when it comes to CL league level. He can boss a match against Falkirk but his best is long past him and Celtic have no replacement on the horizon.

It is getting harder and harder for teams outside the big leagues to get into the CL and get a decent draw...it's basically rigged these days, to the detriment of the competition. If Celtic, and when it's their turn Rangers want to compete at CL level, and by compete i mean not be embarrassed, they need more money - and that's only gonna come from a good TV deal. We have the worst in Europe. It was celebrated by the cunts who run Scottish football. That's how we do it over here. But at the end of the day...we do need more money to compete, to hang onto players that one extra season.

I hope Aberdeen get some investment. They play a wierd anti football...be nice to see them get more progressive. Also the Edinburgh teams could use some cash. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but it's more and more an English City, hence i visit there less and less. God knows why Hibs and Hearts are paupers in a city full of money...I mean Edinburgh is fuckin minted...if we could get some of the English middle classes along to watch the kickabouts that would be good.

As ever, God Bless the USA.
 

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I was happy to see Lennon take over at such short notice given the circumstances. He seemed like the logical choice, however, I would have been more delighted to see him leave this summer. I just don't think he takes Celtic to another level, been there done that. I just don't rate him but happy as always to be proven wrong.

Celtic will do just enough to win the league again, by far the best squad. They do lack a bit of quality though. They have been dismal in the last year or so as far as transfers, but if the whispers are true that Rodgers was making it clear last summer that he wanted out as soon as a suitable offer came along, how much would you want to trust him with the transfer kitty? Plus, of course, he was by no means great at buying talent. Very good coach yes, but transfer wise, not rated highly.

As far as Europe, it's one big protectionist fix. Keep elite teams elite. 19 out of the 32 guaranteed places go to 5 countries. It's a fucking racket. France is one of those countries, when the fuck did a French team win the Champions League? If you don't count that 93 year ( a year where Marseille bribed opposing teams), its been well over 50 years.

Meanwhile, Ajax get to the semi-final this year , have to sell star players and one reason is they are not guaranteed CL games this season. Meanwhile the fucking French get 3. Italy get 4....for fuck sake, the last time an Italian team won was back in 2007. Germany get 4....name another team not called Bayern that's won in recent years. Ajax win the Dutch league, have to qualify, meanwhile the 4th German team can just swan in there. Fucking rigged as Fletch says.

Heading over to the UK in the next few days, going to take in the British open. May try and see the second leg of the Celtic qualifier , don't know yet. I'll be making my services available for Celtic at right back...it's been years since they have had a half decent one, and in the last two years they have failed to find a quality one. The ever incompetent Lustigis now gone. Seriously, how difficult is it to find a semi decent right back? Something I learned today and had no clue...Kierney was born on the Isle of Man.

Celtic were supposed to playing at home the first leg, but to avoid any mishaps and the short notice for getting visas, Sarajevo had to play at home first. I was watching Reporting Scotland recently, I saw that an Orange Walk marcher playng the flute spat and shoved a woman in Glasgow.....stay classy my friend...stay classy. The more things change...the more they stay the same.

Edit: Also, I have trouble buying fizzy Irn Bru, my wife bought me a bottle as a surprise in South Carolina. It was completely flat , also no sell by date.....anywhere. I find this a lot....I have bought some from Amazon, New England , Texas.....almost all flat. As soon as I hit the airport in Scotland I buy a bottle...and all is well...fizzy as fuck.
 
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If you're in Glasgow we could mibbe meet for a quick swallie. I'm no much of a drinker these days, but i'll take a decent pint of Tennants once in a while if the craic is guid.
 

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If you're in Glasgow we could mibbe meet for a quick swallie. I'm no much of a drinker these days, but i'll take a decent pint of Tennants once in a while if the craic is guid.
This trip is more work related ( the golf part), that's why I'm not sure about the Glasgow visit. However, I'm looking at two weeks in November , prices are relatively cheap for flights, plus I'm spending half my time in S. Carolina as opposed to Arizona because we bought a house there, so it's not such a pain in the arse to fly ( avoids 5 hours from Arizona). Tennent's lager is one of my favorites , not because it's particularly any good, but because I can't get it over here and reminds me of my student days. Unfortunately, most of the pubs and hotels in Stornoway are owned by the same person, and they did away with Tennents . Some European shite instead....so my heaviest drinking tends to be in Glasgow or Edinburgh.....plenty of Tennents there. You are right about Edinburgh though..more anglified. I seem to remember when I was a student confusing some Edinburgh students for English ..because of the posh accent. Morningside and all that. But I love Rose Street , particularly the Black Cat . Usually the bars I'm in around Gasgow are out by the airport but I need to remedy that and actually go into the city.

To keep the post related to football....I hear the cries of going for 55 are back...such enthusiasm. In fairness, Stevie G did better than I thought in his first season. But I do think 10 in a row, is a high priority for Dermot Desmond.
 

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If you’ve got a wegmans near you, they usually carry Irn Bru in the international section
Even if I take my SC address the nearest one is in VA, I guess they are more a NE corridor chain. To be clear, it's not a huge problem finding Irn Bru, I can find it in most states, the problem is that they are completely flat...no fizz. About a year ago my wife ordered a 12 pack off Amazon, they were flat and the sell by date was 11 months over. More recently, I can't even find the sell by date any more.... flat.

On the plus side, it's something I can look forward to when I land in Scotland and head straight to the airport Tescos. Well that, the prawn cocktail crisps, chicken masala sandwiches and the 4 pack of the large tubes of Tennents lager. My American wife loves Tescos. I wish they had them here. Unfortunately, since our move to SC, there is an Aldi down the street, she keeps wanting to go there, I hate the place, limited brand names, limited choices, and having to bag all your own shit after checkout, plus only one check out lady no matter how busy the store is....AND screwing around with quarters for the carts, I don't carry cash. UGH...fuck Aldi.
 

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Should've also added that the ones I've gotten from there have been fresh / fizzy - but yeah that sounds like a pain in the ass. Went to an Aldi once when I was in Chicago and had a similar experience, never again
 

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Should've also added that the ones I've gotten from there have been fresh / fizzy - but yeah that sounds like a pain in the ass. Went to an Aldi once when I was in Chicago and had a similar experience, never again
Well, today I decided to check out a Publix about 4 miles from the house. I haven't been in a Publix since I stayed in Ft. Lauderdale, well over a decade. To my surprise they have a very small Bristish section. On the bottom shelf 4 plastic bottles of Irn Bru....very tempting, had a date on the neck of December 2019. Decisions , decisions, do I scoop them all up? Due to an "abundance of caution", I decided to buy only one. I'll try it this weekend....on the bright side I did find some Jammie Dodgers which I used to love as a kid...two packs made their way into the cart.

The Daily Record is running with a story that Martin Skrtel may be joining Stevie G's revolution....for some reason I thought he had retired. I know he is 34...but not heard about him in years...oh...he went to Turkey, could explain things.
 

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Well, today I decided to check out a Publix about 4 miles from the house. I haven't been in a Publix since I stayed in Ft. Lauderdale, well over a decade. To my surprise they have a very small Bristish section. On the bottom shelf 4 plastic bottles of Irn Bru....very tempting, had a date on the neck of December 2019. Decisions , decisions, do I scoop them all up? Due to an "abundance of caution", I decided to buy only one. I'll try it this weekend....on the bright side I did find some Jammie Dodgers which I used to love as a kid...two packs made their way into the cart.

The Daily Record is running with a story that Martin Skrtel may be joining Stevie G's revolution....for some reason I thought he had retired. I know he is 34...but not heard about him in years...oh...he went to Turkey, could explain things.
Jammie Dodgers - yum

Make sure not to ask Siri about them

Edit : in case the reference was too obscure ..
 
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Celtic safely through to the next qualifying round with a 2-1 victory at Parkhead. Next draw is on Monday 7/22.
Host Estonian champs Nomme Kalju next Wed. for the first leg. It is criminal that a side like Ajax is playing in these rounds of qualifying.

Good to see Griffiths back. Now sign a right back!