Sat, 31 March 2018
Today Celtic came up against Ross County and in front of a sold out Celtic Park (bar some empty seats of non attending season book holders) they ran out comfortable 3-0 victors.
It was not Ross County’s day. They gave away a silly penalty, their captain jumped on Scott Browns balls and gpt sent off and their keepr had a back spasm which resulted in him having to leave the park.
From a Celtic perspective the main players are coming back. Armstrong had a great game and was deserved man of the match, Bain was solid on the few occassions he was called upon and Dedryck Boyatta was subbed at Half Time when not injured.
It was all good fun and here is the post match chat.
Thu, 29 March 2018
This week Saint Anthony is joined by a very special guest - Rosemary Burns. Rosemary discusses her work with the Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust and of course life and football with Tommy. The Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust was founded in 2009 by the Burns family after the Celtic legend lost his battle with skin cancer on 15th May 2008.
This year will be the 10th anniversary of Tommy’s passing and the Celtic Graves Society will also be marking his passing with a ceremony to celebrate his life and all supporters are invited along to Linn Cemetery on Saturday 12th May. That will be trophy weekend so the details will be released in due course.
Sat, 17 March 2018
This week I am joined by two of the best football coaches working in Scottish football today - Mr Stevie Woods and Mr John Kennedy.
The two gents were generous enough to set aside an hour of their time at Lennoxtown to discuss all things football. They start with a review of their careers, their earliest memories of Celtic and what it felt like to make their pro debuts. We then move on to their current roles as coaches. John dispells the myth that he is just a defensive coach (the team defends and attacks as one unit so apparently there’s no such thing) and Stevie provides an insight into what value a goalkeeping coach adds.
The podcast could have lasted another hour so if I didn’t ask your burning question apologies but time ran out. I thoroughly enjoyed it, so did they and i hope you will too.
Sat, 10 March 2018
Sunday sees another Glasgow Derby game and this one is againts the newets Glasgow team in top flight football, the one who have never beaten us over 90 minutes. Their recent status might explain why, despite having a large support, they cheer getting the cup draw against the giants of Scottish football.
Brendan also has quite a good record against this team with 8 games played, 6 victories and two draws. I ronically the two draws have come at home however he was twice managed to have a team score 5 goals in a game aganist Them.
We were hoping for a longer podcast this week however work, life and cancellations curtailed the planned podcast. That was followed by the hope of a 20 minute chat with St Anthony but as you will hear, we were at the Glasgow Harp 30th Anniversary dinner and stepped outside for a chat, then two drunk people decided to stand 10 feet apart and have a shouted coversation. Then we went outside and it was f’n freezing. It basically turned into - what would you’re team be and what will the score be.
In the end we have a 20 minute pod, with Brendan and me asking my first ever question at a press conference (because I was fed up with Rangers chat).
Sun, 4 March 2018
Celtic defeated Morton 3-0 on Saturday to progress to the Semi-finals of the Scottish Cup. Apart from a sprightly first 15 minutes the game was all Celtic however the first half may have had dominance, but it was pretty dull and passive football. I’m not sure it comes across in the audio but it was clear in the press conference that Brendan was very unhappy with the first half performance and I understand he made that pretty clear in the dressing room at half-time.
He made changes to the side and once again, with Edouard playing just off Dembele, the team suddenly looked a lot more threatening.
Following the tie Compper, Brendan and Jim Duffy were the people at the post game press conference (Marvin being honest enough to admit he was rusty for the first part of the game). As this is uploaded we know that we will once again take on Scottish football’s newest top flight club. Hopefully Brendan will continue his semi-final record against that club.
Fri, 2 March 2018
Following the postponement of the Dundee game midweek and the freezing temperatures across the central belt, there had been an expectation among many that the Morton cup game this Saturday would be off. But it isn’t so we needed a podcast.
There has been quite a bit of debate online about whether the game should proceed and I was in that camp however the roads and pavements around Celtic Park have been much worse this season for other games and the police, SFA and Celtic have agreed the game should be played so here we are. We have my wee ramble followed by chat from Brendan and Kristopher Ajer