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Friday May 4 2007
I love a party
s Kilmarnock on the Saturday
’S 3-0 defeat of Jambo
had put them in a strong position
Hibs’, Celtic’s, whatever. But when we win
to claim the UEF
was in hope more than expectation
A Cup spot so it
the league I’ll insist on decent music
that I headed to Celtic Park..
curling over the wall into the net.
minutes later there was a reality check.
had appeared to run of
an’s Eye V
cup celebration and here were Celtic
Still, we had been invited to Hibs’
inviting us to their SPL
Pressley was still playing for us and
The defence must have thought that
Could lightning strike twice?
when he was replaced by Kancelskis
f the injury
in 24 minutes with Zaliukas moving
he was left unmarked to head home
a Nakamura cross. W
the Celtic fans were almost reasonable
As the game kicked off on a fine day
forward into midfield. go the way of most of our displays at
ould this game
Celtic Park?
Half time and we had more of
Bring on the Barca
was less than normal.
The level of abuse aimed at us
their celebration. When we win the
s diddly dee music as part of
league I expect better entertainment.
minutes later
The answer was delivered seven
by Pressley inside the box and
. Kingston was blocked
and Pospisil was playing up front with
Unfortunately Velicka hadn’t made it
amazingly Stuart Dougal pointed to
Ivaskevicius (I’ve given up trying to
replaced the much-injured Goncalves
For the second half Wallace had
the spot. Have we ever had a penalty
pronounce his name and am going to
and the game continued in much at Celtic Park?!
a victory over Celtic
sending our UEFA Cup
call him Sid V
the same vein as the first half – until
the space behind.
icious from now on) in
the 57th minute. Thereafter Pressley tried to make
Pospisil coolly slotted home the kick.
qualification hopes
amends but was thwarted firstly by
OULD 2007 be the new
Summer of Love?
soaring, talk of Laryea
starting line-up after the defeat at Ibrox.
Miko and Goncalves returned to the
Kingston passed the ball to Sid
Kingston clearing of
Kingston wanting to commit his
The game in the first half had an end-
somehow he got through a Steven
icious just outside the Celtic box and
secondly by Gordon turning his shot
f the line and
future to Hearts, speculation
of-season feel about it. Celtic had a lot
Pressley challenge and flicked the ball round the post.
about more quality players
of possession and
coming to Tynecastle in the close
a few efforts but they did not trouble
Aiden McGeady had
celebrate too much as we had been
Artur Boruc into the net. I didn’t even more entertaining when Gordon
The afternoon became
Gordon. Best chance fell to Stephen
here numerous times before against
Strachan was sent to the stand.
season and the prospect of
McManus who headed over when he
a friendly against Barcelona at
should have scored from a Shunsuke
I celebrated a bit more. Kingston was
Three minutes later and when hopefully we are having our
Another party spoilt. Next season,
Murrayfield to look forward to,
Nakamura corner
hauled down by Naylor 25 yards from
own party
fans were on a high this week.
up front our plan had been to contain
. With only Pospisil
goal after a lung-busting 40-yard run.
out to party poopers.
, there will be no invites sent
Once gillie chris had broken the news
about the friendly, the replies rolled in.
Celtic and we had done that ef
That was even without Le Juge, who
fectively. kick and I think Boruc did too as he
I expected Kingston to take the free In the second half he was magnificent.
Man of the Match: Laryea Kingston.
shaun.lawson wanted to know why Barca
was hurt in the first few minutes but
was completely fooled by Driver
In his passing and his tackling he has
would choose us: But, but... Hibs taught
footed free kick that sent the ball
’s left everything. Paul Hartley . . . whatever
happened to him?
Barcelona how to play! I don’t understand
– why aren’t they coming to learn from the
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