MOTM Poll Celtic v Rangers - 12:30 Saturday - Sky Sports

Your Man of the Match


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BlueNoseBlueblood

Well-Known Member
I’ve never posted before. Never felt the need to. For the past several years, I’ve been more than happy to lurk in the background of FF, mostly laughing at the bizarre, ridiculous and witty stuff this place regularly throws up. Today, however, is different…

Out of nowhere, I lost my old man last year. As staunch as anyone - and another avid lurker on FF - our conversations would mostly be taken up with discussions about Rangers or, quite often, whatever we’d both seen on FF through the week! Unfortunately, I never got the chance to say a proper goodbye to him but, if I had the chance, I’d thank him for making me a bear. Growing up in the East of England, I now realise this couldn’t have been easy but he managed it with regular trips to Ibrox, buying me kits, and buying me dvds/videotapes for me to watch (over and over again). He once told me that “W.A.T.P” was one of the first things he said to me and, if things went as I hope they did, it was one of the last things he heard. Since his passing, we’ve had big games but I feel this is one of the biggest and it makes me miss him even more.

I was trying to explain to guys at work today what tomorrow means and what being a Rangers fan is all about. With only Norwich and Ipswich as their nearest reference point, with a healthy dose of English footballing arrogance and ignorance, and with being in their mid-20s like me (and not knowing about, for example, the 90s team) they did nothing but laugh and make the usual comments about Scottish football and making comparisons to other English derbies. I gave up in the end. Besides, how can I explain to someone that nervous feeling in the stomach before an old firm match? A feeling which comes about from a lifetime of following a club you’ve been steeped in, and knowing there’s millions of fans around the world going through the same thing! But, I guess that’s the thing; being a Ranger’s fan is in your blood, in your bones. I’ll be forever grateful to have that.

I’m quietly confident for tomorrow and I believe we’ve got something really happening at Rangers at the moment.

I might return to the lurking shadows and this might be my only post but:

‘W.A.T.P’
you've got at least 106 bears out there/in here with you and your message yesterday mate...hope you 'both' had a great day
 

JW1988

Well-Known Member
It’s a weird one today.
I don’t actually think we played anywhere near our level. Kent Morelos and Barker (more the latter 2) did not do much in an attacking sense. But we strolled it.
We let their back 3 have the ball as much as they wanted. Then as soon as someone wanted it in a position to hurt us we went after them. Outside the Elyounoussy chance I never felt under threat.
As I said earlier I never celebrated the opener because I was sure the flag was going up. The second I was in shock that Goldson had another!

I’m not going to lie, I feel a bit detached from it all having not been at a game in so long it’s almost like I forget how to celebrate properly (being in the house with 2 young kids also playing a part)
That being said, I’ve drove about blaring “Gold” by Spandau Ballet, I have set my 2 Amazon echos up at the back windows and blared “welcome to the party” and “the best” all in honour of the lady's front bottom who lives across the back who has rubbed it in whenever they’ve won and had parties with fireworks etc

when 55 comes he’s gonna regret that last part.
I’m buzzing, I went in confident and our players carried it out
 

El Jock Grande Sabia

Well-Known Member
I’ve never posted before. Never felt the need to. For the past several years, I’ve been more than happy to lurk in the background of FF, mostly laughing at the bizarre, ridiculous and witty stuff this place regularly throws up. Today, however, is different…

Out of nowhere, I lost my old man last year. As staunch as anyone - and another avid lurker on FF - our conversations would mostly be taken up with discussions about Rangers or, quite often, whatever we’d both seen on FF through the week! Unfortunately, I never got the chance to say a proper goodbye to him but, if I had the chance, I’d thank him for making me a bear. Growing up in the East of England, I now realise this couldn’t have been easy but he managed it with regular trips to Ibrox, buying me kits, and buying me dvds/videotapes for me to watch (over and over again). He once told me that “W.A.T.P” was one of the first things he said to me and, if things went as I hope they did, it was one of the last things he heard. Since his passing, we’ve had big games but I feel this is one of the biggest and it makes me miss him even more.

I was trying to explain to guys at work today what tomorrow means and what being a Rangers fan is all about. With only Norwich and Ipswich as their nearest reference point, with a healthy dose of English footballing arrogance and ignorance, and with being in their mid-20s like me (and not knowing about, for example, the 90s team) they did nothing but laugh and make the usual comments about Scottish football and making comparisons to other English derbies. I gave up in the end. Besides, how can I explain to someone that nervous feeling in the stomach before an old firm match? A feeling which comes about from a lifetime of following a club you’ve been steeped in, and knowing there’s millions of fans around the world going through the same thing! But, I guess that’s the thing; being a Ranger’s fan is in your blood, in your bones. I’ll be forever grateful to have that.

I’m quietly confident for tomorrow and I believe we’ve got something really happening at Rangers at the moment.

I might return to the lurking shadows and this might be my only post but:

‘W.A.T.P’
I hope you enjoyed that today mate & continue to post - it's a mad but wonderful place this FF world.
My late brother (Pastmaster 244 & 45) was a frequent poster & 1 time mod on q of the older iterations of FF would've loved this today.
1 of his sons posted in a group chat last night that he was 100% we would win.
Today would have been his Dad's birthday. He also would have been 55.
Goldson got the goals which takes away from the fact he strolled it at the back. Barely broke sweat.
Him & Helander both were - 1 mistake aside - immense today. A joy to watch!
 

WAAP

Well-Known Member
But we didn't rattle them did we?

We owe them big time. Today was a chance to settle a score.

Still loved it though.
Better to keep our powder dry.
Let them think that they were unlucky. Let them think that they have six better players to play, next time. Let them think that we played our best team and got all the breaks.
They know that we are the people.
 

Cutty/Young

Well-Known Member
Better to keep our powder dry.
Let them think that they were unlucky. Let them think that they have six better players to play, next time. Let them think that we played our best team and got all the breaks.
They know that we are the people.
They had all their better players in December and still beat them.
 

Cooper_11

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I’ve never posted before. Never felt the need to. For the past several years, I’ve been more than happy to lurk in the background of FF, mostly laughing at the bizarre, ridiculous and witty stuff this place regularly throws up. Today, however, is different…

Out of nowhere, I lost my old man last year. As staunch as anyone - and another avid lurker on FF - our conversations would mostly be taken up with discussions about Rangers or, quite often, whatever we’d both seen on FF through the week! Unfortunately, I never got the chance to say a proper goodbye to him but, if I had the chance, I’d thank him for making me a bear. Growing up in the East of England, I now realise this couldn’t have been easy but he managed it with regular trips to Ibrox, buying me kits, and buying me dvds/videotapes for me to watch (over and over again). He once told me that “W.A.T.P” was one of the first things he said to me and, if things went as I hope they did, it was one of the last things he heard. Since his passing, we’ve had big games but I feel this is one of the biggest and it makes me miss him even more.

I was trying to explain to guys at work today what tomorrow means and what being a Rangers fan is all about. With only Norwich and Ipswich as their nearest reference point, with a healthy dose of English footballing arrogance and ignorance, and with being in their mid-20s like me (and not knowing about, for example, the 90s team) they did nothing but laugh and make the usual comments about Scottish football and making comparisons to other English derbies. I gave up in the end. Besides, how can I explain to someone that nervous feeling in the stomach before an old firm match? A feeling which comes about from a lifetime of following a club you’ve been steeped in, and knowing there’s millions of fans around the world going through the same thing! But, I guess that’s the thing; being a Ranger’s fan is in your blood, in your bones. I’ll be forever grateful to have that.

I’m quietly confident for tomorrow and I believe we’ve got something really happening at Rangers at the moment.

I might return to the lurking shadows and this might be my only post but:

‘W.A.T.P’
Fantastic post ECB. You should post more often.
I hope you enjoyed that performance/result day, and I’m sure you’ll have raised a glass and toasted your dad for bringing you up a Bluenose.
WATP
 

WW55 on the PRW

Active Member
I’ve never posted before. Never felt the need to. For the past several years, I’ve been more than happy to lurk in the background of FF, mostly laughing at the bizarre, ridiculous and witty stuff this place regularly throws up. Today, however, is different…

Out of nowhere, I lost my old man last year. As staunch as anyone - and another avid lurker on FF - our conversations would mostly be taken up with discussions about Rangers or, quite often, whatever we’d both seen on FF through the week! Unfortunately, I never got the chance to say a proper goodbye to him but, if I had the chance, I’d thank him for making me a bear. Growing up in the East of England, I now realise this couldn’t have been easy but he managed it with regular trips to Ibrox, buying me kits, and buying me dvds/videotapes for me to watch (over and over again). He once told me that “W.A.T.P” was one of the first things he said to me and, if things went as I hope they did, it was one of the last things he heard. Since his passing, we’ve had big games but I feel this is one of the biggest and it makes me miss him even more.

I was trying to explain to guys at work today what tomorrow means and what being a Rangers fan is all about. With only Norwich and Ipswich as their nearest reference point, with a healthy dose of English footballing arrogance and ignorance, and with being in their mid-20s like me (and not knowing about, for example, the 90s team) they did nothing but laugh and make the usual comments about Scottish football and making comparisons to other English derbies. I gave up in the end. Besides, how can I explain to someone that nervous feeling in the stomach before an old firm match? A feeling which comes about from a lifetime of following a club you’ve been steeped in, and knowing there’s millions of fans around the world going through the same thing! But, I guess that’s the thing; being a Ranger’s fan is in your blood, in your bones. I’ll be forever grateful to have that.

I’m quietly confident for tomorrow and I believe we’ve got something really happening at Rangers at the moment.

I might return to the lurking shadows and this might be my only post but:

‘W.A.T.P’
Great read pal, your dad did well bringing you up in the proper way as all our family in here (?) did, nice story and I am sure your old man is proudly looking down on you knowing in a football sense that you are leading a good life, WATP!
 

dublinbear

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I thought we were fantastic today. Correct levels of aggression and control. We look like we have matured as a team.

The proof will absolutely be in May, but we can only judge what we see today and on that it was impressive.
 

Chester Loyal

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I thought we were fantastic today. Correct levels of aggression and control. We look like we have matured as a team.

The proof will absolutely be in May, but we can only judge what we see today and on that it was impressive.

I disagree mate. I thought we were just solid and easily dealt with them, don’t know if that’s more impressive or not.

I felt throughout the game that we had another couple of gears we could go to if we needed to.
 
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fmp

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I disagree mate. I thought we were just solid and easily dealt with them, don’t know if that’s more impressive or not.

I felt throughout the game that we had another couple of gears we could go to if we needed to.
The most pleasing part of today was that it felt quite routine, like it was no big deal.

I was nervous before the game but it settled down quite quickly. We are just so much better coached than they are, so much more professional, fitter, more determined and focussed. They were all over the place while we didn't need to get in second gear as you say.
 

dublinbear

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I disagree mate. I thought we were just solid and easily dealt with them, don’t know if that’s more impressive or not.

I felt throughout the game that we had another couple of gears we could go to if we needed to.

I don’t think we should under estimate it. They weren’t good, but they are what they are. Richest team in the country with 8 titles in a row. We dominated them with a midfield that cost us £50k in transfer fees.
We were very good but can play better as well. It should be a great spot to push on from.
 
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Ibroxcw

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Is it just me but I'm more nervous facing the dross than the tramps atm, were the best football team in the country when were allowed to be, our problems are with the teams who lie deep and foul at every opportunity
 

Chester Loyal

Well-Known Member
I don’t think we should under estimate it. They weren’t good, but they are what they are. Richest team in the country with 8 titles in a row. We dominated them with a midfield that cost us £50k in transfer fees.
We were very good but can play better as well. It should be a great spot to push on from.

I agree with everything you say other than we were very good. I thought we were just decent.

I think the fact we dealt with them so comfortably playing decent is a good thing.
 

WATP_74

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I agree with everything you say other than we were very good. I thought we were just decent.

I think the fact we dealt with them so comfortably playing decent is a good thing.
Agreed. I thought we played some great stuff in midfield, but were a bit loose up front with the final ball.
The one thing I took away from the match - their new keeper looks a right dud.
 
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Just watched the highlights on sporscene there, I was very frustrated with the fact we didn't go for more goals and press our advantage, but after listening to Neil McCann I can understand why. I love listening To his match annalise
 

Chester Loyal

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Agreed. I thought we played some great stuff in midfield, but were a bit loose up front with the final ball.
The one thing I took away from the match - their new keeper looks a right dud.

We done what we had to today. We could’ve upped it if we needed to but we were comfortable and they created nothing.

Their keeper is decent but he’s not suited to Scottish football. Can’t believe they paid £5million for him.
 

WAAP

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Agreed. I thought we played some great stuff in midfield, but were a bit loose up front with the final ball.
The one thing I took away from the match - their new keeper looks a right dud.
I look forward to their keepers fear, at Ibrox, with a full stadium.
 

China Bear

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Still delighting in our win yesterday. It would take eating a pound of lemons to wipe the smile off my face.

This win is a huge marker outlining our intent for this season. However truly believe that the title will be won at the smaller grounds, breaking down 10 men defences
 

Chris01

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Saw a stat flying about saying that’s the first time since 2009 that Celtic haven’t had a shot on target at home in a league game.

Huge credit to us imo.
 
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