Thursday, 22 May 2008

One for Tommy

A very good performance from Aberdeen merited a 2-0 win over hapless Rangers at Pittodrie and meant that, in the event, Celtic's result was academic. They'd have won the title for Tommy Burns anyway, but snatched the win against Dundee United (pictured) anyway, to turn Tannadice sea green. Mark de Vries missed a great opportunity to spoil the Celtic script for United. But here were two determined games that did the SPL proud, with the evening being marred only by Nacho Novo's red card for an ugly and inexplicable challenge on Stuart Duff -- a misdemeanour made worse by defiantly kissing the badge and giving a victory salute to the fans.

1 comment:

Fr Kenny said...

Yes, Celtic won the League tonight, and as a neutral, I have to say I'm happy about that. On reflection, they had a great season, and entertained with a superb passing game, which ripped most teams apart. Opposed to the negative, defensive tactics from Ibrox, they deserve the plaudits. I just wish it was Partick Thistle Nil who were in with a chance.

Tonight was emotional as the memory of the late, great Tommy Burns seemed to be etched on the Celtic match. Tommy will be happy!

As I laud the football, I acknowledge the crap. Why the polical pro-Irish unity stuff. Justify the banner which proclaimed, "You are not only doing this for a team but for a nation and a cause" How can a Dutchman learn the words of The Fields of Athenry? Why does he sing it?

The sectarianism blossoms, and it's a shame, because the football has been fantastic!

Now, will Gordon Strachan take the opportunity to tell the Celtic support to stuff it? I would!