Daily Archives: November 27, 2014

Bitter Sweet as Celtic progress in Europa League

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Very hard game to sum up tonight, a 3-1 defeat I don’t think we deserved I think 2-2 would have been fairer, for 70 minutes Celtic pressed well and created chances. But the newspapers and official UEFA website will say “Celtic are through to the last 32 in the Europa”

Salzburg came out all guns blazing and were 2-0 through Alan and could have had another few. Then from nowhere a cracking cross and Johansen brought it back to 2-1, brilliant finish from an ever improving player

The 2nd half Celtic owned, Griffiths with a header, Commons with an open goal but Ambrose got in the way, we created so many half chances, we got to the goal line so much but the ball back into the box was not good enough. I think Ronny with 5 minutes to go knew we were through but 2-2 would have been perfect.

This was going on for 2-2. a night of joy and despair

This was going on for 2-2. a night of joy and despair

McGregor was poor 1st half but in these first 20 minutes Celtic were either taken aback or Salzburg were just amazing. The positive for me is we are through. The 2nd half Celtic were superb, we owned a superb side, to lose a 3rd goal in the dying seconds was just a downer

We are through, Guidetti can play and this might sway him to sign. Celtic are 3 players away from being a better side. An attacking midfielder another solid centre half as Ambrose fell asleep at Alan’s 2nd goal and he is bad for ball watching.

We now take on Hearts to keep ourselves in all competitions. If we beat Hearts we are top of the league, in Europe past Christmas and although it is hard to see there actually are signs of good things coming. Gudetti can now play in all games and this will help

A young player getting better, Johansen got us back to 2-1

A young player getting better, Johansen got us back to 2-1

We deserved 2-2 but we are through to the last 32, we have a chance to sign players or get Commons and Guidetti signed up, whatever Ronny needs to do

I will take this all day long, we have been ok in Europe away this season, we could win our last one and top it all off. So let’s look forward to the next game. We were VERY unlucky not to walk away 2-2  tonight. We were playing a very good side and we made them look ordinary for large spells of the game. Denayer was missed, Lustig was missed, Forest should have started.

All that matters as we slowly improve

All that matters as we slowly improve

But, If, etc, we are through, moving on

HH

Shaun

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Watered Down Home Rule For Scotland – But The Aim Remains Full Independence

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We take it and go again Scotland

We take it and go again Scotland

 By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

Well we all knew it wasn’t going to perfect and as I listened in at the Dr’s office this morning then in my Car I knew behind the scenes the SNP will happy with these new Tax and Welfare ownership, all be it watered down. I think this gives Scotland, the SNP a change to really go for it now. We were not given as promised so we take this and the continues. This is more than we would ever had without a referendum so lets be happy, this is stage one. Independence is STILL the goal and remains what we all want. The no voters are sick of themselves I know many who are. So Scotland, lets take this and step forward, together as one voice

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the commission on strengthening devolution has concluded. The Smith Commission also said a share of VAT should also be assigned to the parliament, and Air Passenger Duty fully devolved. The commission was set up by Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of the vote against Scottish independence. Its findings will form the basis of legislation on more Scottish powers.

The Smith Commission, which took forward its recommendations in consultation with the Scottish Parliament’s five parties, recommended that:

  • The parliament should be given the power to set income tax rates and bands on earned income and will retain all of the income tax raised in Scotland.
  • The parliament should be given powers to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in Scottish elections.
  • The parliament should be given powers to create new benefits in devolved areas and make discretionary payments in any area of welfare.
  • A range of other benefits that support older people, carers, disabled people and those who are ill should also be fully devolved.
Didn't deliver in full, but we will get there

Didn’t deliver in full, but we will get there

 Analysis By Norman Smith, BBC Assistant Political Editor Although publicly today’s deal will be welcomed at Westminster – in private there will be a good deal of anguish. For Labour, the package represents a significant retreat – having previously strenuously opposed devolving income tax. Aware that such a stance was at odds with Scottish opinion – they backed down.

The fear now, however, is that it will create renewed momentum for barring Scottish MPs from voting on English laws – a move which could cripple any future Labour goverment. For David Cameron, there will also be anger among some of his MPs that, once again, Scotland appears to have been given more power and allowed to retain the generous Barnett funding formula. And for Unionists, generally there will be unease that today marks merely another staging post on the road to full independence.

Mr Cameron said he was “delighted” with the report, adding: “We are keeping our promise to the Scottish people.” Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, said any new powers were to be welcomed, but said the commission was a “missed opportunity” to give Scotland full control over welfare. He said: “Regrettably, the Westminster parties were not prepared to deliver the powerhouse parliament the people of Scotland were promised – under these proposals, less than 30% of our taxes will be set in Scotland and less than 20% of welfare spending will be devolved to Scotland.

“That isn’t Home Rule – it’s continued Westminster rule.” Lord Smith, who chaired the commission, said: “Taken together, these new powers will deliver a stronger parliament, a more accountable parliament and a more autonomous Parliament.” “The recommendations, agreed between the parties, will result in the biggest transfer of powers to the parliament since its establishment.” Meanwhile, Mr Cameron said he would bring forward proposals on “English votes for English laws”, related to restricting the Westminster voting rights of MPs with Scottish seats, before Christmas.

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‘Was It Something I Said’ Billy Connolly Full Standup Show

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Scottish humor to a tee!! This is Scottish comedy ‘COMEDY’

 By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

Special treat for you all. If you can find the time, enjoy what was ‘Live Stand Up Comedy 2007’ Winner. This is Billy down under in Adelaide, Australia. Billy is from Glasgow, Scotland, 50 miles from me. He lives in a castle up north of Scotland and in L.A, USA where he stays for Summers 😀

If you want to relax, have fun, just watch comedy at its VERY BEST, well, it doesn’t get better than this. Billy is a MASTER at observational comedy. Very anti-political. So feet up, and take the time to watch a magician at work. Even give it 10 minutes, see how it goes 😉

VIA Aron Dino ON YOU TUBE

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