Celtics

23 Mar 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x74i6zf” width=”480″ height=”270″] Marcus Smart on Wednesday made the decision to shove Joel Embiid, and he’s a little lighter in the pocket because of it. The Boston Celtics guard was ejected and subsequently fined $50 thousand for pushing the Philadelphia 76ers big man in the C’s 118-115 loss at Wells Fargo Center. Smart’s […]

22 Mar 19
Sixers Wire

With Jimmy Butler emerging as the closer for the Sixers, the team seems to need him more than ever. Could that change this summer?

22 Mar 19
Celtics Wire

Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes is as tough as they come.

22 Mar 19
Murphy's Stout Cork Athletic Union Football League

Friday, 22 March 2019 City Challenge Cup Second Round: City Wanderers 6 Glenthorn Celtic B 0.

22 Mar 19
Celtics Wire

Boston Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart has no regrets about his role in Wednesday night’s altercation with Joel Embiid.

22 Mar 19
SAINTS BOOK - ORTHODOXY ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* SYNAXARION OF CELTIC SAINTS & ALL SAINTS

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22 Mar 19
'MIND CONTROL' INFORMATION

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22 Mar 19
Sixers Wire

After two emotional wins over the Bucks and the Celtics, the Sixers look to avoid a letdown against the Hawks on Saturday.

22 Mar 19
Parlay Game

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22 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
CELTIC target Tomas Kalas scored a horror own goal against England tonight as Gareth Southgate’s side ran riot against the Czech Republic. The Three Lions won 4-0 at Wembley, with Man City superstar Raheem Sterling bagging a hat-trick. The stopper can’t believe his error six minutes from the end The fourth came after a nightmare moment from Chelsea’s Bristol City loan ace. Blues wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi, a second-half substitute, tormented the Czech defence before his shot was saved by keeper Jiri Pavlenka. But £5million-rated defender Kalas somehow managed to turn the rebound into his own net from eight yards out. We told earlier this month how the Hoops were on the trail of the 25-year-old stopper. It's FIVE for @England! Kalas turns into his own net after Hudson-Odoi's strike is saved Watch live on @ITV right now pic.twitter.com/V4eUhvX8Fu — ITV Football (@itvfootball) March 22, 2019 [article-rail-section title=”Most Read” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Both Celts and Rangers have had him watched this year and he is high on the list of close-season targets drawn up by Parkhead interim boss Neil Lennon. But his outstanding displays at club level mean more than a dozen clubs are keeping tabs on his progress. REALITY CHALK Billy Connolly got row from Celtic chief Fergus McCann about clothes says John Higgins City are refusing to give up on their plans to extend Kalas’ stay beyond the summer. He is under contract at Chelsea until 2021 and has had seven loan moves during his time with the London giants. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6016710612001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Celtic-daft boxer Jordan McCorry brands Brendan Rodgers ‘a snake’ ahead of Leicester bout against Sam Bowen”]
22 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
SOME say it’s time to sack Alex McLeish. Oli Burke insists it’s time his players backed him. Burke buries his face in his top after Scotland’s humiliating loss They should have maybe thought of that before kick-off in Kazakhstan on Thursday night as a team of no-marks inflicted the worst result on Scotland in living memory. But McLeish must now show he has men willing to fight for him in San Marino this weekend. In fairness, he wasn’t playing at centre-half. He didn’t lose his man or get outfought or out-jumped for a ball. No, Burke has admitted McLeish gave this team instructions that they didn’t follow and that’s partly to blame for the dire defeat. That sees the gaffer under pressure now, that’s for sure. And Celtic star Burke has challenged the rest of his team-mates to prove McLeish is the man to take them forward in the rest of this Euro qualification campaign. Burke said: “We have to all get behind the gaffer. It’s about the players out there as well as the manager. “We have to focus on the next game now and do our very best. “We didn’t do what we were told to do, obviously. I think we had our moments, but we didn’t have enough of them.” Burke insists the players — not McLeish must carry the can for dire loss Burke looked good in flashing moments but far too often he bursts into great positions only to take a bad touch or let the ball run away from him. It’s like his legs are too quick for his brain. He wasn’t the only one, of course, with Scotland failing to make any inroads against a bang-average Kazakhstan. Burke admitted: “We should have created more chances. We showed we could create chances, but then we sort of just stopped. It was one of those days unfortunately. “It’s one to reflect on and learn from as a player. “We need to focus on picking ourselves up. We know we can do much better than that. “We created some good opportunities during the first half, but I think we just let everything get on top of us, maybe the crowd and everything. “We sort of gave up on making those forward passes and creating opportunities. “We have to look back and see where we went wrong. “The analysis team will look at it and see where we can do better and what there is to improve on. BREAKING BARD The mystery surrounding Burnley defender Phil Bardsley and Scotland “We’ll continue to focus on the next game and we will do our very best to win that one. “I think we all have to recover, prepare as much as we can and be ready. “We want to prove everybody wrong, that we can do it. Of course, it’s totally understandable why the fans are angry. “They know we can do  better. It’s very disappointing. “You just can’t lack concentration. We have to all be on the ball and all 100-per-cent focused every minute of the game. Forrest and Co came down to earth with a bump after 3-0 loss “That minute, that one run when you’re not concentrating, can kill you.” Burke’s Celtic team-mate James Forrest was just as gutted by Thursday’s performance. He’s lost in Kazakhstan twice before — to Astana and Karagandy — but this hurt badly. Forrest added: “I’ve been there a couple of times with Celtic and it felt similar to that time we were 4-1 down — they scored and grew in confidence and we were sloppy in possession and just never really got going. “It couldn’t have gone worse for us this time with it being the first game of the campaign, it’s really disappointing. “We have to try and lift ourselves and take three points on Sunday.” [article-rail-curated title=”related stories ” selected_posts=”4031879,4031890,4031744,4031243,4031521,4031060″ /] Forrest has been a Scotland player long enough to know there are always peaks and troughs. But it’s all the more galling for him that his last get-together left him feeling so confident about what lay ahead. He added: “The last camp was probably the best time I’d had ever being away with Scotland — there was a real feel-good factor and now we’ve had this terrible night and we have to pick ourselves up. “We were all right for the first few minutes but it meant nothing after they scored and then scored again not long after the first one. “From there, they grew in confidence and we didn’t get started at all. “We can talk but everyone was here and felt good and were working on things, but we just never got going.” Like Burke, Forrest knows boss McLeish is facing stinging criticism. But he’s backed the players to turn things around, starting with a win in San Marino. He added: “After the last camp we topped the group and got there and it proves we’ve got the players. We’ve just got to show it more on the park. “We didn’t do that against Kazakhstan but hopefully we redeem ourselves on Sunday and then we have two games in the summer to kick-start what we didn’t start on Thursday.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6016710612001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Celtic-daft boxer Jordan McCorry brands Brendan Rodgers ‘a snake’ ahead of Leicester bout against Sam Bowen”]
22 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
COLIN CAMERON is backing Callum McGregor to be the box of tricks who unlocks San Marino’s stodgy defence. The former Hearts midfielder knows from his own experience shell-shocked Scotland won’t get it all their own way in the principality. Cameron has tipped McGregor to be Scotland’s key man But if Alex McLeish’s side remain patient, Cameron believes the little Hoops magician can sprinkle his stardust and help them bounce back from Thursday’s humiliation in Kazakhstan. Cameron was part of the last Scotland side to visit San Marino in October 2000 when they triumphed 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier. But without a natural playmaker they toiled to break down a dogged San Marino until late goals from Matt Elliott and Don Hutchison spared their blushes. Cameron said: “The key is to keep at it, keep believing and not get too frustrated when they put ten men behind the ball. “Eventually the  chances will come and you just need to make sure you take one. “Stick to the game plan even though they will have no ambition to come forward. “There is less space to utilise players with pace so you need more creativity. “They don’t put any bodies forward and that’s when you need to switch play quickly.” Cameron says McGregor’s use of the ball will be the difference That’s where Cameron reckons McGregor, who captained Scotland for the first time in Kazakhstan, is crucial. He added: “You need a magician, a playmaker with quick feet. “Callum McGregor is the player who will be key. He is getting  better and better and is almost the complete midfielder now. “As a fellow midfielder I appreciate his ability, although he’s a far  better player than me. “His use of the ball and decision-making is first class. He will be the difference. “In situations like this you also need someone who can win you free-kicks around the box. “Set-pieces are vital as you can’t get in behind them. James Forrest has fantastic feet and is the type of player who can win you those free-kicks.” KRIS BOYD Scott McTominay plays on biggest stage..he should be starting for Scotland Given San Marino have won just one of their previous 156 competitive international matches Cameron fully expects them to play in the same manner they did two decades ago. He said: “The game sticks in my mind because it was just so frustrating to play against them. “We just peppered them but couldn’t find the breakthrough. Forrest’s tricks and flicks can draw fouls for the Scots “Thankfully Big Matt and Hutch scored late on to get us the points. “These nations are no pushovers. Scotland will face the same problems this time around. “We will never be a side that puts six or seven past someone so you have to keep calm and not panic. “However, you can’t let frustration get the better of you if things are not going well. [article-rail-curated title=”related stories ” selected_posts=”4031879,4031744,4031643,4031060,4031521,4031890″ /] “Player for player you should be stuffing them but it doesn’t always work out like that. “It should be relatively comfortable but when you are not able to break them down then frustration sets in. “You start doing things you wouldn’t normally do. “In an ideal world you score early and that forces them out. “If you don’t then they gain in confidence and you start to  wonder if this is going to be your day. “Players relax if they get their noses in front early doors. “There is always extra pressure on these games because you are expected to win. “But the bottom line is that with players like McGregor Scotland should have too much quality for a nation like San Marino.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6016710612001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Celtic-daft boxer Jordan McCorry brands Brendan Rodgers ‘a snake’ ahead of Leicester bout against Sam Bowen”]    
22 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
THEY trudged off the pitch humiliated with their heads bowed. But John McGinn says now’s the time for Scotland’s players to puff their chests out. McGinn heads to San Marino with a warning there can be no more slip-ups That’s going to be hard after Thursday’s Kazakhstan capitulation. Losing 3-0 in Nursultan was a dull one to take for every one of Alex McLeish’s side, with Aston Villa midfielder McGinn as gutted as anyone. But for the former Hibs man, it’s  pretty simple from here on in — if Scotland don’t get their act together quickly and show some pride in that jersey then San Marino will inflict ANOTHER defeat just as embarrassing. McGinn said: “The fault lies with the players really. “The manager put out a team and a system he felt could go and win the game and  ultimately we didn’t perform. “As a group we need to take it on the chin. “We know there will be plenty of criticism that comes our way and that’s just part and parcel. “The supporters that paid good money to travel here, a long way, didn’t deserve a performance like that and the players and staff won’t shy away from that. Bates, McBurnie, McKenna and McGinn try to get Scots back into game in the Astana Stadium “Kazakhstan away is a game we should win. “I think we went into the game as favourites. “They are no mugs — at international level no one is — but if you go in with a performance like that ANYONE will beat you. “Even the game at the weekend, if we go to San Marino with that attitude and that performance you will get done — it’s as simple as that. “It’s up to us to puff our chest out and get the result that we need on Sunday.” Scotland were all over the place after conceding twice inside ten horrendous minutes. After a decent start the wheels came flying off with the home  minnows gifted a couple of goals they could scarcely believe they had scored. Any chance of a second-half comeback was wiped away moments after the restart when Kazakhstan netted their killer third. McGinn in action during shock 3-0 defeat McLeish’s side just weren’t capable of battling back. They carved out a couple of chances with Stuart Armstrong and James Forrest getting good opportunities. But there wasn’t even a  consolation goal to give the small band of hardy away fans something to cheer about. All in all it looked like  Scotland just weren’t ready for the challenge. That they weren’t ready to give everything they had. HAMPDEN SNORE SFA have NO plans to discuss Alex McLeish’s Scotland position  That’s never something that can be levelled at McGinn — a warrior of a player — but even he got dragged down to a level he rarely hits. He added: “We knew how difficult it was going to be. “You see how Celtic fared when they went over there. It’s not easy at all. “It’s a sort of different  animal, but we prepared for it. “We actually started the game very brightly and the first goal was a hammer blow, and we didn’t react well enough to it. “We know how poor it was and we’re not hiding away from that. “They were extremely well organised and made it very difficult to break them down with their back five. “At the same time when a team has a back five they shouldn’t be scoring three goals against us. McGinn and Alex McLeish “We just didn’t create enough chances, we didn’t win enough of our one-to-one battles. “That’s something that’s not good enough. “People talk about the pitch — and there are loads of different factors as to why we didn’t play our best — but it doesn’t matter if you’re playing on concrete or red ash. “If you’re not winning your second balls or winning your tackles then it’s going to be a long night for you, and that’s how it ended up. “We failed to do the basics and people can make as many excuses as they like, we’re not going to do that. “On the night we simply weren’t good enough. “We gave the ball away far too cheaply and we didn’t defend properly. “That’s what has cost us in the end.” [article-rail-curated title=”related stories ” selected_posts=”4031879,4031060,4031243,4031521,4031643,4031744″ /] By his own standards McGinn’s own performance was well short but he insists that the result must be put to one side now. The Scotland players, who jetted out of Kazakhstan late last night to head for Rimini ahead of Sunday’s clash with San Marino, must pick themselves up immediately. McGinn added: “I feel gutted.  There is no hiding away from how poor a performance that  was. “It wasn’t a great night for us but we have to do the best we can to try to lift ourselves up from it and take it on to Sunday. “We know how important that is now, to try and  kickstart our campaign. “We can’t look at it like it changes things. “We obviously knew how important it was to get off to a good start. “We haven’t done that and it just makes the so-called tougher games a lot more important now. “We know we need to win those games and get points. “There’s a long way to go. I know it’s the first game but I feel sure Kazakhstan will take points off other teams there.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6016710612001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Celtic-daft boxer Jordan McCorry brands Brendan Rodgers ‘a snake’ ahead of Leicester bout against Sam Bowen”]