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This colt team nonsense is just marketing.

There should be a straight reserve team league as there was in the 60s and 70's.

With a mix of young players coming through. Injured and low form players able to get competitive game time to play themselves back into form.

It used to be good seeing these games and now and again spotting stars in the making.

They were competitive with players motivated to play well there used to be some cracking games that meant something.

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This is my view as well, the weather was lovely last night. A nice walk was a much better use of the time for me.



Can’t really complain about parting with £5.
I mean we are paying nearly £20 to watch us play at home against diddies, with worse teams than what they faced last night.

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10 hours ago, Bairnardo said:

Are you suggesting that there is not an ongoing effort to get the colt teams into the league? Thats how this reads and thats demonstrably untrue. 

Can you prove there is ?

Two colt teams met last season with a crowd of 191 and it wasn't Livi.

East Fife got a bye in the semi final last year because the other team couldn't be arsed, yet the 1700 last night proves it matters to you

The only interest they take in this competition is the freebie biscuits

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Diddy cup or no it was a run out our fringe players and new signings badly needed.

Buchanan was very commanding, think were going to get the best him at the right time. Gomis was good and Longridge industrious, hel do a job and his fitness levels were good.

Miller toiled  imo maybe fitness, McShane disappointed again.

Moore huffed and puffed.

Celtic Colts could probably hold tgeir own in the Championship.

 

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Diddy cup or no it was a run out our fringe players and new signings badly needed.
Buchanan was very commanding, think were going to get the best him at the right time. Gomis was good and Longridge industrious, hel do a job and his fitness levels were good.
Miller toiled  imo maybe fitness, McShane disappointed again.
Moore huffed and puffed.
Celtic Colts could probably hold tgeir own in the Championship.
 


Miller being played in a natural position would have helped

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32 minutes ago, MrDust said:

Can you prove there is ?

Two colt teams met last season with a crowd of 191 and it wasn't Livi.

East Fife got a bye in the semi final last year because the other team couldn't be arsed, yet the 1700 last night proves it matters to you

The only interest they take in this competition is the freebie biscuits

The freebie biscuits were only there as a sweetener ..lol 

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Actually don’t mind the challenge cup and the introduction of other UK and Ireland teams for something different. But get those Colts in the bin.

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Celtic colts only done well by having a ‘these men won’t bully us’ mentality. It got them through the 90 minutes, but if that had went to extra time they’d have been blown away IMHO.

I don’t think they could compete like that week in week out. Last night was the biggest game of their season, with a chance of progressing in a pro tournament. They came close but not close enough, against a very much ‘reserve’ side from us. 

If we had our first team on from the start I don’t think they’d have done nearly as well. 

We can take from this performance that Gomis and Longridge are the only ones vying for a first team start who aren’t in the last 11 we started with (barring injuries etc to the starting 11)

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What was particularly strange last night was the celebrating and I mean proper celebrating of some fans as we put out Celtic Under 20's on penalties.  I mean I went, it being a fiver had a lot to do with it. But deep down I was a bit pissed we went through and continued in this frankly pish tournament. 

Grown men shout get it up you and such at a bunch of under 20's.......Bizarre, specially as they were the better team. I was really impressed with the lad Okoflex. 

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What was particularly strange last night was the celebrating and I mean proper celebrating of some fans as we put out Celtic Under 20's on penalties.  I mean I went, it being a fiver had a lot to do with it. But deep down I was a bit pissed we went through and continued in this frankly pish tournament. 
Grown men shout get it up you and such at a bunch of under 20's.......Bizarre, specially as they were the better team. I was really impressed with the lad Okoflex. 


Didn’t see any of that tbh. What part of the stand were you in?

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28 minutes ago, moanthebairns said:

What was particularly strange last night was the celebrating and I mean proper celebrating of some fans as we put out Celtic Under 20's on penalties.  I mean I went, it being a fiver had a lot to do with it. But deep down I was a bit pissed we went through and continued in this frankly pish tournament. 

Grown men shout get it up you and such at a bunch of under 20's.......Bizarre, specially as they were the better team. I was really impressed with the lad Okoflex. 

Could hear a bit of over celebrating on ftv, was mostly kids and women by the sounds of things.

First half especially Celtic were excellent, tailed off in the 2nd probably because they put so much into the 1st.

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What was particularly strange last night was the celebrating and I mean proper celebrating of some fans as we put out Celtic Under 20's on penalties.  I mean I went, it being a fiver had a lot to do with it. But deep down I was a bit pissed we went through and continued in this frankly pish tournament. 
Grown men shout get it up you and such at a bunch of under 20's.......Bizarre, specially as they were the better team. I was really impressed with the lad Okoflex. 


Have a guess at who their big team might be, there’s your answer.

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Have a guess at who their big team might be, there’s your answer.
To be fair, the celtic team had a few dirty c***s in it. Taking sly kicks at people, kicking and throwing the ball away and generally losing the head at times, especially as they tired in the second half. The referee let them away with that. As the quote above from FTV said, they teach them to cheat young at parkhead. f**k them.

(for clarity, I wasn't at the game to shout at them)

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Can you prove there is ?
Two colt teams met last season with a crowd of 191 and it wasn't Livi.
East Fife got a bye in the semi final last year because the other team couldn't be arsed, yet the 1700 last night proves it matters to you
The only interest they take in this competition is the freebie biscuits
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/48179898&ved=2ahUKEwid-4uxp4LkAhXYTRUIHUajCLkQFjAHegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw0YxZFalSjIi8tlt6PJVNyP&ampcf=1

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.footballscotland.co.uk/spfl/other-football/scottish-premiership-colt-teams-spfl-15667434.amp

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/chris-mccart-gives-detailed-insight-11925894.amp

I am a bit surprised it has passed you by, but yes, I can prove that they are trying it. I can prove that the arse cheeks are at the forefront of it, and if you read the arguements against, which most would agree need to stay strong, attendance is always mentioned.

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59 minutes ago, moanthebairns said:

What was particularly strange last night was the celebrating and I mean proper celebrating of some fans as we put out Celtic Under 20's on penalties.  I mean I went, it being a fiver had a lot to do with it. But deep down I was a bit pissed we went through and continued in this frankly pish tournament. 

Grown men shout get it up you and such at a bunch of under 20's.......Bizarre, specially as they were the better team. I was really impressed with the lad Okoflex. 

I'd put it down to Celtic colts showing a few get it up yees throughout the game and even in the penalties, always gonna be a few wanting to rub their noses in it, no matter the competition or level.

I respected this cup when we had Sibbald, Fulton and many more of the academy players in our first 11 under Elvis, I felt it helped develop them with favourable draws for them to get wins under their belts to take into the league. I don't know if it's beneficial for us this season other than players on the fringes getting game time

It's a bit of a farce now, tho has went a step further than the English checkatrade version

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