7 goals count for squat once whistle goes


I haven’t checked my facts here, so I could be wrong, but I reckon the last time we scored seven goals (against St Mirren) we lost the very next game (against the same opposition).  If we can deduce anything from this two point observation it is that teams rebounding from an embarrassing defeat are more dangerous than teams on the crest of a great result.

Celtic will have been flowing in training this week whereas Motherwell will have re-examined every aspect of their club, team and tactics after their cup exit to Albion Rovers.  If we produce a similar performance and result to the one we achieved at Tynecastle last week it will be an outstanding achievement.

Would like to see Biton and Mulgrew play in similar central roles tonight.

Many thanks to those who bid on the charity auction for lunch at Cinc Sentis in Barcelona.  Highest bid is currently £82, if you’re going out next week, treat yourself………

“The question though is why the near obsession for the club’s history?

I don’t think there is a need for me to repeat the already well-trodden road of our club’s history and culture. In my opinion, I feel that it centres on the roots of the club……. that the club was formed to serve a community but grew to be far much more than that. It’s not about a business, a result, customers or a tournament. We view it as people with the supporters at its heart, something that is being lost at most other large clubs.”

From Celtic History and the Web– page 162 of the 2014 CQN Annual, which you can order here:

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  1. Alasdair MacLean on

    The early bird catches the worm………………………but has more chance of getting shot.


    Mineshafter Celtic appreciation society(non-secret)

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Next time I see Italics I will be in like flint for a pappadum … I mean podium bloody Iphones




  3. ‘I haven’t checked my facts here, so I could be wrong….’ – not sure I’m buying that one Paul.



    You strike me as someone for whom due diligence is right up there in such matters – to the extent that I have this vision of you sitting in CQN HQ with some giant super-computer which contains all things Celtic (and murkier clubs and affairs!), available at the merest touch of a button.



    I’m sure that’s the terrifying vision that the FF crew have too!!!



    HH jamesgang

  4. I thought you were not allowed politics at a football ground?



    The Premier League confirmed a minute’s


    applause would be held before all of the top


    flight matches taking place this Saturday,


    Sunday and Monday and the Football


    Association and Football League have also


    asked clubs taking part in their respective


    competitions to have a minute’s applause


    before their matches this weekend.





    I reckon UEFA’s case has gone right oot the windae.



    Notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances.





    As long as he’s not stroking a bloody kitten!

  7. Posted after new article.



    cliftonville celt from belfast praying for oscar the wee legend



    22:38 on 5 December, 2013


    Mandela is dead. Remember this, he out-lived Thatcher. When Cameron latches on the Mandela bandwagon this week remember that in 1985 he was a top member of the Federation of Conservative Students, who produced the “hang Mandela” posters. In 1989 Cameron worked in the Tory Policy Unit at Central Office and went on a anti-sanctions fact finding mission to South Africa with pro-apartheid Lobby Firm that was sponsored by Botha. Remember this when he tells the world he was inspired by Madiba.





    You’re absolutely spot on there, and, it is an easy prediction to make!




  8. See Celtic are bringing in a Japanese boy to have a look at him.Shows we are looking there.Wonder if the the boy TJ was in raptures about has been looked at.Or even better,have they noticed how well the wonderful Naka has been playing.

  9. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Instead of William Wallace use Nelson Mandela hear endeth todays lesson.




  10. I have been told from a good source that the smart arse who made the child abuse remark at the Hun meeting was none other than the owner/ licence holder of a well known watering hole for Huns on Duke Street, I won’t name the pub as I don’t want to give the P@&?k any more space on here.

  11. BMCW – oh he is. It’s be-decked in a hoops onesie. As is the great Mhan himself, ‘Mr Paul’.



    As Agent Whyte approaches with his threat to re-buy a 12 month old football team for ……


    …….£1 and secure world domination our hero presses the green button and Agent Whyte plunges into the pool of doom……



    It’s a crackin’ flick mate. On Sky Movies some time soon. you’ll love it!



    HH jamesgang

  12. RRC:



    12:47 on 6 December, 2013



    ‘What are they being asked to applaud?’







    To avoid the embarrassment that occurs when a silence is interrupted.

  13. ernie lynch



    12:37 on 6 December, 2013


    A couple of share trades in Sevco at 39p, for 100,000 and 125,000 shares each.








    It sure as hell wont be Murray’s mob. They want Sevco for nothing.



    Which still over-values them!




  14. Alasdair MacLean on

    The Honest Mistake loves being first ,



    Had to think about that for a second!



    He who laughs last…………

  15. Alasdair MacLean on

    In my continued, (half-hearted), search for a cheap private number plate, I note I can get S5VCO for £250.

  16. tonydonnelly67



    12:51 on 6 December, 2013



    He seemed to have trouble with the microphone. Possibly accounted for by the lack of opposable thumbs.



    To his credit though he managed at a stroke to strip away the affected urbane sophistication of those on the stage and show them for what they truly are.

  17. UEFA’s rule about political demonstrations at games is wrong, of that there is no question but it’s their rule specifically for competitions run under their banner.




  18. oldcastlebhoy supports Wee Oscar on

    from previous article just in case



    Not sure if this has been pointed out for anyone who doesn’t have Setanta package






    So long as you phone before 31st December 2013, they only charge €1 for the service for December. Have checked with Customer services and so they will cut it off when you phone but so long as it’s not after Dec 31st, they won’t charge the €19.99 for 2 months…Just make sure to call. That’s me sorted for the match tonight!!!:)