As big a game as we’ll have for the rest of the season


I like the noises coming out of Ross County at the moment. Plucky optimism accompanied by comments about our Scottish Cup semi-final in 2010, when they fully deserved their 2-0 win. They are the proverbial team with nothing to lose, and make no mistake, they’ll fancy it.

They scored 2 against Motherwell, Aberdeen (in a defeat), Dunfermline and St Johnstone, 3 against Accies and Kilmarnock, and 5 against Dundee since last month. Hampden’s open spaces will see Celtic’s defence stretched wide.

After a disappointing summer and autumn we have a bit of form and focus but that goes on the line on Sunday. It’s as big a game as we’ll have for the rest of the season, bigger than Wednesday’s visit to Pittodrie.

I’m reassured by thoughts of Leigh Griffiths, and others, including Kris Commons, who enjoys trips to Hampden more than any player we’ve known, but this is a day when we’ll need to win a lot of individual battles.  It’s not a game I’d bet on.

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  1. DD



    Aye indeed, wind speeds of up to 80mph forcast for tonight. Hey Ho, we’ve lived though worse. Not much mind you. Lol. Thanks for your concern buddy, chipping it doon at the mo. :-))) HH

  2. Delaneys Dunky on




    The joy of the country life! :))


    You and Mrs W keep safe and cosy.


    See you soon pal.


    Hail Hail

  3. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    So sevco loan one Billy King a fringe player from the Jmabos ?



    Any truth that Celtic have a bid in for Francis Pope ?

  4. Delaneys Dunky on




    No trains down here tomorrow. Scotrail expecting overhead cable damage and fallen trees on line between Helensburgh and Dalmuir tonight. Erskine Bridge might close too.



  5. DD



    Why do the Scandanavians never suffer the way we do. They’re weather is far more worse than ours? Serious question. My son lives in Helsinki, and with temps of -30 degrees and very heavy snow, they have no problems keeping the transport network open. Mmmmmm HH

  6. Delaneys Dunky on

    Can I just post a huge thank you to Clogher Celt and Almore for the sterling work they are doing behind the scenes for Dublin Easter 2016.






    I have a poster and programme of events for Dublin for you.


    Courtesy Santa Almore. :)

  7. Delaneys Dunky on




    Don’t remember the trains being put off here in advance of a gale warning before.


    Mmmmmm indeed F.

  8. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    Haven’t there always been trees at the side of railway tracks. .. haven’t we had 80mph winds before.



    Yet a big section of asbestos roof was hanging of Ibrokes and the match goes ahead when winds are just as high

  9. D.D









  10. Mmmm.


    Signing of Billy King


    Ready made excuse for communal singing of we are “Billy’s boys”.


    After all if the excuse the last time was being “up to their necks in EBTs”, this one is an easier sell.


    Hun monkeys (no disrespect to Monkeys intended).



  11. Delaneys Dunky on




    Did you read the links our mate Eddie posted concerning the Ibrox Disaster.


    Pray history does not repeat.

  12. If anyone wants to complain about the censorship of journalists in Scotland it maybe worthwhile contacting Reporters without borders

  13. The thing about Billy King is that….he’s a dud.



    And loaning a player who’s not good enough for Herts is not embarrassing at all.

  14. Delaneys Dunky on




    The monkey shirts with King and Billy printed directly under are being manufactured as we speak. Sad weearrapeepul they are. Hope you are well G, and we hook up again soon amigo.


    Hail Hail

  15. Delaneys dunky



    Got my tickets for the


    EKFC 4 adults 2 kids.


    Absolutely delighted.



    Are you and Sipsini going to the semi final?

  16. Delaneys Dunky on




    He canny get a game for Hertz. He has been poor all season and last.


    Billy King wonderkid!

  17. The loan signing of King Buully is nothin’ more than a wizard wheeze


    by those Level-heidit prankers at Hun – guff central……


    …….. the accompanying pictures an’ heidlines will be awash with hunned-up hilarity and the knuckledraggers and mouth-breathers will be appeased……….

  18. marspapa on 28th January 2016 7:47 pm



    Did you get them from EK i take it?



    How many tickets do they have?

  19. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Hope it reminds the bhoys about what they are missing

  20. Delaneys Dunky on




    Got a comp fae my nephew for Sunday. Ross County end. :)


    Gave it to my cousin who is over fae Canada.


    Telt him nae rebs. :))


    Watchin in the hoose wi Ryan.


    I canny see the game inside Hampden. Too far away wi my failing eyesight. :)

  21. DD…



    Nice one mate, catch up soon. HH






    If you’re on, it’s most appreciated, looking forward to meeting your goodself and many others from on here and elsewhere. HH






    I’ll be watching the game in Fife with my brother and his new grandson and family, weather permitting by the looks of it :) HH

  22. Thetimreaper



    Yes it’s for EKFC section, don’t know how many they have, sorry.






    That’s exactly what I’m hoping for :)

  23. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Tell ton EK goalie to remind the bhoys


    that there is only Celtic

  24. Right noŵ many of you will be starting to doubt.



    To doubt that anything will change in Scotland.



    To doubt that Celtic will force Change.



    Event fervent nationalists are having to face up to institutionally racist Scotland.



    Every day brings more and more evidence. It becomes more and more surreal.



    But it’s no more surreal than Scotland pretending the Huns didn’t have a sectarian signing policy. Or refusing to debate why Jim Garry behaved how he did.m



    Or Neil Lennon bringing it on himself.



    Or the guy who attacked Neil Lennon in front of millions on tv being found not guilty.



    It’s just part of Scotlands racism.



    Don’t expect it to get better. In fact……..




    Been watching Winterwatch.


    They are tagging everything that moves.


    Wish they would leave those wee scottish wildcats alone.


    Nae wonder there’s hardly any left….too many wildlife presenters about.




  26. Sipsini



    I think I asked you before about meeting up for a pint .






    Why not the local …ah ..savng your sheckles for the busy year ahead starting off in Dublin






    Yeah , I’ll get his autograph while I’m at it ….just hope he doesn’t join in with the soldiers song …:))




    Im just waiting for one of the wee wildcats to get revenge, and claw the face right off one of those trendy presenter types…..Welcome to Scotland ya bass:)


    Cmon the wee wildcats:)




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