Biton and the holding position


I was discussing Beram Kayal during the week, specifically how he was keeping Victor Wanyama out of the Celtic team before that ‘tackle’ from Rangers’ McCulloch put him out of action for months.  The player has never recovered his form but has never had a sustained run in the team either.

Nir Biton has made the holding position his own in recent weeks and, as a consequence, we’ve watched his form improve.  News that he picked up an injury when playing for Israel against Slovakia last week, which is likely to disrupt his appearances for weeks, has come at the worst possible time.  If he is to make this position his own, he needs performances between now and the end of the season.

Young players especially need games to reinforce their craft and build confidence, as well as to ensure fitness.

Just less than 24 hours until the Friday noon deadline for bids on bottle No. 1 of a limited edition (291 in total) of Craigallachie Telford’s Bridge, in a wooden box and presentation cardboard tube, whit an authentication certificate. The current highest bid stands at an incredible £425.

Bids are by email only to auction@celticquicknews.co.uk. This is a rare and valuable bottle. Shipping within UK and Ireland is included. Please include contact details and your bid amount.

Many thanks to everyone who donated to Mary’s Meals via the MyDonate link. We are closing in on funding the second school kitchen, at St Joseph’s Primary School in Kasungu, Malawi. Incredible response, treat yourself if you are one of the donors. You can get involved here.

Seville, The Celtic Movement, launches tomorrow (rumours suggest I might get my hands on mine today).

“”Claire, where is my passport?” I was frantic now as I pleaded with my wife. She must know I thought. Claire, my wife of twelve years, suffers my trips away to support Celtic without a single moan. Not this time though as Claire would not give me her blessing to go on this trip telling me that our bakery was now at critical point, busy and with too many European away days this year they had taken their toll.”

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    Hope you feel better very quickly,bud!!

  2. Oh there goes my CL/WC winning double out the window, had bayern Munich for the champions league and Brazil for the World Cup but after sevco won both last night am a wee big gutted.

  3. martybhoy59



    23:16 on



    12 March, 2014



    hrvatski jim



    Just seen your earlier message happy to share a taxi from briggs





    Hi Martybhoy59 – that would be great.



    I will order a cab and pick you up at Kenmure Avenue (where the Celtic bus leaves from) at 6.20



    Please confirm that you have got this message.

  4. @RFC_Official: McCoist: “The top flight has certainly missed our football club and the support that goes along with it.”



    He’s been listening to Aiden too much.

  5. Alasdair MacLean on

    Really hope they last until the end of this season – just a tad worried that they will get away with a 25 point deduction and still get promotion and a debt shedding.



    Could someone give me some reassurance?



    They make me nervous!

  6. FFin’ Albion Rovers donate £10K to Cash for Kids:



    “The blue pound well spent, well done rovers.”




    “Good to see them appreciate the blue pound and use it for good.”




    “They could only do it off the back of The Rangers. That’s like someone in a restaurant taking the credit for the meal by paying the tip.”




    “I’m surprised it wasn’t given to SCIAF.”




    “While it is a decent gesture, all these public displays of charity don’t sit well with me. It’s hardly selfless, is it?”




    “But they take all the plaudits when they do it with other people’s money?”




    “makes them look good and take plaudits when the likes of the Rangers Charity foundation does far more”

  7. I just read a bit of Aiden McGeady’s piece in the Retard. Maybe he got suckered in by a clever journalist? but I find it hard to believe he used the words “sent down” and “demoted” If he did say this then I would be disappointed.

  8. bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers ………fc not plc



    12:27 on 13 March, 2014




    Hope you feel better very quickly,bud!!




    The blonde one had it, broken glass throat, high fever she was off work for five days, but I pulled her through. .




  9. bognorbhoy



    well done two top spots this week.



    are you up the road Friday.



    Hail Hail

  10. Hi Paul67


    What an incredible amount raised in the last weeks , now just below £12,500, It’s looking good for your target of £14,000



    The generosity of Celtic people knows no bounds.



    If you are donating and live in the UK remember gift aid will add another 25%, providing you are paying Taxes , and we all know what happens if you don’t.



    On the wee man’s anniversary, I find myself smiling when I think of him, what great memories he left all of us who had the privilege of watching him.


    RIP Jinky

  11. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on




    The facilitation of Sevco is the biggest sporting scandal ever.. We should never lose sight of that…



    I remind people of this daily..



    The SMSM have EVERY outlet covered with a sympathiser..Wilson’s BBC promotion the latest…




  12. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Airdrie keeper Adams (Chas bruv) was half way to Brigton cross b4 elbows even started his run up for the penaltys.

  13. Jeez £300 bid for Telford Bridge pity we couldn’t get the same money for our Paul Telford

  14. Martybhoy59



    Make sure you get into the taxi and don’t sneak away on the Eddie Duffy bus to go to Kilmarnock Pretty sure it’s leaving Kenmure Avenue at the same time and has a few spare tickets

  15. Monaghan1900



    Again I ask you….. You sure you’re not making this stuff up?!?!



    It takes plumbing the depths to all new….. well depths I suppose.






    Just fired myself full of honey and spliced ginger to ward off the lurge in preparation for tomorrow night. My treatment will then continue apace with some pints of the black stuff.






    HH jamesgang

  16. Afternoon all.



    Jimmy Johnstone RIP.



    …and everybody else associated with CFC since the club’s inception who have passed on.




  17. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    J J



    Rubys won the first race in the last 2 days. So its Felix Younger for me. Pearl e/w!! Might pay the 1st 4 too.

  18. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    Afternoon Folks,



    A very clever person has brought my laptop back from the dead — it has now been christened Lazarus!!!



    Accordingly, if anyone has e-mailed me re virtual tickets, raffle prizes, auctioning their Mrs, or offering me free drink or whatever at CQ10 — you will be in a queue of the 147 e-mails I am wading through.



    I will get there and reply to you in the course of today — honest!



    Re my earlier post on Clydebank and the related bombing of Dresden — The raids on Dresden on 13th and 14th February 1945 is and was one of the most barbaric acts I have ever heard of.



    The war was almost over, The Nazi’s were on the retreat on all front and the common perception is that the bombing served no military purpose whatsoever.



    Officially, 25,000 people died — some say more.



    The city was largely wooden and essentially countless thousand literally burned to death.



    Maybe, it is because of my Clydebank background (and indeed my father’s Clydebank background ) but mention of the Dresden bombing in our house was always met with sheer outrage and anger at such a shameful and disgraceful act.



    It was so outrageous and disgusting that even Winston Churchill ( a man for whom I have little time ) distanced himself from the whole escapade.



    Right back to CQ10 stuff.

  19. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    Sorry — remember Clydebank.



    73 years ago tonight the Clydebank blitz completely changed the history of a town.




  20. !!Bada Bing!! on

    jude2005 is neil lennon \o/



    12:59 on 13 March, 2014Airdrie keeper Adams (Chas bruv) was half way to Brigton cross b4 elbows even started his run up for the penaltys.


    I thought he was trying to dive in to the Govan Stand…………what was this guy lifted for 2 years ago?

  21. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Be a nice touch if sevco matched Rovers charity donation of £10000? Maybe fatsalary could do the same and match them. Mon fatso you know you want too!!.

  22. What did aiden say ?



    I was at q&a with paul mcstay last year here in oz.



    He said he’s looking forward to the derby games with the huns again.



    He admitted that it might not sit well with alot of fans but from a players point of view its the fixture u look out for and set it as a kind of target.



    Hated to hear him say it but thinking about it later i can see where he is coming from.



    Quick question



    The huns to be stuck in lower leagues for next 5/6 years or to be in top flight getting hammered each time by us ?



    Which would u prefer… Tough choice.



    Wheather we like it or not they will also exist in some way with the help from mr oglive and his pals.



    And of course the defeaning silence from the celtic board :-(

  23. !!Bada Bing!! on

    As some wag has just tweeted, there are three players in Scotland with double barrelled names.








  24. Sir Paul



    Is it true?



    “When wan Door Closes.. anither..






    Bang in yer Face?”



    Tell Me Abaaahhhht..It!



    This Fractured Aphorism.. Hiz ,Sointenly bin Vindicated, in the Case of Poor..Young,, Nir…





    But,in the Case o’… Perky Young Fisher… Perhaps, HE… May be able tae Buck the Odds.



    Well.. Let’s pit it this wey..



    That is.. if…



    Kojo, wur King…He wid.



    Yep,Young Fisher , sointenly wid.. fur, He wid be a Member o’ Celtic’s Mid-Field , agin the Killie.



    He is Ready, Willing n Able tae Tak Full Advantage o’ .. Young Biton’s Unfortunate.. though.. Not Totally UNEXPECTED..Serious, injury.( See..Kojo’s Treatise oan..” Internationals… Banes or Boons? )



    Fisher, kin Play in the Mid-Field.



    Oh,Yes, he Can!



    This kid iz jist Bustin’ wi’ an Extraordinary Large Tate… o’ ….Versatility….


    (Na..it’s No Catchin’..but.. Ah wish it wiz!)



    No Miny Guys like him Aboot..



    But,he’s Aboot. So..



    Let’s use The Kid.



    Can’t Hoit?






    Damn Right…Let’s Add Anither String tae his Bow.





    Still ,Laughin

  25. jude


    Thanks but, in my impatience, I have already made my selections. Know very little about horses. have gone for Oscar Whisky in the 1-30.






  26. !!Bada Bing!!



    13:18 on 13 March, 2014



    ‘Uli Hoeness jailed for 3 1/2 years for tax evasion’







    That’s rather a harsh, and dare I say it, crude way of reporting what has happened.



    Could we not say that Herr Hoeness has reached a settlement with the German tax authorities?



    Much more dignified.

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