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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  1. weet weet weet(GBWO) on

    When thems beat us,it was hailed as a great advert for scottish fitba.



    When we beat them ,the game was a cancer in this country



    The police complained about the cost on match day



    Lady bears ate there dinner through a straw




  2. valentinesday on

    Taking a wee break from giving my hard earned to the


    bookie to say hope Kevj has not jumped ship….don’t


    always agree with him, but despite his negative posts


    I think he has a great love for Celtic……not the bored






  3. bournesouprecipe on


























  4. !!Bada Bing!! on

    leftclicktic-a bhoy posted last week we can win the league v Ross County,if we keep winning,not sure how that goes with Aberdeen in LCF this weekend though.HH

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

    Can I just say I am extremely worried — I haven’t had an e-mail from Auldheid in a week!

  6. BeeBawBabbity..Great Nomme de Blog!



    Whit We hiv here.. or… Rather.. Whit You Hiv OVer… THERE…



    is a Bitter..Bitter… Bitter…… Rivalry.



    N.. By Definition..



    Rivalry: Some Meanings… wid be…



    Opposition? Competiton? Antagonism? Jealousy?






    Yep.. Ah Admit that Ah… feel awe those Emotions..plus a few Mair… towards the Sevco..



    Quite a Loata Emotional Tumoil.. going Oan. There?






    The Sevco, ur the Only Team ,In The World who Ticks Awe they Boxes..in the Napper.



    Fur Me..Anywey!



    N like Ah said ,afore..



    There is a whole Loata Ambivialent feelings that Come wi’ that Package, tae.




    Fur.. Sevco ur Celtic’s Eminence Bleu… N…



    That is jist the wey It is.






    Ah Happen tae Find it AWE …SO … THRILLIN’…



    Diz That mak me a Bad Guy?







    Well. Ah don’t care ,if tae Some folks..it Diz..






  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    BSR-yes groin i think.Really enjoying True Detective,M McConaughey has went from chick flick guy to A Lister.He has a great 15 min cameo in Wolf of Wall St too.

  8. Neustadt-Braw on

    Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES


    13:37 on


    13 March, 2014




    Thought provoking & memory stirring posts of those terrible nights 73 years ago.


    I am one of those lucky enough to have survived it unscathed & to still have vivid memories of its horrors.


    Man’s inhumanity…………




    my Dads family lived in Wallace St….if you saw a Co-op furniture van moving people out ,my Dad was driving it…(it also delivered milk in normal times )..-,,,, to us ….a strange world it is …Dad has 2 sons in Germany and 4 grandchildren who are half German …braw …

  9. Beebawbabbity on

    Kojo….my problem is that I become unrecognisable for ninety minutes and I do not like what I see as this is at odds with the ‘ normal’ me: also,a defeat can almost write off a full week at least as well as behaving like a moron towards nearest and dearest who deserve better.Maybe it’s all about coping strategies and unfortunately the press,referees and Masonic cabals get to me more than I should let them. In my defence,I do love good football and have no truck with any of the side shows.




  10. Ah find maist Significant… that Celtic..









    Don’t You?






    After Virgil’s, recent Sojourn..over the Border..



    It is a Lead Pipe Cinch..



    That.. During that Trip tae the Big Lights..







    Virgil, has Bin Goat At…




    Now.. Ah Ask ye…




    Howdya Gonna Keep Him.. doon oan the Ferm..



    after he his .. ‘




    Bin Tae London.. tae get a Loada … How the BiG BOYS LIVE???




    He is Tainted Goods..



    He noo has the One Year Itch.. Bad… n it Wullnae Go Away!





    Stiill, Laughin’

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


    13:04 on


    13 March, 2014



    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.



    *I spent most of my first 10 years over here working for a German company, one oul yin talked about walking across Germany and the ground beneath him shaking with the incessant bombing at Dresden. I told my FIL who spent most of the war in various POW camps who retorted “talk tae him about Coventry”. Don’t suppose he knew much about Clydebank.

  12. Beebawbabbity





    16:13 on



    13 March, 2014





    Kojo….my problem is that I become unrecognisable for ninety minutes and I do not like what I see as this is at odds with the ‘ normal’ me



    *worked with a punter who wisnae really intae fitba but his family were Celtic mhen and womhen. One day after a new year game against them he started quizzing me about it. “Bet you that you were screaming about getting intae these DOBs”, “no me” I replied, he then went on tae tell us that he went tae the gemme with his family and he was.

  13. So Paul, can you clarify the following:



    “whit an authentication certificate”



    Yours in propa gramma….




  14. Beebawbabbity






    We all feel the Same, as You Dae..



    When We fail Tae Defeat oor Bitter Rivals..




    Believe Me.. We awe dae..



    Oan the Ither haun..



    If ..Ye are willing tae be TREWTHFUL… ye must concur.. that..



    at the SAME time…( Oor ole friend Ambivalence.. again!)



    We Are AWE..



    Thrice Willing tae pit up wi those Feelings,which you hv Noted..






    If we Manage a Win..



    then… Awe those Feeling o’ Dread n Distaste…



    Vanish.. like Ma Pal Nutsy diz.. when it is His Turn tae Buy A Round!



    n ur Replaced by.. Feelings o




    Exuberant Elation… Dizzyfiying Ebullience… n… A Smile that wull Last a whole week..n then some!






    Ye canny Beat it.. So..Ye jis hivtae Live wi It…



    Nice chatting,pal..






  15. Keepthehighballslow on

    Heading to cardiff with a pal tomorrow to watch the eggchasers on Sat…


    Any decent boozers to watch the game tomorrow night?

  16. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    I prefer being top of the league and having participated in Europe without a team that huns support in the league thank you very much,I get more joy knowing a fledgling club have found their level practically and morally than any defeat we could inflict on a fitba park,a Celtic win has me smiling for a week whoever we play.

  17. Lennon N MC..






    Good fur You..



    We all find oor ain Personal Level of Enjoyment..fae watchin the Bhoys.



    Ah am glad that You Hiv Found Your’s…



    Ah require.. Sterner Opposition.. in order tae Fully Reach Mine.






    A loata MISSING CELTIC FANS ,At HOME games.. feel.. much the same as Ah dae!






  18. Sir Paul



    Up n Up She Goes..



    Where She’ll Tarry..



    Naewan Knows..





    Still Laughin/

  19. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on




    Sterner opposition?



    From whom? The last big opposition we had was from a club who spent money via an over generous credit facility backed up by ebts,a foundation that soon disappeared.



    If you think Sevco will somehow attain that illusion of strength or have the resources to do battle let me know how.

  20. How Much Wul we get fur..



    The Whisky?



    That reminds Me..



    How Much Wull we get fur…



    Virgil… n… fur that Maitter… Forster?



    Let me think..



    Ah luv a Mystery.. Don’t You?



    Ma guess wid be..



    Virgil… Twelve Million..



    Forster… Ten Million.



    Ah know.. Those Sums ur .,, Veritable Chicken-Feed.. at Today’s Transfer Levels.



    But.. inasmuch,as… we dwell in an Unfashionable Soccer Back Water.( We Dae?… ed) ( We Dae,dae.), we shall hiv tae tak them.. n.. be grateful.




    Twenty Two Million..is No Bad, though..



    Ah’ d tak it.







  21. When the huns went bust that was it over. We’d won. Vanquished the foe malign for ever.



    We move on. We don’t go back trying to relive our past.

  22. embramike supporting wee Oscar and Res 12 on

    Alex O’Henley ‏@OHenleyAlex 39m



    #Celtic confirm the first two qualifying rounds for next season’s UEFA Champions League will be played at Murrayfield.



    That’s a quick stroll over the golf course and a few pints in my local The Roseburn. CL qualifier works for me.



    The new tram stop is directly over the road from Murrayfield Stadium so I might suggest the park-and-ride at Ingliston or the Airport for those travelling from the west by road or by air.

  23. The Battered Bunnet on

    Top marks today to SFTB and Ernie Lynch on this page.



    Dunce’s hat to Starry Plough and Bada Bing for soiling the blog with Matthew McConaughey guff.

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