Bitterest pill, hilarious, angry, ranting


News that the Maribor game later this month is on the season book has setup a dramatic climax to what will be remembered for decades as a remarkable month in our history.  We didn’t ask for this situation.  As we drifted away from Murrayfield, our thoughts were only of Celtic’s abject display, but nine days and two Uefa Disciplinary hearings later, we’re through to the Champions League play-off round next week.

For Legia Warsaw, the pill is unbearably bitter.  So much so, they had to appeal to Uefa, and on to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, despite scant cause.  CAS who will eventually be asked to determine if Uefa’s rules were interpreted correctly.  Which they were.  The consequences for Legia are so abrupt their reactions are understandable.

Football affects us in ways which are not always beneficial.  There was nothing Legia fans could do to remove their distress this past week, but reading comments, by fans of another Scottish club on this subject, has given a glimpse into the human condition.

The emotional investment by some Scottish football fans in Legia’s forlorn cause has evidently resulted in untold misery.  Celtic fell into the Clyde and came out holding a winning Euromillions ticket.  It was unplanned for, random and undeserved, but it happened and, right now, Celtic are the luckiest team in the world.

At a time when their phoenix club is falling apart before their eyes, our unearned good fortune has caused volumes of hilarious, angry, ranting.  Efforts to explain it as a consequence of immoral plots (as well as running the Celtic, the SFA, the SPFL, Glasgow City Council and The Commonwealth, Peter Lawwell also manipulates Uefa’s Disciplinary Body) demonstrate classic evidence of our old friend, Cognitive Dissonance.

We were blind lucky, accept that, or continue to give the rest of the world new and innovative ways to enjoy their football.  It’s not worth the dissonance.

It’s been an interesting week in the media.  Neil McCann’s excitable misinterpretation of the rules on Wednesday was a highlight, but the paper which brought you ‘news’ that Celtic wanted Dan Pertrescu to be manager, who declined as he was warned the club have problems by Neil Lennon, subsequently got a second story when they ran a properly sourced article denying ‘reports’ Neil spoke to Pertrescu.

I’m also loving reading those who in the media were spinning anti-Celtic nonsense that Neil left because he wasn’t happy with the player budget, now suggesting he could take over Crystal Palace, after Tony Pulis left because he wasn’t happy with the player budget.

Nonsense like this is never random, it has a purpose………..

On a related subject, I’m gutted for Palace, their fans, and for Pulis. The economics of the entire English league structure doesn’t work. Well-run clubs with good managers will be weeded out and relegated, as crazy debt-junkies inflate the bubble a little longer. Scottish football may be poor, but there are only two of our 42 clubs in any sort of financial danger.

Flag Day tomorrow, get along early, give Fergus a warm welcome back, and bring some change for The Kano Foundation bucket collection on the way in. Remember to join Fergus, Jim Craig and others from the Celtic Graves Society for the Jimmy Quinn event at Kilsyth Cemetery.

Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to Mary’s Meals by entering our competition for tickets in the comfy seats tomorrow.  I’m proud of every one of you.  My thanks also to Magners for helping out.  The competition is now closed, winners will be informed by email shortly, so check your inbox!

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  1. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Kevj…..whit ur you like ya daftie, when we stood in


    the Jungle, did we like the Whites and the Kelly’s..


    …NO…..but it was OUR club… stop effin aboot


    and get yerself up to the park on matchday’s…you


    know to want to………the young Miss is going the morra,


    she has told me she won’t sleep tonight with excitement,


    can’t tell you how happy that makes me feel.

  2. Kev J



    I’m genuinely interested, would you boo Fergus tomorrow if you were there?

  3. So what was your first flag day?



    Mine should have been 1982 v Dundee (a 2-0 victory McStay scored a cracker) however I was taken on a day trip to the Highland Games in Balmoral and the Queen (probably in green) to be fair tried to cheer me up with a wave.

  4. Love Tommy Burns….Celtic fans do……heartbeat of our club



    Fergus McCann will never survive in our hearts the way he did

  5. smoke and mirrors on

    KevJungle is a Celtic fan…not a supporter.



    So Kevin, you would rather welcome Keevns a man with a deeper hatred of Celtic than Jim Traynor than Fergus/



    YOU ARE A CRETIN and a sad sad sad man

  6. The UEFA considered that Legia had fielded an ineligible player (Bartosz Bereszynski) during the match.



    I thought it was a suspended player they fielded?



    Should be a short hearing if LW’s cases is an ineligible player was played.



    Poo stirring also known as going through the motions.

  7. Doc



    You’re right it was a crackin post from Leftclicktic.



    I’m waiting for him to appear later to doff my cap.

  8. I booed fergus for too reasons. One was his jock brown fixation. Brown was an odious character. But mostly because he refused to invest in the team in his last year because he was simply protecting his investment.



    Like kev j I am not going to reinvent history.



    The vast majority of the crowd booed him for the above reasons.



    It was nothing to do with the msm.



    I will however Cher him on tomorrow. Fergus was positively visionary compared to our current board!!!!!

  9. Ryecatcher



    It’s not a pissing contest. The Bunnet deserves his place in our history and Tommy personified everything great about the club.



    Why do we have to be so divisive ?

  10. Justin Timberlake challenged Jimmy Fallon and others to do the ice bucket challenge for ALS or MND



    ..or Lou Gehrigs Disease as it is more commonly known in the USA.



    Jimmy did it live on his chat show with his band and guests.





    Thanks for looking in folks.



    (BTW Jimmy Fallon looks like Buster Keaton but fatter.)



    Jimmy nominates the NY Jets to do the challenge at the end

  11. A Ceiler Gonof Rust


    15:34 on


    15 August, 2014


    Philbhoy, Ben Bracken





    Worth a go, I did.









    Sorry I missed your post earlier. I finish early on a Friday.



    Will pick up a bottle tomorrow,




  12. Nye Bevans’ rebel soldier



    19:37 on 15 August, 2014




    Well, the ole Sellic can do strange and, wonderful thing to folk, ye know.


    Sadly, the ole Sellic can cut folk deeply as well.


    Hope yer wee lass enjoys herself – it’s a 1st page in what will, hopefully


    be a book of brilliant things. Love ye mate.


    Hail Hail

  13. Auldheid



    Playing to the Legia gallery is all this is about. Sod’s law a grudge match will come up soon between us which I fear for given all the deflection tactics that have gone on from them.

  14. smoke and mirrors on



    19:40 on


    15 August, 2014


    Love Tommy Burns….Celtic fans do……heartbeat of our club



    Fergus McCann will never survive in our hearts the way he did




    I love both my kids…………would never favour 1 over the other



    Why dont you and Kevin have a nice wee night out and leave the rest of us to support Celtic

  15. Celticrollercoaster luvs his luminious lime boots on

    KevJungle is a Celtic fan…not a supporter.




    19:34 on 15 August, 2014



    The vast, vast, vast majority of fans. That’s a big majority! Did you count them?



    If you said something positive at times I would be sympathetic to why you get a hard time on here, but then I sometimes think you do it deliberately to provoke a reaction.



    Enjoy the game over the weekend whether it is viewing live or on TV.







  16. Kev j,



    My arse it was the majority of fans that booed Fergus, certainly not in my area at the time.



    I understand you are an unhappy chappie re the board but keep to the facts.

  17. NegAnon2





    19:42 on



    15 August, 2014




    I heard it from someone who worked with Fergus that he would have stood against the supports desire not to allow Rangers into the SPL.



    Him being a money man.



    No matter although it ties in with the money angle I still think he did a marvellous job and deserves all our thanks.

  18. HT, I disagree, from my vantage point, Derk was both pushed and clipped.


    He took a step before going down, but the contact put him down.


    The step was just momentum. Something that is oft forgotten when discussing these things, he was running at pace, a clip, push or both will put you down, momentum may take you forward a little, but you’re going down already.

  19. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Home from home



    Reading back some crap on cqn again..



    1. Twisty cant get a hernia repair on NHS England.


    2. Pish about a penalty not being a penalty. It was a foul in the box. Therefore it was a penalty. The point isn’t if he dived or not. The contact was made so its a pen..


    3. BT is in a mood so bring it on.


    4. Huns girfuy…..



    Peace and love as soal would say.

  20. Good evening friends. And a special good evening to all the Bairns – may you have a pleasantly enjoyable evening ;-)

  21. here is much improvement that could be made to actually be Better Together, particularly for the Scottish football industry, but for all its fault Government from London under a UK parliament with a government that is subject to balance because of right and left policitics over time, protects us from the worst excess that we see manifesting itself now.



    Left and Politics.






    As far as I am aware, Ed Miliband is committed to more of the same on austerity.


    Ed Balls in front ofr an audience of bankers has promised to set about well of pensioners. He has not yet told us what level of income makes a pensioner well off.



    Only a few months ago, Scottish Labour MPs, some of them representing the poorest constituencies in the land, trooped into the Westminster parliamentary lobby in support of Tory welfare capping.



    One of them, a lady named Doyle, representing that land of milk and honey West Dunbartonshire, excused her actions on the grounds that’ it was the right thing to do,.



    One can only wonder, in the event of a NO Vote, how many other ‘right things to do’ the lady named Doyle and others of her so called Labour ilk will find to do.



    Left and right politics. Cameron and Milliband cheeks of the same erse, with Clegg strategically placed for licking in the middle.



    I do not attempt to forecast how things will be in an Independent Scotland. I do however know what they have been and will continue to be if we are daft enough to vote NO.

  22. Aghh WTF. A floot bond! Get it up yeez ya mank….haud oan its a rebuplican…..on yersel bhoys!

  23. There isn’t a football nation on the planet that would allow a fat lard arse like Kris Boyd on to a football pitch.



    He looks like a sunday pub player…

  24. Celticrollercoaster luvs his luminious lime boots



    19:46 on 15 August, 2014




    Do you remember the night in Blantyre when, you tried to stop me applauding a fellow Tim who, shared the some mistrust as myself of those who run Celtic?



    Lazy journalism is the slogan on here?



    Agents of ‘pravda’ who spin the wheels behind the scenes, eh?

  25. Celticrollercoaster luvs his luminious lime boots on

    BT’s in a mood



    What’s new? :-)







  26. lennon's passion on

    Serious question what is the difference between Keevins and the elegant writer James Forrest.

  27. Marrakesh Express on

    Kev J



    Your so wrong there regarding the ‘vast vast vast majority’ and the papers not being to blame.


    It was a loud minority and the rags did play a big part in winding up the Celtic support.


    Come to think of it, are you at the wind-up?

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