Blinkered Views risky punt against St Mirren


In his Bookies Corner article for the current issue of CQN Magazine, columnist, Blinkered Views, suggested St Mirren offered good value for a punt on relegation.  I spoke to him when he submitted the article and suggested, “Surely Dunfermline?”  He agreed Dunfermline were most likely for the drop but they offered no value.  St Mirren, on the other hand, were 9/1 for the drop and he made a good case why this was worth a bet.

St Mirren promptly spoiled Christmas for thousands (not your or me) by coming from behind to beat Rangers but that has been their only win in 8 league games.  We also don’t need to be reminded that when visiting St Mirren Park, form is a poor guide.  Celtic exited the Scottish Cup there a week after beating Saints 7-0 at Celtic Park.  They are a team who can raise their game for the big occasion and the visit of Celtic, live on TV, is as big as it gets around Paisley.

Paddy McCourt has enjoyed his visits there and has been key to Celtic collecting the points a couple of times.  Don’t be surprised if he makes a match winning appearance from the bench.

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  1. tommytwiststommyturns Kano 1000 on

    WDH – excellent news! You certainly have the inside news there….!



    TTT – who the feck is JJ Gilmour?!




  2. voguepunter says:



    20 January, 2012 at 22:42



    Thanks for that….see motivational speaking is your strong point. If we are 3 down at half time the morra, I hope Lenny doesny gie you a shout to do the team talk.



    Hail Hail

  3. VP,



    might have known you’d have the Balvenie when the Ardbeg is definitely the superior of the two.








    CarfinStreetNames CSC

  4. Kojo says:


    20 January, 2012 at 22:25



    Sammi for 2 Million, come on man that is crazy talk. :)



    Sammi has been the great enigma and IMO we are very close to unlocking this lads full potential. The love that Sammi has for Celtic is very deep and he has deep scars to prove it. Thankfully, I don’t think Neil shares your view on the man, and I mean that with the greatest of respect.



    Great managers get these kind of players playing at the top of their game for them and I am seeing it starting to happen with Georgios Samaras.



    Selling Hooper for 9 Million would also be a very dangerous thing to do at this stage, his price tag will not fall so there is absolutely no need to sell him now. A Treble with the Hoops would be a heck of a lot for Hoops to give up, that is a total non starter IMO. As Neil says, if they offer totally stupid money like double that, then yeah you can’t say no to that but we Must win this title and that means no sales. They are all at the age where they can only increase in value the more successful we become.

  5. right seriously, and this is a serious point ,



    one of the things i like about CQN is the way we sort of cover eahc others backs, give a wee nod to each other, and is someone disappears from the blog for a while, someone allways ask =s “anyone heard from …… and hows he doing”



    its a safety net, a catch all.



    makes me feel kinda safe in the knowledge, that should something bad befall me then someone will at lease enquire on here as to how i am doing and has anyone seen saint stivs.



    without getting all melancholy , i just wanted to say that.




  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!! Tick Tock !! on

    Was just watching a documentary on Nat Geo about predictions….the latest one is that the end of the world will be 2012…….hope it’s not before March / April !!!!!!!!! ……TICK TOCK

  7. T4,



    SOAL will know……………….and thought the “PaintedMoon CSC” might have given it away…….ex-lead singer of the Silencers.






  8. tommytwiststommyturns Kano 1000 on

    St Stivs – there was a similar film about a guy in the Greenock CSC, initially called Jowels, but they decided to call it Orca Killer Whale instead !




  9. The Token Tim says:


    20 January, 2012 at 22:45


    Ardbeg ???? you know nothing.



    Have you done those scores yet?


    stop ersing aboot on quizzes.

  10. Petec, good points well made mate.



    Would like to say more but the Friday night Grolsch has adversely affected my cranium.



    Don’t know ye but love ye.



    Hail Hail




  11. JimmyQuinnsBits on




    ah well… to hell wi the health kick…. cheers



    Now, where did I put that home brew…

  12. BT



    That’s what it said on the sign.



    More to the point, where was Debbie McGee when you need her, I understand that the great magician Paul Daniels cut of his finger today while building a safety device, oh the irony :>))))

  13. Saint Stivs says:


    20 January, 2012 at 22:46



    Never heard of you mate.



    GCT well done :O)

  14. Thanks to everyone for the very sporting comments.



    I watched the Celtic throughout the 70s and remembered that George’s first goal was in a European game, so took a punt and I got lucky.



    Hail Hail.

  15. Tom McLaughlin says:


    20 January, 2012 at 22:41


    Celtic Soul Brother- Supporting Kano 1000 –



    Thanks for that.



    It’s the first time I have taken part in the Friday Quiz.



    I am usually still in bed for the duration.






    steward enquiry, i forgot you live in the future, and being so many hours ahead you allready seen last nights quiz and you were able to post the answers before anyone else.




  16. TSoAL@22:39




    Too tired and emotional to come back at the moment but …


    Remember revenge is a dish best served cold.



    Like walking in the rain and the snow


    And there’s nowhere to go


    And you feel like a part of you is dyin’…

  17. tommytwiststommyturns Kano 1000 on

    Sanna – you better keep us a good table at yer end of season bash! What’s the details again….?!




  18. VP,



    Ardbeg is clearly superior…………and what ye wanting to know the scores for, you’re dropping points like the huns in December!!!






  19. VP


    BT managed to find his way to the Vogue tonight.


    Do you need directions ?


    See you tomorrow for the game pal.

  20. I think Tom should loose his points for giving a second answer therefore making Kelvinbhoy the winner..



    then again….



    naw ,kelvinbhoy deserves to loose…. o))

  21. T4 , funny you should mention that




    The Kano Foundation



The Kano Foundation End of season fundraising dance will be held in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park on sat 28th April. Tickets will be priced at £25 per head this will include a 3 course meal. Entertainment will be from Britiains no1 Michael Buble tribute act and a disco to finish off the night. We will be holding our usual raffle (prize donations welcome) and for the first time we have a fantastic auction prize. We hope to have a few special guests as well. look out for details of how you can purchase tickets on line. We hope you will join us for what will be a great evening.


    If you’re interested , please email eos@thekanofoundation.com



    Current list is (possibles in italics)



    Stephen Black +1




    CRC +1


    TTTT + 1











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