Burden of history against Kilmarnock


I don’t like the run-up to home games against Kilmarnock, this was especially so when Gordon Strachan was manager.  Someone would always ask Gordon the 1955 question, “Gordon, did you know….”  If you don’t know the question, don’t go looking for it.  It’s a fact that should ostensibly give you confidence but it only puts me into a nervous disposition.  During Gordon’s time, every game felt like a must-win game.  The carnage on here after a 2-2 home draw with Dundee United lives long in the memory, so the burden of a reversal at home to Kilmarnock would have been intolerable.

Celtic have an enormously impressive history which can inspire great things in the support but sometimes it’s evidently a burden to those having to go out and win the next game.  Jock Stein’s famous, “The Celtic jersey doesn’t shrink to fit inferior players” quote was meant to inspire greatness and awe, but I’ve seen it used to damn contemporary players who were in no way inferior to some who played for Celtic in Jock’s latter years in charge.

Kilmarnock beat Rangers last time out and will feel as though they let two points slip away against us earlier in the season.  Celtic should be sufficiently concerned to avoid premature Christmas cheer.

Best wishes to our friends at the Melbourne No. 1 CSC, who will be celebrating Christmas during tomorrow’s game.

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  1. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    G64- I’ve been on a crash diet, so can i borrow your Santa suit from last year. ta hh :>

  2. Celtic_First says:


    23 December, 2011 at 22:45



    Your loss is our gain, CF



    Swansea when you up, would be good to eventually meet!



    Anyone heard from Partizan – I’ve not been on much, just wondering how he is doing.







  3. Celtic_First



    Haven’t met either of you but enjoy both of your posts.



    It’s fair to say your posts on Catholicism are very close to my heart as are his posts on Christy (hope I’ve no mixed that up!)

  4. ernie lynch says:


    23 December, 2011 at 22:42



    You are right about the complacency, it is easy to get complacent when plaudits are flying, hopefully we have learned from last season.



    The red cards are a major worry for me, we need to treat this game as much as we can like it was against them, so we can get the players off who the refs will have their eye on to send off.



    Right attitude from the off, and I think it will be spot on, and we will come through this ok tomorrow, and who knows perhaps even closer to them before taking care of the real business next week.

  5. hamiltontim says:


    ,Stephen Black Kano 1000 says:


    whitedoghunch says:



    ßjmac ♥ Kano 1000 °¿°says:


    RanchoFranco says:






    Bundoran Bhoy – KANO 1000 says:





    Great Christmas to you all and your families.

  6. Stephen Black Kano 1000 says:


    23 December, 2011 at 22:41





    Glenacre Castlemilk mate.



    That bus has been running for years mate, travelled on the Downcraig bus for a long period myself, but about 25 years ago.

  7. Bundoran



    Don’t listen to bjmac. I’ve been told that I should be on the stage…..there’s one leavin in an hour said the cowboy :-)

  8. Bjmac



    I haven’t heard from Partizan – but you’ve prompted me to text him.



    He left his scarf in my car which had a badge on it which meant a lot to him. I need to get it back to him.




  9. Greenlion2 says:


    23 December, 2011 at 22:32


    Vmhan are you in Gods town when you are up…We are out on the swally on Wednesday afternoon along with grabbing something to eat…we are getting civilised but the lioness and I are out on Thursday daytime if you and DerryGhirl fancy a couple… We are up to the Port for a Funeral on Thursday morning then we are going out.




    Gods town you say! I take it you’ve never been to Doire then :¬)



    I’m going out in Glesga next Wed with the 111’ers, I did ask Frank if he fancied going up to Glasgow early……. you Greenock wimps don’t do Glasgow on the day of a huns game do ye? :¬)



    Wee Derryghirl and I will be up for that on the Thursday, anybody I know? count us in and we’ll stay in Greenock that night.






  10. googybhoy ♥ O’ Sheas on 28th says:



    And the very same to you and yours mate…. How u been mate?



    Big Cup Winners



    60 years mate…. long long time, still a great bus. The downcraig is still going, both not as strong now in numbers but still going lol

  11. Celtic_First says:


    23 December, 2011 at 22:49


    ‘And is it true?’



    ‘this single Truth’

  12. Lennybhoy



    You gave ma details to a Castlemilk bhoy!!! :-)



    Got it mate thank you.






    A happy, peaceful and holy Christmas to you, Leah and Luke :-)

  13. Googybhoy, same to you and yours. We’re just down the motorway, anytime you fancy a real Celtic Park atmosphere.

  14. Sitting here in what the poet would have called ‘ in vacant or in pensive mood’, the George Galloway chat show on my old wireless wafts into my consciousness. He is droning on about the backward, other-worldniness of North Korea.


    They know nothing of what is happening in the modern world, opines GG.


    They have never heard of Sienna Miller, he tells us.


    I have suddenly realised that Clydebank must be in North Korea.

  15. ßjmac ♥ Kano 1000 °¿°



    I’m fine, thanks for asking. Still read CQN every day but not been commenting much. Was at the Hearts game last week and Rennes before that.



    I’m sticking with the sobriety and its going well, and keeping busy at work. Glad when holiday season ends though.



    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

  16. My excesses of yesterday have finally caught up with me so it’s bedtime for Jobo.



    Sleep tight all and keep the place neat and tidy through the night.



    Big game tomorrow. Can’t wait.




  17. Stephen Black Kano 1000 says:



    23 December, 2011 at 22:55


    googybhoy ♥ O’ Sheas on 28th says:


    And the very same to you and yours mate…. How u been mate?





    Ok.been working long hours. Let’s win tommorow. Then……

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