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. MWD and Sannabhoy I’d like to thank you both for the craic during the year but most especially for you’re work for the Kano Foundation and the support for Pablo and his family, theres a lot more that you do and I applaud you for it.



    I wish you both both a happy Christmas and all the best for 2012.



    back to the film




  2. Rascar Capac says:


    24 December, 2011 at 00:10



    You sure you aint been on it early? :))



    Celtic have the best youngsters in the UK.



    And Celtics signings since Neil has joined have been well thumbs up according to blogosphere cloud assessments.



    Did Lennoxtown reject you? as not being ready to step in, in a crisis? ;)

  3. knoxy2000 says:


    23 December, 2011 at 14:14


    All, very sad news. My little boy and future Celtic fan, Oscar, has been diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma. It is a very rare and very aggressive form of children’s cancer. He is only 3 years old.



    It was my greatest wish in life that one day i’d have a little boy. I can distinctly remember the overwhelming joy at being told at our 20 week scan that it was a boy! I cried tears of joy that day. We now have to face the very real possibility/likelihood that we will lose him. Words like devastated, gutted, heartbroken etc don’t even come close.



    Anyway, being in the hospital has really opened my eyes to the importance of people giving blood and platelets. Oscar has already had several transfusions of each, and will need a lot more during his months of treatment which lie ahead. Quite simply he’d already be dead without the people who took 30 mins out of their busy schedules to donate. One of the nurses told me that just last week they had to get platelets (essential to make the blood clot) flown over from Scotland to Belfast! That is shocking!



    I am ashamed to admit I’ve never given blood myself. I have never deliberately avoided it, I suppose I just couldn’t be bothered making the time. But now I realise how selfish that attitude is.



    Some of you probably already give blood, and good on you if you do. But if you’ve never done it, or if you haven’t in a while, please do it soon and help save some poor kids life. Hail Hail!!!

  4. Kello n Zaliukas both good players and worth a punt at zero fee (or there abouts).



    Negatives are Kello seems to miss every 2nd game, rumours about his off field activities. And Zaliukas gets suspensions all the time, playing for the minis as well so god knows what he’d be like for us.

  5. BRTH



    Another great post and the link I have listened to before and will again, and will never tire of listening to it. A fitting tribute to a truly exceptional musical talent.









    Goodnight CQN

  6. Sannabhoy 00.07



    Thanks for the info.






    If I took home 3 living lobsters the dug & cat would go ape. The Mrs might like them though :)

  7. I’d like to clarify my post above, Celtic have the best young team in the UK, IMO.



    This will include some of the best players in the UK.

  8. googybhoy ♥ Happy Christmas to Paul67 and his family. Thank you. says:


    24 December, 2011 at 00:35



    Well change it back quick before he sees.



    Good idea.

  9. Knoxy



    I thought about posting this earlier, but there are far too many sceptics on the blog who are non believers.



    Type in Essiac.



    Not saying it will help, but from my personal experiance it does.


    If you are interested, get back and I will tell you where to get it, and you will not be ripped off.


    You are at the mercy of god mi amigo.

  10. I have never given blood.



    I don’t even know what blood group I am, but a few in my family have a rare one and give regularly.



    I could give a garbled explanation as to why I haven’t got round to it, but there is no excuse.



    Next thing I do.



    Thoughts of my family with Knoxy and Oscar tonight.

  11. To go back to economics and other things.



    If Rangers go out of business and the whole of Scottish Football is relying on Celtic – Rangers games to leech off?



    What is stopping Celtic getting the individual TV deal that will unlock our potential?



    Is this what is making the Whole of Scotland afraid?



    When I start getting clever I will have to realise this.



    Psalm 111:10

  12. Moonbeams WD. Kano 1000 ( since the Bhoys been stuck ) \o/ Supporting Neil Lennon 100%. says:


    24 December, 2011 at 00:41



    You do know, You have super highlighted it. He was more likely to read your posts. :))

  13. angelgabriel



    Made a few bob on Barca last night, @ -4 goals, single bets are the only way to make anything.


    I treat it as a job, spend hours every day on it, it’s worked so far, been retired for 5 ish years, still a couple of years before I hit 60, gambling has paid for what I have now, and it has only happened by not making silly bets.



    Look at the mothers tomorrow, they are 7/4, look at them -1, or even -2, serious bobs to be made there, only my opinion btw, bet responsibly :>))

  14. knoxy2000 says:


    23 December, 2011 at 14:14,



    Sceal milteannach a chara.



    Go raibh seiseann ar a sheanleim aris le cuidiu Dé.



    Árd Macha




    I had Barca on an accumulator last night – Over 4.5 goals, I think Boyles were going to 5.5 not sure but stayed (safe) at 4.5.



    Other teams let me down as the Barca was the biggest odd at that price.

  16. Stars



    FFS man, they are scum and they will always be scum.


    Hate is what they are all about, listen to what they sing about, hate….


    Missed our beer in the summer, but will be over the end of january, maybes this time ?

  17. TET



    Checked out Murderwell earlier, 2/1 on my coupon,not checked the minus 1 yet,will wait for team news ( fussy as feck ).


    I heard Jennings is suspended but still on the radar. My correct score perm came up again midweek but agree totally about


    the singles. Had a good chat today with a guy who cleans toilets but punts mega amounts. I worked in his house once,


    did you ever see the racing post advert ? Its like that in his living room. 2 computers, a telly.& mountains of racing posts !


    Aff his rocker,admits that if he had discipline betting wise he could pack in the cleaning. HH.

  18. What is the Stars on

    Exiled and Moonbeams



    Ah I know they are sad sad people,



    Exiled ,will try and catch you for a pint in Jan

  19. What is the Stars



    That is just Par for the Course from that lot.



    That was a horrific video to watch.



    Those 2 girls could be programmed to do anything.



    Humanity is in trouble.