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. petec



    The last few days I have been looking at vids about 9/11, doing my head in, can’t believe that nothing has been said about it in the MSM, but I can.



    It’s a bit like what is happening within the sfa and the MSM in sectarian land, move along Timmy, nothing to see here, makes the sangri boil so it does.



    As for the gambling, the wife said it to me years ago when my accas went down, why didn’t I leave the team that lost out of the coupon, says it all, that’s why single bets are the only thing that makes any money.




  2. What Is The Stars



    One reason why holidays abroad during the season are a no no.


    Imagine being in Turkey with that lot.


    Visions of being the Scottish version of the guy from Midnight Express after deckin some of that mob !

  3. THE EXILED TIM says:


    24 December, 2011 at 01:14



    Long term stuff is always profitable, even if, it is not obvious early.

  4. THE EXILED TIM says:


    24 December, 2011 at 01:04




    Aye bit don’t ye just love the wee lost souls, they are orcs but for the sake of Scotland of old the rfc will be defunct the huns will turn to the Knights and the OO will walk with the GB on the way to see the Glasgow Celtic play …… oh happy days :¬)



    TET all the best to you and the family sir




  5. This week we got new central heating in.



    A nice bloke with the broadest Ayrshire accent and a 16 year old apprentice in our house for three days.



    He managed to talk to my mum about her Irish accent (born in Scotland) on the first day.



    There is not much to give us away as immigrants, but this guy had us nailed.



    My brothers room bamboozled him, green beret and loads of dodgy military kit lying about.



    Third day he had to ask.



    Then went on a wee rant about (in a friendly voice) about soldiers losing their limbs and how terrible it was in Northern Ireland in the seventies.



    He assured us he had nothing against Irish people.



    I said nothing.



    He did a fair job and was friendly the whole time.



    But there was an unspoken barrier, and I find it sad.



    I grew up thinking I was Scottish.

  6. knoxy2000



    My thoughts go out to you and your family. I can only wonder what you must be going through at the moment.



    I used to give blood regularly when I was younger but stopped. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I had moved around quite a lot and never got round to updating my details. I’ll make it a priority in the New Year to get back I to doing it regularly. You are right. It is vitally important that more people donate blood.

  7. Vinny



    You are a diamond mi amigo.








    Have to go to bed now, mucho things to do the morra.



    Take care out there bhoys.


    God bless to you all, and I include all you huns out there, you need gods blessing more that most.

  8. THE EXILED TIM says:


    24 December, 2011 at 01:32



    You champion Single bets.



    I would rather ALL Celtic people, and even non Celts start hammering the sharks.



    When there is 3 outcomes to a Dual…..



    That sounds like a Dishonest situation.



    Narrow everything down to a Win/Lose and there would be a 1/3 more coupons up. Guaranteed.



    What you so jumpy about? lol

  9. “Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order . Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”

  10. Knoxy2000


    Good luck to your little guy.


    Young children are remarkably strong and fearless and your boy will be the family rock.

  11. My sister is having a house built just now.



    A leap forward for us cooncil hoose weans.



    The builders she has employed are absolutely wonderful, the house is almost complete with no real problems.



    In troubled times these ghuys deserve to do well.



    I have no problem recommending them to anyone thinking about a house or an extension.




  12. Raspar



    You are Scottish if that is what you feel. Don’t let racist, sectarian bigots determine your identity.



    Too many moan about how this is a backwater and how things are getting worse, they’re not but we need people to stand up and be proud of who and what they are.

  13. TET Iworry about the Scotland in which I was born, I done the Wembley thing as a Scot and followed Scotland with my mates (mixed religions), I stopped over the years where the best players in the world were shouted down by ….. Scotland…. they were huns supporters who hated anything to do with Celtic, anyway I had enough of it and Scotland lost another football supporter.



    I see similar things happening in Scotlands political life…….



    The SNP are using the NAZI model and they have the majority because they have fooled the middle of the road Catholics and Protestants, the next vote will bring Scotland back from the brink or tip the whole shebang over. I hope and expect the Scots to do the right thing.




  14. Hamiltontim



    I feel much more Irish than I did as a boy, but I am an Irish Scot, not Irish.



    Interesting to look at my siblings, and see how they feel.



    They grew up in a Catholic community, a Catholic school, Catholic friends.



    They think of themselves as Scots, and really are quite happy here.



    They don’t realise there are many Scots that regard them as different.



    In their (now) middle class (sort of) lives, it doesn’t come up.



    And that’s a good thing.

  15. Any thoughts on how well the custodians of OUR club are doing? How successful would they be if we didn’t like the fact that over the last 3 years we haven’t won the league.



    Should these failures continue to fail? and if so for how long?



    The long road to Celtic Park is getting longer for me and I’m sure a lot others, we’ve seen the propoganda of Celtic signing players and over the last 3 years we’ve been duped, will it be for real this time? I always like to look on the bright side but this board of people who run OUR club are trying my patience by they’re failed promises.




  16. Vmhan, Kano 1000 – Supporting Lenny & the Green Brigada! says:


    24 December, 2011 at 02:07



    You say so much in your comment, The middle of the road.



    I think I have scared both ernie and philvis because I praised both so much.



    Conforming to everything is VERY EASY, in fact it is acceptable, probably preferable and will soon be requested and not long after that it will be required………



    FFS who let this Fat Slob hack our computers and post stuff on our intranet?



    I see common things between Philvis and Ernie that are a lot more important to this site than anyone can possibly imagine.



    And that is without me going ALL Biblical. :))

  17. I still support Lenny and have only slightly had doubts recently when he has talked down the Celtic support, the huns management support they’re lot.



    NL slagging off our support doesn’t sit right, especially when I think about Martin O’Neils last season and the weekend away in Letterkenny just before we effin lost the league on black Sunday, I have a friend who was there.



    The Celtic support is everything, the players, the management, the support as I think Kitalba said, is the lifeblood.



    NL, one day you can rise up to be just an ordinary supporter.




  18. Vmhan, Kano 1000 – Supporting Lenny & the Green Brigada! says:


    24 December, 2011 at 02:33



    Did Neil slag off the Celtic support?



    He slagged off people he was media instructed to slag off, watching the video he looked knackered.



    Neil went out of his way to praise the Celtic Support the next chance he got, especially the GB.



    The Media are trying their hardest to make stories that will stick but when Neil insists on being honest constantly, he wullnae go wrong.



    Neil is a Celtic Genius. As he finds out who he can’t trust and more importantly who he really can trust, that is when he will truly grow.



    We are at the Start of something very special V.