Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone


The champions stretched some of the limbs from their squad against St Johnstone tonight as a first half Anthony Stokes goal secured the points.  It was one of those rare, balmy, Celtic Park occasions when three or four layers of clothing were sufficient, not the customary seven or eight.

Highlight for the evening was the standing ovation for captain-for-the-night, Mark Wilson.  A 22-year-old Wilson joined Celtic over six years ago and provided us with some great memories, most notably his Scottish Cup-tie winning goal against Rangers last season, but his career has been blighted by injury since late 2006, robbing him of hundreds of appearances for the team he has supported all his life.

Moh Bangura had a rare 90 minutes and was unfortunate not to open his Celtic scoring account.  Anthony Stokes played a drear cross-field pass to Bangura, who was some 40 yards away.  The striker from Sierra Leone had options but made space for a shot which rebounded back off the post.

Bangura has a hand in Stokes earlier goal.  He got a touch on a 28th minute corner pushing the ball to Stokes who finished clinically.

Thereafter the outcome was never in doubt, although Celtic were seldom clinical.  21-year-old Nigerian Rabiu Ibrahim made his Celtic on 74 minutes when he replaced Kris Commons and looked comfortable on the ball.

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  1. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Act of enclosure, auldhead told me thems was terrible times :0)

  2. hamiltontim on

    So they die. What happens then?



    They’ll still be supported by the same scum, they’ll still sing the same songs and wave the same flags and banners and their enemy will continue to be any Catholic, Celtic supporter or Irishman!!



    The more things change the more they stay the same.

  3. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    NeilR on 4 May, 2012 at 00:01 said:



    Just read your thoughts.



    In civil terms Rangers would be a Newco to avoid tax.



    In football terms they would still be Rangers under SPL definition and so will need to pay what they owe football and by God they owe the earth.



    So either the argument that a Newco cannot face sanctions is dropped and they get punished or if they are not subject to football sanctions because they are deemed a Newco then the SPL by not adopting their own definitions open the football door to being seen in the record books from next season as a Newco.



    The sheer gall of not just their wanting a free lunch but wanting free breakfast, lunch and dinner at football’s expense whilst having their cake and eating it between meals is gob smacking.

  4. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    I’m in Tenerife cause it was only £500 for 7nights including flights.


    I don’t capitalise surnames cause they mean nothing to me


    St francise I thought was flayed, so if it was his dying breath I’d have expected to see skelitor, if they’re going to disnify his death then there should have been wee birdies at least.


    There’s more questions than answers simply because science is all theory the same as faith.



  5. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 4 May, 2012 at 02:04 said:


    Oh, took a trip to Santa cruz today, dump, don’t waste yer time.



    Did you have a prescription? They have a very liberal policy in providing medical marijiana for medical use. Just say you have a broken nail or have split ends

  6. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    Fair does. :))



    Lead is a valuable asset at the hunnery, for fudging and smudging figures, and because nothing else there is worth anything. Except the marble staircase. Which will be useless when demolished as well.



    So are we now concluding that the dual contracts were written in pencil?

  7. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Looks like I’ll be going back tomorrow, wonderful city:0)

  8. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    The wee burdies couldn’t possibly have been represented fairly and faithfully in yon painting without it resembling a Disney drawing if you ask me.



    I’m sure that’s not what disappointed you ;>)



    Re Science…I agree, it’s all theory, nothing more. Only explains how, but not why. And why is the big question.



    You are right to ask these questions. Am I the one best placed to answer them? Well, that’s another question….but I do like to try. Why I try…, how should I know!




    So are we now concluding that the dual contracts were written in pencil?





    The blood of recently sacrified goat.

  10. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    So far yer the only one who wants to answer them, so IMO, aye yer best placed.


    GG, what time do the chemists open ? :0)

  11. BABASONICOS71 on

    Yank hack on Talksport now talking about Windy’s asset stripping and chequered past.

  12. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Oh and the painting had angels, I mean, come on, flayed man with all his skin, name wee burdies but choc a block wi angels, then again it’s art, innit.

  13. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    Hah ! You’re delving into realism now. An abstract concept amongst the Scottish meeja monkies :))



    They do adore their goat blood and skull-shaped drinking utensils. The tragedy is that Jabba has turned all that succulent lamb into saturated fat, which I reckon places him rather near the bottom of the masonic peckin order.

  14. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    If there is some inference that animals are angelic here, it freaks me out a tad. Just spent a week in the company of a devil dog that eats everything, including my limbs, going by the name of “Angel”.



    Summit is amiss.



    Methinks hunnery has broken the space time continuum with its recent shunannigans.

  15. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    I’ll no be using soap manufactured in Scotland then.





  16. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on







    You rescued the night from my mince patter.



    But you seem to suggest Jabba is only 12 yrs old ?!?

  17. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    If Jabba wasn’t just a big pile of blubber, there might be some wholesome goodness to be found in there somewhere.



    I do wonder how he manages to slither around with all that weight and no backbone. Defies logic, and is further proof that hunnery has broken the space time continuum.

  18. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Dugs are a dawdle, bit of 2×2 shows who is top dawg, if they put up any more resistance, it’s a trip to you local Chinese shop, they know whit dugs are fur.

  19. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    They’ve even got special knots the scouts get badges for.

  20. BABASONICOS71 on

    He’s Mandy Dingle’s body double.The extra income is going towards his pet project of creating an intrevenous supply of lamb.Corpulent charlatan.

  21. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Leave botticelli’s ladies alone, some like them broad in the beam.

  22. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    As for fat greasy oilslicks, they are in a class of their own

  23. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    A piece of 2 x 2 is NOT enough for this small devil dug. She has gnashers that will make short work of a foot square plank of wood.



    But I do sense her playful puppy consumption of everything in sight may be a preparation for her to accompany me on hunskelping duties in Manchester when we use this disruption of the space time continuum to take a trip back to Manchester 2008.



    I’ll be wearing my armoured Superhero Hoops top and she’ll be my sidekick.




  24. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Seriously, don’t let her away with anything, they’re worse than wummin, you really need to get them to toe the line as early as possible, just like wummin.


    I’m currently writing a book £2.99 “bitches what’s the difference” :0D))))

  25. BABASONICOS71 on

    I enjoyed tonight.The game wasn’t anywhere near great but did hold my attention and it was good to see some different faces.And get a win.The jury’s still out on Mo for me but i liked Ibrahim.The Thai Tims stole the show and as usual the GB were outstanding.Always good being at home watching our team.My fholks,bhoy and nhiece were there too so all round top night at Paradise.


    And got to mention Mark.An all round genuinely good human being.Served the club very well without a hint of trouble.A real credit to his parents and most of all himself.






  26. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    :)) Aye, yer no kidding. Think it’s too late. She owns me. >:((



    But I really, REALLY get the comparison.



    I should say, they BOTH own me.



    One follows the other’s lead.



    Teaming up against me to stop me goin to Celtic Park or the boozer.



    I always swore I’d never EVER [ (c) James Forrest hyperbole ] let the female of the species do this to me. Now look at me. A quiverin wreck.



    A night in the Dolphin will bring me back to ma senses.



    PS Is that book available on Amazon?


    PSS was it your choice to go to Tenerife or the burd’s?

  27. BABASONICOS71 on

    For Joe Ledley.He has to be one of the fittest and most honest players i’ve ever seen.Looks and sounds like he loves playing for Celtic as well.Any player who gives their all will never get criticised by me but he goes further than trying,he is effective too.And scores goals.An unsung hero indeed.





    G’night fholks.




  28. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    Caught the last 5 mins on BBC Alba, and saw Ibrahim running from mid right to centre forward, then over to the right wing to create the space for Mo in front of goal. Just seemed to be charging around the place like a smart player charged to the hilt with energy.



    Lookin forward to seeing more of that lhad .