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



    They find it hard to chew with the back of their head, always remember its an animal, nothing sickens me more than people who humanise animals, I’ve never understood people who ignore beggars or place their pets higher than a human being, even a hun.


    As far as I’m concerned if eccentrics leave their money to their pets, then the pets should be sent on a sabbatical to north china and the money to a human charity. But then I believe in humanity above stupid millionaires.

  2. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Me makes all my decisions, I know it might be hard for a few to remember what that’s like, but thems the breaks.


    Again, show a bit of resolve and after loads of wailing and gnashing of teeth, doors slamming they appreciate consistency, a bit like dugs and weans, at least they know where you stand.


    Roll on sharia law :0)))))


    Definitely going but before i do…….



    Disregarding the argument about Newco for a second,if we keep the core of our young squad intact and add some more quality,immediate first teamer quality,then dominate here for a few years,could the increased confidence and belief the players will possess,along with their improvement as footballers,lead to competing at the top again i.e. last 16/qtr of Champions League?



    A Tim









  4. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Neil wants to try that sometimes

  5. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Could you imagine any player getting subbed :0)


    Ki would be the player everyone hoped for, instead of the invisible man

  6. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Honestly, I’m better than him.

  7. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    Old school management…it brought out the best in me :))

  8. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    If they let you out, I’ll be in the dolly next Friday.

  9. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    Always reckoned that myself, and prided myself on telling other weaker men the same thing. Draw the line early doors, and problem solved.


    Re animals, well dugs, the give us their unconditional love in return for nowt.


    Good dugs will die to protect the “femleee”.



    Reminds me of a wee tale. Floods in Rothbury, Northumberland (aye, Gazza’s favourite loony rescue village).


    A 4 yr old lassie got sucked down a drain (it was that wild). The Dad tells the story. The dug saw it, and jumped down after her. The faither went to the end at the river (not far), knowing that’s where she’d come out if not stuck. She came out, alive and well, the dug didn’t.



    Get your point, but dugs are the bees knees.



    I can’t honestly compare that to a murdering hun. (accept I added the adjective murdering, but in all honesty, real huns don’t see murder, just casualties of their war against humanity).

  10. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    You about the night before? Am usually in there on Thursdays (once a month). Am no livin in the Big Smoke these days.

  11. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    There’s the difference, even the dug new, but most people struggle.


    Murdering Huns, like dugs are conditioned to respond to certain conditions.


    There have been people in my life I would slit their throat with less remorse than killing an animal, and I actually worked hunting dogs for two decades, so no problem killing animals here.


    But when I watch people stroll by beggars to fill their shopping baskets with pet food, I really put them below scum.


    As I said the Hun are conditioned to be what they are, but like any other animal, taken out of their pack most can be rehabilitated.

  12. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on




    Point taken. Have known the odd rehabiliated hun myself, who can be just as protective as the family dug.



    It is indeed a lot to do with education.



    Anyhoos, sounds like a plan. Will get you a guiness between 8-10pm on Thurs amigo:)) Enjoy the rest of yer holiday. And stop questioning the local artwork, eh !

  13. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    What’s the point of art if I can’t question it, perception my friend, the day I stop questioning anything will be a sad day for me, I’ll either have died or worse


    Anyroadup Thursday’s a date big bhoy, with a bit of luck some of our brethren will join us and we can have a big argument :0))))))))


    Or we could all just sit quietly afraid of speaking our minds in fear of offending each other.


    I look forward to it, emdae want wan eh they prescriptions GG was on about earlier ?


    Right I’ve got mountains and chemists to deal with in a few hours, so instead of my beauty coma (20years the doctor said) I’ll just have to stay ugly but rested.


    Read ya all in a few hours.


    Hail hail

  14. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Aussies and yanks,


    That’s me away to baw baws, so you can fill yer boots with pleasantries and gibberish, sorry if I frightened you :0)

  15. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    Art is not there to be questioned…only to be respected, misunderstood and over-estimated.



    Brethren in the Dolph???? Begone ye masonic relatives.

  16. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    “Whit the f*** is that meant to be” was the very very first critique, and a monkey said it :0))))


    Night night and god bless


    Hail hail

  17. garcia lorca on

    Strange but absolutely true.


    I am currently in Peru ( Celtic tops on sale in Central Lima ) and today came back down off Machu Picchu to the backpacker town of Aquas Calientes. There was a lively local festival with dressing up and processions from the local Catholic Church carrying the cross. All accompanied by small marching bands.


    As I arrived the band began playing………….. ” jelly and ice cream when the Rangers die”. The result from Parkhead and that wee incident fair made my day.


    Off on the road to Bolivia tomorrow. Wonder how the music will go?

  18. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    garcia lorca



    Hah. It’s not just us then that see the value in the death of hunnery.

  19. thebhoydaveJAPAN on

    any highlights links for us overseas bhoys?







  20. Gordon Strachan warns that killing off RFCia could be an act of self harm.


    Admittedly, this was reported in the Scottish press so take it with a pinch or 10 of salt.



    I completely disagree with every single person who makes this kind of statement.


    It wholly fails to recognise the fundamental fact that RFCia have robbed every other club in the country (& beyond) blind for possibly 20 years and they don’t even show the slightest degree of shame for having done so. They are still adamant that they are simply the victims of one man, Craig Whyte.


    And now under the new would-be saviour, they are planning to further endorse their utter disregard for any shred of decency by dumping all the debts which they have managed to accrue, even whilst robbing everyone else blind, and start off again as if nothing had happened.



    Allowing RFCia to escape the jaws of justice will not only serve to maintain the uneven playing field of Scottish football, it will tilt it further in their favour.



    RFCia fans are so proud of their history. Who on earth, in their right mind would be proud of such a worthless thing?


    You maintain that your club is founded on honour.


    Where is this ‘honour’ now then?


    You have none.

  21. Mountblow tim on

    Good morning from a cloudy Clydebank



    Not the best game I have seen but some talented youngsters in the team



    Things looking bright at CP



    The Thai Tims gave a fabulous performance god bless them


    It was good to see the St Johnstone supporters applauding the kids


    As they went off the park



    Hail Hail

  22. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 4 May, 2012 at 02:35 said:


    Apologies. I thought you were in California.


    Just read back when I awoke.

  23. Jobo Baldie on

    Good morning friends and a Big Happy Friday from a damp and grey East Kilbride. I wonder what fun the holiday weekend shall bring.

  24. Hoop hoop Hooray on

    Alex thomsons interview lacked one crucial question.



    If your job was to get the best possible deal for your creditors then why didnt you sell off the assets that are being moved to a newco


    GG 0643



    If I was you,I’d nip over to SANTA CRUZ in time for CANAMALAR’s arrival.



    Armed with the biggest bag of green stuff you can mortgage your house for.



    “No,no,senor,ieet ees Santa Cruz,in California you want”



    There may be trouble ahead………

  26. murdochbhoy on

    Good morning CQNers,



    A word of warning – If you get a pop-up to download ‘Ilivid’ to view video, decline it, I uploaded the bloody thing and it’s proved a real nuisance. Once uploaded it embeds a redirect for you internet search engine that, so far has proved impossible to remove.



    I’ve uninstalled everything I can find to do ‘Ilivid’ but I’ve still got the redirect on the internet search, anybody any ideas on how to track it where the redirect is hiding ?

  27. saltires en sevilla on

    Good morning fellow Celts from grey but dry West London



    MWD – I see Ermine as a wee box of tricks too… probably the most confused poster on the blog.. Except mebbes Declan :)



    Have a good holiday weekend everyone







  28. Last night on cable TV I watched “The Iron Lady” starring Meryl Streep in the title role.



    Streep’s acting was truly outstanding, to such a degree that I had to keep reminding myself it was actually her, and it wasn’t just to do with the make-up.



    It is no surprise that she won an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe for best actress.



    Wonderful, wonderful performance.