Celtic missing the sugar in our tea


On the back of Saturday’s result and performance, I didn’t see that draw coming last night. The compensation is that after some better performances and results, evidence remains that we are far from the finished article.

After failing to score I often look for Kris Commons, who has been the sugar in our tea for much of the last five years. For a period, he crafted openings than the rest of the team put together. Injury and illness restricted Kris to five league starts since Christmas, only (also injured) Tom Rogic comes close to being as effective through the middle.

There are simply not enough of the squad likely to pitch up with a goal.

Once Erik Sviatchenko went off injured, the lack of scoring threat was not the only concern. Let’s hope he’s back for Motherwell on Saturday – and partnering Charlie Mulgrew. Motherwell are on their best form in years, five wins-in-a-row. We’ll need to win all the personal battles at Fir Park.

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  1. God grant eternal rest to John Murphy and may the Spirit of Consolation and Peace be granted to his family.

  2. Thunder Road on




    Do we need to shout Big Hoose once we hear all those fibs uttered?

  3. TBJ has no trust in the PLC on




    Just said the same to my other half. . As time past it was inevitable that John was dead and at least it let’s his family grieve



    Hopefully it also allows the police to investigate his death

  4. Connaire



    We passed by the beautiful monastery a few times but didn’t get to venture in. Today we spent a wee half hour in Our Lady of Fatima church which is just round from the hotel. The stain glass windows and the Baptismal font are worth the visit.



    We’ve loved the city and have agreed that we will definitely come back.



    Ps didn’t realise that St Anthony of Padua should really by of Lisbon!

  5. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Listening to that awful (insert expletive) Doncaster on Shortbread. This is what we’re up against.

  6. TBJ



    I know a few folk who took part in displaying posters etc and H has just read me John’s son’s post in light of the announcement.



    As you’ve said B at least now they can grieve properly.

  7. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Hunderbirds are Gone on 6th April 2016 8:08 pm




    Brilliant. Post of the night so far :)




    Cheers. Was so fed up with the bull we’ve been getting fed the last two days just had to do something!

  8. West End of East End on

    Matt Stewart – Thanks for that link to the Puskas article on page 2 earlier today, was a good read…

  9. TBJ has no trust in the PLC on

    Got a reply from channel 4 regards the zombie family on gogglebox



    They apologised for allowing the orange lodge sectarian mug which breached theit rules and said they blurred it out in later shows



    I replied that I was Disgusted that they will allow a clearly sectarian family to appear especially after them blatantly flaunting sectarianism in their first show. Asked how they would react to a family of kkk or anti semitic .

  10. The concierge, a big Benfica fan, took delight there in telling me that Man City are now getting beat.



    I asked him why I’d care.



    He replied that he assumed I’d support British clubs in Europe.



    I asked him if he’d support Sporting Lisbon :-)



    Ps he now knows the monkeys died.

  11. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Sevco’s best hope for next season lies with the manager. OUR manager. Having Ronny Deila (bolical) in charge is a completely unnecessary and unacceptable risk. Some examples of rotten, listless, insipid performances this season: Malmo (away), Aberdeen (away x2), Molde (home & away), Dundee (home & away), Kilmarnock (x3), Partick Thistle (home), Motherwell (home), Hamilton (away), Ross County (semi final). That’s 14 entirely putrid performances under this under qualified, ill equipped, interloper. There have been plenty of other, moderate performances, but these are the downright rotten ones. If we keep him and his tinkering, strategy free ways he’ll empty the place. Useless. Don’t be fools Celtic. Get rid.

  12. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    Glasstwothirdsfull @ 8;08


    Let me add my congratulations for that post. Your use of humour actually made the pertinent points even more obvious. Very well done.




  13. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Peterlatchord at 9.07 , I heard Doncaster on the Heart radio 1pm news bulletin today going on about how great it was that mob would be in the top league with four o@@ f@@@ games to look forward to.



    Does he know something we don’t as he is being a bit presumptious they will be in the top six after the split next season or is the split being done away with?

  14. Parkheadcumsalford



    I think that was only going to be the case if Hibs won the championship.

  15. Parkheadcumsalford on 6th April 2016 9:30 pm



    I seem to remember that earlier this season there was much talk of league reconstruction or was this a figment of my imagination?




    A certain poster on here was adamant that the SPL would be restructured if Sevco didn’t get promotion last season, it didn’t happen and nothing was restructured.

  16. TBJ has no trust in the PLC on




    It was a big issue when hivs were putting up a challenge to sevco … now the zombies have qualified there’s no neeeeeeeeeeeed

  17. Qatar Money .v. Abu Dhabi Money = 2-2!



    A £Billion+ spent and both their defences are worse than ours.


    Efe H!H!

  18. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    reconstruction is end of next season when sevco are in relegation zone




    I got a link today from my mate that the tgs liars company in South Africa is going t**s up, share price halved in a day.



    Kip time. HH

  20. My boss changed club allegiance four years ago when his club died. Before that, he was always happy to rub my nose in it when the cheating bassas won anything. Now, despite the fact that the new club he adopted, gained promotion to the SPFhell he says nothing. He knows the score.



    And so do we.

  21. What is the Stars on




    I know you are a teacher in a Dublin school,so I presume your boss is a Head Master/Principal in a Dublin school


    Are you serious that he is a supporter of The Forces of Darkness


    Surely that must be illegal


    We had a few head masters in our day who had been thrown out of ISIS and The Gestapo for being too evil but nothing as bad as what you have to face.

  22. WITS: Hilarious. He used to proclaim his ‘support’ but he’s in a minority of one and doesn’t argue against me when I rubbish the ‘return’ notion.



    Doesn’t do my promotion prospects any good either:-)


    Celtic need to provide some leadership to the support just now. We need a cause to rally behind, it’s not a difficult choice what that banner should be.

  24. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    SIPSINI on 6TH APRIL 2016 9:47 PM





    I got a link today from my mate that the tgs liars company in South Africa is going t**s up, share price halved in a day.



    Kip time. HH





    Seems like Winning Captains Karma is kicking in already.



    Maybe King`s company had a contract for Jacob Zuma`s loft extension.



    Totally off topic.




    Has anyone been to the Azores?




    Aye ,loads of folk.





    Hadn’t seen your post but noticed it being mentioned. I’m glad I went back and read it!

  27. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Well not “real” reality, obviously. But what we are supposed to accept as reality!

  28. Head line from newsnow celtic.




    Marco Negri comments on Rangers upcoming clash with Celtic, and European hopes




  29. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Researching famous rebirths (as you do), I came across the following interesting article:



    I tend to believe that the term ‘sequel’ was created for the soul purpose of giving horror movie directors an excuse to bring back their dead villains. Just as there are a ton of comic book rebirths, there are almost as many horror film baddies who have managed to cheat death: Dracula, Jason, Freddy, The Gingerbread Man, Candyman, Pinhead, and the list goes on. What? No zombies? Sorry, but ‘living dead’ is different than re-born.



    Hmmmmmm ;)

  30. As I’m growing more accustomed to the Spanish language (I’m multi, multi lingual noo!) I know that the letter v is pronounced b.



    Soooo, should he be Nacho Nobo?



    Which in Scottish, another of my languages, means, Ya Wee Knob?!

  31. TBJ has no trust in the PLC on




    I disagree … a wee knob has some use .



    Nacho was a semen stain

  32. TBJ



    Heaven forbid yev outed yersel there! :/)



    Ps sack Lawell and play Commons from now until the end of the season and we’ll win the league by a greater points gap than currently exists.