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    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Forster ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    Lustig ::::::::::::::: Ambrose :::::::::::::::::: Wilson ::::::::::::: Izaguirre



    Forrest ::::::::::::: Wanyama :::::::::::::: Mulgrew :::::::::::: Samaras



    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Commons :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Hooper ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    subs: Zaluska, McCourt, Miku, Kayal, Lassad, Ledley, McGeouch

  2. Muscat_Bhoy1264 on

    Go on Celtic. I love Celtic Hearts games. It’s great to beat the second most bigoted team in Scotland. One of my first games was in the cup when Van Hoijdonk scored around the 90th minute to give us the lead. What an atmosphere and what a game!

  3. C’mon the Hoops!



    A bit disappointed, and slightly baffled, that young Tony Watt is not on the bench.






    Very strong line-up ‘tho.




  4. Muscat_Bhoy1264 on

    That’s a great looking team. Anyone agree with me that the best thing about this team is that no one knows just how good they are? All hungry players trying to be at their peak, it’s a good time to be a Celtic fan. Almost as good a time to be a Stirling Albion fan too though!

  5. Good to see Mulgrew taking on the role vacated by Ki – take the ball, find a pass, long range/short range. I’d imagine the tacking/winning the ball will largely be the responsibility of big Vic, then move it on to Mulgrew to push forward or find the killer pass.



    He might even do it better than Ki ;)

  6. Hail Hail ghuys. Not posted for a long time. Been a tough year or two even with all the fun things going on in the background! Hope you are all well. Hell I know most of you are :)

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    That’s a good shout, he’s an immense player. I’d be lying if I said I’d thought he would be this good when he joined the club. This game is making me feel homesick. I’m going to listen to Caledonia by Frankie Miller whilst looking out at the palm trees!

  8. A good result today please Celtic to cheer me up after not getting Glastonbury tickets for the first time in the 21st century.

  9. I was expecting a massive headline to the supercaley one all these years ago …



    Come on scottish media ??? You must do better ya soup taking poodles



    Stirling snipers shoot the zombies servco are barely solvent?






    Not surprising really is it

  10. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    “Dad Dad wake up Celtic are on in ten minutes and can I borrow money”



    Clever my bhoy even though he has yet to grasp the concept of lending



    I hope we annihilate this mob today. Never been big on subservient huns



    I have a good bhoy ;-)




  11. Muscat_Bhoy1264 on

    Trivia Question: How many Celtic players have been capped by England while playing for Celtic? I can only think of Alan Thompson. I thought about Paul Elliot but he was never capped by England.

  12. Workman-like Line-up..






    Ah wid switch Efe and Darlin’ Charlie,if Ah hiv Ma Druthers.







    Still, Laughin’

  13. skippy in the studio with Neil Mccann.



    If McCann had two contracts does that mean he earned 60 pieces of silver?

  14. Last post there has come up as ‘your comment is awaiting moderation’ is this a new feature? Could have done with that when idigenous Scot ‘ Saltires en Seville’ was posting about Aiden McGeady.

  15. The las time we played was against Spartak Moscow and I spent the entire game posting updates. I believe that was appreciated. Not today.


    Why? I’ll be telling all in a few weeks time.

  16. Good morning CQNers.


    Sadly I missed yesterday’s frolics from Bannockburn but hopefully it will make for some comic reading after Mass today.


    It looks like Neil has chosen a strong side and we should prove too strong for the Hertz in the CP sunshine.




  17. Skippy in the studio with EBT McCann.



    Looking for a good performance from you Scott – tell it like it is!




  18. Come on bhoys even my moderation comment is awaiting moderation


    I guess I may be forced to read yesterday’s posts

  19. worth a repost –





    07:44 on


    7 October, 2012




    Published on Sunday 7 October 2012 00:22



    IN A sense, you’ve got to hand it to Andy Goram. No matter how much nonsense he comes out with, he always seems to have an outlet all too willing to take his words seriously.



    As if he is some kind of neutral observer on the affairs of Rangers and Celtic, a voice of reason passing down pearls of wisdom. It’s a credit to his brilliance as a goalkeeper that he is still deemed relevant, that he can still command columns and spreads in newspapers and air-time on radio with his Old Firm schtick, while the ugly side of his story is quietly forgotten for the sake of a revelation that – shock, horror – he’s tipping Rangers to beat Celtic the next time they meet.



    He spoke during the week of his longing for Rangers and Celtic to come out of the hat together in the League Cup quarter-final draw, a wish he wasn’t granted. Had it happened, Goram said he would have gone to his bookies and backed Rangers. “I really want to play Celtic, I really would,” he said. “I wouldn’t fear for Rangers. That game would take care of itself.”



    Indeed it would, but not in the way Goram says. This season, Rangers haven’t been able to beat Peterhead, Berwick, Annan or Queen of the South and their players have just been lacerated by their management for a feeble performance against Forres Mechanics. Yet Goram pronounces that he’d lump his money on them getting a victory against a team that has just won a Champions League match in Moscow, their sixth consecutive game unbeaten in Europe. In fairness, what else did we expect Goram to say? You don’t buy a horse and expect it to moo, do you?



    We live in a democracy and everybody’s entitled to their opinion, but Goram’s prominence in the media is still troubling, not for his understandable, but sometimes utterly daft, pro-Rangers assertions, but because of his back story.



    John Terry is currently getting hauled over the coals for his racist moment in an incident with the QPR defender, Anton Ferdinand. Terry has been found guilty of deliberately causing offence with his sick remarks to Ferdinand and he’s paying a price for that now – albeit a lenient one in terms of the games he is banned for – and will continue to do so in the future. The stigma of this episode is never going to leave Terry. It’ll be a stain on his character for the rest of his days.



    In his own background, Goram has a similar tale and it’s always been something of a puzzle why he’s been able to move on from it so effortlessly. About four years ago he told a story from his playing days in the heat of battle against Celtic. He recounted facing a penalty against Pierre van Hooijdonk in 1996, a penalty the goalkeeper saved, as was his wont when he was in prime. Taking this trip down memory lane, Goram said that once he’d beaten away the Dutchman’s effort he went to Van Hooijdonk and, paraphrasing in the telling of the story, called him a “non-white, unclean, non-Protestant with no father”.



    In terms of bigotry and racism it was a tour de force but the admission came and went and still Goram is wheeled out to offer his verdict on the Old Firm as if his opinion is worth listening to. His autobiography, published three years ago, offered more glimpses of his other side. He recounts a yarn about a visit to a pub in west Belfast, a hang-out for supporters of the Ulster Volunteer Force. At the time, Goram was reading about the Shankill Butchers, the 1970s loyalist throat-slashing murder gang.



    “I was told someone wanted to meet me,” writes Goram. “When I got up there, the man in question was a huge lad and he said: ‘Pleased to meet you, Goalie. I’m Big Sam [McAllister], the Shankill Butcher’.” Goram claims that he initially thought Big Sam was an actual butcher not one of the Butchers, despite being immersed in a book about their history. “So, yes,” he writes, “I’ve met men deeply involved with the UVF and been in their company on fleeting occasions. But terrorist sympathiser? No… Rumours and innuendo started to paint a picture of me: Andy Goram, hard-drinking, hell-raising bigot, friend of the UVF. I’d unwittingly add to that perception by wearing a black armband in a match against Celtic soon after (King Rat) Billy Wright was shot three times and killed by an Irish National Liberation Army assassination squad inside the Maze prison.”



    Unwittingly? Goram wore a black armband in a game at Ibrox five days after Wright was killed, claiming later it wasn’t in memory of Wright but his aunt Lily who had passed away four months earlier. Now, there will be those who say that this was all in Goram’s past and that it has no relevance to what he is doing now, but it’s hard to look at him and not think about the Van Hooijdonk moment and wonder what the hell are we doing as a media giving him a platform.



    Goram induces a sense of nausea in this space. Forget the barmy “let’s be having you” remarks directed at Celtic last week on the day they beat Spartak Moscow – he came across like the Black Knight in Monty Python: “Your arm’s off – ’Tis but a flesh wound”.



    But there is one column I would like to read, an explanation of the Van Hooijdonk incident and what he thinks about it now.



    It might not be spoken about these days, but it’s always there in his background and it’s a wretched thing.

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    Good shout, not sure if he was capped by England though. Absolute Celtic legend he was though. Used to live near Sicily in Calabria. It’s a nice part of the world down there.

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