Celtic will weep


There are probably a dozen important metrics to measure Celtic’s health: total revenue, commercial revenue, merchandising sales, trophies, European progress, but the most important long term indicator of the club’s health is the is demand for season tickets, which not only sold out this week, but did so in record time.

Three years ago, the upper tier of the Lisbon Lions stand was covered in advertising tarpaulin.  Brendan Rodgers’ arrival changed that, but his departure changed nothing. Now, the task for Celtic, is to keep the kettle boiling without the perma-tanned one.

My suspicion is, there is going to be an intensity about the next two seasons as Nine and Ten come into focus.  These will be leagues for the ages, we all want to be there.

But the football business is never simple, even if the next two seasons go to plan.  Football does not stop at Ten, but getting there changes everything.

Alexander the Great wept when there were no more worlds to conquer.   11, 12 or whatever-in-a-row would all be just another season for Celtic fans, what number do we chase with any conviction then?  This is very much a First World problem, can you imagine how losing the next two leagues to Celtic will affect our supposed rivals?

Celtic the Great will weep at having no more records to chase, but, goodness, the bitter realisation of historic and perhaps permanent failure – knowing the best you can hope for is second to Celtic – that will threaten the viability of some.

I’m enjoying these times.  Every minute of them.  You have a good weekend.

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  1. Another from Big (Mrs) Virgil. 3 – 0 at half time. Celtic, of course, made her(him) the player she(he) is….

  2. Scotland 11/1 to win on Sunday



    Got to be worth a few sheckels



    Did the American pundit call a Scottish player a “gamer?” It’s not e sports hen

  3. CELTIC40ME, England are one of the favourites for the tournament. Our next opponents (next Friday afternoon) are Japan who were world champions in 2011 and have also been beaten finalists.


    So it’s a really tough ask for Scotlands girls. But you never know….

  4. I fear that’s our interest in Turnbull finished, Celtic won’t pay over 3 mil for him ,or be held to ransom again by the mother’s, remember the goalie fiasco . A fellow poster also mentioned a England u21 6ft 2″ centre half from Liverpool out of contract .guess where he will end up , slippy will be well aware of him . I fear there is no ambition with unfortunately the people who matter at the club .

  5. Celtic Champs Elect on

    Hey Guys now with a wee haul bochtel of Volnay in me from earlier I was just thinking about kitalba pabloanblanque


    Awe naw and kojo



    I was at my cousins funeral a young lady called Brenda who was 59 and died with the big C RIP Brenda anyway she shyed away from the RC church as she had a few sore ones over her life losing her mum and her sister and her sisters daughter you could say there was a right good smell of steak pie add the family but they were family and won’t mind me saying that



    So Brenda decides to have a humanist funeral and she picked all her favourite songs which got me thinking that for tonight on CQN and you join in if you want or not what 5 songs would like played at your funeral:-)))



    My first sons would be this one




  6. FAIRHILL BHOY @ 7:26 PM,



    Cheers for that, caught up with the aul’ Celtic Guardians..:)



    Hail Hail




    One of my faves…….though that 9 min40 sec version would have to finish in’t pub.

  8. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Anybody know where you can watch the cup final ? I don’t have CTV

  9. What a beautiful 4th goal from Girl of the Match, Madamoisele Henry. 4-0 France

  10. !!Bada Bing!! on

    The negativity in here is frightening, Neil was right a few weeks ago, when he said a generation of Celtic fans have never known failure…..i have,and a lot more…….

  11. Celtic Champs Elect on

    VP classic tune from the boss



    I have seen him live 5 times he is the best without a doubt



    I have seen the stones floyd Jean michel jarred Alice Cooper lynard skinnsrd the eagles poison deep purple Inxs salvation Midge ure first band deep purple and last but not least dire straits who come a close second to the boss

  12. Celtic Champs Elect on 7th June 2019 9:21 pm




    Re funeral songs.



    Chosen mine a long time ago. ‘Rockin’ Bones’ The Cramps






    I wanna leave a happy memory when I go


    I wanna leave something to let the whole world know


    That the rock in roll daddy has a done passed on


    But my bones will keep a-rockin’ long after I’ve gone

  13. TheLurkinTim on

    Av still got a bunch of carbon shafted clubs…looking for a good home…embdy?



    I believe that Celtic had complete knowledge of what went on regards Res 12 and their reluctance to deal with it confirms this .They will believe it,s not personal, it,s just business



    To the Res 12 guys ,you have my utmost respect for all your work and commitment to get to the truth .



    The question is …..



    If a similar situation arises regards Sevco 2012 needing European money to keep the blue pound lights on what would Celtic do this time .



    Thankfully Sevco is a well run club and we will never know the answer to that question.





    That question will be asked in terms of assurances and prevention.

  15. Great opening game in the women’s world cup.



    Looking forward to Sunday.





    Maybe if you contact the CQN Open organisers they might take them off your hands or perhaps raffle them at the forthcoming event – the email is cqngolf@gmail.com

  17. CELTIC CHAMPS ELECT on 7TH JUNE 2019 10:09 PM


    Oglach the cramps sound like Alvin Stardust:-)))



    Worthy of a ban :)

  18. glendalystonsils on




    Huns will no be pleased . That’ll put a dent in their penalty tally.

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