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Consistency needed before talk of trebles

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This is the last day to complete our survey into who we, the Celtic community, are, our thoughts, values and where we came from.  It’s a short, anonymous, survey, with questions on the Living Wage, the Offensive Behaviour Act, Resolution 12 and other topics, including your view on last week’s referendum.

Thousands of people have already taken part so we will have an excellent insight into what the Celtic community looks like in 2014.  If you’ve not already participated, you can let your voice be heard here.

A European academic has compiled the survey and we’ll publish findings shortly.

It’s refreshing to hear a manager be frank about a sporting forgone conclusion, as Ronny did yesterday, “we are definitely going to win the league”.  More importantly, he added “The goal is the treble”.

For reasons which have never been evident, apart from Jock Stein’s first five seasons, and a gloriously sunny day in 1957, Celtic have underachieved on a massive scale in the League Cup, a trophy we haven’t won in the last five seasons.

It’s maybe been seen as too much of a poor-relation when the team have higher targets in mind, but it’s more accurate to say we have been an ill-prepared soft touch since Jock’s five-in-a-row came to an end.  Superior performances in the Scottish Cup suggest there is more than the randomness of cup football at play in the League trophy.

I never understood the criticisms of Neil Lennon for his ‘failure’ to win the treble.  We achieved this feat only three times in our history.  Even when we won the league, the vast majority of times we failed to win both cups was as a result of defeat to someone other than Rangers, so their liquidation in 2012 should not affect the trend.

Ronny is three games away from his first trophy as a Celtic manager; he will be hot favourite for each of them.  On paper, the Scottish Cup will present no more danger, but winning two cups takes a level of consistency that even the great [and consistent]Celtic teams struggled to achieve.

Before we consider the treble we need to find consistency in the league and Europa League, starting with wins and clean sheets against St Mirren and Dinamo Zagreb.  If we can do this, this could yet be a memorable season.

Remember the survey closes tonight!

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

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    morrissey the 23rd

     

     

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

    That is going to be a great night. I suspect a lot of CQNers wont want to miss that night out and excuse for a gathering. It’s already got a lot of interest from Celtic fans outside the world of CQN and a few well kent faces are coming. I suggest securing a ticket by emailing to arranging payment before it sells out.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BOOKER T

     

     

    Cheers.

     

     

    You might get a kick from my initials in my reply.

     

     

    Bearing in mind yer moniker.

  4. BT,

     

     

    Got it,my wife does FB so might be able to get in contact with her there when he get’s in touch.

     

     

    Bobby,

     

     

    I’m more of a chisel toe man myself,too old for the Winklepickers now. ;-)

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BOOKER T

     

     

    A problem which I appreciate even though it largely doesn’t affect me.

     

     

    You can put anything on my feet,no problem,as I tend to use my hands and knees to get home.

  6. Never mind football !!!!!!!!!

     

    McGinlay making same mistake as Gallacher and Poulter pairing. Nervous first timer Donaldson paired with out of form veteran, Lee Westwood. Get Ronny D in the job quickly.

     

    Good luck Euro.

     

    Lustig and Matthews back in training. Excellent

  7. westies- I thought Gallacher/Poulter was good pairing, SG plays the course well, IP very experienced…….what do I know?

  8. “Even when we won the league, the vast majority of times we failed to win both cups was as a result of defeat to someone other than Rangers, so their liquidation in 2012 should not affect the trend.”

     

     

     

    Paul67,

     

     

    The comment “you/we should be winning trebles since there’s nae rangers” has drove me mental over the last few years.

     

     

    Cheers.

  9. We all know the Deid club are, well deid. Sounding a bit like my old pal KoJo sorry.

     

    Can anyone in Celtic land tell me if they are either legally or technically allowed to have their silly five stars on their shirts and can the Newco mob use the history of Oldco, surely not. If not then , why has no one taken them to task for a breach of rules.

     

    I’d be grateful if someone could finally clear this up for me.

     

    Thanks in advance

     

     

    KINGLuBO

  10. Davidopoulos,

     

     

    We will lose on Saturday and keep a clean sheet.

     

     

    You can put Kojos house on it :)

  11. Why the continued obsession with clean sheets? We will be talking a clean sheet records again in no time. We want to be entertained the Celtic way. Give me a 6-2 on Saturday . 3-4-3 formation at home this weekend should be fine.

  12. Geordie Munro

     

     

    13:27 on 26 September, 2014

     

     

    Davidopoulos,

     

     

    We will lose on Saturday and keep a clean sheet.

     

     

    You can put Kojos house on it :)

     

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    How much is a Las Vegas condo worth?

  13. Summa of Sammi….

     

    13:21 on

     

    26 September, 2014

     

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    Anywhere l can watch the Ryder cup from Oz..?

     

     

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    It’s being played in Scotland mate.

  14. kinglubo

     

     

    13:19 on 26 September, 2014

     

    We all know the Deid club are, well deid. Sounding a bit like my old pal KoJo sorry.

     

    Can anyone in Celtic land tell me if they are either legally or technically allowed to have their silly five stars on their shirts and can the Newco mob use the history of Oldco, surely not. If not then , why has no one taken them to task for a breach of rules.

     

    I’d be grateful if someone could finally clear this up for me.

     

    Thanks in advance

     

     

    We live in Scotland.

     

     

    That’s your answer.

     

     

     

     

    KINGLuBO

  15. bournesouprecipe

     

    13:38 on

     

    26 September, 2014

     

    If your bored at work just think how you’d feel if you were watching ‘the Gowf’ on Sky.

     

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    I’m bored at work and gutted I can’t watch the golf.

  16. bournesouprecipe on

    Bawsman

     

     

    I’m not at work and bored watching the golf, to the extent I’m considering an ironing.

     

     

    Jobo Balde CSC

  17. Bsr,

     

     

    Vgood:)

     

     

     

    Sloleybhoy,

     

     

    6-2 will do me fine. Especially after going behind

     

     

     

    Masochist csc

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