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Cup draw is perfect for Celtic

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Celtic face either Aberdeen or Newco in the Scottish Cup semi-final on 13 or 14 April.  Both potential opponents must have developed a nervous disposition at facing Celtic at Hampden recently, such as been the imperious form of the champions.  This draw is perfect for Celtic.

In the event they overcome Aberdeen in the quarter-final, Steven Gerrard’s men have a punishing schedule before the semi: Hibs (a), Aberdeen (h), Kilmarnock (h), Celtic (a), Hearts (h), Motherwell (a).  That’s each of the other top six teams in succession, followed by a trip to Fir Park, where they dropped points earlier this season.  If Gerrard has hopes of winning the Cup, he would have wanted Celtic at the end of the season, when he would be able to rest some legs.

On Sunday Derek McInnes all but accepted Aberdeen were out of the title race.  They are now 16 points off the pace, although they have an easier run immediately before the semi-final date, facing Celtic (a), Newco (a), Livingston (h), Hearts (a), Motherwell (h) and Dundee (a).  Their form has dropped off a cliff and were it not for their ability to repeatedly mug Newco in Glasgow this season, they would have little hope of reaching the semi.

Celtic have one game fewer than Aberdeen and Newco (who have a replay), and face Aberdeen (h), Dundee (a), Newco (h), St Mirren (a) and Livingston (h).  By the semi-final we should have McGregor, Christie, Rogic, Ntcham and Benkovic back.  We will be as ready as we can be.

I’m still working on my nervous disposition when facing Inverness in the Scottish Cup, but that’s for another day.

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  1. mike in toronto on

    OneM

     

     

    Sitting on a train on a two hour trip to nowhere on my way to a hearing … so, have nothing else to do but lurk …

     

     

    Do I get to do a speech like at the Oscars?

  2. Celtic to quit Scottish football.

     

     

    In a sensational revelation today, it has emerged that Celtic are in discussions to walk away from Scotland.

     

     

    Talks have been held with a Toronto based lawyer who is behind the idea.

     

     

    No further details are available at this stage.

  3. Not complaining but,

     

    Impossible for me to get a podium as to click on the article immediately takes you to an advert.

     

    Only way to see the blog is to click on someone’s comment.

     

     

     

    Anyway it is shaping up to be a lovely spring into summer time for those of a emerald hue.

     

     

    Eurochamps67

  4. Fool Time Whistle 1249am previous article.

     

    Brilliant dissection. I would only remark that this is not unique to Scotland, e.g. Italy and Turkey spring to mind, and there may be more.

     

    HH

  5. MIKE IN TORONTO on 5TH MARCH 2019 12:00 PM

     

    OneM

     

     

    Sitting on a train on a two hour trip to nowhere on my way to a hearing … so, have nothing else to do but lurk …

     

     

    Do I get to do a speech like at the Oscars?

     

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    It would help pass the time, use it at a future Hoot if it coincides with a future visit!!

     

     

    HH

  6. Paul 67

     

    Why, why, why, the continuing reference to “Newco”?

     

    This only perpetuates the myth: New Club please.

     

    Thank you.

     

    HH

  7. FRIESDORFER on 5TH MARCH 2019 12:20 PM

     

    Paul 67

     

    Why, why, why, the continuing reference to “Newco ?

     

    This only perpetuates the myth: New Club please.

     

     

    Thank you.

     

     

    HH

     

     

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    Sevco is my choice A

     

     

    HH

  8. mike in toronto on

    Hrvatski

     

     

    I’m heading to Belleville (home of loyalist college), so an unlikely destination for Celtic, I would think.

     

     

    Since it is on the St. Lawrence river, The area is also known for its scuba diving ( lots of old boats that have been preserved) and drift diving, due to the strong currents.

     

     

    But,put all that together ( loyalist country, current (buns) and diving), and this is how the ‘Celtic to sign Morelos’ Rumors get started😆

  9. mike in toronto on

    OmeM

     

     

    Tried to do my speech, but the train conductor told me to sit down and shut up, or he’d throw me off the train. Obviously a hun😡

  10. Celtic to quit Scottish football – Update

     

     

    Toronto lawyer in secret mission to deliver Celtic into the hands of Canadian loyalists.

  11. mike in toronto on

    Hrvatski

     

     

    Tomorrow’s headline writes itself:

     

     

    And in a sensational twist, as part of the new deal, he will be bringing Larsson with him!

     

     

    They’ll have to read the article to find out it is Seamus Larsson!

     

     

    😆

  12. Tobago Street on

    HRVATSKI JIM on 5TH MARCH 2019 12:34 PM

     

    Celtic to quit Scottish football – Update

     

     

     

    Toronto lawyer in secret mission to deliver Celtic into the hands of Canadian loyalists.

     

     

     

    Lawyer unavailable to comment as there’s been a wildcat rail strike in Canada!

  13. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    Just watched The Chase Australia there on tv and the Aussie

     

    Bradley Walsh Andrew O’keefe asked the contestant ” who

     

    his football team is …CELTIC ”

     

    To which Andrew said ” i better not mention the.. R ..word then ”

     

    ” no ” said Mark ” just Celtic.. Celtic.. Celtic ”

     

    Legend.

     

    Big shout out to A THING OF BEAUTY.. Happy Birthday

     

    I believe BMCUW said 21 today 8-))

     

    H.H Mick

  14. Loads of interesting stuff today.

     

    First one is the the RLS type story of HD SFA / HD FIFA.

     

     

    We have — HD SFA is a low rent bigot who gets chased by civil society for his choice of cartoon entertainment.

     

     

    Then we have — HD FIFA who is in gainful employment with a multi-national football body looking after refereeing matters covering a number of creeds and faiths with no apparent comment regarding his choice of humour.

     

     

    Are these people in anyway related?

  15. Good morning all, Hoopy Celtic to everyone

     

     

    I have very few talents and one I certainly do not have is computer knowledge. I’d say , with regards computers I’m as much use as a one legged man at an arse kicking contest.

     

    If there are any techies out there who could offer a real idiots guide to my problem I’d be very grateful.

     

    My problem is I cannot get sound on You Tube, other sound thingys are ok, but not You tube, and I love my music. I’ve attempted troubleshooting and all the driver carp but to no avail, so should I give up or just slit my wrists. Help please,

     

     

    KINGLubO

  16. Good morning all, Hoopy Celtic to everyone

     

     

    I have very few talents and one I certainly do not have is computer knowledge. I’d say , with regards computers I’m as much use as a one legged man at an arse kicking contest.

     

    If there are any techies out there who could offer a real idiots guide to my problem I’d be very grateful.

     

    My problem is I cannot get sound on You Tube, other sound thingys are ok, but not You tube, and I love my music. I’ve attempted troubleshooting and all the driver carp but to no avail, so should I give up or just slit my wrists. Help please, As Punch would say, I’m at my wits end

     

     

    KINGLubO

  17. Having seen the ‘highlights’ of Aberdeen and Sevco, we don’t have anything to fear here.

  18. fieldofdrams on

    Eurochamps at 12.10

     

     

    I have the same problem. I’m using Safari browser on a iPad. Had no problems till about a week ago. Now, if I click on the article, it takes me to an ad, every time.

     

     

    If I click on the other articles ie the feature ones that don’t have comments, those work ok.

     

     

    I can go into my iPad settings (Settings – Safari – Advanced – JavaScript) and turn off JavaScript, which allows me to go back to CQN and read the article, and post comments, no problem. But the problem then is that most other sites don’t work properly because they need JavaScript running for full functionality.

     

     

    For example, I switch off JavaScript, read CQN, see something that annoys me, and immediately go to Google Images for a pic of say, Christina Hendricks to cheer myself up. But the pics don’t work because JavaScript is off. It’s a problem, right enough.

     

     

    Any techies reading this and know what’s going on?

  19. Pope Frances opens archive on Pius12th

     

     

    https://t.co/VzmHGYiHLt?amp=1

     

     

    HH

     

     

    2ndtimeluckyCsc

     

     

    ……………………………………………

     

     

    Eurochamps67

     

     

    It was a good post which I was looking to repost.not to worry mate.hope all is good with your health

     

     

    HH

  20. First minister says there is no connection between police and stewards hiding behind walls and the throwing of bottles and coins at scottish football matches.

     

     

    😱😅😅😅😅😅😱

  21. To stop ads on CQN if using Chrome –

     

     

    Click on 3 vertical dots at top right corner of the screen

     

     

    Click on Settings

     

     

    Scroll down and click on Advanced

     

     

    From the list that appear click on “content settings”

     

     

    From the next list click on Javasript

     

     

    3 options then appear- on the one called “Block”, click on “Add” then type in “www.celticquicknews.co.uk”

     

     

    No more ads on CQN. Doesn’t affect other sites!

     

     

    Copywright Jobo!

  22. A former referee insists there is a culture of bullying, cronyism and nepotism within the refereeing system in Scottish football. Derek Crothers claims the likes of Andrew Dallas have been fast-tracked to the top regardless of ability. The SFA have denied the accusations. (Daily Mail)

     

     

    Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/competitions/premiership/rumour-mill-over-20m-for-morelos-sinclair-s-celtic-future-in-limbo-bullying-and-nepotism-in-scottish-refereeing-1-4883296

     

     

    Never heard of this guy but apparently was a member of the LRA (amongst other organisations) so should be “well in” with the brothers.

     

    Charlie Richmond and Stephen Craven have made similar accusations in the past.

  23. BR — where are we now?

     

     

    No matter what happens in the future he filled the LL Upper and led us to a double treble with an open top bus ride.

     

     

    Unfortunately it has all gone a bit pear shaped after that.

     

     

    BR and China — when it first came out I thought that it was a cheeky move to up his wages.

     

    Now it seems that he was deadly serious and the wage on offer had turned his head.

     

    DD had his bubble burst — shades of MON / LU in 2002 — and the magic had gone.

     

     

    However at least everything is now out in the open.

     

    A house divided will fall so to get to where we are with chaos in the club is a lucky escape.

     

    BR is good even very good but his big weakness is that he is not as good as he thinks he is.

     

    Money is his God and he will pay a heavy price for that shallowness.

     

     

    Going forward we need a top coach — NL is not the man for next season.

     

    We need to become a buying club with a £10mill net player spend each season.

     

    If they stay for 2 years we can move them on for a profit.

     

    If the stay for 4 / 6 / 8 years we can grow as a team.

     

     

    We need a CEO who can spell a growth agenda.

     

    We need to aim for a £100mill T/O next year at the very least.

     

    We need to rebuild the Main Stand and expand our presence in Glasgow.

     

    The current hotel design is terrible and needs to be re-done with a new Main Stand in mind.

     

     

    Plus PL has to go: he is costing us — directly and indirectly — too much money.

  24. What is the Stars on

    Madmitch

     

     

    Lots of great ideas there

     

     

    I am sure if you email Desmondo and explain your plan to increase our turnover to £100 million next year he would be delighted to sit down and talk to you ( Now there is a man whose God is Money)

     

    He would love to hear how that bumbling incompetent Lawwell has hoodwinked him.

     

     

    Good man

  25. Go tell the Spartim on

    Madmitch

     

     

    As far as the hotel goes, im constantly reminded by a friend from the dark side who works in this field, no one wants to touch the development of it, i suspect for reasons that are not commercial.

  26. WITS @ 1.36

     

     

    PL making a complete erse of it …

     

     

    Top 3 …

     

     

    TM in 2009.

     

    RD debacle in 2014 — coach yes / manager no.

     

    Every July and August with his transfer debacles.

     

     

    LL Upper — closed off costing us £2mill in revenue PA.

     

    Timing of the player spend — haggling over nothing then missing out on players for a specific EU game.

     

    Starting with SN in 2005.

     

     

    The guy is a second rate property bean counter.

     

    If he was any good at his day job he would currently be trying to flog the Forge to a Canadian pension fund.

  27. WITS @ 1.36

     

     

    The Irish Raj that is DD is into arbitrage and thats it.

     

    We are a punt to get into the EPL.

     

    He couldn’t spell growth.

     

     

    If that has to include the TFOD2.1 then the TFOD2.1 will have the full support of CFC whether we like it or not.

     

     

    The need to keep the TFOD2.1 afloat in 2009 helps explain a lot of the goings on at that time.

  28. Compper, Allan & Bayo start for the reserves today. Oko-Flex starts as well but no Karamoko.

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