Fastest, fittest, Celtic, what Ashley has left


A little over two months ago Celtic lost at Tannadice and dropped two points at home to Ross County.  After our disastrous August, and home defeat to Hamilton in October, this December blow put Celtic on the canvas one more time.  I was getting calls from Norway “Are you still backing Ronny?” The transformation since has been enormous.

For much of the first half yesterday Celtic were disjointed, not untypical of a team returning from a European disappointment, but despite this, the support knew – actually knew – not to be too concerned.  Things would come together, and even if they didn’t yesterday, they would next time out, and for the rest of the season.

We have purpose and direction.  The first goal arrived courtesy of Aberdeen’s adherence to the oft-discredited man-for-man marking system, but thereafter, the goals, in fact, pretty much all attacks, came courtesy of the fastest, fittest, Celtic team you have ever seen.

Who do you want standing behind an opponent? One of the wealthiest people in the land, or a “glib and shameless liar”? I’d rather the latter, thank you.

As well as being a tax convict, Dave King sat on the Rangers board for a decade as it spiraled towards liquidation. He sat on the board which failed to make provisions for the HMRC tax case – and it was this specific failure, not the tax case, which led to the club being sold to a liquidation specialist for £1.

He campaigned relentlessly against newco, oft repeating his vision of ‘competing with Celtic’, while many of us considered the club should prioritise paying its bills and living within its means.

It seems certain that at some point between now and Friday he will be in de facto control, although his eligibility as a director appears doomed, should rules be applied.

Some will celebrate whenever Mike Ashley’s men depart the scene, but this is in keeping with their many earlier celebrations. Here’s a prediction for you: go back and read what the LibDems said after their people got into cabinet. ‘Once we saw what was under the bonnet, it became clear we couldn’t do what we wanted to do’. I reckon you’re going to hear a version of that in the months to come. Even today, Dave King has no idea what Mike Ashley has left him. All we really know is that the representatives of one very wealthy man are about to leave the scene.

Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket to the CQN11 St Patrick’s Dinner at the Kerrydale Suite on Friday 13th March. If you would like details, let me know, celticquicknews@gmail.com

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  1. jungle jim hot smoked



    16:34 on 2 March, 2015


    Geordie Munro,


    I remember you saying you hoped we would not get Roy Keane because you there was a Norwegian guy you hadn`t heard of yet but he was a better manager than Jock Stein, Brian Clough and Jose Mourinho combined…….or have I got that wrong?









    The way I’s heard it telt (this is best done in captain jack sparrow accent by the way….) is that it was the bold Geordie himself and no other who Telt Peter Lawell about the young viking warrior…..



    HH jamesgang

  2. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    JonnyRambo67. Dont change a winning team the first rule of football management. H.H.

  3. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on



    Estadio is currently touring Asia, and doing a mighty fine job of it too. You can follow him on Facebook – Matt In-Asia.

  4. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    tonydonnelly67 17:06 on 2 March, 2015






    Very profound! :-)

  5. Tic had a wee bit of a mental block in the first half, naturally with an away loss in the EUROPA cup, but got back to the business side of the game in the second half, aberdeen where blowing it out there arses half an hour to go, there are not to many players around as fit as Celtic, apart maybe Barca.

  6. Have just seen a wee soul in Luton airport witha poly bag saying ‘Rangers’ on it.



    How quaint


    How retro



    What might have been in it?


    Bomber’s elusive deids (sic)



    HH jamesgang

  7. lennon's passion on




    17:15 on 2 March, 2015



    Don’t tell him the EGM has been moved to Glasgow.

  8. TD



    I thought petrofac. Then I remembered, nope. They’re going to win petrofac all.



    Lennon’s Passion


    He looked a wee soul. He’d get killed and eaten in Glasgow. Even the bits like bearsden!



    HH jamesgang

  9. JonnyRambo67 on

    Joe Filippis Haircut


    17:01 on



    JonnyRambo67. Dont change a winning team the first rule of football management. H.H.






    We change the team just about every week???????

  10. judester



    15:43 on 2 March, 2015


    Jonny the tim


    Its gone.Sold out to JC.If it can be helped dont go to the main players.Check out GTs website.Will let u know if hear anything else.







    Thanks for that. JC seems to be taking up a lot of licences at the moment.







  11. Ronny was our PLG.



    While the Gers players hated PLG and all he stood for, eating correctly, extra exercise, healthy living, with all the media pressure, which the fans bought into, Mr Murray backed his captain and sacked him.




    We stood by him and had confidence to give him more time.


    Would we have done this if we were second in the league, 10 points behind, with no games on hand. We will never know.

  12. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Adam Johnston (Sunderland) arrested in connection with sexual activity with a under 16 year old girl.

  13. The reality of Ronny’s reign is that the results prior to the Holiday in Gran Canaria were not good. We were brutal in Europe and had dropped as many points in the SPFL as we had in the entire previous season. Many including me were worried, some may have called for his head and ok that would have been premature. However I feel all Celtic Supporters wanted him to succeed and all are rejoicing in both the results and quality of the football being played since the team returned.. Point scoring on who said what is childish, look at any live updates blog, someone posts “Hook Kris, he is a waste of a jersey” cue Kris scores a screamer 2 minutes later. I doubted Ronny, I’ve been proved wrong and I’m thrilled about it.

  14. Guidetti reminds me of Bram K, a few good games and their agents have them on the move to elite clubs. Very unsettling for the players.

  15. bournesouprecipe on

    Won’t be long now till the Sons of Struth start setting about the Real Rangers men.

  16. evening folks. it must feel like you only ever see me when the begging bowl is out – well it is – but this time its different (aye right – Ed).



    My younger son , Caoilfhinn is taking part in a pilgrimage this July , where he and 27 other pupils from his school are taking 14 physically challenged children with them to Lourdes . Not just them , obviously – there will be staff as well but the children are responsible for the welfare of their ‘charge’ for the duration of the pilgrimage – it’s a lot of work for young people to commit to and I’m proud of him and his classmates .



    In order to raise funds , he’s taking part in a leg wax – I know – but kids , what they like ?



    If you can spare a pound or a euro , please go to






    and donate .



    thank you – i know you get asked for a lot , but every pound or euro will help .




  17. Captain Beefheart on




    No excuses for calling for the head of Ronny. It is a hunnish mentality which lacked basic intelligence.



    People are quite right to have a go at the green huns.

  18. bournesouprecipe



    17:44 on 2 March, 2015


    jamesgang @ 17.15



    Their history?






    Mibbees aye


    Mibbees aye



    It was a wee bag and seemed quite empty. In a wee forlorn ‘we thought we were ra peepul what’s gone wrong?’ kinda fashion.



    Hubris. Cannae whack it.



    HH jamesgang

  19. themaestro72 on

    Good to see so many on here supporting Ronny. Let’s all hope it continues even if we don’t win the treble. Let’s be honest and remember back to Murrayfield and I don’t think many would have foreseen talk of the league, never mind a treble.



    All of this great football with only 1 striker on the park… who would have thought it?




  20. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    With grateful thanks to Hebcelt I have secured two lounge passes and tickets for Zbyszek and dick Byrne


    As the latter doesn’t post much on here now and I’ve lost his contact details can someone contact him and ask him to get in touch


    Cheers bhoys

  21. Captain Beefheart on

    Murray field.



    We shouldn’t have been playing there.


    NL left us.


    Our board didn’t invest.


    Our players embraced chumposity.

  22. Winning the Championship and one of the cup competitions will be a great start for Ronnie’s managerial stint at Celtic. Probably good for the SPL. If one of the Cup competitions went elsewhere.

  23. Greeninbingley on

    mighty tim supporting wee Oscar


    15:34 on


    2 March, 2015



    No bother at all. Yes, I have been living in Oslo for nearly 4 years now – might be time to change the moniker, eh.



    The big Copenhagen boat is fab – you leave Oslo 4.45pm and just sitting in one of the bars on the top deck is magic, watching the scenery slipping by before going down to dinner – the food is a self-service buffet but it is first class, super-fresh seafood out of this world, and a big carvery.



    Me and the Ghirl got a passage and a cabin, dinner included, for about GBP80, mind, that was a couple of years ago. We flew back to Oslo from Copenhagen, which is cheap and only takes an hour or so.



    Alternatively, there are a couple of boats that do evening dinner cruises from Oslo round the Oslofjord for a few hours.



    As I say, let me know if there is anything I can do mate, and will be glad to meet up for a Ringnes or two when you are here.




  24. Listening to radio Clyde news on the way home tonight.


    Did I hear correctly that Celtic fans have been reported for sectarian singing coming back from the Inter game?

  25. Alfie Noakes on



    18:00 on


    2 March, 2015


    Winning the Championship and one of the cup competitions will be a great start for Ronnie’s managerial stint at Celtic. Probably good for the SPL. If one of the Cup competitions went elsewhere.





    You CANNOT be serious !!!



    We want a treble – Ronny wants a treble – we deserve a treble.



    We WILL get the treble

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