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Fastest, fittest, Celtic, what Ashley has left

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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. When was the last time Dundee Utd beat Celtic, I can’t for the life of me remember and I don’t think these three games will be any different, Utd are in freefall since Zig and Zag joined the Hoops, tht was the last straw on their already downward spiral…

  2. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    sandman

     

     

    19:42 on 2 March, 2015

     

     

    Think if you read back, it was you, not me, who used the word “funny” ……. In fact, “funny ” would be the last word I would have used to describe your original post …..

  3. Plenty of flares at the Olympic stadium in Rome.

     

     

    Smsm sending emails to UEFA.

     

     

    HH!!

  4. Sandman

     

     

    If you think that makes you a better Tim than me, well, I couldn’t really give; go ride yer hand.

     

     

    ………………………………………………………..

     

     

    No, not a better Tim than you, but you are a bigger TUBE than me.

     

     

    And you’re not funny.

     

     

    Small or tall.

  5. Dundee Utd score more than 2goals( changed it from 1)in the 3 games against us…well .i will vote Labour in the GE..maybe not…but they wont..and neither will i….

  6. Philbhoy

     

     

    20:00 on 2 March, 2015

     

     

    Sandman

     

     

    If you think that makes you a better Tim than me, well, I couldn’t really give; go ride yer hand.

     

     

    ………………………………………………………..

     

     

    No, not a better Tim than you, but you are a bigger TUBE than me.

     

     

    And you’re not funny.

     

     

    Small or tall.

     

     

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    Takes one to know one, sweettits.

  7. bournesouprecipe

     

     

    19:54 on 2 March, 2015

     

     

    Sandman

     

     

    Wee Joe had everybody hooked.

     

     

     

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    Ha, very good, I’ll save that one.

     

     

    You can’t beat throwing in the ‘funny how’ non-sequitur when the piss-taking begins.

  8. geordie munro

     

     

    I know that.

     

     

    I was trying to be facetious!

     

     

    :-)

     

     

    HH!!

  9. mighty tim supporting wee Oscar on

    Greeninbingley thank you for all your help. We are arriving on 9th April and leave on the 14th. Staying first 2 nights at the Scandic HolmenKollen Park hotel then 3 nights in Best Western Apartment hotel. If you are available anytime during our stay would love to meet up and buy you a couple of beers. Maybe catch the hoops game and have a wee Nordic hootenany.

     

    I will ask Paul 67 for your email address if that’s ok or if any of the bhoys who have both ours could send it I would be grateful.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    KTF

     

     

    UTLR

  10. Captain Beefheart on

    Talking about little people/dwarves, how the hell do the PC huns call the little people? Midgets? One loses track with the PC Loons.

     

     

    Unusually, the crap ITV had a fascinating documentary about a dwarf family who survived a Nazi death camp. If memory serves, they referred to themselves as dwarves, hence the PC loons probably don’t call them dwarves.

  11. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    Sandman

     

    An excellent post at 18:58 but spoiled a `little` with your choice of ending.

     

    JJ

     

     

    PS You had me hooked as well to the extent I had decided against posting the above comment !

  12. evening ..

     

    just catching up .. noticed Thunder Road posted, welcome back.

     

    HH

  13. BSR,

     

     

    Agreed re Jackie Mac, he shouldd have a fine managerial career ahead of him.

     

     

    The odds are against us with DU, but as you mention we have hurt them already with SA and GMS

     

     

    HH

     

    gsu

  14. Just saw Goram on SSN

     

     

    Growing up i doubt there is anyone hated more than that man…

     

     

    maybe Albertz

     

     

    The 90s really were a horrible time to be Celtic fan

     

     

    I was only a wain in the 80s so boys like him were real life villians to me and my brother and we could never seem to get the better of them

     

     

    Thanks to my Da for keepin the faith

     

     

    Great times my fhriends great times

     

     

    B-)

  15. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    bognorbhoy

     

    I didn`t see the Thunder Road post but I extend the welcome. A top bloke is Thunder Road.

     

    Cheerio for now.

     

     

    JJ

  16. hun skelper

     

    18:43 on

     

    2 March, 2015

     

    That’s adam Johnson Donald ducked by the looks of it, silly boy

     

     

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    Every man should be blessed with at least one daughter………….”Silly boy”??????? He’s about 27 ffs

  17. Catching up.

     

     

    Since I can remember I’ve always strongly disliked the term Roman Catholic. My old da always claimed it was a term used by bigots to alienate us and make us foreign, different and outsiders. I once told the story of him pulling up the sign at my primary school because the new one had RC on it.

     

     

    I was excited more than delighted by Ronny’s appointment. Like many I wanted something more continental and modern in outlook.

     

     

    I was worried for several months but stated I thought it ridiculous to be calling for his head. Some team selections (Berget playing having only signed a day or two previously) were bizarre.

     

     

    However, since before Christmas things have really picked up. The team are playing with confidence, guile and no little skill.

     

     

    It’s still early days though and I think with some Celtic supporters the hyperbole from the critics in the early part of the season is equally matched by those going over the top with the recent upturn.

  18. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    Oh, just remembered. Rumour among the Arabs that jacke Mac is leaving/resigning.

     

    JJ

  19. lennon's passion on

    The Chinese have apologised for a serious mistake in their calendar. Apparently this is not the year of the Sheep.

  20. “Goram on SSN”

     

     

    Can anyone imagine any Celtic player back in the day having his photo with the Provos then going on to have a media presence.

  21. What is the Stars on

    Beleive or not I didn’t fancy ronny when he was appointed

     

    But I made sure to keep my reservations about him to myself and see how the season would pan out….

     

     

    North Korean celtic quick news

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