Fifa, Keane, Davie Hay


And, they, gave us………. Davie Hay.  Enormous thanks to Davie Hay for coming onto the blog this morning.  It was great to read his responses on playing for and managing Celtic.  If you missed him, catch up from 09:44 here, you’ll enjoy it.

At the risk of commenting on Roy Keane when few of us know much about what happened last night….  I remain pleased we didn’t appoint him manager in the summer.  Very pleased.

Really disappointed at the outcome of the Fifa investigation into the awarding of the Fifa World Cups for 2018 1nd 2022, although, as I type that sentence, the reasons perhaps become clear.  As with all of these things, I’m specifically thinking about the Lord Nimmo Smith SPL inquiry here, football governing bodies ask the questions they want answered.  It’s not the independence of the investigator which is important, it’s who sets the scope of investigation.

You can get copies of Caesar & the Assassin, Billy McNeill and Davie Hay’s accounts of managing Celtic from Jock Stein’s departure until the appointment of Liam Brady, here.

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  1. tictaewin


    too old now for a golf apprenticeship, but


    respect to you for learning that demoralising game.


    H.H Mick

  2. A different story emerging re the Keano incident. Story now is that the guy is known to Keane and has had previous altercation with him. Guy goes up to Keane and asks him to sign book, Keane smelling a rat says no. Guy laughing starts tearing pages out of book and throwing them around. Keane brushes past him and guy throws himself to ground in a dramatic fall & pretends to be injured. Unluckily for him entire incident captured on CCTV..

  3. sipsini



    Andy needs to win in straight sets to go through.


    And not necessarily in that order.

  4. STBF


    It may have escaped your notice but the Russia of today is a capitalist country.




    The peoples of east Ukraine refuse to be governed by a motley crew of neo facists.



    You have to realise the western media is not reporting whats actually happening there.


    If your on FaceBook look at Graham Philips page as he is out there on the ground making videos and telling whats really happening.

  5. big-cup-winners



    19:45 on 13 November, 2014





    How much do you get for a ginger bottle these days ?






    2 Sevcos with a car park thrown in for good measure!



    HH jamesgang

  6. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    State Aid !!!!



    The way the zombies are going they might have to ask bob geldof to assemble a charity concert at ibrokes

  7. Read back on the Davie Hay Q&A, great stuff from the legend that is the quiet assassin.



    Dallas dallas stole my thunder, Davie in the Jinky/Bobby testimonial was a sight to behold, the chant of “we want Hay” went round the whole ground time after time but sadly our wish was never realised. That was one brilliant emotional night, may only have been a friendly but a 4-1 win v Tommy Doc’s team, Davie Hay back in the hoops and the wee men’s boots being thrown into the jungle meant the deid team’s tatty treble meant eff all.



    Best testimonial ever, by a distance.

  8. Hello Melbourne Mick



    I’m not really one for videos or magazines, everything is ver 2D if you like, and it’s almost impossible to show how the body really reacts during a golf swing.


    It’s prob best to keep things as simple as possible, untechnical kinda thing.


    That said I quite like the instruction by this guy Paul Wilson ( not ours from the 70s)







  9. State Aid – Huns beelin again, will they never learn.



    James Gang, apologies you responded to a comment I made on here. I actually was called out immediately after I posted and therefore did not read till much later. Sorry!

  10. Taraungabhoy, when u home next?will sort tickets for games you are here for.let me know dates.just learned how tae use this iPad.technophobe big time.been lurking for ages,now can join in the blog.hows life wi yea.?give all the family a hug from me,T and J.



  11. Jamesgang.



    Are you coming into the Blane Valley tomorrow for a wee drink with a few CQNers, Kits departing back to Oz at the weekend, and Estadio is going on his travels again, Just a farewell drink for the bhoys.

  12. sunny calmachie on




    Was it elbows McCulloch?


    Just when you said that he threw himself to the ground in a dramatic fall & pretends to be injured. .??



    Happy Celticing

  13. Russia ready for WC2018 ??? Aye.


    They don’t pay Fabio Capello for five months. Next Russia game against Austria might be the last one with Capello on the bench. There are some rumours Capello will go to FIFA soon to get his money back. Russian FA confirmed there is not one ruble for Fabio wages. Empty, empty, empty.Capello could change his rubles in June and get GBP 4 300 000 . If he could change his rubles today, he would get GBP 3 370 000. It’s galloping inflation.

  14. Well done and well said Wigan footballer James Mclean.



    Finally someone articulating what is behind all this poppycock.



    Here´s someone who refuses to acquiese.



    Can we say the same about our lazy journalists?

  15. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Goldstar, sorry. I agree, it was the best & most emotional testimonial I have attended.



    Jimmy throwing his boots into the Jungle just made it even better.



    Kenny got a hat trick that night on top of his winner v England the previous saturday. Davie and Celtic are a great match.



    On & off the pitch, he done us proud.



    As others have pointed out, we never lost one great player when Davie left but two as it made George Connelly feel even more vulnerable and didn’t end well.



    Imagine how great our team would have been with Danny, Kenny, Davie and George playing in it for a number of years. What could have been.

  16. Davie Hay will be at the Greenock CSC on Friday 21st November for CQN’s official launch of Caesar & The Assassin. There will be other guests of honour too – more on that early next week.



    Tickets are priced on a pay what you can basis ( min £1 and max £10) – with ALL the door money for what promises to be another packed out night for CQN in Greenock, will be donated to Inverclyde Foodbank, which is supported by the Greenock CSC. We also ask that you bring along a bag with Christmas theme as a donation for the food bank – if you forget there’s a Tescos across the road!



    You can get tickets from me – david@cqnmagazine.com – tell us how much you can pay per ticket and we will send you a paypal link.

  17. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Corky / BT / Che / sips



    Hanging around EEF Row airport…. Trying not to hit the swally until I’m on the big bird



    Sips … Maybe JH is away for an interview at Ibrokes .. To be fair he was a pretty good penalty box player for a brown nosing brown brogued fat guy

  18. Dallas- indeed what could that team have been. Supplemented by the next litter coming through, Aitken, Burns, McCluskey and useful signings like Craig, Stanton, Doyle.


    Ach well……..

  19. tictaewin


    Thanks for that video, i learned in the first


    few minutes why i’m a diddy it’s the coiling


    of the body, need to get the princess to rub


    some of that WD 40 into my bones.


    H.H Mick

  20. Just read back to Davie Hay’s posts.



    What a man he was – and is – for us.



    I would love to see him back in our club.

  21. mike in toronto on

    just listening to some great music while I review some documents… and the music is so good (my favourite song in the last few years), I thought I would share it with you all. I know some of you know and love it already, but for the rest of you … enjoy Be Good by Gregory Porter.