Foundation, Jozo, rest or pay consequences


Over 100 volunteers will be at and around Celtic Park tomorrow for the Foundation bucket collection. Do me a favour, thank them for what they’re doing on our behalf. The work of the Foundation is changing lives for the better. This month it reaches parts of our own community who really need the help. It’s a great thing.

It’s no surprise Jozo Simunovic is attracting interest. After an injury-riddled start to his Celtic career he’s shown why we paid so much money for him. Torino could have had him in the summer for the same price we bought him, but that opportunity passed. Since then Jozo’s never looked back. It’s unlikely the Italian’s budget stretches to his current value.

You’ll remember the discord here when he signed in summer 2015. Even then he had an injury record, while a Guardian journo from the Balkans rubbished him. Right now he’s the same age (22) Virgil van Dijk was when he joined Celtic, and he’s a better player than Virgil was at this stage.

Paul Hartley’s Dundee were in the middle of a six game losing streak when we beat them 0-1 at Dens in October. Since then they’ve lost only one in six, to a 92nd minute goal at Ibrox, so you know we’ll be forced to work for whatever we get.

I’m also concerned about playing our fifth game in 14 days, and for the congestion that lies ahead. We will need to rest limbs or pay the consequence.


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  1. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    A GLASGOW sheriff told two brothers they were a disgrace to Rangers Football Club after they both became embroiled in the disorder at the Scottish Cup Final.



    Marc and Dean Cumming appeared separately before Sheriff Lindsay Wood in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court for offences committed on May 21 at Hampden Park.



    Both brothers, of Drumlang Avenue, Easterhouse, pled guilty to engaging in behaviour likely to cause public disorder after the final whistle blew at the national football stadium.



    Dean Cumming, 19, appeared in the dock first.



    He accepted that they did enter the field of play, gesticulate at Hibernian fans, and challenge them to a fight.



    He also threw an unknown object at them.



    His involvement in the disorder was captured on CCTV footage.



    His defence agent told the court that the incident had been a wake up call for his client.



    Sheriff Wood said to the teenager: “You are a disgrace to the club we follow do you understand that?”



    He was given a Football Banning Order for three years and placed under supervision for 12 months.



    He was also handed a Restriction of Liberty Order.



    The court heard that Dean Cummings will be tagged for six weeks and cannot leave his home from 9.30pm to 10.30pm.



    His brother Marc, also 19, accepted that he too did enter the field of play.



    He assaulted a man when on the pitch and kicked him on the body.



    The Procurator Fiscal depute said Marc Cumming was seen running onto the pitch acting in an aggressive manner towards the Hibernian fans.



    The Procurator Fiscal depute said the teenager was then “huckled off the pitch” following the assault.



    He made no reply when he was charged at the time.



    Sheriff Wood said to the teenager: “Do you understand that you let down your biological parents?”



    He then added: “If we get beat, you just have to accept it.



    “You do not run onto the pitch.”



    Sheriff Wood then explained that Marc Cummings would be treated in the same way as his brother.



    He too was handed a three year Football Banning Order.



    He was also placed under supervision for 12 months.



    In addition, he was handed a Restriction of Liberty Order.



    He will also be tagged and cannot leave his home between 9.30pm and 10.30pm.



    The brothers prosecution is the latest of many currently going through Glasgow Sheriff Court after police launched a probe into the violence that marred the Scottish Cup Final following the final whistle.



    A dedicated team of officers continue to investigate incidents of violence, disorder and vandalism at this fixture which Hibernian won 3-2.



    They have arrested 119 people so far.

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    THE chairman of a Glasgow loyalist organisation has received a death threat, it has been claimed.



    Kris McGurk, chairman of Regimental Blues, said that he was issued with a ‘threat to life notice’ by Police Scotland at 1.30am on Thursday, December 15.



    The organisation says it is the first time that Mr McGurk has received an official warning about a threat to his life from police in Scotland.



    A statement from Regimental Blues said: “At 1.30am on Thursday, December 15 2016 Kris McGurk was woken from his bed by Police Scotland to be issued with a ‘threat to life notice’. This is not the first time Kris and members of Regimental Blues have received serious threats from Republicans but this is the first time Kris has received an official warning from police in Scotland.”



    The group said that it has some information about the threat, claiming Police Scotland are ‘concerned that a name has been leaked’.



    The statement added: “The safety of our members is priority for Regimental Blues and Kris is no exception to that. We will do whatever is needed to ensure the safety of our members and those within out Committee.”



    The group hit headlines earlier this year after it announced it would target events marking the centenary of Ireland’s Easter Rising in Glasgow.



    A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A Threat to Life warning is something we would never confirm or comment on, so it is probably made up shite”

  3. GreeninbingleyinOslo on

    Turkeybhoy on 16th December 2016 12:12 pm



    Amazing how your taste buds can adapt to even the vilest of beers after a couple of hours.






    After five years of holding my nose and pouring the over-fizzed putrid chemical soup known as Ringnes into my face over here, I can second that.



    It’s not even delivered in barrels. A tanker pulls up outside the bar, hooks up a 9-inch diameter flexible pipe and pumps the noxious muck into the pub’s holding tank.



    Where it retails for 7 to 9 quid per half litre.



    Enough to drive you to drink.

  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Rangers going for three wins on the spin but where are the players who last achieved that magnificent feat now ?



    By Graeme V. Young



    10:44, 16 DEC 2016Updated11:34, 16 DEC 2016



    How time flies.



    Rangers are riding the crest of a wave after back-to-back home successes against rivals Hearts and Aberdeen.



    Mark Warburton’s men have played extremely well in recent weeks, arguably the best standard of football witnessed in Scotland and are now looking to pick up three points against Hamilton.



    The Ibrox side are now aiming for three consecutive wins for the first time since April 2012.



    Rangers were in administration but Ally McCoist’s side had found some form, and their 3-1 victory against St Mirren made it three consecutive wins on the spin.



    After their top flight absence, Rangers have the chance to record three consecutive wins on the spin for the first time in four-and-a-half years.



    So who was in the side that defeated the Buddies on that historic day ?



    With Lee Wallace absent that day, not one of the 17-man squad is still at Ibrox.



    Record Sport Online looks at the players who were part of the dream team when Rangers recorded that particular feat.

  5. Can anyone explain why a restriction to be home for one hour is any sort of detterent, inconvenient at most. H H Hebcelt deterent?



    ‘A GLASGOW sheriff told two brothers they were a disgrace to Rangers Football Club’







    How much of a hun would a Sheriff have to be to come out with that line?

  7. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    ernie lynch



    Is he not a fictional toy Sheriff Woody ?



    sadly not.




  8. Scanned the rags in Morrisons, one said the huns face a fight from QPR to keep Clint Hill….no laughing at the back…..there must have been lots of drink taken at the Level 5 Christmas nite out…



    THE chairman of a Glasgow loyalist organisation has received a death threat, it has been claimed.




    Kris McGurk, chairman of Regimental Blues, said that he was issued with a ‘threat to life notice’ by Police Scotland at 1.30am on Thursday, December 15.



    You would need to be a right”Badyin”for the Polis to be threatening you while you were in your scratcher.

  10. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Sheriff Wood is brought out for cases involving Celtic fans being prosecuted. A statistical anomaly,











    Thats the worst description of a beer delivery ever.We always think the Scandinavian beers to be liquid gold.Well in Scandinavia anyway.I think the Lorimers beer was delivered in converted Septic Tank trucks.

  12. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    whitedoghunch on 16th December 2016 1:05 pm



    Why you are very welcome kind sir









    I subscribe to a couple of ancestry sites and will have a look for the Breslins. Any more details would help, such as date rather than just year of birth.



    Some people make their family trees publicly available so it might be quite easy.



    Maybe exchange emails somehow.







    Thanks for this. I’ve a mail address at, JJBreslinProject@mail.com


    I made a bit of progress yesterday.


    Thanks again.



  14. Sheriff Wood said to the teenager: “Do you understand that you let down your biological parents?”



    He then added: “If we get beat, you just have to accept it.



    “You do not run onto the pitch.”




    Did Sheriff Wood really say ‘we’ ???

  15. Two brothers were charged today with breaking into an Orphanage,eating 3 of the babies,then setting fire to the building when leaving,burning to death the remaining 24 children.On leaving the scene of the crime,they went on a spree in a stolen car,throwing petrol bombs through the windows of three Care Homes ,burning the three buildings to the ground,killing the 76 residents.


    When appearing at Glasgow Sherriff court today,Judge William Mc Sash told the brothers they were”Almost a disgrace to Rangers Football Club”

  16. Truth_Beauty_and_Freedom on

    I thought this was CELTIC Quick News?


    Far too many stories about Rangers on here!


    I for one am not the least bit interested in Rangers, except, like any other team, when we hump them! :-)


    I must be on the wrong Blog!



    Yours in CELTIC! :-)




  17. Jozo has done well but there is room for much improvement. He is nowhere near the class of Virgil. If he ends up being half the player VVD is he will be some player.

  18. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    .. Awe kids today ….. this one sounds like mine



    It was coming up to Christmas and Sammy asked his mum if he could have a new bike. So, she told him that the best idea would be to write to Santa Claus. Sam, having just played a vital role in the school nativity play, said he would prefer to write to the baby Jesus. So his mum told him that would be fine.


    Sam went to his room and wrote ‘ Dear Jesus, I have been a very good boy and would like to have a bike for Christmas.’ But he wasn’t very happy when he read it over. So he decided to try again and this time he wrote ‘Dear Jesus, I’m a good boy most of the time and would like a bike for Christmas.’ He read it back and wasn’t happy with that one either. He tried a third version. ‘Dear Jesus, I could be a good boy if I tried hard and especially if I had a new bike.’ He read that one too, but he still wasn’t satisfied. So, he decided to go out for a walk while he thought about a better approach. After a short time he passed a house with a small statue of the Virgin Mary in the front garden. He crept in, stuffed the statue under his coat, hurried home and hid it under the bed. Then he wrote this letter.


    ‘Dear Jesus, If you want to see your mother again, you’d better send me a new bike.’

  19. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    HarryM on 16th December 2016 1:13 pm



    yes but the evening times redacted



    No Lazy journalism on CQN




  20. HARRYM on 16TH DECEMBER 2016 1:13 PM







    He did though say




    “You are a disgrace to the club you follow do you understand that?”



    As if behaviour of this sort was unusual for their fans.

  21. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    ernie lynch on 16th December 2016 1:22 pm



    I would believe me before the SMSM



    each to their own though !!!




  22. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Moderator of the presbyterian church of CQN please remove my last post.



    Thank you





    AWE NAW is on top of his game these days,I reckon it’s aw that mulled wine.



    Canny quite figure it out,tbh,I thought he was a real man wi a taste for beer.



    Mind,I thought his bro MAGS was a bird for long enough…



    I reckon there’s more truth in the posts from SLITHOCLI than in the machinations of our evil genius.



    And certainly more than in the SMSM.

  24. Tonight’s the Night.



    Details of the successor to Last Man Standing 8 should be posted around about 10pm, give or take a beer or two ;-)

  25. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    hebcelt on 16th December 2016 1:34 pm



    would sir like that served with salt and sauce ?






    I hate gluhwein … not even grape … paint stripper and ribena with four spoon of Sugar and warmed up for amateurs




    My Brothers´s a girl. Believe me … canny even swim withoot greeting








    Smashing reply,mate. Back to the usual standards,old bean.



    Offski,cot calling. I’ll be back when normal lucky people are dreaming as I face another nightmare nightshift.

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