Fragile limbs


The overwhelming request from an international break is that our players return injury-free.  Nir Bitton made an appearance as a second half substitute against Wales last night but left the field 18 minutes later, with a foot injury.

Nir is in the best form of his life and has carved himself out a deep-lying creative role in the Celtic team.  Central midfield roles don’t come up for grabs too often.  Two of our strongest players, Scott Brown and Stefan Johansen, compete for a small number of central midfield jerseys, although they are different types of players, so it’s important our Nir doesn’t spend too long on the side-lines.

Fraser Forster’s terrible knee injury last weekend was sickening.  The big guy is one of the most professional players in the game and is absolutely dedicated to his development.  His form in the FA Premier League this season has been sensational, recording more shutouts than any other keeper.

It’s a blow to Southampton too, who gave Celtic £10m for Fraser’s services seven months ago.

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  1. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    Does anybody know when the new Celtic top is due to be released?




  2. Bada bing ,



    for sure but do we care for their thoughts. Think him and Izzy would be superb on left side

  3. 16 Roads



    No but if we get to the cup final I’d imagine that it’ll be released in the week leading up to it.

  4. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar…… Ipox belongs to the creditors



    21:54 on 29 March, 2015



    He and Quinn were present for both games, Petec






    I didn’t realise that, thanks for the heads up.

  5. We should have beaten the Poles on our second half performance. Group still wide open. Shy Given a spectator. Scotland should not fear Poland. Nice to see both sets of fans mingle in the stadium.

  6. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on




    22:00 on 29 March, 2015






    Thanks HT.




  7. 67Heaven –



    The top 2 from each of the 9 groups qualify automatically.



    The best 3rd place team also qualifies.



    The other 8 third placed nations enter a play-off round for the remaining 4 places.





    Just leaving it. Two hours till Swindon.



    And my shift starting.



    Heyho,Nae drink allowed on the bus so it’s getting tanned the morra!

  9. Delaneys Dunky on




    It was a Sunday Catholic Massico in auld Dublin town tonight. Beautiful Day! :)

  10. Delaneys Dunky



    21:54 on 29 March, 2015






    My four children betted 1-1 too, on my advice. Happy night and my Polish and Irish relatives are both happy. Beautiful Day!








    I wanted the CQN massive to batter the bookie this weekend. The CQN massive urnae just the posters, met a couple of amazing non posters over in Belfast, hungover, howevaah, at that Time.

  11. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on




    Celtic Kano ninjas by all accounts :-)







  12. Delays Dinky……………..sure I wish Lent was over so I can eat apple pies and a bar of chockalate again.

  13. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way


    22:08 on


    29 March, 2015





    Celtic Kano ninjas by all accounts :-)













  14. Delaneys Dunky on




    Can you connect to Sannabhoy’s link. I keep getting an overloaded knockback. Great to meet you and the better looking half of you again last night. ;))

  15. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Looked this up…..



    Main round


    The seven progressing sides join the 21 highest-ranked qualifying contenders in seven groups of four teams played as one-venue mini-tournaments between 17 and 22 March 2015. The seven group winners progress to the final tournament, where they join hosts Serbia, while the seven runners-up and best third-placed team enter the play-offs.

  16. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    tom mclaughlin



    22:03 on 29 March, 2015



    Ah, thanks very much for that, Tom….HH

  17. Ireland were lucky tonight. Poland came out in second half to protect their lead. Ireland battled hard and deserved their goal but why not such commitment in the first half?



    16 Roads: agree with you from earlier, Ronny’s style has made Celtic so much more enjoyable.



    Off to mo leaba. 3am wake up for taxi to airport.



    Oíche mhaith

  18. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on




    Overloaded by beer I think :-)







  19. John ay



    Just back in, link not working Bhud, didn’t work earlier either


    I went into YouTube and searched your daughter, cannot get link with her singing


    I know you do post one a few weeks ago which did work



    Bet your a very proud dad :-)



    Hail Hail

  20. Tom McLaughlin,



    I think Scotland will make it through, especially as GS is in charge.



    I’ve always felt he was as concerned about Scotland as Celtic, when he was the Celtic Manager.



    I want the SFA exposed and dealt with, only Big Money would change the whole structure. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.

  21. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Sanna – not sure if you’ve put this up already mate, but Martin’s sister Mandy asked me to put this out there:



    Hi Mandy can you please send this on



    When Martin was in the rehabilitation hospital the kids and I would visit every day and we all slowly came to understand the severity of Martin’s condition.


    Martin was there for a year and it broke our hearts to leave him each evening but our hearts were held together by the love and support of not only our friends and family but by the cards, letters, emails and even a bottle of vodka sent to us from Celtic fans from all over the world.



    As news spread Martin,s mates from CQN rallied together and fundraised to enable us to modify our house and get Martin back home.


    Not only were we grateful for the financial help but you all gave us hope and a feeling of not being alone in this devastating situation we suddenly found ourselves in.


    Martin never complained or asked for much, just happy to have a drink with his mates on the porch, watch some football and be with his family in the home we have enjoyed for 23 years.



    Thankyou for making that happen and allowing Sean, Alanna and myself 6 more years of cuddles and laughter and the opportunity to learn some valuable lessons not only from Martin but from belonging to a club such as Celtic and what loving support that can bring.


    You really made a huge difference to our lives.



    We want to sincerely thankyou with all our hearts xxx


    Carolyn Sean and Alanna Kane






  22. Almore 22:15,



    Where you off to Great Celt? yes I agree, Celtic are a lot mair exciting to watch despite the very Heavy schedule of games they have had and will continue to have until the Treble is secured.

  23. iPaddy McCourt on

    Ireland are a poor team and Poland are bottle merchants. Get your money on Scotland to qualify from this group.

  24. Delaneys Dunky on




    The lump in my throat and the tears in my eyes are the same as they were last night. Thank you.


    Great to chat again last night.

  25. Haven’t had chance to read back so apols if already posted – Paul Paton to stand trial in October for assault on Lukas Zaluska.





    Bucks Fizz?






    Black Velvet,hmmmm….



    Strong mibbe.





    Great to see you again,ya lippy sod.



    Remember to get Gerry posting!

  28. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on




    Your post brings tears



    Watched the Wee Oscar vids tonight with my youngest Niamh, ( ( now btw) so she can learn that life is not all sweetness and you must help others. She said that Wee Oscar, at 5 was a young age to die.



    Glad Martin got those extra years and his memory lives on with The Kano Foundation