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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    kano , pablo , celticlover , stjohndoyle – cqn in heaven must be mental







    Just a wee quick thank you for an outstanding evening. Everyone at our table had a ball. And pretty sure that was the same throughout.



    Well done to all for the organising.



    And,of course,for what you do.


    kano , pablo , celticlover , stjohndoyle – cqn in heaven must be mental




    Haha,indeed-and not necessarily in that order!

  3. Kano , Pablo , Celticlover , StJohnDoyle – CQN in heaven must be mental


    07:44 on 30/03/2015:



    I echo BMCUWP sentiments….and my shift starts at 08:00…:(



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  4. Kano , Pablo , Celticlover , StJohnDoyle – CQN in heaven must be mental



    Wonderful video of the relaxed kids enjoying themselves, its brightened up my morning no end.



    Also, my thanks to those who suggested loading adblocker to suppress those damned adverts.

  5. Morning all.



    Miserable down here at the moment. Dark, wet and windy.



    I well remember my first game at Celtic Park. I was passed from thearms of father to uncle to uncle in the Hayshed. I must have been about 4. I spent what time I saw the pitch looking for a wee barra (turns out it was Bobby Collins)that everyone was calling for. Of course, I never saw any barrow,big or small. It must be been at least 60 years ago.

  6. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    If anyone ia planning ro go through the raith interchange today, at m74/a725 junction, the layout has been changed.



    I went through it on saturday morning. Instead of going round the roundabout to go to east kilbride, we were diverted to go towards bellshill, come off at the raised roundabout, double back down to the interchange



    . They had blocked off the outside lane at the roundabout used as you come off the m74 sothbound to go towards bantyre on the a725. This lane was being used for traffic heading for bothwell, hamilton, blantyre or east kilbride which had been diverted towards ballshill then double back down.



    It looks like work is being started on the underpass below the the roundabout at the raith.

  7. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Well thank goodness thats the International football over for a wee while.It will be good to get back to the hoops. I cannot get into International football I used to be fine with it in my younger days but not now.Come on you Bhoys in Green. H.H.





    Hope you’ve not planned a nice wee evening in front of the telly tomorrow night.



    Prime time ITV,Italy v England.

  9. South Of Tunis on

    Warm and sunny – way down south.



    Large flocks of waders in the sky – flying north.



    Spring is coming CSC

  10. South Of Tunis on

    Italy v England.



    Antonio Conte, Manager of Italy / ex Rubentus Manager has been targeted with death threats from Rube Ultras – on line / in the mail and written on the walls near his family home..Poor man has been blamed for the injury suffered by Marchisio ( Rube midfielder) whilst training with Italy.Saw an interview with the man after Bulgaria 2 Italy 2 .He looked and sounded like a broken man.

  11. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on

    Good morning from a sunny but blustery Nordrhein Westfalen, kite flying weather. Problem is I don’t have a kite.


    Love the Kano Foundation song, well done to all of those involved.


    Four days until I’m back in Glasgow and hopefully to see the Bhoys v the Buddies in the town of short arms and deep pockets, I can’t wait. More importantly re-united with my family.

  12. twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine on

    Was at K-Park in EK yesterday for my son’s game and came across a Celtic v thems charity game. Sally is absolutely massive, and he blatantly dived to “earn” a penalty in the last minute ! Hoops won 8-7 with Jackie-Mac, Simon Donnelly, Darren Jackson, Willie McStay and Mark Burchill all appearing. Doesnt matter what the occasion its always good to beat them








    Flying a kite when you don’t have a kite to fly is hunnish/SMSM behaviour!



    Enjoy yer trip home,mate. Mine was just smashing!!!

  14. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on




    Gardening is obviously bad for your figure :-)

  15. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on

    bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers



    Thanks mate, hopefully we’ll catch up at some point.



    Off oot to buy a kite, cannae be accused of hunnish behaviour, Ive got a moniker to live up to!

  16. South Of Tunis on




    ‘ A very poor performance An attack that missed 4 chances and a defence that could have been Inter’s .Bulgaria were average , we couldn’ t beat them.That is where we are.’



    Marco Tardelli – after Bulgaria 2 Italy 2

  17. twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine on




    He’s obviously ate his way through EK, still retained the art of diving though

  18. Hankray@23:17



    “Not King Cole on Sky Arts now…………superb musicians”



    Best name for a tribute act ever!





    Great description!



    Factually incorrect,of course.



    He may well be heading back to Kilmarnock,but a boomerang is incredibly aerodynamic.



    Additionally,the first line of its Wikipedia entry describes it as a ‘thrown tool’



    Boyd is clearly a thrawn tool.



    Must try harder,Tony!!!!





    I reckon his new nickname might stick. At least amongst us lot!



    So-guid man!

  21. MO’N must’ve been in top form giving the half-time team talk last night.



    Certainly elicited a positive response from his players in the most competitive mini-league in the world. Exciting second-half.



    Though, having seen Germany away to Georgia, not sure how competitive it’ll remain after the next couple of games.



    Not great opposition, but some superb football played by the World Champions.



    Though they may lack a cutting edge now that Klose has gone.

  22. South Of Tunis on

    Getting your Nat King ( Cole )-



    Stream of great jazz 45s from the mid 40s to the early 50s and then the need to make money led to one of the great sell outs. .



    His piano playing on this LP is truly fabulous —Lester Young / Buddy Rich Trio ( Norgran ).



    The commercial Nat King Cole made huge money for Capitol Records.. The famous circular Capitol Records building in Los Angeles was built with the money made by Nat King Cole. . The building is known as – The House That Nat Built



    Straighten Up And Fly Right CSC -way down south.

  23. I remember being at a game on a friday at Love Street and, Jock Wallace was there and he was surrounded by Celtic fans wanting his autograph and just a wee blether…it was guid to see…only Celtic supporters could have made such a Rangers Legend feel at peace…I’m sure that, deep down…even he knew that.

  24. Internationals – P#sh



    Back-slapping-long-way-home – P#sh



    CQN-nitpicking-experts – P#sh



    CQN-fitba-blaw-hards – P#sh



    Nae Alfie Noakes – P#sk



    Nae King Kojo – P#sh



    Nae Singing Detective – P#sh



    Nae Margaret McGill – Absolute P#sh



    Tumbleweed # Tumbleweed – P#sh