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

    kevjungle

     

     

    10:54 on 30 March, 2015

     

     

    Mae KevJ …. Hoorah,…!! :). ….. Just kidding

  2. tonydonnelly67

     

     

    11:00 on 30 March, 2015

     

     

    ‘What happened to tha guy Alfie?’

     

     

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    He left.

     

     

    I think it was because he grew tired of being accused of being a hun.

     

     

    Someone of the same name then left a comment on a newspaper site which suggested he wasn’t a hun at all at all.

  3. twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine on

    ernie lynch

     

     

    aye, he’s not the first to be constantly accused of that on here, gets a bit tiresome

  4. ernie lynch

     

    Yes I did notice a few accusing him as being one of thems, for what it’s worth i didn’t, and I didn’t think he was the guy to be scared off easy either, ah well!

     

    He had his ideas, but I didn’t think he was a bad person. Takes all sorts a suppose.

  5. I think it would be a great idea if Liam Henderson goes to Norway.He is only 18,and the chance to play most games and improve himself,is too good a chance for Celtic to miss.

     

    I am sure this boy will develop into a terrific midfielder.He has all the attributes.

     

    Playing away from the SPL environment,learning new things,gaining more experience,then coming back in a year,with all that under his belt.Whats not to like?.

  6. tonydonnelly67,

     

     

    Alfies main problem was his continuous beating of the political drum.No doubt in my mind,he was a right good Tim,but his political rants were mind numbing.We can all do a bit of politics,but deary me,Alfie had that tone of fanaticism in his.

     

    Would like to see him back though.Its a forum,after all.As you say,you can always scroll past.

  7. KevJungle

     

    10:54 on

     

    30 March, 2015

     

    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

     

     

    …….oot.

     

     

    Here endeth this mornings sermon.Phew,thank god I never got a mention in it!!!!!.

  8. Turkeybhoy

     

     

    11:52 on 30 March, 2015

     

     

    ‘tonydonnelly67,

     

     

    Alfies main problem was his continuous beating of the political drum.’

     

     

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    Really?

     

     

    Nothing to do with the fact that his particular political drum wasn’t to the taste of some, who’d prefer us all to be marching to a faster pace?

  9. turkeybhoy

     

    I never bothered with his political posts I just scrolled past them but his Celtic ones I read and mostly liked, it’s like most political posts (and they will be rife soon) I don’t get involved, voting day i go up tick my box and that’s it over.

  10. twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine on

    anyone else get the waft of another political debate in the air ?

  11. Ernie,

     

     

    Alfie was obviously a big labour supporter.

     

     

    I cannot remember one other single labour supporter giving him backing.

     

     

    He done more harm than good imo.

  12. Tony d,

     

     

    I’m like you.

     

     

    I scrolled by most of his political posts.

     

     

    I agreed with most of his football ones. Disagreed with his stance on sit-downgate.

     

     

    HH

  13. I’m quite sure another eye-catching “character” will pop-up soon

     

    or simply don anurra………….

     

    bright costume……….and take up where it left off……..

     

    and regale everyone with a faux challenging agenda…..

     

    The shame is the roastirs do it in part to put-off genuine Tims imo from contributing to this Dear Green Place………

     

    …just a few key-strokes, et voila……………!

  14. twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine

     

     

    11:42 on 30 March, 2015

     

     

    ernie lynch

     

     

    aye, he’s not the first to be constantly accused of that on here, gets a bit tiresome

     

     

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    That’s the sort of loaded, passive-agressive post a Hun might throw in…

  15. ernie lynch,

     

     

    I never said there was anything wrong with “Political posts”its just that Alfie was more than a bit over the top with his.As others have said,he did his cause more harm than good.

  16. ernie lynch

     

    11:59 on

     

    30 March, 2015

     

     

    You and I have traded the odd political chat and that was Alfie’s problem. There was no engagement. He would post something guaranteed to get a response but then wouldn’t engage if challenged or asked to back it up with facts.

     

     

    Maybe he finally realised that nobody gets to post here unchallenged and sloped off.

  17. The exiled tim

     

     

    Saw your post last night about the holiday homes.

     

     

    Anywhere online we can look at these ?

  18. One positive consideration in Liam Henderson going on loan to Norway (for a half season) is that Norway has a Summer League (the season starts in March and lasts until early November). He would be able to hit the ground running, with several matches under his belt, when he comes back to Celtic when the European competitions start again. Perhaps we should loan out more players to Norway who lack match fitness (e.g. Scepcovic, Fisher, O’Connell) to get them a load of game time as well.

  19. Alfie Noakes flounced a fortnight back after some heated political hot-air.

     

     

    A classic flounce it was, 8.7 on the Distressed-Diva Scale, preceded by the obligatory self-important post of melodramatic proclamation of intent.

     

     

    He’ll no doubt be back when his mettle has strengthened for the jousting again…

     

     

    The Hun…

  20. KEITH reckons Ibrox regime will suffer a massive loss of face if they are unable to get the club back on the Stock Exchange before Saturday’s deadline.

     

     

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    SNS/Alan HarveyDave King (centre) John Gilligan (left) and Paul Murray (right) face a race against time to keep Rangers on Stock Exchange

     

    THE newly instated regime at Rangers is already facing a race against time to protect their own credibility.

     

     

    Directors Paul Murray, John Gilligan, Douglas Park and John Bennett have until Saturday not only to appoint a new nominated advisor, but also to convince the regulators of the AIM market this beaten-up business is in fact deserving of a second chance and readmission to the Stock Exchange.

     

     

    Now this will not be at all easy, especially given that over this last year Rangers have the dubious honour of being tagged officially as the single most complained about company on AIM’s books.

     

     

    In pictures: Inside the March 2015 Rangers EGM at Ibrox

     

     

    There is a strong suspicion the top brass in the City are sick to the back teeth of this Ibrox odditorium.

     

     

    That they have been embarrassed by it once too often and, having already suspended their shares, would rather wash their hands of it good.

     

     

    Of course, Murray and his men cannot be blamed for any of this. On the contrary they have taken on the job of cleaning up the mess others have left behind in the board room and are discovering now the full extent of the toxicity of their predecessors.

     

     

    They ought to consider ditching the standard issue blue blazers and brown brogues for a while because, while this process continues, they’d be better off in full-on chemical protection suits.

     

     

    Action ImagesNewcastle United owner and Rangers shareholder Mike AshleyRangers shareholder Mike Ashley supported the old board and is still a major player at Ibrox

     

    There seems no reason to doubt they are acting in good faith but they are also operating in a quagmire which has been created by all manner of chancers and charlatans over the last three years.

     

     

    And yet the fact remains should they fail to deliver on either of the above then Rangers will be de-listed which is precisely the scenario the new board have been battling to avoid ever since being voted into office by shareholders on March 6.

     

     

     

    While a delisting might not ultimately prove disastrous to their long-term plan of rebuilding a football club it would none-the-less come as an unwelcome blow to their hopes of restoring Rangers’ reputation and standing.

     

     

    For that reason alone it’s a situation they would far rather avoid. But time is not on their side. Not only must they convince the market regulators that Dave King is a fit and proper candidate to run the club as chairman, in spite of all those tax convictions in South Africa, but they must reassure the men in London that Rangers are no longer going to be more bother than they are worth in order to have their suspension lifted.

     

     

    And – largely because of the scorched earth policy implemented by the previous board in the last days of the Mike Ashley empire – they must do so before the City shuts down for the Easter holiday.

     

     

    There would have been no need for such a rush job had WH Ireland, Rangers former Nomad, stuck to their promise to oversee an orderly handover to a new firm of financial experts.

     

     

    Instead, on March 4, they pulled the rug out from under the feet of King and Murray by resigning from the position with immediate effect.

     

     

    As far as King and his group were concerned this was a completely unexpected move. But it may not have come as such a shock to the likes of Derek Llambias and Barry Leach who, with just two days left before being wiped out at an EGM, were doing their best to booby-trap the boardroom as a welcoming present for the new board.

     

     

    Somehow they managed to blow £300,000 on organising that shareholders vote and of course they also signed up a job lot of players on loan deals from Ashley’s Newcastle without stopping to think a medical or five might be required.

     

     

    The serious health issues surrounding one of them, Gael Bigirimana , is another incendiary device that was left ticking in a corner of Murray Park.

     

     

    But it was the resignation of WH Ireland that really set the clock racing because from the moment that bombshell went off, Rangers were tied in to the 30-day period that will end at close of business on Good Friday unless a time extension is granted over the bank holiday weekend.

     

     

     

    King cannot play any part in this drama until such times as he is cleared to take on the chairmanship and that will also require a fit and proper pass from the SFA which, again, adds to the general picture of confusion behind the scenes.

     

     

    This new board has taken on a great deal, perhaps even more than it realised, and the first three weeks in office have been quietly chaotic.

     

     

    Not much has been said at all by the men in charge and even though interim chairman Murray spoke out through the club’s website on Friday in an attempt to fill the void the truth is he was able to say not much at all. It will probably remain so until the big issues of this week have been dealt with, one way or another.

     

     

    That’s the problem with campaigning on a ticket of openness and transparency – saying nothing is simply not an option even when it’s a great deal easier to keep schtum.

     

     

    As things stand, Murray has five days left to negotiate with both the authorities at Hampden and in the Square Mile and also to tie up the business of replacing the Rangers Nomad.

     

     

    The biggest task of all might well be to convince the Stock Exchange there should be a place for this club to trade their shares on the market.

     

     

    This is the job they signed up for when they said they wished to cleanse Rangers. Three weeks in, they’re going to need a bigger bath.

  21. South Of Tunis on

    For what it’s worth .

     

     

    Alfie’s political stuff read like the work of a false flag operator.. As productive as Fornicating for Virginity

  22. Jackson re-writing history again,

     

     

     

    And – largely because of the scorched earth policy implemented by the previous board in the last days of the Mike Ashley empire – they must do so before the City shuts down for the Easter holiday.

     

     

    There would have been no need for such a rush job had WH Ireland, Rangers former Nomad, stuck to their promise to oversee an orderly handover to a new firm of financial experts.

     

     

    Instead, on March 4, they pulled the rug out from under the feet of King and Murray by resigning from the position with immediate effect.

     

     

    As far as King and his group were concerned this was a completely unexpected move. But it may not have come as such a shock to the likes of Derek Llambias and Barry Leach who, with just two days left before being wiped out at an EGM, were doing their best to booby-trap the boardroom as a welcoming present for the new board.

     

     

    Somehow they managed to blow £300,000 on organising that shareholders vote

     

     

     

    Seeming to forget that King had already stated that he was sacking Ireland as soon as he took over,and that he had a Nomad ready and waiting.

     

    Blaming the old board for the price of the shareholders vote,that King called !!!!!!!

     

     

    A true @ss licker of the highest order.Pathetic journalism.

  23. Geordie Munro

     

    12:03 on

     

    30 March, 2015

     

    Ernie,

     

     

    Alfie was obviously a big labour supporter.

     

     

    I cannot remember one other single labour supporter giving him backing.

     

     

    He done more harm than good imo.

     

     

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    I’m a Labour Party member, I generally agreed with what Alfie’s points were but not the way he stated his case.

  24. Dreading hearing the state of big Biton’s foot/ankle; hope he’s not cut short just when he’s establishing himself as a vital metronome in the mid.

  25. urkeybhoy

     

     

    12:16 on 30 March, 2015

     

     

    Jackson re-writing history again,

     

     

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    It’s never their own fault, or responsibility, is it?

     

     

    Hopeless Huns and their craven acolytes like Jackson.

  26. Thunder Road

     

    12:15 on

     

    30 March, 2015

     

    Any news about Bitons injury?

     

     

    Being assessed at Celtic,as he has flown home,according to reports.

  27. BigYinMilan – Totally agree. For Scepcovic in particular, he was a major investment and we need to find out if he can develop – Playing in the reserves isn’t going to do that. he would probably have nil transfer value now, so let him get some midnight sun in Bergen or some such and prove something.

  28. Captain Beefheart on

    Some valid points about Henderson. Our young players just rot unless they are farmed out on loan.

  29. Regards Nir Bitons injury,any updates on Charlies fitness.I remember hearing he was back in training a couple of weeks ago.

  30. turkeybhoy

     

    I watched the game, he went off came back on again, and looked to me that he was ok and he finished the game, so who knows, but it didn’t look that bad to me.