Glasgow arms race failure, thanking Sir David


KR Reykjavík recorded a 0-2 win in the Icelandic Cup on Sunday and have one more league game, against bottom club Thor on Thursday, before facing Celtic on Champions League duty a week today.

Celtic have a game this evening against LSK Linz before facing a famous name from our past, Dukla Prague, on Friday.  While the world will be coming through a World Cup climb down Celtic will be facing a committed team in the mid-Atlantic.  There is no room for complacency.

Next week’s qualifier has all the potential to cause a fright.  Ronny Deila will by now know all about Gordon Strachan’s competitive start at Celtic, which cast a shadow he never completely shook off, so it is absolutely critical the manager gets us playing the way he wants us tonight.

Ross McCormack’s route from Murray Park reject at 19 eight years ago to a player Fulham have just bid £11m for is worthy of consideration.  It’s easy for us to point to how Rangers ruined young talented footballers but the stark truth is that for well over a decade Celtic had vastly better youth talent that Rangers but failed to graduate anything like as many as we should have.

McCormack had to go to Motherwell, a club well experienced at nurturing talent, to build his career, but he would have fared no better at Celtic.  Having no space for youth is one of the many unhealthy consequences of having two massive clubs engaged in a football arms race.  Our game was destined to destroy talent.

Fortunately, the man who loaned his name to Murray Park ensured that arms race would end in spectacular fashion, when he sold his club’s assets and liabilities to a liquidation specialist for £1.  In a perverse sort of way, Scottish football should thank him.

Thank you to everyone who supported CQN’s efforts for Glasgow the Caring City and The Cookie Jar Foundation, especially the reader who paid an incredible £530 for the signed European Cup canvas.  You are all a credit to our club.

Best wishes to Argentina tomorrow, I hope the overcome Netherlands for the memory of the first worldwide football hero they gave the game, Alfredo Di Stefano.

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  1. Jamesgang



    Look out for helicopters and black people carriers.



    The beeping and clicking on your phone is just a line fault too……

  2. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Henry, thank you.



    It is really disturbing reading, not only the levels of abuse suffered by innocent children but the unbreakable walls in place by the Establishment to cover up the wrongdoings of those involved.



    Hamilton really was a dangerous, twisted, evil, vomit inducing, illegitimate and those who protected him were worse.



    The odious Michael Forsyth’s election agent was the Gunsmith who sold Hamilton guns and ammunition.

  3. Timabhouy


    Petition signed . Must admit the whole marching thing is pathetic and a National embarrassment.



    Hail Hail




  4. traditionalist88 on



    14:15 on


    8 July, 2014





    True value is a nebulous fantasy football thing, but I think that’s what you’re getting at.



    If sold now, VVD would not fetch 11m and not because he is an inferior player with less sell on value than McCormack. Fulham are paying Harrods prices (oops) for something that they could get in Scotland for Somerfield prices. VVD could accrue more value for Celtic if he stayed for another season in CL games and shone etc, but another season in the SPL only will add nothing to his value.



    Somerfield CSC








    I really do believe that if Ross McCormack is valued at 11m and Virgil Van Dijk or Fraser Forster are wanted by higher ranked clubs in the same market to play in their starting 11 then the bidding will have to start at about 15m for both given their age/potential.



    They made their bed, they can lie in it. Ross McCormack is 27 and unproven at the highest level!




  5. So don’t expect any big signings.


    We are going to give the youths a go and not spend any money unless we sell one of our better players and replace him with a cheaper option.



    There is very little to excite the support nowadays.



    No wonder gates are plummeting and season ticket sales have dropped by 10’s of thousands.



    There is not even a scent of sex about.



    We are being fed bromide.




  6. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Clunks, that’s the one.



    Saville may not have murdered people but he is as loathsome and reprehensible as Hamilton.

  7. Proudbhoy,



    Just playing catch-up there, and saw your earlier post. I’d like to wish your wife and your family, all the best, and hope the eventual diagnosis is nothing to worry about.



    God Bless.




  8. RIP Alfredo di Stefano.


    While debate continues about whether the game’s supreme exponent was Pele or Maradona or if they may even have been surpassed by Messi, a great many of those who actually saw Di Stefano regard him as the greatest footballer ever. He could certainly make a strong claim.



    However, I won’t be supporting Argentina tomorrow night, notwithstanding the memory of its noblest legend. The Dutch are long overdue a World Cup triumph and, as the only one of the semi-finalists not to have their name on the trophy yet, I sincerely hope they win their next two games.

  9. http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/?p=15623&cpage=2#comment-2221571


    Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas


    15:40 on 8 July, 2014


    Clunks, that’s the one.



    Saville may not have murdered people but he is as loathsome and reprehensible as Hamilton.






    I am absolutely 100% certain that Savile murdered many, many people.


    Most people haven’t yet got the slightest inkling of how thoroughly evil that man was. If the whole story ever became well known, it would bring down the entire Establishment.

  10. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    MWD- I think you may be confusin’ hydrobomic acid [ HBr] with potassium bromide [KBr]



    Far from ‘placatin’ resistance’ hydrobromic acid would burn a big ole hole in the bhlog.








    Very strong rumours that Saville was involved in the death of a number of his victims.



    With hindsight,not surprising.





    Awe,I was so looking forward to the fun of the reaction-chemical term.



    Not so much sorry love,where did my libido go,as wtf,what happened to my Lilo!

  13. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Henry, in the nicest possible way, I hope you are wrong as enough people have suffered because of him, damaging the self esteem and lives of those he abused. However, I wouldn’t put it past someone who believed they were untouchable, to take someone’s life.



    Saville’s comments in support of Thatcher’s actions in the Miners’ strike put me right off him. This now pales into insignificance with the recent revelations about his perverted ways .



    Governments prior to and after Thatcher have all got their hidden skeletons but the ongoing disclosures about cover ups during her time as Prime Minister should lead to any honours given to her, shouldnow be revoked but will never happen.

  14. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    MWD- I am also wearin’ my tin hat in case the new Scotchland satellite fall out of the ole sky.

  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Journalists and politicians are as thick as thieves,a few old hacks will be bricking it ,as well as burying evidence.

  16. pintaguinness on




    Regular buses from Cork City. Locals call it Clon



    Ok and when in Cork dont forget the Ferry Arms – Look at it in Youtube

  17. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    I saw two shooting stars last night


    I wished on them but they were only satellites


    Is it wrong to wish on space hardware


    I wish, I wish, I wish you’d care



    I don’t want to change the world


    I’m not looking for a new Scotchland


    I’m just looking for another girl

  18. Dallas Dallas, I’d love to be wrong about this but I’m certain that I’m not.


    There are a number of very, very brave people who are still investigating Savile’s activities and they are risking their very lives to do so.


    Just to take a single example (from dozens) certain policemen working on the Yorkshire Ripper murders wanted to pursue lines of inquiry that involved Savile. They were soon taken off the case.


    Savile was a man who could walk into Buckingham Palace any time he wanted to. He spent Christmas and Hogmanay at Chequers whenever he felt like it. He was protected from the top throughout his life. And I mean the very top.


    We’re dealing with absolute evil here.

  19. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    BSR- Miss Tarbolton has got an even betterer moustache than ole Eurochamps.

  20. Tiny tim where did you get the info about the10,s of thousands drop in the season tickets? Is this a fact or “reasoned deduction”? If a fact please share the evidence. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  21. Once we realise what actually goeson in the ‘upper’ echelons of society and our government then the tide will surely turn.



    We are being robbed at every turn, the politicians and power brokers line their pockets with our blood, sweat, health and lives.



    They abuse and rape our children at a number that is only now coming to light.



    They will try to bag the upcoming investigations and they have already done with countless ones in the past.



    They can only get away with it if WE let them.



    If the 99% get wise to what the 1% are doing to us and get emotional about it then we and our children can have a bright, happy, prosperous and safe future.



    It is in our hands and always has been.

  22. Ernie Lynch



    I know that you cannot judge a whole flock by the actions of one sheep.


    With that in mind I met an SNP YES activist last week.



    Out of that conversation came the point that he didn’t dislike Catholics ,just their religion.



    He also gave me the most obvious Masonic handshake I have had to endure in months.



    It was toe curlingly embarrassing .



    It never ceases to amaze me how many people just presume I am in craft based on how I am dressed ,my business title and the car I drive.



    I thought of you when he came out with anti – catholic sentiments.







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