Griffiths understatement nailing detractors


I heard Leigh Griffiths was being damned in a Scottish newspaper with a wide-eyed wonder about how many goals Steven Fletcher would score against Hamilton Accies, Ross County and Kilmarnock. Not Fenerbahce, Aberdeen or Malmo, who Leigh has scored four times against in four games, but didn’t rate a mention. Not even his goal against the mighty (cough) St Johnstone was recalled.

Leigh is the great underdog of our time. The Tea Cake Warrior who has reached above this allotted station. Hostile journalists are not alone in dismissing his potential, ask around, there are some in our own ranks.

Yesterday he responded, with wonderful understatement, to Paul Dykes tweet (below), noting the return he’s given compared to some of the more successful strikers we’ve had over the last dozen years of so, with “Not too bad I suppose…”
capture-20151007-115954Goal scoring stats don’t tell you everything. Griffiths, Hooper and McDonald have a better goal return in their first 50 Celtic games than Henrik Larsson, but they are nowhere near the player he was, but if you are paid to be a goal scorer, this is a pretty important measure.

What Larsson did after those 50-or-so games was kick on with impressive style, eclipsing the exploits of Dalglish, and gave a return only McGrory could match. It’s totally unfair to ask Leigh to emulate Larsson, but there are comparisons with the immaculate Swede, Hooper and McDonald he achieve. All of them scored big goals for Celtic in important games.

When given a chance, Leigh has delivered in Europe. He never played for Celtic against Oldco Rangers, but he opened the scoring in an important League Cup semi-final against Newco last season, and he shows none of the complacency one or two on the above list were, on occasion, accused of.

A “bunch of Scots wrinklies” are walking through the Grand Canyon from Friday to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie.  The Hospice costs thousands of pounds each week to carry out the work they do.  Have a look here at what one of the “wrinklies” has to say about it.  You’ll no doubt read more from Weeron inside.

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  1. To get caught with a banner in the middle of a parking lot?


    Not to clever if you ask me, and they didn’t seem to bothered about getting to the game either, ?

  2. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    In my 55 years I have never had a “conversation” with the Police in Scotland that differed from what I saw on the (short version) video. As someone previously mentioned, low rank Police Officers are generally not the sharpest tools in the box, and I thought the inferred menace that they spoke with was standard issue. For the avoidance of doubt, I fully support the campaign to repeal the OBaF act, but just thought Plods always spoke like that.





    I got your 2 posts today, rather than last night. I thank you for them.

  3. FourGreenFields on

    The group concerned were not “caught in the parking lot ” , the larger group attempted to support their team by entering the stadium . They were prevented by steward who asked to see the banner and then informed the group that those carrying the banner would not be allowed in as the banner was ‘ political ‘.


    The rest of the group entered the stadium to support their team and the smaller group then experienced the harassment by the police .


    This is my understanding of the situation .

  4. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    One of the young lads is heard saying that’s the second time they had missed a goal


    Thankfully it was an Accies goal and we came back to win.

  5. TD-I really didn’t want to get involved in this with you,but you consistently infer a lot of these young guys ,are being used and controlled by others,any proof?

  6. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Russia are currently launching missiles from ships into Syria while there planes drop bombs they appear to be a law unto themselves and are completely blanking N,A.T.O. The situation in the area is becoming more and more unstable as the U.S.A and the U.K.are very concerned about the Russian actions. H.H.

  7. a light insanity on

    Good post by BSR on p 1.


    I was very impressed by the approach / attitude of the young guy in the Hamilton video. He spoke to the polis with the appropriate assertiveness and confidence.





    I think TD is suggesting they are useful idiots.



    Not having any experience of that,I wouldn’t know…

  9. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Modren CQN is rubbish



    I’m seein’ mair pop ups than ole Frank McAvennies budgie smugglers.

  10. Stairheedrammy on

    Some thoughts on the Hamilton Banner clip


    1 the 17 year olds of today are far more aware of their rights than I was at that age


    2 the availability of camera phones means the polis are under real scrutiny and…


    3 the average copper has little idea of the law, especially around the rights of joe public


    4 those polis had been told to confiscate that banner, the important point here is who is telling them to do that, the polis woman had no idea what was offensive about it, and was blindly following orders to confiscate it, is it a political decision that banners about the act are offensive, or is it the polis protecting their income stream that supports FOCUS.


    5 the clip brought the usual perspectives from posters on here, TD used it to blame those uni agitators he fears are hiding under his bed and Kev used it to beat the Board with. Amazing what we can concoct inside our own heads.



  11. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Just watched the Hamilton gestapo video which only verifies my long held opinion that there is no such thing as a decent cop in this country



    I hope the gestapos children suffer a severe beating in the near future and they enjoy visiting wishy general with soup for them to drink through a straw

  12. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    TBJ. Two wrongs dont make a right that is a shocking thing to say about anyones children.I dont know if there are any good policemen or not but for me they have a thankless task. I believe without these men and women who work in very dangerous situations we would have anarchy.TBJ fella I dont know you but I hope you reconsider what you posted and that if you have any family of your own you never find yourself in the position that you hoped on the children of these officers. H.H.

  13. Summa



    Already there are a few Hamilton supporters who have their card marked by the local constabulary.



    Some of the hostility they’re receiving at every home game is an absolute disgrace.

  14. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    I have no need to reconsider my post – you may not believe in an eye for an eye but I do

  15. garygillespieshamstring on

    Mark Warburton 20 /1 to be next president of the United States.



    Odds of being next Pope not yet available.

  16. Big thanks to H.T for highlighting what went on in Hamilton on Sunday.


    The young men/youths knowledge and conduct were impressive.




    I thoroughly enjoyed your posts, highlighting the failures of the police with regards Sundayand the story about the judge, that’s a real I wish I was there moment, cringing and hilarious at the same time.

  17. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    TBJ. You are correct I dont believe in an eye for an eye as it takes us down to the lowest denominator. I just hope than in times to come you never find yourself in the position you wish on others. H.H.

  18. Captain Beefheart on




    Sadly, bombs are the only way to wipe out Islamic fascists.



    Russia has legitimate interests. With the exception of the loony left, I would bet that most ordinary Europeans are behind Russia on this one.

  19. !!BADA BING!! on 7TH OCTOBER 2015 6:03 PM


    TD-I really didn’t want to get involved in this with you,but you consistently infer a lot of these young guys ,are being used and controlled by others,any proof?



    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/griffiths-understatement-nailing-detractors/comment-page-3/#comment-2693927



    Lol, awe ok then you got me there, it’s all the young guys who are running the meetings, and organising , delegating, your prob right, as I keep saying, keep spinning, and like the last ten year you will get no where, no ones brave enough to put there cards on the table that’s the problem, to many with different agendas.





    Well,you sure caught me by surprise there…

  21. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Captain Beefheart. Russia are not only bombing Islamic fascists N.A,T,O, are concerned about the Russian motivation.I do not think most ordinary Europeans support the Russian action as it escalates the problems in the Middle East and brings us nearer someone thinking a nuclear action could be the answer and like me I am sure you will know where that would take us. H.H.

  22. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Sadly the ole pop up that explains, in tiny bite size morceaux , the complexities and the potentially catastrophic implications of the Syrian crisis seems to have been disabled on my ole tablet



    I expect ole Vladimir will have access to real clever cloggers when he’s prevaricating over pressing the ole button.

  23. Joe


    Russias motivation is to destroy ISIS and support the Syrian goverment. ISIS a virus that they are concerned could spread into Russia as well as other countries. Russia are there legitamitly where as the US-UK colation are not. The US-UK colalition are more concerned about brining down Assad . It appears they were only pretending to bomb ISIS .

  24. Captain Beefheart on




    Disagree with you but agree about the policemen comment. Those who despise the police will always run for them when they are in trouble.

  25. Captain Beefheart on

    Send the ex Celt Russian goalkeeper Kharine into Syria. He will be great at dropping bombs as he dropped everything else when he was with us.

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