Internationals, Scott, King Kenny, Willie Ormand


We have one league game, home to Motherwell, before facing Borussia Monchengladbach two weeks tonight, but there is a lot of football to be played before then for many in the squad.

Kolo Toure, Scott Brown and Scott Sinclair will be able to invest some time in building a training base, but the rest of the likely starters will face World Cup qualifiers with their various national teams. We have 18 players away in total and can only hope they return fit and ready.

Motherwell have experienced how difficult Celtic Park can be already this season, so on paper the forthcoming game doesn’t look too pressing, however, things ramp up for Celtic thereafter. The next five games have us home and away to Gladbach, at Hampden for the League Cup semi, and away to Ross County and Aberdeen.

A schedule like this illuminates the wisdom in Scott Brown retiring from international football. Kenny Dalglish, a player who always played for Scotland – apart from when national team manager Willie Ormand dropped him when he was about to eclipse a Rangers player’s run of 44 consecutive caps – believes Scott will regret retiring from international football.

Kenny did it all on the park, and harboured no bitterness at his SFA snub, so it’s harsh to dismiss his view out of hand. But he’s wrong on this one. Mikael Lustig should take note.


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  1. Seen a few on here last night talking about a KKK documentary



    Wats it called and where would i get it?

  2. An Teach Solais on

    Celtic Mac


    As you say Murray should be in the dock. I wonder what pressure/blackmail may applied to Whyte’s QC over his history of anti-Catholic bigotry in his duties to defend his client while pursuing a thirty third degree mason . The whole murky affair needs to be exposed, plus the cost to the taxpayer of the botched charges against the others previously indicted. Cui bono?? As the legal beagles might say.


    Hopefully, it may all come out in the wash and the corruption exposed.


    Sorry for directing you to the wrong site. HH

  3. Cheers fholks for all your good wishes to Marc. He will appreciate them when I copy and post them to him.



    My big wish now is that I will get as much praise when the fans’ café, beside the superstore, is built:-)

  4. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    An Tearmann, the night of the 95 cup final we ended up in the excellent Queens Park Cafe and had a right night. We couldn’t get near Heraghty’s unfortunately .



    The best night I ever had in Heraghty’s was the Lisbon twentieth anniversary night . What a sing song was had.



    The only downside was the vomit of football , Gerry McNee , was in that night.



    When Big Billy saw McNee , he left.



    McNee came in with Charlie Gallagher who I think are cousins.

  5. Natknow –



    Great birthday treat. Enjoy.



    I last saw Figaro in Covent Garden about 1982 or 83. Really looking forward to seeing it in Edinburgh.

  6. An Teach Solais on



    Have you thought of a name for your cafe when it is built? Something which reflects the origins of Celtic FC? To copy the slogan of Mr. Obama, “Yes, We Can”


    Has anyone written to the Club Secretary asking for a report on fans’ facilities, including a cafe, especially for travelling fans, to be given to the upcoming AGM.


    Congratulations again on your son’s outstanding achievement. HH

  7. an teach solais



    Actually the other John James site was quite interesting, not a bad wee painter.


    Don’t know if he’s any good with the whitewash mind you.


    If so he should put on an exhibit in Glasgow.

  8. http://www.scotzine.com/2016/10/suspect-number-76-gary-lenaghan/comment-page-1/#comments



    Some classic lines



    rtidni back (new club) owner challs of futurechateau


    ‘Everything british’ while skankin her majesty haha



    Good to publicly remind ourselves


    Of challs fundraisers at that time2012.


    The type of community org and ‘youth workers met needs a torch on them tho most have platinum necks



    It would be interesting to audit the ‘fund’ for legal fees mentioned




  9. Trying to get a Billy Connolly sketch on Youtube , where he is in a hotel on south coast of England, smoking a cigar and 2 women ask him to put it out? Classic stuff, it was shown on one of his Australia or New Zealand World Tours, anyone help out thanks? H H

  10. Did you no want the fake sheik to be a wee ginger fella..with loads of freckles and a Peterhead accent…





  11. My nephew just texted me. Apparently Kieran Tierney playing against Hearts development squad tonight and scored from 70 yards.



    Asked for confirmation. 70 yards not a typo.




  12. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.



    Its been very heartwarming reading the plaudits to ALMORE for


    his son’s achievement of a doctorate of economics, a story like


    that evokes the memories and passion of everyone who had to


    leave the bosom of their loving family to earn the right to live


    especially now in this world of corruption, cynicism, and lack of


    basic decency at times.


    Marc will be a guest of our fledgling club on the rebel peninsula


    on the 16 th Oct. and we will do our best to give him the type of


    recognition he deserves and i know we will be just as impressed


    with him as any other members of the CQN community who


    gave us a visit over the years. So well done Marc.


    And i’ll say it again.


    The Celtic family…Wha’s like us.


    H.H Mick


    Looking for a wee favour,folks. Can anyone provide me with John-Paul Taylor’s addy,please?

  14. An Teach Solais on

    Celtic Mac


    True but he would need to push the “Sports Journalists (?) of the Year” out of the road as they are tirelessly whitewashing all the dirty deeds surrounding the clubs currently playing out of Edmiston Drive.


    Still, the message of the internet bampots is beginning to be heard and hopefully truth will prevail. HH

  15. AULD TAM on 5TH OCTOBER 2016 8:57 PM



    Natknow –



    Great birthday treat. Enjoy.



    I last saw Figaro in Covent Garden about 1982 or 83. Really looking forward to seeing it in Edinburgh.




    Never made Covent Garden yet. Scotland, Berlin, Prague. Fancy La Scala at some point. Value for money has to be Prague – amazing…

  16. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Bobby , sad news about Rod Temperton , ex of the band Heatwave.



    He wrote or co-wrote some of Michael Jackson’s hits.



    Re Dodgy Dave the First.



    MIH was liquidated, hardly anything on the media about it.



    Part of the MIH group, Premier Property Group , sold some of their better properties to Murray’s sons for good prices.



    The ongoing situation with the Green Belt land to the West of Edinburgh and his determination to proceed with it despite Edinburgh Councils planning department blocking the plans as Murray is not following the conditions required for developing Green Belt land, shows his contempt for following rules, again.





    Thin end of the wedge with him. I’d hesitate to suggest reasons for him getting such preferential treatment so often.



    Just glad we don’t live in a banana republic,the temptation to scream “Corruption” would be difficult to resist.

  18. Natknow –



    I lived in London at the time. Prague, Paris, Salzburg, New York, Seattle, Melbourne, Brisbane.



    Didn’t get to see an opera in the Met, but went in on a guided tour, while Jose Carreras was rehearsing.



    3 years ago ticked one off my bucket list . . . La Traviata at Sydney Opera House. Magical.

  19. Goooood evening CQN


    Not been on much this past week – no Timternet access in house, will be resolved tomorrow though :-)


    Apologies to those birthdays I’ve missed, and huge congrats to your Bhoy Marc, Almore


    Those Melbourne rebels will spoil Marc now :-)



    On a different and sad note – there was a Celtic fan Stephen Marchetti who took unwell last week at the Man City game, and was taken to hospital from such


    Very sadly Stephen passed away on Sunday, not recovering, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers


    Stephen was my brothers boss at Stirling Audi



    Hail Hail

  20. AnTeachSolais/Celticmac





    ,Can we not refund him his one hundred pennies.:-)financed thro debt.couldnt sustain it.all his companies liquidated. tho his son somehow now owns traunches of prime land in embra and n of gglasgow


    History will out him and mastertonfor the monies ‘invested







    Ended up in Clada club, started in queens park bar, rest in heraghtys.do you recall the big pic of the maestro ther?




    Great night

  21. setting free the bears



    Willie Ormond was a mason alright. But not the worst one around. Somebody did not want a Celtic player breaking Big Geordie’s record simple as that.


    Actually had a lot of time for Ormond football wise but could have made better use of his players at the World Cup. Saying that there were five Celtic players in the starting eleven in the game (against the Czechs late 1973) that got Scotland there, plus Billy Bremner and Big Joe off the bench so no bigot.


    Had a great team at St Johnstone before that, who gave Celtic some good games, full of good players including Henry Hall who was simultaneously a PT teacher. We thought we would teach him a lesson…..we didn’t

  22. An Teach Solais on

    An Tearmann


    I sincerely hope that you are correct in your assessment of the outcome for Murray and his cronies. Let justice be done and his “protectors” be exposed. HH

  23. AULD TAM on 5TH OCTOBER 2016 9:20 PM



    Natknow –



    I lived in London at the time. Prague, Paris, Salzburg, New York, Seattle, Melbourne, Brisbane.



    Didn’t get to see an opera in the Met, but went in on a guided tour, while Jose Carreras was rehearsing.



    3 years ago ticked one off my bucket list . . . La Traviata at Sydney Opera House. Magical.





    Sydney! Forgot about that one – saw Butterfly there. Got a guided tour – right into the pit where the musicians play and got to hit a kettle drum. Highlight of my 6 months in Australia! :-))))

  24. Sipsini


    Sorry for the late reply, been watching re runs of the Man City game, also had to watch the 5-1 agin the huns again.


    Our 2nd against City was class, ripped through them not a bother, every one agin the huns was quality :-)


    Turnbull Hutton, yip a man of integrity, pity there was not another man of integrity within scottish football to back him up, may he RIP.



  25. an tearmann



    It’s only fair. We wouldn’t want to see wee Davie out of pocket now would we?