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. Mike in Toronto



    I’m fine, thanks. Hope you’re not pining too much.



    Thanks for your reply.



    I genuinely wanted to know if I had missed something the club had said which had made you change your stance. No way was I implying that you shouldn’t be on here posting.



    I’ve posted at least a dozen times that the league this year is a farce, and, no surprise here, haven’t been contradicted.



    However, bad as that is, it is the fact that we are playing in it without protest from the club that I can’t accept.



    Hence my forlorn hope that the Club would object to our collective intelligence being insulted by the ‘going for 55’ absurdity, and the ‘Scotland’s most successful club’ delusion.



    And show at least some concern that we supporters paid for over 10 years to watch what has been proven to be a rigged game, something we couldn’t say about the biased refereeing over the years.



    Wish things were different, as I miss the games like hell.



    Thank God BR got us to the Champions League group.



    Far from perfect, but at least not a farce.



    Hail Hail!

  2. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Beat and Toronto






    I genuinely don`t follow precisely what you want Celtic to do.


    What Celtic can`t change , they ( and we ) have to accept.


    It`s a culture that is our enemy.


    What do you think a unilateral approach from Celtic will achieve ?


    Is a statement going to achieve anything whatsoever ?


    You both know that we are dealing with some dangerous people.


    Possibly a statement of some sort could put Celtic people in danger.


    As Lenny et al. discovered.

  3. mike in toronto on




    I recall our chats, so I didn’t take your question as a dig. Sorry if my reply came across that way.



    Like you, I miss watching the bhoys play. Particularly as Brendan seems to really be making a difference.. I see more EPL games now, and the football is probably better, but, honestly, it is not the same as watching the Bhoys…

  4. mike in toronto on

    Mac jay



    We will have to agree to disagree on that point, my friend.



    Turnbull showed more integrity in one day than our entire Board has in this whole sorry mess, and the world didn’t end when he did. There are reasons why our board has stayed silent, but I don’t believe for one second that safety is one of them …

  5. Macjay1



    I don’t have to accept it, that’s why I stopped going!



    And supporters in Scotland showed they wouldn’t accept Sevco being placed in the SPL back in 2012, as if nothing had happened, by threatening non-renewal/uptake of season tickets.



    This and this alone led to the vote by Premiership clubs not to allow Sevco admittance to the top tier in 2012.



    So the right thing can be done when the will, and the outrage, is there.



    If the truth can’t be uttered for fear of upsetting one four year old club and its follow-followers then the game’s not worth it.



    Start with the Orwellian SPFL website.



    Founded 1872.



    Over 100 major honours.






    We’re a member club, so should object to such nonsense being posted there.



    That alone would get me back.

  6. Mike



    Yeah, same. Admiring the game being played isn’t the same as feeling it being played.

  7. You in different time zones, goodnight!



    Well past zzzzzz time for me!



    Hail Hail!

  8. mike in toronto on 6th October 2016 1:03 am


    HH MIT…good to see y’all are gonna be sticking around!!


    Really enjoy yer posts / blog engagements.



  9. Margaret McGill on

    Aye one can only tearfully reminisce on nostalgic PLC days like today


    ” Football without TV money is nothing”

  10. Margaret McGill on 6th October 2016 2:18 am



    Brill Mag’s. Fair comment


    Ohh….and If yer on the eastern seaboard…keep yer heid doon!!

  11. mike in toronto on




    Cheers mate.



    too many nice lads on here to give it up entirely..



    I still think we should be getting Almore’s boy in charge! If he’s anything like his old man seems, I’m sure he’d sort Celtic out and we’d all be happier! :)

  12. Margaret McGill on

    Aye the Celtic jersey does not shrink if you buy Surf our sponsors and try a Magners and get a free fiver for every tenner on all Betdaq 50-1’s and over. You know its the right thing to do!

  13. mike in toronto on 6th October 2016 2:25 am


    HH MIT, The “moon-howlers” shift!! Always entertaining!!


    Almore……Cafe…..? gotta happen y’all!!

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Beat and Toronto








    I genuinely don`t follow precisely what you want Celtic to do.






    Everything that was achieved before was done with the cooperation of other clubs.


    What can Celtic alone do, apart from making a statement. Unilaterally.


    What would that achieve ?



    I`m not trying to be obtuse .


    I just hate to see good Tims denying themselves the joy of Celtic.

  15. According to the internet:



    Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike who was more musically talented than him.


    The Queen’s a lizard*.


    The Earth’s flat and covered by a firmament.


    Michelle Obama is a man.


    The Rangers are the same club as the one that was liquidated.


    The end times are near (and have been for a very long time).


    Alex Jones is Bill Hicks.


    All musicians and actors are Satanists and only exist to warp society and ruin religion (especially Christianity).


    Space,as in outer,doesn’t exist.


    The Pope is the anti-Christ.


    Putin is the anti-Christ.


    Hillary Clinton is the anti-Christ.


    Obama is the anti-Christ.


    Basically,a lot of folk are the anti-Christ.


    About the same amount of folk are lizards*.


    CIA operatives are buying a lot of property in Paraguay as there will be a nuclear attack in the Northern hemisphere and being resident in the Southern hemisphere will lessen/prevent any effects of radiation.And property prices in Paraguay are favourable.


    John Bonham was sacrificed to Lucifer in exchange for his percussion skills.


    Banks don’t care about me.Or you.


    Josh Windass is a really,really,really good football player.


    The end times are near (again).


    Everything that happens has been foretold in the Bible.Everything.Even stuff that’s not in the Bible.


    The illuminati murdered everybody in the public eye who died young(ish).


    Thatcher saved Britain,not sure from what but she did.


    Members of ISIS are incredibly tall.


    Some reality tv shows aren’t as ‘real’ as they’re made out to be.


    Modern female popular music stars don’t own a lot of clothes.And the stuff they do own is extremely small.


    George Soros is a lizard*.


    The Anunnaki will return to Earth soon.I think it’s to sort us out.


    Angels often appear to ill or drunk people.


    Hitler lived in Argentina until he was 95.Or Brazil.


    Millions of Americans have been eating rat meat sold to them as chicken.


    The magic hat will fix it.


    The magic hat will not fix it.


    The moon isn’t real.


    Transgender people are a harbinger for the Rapture.


    Everything’s a false flag.


    And,apparently,the end times are near.Allegedly.Again.



    Everyday is,indeed,a school day.



    *can also be described as reptile(s).



    An Tearmann, the Paul McStay photo in Heraghty’s was a cracker.


    I may be wrong but I’m sure Matt McGlone provided it.


    Matt was very friendly at the time with Paul and he also did some photography.


    Matt managed to blag his way into grounds we were playing at by saying he was a press photographer . You can see him quite clearly beside one of the goals at the 5 nil game at Love Street. Choccy asked him if Dundee had scored.




    Hail Hail fella, hope yer well.


    Yeah Matt McGlone.


    Well remember the time at Love Street, a magical Celtic day, thanks to Mr Hay.


    I recall seeing MM behind the goals when Charlie Nic scored a cracker vs Aberdeen at CP in 1983 in a game we lost 1-3 and, Eric Black scored a hat-trick, Charlie did his jig-of-joy in front of MM – then the Cellic sieve took over ;-(


    Also, KKD was being interviewed on tv after the Hillsborough tribute game and, MM was there taking pics within earshot ;-)


    Also, I recall seeing MM on a BBC Scotland program about the old Cellic bored called – Focal Point.


    MM appeared in that as,…..Rory Collins !!!


    Take care.





  17. ..



    ‘Celtic grant me the Serenity..



    to accept the things I cannot change..



    Courage to change the things I can..



    and Wisdom to know the difference..’




  18. Morning folks, a wee call out to all shareholders (in Celtic! :-))




    For the first time ever the board of Celtic are supporting a resolution proposed by The Celtic Trust. This is hopefully a ground breaking move that will aid relations and communication between Celtic supporters and the board.




    Despite this support we still need the required number of shareholders to sign up to ensure that the proposal goes before the AGM.




    Further information is contained in this link as is the form which needs to be completed.




    Yours in Celtic.





  19. Word of The Day



    banausic /bəˈnɔːsɪk/






    1. merely mechanical; materialistic; utilitarian



    Word Origin



    C19: from Greek banausikos for mechanics, from baunos forge



    FAC the Act




  20. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    I actually thought matt mcglone was an official photographer back then.

  21. Good morning friends from the yet again clear skied, wind free, dry, bright and beautiful Eats Kilbride.

  22. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 6th October 2016 12:19 am



    Kenny Dalgleish was aware that Liverpool wanted him and was more than happy to go. His missus was a driving force in it.



    From someone very close at the time. Take it as very accurate.




    FAC the Act




  23. Macjay, re: collusion over Barton. I would disagree; my take on it is that he will get a ban, not an outrageous one, but somewhere between 3 and 6, of which he will serve 2 to 4.



    If he is made an example of his club (sic) will be duty bound to back him and appeal, as would the players Union. This would put both organisations in an invidious position of backing someone whom neither care for. Failure to do so by any of them will see the bold Mr Barton using all his media contacts and guile to play the victim card. His club (sic) do not want to see that happening; I don’t believe they or the SFA have the stomach for the fight so precedent (the previous relative inaction) will prevail.



    They should have (and still should) hammered all those involved in gambling if it is against the rules but took the easy option in the past to pander to Sevco; it’s coming back to bite both of them.







    FAC the Act




  24. Jobo Baldie on 6th October 2016 7:17 am



    Good morning friends from the yet again clear skied, wind free, dry, bright and beautiful Eats (sic) Kilbride.




    I’ve had to edit your post; beautiful in the same sentence as East Kilbride, Cumbernauld, Livingstone etc. creates an oxymoron I’m afraid.



    It’s like saying The Rangers are the same club!



    The New Towns are utilitarian; banausic even!




    FAC the Act




  25. Macjay1



    Got to get ready to head out, but thanks for the conciliatory tone of your posts, and your concern for those who you believe to be missing out.



    There’s no joy for me watching Celtic take part, without protest, in what is a farce of a league, based as it is on the Big Lie.



    There is for you and thousands of others, so good luck to you.



    I’m willing to suspend my powers of disbelief to watch a good film or play, but not a football match.



    Don’t worry, the CL exploits, and 50 years of memories, will sustain me.



    Gotta move.

  26. VFR 7.31


    Sorry but I will disagree on one point about Barton and his employers ?


    I could be wrong of course but Sevco do NOT have to back/ support Barton if he gets punished by the SFA, and neither does the players union ?


    My reasoning is this, Sevco and the players union only have to serve up a ” token” statement if support for Barton along the lines of, ” we acknowledge and support the player did NOT p!ace bets that he was involved with, or pertains to his own club however, it is evidently clear that the player has been seen to have broken the SFA rules in relation to placing bets on matches that he had no involvement in, and therefore the ” club/ players union” ( delete as appropriate), reluctantly accept the proposed said punishment that the player has incurred from the SFA”.


    That would be a simple get out clause for both Sevco and players union ?


    If Barton wasn’t happy, he could go to all if his media pals that he wants, but IMO a statement close to what I have stated above would show that his club ( no matter how much they may want rid of him) ?), and the union have to some degree supported him, albeit whilst clearly ensuring that they acknowledge that the player broke the rukes, ?


    I’ve got a feeling that there is a further few twists and turns in relation to Barton’s bets, and also perhaps his Sevco career to come in the following days or weeks ?



  27. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BEATBHOY on 6TH OCTOBER 2016 7:44 AM



    I seriously hate to see good Tims missing out , but I absolutely understand the principle on which you base your stance.


    I still don`t ” get ” what Celtic, on their own , can do to change the culture we all abhor.


    And I trust that they would if they could.


    No matter.


    Hail Hail

  28. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    VFR800A8 on 6TH OCTOBER 2016 7:31 AM



    As you can probably gather , I give no credence whatsoever to the ” integrity ” of those who are asked to pass judgement on Mr Barton.


    I would wonder who dobbed him in ( grassed on him ) and their motivation.


    Should we rely on the integrity of turf accountants ?


    I smell a small rodent , but my olfactory powers can`t be relied on in court.


    Good chatting , as usual.