Jullien early return unlikely. Bolton sign off CVA


I doubt that Christopher Jullien was included in our Europa League squad is an indication that he will appear in a Celtic shirt near you anytime soon.  The final group game is three months away, a timeframe that is more likely for Chris to be ready for European action.

The player was a crucial addition to the team that won our ninth successive title, performing memorably heroics in that season’s Europa League group.  His goal in the League Cup Final that season resulted in one of the sweetest Hampden moments in a clutch of several in recent seasons.  You will recall, though, that his early season form in the summers of 2019 and 2020 was far from his best.  He is a player who takes a month longer to get up to match fitness than others.

Having not kicked a ball since December, the work required to get him back to his peak will be considerable.  It will do him no favours to force him into a level of competition he is not ready for.

I was delighted to hear Bolton Wanderers agreed a CVA with creditors two years after going into administration.  Chairwoman Sharon Brittan said; “After a very challenging two years we are absolutely delighted to confirm that the Club has reached agreement with its unsecured creditors.

“This ensures that we have met our obligations, satisfied the EFL requirements and are therefore free of any embargoes and penalties.”

Bolton faced a number of winding-up orders but clung to survival long enough to meet creditors’ requirements.  It is remarkable how few football clubs actually go to the wall, most fans find a way to pay creditors and keep their linage intact.

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  1. Jota speaks excellent English, as does Juranovic.



    In seasons past most foreign based players have come in with little to no English.



    I’m wondering if that is part of a new signing policy. Obviously Furuhashi is an exception.



    Could be just coincidence.

  2. I don’t know anything about Chris Jullien but I would have thought that if he had been swinging the lead last season, the change in management would have brought about a miracle recovery – which it didn’t, so I assume his problems are genuine. Otherwise he isn’t doing himself any favours if the new players keep him out of the team.

  3. HOT SMOKED on 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021 4:54 PM




    In what respect – the fact that I demolished his personal and unsubstantiated jibe at me?



    !!BADA BING!! on 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021 5:25 PM





    Kyogo down injured off the ball in their game, subbed off







    Shouldn’t be a problem. There’s lots of forwards at the club.

  5. From time to time selective blogs columns from Bella Caledonia and Kevin McKenna are posted on CQN as you all know the new club from Ibrox is embroiled in a racism row over their in house media


    the articles below are from Bella Caledonia over the last two days and are sure to fire up these cult britnats who inhabit this part of the Celtic cyberspace



    Independent media like Bella Caledonia deserve support please check it out






    The connections between the Loyalism and Labour are legion. Now, as Rangers FC face a barrage of criticism for their appalling handling of their fans most recent behaviour, they also face scrutiny (sort of) for their new ‘media partner’ the Heart and Head podcast. But if it’s a problem for the Glasgow Rangers it’s also a problem for Scottish Labour.



    The Daily Record had ‘Rangers’ new media partner in police probe over hate-filled sectarian tweets’ which included details of the management of the Heart and Hand podcast saying things like “Barry Ferguson continues to sully himself by mixing with tarriers” Cammy Bell (@Beatthatbeat), and his colleague Ian Hogg, whose Twitter handle ­@vanderhogg referred to a woman ­associated with Celtic who has tweeted about anti-sectarianism, he posted: “The rancid bitch deserves anything she gets. Like herpes from (name omitted).”


    Hogg goes on to makes various references to “mongs” and “spazzies”.



    But who is Ian Hogg? The Record fails to tell us that his wife is a senior Labour councillor in West Lothian. She was also a parliamentary candidate for Labour in May.



    Here’s her site here.



    There’s also the former Labour frontbencher Alasdair Morrison working prominently for Rangers, see here.



    Of course there’s nothing wrong with politicians supporting their team, there’s nothing wrong with taking jobs with the club they support. But as Rangers ‘official media partner’ faces a police investigation the relationship between Labour the Orange Lodge and Rangers FC needs to be out in the open.



    Why is there no more of a price to pay for this for Scottish Labour?



    I think this a problem for a Scottish Labour party desperately trying to find its mission and its voice. Cleaved to the Union it wants to maintain its bedrock but in parts is wedded to some toxic elements it is too weak to sever its links with. This is disastrous for a party trying to define itself as a progressive force in contemporary Scotland.





    As Stuart Christie wrote in 2017:



    “The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland — the dead fly in ‘the apothecary’s ointment’— is, possibly, with a claimed membership of 50,000, the largest and most effective pressure group, both clandestine and overt, dedicated to promoting Unionism and undermining and sabotaging the idea of Scottish independence. It is these members and proxies of the GOLS, many of them previously stalwarts of the Labour Party, especially in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, who have switched their allegiance in an attempt to thwart a second independence referendum, which is one explanation for Tory gains in the recent council elections.”



    The irony is that Rangers have kicked out mainstream sports journalists for years, so despite the continuity of Succulent Lamb Journalism they have burnt many a bridge.



    The litany of Rangers media feuds is far too long for this article but one Graham Spiers was banned in 2015. He writes: “The past 24 hours have been utterly excruciating for Rangers. The newspaper expose, which revealed the antics of these boys who had excitedly marched in as “official media partners” to Rangers, has been an utter disaster for the club, and a terrible price to pay for paying too much heed to “the hardcore”. Here were these blokes happily chirping online about “bead rattlers” and “mongs” and “Romanists” and “spazzies”: atrocious words from a world we’d all like to leave behind. And there they all were, happily being invited by Rangers to attend pressers, while a number of us who felt we were decent journalists and decent people were ordered to stay away.”



    The irony is the consummate “establishment club” is out on the fringes operating with a malign sub-culture. This has a jeopardy for a corporate football entity but also for a political party aspiring to be taken seriously in Scotland and in the wider UK.


    Yesterday we published about an overlooked aspect to the most recent Rangers debacle, the close ties between Scottish Labour and Glasgow Rangers. It’s not a subject we thought we’d be returning to so soon. But here we have ongoing vilification of the journalist Angela Haggerty. Yesterday on Follow Follow a thread titled: “The Hag is whipping up potential violence” showed a flavour of what she and others endure.



    The comments are the predictable mix of misogyny, racism, sectarianism and bigotry.



    Who’s Zoomin’ Who?



    Follow Follow is a cesspit of sectarianism edited and administered by Mark Dingwall. Dingwall was forced to resign from the Rangers Supporters Trust in 2013 following allegations of improper conduct, as the Drum reported here, adding: “The ‘Follow Follow’ fanzine, which Mr Dingwall edits was banned from Ibrox Park in 2002 amidst claims of bigotry and sectarianism.”



    Twenty years on and Follow Follow is now an ‘official media partner’ at Ibrox. Progress?


    So it’s certainly really weird for a mainstream corporate entity like Rangers FC to be associated with a forum that hosts such bile, but it’s even weirder for Scottish Labour to be.



    In April this year Councillor Aileen Mackenzie tweeted out about Councillor Eva Murray’s campaign launch: “Had a lovely night at @EvaCMurray campaign launch. Lots of laughs and lots of inspiring chat. Eva will be a wonderful MSP.”


    So far some comradely. But why is Follow Follow Mark Dingwall in the meeting?


    Two questions for Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council Eva Murray and for Scottish Leader Anas Sarwar: is Mark Dingwall a Labour Party member? and Does the content his site hosts that targets journalists like Angela Haggerty reflect Labour values?

  6. Mad Tam the ranter.



    You should play a couple of recordings when you were a paid troll/caller to that ex mp who you are a sychophant of.


    The “cat” guy


    The scintilla guy.


    The erudite guy


    Other options are available to save you using an atom of your own thought.but you wont


    The guy campaigning against Labour at batley.

  7. LIONROARS67 on 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021 6:05 PM



    Can you copy and paste anything from any SNP politician or official apologising for, or criticising,their Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012?




    Or is that too much to ask?

  8. are sure to fire up these cult britnats who inhabit this part of the Celtic cyberspace



    Right on cue cult, Britnat appears



    aff oot



    Enjoy your evening

  9. HT Scotland under 31s leading 1-0 in Turkey. Scotland scored from their only real attack. Otherwise they are playing like SPL dross against Celtic. Sad that the players can’t do the basics like controlling and passing the ball. I can’t watch any more of it.

  10. Watched most of the first half of under 21’s, the boy Doig from Hibs looks very average indeed.


    He was getting rave reviews late last season and early this one, Montgomery doing well.



    Ernie you are so predictable. Cut n paste champion of Europe.

  11. LIONROARS67 on 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021 6:15 PM



    Are we supposed to just forget that the SNP’s way of dealing with the issue was their Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012?



    Given a chance they would reintroduce that legislation tomorrow.



    ‘To even up the score’.



    Judge them by what they actually do, not by what they say.

  12. LIONROARS67 on 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021 6:15 PM



    And just to remind you every ScotNat MSP voted to introduce, and to retain, The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.



    Every BritNat MSP voted against its introduction and for its repeal.




    Are you able to say yet what it was I posted about you that you consider was a lie?

  14. I supported the FAC campaign, attended meetings, attended FAC rally at George square with other CQN’ers and marches opposing the OBFA



    When FAC held their joyful event to celebrate after FAC was defeated in Holyrood, it was held in the Student Union rooms in Strathclyde Uni, I was there ! I went with a well know CQN more involved in the campaign than me



    I am not a member of the SNP nor a spokesperson for it



    So f*** knows why you asking me the FAC question



    Ernie were you at any of the events in support of Fac ?



    Or is it just a convenient squirrel to deflect from the articles in Bella caledonia



    Def aff oot



    Back to the fitba

  15. Sick in the stomach on hearing about kyogo…..I honestly detest internationals !!!…….is our bad luck ever going to change ?!!!!!……

  16. WEEBOOBYCOLLINS @ 11.36am



    Evening Bobby, I’ve been out all day in the wonderful world of Knapdale, enjoying walking, geology, history, (failing to see) beavers and actually sitting on a sandy beach in a warm, late afternoon.



    Not long in and I’ve just seen your lovely, detailed post about your wife’s film. You and she should /must be very proud producing something of that quality. I showed Mrs Emeraldbee your reply and she wants to watch it as soon as we get home.



    Thanks again for the original link and your extra details.



    CQN at its best.



    Ave Ave

  17. lionroars67- one of the clowns chased ftom the huns media partners,is a manager with Sky…..see how they deal with it.

  18. AIPPLE @ 6:17


    Of course you are correct. “ Bruce, Bruce, Bruce, Bruce, and Bruce, this is Poiter. Poiter, this is Bruce, Bruce, Bruce, Bruce and Bruce.”


    “You mean your name ain’t Bruce?”

  19. LIONROARS67 on 7TH SEPTEMBER 2021 6:37 PM



    Whilst accusing others of deflection, yours appears to be posted to do the very same.



    The SNP (the party who want Indy like you do) have been in power for 14, yes FOURTEEN


    Years and sadly Racist and Anti-(input here any religion that’s happens not to Protestant ) still at their highest numbers.



    There are still orange walks, which they could ban, but they don’t.



    Their former leader put a word in with hmrc to save “the great insitution” which was rangers fc. Incidentally as it wasn’t devolved hmrc carried on….and ignored the masonic, Charlotte square intervention.



    Celtic fans received state owned harassment after the offensive behaviour act was brought, which the Minister stated, on camera; “to even things up” why? As most hate crimes are against Catholics but there were already discrimination laws in place.




    14 years, the SNP in power France all done, if anything the voted and haven’t aplogised for persecuting out suppprters, whilst stealing their data, but yeah…it’s Labour’s fault.



    The Labour party that millions of the young and multi ethnic vote for London due to their fighting for equality, a fairer economy and as they always have the maintenance of employment rights.





    When you point that this one and this one from this party and that will do whatever for sevco , you’re essentially emphasising that Scotland is yes- full of huns willing to look after fellow huns, it’s the very reason Scotland, unchecked would be a very dangerous place for anyone even doesn’t remotely appear to be a wasp.



    I honestly don’t mind whatever party anyone votes for, their choice, but, sadly I get bemused by such misrepresented deflection that sevco pr would proud that you posted today.

  20. Football is a funny game, but I just can’t see Scotland winning here. We are dire. Dykes will be lucky to last 90 minutes without a red card. We don’t have a goalscoring threat, but I’ll be glad to be wrong.


    The ref is really weak. Pressured by the Austrians to give Dykes a card, he then cards Adams for nothing.

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