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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    “A lot of managers don’t priorities the youth systems because they won’t be long enough there to see the results .”



    Great point, that’s why a Director of Football is an important position at a club with an academy, por cierto

  2. Wee Bobby Collins at 10.28


    I agree that most commentators just describe what we all see anyway.


    One exception, I have noticed, is Darren O’Dea who frequently offers a tactical insight.


    You may disagree with his “insights” but at least he goes beyond the simple A passes to B who passes to C drivel.

  3. Por Cierto


    The only manager I can think of who put an effort into youth development was Alex Millar at Hibernian .


    Just look at the players that came through that system .

  4. Gilmour,I rate very highly.Chelsea have got a future diamond there for no money.GIRUY.


    Patterson,not overly impressed.Looks decent,but that’s it.O’Donnel,looked far better against a better team last night,and he is only classed as a Journeyman.Nope,not buying into the hype .


    On the subject of RBs,just how big a bargain did we get with Juranovic.?Some bit of business by whoever.

  5. Fred Colon…what I most dislike are the useless stats. “That’s the second time this season he has been given a yellow card after scoring a penalty. His yellow card previous to that was on his mother’s birthday but he missed that one. I bet his mother didn’t give him any of her birthday cake that day.”


    You know what I mean…

  6. I know our Refs are abysmal,but the more I watch games,they are not alone.When you see a good refereeing performance,its a novelty now.The Ref in our game against AZ was a madman.Last night,similar.They are everywhere.

  7. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about”


    (Oscar Wilde)



    If Oscar was correct then it’s mission accomplished Sevco.



    To date, wee Billy has clocked up probably c. 1,000 minutes of competitive senior football.



    That’s it.



    The narrative from Sly Sports staff is written before a ball is kicked.



    “Look world – at the level of talent coming out of Sevco. Plough in with your millions”






    “Pretty please?”



    Saddest part of all – the funding for this messaging and the salaries of the total imbeciles who parrot it …. are steadfastly contributed to by Celtic supporters ….



    …. who then go online afterwards to complain about the comments?




  8. TurkeyBhoy



    Not to mention the ref in the Ireland v Portugal game he was shocking and dare I say it a cheat! Having a laugh with Ronaldo after booking him, it was embarrassing.

  9. The Battered Bunnet on

    Delighted to be informed that my thinking is illogical and lazy. A CQN highlight and no mistake.

  10. The Battered Bunnet on

    Turkeybhoy, O’Donnell is 29 years old, Patterson is 19.



    Elsewhere, I have no problem with folk getting enthusiastic at emerging young footballers. I’d jist rather they were young Celtic footballers. I don’t think that is a contentious notion.



    Delighted to be informed that my thinking is illogical and lazy. A CQN highlight and no mistake.






    Aye, you’ve got to be on your game here so far as intellectual rigour is concerned. Standards are very high.

  12. Imo, Gilmour could well become a fine player. He isn’t the finished article, which is why, I presume, he has been farmed out to Norwich.



    Again, imo, I haven’t been too impressed by Patterson but he is a young lad. Maybe he will come good.

  13. Weebobbycollins


    Watched Aquarela last night very impressive


    as you say the the chap might be difficult to work with but he certainly delivers


    I always think the lack of narrative on projects like this enhances the exercise


    congratulations to the wife and all involved in the production



    ps During the ice caps melting footage swore I saw the demise of Churchill and Queen Victoria the minds a funny thing



  14. Shaunamura…thank you. I agree no need for narrative. Every picture tells a story.



    BTW…my wife says thanks for all the nice positive comments. She was rather surprised I had mentioned the film on the blog. So, I’m in the good books today.


    Tomorrow is another day though.😊

  15. Could someone post a list of the CQN untouchables as I have been away too long and out of touch. Don’t want to shatter any more fragile egos.



    So far I have True Blue Ernie (obviously) and TBB.




  16. glendalystonsils on

    Are the ‘Glasgow live’ articles which appear on NewsNow connected in any way to the daily Record?



    They have dug up an interview with a former team mate of Juranovic tipping him for a move to the EPL!



    Josip is just in the door FFS. We obviously have someone worried .




    Go easy.



    I suspect he has issues.

  18. LIONROARS67 on 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021 7:58 AM



    Rather have Professor Devine’s considered and learned opinion any day over the “twa cheeks of the big bad OF erse” pearlclutching moralising of Hassan






    Of course it is. It’s a ruse to have you consume Trinity Mirror Group content by dressing it up as “local”. There are hunners of …..Live sites.

  19. I liked Arnautovic at the Hammers – now seems a bit like that Arsenal arse who went to seed rather too quick.


    (Trying to work my memory rather than Google it, but it’s escaping me)


    Arnauto definitely planted a deliberate one on an unhappy Gilmour and, even with VAR, he got away with it.


    Just shows that – just like the refs – VAR’s a tool. As are many refs, especially in staunch Scotchland.



    Austria; the original diet Huns of the former Prussian empire.




    I believe the only country who invited in the Nazis.



    I stand to be corrected as no doubt the usua suspects will.

  21. And Tory vermin get upset at a few tweets




    Doing away with pension lock-vermin



    Not one change to non dom status


    Not one change to offshore accounting.



    Surprise surprise The liars liar lied.



    Keep gargling vermin.

  22. glendalystonsils on




    The REAL Mo Bangura might have managed it anaw!

  23. glendalystonsils on




    Well , the wee corporal was one of their own .

  24. Indeed SQUIRE – with waving flags upon crossing the border, reports insisted.



    PS; the lad I was thinking of was Lord Niklas Bendtner – the champagne Charlie of Denmark.


    Talent squandered to addiction and ego. Ah well.

  25. My friends in Celtic,



    I see referees are getting pelters for international games



    Just about every game watched draws criticism of referees.


    I’m not here to defend the standard of refereeing, but perhaps the game of football has changed so much over the years that we ( CQN’ERS) have not kept pace, and referees are refereeing to the modern game.




  26. WBC Just as an aside……when those big waves started rolling in, I was sea sick. And I’m originally from an island. Took me back to the old paddle steamers and the smell of the pistons down below which only made the sea sickness worse. Gasping for air, so I was. Who needs Sensorama!