Kris Boyd comments best thing to happen to Celtic


The thought was put to me this morning that Kris Boyd’s ill-considered comments on the Celtic squad – that they are divided – could be the best thing that happened to the team this season.  Football clubs and footballers perform best with a ‘them’ to work against.  We had this briefly under Ronny, when Aberdeen kept in touch for five months of the season, but since then we have pretty much had the run of the place.

Boyd is a professional footballer playing in the same league as Celtic.  When an opponent comments on you or your team, the words carry greater resonance than they otherwise would.  I doubt newspaper clippings are pinned to dressing room doors, but everyone at Lennoxtown will have reacted to what a Kilmarnock player has said about them.

Then we had the “Aston Villa make their move” for Brendan Rodgers tat.  Brendan will leave Celtic eventually, but the entire planet knows it will not be for a team 15th placed in the Championship.  It is no indication of his or Celtic’s worth and insulting to suggest otherwise.

Footballers and managers are best with a point to prove.  Celtic are capable of winning every domestic game between now and the winter break.  Whatever has gone on at Lennoxtown this season, recent comments have given the squad plenty of motivation.

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  1. Scotland winning or losing doesn’t usually bother me but with the opposition tonight I hope they record their biggest ever win. I’d support England against this other ‘European’ mob.






    Jings, no wonder he speaks from the corner of his mouth.






    It’s a hun trait….re buckfast Brown.

  3. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Is that the Mad Israeli Arab – Biram Kayal – it is !!! Excellent – go Biram !!!!

  4. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Kenny ‘you don’t pick and choose when you play for the national team’ Miller, who retired from Scotland in 2013….

  5. SFTB,



    I don’t think James Forrest has been setting the heather on fire so much this season. He was tremendous last season; too often, imo, this season, he and Lustig haven’t really contributed to our going forward. In Perth, all his goals came from through passes from Rogic.

  6. Another ex Hun on Sky sports,in fact you could name all ex Sevco players on the media, McCulloch, Dodds, Johnstone,Boyd,McCoist,Wishart,McCann,Millar,ex Celtic players?,I ditched Sky Sports,Andy Cairns is the bluenose editor at Sky, says it all.

  7. TIMBHOY2,



    I cancelled SKY a couple of years ago. More or less, once a month, they invite me back. I think I may ring them and tell them I have no desire to rejoin so long as they allow their sports editor free reign to indulge his bias.

  8. If scotland had a half wit as their manager they would be strolling this game, Israel and shocking, some of the players don’t seem to have a clue where they are supposed to be.

  9. Not watching game,no interest except hoping no injuries to our Lhads?


    Wee ?-I have the full virgin package,if I cancel the sports channels will I lose any other channels?

  10. Remember Scotland fans….as advertised when announced ……come & see C Ronaldo at Hampdump……



    What’s the chances ??????








    He’s not here cause of the another penalty. Theat one was imposed for his err influence in his second stint.

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG-CUP-WINNERS on 11TH OCTOBER 2018 8:28 PM



    Thanks .


    Never could quite understand why he left .


    Always remember his headed goal from Kris Commons corner against the unclean .

  13. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Well taken penalty from Mulgrew.



    A pity he and Commons chose to publicly undermine Ronnie.



    Brendan, rightly, gave short shrift to both.



    One is now a soup-taker.



    I wonder what will happen to Charlie?

  14. Could someone please tell me the last time a Scotland goalkeeper played in orange. Thought not.