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. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    I was having second thoughts on anywhere is good to provide, problem is under whose banner.


    a bit like middle east provide charity in the form of the koran as part of their contribution cost.



    The Celtic charity should have no banner or indoctrinated fidelity, charity for charity’s sake, telling the world how much charity has been sourced by smashy n nicey is just that.

  2. I haven’t read back – have I got the podium…..?



    In fact I haven’t even read The leader, header, main article…. ha ha.. what is the correct term?



    Anyway… they are questions for another day – just popped on to say…….



    “ to look down on the clouds


    You don’t need to fly


    I’ve never flown in a playane….


    I’ll live until I daaye!



    Hail Hail

  3. Now that I’ve read the leading article (I think I’ve answered my own question from an earlier post!)



    I’ve forgotten what I was going to say by being bogged down in the grammar of ☝?☝?☝?



    ? I think it’s time for ?




  4. 50 shades of green on

    Morning Tims……



    I see the Israeli team had a wee unexpected win last night, unless ofcourse you know anything about Big Eck then its not that unexpected, idiot of a coach hasn’t got a plan A never mind a plan B.



    And for the anti Celtic supporting fraternity on here, I purchased my tickets for Murrayfield last night, and I will be going to support my team.




  5. Good morning friends and a Big Happy Friday from a very wet and extremely windy East Kilbride. Watch out for wheelie bins and trampolines.

  6. Bigrailroadblues



    Alright mate?


    Tell me BRB,is Kelly’s bar still on go down your way?




  7. Good morning CQN from a very windy Garngad



    Oh dear, what a shame about Scotia.



    Ah well you reap what you sew.



    D. :)

  8. An Tearmann on 12th October 2018 7:13 am



    That Kelly’s closed a while back I’m sure, if you mean the one on P’shaws Road.

  9. bigrailroadblues on

    An T, Gorbalst. Aye , Kelly’s closed. Called Kael shipyard or something now. Never been in, I liked Kelly’s.

  10. bigrailroadblues on 12th October 2018 8:08 am


    My go to shop when I lived in the hill, whenever I got passed Viccy Road.

  11. bigrailroadblues on

    Gorbalstam 8.14. Laurieston or Viccy bar for me now. The ole hill can be a bit wild after evensong. ?

  12. Brb and Gram



    Thalnks guys,been a while since been down that way


    Cheers for reply




  13. EBT McLeish has set about dismantling the Celtic contingent that served Scotland so well recently. And of the two Celtic players left in the side scores an own goal, Karma is a bitch, Eck.

  14. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Celtic in Classic literature. 1



    “Call me Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see Glasgow’s East End, home of the famous Glasgow Celtic.”





    Govanhill Tangled Up In Blue?



    Now yer talking!



    And a warm welcome from Buckets of Rain Swindon!!!

  16. G’ mornin’ CQN………..



    I didn’t see the game last night but I thought Greegs and wee Nasty especially were awful!






    In ither news….



    The Rekord’s koverage of us and ours will hopefully, finally extinguish any dim desire to promote direkt links to thum.




  17. Hunderbirds.


    I like that. Maybe you have started something to keep us warm during the International Break



    It was a bright cold ,day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. I decided to make my way to Glasgow`s East End,home of the famous Glasgow Celtic.




  18. Hunderbirds………………



    Love it.






    ” In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticising any one , he told me, just remember that all the peepil in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. You were raised a Celtic Supporter.”






    CQN PageTurner CSC

  19. Canamalar just read back and saw your post’ I actually disappeared to bed not as you suggest , to my nether regions

  20. Good morning from Dublin airport – 4 hours into a 13 hour wait for connection to Manchester – think aer Lingus cancelled flights prematurely – plenty others flying as normal




  21. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.It was time to make my way to Glasgow`s East end, home of the famous Glasgow Celtic.




  22. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Well Bhoys and Ghirls Scotland and Celtic have something in common they canny win away from home in Europe Neither McLeish or oor Brendan have a clue about playing away from home in Europe.We should just stick to playing in Scotland and beating all the wee diddy teams. H.H.

  23. !!BADA BING!!



    I cant do the cut and paste thing from News Now , there is a story there of Willie Wallace having a go at Brendan Rodgers ! , saying the board should’ve kicked Brendans arse out the door of the club for not playing Arzani .



    Mmmm. Strange indeed .