Leigh, Kieran, marking your card


The most important result in international week is that we get all our (33) players back fit and ready for Saturday. That looks to be the case, although I hear Erik Sviatchenko had a close shave at Hampden. The job now is for Ronny Deila to assess the preparedness of his squad for the Hearts game. All may be fit, but it’ll be impossible for the likes of Tom Rogic to be at his best after coping with a 12,000 mile journey home and the necessary body clock adjustments.

Ronny will also have to counsel Kieran Tierney, who has had another big week. Teenagers often progress in waves, after with each crest there’s often a trough. The focus for Kieran right now has to be 100% Hearts.

I read Leigh Griffiths had an uneventful game against Denmark. Don’t bet against him shining on Saturday. He’s a player who flourishes with a point to prove.

I’ve not written much on Resolution 12 recently and I don’t see that changing for a few weeks (despite the trolls), but I have been very active on the subject. Anyone who thinks I’d skip over this is welcome to self-certify as a mindless troll below (I’m counting on at least one being sufficiently mindless…).

What I’d like to do is mark your card on this one. Completely erroneous claims have been made. Outrageous things have been written. There’s a Kangaroo Court underway which would do Salem proud. Let the loons run with their agenda of running Celtic down, but be circumspect. Your card’s been marked.

You are being played, all right, but not by Celtic.

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  1. MEDTIM on 30TH MARCH 2016 12:11 PM







    AULDHEID@11:17 – Do you have, or, have you seen, a copy of said Ibrox draft?







    I can’t speak for Auldheid,Mr Pastry but I have certainly seen not only the draft for the media which S.Regan intended putting out,but his asking permission to do so from RFC,their response to him telling him not to put it out (which he followed) and an invite to dinner for not only regan but the “heavily conflicted” ogilvie to meet with whyte and russell.





    I could even tell you the where and when the dinner date was set for. 20th December 2011 in The Glengoyne Room at The Hotel Du Vin







    All of this stuff came out around the time many documents appeared courtesy of Charlotte Fakes and should be available somewhere if you care to search.

  2. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    We will have to be at our best on Saturday and we have plenty of players who have traveled long distances to play International football while the Hearts squad will be well rested. Ronny will have to asses who is both fit and up for the game tiredness could well have a part to play in who is selected for first team duty. H.H.

  3. I hope all you celtic folk are not being reeled in by this JJ guy , being a close friend of mcmurdo tells me all I want to know about this chappy . AULDHEED . Are there any other clubs fans that you know of who are supportive of res 12 , or are celtic fans the only ones wanting justice here .


    On another point , I was very impressed by both young Kieran , and the boy McGinn last night , how did celtic miss this lad

  4. Traditionalist88



    We’re a member club.



    We should be objecting to both the ‘founded 1872’ nonsense, and the honours ‘won’ fantasy, displayed on the ‘Rangers’ page of the official website of the SPFL.



    It makes Scottish football a farce.



    Why wouldn’t we publicly object to that, and lobby other member clubs to do likewise?



    Well done on forwarding your link to them, right enough.

  5. ALMORE on 30TH MARCH 2016 12:27 PM


    ….two out of three ain’t bad……




    Tell that to Ronny Deila and a few on here.

  6. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Interesting Paul. Those of us who can see beyond the end of our noses, ie the ones not being led by the nose, realise that winning the game is a long term strategy.



    Deferred gratification to achieve the desired result always beats short term hedonism in such matters.

  7. What is the Stars on

    Resolution 12



    Paul and the boys are John Redmond and the Irish Parliamentary Party ? ( patience we have been promised etc..)



    Neganon and the malcontents are Pearse and the Volunteers ? ( to hell with yer promises,charge boys !!!)




  8. traditionalist88 on

    beatbhoy on 30th March 2016 12:37 pm



    Yes, all well and good, but that makes the governing bodies your target, not Celtic, who are switched on to the feelings of the support to a point where they won;t even name them where they can avoid it far less get involved in Old Firm pandering.

  9. Good Afternoon.



    Look forward to Res.12 updates in due course, and if I have done the club a disservice in my scepticism then I will happily hold my hands up and apologise! And then use those same hands to applaud the club!



    Meanwhile, here are two new related pieces about fan engagement and the woeful governance of our game…







  10. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    I found this very relevant, and amusing…..



    ” GC,


    So do we rewrite the song to say…..


    “Faithful through and through,


    Even when we find you are complicit in the Sevco myth,


    And refuse to act on the wishes of your supporters


    To seek justice for the decades of cheating by Rangers


    and the corrupt behaviour of the SFA”?



    That’s not faithful, that’s just plain stupid.


    It will benefit Celtic and the rest of football worldwide to see this Govan based joke correctly dealt with.


    No real punishment can now befall Rangers as they don’t exist, but to attach the tag of “Filthy Stinking Cheats” to the last page of their history concluded in 2012 should be a fitting end to that chapter.


    The 4yr olds now playing home games in Govan should be told “Hoy, that toilet roll of a strip you wear, with the meaningless joke stars on it, belonged to a bunch of cheats who went out of business. Find something else to wear….such as, a brass neck!” “

  11. See all you so called celtic supporters boring us with Res 12, and saying. they are not renewing or buying merchandise fine gies peace, let us true celtic supporters, through thick and thin support our club,

  12. ‘Self-certify as a mindless troll’



    Take a note of that Captain Darling – I like it – I want to use it more often in conversation.



    Touché – but doubt it’ll make much difference P67 as mindless is an apt adjective perhaps.




  13. traditionalist88 on

    There will be a massive, vibrant crowd at Celtic Park on Saturday too, which belittles claims of the KevJungles of this blog that people are staying away primarily because of Res 12 and lack of a statement on a new club, relegating these issues below the weather, disillusionment with our style of football, and poor quality of opposition, as reasons for low attendances in January and February.



    NOTE: I am not saying this is where these issues belong in the pecking order. But there will be a massive crowd on Saturday(for a lunchtime K/O) and that will be sufficient evidence that the support as a whole: 1) may not be fully aware of issues like Res 12 or 2) can see that supporting the team on the park does not make them in any way shape or form endorse any myth of continuation emanating from the new club or ignore any governance issue at the SFA.




  14. Scots


    Made me smile too. I do try to stay away from ‘ personal’ attacks but it’s difficult sometimes.


    ‘ through thick and thin ‘. Indeed.

  15. TIMBHOY3 on 30TH MARCH 2016 12:53 PM


    See all you so called celtic supporters boring us with Res 12, and saying. they are not renewing or buying merchandise fine gies peace, let us true celtic supporters, through thick and thin support our club,






    At what stage in proceedings did you (ie you personally, rather than those you class as ‘true Celtic supporters’) switch support from the Old Board to ‘The Rebels’?



    Assuming you did, of course.

  16. THETIMREAPER on 30TH MARCH 2016 12:39 PM


    33 players on international duty is extraordinary.






    T’is. And still represents only two thirds of the midfielders on our books!






    HH jamesgang

  17. WHAT IS THE STARS on 30TH MARCH 2016 12:44 PM


    Resolution 12




    Paul and the boys are John Redmond and the Irish Parliamentary Party ? ( patience we have been promised etc..)




    Neganon and the malcontents are Pearse and the Volunteers ? ( to hell with yer promises,charge boys !!!)













    Your sardonic humour was funny enough when delivered through the ether. But now having met you it’s even better still cos I can just see that Wee cheeky scamp of a grin on your face!



    HH jamesgang

  18. It is hard to stay patient for so bleedin’ long though:-)



    Is there a wee oxymoron in there?



    But I will endeavour to persevere.



    Good to hear no injury worries after the international week.


    And young Tierney played well on his debut.


    It will be great to get back to football on Saturday.

  19. So who can be playing us that we don’t know about if not Celtic ( that’s going to shock or even surprise us)?



    Media a given


    SFA / Spl same


    Res 12 guys? No chance.




  20. And talking of getting back to normal, if the remaining 20-odd folk that have still to send in their choice for week 5 of Last Man Standing could get aff the fence and finalise their decision that’d be mighty fine.



    Thank you in advance;-)

  21. That’s reassuring Paul. Any indication as to why the board cannot speak out about it just now? The support may or may not be getting played on this – I genuinely have no idea. However, the longer the club stay silent the greater the prospect of the fans being played. The resulting damage being done to the relationship between club and fans is significant.



    There is a PR battle that we are losing and for once it is not a battle we are fighting with the MSM. The lack of media coverage is surprising given how quick they usually are to jump on any perceived breakdown between fans and board or fans and manager.



    I suppose the only sure fire way of releasing the pressure slightly is by winning games – the operative word being “slightly”. A good performance and result on Saturday will restore some of the feel good factor but even an eternal optimist would have to admit that resolution 12 is not going away. Until it is resolved the fans will have to play the guessing game with obvious consequences.




  22. Geordie Munro on

    Not only does it look like our guys off on international duty will be returning unscathed, at least one who left us kinda injured has returned fit and scored too.



    Stefanjohansen csc

  23. The reason crowds go up is the perception of competition in a meaningful game.



    If the perception is that a game has lost its meaning because the means of achieving the result is highly questionable, then crowds will not rise.



    So the answer to rising attendance is meaningful competition. Let’s see it provided and being seen to be provided.

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