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. Hopefully everyone is fit to play after all the internationals.


    Rogic has travelled a long way so probably be a sub.


    Watched a few internationals and the blood and snotters game is becoming obsolete.


    Shame that we hun who tried to put Erik out for the season got off lightly.


    Mulgrew and Whitttaker both made ball retention an impossible task.


    I am a fan of hockey and a few years ago the Philly fliers were predicted as the future of the game.


    They were big physical.experienced and mean.


    Detroit whipped there asses easily by playing a fast flowing up tempo style.


    Hockey change after that and a lot of teams shifted to a more youthful and up tempo style.


    Germany humped Italy with a fast permanently moving style.England did the same to Germany a few days earlier with a young midfield an attack.


    Movement and physical fitness is key.


    Movement off the ball allows more options to man in possession and makes it easier to complete a pass.


    Tierney is like a more physical Lahm and alway gives people an outlet.


    Maybe our youth are being coached properly and there are a few more to come.


    Ronny should be brave as the auld yins are holding us back.


    MR PASTRY 1712



    Read WITS first post on the subject.



    He asked if you recalled a certain suggestion made on here-and elsewhere. Not whether you believed it to be true.

  3. Easy for Me to say on 30th March 2016 4:36 pm




    Auldheid on 30th March 2016 2:24 pm







    Many thanks for that Auldheid and my compliments on your work on this so far!





    From your answer would I then be correct in assuming that, given the time constraints and statute of limitations as such, that the SFA do have a get out from June 2016? It would not surprise me that as vested interests in this going away they adopt a ” move on, time has passed for any action on this” attitude.





    That is of course possible then?


    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/leigh-kieran-marking-your-card/comment-page-3/#comment-2803051




    It is possible and given how stupidly this issue has been handled by SFA since 2011, I could not rule it out.



    However our legal advice was the time bar would not apply and even the SFA must know by now its not going to go away, especially on a technicality where it could be demonstrated they may have played a part in delaying.


    I’m very relaxed on that aspect but welcome the acceleration it has brought to bringing Res12 to a conclusion.

  4. The Resolute Mr Pastry on

    THEGREENMAN@5:15 – You are indeed the ‘font of all knowledge’ – there, are you satisfied?

  5. What is the Stars on

    Mr Pastry



    It was if I recall correctly during the Mowbray year ( I may be wrong) but it was before the unfortunate demise of our dear friends from that bastion of ecumenicism in Govan.



    I can assure you there were heated debates on here in which the claim was made by a sizeable amount of people that our glorious leaders were conspiring to let Rangers win the league.


    The rationale was,that if they didn’t win the league and get the cash injection of Champions League money they would go out business and the Celtic Board would not allow this to happen as they needed and wanted the old firm bigot pound.



    Well here we are .




    people are buying tickets to a Scottish Cup semi-final against a team whose supporters are those of the old RFC (il). That’s what makes it worthwhile. To see their old supporters following a tribute act, against a Celtic team full of International players. I won’t be there because of the SFA, nothing else por cierto





    VG,bud. Didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at some of that.

  8. the glorious balance sheet on

    On the talk on here of Peter Lawwell being powerless to prevent the club calling itself being Rangers from being relegated from the SPFL…….



    The allegation is that the SFA bent the rules to allow the former Rangers to enter European competition in 2011 when they were banned under the terms of UEFA rules re unpaid taxes.



    Celtic were the main victims of this malfeasance although other clubs suffered too ie another SPL club was wrongly denied Europa lge qualifying games on account of this cheating.



    Evidence substantiating this allegation has come to light and been scrutinised over the last 3 years.



    Yet Celtic, the SFA and indeed all the other member clubs keep silent on this matter for undisclosed reasons.



    Let’s not even mention the whitewashed terms of reference given to Nimmo smith either.



    Given this state of affairs, can anyone say with absolute certainty that if the newco were facing relegation that they wouldn’t be given a helping hand, be it honest mistakes, league reconstruction or outright match fixing?



    The game of football in Scotland is as bent as the back road to Shotts. It needs fixed. But keeping quiet won’t fix it.

  9. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Mr Pastry



    Font of all knowledge…unfortunately, no….not yet:)


    However, i can spot bs when i see it, and hear it.


    I would urge you to listen to what your fellow supporters are saying to you, rather than be so quick to defend the board.


    There are genuine grievances that need to be addressed, surely even you recognise this.


    We can all learn….but not when we dont listen.




  10. Evening Timland from a warm hun free mountain valley.


    Just in the door and haven’t had time to read back yet, but your leader has me well confused Paul, dumbfounded if the truth be known.


    We are not being played by Celtic you say, I know the smsm print and spin lies and mistruths about our club and support any chance they get, they are also very silent on the issue so they are not playing us, the powers that be in the football world do little to help us and probably a fair bit to hinder us, they also say sfa, so they are not playing us, the Res 12 guys as straight as they come imo, so they are not playing us, so who is playing us pray tell if it’s not Celtic in this instance ?



  11. Auldheid,



    I have a couple of questions for you. Not sure if you can be forthwright in answering them.



    I am puzzling over why the club neither issues a statement on Res 12 nor has chosen to take the lead in pursuing it. I realise that there may be confidentiality issues here.



    Is the club’s position anything to do with fiture happenings at UEFA?




    Secondly, has the club, if not encouraging you, at leadt seen no problem with you outlining aspects of your interaction with them?




  12. Just reading back and sounds like our Dublin bhoys did the country proud in welcoming everyone and ensuring they had a good time, great to see.



    Sadly my father passed away on the 20th and was buried on the 23rd so I couldn’t make the planned 3night trip to Dublin,



    He was buried in the city cemetery in Creggan with a great view of the brandywell so at least he will always see his beloved Derry city play.



    just thought I’d let use know cause I did mention on here I’d probably be in Dublin for the 100th anniversary . Any prayers going keep us in your thoughts . Tough times.

  13. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Por Cierto,



    Them are not the target,



    They are dead.



    The SFA are the ones who failed to deal with the old club’s crimes and continue to facilitate the reincarnation.



    They have been the villains all along and it is they who have to be dealt with.



    Filling their stands gives validity to their “end justifies the means” approach .



    Hampden cup ties should have been boycotted ever since this scandal broke.



    No amount of hun baiting next month can justify attendance at that game.



    I suppose I am asking for a sacrifice too far.






    I think you have misinterpreted WITS post. He was actually underlining your very good point re the harm that gossip causes.

  14. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Sad news indeed


    I’ll light a candle for your dad


    God bless

  15. traditionalist88 on

    beatbhoy on 30th March 2016 5:20 pm



    No probs – I wouldn’t agree that the two examples you cite are examples of us as a club supporting any continuity myth. Dermot Desmond, if that is his opinion, is entitled to it but he was giving a personal opinion rather than speaking in a club capacity. And the reference to Rangers, that is their accepted name for now, but as per Companies House they were formed in 2012. Its not within our remit to ensure the application of the Insolvency Act and at the same time procedures are ongoing in the courts. But all the complaints I am reading today are about governance at the SFA and about the SPFL website supporting the continuity myth with absolutely zero tangible evidence that Celtic have helped engineer this situation,








    Sorry to hear that,bud.



    May he R I P.

  17. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    I dont get it at all.


    I dont think its a sacrifice.


    Its some two-bob new club.


    Cant see why Celtic fans cannot boycott the bigots.


    What joy that would be, if Celtic fans rejected the attempted resurrection of the corpse.


    R****** are no more….the old firm is no more.


    No matter how much they try to tell us otherwise.




  18. ProudBhoy,


    I am very sorry for your loss, deepest condolences. From your posts I know you are a great Celt & a proud patriotic Irishman. Your Dad reared you well, he will live on with you.


    God Bless You & your family at this sad time.

  19. Winning Captain’s @4:49


    Come on laddie.


    Don’t be shy.


    Tell all us older and odd time posters who your are outing.


    Come on. We all need to know.


    Or as the gardener would say


    Who are these people? I want to know who these people are.


    My pitchfork is handy.

  20. FourGreenFields on



    So sorry to read about the passing of your father , I will keep you and your family in my prayers.


    May your father rest in peace .

  21. The Resolute Mr Pastry on

    BMCUWP@5:22 – No I don’t recall



    WHATSINTHESTARS@5:26 – I believe you that there was heated debate – just like we are experiencing at the moment on Res 12



    THEGLORIOUSBALANCESHEET@ – No – on these matters no one can say anything with absolute certainty, UNLESS they have unequivical proof – says it all really.



    Meanwhile many on hear continue to sing ‘Gossip Calypso’:



    “Gossip calypso, gossip calypso


    Read all about it yak yak yak,


    Gossip calypso, gossip calypso


    Everybody jumps on the forum


    Giving out gossip and getting it back”

  22. Proudbhoy,



    I am very sorry to read of your loss and I will say a prayer for your dad & the family.



    If you are thinking of you coming down to Dublin next month it would be great to meet up.




  23. The Resolute Mr Pastry on

    WHATSINTHESTARS – Please accept my apology if I have picked you up the wrong way – completely unintential.

  24. Mr Pastry


    The Res 12 bhoys have unequivical proof that the huns got a licence when they weren’t entitled to one.


    Now there is a debate who is to blame for them getting one, be it the sfa for not doing their due diligence, or the huns for not furnishing the sfa with the appropriate info, but the way I see it the buck stops at the door of the sfa.


    Hence Res 12.




    Pity our newly resolute poster doesn’t support the resolution…

  26. AULDHEID on 30TH MARCH 2016 5:23 PM


    reply to


    Easy for Me to say on 30th March 2016 4:36 pm



    “….our legal advice was the time bar would not apply and even the SFA must know by now its not going to go away, especially on a technicality where it could be demonstrated they may have played a part in delaying.



    I’m very relaxed on that aspect but welcome the acceleration it has brought to bringing Res12 to a conclusion.




    Thanks Auldheid. Looks like I owe Peter Lawwell an apology. I’ve been played for a sucker. I was at the AGM in 2014 when Res 12 was adjourned and was happy it would be taken up in due course and in time. With what was wrongly propagated as a 31 March deadline coming to the fore, I assumed PL and board had strung the Res 12 people and the fans along.



    I should know better by now. I take it all back Peter. In case there’s anybody out there thinks I might be in the market for a scenic bridge or tower, nothing doing.

  27. Proudbhoy


    Sincere condolences on your loss.


    The hurt of losing a father never really dissipates.


    Keep his memory alive and talk about him often remembering the good times and the lessons he shared.

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