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Lessons for Ronny, a shout for Hearts

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There’s a wee lesson for Ronny Delia in not conceding ground too quickly after the final whistle. On first pass, TV pictures suggested Dedryck Boyata failed to make contact with the ball at Hamilton on Friday, it was only when Ronny saw pictures from the opposite angle, that he realised the player timed his challenge to the inch.

Unfortunately, this was after the manager’s post-match TV appearance, when he accepted the referees decision. No matter if you’ve seen an incident or not, it’s better to be circumspect than to dive in with a definitive comment immediately after a game. Whatever the outcome of Boyata’s appeal, at least referee Craig Thomson can be absolved from blame for making the same mistake as Ronny Deila.

There’s a big midweek card coming up in the Premiership. I’m hoping Hearts find form tonight against Inverness. If they win they are as close to Aberdeen (6 points, with same games played) as the Dons are to Celtic, with a better goal difference too. Aberdeen and Hearts have to play each other twice before the end of the season, my preference would be these games have a very competitive edge.

Speaking of Hearts, I was slightly uncomfortable with their statement regarding the racist abuse dished out to Kilmarnock player, Josh Magennis, “To clarify, this allegation does not involve the player’s colour, religion or sexuality”.  Is there a pecking order of bigotry I’m not aware of which deems anti-Irish abuse a lesser-offence?

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  1. Margaret McGill on

    Mr. Pastry

     

    proof is in the pudding

     

    NL delivered somewhat in Europe

     

    WGS tried his best and had a better record than MON in Europe.

     

    Mon was funded in Europe by the donut and essentially failed…the consolation was being cheated out of the UEFA cup in 2003 by Mourhino. (Deco in particular).

     

    RD is a board patsy.

     

    Why is RD a board patsy?

     

    because our current custodians dont really care about the Celtic vision as they have beans to count. Their own. Not yours. Not mine. Theirs. You are not a participant. So wake up and smell the coffee.

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 2nd March 2016 12:16 am –

     

     

    AyeChoons

     

     

    K.T.F.

  3. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Mr Pastry

     

     

    Do you still think CP should be reconstructed because of declining crowds?

     

    Would it no be easier to sack PL and RD?

     

    If not, what do you think of my idea of building a Mega Dookit overlooking CP, the malcontents will love it….could work:)

     

     

    HH

  4. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on 2nd March 2016 12:29 am –

     

     

    maybe IKEA day the doo-kits.

  5. Big Peat of Islay on

    So Ronnie has changed his mind (or more like he was advised to publicly change his mind)

     

    But he said that defenders have to stand up rather than commit. So is he changing his mind on that too?

     

    Is Boyata’s tackle now good in every sense of the wod, in both execution and strategy?

     

    Come on Ronnie, this is embarrassing.

  6. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    James1955

     

     

    Plywood and corrugated sheeting…Green.

     

    About 20 ft high….Two floors…..Tricolour on the roof

     

    Malcontents galore on the plywood roof terrace and bar that will overlook CP.

     

    Magic Mushrooms optional:)

     

     

    HH

  7. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Excitement = missing Deid club in the all new Celtic Dictionary.

     

    Most Celtic fans I know that don’t go to games all say how the league is diminished for them since deid club aren’t in it. They all can’t wait for the day they return, and yes they do say when they return. The narrative that they died never to return was lost long ago.

     

    Did anyone read the comments posted earlier from the OB act story in the Herald? Even hibs fans think we sing sectarian songs because that is what they constantly hear in the media reinforced over and over again.

     

    Even though this disastrous law has been in the public domain for years, ppl are convinced it is anti sectarian in nature, why because that is what they constantly hear in the media reinforced over and over again.

     

    If the media and the establishment can do this what chance has Celtic FC got of convincing anyone that the club now playing out of Ibrox isn’t Rangers Football Club and why is it down to them anyway?

     

     

    The game was rigged we all knew but couldn’t prove it so we put up with it but even when the facts about how we were cheated by the SPL and the SFA were laid out we still did he haw (myself included), we still financed the SFA and SPL by going to the cup games that finances them. We are all culpable everyone who still attends games is culpable don’t kid yourself you’re not.

     

     

    Those that say they wont attend games against them next season but will still purchase a season ticket WHY what point do you really think you are making?

     

     

    D Broadfoot was right when he said only when every fan stops going to games will anything be done and tbh that’s what’s needed put the game to death and start again otherwise you’re part of a continuing fraud and deep down you know it.

  8. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on 2nd March 2016 12:40 am –

     

     

    SORTED.

     

    im a draughtsman.

     

    HH

  9. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    EDDIEINK

     

     

    Ive took that decision a while ago

     

    I get slaughtered by my folks for it.

     

    However, what you say is true.

     

    Its either stand up against it…or bend over.

     

    Id rather not go, than pay to be cheated.

     

    Its a total farce.

     

    Sevco penalty fiasco should be more than enough for starters.

     

    But…I get the feeling that the PLC are happy to look the other way and ditch the principles for bigot money.

     

    I might be wrong….but i doubt it.

     

     

    HH

  10. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Margaret McGill on 2nd March 2016 12:18 am

     

     

    “NL delivered somewhat in Europe” His last season was a disaster a failure on every level, team selection- fail, tactics- fail, unable to motivate the team- fail. If by success you mean getting out of group in his second season then yes I suppose that’s success but 1 season in 3 is that it? That’s good enough? Then why not give Ronny another go 3rd time lucky an all that.

  11. clogher celt on

    I’ve just finished reading MacJay’s post from 7.41pm, I wouldn’t mind but I started at 7.50pm :)

     

     

     

    Off to my Doo-kit.

     

     

    Nite @ HH all !!

  12. Eddiekirkmichael

     

    Great post, nothing will change, apathy will win, the cheating will continue.

     

    It’s why our game is in the mess it’s in, let’s get a Rangers any Rangers at the top of Scottish football to maximise revenue.

     

    You can keep that WWF football, not something I’m interested in, so sad.

  13. Margaret McGill on

    eddieinkirkmichael on 2nd March 2016 12:51 am

     

     

    No youre missing the point as usual

     

    Lenny being hamstrung by the board in Europe….quit…

     

    RD being placed by the board in Europe is a patsy

     

    You wanna try latin?

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    clogher celt on 2nd March 2016 1:11 am

     

     

    Thank god somebody did.

     

     

    Wad some pow`r the gift tae gie us

     

    Tae see oorsels as ithers see us.

     

     

    I thought the comments were fascinating.

     

    Although I posted a hell of a lot more than I had intended.

  15. Margaret McGill on 2nd March 2016 1:31 am

     

    eddieinkirkmichael on 2nd March 2016 12:51 am

     

    No youre missing the point as usual

     

    Lenny being hamstrung by the board in Europe….quit…

     

    ***********************************************

     

    Quit……..who said he quit ? NL ?

     

    The same Neil Lennon who said he would like to return some day ?

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    JAMES1955

     

     

    Quote from NL

     

     

    “There was always the opportunity that I could be back there some day. What I miss about it is the intensity and that opportunity of winning every week.

     

     

    “We had dominated for three seasons and the club was sort of downsizing with the squad.

     

     

    “I always felt the Champions League was the competition to be in and I wasn’t sure we would be able to do that again with the squad of players that we had.

     

     

    “So, it was time to go. Four years was a good stint at it.

     

     

    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/neil-lennons-celtic-wish/#sthash.JnEoBHj4.dpuf

     

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     

     

    Sounds to me like he saw the writing on the wall,and quit.

  17. Good morning friends and Happy Matchday from a cold , damp and grey East Kilbride. Wrap up warm tonight bhoys and ghirls. Well, all those who are able to go along and support the team in their quest to achieve 5 in a row.

  18. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 2nd March 2016 5:17 am

     

     

    Did he not also make reference to his and his family`s safety as a reason for his departure?

  19. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    He may well have done at some stage,and I would agree with him that it was a very good reason for leaving.

     

     

    But not in that article. And the part quoted answers the question raised by JAMES1955.

  20. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    HAPPY HOOOOOOPY BIRTHDAY to

     

     

    Caesar,The Only King Billy,BILLY McNEILL!!!!!!!

  21. coolmore mafia on

    Remembers Billy’s treatment at the hands of Desmond white (another Desmond!)? A loan from club made public, his wages made public………nothing short of the disgrace we became accustomed to under Desmond. White.

     

     

    You like to give Celtic employees the benefit of the doubt. Never again.

  22. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 2ND MARCH 2016 8:28 AM

     

     

     

    Just checking . :-)

     

     

    Sadly , no picture of Billy in his crew cut days.

     

     

    I seem to remember Billy being drafted in as a very young lad because Bobby Evans was suffering from a back problem.

  23. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    COOLMOREMAFIA

     

     

    Aye-we had a surprisingly good rapport wi the press then. When it suited us.

     

     

    Opinions may have been divided on Sir Bob,but we tended to agree on White.

     

     

    Btw,I know how to spell Cesar. My iPad disnae!

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    No problem,bud. How’s tricks in the sunny South?

  25. Happy birthday, Billy McNeil.

     

     

    I think he was first CH when Bobby Evans played RH to accomodate him, with Bertie Peacock at LH. All fine players, as was Dunky Mackay at LB.

     

     

    First defense that rolled off my tongue was: Haffey, Mackay and Kennedy, Crerand, McNeil and Peacock. The forward line changed at Bob Kelly’s whim.

  26. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 2ND MARCH 2016 8:44 AM

     

    MACJAY

     

     

    All`s good here ,mate.

     

    Personally rather animated about the state of the planet.

     

    But let`s not go there.

     

     

    Local football improving a lot.

     

    Rivalries springing up and a whole new football audience being created.

     

    When I arrived here , 30 years ago , football was called ” Wogball .”

     

    No more.

     

     

    Hope all`s good for yourself and your`s.

  27. Monday 2nd

     

    Much to the distaste of the Screws we ended the no-wash protest this morning. We moved to ‘B’ wing, which was allegedly clean.

     

    We have shown considerable tolerance today. Men are being searched coming back from the toilet. At one point men were waiting three hours to get out to the toilet, and only four or five got washed, which typifies the eagerness (sic) of the Screws to have us off the no-wash. There is a lot of petty vindictiveness from them.

     

    I saw the doctor and I’m 64 kgs. I’ve no problems.

     

    The priest, Fr John Murphy, was in tonight. We had a short talk. I heard that my mother spoke at a parade in Belfast yesterday and that Marcella cried. It gave me heart. I’m not worried about the numbers of the crowds. I was very annoyed last night when I heard Bishop Daly’s statement (issued on Sunday, condemning the hunger-strike). Again he is applying his double set of moral standards. He seems to forget that the people who murdered those innocent Irishmen on Derry’s Bloody Sunday are still as ever among us; and he knows perhaps better than anyone what has and is taking place in H-Block.

     

    He understands why men are being tortured here — the reason for criminalisation. What makes it so disgusting, I believe, is that he agrees with that underlying reason. Only once has he spoken out, of the beatings and inhumanity that are commonplace in H-Block.

     

    I once read an editorial, in late ’78, following the then Archbishop O Fiaich’s ‘sewer pipes of Calcutta’ statement. It said it was to the everlasting shame of the Irish people that the archbishop had to, and I paraphrase, stir the moral conscience of the people on the H-Block issue. A lot of time has passed since then, a lot of torture, in fact the following year was the worst we experienced.

     

    Now I wonder who will stir the Cardinal’s moral conscience…

     

    Bear witness to both right and wrong, stand up and speak out. But don’t we know that what has to be said is ‘political’, and it’s not that these people don’t want to become involved in politics, it’s simply that their politics are different, that is, British.

     

    My dear friend Tomboy’s father died today. I was terribly annoyed, and it has upset me.

     

    I received several notes from my family and friends. I have only read the one from my mother — it was what I needed. She has regained her fighting spirit — I am happy now.

     

    My old friend Seanna (Walsh, a fellow blanket man) has also written.

     

    I have an idea for a poem, perhaps tomorrow I will try to put it together.

     

    Every time I feel down I think of Armagh, and James Connolly. They can never take those thoughts away from me

  28. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    Planet,Celtic. Two very important things,both causing me some distress,and I can only watch!

     

     

    Aye,all well here,thanks for the asking.

     

     

    One bit of bad news,sad to say.

     

     

    A wee doll I met last summer just had a nasty accident,a right sair yin. She won’t be running away from me for a while,I’m afraid.

     

     

    Get well soon,M. Thoughts are with you,and you’ll be your old hunskelpin’ self in no time!!!!!

  29. EDDIEINKIRKMICHAEL on 2ND MARCH 2016 12:42 AM

     

     

    ‘If the media and the establishment can do this what chance has Celtic FC got of convincing anyone that the club now playing out of Ibrox isn’t Rangers Football Club and why is it down to them anyway?’

     

     

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    Celtic should have challenged the same club narrative because it was the right thing to do, not because it would or would not have altered how others think.

     

     

    As things stand Celtic, by their silence, are complicit in allowing the same club narrative to become established truth.

     

     

    Celtic won’t now challenge anything, and anyone who thinks otherwise is deluded.

     

     

    Fair enough, that’s just the way it is. It’s a sad outcome but on the positive side there are more worthwhile and rewarding ways to spend your time and money than in following a corrupt game.

     

     

    I do though feel sorry for those who know they’ve been cheated and betrayed by the Club but who can’t bear to tear themselves away it.

  30. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 2ND MARCH 2016 9:05 AM

     

     

    A wee doll I met last summer just had a nasty accident,a right sair yin. She won’t be running away from me for a while,I’m afraid.

     

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    If she`s running away from you ,Bobby , she`s got good taste.

  31. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    My guess at Ronny`s team selection for tonight:

     

    Gordon

     

    Lustig Boyata Svietchenko Tierney

     

    Bitton

     

    GMS Brown Johansen Armstrong

     

    Griffiths.

  32. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    ernie lynch said:

     

    ” I do though feel sorry for those who know they’ve been cheated and betrayed by the Club but who can’t bear to tear themselves away it.”

     

     

    Or those who FEEL they have been cheated but will continue going until they really do know.

     

     

    JJ

  33. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    We love stastiics on CQN. We love lists.

     

     

    We use them to formulate trends and gauge opinion.

     

    So again I wonder :- I wonder what percentage of CQN’ers are season ticket holders. ( at Parkhead )

     

     

    HH.

  34. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Morning Bhoys im an auld buffer but I will no longer support Scottish football financially paying money to support corruption is not for me.I was living in the hope that Rangers and the Scottish football authorities would get there come uppence in court but they are waltzing through it at the moment and it looks more and more likely that the have gotten away with it. H.H.