Loving an ugly win


I love an ugly win, especially at this time of the season.  Steven Gerrard said Celtic are “relentless”, it is ugly wins, when you can scarcely string two passes together away to the team third top of the table, that convinces the manager of another team you are uncatchable.

Despite some generous reports, yesterday’s win at Pittodrie was not achieved against the better team, Aberdeen scored with their only genuine chance of the game, at no other time were Celtic in danger of conceding.  It is a feature of this Celtic team that even when it is not performing well, you know they will defend solidly and Fraser Forster is a formidable last line.

Winning nine games since the break, seven of them away from home, is astonishing consistency.  You almost feel sorry for the others.  Almost.

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  1. I like Michael Stewart too but it really is none of our business.


    Indeed banner support from celtic fans would equate to career suicide for him in scotland.


    Perhaps he will make a living between sky and bt.


    He is definately good enough.It was great to see Big Sutton on the big boy match of the day on bbc1 the other day with linekar.


    Another heading for the top of the pundit world.




    Was driving up from Preston last week and was listening to Talk Sport.


    Kelly Cates presenting with Ian Wright, Charlie Adam and none other than Chris Sutton.




  3. northeast ghirl on

    Listening to Super scoreboard, it’s all the referee’s fault. Pot and kettle springs to mind.




  4. JOBO @5.02 .Yes remember this game,Berra and Halkett scoring for the Hoops.Had to nip out bring the wee man to sports night.

  5. youngest niece bought her and her dad tickets forHearts game as christmas pressie


    and went to her first match.




    Oldest Niece popped in yesterday with a treble treble scarf for me


    They saw how much their gran loved Celtic

  6. I would be all for any demo at Parkhead in support of Michael Stewart. Imo, the BBC are obviously making up rules and policy on the hoof, as they seem to have no problem employing a sizable number of those who benefited from EBTs and even bankrupts.



    I used to be annoyed at the huge differential between what was allocated to Match of the Day alone and the BBC Scottish sports department. Now, I hope it disappears down the nearest drain, along with the reptiles that work there. Not one seems to have supported Michael Stewart. Worse than pathetic.

  7. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    ‘Editorial guidelines’??



    What would they be, then?



    Only Hun propaganda allowed?

  8. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Very good point, PCS.



    They’re happy to employ people who screwed the taxpayer at the, er, taxpayers expense, but say something negative about Jim Traynor?



    Can’t have that, it falls below acceptable standards.



    Talk about misguided priorities.

  9. Lazy D



    ” Indeed banner support from celtic fans would equate to career suicide for him in scotland.”



    I had thought of that and it is a sad comment on the prevailing attitude in Scotland that I agree with you.



    The other guys are also correct though, in their comments re tax cheats being employed.

  10. I have just watched the first five minutes of Chelsea v Man Utd. No one is allowed a second on the ball ! The modern game is so quick, it looks like eleven-a-side in a gym !

  11. credit to st johnston.


    At last a club is looking to the past to survive in the future.


    Big crowds against us and our ugly sister used to keep the wee clubs going.


    These days we are faced week in week out of the site of empty stands yet celtic supporters not being able to get a ticket.


    Sheer lunacy.


    Credit to st johnstone

  12. Kenny Dalglish or George Dryer ?


    Who is the best player to have played with Celtic and Liverpool ?

  13. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Man U game.



    Seemingly an ongoing desperate need from the talking heads to discredit VAR.


    You have to wonder why .




    VAR in Scotland soon .



  14. Hello again all you young rebels.



    From what will be an expected stormy few days in Melbourne, with


    Lots of rain expected, hopefully it will extinguish the last of those


    horrendous fires still burning.


    Don’t know the answer to the strange weather patterns this year what


    with record breaking 40 odd degs in spring and cold spells in summer


    but if the human race are even responsible for any part of it then it’s


    our duty to address the situation for our childrens future, imo of course.


    Anyways it’s time this aul yin got oot o bed, got nets to mend down at


    our soccer club before the heavens open.


    Couldn’y be the ragers comin could it?


    Naw thats just too funny.


    H.H . Mick

  15. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The same talking heads who had earlier criticised VAR , accepted that VAR got it right in regard to the most recent ” goal ” .


    Without VAR the ” non goal ” would have stood.



    Make up your minds , lads .

  16. Great work again JOBO.


    Watched the game again this morn. and i reckon i could


    change a couple of my top 3 choices.


    Shows how difficult it is, but very entertaining.


    H.H . Mick

  17. *** CQN PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2019-20 ***





    What a very important victory that was yesterday. Despite getting an early lead I felt that we were fortunate to go in level at half time. And as the 2nd half wore on there weren’t too many signs that we’d get the 3 points. But Neil’s changes brought the reward we were all looking for, removing any glimmer of hope for the mob that were kicking off an hour or so after we finished.


    And a difficult one to judge the best performing players although 2 of our defenders received most of your plaudits.


    Yet again, a great response (the next game may well see me receiving my 2,000th email since starting this!) and a big thank you to the 64 who registered their opinions. Nice, too that someone gave one of their votes to Neil Lennon!


    My own selections are asterisked as usual.



    Forster: 1


    Ajer: 57


    Jullien*: 43


    Bitton: 7


    Forrest : 30


    Brown*: 12


    McGregor: 21


    Ntcham: 5


    Taylor: 0


    Griffiths: 0


    Edouard*: 13


    Hayes: 1


    Christie: 1


    Rogic: 0


    Unused subs – Bain, Frimpong, Elyounoussi, Bayo


    So, the players receiving points for the Hearts game are –


    Ajer – 5 points


    Jullien – 4 points


    Forrest – 3 points


    McGregor – 2 points


    Edouard – 1 point



    The overall points table is now –


    1st – Brown – 73 points


    2nd – Edouard – 61 points


    3rd – McGregor – 55 points


    4th – Jullien – 40 points


    5th – Christie – 38 points


    5th – Frimpong – 38 points


    5th – Ntcham – 38 points


    5th – Forrest – 38 points


    9th – Ajer – 28 points


    10th – Elyounoussi – 24 points


    11th – Forster – 21 points


    12th – Taylor – 17 points


    13th – Griffiths – 16 points


    14th – Bauer – 14 points


    15th – Bolingoli-Mbombo – 13 points


    16th – Rogic – 9 points


    17th – Hayes – 8 points


    17th – Elhamed – 8 points


    19th – Welsh – 4 points


    19th – Bitton – 4 points


    19th – Johnston – 4 points


    22nd – Bayo – 3 points


    23rd – Morgan – 2 points


    23rd – Robertson – 2 points


    25th – Bain, Simunovic, Gordon, Klimala, Sinclair, Ralston, Arzani, Hendry, Dembele, Shved – all on 0 points



    We now face the challenge of a European tie and a trip to Denmark to face FC Copenhagen on Thursday evening. On Friday evening I’m out on Papa Jobo Babysitting duties so I’m afraid that the results from that game probably won’t be published until Saturday morning.


    Hail Hail!

  18. Melbourne Mick: great to see you posting. Glad all is well with you and great to see Paddymacoz making good progress. Please pass on my continued best wishes to him.

  19. Re VAR why don’t they give teams 3 appeals each only 2 can be used per half. Makes sense tae me.




  20. Will do ALMORE.


    Was talking to him on Sat. about the visitors we get here through


    CQN including your bhoy, and it’s amazing how many lurkers turn


    up at our wee rebel town to be with the Celtic family.


    Hope Dr Marc gives us another visit sometime.


    H.H . Mick




    Yes i was wondering all morning lol.


    O.K it’s a yes for me.


    H.H . Mick

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