Midfield protection


While Neil Lennon’s mind will be more engaged with preparations for next season than SPL results between now and then he will be a bit alarmed at how porous his midfield has been recently. Celtic have been leaking goals at the back in an alarming manner but the cover from midfield has contributed most to the problem.

Injuries have been disruptive but it’s surprising that the team shape has not been maintained, irrespective of who is playing.
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  1. #dejablue Tradesmen being advised to stop working at Ibrox as there is no money to pay what’s already due, nevermind for additional work.



    From Cartuja on Twitter



    Hashtag is genius!

  2. Money does not make you happy but the lack of it can make you very unhappy and grind you down. The Kojo/Jungle Jim interplay on this one brought to mind a snippet in a documentary I saw a couple of years ago about some down & out old Irish lads knocking around London. One poor soul whose mind was sossled from years of booze was asked whether he was happy or sad with his life. His answer was “Well I check and if Celtic win then I’m happy and if Celtic lose then I’m sad.”


    This is not something I made up, twas straight from the lips of an Irish Wino in London. Made me think him with nothing and me with plenty are really not too unlike at all

  3. Art of War


    18:48 on


    2 April, 2013


    Haha- SSB “we don’t have a black & white TV deal…”



    see the conedy gold that is RC, they are bumpers, if you said some of their classic ones in the work or pub you would get slaughtered.





    told last week that a Feasabilility study for the areas around the Edwardian toilet block was not entered into as Brokers asked for cash up front.

  4. Paul67 et al



    Noticed in the Evening Times that although Celtic intend to opt out of an early season SPL match on August 10, Neil Lennon could not confirm who or where Celtic would be playing on that date. Surprising given that we, on here at least, were under the impression that we had agreed to play Liverpool in Dublin on that date. I pointed out at the time that Celtic had turned down an invitation to play Liverpool at Anfield for Stephen Gerrard’s testimonial in order to play the same team in Dublin. For what it is worth, although playing in Dublin would probably be worth more financially, if we have a choice we should agree to play at Anfield. With the publication of the Hillsborough report last year, and its’ ongoing impact it would be appropriate for us to show solidarity with the Liverpool support and continue to demand justice for the 96, one of whom of course was Stephen Gerrard’s cousin.

  5. Burghbhoy, you are bloody lucky you weren’t feeling amorous and sent her an inviting text.

  6. eirecamper


    18:49 on


    2 April, 2013


    #dejablue Tradesmen being advised to stop working at Ibrox as there is no money to pay what’s already due, nevermind for additional work.



    From Cartuja on Twitter



    Hashtag is genius!






    has Charles placed the £22m pot of gold into a Cypriot bank account ?

  7. leftclicktic on

    Before I go :))



    Auldheid ‏@Auldheid 6m @AndyMcCrimmon @THE_TBK Under UEFA FFP Rangers are dead. They are dead because UEFA do not allow clubs to fold and rise again as same club.



    Retweeted by Phil MacGiollaBhain




    Auldheid ‏@Auldheid 10m @JimDelahunt Presumably SPL think they have better chance of being paid by theclub who say they are same club as the 1 who were found guilty

  8. Burghbhoy


    18:45 on


    2 April, 2013


    If u near shops get me fags doll



    sure honey, and man hugs all round.



  9. Will Burghbhoys post make the CQN Annual well if it was along the lines that I suggested it could have been, then it certainly would have.

  10. I see De Canio getting it hot from all directions. He’s a lunatic, in the Chestertonian sense, that all the world is wrong and he is right. However, declaring himself a fascist should not preclude him from managing a football team, as would being a communist, a member of the Legion of Mary, a Rosicrucian, or whatever. He got the job on his perceived ability as a manager. Milliband “resigning” when he was on his way to the States anyway is worthy of being seen as a Sevco moment. Joke man and joke politician.


    A man’s beliefs can be belittled and defamed or ignored, but they are still his beliefs. My own are well known, but just as we have the likes of Kojo and his differing persona on here, and his views, does not mean he should be barred or gagged. That’s the Sevco/Scottish MSM way. That is not the Celtic way.


    The same scenario should apply to De Canio.

  11. angelgabriel on



    Agreed,about the pet hypothesis of some that do not stand up to scrutiny.



    My own hypothesis ( i like this word you use ) involves utter despair when


    I watch Celtic play long balls from our keeper to an area hopefully where


    Samaras may or may not win an header and nod the ball into a space where


    no Celtic player is.Tactics from the dark ages.


    Worse still tactics from the Wattie Cardigan.



    If the playing surface suits,this season more than any other we should


    be striving to pay with energy and panache.


    Style over substance.Youth before prima-donnas who face no consequence


    from a lazy performance. An opportunity missed this season.


    I hope NF.Lennon addresses this malaise next season.HH

  12. The Moon Bhoys on

    setting free the bears @ 17.55



    Fair enough on that, hadn’t checked it out properly and appreciate the clarification.

  13. a communist, a member of the Legion of Mary, a Rosicrucian, or whatever.



    do you think the time is right for a zombie manager ?



    i did note milliband was on £115k for 15 days work in his position at Sunderland.

  14. !!Bada Bing!! on

    From a guy in my work.


    Eirecamper-Just speaking to a guy in barbers. He is a Hun who has been doing joinery work in ibrox for weeks.


    Owed £17k and was advised by the stadium manager who got the bump the other day not to do anymore work this week because they have no money to pay him.

  15. F/B is funny sometimes…



    CQN Magazine


    Ibrox. Phone rings – “Mr Green you owe us money for the legal costs re the Nimmo enquiry, you know the one that found Rangers guilty” – Chuck, “get lost we’re a different club now, chase the old club not us.” Phone rings again – Mr Green it is the Advertising Standards Authority here, can you confirm that you are a new club formed in 2012?” – Chuck – “No we have 140 years of history, world records for all sorts of things – the club just won our 55th title on Saturday.”

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Celtic Mac-Fine sentiment in your post,but the cynic in me says cash is king.HH.

  17. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    SSB are really worried about season ticket sales next season at Celtic, and at that new club ….wee souls, God Bless them ….. Their worried about their own jobs, and the predicament of their favoured zombie tribute act….nothing else ….

  18. AoW



    Someone should tell him that Doncaster said we have a TV deal for the next four seasons, with or without the huns in the top flight, but that disny suit the agenda

  19. !!Bada Bing!! on

    SOAL-The barber said “do you want if cut round the back?” mate said “how is the shoap busy…?”

  20. going by the media we’ll no have to blame any of our first team players for anything again after this season cause non will start the season with us anyway, problem solved yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!



    rangers are deed, yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    just about to watch the champions league, yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    have a good evening bhoys and ghirls

  21. mickbhoy1888 on

    God knows how IDS is going to be able to stretch £53 a week to keeping the 60″ plasma going,smoking 40 a day, having the heating on 24 hours a day,feeding the weans at Greggs for breakfast then McDonalds for tea, the fortnight in Benidorm, the fuel for the Motability Audi and the taxi to the social


    Good luck to him

  22. Guys , you will all be delighted to know Mrs Burghbhoy just arrived with a 20 pack of smokes.


    I can stop shaking now

  23. delahunt just revealed he has a BA in Business Administration, and so does Wiggy Smith.



    why dont they know what liquidation means then.




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