Mind the Kayal Gap


Neil Lennon, his goalkeeper and defenders will not be too concerned at the loss of their first goal in domestic football yesterday since Noah was a boy.  John Rankin’s pot-shot from 20-odd yards clipped the post on its way in but the Dundee United player scored from an area of the field that is usually vigorously monitored by Beram Kayal.

We’re going to miss that guy……

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  1. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000



    You are doing a great job promoting the appeal for Vanessa, Sandy told me there will be a race night in Bruces Well in early March and Mrs RobinBhoy will raise the appeal today at the management meetig at NATS to try to get something similar arranged, either a dance/disco combined with a raffle and auction locally as NATS have some funding for these kind of community programs.



    Keep up the good work!



    Hail Hail!




  2. Very clever of Neil Lennon batting the press for six with his £35,000,000 valuation of Gary Hooper.



    A young manager learning how to deal with the media who will try relentlessly, to unsettle Celtic star players.



    Have they missed anybody out yet? they were content to mock Samaras not so long ago – Oh wait Wigan are


    determined to get him as well (a big step up) for ‘the Celtic whipping bhoy’ which they repeated week in week out.



    Celtic’s record of only selling surplus is pretty good, and there’s no reason why that couldn’t continue for a club that


    sits third in the UK just behind Man Utd and Arsenal for average home attendances.




  3. I’ve logged on late and haven’t read the question so as I sip my bush tea, I’m just going to say…..



    Victor Wanyama….



    (There can be no better answer)

  4. playfusbal4dguilders says:


    16 January, 2012 at 11:44


    Surely Bertie auld can’t count?









    Read the question again!



    He can and does count!



    A similar question is name the players sold by Jock Stein who later went on to win the European Cup?

  5. I Have Now Seen The Question And The Answer is Stilll



    ……Victor Wanyama




    (You just need to learn to wait……)

  6. from the Internets



    MILDRED WANYAMA is almost 5,000 miles away in Nairobi but her influence over new Celtic idol and son Victor remains as strong as when he still lived in the family home.


    The Clydesdale Bank Young Player of the Month for December is fast making a name for himself. At just £900,000, Wanyama already looks like one of the signings of this or any other season, and he’s still only 20.




    His debut campaign in the Hoops has seen the powerful Kenyan shine in midfield and at centre-half.


    Celtic fans have quickly taken him to their hearts with a special song.


    And Wanyama last night revealed his upbringing by mother Mildred and father Noah will ensure there’s no chance of him ever getting carried away by his success.



    He said: “My mum and dad were very strict and that was the way I was raised.



    “I’m used to a life of not drinking and not going out and I’m happy like that.



    “I speak to my mum every day still. She phones to see how I’m doing.”


    It will be the same for Wanyama’s older brother McDonald Mariga, 24, who is currently on loan to Real Sociedad from Inter Milan.


    McDonald’s playing commitments have so far prevented him from flying to Glasgow to watch Victor.


    Wanyama added: “McDonald is very busy and he has not had time. He is at Real Sociedad now.



    “The Spanish league plays at the same time as us, so I don’t think there will be time for him to come over here.



    “I know back home they always try and follow my games on TV as football is one of the big sports in Kenya now.


    “We have lots of players leaving the country to go and play abroad and the game has really grown up back home.



    “This is a chance for me to learn more and try to be one of the best players in the league. I want to win things with Celtic. I think I have settled into the team. I know the style of play and I’m happy to go with it, so it is easier for me.



    “It was difficult for me with the weather at first, but, apart from the rain, this is a good place.



    “I knew if I worked hard anything would be possible. Since I arrived I have been trying to get into the team and it has been going well.



    “It means a lot that the fans like me. If there were no fans football would be nothing. I am looking forward to giving them more good results.



    “I always hear them singing my name and it gives me an extra boost to go and try to do my best. In Belgium it wasn’t a song, the fans chanted my name, but it was not a proper song like here!



    “I don’t go out that much, but when I go out, Celtic supporters are everywhere. I always say ‘Hi’.



    “It is easy to recognise me because there aren’t too many African players in the team.




    “Everyone has been really nice and friendly. In the dressing room everyone is like a family and they are all very good to me and have helped me settle in.



    “The game in Scotland is very different from the Belgian league.



    “I was lucky to be here before the season started because it meant I could play in friendly matches which helped me a lot.” Wanyama is tied to Celtic until at least 2015 — and he couldn’t be happier.



    He’s part of a vibrant Neil Lennon side chasing the Treble.



    He said: “I am a Celtic player. I am committed to the club and I have a long contract here.”


    Boss Lennon has been thrilled with Wanyama’s rapid progress, but confessed he had originally seen the African as a star for the future.



    He said: “Victor’s been outstanding this season. For someone so young, he’s shown great maturity and he’s been very consistent, whether in midfield or at the back.



    There’s no doubt Victor’s impact has been quicker than we thought. I thought we would eventually get him in the team this season. But the way he has been playing and training, allied with the injuries we’ve had, he’s come in a little bit quicker than we had anticipated.



    “It’s testament to him that he’s done that and he’s become a real fulcrum of the team.



    “Victor’s also become very popular with the supporters really quickly and that’s not always an easy thing to do.



    “He has that iconic status already, which is fantastic for him.



    “Victor’s got great presence on the pitch and great composure and he’s adapted brilliantly to the Scottish game. He was also excellent in Europe. He’s got good physicality as well as pace and athleticism, and technically he’s very good.



    “Victor can buy himself a bit of time on the ball and nine times out of 10 he picks the right pass.



    “It’s a huge bonus he doesn’t have to go away to the African Cup of Nations, especially with us having lost Beram Kayal for the season.



    “It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s attracting interest from clubs, as are other players in the squad.



    “Victor’s English is pretty good and he’s settled in with a few of the guys socially as well, so that’s been a huge help.



    “It’s not easy because he’s still a young lad at 20. But there is a Kenyan community in Glasgow, so a few people have popped in and tried to help him along.”


    Gotta admit,that is a cracking question and a superb answer.



    King Kenny was obvious,King of Kings was a reward for being under-rated by nobody outside of England,haha,and I thought I was being smart with Paddy.



    But Bertie?



    That is wicked,but IMO we would have got nowhere without him.



    He allowed other players to play,secure in the knowledge that if they got kicked,it wouldnae take Bertie too long to sort it.

  8. greenjedi says:


    16 January, 2012 at 11:38






    Well done to that man – a gold star for getting the answer first…






  9. Just popped-in to say…..



    Lambert won the CL Final whilst keeping the best player in the world at that time, ZZ in his hip-pocket!



    A performance of a lifetime from Lambo! IMO!



    C’mon Borussia Dortmund!



    Hail! Hail!



    Off oot.



    May God Bless ‘Every’ Celtic Fan.

  10. According to the beeb Southampton are going to make an improved offer for Hooper.



    I am worried the money men at the club will sell if the money is right. At this stage in the season it would be disaster imho.

  11. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Up over goal



    Great post on Samaras,the big mhan is totally unique and worth his weight,I hope he’s at the club for a long time yet.