My bet is on Kris


It’s ‘get back on the horse’ time for Celtic tomorrow when they face Inverness at Celtic Park.  The Highlanders will arrive with a different type of momentum about them from the home team.  On their last outing Celtic conceded a league goal and lost a league game for the first time since before Jock Stein’s arrival in 1965*.  They are now out of all three cup competitions and have an unassailable 19 point lead in the league.  Talk in some places has already turned to giving the younger players an outing.

By contrast it’s all kicking off for Inverness, who humbled Hearts to reach the first Celtic Park final of the season, just two weeks away.  The excitement in Inverness is palpable.  Betting odds are seldom generous on Celtic at home but with all the sub-currents surrounding this one I’d prefer not to predict an outcome.

What we need to do is match the energy of Inverness and ensure our passing and movement remains crisp.

If you are tempted into a bet, don’t look past Kris Commons to get things moving.  He is our go-to guy when we’re looking for an ignition button.  Kris has been phenomenal in front of goal this season but he has failed to score in four outings.  The last time this happened was 51 weeks ago.  My bet is that he can’t wait to get on the field and put things right.

The outstanding Celtic Graves Society are breathing life into the memory of Peter Dowds, who played for Celtic from 1889.  Writing in 1936, Willie Maley wrote about Peter, “He did not find the ball.  Nothing so common.  It found him.”

A short ceremony will take place at Peter’s grave, at Abbey Cemetery, Elderslie, at 11:30 tomorrow.  If you live in the area or can make it along, please do so.  You will hear from Jim Craig and others, and get infused with our early history in a way you’ll never do sitting at a screen. Details here.

There is a little over two weeks to go before the CQteN St Patrick’s Night Dinner on Friday, 14 March, at the Kerrydale Suite, Celtic Park. The beneficiary of the night will be Kholoni Primary School, Malawi, where we will fund Mary’s Meals to build a kitchen for 1200 kids who currently don’t have meal facilities.

We have received some incredible assistance already, but you can get involved by ordering a personalised beanie hat, with your name on one side and CQN on the other.

Hats cost £15 each and if you order before 7 March you can collect yours at the CQteN Dinner. If you’re not attending the dinner (and why not?) the £15 will cover postage and packaging. If you ordered a Virtual Ticket, you’re personalised hat is part of your package. All profits go to the school kitchen.

Take a look at the front and back of the hats. To order, email with name, whether you are attending CQteN and address if not, and I’ll get your message to Pat.

*not totally accurate.

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    May 10. Straight after our last match of the season.



    No messing about walking from venue to venue-or even being chauffeur driven in flash convertibles.



    Thanks,SANNABHOY but the fresh air f….d me,haha,nothing to do wi copious scoops!



    Usual rules,mail me if you fancy it at





    Anyone requiring accommodation,ACGR is sacked from that. It should be cheaper this time-AND HUN-FREE!!!!!!

  2. Paul67,



    Best price on Kris as first scorer 7/2.



    fairly decent odds and a bet i@ll almost certainly be partaking of!



    Here’s hoping you are right.






  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    geordie munro



    12:05 on 28 February, 2014



    I think I know who you are…..:)



    Are you going to CQN10?

  4. BMCUW



    Am in, for May 10.


    My son’s 21st on the 7th. Will drag the youngster along to meet some fine Tims.

  5. BMCUW,



    i’d say put me down for the day ooooooooooot, but then all you’d see would be the posts from all the usual suspects lining up to slaughter me….



    So lets just leave it at “sounds a good day out, no doubt i’ll text you on the day from somewhere on t’other side of the world”.



    Then if i do actually make it, i can smugly enjoy the looks of shock on the faces of aforementioned usual suspects









  6. Have Celtic appealed VVD’s sending off.



    If not why not?



    It was a yellow card at best – not malicious, not dangerous, player running away from goal and defender covering.



    Why not show Thompson up ?

  7. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on





    11:29 on 28 February, 2014




    I would rather it didn’t happen at all ..


    Celtic Football Club‏@celticfc·


    Celtic Under-20s will take on their R*ng*rs counterparts at Ibrox on Monday, March 31. Kick off 7pm. (MH)




    I know its petty but I would prefer anything official by the club to refer to the newclub as THE r*nk*rs.





    count me in for May 10th :)) for a couple of hrs anyway.

  8. there is no way we will win the appeal



    the decision was 50-50 (or 90-10 if its a celtic player involved)



    you couldnt say the ref was definately wrong in his interpertation of the rule in that circumstance, no doubt he will interpret it a different way in a different game



    however, there is a difference between it being possibly just a yellow, and the ref being wrong under the rules of the game

  9. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Till later all




    I have some Parish duties to do, a candle will be lit for your good ladies recovery in St Bernards shortly.



    Does she have one of those wee bells to ring to keep you running after her :)))

  10. charliemac @12.35 hrs.



    Personally I’m surprised that Celtic have appealed. More contentious decisions than this have been ignored when we shouldn’t have.



    I can see why the red card was given and I doubt the appeal will be successful. VVD is available for tomorrow and its possible that this was part of the thinking.



    The consensus of fans I spoke to in Malone’s ( Aberdeen ) immediately after the game, without the benefit of BBC Alba reluctantly thought it was the correct decision.




  11. Fergus McCann is my hero. There I’ve said it.



    I’ve just got myself one of those new fangled HTC 500 phones… and it burns up my interweb allowance like crazy, and thats just on here.. any tips? I’ve closed down loads of app type things but its still motoring away..



    Also, anyone got any suggestions for decent twitter feeds I should follow, I’ve got CQN, Phil, Fishal site so far… don’t have to be footie related.

  12. Afternoon, got a wee half day and get home to a list of suggestions from the better half And CQN is not listed , !!!!!!



    Anyway time for a quick catch up , hopefully we will get a good game tomorrow with ICT not parking the bus. Kris has been quiet of late so maybe due a goal ,



    Also expecting some recognition for the bunnet, 20 years on



    Finally thanks for the update from auldheid and also for keeping the pressure on spfl on nimmo carve up



    Right better get on with the list , now where did I put it , laters

  13. bognorbhoy oscar in my thoughts/ support the dam 5/we are all neil lennon on

    good after noon CQN just back from a SCOPE charity shop opening by


    tommy boyd tv and radio STAR well he was today , nice chap great name ,



    had the wife in Q A hospital cosham yesterday for chemo 1st session ( she is fine)


    anyho young nurse doing treatment was from lisbon she didn,t know about


    celtics little jaunt over there .she does now……


    another QA nurse gavin was my chemo guy in 2008 in st marys portsmouth and i had a wee chat about fiona another nurse at the time a thems supporter I asked him how she was doing he


    said like her team she has gone ( retired :-) )we had a laugh



    sorry to ramble



  14. I know we will lose the appeal



    If the appeal is on the basis that the referee’s split second judgement was honest then we can’t win (even tho’ it wasn’t honest)



    If it is on the technical decision within the rules I think we would have a very strong case (and lose anyway)

  15. Paul,



    I hope you haven’t just cursed oor KC.



    A bit like the match day program often featuring a guy who doesn’t play;)



    67heaven, No mate, I aint going to cqn10. I doubt you know me. I barely know maself. ;p

  16. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Rm at it’s best






    In case of admin? Guaranteeing a nice profit on the relatively small loan should as is being mentioned by some admin is on the cards?



    my view is we are being screwed sadly and some will take this as me being a “rebel” “fenian” or anything else you want to label me but in all honesty i just get the feeling we are about to be screwed over for the second time. I believe the situation to be critical (that’s my opinion) but being a scheme lad you can tend to sense when folk are at it.



    now id like for the lawman or someone who knows there stuff to tell me it ain’t possible but to me at this moment in time the breeks are getting full and in twitchy as f***. I lay no blame at wallaces door but lets just hope that talk of good interim accounts are right and talk of sounding out administrators is bullsh**.



    only the meet thoughts of a jack of all trades and not a master accountant/tax expert







    You should have itchy pants.



    DK is creating the unrest and financial uncertainty that could lead us to admin 2.







    I understand where you’re coming from. The whole thing makes me feel mighty uneasy, but f**k it what do I know. I think sometimes instinct can be a good thing, but my instincts about Dave King are not good either. Don’t trust any of these c**** at the moment.






    Tick Tock

  17. Charlie mac,



    I can’t see us winning the appeal either. Not because I think it was a red. More because I can accept both sides to it and it’s split even our own fans. Refs have a very difficult job (hic)



    That said, I don’t think they will see this as frivolous and increase it either.

  18. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    geordie munro



    12:57 on 28 February, 2014




  19. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    3k deludeds signed up to tinfoil heid lasest service to DK scheme.



    that an 11th of their ST holders yet the try and spin an overwhelming majority back it.



    Please let the get up to 15k and split them right down the middle widne want an unfair bun on bun fight :))))

  20. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Off for a wee swim……but…….before I go……they are deed, and their tribute act is acting out a similar Liquidation….!!!!

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