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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    Canny dae that,my mates in The Louden would be pissed off if I didnae turn up.



    Mind,it’s not a bad idea.



    We would have the place to ourselves as they would think I’d gone to The Bristol instead.

  2. Was trying to get tickets for wee Paolo’s gigs at King Tuts and The Barrowland (without success :(() ,i noticed tickets are not being issued,your credit/debit card that you bought the tickets with is your entry ticket,and to be produced on the night.Looks like a way round the ticket touts.

  3. Hi ghuys I will be in a position to have a talk with the SSM any questions I should be asking? I,m going for our poor PR. I know it,s not a burning issue but I think we fall down in that department. I,ll pick the two best of the reponses. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  4. bmcuw



    Sorry for the late reply, been oot the back mucking oot, and teaching the hens to syay away fae you and acgr. Hehehe



    Weefra HH suporting Wee Oscar.

  5. skyisalandfill c'mon wee Oscar on

    Slleekit refusing to talk about the lying king’s plans and looking very uncomfortable on SSN




  6. WC,



    I’m less worried about what we call them (do we always call every other club by their proper name?) and more about how we treat them.



    I’d want every fan in the build up, stadium announcer, club official to welcome them along like it was their first time.



    Which it is.

  7. skyisalandfill c’mon wee Oscar


    15:30 on 28 February, 2014


    Slleekit refusing to talk about the lying king’s plans and looking very uncomfortable on SSN




    absolutely sleekit-like behaviour

  8. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Presumably all these Sevco shareholders backing the Glib and Shameless Liar’s call for a boycott on season tickets haven’t realised they will no longer hold their shares if the new club is liquidated.

  9. Afternnon Bhoys and Ghirls,



    A massive thank you to everyone who has got in touch to order their very own personalised BEANIE HATS



    All orders from yesterday are now in the system and will be ready for CQten on the night.


    Don’t worry if you are not going, as soon as I have them I will be in touch to get them posted out.


    This is for a great cause so please put an order in for your very own BEANIE HAT


    They are Braw.



    ON the evening of the event there will be new 2014 Polo shirts (3 differing designs) these can be personalised on the sleeve, the CQN logo on the chest or if your into the gowf


    CQN golf. there will be order forms available on the night.


    Beanie hats and polo shirts what a great idea for a birthday present.



    Meanwhile nearly time for a Friday after work pint, the sound of these clacking knitting needles is doing my head in, or as somebody says on here it’s RIPPEN MA KNITTEN.



    HH PB1888

  10. Gordybhoy,



    I’m well out my tiny comfort zone with business dealings and law but the ‘application for striking off’ part looks quite ominous.

  11. It ain’t nae longer… When.. It’s …



    By How Much?



    Goody Goody Gumdrops!



    The Celts ur gonna Be Rich.. Rich.. Ah tellya!



    This Summer.. Ah figure we wull Load up wi Dough.



    Ah Figger.. Ten Million fur Forster.. Fifteen Fur Virgil.









  12. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    winning captains




    15:07 on 28 February, 2014


    Just in and catching up,That is a question that shoul be asked sir.

  13. LiviBhoy – God bless wee Oscar


    15:45 on 28 February, 2014


    SSN should hang their heads at the coverage they give that mob!




    true, and the MSM, and they all feel sorry for their long suffering fans- who did nothing and were unwilling to raise their ‘loyal’ cash to stop the old original club being liquidated

  14. skyisalandfill c’mon wee oscar



    15:30 on 28 February, 2014



    He always looks uncomfortable, he hasn’t got a clue what’s happening, on and off the park

  15. The SFA “fit and proper test”:



    (h) he has been convicted within the last 10 years of (i) an offence liable to


    imprisonment of two years or over, (ii) corruption or (iii) fraud;






    (j) he has been a director of a club in membership of any National


    Association within the 5-year period preceding such club having


    undergone an insolvency event;




    So (h) and (j) should rule out King and (j) should rule out all current directors of Sevco fc should it go for a controlled administration as suggested by Phil Mac Giolla Bhain.



    I won’t hold my breath as “the (SFA) board reserves its discretion as to whether or


    not such a person is fit and proper”.

  16. winning captains



    15:07 on 28 February, 2014



    The club will call them – rangers



    The fans will call them-






    Rotten mob







    Feel free to leave your own preference HH

  17. Unfortunately Virgil is not in the latest Dutch squad, which means he probably won’t go to the World Cup. Incomprehensible.

  18. 79 caps-shame for the big guy,but to be selfish it might keep him under the radar for a wee bit longer.HH

  19. winning captains


    15:07 on


    28 February, 2014





    If we are ever in the unfortunate position of having to play them at Celtic Park, how will they be referred to by our club?




    After the game, losers.

  20. gordybhoy64



    Phil has alluded to an important meeting at Ibrox on Monday, and, apparently, a Gazette Notice for Voluntary Strike-off is one of the first steps in a Controlled Administration.



    Might be another ice-cream and jelly day soon!




  21. Bada Bing!!


    Yes, it improves our chances of keeping him, but reduces his transfer value if we do sell. Keep him, I say!

  22. lionroars67


    10:38 on


    28 February, 2014


    Michael Gallagher ‏@TheGald · 12h


    Collection outside Celtic Park on Saturday, to take kids with additional needs to Lourdes.Please RT to show support #HCPT @CelticGossip



    thats me heading to the match wayladen with coins and coppers again




  23. Tom Molach


    15:56 on 28 February, 2014


    The SFA “fit and proper test”


    the (SFA) board reserves its discretion as to whether or


    not such a person is fit and proper




    so the previous rules are really there to apply to teams other than any team that plays at Ibrox park

  24. winning captains



    15:07 on 28 February, 2014




    Do you mean whether they call them Rangers or not? Or are you thinking about “the old firm” tagline?



    If it is the former, then I have no doubt they will call them Rangers, for that is their name.



    They are not the same club as old Rangers, just as Airdrieonians aren’t the same as old Ardrieonians.



    If it is the latter, then we as fans have a duty to make our feelings known. No more old firm. How can there be when half of the act is “deid”?



    I’d also make it a disciplinary offence for any member of staff (directors, management, player, ground staff, ticket office employees etc) to refer to Celtic v Rangers as an “old firm match”.

  25. 79caps



    Unfortunately for him. Not for us imo.






    Me too. I googled and looks like I got lucky :)

  26. Jonny the Tim


    16:05 on


    28 February, 2014




    This is a picture of a notice for striking off Sevco 5088, the company that Green says he gave to Whyte. Green is the sole director having been appointed last month just before Whyte and Earley left. Clearly some deal was done between them again. We will probably never find out what.



    It is nothing to do with what Phil was writing earlier about a controlled administration down ibrox way.

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