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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  1. Had a fear foresst would start on right after his goal during week.



    Brown in centre midfield ? Not for me .. Anyday of the week.



    Twice the player on the right.



    Enjoy the game all who are there

  2. South Of Tunis on

    Calcio in a La bella Italia style.



    Tonight s Roma Inter game —-75 % of the stadium will be closed as punishment for naughty behaviour .( Roma have paid 500 k this season ( to date ) for naughty behaviour in the stadium



    Tomorrow nights Fiorentina Lazio game will include a walk out by Fiorentina fans protesting about allegedly biased officiating. The Italian football authorities have fined Fiorentina 25 k euros for offensive chanting re Rubentus, the Italian fitba authorities and Italian referees during Fiorentina s most recent Europa league game.



    Serie B ———— Padova ( Mrs S of Ts home town team ) lost 3 -0 away to Latina . The few hundred Padova Ultras present were not happy and when the game ended they forced the Padova players to remove their tops and through them on the ground .



    Cold and grey, might rain-way down south

  3. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Have a wee notion today broonie will get one of his “hens teeth” goals.

  4. Re-arranged the furniture in the living room yesterday and moved the sofa nearer the tv.



    Much better view. It’s like sitting in the home dugout.



    Cmon the Hoops!



    3-0 the day.




  5. Greetings from ES2 at a deserted Celtic Park.



    CELTIC (4-4-2) Forster; Matthews, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Biton, Mulgrew; Stokes, Griffiths


    Subs: Zaluska, Samaras, Boerrigter, Commons, Johansen, Kayal, Fisher

  6. skyisalandfill c'mon wee Oscar on

    Afternoon abdy


    Dharma bham if you are about the answer is Yes – Jeff Buckley. Sorry couldn’t answer earlier as I was sleeping after nightshift.


    Just listening to Shortbread and one of the pundit’s not sure who it was discussing Fergus’s act says’ Celtic were 20 minutes from bankruptcy’ and goes on to try and compare to R*ngers ‘when they erm……had their troubles, got to be careful what I say there’. Why does this go unchallenged?


    Now watching der hun (tribute act) toiling against East Fife. They are apparently missing a creative spark today. Dearie me!



    Best of luck to the hoops today and enjoy the game




  7. King being lauded as a “player” on Clyde. Hunbelieveable! A convicted fraudster, glib and shameless liar. The MSM in this bigoted wee country are beyond belief!

  8. skyisalandfill c'mon wee Oscar on

    Oh aye. Lovely CQten ticket in the post today. Wear something green it says!




  9. skyisalandfill c’mon wee Oscar



    14:26 on 1 March, 2014




    It goes unchallenged cos – the ‘bored’ don’t want to know.


    They just want yer money!


    But, hey – what do I know ?



    Guid luck to all the CQN-updaters.



  10. Tallybhoy



    Back In the UK yesterday. Firba today, USA for two weeks tomorrow.

  11. South Of Tunis on

    Prince Myshkin



    Memory lane——– ambivalent memories of a spectacularly grumpy teacher of English and The Idiot .Great memories of a class trip to see the movie of The Idiot at the good ole Cosmo and the spectacularly grumper teacher treating us to chips after the movie ( 1 poke shared by 2 )

  12. Injury time penalty from ref Alan Muir to give Rangers a win. Temple ton dive.



    Elbows scores.



    Get us out of this midden.

  13. ICT fans being searched for dangerous weapons.



    Two lifted after being found in possession of a cucumber.




  14. and you wanna support this farce, remember we are part of this cabal, its disgusting the cowardice of scottish football.

  15. “We gotta get outa this place, if it’s the last thing we ever do.”