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. for me the likes of Brown, and Commons should be rested… not every week, but maybe now for a couple of weeks, and then maybe in and out of every 2nd game. Mulgrew has been hampered by injury and only recently returned to the side, so i would suggest he is given a run of games. James Forrest has also had an injury plagued season, so i would suggest he gets a run of games wide right. Boeriggter is the exact same on the other side. Apart from Samaras (who looks likely to leave) Boeriggter is our only natural wide left player. So for me Lennon has to now give him 5 or 6 games on the trot to see what the guy can offer. I would play Griffiths up top as the main striker, and i would give Pukki a run of 5 or 6 games in Commons position, i.e in the hole behind Griffiths. I would rest Stokes, and where i could i would bring Balde on for a lot more than the 5 – 10 minutes he currently gets.



    Team would be : 4,2,3,1 of :



    Matthews, Amrose, Mulgrew, Izzy



    Biton, Johansen



    Forrest Pukki Boeriggter






    See what the Bhoys can do…

  2. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Tom Molach




    16:13 on 28 February, 2014




    But it does clear the way on who has any claim on assets so stops any legal hold up .



    Someone a while ago wrote on scotslaw if you take into account the Whyte & Green are in this together some things make more sense.

  3. Ruggygman



    I can’t argue with any of that.



    Maybe a young gun or two thrown into the mix.

  4. setting free the bears supports Res. 12 & Oscar Knox


    16:13 on


    28 February, 2014


    An Tearman



    “Thats me heading to the match wayladen with coins and coppers again”



    The Green Brigade, if they attend, are also likely to be wayladen with coppers too :-)



    all Celts together doin what Celts do best my for cq10? i am

  5. Owing tae the Probable Departure of Virgil..



    Neil, should be Gien.. A couple of His Likely Lads , a run oot.. in the C.B. position.



    Young Gary Fraser,is considered tae be a very Good Prospective C.B, n should be given a Chance to show whit he could Dae.



    Ownie O’Connell, is Anither.



    Ah wid favour Young O’Connell.. by a Midgie’s Jimmy..



    But.. Baith of these Kids should Get an Opportunity.. mair than Wan..of course..



    The Earlier, the Bettah..



    C’mon, Neil.. Ye say that ye wull gie the Youngsters a Shot at the Peerie..






    Whit ur ye waitin’ fur? Why don’t ye Hand wan o’ These Two Tyros.. the Whip?



    Oh~ Ah Know!.. Ye ur waitin’ till Virgil… Leaves.






    That wid be aboot Par fur the Course!






  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    ” King also faces a criminal trial involving more than 300 charges. ”



    Fit & Proper person…. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha













  7. Steinreignedsupreme on

    The reality of the situation is the Lying King can do nothing to oust the Sevco board other than buy them out.



    The Daily Requisitioner has provided a platform for the Glib and Shameless Liar to confuse the permanently befuddled Ibroke regulars. Season ticket sales will be down, partly because of the boycott and partly because of a hike in prices, and Sevco’s progress will be hampered by infighting.



    Next December the club’s second AGM will take place and the dimwits will be full of optimism, before they are reminded they can do absolutely nothing to alter a situation they allowed to develop 20 months ago.

  8. minx1888 praying for Wee Oscar on

    paddybhoy1888 thank you very much loving my hat! I will be wearing it in paradise tomorrow!




  9. Re: The Appeal!


    Celtic have to show ‘reasonable doubt’!


    We should win ‘hands’ down!



  10. bournesouprecipe on

    I don’t think winning captains was referring to the previous permanently dropped officially by Celtic old firm tag.



    I have it from the best of authorities that if the New Club ever makes it to the SPL – they’ll be referred to as Rangers.



    But by the time, and if they get back it’ll be The The The The The The The The The The The The The The The


    The The The The The The The The The The The The The The The Rangers

  11. Doc is Neil Lennon



    16:34 on 28 February, 2014



    If you get an email from my personal email, delete it, virus.


    LennyBhoy, change your email password, I think it came from yourself.


    I’ll text you.





    I am having a nightmare getting into my hotmail account, is this related? Still trying to recover it, only found out today my old ntlworld email account I used as a security measure isn’t available any more. :((

  12. starry plough is Neil Lennon



    You will start to stare at supporters wearing beanies to see if it is a CQn Beanie from paddybhoy1888. It’s great that you can now spot a fellow CQNer at the game!

  13. Hebcelt



    at 17.06



    Ye goat me,There….pardner..!!






    You are Correct.. n Ah am Wrang..



    Ah shoulda wrote..






    Yeah.. This Kid Is a Real Prospect,no doot..


    He has jist recently returned frum the effects o’ a Long term injury.



    He needs Games..



    n Neil,should gie him some..






    Wull He???



    Although,This O’Connell, Kid.. is .. in Ma Opinion.. a Bettah Prospect..



    Only .. because..



    O’Connell, is a Virgil Clone..



    He has that Je Ne sais Quoi.. that Virgil Hiz..



    which.. Ah like , Aloater..



    Nice Chattin’ ,pal.






    Still Laughin.

  14. Just saw the Van Dijk incident.



    Seems like a long time since I had that sick to my stomach feeling.



    Neil got it spot on.



    (That) official ruined the match.



    That is our referees´ greatest shame.

  15. Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES on




    Ready when you are, CB.



    O Jaysus,



    You are the ultimate PHONEY.

  16. Looking forward to tomorrow’s game , might even look out a bunnet for the occasion .



    I Remember being in primary 7 at the time of the takeover and got my first season book the season when TB left . Will never forget that first time setting foot in the completed stadium. It’s a monument to one man’s vision and perseverance. Like almost all great people he had to endure hard times to get through to the other side.



    I was also there that embarassing day when there was booing , and also when Brian Quinn was subjected to it. Bleak days for the support but hopefully both men now see it for what is was. Poor judgement from fans caught up in a media feeding frenzy.



    What a wonderful tribute it would be on the first game of next season to have Fergus there with a full house. Selling out for CL games and benefit matches is also great but for one day it would be great for Fergus to look around and take in what he did for us.

  17. Bochinbhoy……………Wayne Rooney’s salary works out at 43 grand-a-day. nice work if you can get it.

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