No rest period for Emilio will be welcomed


I know I’m not the only one with a pavlovian dislike of hearing Celtic players mentioned in international match reports in June.  Preseason training is only four weeks away, quickly followed by the Champions League qualifying round, so these weeks should be for rest and recuperation.  The one exception to the rule, this summer, is Emilio Izaguirre, who is set to play two World Cup qualifiers for Honduras over the next two weeks.

Emilio missed most of last season through injury and then sat out much of the remaining part of the campaign due to the impressive form of Charlie Mulgrew.  He is the one player in the squad who benefit from competitive football to restore his edge, and confidence.

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  1. Houl yer wheest



    Not a fair player on the pitch, but fair play to him. The reaction is shocking, but not surprising, further evidence that those currently in the forefront of “supporting” Rangers are motivated more by hate than any genuine love for their football club. And I do not mean all Rangers supporters by any stretch of the imagination. Do not know how true it was but we were linked to Flaherty before he signed on at Ayebroke. Does not lack ability mind you, and certainly has the height to be a forward. Cannot see him staying at Rangers now.

  2. Good evening bhoys and ghirls, a very rare poster here but I lurk on a daily basis.


    Just want to say a big thanks to Paul67 for his work over the past few months, its been an education to me and subsequently the huns I work with!, cheers Paul.


    I was in at the park yesterday and bought 6 season books, 4 adults and 2 kids, I must say the staff were brilliant. The seats are row A of section 411, just above the greenbrigade, the kids will love it (not to mention this big kid!). A few of the seats are classed as restricted view so i asked to see them, no problem to the ticket staff, took us round and what a view, magic, although we seem to have borrowed the fir park pitch for close season!.


    Anyway this is one bhoy who canny wait for the new season.




  3. Monaghan1900 on

    miki67 on 3 June, 2012 at 17:51 said:


    Monaghan1900 on 3 June, 2012 at 17:30 said:




    ‘Creative’ writing….?..poor deluded fool. He needs some aversion therapy rammed intae him….pronto. Copyrighted? Does that mean you are in breach?


    Will he take you to court?


    Hahahahaha! Muppet Extraordinaire.




    That never occured to me miki. Imagine my eternal shame at being successfully sued by the Blue Byron!

  4. St.John.Doyle on

    theweegreenman on 3 June, 2012 at 18:08 said:


    St John Doyle



    Apologies for the last post. That was the one we had discussed before.




    Ha you waited until I posted one point and give me another, dont you know how slow I am at typing



    You will get me banned on here for posting political cr@p



    On area committees giving money for OO Jubilee related parties I thought this might happen, these I guess have been authorized before the end of the last Council. I dont know the specifics of the individual awards as I didn’t get any for the committee in my area.



    I would suspect that they would request a grant for a community/street party for the jubilee, they would centre this around an OO hall and say it is open to the whole community, thus getting them round the rules on giving money to closed organisations.



    These committees have members from every party who make the decisions I know in my area we were looking for late applications for the last committee as we still had money left in the budget,we managed to spend our money without any Jubilee parties. Other areas might have had money left and thought we might as well allocate to these parties if they had no choice, or maybe they just wanted to give the OO money towards a community event.



    As I said I dont know the detail of the applications

  5. watching golf in living room,Mrs whitecrook tim watching you no what in conservatory(toffs are careless) anyway went in for a chat and there is a boat with Orchestra below deck,and singers above getting soaked,Lizzie nice and dry clapping them,some people are going to off work next week with Pneumonia. talking like this im going to end up in the tower

  6. If Ah wur King



    Ah wid. Sell.. Izzy.






    We need the Dough..and when ye need .. Dough.. then, ye must sell some o’ yer “Prized Assets”


  is a Lead Pipe Cinch. that.



    Ye wullnae get Any Money.. if Ye sell yer..” Un-Prized Assets!





    Course, it is!





    Like Ah say.. Ah wid Sell ,Izzy tae the Highest Bidder…which goes without saying.. but, Ah said it .. Anywey!



    We have a Young Player.. who is ..IN MA OPINION..



    Shaping up. tae be.. a Far Better and Mair Profitable Left Back , than . .Izzy is.. or.. evah wull be…






    sure, Izzy, kin Dribble and Izzy kin Motor.. but..



    Izzy,is no the Best at Crossing the Ba’.



    Ah grant ye, he gets the Odd…



    But, oan the Whole.



    HIs DISTRIBUTION. .. leaves. Too Much . .tae be Desired.



    The Young Celt that Ah talkin’ aboot.. is



    Young Chalmers.. Awe the Celtic Coaches, are Impressed wi him.. Greatly.



    Yep. Young Chalmers is an “Up and Comer” , if Ah evah saw wan..



    Go Aheid.. Neil… sell.. Izzy.



    He wull NO BE MISSED!





    Still, Laughin’

  7. St.John.Doyle on

    setting free the bears on 3 June, 2012 at 18:15 said:





    I agree with your comments all groups lobbying elected members claim they can control massive numbers in any election, I dont buy into that but the OO did actively support the SNP in the Scottish Parliament election in 2011 against Labour as they did not agree with Labour trying to curtail their cultural celebrations Ha Ha.



    But generally all groups exaggerate their influence

  8. Anybody seen BBC Scotland’s prog a few years ago called “21st Century Orangmen”? You can get it on YouTube. Its in 3 parts. Very illuminating- a progressive organization embracing a tolerance of other people belief systems? Ha. Give these neanderthals a platform & they will unfailingly embarrass themselves like a chimpanzee wearing a suit at a dinner party.



    I can’t remember who said it, or even the exact words, but roughly it goes like this: A cannibal using a knife & fork is not progress.

  9. St. John Doyle



    I am sure that some elected Poobah in the OO promised to recommend their membership to vote SNP just as some might publicly urge them to back Councillor Matheson’s party now, but, any urging will be half-hearted and they know that their membership are more likely to vote for a party that has the butcher’s apron flag in their logo. In the voting booth, those who can hold a pencil, will find their X or 1 vote drawn inexorably towards Tories, UKIP or BNP.



    The lumpen just love a flag.

  10. Monaghan1900 on

    wonkyradar on 3 June, 2012 at 18:34 said:


    A cannibal using a knife & fork is not progress.




    Priceless. Saw that stuff – did you see the shapes o’ their heids?

  11. St.John.Doyle on

    Seems to be a bit of chat on KDS transfer rumour thread that 1 of the backroom staff may be going 1 saying Thommo has been sacked???



    See I can post on football stuff, politics is over-rated

  12. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Kojo on 3 June, 2012 at 18:28 said:



    Kojo – I have the utmost respect for you mate,but…sell wee Emilio??



    You are either on the wine,or on the wind-up.

  13. Fur every Orange Orderer.. thur is a Platoon o’





    Ye canny, over-look that.



    Protestantism ,is no a Religion. but…it wiz formed,





    And Don’ ye Evah, Evah. Forgeet That!



    And Protest they dae.and wull… agin .. The Catholic Church at Every Opportunity.



    Let’s face it , kids..



    Their Job is tae Harry.. Stifle.. and dae everything in Thur Power..



    TAE MAK SICCAR that the Cathollc Church and It’s Adherents..



    Dinna.. Sneak back intae being a Powerful Force..



    So..Hivin said awe that. .



    It disnae tak Much Mallam, tae figure oot..



    Why these Orange Marchers are COSSETTED and Favoured by the Scottish.. see Glesa… Establishment.





    Still, Laughin’

  14. wonkyradar



    Wiki attributes your quote to Polish poet Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. Some of his other aphorisms include:-



    * Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.


    * The exit is usually where the entrance was.


    * He who limps is still walking.


    * In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.


    * The mob shouts with one big mouth and eats with a thousand little ones.


    * Even a glass eye can see its blindness.


    * To whom should we marry Freedom, to make it multiply?


    * I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.


    * You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.


    * Optimists and pessimists differ only on the date of the end of the world.


    * If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?


    * No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.


    * All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.


    * Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.


    * If you are not a psychiatrist, stay away from idiots. They are too stupid to pay a layman for his company.


    * Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody.


    * The first condition of immortality is death.


    * Suppose you succeed in breaking the wall with your head. And what, then, will you do in the next cell?

  15. St.John.Doyle on

    setting free the bears on 3 June, 2012 at 18:38 said:






    You are spot on I dont think many in the OO vote Labour or SNP.



    I feel left out nobody from the OO has ever met with me with a promise of voting for me, must be because my eyes are too close together.



    I have never liked people who try to threaten me I am not that easily intimidated always counter-productive with me

  16. Been a bit of talk here about council funded Orange Lodge Jubilee Parties.


    Does anyone no if any other organisation applied for funding for Jubilee Party and was refused?



    Love them or hate them, like everyone else Orange Lodges were entitled to apply for funding.



    Real offenders were Labour politicians who granted the funding.



    People’s party my backside.

  17. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Can anyone remember the Rennes game at Celtic Park?



    Glenda went off injured and was replaced by a kid called Fraser,and the lad went on to have a terrific game in central defense?



    Is the said player still with the club?

  18. Excuse my ignorance to the sectarian parlance, but what does “marrying a pineapple” mean in the context of bigot vernacular?



    Its aw Swahili tae me.

  19. Monaghan1900 on

    wonkyradar on 3 June, 2012 at 18:47 said:


    Excuse my ignorance to the sectarian parlance, but what does “marrying a pineapple” mean in the context of bigot vernacular?




    Maybe marrying in a pineapple = chapel.

  20. Gotta Go,



    Seeya folks.






    And.. YES..



    Ah am Still, Laughin’

  21. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    wonkyradar on 3 June, 2012 at 18:47 said:



    Pineapple is just rhyme and slang for chapel.Not sectarian in the slightest,the word is used by Catholics as well.

  22. Misread it. Tired after work.



    My life will never be quite the same.




  23. Hey wonkyradar…you got that right!


    My missus just came back from a day at a council founded community event,and she tells me that she didn’t hear a word about the “strenghth through joy” Jubbly until she came home and found out that it was a hot topic amongst us CQN’ers!


    Not a lot of people can be bothered with the patent fakery of it all….even here in AngloSaxonNormanLand.

  24. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    roy croppie on 3 June, 2012 at 18:50 said:



    Glad to hear it.Hope that he is progressing well.Thanks Roy.

  25. St.John.Doyle on

    quonno on 3 June, 2012 at 18:46 said:





    If was Area Committee funded they have every party elected on them not just Labour, and community reps.



    Blame the SNP for not tackling them in their sectarian bill but the SNP chose to pick on Celtic supporters to “even up the numbers” but they bottled it as the SNP have gave assurances to the OO to keep them happy about an independent Scotland i.e keep the Queen as Head of state and the issue of Catholic schools

  26. Celtic Underground ‏@celticrumours


    Hearing that the 1st media sacking due to making an arse of the EBT story may be about to occur. Nothing to do with Celtic btw.



    I wonder…

  27. quonno



    “Love them or hate them, like everyone else Orange Lodges were entitled to apply for funding.



    Real offenders were Labour politicians who granted the funding.”



    I agree with your first point but the second does not follow. Surely if anyone can apply for the funds, no council can refuse them, unless they are for a discriminatory use. On this occasion the OO can apply and so long as their party is open to everyone, they get the grant. They do not have to even ensure there are non-OO people there ; just to promise not to refuse anyone, not of their persuasion, who wishes to attend.



    I doubt the Council outlined the terms for these Jubilee events, these will be Government funds, surely, downloaded to Council level to administer i.e. to distribute but not to legislate.



    In this case, it is just a stupid unintended, though foreseeable in Scotland, side effect that only the OO, CoS, and RST would apply to host such nonsense. I was gonna add the Wee Frees but they don’t do partying.

  28. St.John.Doyle on

    theweegreenman on 3 June, 2012 at 18:56 said:






    The applications go to the Licensing section I am not sure who compiles the records, I dont think they are published



    They are a matter of public record and can be FOI requested may be worthwhile to compare over a couple of years for a proper comparison, or phone Gerry Braiden at the Herald.

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