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. Jeg er Neil Lennon-Greeninbingley on

    roy croppie on 3 June, 2012 at 18:13 said:


    Edwin Morgan’s poem about Billy Fullerton:



    Thanks for posting that – was about to do so myself.



    I first came across it in school abut 35 years ago when it was dished out for discussion by a wonderful teacher of English called Ronnie Renton.



    I remember being ambivalent about the last two lines, and I still am today. Perhaps I need a refresher course in human forgiveness.

  2. See this o.o. shower of charlatans? If they got stamped out we may avoid a lot of future grief.


    Had someone stopped Hitler and the nazi party (with its wealthy establishment backers) a lot of suffering would’ve been avoided.


    The current political/financial climate is ripe for the ascent of a demagogue.



    But……..every time I think of Dark Mingbat and a torchlit rally of the orcs,I just start laughing!



  3. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. Sixteen Roads tae Golgotha



    Jist Noticed, yer Response tae me… re My Suggestion tae


    Selling .. Izzy. Therefore, Ah wull gie ye the Benefit o’ why Ah hiv arrived at this Startlin ..tae Some.. Obviously.. suggestion.



    Then Ah wul mak Ma Exit.



    Izzy, is a Good Player..and He has Caught the Eye of a Few inther Teams.. Ah wid Conjecture..



    And that is awe tae the Good…



    Fur.. Ah believe their is a Market oot there. Fur Player’s o’ Izzy’s Calibre..



    And Ah widnae hae it any ither Wey..



    Ah hope he has a Goodly Number of Terrific Performances, while he is Playin in these upcoming Internationals..



    The Better he Looks.. the Better the Price that we Kin Get fur him.. that is.. if We deign tae sell him.



    And .in Ma Opinion..



    We should. Soitenly.



    DAE DEIGN tae Sell Him!!



    As Ah hiv explained.. Izzy,is Not Without Sin.. He is No An Immaculate Conception..



    Na.. oan the contrary. he is only an AVERAGE defender..



    It is His Flair.. and Fitwork… and his Predilection tae tak oan opponents.. and Thunder Doon the Wing…



    That Has Caught the Attention of those Coaches..



    Yep…He sure, looks the Part…that is ..



    If Ye dinna look TOO CLOSELY.



    As I hiv said..



    His END Product. is very often.. a Cross that Reaches tae The Heavens..or.. is Not directed Very Well ,in to the Path of oor eager Strike Team.. and comes tae naught..



    His Distribution of the Football, is NOT FIRST CLASS…



    Awe the above is.. of course.. My Ain Opinion..



    You are entitled tae difffer, of course..



    Ah wullnae, get mad at ye.. and call ye Names..



    Ah assure ye, Ah am awe growin up… and ye kin hiv a contrary opinion tae mine..and Ye wull be quite safe.. fae a Barrage of Insults..




    Nice Chattin ,Pal..



    Ah really hiv tae go..



    catch ye later..





    Yer pal..who thinks ye are swell.



    Still, Laughin’, though.

  4. St.John.Doyle on

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





    What you have to watch for,and is not always clear in the application is an organisation makes an application


    E.g. say a group apply to have a march to support the troops while at war or Help for Heroes, they then hire a band to accompany them and what do you know it is an Orange band,( they are separate from form the OO) they have their march but it would not count as a orange march as they apply under another organisation.



    This sort of jiggery pokery will happen more and more

  5. The Narrowbhoat Tim on

    On Talksport tonight at 10pm to midnight on Dan Kelly’s My Sporting Life the two hour show is on the life of Hunskelper Supreme John Hartson. My Sporting Life is one of the better shows on Talksport and is well worth the listen.

  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    I feel one of those hand shaking


    …oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo moments over the next few weeks…….then weeeeeee’re having a party………………

  7. Kojo,



    Good to have you back posting and “still laughin’ ”


    Hope you are keeping well.



    ‘Martin42 still laughin’

  8. Miki67:



    Good to hear.



    You would think it was an Empire love in the way the propaganda machine packages the Jubilee garbage.



    Despite my cynicism I do think all the coercive aspects of the machine are becoming transparent to most people. Sometimes all you can have is transparency. Sometimes its all you need.



    By the way: transparency is the key word here.




  9. Timothy Jellington‏@JellyTim



    BUILDING SPL 2012/13 FIXTURE LIST….. ███████████████░░░░░░░░░░░░░ 44% DONE. Operation failed. 404 error: RFC not found.

  10. St.John.Doyle on

    St.John.Doyle on 3 June, 2012 at 18:39 said:


    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






    I get moaned at when I post about politics (quite right) I post discussion about 1 of our managerial team and nobody replies.



    You will force me to go back to politics!!!!!!!

  11. St.John.Doyle on

    St.John.Doyle on 3 June, 2012 at 19:16 said:






    At least I got a post on 19:16 does that mean it is still politics, am I part of the Timmy conspiracy



    Or am I just on CQN myself is there a meeting I have not got an invite for

  12. SmashingMilkBottles on

    My team for start of next season would be;



    FF in goals


    Back three of Vic Thomas Charlie


    Wing backs Matthews Izzy


    Broonie Commons Forrest Sammi




    Subs: kayal Paddy Stokesy Watt McGeoch



    Based on current squad……

  13. Celtic Mac on 3 June, 2012 at 18:20 said:


    I was speaking to his agent in Belfast just after Rangers entered administration. I formed the opinion then that he was on his way. The phrase “a window of opportunity to do some business” was used. the conversation was interrupted by a call on his mobile. When he looked at the name of the caller he said, “here’s an interested party” ashe moved off to take the call.

  14. whats about the norman conks from norman street in brigton. went to sacred heart school with a lot of them,they were a hard bunch,does anyone on here remember them. me i was a nunny boy

  15. SmashingMilkBottles on




    Glastonbury was ’85 with the Bunnymen, Style Council and. Billy Bragg

  16. Dark Mingbat is a joke,but the unseen cretins at the core of the o.o. are the kinda hun with the flashing red hand going up and down like a twisted metromome,driven in its repetetive monotony by the ethos of the worst loyalist sociopaths.

  17. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Kojo on 3 June, 2012 at 19:09 said:



    Fair enough,football is all about opinions.He started last season as FOOTBALLER of the year from the season previous,only to suffer a horrific injury.



    His fantastic ability is obvious and plain to see,but it is his attitude and mentality that is most inspirational.



    If an offer comes in for him that exceeds £10million,then he will be sold,without question.But,until such a scenario exists,he is going nowhere.Also he has already stated his wish to stay at Celtic for the remainder of his career.



    A class act.

  18. St.John.Doyle on

    Bloke109 is Neil Lennon on 3 June, 2012 at 19:23 said:





    Any event that would have me as guest is not worth going to


    Groucho Marx CSC

  19. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    Was just thinking….who would have thought it would have come to this …… We have so much to thank S?DM for …… His lust for money and glory led them to the brink, and his desperation to get shot of them led him to the legendary Agent Whyte …… Now we have green and the administrators colluding to evade taxes ……… It really is priceless

  20. SmashingMilkBottles on

    EDB @ 19.28



    Oops forgot about Joe Joe super Joe…..



    Back to the blackboard with the duster…..

  21. St.John.Doyle on

    Bloke109 is Neil Lennon on 3 June, 2012 at 19:28 said:






    How dare you I have been at a recent CQN Celtic social events 2 of which the gaffer P67 was at



    I am practically part of the clique I will probably be invited to BBs for the start of the new season (I just need to do a bank robbery to buy a round)



    So you be careful what you say

  22. St.John.Doyle on

    Now claims on KDS that a member of the back-room staff out and Stevie Clarke in



    Does anyone know about this or is it just diversionary tactics?

  23. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    Bloke 109 …… I’ve been married for 40 years …. My wife has her books, and I have CQN …..AND……we both have our telly …..marriage made I Heaven

  24. WGS



    Welcome back! Time to start speculating on signings, safe in the knowledge that thems scouts will not be reading your suggestions, ready to pounce and offer them two contracts.

  25. Bloke109,



    I’m back!!


    JoaquIn Boghassain (Chris Sutton mark II), Milan Badelj are my two .

  26. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    A rack bbq ribs,salad,coleslaw,garlic bread,two packets of pickled onion Monster Munch and a wee bottle of Irn Bru.



    To be followed by 8 x half litre cans of ice cold Magners.



    It’s not a bad wee life,the simple life,when ya think about it.




  27. Green has apparently made a statement tonight regarding forthcoming punishment from the SFA. After reading it my take on it he will be happy with a Scottish Cup ban. I hope Regan isn’t in on this farce.







    Charles Green Statement




    Charles Green Statement



    Sun, Jun 3, 2012





    Charles Green, who is leading a consortium to purchase Rangers Football Club, issued the following statement today.



    He said: “On behalf of the consortium purchasing the Rangers Football Club, it is my firm view that it is vitally important for the current issue of the SFA player embargo to be resolved and neither I nor my investors wish to see an outcome that would be to the detriment of Scottish Football.



    “Throughout this process, the Club, the Administrators and most importantly the supporters have taken the view that any sanction against Rangers – due entirely to the misdeeds of individuals no longer at the Club – should be proportionate.



    “We and the Administrators did not want to take the matter to a civil court at all.



    “Unfortunately, the route to apply to the Court of Arbitration in Sport was not open to the Club because the SFA’s own articles fail to include a specific provision permitting appeals to CAS and the Judicial Panel Protocol contains a rule which prohibits any form of appeal to CAS or any other body.



    “Our position has been endorsed by Lord Glennie in the Court of Session. The Club was prohibited from appealing to CAS by the SFA’s own rules.



    “The Judicial Review was not an appeal rather it was the Club exercising its right under Scots Law to have the court review whether or not the imposition of the transfer embargo was within the power of the tribunals of the Judicial Panel.



    “All of the appeal points put to the appellate tribunal relating to the harsh and excessive nature of the embargo were dropped as it would not have been appropriate to have taken those to the Court of Session”



    “Rangers is wholly committed member of the SFA and SPL and fully respects their structures.



    “Lord Glennie has referred the matter back to the Appellate Tribunal which heard the Club’s appeal and we note a hearing is due to take place in due course.



    “Either party has 21 days to consider an appeal. It is the Club’s view that the matter should in fact have been referred back to the original tribunal which imposed the transfer ban because the appellate tribunal in its written judgement made clear the view they held on the appropriate alternative sanction to be imposed in the event that the transfer ban was successfully challenged.



    “We are fully aware that one of the sanctions available to the Appellate Tribunal should the matter be referred back there is the suspension or termination of Rangers Football Club membership of the SFA.



    “That in our view would be a disaster for Scottish football and a major setback to our plans to take Rangers forward after a particularly difficult period in its history.



    “Equally, the alternative sanction of expulsion from the Scottish Cup is itself a very serious punishment which would also have a severe impact on Scottish football as well as on our Club.



    “We will be considering with our legal team the best way forward after the public announcement.”

  28. Bloke109 is Neil Lennon on 3 June, 2012 at 19:30 said:




    lol ! Just showed that to my missus…..she cackled madly and flashed me a crazy look…….oh,well….


    ……thank god there’s always Celtic F.C.



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