Quantcast

Playing against Celtic, Fit and Proper moment ahead, crystal balls

1108

The second half last night will be remember for the fact that right back Mikael Lustig came within the width of the crossbar of scoring a hat-trick, while left back Emilio Izaguirre also hit the crossbar – and was caught offside in the centre forward position.  The movement and energy levels required for this type of performance cannot be overestimated.

Adam Matthews’ goal on Saturday, when he burst a lung to cover half the field and get on the end of a move as it developed on the opposite wing, is another example of how physically taxing playing for Celtic is right now.  And just as importantly, how taxing it is to play against them.

Motherwell competed as best they could before hitting the wall and capitulating.

Kano

I knew the minutes’ applause for Kano was coming last night, but it was a hard moment nonetheless. Sannabhoy read a letter at halftime from Martin’s wife, Carolyn, explaining the family’s appreciation for what the Celtic family did for them.

It’s appropriate for us to return our respect to Kano’s family, and to Sannabhoy and his Kano Foundation colleagues. They got the charity work ball rolling for so many of us. They gave us the opportunity to aspire to become better people.

There’s a link at the bottom of the article to sign-up for CQN11, where the work to build another school kitchen in Malawi goes on. You are part of an incredible community. Be there.

Just a brief note on Honest Dave King’s recent claims.  He will become a director of newco Rangers in the event the forthcoming EGM votes him so.  I’ve no doubt he will be able to find a NomAd to work with him, not all have the same standards, allowing the company to retain its listed status with him as a director.

It is also true that the SFA cannot stop him becoming a director.  They do not have a Fit and Proper test, they have fit and proper criteria, which directorial appointments are measured against after they are appointed.

Despite all we’ve seen in come out of Hampden over the last few years, I would be amazed if the SFA board approved a tax convict and former director of a club which broke tax law, player registration rules and went into liquidation.  It’s not even a remotely tenable suggestion.

After the event, the SFA would be in a position to penalise newco Rangers – most probably through a fine – and instruct them to dismiss King.  King, of course, has all the humility and self-awareness required to apologise and resign without a fuss.  There’s no way he would use his well-marshalled media campaign to try what Craig Whyte and Charles Green did before him – play to the gallery, blame all his ills on an ‘anti-Rangers’ conspiracy.

Note how the media campaign is rolling out King comment and press releases as definitive news, not subjective claims.  Note also that Easdale press releases are being covered by the media, but that pantomime-hate figure, Jack Irvine, is being attributed as the source.

Note that Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias are saying nothing.  They’re just going about their business.  You don’t need crystal balls to see how this one is going to end.

CQN11 St Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance is on Friday 13 March, at the Kerrydale Suite, Celtic Park. The focus of an excellent night’s entertainment will be funding the construction of a kitchen at Chibwata Primary School in Malawi, for Mary’s Meals.

Email me if you would like to reserve a ticket, celticquicknews@gmail.com or book directly via the links at the bottom of this page.

Click Here for Comments >
Share.

About Author

1,108 Comments
  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 30

  1. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    SFTB @ 11:54

     

    Thanks for that link. Yet again, I am seeing smatterings of evidence that the MSSM is beginning to jump HMS Ibrox as they give up hope that that ship can remain afloat.The result is more honest articles on Celtic and some positivity concerning other Premier League Clubs.

     

     

    JJ

  2. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    quiet on here today.are we all waiting to see if oor kev will take up auldheids offer.

     

     

    BGX you oot yir bed yet I got news for yooooooohhhhoooooo.

  3. Apparently there were a good few crystal balls last night given the chilly weather.

     

     

    Sannabhoy- yer some Mhan.

     

    Hail Hail to you and all involved in the Kano Foundation.

     

     

    The spirit of Walfrid lives on in our club through its supporters.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  4. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    No way can HH, Hail Hail, Almost and Nearly be considered fit for podium. I present the award to Bawsman.

     

     

    JJ

  5. FAVOURITE UNCLE

     

    12:18 on

     

    22 January, 2015

     

    quiet on here today.are we all waiting to see if oor kev will take up auldheids offer.

     

     

    =================================

     

     

    He did.

  6. bognorbhoy

     

    12:13 on

     

    22 January, 2015

     

    HH

     

    Coneybhoy

     

    12:13 on

     

    22 January, 2015

     

    Hail hail

     

    DeniaBhoy

     

    12:15 on

     

    22 January, 2015

     

    Almost

     

    Gretnabhoy

     

    12:16 on

     

    22 January, 2015

     

    Nearly

     

    ==============================

     

     

    Cringeworthy lads.

  7. Better players are mostly always fitter, quicker and stronger. I would expect nothing less from our team.

  8. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked

     

    12:19 on

     

    22 January, 2015

     

    No way can HH, Hail Hail, Almost and Nearly be considered fit for podium. I present the award to Bawsman.

     

     

    JJ

     

    ===================================

     

     

    No thanks pal, I tune in every day (lunchbreak), read the leader then reply, the podium stuff is a waste of bandwith………purile even.

  9. Well done kano foundation and(Sanna) for your words at half time.

     

    God bless The Kano Foundation

     

    Ramie rip.

     

    HH

  10. Paul – if King would just do what Ashley does, put his man in situ and control from behind the scenes, he’d have no problems with the SFA. I assume his ego just won’t allow such an obvious strategy. He needs to be seen and lauded as THE MAN of THE People.

  11. mighty tim supporting wee Oscar on

    Afternoon bhoys. Bognorbhoy you sent me an email last night it was blank P.

     

     

    Paul67 is it possible that at CQN 11 once the funding for Malawi is reached even if it’s another 3 (I hope) could whatever is leftover after costs be donated to the Kano Foundation in memory of Martin.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    KTF

     

     

    UTLR

  12. time for change on

    antearman

     

     

    Good news re tickets for Inter

     

     

    natknow

     

     

    I would be happier with honest competition. ..what is clear now is that the new club Rangers International FC fans are now drifting away in droves.

     

     

    HH

  13. Marrakesh Express ( previous thread ) .

     

     

    Inter FC and Juventus FC have a mutual loathing ..Inter have never been reticent about voicing concern re being cheated by Juventus…

     

     

    The biggest/ most violent hatred between fans is

     

     

    Roma / Napoli .

     

    Napoli / Juventus

     

    Roma / Lazio.

  14. RD quoted by CFC on Twitter.

     

     

    Like a pi33 take homage to mark Hately!

     

     

    @celticfc: RD: “When players like that come back it is like having a new player.”

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  15. time for change on

    Paul 67

     

     

    I never knew Kano but the essence of who he was as part of the Celtic fabric has always been clear from these pages and those round about me last night.

     

     

    HH

  16. jungle jim hot smoked

     

     

    12:19 on 22 January, 2015

     

     

    No way can HH, Hail Hail, Almost and Nearly be considered fit for podium. I present the award to Bawsman.

     

    ₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩

     

    Afternoon John…! Dunno where that came from..

     

     

    HH

  17. time for change on

    One point on last night’s game Chris Commons passing was poor most of the game….doesn’t make him a bad player.

     

     

    HH

  18. SFTB ( previous thread )

     

     

    ” he is the best recruiting sergeant on here ” .

     

     

    Indeed. .

     

     

    First post had me thinking -SNP troll .Every post since then has added fuel to that fire.

  19. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    MickTT

     

    ….and if John was not bad enough, you called me Jim the Tim on another post . Just remember I share a blog surname with Kev and George of the 0:-)

     

    Cheerio for now,

     

    JJ

  20. time for change

     

     

     

    12:26 on 22 January, 2015

     

     

     

    natknow

     

     

    I would be happier with honest competition. ..what is clear now is that the new club Rangers International FC fans are now drifting away in droves.

     

     

    HH

     

    ———————————————————

     

    Me too mate – hope I didn’t give the wrong impression! I’m trying to analyse the argument presented by the SMSM, not suggesting this as my own opinion.

     

     

    :-)

  21. For those who were there last night, was Durie subject to any abuse or target of any untoward singing? If not, and along with the fact that RD and JC weren’t bothered at Ibrox, the times are maybe changing.

  22. Well done Ronnie and the bhoy’s last night – superb.

     

     

    Bat know @ 12:37

     

     

    While having little knowledge of current attendances I looked at SPL attendances when Rangers went bust as a response to an SMSM article on the drastic drop on SPL attendance the following season – from the top of my head this is what I found.

     

     

    The stated overall attendance in the SPL season 2012/13 had significantly reduced from the previous season.

     

     

    Main reason for this Rangers’ home attendance record out of the equation.

     

     

    As for other Clubs it was mixed Kilmarnock seemed to suffer a lowering attendance, as they have a large capacity and relatively low home support, so the large away support of the of the bears made a difference.

     

     

    Now the likes of Dundee United gained, they had a chance of being more competitive and although they lost the travelling bears support, they gained through the reunion with Dundee in the derby.

     

     

    So as the home team have the gate receipts the only real losers were Rangers who were dead anyway.

     

     

    Since then all sorts have happened, including a new Club in the lower league with record breaking attendances:-) Hibs, Hearts being demoted etc etc……. So overall attendance tells little.

     

     

    So the point is each Club has to look at their own home attendance, look at it’s running costs and run the Club accordingly, trying to make their team as competitive as possible, which happens much more now than in 2012 – Dundee United again being a good example.

     

     

    What Mark Guidi and his ilk cannot argue with is that Scottish Football Clubs are better run, that Scottish Football is more competitive – Clubs like Hibs and Hearts even out of the top League seem rejuvenated.

     

     

    The predicted Armageddon didn’t happen, it was never going to.

     

     

    BTW The various Clubs that play out of Ibrox are exceptions to this uplift of well being in Scottish Football, however I see them as an outliers.

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 30