Priorities for next season


Of course, the priority is nine-in-a-row, even more than Champions League lucre, but I see a bit of chat about prioritising the league and player development, at the potential cost of the domestic cups.

I don’t think this will work.  Along with Queens Park, Vale of Leven, Rangers and Aberdeen, Celtic have now won the Scottish Cup three successive seasons.  None of the other did four-in-a-row.  Celtic fans, if nothing else, cherish making history, we cannot just shrug at the opportunity to set a new Scottish Cup record.

The League Cup is the only trophy we do not have a historical precedent to chase or eclipse next season.  Jock Stein won his first five League Cups as Celtic manager (although went spectacularly off plan in subsequent finals).

For teams competing in Europe, the League Cup is a four game competition.  A home or away match in August and September, a November semi-final and December final.  Games take place between European qualifiers or group stage games, when demands on the players will be greatest.

Last season, Brendan Rodgers prioritised the Heats semi-final at Murrayfield over Leipzig away, three days earlier.  Had the Leipzig game been at home, it would almost certainly have been the priority.  Squad management worked well.

If we do our job right in strengthening the squad, there will be plenty of opportunity to rest players during the league campaign, but I suspect we will feel precious about the domestic cups.

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  1. Week 40 – FINAL WEEK – (May 25th… Tr3ble Tr3ble)






    Bull67 (Elarqam) @11/4






    16 roads (No Selection)


    21-5-79 (No Selection)


    BMCUWP (No Selection)


    Cathal (No Selection)


    Cosy Corner Bhoy (No Selection)


    Fastbhoy (No Selection)


    fleagle1888 (No Selection)


    GFTB (Emaraaty Ana)


    Graffitionthewall (No Selection)


    green T (Quintada)


    Gweedore Celt (No Selection)


    leftclicktic (Muscika)


    Nye Bevans RS (No Selection)


    Onemalloy (No Selection)


    Rockon (No Selection)


    Som mes que un club (No Selection)


    twists n turns (Sir Roderic)


    voguepunter (Francis Xavier)


    Zihuatanejo (Mo Tottie)



    Hyperlinks to Week 40 selections:




  2. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : FINAL standings (May 25th)



    Wowww, outstanding tipping …what else can I say? An emphatic victory for twists n turns in then end! Understandably, there was a real shortage of winners in the last few weeks as the rest of the chasing pack searched (in vain) for a… 20/1, 25/1, 33/1, 50/1, 66/1 or 100/1 winner.



    However, no one really challenged twists n turns who was the only CQN napster that showed a profit… and was most definitely the main man this year.



    Honourable mentions also go to:



    2nd: Som mes que un club & 3rd: Fastbhoy (most winners, 10)




    Naps Table – FINAL:



    +25.88 > twists n turns (8)



    -0.50 > Som mes que un club (5)


    -4.94 > Fastbhoy (10)


    -6.50 > Rockon (6)


    -6.88 > Bull67 (6)


    -7.00 > Gweedore Celt (6)


    -7.88 > green T (7)


    -9.30 > fleagle1888 (5)


    -11.00 > Zihuatanejo (3)


    -15.00 > leftclicktic (5)


    -17.67 > voguepunter (4)


    -19.00 > 21-5-79 (2)


    -19.00 > Cathal (2)


    -25.00 > Nye Bevans RS (2)


    -27.00 > 16 roads (2)


    -29.00 > Graffitionthewall (1)


    -34.59 > BMCUWP (2)


    -35.00 > Onemalloy (1)


    -40.00 > Cosy Corner Bhoy (0)


    -40.00 > GFTB (0)



    Once again, apologies for the tardy updates recently, but I hope everyone had a little bit of fun over the course of the season… and let’s all look forward to the Quadr4ble and 9IAR next year!






    Hail Hail… fleagle1888

  3. Well done Twisty and many thanks Fleagle ,hopefully see you at start of next season :O) .hh

  4. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Congratulations T’N’T, great effort.



    Fleagle …thanks once again for your hard work.

  5. Congratulations twists n turns – outstanding tipster once again. ???



    Fleagle – Thanks for all the hard work and effort you have put in to the competition, appreciate it.



    Hail! Hail! ? ?? ??????? ?? ?????????

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