Rest Brown, Tierney and others for Tynecastle, Ben Nevis Huddle


Sunday’s game at Tynecastle is a bit of a dead rubber for both Hearts and Celtic.  The home team cannot finish higher or lower than sixth place, while the Champions will be rested after a few days in Tenerife.

I know you want to rattle a few goals past Hearts; make up for the defeat there earlier in the season and, well, because they are Hearts, but this should not be a priority.  We are two weeks away from a Scottish Cup Final and the opportunity to become the first team in Scottish history to win back-to-back trebles.

Neither Motherwell nor St Johnstone have much to play for in their game this weekend, but you can be sure Motherwell will have an eye on the Cup Final.  They will rest players and allow strains to recover.  We must do the same.

I would rest the captain, Ajer, Boyata, Tierney and Forrest.  Set the priority right and be ready for Hampden.

Celtic FC Foundation, Ben Nevis Huddle

After a three year gap, the Celtic fans will be back on Ben Nevis on mass on 30 June, to raise funds for the Foundation.  This is a rare opportunity for those of us unfamiliar with mountains to ascend Britain’s tallest in the company of supportive Celtic fans.

Participants are asked to raise (only) £130 for the Foundation.  It is a great opportunity, see here for more details and to sign up this weekend.

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  1. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    MAHE THE MADMAN on 4TH MAY 2018 5:04 PM


    Is ThomtheThim around ?





    I will be for the next 5 minutes.



    However, some of my representatives on Earth won’t be far away, so behave yourself.

  2. mike in toronto on

    DD …. I tend to agree with you … I know some people were advocating wholesale changes … and given that we have played a lot of football this year, and will have a short off season, so the key guys wont have a lot of time to recover, I can understand the thinking ….



    so, for me, a balance is to give our key guys one days rest, but not more , in the run in….



    How did your work week go? Glad to be back at it, I’m sure….

  3. Jimmynotpaul on

    Next season’s Pro14 final will be staged at Celtic Park, Glasgow, BBC Scotland has learned.


    The home of the Scottish Premiership football champions has never before hosted a rugby union match.


    This year’s final is being played at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, as was Scarlets’ success in 2017, when the competition was the Pro12.


    Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium was the venue for Connacht’s victory over Leinster in 2016.

  4. Mahe the Madman on



    Firstly does BMCUWP have your email as Id like to have a few pints when Im next in your neighborhood, planned next year but could be called back any day so you never know.


    Then ,,again ya oul scallywag ,,, I find out my Donegal news second hand.


    Were you aware a fella from Killybegs signed for the mighty Glasgow Celtic?


    I certainly wasnt and the fact surprised me, and me and the fella were born only 2 days apart also.


    I discovered it doing research for the quiz.


    And if youre free later and have 5 minutes , just out of curiosity ,,who would you say is Donegals most famous son? Thon crooner? Big Packy,,not our one,,actually yes our one but not the one on the blog ? Or maybe the mad dog,,I shall assume you know of whom I speak.


    I must say i did find his story fascinating,,Mr Coll that is.


    Also would i be right in saying that there was a famous tsunami in your parts in years gone by ? I believe I heard of it,,the locals got down the ladders and picked seafood from the mud in the bottom of their quay which they had never seen with their own eyes before .


    Or am I thinking of somehwere else?


    Hope youre well and wish you would join us later and flex thoul grey matter.


    Hail Hail

  5. Headtheball on

    Gerrard has been trying to get hold of Richard Kimble but he remains elusive. Another target has been rejected as apparently he only has one arm.




  6. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    So – I expect it is all bullshit, but there is a wee bit of me that is still scarred from the Murray / Souness / Smith / BoS-funded / SFA-enabled tax-free ravaging that we suffered at the hands of Rangers-as-was.



    My rational head knows the circumstances are (mostly) different but I admit a wee bit of me is still anxious.



    – Is someone about to plough 100’s of millions in to The Rangers?


    – Is Stevie G (!) actually a footballing genius who will hand our Brendan his arse on a plate next season?


    – Are all of our ‘good’ players about to be transferred out of Celtic to be replaced by mediocre ones?


    – Will The Rangers buy ten superstar, top premiership players for £8 million each- club and country captains and giants of men – to wrest title number 8 from our flailing grasp next year?


    – Are we doomed to take up our ‘natural’ subservient place in Scottish football?






    Probably not.






  7. bankiebhoy1 on

    The Big Wig………….midnight-russet rinse there I think……….


  8. MIT



    No pretendy knowledge of what was said by whom or when, I’m just blessed with the Celtic cocoon of Celticness, but I’m very confident of what I’ve been told face to face on the Celtic Way by the best of sources, perhaps an anecdote but I know of the CEO’s continuing mood.



    Some blame may blame him, his dug, and his driveway, I don’t subscribe, and I don’t believe the Celtic CEO function is to police what happened in the defrauding of Scottish Football.



    I do think that EBT’s and tax evasion began with Souness,Butcher ,and Woods and not just the 51 cases for which they were caught, and owned up to.



    Take today for example, maybe Nicola Sturgeon will have a quote?




  9. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Right – off to sing some good old rebs at band practice – catch up later.








  10. BSR @ 5:28 PM,



    Exactly, we weren’t only cheated, we were let down by the authorities whose role it was to monitor and govern this, who then became complicit.



    We were ignored and unsupported in our calls for investigation and reform.



    Italy is proof of how destructive these things are when not dealt with. Their National Team not even in the World Cup. Serie A in the Shadow of the major European Leagues.



    Yet I believe we can be proud, the way Celtic have reacted has been awesome in triplicate, possibly soon to be double triplicate.




    MIT @ 5:43 PM,



    Well, there’s a couple of points here…



    Firstly, is a victim is to blame for allowing themselves to be a victim…



    Now in general terms I don’t like the victim mentality but likewise it is important that blame is laid firmly where it’s due… the perpetrators are solely to blame.



    Secondly redress… how far do you take it, if you can’t get support through due process, do you take the law into your own hands?



    You must surly understand that Celtic were limited in what they could do by the articles they signed up and agreed to. Now the Authorities were not prepared to act in a way that upholds the laws and regulations of those articles or the integrity of the sport.



    At every turn they either ducked the issue or even worse, covered up and aided the perpetrators.



    As a Lawyer you must be aware that the SPL LNS Commision was not the quasi-judicial review it pretended to be.



    Now Celtic in Private clearly stated at the time, they did not think this was a role for the SPL. The right course of action, if followed, would have meant the charges were heard by an SFA disciplinary tribunal – Stuart Regans initial pronouncements stated this would happen.



    They ducked it… deliberately in my opinion.



    Then after the SPL Commission determinations, Celtic stated in public that they disagreed with the SPL’s assertion that “no competitive or sporting advantage” was had.



    They have called for a comprehensive investigation into the handling of the Rangers issues and a restructuring of the Football Authorities. With little support.



    Meanwhile, they actively seek reform in the Committees they are part of and put together a Football response that states loud and clear…



    …cheats never win.



    In all seriousness, what would you have had them do?



    Hail Hail

  11. A list of ex Celts that will think its great;



    I’ll start ;



    Kenny Dalglish



    Paul Lambert



    Murdo MacLeod



    Andy Walker



    Yada Yada Yada CSC

  12. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Eyes down look in for Hunguff bingo



    Gerrard revolution



    War chest






    Crack outfit




  13. Dexter P. Bampot on

    A reliable source at Glasgow airport tells me that Leo Messi has just arrived on an easyJet flight from Barcelona and he’s wearing a Sevco scarf and had a Daily Record under his arm.



    He was overheard on the phone to Neymar saying “Yes! This is your chance to get another one over on Scott Brown” and then “Well that depends if you can oust Morelos from the first team” and finally “See you at Murray Park, big man”.



    I am wondering about Stevie G’s due diligence… “Oh, right- so there is money available. You just looked as if you were dependent on Directors’ loans, but you weren’t really. A big misunderstanding. Ok, that clears that up”

  14. feck steven gerrard my missus goes and has her tea on a friday with her 87 year old mum as she was driving into her mums close 3 yobs launched a glass bottle at the windscreen luckily it didnt break but she is very shook up.hh.






    Aye, we know – he was baptised, made his Holy Communion and married in that Chapel to.



    Eyes down look in for Hunguff bingo




    Gerrard revolution




    War chest








    Crack outfit











    Box Office






    “Great for Scoddish Foodball”

  17. mike in toronto on

    BSR …



    “I’m just blessed with the Celtic cocoon of Celticness”,



    And when they were winnning 9 in a row, I bet most Rangters fans considered themselves blessed with the Rangers cocoon of Rangerness.



    And we laughed at them, wrapped in their cocoon of Rangerness, as they danced and sang their way to (what should have been ) their demise…



    Before they went into administration, I remember having dinner with one of Liam’s bluenose pals … a very smart, savvy business man… and I took him through their accounts, and said that they didn’t addd up .. that something wasn’t kosher, and that they were going to go under …. and he refused to see it. I told him to check out CQN … and, to his credit, he did have a read…



    Of course, after they went under, he said that we had been right about what he had been told and read…



    he’s not a stupid guy … so, just like the rest of us, he knew when he read the FS that there was a problem… he had to … it was obvious to anyone who wanted to look ….but he didn’t want to see it .. he didn’t want to ask questions, or acknowledge that there might be a problem …I think because he knew where it was likely to lead …



    that belief in their Rangerness, and their refusal to ask questions that should have been asked, is exaclty why they ended up where they did ….



    When it came right down to it, their belief in their superiority didn’t keep them from being liquidated….



    belief counts for nothing in business or in law … it is facts and evidence that count …



    I get taht, as a PLC, not all decisions are made public… but, when a lot of money was stolen from our company, as a matter of law, our Board has a fiduciary obligation to the shareholders to investigate and disclose …



    I know defining fiduciary duties are like trying to nail jello to a wall … but, as a matter of what it right (forget about the law for a minute…) the truth is never afraid of the light of day….

  18. Ron Bacardi on

    Hun supporters wil be creaming themselves and yet again throwing their cash to the money pit of Ibrox, where Dave King is creaming off the money he lost frome the dead club.

  19. mike in toronto on

    Chairbhoy …



    it is hard to say exactly what I would have done, as our Board would have withheld information … however, in very broad strokes…



    even private or semi-private associations are governed by law…. any administarative tribunal or decison maker has to follow the law in hjow those decisions are made … including fairness and honesty… if those principles are not followed, there are consequences …



    judicial review is a process whereby a party affected by an administrative decision (such as the approval of the 5WA or LNS) can apply to the Court to have the decision reviewed if procedural rules (such as fairness, honesty) were not applied…. it should have been done at several points in this process….



    I am aware that there are rules about not taking your national association to court… however, any first year lawyer could drive a truck through those, if is is shown that the national association is party to the misconduct … (not giving the full information to LNS, for example)….

  20. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    Ah well, the last 7 years have been a blast. A pity they’ve ended.

  21. CALTONTONGUES on 4TH MAY 2018 7:11 PM


    Hi M,


    They are playing County Coatbridge tomorrow night and I’ll be there.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  22. weebobbycollins on

    So! Is that their suffering over then? Nae mair laughs? Shame really! Just when I was starting to enjoy it…

  23. just to let you know joan, my missus took a funny turn just waiting for the ambulance, them bastards sorry paul.hh.

  24. garygillespieshamstring on




    I don’t like the idea of playing a weakened team, Have seen it before where teams win the league early and take their foot off the pedal.They lose a couple of league games and then find it difficult to pick it up for the cup final.

  25. Mahe the Madman on

    Big Packy I hope everything works out fine I really do.


    Joan will be in my thoughts and prayers.


    Hail Hail

  26. garygillespieshamstring on

    Steven Gerard doing car pool karaoke.



    He will be doing driving home for Christmas

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