Roberts craft, Rod the entertainer, January anxiety


Albion Rovers did as much as could be asked of them yesterday. They defended solidly, conceding only to an impossible to defend strike from Player of the Year-designate Scott Sinclair, until the final 13 minutes of the game.

A lazy observation would conclude that it was tiredness which caused the part-timers to lose two late goals, but that wasn’t the case. Patrick Roberts ability to draw opponents close, before exploiting the space behind them changed a 0-1 score into a 0-3 result. Without Roberts, we would have continued to pass in an arc around the Rovers defensive pyramid.

A home draw in the next round was as welcome as it was unexpected – what happens, I suppose, when a good Celtic man gets to draw the balls. Rod Stewart proved he is the complete entertainer as he brought colour to what is too often a soulless procedure. When presenting to the public, some forget football THEY ARE EMPLOYED in an entertainment industry.

Having already spent a reasonable amount of money this month, the normal January anxiety is contained to the permanently anxious, but, as you know, transfer windows are all about the last few days. We’re still working. Usual caveats apply.


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    Hope you and the family are well


    Sorry you did not get home 2016




    Football at paradise is great best since big Jock


    Great time to be a Tim



    Don’t be working to hard you need some quality time



    Take care



    Hail Hail




  2. Is there a link between burnt bread and toast-icular cancer?



    Personally i think it’s balls!




    That’s woman for what’s yours is theirs what’s their is theirs



    If some of the lads are coming over to Vagas


    I will see if I can get one over to you


    Then you can go out with matching scarfs with the wife



    Hail Hail




  4. ONEMALLOY sincere condolences on your loss.


    SUMMA thoughts are with you and your family



    There is little I can offer that will provide comfort or solace. However the collective wishes of all on CQN may.



    Also, promising news on Ryan Mason. Fingers crossed.

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    Hmmm…..BBC4 @ 9pm Tonight…



    “Scotland and the Klan”…



    Neil Oliver explores the possible links between racism in America’s Deep South and the Scottish settlers who first….



    [ Oliver is gonna be about as popular as peperoni….



    Down Govan way….! Ed ]






    Neil Oliver Requests Asylum In The London Equadorian Embassy ]




    Aye…! “His Tea Is Oot..”




  6. The Donald



    The Neil Oliver is a repeat – I saw it first time round – he doesn’t miss and hit the wall! Worth a look if you haven’t seen it.




  7. For anyone that’s taking part in Goals For Shay the Week 3 fixtures were sent out early morning and absolutely delighted that42 of you have already sent in your pick for this week.



    Good fun this!

  8. Normally skip by.



    Best post of the night:



    KEVJUNGLE on 23RD JANUARY 2017 3:11 PM



  9. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on




    Your position is noted.



    Once the Welsh Flame (Does she sing like Bonnie Tyler?) confirms when you are flying let me know. In the interim I will work on a double room between say 24th and 28th – If the dates change you can let me know but I will block it off.



    Spent part of the day converting old slides of Lisbon 67 into digital format – Jeez I am so looking forward to this and I can hear and feel the ghosts packing their bags to come with me!



    Bloody Brilliant!

  10. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    OneMalloy – Sorry to hear that your Bro has passed away.Condolences from Beal Feirste.



    Summa – YNWA.




  11. Many thanks for the kind birthday wishes folks this really is a very special wee community. Sadly, most of my night will be taken up with school work.



    Ps if there are any members of the Celtic Trust who haven’t received an email from me regarding subscription fees can you please contact me at hamiltontim88@yahoo.co.uk

  12. HT,


    Happy birthday,glad you enjoyed Dublin,


    even better that you could afford to visit it ;-)),


    if you dont mind me asking,did i read on the blog that the Minx is a dental nurse,


    if so did she ever work for Cadden in Partick

  13. Back down to that Media City tomorrow, a pit stop before a trade show in London.


    Me and the lhad will be out in town on a Wednesday sourcing a pub for the game, we will find one, I am based too far away from his normal haunt of the West London CSC which is a bummer as it is good crack in there.


    Hopefully back in time for our home game on Sunday.


    Take care everyone, there are a few on here with personal worries and a few with things to celebrate. Hopefully they will find comfort and pleasure with friends and family.

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THE DONALD on 23RD JANUARY 2017 7:37 PM



    Scottish and Irish connections to the Deep South are fascinating.


    I always get the impression that the basis of country music was from influences imported by the Scots and Irish .


    The fiddle in particular .


    Presley and Everley .


    Even Jim Bowie . Of knife fame .



  15. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on




    Sorry to hear your news.


    All the best , mate.



    Incidentally , it turns out that your immediate response to the Melbourne tragedy was spot on.

  16. GORDYBHOY64 on 23RD JANUARY 2017 8:43 PM




    Ha ha no the very thought would terrify her! :-)

  17. HT,


    cheers for the reply,mind must be playing tricks on me,


    only excuse is i have had a few more birthdays than you ;-))

  18. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    HAMILTONTIM on 23RD JANUARY 2017 8:36 PM



    Many happy returns.



    Every good wish for the coming year.

  19. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on



    holy moly, there’s racist bassas in scotland !






    Deep South of the United States.

  20. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Onemalloy, thoughts with you and your family. Condlences on the loss of your brother. Very sad news.



    Summa, look after your dad. At times like this football means nothing.



    Best to both of you guys.




  21. OneMalloy


    Sad news about your brother, thoughts with you all










    Thoughts also with you all.








    HT and Mrs Starry


    Feliz Cumpleanos to you and anyone else I have missed.



  22. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THECLUMPANY on 23RD JANUARY 2017 9:44 PM




    ” One of the merry band of revisionists hilariously referred to “alternate facts” as if it is possible to reinterpret cold hard empirical evidence. ”






    Please specify . What precisely is the “cold hard empirical evidence ” to which you refer.



    What is hilarious is your revisionism.


    ” Alternative ” not “alternate.”

  23. HT@8.36


    “Many thanks for the kind birthday wishes folks this really is a very special wee community. Sadly, most of my night will be taken up with school work.”


    And there was me thinking you had all of your exams.


    Breithla sona skin


    Same to Mrs Starry.




    Sorry for your pain. May the memory of your brother help you through these difficult times.




    Keep the faith.



  24. Billy was at school this morning and the teacher asked all the children what their fathers did for a living.


    All the typical answers came out, Fireman, Policeman, Salesman, Mason, Captain of Industry, etc., but Billy was uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father.


    “My father is an exotic dancer in a gay club and takes all his clothes off in front of other men.


    Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he’ll go out with a man, rent a cheap hotel room and let them sleep with him”.


    The teacher quickly set the other children some work and took little Billy aside to ask him if that was true.


    “No”, said Billy, “He plays football for The Rangers, but I was just too embarrassed to say so”.

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