Ronny will value having game on Friday night


Yesterday I caught myself moaning about potentially winning the league without playing a game (epitome of first world problems).  How quickly we forget the pain of the 90s.  Let’s bring the title home as soon as possible, no matter where we are or what we’re doing.  There could be people doing the Ronny Roar in shopping streets across Scotland on Saturday.

The one place Ronny will not be doing the Ronny Roar is out shopping, though.  This time of year managers’ weekends are fully booked: one day for the game, one day scouting at another game.  With a game on the Friday night Ronny will be able to take in games on Saturday and Sunday.  Scouting opportunities before the end of the season are limited, so he’ll value the extra day.

A year ago Hibs asked to allow their season ticket holders into a play-off game for free – there’s your rule.  The opportunity to deny another club the same has gone.  Faux indignation about not even asking permission doesn’t register with me.

Club sponsor Magners have offered us a pair of premium tickets to the Jock Stein Stand for Friday’s game.  All you need to do to win is send me an email with the name of the team we play in the SUBJECT line of your email.  Competition closes at 9pm tonight (Wednesday), so not a lot of time.

If you would like to do something enormously constructive while entering the competition, you could always donate £1 (or more if you like) to our Mary’s Meals school kitchen appeal, which you can do right here.  Many thanks.

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  1. hetimreaper



    12:55 on 29 April, 2015



    Ps. Nadir Chifti. Not for me, not good enough and does not fit the bill in terms of work rate etc. Strange one.






    I suggested him months ago. Majority here were of your opinion. Watched him against us, lost my enthusiasm for him. BUT…



    Whatever sparked my interest in his robust style before Xmas may lend itself to the rumours RD is considering him – perhaps he sees a rough diamond a la Griffiths that he can streamline and coach into our style, playing as a mobile lone striker with good physical presence and a useful target-man.



    We will see.

  2. My friends in Celtic,



    I would not swap our “3rd rate” manager for anyone in Scotland and very, very few in the UK.


    We are on a mission which had to be undertaken, whether or not RD proved to be a success or not. This is not hindsight talking, my support for him was consistent, even when our strategy seemed strange.


    But I have a quandary,; our whole approach and coaching seems far more professional, but why has it taken a foreign manager to implement this when a host of top managers obtain their coaching badges in Scotland?





    An Tearmann from previous





    Hellish luck,mate!



    My first game was in 67. My first defeat was Partick Thistle-aye,that one.



    Everyone else was raging. I was just confused!



    Well done


    If yer no fast yer last as the weans say :)))))


    Hun logic = because we cant get the full loaf nobody is getting a slice ,


    I rest my case:))))

  5. BMCUW,



    I’ll not forget this one that’s for sure, I’m sure Hutchbhoy won’t let me forget it!








    That particular brand of Hun logic is particularly accurate for broon breid…

  7. leftclicktic….. they claim that Scottish football needs then so very badly yet when there is an “opportunity” for them to demonstrate it they would rather stick their 2 (somebody probably has to count them for them to get it right) fingers up at the rest of the clubs… hugely stupid move on their part.

  8. jfh


    They have to keep up the pretence, they KNOw they can’t afford to do it but “we are Rainjurs ” they cry. We can afford anything, they have a reputation to keep up. All part of the myth that nothing’s wrong, business as usual attitude the media are portraying , badly imho.



    Enjoyed Hamdump for a change last night watching the under 17s totally outclass the opposition

  9. Ronnie Esplin@RonnieEsplin · 22m 22 minutes ago



    Ronny Deila says he will be at daughters’ confirmation in Norway on Saturday, the day #Celtic could win the league.

  10. How many young players have gone out on loan and have actually made it at Celtic in the past 20 years?



    In the old days, some of the biggest names in Celtic history served their apprenticeships at the likes of Maryhill Juniors.

  11. Seen on twitter



    Keith Jackson reporting from 1847…


    “A young Irishman yesterday settled his differences with the crown and is now on route to Botany Bay”.


    Till later all

  12. South Of Tunis on

    Winning the League .



    Last one I attended was late April 1968 — Dunfermline 1 -Celtic 2. Bobby Lennox got both goals . Huge crowd . People were injured when a crash barrier broke. A great night marred by losing a £ deal bought in Edinburgh en route to the game.

  13. One of the arithmetically challenged,



    Cheer Up! You’re a Celtic supporter, what’s not to like!



    Just think you could be a supporter of a struggling infant of a football club.

  14. So if I’m getting this right the spfl let Hibs do this last year after the asked them, and the Huns are saying we’re no asking you, we are doing it? How does that work? I’m sure my club wouldent mind a piece of that action if that’s how it works.

  15. Dharma Bam



    I think it’s more about the politics than football regarding el plonko trying to mask the diversity of voting trends in the ref.

  16. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    To anyone saying we should have won the league “weeks ago”.


    Firstly – how many weeks? Let’s say five games ago?


    Aberdeen can finish on 86 points. So, to get 87 points after 29 games, we would have had to have won EVERY single game! Get a grip!

  17. jamiebhoy75



    The chat all round Dunblane and beyond across Stirlingshire and Perthshire is that Hutchybhoy is un friending you at an alarming rate.



    Only thing worse than guilt is loneliness.






    HH jamesgang

  18. foghorn leghorn



    13:21 on 29 April, 2015


    Liam Henderson will never play another game for Celtic





    Wooft! Broad statement, and you know this how?

  19. Before I go,


    Celtic manager Ronny Deila speaking to the media at Lennoxtown ahead of Friday’s game against Dundee.



    RD on possibly winning the league after Friday’s game: “It’d be a pity if the fans were not there.”



    RD: “It’s up to us. If we win and Aberdeen lose points then OK but that’s the most important thing.”



    RD: “But we want to win all the games left and we’ll have some good moments in the next four games.”




    RD: “On Friday it is an important game. I hope we can make it a big occasion and memorable night.”




    RD: “Friday night, 7.45pm and it’ll be a long weekend.”




    RD: “if we can make a good atmosphere and we’ll do everything to really have a good performance.”




    RD: “It’s a very important game to finish this off.”




    RD on his plans for Saturday when Aberdeen play: “I’m going to have a


    Confirmation with my kids so I’m happy for the programme as well.”



    RD: “I didn’t think I could make it but now I can go home to Norway Saturday morning to be there when they are Confirmed.”




    RD: “I’ll go home to see them and back on the Monday.”




    RD on transfer speculation: “These are just rumours. We have our targets and we work on things. When it’s clear we’ll tell you.”



    RD on the video of his lecture in Norway: “Some things are always developing and you get references.”




    RD: “That’s when you’re young and have lots of thoughts. They change all the time but the main things are the same.”




    RD on dundeefc : “It’s a good team. I’m very impressed with what they’ve done this season.”



    RD: “But our focus is on ourselves. We need to have a performance like we did against Dundee United in the second half.”



    RD: “If we do that we know we have the quality to win that game.”




    RD: “We need to learn from the first half, get back on track again and start the game as good as we can and continue for 90 minutes.”



    RD: “That’s the best way to win and they make me comfortable that we can do it.”

  20. A quango has made a multi-million pound loss on contaminated land it bought from a company led by former Rangers owner Sir David Murray.

























    Clyde Gateway paid £4.5 million to the businessman’s property company for 16 acres of derelict land in Dalmarnock in the east end of Glasgow five years ago.



    However, it was later revealed that Murray Estates had paid just £375,000 for the plot in 2005 and the purchase was followed by the economic downturn, which decimated property values.







    Now, the public body set up to capitalise on last year’s Commonwealth Games has admitted it has sold the site for £4,822,480 plus VAT, after spending £3 million making it suitable for use.



    Six further acres were included in the pot, amounting to a further value of £1,690,000.



    With the Clyde Gateway spend on the land totalling £9,239,000, the loss on yesterday’s deal amounts to £4,416,600 when VAT is stripped out.



    Glasgow Cathcart MSP James Dornan said the disposal underlines the “poor value for money” taxpayers received due to the original price paid for the land.



    He said: “I welcome the building of new homes on this prominent site.



    “But the figures show how we, as taxpayers, got a bad deal when Clyde Gateway purchased the land in the first place.



    “Clearly, we all got poor value for money when Sir David’s firm was handed £4.5 million for it.”



    Clyde Gateway purchased the former Dalmarnock Power Station, which contaminated the surrounding land with chemicals between 1915 and its closure in 1977.



    Pollutants included Japanese Knotweed, which is known to damage property and the site was also used by fly-tippers.



    The land lay outwith Clyde Gateway’s operating plan but the public body said it pressed on with the purchase, mainly because it was an eyesore.



    Records stated Sir David’s Murray Estates had paid just £375,000 for the land in 2005.



    In justification, the public body said it had asked the property firm Ryden to carry out an independent valuation, which had produced a figure of £7,330,000.



    Clyde Gateway yesterday revealed it had sold the riverside site plus six further acres to social landlord Link Group, which is planning to build 550 homes, including social housing, for £4,822,400.



    The money has been provided by Glasgow City Council through the Scottish Government’s housing supply programme.



    Clyde Gateway refused to say if the land was independently valued again and, if it was, what was believed to be the current value of the site.



    Its chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin, who chaired the Commonwealth Games organising committee, said:”The deal epitomises what Clyde Gateway is all about.



    “We have stepped in to deal with market failure and, having initially purchased the site and followed it up with a spend of £3 million on decontamination and infrastructure improvements beneath the surface, we have found a very able and willing development partner who will deliver the type and quality of housing that the community here requires.”



    Clyde Gateway was asked what Lord Smith meant by “we have stepped in to deal with market failure” but declined to explain.



    Murray Estates also declined to comment.



    A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said it provided £5.8million from its Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP) budget via the Scottish Government to “fund the acquisition of the site by Link Group and the creation of what will be a high-quality, mixed-tenure development in Dalmarnock.”

  21. I hope the hun shop/eyesore at Glesga Airport closes this week-end, as I am due to fly out on Monday morning.




  22. foghorn leghorn on



    13:23 on


    29 April, 2015


    foghorn leghorn



    13:21 on 29 April, 2015


    Liam Henderson will never play another game for Celtic



    Wooft! Broad statement, and you know this how?








    I badly worded it so im not surprised that it’s being questioned.



    I should have put ‘FACT’at the of it, that way no-one would question it as it would immediately be accepted as the truth!



    Anyway, it may be more accurate to say that in my opinion he will sign for another club before he ever plays another game for us again, if he ever does.

  23. Jamesgang,



    We’ve got a whole weekend in Santa Ponsa celebrating our 40th birthdays, i’m sure we’ll still be talking after that…..




  24. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Or, to put it another way:


    To be 29 points (last year’s margin) ahead this year, we would have to be on 103 points. Which, from 34 games, is simply not even possible!

  25. foghorn leghorn on



    13:21 on


    29 April, 2015


    foghorn leghorn



    you couldn’t be more wrong





    we will see…

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