Scottish Cup has historic importance this season


After three weeks catching sunrays and getting some recuperation in, Celtic are back in action tomorrow, in the Scottish Cup against Brechin City. The Angus club are enduring a torrid season, bottom of the Championship with four points from 21 games, so I would not expect them to venture too far from their only penalty area tomorrow.

While Brendan Rodgers will take the game seriously, in the bigger picture, it offers a good opportunity to get the legs stretched before the challenges over the next four weeks in the League and Europa League.

With the League Cup already secured and a commanding grip put on the seventh successive league title, Celtic are five cup ties away from an unprecedented second consecutive treble. There will be more financially rewarding games ahead, but our Scottish Cup ties have an historic importance.


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  1. Gents,



    Many thanks. It seems that even articles written by the Celtic blog etc get their raw information from the MSM then put their own spin on it. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.



    I have seen a few “ exclusives “ on here and I would think that is possibly attributable to Paul 67 having his ear to the ground at Parkhead. This is exactly why this blog was created of course.



    Generally However it does seem that we get most of our “information “ from the MSM then either agree or trash it. Even social media seems to do likewise.



    I guess it really boils down to individual choice and an open mind what to believe.



    Thanks again an HH.

  2. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Dressy hot,


    If there is no confirmation of underhand practices then there is no story so nothing to see here and no publicity, customers alway havethe same choice as before

  3. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    I’m not sure of your logic here, the MSM have had a campaign to protect sevco and ensure bad news is censored, we have witnessed in the past their willingness to support sevco attempts to tap up players and this is just another example of the same agenda being perpetrated. So an open mind would weigh up past and current agenda and ask has anything changed. I suppose there needs to be a level of intelligence that does not need to make convoluted mental trapeze acts to excuse the obvious claim an open mind sees it differently, a bit like the same club never,iquidated I suppose.

  4. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    The spellcheck was very complimentary about your choice of attire, I thought. I bet you’ve been called worse :)



    Put your CQN line on mate, usual stake, will mail you shortly with what you are winning.:)


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!





    I wish that had been club to club rather than fan to fan.



    From a Celtic FB page less than an hour ago:




    A wee heads up bhoys and ghirls.



    I just drove along London road past paradise and not only the road but pavements have not been salted/gritted.



    Be safe out there HH





    Was out and about last night, almost came off the road twice. Absolutely shocking conditions everywhere. Not much better this morning by the looks of things. The roads and pavements around the stadium weren’t gritted before Christmas either, terrible. Take extreme care indeed.


    Just as well the cooncil won’t let us near the ground in our cars. Well done,I say. Marvellous forward thinking.



    We haven’t had anything like the problems in Swindon that you fellas have had. But the first heavy snowfall of the winter,one Sunday evening,I didn’t see one single gritter all night. Either they don’t read weather forecasts,can’t afford the overtime or raw materials,or they don’t give a damn.

  9. 50 shades of green on

    TROONCELT on 19TH JANUARY 2018 7:54 PM


    50 shades



    U calmed doon yet.



    Probably hustling on the auld table



    Was in last wk,early.



    How’s the bhoys getting on in the g_






    Will catch you soon HH…






    How you doing Big Mhan,



    Always calm me:-):-)



    I’ve not been in the Ghills for a while now, certainly not played pool for a good few weeks.



    Missed your post last night, was working at 5 this morning, will need the thermals n gloves today for the hike up to the tap deck.



    You making it up for the game???





  10. Canamalar,



    It was more of a general observation in light of the social media giants stating that they need to curb the spread of fake news. I was curious where we all got our info from.


    No ulterior motive I can assure you. Just interest.



    As for the huns ( new and old ) I completely agree.






    Ps : BMCUW. Cheers.

  11. Lennybhoy – good morning my friend, I have kept the faith with your CQN coupon throughout, due a turn!!




  12. Celtic, Celtic thats the team for me,


    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,


    They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,


    We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league



    They come from bonnie Scotland, they come from county Cork,


    They come from dear old Donegal and even from New York,


    From every street in Glasgow they proudly make their way,


    To a place called dear old paradise and this is what they say.



    Celtic, Celtic thats the team for me,


    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,


    They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,


    We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league.



    There’s Fallon, Young and Gemmell who proudly wear the green,


    There’s Clark, McNeill and Kennedy the best there;s ever been,


    Jim Johnstone, Murdoch, Chalmers, John Divers and John Hughes,


    And sixty thousand Celtic fans who proudly shout the news.



    Celtic, Celtic thats the team for me,


    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,


    They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,


    We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league.



    Repeat to Fade CSC

  13. How Are you Feeling This Morning Hun ?



    A MAJOR fashion chain has been forced to discontinue a cap after they were slammed using an “offensive slur”.



    Primark, in Glasgow city centre, was found to be stocking caps emblazoned with the word ‘hun’.



    READ MORE: Rangers fan caught ‘orange-handed’ after spray-painting slogans close to Celtic Park



    A number of concerns were raised regarding the design with many suggesting that it could lead to sectarian abuse.



    aoife-grace moore.




    Dear Primark Glasgow: This is a very very bad idea.




    One customer took to social media to complain about the decision to stock the item.



    Aoife-Grace Moore wrote: “Dear Primark Glasgow: This is a very very bad idea.”



    The post has been shared over one thousand times with other Glaswegians debating whether it is problematic.



    READ MORE: Rangers fan caught ‘orange-handed’ after spray-painting slogans close to Celtic Park



    One user wrote: “In Liverpool, every woman calls every other woman Hun. If this is a national thing it’s fine, if it’s Scottish thing it’s not.”



    Another added: “That made me laugh. Do you think they’ll sell many out at the Forge?”



    A Primark spokesperson said: “The cap features the popular and widely-used contraction of the term of endearment, ‘honey’.



    “Any offence caused by this is wholly unintentional and we apologise.



    “We know we have a responsibility to be alert to cultural sensitivities and have therefore taken the cap off sale in our Scottish stores.”

  14. BMCUW. @ 10.15 hrs.



    That’s because your council don’t personalise the Gritters the way we do.



    We had Gritty Gritty Bang Bang, Sir Andy Flurry, Sir Salted Scott, Ready Spreasy Go, Grittie McVittie , Gritallica, Fred and the rest of the bright yellow gang out working their road salts off.




  15. A wee bit of info on the latest player to be linked with us (Serbian press and player’s agent) from Richard Wilson (not the bbc dave King correspondent one)



    Celtic linked with Luka Adzic – What you need to know



    Yesterday, I tweeted that reports from Serbia suggested that Celtic were in for Crvena Zvezda starlet, Luka Adzic. Today, those reports came out in full force in the Serbian media as Mozzart spoke to Adzic’s agent Radojica Bozovic.



    “I know that there is interest in Celtic, but also some clubs for Luka Adžić, but there was no concrete offer, however, we decided that Luka would leave the Red Star very soon. His father, and my godfather, Ivan talked with Mr. Terzic (Director of football at Crvena Zvezda) and the people from the club They told him that Coach Milojevic does not seriously care for Ivan’s son (Adzic’s father, Ivan, was a Crvena Zvezda player in the 90s)”



    Adzic’s contract is up at the end of 2018 and, in the always odd world of Serbian football, it seems to be that the tail is wagging the dog and that Adzic’s agent is pushing for the move most of all. But is this all a good idea for Celtic – let’s take a look.



    Luka Adzic has only played just over 20 games for Crvena Zvezda in the past season or so but has managed to get himself comparisons to Andrija Zivkovic and earned Under 21 caps in that time on the left wing. Given that Serbia has as many high class left wingers as Scotland does left backs, that is certainly more impressive that it may first look and, internationally, his competitors are Nemanja Mihajlovic (Heerenveen), Danilo Pantic (Partizan on loan from Chelsea) and, most contentiously, Nemanja Radonjic (Crvena Zvezda, on loan from Roma sort of). Radonjic has, essentially, blocked off Adzic’s obvious route to first team football on the left wing and, with Radonjic’s contract sealed until 2022, there have understandably been some issues with just how Adzic might fit into the side. So far, the answer has been simply “from the bench” which, for a player with the potential of Adzic, isn’t exactly enough and, given his contract situation, Crvena Zvezda seem willing to sell (which is, in part, due to the fact that they don’t want to work with his agent).



    So what sort of player is Adzic? Nominally, he’s a left winger but a right footed one and there is certainly the potential to move him into the number 10 role – internationally, if he wants to get recognition, that’s a move he will probably have to make given the talent depth on the left wing that Serbia have. For a winger, he is also quite tall at just over 6ft – a good 3in taller than both Scott Sinclair and Lewis Morgan. In his limited football, he has impressed – there is little doubt about that. With quality over a dead ball and with shots from open play, there is little doubt that Adzic has the quality to go far in the game – at youth level, he and Mihailo Ristic (already capped for the senior Serbia side) were held up as the standouts of the youth teams and comparisons have been made between him and Dejan Savicevic (who played with his father). All good things, I’m sure most would agree but it’s Adzic’s physical traits that stand out when it comes to looking at his suitability for Scottish football. When comparing him to, for example, Srdjan Plavsic, who was linked in the summer, Adzic is clearly more suited to the type of football played in the UK than Plavsic was. If one were to be looking at him with a view to a sale to the EPL then Adzic is certainly a player one would see the value in picking up.





    E-Tims shoots their “sectarian” shit to pieces today.



    They show a photo of Jock Stein-a Protestant.



    And one of Maurice Johnston-a hun.



    Well done,Ralph.





    Never has your favourite sign-off been more appropriate!!!



    Keep The Faith,(but back the evening game separately!)



    Too late M, put the line on…I have faith in Cardiff, just like the the person who picked them…:)


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  19. Who would win a ‘fight’ between Ryan Christie and Lewis Morgan? Find out this lunchtime, BBC1 12.15 kick off.

  20. Got to love the rumours mill, lots of names and clips avoided until contract signed. This window its been easy to avoid the clips given we have been linked with no one, so actually not all bad ;-)




  21. Wee article in the Scotsman this morning about Lewis Morgan, praising his strength of character, worth a quick read





    You’re question was spot on.



    It’s great when someone has obviously read the Record etc and does some somersault to explain how they came to read it.



    Put it this way. Everyday you’ll see the SMSM pilloried on here for Sevco slanted stories and then the ad-joiner “appealing to their demographic”, “self preservation” etc. Go figure.



    There’s a hypocrisy on CQN, reporters are slandered for their flavouring, Sevco; good; Celtic , bad.


    At least their livliehoods depend on it.



    For some on CQN the latter is done Pro-bono.





    I don’t do somersaults re the SMSM. Perfectly happy to admit to utilising their freely available sites.



    That,more than anything else,has been their downfall. They went all dotcom and oh how that worked well.

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