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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    See the Celtic (Lawwell) is squandering more of our CL largesse.



    This time it’s free delivery on all merchandise !



    Time to empty the stadium ?

  2. Harry Brady


    27 mins ·






    Press conference moved to Wednesday and Brendan looking for a centre half, No10 and striker.


    Club have the money and willing to spend so we’ll see what the next 2 weeks bring



    From Facebook

  3. John McGinn, tae replace a Broony, who’ll soon be phased oot, to be used sparingly.


    Greg Docherty, tae replace SA. Whit school GD went tae, shouldny be an issue, like it wiz the last time on here.


    McGregor is an invisible man, his cracking goal vs Bayern, disnae mean that he should jist walk intake the team every week.


    Fur awe the religiously inclined, the Rainjurs should be forgiven for all of thur sins.


    What would Jesus have done ?









    So moved back to Wednesday, huh ? And scrabbling about for more money from sales – see my last post.



    We’re skint.



    Can’t believe it but it’s true………

  5. Can anyone clarify if our game at Patrick on Tuesday is on TV?



    Currently in the Canaries and hopefully will just get home before kick off.





    You’ve missed out on the free delivery – probably only applies to UK.




    I see that someone really got under your skin big man.



    It’s not for me to tell you what to do but after meeting you I know your bigger and better than that. Catch yourself on big yin and get back on here pronto. You know it makes sense.



    Here’s one of your favourites to cheer you up



    BarryMc Guire – Eve Of Destruction






  8. CELTICROLLERCOASTER SUPPORTING @WALKWITHSHAY, thanks for the info on wimpy bars, but down in englandshire unfortunately.hh.


    BIG PACKY on 19TH JANUARY 2018 3:43 PM


    anyone remember the wimpy bars, loved going on a saturday morning and getting a kingsize wimpy with an egg in the middle, used to be one opposite buchanan st bus station, probably well gone by now.






    There’s still a Wimpey in Kilmarnock. On the road to Rugby park.



    Not sure how or why it’s still there……….The Land that Time forgot ?

  10. WITS, just after 5pm…



    Beaujolais and foie gras, are you sure about that?



    I wouldn’t go with red wine and foie gras. I recommend a Sauternes, well chilled. Monbazillac at a push. If you can’t do sweet wine, Champagne is the answer.



    If you really want to go to the posh side of the tracks, make a Sauternes or a Champagne gelee to go with it, and serve with a couple of slices of brioche, lightly toasted.



    Of course, if you meant a white Beaujolais, I take that all back!




  11. CELTIC will hold a minute’s applause before this Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie against Brechin City as a tribute to Cyrille Regis, who sadly passed away last weekend at the age of 59.


    As well as being an excellent footballer, most notably with West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City, along with representing England on five occasions, Cyrille Regis was also a role model for many young footballers.


    He and his two West Brom team-mates, Brendan Batson and Laurie Cunningham, through their courageous attitude and ability, did much to tackle the scourge of racism in football back in the 1970s and ‘80s, and they led the way for other black footballers to follow them into the professional game.


    And as a club open to all, Celtic have always and will always tackle racism in all its forms.


    Cyrille Regis was also Scott Sinclair’s agent, and speaking exclusively to the Celtic View, the Hoops winger paid tribute to Cyrille, describing him as a mentor and friend.


    “He was a massive influence,” said the 28-year-old. “He was my agent ever since I was a 16, when I signed for Chelsea. He was there every step of the way with me.


    “When I was a young player, he gave me good advice about all the things he had been through, and he has passed that on to me and all the other players he looked after.


    “He was still in contact with me and I met him before Christmas. He came up and watched the second last game before the winter break and we met at the hotel and had a general chat.


    “It was devastating news and so sad to hear, especially when you have known someone so long and are close to them and, in particular, it’s a really sad time for his family.”

  12. Good evening friends and a Big Happy Friday Evening to you all! I see the music has already started to flow so a wee scroll back. Think I’ll have Donovan for starters… ;-)




    When you say Cal Mac “jist walks into the team” do you mean he picks himself??



    That Brendan doesn’t pick the team or how des that go??




  14. Tin hat on, but am sure others are a bit miffed as well with the lack of transfer activity. Why can we never do our business early. Said it before now is the time to get John McGinn in, not wait until some Championship team down South buy him ala James McCarthy, then we will never afford him. The VVD windfall was probably not accounted for this January. Rodwell and Caulker is throughback to MON’s later days when we had the joys of expensive short term fixes like Juninho. Smacks of the cheap option yet again.

  15. JIMBO67 on 19TH JANUARY 2018 5:34 PM



    Tontine Tim may confirm this but was Stevie Chalmers not the 12th man the day Scotland beat England in 1967?



    *don’t think we used subs in the home internationals back then. Wee Wispy was a replacement for the injured Jinky prior to the game. He had played at right half for the unfit Bobby Murdoch in both the semi and replay, scored the goals that took us through to Lisbon a week later, followed that up playing on the wing at Wembley and then 2 goals in the final against the sheep, pound for pound has to be one of our finest signings.




    Lewis Morgan signed on the 5th, Big Marvin before the windae opened, hmmm did ye mean in November:))



    Still two weeks mate!



    James McCarthy didn’t sign because the manager didn’t fancy him at the price quoted..




  17. Signings?


    Who,within our price range?


    Mcginn yes,but not for me.


    Needing a creative midfielder,but who?


    Centre half, Hendry no thanks.


    Forwards? Jimmy mcgrory.!!!!





    Mate there were earlier dates like the first, what’s wrong with the second, third or even the fourth.



    The Second would have been my choice

  19. Tontine Tim



    Tbanks for getting back. Maybe it was just Stevie was in the squad. Or I am wrong ( it has been known!)



    Agree re Wispy- a really great player for us. Two against Dukla as well so not a bad CV !




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