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. Would like two quality signings by time window closes, a centreback and a attacking midfielder, if we are only to get one then the latter is preferred so long as we dont sell any centrebacks.



    Would be comfortable with gamboa and bitton leaving if we could get decent offers in but think euboa should be kept.



    Dont get the anger towards club wanting to build a hotel, museum, ticket office and superstore as these are not ill throught out ego trip ideas, rather then added opportuniy to generation more income which in turn goes directly into the club, while improving facilities for supporters




  2. Gerryfaethebrig on

    MIT 9.39pm



    First joker for me Celtic the morra, that old saying rings true “fools seldom differ” :-)



    Was only tempted by the joker as I thought many others might think like your good self :-)

  3. Braved the elements to go a Gin tasting night at bar Gin 71. My favorite was the Makar oak aged gin with a slice of ginger. Hh

  4. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Weet Weet Weet



    I used to moan as a youngster getting sent to the chippie every Friday, especially since sometimes we kids didn’t get on with the other kids where the chippie was :-)



    Now I appreciate them, great memories





    Grand to have you back on here,and achieving the impossible-putting a smile on my face just before work!



    Hope yer swell,bud.



    I’ll click on the links over the weekend,it’ll fly by!!!

  6. Hi Gerry



    Three months since my Darling Jackie passed away



    Still struggling mate, can’t even think about a normal life



    Music and daft stuff are helping




  7. JIMBO67, well done real name eddie mcginnis, born in oatlands in glasgow 1941, just thought maybe with his name might be a tim but dont know for certain.hh.

  8. Weet- i think you still have my email J,, get in touch please , we can have a catch up big guy HH

  9. !!Bada Bing!! on 19th January 2018 10:28 pm



    Lovely touch re Cyrille Regis tomorrow






    Talksport this morning were saying it was terrible there wisnae a moment at the games.




    Great News if there is now.

  10. big packy on 19th January 2018 10:28 pm



    JIMBO67, well done real name eddie mcginnis, born in oatlands in glasgow 1941, just thought maybe with his name might be a tim but dont know for certain.hh.




    Back in the late 80s Little and Large once got my brother and my Mum moved from their seats on a plane. My brother’s leg was in a full plaster so they were put in the extra leg room seats. L & L came on and said they’d booked those ones and got them moved. My brother was around 9 at the time. Lovely blokes :O)

  11. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Roy , thank you . Very good picture of our Reserve league winning squad of 84/85 season .



    We beat the Hun reserves 5 nil in a midweek game in April 85. John Colquhoun , not everyone’s favourite , played through the middle in that game , running the Hun defence ragged . They booted the crap out of him.



    The following Saturday after that game Billy Bragg was playing the Barras . John was there with Choccy .



    From that picture Owen Archdeacon, John Traynor, Tony Shepherd, Dugald McCarrison, Peter Grant , John Colquhoun , Peter Latchford, Barney Magee , Lex Baillie , Ronnie Coyle, Paul McGugan , Dom Sciavone, Derek Mills in that photo

  12. Good Evening, Alisdar McLean , will be in Barbados sun , going to Accra beach good bars there, will look out for any Scottish accents . BT ahh mickies Blantyre my old aunt bella used to work there second name was champaign stayed fernzlee drive just off stonefield road any way back to beers on the balcony, look forward to updates on sat

  13. big packy on 19th January 2018 10:42 pm



    THE_HUDDLE, sorry about that obviously a hun ,names can be deceiving.hh.




    My brother is over it, though the flashbacks are horrendous whenever L&L appear on TV these days :O)

  14. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Remember her well,


    Remember his brother Peter had the other cafe between my dads pub and the Cosy Corner next to Jimmy Cleary’s



    He used to be my brother every week when he was going to the games to on the supporters bus


    Celtic -1 every week