Spotlight will inevitably find Moussa, wanted or not


You know when you get to a stage with a player when you think, “Moussa, how about you slow down with the international goals?” Celtic are ticking along well right now, and while I appreciate how important it is that when we sell players, we sell them at an elevated price, I’d be happy if Moussa didn’t attract too much attention right now.

His hat-trick for France under-21 last night was another milestone in his inextricable rise to the top. Coming hard on the heels of Olivier Ntcham stealing the show last week for the same international side, we can expect plenty of scouts at Celtic Park in the coming weeks.

Australia v Honduras tomorrow morning is the last World Cup qualification fixture involving Celtic players before headcount returns to full levels at Lennoxtown. This international break (for those who got the break) was invaluable to Celtic. We have two games per week from Ross County on Saturday until the winter break on 30 December.

That’s 13 games in 42 days, including a cup final, two Champions League fixtures, Aberdeen, Hibs, Hearts and Newco; the squad will be stretched to its limit.


A Celtic State of Mind presents its 23rd instalment of insightful discussion into the culture of Celtic Football Club, the city of Glasgow, and fans of the reigning invincible Scottish champions.

Paul John Dykes is joined by Bafta-winning documentary director, John MacLaverty, and Scottish comedian, Phil Differ.

John’s Lisbon Lions documentary – Glasgow: 1967 – is an incredible celebration of Celtic’s European Cup win 50 years on.

Phil has been a staple part of Scottish comedy for decades, and has worked on such iconic productions as Scotch & Wry, Naked Video, City Lights, Rab C Nesbitt and Only An Excuse.

The CQN Podcast has gone from strength-to-strength over the last few months, and there are many more guests lined up in the months ahead from the world of sport, music, film, art, broadcasting, literature and politics.





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  1. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    The big hall,pit boot ent etc seem to have escaped pretty easily


    The boxing club and the heritage side of the club will be demolished by the sound of it..

  2. Game will be settled over 90 minutes one way or the other. Our goal probably came 80 minutes too soon but better be 1 up then 1 down.

  3. JOHN51 @ 6:20 PM on 14TH NOVEMBER 2017



    Yes. Great read.



    The problem is how do you get them to realise that they are being used/manipulated; that there are malevolent people stoking the notion of injustice? Maybe they really believe that there has been an injustice.



    I also think there is a need for great care or things can blow up beyond what anyone could ever envisage. A time for compromise? A time to not engage?



    I’m not sure what the answer is, but I do think care is needed.



    I’m as guilty/truthful as the next man of pushing the point that their club was liquidated based on commercial law. The club was incorporated and became a company. The company is being liquidated. How and when was the club un-incorporated? The question cannot be answered. Maybe it should be left there.

  4. Terje vigen


    UEFA say they are a new club, its only here through the media this has taken root that they are the same club.


    This is a better game than I expected, long way to go but good luck to The Republic of Ireland.

  5. BT-I’ve only been in the welfare twice in probably the last 30yrs,but remember going into a Big hall and watching films on a Saturday morning when I would have been about 7 or 8?A lifetime ago:-))

  6. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Same here but used by lots of older people for good feed and cheap drink..



    Blinking flip

  7. I didn’t post this earlier but when Ireland score early in crucial matches we usually go on to concede.



    Still anyone’s game.

  8. That was some goal but they’ve been running riot down Ireland’s right hand side. Christie is making Tavernier look like Cafu.

  9. As bad as walker is Houghton, these ex pros would have you think that they never made a mistake had superb ball control and 360 degree vision on the park.

  10. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    TERJE VIGEN on 14TH NOVEMBER 2017 8:03 PM



    “The club was incorporated and became a company. The company is being liquidated. How and when was the club un-incorporated?”



    Outcorporated! Shirley?



  11. Need to keep it tight at the back still,


    an equalizer with 15 to go will still give us a chance,


    lose another goal and its curtains

  12. MON achilles heel was not playing a ball player in MF in big games, like Lubo, Houlaghan should have started..

  13. Goooood Evening CQN


    Not been on CQN since Friday,


    let’s rephrase, not been able to see a thing on CQN since Friday


    Can something please be done with these adverts


    I don’t want a Nokia phone, through car phone warehouse, I don’t do video games


    I do like reading CQN, when I can see it

  14. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    You can’t make bricks from straw.



    That level of ineptitude can’t be coached into a team.


    You need to be born without talent o be that poor.

  15. Think there will be more goals 2nd half. Unfortunately, the Danes look more likely to score. Better game than I anticipated so far.