Standard Watt


Two years ago, Tony Watt was putting a light under our fire. The debut goals at Motherwell, the point rescued at Dingwall, then came THAT goal, his future looked secure, but it’s been downhill since.

Tony has the athletic abilities to be a firm favourite, but Neil Lennon shipped him out a year ago, amid comments about the player sorting himself out. His manager at loan club Lierse was soon singing the same song. Now the player is in Liege as Celtic have accepted a bid from Standard for a player, who under different circumstances, would be considered a prodigy.

It is no surprise Ronny Deila has decided to cut him loose; what little we know about our new manager suggests he doesn’t offer too many last chances. For Tony, this is likely to be the last chance to build a memorable career, if he slips up at Standard, next stop will be the likes of Kilmarnock.

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    My Dear Awe_Naw (Or Is It M♥ggie?)



    I Reckon All These ‘Multiple’ Posters…



    Are A Figment Of Your Over-Fertile Imagination….



    Since Gold Coast Tom…..Decided To Go ‘Straight’…… ;-)



    Certain Posters From Cambuslang….



    Throw About Accusations Of Multi-Posting…..



    Because Their Huge Inflated Egos Cannot Concede…..



    That SEVERAL Other Individual Posters



    Could Possibly Hold Views….



    Contrary To Those Espoused By The ‘Clique’….




    On A Completely Unrelated Matter….



    I Heard A Rumour Today That There Are Folk In Blantyre…On FACEBOOK !




    Jings..! Crivvens..! Help M’Boab..!



    It Seems Like Only Yesterday..



    That The Village Was Connected To Yon New-Fangled ‘Lectric Grid’…..



    An’ Folk Were Trying To Light Their Electric Rings….




    Wi’ Matches An’ Gas-Lighters…



    Progress Waits For No Man..!



    ( BTW…I’m Finished In The Plunge Pool



    And I’m Ready For That Pina Colada )





  2. ger57,


    Kojo was caught a long time ago as well when he had forgotten who he had logged in as and posted his nonsense under one of his other guises

  3. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Mag 7



    I will trade you Blackman, Andre for Tommy Burns




  4. Pity we didn’t get Balde, Boeriggter and Pukki on loan to buy deals. We wouldn’t be stuck with them.

  5. Ultimately Tony Watt’s Celtic career was completely mediocre.



    He converted a gift of a chance against Barca (if he had missed he would have been slaughtered – eight yards out only keeper to beat). A couple of promising performances against the Diddies… and then…






    Three managers, from three different countries clearly don’t rate him. He admits in an interview that he spent his evenings lying about doing nothing and then stuffing himself with junk food – “you don’t realise how important diet is”…



    The boy may have talent but he clearly lacks the application and self-discipline to make it as a top professional footballer. If he had been Portuguese we would all be saying good riddance. But because he is “one of us” from Coatbridge, some people on here are outraged that Celtic refuse to continue to pay him thousands of pounds a week to eat himself into a stupor.



    £1.2 million for a reserve with serious fitness and attitude problems? A no-brainer.



    I sincerely hope he sorts himself out. Perhaps this shock (and I suspect this has come as an almighty shock to him) will force him to get his act together, and fulfill his apparent potential.



    If not, it’s honestly difficult to have any sympathy with him at all.

  6. Don’t know anything about the new signing,hoping he’s a player; but not surprised its a loan deal. I’ve heard from a very reliable source that main reason for Lenny leaving was he was told there would be a substantial drop in the football budget for this year. The numbers im quoting here are off as I can’t recall exactly the figures stated but if our entire footballing budget last year was say 15 Mill including wages, he had to get it down to 10 mill. With that he decided he couldn’t progres the team any further and decided to step aside.


    I think the biscuit tin is back in full effect. That being said i’ve been pleaseantly surprised and pleased by the style Ronnie has the boys playing, only gripe so far would be that the Thumb is wasted stuck out on the wing.

  7. Snake Plissken on

    This new dude looks like he scores a few from outside the box.



    Can’t have enough of those types of players.



    A loan may seem nothing much to shout about but at this stage I’ll take anything.



    Hope the guy does well and if he does then we’ll sign him.

  8. leftclicktic on

    Welcome to Celtic Jo Inge Berget


    Here’s to you making a great impression when you get a chance.

  9. Magnificentseven on

    The Spirit of Arthur Lee





    19:14 on



    28 July, 2014





    Mag 7



    I will trade you Blackman, Andre for Tommy Burns







    The initial is not significant, lets see if he is any good before we write him off, novel idea eh!

  10. Mon The Hoops! on




    16:58 on 28 July, 2014



    …Miko Peled … The General’s Son …video






    Thanks for that! Very informative from an Israeli peace activist’s point of view.



    Nurit Peled Elhanan, whose child was blown up by a Palestinian suicide bomber.






    Heartbreaking, what a beautiful objectivity to these troubles this woman has.






    Your own video compilation on YouTube is one the most distressing videos I’ve ever seen. Utterly devastating, heartbreaking and a perfect example why should all want an end to this massacre. Tragic.

  11. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Your correct, it should not only be Celtic supporters, everyone should be protesting but that should not be a reason to stay silent. You are also correct about the lots of other means to make your dissent heard, Celtic Park has been used throughout its history and was built on the premise of trying to alleviate injustice, the foundation of the club is based on a political statement, charity is a fundamental political statement. It’s hypocritical to push the politics of capitalism and reject human rights in the same breath.

  12. PaulElliotsPerm on

    Heard on facebook,from a local Coatbridge bhoy,that tony was a passenger in a car that crashed near the Time capsule last night.


    This was before the transfer story broke.This bhoy has links to Celtic(his boy plays for the youth team).Anyone else heard anything about this?

  13. Auldheid — no probs. Opinions and all that.



    I’m just sad to see a young guy with so much potential sold. TW is strong and fast and we don’t have that in abundance at the moment. I agree his decision making wasn’t great v. St. Pauli but this deal was already in the works I think. TW not involved in the KR matches so as not to cup tie him.



    Onward and upward.

  14. Rioskorrie


    17:41 on


    28 July, 2014


    Bom dia,






    Tony Watt.






    …just glad he didna sign for Maacabi Tel Aviv or this place would’ve been in total meltdown !!



    Whatever. Facetiousness aside – I wonder how much of that 1.2m GBP transfer fee would be actual profit when all the wages, costs associated with developing Mr Watt is taken into account.



    Anybody any idea?



    Hard one to calculate.


    Nevertheless £1.2m represents a 15 to 1 return on original transfer fee.


    I would doubt that Celtic would have been paying a teenager wages that would account for £1.1 million over the period.


    Wages cost to Celtic would also be reduced during his loan spell.

  15. TheBarcaMole on

    blantyretim is praying for the Knox family



    19:05 on 28 July, 2014





    returned your email earlier, told my dad yesterday that he needs to get fr stan to Celtic park before end of August………………..



    Just caught you pal before I head up the wooden stairs……….. Aye, got your response and thanks.



    Father Stan would appreciate that for sure and BTW, S, at risk of repeating myself, that was probably the best July 12th day oot that I have enjoyed in a long time.


    Good company, good craic, with good people…..A wee treasured memory!



    God Bless.



    Regards & Hail Hail







    Yeah, there is a European part of Turkiye in Europe, including of course Istanbul.

  17. The Original Sadie’s Boy



    A potential Celtic v Maccabees game has a reason – a football contest between two teams – and an aim – one of those two teams emerging as victors and gaining entry into the CL group stages. Why do any group of Celtic supporters feel that they have the right to make any protest in the name of the club without first of all consulting the club.



    Wonder if Reid and Haughey consulted club when they dragged Celtic’s name into Referendum debate?

  18. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on



    19:08 on


    28 July, 2014



    I really dont want to go on this crusade again so this is my last word on it.



    I see multiple posters as being agitators.


















    Socially incompetent



    I could go



    If there are any positive reasons for having and tolerating multiple posters then I am all ears ? convince me what do they bring to the blog.



    Technically everybody uses a unique network address for their internet sessions its called their i.p address. It is unique enough to be easily traced and analysed within a certain time frame. This is what you can call the source address. Free tools can analyse and report on this in real time. Paul67 may not have this level of access on the server to perform these duties. It might cost to ask the provider of the blog that Paul67 uses to run this service



    More simple but less reliable methods would be to see who is using the same email address under different blog names.



    Another way is to crank up Hobby Tony V1.0 which reads every page and deposits each post into a database as a record. The record being Timestamp, User, Usernames within Comments, Comment, thread and tag and then use simple sql statements to analyse the data for trends.



    I.e who is agitating against the blog when Celtic have lost



    Who uses the same turn of phrase ?



    Consistent spelling mistakes etc.



    Anyway I skim over those who I feel are unable to contribute. It might not be their fault. They could be ill – you know in the head.



    I certainly seem to be the only poster who is irritated by it but you know some of the WWF wrestlers have two or three characters so the whole support will most likely be loving it.



    I crank up Hobby Tony every few weeks but just for a laugh.



    Hope that helps




  19. KevJungle – Murdo Macleod is my favorit CELTIC player ever.



    20:57 on



    27 July, 2014






    Martin O’Neill didny put Celtic into debt.



    O’Callaghan and MacDonald did that with their recruitment of Rafeal (the only Brazillian that couldny play fitba) imho



    As time went on, MO’N accurately observed that he didn’t put Celtic into debt, the debt was there before he arrived.



    But of course, the carefully selected CQN brain-washing plants tend to, over-write ‘that’ fact.



    Strange that, eh?



    Off oot tae work, bye.




    I asked




    22:08 on



    27 July, 2014








    Can you tell me what the debt level at Celtic was in the accounts published before MON ‘s arrival and the equivalent level in the accounts in 2004?



    I’d like to see the figures to back up your point.



    There is sustainable debt and unsustainable debt and it was the latter staring the club in the face that caused a change in spending policy.



    Or did you make it all up?




    Which I thought a fair question. In your response you admitted to not knowing the earlier figures which I thought would back up your point. It was not an accusation of lying it was a question of presenting the full case.



    In spite of myself I did look back. I am using the debt figures from Celtic’s accounts which unlike your individual figures on player transfer in and out costs show the official position of Celtic at the end of each accounting year after meeting all costs from income. Just like we all do when we check what is left in the bank to spend each week month or quarter.



    You are indeed correct that the MON inherited £5.98M of debt based on y/e accounts 30 June 2000 ( http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/Celtic+Financials+-+Annual+Report+2000 ) and interesting reading it makes too*. It also looks that the purchase of Scheidt in December 1999 for reported £4.8M contributed to that debt as the position in the previous year was £550K profit.



    However from a starting point of nearly £6m debt in 2000 it rose to £29.6M in 2001 an increase of £23.6M in a year, so whilst MoN can truthfully say the debt was there before he arrived he was hardly presenting the full picture over the years of his tenure.



    Here is a record of the relationship between ebts/debt and titles from 2001



    The Role of EBT’s and Debt in winning titles



    Rangers Celtic


    Year EBT Contribution Debt £Ms Debt £Ms Title winner


    2001 £1,010,000 £22.0 £29.6 Celtic


    2002 £5,176,000 £52.0 £16.5 Celtic


    2003 £6,791,000 £68.0 £17.8 Rangers


    2004 £7,252,000 £73.9 £15.8 Celtic


    2005 £7,241,000 £23.1 £19.5 Rangers


    2006 £9,192,000 £5.9 £9.0 Celtic


    2007 £4,998,000 £16.5 £5.0 Celtic


    2008 £2,291,000 £21.6 £3.5 Celtic


    2009 £2,360,000 £31.1 £1.5 Rangers


    2010 £1,358,000 £27.1 £5.9 Rangers


    2011 ? £18.0 £0.5 Rangers






    Which can also be seen here






    if the formatting makes reading difficult. It is part of an article for the CQN Magazine explaining why the Generation of Domination never happened. (Which I had forgotten about and which was written before the cheating mind-set that Resolution 12 has exposed in providing Celtic with the evidence was as evident then as it is now.)



    My wondering at your original post was that CQNers were being brain washed and your use of a part truth to suggest that they were. Giving folk information to make up their minds is a lot less brain washing than just providing the bits that suit an agenda.



    I loved MON and his time at Celtic but it was just not sustainable.



    * all the past accounts can be found at






    and reading the CEO and Chairman’s reports should make for interesting comments based on the couple I read.

  20. Edwardburns5 on

    awe naw but what if collie or major bonehead or one of the other idiots comes over my gaff and jumps on the laptop when im not looking just like what happened to poor kiddio

  21. cliftonville celt from belfast on




    17:51 on 28 July, 2014



    Sorry for the long delay in replying to you



    But I don’t think that it is incumbent on Celtic or Celtic supporters to be the one(s) to make a stance against Israel? It’s up to everyone who can see the inhumanity of Israel’s actions. By protesting/boycotting we are letting Israel know their actions are not acceptable and a game against an Israeli team is a perfect chance to do this.



    Rest assured there will be many clubs across Europe and beyond who would take a similar view



    Remember a large number of the Celtic support or their relatives have suffered under occupation which could also explain the feelings being expressed her lately.

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