Textbook away performance, Brand Britain


I was a bit annoyed at BT’s halftime analysis which suggested Celtic were more than fortunate to be level at that stage.  Salzburg had just enjoyed their best 15 minute period of the game, but, from beginning to end, Celtic’s performance was a textbook lesson on how to play away from home in Europe.  We took our chances and drew our defensive line well in front of our box.  This is how it’s done.

Were you as comfortable as I was during the final minutes last night?

Having watched the performance against Aberdeen on Saturday, when we bossed the game but were penned back when, with two debutants and a returning Scott Brown in the team, the legs faded in the last 30 minutes, I expected the same to happen last night.

Instead, Scott’s goal arrived on 60 minutes, which infused Celtic legs with adrenalin.  This was the crucial moment of the game.  We conceded that fabulous goal from Soriano during the final 30 minutes, but this was also our best period of the game.  Wakaso (who is a player, b.t.w.) ran himself into the ground – literally.  Brown, Johansen, Izaguirre and Ambrose all covered enormous areas of the pitch.

Instead of going through turmoil in the closing stages, we saw Salzburg drop deep, acknowledging the clear danger they could concede for a third time.

The one obvious question is, how did we pick Craig Gordon up for free?

Brand Britain

Brand Britain is damaged. Last night’s vote was a high water mark for independence, so far, but the demographic breakdown suggests support for change is strongest among the young. If the three major UK parties have any intention of maintaining the status quo they need to indulge in considerable Nation Building.

The football business in Britain is in the hands of two closed-shop cartels, one in England and Wales [controlled by the affluent], and one in Scotland [controlled by the unambitious]. This arrangement has disenfranchised Scottish football and drains our economy of tens of millions of pounds per year. It is a clear manifestation of second class status for Scotland and our economy, which is unacceptable for anyone who considers the UK to be one nation.

Politicians with an interest in pushing the buttons of the people, should use this time to call this arrangement out for what it is.

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  1. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Is 67 pages a CQN record




    Arrived at Celtic park that’s bathed in sunshine



    Time for a quick beer in the real McCoy then CQN corner

  2. Still on holiday so can’t make the game and I will not get to see it, good luck to the bhoys and welcome back to the green brigade.



    Watched the footage here in thailand of Fridays disturbances ,if that was the scum reaction to a victory, God only knows what it would have been like in defeat. Time the media at home told it like it is and stop this whattaboutery and one side as bad as the other crap.

  3. Many thanks BT and I’m sure I’ll be asked that more than once from what I’ve seen recently! When I was financially able to afford 3 Season Tickets I sat with my wife and boy in 117 HH and for those who remember the days of Special Season Books we unfortunately had to give up our seats for the aforementioned huns when they visited. Used to always clean the seats with wet wipes on my return!

  4. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    Yes, our seats where there also, mini has her ticket next to away fans still, not pleasant v maribor and eberdeen, missing today as she has fecking dancing.

  5. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    13:22 on 21 September, 2014



    correct. … except your PL comment

  6. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    utd defence as bad as Liverpool.



    Difference with citeh and chelski…

  7. The problem I have is having lived in Manchester once for a great number of years it was, United this, United that, every shop full of their gear.


    Citeh get money and suddenly things change and all United fans say is that they have bought success.


    I always told them that they started it all with the Ferdinand signing etc.


    Look at them now paying daft money for loans and signings and ask them the same question about money and all the want to talk about is how bad Moyes was.


    Never will like that club.

  8. CQN …Request


    Anybody know if the guy FFM is a UK merchant?????


    or Antipodean.







  9. CELTIC (4-2-3-1) Zaluska; Ambrose, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Kayal, Bitton; McGregor, Stokes, Tonev; Guidetti.


    Subs: Gordon, Brown, Scepovic, Commons, Berget, O’Connell, Henderson.

  10. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Drambowie celt



    think he is a uk resident, always on nightshift or moonhhowling duties as they are better known.

  11. B.T. Thanks…. iv’e a post around 13.08 I fear will get lost on match day


    or New Oracle etc etc, don’t suppose you would know how I can re-post it


    without typing the whole thing out again???







  12. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Remember new article at 2.30 bhoys


    , watch that vmhan disnae sneek in a podium before he tells you all. 8}

  13. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Rony leaves out Gordon, Wakaso and on the bench Commons, Broonie, and Stef the tinker man right enough. H.H.

  14. jist aff anither ..Plane..






    HIs Ronny Been Readin’ Ma Auld Postings?



    “Stokesy,is an AULD FASIONED.. INSIDE LEFT…”



    That is whit Ah said.. Oh….Several Months Ago…



    Last Season..in Fact..



    Well Howdya Like that… Virginia?



    Wull Stokesy, really Play the Part ..the Day.. As an “Auld Fashioned” Inside Left?



    Ah Dunno!



    But Ah wid Like tae Think that he Wull.



    Puzzle o’ a Selection..Otherwise.. though…



    Ah Dae Declare!



    Canny wait tae see how awe these Changes.. Pan Oot..