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I had some difficulty explaining to my boys why I wanted Aberdeen to win the League Cup yesterday, the desirability of having an even-stronger Aberdeen was lost on them after last month’s chastening experiences.

There are those who will tell you Scottish football, and Celtic in particular, need a strong Sevco.  That argument is incorrect and ultimately futile, there isn’t going to be a strong Sevco, not in this decade, anyway.  What Celtic would benefit most from is if those 40,000 Aberdeen fans fortify their club, which subsequently transforms into an increased football budget.  They will hopefully land their own version of the treble this season, two cups and the Best of the Rest title.

If that helps them to shift 20,000 season tickets this summer, their status as the second force in the land will be cemented.

Kilmarnock fans will, almost to a man, be delighted to hear Michael Johnston is stepping down as chairman, although he will remain on the board.  The corresponding clearing of their £9.4m debt in a deal with new investor, Billy Bowie, means there is one less financial basket case in Scotland.

Still buzzing after CQteN.  I’ll announced the confirmed figure raised for Mary’s Meals Malawi appeal later in the week but I can confirm that on top of the school kitchen at the Kholoni Primary School (pictured below), we have money in to build a kitchen at St Joseph’s Boys School, Kasungu, and Chiphaso Boys School, also in Kasungu.

Yet again your generosity went above and beyond the call.  Thank you.  If you were not involved earlier you can change that here.

Thanks to Paddybhoy1888, who did a fantastic job with the beanies, more on this soon.  The Academy Award goes BJmac, for his outstanding video of the CQteN Dream Team.  The video featured every player to represent Celtic in the 10 years of the blog, which the 11 members of the Dream Team, with manager and subs, selected by you.  You’ll enjoy it:

We still have some raffle prizes to announce and distribute, so check the blog for the rest of the week as winners will be notified.

Seville, the Celtic Movement, was launched on Friday, to some pretty decent reviews.

“I watched Sean dance animatedly with sheer delight on his face. At that moment any regrets I still had about not actually getting to Seville vanished. I would not have wanted to have missed the chance to celebrate with my own, as well as, the Celtic family.”

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  1. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    The Singing Detective Demands The Resignation Of Campbell Ogilvie

     

    00.27 00.29

     

     

    I read you’re two posts differently. I believe you mean the first post but I believe the second post is banter.

     

     

    I think the thrust of your first post is wrong.

     

     

    I was in Dingwall last season when TW was given a surprise start. Within 25 minutes he was bent double throwing up on the grass.

     

     

    Notwithstanding where a teenager full of his self-importance expects to play, it should always be unacceptable to a professional club that a player takes to the field ill-prepared for the game.

  2. BRTH …just been off the phone to Braw senior …he remembers 3 families of Mc kinleys …..we were at Wallace St 3 ….Dad was asking where were you at home ?

     

     

    hope you can oblige …North Elgin St is where we were after the 2 nights ….

     

     

    ach fic it ….another night ….but Bankiees are the biz …end of … braw

  3. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    The Singing Detective Demands The Resignation Of Campbell Ogilvie

     

    01.01

     

     

    I agree with your recall.

     

     

    JF’s physical well-being is a concern to me. I hope he hasn’t taken growth hormones during his years with Celtic.

  4. Neustadt-Braw on

    in Germany today ,or at least in Hannover they celebrated St Patrick,s Day …Seamus Heaney ..

     

     

    .Erinnerungen an Seamus Heaney

     

    Die Größe des Poeten und der Poesie (Memories of one of the greatest Poets and his poems)

     

     

    ………………..

     

    you wonder where else such consideration and enlightenment would be shown …

     

     

    but never mind ….braw is here to keep them up to speed ….yeah….. braw

  5. Neustadt-Braw on

    I Tire.

     

     

    I tire of meeting

     

    Amazing people,

     

    those luminous souls

     

    that make this tiny ball,

     

    a place to cherish.

     

     

    I tire of learning of

     

    their accomplishments

     

    of their personalities,

     

    of the effect they had

     

    on those they met,

     

    those

     

    they loved.

     

     

    I tire of making these discoveries,

     

    of learning of these

     

    treasured souls

     

    when it is far too late

     

    for me to ever have the chance

     

    to shake their hands,

     

    to share a word,

     

    to hear their voice

     

    to witness their gift,

     

    while they draw in the same air,

     

    in the same space that

     

    I inhabit with them.

     

     

    I tire of living

     

    and learning of those lives

     

    most lived

     

    after they have ceased to be.

     

     

    I tire…….

     

     

    ………..goodnight …..and wake a livelier soul, till the morrow …braw

  6. Neustadt-Braw on

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tiaIuH3oj0

     

     

    braw

     

     

    In my memory I will always see

     

    The town that I have loved so well

     

    Where our school played ball by the gasyard wall

     

    And we laughed through the smoke and the smell

     

    Going home in the rain, running up the dark lane

     

    Past the jail and down behind the fountain

     

    Those were happy days in so many many ways

     

    In the town I loved so well

     

     

    In the early morning the shirt factory horn

     

    Called women from Creggan, the moor and the bog

     

    While the men on the dole played a mother’s role

     

    Fed the children and then trained the dog

     

    And when times got tough there was just about enough

     

    But they saw it through without complaining

     

    For deep inside was a burning pride

     

    In the town I loved so well

     

     

    There was music there in the Derry air

     

    Like a language that we all could understand

     

    I remember the day that I earned my first pay

     

    When I played in a small pick-up band

     

    There I spent my youth and to tell you the truth

     

    I was sad to leave it all behind me

     

    For I’d learned about life and I found a wife

     

    In the town I loved so well

     

     

    But when I returned how my eyes have burned

     

    To see how a town could be brought to its knees

     

    By the armoured cars and the bombed-out bars

     

    And the gas that hangs on to every breeze

     

    Now the army’s installed by that old gasyard wall

     

    And the damned barbed wire gets higher and higher

     

    With their tanks and their guns, oh my God what have they done

     

    To the town I loved so well

     

     

    Now the music’s gone but they carry on

     

    For their spirit’s been bruised, never broken

     

    They will not forget but their hearts are set

     

    On tomorrow and peace once again

     

    For what’s done is done and what’s won is won

     

    And what’s lost is lost and gone forever

     

    I can only pray for a bright brand-new day

     

    In the town I loved so well

     

     

    for oor Aussie chaps! braw

  7. Paul67 said:

     

    I had some difficulty explaining to my boys why I wanted Aberdeen to win the League Cup yesterday, the desirability of having an even-stronger Aberdeen was lost on them after last month’s chastening experiences.

     

     

    Looks like you’re going to have to explain it to quite a few people on here too.

  8. Neustadt-Braw on

    GCT…

     

    .not a difficult one that …..we need opposition to get to grips with …Huntertainment is braw …but Donertainment would spice things up…..I would never purpose to psychoanalyse our Herr Paul67 and his converses with his offspring but I would say he is spot on …. :)

     

     

    why we didn,t field Biton against the Dons (read sheep) and lost the midfield and so the cup tie is another matter ….but the underlying point is …we need a counterweight of some description…..

     

     

    hope you had a good St Pats — braw

  9. Neustadt-Braw on

    hahahaha Doner -kepab …..Donertainment ….I am brilliant when I ,m wasted ,,,,Jamesonifyed ….braw ….please make allowances …braw

  10. Neustadt-Braw on

    Gold Coast Tom

     

    03:21 on

     

    18 March, 2014

     

    Neustadt-Braw –

     

     

    I had a great St Patrick’s Day thanks.

     

    …………………………………..

     

    here is a wee follow up ……..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJwy2cm9QTo

     

     

    I had the very good fortune to ken this lassie …..braw

  11. Geordie Munro

     

    15:23 on

     

    17 March, 2014

     

    Greendreamz

     

     

    “If VVD MUST be sold then I would say this…..he is a better centre half at the same age than Rio Ferdinand was and he went to Leeds first for 18M then MUFC nearly 30M ….and that was 12 years ago.

     

    Anything less is commercial incompetence really…….?”

     

     

    Commercial incompetence by who? Groningen??

     

    ==================================================================

     

    Nah……us!

     

     

    Groningen didn’t know or understand what they had……..we do…….or should do by now :)

  12. Neustadt-Braw on

    have a good Boxing St Pats…. :) I,m off to me scratcher …..but here is a wee braw bit …

     

     

    My ‘place of clear water,’

     

    the first hill in the world

     

    where springs washed into

     

    the shiny grass

     

     

    and darkened cobbles

     

    in the bed of the lane.

     

    Anahorish, soft gradient

     

    of consonant, vowel-meadow,

     

     

    after-image of lamps

     

    swung through the yards

     

    on winter evenings.

     

    With pails and barrows

     

     

    those mound-dwellers

     

    go waist-deep in mist

     

    to break the light ice

     

    at wells and dunghills.

     

     

    may your thoughts be worthy ……braw the top bit is from seamus though ……in case you believed the Jameson adverts ! hahahahaha braw

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    GREENDREAMZ

     

     

    To be fair,we didn’t exactly beat off allcomers to sign Virgil. His performances with us to date have been immense,and very mature for his age.

     

     

    We know what we have. And so too do his various suitors.

     

     

    Never mind the comparisons with Rio,that was a while ago.

     

     

    Just look at the likes of Smalling or Jones.

     

     

    He is considerably better than both,start the bidding at eight figures and keep going.

     

     

    Even better,tell them all to eff off,he’s ours!

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The Singing Detective Demands The Resignation Of Campbell Ogilvie

     

    00:29 on

     

    18 March, 2014

     

     

    Pal

     

    Nice to talk to you and to respond to your comments.

     

    However,I do not really wish to reopen the whole subject,as I`m well aware that it is controversial.

     

    My references to De Valera were stimulated by ongoing Brit bashing and criticism of the British conduct of the war. The bombing of Dresden and the dropping of the A-bomb were described as among the worst atrocities of the war.

     

    I thought that was a bit rich.

     

    Churchill was desperate for Ireland to take her part in the defeat of Hitler,to the extent,apparently, of offering the reunification of Ireland .

     

    That`s what Churchill wanted and I`m happy to take my cue from him.

     

    Cheers.

  15. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    GuyFawkesaforeverhero

     

    01:06 on

     

    18 March, 2014

     

    The Singing Detective Demands The Resignation Of Campbell Ogilvie

     

    01.01

     

    I agree with your recall.

     

    JF’s physical well-being is a concern to me. I hope he hasn’t taken growth hormones during his years with Celtic.

     

    —————————————————————————————————

     

    I believe that wee Messi was fed those when he was a young lad in Argentina.

  16. Good morning friends from a fairly wet, blustery, dreich and grey East Kilbride. But still mild.

     

     

    alwaysendonapositiveCSC

  17. Get your money on Dundee utd getting a player red carded in the semi…….

     

     

    Guaranteed

  18. pauloantony

     

     

    Aye, I wouldn’t bet against that or the penalty they’re sure to get.

     

     

    If, on the off chance the semi ends in a draw, is the replay at Ipox as well?

  19. Frank Ryan's Whiskey on

    macjay1 for Neil Lennon

     

    04:54 on

     

    18 March, 2014

     

     

    Churchill was desperate for Ireland to take her part in the defeat of Hitler,to the extent,apparently, of offering the reunification of Ireland .

     

    That`s what Churchill wanted and I`m happy to take my cue from him.

     

    ====

     

    You seem desperate to wrap yourself in the union flag and bash the Irish neutrality during WW2 at every opportunity .

     

    Churchill only wanted Irish help as he was desperate to save the British Empire that is all. He wished to embroil a neutral country in a conflict with Nazi Germany to serve that purpose. In fact he was so desperate for Irish ‘help’ he had invasion plans for Ireland drawn up. As for offering ‘full Independence’ ; revisionist nonsense no actual official offer was made just vague hint. And just why would the Irish trust the English and Churchill to keep their word has? Wasn’t Churchill part of the English team that dissected Ireland whilst lying through their teeth. Continuing with your revisionist version of history you abjectly fail to mention that it was less than 20 years since Britain’s very own version of the SS (The Auxiliary’s) were rampaging through Ireland or centuries of massacres and starvation inflicted on the Irish by the British but yet the Irish nation are supposed to come to the aid of the British Empire simply because Churchill asked? Finally The Irish people never saw England as the “mother-nation” centuries of rebellions against the British occupation are testament to this fact. Ireland owed Britain nothing, Irish Neutrality is enshrined in the of the constitution of Ireland.

     

    One last thing to consider ‘ IF ‘ Churchill had offered Irish independence wouldn’t he have been ‘selling out’ the tens of thousands of ‘loyal Ulster Scots’ who sons and fathers had died willing flinging themselves at German machine positions in order to ‘save the British Empire’ in WW1. Another wee promise Churchill intended to break to further his own political ends.

  20. There is absolutely no possibility of The Rangers getting a penalty v Dundee United. To get a penalty, you have to first venture into the opposition’s penalty box.

     

     

    United will hammer them 4-0.

  21. Morning Jobo

     

     

    Not much better up dunblane way either. Dreich with the possibility of an outbreak of dryness later!

     

     

    Top of the morning to ya

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  22. paolosboots FC before PLC on

    Frank ryans whisky some good points but what has Ireland done with this great independence is the question. As I find myself back in Scotland at this time of independence debate I think of ireland. One word that springs to mind is “basketcase” those who fought for independence would be spinning in their graves today. As I’ve said before they fought fir 800 years to shake off the yolk of empire and as2016 looms have cocked it up in less a century!

  23. Morning all. Miserable weather down here again today.

     

     

    Could any of our financial people explain if King has got anywhere in his latest shenanigans or is it all stuff and nonsense signifying nothing?

     

     

    BBC weather for the week: here more wind and rain, even some sleet and thunder thrown in. Carol was smiling as she said it. I think that is because it is much worse here than down south.

  24. time for change on

    On the school run second day running…..GQTen obviously too much for the good lady….

     

     

    bonus is I’ll take the new car means I can use Spotify…this motnings choice the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band….looking forward to the kids reactions…hee hee! Caught up with the Spider Murphy Gang yesterday …Bavarian rock n roll band…indulgent memories…!

     

     

    Dundee United will need to be up for the semi from kick off…will be interesting to see which referee is selected..

     

     

    have fun everyone

     

     

    HH

  25. hmmmmm..

     

     

    semi-annual report… hot and dry in the desert as usual; nexy update when there’s a change, probably November.

     

     

    HH

  26. Parkheadcumsalford

     

    ….and what is wrong with ” sound and fury ” ? Ol` Will not good enough for yoU?

     

    Actually, the opening line of that soliloquy sums up Sevco reasonably well:

     

     

    ” Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.” 0:-)

     

     

    JJ