There’s only one John Guidetti


I’m beginning to believe some of the ‘Unseen..’ paranoia that goes around town myself.  Absolutely delighted, and a bit surprised, Fifa ratified John Guidetti’s transfer to Celtic.  He’s a player we have tried to buy for three consecutive summer transfer windows; this guy has been watched, courted and pursued by Celtic, Feyenoord, Ajax and no doubt a whole lot more.

Since his marquee season in Rotterdam he’s come through debilitating illness but is now healthy, if in need of some match sharpness.

He is ineligible for the Europa League group stage but will be available for the round of 32 through to the final in Warsaw.

There was a real meeting of minds between player and club on Monday; he liked the way we went about our business and people at the club were impress with his personality.  Apparently, he’s another “strong character” to add to the others who have arrived at the club over the last week.

If only we had a song for him….

Guidetti as a teenager in Holland:

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  1. Now that I remember I think my misunderstanding about the Aussie system comes form a caller to George Galloway’s Talksport radio show.

  2. Snake – General Elections turnouts are usually 70%+. Not very often it even drops into the 60%’s

  3. Delaneys Dunky



    12:03 on 5 September, 2014






    ‘Ernie is the c&p king. His c&p of Mencken to try to discredit Weefra, summed him up.’




    FFS The essay about farmers is a well known ( OK well know to those with a minimal amount of erudition) piece of polemic.



    The fact that no one who commented on it seems previously to have been aware of its existence is disappointing but perhaps not surprising.

  4. While we are discussing Ernie anybody on the blog met him as Ernie Lynch from CQN? Ernie have you met anybody from this blog who knows you as Ernie Lynch from CQN? Just curious. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  5. TinyTim – the result will be known in the wee small hours. It should be a quick count. Unless of course it is REALLY close then we could be recounting, posturing, Court of Sessioning for months!

  6. Frank Ryan’s Whiskey – I believe it was added to the bill that a “square go” is to be used to generate the result in the event of a dead heat.

  7. hebcelt



    12:08 on 5 September, 2014



    Clearly this matters is exercising your mind and causing you sleepless nights. I sorted out a poster from Japan with tickets for a couple of matches a few seasons ago. He met me. I assume that was before you started posting. Happy now?

  8. Frank Ryan’s Whiskey



    Might get interesting.



    Which groups would be fighting on which side?



    We know where the OO would be.



    Now that would be the real test of if people of a Celtic persuasion would literally line up with them.

  9. Year 1945 1950 1951 1955 1959 1964 1966 1970 1974F 1974O 1979 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010


    % Turnout 72.63§ 83.61 81.91 76.79 78.73 77.09 75.81 71.95 78.79 72.78 75.98 72.66 75.34 77.72 71.29 59.38 61.36 65.11



    The winning party normally wins with about 35% of the turnout.



    That’s democracy.

  10. Por Cierto



    A guy who wants independence for every nation on earth apart from the one he was born in.

  11. weeminger:



    To the best of my knowledge, don’t mind being corrected, a spoilt vote in Oz is also actionable.

  12. Delaneys Dunkey



    He showed what a horrible little creep he was that night. I see he’s now trying to blame George Galloway for his latest gaffe.


    CQN’s resident wriggler.

  13. weeminger



    11:42 on 5 September, 2014



    ernie lynch


    11:37 on


    5 September, 2014



    Really Ernie – the Australian Electoral Commission say it is. Since that page was updated on 22 August 2014, I’ll take their word over yours.





    In Oz you must go to vote.


    If you don’t there is a $50 fine.



    You can go into the booth and spoil your vote, but, you must go to the voting booths or post in your vote.

  14. Rogue Leader and Bawsman



    Thanks for that. I mixed up turnout with overall winning percentage.



    I knew the mid 30’s was involved somewhere.


    If the acrimony on here about voting intentions is a guide to the rest of the country,then I think you all take yourselves too seriously.



    No-one ever made a difference at a ballot-box,much less in a pub or barrack-room debate.



    Or a blog,the cyber-equivalent.



    The only way to make a difference is to be the beneficiary of the ballot-box.



    Stand for election. Nail your colours to the mast.



    Then prepare to sell your soul.



    Ffs,please don’t let the result of this campaign colour your opinions of people who would be friends for life in every other respect.

  16. ger57



    12:12 on 5 September, 2014



    ‘Delaneys Dunkey



    He showed what a horrible little creep he was that night. I see he’s now trying to blame George Galloway for his latest gaffe.’










    As I said it was a caller to the show, it wasn’t George Galloway, who made the point, so how you can twist that to me ‘blaming George Galloway’ I’m not sure.

  17. Snake Plissken,



    My point was that those who choose not to vote take themselves out of the equation.



    In the last Scottish election 45% of those who voted supported the SNP and 55% did not, yet we have a majority SNP government. So Scotland did not get a government that it voted for.

  18. Salmond and Darling should just fight, winner takes all.



    Darling looks like a biter / hair puller and Salmond looks like a squeeler.



    I would watch it on Sky Box Office, £50 a bump. Great TV.

  19. Snake Plissken:



    I want independence for Scotland, but not with the muppets we have as leaders, and not with the muppets who will replace the departed muppets. Until all the muppets are weeded out and we have a real plan with quantifiable resources to give independence a real chance of success, I believe that our future as a nation, and a demographic, is best served from within the union.

  20. frank ryan’s whiskey



    12:07 on 5 September, 2014


    what happens if the result is 50 /50 – Civil war?




    Unfortunately extra time then penalties..




    12:13 on 5 September, 2014



    The Pope made it clear what he thought about nationalism and it’s difficult to argue with him.



    It’s divisive.



    It’s intended to be.

  22. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    the system used was as jack mcconnell stated to prevent snp gaining a majority, that backfired did it not.

  23. Ernie Lynch – Nationalism is intellectual myopia. Defining yourself based on imaginary lines on a map is one of mankinds greatest follys

  24. Frank Ryan’s Whiskey




    11:44 on 5 September, 2014




    Anyone know what the expected turn out will be for the divorce vote?






    Current estimate is 80%+

  25. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon


    12:16 on


    5 September, 2014



    That’s true of most elections though. Although Con-Dem had I think neatly 60% of the popular vote, you can take a majority of the seats with less than 50%. Let me google 2005, because my hazy recollection is that the popular votes were very close between Lab and Con.

  26. Kitalba – I know this is a tiny, unrepresentative sample, but I don’t know any No voters who are opposed to the premise of independence. The running theme is the time is not right.



    I think it will be a No vote this time but that I will see an independent Scotland within my lifetime.

  27. While I have not commented about the upcoming vote( tend to want someone to be held accountable for the CL qualifying transfer windows shambles ) it will be interesting to see what is the % turn out for the election and if people who have never voted before and vote yes, will vote SNP at a uk general election( if no wins)


    What will happen if SNP win a majority at a UK election?


    Just asking ?


    Does that bring in the UN right of self determination for Scotland if SNP stand at a UK election for independence??


    Interesting question