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Treble chasing; business, not personal, the dirty battle

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Amid the general hilarity on Scottish football at the moment I’m sure it’s not escaped Ronny Deila’s attention that we have one of our most important games of the season coming up on Saturday.  The league is a marathon without any specific focus, the League Cup final is another huge game, but facing Dundee away is exactly the kind of game a club who are chasing a treble often lose.

It was Dundee who knocked the Aberdeen bandwagon off its tracks.  Given half a chance they will do the same to Celtic on Saturday.

Kenny McDowall must have felt a bit humiliated at being told he has to pick players on loan from Newcastle United, although clearly not humiliated enough to tell them to stuff the remainder of his contract.

Llambias’ instruction appears bizarre, but there’s always two sides to each story.  If McDowall informed his chief executive that he would not use the players, for reasons other than sporting merit, Llambias may well feel justified in making the instruction.

This public shaming of Llambias, the board, and by extension, Mike Ashley, is another act in a dirty battle.  Still, “It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business”, as Dave King almost said about Ashley yesterday.

Ashley’s men may be robbed of the ability to pick the team after an EGM next month, but he remains able to inflict a lot of ‘assistance towards the club’ before then.  If I can paraphrase Tom Hagan, ‘Mr Ashley never asks a second favour once he’s refused the first, understood?’  When personal offence has been taken, sometimes even good business isn’t enough to bring a ruthless patriarch to the table.

When news of the attack on the 10-year-old boy broke on Monday I assumed it would be a matter of hours before the offender was charged.  Three days on without news is concerning.  It appears that those who associate with people who believe random violence is acceptable and care little about the application on justice – which has nothing to do with any specific policing issue.

Hard cash is now available to anyone with information leading to an arrest. If you can’t report the offender for the sake of the victim, do it for the money.  You don’t need to be a witness to report the issue and collect the reward, you just need to know enough to get the ball rolling.

Well done to all who have gotten involved in the appeal to help the victim, especially organiser Rod Lee.  Stunning work, Rod.

CQN11 St Patrick’s Dinner, Cup Final weekend, Friday 13 March, at the Kerrydale Suite, Celtic Park, email me for details, celticquicknews@gmail.com

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  1. 69′ Penalty to Celtic! McMullan pushed from behind in teh box and the ref points to the spot.

  2. 70′ GOAL FOR CELTIC!!! McMullan steps up and calmly sends the keeper the wrong way. 2-0 to Celtic.

  3. philbhoy

     

     

    14:02 on 5 February, 2015

     

     

    Totally agree about the innocent wee boy, it’s always the bystander or in this case a wee boy that gets hurt and not the idiots causing the trouble.

     

    The doubt I have about the story is what happened on the lead up to the trouble and who opened the door.

     

    If my bus was passing orcs I would be giving it the big yin at the windows and if the bus got attacked I would be trying to get off.

  4. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    lPF

     

     

    Yes I did, thanks. Watched it in Scruffy Duffys. Not exactly a Celtic shop from what I could make out.

  5. Scullybhoy,

     

    The RST made a statement that the boy was attacked and bottled, that implies singled out the same argument you are making.

     

    Their statement is now backed up by you and everyone on here using the same terminology.

     

    Did you read the boys fathers comments, even he understood his boy was not attacked, the boy was hit by a bottle thrown at the bus.

     

    He was not attacked, yes semantics as I said the other night to cultsbhoy, it is those semantics that allows the RST to make the stupid claim the boy was attacked and bottled, backed up by people who should know better.

     

     

    An honest question……….

     

    Does anyone know if at the time the bottle was thrown the occupants of the bus were singing “Sectarian Songs” or was it just a random throwing of the bottle..??

  6. 72′ Finn Graham takes but Fasan dives low to his right and palms the effort away. Still 2-0 to the Bhoys.

     

    GETTTTTTTTTTTT in there Leo

  7. macanbheatha Oscar Abú on

    Is it only with regard to ” violent ” crimes perpetrated by Celtic fans we should give info to the police ?

     

    If not then I would advise all bhoys ( girls) to choose your pre match toons in the the pub, bus ferry ect very carefully

     

    After all you could be breaking the law and it now it appears there’s money to be made out of it now and not just for lawyers

  8. pfayr@ 15:16

     

     

     

    “It’s difficult not to have some degree of sympathy for McDowell ….the guy looks haunted”

     

     

    Quite.

     

     

    I’d much rather it was Sleekit going through this…on KMcD’s wages :))

  9. GOD’S WARNING

     

    The irony is, Satan prefers his slaves to be ignorant of his existence as part of his harvesting method, and the illusion of freedom and security the false witness or atheist craves and experiences from rejecting God is the bait given by Satan in order to maintain control and supremacy over his spiritually void droids.

     

     

     

    No like me to comment on anything other than the Hoops, but there yi go !

  10. Leftclicktic

     

    Do you know the name of Celtic’s red headed No6?

     

    He’s played well.

     

     

    ~SPF~

  11. ScotPatsFan

     

    Sorry bud ,I’m following on twitter

     

    Jude would be yer Mhan for that info.

  12. Gaun yersel young Leo!

     

     

    Bravo!

     

     

    That bhoy McMullan’s a guid yin as well!

     

     

    HH!!

  13. Weeminger,

     

    It doesn’t matter what the occupants of the bus were doing it does not justify a bottle being thrown. By the same token there is no justification for claiming the boy was attacked and bottled

  14. Celtic Football Club@celticfc · 1m 1 minute ago

     

     

    BREAKING NEWS: Celtic are delighted to announce that @kcommons15 has signed a new two-year deal with the club. (NM

  15. leftclicktic

     

    15:42 on

     

    5 February, 2015

     

    Celtic Football Club@celticfc · 1m 1 minute ago

     

     

    BREAKING NEWS: Celtic are delighted to announce that @kcommons15 has signed a new two-year deal with the club. (NM

     

     

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    Great news Lefty.hh

     

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  16. Weemam67..

     

    Thats twice ive read on here.yourself and canamalar that the boy was hit vy a bottle thrown At the bus…i will say again…thats not the way i heard it..i heard the bus door was opened and a bottle was thrown INSIDE not At the bus…

  17. Wilson plays a slack pass out and Duffy intercepts. His shot was saved but McMullan was on hand to dispatch the rebound.

     

     

    Well done Celtic & Kris

  18. leftclicktic

     

    Great piece of news, really delighted that Kris got his deal. As said many a time the Commons family get Celtic.

     

    HH

  19. Geordie Munro

     

     

     

     

    14:50 on

     

     

    5 February, 2015

     

     

     

     

    The app is in fact “qihoo 360 security”.

     

     

    Seems to have improved battery life too :))

     

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    Geordie – Thanks for that , i’ll try it out

  20. Glad you’re staying Kris!

     

     

    Kojo wilnae be happy mind!

     

     

    Paul McMullan strikes again.

     

     

    Smashin player.

     

     

    HH!!

  21. BREAKING NEWS: Celtic are delighted to announce that @kcommons15 has signed a new two-year deal with the club

     

     

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    But but but… has Ronny been ordered to play him?

  22. leftclicktic

     

    Mark Hately has just said that re-signing Kris Commons is like getting 5 players on loan.

  23. 87′ McMullan almost bags his hat-trick with a stinging shot from the left but Wilson saves.

  24. Regarding the BBB (Boy/Bus/Bottle) incident, I haven’t read any of the rags reports only comments on CQN and I have some questions……

     

     

    1. Was the door of the bus open and why as either it was passing a large group of Celtic fans or parked at the kerb as a large group of Celtic fans passed.

     

     

    2. Was the boy to be the first off the bus walking into a large group of Celtic fans.

     

     

    3. Is it possible that someone on the bus threw something at the Celtic fans, perhaps even the boy.

     

     

    4. Were there any empty drink (beer/whiskey) containers found on the bus by law enforcement.

     

     

    5. As I asked earlier were there Sectarian songs being sung on the bus at the time.

  25. ….PFayr supports WeeOscar

     

    It was his shot that was saved before the goal,

     

    He was on from the start

     

     

    Wilson plays a slack pass out and Duffy intercepts. His shot was saved but McMullan was on hand to dispatch the rebound.

     

    Sorry for short answer previously

     

    Getting shoes on to go for the wee mhan at nursery:)))))))))))))

  26. Magnificentseven on

    pfayr@ 15:16

     

     

    “It’s difficult not to have some degree of sympathy for McDowell ….the guy looks haunted”

     

     

    They are clearly trying to get him to either walk away or break the terms of his Contract so they can sack him, however he wants his 12 months salary so is playing along to get it.

  27. FULL TIME: Celtic 3 – 0 Dunfermline. Lindsay’s free kick, a double from McMullan and a Fasan penalty save give the Bhoys a big win.

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