Warning from 2012


A whole lot of hard work in this season’s title race was done since last we gathered at Celtic Park.  Six goals scored, two each by Mooy, Maeda and Kyogo, and two conceded were enough collect four points and maintain our 9-point lead at the top of the table.  Even more impressive is that this was achieved with the fog of illness hanging over the squad.

Kilmarnock at home has been a banker for generations of Celtic fans.  In 82 home meetings since a loss in 1955, Kilmarnock have gone home with a win only once.  That defeat came when Celtic were on a multi-season high, just a few days after a 2-1 defeat in Barcelona and 10 days before winning the return leg by the same margin in the 2012-13 Champions League.

The SFA’s current Head of Refereeing, Crawford Allan, was ref that day, awarded the visitors a penalty and ruled out a Celtic goal.  Them’s the breaks, I suppose.

Players are not machines and there will be an inevitable drop in adrenaline since the festive results.  I have no doubt the same happened in games around our Champions League matches in 2012, opening the door for an historic Kilmarnock win.

Kilmarnock’s recent form is matched or bettered only by the top three in the table and, interestingly, Dundee United.  Derek McInnes has done well to gain promotion and slowly build results in the Premiership.  He has been to Celtic Park many times and knows how to win there.  There are reasons for us to be concerned.

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    “I guarantee you if Rangers were denied that decision the talk would be about how that was a title defining decision”.



    Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou remains adamant that his side should have been awarded a penalty in their 2-2 draw with Rangers on Monday.




  2. CONEYBHOY on 6TH JANUARY 2023 7:10 PM





    Thanks pal but in the early days of CQN there was a lot of paranoia! The ‘hmmmmm’ meant a lot



    *I remember being called a bigot for quoting the text of the Observer when they called them sewer rats or words to that effect, so I took off for a couple of weeks, back hame actually, and then a conference in London thinking that was my CQN days over and only logged back on to find out how much I was being scorned only to find lots of support and NOT to leave and as it is I am still here

  3. When posters say that in years gone by they said whatever, can we not have a link to that.

  4. Anyone recommend a pub in Edinburgh I could watch our game in tomorrow?



    I hope to make it to the game, just having a Plan B in case my flight is delayed.

  5. Ron


    I think the archive only goes back so far,2011 or so,think there was a major update then,it seemed a different wordpress then,maybe one of modmonikers can update,seem to recall it missin a good few hours and my wee nokia(brick) which i read on settings never recovered meaning nowhere to lurk!






    Emerald Bee :-))))




  6. AN TEARMANN on 6TH JANUARY 2023 8:20 PM



    How many of you had this album in the house? :-), Lovely version of Kevin Barry.freat wee album



    *aka the ten bob album, every time you walked intae Woolies in Dumbarton High Street it was getting belted out.

  7. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    The Daily Ranger will set the SMSM tone with “Celtic VAR rant”.



    Nothing will change until a majority of clubs petition the SPFL to source referees from out-with the SFA.



    Content with their lot, the didi teams will never do this, so nothing will change.



    Keep winning , Celtic.



    And more importantly, keep complaining whilst you’re winning.



    Sources confirm that a baseball bat found at IBrokes was originally owned by Babe Struth



    via cosgrove67 @ THB





    Get it in the trophy room next to the bike and the love in cup .




    Thanks. I have spent many hours trying to verify claims by some posters.

  10. Ange described as being angry by those professional chaps on STV sports. I see wee Sally mouthing off as well about AJ. Would love some of the aussie press to do a piece on the shenanigans of Scottish football. Or is it shangeigans.

  11. Watching the manure/toffees cup gemme and noticed there’s no var at it which is why a possibly contentious Everton goal was allowed to stand before being analysed to death, IMHO var is just another money making scam.

  12. Ziggydoc- remember, us at the back of the bus,have said fk all for years, the SMSM are in shock,as well as the Celtic supporters ,i really hope the media and the SFA concoct a charge against Ange…..he will destroy them

  13. ‘Ange brought him in as asst. manager. I think he was doing an up and coming Aussie a favour.’





    The thought that Ange gives out senior joabs out of some sense of larrakin largesse, would be as worrying were Celtic to give out coaching and caretaker manager roles to knobbled, ex-players who never had an external coaching roles in their life !


    Oh wait…






    And for all you weather watchers, today’s local forecast is a flawless 30C:


    Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. 😎

  14. Jim Farry, CEO of the SFA, thought he was untouchable and could mess with Celtic as he pleased. He found out differently to his cost with his reputation trashed and career in tatters.



    Hugh Dallas, Head of the Referees, thought he was untouchable and could get away with forwarding anti-Catholic jokes via E-mail. He found out differently and to his cost was forced to resign his position and was proved to be a bigot.



    The SFA Referees Association are riddled with people who are over-confident and complicit in refereeing Celtic to a different standard than Rangers and other clubs. Dougie Dougie and Dallas were exposed over their conspiracy in the match against Dundee United when Dougie failed to award us a stick on penalty. The linesman Steven Craven exposed their cover-up. It’s only a matter of time before they are caught out again. Tick tick tick …..



    As my Dad used to say, Give them enough rope and they’ll hang themselves.

  15. Kinglubo



    I know it is (and has been for some months) top of our primary shareholders personal agenda re Celtic, to extend and enhance our mans contract. Unfortunately it is not high on Ange’s agenda.

  16. bournesouprecipe on

    Give them enough rope and they’ll hang themselves.……………..



    VAR is a noose around their necks

  17. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels



    O.k all you Shippy bhoys, own up, who was trying to nab


    my aul dancing partners ?


    Hope you have a massive hangover 🤣


    Just as Quadro said earlier, a beautiful morning here, perfect


    for a nice walk down the local club, Celtic top on and exited


    by that sense of anticipation.🇮🇪


    Will I meet a hurtin hun?


    Naw me neither.


    H H. Mick

  18. Prestonpans bhoys on




    Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.



    As someone said……





    Hi playing catch-up …. What Ange is saying is that he is blaming the leadership and direction set for the ref ie C.Allan , he is not blaming individual refs as Huns, as that would make him sound nuts !



    I guess from fan perspective it’s simpler, they are Huns !


    Not that kean on Fruit Pastilles tend to stick to the old molars but appreciate the thought … just to reiterate, if VAR or non intervention by VAR continues against us and for the Hun then the refs will have laid bare their unconscious bias and the only remedy is that they are removed/ replaced by nonScottish refs




  20. paulsthroughball88 on




    So Ange is showing that we can call them out without the nuclear “all Huns” option, I agree.



    A poster mentioned Fergus earlier, I wonder how many urged caution back then for fear of a backlash when he went after Farry?



    Do the right thing, and deal with any unjustified reaction when it comes.



    Thought I said throat pastilles, anticipating the strain on your voice when, not if, the MIB winds you up. Maybe chuck some onto the pitch for any of our players suffering from the bug, and 1 or 2 for Ange as well.

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