Watt ready to push Hooper


There were so many pleasing aspects to yesterday’s performance.  Perhaps most importantly, we won a game and scored goals without our primary creative fulcrum, Kris Commons, and without playing our backup fulcrum, Charlie Mulgrew, in a creative position.

Several players will return for Wednesday’s Champions League play-off decider against Helsingborgs but Tony Watt has given Neil Lennon plenty to consider.  He was by some magnitude the best player on the field, and was considerably more threatening than his strike partner, Gary Hooper, who has had no genuine competition for the main striker position since arriving at Celtic two years ago.  I’ve felt for some time that Gary needs to be pushed.  Tony might be the man to do this.

Do you remember six years ago we mocked Paul Le Guen’s Rangers with, “You’re fourth in the SPL…”  Poor Sevco are fourth in the fourth tier of Scottish football.  Give that guy McCoist another 5% of the shares, he’s absolutely priceless.

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  1. Now we can see the value of paying that little bit extra for a reliable bus company no matter who owns them. :-)

  2. for what its worth, i care not one bit about the team individuals support, so long as they pulls on the celtic strip and give their all. celtic have employed many a rangers fan and our jock was not brought up a tim was he?



    its far less important than their ability and commitment to the cause, celtic’s cause is winning games.

  3. Neil Lennon is ainm dom (nohunlover) on

    moonbeams wd. kano 1000 \o/ supporting neil lennon 100%. champions. c’mon wee oscar.



    18:53 on 26 August, 2012



    Cheers! What is the story? Please don’t tell me He is out of contract at the end of this year? Really like the look of him, looks like a serious prospect

  4. The Prince of Goalkeepers on



    18:34 on 26 August, 2012


    i take it celtic snapped up tony watt ,before rangers came in with a bid. i heard he had leanings to the dark side




    You could not be more wrong with that statement.

  5. Timboy2



    Very few straws to clutch for you and your favourites these days!



    Keep posting wee man, you make me smile!!!



    18:41 on


    26 August, 2012



    I am on holiday in Kilmeford outside Oban. Can anyone tell me if there is a Celtic bus going to the game on Wednesday? If so when and where do we meet? There is no phone reception here but if someone can email me I can get in touch. Vince@seltrax.co.uk






    Oban Emerald will have a bus going on Wednesday, they run one to all home and away games. They used to leave from a pub called The Woodside but that was many years ago.



    They have a twitter and facebook page mate.

  7. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    If he couldn’t get a game for man ure why would anyone think he’s good enough for us?



    And the wages……..



    Naw, no fur me.

  8. Tony Watt has a darker secret than some concocted nonsense that he supports some defhunct club. ………..ok……he supports Airdrie over The Rovers!



    Ach so does Jim Traynor and it hasn’t done him any harm! :-)



    Hail Hail




  9. I don’t like the bullying that takes place on here at times just because someone goes against the grain.



    timbhoy2 is awaiting the visit of matron so leave him be until medication time.

  10. Timbhoy2- how stupid and misinformed was that post, dear me.



    FYI Tony did go for a trial with the defunct club and also Liverpool when he was a 16 year old at Airdrie Utd I’m sure you will remember the trial he had with us v Liverpool U-19 in the precursor to the NextGen series when he shone in a 3-1 win.



    As soon as we said we wanted him that was it.

  11. What will Chuckles Green do when the FPLG refuses to walk away?




    Right now is a truly wonderful time to be a Tim- can it get any better?




    Each morning I wake up in the Golden Age.

  12. If only we could draw Sevco in the cup. I would just love Celtic to wipe the floor with them them right now.


    I can almost guarantee that we will not draw them for that reason alone…..

  13. johann murdoch on

    Wonky radar..couldnr agree more…Sally must stay.also hearing some of them young guns desperate to walk away hh

  14. Alasdair MacLean on

    The Berwick disallowed goal – in the last minute of injury time – is such an obviously wrong decision, with the film showing the ref to be in a good position to see everything on the video, there surely has to be a public explanation from the referee?



    As someone has said already – it’s downright scary!

  15. By all accounts Scott Brown was not a Celtic fan prior to signing for us. And I will admit to not being his biggest fan for his first few years at Paradise. I prefer a Lubo to a Lenny or a McStay/Collins type player to a Grant. I love a more mercurial type player in the Hoops. That’s why I have a soft spot for Paddy. It harks back to a more romantic era. But we need guys with steel and heart and will to win like Lenny had and Broony now demonstrates. Scott Brown is like a Celtic stick of rock. Green and white all the way through his being. There is no going back once you have been to Paradise. I don’t care who they supported prior to getting here. Once Celtic are in your heart they stay there forever.

  16. The questio that Tony HAS to answer is whether he is any relation to Mrs Watt who had te shop out the back of St Pat’s in the late 60s and definitely 1970.



    We used to go there, spend our dinner money on an iced ring (it’s a cake..right) and a No 6 single, and then with what we had left we played pontoon. Once the cash ran out we usually had a canoodle wae the lassies. Sadly they built an extension to the school and moved the staffroom. The teachers could then see (with the aid of binoculars) what we were up to.



    I had double Latin one Wednesday afternoon and as I entered the class Wee Nero – Charlie Reilly – pulled me aside, produced his taws and gave me a right good Christian chastisement until my hands bled.



    He then with a sadistic snigger announced to the class that it wasn’t for smoking, winchin or even playin cards…..it was for twisting instead of sticking on 17.



    He hoped that the whole class would learn from this.



    We did. We moved the card school behind the tech college.



    Anyway can I just say to Tony that Mrs Watt’s Iced rings were brilliant.



    Hail Hail




  17. looks like sevco are picking up where the old huns left off, a late berwick winner chalked off today, clearly because of the “social unrest” which would be caused by sevco losing a game in scotland’s fourth division



    this little embarrassment will no doubt be swept under the carpet as always – god bless the disgustingly corrupt governance of the scottish game



    oh and hats off to fat sally and his desperation to continue plundering the transfer market before a year long transfer embargo begins, before the old huns creditors have got the money they’re owed for transfers, and before the ink is even dry on the old huns’ death certificate which was caused by this very thing in the first place



    oh and let’s also bear in mind that the huns are paying around 20X the average fourth division salary for their own brand of losers



    the sickness in the scottish game won’t go away while ibrox stands

  18. Tony Watt has 10 months and 4 days left on his current contract (on the assumption that Peter Lawell and Neil Lennon haven’t had discussions with him in the last couple of days).



    Forget new signings before the transfer window closes for a couple of days, this has to be our priority – get him signed to 2017.

  19. Alasdair MacLean



    Enjoyed my trip north last weekend, nice wee stadium you’ve got there greatly improved from last season.

  20. timbhoy2



    Are you a hun?



    Surely not!



    Away and take your medication now!







  21. Sunburst


    19:19 on


    26 August, 2012


    If only we could draw Sevco in the cup. I would just love Celtic to wipe the floor with them them right now.


    I can almost guarantee that we will not draw them for that reason alone…..




    If we pumped them in the cup- my only reservation would be the danger of injuries to our guys- they would be selling tickets on all major bridges along the Clyde…somebody could make a fortune by opening up burger vans and temporary seating for Tims so we could watch…

  22. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    How’s ff taking it all…….? …..LOL

  23. Green Oak Tree on





    LOL…..The daughter is on the case…



    Have to wait until Paul releases a new article and sneak in through news now Celtic…

  24. Alasdair MacLean on




    I used to get a number 6 single in Glasgow 1972 / 73.


    Aged 11, fresh from the Hielans, the old, “a fag ‘n’ a match, please,” worked wonders where no-one knew you.



    Your wee reminisce reminded me.

  25. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly


    18:58 on


    26 August, 2012


    We’ve been in the habit of starting some games a bit sluggishly but yesterday we were in command from the off , which was very pleasing.



    Somebody commented yesterday that Lenny sent the troops out with firm instructions to spring out of the traps like greyhounds on steroids. And to be fair they did. That’s what you need to do against teams like Caley. It is strange how we start slowly in games as it has always been a Celtic tradition to batter teams with a storm of pressure in the first twenty minutes…lets hope we do that from now on in.

  26. Alasdair MacLean on




    Thanks for that – I was there too. Enjoyed it no end.


    We’re all hoping the new pictch stands up to the winter.



    Hoping to return the compliment at Celtic Park but need to see how the work rotation goes.




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