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Roy Keane played 13 games for Celtic and the first two of those were memorably for a disastrous performance and result away to Clyde, then what looked like an out of shape performance by the former Ireland international at home to Kilmarnock.

The remaining 11 games of his Celtic career were a lesson on what a great central midfield player looks like.  This was an era when we had recently seen Champions League winner, Paul Lambert, and Neil Lennon, play central mid, both masters of their craft, but Keane fulfilled the role better than anyone I had seen in a Celtic shirt, even as a 34-year-old.

There’s a video of his solitary performance away to Rangers (@FocusOnCeltic), where he asserts himself effortlessly, a lesson on how it should be done.  I watched a similar video of Olivier Ntcham against Newco on Sunday (@CelticBible).

The obvious point should be made.  The Rangers team of 2006 that Keane faced had players like Barry Ferguson and Dado Prso, and had a proper manager, whereas the team Olivier Ntcham faced are not of the same calibre, nor were they at home, but you and me have watched rubbish Oldco/Newco teams over the years without seeing such a complete performance from a Celtic central mid as Olivier’s.

Last month I suggested we drop Olivier and pull Callum McGregor deep, as the former’s passing and effectiveness was off the pace during the qualifiers.  He was one of several subject to bids and contract talks over the summer.  A clear head seems to have elevated the 22-year-old’s game to a new level.

The King is in town, get along to see Henrik and pals do their stuff at Celtic Park tomorrow.

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  1. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    No GM,

     

    So you cannot think of a single example where the board initially backed the support in the face of bad PR?

     

    It’s no wonder you quickly moved on eh

     

    Ok here’s another on I gave personal experience of, for the last five years I’ve been dealing with the board on Res12, it was such an important issue the CEO turned up to one meeting. When the evidence he demanded to prove we were right was handed to him he reneged on his agreement that he would support Res12.

     

    The board are currently in possession of minutes of a meeting and court documents that prove rangers accepted liability before 31st March 2011, it does not take three months to understand the implications, what will take three months is how to find/invent an interpretation that can/will create ambiguity.

     

    We produced enough evidence to call for an enquiry in 2014, a senior tax advisors definition that Regulation 80 was the implementation by HMRC to recover unpaid tax. We were told this was not enough.

     

     

    Now you tell me with your far superior experience in dealing with the Celtic Plc, why do you think they should be given the benefit of the doubt, could it be because they have managed to steer us away from an inevitable administration event?

  2. WITS

     

     

    As you may be aware, in my prior life (life before law), I was a theologian. While I may discuss legal issues, I consider my efforts on CQN as being more in that vein … if I can sway even one pro-Board poster to the path of righteousness, and in so doing, perhaps save his soul from an eternity in the fiery place, then my time on CQN will have been well spent

     

    ?

  3. Bateen ;) I did smile I swear it .

     

    The correct answer of course is Amido ( the golden toe ) Balde

     

     

    What was the hotel in The Shining called ?

  4. This SFA has got Scotland to this Level.

     

     

    Embarrassing.

     

     

    Really felt for the Celts out there.

     

     

    The anonymous Referees, the anonymous SFA, the anonymous Police Scotland.

     

     

    VAR in Scotland would be ushered in with a fanfare and a Celebratory walk no doubt.

     

     

    Come on Celtic don’t become anonymous.

     

     

    The article Today. Ntcham is looking like one of our very best Signings. The speed he ran @ to get into the box when we were Breaking on them was unbelievable – I only seen it when watching the sportscene highlights – he basically knew that this was a big moment to do them as they were up the field and not compact and defensive. Superb stuff by Oli and the Coaching Staff.

     

     

    UsainNtcham.CSC

  5. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    I understand willingness to play international football. It must enhance a players valus and bargaining power.

     

     

    I’m not sure that holds for Scotland.

     

     

    If I were Karen Tieney, with the world at his feet, would I risk a John Kennedy scenario to play for a manager in need of finance to pay back taxes?

     

     

    If Griffiths/Forrest sign long term contracts keeping them at Celtic, why should they play for this circus?

     

     

    Unless you play for a diddy team, there little upside in playing for Scotland.

  6. Canamalar – You’re right, of course. No argument. End of.

     

    Can also say same of Auldheid. That’s no contradiction. Just the way the world spins.

     

    Celticareuscfc

  7. The only thing I ever think of when Scotland are playing is that no Celtic player gets injured ???

  8. Moravcik,

     

    Would rather not. Shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out. Probaly the only Aberdonian to receive and EBT, and he did play for the Dons, but that was after he was a hun.

  9. The Overlook Hotel is correct. MIT :)

     

    If you bhoys are bored I will throw up the general knowledge questions . Im cutting peppers and cilantro for my curried chicken salad to go in sourdough muffins on tomorrows drive north .

     

    Will grade after grubs ready ?

     

     

    General Knowledge Questions

     

     

     

    1,,,What was the name of that joint where Michael whacked Sollozzo and that crooked police chief ?

     

     

     

    2,,,The Capulets and Montagues clash in ?

     

     

     

    3,,,Bamako is the capital city of ?

     

     

     

    4,,,Where is Davy Jones locker ?

     

     

     

    5,,,What is Sodium in the periodic table ?

     

     

     

    6,,,Which organisation carried out the Munich massacre of Israeli athletes ?

     

     

     

    7,,,What was Flash Gordon’s profession ?

     

     

     

    8,,,Who employed him ?

     

     

     

    9,,,Which band released their debut album “ Outlandos d’Amour “ in 78 ?

     

     

     

    10,,,One would find Radar , Trapper , and Hawkeye in which Tv show ?

     

     

     

    11,,,Which type of fruit is a “ Scotch Bonnet “ ?

     

     

     

    12,,,The Ford Sierra was last produced in Europe in which year,,,

     

    89

     

    91

     

    93

     

    95

     

     

     

    13,,,What is the main ingredient in Pesto ?

     

     

     

    14,,,A person who suffers from Hemophobia has a fear of what ?

     

     

     

    15,,,In Greek mythology name the mythical winged divine stallion ?

  10. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Mahe..,

     

    Some answers

     

    1. The greasy spoon

     

    2. Romeo & Juilet

     

    3. Scotland

     

    4. Seabed – next to Davy Jones bed

     

    5. Stuff called Na

     

    6. MOSAD

     

    7. Football

     

    8. He was on the bru at the time

     

    9. Police

     

    10. M.A.S.H.

     

    11. Chilly

     

    12. 91

     

    13. Avocado

     

    14. Blood

     

    15. Pegasus

  11. FAIRHILL BHOY

     

     

    Your not back till tomorrow …. i could have stayed anotherr night in yir hoose , ah well , mind you’ll need to go to Asda .. theres nowt left in the fridge or freezer .??

  12. MARSPAPA-as long as the beds made and the hovering is down ?boarding in 20 mins thank fek?Mahe has made it to hard tonight although his lunch for tomorrow sounds lovely ??

  13. CANAMELAR

     

     

    Hope you dont mind me asking , what has happened to B R T H in all of this .. ..eerily quiet from him , or is there developments imminent ?

  14. FAIRHILL BHOY

     

     

    YE cannae beat an egg mcmuffin / large fries fae McDeez washed down with a couple of Stellas .??

     

     

    See you soon …safe journey .

  15. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Woohoo, looks like I won the quiz with only one attempt, retiring undefeated now.

     

     

    Mahe.. Looks like a load of small minded are no happy about the blog, no want to play with you no more eh

  16. MARSPAPA-we had wings and something called dirty chips and they were lovely,had them in the same place on way to Florida ?washed down with a few bud lights ?.But I’m no a ‘jakey ‘ ????

  17. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on 7th September 2018 11:10 pm

     

     

    MARSPAPA,

     

     

    Still in the mix and just as scunnered

     

     

    ………………………………………………………………………………

     

    Mr C,

     

     

    I remember him saying a few times he isnae a fan of the PLC.

     

     

    Keep fighting the Good Fight.

  18. Mahe the Madman on 7th September 2018 10:43 pm

     

    1- nope

     

    2 – nope

     

    3 – Mali

     

    4 – Seabed

     

    5 – Na

     

    6 – Black September

     

    7 – Doctor

     

    8 – nope

     

    9 – nope

     

    10 – MASH

     

    11 – Pepper / capsicum

     

    12 – 91

     

    13 – Basil

     

    14 – Piles! :)

     

    15 – Pegasus

     

    HH

     

    TC45

  19. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    BP,

     

    I think we are in the end game now, shareholders and supporters I believe will be forced to choose between integrity and entertainment. Which is the main reason the Plc gave tried to keep it out of the main stream.

  20. CANAMELAR

     

     

    Thanks for the reply . The Res guys are hands on and are rightly pissed off with the handling of this by our board ….for us outsiders i feel its worse because we only find out tit-bits now and again …..

     

     

    My frustration got so bad i actually accused AULDHEID of being a Quisling … to which i did appologise .

     

     

    Anyhow , keep up the good work and pray we get the outcome your efforts deserve.??

  21. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    MARSPAPA,

     

    I’ve called him worse than that but then we move on cause we’ve a job to do, I think.

     

    I must have changed about sixty dummies over the last five years, I’m so good I can knock a mans eye out with my dummy from fifty yards

  22. FAIRHILL BHOY

     

     

    Cant get this tune out of my head now

     

     

    “I’m no a Jakey i’m a tim ”

     

    Singing

     

    “I’m no a Jakey i’m a tim ”

     

    Singing

     

    “I’m no a Jakey ………????

     

     

    Good night and God Bless .

  23. Marspapa,

     

     

    I also gave Auldheid a hard time before. I’m sorry for doing that as well. I just don’t like all the symbolism stuff. To be fair I gave the kindest smallest big Sister a lot harder time for her visits to new age websites that subtly undermined Christianity.

     

     

    Both Cool & Kind and Workers for Christ.

  24. The Celt45,,,thanks for taking part ;) you scored 8

     

     

    General Knowledge Answers

     

     

     

    1,,,What was the name of that joint where Michael whacked Sollozzo and that crooked police chief ?

     

    Answer,,,Lou’s Diner , the Bronx

     

     

     

    2,,,The Capulets and Montagues clash in ?

     

    Answer,,,Romeo and Juliet

     

     

     

    3,,,Bamako is the capital city of ?

     

    Answer,,,Mali

     

     

     

    4,,,Where is Davy Jones locker ?

     

    Answer,,,Bottom of the ocean

     

     

     

    5,,,What is Sodium in the periodic table ?

     

    Answer,,,Na

     

     

     

    6,,,Which organisation carried out the Munich massacre of Israeli athletes ?

     

    Answer,,,Black September

     

     

     

    7,,,What was Flash Gordon’s profession ?

     

    Answer,,,American football player

     

     

     

    8,,,Who employed him ?

     

    Answer,,,The NY Jets

     

     

     

    9,,,Which band released their debut album “ Outlandos d’Amour “ in 78 ?

     

    Answer,,,The Police

     

     

     

    10,,,One would find Radar , Trapper , and Hawkeye in which Tv show ?

     

    Answer,,,Mash

     

     

     

    11,,,Which type of fruit is a “ Scotch Bonnet “ ?

     

    Answer,,,,Chilli Pepper

     

     

     

    12,,,The Ford Sierra was last produced in Europe in which year,,,

     

    89

     

    91

     

    93

     

    95

     

    Answer,,,93

     

     

     

    13,,,What is the main ingredient in Pesto ?

     

    Answer,,,Basil

     

     

     

    14,,,A person who suffers from Hemophobia has a fear of what ?

     

    Answer,,,Blood

     

     

     

    15,,,In Greek mythology name the mythical winged divine stallion ?

     

    Answer,,,Pegasus