Winning under the weight of expectation


On the face of it, a league rival losing in the League Cup has little direct influence on our forthcoming Scottish Cup Final, but momentum is all and it is either with you or against you.  After a mere two wins, Celtic players may feel things have turned in their favour in the last week.

Winning under the weight of expectation is not easy.  Celtic are practiced at it, they know many of the pitfalls, while those who have won nothing grapple around in the desert.  While we imploded during the autumn, the script was written, I even heard a “They could have an invincible season” from someone who now knows better.

With Celtic eliminated from a domestic competition for the first time in over 4 years and Aberdeen also out, many expected this season’s League Cup would be Newco’s first trophy, a milestone that for some has taken on titanic significance.  Then they lost to St Mirren.

In his third season at Ibrox, Gerrard has won nothing and reached only one of five finals yet available.  He is grappling around in the desert, his players, fans and the rest of us know it.

I would ban every mention of the 2 January game, at Lennoxtown.  Take care of business and the landscape could look very different by then.

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  1. JimmyQuinnsBits on




    Hiya auld buddy…. no, believe it or not I’m up a mountain in Portugal.



    Good to see a lot of the old stalwarts are still on the blog

  2. The PR in der Hun communique has a lot of dirt on HM Govt. Smart move. Untouchable unless someone a lot more resourceful than Phil gets on the case. HM Govt has buried the evidence in the interest of national security. You should know what London thinks. Sevco a la Rangers has to succeed marginally in Scotland for the most part or the Union is lost.

  3. ps. The League Cup is a red herring. Dallas has been saved for greater things that lie await. Mark my words.

  4. Gerrard recently reported dissent. All was relatively well but is not well within the rank and file at der hun. If Phil has any contacts worth their salt he will know what’s what. Morelos sez .You had better not fcuk me about this transfer window or else. You wanna gamble it all…… i’ll be your guess.




    Words you only read on CQN










    Woke me up with one.

  6. How many games Dallas officiates for der hun in all competitions then break it down. His accomplices are worthy of attention last night.


    When was the last time you seen a manger getting booked for celebrating a last minute winner against der hun whilst making the sign of the cross?

  7. SFTB-I have less confidence.There is more chance of us slipping up again before January.


    I hope I’m wrong .Hope you’re well 🍀



  8. JimmyQuinnsBits: Nice to see old monikers back. Enjoy Portugal. I visit Andalusia a lot and love it there.

  9. JimmyQuinnsBits on




    Aye well… I’m at the age where I thought – now or never. Have had to do it on the cheap – I was without mains water and leccy for first 6 weeks, so everything’s a bonus now









    Measured post CSC

  11. GEEBEE1978 on 17TH DECEMBER 2020 3:56 PM



    BIGBHOY on 17TH DECEMBER 2020 3:54 PM



    It’s a shame they’re not playing in front of fans at Ibrox because they’d really feel the tension.



    I still think they’ll win the league but let’s cut the gap, put some pressure on them and see how they handle it.





    I disagree with your final paragraph 100%


    Geebee.wee £1 to marys meals if am wrong.believe :-)



  12. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on



    Every fans worst nightmare must be big Sam rocking up at their club.



    Chewing gum









    His contracts must be short



    Objectives – 1.2 points per game.



    Err … that’s it.



    Provide Entertainment – N/A



    Future Developmental Planning – N/A



    Strategic Squad Management – N/A

  13. Hello again all you young rebels.



    Reading back now after a very busy week, that’s our local soccer


    club closed for the holiday period.


    Huge fight ahead with all amateur clubs almost bankrupt and in


    dispute with the FFA.


    Hope they realise the error of their ways and give back some money


    to all the small clubs who are struggling to survive.



    Apart from that, I’m a happy aul bunny at the moment, is it the fact


    that the hun aren’t the most super duper football machine ever


    imagined by the MSM ?


    Or is it that they got humped by the Mirren ?


    Maybe, but I think it’s got a lot to do with the prospect of our team


    doing something never done by any other team in the universe.




    Think about that …amazing.


    Well maybe as well as the fact it’s our CSC Christmas lunch this


    Sun. in the Dubliner beer garden down in ye olde Mornington town.


    Our big rebel entertainer Richie won’t make it due to illness but


    wee have a young Kelly from Derry who will keep the Rebs rolling.


    Great to see JIMMYQUINSBITS back, so you’re up a mountain in


    Portugal mhate ?


    Seen any handsome huns ?


    H.H. Mick




    Grim to hear that UNICEF is having to provide meals for kids in the UK – including Scotland.



    *Seemingly rees-mogg is complaining about it. Not that long ago we were collecting for the black babies, looks like the weans at hame are the 21st century lack babies.

  15. JQB



    Plenty of whiffs here, you know they’re gurning and gnashing their


    fangs and claws somewhere about, and goodness knows with the


    bad form our bhoys were showing ( hopefully over ) we were ripe for


    a roasting, but no, nothing.


    Talking about JIMMY’S how is the big yin, not seen a post so far?


    H.H. Mick

  16. !!BADA BING!! on 17TH DECEMBER 2020 6:50 PM





    FAO: Member Branches




    Dear Secretary,



    John Andrew’s and I met with Peter Lawwell early on Tuesday morning to discuss the position of the club at this present time, and to express the concerns of ourselves and the member branches.






    I once sat in a room with Joe and he asked on an open floor in front of several board members if Leeann Dempster ‘was a guy or a wummin’. You can surmise the level of what you’re dealing with from that. Useless.

  17. Mick, I hope its over – but 2 games…hmm. We need to come snarlin out of the gates now and hope they falter. We should never have been in this position in this, of all, seasons

  18. JQB



    Agree, it’s baffling, but a win tomorrow, another treble


    and who knows, as a famous legend said.


    ” Celtic are a magical club and miracles happen there ”








    H.H Mick

  19. Guess it wasn’t EDDIEINKIRKMICHAEL then.


    Not heard from him in a while and his lovely daughter who


    was one of our CSC stalwarts, but sadly had to go home.


    H.H. Mick

  20. Watch BBC news tonight, please give what you can for those destitute. Some kids at the foodbank complain they dont have a tv to look at whilst being hungry. There’s no chance of a tv licence, so forget about donating a tv. The respite a radio could bring is priceless, please donate if you can at your local foodbank.

  21. Bournesouprecipe on 17th December 2020 8:55 pm



    Words you only read on CQN









    It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is “soporific.” I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies! When Benjamin Bunny grew up, he married his Cousin Flopsy.

  22. Time to go hurting hun hunting again bhoys/ghirls.


    Heading into the bush and some of those sleepy little


    towns for a beer, where the farmers wear the cowboy


    hats yeehoo.


    And then up into the DANDENONG RANGES… feck me


    thought I was typing a really horrible word there, we’ll


    call them mountains from now on lol.




    H.H. Mick

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