Celtic Diary Monday January 20: Muir Makes His Presence Felt…Again

Celtic managed to overcome Partick Thistle despite all the usual pitfalls associated with having refereee Alan Muir anywhere near the game. A largely unimpressive affair saw Celtic win 2-1, but let’s be honest, thanks to the referee and the unimaginative efforts of a hastily put together Celtic side, there is a lot to talk about.

 

You’ll remember Alan Muir, of course…

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He was the fourth official who failed to spot this handball against Inverness during the Deila days…

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In October , 2015, after a gane against Motherwell, Celtic Quick News offered a scything piece of “praise ” for Muir…

Well done to referee Alan Muir for an outstanding performance on Saturday.  It takes a lot to turn in that kind of performance, don’t think it’s easy.  Put yourself in his shoes (with Motherwell facing different opponents, obviously).

Think of the pressure you would be under to give one or both of those penalties.  It can’t be easy to have watched Kieran Kennedy take the legs from Scott Brown, then dive to save the ball with his hand, and tell everyone that no offense took place.  Don’t underestimate how hard that was for Alan Muir. 

 

History repeated itself when Jeremie Frimpong realised what it meant to be a Celtic player when he was on the end of a couple of muir’s trademark decisions at Firhill, firstly when he was denied a penalty…

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and then when one was awarded against him…

 

Frimpong was a little bewildered, to say the least..

“In the first half, I clearly got past him [Penrice]. I clearly was in front of him. He clipped me and the ref didn’t do nothing.

“Last minute, I was in front of him again and the ref gives it. I dunno. Maybe the ref doesn’t like me. 

Oh…it’s not just you , Jeremie, this particular fellow has been at it for years.

Then there’s his sidekicks running the line, who clearly have a shared interpretation of the rules with the whistler…

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Somehow, one or more of the Celtic players in view were offside….

To get through the game with that sort of bias on show deserves credit, but it wasn;t the most encouraging of performances , given the side had just been away to recharge their batteries.

Celtic were without a few regulars, who were injured, and it didn’t take long for Nir biton, playing at centre half, to remember he’d got his new deal and could join them.

He was replaced by Jozo Simunovic, which meant that with Jack Hendry away to Australia on loan, Celtic had no more centre backs to call on… not, of course , that Biton is a centre back.

Let that sink in as an example of piss poor management.

The complacency that was feared by many in the support appears to have taken hold at the club. Under Lennon before, there had been accusations of the side footering around waiting for something to happen instead of going out there and making it so.

 

We are now in a whole pile of poo poo of our own making, and there seems to be little desire to do anything about it.

 

There’s about ten days or so of the transfer window left, and given the finances available to the club, questions have to be asked as to why the first team is still lacking in quality acquisitions. The manager continues to tell us he wants three more players in, to add to the two he’s already bought, and that doesn’t sit right either.

Halfway through the season, he wants to change half the team ?

Whilst I have always been a supporter of Lennon, and was delighted when he got the job, there are more than a few doubts beginning to creep in.

The most worrying thing is that Celtic should have hit the ground running on Saturday, Partick are no great shakes and when you think that, as someone tweeted the other day, their top forward, Kenny Miller, has lined up against Celtic sides featuring players as far apart as Jeremie Frimpong and Enrico Annoni, we really need to start wondering whats going on.

The last time I felt this kind of unease about the team was also when we were sitting at the top of the league, just before it all went pear shaped for Tony Mowbray and we had to endure a few hits to the chin.

 

There’s little doubt Celtic have some quality players, and some of them might even be here after the window closes, but it cannot be said with the same confidence that we have the best team, and if I can see it, and others, then we have to hope that Lennon has seen it as well.

More importantly, he has to do something about it.

Celtic were disjointed and unimaginative against a side that are fighting relegation from the championship, and did not look like they were comfortable with either what they had been asked to do, or how they had been asked to do it.

Then again, Lennon’s idea of formations, shapes and tactics, one kick off into touch apart, are not the most productive or innovative.

Simply telling players to go out and do it is not going to work at any level.

 

In other news, if thats the right word, the Sun is reporting that Martin Bain of Rangers and Peter Lawwell of Celtic had plans to apply to join the English league, presumably to make more money.

 

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Celtic & Rangers chiefs hatched plan to quit Scottish football and join English league in 2011

Of course, it’s neither a secret nor an exclusive, and it won’t be long before our esteemed journalists note the date and wonder if the impending liquidation of the Ibrox club had anything to do with the proposed move…
In fact, with a little digging, I’m sure they could come up with all sorts of interesting communications between the two clubs and the SFA from around that time..

The story itself is irrelevant.

Given that “rangers ” and their support are not welcome in England, and the perception of terrorist support amongst Celtic fans from mainstream English supporters adds to the apprehension felt by police forces in the south, so such a move was never going to happen, and never will.

 

What is relevant is that in the dying days of the first Old Firm, both clubs had been in contact to save one of them that was having a bit of trouble, and lets face it, it was  hardly a secret at the time, so Lawwell probably knew even more than the rest of us how bad things were over there, it follows that if you fast forward to today, and the current fiscal problems at the new club, the second member of the new Old Firm, then it’s clear that our CEO has even more questions to answer about why he appears reluctant to challenge what have clearly been SFA leanings towards the new club over a couple of somewhat controversial decisions of late…

 

Lawwell, and his puppetmaster Desmond, both feel that the Old firm set up is necessary for Celtic to thrive, and so far have quietly gone about ensuring that it does.

Remember the blanket over unsold seats during the Deila days ?

They, and others, point to that as evidence that the two clubs need each other, and yet perhaps it’s worth looking at the issue in context.

Was the refusal to take up as many season books that year more down to fans anger at how Celtic had approached the clear evidence of collusion and corruption at the SFA, which includes five way agreements, Resolution 12 and the tainted titles of the original Ibrox club, which it now appeared hadn’t died after all ?

 

There’s a storm coming towards Scottish football, which will reach it’s zenith when the third Ibrox entity takes the place of the current one, after all, if the footballing world knows that they are about to crash, that would explain why no one is offering to buy any of their players, as they know perfectly well that if this entity goes the way of the first one, they won’t have to buy them… and they won’t have to do it this month either…

 

As for Celtic, it appears our board will just go along with it…like they went along with allowing Alan Muir to be a referee.

 

On Saturday, we had this…

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Puggy67
Caption:Polar bear is astounded by the notices of complaint issued by the polis.

It is concerning that it seems the polis is seeking to hold polar bear to a different and more stringent code of conduct than that applied to others, with unprecedented charges being levied against the bear.

Polar bear fans can be assured that it is our firm intention to resist the charges in the most robust manner possible. Polar bear will make further comment after the weekend.

 

today…

 

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Oh, by the way, if you had any seating or ticketing issues at Firhill, John Paul Taylor, Celtic supporters liaison officer, would like you to get in touch..

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Arsene Parcelie
8 months ago

Caption:
Lazio Ultra takes hero worship to the limit.

Paddybhoy67
8 months ago

Arsene… best pseudonym ever. Only in Scotland 🙂

Cortes
8 months ago

Glenbuck Cherrypickers top YNWA with

“we’re gonna win the league.”

Monti
7 months ago

🙂
WINNER

Prague Alk
8 months ago

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Compliance Officer offers Morelos suspended punishment for third yellow card!

Admin
8 months ago

2 points..the good and the bad..

I thought we were okay down the left hand side on Saturday with Taylor, McGregor and Rogic linking well. I thought it was good to get Griff and Eddy gametime even if they didn’t perfectly gel, they were trying wee moves and touches together which takes practice to perfect. All in all it was okay and I would rather think its shaking the cobwebs off ( no one likes returning to work do they?) and we will be better versus Killie midweek.

Concern wise..on Sunday all we heard about was the rampany wonderful Liverpool…oh their front 3 are amazing etc..in truth, its their defence that’s got them so far, strikers win games but defences win titles.

My worry is that we still don’t know, 6 months into the season, what our best defence is…Frimpong on the right needing a good central defenders guidance, who is on the left. El Hamed injured till March..Johnny Hayes the answer really..Bolingoli reliability issues?. Bih Julien falling asleep or being half hearted in tackles…Ajer going to ground when no need..Those concerns I suggest are not the foundations of a solid defensive wall.

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Charlie,

Where to start? You say individual errors in defence caused us problems but the same is true of the forwards. Individual errors caused us not to score and put the game out of reach. Neil did say that the team over worked the ball in the final third, so at least he saw that! The number of attempts at goal that were blocked before the player got the shot off, testifies to that. In mitigation, we were trying a new formation, so maybe that is an excuse. But the negatives are not confined to a poor performance in this one game. Virtually all of December has produced sub par performances, culminating on Dec 29. There is something fundamentally wrong at the club and that is the worry. The league could be over after the games against Killie and the Dons far less after the next Sevco game.

Can you honestly say this team is improving as the season progresses?

Rebus

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Mike Bassett ^

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Charlie,

I am not interested in how Barca, with their new manager, or L’pool are playing. I am concerned with how Celtic are playing. Deflection does not work with me.

You know there are problems, don’t dance around them.

Rebus

bgbhoy
8 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

my worry is your defence of the manager is reminding me of a prev manager… you then SLATE a guy who won every cup going as manager

there are huge problems which have been evident since December

the manager is a puppet Charlie.. hes just happy to be there, that’s why he was hired

as rebus said there is a big chance this leage will be over by the middle of feb

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Oh dear!

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

That was my insinuation, yes.

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Charlie,

I hate when a post goes missing.

I totally agree with your last two paras. Let’s just see what unfolds. We both want the best for our team. To a degree, we are shackled by our own expectations. Winning is not enough…winning the Celtic way is required.

It is hard to forget the way we played vs Inter in the 1967 final, or against Real Madrid a few months later. I know the football world has moved on since then, but I keep hoping.

Rebus

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Or readinh your posts….baldrick.

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Desi,

To dwell on the positives. Yes, a new system was tried and, while not an overwhelming success, it was not a failure. The left side did operate well. Taylor is a far better FB than Boli and he linked well with McGregor. Griff got a goal which will do wonders for him. Rogic looked better in this game but was he effective?

On the other hand, Frimpong is becoming a victim of the expectations he has created. He is playing a more considered game now,rather than an instinctive one. A wee rest is in order. NL’s appraisal of the game is, however, a worry. Dominating a game is more than having most of the possession. Winning by a deflected goal is not dominating a game.

It is looking like Celtic will have to buy the title!

Rebus

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

As mentioned above, I think Frimpong needs defensive guidance on the park, that imposing all seeing centre half pointing and telling him where to be when needs be…Hes fine going forward but we need the right back area covered too…we should make Danny McGrain his 1-to-1 mentor for the season as I don’t actually think Jullien is the dominant force for that job.

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Desi,
Spot on!

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Charlie,

I would rather that Elhamed was in the team. I read somewhere that Lenny could not believe that we could get a player of Elhamed’s quality for the price we paid. Injuries may be the reason. I think he was in a serious car crash sometime ago and there may be residual effects of that. I think he was recovering from an injury when he arrived and perhaps we played him too soon

The physios should know when a player is fit but if the player hides the truth then it is difficult.

Rebus

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

…not to mention a fit Griffiths!

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

I disagree with this, i thought we had plenty of the ball but did little with it.

Paddybhoy67
8 months ago

This is not paranoia. In the 90’s I worked with a guy who was involved in the SFA referee training programme. He told me that all the video clips showing offside were of Celtic players. Other clips were, of course, of other teams chosen to show onside goals. Muir’s performance was not evidence of a system not working, but of a system working exactly as it was designed.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Paddybhoy67

I thought you never seen the game?

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I thought you were in the Amazon rain forest, sharpening sticks…..

Anthony Brannan
8 months ago

Has Muir ever awarded a penalty to Celtic and how many has he given against us?

8 months ago

I share your concern Ralph.lenny came out and said we are not looking for projects , we will be signing players ready for the first eleven. We then got two projects… he has again repeated we will be signing at least two starters, if this doesn’t happen he will be made to look silly. I thought against thistle as eddy f laffs about thinking he is Brazilian Ronaldo in the box we were crying out for a big powerful dare I say it sporar type but he cost 6 million so we went for the one at half the price, ofcourse we did… and he looks to be of similar ilk to Griff. You really wonder who is running the show

8 months ago

Caption : Duck plays hook a human game its quackers.

Mike
8 months ago

There is no doubt but that Muir like his brethren wear blue tinted spectacles. There is no doubt but that the SFA- SPFL are heavily conflicted, up to their necks in all kinds of shenanigans. But it is the enemy within that can do the most damage. It doesn’t take a genius to see what is needed and that is more experienced players through the spine of the team. An experienced centre-back, an experienced midfielder and an experienced centre-forward, all of them coming to near the end of their careers, experience and physicality, game ready.
But you know that, that is not the template for resale value, because our DoF. deems that to be the case. Never mind the bulging biscuit tin, never mind the threat to nine, just make more money with sell-on value. That is the most damning policy our policy-makers are making, that is where the real blame lye’s. With a little real investment the risk would be reduced.
What use a bulging bank balance when investment is sorely needed? Spend the money reduce the risk.

Man in denial about his helipad
8 months ago

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Having got away with his throat slitting gesture (escaping an SFA ban and police involvement) Mad Moreorless (less) expands his pitch gestures to include inviting opposition fans to hang themselves.

The SFA look away.

Man in denial about his helipad
8 months ago

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cute wee loveable scamp Alfredo (copyright SMSM & Polis HQ) extends his charitable work (copyright fawning brown nosing SMSM) to include clearing snow off lampposts so that the poor might see.

Puggy67
8 months ago

Caption: At a Scottish funfair the hook a bigotted referee stall guarantees a prize every time.

henkesdreadlocks
8 months ago

Caption………

Wee Willie the Weegie, wedgied in Wishaw.

Mike
8 months ago

The Three Blind Mice,
see how they run,
they run about with their head up their a!se,
searching for their brains that are rather sparse,
The Three Blind Mice.

Patrick O Hara
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Caption.
Fourth official oversees Saturday’s whitewash.

Caption.
HI DE HI clampers.

Mike
8 months ago

The links between Celtic and the Emerald Isle are many and varied. From the Marist Brother from Sligo who started the club, to the Donegal turf planted at Celtic park in 1892. Willie Maley from Newry, John Glass and Pat Walsh two of our founding fathers. The many past Irish Celtic players, the Irish Diaspora, the millions of Irish men and women spread across the globe who keep an eye on the Celtic results. Our Irish brothers and sisters who make the remarkable, time consuming journey across the Irish sea to watch Celtic play.

Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

In 1992 during the Irish Civil War, the Free State government presented Celtic with the newly adopted tricolour flag. In the fifties our then custodians of Celtic were told to remove it or they would be forced out of the Scottish league. Astonishingly the directors of Hibernian, a club, a forerunner club of the Irish community in Scotland was the most vociferous for its removal. Thankfully our then custodians said that they would rather die than disgrace their forefathers.
Still today the tricolour flies with pride above Celtic park. Would todays custodians rather die than disgrace their forefathers?

Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

1992 lol. 1922 of course.

8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike…has your Tardis gone Turdis

Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  Weered

I’m just waking up from suspended animation.

Christina
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Not a chance- bunch of lily-livered appeasers – or worse, enablers, who do not stand up for the club, the players or the supporters! Truth is this bunch of accountants and hedge fund managers have absolutely no clue about the ethos of Celtic nor are they the least bit interested in learning. They are all about the shares, trading & dividends- they probably wouldn’t be able to pick Jock Stein out of a line-up!Their shameful inaction over all the cheating that’s going on is just humiliating now! Everyone knows they can do as they like to our players there will be no comeback! Is this lack of support & protection starting to get to our players now- would hardly be surprising! If we lose this league to the financially doped, Masonic mob from Ibrox then B&Q better stock up on pitchforks!

Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  Christina

I-Have-a-Gun. Its about time that you came out 😉 of hibernation, your contribution has been missed. Say, three hail hail Mary’s for your penance.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

More a snub nose….oops noses again….cough.

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

😉

MabozzaRitchie
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

6 irish players ever with more than 100 caps played for us since time began. fcuk off List of Celtic F.C. players with at least 100 appearances or otherwise stated notability[15] Name Nationality Position Club career Appearances Goals Notes James Kelly Scotland DF 1888–1897 143 4 Neil McCallum Scotland MF 1888–1890 1891–1892 34 19 [note 2][16] Willie Maley Scotland DF 1888–1897 100 4 Johnny Madden Scotland FW 1889–1897 121 49 Jerry Reynolds Scotland DF 1889–1895 102 0 John Campbell Scotland FW 1890–1903 221 123 Dan Doyle Scotland DF 1891–1898 137 6 Sandy McMahon Scotland FW 1891–1903 217 171 Daniel McArthur Scotland GK 1892–1902 124 0 James Blessington Scotland FW 1892–1898 102 38 Barney Battles, Sr. Scotland DF 1895–1897 1898–1905 135 6 Peter Somers Scotland FW 1897–1910 220 62 Willie Orr Scotland DF 1897–1907 212 25 Willie Loney Scotland DF 1900–1913 303 30 Jimmy Quinn Scotland FW 1900–1917 332 217 Davie Hamilton Scotland FW 1902–1912 260 61 Jimmy McMenemy Scotland FW 1902–1920 516 169 Davey Adams Scotland GK 1902–1912 291 0 Donald McLeod Scotland DF 1902–1908 153 0 James Young Scotland MF 1903–1917 443 15 Alex Bennett Scotland FW 1903–1908 151 53 Jimmy Hay Scotland DF 1903–1911 257 19 Alec McNair Scotland DF 1904–1925 641 8 [note 3][17][18] Peter Johnstone Scotland DF 1908–1916 233 19 Joe Dodds Scotland DF 1908–1920 1921–1922 385 29 Andrew McAtee Scotland FW 1910–1924 439 72 Patsy Gallacher Ireland Ireland FW 1911–1925 464 195 John Browning Scotland FW 1911–1919 216 66 Willie McStay Scotland DF 1912–1929 446 39 Jimmy McColl Scotland FW 1912–1924 169 126 Joe Cassidy Scotland FW 1912–1924 203 105 Charlie Shaw Scotland GK 1913–1925 446 0 John McMaster Scotland DF 1913–1923 217 6 Adam McLean Scotland FW 1917–1928 408 138 William Cringan Scotland MF 1917–1923 214 9 Tommy McInally Scotland FW 1919–1922 1925–1928 213 127 John Gilchrist Scotland MF 1919–1923 134 6 John McFarlane Scotland DF 1920–1929 304 14 Paddy Connolly Scotland FW 1921–1933 299 47 Jimmy McStay Scotland DF 1921–1934 472 8 Hugh Hilley Scotland DF 1921–1930 207 0 James McGrory Scotland FW 1922–1937 445 472 [note 4][19] Alec Thomson Scotland FW 1922–1934 451 99 Peter Wilson Scotland MF 1923–1934 395 15 Peter Shevlin Scotland GK 1924–1927 103 0 John Thomson Scotland GK 1926–1931 188 0 Peter McGonagle Scotland DF 1926–1936 324 8 Chic Geatons Scotland MF 1927–1941 345 15 Charlie Napier Scotland FW 1928–1935 200 95 Peter Scarff Scotland FW 1928–1933 112 55 Willie Hughes Scotland MF 1929–1936 104 13 John Morrison Scotland MF 1929–1941 182 1 Bertie Thomson Scotland FW 1929–1933 131 31 Billy Cook Ireland Ireland DF 1930–1932 109 0 Joe Kennaway Canada GK 1931–1939 263 0 Malky MacDonald Scotland MF 1932–1945 145 37 Bobby Hogg Scotland DF 1932–1948 328 0 [note 5][20] Johnny Crum Scotland FW 1932–1942 210 89 Jimmy Delaney Scotland FW 1933–1946 305 70 Stephen Grant Scotland FW 1933–1937 123 50 Willie Buchan Scotland FW 1933–1937 134 60 Frank Murphy Scotland FW 1933–1945 161 48 George Paterson Scotland DF 1933–1946 195 12 Willie Lyon Scotland DF 1935–1940 163 17 Willie Miller Scotland GK 1940–1950 123 0 Pat McAuley Scotland MF 1940–1950 109 5 Roy Milne United States DF 1940–1952 133 0 John McPhail Scotland FW 1941–1956 204 87 Jim Mallan Scotland DF 1942–1953 117 0 Bobby Evans Scotland MF 1944–1960 535 10 Joe Baillie Scotland DF 1945–1954 151 1 John Bonnar Scotland GK 1948–1958 180 0 Charlie Tully Northern Ireland FW 1948–1959 319 47 Jock Weir Scotland MF 1948–1952 106 38 Mike Haughney Scotland DF 1949–1957 233 46 Bobby Collins Scotland MF 1949–1958 320 120 Bertie Peacock Northern Ireland MF 1949–1961 453 51 Willie Fernie Scotland MF 1949–1958 1960–1961 317 74 Jimmy Walsh Scotland DF 1949–1956 145 58 Sean Fallon Ireland DF 1950–1958 254 14 Jock Stein Scotland DF 1951–1956 148 2 Neil Mochan Scotland FW 1953–1960 268 107 Eric Smith Scotland MF 1953–1960 130 20 Dick Beattie Scotland GK 1954–1959 114 0 Bertie Auld Scotland FW MF 1955–1961 1965–1971 257 78 Duncan MacKay Scotland DF 1955–1964 232 7 Jim Kennedy Scotland DF 1955–1965 242 2 Billy McPhail Scotland FW 1956–1958 33 13 [note 6][21] Sammy Wilson Scotland FW 1957–1959 70 46 [note 7][22] Pat Crerand Scotland MF 1957–1963 120 5 Bobby Carroll Scotland FW 1957–1963 78 27 [note 8][23] John Divers Scotland FW 1957–1966 232 103 Billy McNeill Scotland DF 1957–1975 790 34 Frank Haffey Scotland GK 1958–1964 201 0 Stevie Chalmers Scotland FW 1958–1971 405 231 John Clark Scotland DF 1958–1971 320 3 Charlie Gallagher Ireland FW 1958–1968 171 32 [note 9][24] Bobby Murdoch Scotland MF 1959–1973 485 102 John Fallon Scotland GK 1959–1971 184 0 John Hughes Scotland FW 1960–1971 416 189 Bobby Lennox Scotland FW 1961–1978 1979–1980 587 273 Tommy Gemmell Scotland DF 1961–1971 421 66 Ian Young Scotland DF 1961–1968 137 3 Jimmy Johnstone Scotland FW 1962–1975 515 130 [note 10][25] Jim Brogan Scotland DF 1962–1975 213 6 Ronnie Simpson Scotland GK 1964–1970 189 0 Jim Craig Scotland DF 1965–1972 231 6 Joe McBride Scotland FW 1965–1968 94 87 [note 11][26][27][28] Willie Wallace Scotland FW 1966–1971 234 135 George Connelly Scotland DF/MF 1966–1976 254 13 Harry Hood Scotland FW 1968–1976 312 123 Tommy Callaghan Scotland MF 1968–1976 284 33 Evan Williams Scotland GK 1969–1974 148 0 Davie Hay Scotland MF/DF 1968–1974 230 12 Kenny Dalglish Scotland FW 1969–1977 322 167 Pat McCluskey Scotland MF 1969–1977 189 12 Paul Wilson Scotland MF 1970–1978 214 52 Danny McGrain Scotland DF 1970–1987 663 7 Lou Macari Scotland MF 1970–1973 102 56 Dixie Deans Scotland FW 1971–1976 184 132 Roddie MacDonald Scotland DF 1972–1981 254 33 Andy Lynch Scotland DF 1973–1980 187 25 Steve Murray Scotland MF 1973–1976 100 21 George McCluskey Scotland FW 1974–1983 204 78 Ronnie Glavin Scotland MF 1974–1979 101 35 Jóhannes Eðvaldsson Iceland DF 1975–1980 188 36 Peter Latchford England GK 1975–1987 272 0 Tommy Burns Scotland MF 1975–1989 501 83 Johnny Doyle Scotland FW 1976–1981 179 36 Roy Aitken Scotland DF/MF 1976–1990 672 48 [note 12][29] Alfie Conn, Jr. Scotland MF 1976–1979 37 8 [note 13][30][31] Tom McAdam Scotland DF 1977–1986… Read more »

Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

13 players from the North of Ireland,
30 players from the Republic,
played for Celtic F.C.

Christina
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I thank you most humbly for your acknowledgement and support of our contributions over all the years to Celtic football club! The fights I have got into on Celtic pages defending the Irish connection and contribution to this club! (Actually part of the reason I stopped posting in groups got so disgusted) My opening salvo was always if you are abroad, anywhere in the world, and you want to watch a Celtic game where do you go? Answer – an Irish bar NOT a Scottish bar – more likely to be showing the other crowd if there is any such bar! This club was founded and built by the Irish its roots are Irish. We should not be ashamed to say so yes it is now a major Scottish club but with an Irish soul.Celtic was a huge part of life in the Irish community I grew up in- Parkhead on Saturday, chapel on Sunday lol. We love it and see it as our greatest achievement a club with a welcome for all- a lasting legacy built by the Irish immigrant population for the reasons you all know but also to show we were here to stay!:-)

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Christina

No need for thanks Cristina, the Irish thread runs through our history, founded by an Irish man, ALL of our founding fathers were second generation Irish, it was their fathers who made the journey into the unknown to support their families. So the thread began and continues to this day as you can see it in some of the posters names. They like we, are very proud of our roots and I like to remind myself of our history. Our current custodians would like to erase the past, but it is they who besmirch our great club, but their time will come. Their time will come. Good to see you posting, you will always be welcome on here. KTF.

Rebus67
7 months ago
Reply to  Christina

Christina and Mike et al,

I have no Irish connections except thru my wife’s mother who had a background in Donegal. I am proud of the club’s Irish roots(why would you not be!), but I am more proud of the original rationale for establishing the club…i.e feeding the poor. Charity efforts associated with the club reflect that ethos today.

What I am also proud of is that it is a club open to all…long may it remain so.

By all means celebrate the origins of the club but also realise that others of a non Irish, non Catholic persuasion also love the club. Let us acknowledge the inclusiveness of the club and make it a model for others.

Rebus

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Christina

Christina,
Good to see your name on here again, we need a female touch on this site.
Welcome back!

Cartvale88
8 months ago

Caption

Referee that awards penalties to the green side of Glasgow is put in his place.

Currently Celtic make a lot of chances but cannot score. This has been going on for months, we win by the odd goal.
Eddie is not being used properly, there is a lack of cross balls, constantly trying to go through the middle.
As for the crap about the Old Firm that’s deid, give it a rest and let’s talk about ten in a row

BroxburnBhoy
8 months ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

I think this has been an issue over several managers over several years. The strikers get very few goals as a proportion of chances created. We do keep quite a few clean sheets – silly refereeing decisions apart. 20% increase in taking chances made and the defense becomes less worrisome in Scotland at least. I agree the defense needs more work and that said I see no crisis no panic and certainly disagree that we will be out of the league race by February! That’s just plain daft.

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

BroxBB,

I am not saying we shall be out of the race by February. I am saying that the games versus Killie and Aberdeen will tell us whether the team and the manager are capable of winning the league.

Rebus

Monti
8 months ago

The defence is my main concern now, Frimpong is a player but needs two experienced central defenders alongside him, at left back ( scratches heed ), it’s a concern, Boli isn’t up to it, Hayes is a winger & Taylor? I dunno like, not convinced.
Compare our left backs with the filths Barisic, he would walk into the Celtic side.
In the middle, Jullien is fine but needs an experinced central defender in there with him, not a converted midfielder, brainwashed into the position.
Bring back Benkovic if it can be done or Scott McKenna from Aberdeen, the big guy may not be the most cultured of defenders but i’m sure he would do a good job for Celtic.
See when all is said & done, i’m getting fed up with the football & it stems from our boards acceptance to being cheated.
I always want Celtic to win but there are things happening at Celtic which is leaving me feeling disillusioned with it all.

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

Same here! I was so looking forward to the PT game and then we get that performance. We should be playing better and getting more convincing results, irrespective of the ref of the day.

I can see why the Board appointed NL After delivering the treble, it would have been harsh to let him go. In retrospect, bringing in someone else as the coach and finding another position for Lenny might have been the correct option. The next three weeks will be instructive in how the season will unfold.

Rebus

bgbhoy
8 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

he is a yes man

all the PL wanted after having Rodgers looking to push the club further forward

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

I would move on if we appoint a guy that’s not there to say yes boss every time he gets told hes not getting to sign a PROVEN player

its a shambles.. and its going to unravel

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

weve just signed a player for 3.5 million, who is 20 and played for a nobody club.

we should be spending 15-20m and lennon should be kicking down PL’s door demanding we get 2 ACTUAL QUALITY PLAYERS, why is he not???

Wanyama in to bolster the middle and put mcgregor further forward as he is not playing nearly as good as he did under Rodgers… why would that be?

the scum have just outplayed us for 180mins.. you are dam right its panic stations

Bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

So why haven’t we been at our best? That’s the manager

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Rebus,
The questions i’d like to ask, well a few of them is, Are we trying to sign Fraser Forster & Mo Elyounoussi permanently?
With ten in a row at stake, why have we not furnished the manager with the three or four players, the difference makers, that could ease the path?
We have the money, there is no excuses?

Rebus67
8 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

Agreed

Rebus

Mike
8 months ago

The Lawwell and Bain story: A simple story, a story of collusion, you scratch my back and we’el be in England beside yeh. Imagine that, unfortunately its not that hard to imagine, not by those currantly in charge at Celtic park. Thing is, our clubs supporters have been shat upon for over 130 years by the Old-co and their pretendy weans, supporters. Vitriol and hate reigns.
You have to bear in mind our historical roots, of how our club started and why. These duplicitous actions are a disgusting reminder of those who run our club. History means SFA to them, not when there is a buck in it for them. Who TF wants to be associated with them?
Why would the English want the Hun Hordes spreading their toxic waste down there, they have enough off their own. “Beware the enemy Within, because they tread a fine line”.

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,
Excellent m8, my thoughts reflect yours!

Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m concerned that there is much more to come out, but then again there is an upside to all of this and we both know what that is.

R.St.Parsley
8 months ago

Caption:
Sevco unveil new Chinese signing – Hun Hung Hi

Bognorbhoy
8 months ago

Caption
Dutch polis tries a sneaky attack on the fenian lamppost….

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Caption: David Murray get’s a lift to a local Bank of Scotland to deposit his one pound coin.

Mike
8 months ago

Caption: Oscar Pistorius gets a lift back to jail, Reeva Steenkamps father, the crane operator watches on with his hand over the release button Finar Finar.

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Oscar Pistorius supervises the installation of a new translucent shower curtain.

Monti
8 months ago

Caption: Prince Andrew plants a cctv camera on the lamp post next to a kids playground.
” you can let me down now Jeffrey “

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Obviously it’s not Andrew because he was at…erm…Pizza Express.

Cough.

Puggy67
8 months ago

Caption: The Colombian symbol for can I get half an orange.

Una
8 months ago

Caption

Karate kid does the crane

Monti
8 months ago

Or you could be a complete walloper who knows nothing about football.
Now back to your Amazon online medal search, captain darling.

Mike
8 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Here’s my take, We have around £40-50 million pounds in the bank, Skinto are owing millions. Lenny said before the break that he wanted experienced players in to give us the momentum needed to get to 9 and then 10. So far we haven’t brought in any experienced players at all, just like always projects. With a minimum of investment we could bring in three experienced players big Vic a striker and a centre-back. Sorted, but as always under Lawwell we don’t get the right sort of team investment, only younger players with sell on value. That is the difference with Skinto, there should be no debate, Lenny should fight Lawwell to get the players he needs.

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

F.F.F.

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

sacked

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

I love neil lennon as a guy

but not as manager of celtic

Rebus67
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,

I watched the WBA vs Stoke game to check out Campbell. He scored the winner but went off injured shortly thereafter so difficult to assess. On the basis of what I saw he looked like a positional player and not a battler for the ball. He had no opportunity to head the ball so I do not know if he is an aerial threat. Personally, on my brief acquaintance with him, I’d leave alone. Anyway, I bet we are finished recruiting strikers unless one leaves.

On the other hand, Sawyers looked a player. Pity we lost out on him. Joe Allen also looked quality in a poor team…good leadership qualities. The two Stoke CBs looked like they would go through a brick wall for their team. Worth a look.

Rebus

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Rebus,

Like you I thought that Sporar? was the centre-forward that we should have pursued. Billy Sharp at Sheffield was the one that I had in mind, like Dwight Gayle of Newcastle or Brighton’s Glen Murray. A more experienced older striker that has perhaps another 1-2 years left in the game. Even on a two year loan would do. Not that sure that we need another C-B. but big strong midfielder and striker definitely, there is plenty of them out there that would love to win trophies at the end of their playing career.

8 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Surely he’s getting ready to join Captain Mainwaring and protect us all?

It should all be fine provided he doesn’t tell them his name when captured.

Monti
8 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

He does indeed have lofty ambitions.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

What’s wrong with playing the XBox?

8 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Whatever you say, Private Pike.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Easier getting it over a parapet than out of a nosebag, Eyore!

Iancelt67
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Maybe a moratorium on the backbiting it’s getting tiresome

Devoy45
7 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

At Kilmarnock tomorrow, a tough one. Who is best on a wet plastic pitch? I would go:
Forster
Bauer/Ajer/Jullien/Taylor
Frimpong/Brown/McGregor/Rogic
Edouard/Griffiths.
Bhoys to win 2-1 but I would hope for more goals and a bigger result. Rogic and Edouard will give us height when needed, with Leigh hovering around both of them. Sevco isolated Edouard on his own but Rogic and Griffiths should prevent this from happening. Ajer and Taylor have played on that pitch more than anybody else so we need their
experience. I would like us to get back to playing our best football, lacking for a while. We can’t ride our luck. C’mon Bhoys, hail, hail…

Devoy45
7 months ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Above was meant to show a 4-4-2!

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I only said Jehovah…..

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I rather enjoy it actually……

7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… Praise the Lord

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
Daily m8

7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I started back to work last week Fekkin place

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Pish

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I prefer Pizza

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Why thank you captain Darling

Mike
7 months ago

No need to look up what “Institutional Bias” means, because its full on in your face with the SFA-SPFL. Their procedures are not fit for purpose, they remain as they have since they were formed as non forward looking with a propensity towards the “blue-hue”. The Celtic support are sick to their back teeth of being treated as second class, lied too, when rules are made up P!sh then you know that you are being shafted. Yet it is they the Celtic away support who keep the lights on in Scottish football. Reading Joe O’ Rourke’s latest angst filled rant you know that they are close to a turning point. Nothing would bring Scottish football to its knees quicker than if they decide to Bhoy-cott away games, you get the feeling that the whistle on the kettle is beginning to blow, those that govern Scottish football need to bear that in mind, cos if they don’t…

Mike
7 months ago

I felt a wee bit disappointed when big bad John Hartson joined Celtic. I didn’t want to break up Henke’s partnership with Sutton. Woe is me, but the man of iron stamped with Celtic on his soul is one for making me feel proud. Hartson- Sutton- Henke, the great Celtic Triumvirate, speak up for Celtic in a manner that others never could. Walker-Nicholas the green Huns of Scottish football, I turn off the volume when they speak their blue hued talk.

Puggy67
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I agree. I find Sutton a bit click bait with his comments sometimes but big bad John is excellent and was absolutely raging about bringing up booting Berkovic “25 years ago, apologised, took my ban, 23 million in transfer fees since.” That Michael Stewart doesn’t miss either (he played with them as a youth) and has Deek Ferguson spinning over the party line. Seemingly he never realised orange tops had a sectarian connotation. And they pay him. Jeeso.

7 months ago

Maybe he should try it against sevco next time.

Monti
7 months ago

Once again i’m utterly disillusioned with a transfer window, Klimala & Soro may turn out to be top signings but where is the WOW signing or two?

It’s a bit of a joke.

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

He should go for Scott McKenna.. WOW.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Kouassi ” The new Broony ” ^

7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Yep, seem like 2 for the future if not projects.

If Klimala takes time to settle and Griff doesn’t last the pace, we’re snookered for CL Qualifiers.

Why did we reject the more experienced Šporar?

If it was simply on cost (£6m to Klimala’s £3m) then that may be another false economy that comes back to bite us.

7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

What about getting fully behind all the players or don’t the others count?

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s not good enough……

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

So does your thought process….some would say too long…..private Baldrick.

7 months ago

Injuries:

– Biton (2 weeks)
– Elhamed, was “not as a bad as we first thought” but could not put a timescale on his return. Pretty meaningless and not sure that contradicts Desi’s March estimate from yesterday.
– Forrest not tomorrow but back at weekend.
– Ajer and Mikey Johnston have both returned to fitness

7 months ago

Young O Connor has gone to partick on loan looks a decent player from what I’ve seen so far. Hopefully will get him fitter for the new season.
Tomorrow night
Forster
Bauer Jullien Ajer Taylor
Brown Ntcham McGregor
Rogic Edouard Griffiths.
Get the ball up quickly to the front 3 no chance of silky football on that pitch..

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

PMSL…..WOOOOOP….this guy^

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Forster

Frimpong
Jullien
Ajer
Taylor

McGregor
Brown
Ntcham

Edouard
Klimala
Griffiths

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

7 trophies out of 7 & two CL campaigns….
Now that’s my kind of predictable.

bgbhoy
7 months ago

anyone need a ticket for Hamilton next week?

7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

I will take it m8 much is it.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

About two inches

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

haha

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

whats your movements next week?

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Not sure yet m8, doubtful i think.

7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Bbgbhoy… I hope his movements are regular 🙂

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Weered

🙂

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

£25 or free not sure just know ive a spare.. will get your email off ralph

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Open the purse strings, all that money in the bank, the manager said that he wanted to bring in experienced players. Its almost as if they do not want us to win the league. 40-50 mill. gathering dust, we are a football club not an investment bank, bring in the players he needs.

7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

If you’ve got one for St Johnstone, I’ll take it, as I’m in Perth next week.

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

no worries

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha,
Are you a farmer?

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Could you make it, ^ ^ I could try to get tickets for the Farmers End?

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

🙂

Mike
7 months ago

The lack of signing the experienced players that the manager wanted to bring in, so far with 10 days left in this transfer window, is very concerning, its almost as if they don’t want Celtic to win the league this year. They have 40-50 millions of pounds in the bank today, with more expected to come from the sale of K.T. FFS. this is a football club not an investment bank, open the purse strings.

7 months ago

Reds playing in final of County Antrim Shield at 7.45..

Live streaming and text commentary on the BBC Sport website; commentary on BBC Radio Ulster MW

Mike
7 months ago

We have another unique chance to win nine IAR and to perhaps go on to win many more IAR. Spend the money not on project players but on experienced players through to title number ten. Don’t waste this opportunity, don’t risk losing it “Spend the money” its there in the biscuit tin gathering interest “F!ck interest” give us ten IAR. The Celtic support are worth it, they pay the bills in the SPFL-“Spend the money”.

7 months ago

Reds win 2 1 with two in last two minutes of injury time
Hail Hail my Reds

7 months ago
Reply to  Weered

Well done.

I thought the Toon did well scoring in the 94th and 95th min to get a draw but the Reds topped that!

7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha… Our 6 or 7 young bucks are a sight to behold when they put their minds to it. Ballymena played a spoiling game… Hell roast them 🙂

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
Good good!
Strength to our brothers across the sea,
God bless the Pope, the ‘Ra & Cliftonville f.c.

Whitearra
7 months ago

Caption : ‘Ye’re right it isnae ET. Let me doon, I’m freezin up here.’

7 months ago

After the shit of the sevco game what a disgraceful position we find ourselves to be in after our historic treble trebles and cash income from transfers.
Sevco will score a few tonight to get the goal difference bigger and we simply have to win to stay in the title hunt. Shocking.
A making of our own downfall by peter and his chumps.
Once again his interference has cost us.
Nothing but wins now will do. So why if we are interested in Wanyana are we not moving now.
Why for every day goes by the guy is not bedded in and training with the bhoys.
Our 9 in a row is at stake here ffs. The huns wont drop points like they did last season the big fix is in..
Our 9 in a row, our history,our honour is at stake, you better be prepared to die in that shirt for the rest of the season or fuck off the now.

7 months ago

Caption: This wasnt what I meant when I said can I get a lift over mister.

highseastim
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

In todays BBC website predictions for tonight’s games. Steven Thompson is taken on by athlete Andrew Butchart who goes for a 4-0 win for Kilmarnock. Aberdeen and Hibs to get beat, the diets to draw and the huns to WIN!! Anyone like to wager a guess on what team he supports?? Give you a clue-smelly bar stewards.

henkesdreadlocks
7 months ago
Reply to  highseastim

His other half is that useless athletics dirty orange bint Lynsey Sharp.

Cole Burns
7 months ago

Sectarianism in Scotland will never die if sad bigots like this horrible pair are allowed to breed.

So much for it being a West of Scotland problem.

7 months ago
Reply to  highseastim

I saw that and was wondering, don’t laugh, if he was a Killie fan.

He’s from Dunblane so that’s unlikely but did see his partner id Lynsey Sharp, who is of the bitter orange persuasion.

Yoker Bhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Alex Dyer, recently appointed Killie boss, is a sincere hard-working football man, who has already acquitted himself well at the club in his role of assistant manager, first under Steve Clarke and then under that Italian cattenaccio geezer. He’s a likeable straight talker who is totally applied to the job and prefers to avoid getting involved in any type of controversy. Regarding Killie’s current form, five straight defeats in the league is as bad as it gets although most of those were only by the odd goal in games where they can consider themselves a tad unlucky. Their 6-0 romp against Queens Park may restore some confidence but what is more interesting is how these goals came about: 6 assists from veteran Chris Burke, 5 of which came from set pieces. That’ll give Lenny and the lads something to think about. They’ll be at full strength tonight with the excepton of injured winger Rory McKenzie. They’ve brought in two new strikers to bolster their attack: Nicke Kabamba from Hartlepool Utd for an undisclosed fee plus Harry Bunn (nice name), who became a free agent after Bury were buried. I’ve just seen the provisional Celtic squad for tonight and I was slightly disappointed to see that the in-form youngster Scott Robertson wasn’t included (he didn’t feature in yesterdays fine 4-1 win by the Celtic Colts over Clyde in the Glasgow Cup either) but that will have no bearing on the outcome. I’d like to see Hayes played on the wide left with Johnston, Rogic and Klimala coming on to make an impact in the second half. An unpredictable game on an unpredictable surface so a fast and direct approach will be called for. Any kind of win will be great and if can achieve that, there will be no moaning from this man no matter how horrendous the game might be.
Forster
Frimpong Jullien Ajer Taylor
Ntcham Brown McGregor Hayes
Edouard Griffiths
1-2 Celts COYBIG

7 months ago

Good on ye Celtic
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Copenhagen STH
Fundraising match to be staged to help local causes
Fundraising match to be staged to help local causes
By: Newsroom Staff on 21 Jan, 2020 17:01

CELTIC Football Club today announced that it will be taking part in a special fundraising match this year against Fraserburgh FC in memory of the victims of the Fraserburgh Lifeboat Tragedy. Today, January 21, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fraseburgh Lifeboat tragedy.

On 21 January 1970, the local lifeboat was overturned by a freak wave in gale-force conditions while escorting a Danish fishing vessel to safety, leaving five women widowed and 15 children mourning the loss of their father.

The joint funeral of those who perished was attended by 13,000 people.

Just three months after the incident in 1970, a Celtic team, including members of the Lisbon Lions who had won the European Cup only three years earlier, travelled to Bellslea Park for a charity fundraising match in memory of those who had lost their lives.

It was a hugely emotional occasion, with Celtic’s legendary manager, Jock Stein, paying a huge tribute of respect to the victims and their families just a few days before his side were in European Cup final action again in Milan’s San Siro Stadium.

The Celtic team was littered with stars, including Billy McNeill, Jimmy Johnstone, Bobby Lennox and Bobby Murdoch, as they prepared to meet their Fraserburgh counterparts.

A total 6,500 people braved the elements that day to see Fraserburgh take on the Glasgow giants at Bellslea and, in the process, raised around £2,000 for the benefit of the disaster fund.

Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of a tragedy which rocked the North East and Scotland as a whole, Celtic have committed once again to playing its part in support of the local community with funds raised going to local causes including RNLI Fraserburgh.

Celtic is delighted to confirm that it will send a team to play against Fraserburgh, with further match details now being discussed.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “Clearly we have a very close connection to the tragic events of 1970, with Jock Stein and the club ensuring in 1970 that the local disaster fund was supported.

“We know for many in the local area that these events will still cause hurt and pain even after 50 years. However, after discussions with Fraserburgh FC we felt that once again we should mark this anniversary year, come together and pay our respects to those who were lost and their families”.

Celtic will work closely together with Fraserburgh FC and match details will be announced in due course.

Mike
7 months ago

Mon tae feck where’s the Diary? if its no out soon I’m withdrawing my dosh and three guesses who will be nominated KOTW.

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Aye well I think that I can guess what’s taking his time.
The Referee’s are always a big concern and tonight’s no different. The Mibs tonight are.
Don Robertson, David Roome and Sean Carr.
Robertson isn’t nearly the worst considering the Huns, McLean and Cheating Beaton. I remember the honest mistake that he made by thon diver, Brendan was furious and called Robertson “an embarrassment” to be fair to Robertson he telephoned Brendan and apologised saying, that after watching the re-runs he was “horrified” at his mistake.

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

So, he’s not the worst.
Tonight we are going to have to fight, but fairly, to not just be good but able to stand up to the physicality of the Killie-Lumps.
The high ball should be a no ball, keep it on the plastic and beat them with talent and pace, but we need to press them as high up the pitch as possible. Lenny you need to stand up for your players and complain bitterly at every unfair tackle and GIRUT.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

bgbhoy? 🙂

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

7 months ago

Caption…slippy fails to prove that the sun shines out of his arse

7 months ago

http ://cliftonvillefc.net/2020/01/21/late-launch/

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Weered

R.I.P. Terry Jones……GENIUS!

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

never heard of him

7 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Bbgbhoy… Monty Python…

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
The ignorance of youth eh?
I’ll get Andy to give him a clip around the puss…..again.

7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti.. I blame the parents

7 months ago

CELTIC Football Club is delighted today to announce that midfielder Ismaila Soro has successfully completed a medical ahead of his proposed transfer to the club.

Celtic has already agreed terms with Israeli club, Bnei Yehuda, and also agreed a four-and-a-half year contract with the player.

Subject to the ongoing work permit process and international clearance, Ismaila will be in Glasgow as soon as possible.

Everyone at Celtic looks forward to welcoming Ismaila to the club.

Uralius
7 months ago

Caption: With the imminent implosion of “rangers”. The Green Brigade are planning to take their effigies to the next level.

7 months ago

Caption: Peter plucks another signing from obscurity.

Uralius
7 months ago

Just imagine if the original club has managed to wait 1 more year, the Old Firm could’ve joined English football and the new club would be lucky to have reached the Championship by now.

bgbhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

we got offered the championship when itv digital collapsed, we said no thinking we would be offered the PL

Mike
7 months ago

Monti,

Come in yer tea’s oot and give that wee laddie his ba back and leave thon wee lassie alone.
You’ve been playing on my computer, there is an e-mail on it saying “your computor’s infected with malware, I’ve been watching you fiddling, if you don’t send a £550 pound Bitcoin I’m going to send all your details to all of your friends, ok your 1-2 friends. Get your ar!e back in here pronto.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I can hear rustling…..

TicToc
7 months ago

We need a performance and a decent victory tonight.
I thought Frimpong looked as if he was under (negative) orders against the Jags as he kept going backwards and he should be given his head to run riot and tear Killie apart up the right wing in the absence of JF. Also felt The Griff had a very good hour which should benefit him greatly. I expect Simunovic wont start (doesn’t like plastic pitches) but he’ll likely be on the bench. Taylor was as good as anyone vs Jags and should start. I’d go Forster, Frimpong Jullien Ajer Taylor, Brown McGregor Ntcham, Rogic Edouard, Griffiths. We’re still easily opened up at the back so may concede but I fancy we’ll score 3 or 4 and take 3 pts with some comfort.
COYBIG
HH FC not PLC
PS, as this probably wont get posted for quite some time you may have to substitute St Johnstone for Killie above! 🙂

Puggy67
7 months ago

Sounds like we’ve got back our Mojo. Hamilton up at Hibs. Wouldn’t have backed that.

Yoker Bhoy
7 months ago

Fine result and good performance on the skating rink. Brilliant corner by Super Leigh picking out Jullien for that terrific header. All in all, a far better game to watch than what was on show at Firhill last Saturday with quite a lot of zippy sharp passing and nice through balls on view. Ntcham needs some shooting practice though. The only big dampener of the night was Frimpong’s injury. It don’t look to good. Good thing we can play the 3-5-2 option with Forrest as a wing back and hopefully Elhamed will be back soon.
HH

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