Celtic’s rich history prepares for another chapter

Distractions have been arriving thick and fast at Celtic this week, however, focus must now turn to matters on the field.  We must complete our league challenge by beating Motherwell tomorrow.  The visitors form has fallen away in recent weeks, especially against Rangers, but you can be sure they will be in peak condition tomorrow.

Celtic’s already depleted midfield will have to cope with the further loss of Kris Commons, who will still be giving Hearts’ prominent non-condoner of violent attacks, Jim Jeffries, nightmares, after his performance at Tynecastle on Wednesday.

You don’t need me to tell you that the history of our club is rich with heroic and unexpected glory.  This is Celtic we are discussing; expect the unexpected.


Today is your last chance to buy the Good Child Foundation’s Just Can’t Get Enough single.  Buy it, or I will hunt you down (and ask you politely to buy it)!  I spoke to Reamonn Gormley’s father last night.  Although these clearly remain incredibly difficult days for the family, he found your efforts to support Reamonn’s memory through the Good Child Foundation very supportive.

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  • Lennondinho18 is Neil Lennon


    ha ha cool

    thanks bud

  • Lennondinho18 is Neil Lennon


    how are u my shun

  • Gordon

    viewfaethewindae @21:47….

    I respect your opinion on Scott Brown however I think you will Neil Lennon rates his captain very highly.

  • The Singing Detective

    Kojo……you post @ 1953 yesterday,what’s this all about ? Relocating to PA/ Changing yer I.D. / Going incommunicado for a spell ? What’s up,old pal,are the K.G.B. on yer trail ?? Oh,Goddit !!!!!!! You,Sir,are a True Patriot ! “The Only Easy Day is Yesterday”. By the way,I thought that Collie looked rather dashing in those ‘Designer Goggles’ . Vaya con Dios,compadre ! Collie-Purple Heart

  • Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die

    Lennondinho18 is Neil Lennon says:
    14 May, 2011 at 22:02

    Texted him to let him know his pint awaits…

    Keep the Faith!

    Hail Hail!

  • The Idiot

    viewfaethewindae says:
    14 May, 2011 at 21:47

    Totally – he’s ok RMF but not value for money

  • viewfaethewindae

    Gordon says:

    14 May, 2011 at 22:05

    Yip you are right, however Neil’s wrong

  • Jobo Baldie

    Lennondinho18 –

    Excited and can’t wait for tomorrow. Whilst there’s hope…

    Haven’t been on since mid afternoon but I hear an 18th minute 60,000 huddle is planned for tomorrow….

    The amount of folk I’ve spoken to over the last day or so who have all failed to make any plans for tomorrow afternoon/evening so as not to jinx anything. But should the unbelievable happen then what a spontaneous party lies ahead.



  • Auld Neil Lennon heid

    Reading Between the Lines

    (Warning I’ve had a few rums).

    There was a post earlier today about what John Reid said at last night’s event concerning the removal of Dallas that suggested Celtic were not entirely passive.

    Reading between the lines I reckon Celtic had suspicions Dallas was behind the honest mistakes but could not prove it or how it was done. Then Craven blew the whistle on how it could have been done (by pulling up referees for decisons they did not give or ones they should have given in our games.

    The difficulty was proving it of course but when the Pope E mail became public knowledge the TimGod had answered a prayer and I would not be surprised (but I am reading between the lines and it is all my rum fueled conjectue) if there was some exchange between Celtic and the Church who highlighted how unacceptable such behaviour was. Ok Dallas got done as a lamb rather than a sheep but the objective was met.

    Now if the TimGod is still on duty Killie will take a point tomorrow and we will win. But if it does not happen it only means Rangers winning the title is part of a bigger plan that we have to have faith will unfold as it should (like HMRC winning and UEFA having to take a real interest in rangers and questions being asked about the integrity of the league that folk are asked to pay money to watch.

  • RanchoFranco

    starry plough says:
    14 May, 2011 at 21:39

    As a tribute act…you’ve surpassed the original.
    Abba beware!

  • Kojo

    My dear,dear,dear,dear,friend.. Auld Heid.

    Wily, Wily.. so ye ur..

    as Wily.. as wiz… Auld Ben Hur!


    Maist of Ma Charm.. relies oan Ma ability tae Obfuscate.. tae Befuddle…tae Becloud …and Dae Ma Damnest tae Conceal.. My Real Persona.

    Once it became obvious,that the Kojo whom Ma readers..well..read.. wiz a Sham.. a Mock-Up.. A Synthetic Image of the real.Man..then

    The Charm wid be loast..

    and folks oan here wid find..

    That Ah am nae much different in the Majority o’ Ma opinions than those which they espouse…

    And then,dear Pal…

    That Magical.. and Frustrating.. Thing .. Called.. Controvery.. wid nae Longer Stalk these Pages..



    That is wan thing that Ah couldnae Let allow tae Happen.


    Show me a Blog..that is a Complete and Smug…

    Love In…

    and Ah wull show ye a Blog that wull Bore Itsel

    Tae Death.

    yer pal…who likes ye aloater

  • winningemmellFTM


    nite, all

  • ThisIsTheOne

    viewfaethewindae says:
    14 May, 2011 at 22:00

    Was there myself. Can’t remember rain, though wouldn’t have felt it anyway that day given what I was expecting.

    Expecting the same tomorrow, hail or shine.

  • orchardcounty2002 is where neil lennon hail hails from

    Setting free the bears/ Estadio National. Great posts and in full agreement. Reality check needed. Time to unite. It’s easy being an armchair general behind a keyboard. Best of luck to the bhoys tomorrow. What will be will be. I feel good and compared to last year we have made progress on lots of different levels in this backwater.

  • starry plough

    Auld Neil Lennon heid says:
    14 May, 2011 at 22:08
    Reading Between the Lines

    Acceptance in practice the way forward!!

  • ParkheadcumsalfordwhoisNeilLennonand PaulMcBrideandTrishGodman

    I was at the Sparta game when we first wore the numbers on our shorts. I think we won 5-1 on a lovely day.

    I was also at Love Street on that glorious afternoon. It poured down but I don’t think that stopped every single supporter singing in the rain.

  • The Honest Mistake (Sickened)

    God Bless you all. God especially bless and protect Neil Lennon. God give the huns the strength and humility to take their last minute league defeat in a civilised manner.
    Hail hail. Mon the hoops.

  • TheCelticOne

    from the Celtic hub


    Looking around all the various blogs and speaking to many Celtic fans this morning it is clear that tomorrow is going to be a special occasion.

    Recent events have only aided in bringing our support to a closeness and unity that as a 27 year old I have not experienced.

    The majority it seems are not holding out much hope for that helicopter to enter Parkhead airspace but they are still expressing their desire to give the team and Neil Lennon unprecedented backing tomorrow.

    Some like me still believe the league is heading to Celtic park and as a united support we are set to show the world just what it means to be part of this great club.

    In the 18th minute expect an ovation for our manager that will lift the roof and shake our famous stadium to its foundations. Expect the Green Brigade to turn it up a notch (if that’s possible) and continue the phenomenal backing they have given the team this season.

    I am so proud of you all for the way in which you have come together and I don’t think I have ever been so proud to be a tim.

    Neil Lennon is a Celtic legend of that there is no doubt. When he starts adding trophies to his cv he will surely be heading for the title of the greatest Celt of all time. I am Neil Lennon, you are Neil Lennon, we are all Neil Lennon.

    The stadium will be jumping tomorrow and I cant wait to sing my heart out and show the team that whatever happens we will be there next season ready to fight for them again.

    Tonight I plan to watch the history of Celtic DVD and in particular the 1986 league decider when Albert Kidd helped Celtic win the league.

    Who for Kilmarnock will be become a Celtic hero tomorrow?

    Just to remind you all (as if you have forgotten) that tomorrow is also the anniversary of Tommy Burns death and it gives us another reason to lift the roof.

    We will never forget you Tommy and our thoughts are with your family. I hope we can give them something to smile about tomorrow.

    The Celtic family united.

  • angelgabriel

    her indoors is watching bounty hunter–pure shite–but jen anniston is still abit of gear.
    For anyone suffering euro crap then the in play betting on bet fair has Azerbaijan as
    favourites wae all sorts of dough goin on them.On Scott broon his energy was missed
    when he was out injured but his ball retention in central midfield is poor.Must admit that
    on the right of midfield his performances have been tops,he also helps Wilson wae the
    defence stuff.hope he stays.

  • fergus slayed the blues backs Neil Lennon against bigots and bullets

    setting free the bears says:
    14 May, 2011 at 21:54
    You may say you are bored by the board talk but may I say I am not bored by your post
    I thought it was a valid and balanced look at the job the board have in this present climate.
    I am glad you put your view across
    Hail hail

  • baldybhoy

    Shutter Island
    What is that all about?
    Missus making me watch it ?
    What a puke of pooh.

  • starry plough

    RanchoFranco says:
    14 May, 2011 at 22:09

    Can the hear the drums Jabba
    I remember long ago another starry night like this!!

  • CultsBhoy hates being 2nd


    I concede your aamateur psycho analysis of my cognitive dissonance holds water..


    The Whites and Kellys got their just deserts…but they were never presented with the opportunity to seriously disable the Huns..?

    I’d say results are at least as much to do with dwindling crowds…Lenny is artificially inflating crowds at the moment – what would they be without him? lest we forget lenny was an accidental appointment not a planned move.

    I honestly believe PL has FAILED us over the last 6 transfer windows and penny pinched..a different approach employed towards his own remuneration

    I disagree that we have had the teams to win ..we have always had glaring gaps…LB, then CB , GK..and never a ‘captain’ to lead on the pitch over the last 3 season?

    But as i say -you are partly correct – I’m just hacked off watching the Huns gub us again!

  • Lurgan 53

    Just got a text from a very reliable source.

    Its from the wife. She’s in the front room watching the Eurovision.
    Says its time I got off the computer and watched some TV with her.

    Like any man. I know when I’m bate.

    Keep her lit.


  • baldybhoy

    Pile of pooh

  • WGS

    Ian Holloway take a bow.

    Stands up for Lennon. Brilliant !!!

    Holloway was brilliant

  • the_huddle

    Great movie very messed up

  • What is the Stars

    What did Holloway say

  • TheCelticOne

    Just had a text

    It said I am due an upgrade on my ORANGE contract

    how dare they,

  • ThisIsTheOne

    Auld Neil Lennon heid says:
    14 May, 2011 at 22:08

    ‘Timgod’ will be on the receiving end of my wishes tonight.

    Always knew what it was, never had a name for it until now. Thanks.

  • Auld Neil Lennon heid

    The Idiot says:

    14 May, 2011 at 21:55

    I do know that Celtic were worried about the viability of the SPL, not just Rangers but at a number of clubs, so nothing would surprise me.

    What is absolutely essential for the future of our game is that all other teams and especially Rangers live within their means and the SFA is reconstituted to make sure that happens.

    This means clearing out the hun influence and I say hun as a description of a mindset that will over borrow and cheat the tax payer to look after itself and is not even aware that it is doing wrong.

  • The Honest Mistake (Sickened)

    baldybhoy 14 May, 2011 at 22:16:
    Consider yourself lucky watchin Shutter Island. I’ve been forced to watch the Eurovision Song contest. I’ve even been given a wee list to mark up the best ones by the missus. Fully expect the Scottish entry to singe the famine song, UEFA to step in and ban them from next years competition.
    My ears and eyes are bleeding onto the keyboard as I type.

  • TheCelticOne


    The twist at the end is a cracker

    watch it


  • Auld Neil Lennon heid

    ThisIsTheOne says:

    14 May, 2011 at 22:19

    As long as you accept that win or lose the title, TimGod knows what is best.

  • Ray Singh-Carr

    I have always liked Holloway. A real gent and a man of the people wherever he has been. Heard some really positive things about him when he was at Plymouth. He apparently ran some visiting fans to the stadium when they got lost. Sound bloke.
    What has he said then?

  • Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die

    I hope you all sleep well tonight and that your team wins the league tomorrow but what ever happens, remember you will wake up a Celtic Supporter on Monday.

    God Bless Neil Lennon and CFC…

    Until we meet again…

    Keep the Faith!

    Hail Hail!

  • What is the Stars

    Celtic will be champions tomorrow,
    Paddy Power offering 10/3 .though the double of Celtic to Win (2/11) and Killie Draw (5/1) pays over 6/1 so might be a better option.
    Then again it would be just my luck for Killie to get a late winner and mess that bet up.

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  • Kojo

    My dear,dear,dear,dear,friend..The Singing Sleuth


    Tae Explain..

    Ah Happen tae Hiv Ma Ain Business..

    And.. a Happen tae also hiv A Boss.

    A Guy who employs my services.. from time to time.

    Several Times a Year.. Ah tak trips..along wi my faithful compadres.. like collie, nutsy, lou.. et al.. tae certain Locations thruoot the Known World… in order tae Dae wit a dae.. and whit Ah dae dae, so weel. .fur the Boss.

    Ah wull be leavin..Las Vegas.. right after the Cup Final.. tae dae wit Ah dae.. and whit Ah dae dae,so weel.. fur the destination o’… The City of Scranton, Penn.

    Where I and Ma Faithful Compadres wull join the Boss..and Help him tae dae whit he diz dae, dae ,so weel.

    Ah should be back in Las Vegas..sometime.. late July or Early August.

    During Ma Sojourn in Scranton.. Ah shall be Incommunicado..and shall not be posting oan this Blog..as Ah wullnae hiv the Time tae dae that.

    Noo ye know.

    yer pal.. who likes ye aloater.

  • viewfaethewindae

    ThisIsTheOne says:

    14 May, 2011 at 22:11

    It pished all through the second half

  • CultsBhoy hates being 2nd


    CB is my CQN alter ego…in real life I’m a laugh a minute who is pathalogically happy…honest!

  • Jobo Baldie

    What is the Srars –

    …and, what, you’d be gutted?


  • Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die

    ThisIsTheOne says:
    14 May, 2011 at 22:11

    and Viewfaethewindae:

    I too was there and it was not raining…

    Keep the Faith!

    Hail Hail!

  • SpongeBhoy SquarePants
  • baldybhoy

    Cheers guys
    Will try and watch it to the end.

  • starry plough

    CultsBhoy hates being 2nd says:
    14 May, 2011 at 22:23

    From Blantyre now you really are extracting the Michael!!


  • What is the Stars


    No I would have a few bob on Killie to win at 10/1 (just in case)

  • paddygallagher

    An Alter Ego – how profound ;-0

  • Auld Neil Lennon heid

    The Honest Mistake (Sickened) says:

    14 May, 2011 at 22:20

    If you have seen Shutter Island is the main character not the personification of the Rangers support. Living in a physchotic world as a defense against his terrible past deeds?

    Perhaps a lobotomy is the answer?


  • bankiebhoy1

    Just got another text…….

    Apparently there will be more snyde nonsense passed off as plausible by our opponents….

    We know the drill by now bhoys….

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