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Watch Out Hibs….We’re Coming To Get You!
Although the Edinburgh side are on a winning run themselves, the Bhoys just seem to have stepped up a gear in the last two weeks, scoring eight goals without reply.
On the scoresheet for Celtic at Tannadice were the CSA Player of the Year Kris Commons, Mr Reliable Super Joe Ledley, the Greek Gazelle Georgios Samaras and Irishman Anthony Stokes.
Today’s result also put to bed the indifferent form shown away from Paradise by the Hoops, scoring three before half-time.
The result also allowed Lenny the luxury of introducing young Bahrudin Atajic for his first competitive debut.
All that’s needed now is a clean bill of health for next Sunday as Celtic go on to complete the domestic double.
Time To Give Recognition!
Last night, along with Mrs Fanzone, I had the privilege of attending the 65th Celtic Supporters Association Rally in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park.
The guest of honour was Celtic legend John Hartson and the Player of the Year was Kris Commons.
Along with manager Neil Lennon, the Bhoys gave great speeches, thanking everyone involved and reiterating their commitment to the club. Also in attendance were current players James Forrest, Rami Gershon, Dylan McGeouch, Tom Rogic, young Bahrudin Atajic and of course Chief Executive Peter Lawwell.
Patron and former club captain Tom Boyd handed out the prizes in the raffle, some rather dubious I might add Mr Brennan!
During the evening several thousand pounds were raided for the beneficiary for the night, a worth cause, The John Hartson Foundation.
Now to my point.
I appreciate the effort the President Joe O’Rourke and Secretary John Andrews do for the association and they were thanked accordingly, but the man who keeps the evening flowing and makes sure everything is done is my good friend Phil Agnew.
Phil was at Celtic Park from 4.30pm yesterday afternoon to make sure what was needing done, was done.
Last year when the Thai Tims were here, it as the very same.
Phil gives his all to make these and other events go well. I think it’s about time he was given the recognition he deserves for all the hard work he does. Because in all honesty, it wouldn’t work without him.
While the two men previously mentioned were thanked from the stage, Phil was missed out. That was poor.
Even if they don’t appreciate the work you do, those around you do. Well done Phil.
Friday Night In Blantyre!
That’s right fholks, the three wise men of the Internet,
- journalist and author of the best seller ‘Downfall-How Rangers FC Self Destructed’, Phil MacGhiollabhain,
- Celtic Quick News’ main man Mr Paul Brennan and
- legal eagle Paul McConville will all be guests at the Columba Club in Blantyre this Friday evening.
The night will be compared by Celtic Fanzones top man Phil Agnew and starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5.00 and some are still available from the club via Lisbon Lion John Fallon.
With all the speculation going on across the city as we await the second demise, it’s sure to be a great night.
If you want the inside track, get yourself along on Friday night. It’s sure to be a cracker…
Is There Anyone More Consistent Than Joe Ledley?
At today’s press conference manager Neil Lennon said there was ‘a lot of anger and bewilderment’ in the Celtic dressing room after the SPFA nominees were announced.
Despite the team winning the SPL title, reaching the last 16 of the Champions League, the semi-final of the League Cup and contesting the Scottish Cup final, their fellow pros didn’t think any of the Bhoys were good enough!
The four nominated, Shinnie of Aberdeen, Griffiths of Hibs, Higdon of Motherwell and Niall McGinn of Aberdeen couldn’t lace the boots of Celtic’s Mr Consistency, Joe Ledley.
Although Kris Commons came back to life later in the season, the Welshman was without doubt the stand out player at Celtic Park.
Lenny can rest assured that the Bhoys in the dressing room aren’t the only ones bewildered, the Celtic support share the same sentiment. We can’t change the nominees, but we can go and finish the season on a high by winning the rest of our games, including the Scottish Cup.
Then they can stick their award up their arse.
Hacks In A Frenzy Over Lenny’s Bhoys.
On the day when everyone with green eyes were celebrating the clubs 44th league championship there were a few in the Scottish press who were left seething and bitter.
As Lenny was making a triumphant entrance onto the holy ground that is Celtic Park to the acclaim of the vast Celtic support, a couple of all that can be described as bitter hacks were looking for ways to discredit the club and our achievements.
First up was the son of a preacher man and self confessed bluenose Graham Spiers. He is so bitter it took him until nearly midnight before tweeting that the t-shirts Celtic wore after the game were ‘tacky’.
Yes, by stating facts about our club, we had entered into a tacky act of goading Rangers fans. That was Spiers’ assumption. Of course, he didn’t come up with an alternative, such was his distress.
So here’s one Graham, instead of “Always Have Been, Always Will Be” maybe “Celtic SPL Champions 2013 – No Cleansing Needed”. Would that have been more suitable?
Spiers wasn’t the only one to show his bitterness though. The Sports Hack of The Year (stop laughing at the back) has basically told the world that the medals Celtic win this season are worthless. Because…..you know what’s next so I’ll save you the bother.
Instead of thanking Lenny and the Bhoys for flying the flag in Europe and promoting the Scottish game worldwide these morons can’t help themselves.
But hey, what can we expect from the rat pack that write for the Scottish Press?