There’s a Mouss, loose, in the English hoose !

Happy Friday folks,
9th Friday of unordinary times.
The big week still might bring a surprise or two, but one gets the feeling everyone is holding their breath to hear what happens now from Doncaster and buddy.
There’s zero reason not to award the title but now is a moment for tact, diplomacy, and not a little politicking so I’m not anticipating title and punishment handed out in one go.
Hand the title out and put any slap on the back burner would be the usual, but when a line has been crossed by one party who knows.
A lover scorned and all that.
The big announcement could be here any moment, but we will wait for the fat lady to sing before officially kicking the party off.
Certainly not gonna blog about them more than is absolutely necessary, and it will be sometimes apologies in advance on my behalf, so I’m delighted a little heart warmer just happened to drop into my lap.


You will have your own feelings on our ex striker and I totally understand if how it all ended has brought him down a notch in any book, but the former bhoy has just went and bagged himself one of the most prestige positions in world football.
Just one step step after leaving us.


All BS aside, when he was first linked with us I could see the career path all laid out and we were to be part of his education under a very good coach/manager.
But I knew that’s all we were to him, I never became emotionally attached at all, just took on board what he gave in terms of goals only if you like.
26 goals in 55 appearances is almost textbook one in two, something I would say is the benchmark a striker needs to reach with us. It’s only the fact teams sit in a lot makes me not ask for more but one in two kept everyone happy in this case.


When you’re just looking at things kinda from the outside that one against City looked like a sclaff gone lucky but I’ve since seen other angles that justify the goal. To score when you’re back is to goal is rare full stop. He made it look so very easy. There’s a great start with the United faithful.


But once again we have a representative in the elite league, joining several actually. A growing clique in fact. This one took one step sideways instead of the direct move ala KT. If asked when he joined which of the duo would be down south first the Frenchman would easily have got the nod. Such is life and lesson learned.


Will Moussa shine?
Well for starters that goofy smile of his will become world famous, at least heavily advertised in most parts. The Man United striker gets the lions share of the attention, that will make or break certain characters, but I think this gifted kid fancies himself a superstar.
He will certainly get the wages.
Ole will fancy his chances of molding him into the main man he craves up top, so all the ingredients are there.
I would have backed Kieran to be more of a cert to shine, but smartly Moussa has another couple years of new experience and conquering a fresh challenge under the collar now, that will stand him in great stead.
Aye he will do well at Man Utd. In fact he will explode onto the scene ala the new Rooney and show quite a few former stars up I reckon.
A snip in previous market terms btw, absolute steal. Ole is the perfect manager for him and also he wants that French number 9 shirt for the next Euros, just gave himself the platform to grab it, which means he will go all out to get it.
Golden boot next summer, you heard it here first.


As mentioned before, every ex Hoop that does well in what’s the most hyped and marketed league in the world is another feather in our cap and the common denominator has well been sussed out. It’s an acknowledgement we can develop a cracker, and it does strengthen the hand a bit while negotiating.
Well done Moussa, go get em kid. You’ve earned it. Go with our best wishes and join the long line of ex Celts that have graced that club.


The above is by Mahe.
Up the bampots, starve the bent.

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Twists and Turns
May 15, 2020 7:09 am

Morning all

Moussa is a class act. Not convinced Man U will be the best move for him, time will tell.

His performance in this 5-1 demolition of Rangers is one of the best I’ve seen. Superb hat trick. Header, Right foot, Left foot.

His second goal, with the outside of his right foot, was sublime.

His pass inside to Scott Sinclair for the 3rd was timed and executed to perfection.

The way he cushions the cross on his right foot before striking it with his left for his own 3rd, showed such composure.

Marvellous piece of business by Celtic.

May 15, 2020 7:09 am



and belated


Mr & Mrs FAIRHILLBHOY!!!!!!!

(The applause for Mrs F from the neighbours last night is because of her job,and not for putting up wi the nippy sweetie all these years. That was a dreadful rumour to spread…)

May 15, 2020 7:11 am

Last chance,folks. Sign up to the nearest thing to football and gambling for a while!

Bateen Bhoy

From CQN
Some of you may be aware that we are running a number of fund-raising initiatives shortly, one of which will be a very special Last Man Standing competition.
We have finalised all details now and a mail will be sent out this weekend to all those who have been kind enough to indicate an interest in participating. We plan to kick the competition off next weekend, with a round of games on Saturday 16 May.
If you would like to participate, or want to find out more, drop us a mail to
If you have already let us know that you intend to participate, you will receive a mail this evening with all relevant details, and of course, the fixtures for round 1.
The main beneficiary from this competition will be Strathcarron Hospice, in support of our friend HamiltonTim’s ‘Just Giving’ page.
If you’re looking for something to focus on while you’re staying at home during lockdown, please consider playing. ?
Round 1 Fixtures have just been released……

Bateen Bhoy,

May 15, 2020 7:18 am


Moussa was quality from the off,though his “off” certainly wasn’t! I was delighted when he signed,and even congratulated PL for a great piece of work. I know,but it’s true!!

We let him go far too cheaply in my opinion,but a lot of that was down to the background nonsense re China,etc,and the big obstacle to a move at the time-his constant injury problems. A player with his physique,style and pace having constant hamstring problems from an early age suggests that they are likely to be a recurring issue.

Having said that,I wish him every success. He was outstanding for us,a true hunskelper. Welcome back anytime as a guest. Don’t want him near the place in an opposition jersey!

Twists and Turns
May 15, 2020 7:56 am

Yes his parting was acrimonious which was a great shame. I know he made comments inferring that BR had lied. We don’t know the truth of that matter so better I feel just to celebrate his contribution ( including transfer money) and move on.

Looks like we will get another few £ million – so not at all bad.

May 15, 2020 8:17 am


Magic stuff,mate. Maybe not up there wi the likes of Hair Like Spaghetti,Hitting The Nettie but significantly less contrived!

Best of all? You Are My Sunshine,for Henrik. He deserved a better song,aye,but the sentiment behind that one couldn’t be bettered.

Twists and Turns
May 15, 2020 8:18 am

I was reading that despicable hun Alex Rae yesterday and his comments re the investigation vote

He said if there’s concern over wrongdoing them how can the game move on without a proper investigation? Ffffff me. Couldn’t mark his neck with a blowtorch

A thing of beauty
May 15, 2020 9:03 am

Naw but you could make a right mess of his face with a golf club.
Scratch that, we would never do that. Especially when it’s a big enough state already

Twists and Turns
May 15, 2020 9:27 am

I’m going to try and get through to Clyde when he next appears. I’m looking to ask him if he thinks the matter of the use of EBT’s should also be investigated. Hypocritical buffoon .

By the way I’ve got an extra Calloway driver in my golf bag if you want to borrow it .

Bada Bing
May 15, 2020 9:30 am
A thing of beauty
May 15, 2020 9:31 am

No need twists, it would only improve his looks. I would love it if you went on Clyde and asked that question. It’s time some people with serious questions and the ability not to be blinded by bullshit got into what passes for pundits and journalists in this country. Please do it.

May 15, 2020 9:36 am

My apologies to anyone that I didn’t send this to. Damned difficult to find when my Bicester bud asked me to send it to him. Fortunately my Guinness-guzzling nephew had it.

Downfall/Hitler demanding a pint of Guinness.

May 15, 2020 9:37 am

They won’t let anyone on, who mentions EBT.
You would have to get it in, surreptitiously.
Maybe, hello Alex, what do you think of Celtic being awarded the league.
I think it should be named the Early Benefit Title, or EBT. for short
Any thoughts on EBTs, Alex, then they will cut you off, but message would be delivered by then.

May 15, 2020 9:41 am


Even Sevco is a proscribed word on some sites. Newspeak,I believe it was called in a dystopian novel. You know,the kind of thing that could never happen here…

May 15, 2020 9:45 am


You’ve been back in Kilwinning too long! No details,but an acquaintance was on trial,late 90s,and a witness was asked if the accused was “fond of his golf”,a 7-iron having been found in the vicinity of a recent assault.

“Couldnae say,but he’s gey fond of his weapons!”

May 15, 2020 9:52 am

Awe Naw Jim, Billy Bhoy and Twists.
Can I thank you all for your supportive comments about my medication experience.
As you would imagine I was waiting for the surgery to open and phoned then.
To be fair, a G.P. phoned back at 9.15, by this time, I will try and not exaggerate, my breathing is a bit laboured, so my wife spoke on my behalf, imagine being 56, having a job that deals with the public, yet having to get your wife to talk on your behalf, cringeworthy.
Anyway, it was probably the best thing that could have happened, my wife was very forensic and she said the G.P was lovely, understood and was apologetic, it’s all been sorted and she has increased length of award of medications, so that I don’t have to get in touch as often.
I personally think this is one of the best things about the blog, the support it gives others.

May 15, 2020 9:52 am

Good morning all!

Thanks Bobby for the wishes!

The 18 yr old is still asleep… I can’t even call him lazy as he actually helped my wife in the kitchen last night making samosas!

But he’s in for a surprise as my younger 2 have helped me decorate the house … plus loads of embarrassing pics of the yesteryears!!!


Very confident this lad will storm the PL… Agree with Mahe that Moussa is eyeing up a place in the French Euro 20 squad … would be fantastic if our own Eddie makes it too!

Right time to sort out the breakfast and a glorious day of celebration … hope all of you have a cracking day too! HAIL HAIL!!! ?

Fairhill bhoy
May 15, 2020 9:53 am

BMCUWP-cheers mate
Nippy sweetie I’m keeping.Sweeties are sugary wee treats.?
Hope you’re well buddy ?

Awe Naw
May 15, 2020 9:54 am


that´s great that some of your worry has been removed. Worry is always a worry. The less of it for you the better

That lady of yours sound very formidable … say Hi from me

May 15, 2020 9:54 am

Hey Fairhill Bhoy.
I missed you, yesterday, buddy.
Many congratulations, tell your wife, she deserves a medal. ??

Awe Naw
May 15, 2020 9:56 am


Like father like son .. I bet he isn´t as lazy as you when it comes to youtube URLs 🙂

May 15, 2020 9:56 am

Awe Naw.
Thanks buddy.
As for formidable, don’t I know it, nothing gets past her. ??

May 15, 2020 9:59 am

Bobby, talking about gambling, I’ve signed up for the Post Code Lottery. £10 per month. But there’s a draw every day! Smaller prizes obviously than the big lotteries but it gives me something to get excited about every day. 🙂
I will give you a shout if my gambling gets out of hand.

May 15, 2020 9:59 am


Delighted that common sense prevailed. I have no idea why your medication requirements were scaled back,but it makes no sense whatsoever for long-term prescriptions to move to short term ones. Surely that’s an additional strain on a stretched service?

Madness,and I’m glad that someone with a modicum of common got it sorted.

Mind you,I reckon that calm zen-like “get it sortit,ya fux” approach from your Buddhist better half might have swung the deal…

Twists and Turns
May 15, 2020 10:02 am

Great news. I’m glad the doc was understanding. Be a weight of your mind.

Fairhill bhoy
May 15, 2020 10:02 am

Jimmynotpaul-Glad you got things sorted with the GP mate.
Behind every great man is a great woman as the song goes ?
Thanks for the good wishes,I think??

May 15, 2020 10:03 am


£10 a month,what else can you buy for 33p a day? How much are Black Jacks and Penny Dainties nowadays? Good luck with it,it’s hardly problem gambling. And don’t forget yer pals when you win.

Send us a postcard,we’ll come round and tan yer house.

May 15, 2020 10:05 am

Morning all and Packy,

JNP, thank goodness for a bit of good news on that front. Take care.

Happy Birthday to Harvey jnr. Hope his da has designed and built him a new party pad!

Fairhill Bhoy, Happy Anniversary pal. Enjoy it!

Awe Naw
May 15, 2020 10:07 am


at least you can mention that awfy gambling habit in the confessional box. It almost pays for itself 🙂

May 15, 2020 10:09 am

Awe Naw, Aye it will give us something to talk about. 🙂

May 15, 2020 10:17 am


My pleasure. I hope he enjoys it,and will celebrate it to the full later. My 18th fell on a Saturday,and my parents allowed a house party with an empty! They’d started stripping the place down for a redec,thought we might finish it off for them!!!

Magic night,it will live long in my memory. Which is surprising,for obvious reasons…

May 15, 2020 10:18 am

Oh,and the way that a pal from Glasgow,Tam McNeely,dealt with attempted gatecrashers,I wish iPhones were around to record that for posterity!

May 15, 2020 10:20 am


Taken in the “spirit” it was intended,as Billy Connolly in his early days referred to whisky as a nippy sweetie.

Congratulations to you both.

May 15, 2020 10:21 am

Yes, as Paddy says, totally counter productive.
He now has to go and queue at Boots, again.
Social isolation, anyone?

Fairhill bhoy
May 15, 2020 10:22 am

Jtt53-thanks buddy.We had a nice meal and a few cheeky beers ??
Fingers crossed for a win in the lottery ??

Bada Bing
May 15, 2020 10:27 am

Off topic, looking for a new gas boiler, probably interest free deal,thanks for any advice…

May 15, 2020 10:30 am

Thank you so much for sharing, F
Your comments about Helen, must have taken you a good bit of time, to find the words, they are wonderful, appropriate and true.
That was very thoughtful, giving young Steph a mention.
I worked with her and her Dad, both are lovely people.
As for the piece about Canon Tom, truly outrageous, I’m sure he has truly appreciated the support of his community.
I wonder why the DNA bit never made the press, if it did, I cannot recall reading it.

May 15, 2020 10:30 am


Nice to have you back,old son. I’ve still got that Pink Floyd LP,certainly not forgotten about it!

Helen is a huge loss to us all,but particularly to her close family. Her memory will always be with us,but I know what we would prefer.
27 different DNA samples and one conviction is a disgrace. I’ll say no more on that,other than that I’m pleased you are publicising your site through ours.

That might well be because you were instrumental in helping us set it up in the first place! A kindness not forgotten,bud.

Mi casa es tu casa,but only after you helped build it!


R I P Helen

R I P Tommy

May 15, 2020 10:32 am

Bobby Murdoch’s anniversary, today, as well.

May 15, 2020 10:34 am

Fairhill Bhoy.
Definitely, good wishes, intended.

May 15, 2020 10:39 am

vfr, that was a terrific read, I’ve never came across the site before. It’s now on my ‘Favourites bar’. On my reading list.

May 15, 2020 10:42 am


It is indeed. First of the gang. I was still living in Kilwinning at the time. The previous month,Jim Baxter had gone,and I lamented his loss-or treasured the memories of him-with my friends there. They weren’t surprised at that,my main pain was that he played for Rangers and not a team where his skills would have been better fitted!

I was,though,surprised at the respect they gave Bobby. It would have been out of character maybe three years earlier but I’d been hard at work on them. One line from my pal “Motor” sticks.

Big man upstairs must have an important game. He’s got some half-back line noo.

Both taken too soon,as is everyone really.

May 15, 2020 10:44 am


New boiler?

Can’t help you,mate. I’d be lucky to get an old boiler these days

Fairhill bhoy
May 15, 2020 10:46 am

Jimmynotpaul-I know mate. I remember someone said she deserved a medal for putting up with me.I said no a medal,a bloody great big trophy ? ?
Away to do my chores ?

May 15, 2020 10:48 am

After the Peter Scarf article.
Here’s another Celt, from Celtic Wiki, who died, tragically young.John Mulrooney, Celtic Goalie 1911-13

Wearer of the most dazzling goalie top ever!

Good shutout record (51%) & hero of Scottish Cup 1912 triumph: “outstanding performer… equal to every call”

Died prematurely, 27, heart attack, RIP.

May 15, 2020 10:51 am

vfr excellent post, enlighting. nice to see you on here. Fairhill Bhoy best wishes, Harvey HH to your son

May 15, 2020 10:59 am


Interesting,that’s definitely a new one on me. I’ll try to get some deeper info on him,attempt to make an article from it. A 51% shutout record certainly deserves some acknowledgement,though there may be question marks about his attire!

I’ve not forgotten the Roy Aitken article. I’ll post it as soon as the stud mark near my groin finally fades. Maybe sooner,I don’t think he meant it. He was going for the ball…

May 15, 2020 11:14 am

I will not give too much away, if you are looking at doing an article.
His jersey was a belter.
In one interesting friendly in Norway, he set what is now a modern trend. In those days, football tops were austere or even plain or bland, but in this match he wore a very interesting design:
“Mulrooney played today in a beautiful white jersey all sewn with shamrocks presented to Quinn by an ardent admirer. It was the sight of the day”.

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