And that’s why we are Champions

We never stop.
You know it, I know it, and now everyone knows it. Both teams at the top scored very late goals, the big difference bei v one was an equalizer while the other brought home the three points, so a four point gap it is.
Plus a shift in momentum.


The league leaders have found another gear instead of imploding when our influential Captain was sidelined for a prolonged spell, we dug very deep as the occasional called for it and defeated eleven hammerthrowers, the ref, and the VAR team by never ever stopping.
Our team left the supporters ecstatic.
Our title challengers left their support furious, prompting an emergency board meeting which can only result in more pressure in the dugout and/or a managerial change that cannot be heavily bankrolled due to regulations.
Momentum has swung towards the younger, more settled, more skillful Champions in the title race.


Justifiably I might add.
My Saturday morning wishes were granted, same spine, three points alongside scoring over three goals for the third time in a row. We are showing some consistency now we have a settled spine who grow more familiar with their roles by the game. I posit the genuine competition within the squad is partly responsible for the uptick in goals scored, the stronger spine also responsible. We’ve found rhythm at the best possible time and the entire squad is producing. This bodes well for Octobers two remaining fixtures, the dead rubber in theory allows the players to attack more and hone their trade, it also affords the defense a free lesson to be learned, being up against better quality than usual.


Now, yes we lost three goals which is disappointing, but I would argue Hearts away is our toughest domestic fixture. Unlike the derby where the eyes of the world are watching so the ref must reasonably behave, a visit to Tynecastle is always rougher on the players and affords the whistler much less prying eyes this leeway.
As we witnessed.


Yet still we rose above, didn’t have players sent off, didn’t resort to kicking back, but rather played until the whistle with the aim of winning the game.


Look what that win meant to Ange, his usual diplomatic smile replaced by fist pumping to himself on the sideline. It wasn’t just the win, it was the fact his troops overcame serious adversity, and the fact they’ve grasped his trademark, we never stop. Throw in the left back scoring for a bit of pure football, and he had an excellent day at the office, learning a lot about the domestic scene and his purchases. While stretching the lead at the top of course.


Ange was asked if it’s getting difficult to tell certain players they aren’t starting, and he replied no I put the team sheet up and leave the room. Well, on current form, our Captain should struggle to get selected.
In the three domestic games prior to his injury we scored four goals,,in the first three games without him we’ve scored fourteen. A big difference which has propelled the team to the top of the scoring charts, while also topping the goals against chart.
Dismantling a pain the arse Livingston team on an equally pain in the arse pitch would be a great roundoff to Sober October, and assure me the new spine can do it weekly.
Anything could happen midweek but next Sunday one thing is for sure, Livvy will be defending until the very death because We Never Stop.


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October 24, 2022 2:44 am

POTY weekend results
(Apologies for the link but it’s too big for my phone to copy and paste apparently)

October 24, 2022 5:43 am

Morning all
Humble apologies for the later than normal update but got waylaid yesterday with visitors and domestic duties, plus I’d a long meeting with my legal representative, but more on that later.

Celtic 11 shots on goal with 4 goals, SC napsters 28 attempts with 5 hitting the mark. Not a bad day really!

Our fabulous 5 this week were :

Weet Weet Weet
Jimmy Not Paul*
Big Packy.

Man of the match was a tight run affair this week with Craig 76 just getting his head in front of the others in a blanket finish. His 4/1 winner just getting the better of the selections of WWW, Lefty and JNP* their selections returning at 7/2, 3/1 and 9/4 respectively.
Big Packy’s odds on winner at 5/6 completed the scoring for the day.

( we’d one non runner on Saturday , which was not replaced, but with the last fav of the day losing, jungle Gerry unfortunately draws a blank)

Again, apologies for this update being a day late but I’d very good reason for it. Trying to find a good lawyer on a Sunday isn’t easy. Most of the ones I’d normally use were at the chapel or in the pub, but I did find a Mr Donald Findlay QC, but alas, following a 6 hour meeting we were unable to find a legitimate reason, or indeed even a very dubious reason to disqualify JNP’s winning selection.

Seriously, well done to our weekly winners.

On a personal note, tyvm for all your kind words and good wishes. Much appreciated. Friday saw Thimble make a very satisfactory debut. She goes again at Southwell this week. Katie Scott was really pleased with her. We’d a great day at the races on Saturday. More than happy with Melchoir on her hurdling debut. Given they went a fair lick, her hurdling was superb for a novice. Bruce ( jockey) said she showed a great attitude and we’re very much looking forward to her next run, probably at Musselburgh in 3 or 4 weeks. We may give her one more run at two miles just to further improve her sharpness before we go to war with her.
Missus thoroughly enjoyed being out too. I even managed to bag 4 good winners so that capped off a nice day out.

Today I’m off to Ayr. With Katie down at Redcar with two of her horses, I get the privilege of going down to Ayr to meet the lovely Emma Smith Chaston. Life not all bad eh!
Nick also has a handful of runners making their seasonal reappearance today at Ayr. All will improve for the run I’m sure but I do like his Gypsy Lee Rose in the opener.

Updated table.

St Tams £20.50

BMCUW. £18.75

McCaff. £16.58

Cosy Corner Bhoy £15.50

Weet Weet Weet. £15.26

Big Packy £12.90

16 Roads. £ 10.83

Danny Mac. £10.08

Mahe. £7.50

VP. £4.88

Jimmy Not Paul. £4.08

Craig 76. £3.50

Call me Gerry. £ 0.00

Jobo. -£0.75

Jungle Gerry. -£1.00

Lefty. -£2.12

Twisty. -£5.50
GFTB. – £5.50

Charlinic. -£5.62

DRM. -£5.88

Leggy. -£9.00

Chalmersbhoy. -£9.13

Gordon. -£9.50

CCE. -£9.87

Jim. -£9.91

Bada. -£14.62

All other runners on -£18
ATOB, BRRB, , Hashadenough, Raymac, The Real McCoy.

October 24, 2022 6:07 am

League Matches unbeaten when we score first now stands at


Here’s hoping for 150 not out when we visit Livvy on Sunday.

October 24, 2022 7:15 am


Saturday was a difficult watch,but it was an excellent game,ruined by the officials. Mainly for the reasons you mention,Hearts managed to bring us down to their level even as they raised theirs considerably. That can happen of course when teams are being refereed differently in the same match.

I’m delighted that we overcame the various hurdles placed in our path,even more so that at one stage on Saturday,we looked likely to fall behind in the title race-yet by 5pm we had extended our lead to four points.

As for Hearts,with one league victory and a draw since August,to suddenly achieve the levels they did on Saturday should not be a source of praise for them. Quite the opposite. They should be ashamed not to have been playing like that previously. And their fans and their manager should be wanting to know why that should be.

But three points and another difficult fixture negotiated? Aye,that’ll do me nicely.

October 24, 2022 7:40 am

Re VAR,and no surprise that various “teething problems” were reported over the weekend,there were also a number of poor decisions implemented down south,where not only do they have more experience of the technology,but but a lot more technology to back it up too.

BADABING told us the other day that VAR Scotland relies on six cameras,while there are 33 in each EPL match.

Yet Man City,for example,got a reviewed penalty after Silva stuck a leg out to collide with a Brighton defender-easily visible in real time,much less with the various replays? When the EPL can’t get it right,can’t show consistency,with their highly paid and competent refs,we have no chance up here,given the levels of sheer incompetence as well as the natural bias we have to deal with.

VAR is a game-changer up here,yes. But only inasmuch as it will further highlight the blatant cheating and double-standards which are applied. And that won’t bother the refs one little bit.

October 24, 2022 8:05 am

Interesting point about VAR at Ibrox on ETims today

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 8:27 am

Unfortunately after this ridiculous weekend of VAR bullshit and blatant cheating I must reiterate the pint that it’s all fuckin rigged by the masons and the bookies.

But jist watch me ra morra nigh5 at kick off 😁

And Mags can suck on my chocolate salty balls 🎉😀

October 24, 2022 8:28 am


E-Tims is the only other Celtic site I read regularly,and the only one I have send notifications of new content. RALPH,and the fans who comment on his articles,are always worth the read.

Heart on their sleeve,yes. But not to the point where that will cloud their judgement. Which is the kind of content I hope we all supply here too,and I think we have achieved that.

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 8:32 am

Come on, Mick, this site left the prehistoric ETims in the gutter where it belongs years ago thanks to its self obsessed idiotic outdated ‘contributors’.

Even Ralph is struggling to get a laugh there these days and it was never the same since they drove out Monti.

October 24, 2022 8:33 am


Now,now. MAGS has been on his best behaviour recently. Don’t go poking a tiger with a sharp stick!

Re the bookies,I told my mate in the pub yesterday that I thought Newcastle were nailed on at 9/5,but I really can’t be bothered placing a single on a game of football. He asked me my thoughts on the final score,I said 1-3.

Sod it,put a fiver on it at 28/1.

All looking good at 0-2,I said I didn’t much care who scored the next as long as they didn’t also score the fourth!

And of course,the fourth never arrived…

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 8:35 am

Ach, away, Mick, Mags is a paper tiger blawin the same shite oot his arse pretty much every day he huznae eaten they mushrooms.

Then he’s like a new man.

Must’ve went tae Burton 😊

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 8:37 am

And I’ve no idea what the feck ye’re on about wae the gambling patter …

You’re saying you bought wan fag fir hauf a croon then somehow pit it oan a hoarse ..?

October 24, 2022 8:48 am

Morning all.
Score and you win, the title, miss and your bitter rivals win it, also,what about the rebound miss.
Armani with a 90th minute penalty save in Racing-River to win Boca the title! 🤯

October 24, 2022 8:48 am


No mention of the bookies till you mentioned them.

Chill out,it’s too early in the day and the week for disagreement. I’m in a good mood for a Monday and I’m kinda hoping I can even make it last through till Tuesday. Or even Wednesday if we get a result against Shakhtar!

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 8:49 am

It’s a game a two halves, Jim.

Unless it goes to extra time.

Or penalties.

Or ye score a 97th minute goal.

All that aside, it’s a game a two halves 😁🍀

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 8:51 am

Ah, come on, Mick, I’m only joshing and besides the weekend is still ending for some of us less blessed.

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 8:52 am

Sure wasn’t it Monday yesterday for some folk ..?


The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 9:03 am

Aye, the summer’s gone but a lot goes on forever …

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 9:04 am

Jobo Baldie
October 24, 2022 9:07 am

Good morning, friends. Even though we conceded 3 in Saturday, remember that only 1 of those was from open play. Something I expect Ange to mention if asked about our defence shipping goals!

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 9:22 am

Unfortunately the 5 Way Agreement has put paid to any such freedoms, Jobo.

Maybe in the next world, if it’s any saner than this pish, which admittedly wouldn’t be that hard.

October 24, 2022 9:28 am

Twisty. 5.43.
Thanks for all the information.
I thought Melchoir ran a stormer, for a race too short for it.
As for the naps!!
Danny Mac suggested, if you were too busy, Danny and myself, could help out.
I’m not sure that would work, because the first thing I would do, would be to put you, him and that rascal McCaff, at the bottom. 😂😂😂😂
Just call it an arithmetical error.
I would give additional points to Jim and Craig, as they are good guys. 😊😊
They help folks by telling them, they have non runners etc or that their tip is running on another day.

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 9:30 am

My auld uncle used to ask ‘See if I bought a horse would you bet on it?’

It was a rhetorical question.

Obviously 😀

October 24, 2022 10:14 am

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Mikey Johnston

Celtic loanee Mikey Johnston was named MOTM as V. Guimarães left it late to defeat Boavista 3-2 last night.

The win puts his side 6th on the table only shy of a European slot due to H2H records.

October 24, 2022 10:16 am


Everyone has their hobbies,and as long as they remain a hobby,they remain pretty harmless. I’ve dropped some large amounts at the bookies at times,but I’ve never done so when it wasn’t money I had already won from them. I’ve also won some fairly large amounts by going big when I’m winning.

Each to their own,I know the bookies are not going to catch up on me.

But I won nearly £5k for a £7 bet a few years ago,and similar before and since. Those winnings were carefully dispersed,and not back across the counter. Equally,I had nearly £9k on a horse,second favourite in February 2021 in a seven runner race over 7 furlongs,, It contrived to be blocked three times and came second by half a length.

But-the bet cost me £20,paid me £1088,and it was the way that it was structured that meant I had £9k on it.

£1 L/15 and a £5 acca. Early prices of 7/1,7/1,9/1 and finally 9/1. First three win,I’ve got the £1088. Last one backed down to 4/1,and if it wins,that £1088 becomes £11,978. Plus my £5 acca kicks in,another £32k.

No,it didn’t win. But I got a helluva lot of of fun from my hobby and the £20. And some more fun from the winnings when the bloody lockdown finished.

It’s a hobby. It’s a bit of fun,it’s a bit of getting one over “The Man”. Life’s too boring yet too stressful not to have something that can cheer you up. That one’s mine.

October 24, 2022 10:51 am

Packy has a great knack for picking winners in races with fewer riders. Shorter odds certainly but he’s on a decent place in the NAP table! So I thought I would follow his example. I picked the favourite in a 3 horse race. That’s THREE horses!
It came in LAST 🙁
You’ve either got the luck or you havent! LOL

October 24, 2022 11:44 am

🇸🇪 | Carl Starfelt

Swedish centre-back Carl Starfelt returned to full Celtic training today as he trained alongside his teammates at Lennoxtown.

The 27 year old has been missing through injury since September 3rd however now looks to be close to a return.

October 24, 2022 11:47 am

🇵🇹 | Jota

Celtic were given an injury boost today as Jota returned to training at Lennoxtown.

The Portuguese winger trained alone as his teammates prepared for the visit of Shakhtar Donetsk a call yet to be made on the 23 year old’s involvement in the fixture.

October 24, 2022 11:52 am

🍀 | Celtic FC – Injury Update

🇸🇪 Carl Starfelt took part in full training having been missing since 03/09.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 David Turnbull joined Starfelt in training & looks ready for tomorrow night.

🇵🇹 Jota trained alone at Lennoxtown with a decision yet to be made on his involvement.

October 24, 2022 11:57 am


Cracking story 👍

In early 90’s I worked in an office beside 3 boys who talked horses every single morning.

I got fed up and one day asked “What the hell is this Yankee bet “ you keep talking about !!!

They explained but I was none the wiser. “Right give me that paper”, and asked “How much will a 20p Yankee cost me ?”.

2 quid 22p, pick 4 horses and Shut up, was the sharp reply !!!
Well I picked 4, handed over my dosh and forgot all about it.

I went into work next day and the Boys had the calculators out !!!!

My 4 had one at , 11/2, 4/7, 16/1 and 10/1.

After calculations I won £824 on my first ever Yankee bet !!!!!!!

Needless to say, we quickly arranged a Colonel Gadaffi ( Tax office patter !!! ) and I proceeded to buy everyone free drinks all afternoon, after collecting said winnings.

Haven’t had a Yankee up since but a few Lucky 15’s 👍👍

Big Audio Dynamite
October 24, 2022 12:22 pm

That’s great news, JNP! Also a good time to have the full squad back healthy.

No one is stopping us from winning this year …unless 😠

The Leopard’s Rimshot
October 24, 2022 1:00 pm

Cheers, Mick, I wasn’t taking the piss or pointing fingers, just explaining why I don’t bet.

But since you put it like that, bejayzis, I’m sorely tempted 😁

October 24, 2022 2:29 pm

Good afternoon all from Shawlands. It’s a fine day for a few beers and laugh at the unwashed huns. Well, that’s every day I suppose. 🤔

Cosy Corner Bhoy
October 24, 2022 2:41 pm

Any evidence that Rangers have had 78 penalties and Celtic 3 in last three years as quoted on Twitter I think

A thing of beauty
October 24, 2022 3:07 pm

Don’t believe everything you read on Twitter!!

Margaret McGill
October 24, 2022 3:08 pm

From now on I am going to refer to you as Jestercles.:)

October 24, 2022 3:09 pm

CCB. 2.41.
That was made up nonsense, on Twitter.
One of the dangers of Twitter, folks Tweet any old rubbish and people believe it.
I use Twitter a lot, but you have to sort through some amount of fake news, sometimes I think it’s a social experiment to see what people believe and dont.

Margaret McGill
October 24, 2022 3:19 pm

twitter is for twits
Facebook is for people with no life
Instagram is for kids who are playing with fire

bada Bing 1
October 24, 2022 3:31 pm

Celtic v St Johnstone, Christmas Eve,now 12.30 ko

16 roads
October 24, 2022 3:43 pm

Happy Monday ma peepol.

Expect the team to secure all three points tomorrow night.

Not even going to try and guess what the team selection will be, however I think the least they deserve is a victory.

Ange Postecoglou won’t settle for anything less.

KTF. 🍀

16 roads
October 24, 2022 3:44 pm

Margaret McGill

twitter is for twits
Facebook is for people with no life
Instagram is for kids who are playing with fire

October 24, 2022 3:19 pm.


Is that GAB any good?

Margaret McGill
October 24, 2022 3:46 pm

!6 Roads
You’d love it!

16 roads
October 24, 2022 3:51 pm

Margaret McGill

!6 Roads
You’d love it!

October 24, 2022 3:46 pm


Mibbes aye, mibbes naw.

Margaret McGill
October 24, 2022 3:53 pm

16 Roads
The huns havent found it yet.
You should be fine.

16 roads
October 24, 2022 3:59 pm

No worries Magill.

Think I’ll just stick with Sentinel Celts.

Margaret McGill
October 24, 2022 4:00 pm

16 Roads..Good idea

Margaret McGill
October 24, 2022 4:02 pm

….and so it came to pass……

Its not a surprise to me that many UK Indians end up as Conservatives.
Coming from the most racist, sectarian, elitist, classist, anglophile, caste based bigoted culture on earth its not unnatural for them to find themselves a right wing niche in British society.
It’s not about helping your fellow man but fucking them over for yourself.
What really makes me laugh is that Rishi Sunak’s wife has an American green card.
This I know for a fact means they had no intentions of staying in the UK until their “Career took off”.

October 24, 2022 4:05 pm

It is still early in the season but there are good reasons to be optimistic about a) the destination of the league, and b) the development of both the team and the club.

For me, one of the most significant factors that points to a bright future is the obvious togetherness of the squad. This is a happy group where all seem invested in achieving goals(on and off the park). Evidence of this can be seen in that virtually all of the team get involved in the celebration of each goal.

I was particularly struck by Ideguchi’s involvement in the celebration of Taylor’s winning goal. He was just as happy as he would have been if he had been on the park. This is a very tight group of players who are enjoying this moment in their career.

The style of play is also evolving into a more controlled form of Angeball, either purposefully or naturally. The high press is used more judiciously, Hatate is on a crusade and, while not perfect, the midfield is starting to gel. Leaders are starting to emerge.

The one negative on the evidence of the Hearts game, is the lack of assurance from the defence. The Bernabei issue can resolved by Taylor but both CBs did not look confident, particularly Jenz. However, we should not judge on the basis of one game. But we do!

There are two large unknowns on the horizon. Firstly, what will be the effect of the WC? Will players be lost through injury? Will the team restart positively afterwards?

Secondly, will Sevco retool in both the player pool and the managerial front? Finance wise, they need to exercise caution, but will they?

Finally, to end my shotgun narrative, dear reader, I note that Ange’s contract is up at the end of May next year. Can this be true? This needs to be addressed ASAP. Extend it by at least another month!


October 24, 2022 4:10 pm


Cracking read for a Monday. Cheers.

Over on the Read Celtic blog meanwhile, they’re highlighting tweets about Saturday’s ref at Ibrox. The fella’s name is Greg Aitken.

I’m paraphrasing here, but they go something along the lines of:

“Just off to watch Greg ref his first game for *angers. Do the Ayrshire Association proud, and bring back the 3 points.”

A different well-wisher gives us this little gem:

“Greg is in the same Lodge as me, and he’s a nice guy.”

There we have it. Only in Scotland.

Hail Hail.

October 24, 2022 4:11 pm

MAGS 402

I think Sunak had one too,and kept it till quite recently.