Falkirk vs Celtic - CIS Cup

Celtic’s treble hopes on the line tonight at Falkirk Stadium.

Mon the Hoops


Boruc, Hinkel, McManus, Loovens, D Fox, N’Guemo, McGinn, Caldwell, McDonald, Brown, Maloney, Killen, McGeady, Zaluska, Naylor, Crosas, McCourt, Caddis, Robson, Mizuno.

Mark Venus’ thoughts :

"It is one of the three domestic trophies and we are going to try and win it.

"I don’t know if we will play our strongest side.

"We have a squad of players and it wouldn’t surprise me if some of the other (fringe) players played.

“But no matters who plays, we will be going to win it.”

Bayern Munich are ready to renew their interest in Celtic winger Adrian McGeady.

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni revealed that his former club were tracking McGeady earlier this year and the German giants have not cooled their interest, despite a change of management.

With Manchester United and Chelsea target Franck Ribery widely expected to leave the Allianz Arena next summer, Bayern are considering splashing some of their windfall on the 23-year-old, according to reports in Germany.

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham showed interest in the summer, but the Glasgow-born star was reluctant to leave for a club not playing in European competitions.

Celtic are thought to want 10million for the player who has previously interested Aston Villa, managed by his former Hoops boss Martin O’Neill.

Juventus, Hamburg and Bordeaux are also said to be tracking McGeady.

If we only want 10 million for McGeady then that would be disappointing. Don’t want him to leave but especially don’t want him to leave to a club like Aston Villa or Hamburg.

Worth an awful lot more than 10m and there’s little substance to that story which conveniently forgets to mention the arrival of Robben in Munich anyway.

[quote=“tipptops*”]Bayern Munich are ready to renew their interest in Celtic winger Adrian McGeady.

Who’s this lad?

Duff went to Fulham for about 4m, Hunt went to Hull for about 5m. Trappatoni sees both of these as being superior players to the young Glaswegian. Realistically McGeady would go for a similar price tag. The days of SPL players commanding big fees are over. Witness Barry Ferguson going to Birmingham last summer for a bag of jellies.

What disappoints me the most is that McGeady seems happy to spend the rest of his career with such luminaries as Samarass, Caldwell, Muckmanus and god knows how many more to mention. Plus the fact Glasgow is a scummy shithole that he would do well to get out of. His attitude disgusts me frankly. His complete lack of ambition at club level has been reflected in his performances at international level unfortunately where he has routinely flattered to deceive. 27 caps, 0 goals - a damning stat.

…and Heskey is worth more than Ashley Young etc. etc…

ah your comparing apples and oranges there…

Celtic team:

Zaluska; Caddis, Caldwell, McManus, Wilson; Flood, Crosas, McCourt, Robson; Killen, McDonald
Subs: Cervi, Loovens, McGeady, Mizuno, McGinn

Struggling for a link.

Wilson, Robson back from injury. Real lack of depth if that’s our second string, it’s very like our starting team.

McCourt playing well seemingly, or so a mate of mine on facebook reckons

Yeah it’s not on tv anywhere but he’s doing well according to the radio. McDonald has us one up anyway.


According to Sky’s score centre, celtic’s key man has been Patrick McCourt.

4-0 with 2 from Skippy, one from Paddy the Provo and one fron Killen. Marvellous.

awaiting DBs response to an ex hoop scoring for Celtic

McCourt’s goal was stunning apparently.

Any relation of Frank’s?

don’t think so but he is a brother of candystripes legend Harry…

From Celtic site:

magical mccourt steals the show

Gregor Kyle
PADDY McCOURT has threatened for months in reserve games and friendlies, and having been given the chance in the starting XI against Falkirk, the Irishman lit up the Co-operative Insurance League Cup with a virtuoso display and solo goal that will live long in the memory.

For 90 minutes, he tormented his opponents, beating players with ease. He had a hand in Celtic’s second goal and then, in the 64th minute, he grabbed the third in this 4-0 win, dancing through the defence from the halfway before chipping the Falkirk keeper.

It was the crowning moment in a near-perfect, Man of the Match-winning display from McCourt,…

…in the 64th minute, McCourt delivered the coup de grace with a goal that completely demoralised the home side and will stand as one of the goals of the season.

Picking the ball up on the halfway line, with Caddis sprinting into space beyond him, he instead opted to go it alone, jinking to the edge of the box, with a little nutmeg taking him past a crowd of defenders.

He then rounded it off with a delicate chip over the head of Olejnik that in itself, was worth the admission fee.

mccourt really seems to have put the head down at celtic and looks like he’s really left the boozey days at rochdale behind him…fair play to the man from the Bog…

Maybe McGinn arriving and threatening to overtake him has got the best out of McCourt. Well, that and the new manager giving him a crack.