|P/C - Curries, Popes, 5Live and Betting|
|Written by Harry Brady|
|Friday, 17 September 2010 12:20|
One of the things I am most proud of about our club is that Celtic is all embracing. Yes we celebrate our Irish immigrant history and our Catholic roots but most importantly we have always been welcome to all. Of the Celtic fans I am friendly with 4 are Sikhs, 4 are Church of Scotland, 2 are Muslim and one is Jewish. Many are Catholic and others I don’t know and don’t care. It’s for that reason I have no truck with the “Celtic Minded” comments of a few among us and why I adhere strongly to Jock Stein’s comments about singing Celtic songs. However (and for those with no interest in the Papal visit I apologise) I am sick and fed up with middle England, Radio and TV… or to give it it’s formal name the BBC, whinging and having endless phone-ins about the Papal visit!
5 Live is the worst with it’s new labour “offend no-one let’s be all inclusive” presenters and “I live in Tunbridge Wells, drive a 4x4 but feel guilty so vote Green” listeners. Where’s you’re phone-in about whether the Queen’s worth it. And whilst we’re on the topic of costs, lets look at how much it cost to police Orange walks over the past 150 years, then divide the amount by 2. We’ll then see who costs more! Rant. For the agnostics and atheists you can read on from this point.
What a week last week. I always put on the 6 SPL predictions as correct score (and accumulator) and correct result (and accumulator). Three correct scores, 4 correct results – quids in! Can we do it again this week? Read on McDuff…
And so the first shall be last…eh that needs changed. Anyway we’ll look at our game first;
Obviously the last game at Kilmarnock was a blip. Also it means they can’t trot out the “last time Kilmarnock beat Celtic was…” and you think – “that run’s got to end some time!!!” So three goals to the hoops seems a common amount, but then again our two away fixtures this season have finished one nil to the Celtic. Mmmmm
Another bet for those who don’t take life too seriously;
Paddy Power are famous for their Papal betting having been the first ever bookmaker to offer odds on the next Pope, even opening up a world famous bookie’s stall in St Peter’s Square when Benedict was appointed in 2005. Francis Arinze of Nigeria is currently a hot 2/1 favourite to succeed Benedict to become the next Pope.
Paddy Power Betting - Next Pope
2/1 Francis Arinze (Nigeria)
8/1 Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras)
8/1 Cardinal Angelo Scola (Venice)
10/1 Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Argentina)
12/1 Cardinal William Levada (America)
12/1 Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (Italy)
14/1 Dionigi Tettamanzi (Italy)
14/1 Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (Italy)
14/1 Count Christoph von Schoenborn (Austria)
16/1 Cardinal Leonardo Sandri (Argentina)
16/1 Archbishop Piero Marini (Italy)
33/1 Archbishop Vincent Nichols (UK)
40/1 Cardinal Sean Brady (Ireland)
50/1 Cormac Murphy O’Connor (UK)
66/1 Keith O’Brien (UK)
1000/1 Bono (Ireland)
One For Sohan
A competition is underway to find out which City is the UK's Curry Capital!
Hopefully we can have the week we had last – especially if I get the Dundee Utd score right!
|Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2010 20:58|