As I say,many things have happened since the turn of the year after the club's 1-1 draw with the neighbours,not all good I may add.
There have been a few comings and goings as the January Sales signs go up at clubs up and down the country and Celtic have been quick off the mark to act.
Heading out of Celtic Park to seek success elsewhere have gone
Gary Caldwell who has gone to Wigan after appearing 151 times for the Hoops over three and a half years,scoring seven goals and winning 2 league titles,a Scottish Cup and a League Cup in his time with the club.He has also played in the Champions League and has represented his country since signing for Celtic in 2006 from Hibernian.
He has had many highs in his time with Celtic with the titles and trophies and personal awards that he has won but many Celtic supporters did not always warm to the defender and he himself feels the time is right to try his football in the Premiership.
Also gone are trio Willo Flood,Chris Killen and Barry Robson who have all moved to Boro to be reunited with old boss Gordon Strachan.
Barry Robson was the biggest shock of the three players leaving and I say that with no disrespect to Willo and Chris.
Barry had the grit and steel that was needed to help them on to three in a row when it really mattered and he will be sorely missed by not only the Celtic supporters but the team also!
Barry scored 7 goals in 57 appearances for Celtic
Willo made 9 appearances and Chris made 40 appearances but only started 8 games and scored 3 goals.
What the team needs at this moment in time are leaders and Barry would have given that to the side but maybe he,Willo and Chris felt it was time to move on as did Gary,best of luck to you guys for the future.
As players moved out then this would make way for others to come into Celtic Park
South Korean mid-fielder Ki Sung Yueng had already made his way and he has been joined by
Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld who has been signed from Swedish champions AIK Stockholm and the 26 year old defender who won the player of the year award in Sweden last season,cannot wait to get started,so much so that he came out on Saturday to draw the Paradise Windfall!
Celtic have also signed Norway under-21 defender Thomas Rogne after the 19 year old signed a three in a half year deal as Tony Mowbray looks to freshen up a squad for the challenge ahead and it is a big challenge!
After the weekend match against Falkirk at Celtic Park ended in a 1-1 draw,the Hoops have now fallen 9 points behind their old rivals with one game in hand,against Jimmy Calderwood's Kilmarnock and that is a must win match,along with both Old Firm games.
No disrespect to Falkirk but even their own fans would not have expected a point at Celtic Park and those are the games that Celtic should be winning,that is now 3-3 and 1-1 v Falkirk in the last two League matches but points have been dropped all over the place.
The Celtic supporters came away from that match wondering how they never got all three points but give Falkirk some credit.They came to Celtic Park took the lead(Finnigan goal) after an O'Dea blunder,could have gone 2 or 3-0 up before Celtic got the equaliser through a sweet finish from Georgie Bhoy(Samaras) with his left foot before half time.
Try as they might,Celtic could not find a way past Falkirk and new boy Ki brought out the best in Robert Olejnik after he pushed the new Bhoy's free kick away for a corner.
Celtic huffed and puffed but to no avail and this left their supporters just a tad flustrated!
Both forwards seemed to be coming back too far and playing too wide meaning no one in the box for the mid-fielders to hit,on a positive note new bhoy Ki,Zhi and Josh Thompson(debut) gave the home side cause for hope in the future and Crosas had a fine game also for the home side.
Moving on from the SPL,Celtic had no time to feel sorry for themselves as The Active Nation Scottish Cup match against Morton was next on the agenda and this time they did get the result that most of the 10,000 strong crowd hoped for thanks to a goal from Niall McGinn and set up a tie v Stenhousemuir/Dunfermline in round 5.
This Sunday it is back to league business and a tricky match against St.Johnstone and before that no doubt more rumours about players coming and going from Celtic Park.
Will Scott Brown be leaving?-well if you believe the trash over the back page of a daily newspaper then he is off but lucky enough for us no one believes the Jack-a-nory in the first place and as the club say on the official line"this is the kind of thing the club has had to deal with" but why should they? Are we know saying that certain people are trying to run some of our players out of town?
Can the club turn down £14 million for Aiden McGeady if Birmingham or any club come back in for him?maybe some of our sportswriters will club together to make it up to £20 million?
Who would you like to see Tony Mowbray sign,especially up front?
Will the Danish big Dunc be joining then,if reports are true then Brondby's Morten Rasmussen will be heading to Celtic Park for talks this weekend with a view to a move to Celtic Park,no doubt he would be a great asset to the club.
No doubt we will find out in time as the manager tries to gel his Celtic side together in time to try and peg back Rangers.
Also do you think Tony Mowbray was right to have a go at the press today after all that has been written about Scott Brown?
I have my view and for what it is worth this is it and I have already shared it with work mates.
I feel the manager has come in for a hard time since he has come to Celtic Park and recent events have come to a head and saw the manager have a go and quite right!
If I had any say at Celtic Park,I would ask for the Celtic View to become a monthly magazine and if possible bring out a small daily paper for Celtic News straight from the club,no press would gain access unless they worked for the Celtic View or The Celtic News.
Would the Celtic fans buy such a paper? I don't know? Would the club be interested in such a venture? again I don't know but I am sure that they would rather buy a paper with REAL Celtic news that some of the trash that is written about the club!
I know that there could be issues with advertising and only a select number of people would buy it but surely it could be worth a go?
Over to you guys and Desmond and Peter!
Before I go,I would just like to send my best wishes to former Celtic mid-fielder Murdo MacLeod who is recovering from heart surgery.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting,working with or playing football with,will tell you he is one of the good guys,someone who always has a word for you,just a special kind of guy.
I remember playing football in a media tourney with Murdo playing against STV and Sky and winning the competition and Murdo just calming everything down on the pitch even when I got stick for letting Charlie Nicholas score a goal by me,this was a guy who had scored goals for fun at Celtic,Arsenal and Scotland.
While everyone else gave me abuse,Murdo just laughed and told me not to worry as he pointed to the Celtic badge on my goalie top but he made sure we won the trophy with his goals that helped us through.
As well as being a nice guy Murdo is a winner and no matter which team he was at he was always the same and always a true gent.
From Dumbarton,Celtic,Borussia Dortmund,Hibernian,Dumbarton,Partick Thistle,Scotland and in his time as a manager with Dumbarton and Partick Thistle right through to his time as assistant manager under Wim Jansen at Celtic where he and Wim helped the club win the Coca Cola Cup and end Rangers quest for 10 in a row,a season never to forget.
Murdo has scored many great goals in his career and made many friends in and out of football and I would like to,on behalf of my family(the Graham family) wish Murdo a speedy recovery and let his wife Mhairi and the girls know that we are all praying for him,he and they will never walk alone!