11 short days before CL duty


Work ahead of the new season is underway in earnest after Celtic came through a game in Austria against top flight Russian club FC Krasnodar in Austria yesterday afternoon.  Every hour has to be carefully planned from now on.

Ronny Deila has only 11 days before taking to an Icelandic field on Champions League duty.  Players need to step up, from 45 minutes against a fellow-preseason team, to 90 minutes of competitive action against a team who are already midseason.  Pushing muscles too hard now will be counterproductive; players need a planned gradient of training, rest and games to get them as close to peak condition as possible.  No matter how well this goes, the players will be short of their peak for weeks.

Trying hard not to think or talk about signings but it’s good to see Craig Gordon confirmed.  Fraser Forster is the most committed professional at the club, so he’s not a player who needs to be driven to improve, but we all need fresh incentives to go back to the well again, and the arrival of Craig will give Fraser fresh focus after returning from a disappointing World Cup campaign.

Welcome to Celtic, Craig.

There are around 36 CQNers already out on Aberdour Golf Course in what could be described as ‘fresh’ conditions.  A great night lies ahead.

This year we are raising money for Glasgow the Caring City and The Cookiejar Foundation. We have two copies of this magnificent canvas, signed by Billy McNeill, one is available to the highest bidder on ebay here.

The other is available for raffle. Every donor to this JustGiving page gets an entry in the raffle. The minimum donation is £1, which we can all afford to participate in, although you can donate as much as you want. Our thanks to @BarryMcGonigle for the image on the canvas and OPG Graphics for creating the work.

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  1. Brazil’s national anthem sounds like a 1960’s British sitcom theme tune.

  2. Canny believe Fred is still getting a game,think his name must be Brazilian for Cascarino

  3. Delaneys Dunky on




    Good to link up wi you again bro.


    I am now in Dalmuir. See Paul, Chris and Dunky in the Mountblow noo n then. You were a very patient driver. Great day oot! :))

  4. Wee Izzy would never have allowed that to happen and Big FF would have saved it anyway.

  5. Been mentioned before but chapeau doffed to the “totty hunting cameramen” They are picking out some crackers during this World Cup,some of the games are’nt too shabby either!! Hail Hail Hebcelt

  6. surely they cant keep this tempo up for 90 minutes,i am knackered just watching it

  7. jungle jam67 on

    delaneys dunky


    yeah manchester was superb


    away days following the hoops cannot be beaten


    that and company of true tims


    faithful through and through


    celtic to the core


    never see the mcl anymore or down that way


    may pop down 1 night and get u a pint


    catch up and tell u a few stories


    tell u sis and wee maw i send my regards




  8. Delaneys Dunky on




    Will do bud thanks. Would love to share a pint again with you and your mad fenian bro. Still got the ball. :))

  9. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Anybody heard anything from Kitalba?



    Good night all

  10. proudbhoy


    12:59 on 4 July, 2014




    12:56 on 4 July, 2014



    Hi mate u mentioned eateries in san fran yday, be great to know them if possible or even point me in direction of a good site.








    Hi Proudbhoy,



    Hope I’m not chiming in too late . . .


    Loads of great places in San Fran. The Mission District has great Mexican food, Grant Avenue is great for shopping and the gateway to Chinatown. I can recommend more if you’d like, depends on where you’ll be in the city and around.



    If you’re near Union Square:



    1) John Foley’s Pub – 243 O’Farrell Street – Dueling pianos downstairs


    2) Lefty O’Douls is right up the block from there.





    3) Tadich Grill – 240 California St- Great seafood, near some other great pubs.


    4) Scoma’s Restaurant – Fisherman’s Wharf – Italian, seafood


    5) Harris’ Steakhouse – 2100 Van Ness Avenue



    Try taking the ferry to Tiburon and got to Sam’s Anchor Cafe, right next to the dock. It’s the best, takes you past Alcatraz and GG Bridge, great views of SF and no driving.



    Hope you enjoy your stay! HH

  11. Tricoloured Ribbon



    Ref the cardigan’s departure back to Sevcoville..



    I wonder why the SFA didn’t fine Sevco for tapping up their manager just as they did when wee Tommy came to us from Kilmarnock..



    Smith admits that Murray approached him with the offer.



    Maybe SDM paid gazillions in compo but then maybe not.




  12. jungle jam67




    Celtic are always welcome in Manchester.



    The Huns are not .


    GMP will not have them in town for anything but a CL match.



    Even then they bus them in from Wigan.


    Not likely we will see that day again.

  13. Cowiebhoy


    I thought the tartan strip was the new one ,didn’t think we would bring 2 out at the same time

  14. Celticrollercoaster luvs his luminious lime boots on





    21:39 on 4 July, 2014



    Now I like that!







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