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. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on



    13:16 on


    4 July, 2014



    Jungle Jim


    13:17 on


    4 July, 2014



    Ignore me please.


    Don`t ignore the statistics.

  2. WeefratheTim on

    Good afternoon all.



    A bit disappointed on the blog today. How anyone can make jokes about Altzheimers is beyond me. My mother is currently suffering from this most debilitating desease and I would not wish it on anyone.






    You there???? :-)))



    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  3. Just to clarify



    I wasnt suggesting people stop doing exercise when they hit 40 (my beer and pool line was a jest)



    But i dont think bursting your derrier to exhaustion playing an hour of 5s a few times a week can be good when you are well into your 40s



    A lot of not good stories about stuff like that for my liking – im no fitness or medical expert, just spooks a bit reading things like that



    If its just because those stories catch my eye and there are equivalent stats for those in their 20s then thats just my perception which is wrong



    So i wll stick to beer and pool AND moderate exercise, then again thats what i done in my 20s as well!!

  4. !!Bada Bing!!



    13:19 on 4 July, 2014



    Rolf Harris gets 5 years 9 months




    Just seen the way the guy was presenting himself in his latter years, in front of so many, that facial hair smacks of arrogance.



    Another story howevaah.



    What is gojiking on?

  5. greenmaestro on



    12:57 on


    4 July, 2014


    TinyTim 10:13







    So you want to end Sky’s EPL dominance but are voting No, which will only ensure that Sky’s EPL dominance continues.






    If you want SKY to play fair, then the best way is not to buy it. That way you can be sure your money isn’t going to sponsor the EPL. But most importantly it means that you.re not supporting Rupert Murdoch.


    rolf harris gets off lightly.





  7. My Mammy is still taking her Cancer treatment, as soon as I found out that she had Cancer I got as many Goji Berries as possible. It is known as the Happy Berry after all.

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on



    13:24 on


    4 July, 2014


    Hope I didn`t drop you in it by reposting.


    You raised a point which I feel very strongly about.


    Any look at the literature will reinforce your point.

  9. RWE



    00:40 on



    4 July, 2014






    Hurricane Arthur is going to be the first hurricane in history to hit landfall on July 4. Morehead City and the Outer Banks at midnight tonight



    *we vacation on the Outer Banks, Avon to be exact, absolutely love it but have fled the island in the past due to an impending storm which seemed to follow us all the way up to WV,



    We drive down from that 3rd World country you talk about spending our hard earned 3rd World dollars, passing through NY State, Pennsylvania, Maryland, WV and Va before entering NC. No one yet refuses our 3rd World credit or debit cards in the 2 days it takes us to get there and back again.



    Just saw Kill Devils Hill on CNN there, all shops and restaurants welcome us 3rd Worlders.



    I woke up this morning and found I had left the patio door open, screen was closed so no bugs or vermin got in. Took the dug for a walk early doors…nae bother….safe as houses…well no the ones down your way right now.



    The only other place I feel safe in out walking the beach at 4 in the morning is Cuba, a favourite for us 3rd Worlders as we are the economy…oh forgot you 1st Worlders aren’t allowed to go there.



    Today I’ll watch a 3rd World tennis player at Wimbledon and another tomorrow.



    Sitting here this morning content with my 3rd World pensions and health care provided by the 3rd World provincial government.



    BTW the provincial conservative party got well and truly gubbed in the recent election. They just announced that they will rebuild and back off from the republican/tea party politics they had adopted in the last few years. As 3rd World citizens are not susceptible to this kind of politics and lifestyle.



    Happy 4th of July

  10. Last time I looked if you lived in the states and wanted to go to Cuba, you had to fly out of Canada, I could be wrong mind you, happy 4th anyway ;)

  11. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    After seeing the reaction to comments on last page,I was not going to carry this over .


    But everyone deals with it differently.



    Yesterday I spent the day with my mam( who suffers from progressive dementia) having to tell her that her cousin that visited or called weekly for over 40 years had passed away, and on a good few occasions I/we were wetting ourselves laughing at her forgetfullness.


    It’s the best way we find:)))


    “nothing up with my mind” she told me 20 times :)))



    Ps She is still wary of you lot on here :))


    “who talks to strange men they dont know on that(laptop)?” :))))




  12. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on




    Seems your mums got the measure of this place ;-/

  13. Thunder Road on




    Everybody has different ways of dealing with things.


    My Dad suffered from it.


    It is horrible to see and as much as you try to do what you can…..you are helpless.


    Do what you can though and make every minute as good for your Mum as is possible.


    If laughing about some of the situations helps you,…..then do it.


    It helped me and i have posted something before about it.


    It did not mean that i did not care and that i had no respect or understanding of what people who suffer from it and their family’s go through and you are probably the same.


    Laugh if it helps….im pretty sure you will also cry…..there will be so many emotions.


    Fear, helplessness, frustration, sadness, anger……your sense of humour may well keep you sane.

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon


    13:31 on


    4 July, 2014




    13:24 on


    4 July, 2014


    Hope I didn`t drop you in it by reposting.


    You raised a point which I feel very strongly about.


    Any look at the literature will reinforce your point.





    ha, naw, not at all.



    just scary to read about, and from a totally unresearched point of view, there must be some link to age and over exercise in those cases



    i even get paranoid if i feel a slight twinge while doing the moderate exercise that i do



    but the other way to look at it is why should people stop doing the things they have enjoyed doing all their days, theres no point in us chucking everything when we hit a certain age and then just sliding towards old age in complete boredom – as some ranter used to say – ‘yer a lang time deid’

  15. afternoon fellow bhoys,been lurking here for years,but finally decided to post,loads of inhouse fighting on here,notably more over the last few months,i know we all have disagreements from time to time,but should we not try and get on? and no i’m not a zombie

  16. murph67



    13:44 on 4 July, 2014



    afternoon fellow bhoys,been lurking here for years,but finally decided to post,loads of inhouse fighting on here,notably more over the last few months,i know we all have disagreements from time to time,but should we not try and get on? and no i’m not a zombie






    But are you a Hun?




  17. speaking of age and exercise, i hear there’s some sort of large scale sponsored walk in Glasgow tomorrow involving a lot of old men.



    Is it open to anyone to join in, and what is the dress code, i heard there might be fancy dress involved!

  18. murph67,






    Glad to hear you are not a hun. Not that it matters anymore.



    More to the point : Are you in the clique ?



    Hh, always in Celtic.

  19. No not in any clique,love the Celtic as you all do,once i navigate myself around this site i will be fine

  20. Paul67 et al



    A lot of Royalty in the ol’ Kingdom of Fife today. Oh and the Queen is there as well. Turns out she is naming the latest warship built on the Forth. Now did she name it after Queen (later Saint) Margaret once of that Parish, who herself created the Ferry bringing Pilgrims North to Dunfermline, from er Queensferry? No, she named it after hersel, Elizabeth. Least she didn’t have the cheek to call it the QE2, like she did over on the Clyde back in the 1960s. Progress of a sort, if you like that sort of thing.!

  21. jinkyredstar cuts it back for Neil Lennon on

    Just about to catch the train for Aberdour- joining the boys for the evening festivities- looking forward to catching up with the gang

  22. Thanks all for the warm welcome,it means alot,don’t get to see the bhoys in action much,unless they play in England

  23. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on



    If you like Fitba, Pool,Golf ,books on ANY subject ,drinking moderately or to outragous levels, weather women


    Christine queen of the redheds etc etc or even just meeting up with strangers, but most importantly have a love of THE celtic you are now in the right place.

  24. Istanbulcelt on

    A quiet, mournful day of reflection for our American cousins. Happy separation day!!!

  25. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    The ole Jelly Bean ” I name this ship….. ME”, was far too chummy with Savile and Harris for my liking.



    Wonder if der hun will take up the chant Lizzie Knew?

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