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11 short days before CL duty

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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. 130/1 for both tonights games to be over 2.5 goals in the first half.

     

     

    The group stages drove this market down, thankfully, the first knockout rounds have pushed the odds well back up.

  2. murph67

     

     

    I think you will find that for most CQNrs their heart is in the right place. The brain, less so.

  3. leftclick,apart from the golf,the rest will do me,will be going for a liquid refreshment very shortly

  4. hoopy do/ macjay

     

     

     

    Thanks for the concern but I did put a :-) at the end of my post to indicate I was not serious.

     

     

    As Hamilton Tim posted, there is little chance of my 5 a side exertions leading to heart attacks. I am a deft exponent of letting the ball do the work. On top of that, I am a deft exponent of letting the other silly bassas do the running. I play at the back and spray imaginary passes to imaginary team mates.

     

     

    I was just having a wee laugh at the gowfers, that’s all.

     

     

    I am aff oot now

  5. celtic mac,just here to chat with fellow tims,we all have our own views on things and i myself know i can be argumentative, but we cannot be right all the time

  6. murph67

     

     

    Welcome on board to the good ship CQN. And all who sail on her!

  7. now stealing golf balls is an excellent form of exercise for the older gentleman

     

     

    a quick sprint onto the course to grab the misplaced drive then back to your hiding place in the woods for a ten minute rest waiting on the next group to come onto the tee, which is vitally important so as not to overdo the old ticker

     

     

    it will also allow you time to count your booty – obviously doing so in the style of Count from Sesame Street

  8. mighty tim supporting wee Oscar on

    27 years married today and off to Turkey for a wee break. Catch you all soon.

     

     

    KTF

     

     

    HH

  9. WeefratheTim on

    murph67

     

     

    14:03 on 4 July, 2014

     

    celtic mac,just here to chat with fellow tims,we all have our own views on things and i myself know i can be argumentative, but we cannot be right all the time

     

     

     

    Unless your ernie lynch. :-))

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  10. Thunder Road on

    murph67

     

     

    but we cannot be right all the time

     

     

    You speak for yourself :)

     

     

    Welcome aboard!

  11. tonydonnelly67

     

     

     

     

    13:37 on

     

     

    4 July, 2014

     

     

     

     

    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 ;)

     

     

    *correct macaroni, only problem is that they have to have their passports stamped on the way in, don’t know how that goes down when they return to the good old land of the free.

     

     

    Not just canucks but lots of Europeans vacation there.

  12. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    petec

     

     

     

    14:01 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

     

    leftclicktic,

     

     

    wtf are you all about, Always capitalise the Celtic. ;))

     

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    If that wisnae bad enough I spelt Christina with an E at the end:(((

     

    Dont be tellin thon BSR fhella when he gets in:)))

     

     

     

    http://kwarner722.tumblr.com/post/22756479562

  13. tonydonnelly67 14:06,

     

     

    The olde Human race is capable of so much, the Mystery Religions though have aligned themselves with a Bad entity and unfortunately they control the World today.

     

     

    Thanks for the video. Despite using Grinders and all those tools for 20 years, they are now deemed to be extremely unsafe unless you go through a multitude of processes, IF YOU DO NOT, You are likely to have your name taken and when the Redundancies come, and they always do. The Names taken will likely be removed, the arselickers/networkers will stay.

     

     

    The Panopticon of Secret Societies, is prevalent Everywhere, especially Big companies.

     

     

    DumbingdowN.csc

     

     

    I’m A twisted Firestarter

  14. Thunder Road on

    Been raining here for the last few hours and it has been getting heavier and heavier.

     

     

    Hope it has stayed dry for the golfers!

  15. mighty tim supporting wee Oscar

     

     

    14:12 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    27 years married today and off to Turkey for a wee break. Catch you all soon.

     

     

    KTF

     

     

    HH

     

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    Tremendous news, I hope you and the very Lucky Lady have at least, another 27 years together.

  16. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Awwwww nooooooooo

     

    can somebody get my last post at 14:27 removed,

     

    Didn’t realise it was an advert for a bad site

  17. WeefratheTim on

    thunder road

     

     

    Same here, feckin miserable. :-)

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  18. Hope it’s pishing doon tomorrow!

     

     

    How much does it cost in policing, traffic closures etc from 9.00am to 4.30pm on a Saturday?

     

     

    To allow that bunch of tramps to roam our streets befouling everything that they touch is just not on for a city/country about to welcome the world into it’s arms for the Commonwealth Games.

     

     

    What other culture celebrates it’s hatred of Catholics, Irish, Jews, Blacks, Pakistanis, Chinese, immigrants etc… openly and without fear of arrest by the police or comment from the media except here, in our dear land? Is it the fear of civil unrest or is it something deeper and more worrying.

     

     

    Forget pishing down, i hope there is lightning and hale (hail) stones for the whole time.

     

     

    ps. no offence meant to tramps!

  19. WeefratheTim

     

     

    14:12 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    murph67

     

     

    14:03 on 4 July, 2014

     

    celtic mac,just here to chat with fellow tims,we all have our own views on things and i myself know i can be argumentative, but we cannot be right all the time

     

     

    Unless your ernie lynch. :-))

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

     

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    I think ernie is one of the best posters on here, said it at the first moonhowler convention, we all agreed.

     

     

    Nothing has ever changed, I’m sure philvisreturns made ernie think a lot, despite being from different backgrounds from what I can gather on CQN personnas.

     

     

    I hate to say it but I scroll past loads of people, purely because of the amount of data posted on here and my time available to read, I wish I didn’t but I am guessing maist Celtic fans cannae keep track of everything because of work/family etc.

  20. Thunder Road on

    weefra

     

     

    Chances are that its like this over most of the country!

     

     

    Poor sods!

     

     

    Ach….im sure they will still be havin a ball :)

     

     

    Do you like the golf?

  21. To the eejits who think that alzheimers is a hilarious topic of conversation, let me just say that I hope it never strikes one of your family.

     

     

    My late mother suffered from it. A truly horrendous disease. When she died it was à blessed relief.

     

     

    Disgusted I am.

  22. mighty tim supporting wee oscar

     

     

    14:12 on 4 July, 2014

     

    27 years married today and off to Turkey for a wee break. Catch you all soon.

     

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    Together ?

  23. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon

     

     

    14:17 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    petec

     

     

    14:01 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    leftclicktic,

     

     

    wtf are you all about, Always capitalise the Celtic. ;))

     

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    If that wisnae bad enough I spelt Christina with an E at the end:(((

     

    Dont be tellin thon BSR fhella when he gets in:)))

     

     

    http://kwarner722.tumblr.com/post/22756479562

     

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    It isnae ~~~~~~ Oooh I could crush a grape time, yet I don’t think.

     

     

    I love that patter so much, it works very well in highly competitive CSGO.

     

     

    A german Broonie

     

     

    TeamworkistheKi.csc

  24. Som mes que un club on

    THERE have been two kick-off time changes made for Saturday games and one match switched to Sunday in the opening month of Celtic’s defence of their SPFL title with one home game among the changes – the Flag Day against Dundee United at Celtic Park on Saturday, August 16.

     

     

    The game will now kick off at 12:45pm on the day when Fergus McCann returns to raise Celtic’s third championship flag in a row.

     

     

    The following Saturday, August 23, the Hoops will visit the Highlands to take on Inverness Caley Thistle and the game will kick-off at 12:30pm

     

     

    The next change is scheduled for the following weekend when the away trip to Dundee will now be played on Sunday, August 31 at Dens Park with a 12:30 kick-off.

     

     

    Celtic’s opening game in the defence of their title, away to St Johnstone on Wednesday, August 13, has been confirmed as a 7:45 kick-off.

     

     

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

     

     

    St Johnstone v Celtic – 7:45pm

     

     

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

     

     

    Celtic v Dundee United – 12:45pm

     

     

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

     

     

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Celtic – 12:30pm

     

     

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

     

     

    Dundee v Celtic – 12:30pm

     

     

    The best way to take your place as we look forward to the season ahead, and a new era under Ronny Deila’s stewardship is to have your own seat in Paradise..

  25. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on

    Good afternoon from a scorching 30*C here in Nordrhein Westfalen. To all the CQN golfers and après golf fans, aka bevvy merchants, have a great day.

     

    Not long to KO in the Germany v France game and hopefully a party afterwards. Invited to a BBQ with the neighbours which will go down nicely with the football.

     

    I watched the game last night and was suitably impressed, though I won’t be putting too much stock into a pre-season friendly, but at least it keeps the snipers off the blog – I only too well the remember the carnage on these pages from last year’s pre-season friendlies.

     

    We appear to have a cracking keeper in young Fasan – get him signed up long term Celtic. I would also think that a lot of credit needs to go to Stevie Woods because the goalkeeping department appears to be outstanding at the moment.

  26. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    petec

     

    That is a bad site bud, I have contacted paul to have it removed but he is probably busy today :(((

     

    apologies to all

  27. TD67

     

     

    for your information and future reference so as you do not jump on the offended green Hun bus again.

     

     

    Being of schooling age, I have had the misfortune of being joint Power of Attorney (both financial and personal) for an aging uncle who died after 10 years of sufferring from Alzheimers the last 3 years of which when he was blighted by pshycotic alzheimers. during that period there were many difficult times but there were also many good and happy times in his company caring for him. i got to learn much about his history as a young bhoy from his time of birth in 1927 through to his death in 2010. that is a time I would not give up for anything no matter ho personally difficult it was for my uncle or myslef. And yes i did laugh lots and lots through this period and still do looking back although the laughter is tinged with sadness and some tearful moments.

     

     

    so thank you but I will joke and laugh about alzhiemer however much I wish. You can be offended all you wish.

     

     

    Now get back on the lavy now!

     

     

    MWD says AYE

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