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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. bognorbhoy oscar in my thoughts on

    mighty tim supporting wee oscar

     

     

    have a great time on your 27th anniversary

     

     

    all the best

     

     

    HH

  2. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    mighty tim supporting wee oscar

     

    Have a great break with the boss.

     

    Till later all

  3. Afternoon CQN as an over fifty I can vouch for the dangers of fives as I sit hear in plaster with ruptured achilles after making my comeback after more years than I can remember

     

     

    , this keeping fit is not what it’s cracked up to be , back to sitting on thew couch for me.

  4. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon

     

     

    14:20 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    Awwwww nooooooooo

     

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

     

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

     

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    back to the future.

     

     

    I know yer guid big chap but dinnae be so hastey.

     

     

    ;)

  5. Alrighty Celts

     

     

    White:doghunch 12.58

     

    cheers for the goals :-)

     

     

    good front foot uptempo and positive start.plenty of energy.good on yi Calumn and Leo.

     

    Welcome Craig Gordon.being champions takes work, your a good keeper.good luck.

     

    Well done dons.arma (15, 000)ged..yawn.

     

     

    Hope those attendin are enjoying their day navvyin wi assorted clubs at Aberdour lol

     

    H

  6. Afternoon from flippin Silver burn how oot ma heid bored am I….. blonde shopping, I should be somewhere else..

     

     

    Ayrshire is Green and White

  7. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon

     

     

    14:40 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    petec

     

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

     

    apologies to all

     

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    I hear you, well you better get my post removed at 14:38 also. TIA

  8. Auldheid

     

    14:35 on

     

    4 July, 2014

     

     

    Awshit! Found it in a virtual bunker.

     

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    No, i ran on and stole it

     

     

    Onnnnnnnnnne golf ball – ah ah ah ah

  9. WeefratheTim on

    petec

     

     

    I made the comment tongue in cheek. I would never insult ernie or anyone else on this site. :-)

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MICKTT

     

     

    You should be able to find some cracking Celtic t-shirts at Silverburn.

     

     

    None of them official,of course.

     

     

    The fella who sells them is on the ground floor,but on the concourse.

     

     

    Amongst others,I got my Heineken/Henrik top from there.

     

     

    Well,actually,I didnae.

     

     

    Yer oul’ pal Lorna did!

     

     

    HH for lasses who get the Celtic first time of asking…..

  11. Thunder Road

     

     

    14:41 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    petec

     

     

    Pool draw still to be made?

     

     

    Pot A

     

     

    http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-goldfish-bowl-image2157106

     

     

    Pot B

     

     

    http://www.wallsave.com/wallpaper/1366×768/fish-bowl-piranha-x-more-459044.html

     

     

    Which 1 will you be in?

     

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    I’m definitely not a Billy Stark if that is what yer saying, from pint 3 to pint 6, I play well.

     

     

    I will be bring the olde Boxing Gloves, if G thang reminds me.

     

     

    This may sum up my Pool stylie at the weekend.

  12. WeefratheTim on

    thunder road

     

     

    Fraid not, tried it once at Ralston golf course in paisley, got totally drenched, never again. Fair play to guys that enjoy it, it’s just not for me. :-))

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  13. WeefratheTim on

    BMCUW

     

     

    “D” got fed up waiting on me, she went herself. Hehehe

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  14. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    neil canamalar lennon hunskelper extrordinaire

     

     

    13:15 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    “Misplaced righteousness” ……. no, common decency should be the first priority of posting on here, Neil ……and so sorry to learn of your mother’s illness

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    EL DIEGO BHOY

     

     

    I doubt it.

     

     

    The poor lass,lovely as she is,clearly has bad taste.

     

     

    Hence,well….

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    WEEFRATHETIM

     

     

    Break out the celly bottle and change the locks,bud.

  17. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

    14:54 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    PETEC

     

     

    Any chance of answering yer phone?

     

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    I’m deef and it was on silent, Hello M.

  18. Thunder Road on

    DougC

     

    14:43 on

     

    4 July, 2014

     

    Afternoon CQN as an over fifty I can vouch for the dangers of fives as I sit hear in plaster with ruptured achilles after making my comeback after more years than I can remember

     

     

    , this keeping fit is not what it’s cracked up to be , back to sitting on thew couch for me.

     

     

    …………………………….

     

     

    Ooooooooo sare 1 :(

     

     

    Timely reminder for me.

     

     

    Stopped playing 4 years ago when i was 43 because of the state of my ankle ligaments.

     

     

    Felt as though i have fell to bits and plummeted downhill ever since and i have been thinking of trying to halt that decline by getting playing again!

  19. BMCUW

     

     

    I am yet to have the pleasure of meeting the blonde bombshell but I take your point:o)

     

     

    Maybe she’s taken him in like you would a stray puppy:o)

  20. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    art of war

     

     

    14:31 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    I don’t like them either….hahahahahahaha

  21. WeefratheTim on

    petec @ 1500

     

     

    Brilliant, nearly spilled ma coffee there. :-))

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  22. 67Heaven – it’s my 13th (gulp) anniversary this weekend and was gonna take the missus into town for a nice wee lunch at The Mussel Inn as a wee change from Italiano grub.

     

     

    Will not be going near the town now cos of them bassas as my big fenian face stands out in a crowd! :-)

  23. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Thunder Road

     

    15:01 on

     

    4 July, 2014

     

     

    Played at 42 years of age against Hong Kong students.

     

    Wee cruciate ligament rupture for my troubles.

     

     

    Actually did me a favour.Prevented potential cardiac arrest.

     

     

    Moral of the story……………….

     

    Grow old gracefully.

  24. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Loved this comment…

     

     

    “Hooooley sheeeet!!!!!!

     

     

    Ally’s lookin well.

     

    Reminds me of the only fools episode when del turns the sunbed up after rodders falls asleep under it.

     

     

    Just as well the omnishambles continues tae prevail atop the marble staircase, otherwise someone with a sliver of sense might pull ally tae one side and whisper in his ear,

     

     

    ‘C’mon ally, what’s wi aw the old geezers, we’re looking to be playing in the top flight next season, at this rate we’re gonna have to replace the entire squad a year or two down the line, and ye know money’s tight, every penny counts’.

     

     

    Thankfully, no one’s looking that far ahead, cos no one gives a ….”

  25. Som mes que un club on

    Some of this stuff is bordering on the “No one likes me, I don’t care attitude”.

     

     

    Pretty boorish and hunnish behaviour if you ask me.

  26. Thunder Road on

    petec

     

     

    haha

     

     

    Even the goldfish would have that wee thing!

     

     

    It is quite possibly the most adorable wee fish that i have ever seen!

     

     

    Bet the thing is poisonous though and probably deadly……and as much as it is adorable…….anyone that has the misfortune to come into contact with it……will not stand a chance ;)

  27. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles

     

    15:07 on

     

    4 July, 2014

     

     

    Is he a fermer or a hun look-a-like?

  28. Morning CQN

     

     

    Today the 4th of July is notable for another reason.

     

     

    It is the 75th anniversary of a very special speech by Lou Gehrig after he was told he had ALS/MND.

     

     

    Have a look please.

     

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oW1RuGqw7g

     

     

    “I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.”

     

     

    HH

  29. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on

    macjay1 for neil lennon

     

    15:12 on 4 July, 2014

     

    Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles

     

    15:07 on

     

    4 July, 2014

     

    Is he a fermer or a hun look-a-like?

     

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    Naw, just a Jakey ;-)

  30. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Moonbeams WD. Wee Oscar’s our Bhoy and Kano’s our mhan.

     

    15:04 on

     

    4 July, 2014

     

     

    Pal.

     

    Any reference to painful memories and experiences related to any ailment and/or disease affecting loved ones can be seen as insensitive.

     

    You can understand that.

  31. WeefratheTim on

    macjay1 for neil lennon

     

     

    15:12 on 4 July, 2014

     

    Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles

     

    15:07 on

     

    4 July, 2014

     

     

    Is he a fermer or a hun look-a-like?

     

     

     

    macjay1

     

     

    Not all fermers are huns you know, er, well this wan isnae. :-))

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

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