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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. Delaneys Dunky on

    TCR & Dallas

     

     

    My sis whose house faces the ranch says it has to be converted to luxury flats. Who in unemployed capital Clydebank can afford a luxury flat?

  2. Delaneys Dunky on

    G64

     

     

    Christopher’s former housemate and teammate Ryan Gauld set for life at 18. Magic but mental!

  3. DD

     

    Remember luxury flats in Clydebank mean ones with an inside toilet and double glazing :-)))

  4. They’re dancin’ in the streets of auld Buenos Aires, and the eternal City – Roma.

     

     

    After all Argentinians are Italians who speak Spanish who want to be ruled by Germans – allegedly!

     

     

    An Argentina v Germany final still on the cards?

     

     

    HH!!

  5. Here’s hoping next game is better , Germans coasted that game , French unable to put a glove on them

     

    C’mon Brazil

  6. DD

     

    brilliant move for Ryan,hopefully he will have Chris over for a game and you as a good godfather will have to go along with him

  7. Delaneys Dunky on

    Cmon Colombia, win 3-2.

     

    Cmon Brazil win 3-2.

     

    My 2 bets for tonight.

  8. Celticrollercoaster luvs his luminious lime boots on

    setting free the bears supports Res. 12 & Oscar Knox

     

     

    19:32 on 4 July, 2014

     

     

    I demand a recount. :-)

     

     

    Yes France decided that they were not going to score tonight, as they wasted chance after chance.

     

     

    Next game will be interesting as a few have gone for Colombia

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  9. Delaneys Dunky on

    G64

     

     

    Godfather, mentor, agent if he goes to Lisbon! :))

     

    Thought Ryan (A dandy don) looked good in the green n white Lisbon hoops.

  10. Delaneys Dunky on

    Lenny brought the thunder!

     

    After Ronny’s first win, we had an earth tremor in Fort William.

     

    Forza Ronny & Two Johnnys!

     

    Bright Green & White future I feel. :)

  11. jungle jam67 on

    delaneys dunky

     

     

    did u go down to roy keans testimonial in 2006?

     

    with a couple of bhoys from clydebank

     

     

    jungle jam67

  12. Rwe/pfAyr-referees

     

    Although there have been 1 or 2 talking points on the whole I think the World Cup has been good for referees,There seems to be a bit more of ‘letting the game flow’resulting in a bit more contact.and (most) feigning not rewarded.interesting topic tho

     

     

    HH

     

     

    PlaytothewhistleCsc

  13. Ghuys,

     

     

    In Athens wae the family this week. Have Celtic TV but wondering if there are any bars that will show the RV game on Sunday? Nothing on Celtic Bars or Google.

     

     

    HH.

  14. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Looking forward to a south American feast of football and hoping the drug cartel roast the coffee beaners

  15. Tricoloured Ribbon19.51

     

    Interesting article, smiled at the pic davie murray, looks as tho someone from HMRC

     

    called to say they may pop in :-)

     

    HH

  16. Delaneys Dunky on

    Junglejam

     

     

    I did indeed. Were you the chauffeur? Or his bro? Either wan, magic to greet you bro! :))

  17. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Tricoloured, Gordy & Delaney’s. my brother, a number of my cousins & friends had their wedding receptions there. I have good memories of the place even though my brother & sister in law are divorced now.

     

     

    It’s about twenty years since I was in the place but stories have been on the go for a while about it going the same way as some football clubs in the last fifty years.

     

     

    Will the Celtic Quick News takeover of the Kingdom be complete tomorrow night.

  18. Delaneys Dunky on

    TBJ

     

     

    Always found that cocaine was a bit stronger than caffeine.

     

    Wi that logic, Cmon Colombia!

  19. J’ai vem oos rapazes doo Braseel!

     

     

    Neymar and James. . . 2 fantastic young players, one carrying much less of a burden in terms of pressure.

     

     

    Brazil,at home, represent a very big obstacle for Colombia, given the history of the fixture.

  20. Delaneys Dunky on

    Dallas

     

     

    We Celts shall claim The Kingdom fae the Picts tomorrow! :))

  21. Dallas Dallas,

     

    was a cracking place 20 years ago when being run by a good manager,it has went downhill badly in the last few years to the extent that I wouldn’t even cross its doors

     

    despite it having been my local for over 20 years

  22. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Although it will have been VERY exciting for the French and German supporters, I found the QF today a wee bit boring……I AM NOT EXPECTING THAT FROM TONIGHT’S GAME …. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFFFF ……come on, Brazil…!!!!!!

     

     

    I fancy Germany overall…!!

  23. jungle jam67 on

    delaneys dunky…hail hail

     

     

    the chauffeur

     

     

    still got the imprint from you shoe in my heid

     

    would have been ok

     

    doing 90 mph in lane 3 in the dark overtaking

     

    LOL

     

     

    p.s never offer delaneys dunky a lift bhoys ;-)))))

     

     

    hope all the family are well

     

     

    jam67

  24. Really Glad I’m watching ‘Wrighty’ on ITV…gives my tiny brain an ego boost.

  25. what is the point in itv’s pre match show

     

     

    its just half an hour of adverts

     

     

    tho at least the confused.com advert just there gave me an excuse for a rendition of the brixton busters

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