An article on STV this week brought an old memory to mind. Days before Rangers’ goalkeeper, Chris Woods, was set to break a Scottish shut-out record across all competitions he gave a media interview when he said, “I just hope when we do lose a goal it is not an important one”.
Woods duly broke the record in a Scottish Cup tie against Hamilton Accies but that game, 27 years ago last week, is not remembered for the achievements of Chris Woods, it’s remembered for the fact that Accies left back, Adrian Sproat, found himself in nosebleed territory as he thrashed the only goal of the game into the net. Records count for nothing when you’re knocked out of the cup.
Fraser Forster has demonstrated remarkable concentration in recent games, when he has been called upon to make incredible saves after long periods of inactivity, but there are only so many times he’ll be able to pull off ‘save of the season’ acrobatics. We need to protect him and close down space well away from the Celtic goal.
These records may matter little if they are recalled through an embarrassing defeat but, just consider how often and fondly we refer to the 25 league game winning run in season 2003-04. History is always worth making.
Many thanks for everyone who for getting your seats confirmed for our CQteN St Patrick’s Day Dinner at the Kerrydale Suite on 14 March. As we stand there are a few non-confirmed but from tomorrow we’ll be able to allocate seats to the waiting list. Will let you know if we have space available soon.
The dinner is to raise funds to build a kitchen for Mary’s Meals at the Kholoni Primary School in Mchinji, Malawi, which has 1200 students and no catering facilities. Children often are faced with the choice of working to eat of going to school. With a kitchen in place this dependency will flip, those who go to school and get an education, will also get a meal – often their only reliable meal of the day.
Marys’ Meals perform minor miracles, feeding each child in Malawi for £7 per annum, while employing locals to work in the kitchens (which will be used as a classroom outside of meal times). It will be a remarkable legacy to mark the first 10 years we’ve had out of CQN.
Two new badges will launch at the CQteN dinner to record the decade and raise funds for the Malawi kitchen. The designs have now been approved (see here) and they are about to go into production. If you would like to register interest, email Celticrollercoaster on firstname.lastname@example.org
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