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Adrian Sproat and shutout records

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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 cqnbadges@gmail.com

If you would like to read the new CQN Magazine, GO HERE to read properly, and for FREE, the graphic below is just a taster.
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  1. tommytwiststommyturns on

    oldtim – we can always move on from O’Neill’s after a pint or two, as it doesn’t seem very popular!

     

     

    HH

     

    TTTT

  2. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    God you bhoys are quick

  3. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy

     

     

    At first I thought you were just showing off, but now I’m beginning to think you’re just greedy … !

     

     

    FF

  4. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    folly folly

     

     

    12:36 on 6 February, 2014

     

    TheOriginalSadiesBhoy

     

     

    At first I thought you were just showing off, but now I’m beginning to think you’re just greedy … !

     

     

    FF

     

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    I keep getting messages on my iPad telling me to slow down and that I’m posting too quickly. Anyway that’s enough of the podium frivolity from me this week. I’m happy with my two days in a row being first and my 8 out of 10 posts today. I was trying to beat Ryecatcher’s 9 out of 10. :-))

  5. Over the moon today.

     

     

    Tickets arrived yesterday for the game on Saturday.

     

     

    Little AmberGhirl and her proud da will have the two biggest smiles in the South Stand on Saturday. Don’t any of you buggers bully her for having an English accent! :-)))

  6. from last thread.

     

     

     

    oldtim67

     

    12:40 on

     

    6 February, 2014

     

    Moonbeams WD. Kano 2000 \o/ Supporting Neil Lennon 99.9%. Champions. C’mon Wee Oscar.

     

    12:32 on

     

    6 February, 2014

     

    OT67

     

     

    Choice is due to size of group attending. And I don’t mean numbers. :-)

     

     

    MWD.

     

     

    Is that a coded post.my brain isn’t working to well these days,can you decipher it for my humble brain.

     

    I take it your going to said booze fest.

  7. Whats all this talk about meetings etc?

     

     

    Was there a green brigade / board merting to resolve issues ?

  8. and I mean dry …..been abstemious since returning from the Hogmany celebrations at home …..feeling good though ……..braw in fact…..

     

     

    wondering what Hunertainment awaits us this day …..braw

  9. the spirit of arthur lee

     

     

    12:24 on 6 February, 2014Alasdair MacLeanPlay without a striker?

     

    VG

  10. stevies

     

     

    12:42 on 6 February, 2014

     

     

    God things must be bad if we’re letting the English in :-) HH

  11. tommytwiststommyturns

     

    12:35 on

     

    6 February, 2014

     

    oldtim – we can always move on from O’Neill’s after a pint or two, as it doesn’t seem very popular!

     

     

    HH

     

    TTTT

     

     

    I enjoyed that last session we had in O’Neills but that was not inside O’neills that was on the outside portion of O’Neills. I’ve some good pictures from that session.

  12. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    Auldheid

     

     

    Haven’t been on so just caught your posts referring to last night’s meeting.

     

     

    As I was there also I’d be interested in your interpretation of Celtic’s responses about the events at Fir Park, correspondence with the GB and the disbandment of section 111.

  13. Hun Skelper,

     

     

    Don’t worry, she doesn’t see herself as such (I worked hard on that from day one) ;-)

  14. the long wait is over on

    “Woods duly broke the record … 27 years ago last week”

     

     

    Can’t be all of 27 years ago. Just can’t be.

  15. Quincy Adams Wagstaff on

    I remember Hearts went a record 31 games unbeaten then lost two in a row.The second game they lost was the 1986 cup final.

     

    The first game thay lost was the week before away to Dundee.

     

     

    Celtic of course were away to St.Mirren the same day and we know the rest.

     

     

    Can still hear my dad saying to me “ach, c’mon we’ll take a run down to Paisley anyway,It’s the last game of the season and you never know”

     

     

    Will never ever forget that day and strangely my son was asking me just the other day what was the best away game I had been to.

     

     

    30 minutes later and with the mrs rolling her eyes the wee fella was transfixed as his daft dad blethered on about what happened on the pitch,off the pitch and the legendary figure Albert Kidd!!

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