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Celtic box clever again, and the SFA know it.  Aleks Tonev, who has a strong east-European accent and limited English, denies uttering racist comments against Aberdeen.  Did he?  He might well have, for all I know, but, with only one person contradicting Tonev, the SFA have no idea either.

When this issue first raised its head I don’t think anyone on CQN made a character reference for Aleks, but we concluded this issue was destined to remain unresolved, as there is simply not enough information to consider the matter.  The SFA know this and know that the Court of Arbitration for Sport will find in favour of the player if they persist in trying to ban him for 7 games without collaboration.

Don’t let Barry Hearn fool you, it’s the SFA which is unfit for purpose, not the professional clubs or the SPFL.

It was great to see our very own Mouldy67 on the big screens on Wednesday for his Cycling Santa Appeal.  He left London yesterday morning before resting up for the night in Birmingham.  All going to plan, he’ll reach Glasgow on Monday.

Mouldy (Paul) is running to raise funds and awareness for Neuroblastoma Childrens’ Cancer Alliance in memory of Wee Oscar.  It’s an incredible undertaking and a living example of the Celtic spirit brought to life.

You can follow his journey here, if you’re on Twitter, send him a good luck message, I know it will make a difference.  More importantly, you keep tabs on his fundraising here.

I don’t get the notion, apparently widely held and reported by The Scotsman today, that Rangers (sic) cannot afford to sack Alloa McCoist (© Jobo).  He’s on a contract which the club can continue to pay, while promoting Gordon Durie to first-team duties for little or no extra cash.  They may even have a case to curtail their outlays to him.  I can’t see how sacking him costs money in the short term, and let’s face it, that’s all this lot need to worry about.

Knowing where the bodies are buried

Super Alloa has seen the current directors, and all previous regimes right back to Murray, operating up close and personal.  He knows which cupboards have skeletons lurking, while all of them will be aware of his contract negotiations, and what he has, or has not, been prepared to do for the club.  It’s a classic co-dependency situation.  You don’t sack the guy who knows what you don’t want revealed.

There is also the small matter of management priorities.  Would the captain of the Titanic have sacked the chef for a lousy meal after they’d hit an iceberg?

If you’ve not been involved with the Celtic Foundation before there’s a great opportunity coming up next week.  They’re looking for bucketeers ahead of the St Mirren game on Sunday, 14 December, to help raise money for the Christmas Appeal.

One of the beneficiaries of the Christmas Appeal is Glasgow City Mission, who provide emergency accommodation for the homeless, a dedicated Foodbank and an evening drop-in service that feeds those who are impoverished and in need of a proper meal, for, on average, 130 men and women each evening.

Graham Steven of the Mission said, “We are extremely grateful to Celtic FC Foundation and Celtic supporters for their continued generosity.

“Their much-needed financial contributions make the work of Glasgow City Mission possible. In particular, by funding our Older Men’s lunch club, you are providing a safe space for people to come and enjoy lunch and social companionship.

“Loneliness and isolation are significant factors in many of our clients’ lives – you are helping to turn that around, improving lives and strengthening communities – thank you!”

So next week, you can turn up to Celtic Park a wee bit earlier, get to meet hundreds of cheery Celtic fans, get a ticket to the game, and help to feed, shelter and provide companionship for the city’s homeless.

I spent most of the year not doing this kind of work, so I think I need to be there with a bucket next week.  You are cordially invited to pick up your own bucket, email cfcfoundation@celticfc.co.uk or call here 0141 551 4291 now, before you forget about it.  More info here.  We’re lucky to be on the right side of the bucket campaign.

CQN Annual 2015 will be coming off the presses next week, order yours here in time for Christmas.  There’s tons more on CQNBookstore.

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  1. “Super Alloa has seen the current directors, and all previous regimes right back to Murray, operating up close and personal. He knows which cupboards have skeletons lurking”

     

    Even the present “deed holder” know that sleekit knows too much about the “Crime Scene”.

     

    I firmly believe Whyte was brought in to clean up the crime scene for an earner then realised him and big haunds could set themselves up for life and went off plan getting Duff & Duffer to give the gig to big haunds and not The “glib & shameless liar” and the blue knights.

     

    but i have been wrong on a regular basis for a lifetime:))))

  2. Decisions for SFA

     

    Uphold shocking decision and look stupid & incompotent in court

     

    Orrrrrr back down and look stupid and incompotent (again) in house.

  3. For long and weary we have been battered with the continuous negative crap written in the SMSM. It really is a kick in the nads when the club steam straight in as well (Amsterdam, Dundee, Fir Park etc.).

     

     

    I hope at long last that the club are actually tuning in to the feelings, needs & demands of the support, they will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly the feelgood factor will appear.

     

     

    We need to stand shoulder to shoulder as a club and support against those whose mission it is to belittle and destroy us.

  4. Off out

     

    Jamesgang you and your were on my mind on awakening this mornig,

     

    One foot in front of the other and keep going my friend.

     

    See you soon

  5. Bawsman

     

     

    10:49 on 5 December, 2014

     

     

    For long and weary we have been battered with the continuous negative crap written in the SMSM. It really is a kick in the nads when the club steam straight in as well (Amsterdam, Dundee, Fir Park etc.).

     

     

    I hope at long last that the club are actually tuning in to the feelings, needs & demands of the support, they will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly the feelgood factor will appear.

     

     

    We need to stand shoulder to shoulder as a club and support against those whose mission it is to belittle and destroy us.

     

    ………………………….

     

    Agree but Board have shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.

     

     

    Or rather they are sticking up for the fans after thousands have given up after being attacked by FoCUS and their creator:-Celtic FC.

  6. bawsman

     

     

    10:37 on 5 December, 2014

     

     

    I’ve enjoyed this week immensely, pumped the wee Huns

     

    Clear at the top of the league

     

    And something else happened, can’t quite remember what it was……….

     

    HH enjoy your weekend bhoys

  7. gordon_j backing neil lennon

     

     

    10:47 on 5 December, 2014

     

     

    13 points from 5 games ????

     

    It will be 15 from 5 games or the Ronny out brigade will be back on here demanding :-) HH

     

    Can’t see us dropping much points now, the football won’t always be pretty but it will be winning football and that’s what counts HH

  8. Livibhoy @10:27,

     

     

    Agree that Hearts FC are becoming irritating with their new found, self-appointed “good guy” status.

     

     

    I noticed many of their supporters ejaculating at the news that “Heart of Midlothian is the first football club from Scotland to be invited to the prestigious Christmas Truce International Tournament in Ypres.”

     

     

    A more respectable approach to the loss of lives in the Great War would be for them to review their songbook.

  9. kevjungle – walk-on in the jungle is magic, just magic

     

     

    10:58 on 5 December, 2014

     

     

    Aye, then what happened ????

  10. gordon_j backing neil lennon

     

     

    10:59 on 5 December, 2014

     

     

    I agree totally mate, but wait till a draw comes, this place goes in to meltdown :-)

  11. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    If I read you correctly,the hingmies don’t need to pay him off,they can simply sideline him but still pay him.

     

     

    Hmmmmm…..

     

     

    Meanwhile-and I apologise for the huge linky thing-here is my suggestion for a solution.

     

     

    TAXI FOR McCOIST!!!!

     

     

     

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rowing+boat&client=safari&hl=en-gb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=dZCBVOzFJK-y7QbxxIHQBQ&ved=0CCkQ7Ak&biw=320&bih=460#facrc=_&imgrc=0y1x8L3SJ9I53M%253A%3BEda8aL6nXfZP7M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fjordanboats.co.uk%252FJB%252Findex.2.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fforum.woodenboat.com%252Fshowthread.php%253F158422-In-search-of-a-eaworthy-row-boat-design%3B2688%3B1090

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    They won’t do it,btw. The had the chance wi that white water Rapids fiasco.

     

     

    They blue it.

     

     

    For that reason alone,I hope he reaps his reward.

  13. Jamesgang,

     

    If you are here, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.

     

    It’s a hard thing but please know you are in our thoughts on here

  14. With regards to the SFA and their Convention “stunt” during the week…………….how much longer are we gonna have to put up with them…………The clubs must be as pissed off with them as we the fans are ??? Or am I missing something. Why do the Club chairman not reign them in . Think most fans of all clubs feel that for the scottish game to move on the SFA have to be cleared out ….it has gone much further than sevco. Paul, why does no one from the clubs ( I include our club) man up and do the right thing ? It would have the backing of just about every fan……serious question

  15. bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers

     

     

    11:07 on 5 December, 2014

     

     

    The orcs seem to think ‘ gardening leave ‘ means they don’t need to pay him hahahahahahaha

     

    Orc quote

     

    Just stick him on gardening leave and get someone else in and we’ll save on his wages

     

     

    They are really that thick

  16. FFM – I’m the only conspiracy theorist in the village)

     

     

    That whole great war thing has been ramped up in the last decade. I believe a historian took it on and investigated it properly.

     

    There was always a respectfulness about it and the memorial was attended but it has went into overdrive in recent years.

     

    I have young guys trying to educate me about it. I don;t need educated about it. I already knew. I know about Hibs history too and Sevco. Always know your rivals. I also done a prject on Aberdeen at school as a kid and their history is pretty uneventul. Pittodrie I found out at that time was a former dung hill for Police horses in Aberdeen and they then built the stadium on it. Fertile land for a football pitch at the time.

     

     

    Useless fact of the day!

     

     

    The land had originally been used by the local corporation as a dung hill for police horses and Pittodrie is actually a Celtic place name which means “place of manure”.

     

     

     

    LB

  17. kevjungle – walk-on in the jungle is magic, just magic

     

     

    11:09 on 5 December, 2014

     

     

    Now you know how we feel when you post :-) HH

  18. Remember the days when an early post by Paul placed some of us in a state of ferment as we anticipated the main course arriving later to satisfy our craving for the so called ‘Nike/Carslberg’ Friday…

     

     

    I wonder or maybe he is just busy later.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  19. Big Nan

     

    10:52 on

     

    5 December, 2014

     

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    I’m one of life’s opTIMists BN, I sincerely hope that JPT is ensuring our message is getting through. The response to Ann Budge’s statement was a remarkably refreshing step change in my humble opinion.

     

     

    If she is up for it, let’s get the Scottish anti Irish/Catholic/Celtic thing out there and get them to accept that a sizeable lump of their support have issues with our very being – I’ve sat amongst them at Tynecastle when the played us and they most definately have a problem with who we are, where we come from, and what we represent to them.

     

     

    Until Scottish society accept they have this problem we go nowhere.

  20. hun skelper

     

     

    some of those gardens must be beautiful the amount of attention they are getting. Perhaps that’s an idea for the famous Albion. The Albion Allotments!

     

     

    hh

  21. Roddybhoy

     

     

    11:10 on 5 December, 2014

     

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    Maybe ‘all’ the football fans in Scottish fitba should do what KevJungle diz – keep yer cash in yer pockets and go – Off oot?

     

    Then, you’ll see the directors(rats) climbing over each other to get oot?

     

    Only anarchy – positive-anarchy – from the fans will save the game here.

     

    Till then…..yeez have all been ‘had’.

     

    All of the above is – imho

     

    Hail Hail

  22. I remember Hearts’ fans refused to observe the minute’s silence marking the death of John Paul II.

     

    Asked to comment, their manager, John Robertson, appeared to find the whole episode unremarkable. He made it crystal clear that he saw nothing objectionable about his fans’ behaviour.

     

    Now that he’s a regular pundit on BBC it would be good to know if he has revised his opinions.

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