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  1. This Celtic team doesn’t inspire confidence in me. Still, it’s only a friendly. Hope Lenny plays his strongest team before we take on the Irish champions.

  2. 16:51 on 6 July, 2013

     

     

    Paolosboots……….Gary Hooper hit 30 goals last season in all competitions and Neil will have a difficult task on his hands to find a replacement striker as prolific as Gary. The lad is on a good salary and with the prospect of showing what he can do on the European stage which he will never achieve with some of the EPL suitors mentioned to date, Neil is the man who can make him progress with Celtic.

  3. RalphWaldoEllison remembers ALS victims Jimmy Jonstone & John Cushley on

    Charliebhoy, thanks for posting this on the previous thread. I wanted to pass it on. Hope you don’t mind.

     

     

    HH RWE

     

     

    charliebhoy

     

     

    16:28 on 6 July, 2013

     

     

    good morning fellow cqners it is now one minute to six and you will see by the posts time setting how long it has taken for me to type this….it is the first and only testimonial tae ma wee da,and I am pretty sure you will have gathered im onto my second bottle wee CB was born into the family in 1921 his dad was irish and his mum Scottish Charlie and Isabella, wee CB grew up in the rough and tumble of the gorbals in the days of johnny stark and the immortal ,no mean city…he never told me of his childhood except to say it was hard. He found it difficult to get work at the age of fourteen,mainly because of his name, Corrigan was so obviously irish and catholic.His diminutive height didn’t help either 5′ 0″ he had a few jobs, milkboy bread delivery but nothing of any manly status until he became an optical technician in 1938 (he made up the lenses for glasses)….this all came to a halt in 1939 when he was called up to the RAF. He failed the medical (flat feet) and so was confined to serve out the war as a cook,in leuchars fife. After the war in which he met and married my mother(1942) he went back to his making glasses job.Mother worked in the Remington rhand factory,hillington(making more money than him,i quote) in his wisdom he decided to go to night school to train to become an ophthalmic optician, no less in 1953 he qualified and started his new career as an optician again bigotry rose it ugly head cowdenbeath was where he got his first start(I know )but the wee man was even forced out of that,next stop wales, aye Cardiff that’s what he/they had to endure he eventually made it back up to Glasgow and applied for a council house in the newly built estates and circa 1957 mr &mrs got offered a house in the new scheme of easterhouse in the east end of Glasgow mrs c couldn’t have kids so they applied to adopt and a few months later they were awarded (not my wording) a baby daughter .three years later a similar award was made in the shape of yours truly and so the family was complete we attended blessed john Ogilvie primary and st benedicts school for mass (the church wasn’t built yet) wee Charlie stayed true to his catholic and socialist beliefs and became a member of the parish council, distributing we blue envelopes for the building fund st benedicts opened circa 1965/6. I in my wisdom decided on every other Saturday(cos that’s when football was played) to cycle to parkhead (being an optician dad worked on a Saturday) I parked up on the seventh floor (jinky) of the London road flats and got a lift over the turnstiles dad eventually got me into the john Ogilvie csc (jimmy Maxwell convenor) at the same time as Frankie Vaughan moved in to help easterhouse we moved out to the south side and thus my days of seeing the bhoys were limited to midweek evening games with dad taking me then in 1979 we moved to banknock Stirlingshire big sis had flown the coop so it was me and my parents I was 17 and they were in there late fifties as far as I was concerned life was great.i got a motorbike and the world was my oyster 13 may 1981 (google it) crashed bike resulting in 5 brain operations when asked about turning the ventilator off wee Charlie steadfastly said no regardless of how poor a quality of life his son will have his argument ,even to fr senus -bader (the priest that gave me extreme-unction) life is life so thanks to that wee wonderful man I am still here he then went on to become the best grandfather ever too my youngest son Christian (20)has one tattoo gran and grandpa ….he was 3 when my dad died. the best person that I have ever known it has taken me nearl 90 minutes and a few haufs to write this but wee Charlie who had cannon mcginn (st benedicts first pp later of st marys larkhall) fr clarke (st luke first pp in banknock) and the current incumbent of that position at the time (I don’t know his name cos I wasn’t a parishioner) conducted his funeral wee Charlie was buried in st peters London rd and we all as a family went to the jock stein suit for the purvey. Four years later we did the same for my mum 2000 wonderful people and as my fathers day ends I hope and pray that , wee Charlie I’ve done you proud…….x

  4. I read that players are ahead in their conditioning with 3 weeks off instead of 6-8 as normal. Hope they got a good rest but this back early could work in our favour. Was glad BMCUW put me right with the fact that Cliftonville will get good tv money nice gesture from celtic (hope it doesn’t come back to bite us) . Would like to see small well run clubs like them get on and make a sustained challenge every year, with absence of Belfast Celtic i hope to develop a soft spot for them and im sure many other celtic fans will feel the same.

  5. Hankray, its funny how we fret about who we sell & sign but the strides we have made since NL took over have been huge and we are back to where we were after Seville imo but where the board have learned lessons and so have we in that we are a selling club. However the difference NL has made is that we sell on our terms and call the shots not other clubs. If a player wants to leave then good luck we will move on and i hope we continue with our new business model and attract some great prospects. They signed because its celtic but also because of us the fans, thats who everyone talks about in Europe.

  6. Goal Cluj, Celtic gave away ball needlessly in very dangerous area. Extremely poor play.

  7. Young Dylan showing his inexperience and gets mugged in midfield, resulting in us being 1.0 doon

     

     

    joethewanderer

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    Where is the game being played?

     

     

    Charliebhoy

     

     

    A lovely tale. My wee da would have been 70 today so I’m down helping my maw struggle on as it would also have been their 45th wedding anniversary two days ago.

     

     

    I’ll go to Mass at half 6 at the church/graveyard where he’s laid to rest and there I’ll say thanks that like you I too was ‘chosen’ by a truly special man.

     

     

    Oh and then we’ll get pished and remember fondly, he’d have approved of that.

  9. He wouldn’t be the first celt to give away a goal and go on to greatness!!!

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