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CQN Vanessa Riddle Fundraiser

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I’m enjoying the chat as much as anyone these days but I know you all remember what were really about as a club.  We have an update on the CQN Vanessa Riddle pop quiz fundraiser which will be held at Jury’s hotel, Glasgow on the evening of Saturday February 11.

The great news is that Frank O’Hagan has agreed to come along and do a set to close the quiz off. Frank’s third CD – Green Light to Freedom – will be mixed and mastered in the studio over the next month. Frank is also doing a concert with his band in the Backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross on Saturday 18th February. Details are on Frank’s website web. Frank is a top class musician is a terrific live performer. He is also a lovely guy, so we’re just absolutely over the moon to have Frank along. Our good friends at Carling are donating some prizes too, which is also excellent news.

We have some spaces left so if you want to come along, visit Taggsybhoy’s music quiz homepage and contact him with your team name and numbers (max of 6 to a  team). He will let you know if you are successful. It is first come, first served. Vanessa Riddle Appeal

I’m off to contemplate the false value of cheap laptop hard disks. One day lost and counting, damn you HP!

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  1. Lennybhoy.

     

     

    You were the other one .I was searching back for.

     

     

    So that’s two that have been got at,I hope you got a big transfer fee for the movemMWDs and I will just have a wee drink on out own,If TTTTs could get away from the wife and join us,that would be the same team as we had at the last drink up at the Juries Inn

  2. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    oldtim67 says:

     

    2 February, 2012 at 22:35

     

     

    You can keep MWD :-)

     

     

    I think CSB is recruiting for team members? Might be worth giving him a shout

     

     

    CRC

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!! Tick Tock !! on

    You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time, unless it’s re peepul…….not long before you return to base, craig…mission on track, but watch your back……TICK TOCK

  4. Well I just finished my 1st swally of the year a few mins ago … Hic!…

     

    Felt pissed after the 1st glass, so Whits the Crac amigos anything happening apart from the usual Orc implosion … Yawn :>)

     

     

    J

  5. Declan Is Neil Lennon 1888 Hates being 2nd says:

     

    2 February, 2012 at 21:55

     

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    Declan, are you the unknown agent from another universe that bid £29 million for Gary Hooper in the summer? You are certainly not from this planet.

     

    Good evening CRC, it was a pity I missed you in the smoke on Wednesday, JP did a TTT (his words) on Tuesday. I knew TT and the other Bhoys would make you welcome as they did me. Got back to the hotel to find a text message from my mate, Everton fan, asking me about Jellybitch so I put him straight. Wasn’t tempted to steal the picture above my hotel bed for obvious reasons. See you on the 11th, but unfortunately teetotal as of tomorrow night ;-((

     

    Hail! Hail! PMTYH

  6. Can’t wait for CQN -Tomorrow’s News Today, although there is only just over 70 minutes left before the claim cannot be made.

     

     

    As The Exiled Tim inferred, perhaps a lesson learned, if you promise information and by a specific time please do so or wait until you know it is imminent rather than have us hanging on…

     

     

    On any news expected, I hope and pray it will be simply the best and we can throw those last words right back at them. Then have them frogged marched in wearing their five stars…rip them off like a Court Marshall and have them hand over every last flag they got through cheating and rip the up in front of them.

     

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

     

    Hail Hail!

  7. Thisistheonel…you forgot no4

     

     

    4.pie stalls receive 2nd coat gloss.

     

     

    Omg! .. BSR is painting the pie stalls?

     

     

    colour ” sherrif officer surprise”

  8. RCC.

     

     

    There will be spaces at the bar where some gentlemen will be resting on,but if it’s for the quiz you would be better asking Penfolds team.

  9. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    pogmathonyahun says:

     

    2 February, 2012 at 22:59

     

     

    The London Bhoys were great company, and just recovering from the session. A return leg in Glasgow TBA. I am surprised the picture stayed on the wall. I thought it might have accidently fallen off the wall and out of the window :-)

     

     

    Teetotal. Tried that as well. Not all it’s cracked up to be.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  10. Celtic Soul Brother- Supporting Kano 1000 on

    Just about to watch “The Departed” on Film 4-think it might be about the currant buns but i’m not sure-anyone enlighten me?

  11. After the game on Sunday I headed up to Mt Florida station with my Grandson. Mingled with loads of Falkirk fans, and some of their anti- Celtic chants were disgusting. We had to queue awe roon the hooses to get into the station, when we did, Hoops fans far outnumbered theirs,and guess what? Not a peep from the “family clubs” singing section…cowards.

  12. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Instead of waiting for Amadeus to pack in the teasing and give us the story, let’s have a go at guessing what it might be (if there’s a story at all)….

     

     

    I think it could be the former male model in Cameron House with the Rampant Rabbit….alledgedly!

     

     

    T4

  13. bankiebhoy1 says:

     

    2 February, 2012 at 22:56

     

     

    not so mad when you’ve seen her doing the collection at mass.

  14. As Rangers Football Club teeter on the brink tonight my thoughts have drifted back over the years ( in my case over 60 years of supporting Celtic ) to the many people I have known, some still alive others departed, and tried to imagine their opinions on what is happening.

     

    I grew up knowing and experiencing the odious nature of Rangers. Their claims of superiority ringing in my ears. Their socially divisive policies which extended into the workplace. Their triumphalism. Their quintessential Britishness. Their bigotry. Their cultural backwardness and their Orange Walks.

     

    I cannot think of a single person who has/ had any affiliation with Celtic over those years who would wish for nothing other than to see the end for them.

     

    If I could but wish it then I would like all the departed to be back here for this momentous time to witness it.

     

    Deep joy and celebrations to see Scotland rid of a football club which has been a living cancer. Shame on any Celtic supporter who offers them any comfort.

  15. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on

    Good evening,

     

     

    This 24 hours cannot go by without my making comment.

     

     

    I have always thought that the name Angelo Dundee was a bit daft! Born in Philadelphia as Angelo Marena in a really good tough area, it seems slightly ilogical for an Italian type to change his name to Dundee. The reason for doing so was simple– his older brother boxed under the name Joe Dundee! His other brother- Chris– also took the name Dundee and opened the famous Fifth Street Gym in Miami. Angelo followed and had taken the Dundee surname by the time he did his military service. Joe Dundee and Chris Dundee sound ok– but— Angelo???

     

     

    There will be many eulogies about this guy. How he was in Ali’s corner for all but two of his fights– he was in Jimmy Ellis’ corner when Ali beat him. About how he was a master, a great motivator, a wiseguy and wheelerdeeler to an extent.

     

     

    There will be tales of cutting Ali’s gloves after our ‘Enery knocked the young Clay onto the seat of his pants, how he told Sugar ray at the end of the Twelth round “You’re blowin it son- you’re blowin it!”– with the result that Ray finally landed on Tommy Hearns supposed glass jaw knocking him out. By the way, if Hearns had a glass jaw then it was the bravest Glass Jaw in Boxing as it went to war with everyone of note. Ray left the ring with his eye socket the size of an egg that night and would bear permanent damage.

     

     

    All in all, Dundee looked after 15 world champions– but perhaps more importantly, he was seen as a nice guy, a good guy, a decent guy. One of those who made boxing a great sport– even though there is always something immoral about seeing two guys do their damndest to knock lumps out of one another.

     

     

    Howard Cossell, the legendary boxing commentator once said that he would trust Dundee with his own son. Bert Sugar- possibly the greatest boxing writer in the states- pays testamemt to Dundee’s standing as a good guy.

     

     

    When I was growing up I had a real interest in boxing and boxers. This interest extended to the trainers– legendary guys such as Dundee, Eddie Futch, Yank Durham, Emmanuel Steward and his Kronk gym, and maybe lastly Teddy Atlas.

     

     

    Now, I couldn’t name a major boxing trainer. I can name loads of spivs that put on second class fights featuring third class fighters— but no great trainers, and no great contests between goliaths where you could never be sure who would win because each man had the armour on the day to demolish the other if they got in first.

     

     

    Now if you want to see big heavyweight hitting in torrid contest you look for Messrs Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray. Like Boxers of old you wonder. Is Federer on the slide after years at the top? What about Nadal– how will he deal with not being top dog? If Novak drops his level even by a little will Murray have the beating of him and will he one day get his time at the summit? Each man has the ability to beat the other, but one reigns supreme for a period and all others, whilst good are just not at their level. These are the equivalents of Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Norton. They give their all– and it shows.

     

     

    And in their corners– and in the corners of other Tennis players before them you now get the names of Trainers you recognise. Bolitieri, Lendl, Gullickson, Tiriac and so on. Big names with big reputations.

     

     

    With the passing of Dundee I wonder if the age of the great trainer has gone too. The end of an era and the partial death of a kind of man whose likes and time we will not see again– at least in boxing circles.

     

     

    Angelo managed 15 world champions. That is no mean feat. I like to hear of guys who come from tough neighborhoods, who turn out nice guys, make something of themselves by making something of others. There is a nobility in that line of work and that type of life.

     

     

    So there I am tonight, thinking, I must write something about Dundee for CQN as he is a dying breed– if not now an extinct species– when I learn something new. I love learning something new– it thrills me to bits sometimes.

     

     

    What if I told you of another trainer, who is still alive and well and who has trained not 15 but 26 world champions?

     

     

    Bloody marvellous is my thought. Yet, you are likely to never have heard of him at all unless you follow certain events rather closely.

     

     

    What if I also told you, that he was a 63 year old Patrician monk from Cork who arrived at St patrick’s high school in Iten in the Kenyan Highlands with the sole intention of teaching geography for a bit? Oh and when he arrived he knew precisely sod all about coaching anything at all– let alone distance running?

     

     

    His name is Brother Colm O’Connell and for two years he taught beside an athletics coach called Pete Foster– brother of Brendan. When Pete was leaving he suggested that the holy man take up his position as Athletics coach, much to the incredulity of the cork man. He knew nothing about running and was as rotund as Friar Tuck!

     

     

    However, within a few short years he had developed a reputation in Kenya who at that time had at least two world class athletes. The Priest was asked to pick and manage a team for the junior world athletics championships. He picked only 9 athletes– and returned with 9 medals!

     

     

    Since then he has trained 4 Olympic Gold medalists, 26 world champion gold medalists and countless others– all from one we town in Kenya. The Kenyan authorities have opened over 100 training schools based on his methods and practices, and some of the UK team are already out there copying and learning what the “old man” has now taught for over thirty years. Coaches and journalists come from all over to learn his secret. He says the secret is “there is no secret!”.

     

     

    Go on Google him. Brother Colm O’Connell, St Patrick’s High School, Kenya. You will be amazed at what you find.

     

     

    Angelo Dundee died today and that is a shame- I am genuinely sorry as I believe him to have been a good man. He was 90 years of age. But somewhere, somehow, there come other Dundees in different walks of life. Guys who are prepared to encourage younger people with talent, who can give them a kind word here and a kind word there and who can slit a glove and buy them time when it is needed. Most importantly, the kind of guy who a younger stronger man will listen to when they say “You’re blowin it son, you’re blowin it!”

     

     

    I have no idea how you say that phrase in Masai but I would have bet my bottom dollar on it being more likely that I could speak a few words of Masai– than the greatest living athletics coach in the world being a portly monk from Cork who lives in Kenya– and who supposedly knows nothing about running— or being a coach of any sort!

  16. It’s tomorrow here so I will need to be getting my beauty sleep soon, am taking one of my dogs to a moggie show and hoping he meets a bitch or two, the stud fees could enable me to buy the huns many times over :>)

  17. Can anybody come up with a Celtic Eleven with a JOHN in every position ( 1 to 11) ? They must have actually played in that position at least once to qualify.

  18. Watching William H Macey in ‘The Cooler’.

     

    Plays a character called Bernie Lootz…..

     

    Without the love interest….. That’s Gordon Duffield Smith that is.

  19. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    MWD

     

     

    you, me , JinxP, Smashing Milk Bottles, Tony R (pal), mrs CRC, anybody else that wants to turn up

     

     

    maybeees: Kingoh, Stephen Black, LennyBhoy, mcFudge

     

     

    got a cold: TTTT

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  20. i think i’ve got what amadeus was hinting at

     

     

     

    Gordie: Alright, alright, Mickey’s a mouse, Donald’s a duck, Pluto’s a dog. What’s Goofy?

     

    Vern: If I could only have one food for the rest of my life? That’s easy-Pez. Cherry-flavored Pez. No question about it.

     

    Teddy: Goofy’s a dog. He’s definitely a dog.

     

    Gordie: I knew the $64,000 question was fixed. There’s no way anybody could know that much about opera!

     

    Chris: He can’t be a dog. He drives a car and wears a hat.

     

    Gordie: Wagon Train’s a really cool show, but did you notice they never get anywhere? They just keep wagon training.

     

    Vern: Oh, God. That’s weird. What the hell is Goofy?

  21. Bankiebhoy

     

    Naw, I watched him..

     

    Punxsutawney Phil says it’s 6 more weeks of lazy hazy crazy days of summer in Paradise!

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