CQN Vanessa Riddle Fundraiser


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. Estadio Nacional on

    Yes. The muck are going bust.



    Yes. Celtic have a brilliant young team in place to take advntage of that.



    Yes. Watch the Celtic, see what we are talking about.



    Yes, just Yes.

  2. Dead and Loving it says:


    3 February, 2012 at 00:17


    on the rangers rumour site they are telling the orcs that as a protest they should all wear white to the dundee utd game this weekend



    the imagination that these guys have got,it knows no bounds



    craigy boy is bound to chuck it when he see’s that, thank god his name is not craigy green










    The fact that he’s not going to be there and that he’s cornered the southside Market in White tees tells you all you need to know about them & him!

  3. I remember 1986 title win – big night out in Alloa. Treetops pub where many were rejoicing with Colquhoun and John Robertson in attendance. JC lived nearby back then. Despite what had happened, they were big enough to (a) be out and (b) be amicable despite their situation and also being beside us !

  4. Dead and Loving it on

    got to admit as far as old craigy is concerned



    i have a genuine fondness for the man now




    hope it goes on a bit longer, years ago we would not have heard a thing about what is going on at rangers



    gone are the days when they could batten down the hatches



    I think that is part of the huns outrage that it is getting played out publicy

  5. THE EXILED TIM says:


    3 February, 2012 at 00:34



    Yeah exactly that was all I could come up with, after Celtic you have to be good very yery good..



    Even if Scottish football has been destroyed by the forces of darkness, Celtic are still one of the biggest clubs in the world..



    Did you see the interview with Pawel Broznek on the Huddle the guy is made up to play for us..



    Celtic you know that!!





    Off to work,and nae news fae Amadeus.



    The …..tease.






    I think I left out the wrong word there!

  7. Off to the bed – scratcher.



    Long may their painful, shameful demise continue. It’s a pity that so many Celts won’t be here to witness the stake being driven and the lid slammed shut. I’m sure they are watching from above with much joy.



    Oíche Mhaith a chairde agus Culaith Snámh!




  8. Hey you! Aye you!



    I remember having to `fight’ ma corner in the Lincoln off the Great Western Road.


    F*ckin hellhole. But you become emboldened and brassy and you shout the odds.


    I never did the dirty on someone who wasn’t familiar!




  9. I think that I,



    Before I sleep,



    Will smile, then begin to dream



    Dream of magic, dream of flight,



    Dream of football, fast and bright.



    Full of joy, but full of sadness.



    The strange enchanted dance of beauty.

  10. Sandman Is Neil Lennon on

    leftclicktic says:


    2 February, 2012 at 21:49



    In 1994 i was 33 and getting it really tight along with my fellow Tims in a warehouse in Bellshill off a big fat smelly orc about them winning the leagues and their spending power over us. fenian this fenian that murray this murray that.


    Some of my mates did not know what to say but i vividly remember getting him in a corner and saying “haw you ya fat smelly c@#? it wont always be like this Tioch Faidh Ar La and when it does this big fenian b@”£$!# will seek you out and remind you of what you said”.


    So allan if your still aboot keep looking over your shoulder Timmy is coming to have a word or two aboot the Celts your troubles and murrays spending.Tick Tock. I want them wiped out forever.






    Nailed it, mate.



    For every decent Hun I’ve gotten along with either through work or playing footy, all I need to do whenever there’s a mild pang of sympathy for their memory is cast my mind back to the merciless hate they showed us back then.



    That was the time of Minty’s ‘For every fiver…’, that was the time when the term ‘beggars’ was coined, aimed at us and the financial hole we were in.



    We got no sympathy, nor empathy. Every one of those Huns with typewriters at the time queued up to furnish the redtops with their latest mocking image or headline.



    I remember the hollow terror standing out in the car park one Saturday as Celts for Change carried out a protest, marshalled by smirking cops, keeping the masses more than a stone’s throw away from the stadium windows where the Kellys and Chris White could be seen intermittently glowering down. That distance seemed metaphorical at the time – the reality of the situation; no ordinary fans could set foot anywhere near the families’ hallowed halls let alone hope to force fundamental, historical change.



    I remember the grim resignation when the Kellys knocked back Fergus’s initial attempt to take over, the foreboding sense of failure, that the Huns were right: we were doomed, left with nothing but defeat and vanishing hope.



    At that time I was involved in both my business and personal life with someone who had very good connections with those calling the shots in the Bank of Scotland. This person had Tim sympathies, though no real passion, but had strong business interests with the bank. I was continually well-informed about the attitude to Celtic within those banking circles; in short, we were hamstrung wildebeest, circled by gurning hyenas. The only question left was which forelock-tugging masonic scumbag scavenger would have the honour of the kill.



    And the Huns, the CORE of the Huns, the dark sides of all my Hun acquaintances, that orc consciousness which a decade and a half later would trash a major English city through petulance and ignorance – they laughed at us; they mocked us; they wished only to trod on the graves of Celtic and all its followers.



    Their HATE was palpable. Their myopic superiority complex was fermenting with triumph and spewing an acidic bile of such venom all the ordinary, powerless Celtic fan could do was hope the wind blew in a different direction.



    Then The Man McCann, buoyed by his rebel alliance, showed the fortitude which had made his fortune on other shores. He returned once more and smashed the bitter narrow-minded perceptions of this wee society into smithereens. A man who did not know his place, and would not accept it told by others, nor that of his people.



    Was not Celtic founded by just such a man?



    So now, nearly 20 years on, the plan has not only worked for us, but has delivered the ultimate pay-off; their efforts to keep pace, misguided by a silver-spoooned egotist who knew only how to borrow against speculation and had no true knowledge of wealth creation. Everything on the never-never. They have crashed. And soon, very, very soon, will burn. In hell, natural justice and religious myth prevailing…



    So, screw the one-worlder philosophy the media lapdogs and the Huns are attempting to cack-handedly employ; they were never bred to mate, only bred to hate.


    Eschew their tawdry whataboutery – every other club in Scotland will relish the chance to finish second behind the Hoops and get a bite at the euro big bucks. Every other fan in Scotland will find renewed fvigour for the game in such circumstance. The grass-roots game will THRIVE.



    So just remember the gaudy displays of imperial triumphalism they vomited forth: Rule Britannia. No surrender. With each blow they shall rise again…yakkety-yak.



    Not this time they won’t. Thanks to this man:






    Who must be relishing this question:







    DON’T let them off the hook. Afford them the same mercies they’d afford us.


    DON’T wring your hands with any guilt. Rasie them in the air with joy.


    DON’T fill our screens and airwaves with concerned debate. Let raucous laughter greet the forthcoming images and sounds of lamenting Huns.



    Tell all the Huns you know: The universe, she is a bitch. And karma is her deadly kiss.




    Sleep with a smile on your lips. In our Celtic-supporting lifetimes, it will not get any sweeter than the coming months.



    Choccy indeed.

  11. merseycelt loves Neil Lennon and the Green Brigade but despises the anti irish/catholic bigotry inherent within the organisations who constitute the scottish establishment on

    Sandman Is Neil Lennon says:


    3 February, 2012 at 01:59



    Poetic vitriol. I feel your passion!



    YNWA, HH and KTF

  12. Sandman Is Neil Lennon says:


    3 February, 2012 at 01:59


    leftclicktic says:


    2 February, 2012 at 21:49



    My own experience of their supposed superiority was on the rugby fields of middle class establishment. Thanks to my dad’s entrepreneurship, I grew up their equal in suburbs of Southern Ayrshire.



    A big lad due to my Highland Viking ancestry, their sneers at my sign of the cross on running on to the field soon vanished, replaced by panic in their eyes, as my bulk crushed and upended them moving at full speed.



    Imagine how they must have felt at the final whistle, when my jersey came off to reveal a Celtic training jersey underneath. There were never any sneers then though.

  13. Sandman Is Neil Lennon says:


    3 February, 2012 at 01:59


    I’m glad I started at the back page tonight.


    Encompasses the feelings of all of us.


    I hope to dance on their grave.

  14. Sandman Is Neil Lennon says:


    3 February, 2012 at 01:59



    That is exactly how I feel about them.


    Yes,I was there through all the years in the wilderness.


    Watching them gloat,always wondering where were they getting their money from?


    Now it’s all laid bare,their cheating and chasing the dream of winning the big one is going to cost them everything,I for one will shed no tears over their demise.


    Let them die.

  15. .




    Fan faces jail for picture of ‘bullet-riddled’ Neil Lennon on Facebook


    Published: 03 February 2012



    A MAN faces jail after he posted a picture of Neil Lennon covered in bullet wounds on a social networking site.




    David Craig, 24, also posted offensive messages about the Celtic manager as well as Rangers slogans and other abusive comments on his Facebook page in March last year. Comments by other people had been posted in response to the image.



    Messages left by Craig on his page included abusive sectarian language and he called for Lennon to be “hanged”.



    Craig, of Paisley, pled guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm by posting messages and an image which were of an offensive, threatening and sectarian nature on a social networking site.



    The court was told that on the evening Wednesday 2 March 2011, there was a Celtic versus Rangers match at Celtic Park.



    Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court that the match took place in “even by the standards of this game, a particularly volatile atmosphere” and said that in the aftermath there developed an “escalating climate of violence, community disorder and sectarian hostility”.



    It was heard that, following intelligence, police investigated the Facebook site created by Craig, on 14 March, 2011.



    Access to the page was freely available to the public with no security restrictions which allowed full access and viewing of material contained on the account.



    The court was shown a photograph Craig had copied on to his Facebook page, of Neil Lennon wearing a Celtic top and with several bullet wounds on his torso and one on the centre of his head.



    On the front of his body were the words “Dead man walking” and underneath was a caption reading “Neil Lennon dead man!!!!!! UVF!”.



    Mr Allan said: “The image prompted responses from others which can be seen on the same production below it.”



    They read “Aw that’s going to happen” and “Aw how I would love to be the one to pull the trigger”.



    The image was posted the day after the football match.



    The court was told that postings by the accused and others included a series of abusive exchanges containing sectarian abuse infused with Northern Irish political phrases and Rangers slogans.



    Craig was later detained and after an interview cautioned and charged.



    He told police he had to apologise and that he has friends and family who are Celtic fans and was having “banter”.



    Sheriff Martin Jones, QC, deferred sentencing until next month and released Craig on bail. Defence advocate Duncan McPhie will give his plea in mitigation then.



    Speaking following yesterday’s hearing Barry Dickson, football liaison prosecutor for the West of Scotland, said: “The vast majority of football supporters in Scotland are dedicated and enthusiastic and find behaviour such as this abhorrent and totally unacceptable.



    “We are absolutely committed to the investigation and prosecution of those either involved in or promoting sectarianism, religious offences and related disorder and violence. Such activity blights the good name of Scottish football.”






    PS.. We post Parody Videos and Harmless begging Photos of Swally..Glad I’m a Hoop..

  16. .




    Injury blow for Mo Bangura



    MOHAMED Bangura will be out of action for around 12 weeks following further investigation on his right knee.



    The Sierra Leone striker joined Celtic in August last year from Swedish side AIK, but his time at the club has been disrupted through injury. He has made a total of 14 appearances for the Hoops so far.