Energising offensively


I’ve spoken to many Celtic fans over the last couple of days but I’ve not met one who would have preferred Roy Keane to be our manager instead of Ronny Deila.  Despite some impeccable references, Ronny is a largely unknown character, but there is an appreciation among the support that we need to come up with a plan to enable the club to over-achieve in Europe.

The man’s performance at the media conference was faultless.  It’s not important to quick-witted but his use of words like “energise” and “offensive” is promising.  Football is in the entertainment business and Ronny appears to appreciate the link between the way his team perform, not just their results, and the ultimate satisfaction supporters’ leave the ground with.

Our thanks to the Greenock Celtic Supporters Club for hosting last night’s CQN Lions fundraiser for the Celtic FC Foundation.  We were fortunate to be entertained by Willie Wallace, John Hughes and Bertie Auld, it was a fantastic night, full of laughs.

Special thanks to those who attended and helped raise over £2000 for the Foundation, and to those who promised to get involved with the Foundation.  The club is in good hands with supporters like those in Greenock last night.  Big shout to Joe and Mick for bringing a familiar old friend along.

Visit the CQN Bookstore to get Tommy Gemmell to sign your personal copy of his tome, All the Best.

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  1. channelislandcelt on




    Yep remember it well mate ,was also in broomloan that day ,my first visit to the place.



    My last also stirs up happy memories..



    Big Supa Sammis’ Double Dunt (hope I am never back btw )




  2. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Estadio 18:02


    Thank you & dont be gone long please:)))



    Shies,dont get me started when we do find a player in Hoops with one the ball is usually at shoulder height:((

  3. Surely the most scandalous non selection decisions made by the SFA concerned Jimmy McGrory.

  4. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    I don’t understand folk posting pics of semi naked bodies in FB but each to their own ;)



    BTW …. Was it rump ?

  5. roy croppie



    20:41 on 7 June, 2014









    Thank you for that, what a day, what a party after that game.



    Kev, the way I shy should be taken, straight to your own man. You have to admit Nicholas did well as well…:)



    Channelislandcelt, was at Sammi game as well, the way he left Grandad Weir for dead was great…:)



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  6. Only my personal opinion. There have been many poor and at times biased refs in Scotland.



    However, McCluskey was the pick of a pretty rotten crop.

  7. ElDiegoBhoy



    Lefty’s mum’s fed up with him…..same as the rest of us.



    God bless her

  8. As the world cup beckons it reminds me


    of being a young lad in Seville in 1982


    when i saw one of the best Brasil teams ever.


    Football at it’s very, very best.


    HH Socrates.

  9. Roy croppie


    Thanks mate. I’m putting together a wee project at the moment and was wondering if I could obtain your contact Email address from Paul?

  10. G64



    Socrates? just imagine if he had access to E-Lites…the bugger would be cooking on gas.

  11. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    You keep liking them … I keep posting them .. ;)

  12. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    Weathermen predicted rain in ML from 1pm today4 and it poured down from 10 past,was moaning about it for over 4 hrs till I went up street with wife in the car and wondering what was holding up the traffic realised it was the end of a zombie sectarian march.



    Instantly wife turned and said “ohhh have you stopped moaning about the rain” the water was running ooooot them and those stout ladies that were dragging their shivering weans along with it were like droooooont rats.



    in my defence I felt sorry for the poor weans who looked as they would rather have been anywhere else than where they were.

  13. VP


    I heard a story that after the game the players had to go for


    a drugs test and Socrates was drinking a bottle


    of a beer and smoking a fag.


    Class act.

  14. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    Bonus then



    And I don’t feel sorry for any of them … Acid rain would have been better

  15. Leftclicktic,



    Brilliant. I’ve always been in the ‘drown them’ camp rather than ‘hope they roast in the sun’ viewpoint. They really do look miserable in the rain, while it’s the next day they suffer from the sun and we can’t have the fun of witnessing that. That’s my human weakness speaking, of course.



    As a wee aside. We were sitting trapped in the car, like yourself, and my wee maw, God rest her, who was the nicest person in the world, suddenly said “You know, I’m just sitting here watching these wee wummin walking past in their drearly lilac and I’m thinking, everyone of them is uglier than the one in front and the one in the very front is as ugly as sin”.

  16. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    I’ve just remembered that I was in the Govan Stand that day that Nicholas scored that peach.



    My da got us tickets outside the ground and I think it may have been my first time there.



    I remember a big, fat, baldy orang@@ attempting to fight the stewards to get to us and the Celtic supporters offering him a helping hand.

  17. Lennybhoy



    Lefty is younger and better looking than YOU .. and his trainers have never been on fire


    since beating Raja Bannister to the 2 minute mile.hh

  18. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on




    She is fine sir sitting with her wee can loving BGT.


    Who do you think will win Mam?


    “what do you mean win ah thought it was finished” :))))))))


    Naw Mam they pick a winner tonight.



    “Ohhhh thats great when did they start that” :)))))))))))))



    By the way she disnae like laptops.



    Good evening VP can you believe its nearly a year from the Boss played Hampdump

  19. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    A mile in two minutes?



    It’s no a Glasgow taxi them x

  20. Imagine our arrogance that we believed


    we could go to Argentina and win the world cup.


    It was a national disaster close to the Darien scheme.

  21. Common practice for a new manager to sign a player from his previous club. Is Stefan Johansen the first to reverse the trend?