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Fantastic result from Celtic Park

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It was a fantastic result from Celtic Park last night for Scotland’s poor who are dependent on food aid.  Fans arrived in droves before kick off with bags full of provisions to restock food banks across the region.

I can sympathise with the SPFL to an extent.  Without a sponsor, they are even more dependent on satisfying television, and satisfying television often involves making unpopular decisions, but the mess they’ve made of scheduling the final Championship fixtures of the season is deeply embarrassing for our game.

Our game is looking more and more like it’s being run like a Banana Republic.  Generalissimo Doncaster has a case to answer.

I’m pretty sure no one at Celtic considered Leigh Griffiths as their number one striker when he signed a year ago.  That he has become so, is as much a result of his forward competition failing to deliver as much as his own talents, but there’s no denying Leigh’s ability.  He’s turned into a vibrant, productive striker who scores all types of goals.

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  1. Shameless repost:

     

     

    Stewart Regan says last-day champ fixtures should be played on same day. Says fans/clubs/sporting integrity should come first…… BBC

     

     

    You couldnae give that guy a rid neck with a blow torch

     

     

    jawdroppingcsc

  2. Agent Green

     

    11:25 on

     

    16 April, 2015

     

    Shameless repost:

     

     

    Stewart Regan says last-day champ fixtures should be played on same day. Says fans/clubs/sporting integrity should come first…… BBC

     

     

    You couldnae give that guy a rid neck with a blow torch

     

     

    jawdroppingcsc

     

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    All part of the propaganda was between the SFA and SPFL my friend.

     

     

    However, I agree. Regan is impossible to embarrass. I bet he couldn’t believe his luck when he heard the SPFL statement last night.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BOGNORBHOY

     

     

    Well done,mate. You have beaten me on the nod again.

  4. FourGreenFields on

    Worth a repost

     

     

    bobby murdoch’s curled-up winklepickers

     

     

    11:00 on 16 April, 2015

     

    While we’re all in a giving mood,a wee reminder…

     

     

    “While you’re in a listening mood, CQN’er Tommy Melly, an integral part of TeamOscar, is running the Great Edinburgh Run on Sunday for Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance. He’s also doing the Glasgow 10k in June and the Great Scottish Run in October, all for NCCA. You can do your bit in memory of Oscar, and for those kids who fight on, here.”

     

     

    Rockon,Tommy!!!

     

     

    https://www.justgiving.com/TommyMelly-Edinburgh-Run

     

     

    Well done to my wee brother :-))

  5. Sad news about that wee lassie, some horrible sick people on this planet, my heart goes out to her parents and family, times like this I just sit back and shake my head, and say Why?

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BIGNORBHOY

     

     

    Resigned to my fate,more like!

     

     

    Offski,folks. Duty calls.

     

     

    Have fun…

  7. Griffiths might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he has buckled down and worked hard to where he has got to today, and looks like he is coming good at a vital time in the season.

  8. Weeminger –

     

     

    Re: the NHS – it’s a ticking bomb that the politicians won’t want to talk about other than in very vague terms since we’re in runup to an election. They need an extra £8 billion to spend immediately – on he basis that they will be able to make savings of £22 billion. There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that those efficiency savings will be made. This is NHS England BTW.

  9. Two up front is the way to go. Guedetti struggles on his own. Forrest just gets in Izzy’s way and actually stops him playing.

     

    HH

  10. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    I couldn’t get out to the game last night even though I was very much looking forward to going. I didn’t contribute to the food donations but I saw the twitter pics and felt very proud of my fellow Tims. Fantastic effort and it should be shouted from the roof tops. After all supposed ‘drunken riots’ in Dundee, graffiti on toilet doors at Tynecastle and other nonsense are given maximum publicity in the rags. I congratulate those who donated, those who collected and sorted and I hope you are all walking around with a wee glow this morning.

  11. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy

     

    11:47 on

     

    16 April, 2015

     

    I couldn’t get out to the game last night even though I was very much looking forward to going. I didn’t contribute to the food donations but I saw the twitter pics and felt very proud of my fellow Tims. Fantastic effort and it should be shouted from the roof tops. After all supposed ‘drunken riots’ in Dundee, graffiti on toilet doors at Tynecastle and other nonsense are given maximum publicity in the rags. I congratulate those who donated, those who collected and sorted and I hope you are all walking around with a wee glow this morning.

     

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    Correct.

  12. I enjoyed reading this early morning post from livibhoy. Hope others do too.

     

     

    livibhoy

     

     

    06:28 on 16 April, 2015

     

     

    Good Morning CQN

     

     

    Couldn’t sleep this morning. Woke at 4am to empty my bladder and been wide awake ever since. Wired I think it may be called. Midweek game last night so I was unable to get along but a cracking result. The team are almost over the line and that can be the trickiest part of the season. Job was done. Score line is nice but the points are important. Fair play to Aberdeen for keeping it competitive as they may well have assisted us in securing the treble by meaning we have no meaningless games before the split and switching off like we had done in recent years under Neil Lennon when exiting Europe. I don’t think that was Neil’s fault just the players attitude. They possibly just took their foot aff the gas. Just my thoughts anyway.

     

    I was reading back last nights comments and had a wee chuckle to masel.

     

    Leigh Griffiths was a player I backed for a fair few months on here after he signed. Once they pull the Hoops on they get the support and backing. They are one of us and you protect and support your own.

     

    It amazes me in recent years the supports fascination with an exotic named forward from a far off land. There is an excitement behind any player with a serious of vowels in their surname and a catchy first name that can be abbreviated and shouted rather than a full second name.

     

    It mystifies me that we are still being mugged like this. Leigh Griffiths scored over 30 goals for a below average Hibs side. They were relegated after he left. He carried them to a Scottish cup final. He was the victim of the worst bullying of any player in recent history in Edinburgh and was falsely accused of stealing which he did not do from Corstorphine Tesco. He supports Hibs, he enjoys the company of a lady, he is young and daft, he enjoys a tunnocks tea cake and is fertile as they come.

     

    What has never been in doubt with Leigh is his ability to find the net. He is probably the only left footed player in Scotland not to have his left foot described as being able to open a tin of beans, a wand of a left peg, etc. All terms I can’t stand to be honest but another observation.

     

    Leigh has had to grow as a person, he has done that, he has had to train harder, he has done that, he has had to win over the Celtic support, I think he has managed that.

     

    When Celtic sign any player like fans of most clubs the YouTube recce gets done. A serious of clips from the 100+ games a player has played. Sometimes these clips will be bounce matches, friendlies or even reserve/youth games. People then get excited about the player on the back of it. People have no idea of the standard of opposition and whether this is common place for the player or a once in a million 35 yard strike akin to Bertie Bombscare at Hampden against us (shudder).

     

    Do yourself a favour if you haven’t at anytime in the past look up all Leigh’s Hibs goals, look at the goals he scored for Dundee and Livi. He is much better in the air than he gets credit for. He is lethal within a 35 yard distance from goal. If you were pleased and a bit excited after his goals last night you will realise more is to come when you refresh your memory on what he done at Hibs, Dundee and Livi. This guy is not an angel. He has been silly. He is starting his life education now. Only he can now blow it. If he keeps progressing he is a steal for the money he cost. Play him week in and week out. The captures of Griffiths, GMS & Armstrong have proven that buying foreign names is not always the answer. A Naka, Lubo, Henke, Majllby, etc are quality additions. Just padding the squad out is really no good at all. The one thing these Scottish lads have in abundance apart from their obvious talent is hunger and I don’t mean for tea cakes. They are hungry to play, hungry to score and hungry to succeed. I will take that everyday of the week for Celtic over a foreign player.

     

    Speaking of hunger incredible effort from the support as always for the food bank donation, there is a great need to feed people who can’t feed themselves.

     

    People can be sceptics about food banks and can also question what people are spending their benefits on. That is their prerogative.

     

    People are hungry. You feed them. The government need to work out why they are hungry and address it. While people need food they should be given it. We are a simple people. We support a football club. The values of that football club are aligned to most of our own if not all our own values. It’s easy for us as a support to then become immersed in all things Celtic and the time most of us spend on here is a testament to that. What is clear is that this football club was set up to provide dinner tables to children, long term goal was to support the needy in the east end of Glasgow. Brother Walfrid did not ask how much they had and how much was spent on tobacco and whisky.

     

    People who could afford to buy extra food did so and took it to a football stadium in the east end of Glasgow last night. This stadium was built by the fans money. It is ours. Nobody will ever take that from us. The food was to be given to those who can for whatever reason not afford at this time to buy some.

     

    The very same people who took the food along last night may have had ancestors who dined at the tables provided by fans in the 1800′s by Brother Walfrid. Never question people who want to give to charity and never question the people receiving such charity. It’s easy to look on from the outside and think aye well they must have enough to buy food but we have no right to judge and no idea how difficult it must be to go to a foodbank to feed your children.

     

    Very pleased and proud of my club and our fans the last 24 hours.

     

    Very busy at work these days and a big wedding tomorrow for my wee Jambo pal. I may look in later.

     

    God bless

     

     

    LB

  13. afternoon all ….sun streaming down like golden honey here in Lower Saxony….

     

    great result last night on and especially off the pitch …The Celtic way is at times not easy but always always rewarding …hail hail

     

     

    deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Buckley family…..

     

     

     

    braw

  14. Paul67

     

     

    How dare you talk up Celtic supporters generosity!

     

     

    Tom McLaughlin will be bealing.

     

     

    So he will.

     

     

    Can you get him a Beanie Hat with 3 stripes on it so he can police the blog.

     

     

    Thanks.

  15. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on

    Regards the NHS – you don’t get anything for nothing and I’m afraid if we want the NHS, and I do, then the honest politician will tell you that tax increases will be necessary to pay for it. Anything contrary to this is living in cloud cuckoo land.

  16. NatKnow

     

    11:45 on

     

    16 April, 2015

     

     

    I know but the principle is the same.

     

     

    Ask me if I want a better society for all. Tell me it will cost me currently £20 out my pocket every month. I’m in.

     

     

    People seem to go crazy at any idea of taxes being raised. I really urge people to work out what 1% loss from their pocket is every month and decide if that is worth a better place to live for all.

  17. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    So, if Doncaster says clubs can request to play on a different day, why don’t Hibs put in a request to play on the Monday…….?

  18. Tom McLaughlin

     

     

    10:14 on 16 April, 2015

     

     

    KevJ –

     

     

    I agree with you.

     

     

    As soon as the recent raffle weblink was posted by Winning Captains, the blog was inundated with comment after comment along the lines of “Tickets bought.”

     

     

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    Not by me.

     

     

    I contribute often to Charities on CQN but don’t usually mention it.

     

     

    However, I have no objections to any of our wonderful generous Celtic supporters coming on here and saying they made a donation or bought a raffle ticket.

     

     

    I’ve met loads of them and they are not only great Celts but lovely, lovely, people too.

     

     

    Your post was crap.

     

     

    However, I did post that I had won a prize in the latest raffle, so pleased was I.

     

     

    More pleased though with the fantastic amount raised to buy a CQN commemorative stone for our brothers and sisters on here who have passed away.

     

     

    And more money to the Malawi kitchens.

     

     

    Keep up the great work bhoys and ghirls and shout it from the rooftops!

     

     

    God bless you all.

  19. f.a.b. virgil (watrc)

     

     

    09:29 on 16 April, 2015

     

     

    Kitalba

     

     

    Both Dundees and Hibs have had collections. So have some of the smaller clubs and juniors. The fact we hear less about it or that their efforts by volume were ‘smaller’ is less relevant.

     

     

    Going by my walk to the ground last night those carrying bags were not in the majority.

     

     

    Not sure what that says really. I’d much rather everyone brought 1 item than 1 in 20 brought 2 bags tbh.

     

    ₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩₩

     

    Not everyone had a bag but I’m sure plenty put in from their pockets, and some may be just don’t have it…

     

     

    Ayrshire is Green and White

  20. I’ve always said Griffiths was a player, But! A lone striker he is not, he needs a two up front formation to make it work for his game, ( in my opinion) going out on a limb here, I think he could be an all time great Celt. Some players you get that feeling about and he is one of those players, it’s not a knee jerk reaction because he scored a hat trick last night, although it won’t do him any harm, it’s just ach a like the wee guy and he seems a fun guy to be around, hope I’m right :)

  21. weeminger

     

    12:02 on

     

    16 April, 2015

     

    NatKnow

     

    11:45 on

     

    16 April, 2015

     

     

    I know but the principle is the same.

     

     

    Ask me if I want a better society for all. Tell me it will cost me currently £20 out my pocket every month. I’m in.

     

     

    People seem to go crazy at any idea of taxes being raised. I really urge people to work out what 1% loss from their pocket is every month and decide if that is worth a better place to live for all.

     

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    The tax systme is opaque. I would have thought it would be possible to work out what is required and express it as a % of GDP or some other formula to ensure that it is always properly funded.

  22. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    This morning, Ireland awoke to the news that the remains found in Glasgow, were almost certainly those of Karen Buckley.

     

     

    When word of her disappearance was announced earlier, a shiver went down the collective spine of the country.

     

     

    There are few families in the country who don’t have children who left for reasons of employment and training and who pray every day for their safety. My family included.

     

     

    Such is the confidence of youth, that these children feel that they ” can look after themselves”.

     

     

    Unfortunately, that is not the case. No one can.

     

     

    If they let their guard down and ignore the basic rules of safety, there is always the grave risk of a predator ready to pounce.

     

    Compounding this tragedy, is the problem of how to get the message through.

     

     

    I have three daughters living in the UK and it is a constant concern and we are constantly warning them of the evil that stalks the cities, as,there but the Grace of God, any of us could be the Buckley family today.

     

     

    May the Mother of God provide comfort to a grieving family and may Karen’s soul Rest in Peace.

  23. Have the police said the body is definitely Karen Buckley?

     

     

    God help her family and friends.

     

     

    Oh, and bring back hanging.

  24. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    !!!???###!!! …..

     

     

    BBCBMcLauchlin ‏@BBCBMcLauchlin 6m6 minutes ago Edinburgh, Scotland

     

     

    All SPFL final say fixtures will now be played on Sat 2nd May with 12.15 kick off #BBCSportscot

  25. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles

     

    12:01 on

     

    16 April, 2015

     

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    If you are honest with the people and tell them they need to pay more tax you spend years in opposition.

     

    Labour tried it mate, asking the country for an extra 1p or 2p on income tax to address the appauling state of the public services under Thatcher, people don’t vote for tax increases………..that includes Scottish people.

     

     

    As an aside, there were 19 Tory MP’s at the time, now there is 1, wonder where all those votes went eh?

     

     

    New Labour said they would stick to the Tory promise not to increase income tax, they got elected.

  26. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    Even from Biased Broadcasting Corporation …

     

     

    BREAKING NEWS

     

     

    The final round of Scottish Championship fixtures will now all kick-off simultaneously at 12:15 BST on Saturday 2 May.

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