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The overwhelming request from an international break is that our players return injury-free.  Nir Bitton made an appearance as a second half substitute against Wales last night but left the field 18 minutes later, with a foot injury.

Nir is in the best form of his life and has carved himself out a deep-lying creative role in the Celtic team.  Central midfield roles don’t come up for grabs too often.  Two of our strongest players, Scott Brown and Stefan Johansen, compete for a small number of central midfield jerseys, although they are different types of players, so it’s important our Nir doesn’t spend too long on the side-lines.

Fraser Forster’s terrible knee injury last weekend was sickening.  The big guy is one of the most professional players in the game and is absolutely dedicated to his development.  His form in the FA Premier League this season has been sensational, recording more shutouts than any other keeper.

It’s a blow to Southampton too, who gave Celtic £10m for Fraser’s services seven months ago.

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  1. tommyturns

     

    22:20 on

     

    29 March, 2015

     

    Sanna – not sure if you’ve put this up already mate, but Martin’s sister Mandy asked me to put this out there:

     

     

    Hi Mandy can you please send this on

     

     

    When Martin was in the rehabilitation hospital the kids and I would visit every day and we all slowly came to understand the severity of Martin’s condition.

     

    Martin was there for a year and it broke our hearts to leave him each evening but our hearts were held together by the love and support of not only our friends and family but by the cards, letters, emails and even a bottle of vodka sent to us from Celtic fans from all over the world.

     

     

    As news spread Martin,s mates from CQN rallied together and fundraised to enable us to modify our house and get Martin back home.

     

    Not only were we grateful for the financial help but you all gave us hope and a feeling of not being alone in this devastating situation we suddenly found ourselves in.

     

    Martin never complained or asked for much, just happy to have a drink with his mates on the porch, watch some football and be with his family in the home we have enjoyed for 23 years.

     

     

    Thankyou for making that happen and allowing Sean, Alanna and myself 6 more years of cuddles and laughter and the opportunity to learn some valuable lessons not only from Martin but from belonging to a club such as Celtic and what loving support that can bring.

     

    You really made a huge difference to our lives.

     

     

    We want to sincerely thankyou with all our hearts xxx

     

    Carolyn Sean and Alanna Kane

     

     

    Thanks for posting

     

     

    God Bless them all

     

     

    HH

  2. Delaneys Dunky on

    BMCUW

     

     

    Was that no yer raffle prize. I got a presentation bottle in a box of Sangria to tan. :)

  3. BMCUW,

     

     

    Is that you home safe and sound?

     

     

    Sorry I couldn’t get to catch a beer with you, definately the next time your up.HH

  4. tommytwiststommyturns on

    DD – I think that was part of what Mandy & her daughter read out at TKF function last night. Good to see you again mate.

     

     

    Bobby – when do we start the fund-raising campaign for your new molars?! :-)

     

    That could be CQN’s biggest ever achievement! lol

     

     

    T4

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DELANEYSDUNKY

     

     

    Aye,it was. But you know how generous I can be,haha!

  6. Cowiebhoy, strange that i was i was listening to that link as i was posting. If you google her name you will get you tube/ soundcloud – Carine Tinney.

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    SIPSINI

     

     

    It wasn’t from lack of effort on your part,mate. But you’d never have been allowed back!

     

     

    Aye,next time for sure. Holding you to it!

  8. Delaneys Dunky on

    T4

     

     

    It was the part of the speech when we all developed damp eyes.

     

    See you soon hopefully.

  9. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TOMMYTWISTSTOMMYTURNS

     

     

    It’s not molars,it’s the gums to put them on!

  10. TTTT, thanks for posting that. That was the letter that was read out at the game just after Martin died when celtic gave him a minute’s applause ( wonderful gesture on their part) . Last night wa s emotional , uplifting and an inspiration. There was a lot of love in the room last night (and beer and vodka) and we will keep going as long as there are kids wanting to go .

     

     

    http://www.thekanofoundation.com/?p=1927

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Sanna

  11. Delaneys Dunky on

    Sipsini

     

     

    Did you me and BMCUW no share a fag outside the Kerrydale after the game last Saturday?

     

    Or am I tripping oot again?

  12. Kano , Pablo , Celticlover , StJohnDoyle – CQN in heaven must be mental

     

    22:43 on

     

    29 March, 2015

     

    TTTT, thanks for posting that. That was the letter that was read out at the game just after Martin died when celtic gave him a minute’s applause ( wonderful gesture on their part) . Last night wa s emotional , uplifting and an inspiration. There was a lot of love in the room last night (and beer and vodka) and we will keep going as long as there are kids wanting to go .

     

     

    http://www.thekanofoundation.com/?p=1927

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Sanna

     

     

    Brilliant JP

     

     

    glad it went well

     

     

    you are all inspirational

     

     

    HH

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DELANEYSDUNKY

     

     

    Well,it was too late for Mother’s Day!!!!

  14. sipsini

     

     

    22:50 on 29 March, 2015

     

     

    BMCUW,

     

     

    I’ll be there mate without a doubt….hope your making Dublin…sooo looking forward to it.

     

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    I’d reckon Ronny would be well up for the Hootenanny if it is an International week. ;)

  15. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Sanna – thought it sounded familiar!

     

     

    Mandy got an e-mail from Carolyn and she asked me to share it, so put it up here as it was essentially a thank you to CQNers. I was a bit misty eyed myself last night when Mandy & Chloe spoke about Martin.

     

     

    Massive thanks to you and the rest of TKF trustees for honouring the memory of a remarkable man. His name lives on while TKF continues to grow and prosper.

     

     

    HH

     

    TTTT

  16. DD,…

     

     

    I was on champagne/ red/ white wine/magners and jack D by that time, I don’t mind much of that day….best asking Praecepta:))

  17. Really struggle to work up any enthusiasm for International football.

     

     

    The Kano Foundation is surely one of the best things about Celtic just now .

     

     

    Bravo

  18. RobertTressell

     

     

    22:52 on 29 March, 2015

     

     

    Wrestling on SSN Yaaaaawwwwwnnnnnnn and get a life……..

     

     

    Seriously

     

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

     

     

    We are getting a pittance from these Broadcasters and moving games right, left and centre.

     

     

    Armageddon has been averted, so there is no reason to take the crap amounts on offer from Sky, from a Celtic perspective, or indeed any top flight Club in Scotland’s perspective.

     

     

    Make all the games 15:00 on a Saturday.

     

     

    No exceptions.

  19. Hamiltontim

     

     

     

    21:55 on 29 March, 2015

     

     

     

    Thankfully we’re now back to focussing on Celtic.

     

     

    Our record at new St Mirren Park hasn’t been the best and it’s often a difficult game.

     

     

    A huge task ahead on Friday.

     

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    I feel a drubbing for the Paisley boys coming on and have felt it for weeks :)))

     

    Hope I’m right .

     

     

    Lorna

     

    Stoap that lurkin:))))))))))))))

  20. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    LEFTCLICKTIC

     

     

    Haha,Brilliant. She’ll have a big riddie!!

     

     

    Have you had a smashing birthday so far,bud?

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

    Lefty

     

     

    One of my big mates is a regular saint and thinks his team might take a helluva doing on Friday

  22. tommytwiststommyturns

     

    It was grand sir

     

    even had time to play hide and seek with the wee mhan ,though he is rubbish at it ,

     

     

    ye just walk into a room and start singing Willie Maley and he cant help but join in,the look on his face when he realises he has fell for it again is priceless

     

    Happy daysCSC

  23. Stringer Bell

     

     

     

     

    21:48 on

     

     

    29 March, 2015

     

     

     

     

    Neither Scoland, Poland nor Ireland showed the same level of intensity , speed of closing or pressing game that Celtic now show every week.

     

     

    We have come a long way this season.

     

    ———————

     

    I was thinking the same as I watched, although Ireland got nearer it in the second half.

     

     

    Scotland did not need to.

  24. Colin Stein last player to score a hat trick for Scotland in 69.

     

     

    A team with only Billy and Tam in it.

     

     

    None of our forwards were better than

     

    Henderson Gilzean Cooke or Gray.

     

     

    Actually apart from Stein they were all great players.

  25. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    LEFTCLICKTIC

     

     

    Superb,mate. Beats covering his eyes cos if he can’t see you,you can’t see him.

     

     

    Plus,what you told me about him covering his ears!!!!!!