Have yourself a troubled night in Glasgow


With Lionel Messi and Barcelona focussed on winning their final group game against Benfica tomorrow night Celtic must achieve a better result against Spartak Moscow than Benfica manage at the Camp Nou to progress to the latter stages of the Champions League.

Aiden McGeady has suffered a recurrence of a pennate muscle tendon injury and is doubtful.  Georgian creative midfielder, Jano Ananidze, is also out injured, while coach Valery Karpin is under pressure to axe Argentine defenders Juan Insaurralde and Nicolas Pareja after both picked up red cards on Friday night against Zenit.  The Russian media have also turned on Dutch midfielder Demy De Zeeuw, who was at least partially culpable for the Zenit defeat.  Celtic could face a more cohesive Russian team tomorrow, although perhaps without some of their more talented players. Who this troubles most remains to be seen.

Reading (and writing) Celtic Quick News you learn of the thousands of actions Celtic fans take in order to assist others or alleviate pain and distress.  In aggregate these actions can and do move mountains.

Yesterday it was announced that one of our family, Rod Stewart, is donating proceeds of his new single, Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, to the Celtic Charity Fund and Teenage Cancer Trust to fight this horrible disease and assist those afflicted by it.

The single will be available for download from this Sunday, 9 December.  It offers you and me the opportunity to raise awareness – and funds – on a level we would otherwise never be able to achieve.  Charity is part of your job as a Celtic fan.  On this occasion, on aggregate, we can have an enormous impact.

Still looking for tickets for tomorrow night?

You can email an auction bid for two Wee Oscar Write Bands, each comes with a free ticket to Celtic v Spartak Moscow.  Send an email with your bid to weeoscar4life@gmail.com.  Competition closes at 20:00 GMT tonight.

You can buy the CQN Annual at the Cathedral House Hotel before the game tomorrow night. The Hotel are organising a lift to the game too!

We’ll pick up on the SFA president once the more important matters are out of the way.

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  1. We need to take the bull by the horns tomorrow night,be brave,want the ball ,and attack when we can.

  2. philvisreturns on

    Paul67 – Can we delete the first post due to his lewd username, and call this one another Philvis first? (thumbsup)

  3. Spot on Gordon, I’d go a bit further win our match, bank the million and to hell with the Benefica game. If the win is good enough to get us into last 16 well fantastic if its not so bloody what. We still have European Football to look forward to.

  4. sixtaeseven: CQN, antidote to deceptive, selective journalism on

    One for the agenda:


    Champions League, Round of 16 Draw, 11.30CET, 20/12/12 Nyon

  5. philvisreturns on

    Former Hibernian striker Garry O’Connor has been charged in connection with drugs offences.



    Apparently he was doing 110mph down the M74 without a car. (thumbsup)

  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    What a marvellous gesture by Rod Stewart……. He was a favourite of mine ( along with the Stones / Queen) some 40 years ago, and ever since, but this charitable gesture puts the icing on the cake for me……..

  7. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    Excellent article titled ‘Peter Lawell’s Moneyball’ by tictacticuk’s blog. Easily found on NewsnowCeltic. Well worth a read. Stats on Porto’s buying young then selling at the best time are incredible. This piece highlights where Celtic are going right under Lawell’s leadership.

  8. Canny believe that CO is touting himself for another spell as SFA President, this man has no shame.



    How can the Scottish Media allow this man to get such an easy ride?



    Was/is his EBT “a loan”? Will he be putting the £95k back into the creditors pot? Will he be encouraging those who recieved similar “loans” up to around £45 Million we are told, to do likewise.


    It would seem the press and government are after the tax avoiders and tax dodgers with a vengence these days. Starbucks have smelt the coffee and intend doing the honourable thing and stumping up.


    They have understood the moral outrage amongst the population, will Mister Ogilve be similarly dignified about this?

  9. Big Swee walks on with Neil Lennon on

    Afternoon all.



    Bonus for me as thought was going to miss tomorrow nights game but now happily I can attend and hopefully witness the Bhoys seal the win to see us through to the last 16 of the big cup.



    If Europa is the outcome I will not be too unhappy as I think we would all have settled for European football having seen the group we were drawn in way back in the season. Opportunity missed if we don’t but that’s football.



    Really hope the team that runs out tomorrow is the one we saw battle their way to wins in Russia and Spain.



    Hail Hail

  10. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    13:27 on


    4 December, 2012



    Boom. HMRC seek leave to appeal.






    Where did you hear that .?….. I thought they would …… Justice will always prevail

  11. Sir Paul



    Tough Game .. tomorrow..



    Real Toughie!



    Hiv ye noticed.. well.. Ah hiv..



    When Celtic are Favoured..




    It’s Katie Bar the Door Time..at . Parkheid oan Clyde!



    Are we the Favourite, tomorrow?



    Ah think so.






    Anyway… Alyss is quite definite aboot the result…



    “Celtic will Give them their Head in Their Hands.”



    Ma Team.. No Necessarily.. the Wan which Neil wull Choose..






    Lustig Matthews



    Wilson Mulgrew



    McGeough Brown Kayal Ambrose Samaras







    N.B. .. No Joe Ledle. No Kris Commons.







    Still,Laughin’.. though… Still ,Laughin’

  12. Professional news feeds, normally boring, this stood out. Need FTT permission. They will get it.

  13. Now on Twitter



    James Cook ‏@BBCJamesCook


    HMRC say they will seek permission to appeal the so-called “big tax case” decision which went n favour of Rangers Football Club. #RFC

  14. CorkCelt, I agree with you there mate, I’ll be happy enough if we win. If it isn’t enough for the last 16 will do. We have performed well in the group stages this season. Qualifying was always going to be a bonus.


    And we will have European football after Christmas, so still a successful campaign.

  15. I expect Benfica to qualify for the CL.


    Anything else would be a massive bonus.


    Barca will field a barely motivated shadow side.



    Benfica will be fully motivated.



    I just don’t see Barcelona winning this match .



    Yet i dream of a draw and a Celtic win.



    Dreams and songs to sing.




  16. philvisreturns on

    pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON – Excellent article titled ‘Peter Lawell’s Moneyball’



    He can’t be played by Brad Pitt in the film though, it’s already been done.



    Come to think of it, didn’t Brad Pitt make a horror film in Glasgow recently because he heard it had lots of zombies?



    Alec Baldwin should play Peter Lawwell in the film.



    Working title is: “The Erotic Adventures of Peter Lawwell”.




  17. Bada



    Many happy returns big fella. Hope yer 2 miserable pals at least buy you a pint!! ;-)

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