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The stats tell an enticing story, Milan have played thirteen competitive games since beating Celtic and won only two, but you can forget about them right now.  Celtic are good enough to take three points tomorrow but it will require a perfect match plan if they are to do so.

This fixture will hold no fears for Celtic, who have been over similar ground many times before, but they face players vastly more experienced at playing the intensity of football which will be on display tomorrow evening.  If we are to get anything from the game, we will have to subvert a team who will enjoy the majority of possession and territorial advantage, with impeccable defending and expert finishing.

We got it spectacularly wrong against Italian opposition last season, who were considerably weaker than the Spanish opponents who left Celtic Park empty handed, overwhelmingly as a consequence of diverging from the game plan which left Barcelona scrambling for a consolation goal. This is football at a remarkably unforgiving level, as Juventus let us know; you’re not in the SPFL now, Dorothy.

Did you get to speak to the CQN Girls handing out Annuals at the Superstore on Saturday?  We’ve got budget to bring them along for one last time ahead of the Milan game tomorrow.  See the video below for a glimpse of what we were up to on Saturday and thanks to everyone who has bought an Annual!

CQN Book launch – Celtic Park from Partickular Films on Vimeo.

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  1. TheROOSTER @ 9.30 –

     

     

    Fantastic! A cut out and keep post for this afternoon and tonight. Have you sent it to Sky yet? ;-)

  2. Think a too attacking line-up would be folly . One striker is all we can risk at the start.

     

    Then build on a solid mid-field of Mulgrew ,Ledley , Kayal? and Commons , Forrest-Samaras

     

    with Baldie on his own to terrorise the Milan defense ,like he did against Liverpool.

     

    Attacking options on the bench.

  3. ger57

     

     

    Howdy buddy.

     

     

    I did notice that you had changed your moniker, while I was lurking recently.

     

     

    I’m fine. Will be over for the festive season, and hope to meet up.

     

     

    HH!!

  4. The Honest Mistake loves being first

     

    09:32 on

     

    26 November, 2013

     

    Oldtim.

     

    Hover the carpet?.

     

     

    I have been known to hover over the carpet when there’s good blaw on the go, Hoover

  5. Tallybhoy ———-

     

     

    I ‘ll swap you 20 litres of Rosario’s ” Nero D’Avola { @ 18 strong and presented in an old platic bleach flagon ] for that bottle of Barolo !

  6. macanbheatha Oscar Abú on

    Just gave no.2 son his breakfast of egg and toast ,put his sandwiches .diluted juice and awee bar of chocolate into his bag. he’s away to catch the bus Late for school

     

    you might think ,No, Off to the game with his six friends ( lucky bassa)

     

    !9yroldstillbeingspoiledCSC

  7. jungle jim 09:33 on 26 November, 2013

     

     

    Mate, I only watched 15 minutes of the Sevco game and heard these songs and chants –

     

     

    The Sash

     

    I was born under a Union jack

     

    King Billy’s on the wall (?)

     

    Three cheers for the Red, white and blue

     

    We are Rangers, super Rangers

     

    Derry’s Walls

     

     

    I’m not saying that cos I was offended (it’s water off a duck’s back by now) – but they haven’t changed.

  8. Whilst fretting about my ticket this a.m. R4 mentioned the 13 from 13 stat for RIFC, and I thought this.

     

     

    If it’s inevitable that you’re going to hit admin again and lose all your best players why not push the boat out and ensure that a) you can take the points hit and b) still have a big enough gap that your remaining low paid players can still win the league.

     

     

    My musing yesterday was that if entry to the CL by winning the league in the 1st season RIFC are likely to play in the SPL results in an additional £7M to what is received now, then there will be a lot of honest mistakes. Perhaps hoarding a ‘warchest’ to speculate for the first time in history is a good plan by our board. Although I doubt it will be necessary.

  9. Page 14 podium!

     

     

    It’s an omen I tell youse!

     

     

    4-1 the Hoops tonight!

     

     

    Off to the bookies!

     

     

    SOUTH OF TUNIS

     

     

    Grazie for the kind(?!) offer! But ‘no grazie!’

     

     

    HH!!

  10. corkcelt- SUPPORTING THE DAM 5 on

    At cork airport. Flight delayed till 11.30. I reckon the entire plane will be full of match fans. Plenty of hoops on view. Adrenalin rush starting already.

  11. oldtim @ 10 18

     

     

    ” I have been known to hover over the carpet ——”

     

     

    Memories of dropping in on a pal who lived in a flat in Belmont Street , Kelvinbridge. His girlfriend answered the door and said —— ” He’s busy ” and ushered me into the living room . He was busy , he was down on his knees,a magnifying glass in one hand and razor blade in the other.

     

     

    It seemed appropriate to ask him what he was doing ______ ” bought some oil last night and some of it dripped onto the carpet “

  12. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    South of Tunis

     

     

    Aye— I have been at some funny parties in Belmont Street too lol.

     

     

    My only concern about Derk is that in a physical game he cannot track back and tackle.

     

     

    I know we need to be positive but equally we have to keep the door closed from high up the pitch.

  13. The Battered Bunnet on

    weeminger

     

     

    What is it, do you think, that the ‘Requisitioners’ are so terrified of?

     

     

    That ‘Rangers’ are in the ‘wrong hands’? Nup.

     

     

    Administration? Admin is no big deal to these guys. Embarrassing perhaps, but not damaging. It’s just a correcting mechanism to them.

     

     

    What is it that they fear? That is scaring the living bejaisus out of them, while preventing them from buying the shares that would stop it, whatever it is, from occurring?

  14. ‘Off oot’ soon to annoy some Meelan fans!

     

     

    Hope it does not come back to haunt me!

     

     

    Have Milan been offered the use of Minty Park, btw?

     

     

    Many visiting fans enjoying the delights of Glesga? They will be easy to spot – wearing overcoats, scarves, hats and gloves!

     

     

    HH!!

  15. NB,Malorbhoy and Boaby

     

     

    Wow,Glesga bus syndrome,nothing then three come along!

     

     

    NB..agree..all out attack…”putting on the agony,putting on the style”..The Glasgow Celtic Way.

     

     

    Malorbhoy…if I can I will

     

     

    Boaby…..do you ever sleep….think you could be in centre mid wi that engine in you!

     

     

    Off to cancel Paranoia Clinic appt.

     

     

    BBB

  16. The Battered Bunnet

     

    10:37 on

     

    26 November, 2013

     

     

    I’d say a combination of 3 things.

     

     

    First up they’re probably the only Rangers minded group of people that acknowledge people are running the club that aren’t necessarily interested in footballing success, certainly that I’ve seen.

     

     

    Secondly without a sugar daddy they will never be able to compete with us on an even footing. Without success the crowds they need to maintain that challenge will fall, requiring more financial input.

     

     

    Thirdly the above makes sale/leaseback an inevitable short term fix but ultimately it dooms them.

     

     

    I think they’ve probably realised that (and it’s something I’ve been suggesting for a few years) a Rangers team playing at a 50k Ibrox is not a viable business. They need to cut their fixed costs by playing at smaller stadium but doing so pulls them closer to the Aberdeens and D Utds than it does to us. Which the hordes will never accept.

     

     

    They struggle with the fact that they need a move out of Scottish football more than we do while at the same time being the ‘establishment club’ committed to Scottish football.

     

     

    I think that more or less sums it up.

  17. south of tunis / Tallybhoy —

     

     

    I don’t know anything about wine but I saw you mentioned Barolo. I have a bottle Convento di San Frontiniano Barolo 1998 which l have kept for 13 years is it any good?

  18. Mountblow tim supporting wee oscar on

    Good morning CQN from a Wet / Cold Clydebank

     

     

    Can’t wait till kick off tonight

     

     

    Into the Drovers for a wee sherry or two before game

     

     

    Come on the HOOPs

     

     

    Keep the Faith

     

     

    Hail Hail

  19. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    oldtim

     

    grey skies,mild though…

     

    currently raining..

     

     

    G3 area…

  20. BIGbones8867 supports wee Oscar on

    Macanbheatha

     

     

    Looking out for you there

     

     

    20 mins late as usual

     

     

    #noseatsontheboat

     

     

    BB

  21. The Battered Bunnet

     

    10:37 on

     

    26 November, 2013

     

     

    I’m serious when I say the ultimate conclusion of the current regime’s time at RIFC could be the end of football at Ibrox.

  22. The Battered Bunnet 10:37

     

    I liked your post it got me thinking could i5 be the specre of Craig Whyte in the background that is putting them off? Could it be the tax case still being around?

     

     

    Whatever it is you were right to ask that question.

  23. Celticbhoy @ 10:57

     

     

    Nah: that’s a cr*p bottle of wine.

     

     

    Send it to me and I’ll dispose of it for you …

     

     

    FF

  24. Celticbhoy

     

     

    Barolo is indeed a VERY fine wine, one of the finest in my opinion.

     

     

    After Celtic win tonight get it opened and polish it off!

     

     

    Cin cin!!

     

     

    HH!!

  25. if the filth are monitoring this site I wonder what they think all these packages are!….getting brought in on buses and trains/planes …..hahahahahaha braw