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Rennes visit Celtic Park tonight already out of the Europa League and are likely to finish bottom of the group, even if they get an unlikely win in Glasgow.  They compete in a ridiculously competitive league, with 6th and 15th place separated by no more than a single win.  They are home to St Etienne on Sunday, a game with far more importance then their visit to Glasgow.

For Celtic, a win tonight should be enough to see them top the group, take the pressure off a busy December by flexing the squad when we visit Cluj on Match Day 6, and become seeded in the first play-off round.  That should be enough motivation to get the job done.

We have three games ahead of the League Cup final, Rennes, Ross County away on Sunday and Hamilton at home on Wednesday.  Neil should use plenty of the squad during these games to ensure we arrive at Hampden in peak condition.  An intense December will go a long way to determining the outcome of the season, energy levels will be key.

The regular Uefa fines for pyrotechnics are not substantial enough to make a material impact on club operations (yet), as was alluded to at yesterday’s AGM, but the issue needs to be resolved, either with a rule change, a Uefa-ordered closure, or people stop bringing pyrotechnics to the football.  I don’t predict a rule change.

I can’t say I am holding out for a win if/when the SFA eventually report on Rangers submissions to the Association for Uefa competitions in 2011.  The best chance for what appears to be an unequivocally false submission being identified, was in Uefa taking an interest (not the police).

I don’t buy the falsehood that it is somehow in Celtic’s interest to make this go away, that notion is paranoid nonsense, only blame-the-victim fantasists believe it.  Celtic have influence, but not without limit.  And despite occasional urging from me, they will wallow in victimhood, like some elsewhere.

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  1. PHILBHOY on 28TH NOVEMBER 2019 12:24 PM

     

     

    Some great posts on here today!

     

     

    HUNDERBIRDS ARE GONE

     

     

    Great post and I feel the same way as you.

     

     

    I will not be going back to Celtic Park whilst the present incumbents continue to treat me like shite on their shoe.

     

     

    Nor will my family and my Christmas visit to the Celtic Superstore has been cancelled.

     

     

    In addition, I am afraid that our board are involved in this controversy up to their necks and beyond.

     

     

    Too much of what has happened suggests they are covering their own backs.

     

     

    The whole thing stinks!

  2. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Decent stuff Pablo – but what Philbhoy says.

     

     

    A “not” missing?

     

     

    Hail hail

  3. I do not accept that Eric Riley hasn’t seen at least a draft of the 5WA, and thus by extension Celtic FC had to be aware. Whether or not he or PL or anyone else at Celtic have seen the final document is another matter entirely. Was it not well trailed that Eric Riley was on the SFA Board (or it may have been SPL as was) at the time when said discussions were ongoing, that when it was finalised he (Eric Riley) was aeay on holiday? It stinks.

  4. I can`t remeber who predicted it but Paul`s Leader is more or less as that poster said it would be.

     

     

     

    From someone this morning:

     

     

    ” I used to stand in the Jungle and bellow out, “we don’t care if we win lose or draw…” Now, I just don’t care.”

     

     

    Canamalar has hinted that the gloves might be off now re the Res 12 Bhoys. If they don`t find justice, then I feel the quote above will be accurate for quite a few of us.

  5. How much are the UEFA fines to date?

     

     

    How much income was lost due to the malfeasance referred to in Res 12?

  6. My take on the confusing finale to Paul`s piece:

     

     

    “I don’t buy the falsehood that it is somehow in Celtic’s interest to make this go away, that notion is paranoid nonsense, only blame-the-victim fantasists believe it.”

     

     

    IE Celtic suffered because Rangers were given a UEFA licence in 2011.

     

     

    ” Celtic have influence, but not without limit. And despite occasional urging from me, they will wallow in victimhood, like some elsewhere.”

     

     

    Celtic have done their best.If you can`t see that, then you are like the Gullibles of ibrox.

  7. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    I see P67 is also trying to create confusion on the subject matter of Res12.

     

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures not on whether the rangers application was fraudulent or not.

     

     

    But the we have expected no better for quite some time.

  8. Friesdorfer

     

    Hello A,

     

    I squared with Sticky that I would be making my own way down but would be coming back on the Emerald Express. He said he would tell Kevin but could you confirm that with K, please?

     

    Thanks.

     

    J

  9. FRIESDORFER on 28TH NOVEMBER 2019 12:36 PM

     

     

    Eric Riley was on the old SPL Board. When they convened after the LNS Report to decide if the SPL were going to appeal, Eric was on holiday.

     

     

    CELTIC PLC KNEW THE LNS REPORT REACHED A PREDETERMINED CONCLUSION BECAUSE THEY’VE SEEN THE 5 WAY. CELTIC PLC WERE COMPLICIT IN BURYING LNS.

     

     

    But we’re paranoid loons apparently.

  10. The fact that the final paragraph – the key one of this article – is confusing at all, is just lazy journalism 😊 see what I did there

  11. Canamalar,

     

    Maybe this will help get the message over:

     

     

    `Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures

     

    Res12 was about the SFAs implementation of the licensing procedures `

     

     

     

    Thanks for your contributions this morning. Very good. I admire your resilience.

  12. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    HOT SMOKED on 28TH NOVEMBER 2019 12:45 PM

     

     

    Celtic have done their best.If you can`t see that, then you are like the Gullibles of ibrox.

     

     

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    That’s how it reads to me too

     

     

    If we are correct – Paul67 is accusing those of us who feel that Celtic have not done all they can of being in the same bracket as the Sevco fans who have convinced themselves that they are victims, that their club never died, that they did nothing wrong, etc.

     

     

    So, those who believe, as I do, that it is self-evident that Celtic could have done much more in terms of assisting the Res12 requisitioners, consistently and publicly expression of their views of the governance issues, responding to UEFA’s offer to submit a complaint, etc., are now being classed by Paul as Gullible Huns?

     

     

    Is that what’s being said here?

     

     

    Really???

     

     

    Is that what we have come to on CQN???

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  13. Apologies if my earlier post was confusing…

     

     

    What was said at the AGM was that Uefa told PL on the phone call that they had no interest in the issue as it was an oldco Rangers and that they did not NOW exist so no sanctions could be applied.

     

     

     

    BRTH, and the Res12 team I salute you for your persistence and efforts and hope you can continue to find a way to an honest and just conclusion, where all the cheating parties will be held to account, even if that includes Celtic Plc Board. You all can look yourselves in the mirror and be proud you stood up for integrity. Which is much more than any member of the Celtic Board can…

     

     

     

    After yesterday meeting I am more than ever convinced our PLC’s interest is the commercial benefits that our support provide them with….They are not interested in a clean and honest Sport where all clubs are treated equally and fairly.

     

     

     

    The CEO was asked about the answer he received from the SFA re his letter about Referee John Beaton’s performance at Ibrox… His answer was it’s private and when pressed told the meeting “I’m not telling you”….so I wonder in what capacity did he write to them? If it was us the shareholders and fans do we not have a right to know the answer he received… ?

     

     

     

    Sadly as in the past there now exists a great rift between Fans and PLC as witnessed by the show of hands vote…I believe this board are gambling on fans support as long as we keep on winning. They better be right, because if we start loosing a few games, trophies and God for Bid 9 or 10…There will be no hiding place….

  14. So someone asked at the AGM…how long will it take for the SFA to decide to refer to CAS? And PL replied ‘how will you vote in the general election’.

     

     

    Did that actually happen??

  15. The other comment yesterday from Peter Lawwell made on the sanctions in Europe for Oldco was that they would have been applied in the next season where they didn’t qualify anyway.

     

     

    Resolution 12 is still alive and kicking regardless of the 97.5% of the votes cast against it yesterday, I checked the poll result this morning.

  16. Lawwell and Celtic plc are not in least bit interested in pursuing the SFA,now people who cannot accept this are wallowing in victimhood, that is one of the worst things I have read on here about fellow supporters and shareholders.

  17. David 17 I think that I was a discussion on Rod Petrie being elected to SFA president. Peter Lawwell was asked how he voted on behalf of Celtic. When he confirmed that he was elected unopposed he was asked how he would have voted in the event of an election.

     

     

    The reply was long the lines of that he couldn’t talk about individual circumstances or individuals in a public forum and then asked the questioner how he would vote in the general election as a similar example.

  18. Some variation on Godwin’s Law being applied in that last paragraph, where a discussion is effectively brought to an end when someone finally proposes “Well, if you believe that, then you’re as bad as “.

  19. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    So – Sentinel Celts – is that a good blog site to sign up to?

     

     

    I am chucking it here after that comment from Paul.

     

     

    I do need a daily fix for random Celtic musings, discussion and making social connections.

     

     

    Views on other sites please?

  20. so. bottom line.

     

    years of cheating are just to be accepted.

     

    years of me paying my season ticket money into a rigged game (which our board are

     

    now complicit in) is just to be accepted.

     

     

    im out

  21. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    BGFC,

     

    I think they have very few ads but the font is tiny, made up 90% of ex and existing cqners

  22. BGFC

     

     

    Very good articles written by the ghuys who post.

     

     

    Also no moderators so you can call a spade a spade or a daft **** if that suits!

     

     

    Hope you and young G are good otherwise!

  23. Paul

     

     

    To coin a phrase: ‘You’re an intelligent guy.’

     

     

    So: at the risk of over-stating the importance CQN to the Celtic ‘family’: you will be aware that you have a position of influence that is unique among Celtic bloggers.

     

     

    It is a matter of some regret to me that your influence is going to take a massive hit through what a great many of your faithful readers and contributors see your lack of forthrightness on Res 12.

     

     

    Which is a great shame …

     

     

    VIP

  24. BGFC

     

     

    From talking to FAIRHILLBHOY, you are guaranteed a response from the Host(s), mind you, if he’s oan it (FB) ah widnae bothir!!

     

    😂😂😂 🏌️‍♂️⛳

  25. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Well Pablo, today will be a tough one on the blog.

     

     

    For what it’s worth, I sense your frustration about this totally unsatisfactory situation coming through in your leader.

     

     

    That said, the heartfelt views expressed already clearly indicate this won’t go away.

     

     

    A tiny bit more transparency from our club would help.

     

     

    I suspect (but obviously cannot confirm) that Celtic led on this but got limited support from other clubs.

     

     

    Unless there is something huge brewing, requiring info lockdown, I think our board need to tell us a bit more.

     

     

    Respect to all on here.

     

     

    Hail hail

  26. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Back to basics…,

     

    Unfortunately they tried to lead us down the garden path.

  27. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    They insisted in always framing Res12 as demanding an investigation into rangers so obviously it would appear like bitter supported trying to get one over the opposition.

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