Inter trepidation, Packy, Tommy, Joe & Patricia


Inter have hit a bit of form recently but comments coming out of Milan indicate their visit to Celtic Park is viewed with some trepidation.  The stadium’s Champions League reputation remains fresh in the memory, even if the team has been transformed since the last major victory over a truly top team two years ago.

A number of those who will play for Celtic on Thursday will have only seen those great European nights on television.  Playing in front of 60,000 Celtic fans will be a new experience.  Transforming this support into an energising force is our job.  Inter’s first objective will be to frustrate and quieten the crowd.  My hunch is that this will be difficult.

We have the line-up confirmed for the CQN11 St Patrick’s Dinner, which is at the Kerrydale Suite on Friday 13 March.  Topping the bill for the Q&A is Packy Bonnar, Jock Stein’s last signing, who made his debut on St Patrick’s Day 1979.

Packy’s Celtic and Ireland team-mate, Tommy Coyne, will also be taking part.  Tommy had an incredible career and speaks intelligently on football, and life in general.  We’re also delighted to have Joe Miller.  Joe played in the same Celtic team as Packy and Tommy.  Part of our historic Centenary Team, he also scored that unforgettable Scottish Cup Final winner.  More recently Joe formed the Association of Former Celtic Players.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Jock Stein’s first game as Celtic manager, which takes place that week, we also have Jock’s personal friend and biographer, Archie Macpherson will speak about the great man.  If you’ve ever needed inspiration…..

I’m also delighted to confirm we have Celtic’s First Lady of Song, Patricia Ferns, who is making the journey over from Ireland for our night.

Let me know if you still need a ticket, celticquicknews@gmail.com

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  1. and scores, 35 passes all over the park drawing out the packed Inter defence and Johansen bursts the net!!

  2. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    tricoloured ribbon



    12:15 on 16 February, 2015




    I see you are pining for a place back home.


    Well dear oul Derry City awaits.


    Pint on the bar for ye.



  3. .






    Melbourne Mick


    12:14 on


    16 February, 2015


    Hello again all you young rebels.



    Meant to share this with the blog when i came back from


    our club yesterday but got carried away with a rant about


    something else and had to scroll back to see what i’d actually


    posted, unfortunately i broke the golden rule.


    Never post when pashed.


    Some of you had asked how our very own Bobby Geddes


    was, i suppose as well as can be expected with that kind


    of illness, his father came to the club on Sunday and


    presented us with a lovely inscribed plaque which they had


    made specially as a thank you for our fundraising on his sons


    behalf, that will take pride of place on our clubs memorial wall


    between wee Jinky and some of the other Celtic greats.


    We also gave him a surprise by handing him a cheque of


    $ 1500 which was sent to us last week from the Perth CFC


    magnificent gesture from these ghuys


    and a further $ 500 from our members raised with raffles etc.


    at Sundays bash, added to the amount already raised will help


    ease the families financial worries at least.


    Cue another YNWA and many tears.



    Celtic supporters eh, who’s like us?


    H.H Mick









  4. tricoloured ribbon



    12:08 on 16 February, 2015







    I’ll be in them all pal.





    Ah here your rubbing it in buddy



    I see theres a big shindig coming up in st columbs hall.. gary og and shebeen.



    That will be a quiet night.

  5. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Willie Waddell-


    Rainjurs fans used tae batter their wives if they didnae win. Yep.


    And he thought that was acceptable.

  6. LEAGUE CUP FINAL TICKETS-No letters being sent out,see CFC website tomorrow for ticket eligibility.

  7. A genuine worry for me is that our players have not kicked a ball at CP in some time. I would get them some passing time on it between now and Thursday



  8. bournesouprecipe on

    ♪ ♫ ♬Are you from Garngad?♪ ♫ ♬


    from the good ole Garngad ♪ ♫ ♬



    ♪ ♫ ♬Where the Rock and the Mungo still play the game♪ ♫ ♬



    ………………………………………Well I’m from Garngad too ♪ ♫ ♬



    *fade to infinity*♪ ♫ ♬



    Patricia Ferns CSC



    ♪ ♫ ♬♪ ♫ ♬♪ ♫ ♬♪ ♫ ♬♪ ♫ ♬♪ ♫ ♬v♪ ♫

  9. Martim1980






    That goal reminds me of Pele pre-match in Escape to Victory….



    “I go dis, dis, dis, dis, dis, goal. Easy”



    Sort of like GMS really!


    ALMORE 1221 previous thread.



    Hit the green CQN first!



    L-plate awarded.

  11. Paul67 –



    I know you’re trying to push the tickets for CQN11 but you must be getting desperate when you now have to advertise the fact that me and my good lady have bought ours! ;-)




  12. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Anyone who wants to go to the Sinn Finn Ard Fheis in Derry next month I can arrange tickets.


    They are limited.

  13. Gearoid1998/Hamiltontim



    The good lady attended St Andrews Bearsden 92-96….



    She’s a good lass..



    They say he was different kindly too apart from all the rest.



    This Spotify is magic…!



    Ayrshire is Green and White

  14. 001Bhoy



    Thanks for that repost.


    Just to reiterate it was the Perth Celtic Supporters who


    sent us that magnificent Cheque.


    H.H Mick

  15. I thought the big fancy guest whose confirmation we were awaiting was sipsini?



    And I’ve known for weeks he’s been coming…..



    Still bealin I missed belfast!



    HH jamesgang





    Your one chance to catch DENA29 in her element,holding court and quaffing ale by the gallon-or the yard-and you blew it.



    Nae sympathy.



    Her Valentines Day was ruined by your absence. Git.

  17. melbourne mick



    12:59 on 16 February, 2015





    I was in the perth csc that night.. read about the fella the money was for on here so was good to see heavy buckets on the night.



    Keep the faith

  18. Bring on the Tallies!



    I see that Celtic have invited the surviving members of the 1967 Inter side to the game on Thursday. All expenses paid!



    A lovely gesture.




  19. Bobbio



    Mea culpa. I have sinned. Sadly not the sin of over indulgence in belfast!






    HH jamesgang

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    Melbourne Mick..



    l was a Guid Pal of Jinky..



    When he Passed away All i wanted to Do Was.. Fly Home to Attend His Funeral..



    My Best mate Pat C. (Clydebank) convinced me to go to Perth to Visit the Perth CSC with the Melbourne No1 CSC as it was All booked Ect..



    The Perth CSC put on a Fantastic Tribute night to Jimmy on our first night there..



    The Next day was Paddy’s Day and Jimmy’s Funeral..a very Sad Day for All



    But l will Never Forget what the Perth CSC Did at that Time and passed this on the Jimmy’s Loved ones..







  21. jamesgang



    13:00 on 16 February, 2015



    I thought the big fancy guest whose confirmation we were awaiting was sipsini?



    And I’ve known for weeks he’s been coming…..



    Still bealin I missed belfast!



    HH jamesgang




    Me too…. Ah well just one of those missed opportunities you’ll never get again, on Valentine’s day…..! Clown BMCUW




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