Judge King plan by those who father it


I’ve no affection for Real Madrid but was delighted for them, and Carlo Ancelotti in particular, last night.  It’s getting to the stage that it’s impossible to figure out who the best team in Europe actually is.

Bayern Munich’s season has been historic.  They swept aside German competitors with record-breaking ease on their way to what looked like them becoming the first team to retain Europe’s top crown in its Champions League format.  Real were irresistible.  Let’s hope for a Madrid final before the Lions in Lisbon next month.

After yesterday’s blog I heard that more journalistic allies from Anderston Quay have flocked to Dave King’s camp, including that Leggat (sp?) guy, who used to entertain many.

I’ve heard more theories as to what the Sevco board and the group trying to run their club into the ground are planning that I care to remember, but when you look at the team King in particular has pulled together, you would be forgiven for concluding there is no masterplan worthy of the name.

We can’t always judge a man by the company he keeps but we can just a strategy by those who fathered it.

Prediction: King will kill Sevco then fall on his arse.  Bump.

Here we Go for 10 In a Row!

Applications for the 10th annual CQN charity golf day, which will take place in Aberdour Golf Club on Friday 4th July, will close this Friday, 2nd May.

As ever it will be oversubscribed so if you would like to attend, email BlantyreKev and Taggsy at cqnopen10IAR@gmx.co.uk before Friday.  Cost for the full day’s entertainment including golf is £80.  There are a very limited number of non-golfer evening places at £45.  Further detail will be released nearer the date and when places confirmed.

Over the course of the season I’ve read lots of comment about the values we should aspire to as a club, specifically when it comes to alleviating poverty, both in our own community, and abroad.  CQN’ers responded incredibly to our Malawi school kichen(s) appeal, which dwarfed our work at home.

The Charity Foundation are selling badges (£1 each) before the Dundee United game on 11 May to raise funds to feed the poor and hungry in and around Glasgow.  I have volunteered as a coordinator on the day and have offered to help recruit around 100 to sell badges before the game.

This will be trophy presentation day – but the trophy isn’t coming out until after the game, so you’ll not miss any of the flesh-on-silver action.

If you are able to get involved in this initiative, which strikes the core of what we think of ourselves as a Movement, email your details to cfcfvolunteer@celticfc.co.uk .

Thank you.

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  1. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on




    That’s the day after BMCUW’s gathering…..I’ll do my best!!

  2. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    I call it the Evening D R cos most of its stories have already been covered in that rag!!!

  3. SFTB


    I don’t get it with the JF thing and remember you brought her name up,


    But Peter Lawwell doesent come in here and people get ripped into him.


    And last I remembered JF earnings where up for public record, you have a problem with that?





    I would love to help out,mate. But I would frighten the kids.



    Not to mention giving them alcohol poisoning just by looking at them.



    Good luck with it,of course. I’ll make sure a donation is forthcoming by way of apology.





    STEINREIGNEDSUPREME reckons that Leggatt has been hired by King to oversee his PR.



    Judge King not by the company he keeps,but by the judgement he displays.

  6. I nearly choked on my toast and marmalade this morning when I saw a new A word joining the CQN lexicon.


    The following A words welcome the newcomer:






    Asset Impairment.

  7. The Battered Bunnet on




    It’s official.



    Arse has been added to the official CQN Lexicon.



    Next: Pish.

  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    The 30-year-old is determined not to end up in the same position as Georgios Samaras, Joe Ledley and Gary Hooper, who all saw their contracts at Parkhead run into the final few months.



    Commons – who has just collected the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award for his best-ever season in the Hoops – is about to move into the one-year



    option period of the deal he signed when he joined from Derby as a £300,000 snip in January 2011.



    He has banged in 28 goals this term and put himself into a very strong position to win a new contract.



    Leicester – who have won promotion back to the Premiership – have been linked with a move for the Nottingham-born midfield star.



    But Commons is blinkered to all such overtures, and said: “I’ve not got any aspirations about leaving.



    “I am not thinking about what’s down the road, or what’s elsewhere for me.



    “I’m very comfortable here. I am happy, and my family is happy.







    “So I have got 12 months to try and earn a new contract.



    “Hopefully, I will try to get that. But, in football, you never know what’s around the corner.”



    Which is precisely why he would rather get his future sorted as soon as possible.



    He has witnessed Samaras struggling through the final 12 months of his time at the club – again, Celtic held a one-year option on his deal – and does not want to go through the same sort of scenario.



    Commons explained: “I think that’s the worst situation you can be in, from a club point of view, and as a player.



    “If you go into the last 12 months and you get a serious injury, you might not get a club ever again.



    “It’s not a nice position, and it seems to have happened to some of our best players, Sami, Joe, and Hoops was getting into the latter stages of his contract, too,



    “The club ends up losing really top players for minimum money.”



    Neil Lennon has made it very clear he expects the club to take up the option on Commons’ contract, and that he wants the player to remain at Celtic for a long time after that.



    The Hoops boss believes the goal-



    machine has another two or three years at his peak, and has even indicated he foresees Commons taking up some form of coaching position at Parkhead when he hangs up his boots.



    But while Commons is more than happy to sit down around the table and discuss a new deal, he will not be knocking on any doors trying to instigate contract talks.



    He said: “It’s the last position I want to be in, going into the final 12 months or six months without any contact from the club about the future.



    “I am hoping over the summer something will get arranged before I do enter the last 12 months of my current contract.



    “But I don’t think it is my place to go in there begging for a contract.



    “If they want to keep me, they have my number.”

  9. sometimes oor Pauls articles are peppered with prose worthy of keats or BTRH himself,




    now and again thought, nothing beats a smart contrite to the point observation.



    I really did laugh out loud at that line –






    Prediction: King will kill Sevco then fall on his arse. Bump.

  10. Green Lantern (((((0))))) on

    “King will kill sevco”.



    Wonder what Wormtongue McCoist will have to say about that?



    Whose side is he on today?

  11. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    To be fair to Ally not knowing where the money went – I think you’re all being a bit harsh. At the old club they didn’t seem to have the concept of paying for things – everything just went as debt. Now that they have to pay for things it must be a bit of a culture shock seeing money go out of the club.

  12. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    By: Newsroom Staff on 30 Apr, 2014 11:57












    LAUNCHED at the beginning of this season, the Celtic Family Stand has quickly become one of the most popular areas of the stadium, providing pre-match entertainment for kids and a family-friendly environment to enjoy the matchday at Celtic Park.



    This weekend kids can attend the SPFL match against Aberdeen for just £1 giving you a great opportunity to bring the family along to Celtic Park and to experience the Family Stand for yourself.



    With Kids’ Under-13 Season Tickets available for just £50 its a chance for you to see what the Family Stand has to offer if you’re considering buying Season Tickets for the 2014/15 season.



    In a recent survey of Family Stand attendees 94% said they would recommend it to friends and family as a good family day out. One fan responded by saying “The Family Stand is a fantastic idea and Celtic FC should be proud to be developing the next generation of ‘the best supporters in the world’”.



    On Sunday we’re also celebrating the official opening of ‘The Celtic Way’, the impressive new entrance to Celtic Park, with a Family Day where there’ll be a host of entertainers including a face-painter, balloon artist, stilt-walker, juggler, magician, caricaturist and football freestyler at the front of the stadium from 12pm.



    The Celtic Way will be officially opened by club legend Billy McNeill and Celtic chairman Ian Bankier, who will be joined by manager Neil Lennon and Celtic players past and present. The ribbon will be cut at 1.15pm.



    It’s sure to be a carnival atmosphere as we’ll have plenty of fun to amuse the family. As well as the aforementioned entertainers there’ll be music and our very own Hoopy the Huddle Hound and Hooped Hero who will once again be handing out gifts.



    From 1.30pm kids can enjoy their own little piece of Paradise at our fantastic Beach Party in the Family Stand. Two-tonnes of sand will form our unique beach and there’ll be bounty to be found in our pirate’s treasure chest. The fun doesn’t stop there as there will also be fairground games such as a Coconut Shy and Hook-a-Duck stalls.



    Join us for what promises to be a day to remember at Celtic Park.



    Tickets for the Family Stand are still available so make sure you get yours today to avoid disappointment.



    Tickets for the Aberdeen match – priced at £29 for adults, £17 for concessions and £1 for under 13s – are available now by clicking on the banner below* on 0871 226 1888** or at the Ticket Office at Celtic Park.



    Tickets are also available in the following Celtic retail outlets: Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street, Clydebank, Coatbridge, East Kilbride.



    * Tickets booked online or by telephone are subject to a booking fee.



    ** Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent. Mobile and other provider charges may vary.

  13. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Green Lantern (((((0)))))




    13:26 on 30 April, 2014




    “King will kill sevco”.



    Wonder what Wormtongue McCoist will have to say about that?



    Whose side is he on today?




    Same as usual mate – his own side. :-)

  14. TD



    Yes I did have a problem with it and so should you.



    Your earnings and my earnings are probably easy to find out too; that’s not the point. It is not your job to expose them just because you can. Nor is it of relevance as to whether the words or actions of The Celtic Trust are right or wrong.



    Play the ball and not the man.



    Peter Lawwell, though he gets a lot directed at him that is irrelevant too, IS a legitimate target as he is paid from our money. Argue against the Celtic Trust and against anything Jeanette says about Celtic but don’t go for the cheap shot.



    I suspect you know that you let yourself down there. It’s ok to admit it.

  15. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Paul67 –



    Expect a letter of complaint from ernie lynch of this parish who has recently been running a campaign to highlight the use of intemperate language by the Celtic yoots.











    I hope you live to 67 too,mate.



    Those of us on a pension will need someone to pay for it.




  17. Good afternoon all






    I can assure you as a 67 year old, life’s sooper dooper. :-))



    Weefra HH supporting and praying for Wee Oscar.







    Sorry to hear that news,lads. I know he had Parkinson’s Disease so his last years would be particularly unpleasant.

  19. Why did I know it would be TD67that mentioned the face painter and payment. Lol



    Hail! Hail!

  20. BMCUW



    Well said that mhan. :-))



    Weefra HH supporting and praying for Wee Oscar.

  21. Billy Bhoy 05 on




    You wee gray cells are so obviously working well: as you says YES!

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