Legends, history, £6k and tens of thousands of Celtic fans


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 9-in-a-row CQN Charity Golf Day at Aberdour in Fife, yesterday.  The event, auctions and raffles leading up to it raised £6000, the bulk of which will go to the 1254125 appeal, while some will go to Clic Sargent, who help families with children with that dreadful disease.

Lisbon Lion, Willie Wallace, and his wife Olive, were fantastic guests, who enjoyed spending a day with 70 or so friends.  It doesn’t matter how far away Lisbon Lions live, you always find them the same way.

My sincere thanks to everyone who came along, bid of the auctions or bought a raffle ticket, all in aid of people you will never know. Thank you from all of us to John, Kevin and John, for their stressful work in pulling the event together, for the ninth year!

125 years ago a handful of people, living in a community devastated by hunger, destitution and TB, but who could make a difference, decided they would make a difference.  As a result, Celtic was born.  Celtic is not just something to brighten up your weekends, it’s not purely there to build friendships or to create common-interests across the generations, it is a movement you are required participate in.

The clarion call to all Celtic fans this year is to do more than just put your hand in your pocket, the spirit which gave birth to the concept of Celtic will only survive if those who can get involved, inspire a fresh generation by doing so.

Go register for 1254125, and commit to doing something to raise £125.  It can be anything.  You can walk a 1888 meters, go to the barbers and get a baldy to celebrate the signing of Amido Balde, it doesn’t need to be as ambitious as the 150 brave souls who right this very moment are atop Ben Nevis about to undertake the world’s highest huddle.

If you believe in this club, don’t leave it to someone else to take care of what’s important.  The same goes for your season ticket.  It has been over a century since we have been as close to the founding spirit of our club, but the sporting dramas which inspire us all are not achieved by new strikers, they are the fruits of tens of thousands fans buying season tickets.

Go stake your claim on Celtic.

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  1. Paul 67



    An uplifting andinspiring blog and if I might add



    ” The same goes for your season ticket. It has been over a century since we have been as close to the founding spirit of our club, but the sporting dramas which inspire us all are not achieved by new strikers, they are the fruits of tens of thousands fans buying season tickets or those overseas on the internet buying a ticket for someone who cannot afford it to go in their place whilst they watch in the comfort of their own home with their OSB .”



    More on that later.

  2. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Bhoylo83 17:19 on 15 June, 2013



    “Views on the new top?”



    Don’t like it. Knew I wouldn’t like it because I really liked the last one, and it tends to be one in every three or four I am into.

  3. T4- sorry for late reply. Visiting duties etc… Will try and get in to see Brian on Monday. His mate Andy runs the Sauchiehall street one so I’ll kill two birds and go see both. HH

  4. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    Good to see some St Peter’s bhoys on here, fond memories of Big Mick, Mr Fee, some of the others were a bit handy with the belt though!


    Sr Magdalene could drop a rabid Alsatian from 50 yards with one look.

  5. Srs



    I wasnt a fan of last seasons but i havnt made my mind up yet about this one the colour of green seems too light or sumthin



    Anyway i dont think nike make nice tops

  6. leftclicktic on

    @corsica1968 I see @AnOrangeCount is in dialogue with your friend. Interesting TL. Says he’ll expose tweeters + Charlotte tomorrow night.

  7. Paul67 et al



    Congratulations to all concerned at Aberdour, nine in a row indeed! Look forward too, to



    reading about the Ben Nevis crew, and the huddle. Great efforts by one and all>

  8. Tallybhoy



    Ah share yer fear..



    Na..No… the wan aboot..Needin’ tae sleep wi’ the Light oan…after watchin’ a Vampire Movie!



    Na.. The Wan aboot..



    Neil..letting his “Oirishness”.. blin’ him tae ..reality!



    The Reality?



    Yep.. The Reality ,that .. Kevin Doyle..is awe washed up..



    He is over the Hill.. and far Away.







    Like Ah said..



    Ah dae Share yer Fear.. that Neil wull..



    Suspend Reality.. and Pursue his Latest Irishman.



    Yep.. Ah fear that Kevin Doyle wull be oor Next Signin’



    Nice chattin’







  9. leftclicktic,



    Your story could be mine. I am not allowed the prednisolone(sp?) anymore. Not that I am complaining. They are wonderful to begin with but awful as you come off. Am on Ad-cal too, and have been on the Asa-col too but was weaned off them when I started on the azothioprine.

  10. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Bhoylo83 17:27 on 15 June, 2013



    I really didn’t like the one we had two years ago. With this new one I’m not keen on the this white hoops through the green hoops.



    As long as we’re winning it doesn’t really matter that much, of course. And anyway … we’ll have another new one next season.

  11. Just in to say…



    BlantyreTim – So sorry to hear of yer loss my friend.


    Stay Strong and Keep The Faith


    Your Uncle Frank will Never Walk Alone.



    Bye for now.

  12. Lennybhoy



    A commanding CB MUST be a priority imo.



    And… a creative MF.



    And… a winger.



    Who will be sold/released ‘tho, apart from some of the fringe players?



    Would, also, like to see some of the more talented young players given more game time – especially that (alleged) naughty bhoy Tony Watt.




  13. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on

    Got to laugh at some of the prices being quoted for some of our players. For example;



    One Andy Carrol gets you 11 and a half Hoopers




    11 Fraser Forsters




    8 Victor Wanyamas !

  14. A Stor Mo Chroi on

    By the way, that last lin… drag forward to eleven minutes and watch how men used to play football in Celtic shirts.

  15. Big Mike @16:40…



    “God Save The Queen” was indeed played before(SFA)Scottish Cup Finals. I do not recall it being played before League Cup Finals.



    Of course we Celtic supporters had an alternative anthem which was sung with gusto.



    Bhoylo83 @ 17:27…



    The new strip? – an abomination in my opinion.

  16. unionbearBhind



    Interesting reading. That is the problem in becoming a business, you need to seek new markets, and to do that you need to innovate, ie the EPL back then, or expand a la the World Cup, now featuring 32 finalists. I have been arguing for a bone fide Atlantic League for some time, and Manchester City’s owners new venture in New York leads me to believe that I am not alone there. That said I do believe that Celtic could very well be part of any new set-up, but not if we are forced to play qualification matches to get into Europe.

  17. Miss Tally just texted me that they are playing Neil Young between acts at the Isle of Wight!



    Old Neil’s the mhan for me – even ‘tho he has released some s***e over the years!



    …but who hasn’t?!



    Can’t be easy to churn out classics for almost 50 years!



    Hoping to go and see him(and Crazy Horse) in Lucca – just doon the road from here – at the end of next month!



    My my, hey hey!!




  18. googybhoy @17.22


    An inspirational picture. In any other football-minded country, that photo` would feature prominently in the Sundays.

  19. Celtic 2 Rangers 1 – LCF 1982





    ta for sharing, great wee watch, to be fair charlie nic and provan this was prbably as good as they got, how we didnt hammer them that day i dont know.



    ps WILLIE COLLOW is some fellow, his you tube collection becoming the go to place for a good watch.






    i was at alloa today , at a youth game, both games i watched, pretty good football, all of the boys, take one , two touches , and quickly pass the ball, accurately, then move,



    A very small club set up, but maybe the club has never been so rich, i dont know.



    Mr Hartley was at there, and watched everything and spoke to the boys.



    He impressed me lots.

  20. Isco lacks ambition, he needs to be coming to a team like Celtic were he can develop his game and win titles :oD))))

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