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. channelislandcelt on

    Well done to all invoved in the highest huddle .



    That really is something else ;0




  2. celticrollercoaster on



    15:23 on


    15 June, 2013



    Lennybhoy’s podium is old news and confined to history. He sold it to me also this morning, so I have now 2IAR :-)







  3. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    I have read on CQN a couple of times if Celtic can land the next player we are after we will not be disappointed.Now is this posters just shooting there mouths off ? or does anyone really know who we are after other than Celtic themselves ? H.H.

  4. unionbearBhind on

    Celtic Mac



    might help distance ourselves, and of course financially would make a big difference, put the brand celtic absolutely worldwide,


    our profile has never been better with top managers and players extoling positive vibes and invitations to big tournaments in Europe! not many teams with our reputation fans wise we can guarantee good behaviour and massive following compared to other European based teams.




  5. *THE KING VIC 67* on

    Any CQNers currently in Sharm el sheik?…. I’m in desperate need to talk all things Celtic!




  6. A Stor Mo Chroi



    Thanks for the videos you posted . Until the last one. Have managed 44 years without seeing Prati’s goal at Celtic Park again! Surely the most disappointing night ever at Celtic Park. Liked the action from earlier in that video though- I mind the day after the 8-1 Thistle game a guy at school called Paul Mccummesty who’d been at the match raving about how great wee Jimmy had been . He wasn’t wrong.



    Now if anybody can find a 5-0 home win v Hearts from Feb 69 I’d buy them the malt of their choice





  7. Googy..,


    Are you saying the huddle was one short ?


    I’d have thought the photographer was from the MSM

  8. The King Vic 67



    Not the reply you want but my wife and older daughter are going to the Sensatori next month. My good lady stayed there last year with younger daughter.



    Where are you staying?

  9. leftclicktic




    17:29 on 15 June, 2013




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




    jimtim says. Whats the story here Bhoys ,

  10. Gene's a Bhoy's name on



    Didn’t watch it for the same reason -same goes for the feynord game

  11. masty is neil lennon on

    Joe Filippis Haircut



    I have only read 1 poster (wgs) using that statement and if any of the last few transfer windows are anything to go by, he wont be far away with his predictions, does not matter how secretively we go about our business, there is always someone, be it another manager or agent, word almost always gets out..

  12. Gene’s A Bhoy’s Name



    A C was bad . Feyenoord was the worst.Think my mum had to sedate me into bed that night. Made Black Sunday seem mildly upsetting. .





  13. *THE KING VIC 67* on

    Eldiegobhoy….Me and Miss 67 are staying at Sensatori.



    I’m sure your wife has told you all about the place but it is honestly staggering how ghood this place is!



    Quite literally the perfect holiday.



    Full credit to Thomson’s… Most people I’ve met here are return visitors




  14. masty is neil lennon on




    neither Corsica or charlotte seem that bothered, both feel they have covered their back when posting their stuff..

  15. Jimtim,


    If anything does come from it, we can only surmise the police have been sharing the results of their investigations with private interested parties, a freedom of information request should quickly follow any exposure.

  16. unionbearBhind



    Agree totally. Looks like 2015 would be the first tournament, so the timing would be perfect for us. The match against Liverpool in Dublin could become a more typical fixture, should Murdoch get his wish, be interesting to see UEFA’s reaction though, given 16 European clubs would be involved. Still if it happens it would be great if we were one of them, and some games were played in Glasgow, London, Manchester, Paris, New York etc.

  17. canamalar1



    18:36 on 15 June, 2013




    Are you saying the huddle was one short ?


    I’d have thought the photographer was from the MSM







    I heard it was Traynor behind the camera.



    He thought it was a secret meeting of the Unseen Fenian Hand.

  18. googybhoy ♥ Celtic



    17:20 on 15 June, 2013



    @FurcoatNaeNicks: Polis turned up to a friendly match between Green Brigade and Glasgow United FC (team of asylum seekers) today. Such a threat to society.




    You should have been in Belfast for the G8 Protest! In a city well used to police and military it took even veterans of the troubles aback to see the sheer numbers of police on the streets to stop such well known trouble makers as the Green Party, Friends of the Earth, Anti-Fracking activists from Fermanagh and various Trade Unions who, I’m sad to say, have taken pride in showing the world they couldn’t fight a cold let alone start a riot in recent years…….



    In fact when was the last riot involving Trade Unionists in the UK? Are we talking 1984? Yet the powers that be felt the need to film us and line the streets with officers carrying sub machine guns.



    It’s the Modus Operandi of the powers that be. Massive waste of time and money.



    Never has it been so obvious to me that the police are primarily there to protect the rich.



    We are not too far away from a police state.

  19. The King Vic 67



    Just mentioned your reply to the good lady. She loved it there last year and is looking forward to a return.



    We’re going together to the Sensatori in Tenerife in August. Doubt very much that we’ll be disappointed.



    Enjoy your stay and would love to have been there now to have a few bevvies with you and talk about all things Celtic.

  20. EDB



    Ill be interested to hear what you think if the Tenerife Sensatori



    As a confirmed Tenerife fan I’m always interested in new hotels to visit

  21. jimbo67



    18:45 on 15 June, 2013



    Gene’s A Bhoy’s Name



    A C was bad . Feyenoord was the worst.Think my mum had to sedate me into bed that night. Made Black Sunday seem mildly upsetting. .







    As an 11 year old I remember watching Aberdeen beating us in a cup final. Only time I have openly wept over football. Mammys sympathy lasted a wee while but ended when my tears turned to temper and furniture got kicked. Valuable lesson learned that day!!



    Fitba eh?

  22. Gene's a Bhoy's name on



    I was in milan that night -still can’t belive we were that bad

  23. jimbo67



    Just like you – can’t believe it’s 44 years since I saw that goal. :-(



    Remember the weeks leading up to the AC game – the queueing down London Road to get a ticket – the anticipation after the 0-0 result.



    Still can’t believe how we couldn’t get the ball in their net that night – they were an awesome defence!

  24. A Stor Mo Chroi


    17:57 on


    15 June, 2013



    Thanks for that.



    It was amazing to see this presented from the Italian point of view. On the Domenica Sportiva program they said some wonderful things about our club, our manager, players and our style of play and the announcer was in awe of our goal scoring abilities. No wonder. 13 goals in two games.That would have been about half a season’s worth in Italy at that time!

  25. jimbo67 @ 18:36..



    I am certain the footage at the start of A Stor Mo Chroi’s post “Perle di Sport” is of the Hearts game at Celtic Park in February 1969. The game was played on the Saturday following the Partick Thistle replay.



    I was in the jungle that day and remember the Italian film crew (one of whom was very attractive!)shooting scenes of the crowd and the match.



    Another reason I have to recall that day is because it was the first time I heard the Celtic supporters singing “You Will Never Walk Alone”.



    On CQN a few years ago I am sure Gold Coast Tom posted a similar recollection.

  26. Good to hear that another CQN Charity Golf Day was success.



    Setting Free The Bears



    If you are reading?



    Thank you for the article and “Z”.



    It’s first time I tried to find Winnie The Pooh post. I remember the circumstances but not much what was there in my post :-)


    I found that post in in my archive .pst file. Old times, different times. Ha, ha.

  27. The Boy Jinky on

    Classic moment there



    Neighbour who works for tennents just rang my bell.



    Standing there with two boxes … says ive got something here you might appreciate.



    Come on in I said … thinking im getting free beers.



    Opens the boxes .. its only the actual scottish cup and base.



    Just posted a couple of pics on facebook on me and the cup in my living room …. lmfao

  28. Having a wee disagreement wi a fellow Tim here.


    I say that it was Hugh Keevins who coined the phrase – “The Internet Bampots”


    My mate says it was – Jabba.


    Who is correct ?


    Thanks in advance for any help.


    HH – Off oot.

  29. masty is neil lennon on




    I have never heard jabba actually say that, as for spew, its one of his favs..





    How about 5-0 at home against a very dangerous Hibs team,about 73?



    Game over in twenty minutes,IIRC,and the finest display Stevie Murray put in.



    And he put in a few!

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