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Raising money for the needy is the first part of our heritage as Celtic supporters. Once that job is done, you need to ensure it goes to worthy projects. This year is likely to see a new high water mark for your Foundation. As well as the usual badge day, bucket collection, Christmas Appeal and other projects throughout the year, we had the events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions European Cup win.

Celebrations at The Hydro and the Grosvenor Hotel in London not only marked the anniversary in some style, they allowed the Foundation to be more ambitious with their projects.

You and I have discussed many times how seemingly innocuous contemporary events would not take place without that achievement in Lisbon, but it never occurred to me that the work done because of the Lions should bear their name in legacy.

Today, Celtic FC Foundation announced £2m would be paid to Dementia Care for projects run by Alzheimer Scotland: ‘Lions Lunch Breaks’ and ‘Dementia Befrienders’.

Research continues into the effects of heading a football on dementia. The illness has struck the Lions directly; Billy McNeill’s family recently let it be known he has suffered for several years. It is a distressing condition for both suffers and their loved ones. These projects will make daily life more enjoyable for both.

Well done to everyone who put their hand in their pocket this year.

More later……

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Paul John Dykes is joined by Bafta-winning documentary director, John MacLaverty, and Scottish comedian, Phil Differ.

John’s Lisbon Lions documentary – Glasgow: 1967 – is an incredible celebration of Celtic’s European Cup win 50 years on.

Phil has been a staple part of Scottish comedy for decades, and has worked on such iconic productions as Scotch & Wry, Naked Video, City Lights, Rab C Nesbitt and Only An Excuse.

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  1. The good news just keeps on coming. Truly amazing times both on and off the field that we should all be enjoying.

     

     

    Here we go, 7 (SEVEN) in a row….

  2. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on

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    BR – People have been watching Nir with confirmation bias. He’s been great

     

    We want to develop the club and squad and looking to do that

     

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    Brendan on centre half issue – Not too many Toure’s about. It’s a challenge to bring in. Do you bring in a young talent? We need to sign a centre half. We have great centre half’s but they need to be available #ticagm

     

    Nir Bitton has been brilliant for me

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    Guy asking about the “assault” on KT in cup final

     

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    I thought skuttlebuck was a song by Coast to Coast

     

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    In response to a question about tax – As a club we deeply resent association with the scuttlebuck that was Panorama last week. It had nothing to do with Celtic and nothing to do with UK tax

     

    #ticagm

  4. BIG JIMMY on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 1:47 PM

     

    Supreme Court dismisses The Whisky Assoc Appeal in relation to Scot Gov imposing a minimum price on strong alcohol.

     

     

     

    From little I know about this as I tend not to drink spirits nor do I drink in the house, this means for example a bottle of Cider that is around £4,95…will now cost approx £11.50, from supermarkets and Off Licences ? Maybe someone can correct me on that ?

     

     

    As for you Bhoys and Ghirls that enjoy a whiskey and/or vodka etc in your house, I would be interested to know what can of price hike this means for folk ?

     

     

    My understanding is that PUB Prices will not be affected ?….maybe I’ve got that wrong also ?

     

     

     

    Lastly, I wonder if those Scottish MP’s at Westminster who voted for this minimum pricing etc….will they REFUSE the CHEAP DRINK that is available to them in places such as Westminster or indeed Holyrood ( IF Holyrood has a Bar ?)

     

     

    I’m confused…yet again.

     

     

     

    HH

  5. AGM…….RES 12…..so what do Celtic FC plan to do next ?

     

     

    what do Celtic plan to do about the years of cheating and having the titles stripped should the Compliance Chump conduct a whitewash….and when will we know the Compliance Chumps verdict ?

     

    If there is a whitewash….did ANYONE from Celtic FC offer the shareholders and rest of the support any encouragement that Celtic FC WILL take further action ?

     

     

    Did anyone from Celtic FC provide ANY views on the misconduct and mis managment of The SFA and SPFL ?

     

    Likewise with the rules and decisions of CAS in relation to the team from Romania…in relation to The Deid Club ?

     

    HH

  6. BIG JIMMY on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 1:48 PM

     

     

    The prime motivation of the SNP in this, as in everything they do, is to establish as many differences between Scotland and England as they can.

     

     

    Every other consideration is secondary.

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    I think it will impact more on the cheaper alcoholic drinks.

     

     

    Allegedly when the new regs come in the minimum price of a bottle of blended whisky would be around £14.00.

     

     

    Currently not many blended whisky’s cost less than that, usually £15.oo upwards at Tesco’s and the like.

     

     

    However, Aldi do a fab 8 year old blend called Highland Black, at less than £13.00 so the likes of that would be affected.

     

     

    Minimum price for a bottle of wine would be about £4.15.

     

     

    Cheap ciders and beers will increase more, SO THEREFORE SCOTLAND’S ALCOHOLIC PROBLEM WILL,ERR, EVAPOURATE.

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    Brendan brought up some matters following League Cup final. “I hear excuse player is clumsy or can’t jump without elbows. It still puts players out of game”

     

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  9. Possible impact of Minimum Pricing :

     

     

    – People start drinking more Buckfast (price will be unaffected)

     

    – People will buy more illicit alcohol

     

    – People will make their own cider

     

     

     

    :-)))

  10. CELTICROLLERCOASTER SUPPORTING @WALKWITHSHAY on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 1:46 PM

     

     

     

    ‘It had nothing to do with Celtic and nothing to do with UK tax’

     

     

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    There was no suggestion that it had anything to do with Celtic. Similarly there was no suggestion that it had anything to do with the BBC when they tried to interview an actress outside BBC Scotland.

     

     

    And it was part of a worldwide investigation into global tax avoidance, so whether UK tax was or wasn’t involved is irrelevant.

  11. !!BADA BING!! on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 1:56 PM

     

    SFA go for Michael O’ Neill

     

     

    Predictable and unimaginative. But when you look at who’s in charge at the SFA and making the decisions then it unsurprising.

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    Afternoon Ernie

     

     

    This is the comment from board at the AGM as transcribed by Celtic Underground via twitter.

     

     

    Thanks for your comments, but I am unable to relate them back to the board at this moment :-)

     

     

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    CRC

  13. CELTICROLLERCOASTER SUPPORTING @WALKWITHSHAY on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 2:11 PM

     

     

    I realise you were relaying the comment from the board. I was merely pointing out the inanity of what they had to say.

  14. ” the Club called upon the Scottish FA to hold an independent review of all matters, including the licensing processes followed in 2011, which are of importance to the governance of football in Scotland. The SPFL also called for a review.

     

     

    “Regrettably, the SFA declined to hold such a review.”

     

     

    …..yet we still have thousands going to SFA competitions.

     

    JJ

  15. ernie: There was no suggestion that it had anything to do with Celtic.

     

     

    Really? Interviewing out largest shareholder going into Celtic Park is not a `suggestion` ?

     

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  16. ERNIE LYNCH on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 1:59 PM

     

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    At least Labour will be happy as they proposed the minimum alcohol pricing in the first instance. :)

  17. PHILBHOY on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 1:59 PM

     

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    BBC News at lunchtime…this ” Minimum will impact on STRONGER Drinks”.

     

    That much i did swallow….er take in !

     

    They did say it would NOT impact on Pubs ?

     

     

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    Thanks to AULDHEID and others on res 12 update etc….But does anyone have any idea when we can expect the Compliance Chumps whitewash…any timescale approx ?

     

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    ………..IF many folk stopped buying drink for the House……surely the price would drop ?

     

    Support your local Publican !

     

    LOL.

  18. HOT SMOKED on 15TH NOVEMBER 2017 2:25 PM

     

    ernie: There was no suggestion that it had anything to do with Celtic.

     

     

     

    Really? Interviewing out largest shareholder going into Celtic Park is not a `suggestion` ?

     

     

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    No it isn’t.

     

     

    Just as interviewing an actress going into BBC Scotland is not a suggestion that the BBC were involved.

  19. Does anyone know, what, if anything is happening with Res 12?

     

     

    Likewise the suggested court action for judicial review.

  20. Ruth Davidson blasts Theresa May for Scottish independence Twitter gaffe

     

     

    The Scottish Tory leader was left fuming after the Prime Minister’s post made it appear that Scotland is already independent from the UK.

     

     

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    Ruth Davidson “hit the roof” after Theresa May posted a social media message suggesting Scotland was already independent.

     

     

    The Scottish Tory leader gave her Westminster colleagues a severe telling off after the Prime Minister’s official Twitter account made the cock-up on Tuesday night.

     

     

    It came after May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met in Downing Street for crunch talks over Brexit.

     

     

    After the meeting May’s account tweeted : “The UK and Scotland must continue to work together to ensure businesses and consumers have the certainty they need as we leave the EU.”

     

     

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    Delighted Scottish nationalists seized on the wording, which suggested Scotland and the UK are already separate entities.

     

     

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    So you accept Scotland is independent from the UK. That’s a start

     

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    And Spectator journalist Isabel Hardman joked: “It’s been a busy few days but I’m amazed we all missed Scotland leaving the UK in the midst of it.”

     

     

     

    Ruth Davidson blasted her Westminster colleague for the Twitter cock-up

     

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    But Davidson – who played a key role in the 2014 campaign to keep Scotland in the UK – was left fuming.

     

     

    A source close to the Tory leader said: “Ruth hit the roof when the tweet was posted.

     

     

    “It clearly wasn’t the PM’s fault but Ruth made it clear to Number 10 that this kind of language only plays into the hands of the SNP by making it sound as if Scotland is a separate country to the UK.

     

     

    “There was a referendum about this. I don’t think it’ll be happening again.”

     

     

    Meanwhile, a Downing Street source told the Record there is now a “brutal blame game” going on in Number 10 over who was responsible for the blunder.

     

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    I seriously despise that Roofy Davidson……………me no like PM May either.

     

    who would win a stupidity fight….the Tories v the SFA/SPFL ?

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    Mrs Brown’s Boys stars ‘put £2m offshore’

     

     

    should they have said BBC’s Mrs B……………..

  22. Ernie

     

    They mention Celtic in relation to Dermot but not BBC with Mrs BB ( i know it’s produced by another company)

     

     

    Why didn’t they say

     

    Irish billionaire DD ……………………..

     

     

    nothing to do with Celtic so why mention them ….no reply necessary

  23. Hi Paul67,

     

     

    Great news about the fund raising and the money going towards Dementia.

     

     

    It is such an abhorrent disease and effects other Family members, especially significant others. These people need all the support they can get. A befriender is a great idea and more trained “locksmiths” could help.

     

     

    There is a unit near me, that offers day centre facilities to Dementia suffers. It is in a prosperous town in one of the most prosperous regions of the Country and its closing due to lack of money. It’s such a shame but the local authority has taken away it’s support and they couldn’t get any other funding.

     

     

    From what I’ve seen Scotland has better provision than England for Dementia suffers but these Charity initiatives are crucial.

     

     

    Keep up the great work All…

     

     

    Hail Hail

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