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Busy article today, watch out for notes at the bottom on:

Magners ticket competition for 27 December
Mary’s Meals Malawi school kitchen appeal
CQN Annual, final few posting days before…..
CQN Christmas Raffle – winners have been drawn

One of the resources Ronny Deila has been short of since taking over is training days.  Players have stamina, fitness and speed training work to do every week, while there’s rest time before and after games, so time to work on technical aspects are a premium.

Believe it or not, this is the first midweek Celtic haven’t had a game, or players away on international duty, since the second week of July.  The manager has spoken of how difficult it has been to carry out the extensive tactical changes he has introduced spending only stolen minutes working on them.  The January break will give him another opportunity to spend hours with the players on tactical work.

Apparently newco are keeping McCoist as some kind of blubber human shield for Monday’s AGM!  Nice one.  There’s nothing degrading about that, very classy in fact.  Really disappointed for Ally, I’m sure he could almost taste the £400k he’s counting on – to go quietly.  Let’s hope he puts on a show on Monday and they sort him out thereafter.

It’s almost worth buying a newco share to get along on Monday.  Almost.

It’s been a while since I’ve paid any attention to the man who’s apparently lined-up to replace McCoist next week, Billy Davies.  After his interesting second stint at Nottingham Forest ended earlier this year, The Guardian wrote:

“[Davies] has paid the price for failing to control a personality which latterly seemed to have crossed the border into downright paranoia.

“[He] could never quite escape his self-destructive insecurities.”

It’s not often you read a national newspaper liberally speculating on the mental health, or lack thereof, of an individual.

Failing to control his personality, downright paranoia, self-destructive insecurities!  He’s perfect.  Is there a job in the land this guy is more suited for than newco’s manager?

Our pals at Magners have kindly offered a pair of premium seat tickets to the Jock Stein Stand at the home game on 27 December in support of our Mary’s Meals appeal.  You can win the tickets by email me at celticquicknews@gmail.com the answer to the question:

Who do Celtic play on 27 December?

Competition closes at 22:00 tonight (Thursday) so get your entry in.

If you’re entering the competition please consider donating £1 to Mary’s Meals here, where we are hoping to build a kitchen at a school in Chibwata, Dowa, Malawi, for their 909 children.

I’d a look at John Guidetti’s interview with Magners this week, he looks like he’s enjoying himself……..

We’ve drawn the CQN Christmas Raffle, winner of the Special Whisky and CQN Package is ticket number 976, from a lucky reader based in Lythm, we’ll be in touch.

The four runners up all win CQN Packages with ticket numbers 1072, 974, 1190 and 1051, check your tickets, we’ll be in touch soon.

Still time to order your 2015 CQN Annual for Christmas.

You can also order the CQN Annual and DVD bundle here. It’s a great offer, check it out – oh, and there’s tons of photos, fresh stories and comment on the first time Inter faced the green and white hoops.

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  1. Shamelessly stolen from the Good Bhoys of Kerrydale street

     

    Motherwell Born Billionaire arrives

     

    Whyte being applauded into his seat by the blue order

     

    Front loaded warchest

     

    Out to Malmo in CL Qualifier

     

    Out to Maribor in EL Qualifier

     

    Out to Falkirk in League Cup

     

    BBC Documentary on Whyte proves he’s a shyster

     

    huns protest at BBC for saying he’s a shyster

     

    League’s over comment from Jelavic

     

    Losing a 12 point lead to Timmy before new year

     

    Loving Cup with CW – “To the Queen”

     

    Selling Jelavic for a fraction of his value

     

    Signing Celik

     

    Seeing Celik play football

     

    Rangers file for Administration

     

    HMRC forcing them into Administration

     

    CW speech to a massively upset hun crowd of 34 people

     

    Revelation of Non-Tax payments

     

    “The Big Hoose Must Stay open”

     

    Hurting huns EVERYWHERE

     

    Retiring number 12 for the fans

     

    The appointment of Duff & Phelps

     

    Realising you recognise that guy at D&P because he turned up with CW 6 months earlier

     

    Attempting to sign Cousin while in administration

     

    Celik effs off

     

    Wylde effs off

     

    The player’s taking a wage cut

     

    The initial Creditor’s list

     

    Losing their place in Europe to Motherwell

     

    The fake pledges from fake hun fans from their fake massive support

     

    The RFFF choosing to pay Dunfermline but not Dundee Utd – well played

     

    The RFFF having to pay for Weir’s retirement gift

     

    The RFFF paying to re-lay a pitch which might never be used

     

    The clown

     

    The Fighting Fund in general

     

    The Blue Knights

     

    The Bill Ng bid

     

    The Bill Miller “Incubator”

     

    Quantum

     

    Brian Kennedy

     

    Quantum

     

    Paul Murray

     

    Quantum

     

    “Yank go home” from the hordes

     

    The Chick v Jabba catfight

     

    The transfer embargo

     

    The transfer embargo upheld

     

    “Who are these people?” from Fat Sally

     

    The huns threaten to burn down the Raith Rover’s stands

     

    Alex Thomson and his general hunskelping

     

    Jelly and Ice Cream

     

    The Grim Reaper banner

     

    Lennon lifts the League trophy

     

    The inception of the “Pacific Shelf Theory”

     

    We Don’t Do Walking Away

     

    The “We Don’t Do Walking Away” song

     

    Charles Green enters the story

     

    Red Card to Liquidation – good plan

     

    Dave King tells them not to buy season books – good plan

     

    Green says if CVA not agreed Rangers will lose their History

     

    CVA not agreed

     

    HMRC Skelp them into oblivion

     

    The BBC Documentary Part 2

     

    The porn star

     

    Prince Albert of Monaco

     

    Joanna Lumley

     

    The EBT 53 revealed

     

    Walter tries to buy assets an hour after they’re sold

     

    Walter Walks Away

     

    The Hampden protest

     

    Unable to use Rangers name for newco until oldco is liquidated

     

    All Scottish Football Fans turn on the huns for their arrogance

     

    Turnbull Hutton

     

    Turnbull Hutton (deserves to be in twice!)

     

    Newco try to bypass all leagues and go straight into SPL

     

    Newco told to get to eff with their SPL application

     

    The presentation to the SPL revealed

     

    Offering to take the transfer ban at the same time as trying to sign Black

     

    Newco try to bypass all leagues and go straight into SFL1

     

    Newco told to get to eff with their SFL1 application

     

    Newco put into SFL3

     

    Return of the number 12 shirt

     

    Booted out by Subbuteo

     

    Booted out by Fifa 13 (maybe!)

     

    Bomber Brown’s rant on the steps of Tesco

     

    “Show us the title deeds”

     

    Bomber Brown on the radio

     

    “Show us the title deeds”

     

    Bomber Brown on sky sports

     

    “Show us the title deeds”

     

    Bomber Brown meeting with the RFFF

     

    Everything Gordon Smith has said past, present and future

     

    Chris McLaughlin reveals Ally is not wearing a tie

     

    Naisy and Whitty Walk Away

     

    Everybody Walks Away

     

    Broadfoot Stays

     

    The hurting from Jabba

     

    The hurting from Chick

     

    The hurting from Hately

     

    huns enter the Ramsden Cup

     

    Still no license to play football

     

    huns compared to Kit-Kats

     

     

     

    This was the list of mirth from 2012, imagine how long it could be now!

  2. Re J.Bell.

     

    Can you imagine other employers tolerating this type of behaviour?

     

    Simply refusing to do his job because of his sectarian hatred of another employee.

     

    As despicable as his behaviour was and his equally despicable open disrespect at the JJ minutes applause, the cretin’s employers continue to this day to keep him in a job.

     

     

    Hell mend him and hell mend the rats who employ him

  3. Burnley 78

     

    i wish that the guy who made this list made a volume two!!

     

    i forgot so much about that circus

     

    it makes a shambles look bad!

  4. Paul

     

     

    With the mention in the article of Mary , and Mangers, is there a nativity theme going on?

     

     

    Maybe Ally is really one of the 3 wise men!

  5. Paul – good and fair point on lack of time to practice tactics. Fitness is another matter. Only 2-3 weeks ago many were highlighting the fact that we still generally look less fit than majority of our European rivals. RD and JC have had months to implement their fitness and diet regime and have the players faster and stronger than ever before. Remember the look of the German national team at the World Cup? Lean and mean. Players with the right mindset and the correct motivation should be working their socks off to achieve that level of fitness. It is one of the most effective ways to overcome, or at least counterbalance, the shortcomings of skill when we meet superior teams. Run them off the park. First to every 50/50 ball. Chase everything down. Close down the spaces and force the opposition out of their comfort zone.

     

    If we have superior tactics and skills, marvellous. If not, at least let’s be fitter and faster.

  6. Magnificentseven on

    Craigellachie10

     

     

     

     

    12:30 on

     

     

    18 December, 2014

     

     

     

     

    Paul

     

     

    With the mention in the article of Mary , and Mangers, is there a nativity theme going on?

     

     

    Maybe Ally is really one of the 3 wise men!

     

     

     

    Yes, he is the one bringing myrr(t)h

  7. Gene's a Bhoy's name on

    Paul67

     

    don’t buy this lack of time – working day is usually about 8 hours – are the players at lennoxtown for that duration.

     

     

    halfdaytrainingCSC

  8. medtim – spot on. Unfortunately the players mentioned were never lambasted, ridiculed or disciplined by the wider world for their cretinous behaviour. Imagine the furore if a black player was treated that way?

  9. McCoist as some kind of blubber human shield

     

     

    Whats the betting on him pulling a sickie for Monday.

     

     

    HH

  10. Richie #TeamOscarForever on

    Winning Captains

     

     

    Didn’t get my question to Davie Hay asked, and now not on “the Roll of Honour” in the Annual

     

     

    …..was it something I said?

  11. deniabhoy

     

     

    12:41 on 18 December, 2014

     

    medtim – spot on. Unfortunately the players mentioned were never lambasted, ridiculed or disciplined by the wider world for their cretinous behaviour. Imagine the furore if a black player was treated that way?

     

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    They would have been lambasted in the press, there would have been sanctions put on them from the authorities…

  12. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    All best wishes to the Under21s tonight at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland where they take on their hosts in the Premier League International Cup.

     

     

    Would be great were more than a few of the thousand Celtic Nation followers from previous years able to travel across the A66 and down to the game to cheer the Bhoys.

     

     

    A little encouragement for our future first-teamers wouldn’t have gone amiss today, Paul67

  13. Neganon –

     

     

    It didn’t offend me. It wasn’t about me. I just found it very revealing.

     

     

    It was the day after Ms Budge at Tynecastle put the put into Celtic for the supporters’ alleged bad behaviour.

     

     

    On the Wednesday afternoon, Celtic issued a strongly worded statement defending the support and basically telling Ms Budge to get their own house in order.

     

     

    I was sitting in the Kerrydale Bar before the Partick Thistle game waiting for my son. I was scanning CQN and everyone was full of praise for the Celtic statement, including those posters who are normally very critical of the board. There was not one poster condemning the statement and I found that very heart-warming, until you posted that it was a laughable statement and you went on to slaughter the board for their cowardice.

     

     

    You are of course, entitled to your opinion, but as I say, the usual board bashers were all praising the statement.

     

     

    I read your comment as proof positive that you really did have a personal agenda against PL, the board, or both. Again, you are entitled to have such an agenda, but don’t expect me to take any of your subsequent comments seriously. Since that night, I haven’t and I won’t.

     

     

    There it is.

  14. fritzsong

     

     

     

     

    00:24 on

     

     

    18 December, 2014

     

     

     

    Certainly, the Aberdeen player did appear genuinely upset when he approached the fourth official. It looked like he believed himself to be a victim of an outrage.

     

     

    * aye he was that upset that he gave it big tae an official after we gubbed them and then dissed oor man on instagram.

     

     

    effin mancunian ratbag

  15. Tom McLaughlin

     

     

     

    I feel like I am always gibbering about Fartz but I feel I have to on this one.

     

    Dr Budge is trying to cut our allocation for future games at Tynecastle by challenging Jambos to buy tickets so they can cut our allocation in half.

     

    Dr Budge appears to be turning to the Jambos and saying you don;t want them here? Buy them out then. Interesting.

     

     

    Also the TV matches in the next tranche on TV have Hearts and Hibs both visit Ibrokes on a Friday night in January and February. Hardly ideal when you need a full house and big support behind you against two teams you have not gained a point against this season.

     

     

    I see Tony Watt’s time may be up in Belgium at his current club. Hope the lad gets a move to a club where he can be happy. He doesn;t seem to be able to get himself in the zone to hone the obvious talent he has and excel on the pitch.

     

     

    LB

  16. Tom McLaughlin

     

     

    13:02 on 18 December, 2014

     

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    Hi, when you say – “…the usual board bashers…”

     

    I hope that you didn’t mean me.

     

    I think that the board are a bunch of corrupt weasels who, were more than helpful in the creation of the OBA which criminalises Celtic supporters.

     

    The board will spin some yarns to make it look like they are on the same page as the supporters. They are not and don’t look like being anytime soon.

     

    In truth, they should be emptied and – at last – McCann’s false promise of the Celtic fans being in control of their club should be fulfilled. For this to be achieved is pretty straightforward….with hold the SB money and buy DD’s shares with it – simples.

     

    Hope yer well – Hail Hail

  17. butsybhoy

     

     

    12:46 on 18 December, 2014McCoist as some kind of blubber human shieldWhats the betting on him pulling a sickie for Monday.

     

    The Kray Twins will fine him if he doesn’t trap,to save a bit of money.

  18. LiviBhoy –

     

     

    She’s making a rod for her own back.

     

     

    Hearts and Hibs fans traditionally don’t turn up in large numbers for big games if it is live on TV. They’d rather watch from the pub or the armchair.

     

     

    They both need the large visiting support when Celtic come calling.

     

     

    Tony Watt will find his level, which will probably be with a Falkirk, QOS or the Australian A-League.

  19. Richie #TeamOscarForever

     

     

    Of course not! The Roll of Honour was compiled over a weekend – if you posted you were in!

     

     

    On the Davie Hay question being missed I didn’t have Doc with me to assist so I was trying to read the questions to Davie so he could answer and also get him books to sign in the gaps in the middle. Next time you will be first on the list!

  20. I see Hateley stabbed Sally in the back,i think it was Ratcho who stuck him in.

     

    #hunonhunaction

  21. KevJ –

     

     

    If you didn’t come on that night and give the board some credit for their statement then I didn’t mean you.

     

     

    BTW when I mentioned “board-bashers” I wasn’t criticizing them in that post. I was merely describing them in the context of them praising the board on this specific occasion.

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