Midweek change for Celtic


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. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on

    Incredible tipping from the top two



    I’m afraid my attempt at defending my title has stumbled between seconditis and downright rank selections



    Must do better …widnae be hard …sadly my CQN performance is a mere replication of my betting in general ….my betting account is emptying faster then the Sevco business account

  2. Swing bowler 330 ascot


    Massive ew price at 33s



    Good luck everyone


    Apart from T4 who has obviously given up in total embarrassment

  3. I like Zarkandar but in the competition, in my feeble attempt to keep pace with the magnificent, The BarcaMole, I’m going for






    Best of luck everyone.




  4. What is the Stars on

    What about these 2


    Im Fraam Govan (2.00 Lingfield) owned by Sir Alex


    The Orange Rogue (2.50 Newcastle)



    Both 16/1 (little each way double for the crack)



    Back with a nap in a moment

  5. tommytwiststommyturns on

    I’ll nap Pine Creek in the Ascot 3:30. Quite fancy Polisky in the 3:00 too.



    Che darling – embarrassment is when you look in the mirror and see Wan Cell Dalziel looking back at you…I don’t know how you cope! :-)



    Merry Xmas one and all







    COSYCORNERBHOY needs to up the ante or upgrade his phone. Anyway,I’m posting his pick again.






    I hope it wins. The name reminds me of his aul’ pal Hughie Simpson. Smashing fella.

  7. Thanks for the kind words ghuys… My nap today is a Newcastle specialist but has chosen to go at Ascot… Apologies VP but it done me a right good turn a fortnight ago so I’m going with HEY BIG SPENDER… 3:00 Ascot… Bon Chance!


    Regards & Hail Hail… TBM

  8. CQN Saturday Naps Competition : WEEK 19 results (20th Dec)



    Well done to 16 roads who napped the Ladbroke hurdle winner Bayan @14/1…



    Other winners: Cosy Corner Bhoy (Habbie Simpson @17/2) and Eurochamps67 (The Yung Master @3/1)



    Christmas Naps Table :



    +£48.00 TheBarcaMole (5)


    +£34.00 Eurochamps67 (9)


    +£15.13 Che (7)


    +£ 8.58 leftclicktic (5)


    +£ 8.00 Zihuatanejo (2)


    +£ 4.50 Bada Bing (4)


    +£ 2.88 voguepunter (3)


    +£ 2.00 tommytwiststommyturns (1)


    +£ 0.50 twists n turns (4)


    +£ 0.00 Hotel de Paris (2)


    -£ 0.17 Gweedore Celt (3)


    -£ 1.25 16 roads (2)


    -£ 1.50 BULL67 (3)


    -£ 3.50 Cosy Corner Bhoy (2)


    -£ 3.69 green T (5)


    -£ 4.63 PFayr (4)


    -£ 4.75 fleagle1888 (3)


    -£ 6.80 Nye Beavans rebel soldier (2)


    -£ 8.00 Raymac (2)


    -£ 9.00 hashadenough (2)


    -£ 9.40 Jobo Baldie (3)


    -£10.50 BMCUWP (1)


    -£12.38 Burgas Hoops (2)


    -£13.50 Cathal (1)


    -£13.52 What is the Stars (2)


    -£14.00 21-5-79 (1)


    -£15.25 som mes que un club (1)


    -£16.38 Rockon (1)


    -£19.00 ABZMike



    *No selection posted (wk 19) : ABZMike, hashadenough, Raymac


    *Non-Runners (wk 19) :



    Cheers, fleagle1888


    (Bangalore CSC)