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. thelurkintim



    15:59 on 18 December, 2014


    Stocious….wow….haven’t heard that fur a long time….must be gettin old ;-))









    Or mare sober?!?



    HH jamesgang

  2. bhoylo83



    16:23 on 18 December, 2014


    Almost signed off on a work email with ‘HH’ again



    One of these days I know i will









    Almost done that several times in texts to the good lady!


    But if that’s my worst sin in life…..



    BV. Tomorrow pm. Get in sips and I’ll buy you a lemsip.



    Aff oot. To collect the car!






    HH jamesgang

  3. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on




    16:27 on 18 December, 2014





    15:00 on 18 December, 2014


    I was a little surprised to see McCoists weight issues mentioned in the leader article today. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a CQN article that goes down that route.



    I don’t want to get too precious about this, but, there’s a lot of ‘fat sally’ comments on here. You’d assume that’s a reference to his weight, and the Sally bit is derogatory too(albeit McCoist would take far less offence than a gay man would at this).



    So, whatever right? It’s an internet blog and people don’t play by the normal rules. Except that so much of the identity of the contributors is wrapped up in outrage at intolerance towards members of the Celtic community. So many of the agendas that drive this blog are linked to intolerance.


    There’s much fury and righteous indignation about this and that, but when we’re passing comment on Rangers, or Hearts or the Tonev case (for example), all our understanding of the pain of victimhood melts and we just turn into them. It’s totally baffling.



    The fat sally thing seems deeply ungracious, no more than pub talk, and it undermines any idea that we can speak from the higher ground.



    Of course we’re a more handsome bunch, but we make ourselves seem ugly when we laugh at those less fortunate. And try to spare a thought for readers on CQN, it really can’t be nice or very life affirming to find so many fat jokes on their favourite football site.



    I always wonder how plausible it is for a racist not to be sexist, or narrow minded in general. The idea that rascim or sexism are two different kinds of views held by two different kinds of people seems absurd to me. Rangers fans are often the best example of this, in my experience the bigoted Rangers fans are as racist and sexist as they are sectarian. So, we should ask ourselves what we look like, or sound like, when we indulge one form of intolerance whilst railing against another. It all seems a little implausible to me.









    You still on for Weightwatchers tonight?


    Get you at 7, ok?


    Just going to the garage to collet the car. They salvaged the front left axle after you breaking it last week.



    Aff oot. Chippy n irn bru aweight me.






    HH jamesgang



    PS jokin!!!





    Very, very funny! Actually laughed out loud :-))

  4. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    When Ally stands on a “I speak your weight machine”, it says, “One at a time, please”.

  5. weebobbycollins on

    McCoist in Gregg’s…’Aye, 4 steak bakes, 3 yum yums, 2 fudge doughnuts and a DIET coke’…

  6. Fat you can do something about. Think of those poor people afflicted by illnesses they cannot help and don’t deserve.



    Be kind at Christmas and always.

  7. traditionalist88 on

    Of course we’re a more handsome bunch, but we make ourselves seem ugly when we laugh at those less fortunate.





    Is being Fat Sally entirely genetic or has Greggs got something to do with it?!




  8. Thank god i never said there’s a nip in the air…..;-))



    PC Brigade….fek off ;-))




  9. thelurkintim



    Mate, I thought it was a solar eclipse. It just went dark.



    Bada – he looked sober to me. Not particularly handsome, but sober




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  11. weebobbycollins on

    Wee Wullie Johnson phoned Sally and suggested that if he wanted to lose weight he should try taking amphetamines but they only made him eat faster…

  12. a light insanity on

    Seeing BSR’s earlier pics takes me back to the 6-1 Hibs cup final in 71(?) I was kitted out in full Celtic kit and with my very blonde hair and round face I resembled the blow up Jinky. I ended up getting passed around like the Jinkys. Great fun til the rain came.


    Still think we got in for nowt as side gates were opened. Anyone else corroborate this?

  13. Jamesgang


    that’s cool, it was only a matter of time before someone made that joke.


    Don’t worry I’m pretty thick skinned :)



    Feel like I’ve made things worse for Ally.

  14. glendalystonsils on

    I wonder if what Sally whispered in NFL’s ear was a teensy weensy bit ungracious.


    Naw. His fatness is his least unlikeable feature.

  15. DeniaBhoy




    16:54 on 18 December, 2014



    I’m not about to start believing the SMSM now, especially a story by the SMSM about another SMSM ‘journo’ ! lol

  16. Sleekit forgot to remove his I Phone from his back pocket.He now has an I Pad.



    Sleekit doesnt need a broadband connection, he is already world wide.

  17. Mark Hately think fat salary staying on is like a new resigning!









    16:14 on 18 December, 2014



    hilarious mate!

  18. A wee indulgent post…



    Some CQNers have been a fantastic support to my son Tony during his time with ALS/MND. His Mum and I are compiling a wee “book” for him to read through and although I have sent out emails to a few, there are many on here for whom I have no email.



    This post is for all of you who wanted to share a few words/thoughts with Tony.



    The letter is self explanatory. My email address is in the letter and I’d be grateful if you used that to send us anything you want included.






    “Hello Family & Friends of Tony



    As our son Tony’s illness takes an increasingly stronger grip on him, we want him to know and remember how much he is loved, supported and cared for by so many of the people with whom he has come into contact during his life.



    We want to compile a small “book” of messages, stories, recollections, memories, incidents – in fact anything you feel like sharing, together with some photographs so that we can give the finished product to Tony from every one of us. We would also be grateful for copies of any photographs that you may still have for inclusion – subject to them passing the decency test! The “book” will also be in digital format so that Tony himself can easily access it. There will be no cost incurred by anyone and you will all get a digital copy.



    Please send us either any ”Tony Tales” you have, or your message for Tony or just your thoughts that you want to share with him so that we can include them in the wee book. Your words to Tony don’t need to be clever, funny, poignant or lengthy: just speak from the heart directly to Tony. We will include all that we receive, and multiple stories/messages from the same household are very welcome.



    We know that this is a very busy time of the year, but would only ask that you consider this a bit of a priority for obvious reasons. We still have a lot to do after we receive your replies so can we ask that you have your thoughts, tales and photographs with us by December 31, 2014. Please feel free to forward this letter to anyone else who you think would like to send Tony a message, just in case we miss them from our circulation.


    Please email us at rweinvisible@gmail.com with anything you want to be included.



    With love to all



    Pauline & John”

  19. Leave sleekit alone, he has a lot on his plate.



    When sleekit fell down the Marble Stairs, Durranty thought Eastenders was starting.

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