One day in Fife


Over 70 CQN’ers gathered in Aberdour, Fife, on Friday for our eighth annual charity golf day.  As before, the day was hugely successful.  Both those there on the day, and hundreds more who contributed beforehand, raised over £6,000 since we kicked off the summer’s fundraising activity in May.

This year LIvingston manager and former Celtic player, John Hughes, gave his time to entertain us with a mixture of great anecdotes and outrageous anecdotes.  The big man spoke warmly of his time at Celtic, the joy of signing and working for Tommy Burns, that goal at Ibrox, and how he still benefits from his time learning from Tommy.

Many sincere thanks to Taggsy, BlantyreKev, Jonnybhoy, Barassiebhoy for organising an excellent event yet again.  A special mention for Oldtim, for more than I am prepared to tell you, and to everyone who contributed to an excellent Celtic occasion.

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  1. RobertTressell on 5 August, 2012 at 13:30



    Yes and I’d like to see some of our younger players introduced to add that extra competition for places, much needed in our forward positions.



  2. Logged off early last night (grandad duty)


    So YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS to KI for his penalty that put out Pearces mob.


    Paying an overnight visit to ML4 tonight (mum sitting) ;))))))


    Looking forward to seeing some folk Ive not seen since thems DIED :)))


    Was just talking to someone this morning I emigrated to ML5, you would think I had moved 100s of miles (different world)



  3. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on 5 August, 2012 at 14:01 said:


    Daly or Stokes???





  4. henryclarkson on

    Afternoon guys, sorry to break the blog but i am having a heated discussion on our clubs “Debt” atm.



    Could some kind gentleman enlighten me as to what our debt actually is at the moment ?



    Many thanks hc.

  5. Cathedral View on

    No unsponsored hoops in the superstore yesterday. ‘Sold out’ says the helpful assistant, ‘won’t be getting any more in’ says he.



    Are they still available anywhere?




  6. henryclarkson on 5 August, 2012 at 14:13 said:



    The bank debt at the club dropped by around £2 million to £7.05 million compared to that of £9.09 million from this time last year. Despite the debt, Bankier stated that the debt “remains manageable and well within the club’s facilities”.



    From February’s Scotzine..

  7. The Token Tim on




    Friday was yet another fantastic day at Aberdour.



    As always the company was superb, my golf iffy – even when I did manage at birdie that the 17th, a certain Celtic Legend (aye you know who you are!!) had to go and spoil ma fun by chipping in at the 18th. Was a great shot though Tam :-) – big Yogi was very funny as speaker and the drink and craic were flowing.



    Superb day. Pleasure to attend. Look forward to next year.



    Well done to Taggsy, BK, JB and Barrasie Bhoy!!






  8. gebhoy is the taxmans tick tocking clock, tick...tock on

    Been out of the loop for fortnight (in a lovely Majorca) with very limited internet access, and i only caught the game against Helsinki on TV.



    Firstly Zombie FC,



    How can they afford to sign all these players? has their season book uptake went through the roof?



    Have they been giving assurances to players that they will be back in a revamped top flight of football next season?



    Have they got an SFA membership?




    Now onto matters Celtic,



    Firstly after the Zombie FC debacle i hope more now than ever the club are working away behind the scenes to get us out of Scottish football, the game is absolutely corrupt in this country. Its sickening!



    I thought we played very well for 80% of the game against Helsinki, only our finishing letting us down (Cannot believe we have not signed a striker or a centre half yet), they got a lucky goal.



    Helsinki are no better than a mid level SPL team, we should go through, if we do not serious questions should be asked (especially about risk management), and why we have not sufficiently strengthened with these games in mind.



    Flag days are notoriously hard work, we won, 3pts in the bag move onto Wednesday night.



    Ki – has the failure to sell him been the reason we have not bought anyone other than Fraser? I think and i have heard that the club thought we had agreed to sell him to QPR before the Olympics for around £6 million, after they out bid the Russian side, but subsequent interest in him and Ki’s reluctance to move before the Olympics halted any further negotiations.



    I feel like i have missed about 6 months of Celtic rather than a fortnight such as the pace of news these days, ach well back to torrential rain after 2 weeks of 30 degrees +.






    Received my CQN badges while i was away thanks very much guys!




  9. Bournesouprecipe



    Yesterday’s dismal attendance wasn’t about corporates. The upper Lisbon Lions sand was less than half full probably a third of seats were taken.



    SKY’s corrosive influence was damaging yesterday given the fact that attendance was down 5k on Wednesday.



    I think yesterdays attendance is a real concern and explains P Lawwell’s recent letter and Paul67’s frequent calls for fans to buy tickets.

  10. CelticTrivia⚽ ‏@celtictrivia 14:15



    Rosenborg have received a €1m bid for Markus Henriksen from Celtic but the Norwegians are looking for double that amount…


    Retweeted by Paul Andrew Cooke

  11. embramike on 5 August, 2012 at 14:23 said:



    It’ seems rather weird that we are trying to sign another midfield player, even if Ki is for the off which I hope he isn’t we are well stocked with midfield players, we are not scoring any goals!!

  12. starry plough on 5 August, 2012 at 14:27 said:



    Perhaps two are on their way Ki and Wanyama or Kayal. Also Twardzyk being mentioned by Lenny as a first team player now does seem to suggest that more than one will go.

  13. embramike on 5 August, 2012 at 14:23 said:



    Sorry mate meant to shake your hand yesterday,


    but I am a wee bit suspicious of fholk fae the East.


    :O) HH

  14. gebhoy is the taxmans tick tocking clock, tick...tock on

    Dundee Utd playing very well, some good players in that team.



    2-0 Daly.




  15. Kayal33 on 5 August, 2012 at 14:29 said:


    starry plough on 5 August, 2012 at 14:27 said:



    Maybe he is being viewed as desperately need creativity in midfield ?

  16. Summa (and others) – i am a wee bit confused – are you telling me that if it was up to the celtic board they would have got Rangers back in the SPL?



    Bourne’s – scotland spoke – but we will all need to do it again….

  17. Auld Neil Lennon heid on



    A new blog on the block but guy knows what he is talking about.



    The distribution of CL rewards contributed as much to the corruption of Scottish football as sectarianism and arrogance, in fact you could say it encouraged it.

  18. It would be footballing suicide I think to sell more than one of our better midfielders this season, we have the players in the middle of the park to play good football, it’s a matter of them being fitted into a a system that gets the best out of them all, we are unlucky that we have more than one good player in one position and then we are lacking in other positions.



    Got to shoot weans wrecking the house..

  19. gebhoy is the taxmans tick tocking clock, tick...tock on




    because we are about to sell 1 maybe 2!




  20. NegAnon2 on 5 August, 2012 at 14:39 said:


    why on earth are we trying to sign midfielders?



    to replace those who are leaving?

  21. Why bring on mccourt/murphy not good enough For those who claim mccourt made a difference i say rubbish he made 3 runs lost ball twice and didnt find teammate with other Why was McGeoch not on The biggest change was Victors drive from middle of park Stokes is not a good footballer has no awareness and wont take us past next CL qualifier


    I fear that even by PL’s standards our ambition has been not just diluted but in reverse


    Ps give Dundee utd Stokes and McCourt and get Russell in for pace and drive

  22. whitedoghunch on

    many many many thanks to Paul without whom there would be no Aberdour.


    You are an insparational man.

  23. aldersyde



    I don’t think ‘dismal’ is the right word for yesterday’s 48,000 attendance, but agree there were missing numbers in the Lisbon Lions Stand, though not two thirds. The original poster said corporate seating looked undersubscribed, and i agreed on the basis the pricing, should be reduced to increase revenue, and hence fill the seats.



    The general trend is unstoppably downward and I’ve accepted this as inevitable given the continuing spiral in Scotland, the backdrop of which was “cheating” and if a Celtic fan has called time, on his ticket because of the revelations and current consequences then I think, he should be forgiven.



    Celtic Park with 58,000 was, and is unsustainable for the league in which we play, those were almost freakish halcyon days that will only return, once in a long while.



    Sadly, Peter Lawell may be writing again in the future, especially, if fans see little spend as a lack of ambition, and determining factor on whether or not to renew. Realistically, in the coming months we’ll see that 40 plus thousand season tickets holders in the SPL is unique, despite some non renewals by Celtic fans for whatever individual or personal reasons.

  24. gebhoy is the taxmans tick tocking clock, tick...tock on




    Absolutely agree re McCourt, had his chance all he is doing now is holding back McGeoch.



    1 great dribble in 10 is not good enough he is no where near fit enough either, i had high hopes for Paddy unfortunately not to be!




  25. NegAnon2



    Possibly, – but in the meantime the 4th tier is where they are, with no money to get back.



    Unless the current Craig Whyte can work a miracle, they’re still dead.

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