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Despite their mid-season status, KR Reykjavik should offer little genuine challenge to Celtic’s squad of Champions League experienced professionals.  Still, the nerves tingle a little seeing a new management team lead the squad out of Glasgow Airport this morning.

Hopefully we have six qualifying games ahead.  Where we sit right now, chances of qualification are high, but far from assured.  There is a lot of work ahead.

It will be fantastic to see Martin O’Neill back at Celtic Park to lead Ireland against Scotland in the nations’ Euro 2016 qualifier.  Seeing the traditional away side of the stadium covered in green, while Scotland fans occupy the bulk of the stadium, will provide an interesting photo opportunity.  Apart from the ‘doe a dear’ lot, it’s likely to be a wall-to wall Celtic fan event.  Good to see Roy Keane back too.  In the away dug-out.

Hosting Scotland-England a few days later will cement the stadium’s position as a major event venue after a year of unique opportunities.

One of Adidas’ World Cup sponsor properties was to name and present Player and Goalkeeper of the Tournament.  What could go wrong?  Dragging the Adidas-sponsored and clearly embarrassed Lionel Messi up the stairs to receive his award looked contrived.  Despite reaching the final and, at last, building a World Cup goals tally worthy of comment (5 across 3 tournaments), Leo wasn’t even Argentina’s best player.

These awards are subjective, so there are no right or wrong decisions, but this one brought Adidas derision.

Delighted for Germany. The demographics are moving against European football but the continental game has never been as strong.

Many thanks to everyone who bid on the auction or bought a raffle ticket for the signed canvasses last week.  The raffle raised £604 and was won by CQN legend, Kolnbhoy.  Funds from both canvasses are going to Glasgow the Caring City and The Cookie Jar Foundation.

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  1. NatKnow

     

     

    13:46 on 14 July, 2014

     

     

    I’m looking fo a couple of tix for Tuesday’s game at Murrayfield. I notice that the online system has most of the ground sold out. This I find difficult to believe. Have any CQNers bought tickets from othr agencies and if so did you have a choice of seat along the pitch?

     

     

    Ta.

     

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    Not really an answer to your question, but I noticed the same thing a few weeks ago when the tickets weren’t long out. Not sure if I’ll be over for it so didn’t pursue it.

     

     

    However, it is probably worth a phone call to the ticket office – I find the on line thing increasingly frustrating – I’m a game by game buyer of tickets without a Season Book, and despite the attendances of late it has been difficult getting the 4 or 5 seats together I’m usually buying when I go on line. And that’s for games against, for example, Ross County!

     

     

    Modern up to the minute technology is rubbish.

  2. roberttressell

     

     

    13:56 on 14 July, 2014

     

    Is the game on the telly tomorrow?

     

     

    BBC1 Scotland

  3. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    A month ago maybe, all the chat was about Sevco going belly up again on the back of being skint, poor season ticket sales and still having to pay back a hefty loan to one of their share holders, now they are off on a tour of America having just signed 3 or 4 new players. Where has all the money come from all of a sudden? Very Strange.

  4. RobertTressell

     

     

     

    13:59 on 14 July, 2014

     

     

     

    NatKnow

     

     

    13:46 on 14 July, 2014

     

     

    I’m looking fo a couple of tix for Tuesday’s game at Murrayfield. I notice that the online system has most of the ground sold out. This I find difficult to believe. Have any CQNers bought tickets from othr agencies and if so did you have a choice of seat along the pitch?

     

     

    Ta.

     

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    Not really an answer to your question, but I noticed the same thing a few weeks ago when the tickets weren’t long out. Not sure if I’ll be over for it so didn’t pursue it.

     

     

    However, it is probably worth a phone call to the ticket office – I find the on line thing increasingly frustrating – I’m a game by game buyer of tickets without a Season Book, and despite the attendances of late it has been difficult getting the 4 or 5 seats together I’m usually buying when I go on line. And that’s for games against, for example, Ross County!

     

     

    Modern up to the minute technology is rubbish.

     

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    Cheers RT – I suspect it is because allocations are given to other agencies (e.g. Scottish Rugby and The Hub in Edinburgh are acting as agencies) so I’m wondering who has the best seats! Since I pass Murrayfield on the way to/from work I may pop in there in the first instance. Just wondered if any of the esteemed CQN Edinburgh Chapter had already acquired via this route abd could advise.

  5. darwinsbeautifulidea on

    A lot of the seats for murrayfield are free to season book holders and there tickets will be posted out,this may explain why certain areas are quoted as sold out,as the ground holds over 70,000 tickets will not be a problem.lucky if half that no turn up

  6. If my math is right, Man U will get 45 million a year from Chevrolet and another 75 million a year from addidas.

     

     

    120 million pounds every year before kicking a ball.

  7. darwinsbeautifulidea

     

     

     

    14:16 on 14 July, 2014

     

     

     

    A lot of the seats for murrayfield are free to season book holders and there tickets will be posted out,this may explain why certain areas are quoted as sold out,as the ground holds over 70,000 tickets will not be a problem.lucky if half that no turn up

     

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    Good point. Anyone got a couple of freebies for me? :-)))

  8. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    lionroars67

     

     

    14:04 on 14 July, 2014

     

    http://sport.uk.msn.com/world-cup-2014/german-success-is-the-result-of-developing-youth

     

     

    The article above answers the question why have lennoxtown

     

     

    We have the best youth set up in scotland, fantastic facilities top coaches, for any young player it has to be the place to go, lets hope we can emulate the Germans in player development

     

     

    *****

     

    I believe that is exactly the route Celtic are trying to travel.

     

     

    I only hope that the support allow us the time and space to develop.

     

     

    A not bad result for us this year would be Europa League, gain experience and hopefully, coefficient points.

     

     

    But, I’m afraid the “I want brigade” will undermine the plan.

  9. Rock Tree Bhoy

     

    14:00 on

     

    14 July, 2014

     

    A month ago maybe, all the chat was about Sevco going belly up again on the back of being skint, poor season ticket sales and still having to pay back a hefty loan to one of their share holders, now they are off on a tour of America having just signed 3 or 4 new players. Where has all the money come from all of a sudden? Very Strange.

     

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    Don’t worry………..Be happy……….The last liquidation was just a practice run.

  10. Natknow –

     

     

    The 2nd leg v KR Reykjavic is a season book game. I and my 2 sons received our tickets by post on Saturday morning. That would explain the lack of 5 seats together for ad hoc purchase. Every season book holder was sent a ticket for a seat located as near as possible to their Celtic Park seat.

  11. Neustadt-Braw on

    Simpsino,Graigio,Gemmellio,Murdochoellio,Mcneillllio.Clarkeeo.Johnstonetinyo,Wallacemightio,Chalmerscentagoalio,Auldeenio……………Fallonahooryio and Led by Mr Stein……

     

     

    braw

  12. How many of the victorious German team play in the EPL.

     

     

    I think Schurle (sp) plays for Chelsea.

     

     

    Anyone else?

  13. Lionroars: I think someone pointed out ages ago that the reason we do not have 5* status for CP is that UEFA demands that the VIPs get access to the stadium through a covered enclosure which leads directly to where they are to pampered. I guess that they wish to ensure that the select few are not contaminated by or exposed to the gaze of the hoi polloi like you and me.

  14. connaire12

     

     

    14:34 on 14 July, 2014

     

     

    Lionroars: I think someone pointed out ages ago that the reason we do not have 5* status for CP is that UEFA demands that the VIPs get access to the stadium through a covered enclosure which leads directly to where they are to pampered. I guess that they wish to ensure that the select few are not contaminated by or exposed to the gaze of the hoi polloi like you and me.

     

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    I read somewhere it was because the changing rooms were too small at CP.

     

     

    Mind you, it was a while back.

  15. tony cascarino

     

    Olivier kapo

     

    alec rollo

     

    Javier sanchez broto

     

    koki mizuno

     

    adam virgo

     

    frank munro

     

    dan munro

     

    Paulo di canio

     

    landry n’guemo

     

    evander sno

     

     

    hail hail

  16. Tom McLaughlin

     

    14:34 on

     

    14 July, 2014

     

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    Aye, complete fluke that they play Hearts and Hibs at their midden for openers too. Big cash generating fixtures early on

     

     

    A friend in need an aw that.

     

     

    Wonder if Delloites will sign them off as a going concern?………….I really very much doubt they will you know.

  17. ***Sadly no winners today****

     

     

    Good team effort though, even if there was some peotic license used.

     

     

    Here is my list but I am sure it is not extensive:

     

    Javier Broto

     

    Tony Cascarino

     

    Paulo Di Canio

     

    Olivier Kapo

     

    Koki Mizuno

     

    Steve Mouyokolo

     

    Daniel Munro

     

    Frank Munro

     

    Laundry N’Guemo

     

    Alex Rollo

     

    Evander Sno

     

    Adam Virgo

     

     

    ***Make sure you take part in the next exciting installment of the Lunchtime Quiz, where coconuts are the order of the day***

  18. A friend of mine – a Jambo – went to Tynecastle to renew her season book and offered to pay by credit card. She was politely asked if she could pay by cash or cheque. It was explained that the credit card payments are released to the club in instalments over a period of time – I never knew that – and the club would prefer all the money up front.

     

     

    It wasn’t a condition of sale and if she insisted on paying by credit card, she could do so.

     

     

    Things must be really tough in the lower divisions.

  19. ***STOP PRESS***

     

     

    Aplogies to Frankmarker who sneakied in the back door, ahem, with a timely submission before a wee refresh-ment.

     

     

    The golden coconut goes to you my dear fellow.

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