Paddy time, Europa and Remembrance


Celtic recorded victories over Dundee and Hearts after their first two Champions League games but collected only one point from the two league games following the double header against Barcelona.  They also won after only two of their four Champions League qualifying games, so there is no reason to expect a convincing win against Inverness tomorrow.

Inverness slumped to a freak 1-5 defeat at home to Motherwell last week but that was their first defeat since the same team beat them earlier this season.  Like Celtic at the Camp Nou, they will be set on defending deeply at Celtic Park in order to prevent another collapse.  This could be an occasion for Paddy McCourt to prize them open.

I had a look at the Europa League group tables last night.  Udinese, who eclipsed us in the same competition last season, are bottom of their group this year, as are PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Athletic Bilbao (who beat Manchester Utd home and away last season) and Helsingborgs.  Other recent opponents Rapid Vienna and Hapoel Tel-Aviv are also bottom.

If you’re on Facebook there is a story on the CQN Magazine page about Benfica implying Celtic only beat Barcelona because of cheating.  Drop in and take a look.  On a related subject, I’ve some good material from Spartak in reserve for the days before their visit.

The Annual Remembrance Service, held by the Celtic Supporters’ Association, takes place tomorrow, in memory of Celtic fans no longer with us, with prayers offered for those departed during the last year, including Joe McBride.

The Mass, at St Michael’s at 1350 Gallowgate just up from Parkhead Cross, will start at 12:30 and should be over in around 30 minutes, after which refreshments will be available in the hall to warm you before you head to the game.  All are welcome to celebrate the memory of those who have gone before us.

Lost wedding ring alert! Someone found a wedding ring in Lisbon which was probably dropped by a Celtic fan. Let me know if you know who is walking around with their hand in their pocket this week.

Get your CQN Annual here, an enormous resource from the keyboards of Celtic fans!

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  1. Jobo Baldie


    12:57 on


    24 November, 2012


    What are those numbers that appear on the bottom left of the screen on just about every Sky game. Today’s secret message shows 1136692229?




    anti piracy/ streaming measure, I believe. BTW, got any sausages to today’s game?;-)

  2. TimsinOhio:



    You lucky bugger!


    Here’s hoping you both have the just the best time!






    ps snowed here through the night. Winter Wonderland.

  3. CELTIC: Forster, Lustig, Ambrose, Mulgrew, Matthews, Commons, Wanyama, Kayal, Samaras, Watt, Hooper.


    Subs: Zaluska, Brown, Miku, Lassad, McCourt, McGeouch, Chalmers.

  4. thetimrieper



    Sorry , photos are from the 125th anniversary service.



    Im getting ma coat

  5. I see sally is threatening people again on msm.


    I wonder what would happen if Lenny used the same language!!!


    3-0 for me today and kayal to run the show.


    Cheers big nan.hail hail


    St Michaels missed a trick today,


    they should have sold tickets and


    told all that there would be a free


    meal at Parkhead, ( Parkhead being


    the chapel hall),


    All the glory hunters would have been


    falling over themselves to be there .


    Healthy attendance, but not as good


    as it should have been ,


    Yous missed a lovely and spiritual



  7. Team makes some sense. It has an attacking edge to it. But Victor and Beram will need some help from the 4 attacking players to make sure we win possession far enough up the park.



    Hate to criticize, but Neil really is sticking with Brown when all the evidence points to rest and surgery. One downside of this is that wee Dylan has had barely a sniff.



    Good to see Charlie back in his strongest position, and hopefully Kayal can get his match fitness back. Enjoy the game, folks….

  8. Singing Detective 12:53 I was in Northern League territory.


    Where of course the Shifty Sicilians are blamed for everything. And if it wasn’t them then it must have been those Nasty Neopolitans =)

  9. Weeron



    Lenny was interviewed re Brown yesterday



    Continuing to play him is not making the injury any worse



    And he was suffering from cramp on Tuesday…apparently he trained well this week



    He said Brown will have his op after the Moscow game

  10. Freshen up yada yada



    Who can come in and add to the team



    McCourt cheerleaders needn’t respond ….



    I may have been tempted to give Lassad a start … He was very influential when he came on last week

  11. ….PFayr…



    Yes, saw that. Scott didn’t look fit in his previous appearances, probably due to limited training. My own view is that playing unfit players is rarely a good idea, no matter how good they are when they ARE fit.



    Still, I guess that’s why I do what I do, and Neil does what he does….:)

  12. Big Georges Fan Club on

    *the king vic 67*



    12:40 on


    24 November, 2012


    Big George, make sure the weans don’t have a bottle of water with them!




    Saw the coppers taking a very dangerous and offensive-looking small can of deodorant off a chap following a thorough going over – think it was the Lynx effect!




  13. Doc



    Thanks for the link



    One day they may reprint the wee book ” one hundred and one cases a student should know” and include the HMRC appeal, hopefully written by BRHT.



    HH TB