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Celtic players appear to have a justifiable confidence in each other.  They have beaten their four nearest league challengers, scoring an incredible 15 goals in the process, qualified for the Champions League group stage and knocked Manchester City out of their stride in a manner which seemed improbable, considering their first competitive game of the season in Gibraltar.

Justifiable confidence extends to the support as well.  Celtic players and opponents alike know the levels of support and encouragement the home team can expect from Celtic Park.  “You’ll need to take on all of us”, appears to be the mantra.  And that really is improbable.

Don’t be fooled by talk of Borussia Monchengladbach being weaker than last season.  Last night I watched Bayer Leverkusen, who sit below Gladbach in the Bundesliga, give Tottenham a long and taxing evening.  They will be fit, skilful and accomplished across the field.

This will be a huge test, but it’s not the first we’ve faced in Europe.  You know the job required, let’s get on with it.
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Take a look at the above Tweets from Mary’s Meals this morning.  You did that.  You put food on the table of some of the poorest, most malnourished, children on the planet.  Well done on another astonishing achievement.

Resting on laurels is for others.  Being a Celtic supporter doesn’t finish here.

Celtic sponsor, Intelligent Car Leasing, have given us two North Stand (Celtic supporters area) tickets for the Cup semi-final to raffle.  To win the pair, email the address below with the correct spelling of Monchengladbach (clue, this is not a trick question).

All entries will be considered, even if you are close, but not totally accurate.  This is more about having a chance to talk to you about about what comes next.  We’re getting to that time of year when the poorest in our own community are most in need of assistance, many of whom are now aided by the Celtic Foundation.  The work the Foundation does with Scotland’s poorest in winter is literally a lifesaver.

The last ticket competition winner made a donation to the Foundation. It was a coincidence. Honest…….  If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, you can do so here.  As you head off to Celtic Park, or settle down in front of the TV tonight, you’ll feel better knowing that you played your part in the biggest picture that’s carried Celtic all these years.  Be part of the story.

Entries to competition@celticquicknews.co.uk . There were few entries yesterday, so chances of success are relatively high.  Competition closes at 14:00 tomorrow, winner will be informed that day. Make sure I have contact details for you.

Good luck, and enormous thanks to Intelligent Car Leasing.

For a short period we are shipping a FREE copy of Paul John Dykes acclaimed book, The Quality Street Gang, with Andy Lynch’s autobiography, Hoops, Stars & Stripes, written with Paul. That’s two quality books for £14.99 + p&p – an absolute bargain.

Order now and the CQN Bookstore. We take delivery of Andy’s book later this week, they will be arriving with you soon thereafter.

Fill your boots before The Quality Street Gang offer ends.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PHILBHOY

     

     

    No loss what a friend gets!

     

     

    Hope you lose yer voice from all the cheering tonight,mate.

  2. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    FAVOURITE UNCLE on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 12:18 PM

     

    THOMTHETHIM FOR OSCAR OK on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 11:44 AM

     

     

     

    was it you that posted a few years ago about playing against ST CATHERINE’S balornock at COWLAIRS????theiir manager had a tranny on listening to game.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    HAPPY HOOOOOOOPY BIRTHDAY to

     

     

    TURKEYBHOY!!!!!!!!

     

     

    Used to be you could draw yer pension from today,mate.

     

     

    Hopefully the Hooooops will give you another reason to celebrate.

  4. My Birthday today.What a day to be born.7-1 in 1957,and a wee win tonight would be fantastic as well.

  5. Monkeys and the works of Shakespeare –

     

     

    Lyon 0- Rubentus 1 .

     

     

    Watch Rube often enough and eventually you live to see Rube being penalised for their defending by wrestling approach .. Bonucci, the guilty party – great theatrical What for Ref ensued . Buffon saved the penalty . He has been much criticised of late but he was mighty good — 3 fabulous saves ! . Rube played the last 40 minutes with 10 men .. A much better team than Lyon.

  6. JIMMYNOTPAUL on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 12:29 PM

     

    Days like today are why CQN is so enjoyable.

     

     

    Great Celtic talk, then pride reading about Hampden in the sun, then tears of happiness reading the brilliant article on Johnny Doyle.

     

     

    Where any of you at the Ayr 2 Celtic 1 game? when Johnny was sent off for hitting the ref in the face when crossing the ball.

     

     

    I was at that one. I travelled on the football special, I think I was 13/14, for the one and only time. If I recall properly it was early in the season, we got off the train at Ayr, it was sunny, by the time we arrived at the ground we were seriously soaked through, one of those proper seaside rainfalls. I think we went one up then it all went pear shaped, 2.1 Ayr, then Johnny unbelievably sent off. The behaviour of our fans coming home on the train was disappointing, hence why I never went back on the train. Today they would have been arrested at 5.00 locked up for the weekend and then realised on 10,000 quid bail.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  7. Turkeybhoy.

     

    Happy birthday. Have a brilliant day and, indeed, what a day to have a birthday.

  8. The 7–1 game .

     

     

    Walked it with my old man – Queens Cross to Hampden there and back.. Journey back was extended by a few hundred yards due to there being serious fighting etc near the Plaza Ballroom..

  9. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    FAVOURITE UNCLE on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 12:18 PM

     

     

    THOMTHETHIM FOR OSCAR OK on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 11:44 AM

     

     

     

     

    was it you that posted a few years ago about playing against ST CATHERINE’S balornock at COWLAIRS????theiir manager had a tranny on listening to game.

     

     

     

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    Correct. Thanks for remembering the post.

     

     

     

    Most of our team played left back for the second half, in close proximity to the aforementioned tranny carrier.

     

     

     

    We got beat 13-0.

     

     

     

    Bobby M,

     

     

     

    The Big Yin was always worth listening to and I couldn’t help admiring his wind-swept and interesting locks.

  10. Jimmynotpaul on 19th October 2016 12:36 pm

     

     

    I was there; shocking decision, but not ever unexpected though!

     

     

    Wisnae on the train, so I cannae comment on that.

     

     

     

    FAC the Act

     

     

    KTF

  11. Consultation survey on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

     

    Good afternoon. We had a good number of people completing the survey yesterday, so thanks to all who did!

     

     

    It finishes on Sunday, so only 5 days to go; if you haven’t completed the survey yet, please click this link and complete it now.

     

     

    If long forms daunt you, just give your contact details and then complete the 5 questions on Sections 1-5 showing you are in favour of repeal- that is just 5 ticks- then just scroll through to the end and press SUBMIT. It can be done in less than a minute.

     

     

    If you are unsure about what to write for the full questionnaire, this crib sheet will help. Remember you are agreeing that the act should be repealed. Also remember to click Complete Survey at the end or your views won’t be included!

     

     

    Every opinion and submission counts! Make sure yours does too!

     

     

     

    FAC the Act

     

     

    KTF

  12. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    THOMTHETHIM FOR OSCAR OK on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 12:41 PM

     

     

    just to let you know the manager died a few months ago.JOHN HEANEY came from DROGHEDA a great guy.

  13. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Turkeybhoy,

     

     

    Happy Birthday to you.

     

    It is also my youngest daughter’s birthday today.

     

    She was born on Black Monday.

  14. Turkeybhoy……

     

     

    Have a braw day ….hoopy birthday to ya….

     

     

    Braw.

     

     

    First pilsner opened…. Going to be abraw day….we will win….with a goal to spare….

     

     

    veltins today….braw green labels…

     

     

    Braw.

  15. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Happy birthday Turkeybhoy

     

     

    And mini TTT ⚽️⚽️⚽️☘️☘️☘️

  16. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    FAVOURITE UNCLE on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 12:45 PM

     

    THOMTHETHIM FOR OSCAR OK on 19TH OCTOBER 2016 12:41 PM

     

     

     

    just to let you know the manager died a few months ago.JOHN HEANEY came from DROGHEDA a great guy.

     

     

    ***May he Rest in Peace.

  17. BMG were odds on ( albeit slightly) a week or so ago . Today, Celtic 9/5; BMG 8/5.

     

    Some people are obviously confident.

     

    I am my usual hopeful but certainly not expectant.

     

     

    JJ

  18. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THOMTHETHIM

     

     

    Been a fan of Billy since I heard his Solo Concert in 73(?) Genius.

     

     

    HAPPY HOOOOOPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter,bud!

  19. South of Tunis.

     

    Rubentus was my game of choice, to view last night.

     

    For a 1.0 , my thoughts were it entertaining. G.B. pulled off some fabulous saves and Rube goal was a wonderful strike.

     

    I thoroughly enjoy your posts, always educational, long may you continue to post. # love music and football:-)))

     

    Philbhoy.

     

    I enjoy your posts too and thank you for your kind comments and wishes.

     

    Hail Hail my friend.

  20. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPY Birthday to

     

     

    TURKEYBHOY & Mini TTT

     

     

    I am concered because I have an overwhelming feeling the with the backing of the Celtic family Brendans Bhoys will do it tonight :)))))

     

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    Be prepared for a nerve shredding rollercoaster of a 90mins against a good side though.

  21. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    JIMMYNOTPAUL

     

     

    I was there,taken by my Uncle Billy,an Ayr ST holder. On the opposite side of the ground from where JD crossed it,perfect view.

     

     

    Travesty of a decision. Even the Ayr fans round about agreed. Once they’d stopped laughing,the gits!

     

     

    Canny hold a candle to the 3-1 travesty v the huns in Jock’s last season,though. Only the 1970 Cup Final can do that,though I have to take the word of JIMBO67 for that.

  22. Slabhoy - Duntocher is Green and White on

    Folks – I am in Edinburgh overnight and am looking for a suggestion for a good pub to watch the MGB game I am near the high st/waverly side of town – any suggestions?

  23. 50 shades of green on

    Doh. Guess who forgot about the new article.

     

     

    ##########

     

     

    I was at the game when Johnny D got sent off, still to this day I cant believe that it happened.

     

     

     

    Shocking decision imho.

     

     

     

    H.H and 3 V 1 win tonight please

  24. I see Chris Sutton has spoken in favour of gay footballers ` coming out`.

     

    Well done Chris Sutton.

     

     

    JJ

  25. BMCUW.

     

    The 3.1 game was my first at Ibrox, as a young teenager, I couldn’t believe what I was viewing, quite simply the ref was a cheat.

     

    I raced home, all agitated, to tell my Dad about the injustices, no live TV in those days, he just said son that has happened all my life, that’s why I refuse to go there.

     

    I really couldn’t understand why he wasn’t raging like me, now I know he had just become accustomed to it all. Thankfully live TV has made it slightly better, the cheating is a little more sly now, less obvious.

     

    Hail Hail

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