Raft of reasons to start Bolingoli against Leverkusen


Like you, no doubt, I could see Boli Bolingoli far enough last summer.  His actions kicked off a series of mishaps that destroyed Celtic’s title challenge by October.  Ange Postecoglou has been clear with his intentions towards the player, despite a raft of injuries, Ange has played youths and a right back on the left, with Bolingoli available for selection.

The 26-year-old remains on the payroll.  Unless we pay him off, like we did with Olivier Ntcham, or manage to convince someone to take him, a feat we were unable to do during the recent transfer window, he will remain at Celtic for another two years.

He played Champions League football last season and Europa League campaigns the years before that, there are too few in the squad with anything like that experience to call on.

Josip Juranovic’s hamstring may feel fine by Thursday morning, but honestly, would you be happy putting that muscle to the test, knowing we travel to Pittodrie on Sunday?  I like Adam Montgomery.  He is fast and can dribble and has real potential in the game.  Exposing him to too many difficult games, though, can have a negative effect.  I would rather both Adam and Josip were rested and ready for Sunday.  For a whole raft of reasons, Bolingoli should start against Leverkusen on Thursday, he is experienced enough and I think he owes us one.

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  1. Shocked, stunned, to hear of Garry’s passing. One of the very best. Privileged to have known him and shared some of the greatest times in Lisbon, Belfast and Munich and of course at Parkhead and a number of Hoots. Rest in Peace Garry. May Perpetual Light Shine upon your soul. Heartbroken for his family.



  2. What an outpouring of love and respect for a man the majority of us got to know………………..on a football blog.



    This, CELTIC QUICK NEWS, is a very special place.



    Some of you should bear that in mind when you are dishing out pelters to our host, PAUL67.



    Thank you so much PAUL for providing us with this platform.



    And rest in peace GARRY.



    You will be sorely missed.

  3. PHILBHOY on 28TH SEPTEMBER 2021 10:03 PM



    Lovely post






    I was fortunate to meet Garry at the last ‘hoot, briefly. l now feel blessed that I have met a cracking ‘Celtic man’




  4. After receiving permission from Garry’s son Ryan, a picture tribute will be shown on the big screen on October 19th when we host Ferencvaros to remember the great Celtic man Delaney’s Dunky. It is from all his friends at CQN and Sentinel Celts. Keep an eye out for it and remember a warm, kind hearted man – who loved his football team.☘


    Could someone please repost on the new article tomorrow. Thanks TAL.

  5. Very sad news about Delaney. I always appreciated his posts on CQN. My thoughts go to his family and friends.

  6. So very sorry to hear the news of Garry Duncan DD. My sincere condolences to his family and friends and to you his good Celtic pals on CQN. I would loved to have met him in real life. He was without doubt one of the real characters on this blog. We are still in lockdown in Melbourne. When we get out I will make sure to organise Melbourne Mick for a wee drink to honour his memory. If my memory serves me well,I’m sure he was a winner in Micks Quiz. Keep Well and God Bless. Paddy.

  7. Hello again all you young rebels.



    Great to see our CSC president PADDYMACOZ make a post to our


    dear departed friend DELANEYS DUNKY, shows the esteem GARRY


    was thought of in this dear green place.


    I’d forgotten Garry had won a quiz which Paddy and I had concocted


    To entertain this place when things were quiet, and he was so delighted


    When his parcel of Celtic goodies donated by our club arrived for him.


    I remember it came to a tie for first place, and we had a play off for


    First, but for the life of me I can’t remember who on here it was.


    I do however remember past winners of our quizzes back in the day


    Including such luminaries as BMCUWP, GEAROID, so much fun on here


    Back then, wish we could get back to that.


    Just before I go, the final question we gave the two finalists was


    Which ex Celt became a cabaret artist when he quit soccer and moved to




    And Garry reigned supreme.


    Rest In Peace Mhate.


    H.H. Mick

  8. Good morning cqn from a dry and mild Garngad



    Still in a bit of shock about our bold Garry bhoy. ♡♡♡



    MM – Think it might have been me who was on the tie break with Garry, but my old memory isn’t the greatest. No Idea even now of the answer.



    If it was me and I’m sure it was then Garry always knew his stuff far more intelligent than me.






    D :)

  9. Had another read back.



    Still hard to believe Garry is gone.



    God bless and help his family and friends at this the toughest of times.

  10. If nobody else claims it David 66 then the honour is yours.




    Correct it was the fabulous Frank Haffey, entertainer supreme, even


    When he played in goals lol.


    If I remember correctly Garrys first answer was Dixie Deans who also


    Entertained down under but not in Cabaret, but no other answer


    came from David so we had a worthy winner.


    H.H. Mick

  11. Out early this morning on the great petrol hunt I happened to be down by Erskine waterfront as the sun came up.



    Looking east up the river a spectacular rising over dalmuir, bathed the place in sunshine with a mist coming off the water, quite fitting i thought.

  12. Morning,all.



    Most of us will by now be aware of the shock news of the death of our great friend GARRY,known to his family as Dad or Grampa. Our thoughts will obviously be with his family,his loved ones,at such a dreadful time.



    Indeed,it is right and fitting.



    Like many of us,I only “knew” Garry through CQN,from which this site evolved. And then I met him. In truth,I have met many good and great friends because of that site,and I make no bones about it. Few were just as much on my wavelength as Garry.



    That didn’t make me unique-it was impossible to meet the fella and not feel that way. Have a serious conversation with him,he’d be right up for it-then after twenty seconds or so just go “fuxake,who’s round is it?”



    Garry was a man who didn’t take life seriously,though that is wrong. He didn’t take his leisure time seriously,he made sure that the important things in his life were looked after. Trivial things,like his four kids,and his grandkids.



    You know,the important things.



    His love for music was just ridiculous,but it was far exceeded by his love for his family.



    And for life.



    There are many tales I could tell about my mate,many about his lad Ryan,in whose company he absolutely revelled. Including a wee day of sobriety in Dublin watching Karamoko for the first time. Then getting a few down our neck later on while Ryan was saying-I canny believe that on a dry Good Friday,I’m drinking during my first Ireland match with two guys from,of all places,Kilwinning!



    And they’re called Pat and Mick!!!



    But the tales if I’m honest are on the quiet side,because Garry wasn’t the type who invited strife. No real tales of heroism and valour here. Been there,done that. Certainly done that.



    One of the first times we met up-after plenty of mails or CQN,etc,was on the Valentine’s Day trip to Belfast. I’d screwed up my passport application and had to drive up from Swindon to Cairnryan after a bloody shift! Got a call from our also missed MACANBHEATHA to invite the troops to a blinkin church hall to watch the match-when arrangements were in place to watch it in the town centre.



    Sean was never a man for dealing a snider,my Dad was a bit wary,Garry said go for it. As did a good few others. St Matthews,church hall my arse,a bloody enormous place in a Catholic enclave and a pleasure every time we were in it.



    But on more personal matters,I’ll never see a certain very strange CD again. But then,I’ll never see my pal again either. Garry is also responsible for me getting kicked out of Wetherspoon for the first time-and that was before noon on a Saturday!



    My mate and I had travelled up to Cheltenham to meet him,met him in the pub with his nephew. Ordered up three pints and a J2O for young Chris. Unbelievably,the barman asked for ID-for the J20?!!!



    I pointed out it was non-alcoholic,and that the rest of the pub was like a creche,kids everywhere. Chris showed his team photo and squad profile from Dundee United,no good.



    Barred. From Wetherspoon. The shame.



    Next time I met him in Cheltenham,I asked if everyone with him had proof of ID!



    Next time though we arranged to meet in the pub across from the train station. Magic,a couple of beers to catch up and hop on a bus into town for a sesh. Nope,Garry dragged me across to a taxi because his Auntie Eileen has got a family barbecue going,and MAMAW wants to meet you.



    Honestly? I was effin furious,selfish b that I am. I only have one day off a week,I rarely get the chance to see my pal-yet I’ve got to go to a bliddy barbecue? Wi strangers? On a sodding Saturday!



    What a day that was. Not only were Garry’s English family outstanding-or tolerant-but his Auntie Eileen and I hit it off right away. His WeemawMolly too. Wee Jimmy,about 14yo at the time,who brought his own Jimmy-Wig. As a natural redhead long ago,I just about got away with that. He is now 6’2” and a student in Oxford,winding up the toffs. Plan was that next time I went up to Oxford-oh,always wanted to say that,I’ve gone up to Oxford!-to meet my mates there,I’d get him to join us if he wanted.



    That day taught me a lot. Not just about Garry either. His Mum and his Aunt Eileen are both gone,so is Garry. I might have been at the “do” for about seven hours overall,and I enjoyed so much the simple joy of being with Garry and his most important women for about three hours.



    Am I rambling? No.I’m not rambling. If you were ever lucky enough to have met Garry,you will know that I’m not rambling. If you were ever lucky to meet his family,you would know where it came from.



    If you know his kids,you will know that he has done a fine job.



    I could go on and on,but I have two disapproving sisters plus potential lawyers,so I’ll shut up. I’ll leave it for others,though obviously many of you have made your tributes at the time.



    Meanwhil,I’ll leave you with GARRY’s opening words to St Peter…



    Two tickets to Paradise lyrics – Bing video



    Keep a space for me on that little fluffy cloud,mate. I’ve no plans to join you anytime soon-nae offence-but knowing you,you’ll have a front row seat.









    Above article barely scratches the surface on my thoughts about GARRY Those of us lucky enough to have met him will understand






    Above is from Sentinelselts



    A lovely article.



    D :)

  13. TEUCHTER ÁR LÁ on 28TH SEPTEMBER 2021 11:05 PM


    After receiving permission from Garry’s son Ryan, a picture tribute will be shown on the big screen on October 19th when we host Ferencvaros to remember the great Celtic man Delaney’s Dunky. It is from all his friends at CQN and Sentinel Celts. Keep an eye out for it and remember a warm, kind hearted man – who loved his football team.☘





    Could someone please repost on the new article tomorrow. Thanks TAL.

  14. Was off the Blog all day yesterday and just opened up Page 1 today to find out the shocking news about the passing of Delaney’s Dunky.



    Through this site Garry and I found out that we were both seated in Section 102 North Stand Lower and he arranged for us to meet one match day. I was climbing up to my perch when I passed his row and spoke to a young man sporting a rather large and bushy beard who turned out to be Garry’s son. Saying he would tell him I had spoken to him, sure enough just before KO along comes this bundle of energy, all the way along our packed row for 30 seats to find me.



    There ensued a very energetic and amicable discussion about all things Timmy, until the Huddle started and Garry headed off back to his seat, but only after pointing out Friesdorfer a number of rows above me.



    After that we had numerous ‘quickies’ on the seated slopes of the North Stand Lower. Garry was ever a Tim, great company and well versed in all things Celtic.




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