Stiliyan, Henrik, Scott, Brendan, Stoichkov and Mendieta


I listened to Stiliyan Petrov talk calmly about cancer yesterday, as he sat with Liverpool’s James Milner ahead of your Foundation’s Match for Cancer next month.  Just a few decades ago, his recovery would be considered miraculous.

Cancer will affect one in every two of us.  That rate is higher than ever, as people live longer, but, what was a death sentence all too recently, is now treatable and often curable.

If you have been around CQN for long enough, you will know stories like Stiliyan’s are not always how things conclude.  We have lost too many of our number, and more of our loved ones, to this awful disease.

So the work goes on.  In memory of those we have lost, in appreciation of those who have come through successful treatment, and in that hope that our futures are increasingly spared.  Cancer success stories are one of the wonders of the modern world, and while millions suffer this illness, millions more contribute to the cause of treating and eradicating it.

The game itself will be a gathering of the Celtic clans, not just because of the way this disease has touched so many, but because Henrik will once more grace Celtic Park, as will Lubo, the brilliant Hristo Stoichkov, and the phenomenal Gaizka Mendieta.

Scott Brown will play too and Brendan is manager of Stiliyan’s team.  The great and the good are touched by this affliction, which is rapidly being controlled thanks to the efforts of millions.

The game takes place on Sunday 8 September (it’s an international break).  Tickets cost £14 or £6 concessions.  You can buy them here.

I Look forward to seeing you there.

Welcome to Celtic, Daniel Arzani.  The 19-year-old winger-come-central defender (lighten up, honestly!) arrives on a two year loan, having joined Manchester City a few days ago.

A word of caution – an away game in the League Cup is not the game I would choose to play tomorrow.  Get the job done professionally, Celtic.

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  1. If and when we sign 2 CBs, whats wrong with playing Ajer in MF with Broonie, ? That’s his natural position, 6 foot 5, got presence, pace and not scared to put it in when required…

  2. Owen


    well made points. You shouldn’t dump this place just cause some arsehole sweams like a 12 year old schoolgirl although the personal attacks on our host are getting a bit too frequent for my liking. Add in the hun lurkers to the We deserve better Brigade and this site can be real hard work at times.


    Just remember all those good things you mentioned were served up by those on here so the positives greatly outweigh the negatives.


    Try the scroll button. It works for me

  3. glendalystonsils on

    !!BADA BING!! on 17TH AUGUST 2018 9:22 PM



    Not a bad idea. When KA breaks forward he can take a bit of stopping.

  4. Delaneys Dunky on



    I love reading Neg’s posts. He is a Tim fae Drumchapel who has had to fight all his life for Celtic in that hun scheme. You want him to stop fighting for Celtic? No happening.



  5. MIT



    Hill16 is probably out of order…..but if you look at the list of signings posted earlier by Greenpinata it does point towards one too many “liquid lunches”.



    PS it’s OK PL isnae lurking – he’s too busy chasing those 2 experienced CHs.



    Somebody HAS told him the new season has started – haven’t they?

  6. Mahe the Madman on

    Celtic Answers




    1,,, He was in goal in the Hugh Dallas Shame Game ?


    Answer,,,Stuart Kerr




    2,,,This former defender has also turned out for Portsmouth , Peterborough United , and Rochdale ?


    Answer,,,Josh Thompson




    3,,,After initially being denied a work permit he signed for the club in Jan 08 ,, played 11 times and scored 1 goal ?


    Answer.,,Koki Mizuno




    4,,,Which player came on loan from Trabzonspor in Jan 2012 ?


    Answer,,,Pawel Brozek




    5,,,When his contract expired in July 09 he signed for Hull City for a single season ?


    Answer,,,Big Jan JVOH




    6,,,Which of the Lions was also a dentist ?


    Answer,,,Jim Craig




    7,,,Who was captain when 10 men won the league ?


    AnsweR,,,Daniel Fergus Mc Grain




    8,,,Which of the following has made the most appearances for the club,,,


    Colin Healy


    Jorge Cadette


    Paolo Di Canio


    Liam Miller


    Answer,,,Jorge Cadette




    9,,,Which Danish International landed at Celtic in August 06 ?


    Answer,,,Tommy Graveson




    10,,,He scored the only goal in the 77 Scottish Cup final ?


    Answer,,,Andy Lynch ( pen )



    11,,,Top scorer for the bhoys in season 1997 – 1998 ?


    Answer,,,Henrik ( 16 )




    12,,,We signed Mark Rieper from ?


    Answer,,,West Ham UNited




    13,,,Which team put us out of Europe in season 98 – 99 ?


    Answer,,,FC Zurich




    14,,,Canadian keeper big Jock signed after impressing in a friendly against us ?


    Answer,,,Joe ( James ) Kennaway




    15,,,In what year did Darren Jackson make his last appearance for the hoops?



  7. Mahe the Madman on



    The Honest Assessment,,,








    Sftb,,,10 plus I will score your sports round 12

  8. !!BADA BING!! on 17TH AUGUST 2018 9:22 PM


    If and when we sign 2 CBs, whats wrong with playing Ajer in MF with Broonie, ? That’s his natural position, 6 foot 5, got presence, pace and not scared to put it in when required






    Wouldn’t fancy him to take the ball on the half turn and get us playing. Thought about the idea myself but that was my conclusion.

  9. prestonpans bhoys on




    Been a while since I looked in this parish on a Friday then noted your quiz. Good on you , did it myself many moons ago and know how time consuming it is. Well done, may even participate some Friday if sober enough?

  10. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Steady on, Owen.



    Paul was pioneer in giving faceless cowards a forum to spout all manner of abuse at points of view they did agree with.



    And yes, it has gotten worse over the years: unless you are the most abusive your rants are lot amongst the morass of general abuse.



    Neganon 2 could be a hack that thinks himself clever or he could well be a hun.



    My own suspicion is he is one of those armchair revolutionaries who embarrass us all by waving green flairs around at away games whilst covering his face.



    On a more optimistic note, I get the sense things are turning (albeit slowly) in the social media sphere. It is dawning on folks that lunatics have taken over the asylum, so hopefully Gresham’s law (in a social media sense) will soon be repelled.

  11. david17,



    Broonie is now a lot more susceptible to being out forever.



    Broonie has antagonised the Establishment with his Dark Glasses.



    No More Celts @ the BroomLOAN rd end.




    Play exciting fitba Celtic the morra.

  12. Why is Ajer’s “natural” position midfield?



    He was 16 when he played there in Norway: by the time he was 18 he was a centre half for us and Killie.



    What position did Willie Miller play at 16?


    What was the true position of Jim Brogan, Pat McCluskey and Roy Aitken?


    Was Davie Hay a RB or a midfielder?


    Was Tam Gemmell a RB, LB or CH?


    Was Billy McNeill sa CH when he was in his teens at Celtic?




    Kris Ajer is going to excel at CB. He will not displace any of our current midfielders though.

  13. The Honest Assessment on

    Missed last round, taxi duties


    Glad I have no idea


    Kris Kirstorfersen


    Janis Joplin






    Amy Winehouse


    Chas n Dave


    Barry Shite

  14. Much as I like Ajer, he is not mobile enough to play regularly in midfield. I see him a bit like Mjallby in that respect.

  15. 1.Brotherhood of man


    2.Gerry Garcia


    3.Janis Joplin


    4.Pete Gabriel


    5.Graham MacPherson


    6.Helen Shapiro


    7.Chas n Dave (Chas on the right… I think)


    8.Barry white

  16. Clink\o/ on 17th August 2018 9:23 pm







    Little wonder so many good Celtic men have flounced from the blog. What a pile of sycophantic sh*te.

  17. “If I was the manager, would I play Boyata again? No chance. Never!


    In fact, I wouldn’t even let him train with the squad at Lennoxtown. I would have him escorted to Glasgow Green every day to train on his own on the public parks.”


    Bertie Auld




    Unless he’s an absolute master of internet disguise and subterfuge Neganon isn’t a hun.



    After so many years I reckon I’d recognize him if he passed me in the street.

  19. Paul67 et al



    Disappointed re Boyota, but put in a difficult situation. Always thought he enjoyed playing for Celtic, certainly enjoyed winning big games and cup finals!

  20. Mahe the Madman on

    Musicians,,,left to right, top row first


    1,,,Bucks Fizz


    2,,,Jerry Garcia


    3,,,Janis Joplin


    4,,,Peter Gabriel




    6,,,Amy Winehouse


    7,,,Chas and Dave


    8,,,Barry White

  21. setting free the bears for Res. 12 & Oscar Knox on 17th August 2018 9:47 pm



    Mo chara I am ( or at least I believe myself to be) the epitome of a CQN fence sitter. However some of the anti Negaonanista posts have to questioned. Can’t say I would criticise P67 to the extent that some have but surely a blog supposedly set up to provide ‘ Celtic news not lazy journalism’ yet the same blog only, allegedly, gives a very one sided aspect of all things Celtic leaves it self open to question and at times ridicule, despite the many wonderful things some of the blogs contributors have acheived.

  22. Mahe the Madman on



    The Honest Assessment,,,5











    Final podium,,,winner is Celticmac on 32 followed by Sftb on 30 with The honest Assessment taking bronze with 25.



    Well done everyone and thanks.

  23. PETEC on 17TH AUGUST 2018 9:40 PM






    Broonie is now a lot more susceptible to being out forever






    Can’t go on forever, I think this could be his last full season as the main man. Probably why Brendan is fuming about McGinn.

  24. Celtic Mac


    For Boyata to deliberately miss a crucial CL qualifier whilst fit is unforgivable. We should have punted him but we didn’t and he was still an employee.


    No way back I’m afraid.

  25. SFTB,



    Tontine Tim, my Wording is Billabong wrong and back to front.



    I think the guy is a Genius. Don’t mean everyone else is daft.



    I only go to games because of my Son.



    I hate the corruption.

  26. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Agree Celtic40ME



    He’s one of those pricks who waves the flairs.