The Celtic Story in 2088 will write about this time


When someone writes the Celtic Story on our 200th anniversary there will be a page about when The Thai Tims came to Glasgow.  It’s a part of the Celtic Story which reaches from 1888 to the present day, and, if we do our job as Celtic fans well, will ensure the character of the club retains a distinct and generous flavour.

The Thai Tims, formally the Good Child Foundation, arrive from Thailand next month and will perform at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, on Thursday 10 May, tickets are £12 and £6 for kids.  If you have enjoyed them on YouTube, and I know you have…. buy a couple of tickets here or call 08444 77 1000 and get along before they’ve sold out.

You can also support the Good Child Foundation by contributing to the fundraising exercise via their Everyclick page.

Sorry I didn’t get back to you yesterday on the question about whether not registering players correctly was cheating.  Busy, busy.  Will get to it as soon as I can – no answering this question early, that’s cheating.

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  1. Don’t You Have More Important Issues To Think About



    When you’re beginning to feel backed into a corner, you could do worse than to trot this one out.



    As with the best of all these techniques, this step operates on several levels. First of all, it communicates to the Marginalised Person™ that you think the entire debate is trivial and below consideration, indicating you entirely disregard their feelings and emotions. Secondly, you disown responsibility for your part in the debate and anything that you’ve said that may have been discriminatory or offensive.



    Finally, you reinforce your Privilege® by suggesting that it is Privileged People’s® job to set the agenda for the Marginalised Group™. After all, how could they possibly know what issues they should prioritise for themselves, they’re far too inferior and stupid! You, with your objective, ractional Privileged® perspective, on the other hand, know exactly what is most important and it is definitely not confronting you with your own bigotry and ignorance!



    Gents… ‘Derailingfordumies’, it is their bible and it is free on line, it is where they get all their best ideas.



    They are winding you up, the best way to wind them up is not to get wound up by their winding you up and instead they will get so wound up themselves because they’ve been unable to wind you up that they will not be in a very good mood all day. So there.

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Civil war is threatening to break out in the Scottish Premier League, with Celtic at odds with their rivals over organisational reform.


    The 10 clubs outside the Old Firm are to propose an alteration to the league’s voting system at a special general meeting on 12 April.


    They want a 9-3 decision to push through major change in Scotland’s top flight rather than the current 11-1.


    The 10 will also seek a more even distribution of revenue.


    However, just how they intend to push through these proposals is unclear.


    And Celtic are deeply unhappy with the suggested changes.


    Sources close to the Parkhead club argue that the Old Firm contribute around 85% of the SPL’s revenue, while they are disappointed by the other clubs getting together without consulting them.


    Celtic fear that changes to the status quo could jeopardise future sponsorship deals


    It has also been suggested that changes to the voting structure or distribution of income could threaten any takeover of Rangers, who are currently in the hands of administrators.


    It is understood that potential buyers of the Ibrox club may be put off by any uncertainty over future revenue.



    Asked whether the situation threatened potential civil war between the 10 and the Old Firm, John Yorkston told BBC Scotland: “It’s not potential civil war. It’s on.”


    Kilmarnock Chairman Michael Johnston added: “I hope it doesn’t end up in civil war. You have to ask why Celtic are so upset at changing to a 75% rule that would exist in many other businesses.


    “Why are they scared of change and a 75% majority running the league? They will do all in their powers to control Scottish football. They have no concern for Scottish football, only themselves.”


    He added: “No clubs are of a mind to change the distribution of money that radically changes the situation to the disadvantage of Celtic and Rangers.


    “But you have to ask them why do you really need this power?


    “We must drive through change in the next 18 months or we will go backwards. What the ten must focus on is to shape the game going forward, to bring the change we know the game badly needs.”


    A third chairman told BBC Scotland: “The rest of us are fed up of the Old Firm. Forget Rangers for the moment since they are in administration, what we have here is one club dictating to the top end of Scottish football.


    “They are not going anywhere, English football doesn’t want them and they have done their damnedest to get out of Scotland for the last 10 years. Do they want to play in a league of two?


    “We want to change the voting rights to be able to change the game for the better.


    “We need to have a stronger championship or SPL2 in place. Relegation can cost clubs £1.5m and we need to provide a softer landing place. We want change for the good of all of Scottish football. This is about democratic change.”

  3. btw… Marginalised Person = Timmy



    Privileged People’s… them’s the peepil, otherwise and fondly known in the Scottish vernacular as the Huns, but I’m sure you all knew that already.

  4. I see some intrepid sort has come up with a rival to rangerstaxcase.



    He calls it Celtic Taxcase and is in the process of writing a blog highlighting Celtic’s wrong doing.



    Ignoring the situation that Celtic are not involved in a tax case at the moment, here are some of his (or her) first tweets:



    “Done some investigations. Celtic crowds: 1991-92 25,086 1992-93 22,684 1993-94 22,637 Interesting…”



    “As I said nothing can be proved on Timmy wrongdoing at the moment but we have about 5 smoking guns. Surely even Celtic fans want the truth!”



    “Due to unprecedented demand will have a blog this evening hopefully. Dont have much hard evidence yet but quite close maybe.”



    With tweets like that, I’m sure the blog he might hopefully write is going to be Pulitzer prize winning material.




  5. emusanorphan:



    just lifted this off your link, lucky for some that Aiden McGeady no longer plays in Scotland…












    pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure


    by Emine Bozkurt, Claude Moraes, Christopher Heaton-Harris, Cem Özdemir and Alexander Alvaro on tackling racism in football



    Written declaration on tackling racism in football



    The European Parliament,



    – having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,



    A. recognising the serious incidents of racism that have occurred in football matches across Europe,



    B. whereas one of the objectives pursued by the European Union under Article 13 of the Treaty establishing the European Community is protection against discrimination based on ethnicity and nationality,



    C. whereas football players, like other workers, have the right to a racism-free working environment, as set down in the case-law of the European Court of Justice,



    D. whereas football’s popularity offers a new opportunity to tackle racism,



    1. Strongly condemns all forms of racism at football matches, both on and off the field;



    2. Commends the excellent work that organisations, including UEFA and FARE, have done in tackling these problems;



    3. Calls on all those with a high profile in football to speak out regularly against racism;



    4. Calls on national football associations, leagues, clubs, players’ unions and supporters’ groups to apply UEFA best practice, such as the UEFA Ten-Point Plan of Action;



    5. Calls on UEFA and all other competition organisers in Europe to ensure that referees have the option, according to clear and strict guidelines, to stop or abandon matches in the event of serious racist abuse;



    6. Calls on UEFA and all other competition organisers in Europe to consider the option of imposing sporting sanctions on national football associations and clubs whose supporters or players commit serious racist offences, including the option to remove persistent offenders from their competitions;



    7. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council, the Commission and the Governments of the Member States.



    Was it ever worth the paper it was written on or did they just forget they wrote it?

  6. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    the huns are insane



    All of them.



    Take any random statistical sample and that´s the natural conclusion.



    We actually should feel sorry for them.



    I certainly do.



    Hail Hail

  7. Agent Craig "Green and" Whyte!! on

    sannabhoy on 22 March, 2012 at 11:21 said:


    Argh . No . Sub !



    Number 12 sub keeper, no chance of getting a game with the form our number 1 ,WITS, is on ;)

  8. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Bobby Evans Superstar



    I left a couple of comments on Grahams page nothing offensive funny like. Theyve been removed by his moderation peepil. Thats whats wrong these days folks dont have a sense of humour. Keevins cut me off last night cos I joked abt his age. <)0))



    Paul, do CQN have a moderation dept?

  9. Agent Craig "Green and" Whyte!! on



    Celtic tax case..


    Once again hun comedy gold.I will miss them when their gone.


    Please keep us posted with anymore of his/her/its one-liners…i mean..tweets.



  10. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    VP-Got ticket for CP Beamback on Sunday,ole R in the Vogue gets a tad too hyper for me when games from Poundland are on.

  11. What is wrong with you people- expecting transparency from the establishment and its favourite club?



    Next you’ll be hoping for equal rights for all men or for justice to be administered to the powerful and the poor with fairness and equity? You people are wacko’s man. Get with the pogrom. Idealism is all well and good…but come on: this is the real world.



    Lets all just be pragmatic and allow the establishment and its dignified club off the hook, for good. Okay. Can we move on? This is just boring now. Who cares if the game is rigged in favour of one club? Who cares if they cheat all the time? Who cares if they change the rules to fit them? All this questioning of integrity, this sticking your oar in, its so undignified…its always been this way so why have rabble rousers and muckrakers like you lot got to try and change it?



    It just makes me sick.



    Yours faithfully



    Perennial sitter on the fence.

  12. The Honest Mistake loves being first on



    Celtictaxcase is obvioulsy a Tim at the windup. My money is on Declan.

  13. mort


    when i first logged in i put timabhouy


    just a spelling mistake nothing sinister !


    but it was enough to get suspicions


    raised of ginormous proportions

  14. I don’t care about the supposed “bigger picture” of the general good of the game.



    I will not spend my hard earned cash so that the likes of Dunfermline and Killie can have a better team to compete against Celtic.



    I will categorically NEVER again buy another season ticket if 100% my money is not going directly to Celtic.



    It’s bad enough that we have to give them 35% of our Scottish cup attendance.



    Celtic should be aware that ALL of the 12 fans that i will travel with to Sundays match think the same way.



    Also They are not The majority ,they are the minority.


    The fans of Celtic and Rangers finance this league.



    Celtic need to buy an English club.


    Dermot Desmond get you act together and get this done.


    We are slowly dying ,and these vultchers want to feed on our corpse.


    This is not communist China.


    Dynamic Capitalism is required not communism.




  15. Paul67



    Will they be appearing at Celtic Park at any point. I thought that was the original plan?

  16. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on 22 March, 2012 at 11:35 said:



    Never took you for a shrinking violet mate:O)



    How was your trip ,did you get into the pub to watch the game?

  17. Mort on 22 March, 2012 at 11:23 said:


    I see some intrepid sort has come up with a rival to rangerstaxcase.




    Those numpties are gettin' pure desperate.


    I truly hope that Sunday passes without something ghastly happening….apart from the usual nightmare of orcs in full voice and regalia.

  18. Good morning CQN



    Not been on here much recently.



    A couple of things, what will be the sanctions On any club which fails to respond to the SFA letter by the deadline, which I understand is the day before the last game prior to spl split? Points deduction? Another enquiry? Simply referred to compliance officer for investigation?


    This whole thing stinks!!!!!



    Get following @celtictaxcase on twitter, they are hilarious!!!







  19. With (very slight) apologies for reporting this from several weeks back:



    Huns are thick: confirms study in the Journal of Psychological Science (the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science) …



    See: http://www.monbiot.com/2012/02/06/liberal-constipation/



    Self-deprecating, too liberal for their own good, today’s progressives stand back and watch, hands over their mouths, as the social vivisectionists of the right slice up a living society to see if its component parts can survive in isolation. Tied up in knots of reticence and self-doubt, they will not shout stop. Doing so requires an act of interruption, of presumption, for which they no longer possess a vocabulary.



    Perhaps it is in the same spirit of liberal constipation that we have been too polite to mention the study published last month in the Journal Psychological Science, which revealed that people with conservative beliefs are likely to be of low intelligence. Paradoxically it was the Daily Mail which brought it to the attention of British readers last week. It feels crude, illiberal to point out that the other side is, on average, more stupid than our own. But this, the study suggests, is not unfounded generalisation but empirical fact.



    It is by no means the first such paper. There is plenty of research showing that low general intelligence in childhood predicts greater prejudice towards people of different ethnicity or sexuality in adulthood. Open-mindedness, flexibility, trust in other people: all these require certain cognitive abilities. Understanding and accepting others – particularly “different” others – requires an enhanced capacity for abstract thinking.



    But, drawing on a sample size of several thousand, correcting for both education and socioeconomic status, the new study looks embarrassingly robust. Importantly, it shows that prejudice tends not to arise directly from low intelligence, but from the conservative ideologies to which people of low intelligence are drawn. Conservative ideology is the “critical pathway” from low intelligence to racism. Those with low cognitive abilities are attracted to “right-wing ideologies that promote coherence and order” and “emphasize the maintenance of the status quo”. Even for someone not yet renowned for liberal reticence, this feels hard to write.



    This is not to suggest that all conservatives are stupid. There are some very clever people in government, advising politicians, running think-tanks, writing for newspapers [and even our very own Philvisreturns], who have acquired power and influence by promoting rightwing ideologies.




  20. Bobby Evans Superstar on

    jude2005 is Neil Lennon



    Poor old Granda Keevins. You need to think about his blood pressure :-)

  21. seventyxseven 'gelee et glace' on

    (Late edition.)






    In an astonishing archeological find in Gazza, Tom English has unearthed a parchment which proves beyond any doubt that Christian Churches have been wrong for two millenia and that there were indeed, not twelve, but four Apostles.






    The badly minging parchment, found in a clay storage pot for succulent lamb, cleary shows that eight Apostles were ‘later additions’, probably part of some Catholic conspiracy at the Council of Trent.






    This will be a great boost to The Orange Order who can trace their roots back to Jesus Christ himself and who have consistently argued that the Kafflick Church has been ‘cooking the books.’






    Rabbi Dingle couldnt hide his delight at this astonishing revelation, momentarily putting down the bottle he was brandishing, to proclaim, “They also got this ‘love one another’ pish wrong as well.” He expressed hope that now, even poor Protestant widows would throw their dosh in the bucket at the Milan game to save the Gers, instead of giving it to greedy and grasping charities.






    Tom English’s shocking revelation will surely now cast a very dark shadow over all those who have acted with integrity and behaved in a principled manner. “They will just have to find new principles”, smiled Jabba El Djouf, a leading spokesman at a centre for articulate ecumenism and Bingo, in Glasgow.



    Tomorrow – Another exclusive by Tom English: How Moses wrote the eight commandments.

  22. Agent Craig "Green and" Whyte!! on

    Looking at the team GB Olympic Football Strip on SSN.Its styled on the union jack, as is all team GB Olympic team kit, by Stella McCartney.Could be the football top of choice for any hun once the hun is dead.


    Im sure Broonie, Hoops and JF will look good in it no matter, pity no huns are good enough to be selected.So will just have to wait till newhunco to base their away strip on it, as their home strip will be blue with an orange sash down it no doubt.


    Im sure Stella’s strips will sell better than her mum’s sausages’s….their rotten!!

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