Today, the homeless gather at Celtic Park

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131 years ago today, in the hall of St Mary’s in the Calton area of Glasgow, Bro. Walfrid convened a meeting that concluded with the note: “A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and unemployed.”

While practically every other football club in the world formed because men wanted to play football, Celtic were formed to feed the poor.  We have a remarkable heritage.  This, more than European Cups or double trebles, is the greatest part of our history.

This afternoon, Glasgow’s homeless will descend on Celtic Park where your Foundation will provide a hot meal.  Winter brings acute problems for our homeless, each year, many do not survive the season.  But this time also marks the start of the most intense period of activiey for the Foundation.

The poor and underprivileged, the homeless and forgotten, across Scotland, the rest of the UK, Ireland and beyond are given whatever is possible.  All of this depends on the work of Celtic supporters and others, who see the work of the Foundation and commit to helping.

We are all busy getting on with our lives, but the Foundation makes it easy for us to be responsible for someone’s hot meal.  It makes it possible for us to bear witness as Celtic fans, not just for the goals and the glory, but for the reasons, which are today 131 years old.  What a great thing to be part of.

You can join today’s Founding Fathers’ Fast.  You don’t need to stop eating all day, just eat less than normal, and donate £5 to the Foundation here.  It is the most enjoyable money you will spend all week.

Or you can donate by texting ‘CELT07’ followed by ‘£5’ to 70070.

Thank you.

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  1. Steven Gerrard just pulled out of #C4News interview.

     

     

    Told by personal staffer- not Rangers- we couldn’t ask certain questions including about Neil Lennon and sectarianism. Then she disappeared.

     

     

    Been waiting for him here for hours. Nobody even told us in person it was off.

     

     

    [email protected]

  2. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    WEE BOBBY COLLINS

     

     

    Apologies for not replying yesterday,

     

     

    I’m sure you’ve heard the ancient old adage Form is Temporary – Class is Permanent

     

     

    Without meaning to knock Callum thats where we are right now with him, I’m hoping he can sustain that kind of form long term but a wee bit early I think to conclude he’s the man for that position permanently.

  3. Auldheid on 6th November 2018 3:05 pm

     

     

    That UEFA. Wit ur they like? Here is a very clear explanation of how Man City, PSG circumvented FFP with UEFA’s help to get a UEFA licence.

     

    Now did that sort of thing happen in 2011 when enhanced UEFA FFP was introduced from Oct 2010?

     

     

    Just asking like. ;)

     

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    Well done, again, Auldheid. As you say, it’s very clear. UEFA and FIFA are mired in corruption. They’re rigged to make sure criminals get to the top. That’s why I never see the point in appealing to UEFA about anything.

     

    Brian Clough once told Leeds United players to throw all their medals in a bucket because they’d cheated to get them.

     

    Nowadays, no-one in the media or in politics or in the justice system cares enough to bring these criminals to book.

  4. MARSPAPA on6TH NOVEMBER 2018 4:49 PM

     

     

    So Res12 dead in the water ?

     

     

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    Let’s just say it has become more interesting.

     

     

    Depends if after 4 years of facing steep qualifying hurdles UEFA are still viewed as the hand that feeds Celtic (as in 2013) or a corrupt body that is slowly stranging us.

     

     

    That in turn depends on other European clubs in a similar position to Celtic telling the PSGs/Man Cities and their ilk to bugger off and take UEFA with them.

     

     

    I think I’m safe in saying that as a matter of fact supported by evidence that the UEFA licence in 2011 should not have been granted.

     

     

    It was gained AND kept by deceit.

     

     

    People of the Lie appear to be in the ascendency all over not just football and if Res12 is dead in the water then the liars are winning and it’s because good men have allowed it to happen.

     

     

    On a practical level there is a lawyers letter with a series of questions on the Compliance Officers desk since end of June that Celtic are saying has to be answered and the AGM clock is ticking.

  5. !!BADA BING!! on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 1:44 PM

     

    Just watched 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, great movie

     

     

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    A piece of squirm-inducing cinematic genius.

     

     

    HH jg

  6. AULDHEID

     

     

    Thanks for the reply .

     

    SO , the Giannini example that was being touted to deal with Rangers (their punishment) ,

     

    can their Lawyers/representstives now cite PSG, MAN C and others as the ruling to guide Eufa on their(Rangers) punishment (pissinmasel) ?

     

    Simpletons (me) will read it as such .

  7. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Auldheid , if you are about, I was driving into work last Sunday morning about 7.40. Radio 5 done a piece about companies who phoenix sand the resulting financial problems.

     

     

    The Local Government Association in England are wanting stronger legislation in place to stop so many companies doing a sevco as local councils have lost millions in business rates as a result.

     

     

    The report focused on a company , Geronimo Festival, which was liquidated. One of the directors then bought the assets of Geronimo Festival , with the company involved in the the same business as the original one.

     

     

    Two creditors were interviewed, one of whom was a facepainter.

  8. Bada

     

     

    It so was. Often, the funniest bits were the most toe-curling off all!!!

     

     

    HH jg

  9. Auldheid,

     

    And if there is no response from the SFA prior to the Celtic AGM, what then? More obfuscation and deflection? Surely the time has come for a timescale to be laid down and, failing satisfactory response from the SFA, then legal action can only follow.

     

    HH

  10. BADA BING. just finished watching it. was gonna put this trivia question out the blog, but you will probably get it, the police chief woody harrelson has got a slight link to the kennedy assassination any takers.hh.

  11. BIG PACKY 1 on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 6:43 PM

     

    BADA BING. just finished watching it. was gonna put this trivia question out the blog, but you will probably get it, the police chief woody harrelson has got a slight link to the kennedy assassination any takers.hh.

     

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    Wow! I just had a quick (lazy) look at that and it looks like Woody’s Dad was quite a character.

  12. MSM etc managing to deflect from NL’s call about racism. Lots of coin throwing stories from other matches being cited.

  13. BADA BING. he actually confessed to the murder and then, he was supposed to have been one of the three tramps seen in dealey plaza at the time of the shooting.hh.

  14. glendalystonsils on

    For Ghod’s sake stoap dropping in bits about that 3 billboards film youse!

     

     

    Av taped it but not watched it yet!

     

     

    If youse keep goin on aboot it ah’ll no huv tae!

  15. Message to BBC Mark Daly.

     

     

    Mark if only you were this brave in investigating Graeme Souness eh.

     

     

    Ah that won’t be tolerated by your corrupt employers at the BBC who pander to a club in blue.

     

     

    In my eyes you’ll never be a top investigations correspondent especially when your employers pick and choose what to tell you to investigate.

  16. BIG PACKY 1 on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 7:05 PM

     

    ZIGGYDOC1 cyber pint to you.hh.

     

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    Last trivia of the night for me :)

     

    Woody’s mum’s maiden name was Oswald.

  17. Hi Bhoys

     

     

    Just a quick read on bbc website and this is a quote from the report regarding FFP being applied to Man City and Paris.

     

     

    “Joris Evers, chief communications officer for Spain’s top flight La Liga, told BBC Sport: “The Football Leaks documents [in der Spiegel] appear to confirm what we have been saying for years. Both PSG and Manchester City are cheating and should be sanctioned.

     

     

    “We certainly hope Uefa will take the right decisions and enforce Financial Fair Play rules, but we don’t have full confidence that they will.

     

     

    “Should Uefa fail to act, we will do what we have said before: launch a complaint with European Union competition authorities.”

     

     

    Does anyone know if RES12 can be taken to the European Union competition authorities.

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

  18. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Hen1rik

     

    A starting point would be revealing (sorry, finding out) the – ahem – “unknown” EBT recipients….

  19. HEN1RIK on6TH NOVEMBER 2018 7:21 PM

     

     

    Message to BBC Mark Daly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mark if only you were this brave in investigating Graeme Souness eh.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ah that won’t be tolerated by your corrupt employers at the BBC who pander to a club in blue.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In my eyes you’ll never be a top investigations correspondent especially when your employers pick and choose what to tell you to investigate.

     

     

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    He was sent all the Res12 material last year but dismissed it as similar to what the Tax Justice Network reported

     

     

    I wonder how he would investigate the latest developments in respect of confirmation that there is a case to answer in 2011.

     

     

    Would he pursue with same vigour?

     

     

    In the interest of balance like.

     

     

    Bunch of vipers.

  20. TONYROME on6TH NOVEMBER 2018 7:35 PM

     

     

    Good point.

     

     

    Ive always had the suspicion based on material that UEFA’s hands weren’t clean.

     

     

    High time Govt at European level took an interest.

  21. GLASSTWOTHIRDSFULL on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 7:37 PM

     

     

    Spot on.

     

     

    AULDHEID on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 7:38 PM

     

     

    I think you should contact him Sir I would love to know what his reply would be :)

  22. GLENDALYSTONSILS

     

    3 billboards – not giving anything away but didn’t see the plane crash coming – mind you neither did the train passengers

  23. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    wits – F O’T is really coming into his own over brexit – I’ve haven’t been a fan until he’s called little englanders out and hasn’t been afraid to confront the DUP’s vison/delusions for the future.

  24. I`vehadtochangemymind @ 8:02

     

     

    I suppose the short answer is to play him in some games .

     

    JJ

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