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. Only an empty park will set yeez free, a series of empty parks!

     

    Yeez are gonna have to stop trying to outsmart the truth, empty the park, and let the truth have it’s day.

     

    Simples. √

     

     

     

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  2. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    WHAT IS THE STARS on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 8:00 PM

     

    Brexit

     

     

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/fintan-o-toole-why-caligula-should-be-theresa-may-s-role-model-1.3687047?mode=amp

     

     

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    Putting aside the fact that Teresa May apparently , was not in favour of Brexit and that the British people voted to leave the EC………………..

     

     

    Childish gloating little opinion piece of Brit bashing from someone who obviously hasn`t understood the opportunity which Britains current difficulty presents to Ireland .

     

    Course it will go down well over a few Guinnesses. Which is probably Fintan`s motivation.

     

     

    When was the last time the DUP took a stance closer to Dublin than to London ?

     

    Culturally , the North is far closer to Dublin than it ever was.

     

    Time to look forward rather than backward.

     

    Time to step forward a person of vision.

  3. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    heyyy – celtiminded have let me register – I put ‘steve guppy’ as my favourite celtic player – thought they might have banned me

  4. I’VEHADTOCHANGEMYMIND

     

    When he’s fit then Brendan will have a decision to make – probably drop Christie

  5. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    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.

     

    https://t.co/6Tqo6DIPE4

     

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

     

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    Auldheid – followed that link and happened upon the press release from July 26th 2017 (middle of the summer hols) from the SPFL re: Rangers use of EBTs.

     

     

    The twisted gymnastics performed by “eminent Senior Counsel, Gerry Moynihan Q.C.” are a sight to behold.

     

     

    More holes in his arguments than a warehouse full of paticularly hole-ridden Swiss cheese.

     

     

    A bigger pile of shite I have yet to see.

     

     

    Everyone should read it – it really is something to behold.

     

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  6. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    WHAT IS THE STARS on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 9:00 PM

     

    Macjay

     

     

     

     

    Brexit is idiotic

     

     

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    The dissolution of the EC is the future. Thanks to Angela and Schengen.

     

     

    Enhanced TransAtlantic trade links are the future for UK.

     

    Ireland should climb aboard that vessel.

     

     

    Incidentally , UEFA is a metaphor for the E.C.

  7. Watching the Goals program on BT1 seems like lots of spaces around the grounds – are the fans falling out of love with the CL

  8. All polls saying majority of Brits now want to remain.

     

    Serious questions re funding of Leave Campaign, between dark cash & downright lies with a campaign supported by the popular rags has democracy been compromised.

     

    Brits are up shitcreek without a pole a total shambles.

  9. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    GENE on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 9:22 PM

     

    Watching the Goals program on BT1 seems like lots of spaces around the grounds – are the fans falling out of love with the CL

     

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    Problem is it isn’t staged for people who go to support their teams – it is for the TV audience. They’ll eventually fill empty stands with robotic fans, or cover them up with big flags…oh, wait a minute…

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  10. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    CORKCELT on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 9:24 PM

     

    All polls saying majority of Brits now want to remain.

     

     

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    All the polls made Hillary president.

     

     

    BrIts voted to leave in the only poll which mattered.

     

    UK will leave.

     

    The rest is hiss, wind and paper talk. Viz. Fintan.

     

     

    In time , Ireland will too.

     

    Betcha.

  11. Macjay

     

     

    The popular vote also made (the admittedly flawed) Hilary President.

     

     

    GerrymanderingCSC

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    JAMESGANG on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 9:40 PM

     

    Macjay

     

     

     

    The popular vote also made (the admittedly flawed) Hilary President.

     

     

     

    GerrymanderingCSC

     

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    The popular vote mattered when JFK was elected president.

     

    That criterion was ditched years ago.

     

    As it has been in UK.

     

    Obama was elected by the same electoral process.

     

    Who suggested that his election was illegitimate ?

  13. As I was saying:

     

    A sure fire way to have UEFA investigated in for them to award the staging of a competition to Russia and the FBI and US Federal Prosecutors will be in like shot.

     

     

    Totally fed up with CQN on my iPad as it jumps all over the place and the need to switch off JavaScript on my iPhone.

     

    Hardly surprising there is a drop off in regular posters.

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    CORKCELT on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 9:38 PM

     

    They will leave in name but remain within custom union.

     

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    A hard border will not suit the North or Dublin.

     

     

    Another thing they will have in common.

     

     

    In time , common sense and common interests may well prevail and in time the border MAY well disappear.

     

     

    A consummation devoutly etc. etc.

  15. 2012

     

     

    Obama 65m

     

    Romney 60m

     

     

    2016

     

     

    Trump 63m

     

    Clinton 66m

     

     

    Democracy?CSC

  16. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    JAMESGANG on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 9:50 PM

     

     

    I repeat.

     

     

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    The popular vote mattered when JFK was elected president.

     

     

     

     

    That criterion was ditched years ago.

     

     

     

     

    As it has been in UK.

     

     

     

     

    Obama was elected by the same electoral process.

     

     

     

     

    Who suggested that his election was illegitimate ?

     

     

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    At least 10 million illegal immigrants in US. Mainly California .

     

     

    Wonder who they voted for.

     

     

    Wonder why the Dems . welcome the caravan.

  17. Jesus Macjay

     

     

    Are your robes and hood green and white or just the traditional southern all white variety.

     

     

    Had you been around on this very day as a native scot I can all too well imagine you chiding Walfrid for caring about the caravan of immigrants coming from Ireland and imposing themselves on Scotland’s poor law.

     

     

    I hear that those who’ve met you will vouch for you as a Tim, but I’m sorry to say, I’ve never known anyone post in an ethos less like ‘the Celtic way’ that I recognise.

     

     

    It’s probably best that we don’t engage from here on in.

  18. Kind of pissed off with all the ads now on the blog. I have done all the settings malarkey and on both devices , Android and I phone I am fed up with all the ads

     

    I don’t want a Jet 2 holiday, a £200 Amazon voucher or a chance to win a secret prize. Goodnight to all of you. PissedOffCSC

  19. That was an informative documentary on BBC2 there.

     

    It was about the involvement of Scotland in the slave trade.

     

    Embarrassing to watch, Scotlands shame indeed.

  20. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    CORKCELT on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 10:05 PM

     

    JAMESGANG on 6TH NOVEMBER 2018 10:10 PM

     

     

    ?????

     

    I didn`t post the piece from the Irish Times.

     

    I responded to it.

     

     

    Nevertheless.

     

    Got it , lads.

     

    You have no response to the issues ?

     

    Therefore you revert to personal criticism.

     

     

    Disappointing , but completely predictable.

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