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We are Celtic, ambition

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On Thursday I wrote Brendan Rodgers ‘will be a remarkable signing’.  One day after the event, it feels very remarkable.  Some found it so remarkable they have attempted a smile for the first time since Artmedia took the lead.  I’ve even spoken to Newco fans who were engaged by the appointment.  The aphorism, a rising tide lifts all boats, feels apt.

Some weeks ago I heard Peter Lawwell talk about the difficulty of landing a top tier manager in our current environment, however, he finished with a positive “But we are Celtic”.  People want to come here; managers, players, even tourists.  For all the Scottish game’s limits, we are Celtic, let’s not forget.

We’ve used some of that cachet to bring people to the game.  There will be more cameras, more reporters, more international media, more TV viewers and many more glutes on seats next season.  This will reflect on all.

Our media rights are worth more today than they were a week ago.  Consider for a moment how Dafabet and Magners view yesterday’s news?  For all they knew when they signed their shirt deals, we could have had Owen Coyle in charge next season, unless his auntie told them otherwise [an old CQN in-joke].

I’m pleased to hear so many comments that this is a sign of ambition, although ambition is always more nuanced than it appears.  Ambition every year is to win the league and qualify for the Champions League, that’s always the plan, whether it happens, or if it’s only half achieved.  Hopefully the ambition is loaded with a little authority this summer.

Sannabhoy asked me to pass on these comments on behalf of the Kano Foundation to the CQN community:

“To round the season off the Kano Foundation had a visit from Almore to present us with a donation from the Dublin 1916 CQN gathering on Sunday for the sum of £580.

“As you know, this event, to commemorate the Easter rising of 1916, was organised by CQNers Almore and ClogherCelt, and featured 30 CQN members among the 70 scots who travelled over to join the 120 locals at the festivities.  A brilliant time was had by all (just to rub it in to the absentees).

“Brian Ainslie, trustee, is pictured here receiving the cheque from Almore and Delaney’s Dunky.
Kano cheque
“On behalf of The Kano Foundation it gives us great pride and pleasure to accept this fantastic donation.  We appreciate the numerous good causes that are out there and to be beneficiaries of this, and the historically significant events it commemorates, is humbling and makes the efforts of the patrons, ambassadors, volunteers and trustees worthwhile.

“To Martin Connor and Alan Curran, who organised it, we’d just like to say, on behalf of the almost 5000 kids we have taken to Celtic Park, thank you very much.  Without support like yours we couldn’t continue to do this. Hail Hail.

“On that note, I’m away for a kip until next season – I’ll need it – we can take 2000 kids next year . HELP!!”

What a stunning community you are.  Well done.

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  1. Say one thing about Kenny Miller he is a helluva lot better than that other 36 year-old chancer George Cole.

  2. CultsBhoy - likes Lawwell back in his box on

    Get Keatings and Henderson on… Fyvie and Cummings off

  3. 1986bhoys I think when it’s just down to incompetence from the Celtic board that wouldn’t be enough to stop me going.

     

     

    Buts it’s the cheating and the boards silence and complicity that is the real reason I don’t think I can go back. It just feels like we are lying to ourselves.

     

     

    I’m sort of watching the cup final but you know and I know that hibs simply won’t be allowed to win. We will bitch and moan about it but the truth is we collectively had our opportunity to expose it all and finally deal with it.

     

     

    The Celtic board have ensured we didn’t take that opportunity.

     

     

    Bobby come back into the light? I think the question is what is the light. Is it sitting at cp watching a rigged game and probably getting annoyed or is it realising that we are simply the willing victims in a rigged game and leaving it to them?

     

     

    Dushanbe had a wee laugh at your post on the ordering off teams in Scottish cup finals. It amuses me no end that when a game involves the Hun the Hun are always first name. It’s the little things that tells you what is going on. Just another symptom of the cheating.

  4. The Huddle

     

     

    I’d have played Rogic Mulgrew and CKR from the start.

     

     

    Scott Brown wasn’t fit it showed and he has subsequently admitted it.

     

     

    Whether we are a good side or not is also arguable in relation to degrees

     

    of definition of what we mean by good.

     

     

    It’s easy with hindsight, but RD was way too faithful to some players.

  5. TheLurkinTim on

    This gemme has lived up to its mediocrity…Scottish Cup final 2016…..is Lillian Gish…..FACT ;-))

     

     

    FTSFA

     

     

    H.H.

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

    Cummins is absolutely rank rotten – utter mince

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THEHUDDLE

     

     

    FFS,you’ll be encouraging him to sing next.

  8. bournesouprecipe on 21st May 2016 4:16 pm

     

     

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    Personally only CKR was the only mistake Ronny made

  9. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Ref passed up a chance to give a 50-50 decision to the Huns there??????

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 21st May 2016 4:19 pm

     

     

    THEHUDDLE

     

    FFS,you’ll be encouraging him to sing next.

     

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    ???

  11. TheLurkinTim on

    “glutes on seats”….’cept in the standing area. ;-))

     

     

    myarseCSC

     

     

    FTSFA

     

     

    H.H.

  12. saltires en sevilla on

    Neganon

     

     

    To be fair Dunshanbe is has seen it all and some

     

     

    old enough to remember when hibees last won a scottish cup final

     

     

    He will be halfway through a crate of 18p per can lager in his splendid dacha

  13. CultsBhoy - likes Lawwell back in his box on

    BSR

     

     

    I’d have played Tierney, Erik and Griffiths… Then let the rest draw straws.

  14. DUSHANBE BHILLY BHOY on

    Is yer man Cummings Robbie Savage in disguise?

     

     

    Similar hair cut and first touch

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

    THE_HUDDLE on 21ST MAY 2016 4:22 PM

     

    Brilliant from Gary Linker, such a diss to Shearer :O)

     

     

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    What did he say?

  16. Big Georges Fan Club – Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on 21st May 2016 4:23 pm

     

     

    THE_HUDDLE on 21ST MAY 2016 4:22 PM

     

    Brilliant from Gary Linker, such a diss to Shearer :O)

     

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    What did he say?

     

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    Said about getting to FA Cup finals, Shearer has a horrible record considering his ability

  17. DUSHANBE BHILLY BHOY on

    Saltires boiler care…

     

     

    You’re right (as opposed to “your right”)……I’m just back from the new Aldi in Sallynoggin, South County Dublin. Four cans of Sir Galahad lager (the name reminds me of Malvinas war in 1982) @ 88 cents each. Currently filling my boots (inter alia) on the aforementioned amber nectar. All you can do really, under the circumstances.

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

    Cheers – remember hearing abour Shearer’s treatment of new / young strikers at Newcastle. Apparently did everything to undermine them rather than help them bed in. Never liked him, sand sounds as though Gary

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