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Illustrating the very high regard the business community and people of Barcelona hold Celtic fans, one of the city’s top restaurants, Cinc Sentis have donated lunch for two towards our annual charity causes.

I am assured by our resident food critic (WDH), Cinc Sentis is a fabulous dining experience.  The auction has just gone live – so get a low bid in early – and ends Sunday.  If you’re heading to Barcelona next week, or anytime thereafter, get your eBay bid in here.

Many thanks to Cinc Sentis and WDH.

Read lots yesterday about the vast majority of people in Scotland missing the ‘Old Firm’ games.  Trying hard to inoculate myself against any “bravado” I really don’t see this.  The edge we used to feel when going into the final minutes of a game needing a goal is no longer there, but I’m really not sure that edge is healthy or necessary.

More than this, I don’t know a single fan from another Premiership club who regrets the liquidation of Rangers, or feels their life is enhanced by the presence of Celtic.  Everyone is aware of the harsh reality – we spoil the league.

We do, of course, sell copy, as did the liquidated lot.

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  1. Tontine….

     

     

    Watching the 63 Cup Final replay?

     

     

    Good God. My Dad would never allow them to be seen on our TV, unless of course they’d been beat!!!

     

     

    Don’t think that made him a bad person lol

  2. Slabhoy - Duntocher is Green and White on

    Let’s put this to bed as far as CQN is concerned. I’ve put together a survey to answer whether us CQNers want them back. Click on the link below and answer the question. I’ll post the results both later today and tomorrow

     

     

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/26PSH7Q

     

     

    HH

  3. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo

     

     

     

     

    15:05 on

     

     

    5 December, 2013

     

     

     

     

    Auldheid

     

     

    LNS was a panel of three guys. It was not just his decision. Charles Flint QC and Nicholas Stewart QC made up the panel also. Now I dont know which hat they had in that day. Their Masonic or UEFA hat as one sits on the UEFA FFP comittee and the other on UEFAs Licensing comittee. I think you should have mentioned that along the lines that they wanted to be duped by an old pal.

     

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    Be that as it may, the conditions for being duped were set by other than the judges. They could not judge on what had not been presented as part of the evidence.

  4. Delaneys Dunky on

    Slabhoy

     

     

    Just voted no.

     

    Next September it will be yes. Think I will start a, No to sevco, Yes to independence campaign! :)

  5. jinkyredstar cuts it back for Neil Lennon on

    Slabbhoy

     

    Voted – a no brainer – wanting to play this new club is like uninventing the wheel

  6. darwinsbeautifulidea on

    if and probably when quit the nasty bigoted cabal that run Scottish football ,it will be a more competitive league but it will attract little or know sponsorship or tv coverage,because it will be lacking in any quality,about as competitive a two old ladies racing against each other to cross the road,if you don’t believe me just watch a live match between any two sides in spl

     

    outwith ourselves playing each other it’s crap,These teams only raise their game when we come to town just ask Strachan

  7. Delaneys Dunky on

    BRTH

     

     

    Took delivery of this and last year’s annual for 15 quid from Calton Books. Great value and quality reading.

  8. hebcelt

     

     

    16:13 on 5 December, 2013

     

     

    Big Nan petition signed,hope your boy made a full recovery.Hail Hail Hebcelt

     

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    Thanks for the signature and the concern Kevin is doing well. Wrote this on his sister’s facebook today:

     

     

    Tom Minogue Kevin has indeed made a remarkable, early recovery, but he still has a way to go and his progress is being monitored closely by staff at the Victoria Terrace Convalescence Home, Dunfermline (Big House). Without wishing to put a damper on things, and before we get all dewy-eyed Kevin’s recovery is not without its problems and has divided the staff at the home, ̶M̶u̶m̶ ̶ female staff are of the opinion that he needs a few more weeks here, while male staff are keen to see him move on to the next stage of recovery..moving to his own flat, as he is eating all the best chocs from the sweetie tins that were for Xmas. Male staff reckon if Kevin is fit enough to eat all the Tangy Orange Creams from the Roses Selection tin and give ̶D̶a̶d̶ male staff lip, then he is ready for a move and may soon be voted out of the Big House. The donation made to Tim & Friends will be all the bigger without the drain on resources caused by Kevin’s appetite.

     

    3 hours ago · Like · 9

  9. Met a Deadclub fan,from Dumfries last night, at a dinner I was at in Birmingham.

     

     

    Nice guy,very intelligent in general conversation.

     

     

    Embarrassed by everything that has gone on at the club he once followed and attended one Sevco game before he decided to spend Saturday afternoons trying to reduce his handicap at golf.Told me he and at least four other members of his golf club are of a similar mindset on the Newclub and it’s owners.

     

     

    He even said that David Murray should be jailed.

     

     

    There are far more of them out there deserting Sevco than I thought.

     

     

    Scottish MSM are peddling a giant myth about the loyalty of their previous fan base.

     

     

    OnlyamatteroftimeCSC

  10. 82% did not say it was much worse. Modern statistics is rubbish. According to 3% of CQN posters.

  11. Considering that we are unbeaten in the league,and are only 5 points clear,I personally think shows how much our league has improved since the scum died.The job being done at ICT is remarkable.Also Dundee U.A resurgent Aberdeen,is great for our game.When in the last 20 odd years have we witnessed this in our game?.Just who misses that mob?.Not any fans of the other clubs I am sure.Drivel being spun by hurting huns.Cannot stand the fact they are not at the top table.

  12. ryecatcher

     

    Although an atheist myself, I have always struggled to understand how otherwise good people could support a Club who wouldn`t sign a player because of his religion. I always knew that if Celtic did that, I would have found it very easy to stop supporting them.

     

    I was asked recently how I distinguished between a Hun and a Rangers (sic) supporter. I replied,

     

    ” A hun would never wear green but a Rangers supporter would. I have never met a Rangers supporter who would wear green.”

     

     

    JJ

  13. BIGNAN…..

     

     

    I assume you have heard the story of Nimmo the Dimmo and his mates’ absolute terror of being stuck on a runway in Bangkok Airport?

     

     

    All there at the same time for some ‘rest and recreation’.

     

     

    They were petrified that any story or pictures of them would make the Scottish press,allegedly.

     

     

    Strange that nothing subsequently made the gutter rags?

  14. Delaneys Dunky on

    Ryecatcher

     

     

    Guy I work with is now going to Holm Park every week, to watch Yoker or Clydebank. Had a doom dome ST for over 30 years. He thinks the sons of struth with the Murray’s and McColl, are going to start a breakaway rangers. Civil war ahead?

  15. traditionalist88 on

    Turkeybhoy

     

     

    Exactly, I made the same point y/day – unbeaten yet only 5 clear shows how well Inverness have been doing.

     

     

    Heaven forbid if they maintain their form and we eventually lose a couple, we will not be spoiling any league then!

     

     

    HH

  16. 100% of people could say they miss them.

     

    That would only be possible if I wasn`t in the poll 0:-)

     

    Your point is spot on , though. What difference does it make ? There cannot ever be another Old Firm game. Indeed, as far as I was concerned, there never was. There were games where Celtic played Rangers but there was no OF in my mind.

     

     

    JJ

  17. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Delaneys Dunky

     

     

    As oldco Rangers are not liquidated yet can that be salvaged in the same way Dunfermline have and Hearts might be via a CVA or is it doomed?

     

    I know it is highly unlikely or almost impossible but strange things happen in this country with that mob. Could we have zombie Rangers and oldco Rangers around.

     

     

    LB

  18. I wonder if any Lapdogs followed up McColl’s allegation of threats against him and his gang?

  19. Traditionalist and Turkeybhoy.

     

    I agree. Further, five points ahead after fourteen games makes a nonsense of the way so many people take it for granted we will win the League. Of course I believe we will but I am not of the foregone conclusion persuasion.

     

     

    JJ

  20. Marrakesh Express on

    Big Nan

     

     

    My uncle was doing national service in Bedford 1961. He tells me he also thought he’d died and gone to heaven. First time he’d been in a pub that had…a Jukebox, food, lager and women galore. I still think that the English leave us standing when it comes to boozers, but having said that, you cant beat a right good pint of Tennents.

     

     

    hh

  21. setting free the bears supports Resolution 12 & Oscar Knox

     

    15:49 on

     

    5 December, 2013

     

    Bada Bing

     

     

    I think LNS’s tortuous reasoning was on the lines that “they could have found other revenue sources, apart from tax avoidance, to buy the same players.”

     

     

    That is as convincing an argument as saying “Look I’ve got the money to pay for it!”, when you have been caught shoplifting.

     

     

    Great analogy.Highlights the ridiculousness of the whole inquiry.Not entirely blaming LNS.I think he was led down an alley,then someone put the lights out.

  22. ryecatcher

     

     

    16:34 on 5 December, 2013

     

     

    BIGNAN…..

     

     

    I assume you have heard the story of Nimmo the Dimmo and his mates’ absolute terror of being stuck on a runway in Bangkok Airport?

     

     

    All there at the same time for some ‘rest and recreation’.

     

     

    They were petrified that any story or pictures of them would make the Scottish press,allegedly.

     

     

    Strange that nothing subsequently made the gutter rags?

     

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    No the story I heard from a man who was on the plane said he was going out for a new wife when electric storm forced airliner to land at a military air base and this was in the summer recess when half the Judges and QCs staff etc who man the courts were crapping it in case the papers got the story and checked the passenger list.

     

     

    Magic Circle on tour so to speak.

     

     

    That is how I heard it in a throwaway remark by a Thai wife 4 time loser.

     

     

    He reckoned that the wifes appear innocent till they get a visa and then the only way to get them interested in bed is to throw a heavy wallet on the bedside table!

     

     

    Never heard of any scandal re LNS in the Thai scene though. He dismissed all roumours of that in his report and it is just a coincidence that all of those he cleared seem to have turned up in Thailand.

  23. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Jungle Jim

     

     

    Remember we have a game in hand and have one game left of a European run that started almost a month before the domestic season started. I would predict Celtic will go on a serious run now banging in a few goals and stretch our lead further over the next month or so. Hopefully beef the squad up in January and be out of sight by Paddy’s Day.

     

     

    LB

  24. leftclick Together we will get justice for the Dam 5 on

    !!Bada Bing!!

     

    Sute I heard it was reported on Blottos blog the threats came from two phone calls from men with north of England accents.

     

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :))

  25. BIGNAN….

     

     

    You are a seriously witty man….liked the little caustic barb at the end.

     

     

    More power to your petitions,sir.

     

     

    Anything you want signed then you have my support.

  26. Marrakesh Express

     

     

    16:45 on 5 December, 2013

     

     

    Big Nan

     

     

    My uncle was doing national service in Bedford 1961. He tells me he also thought he’d died and gone to heaven. First time he’d been in a pub that had…a Jukebox, food, lager and women galore. I still think that the English leave us standing when it comes to boozers, but having said that, you cant beat a right good pint of Tennents.

     

     

    hh

     

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    ME, About 1962 when serving my apprenticeship in Rosyth I was lured down to London for a week by mates staying there in Blackheath.

     

     

    Then as I said crisps was a good pub here, but on Sunday morning the boys took us to a pub on the heath at Blackheath and there were cold pork sausages, sanwiches, crisps etc Free Gratis.

     

     

    It was like that scene from Treasure Island when Ben Gunn gets some cheese. We were like animals scoffing these treats while the locals looked on in amazement and disgust.

     

     

    England was then and is now streets ahead and Fife in turn was streets ahead of Glasgow where drinking was pretty primitive.

  27. Marrakesh…..

     

     

    Correct about English pubs mate,but…….

     

     

    Tennents and good pint in same sentence?

  28. Delaneys Dunky on

    Livibhoy

     

     

    Anything is possible in this farce. Anticipate some hun gangster on hun gangster action!

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