You did this in 2012


Every year we ask you to put your hand in your pocket for various causes and every year you react, but never more so than 2012.  You responded magnificently to the Wee Oscar Appeal, which from Celtic fans in total raised £31k in a bucket collection in September and £27k at a race night last month.

It is breath-taking to see the work done by those who, without thought for their personal sacrifices, decided this young boy would get the best chance possible.  The photographs of Oscar are an inspiration, but the work done by those who staged the race night and bucket collection – and brought a new CQN badge to life – is even more inspiring.

The events surrounding the charity golf day raised four-figure sums for Oscar, the Neuroblastoma Alliance, the Martin Chambers Ecuador Trust and The Haven in Blantyre, which supports people with life limiting illness.  There were smaller donations too, each one a credit to the organisers and to those of you who contributed.

The overwhelming majority of this work, and pretty much all donations, are made by people who don’t want any thanks and would be horrified by publicity.  In most instances the beneficiaries will never know their names.  I’m in the really fortunate position that I get to see a lot of this happen and I can assure you it is awe inspiring.  You are in the company of many great Celts.

This club is not Neil Lennon’s or Dermot Desmond’s, it’s yours.  Celtic will win and lose many games but that will change nothing that is really important.  You are the person who will make it a unique force for good in the world.  That is our challenge for 2013.

Thank you for all your help, take care and have an absolutely fantastic Christmas.

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  1. Handy hint for cutting down on those ever increasing heating bills.



    Clear up some leaves in the garden, come back in and the house feels warm as toast.

  2. 16 roads - Neil Lennon walks on water. on

    I was in a trance there watching the Lisbon Lions video that Kitalba posted.

  3. Paul67:



    They are indeed the ones who make the difference and make our club a wee bit more special than other clubs but it is your car that gives us the ability to get there.

  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    I cant compete with Chuck but I felt a bit queasy when Michael Grant solicited a smile out of me while describing Chucky as a professional yorkshire man. Sally is their Gromit





    A cracking leader,PAUL67



    I add my congratulations to those who have raised many thousands,giving up their time and/or cash.



    I hope WEE OSCAR and his family have a better year in 2013,with the treatment their courage merits.



    I wish all on here all they could hope for too…..

  6. 50 shades of green on



    bbc alba


    never made the game on Sat so i enjoyed watching it on alba.


    also thought i would wind up my wee hun mate with a text during the game.


    asked him if he would come round and translate the commentary for me as he must be fluent in it by now after all most of their games are on it.


    cheeky wee bassa questioned my parentage and had a dig about my weight .


    na humour these sevconians huv they.



    re posted from last article

  7. Kentbeth,



    Thoughts & stuttering attempts at prayer are with your young friend.



    All kinds of miracles happen & new treatments are being found every day.



    Good Luck.





    What can you say about the generosity of the world-wide Celtic family ?



    Truly inspiring.



    A big WELL DONE.

  8. prestonpans bhoys on

    Green on Sky saying there may never be another us v them game. Asked why he replies, basically, because things are changing in world football. The man’s a visionary……….

  9. PeteTheBeat


    11:44 on 24 December, 2012



    Handy hint for cutting down on those ever increasing heating bills.



    Clear up some leaves in the garden, come back in and the house feels warm as toast.



    Pete –



    Great plan. Head up to Turra, clear the leaves off my grass, then nip into my house to warm it up before I get home.



    Cheers, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.




  10. 50 shades of green on

    also like to add that as a Celtic fan it goes without saying that we will continue for evermore to help out those in need .



    god bless everyone of you



    Pauls right you make this club what it is.


    dd etc are our custodians




  11. Celtic FC News‏@celticfcnews



    Charles Green & autocue delivers festive video message http://bit.ly/W1vnoK #VideoCelts #Celtic



    Have a great xmas eve laugh, no need for only an excuse to satire this video

  12. saltires en sevilla on







    Christmas greetings to you and yours, and everyone involved in making this the best blog anywhere.




  13. A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all CQNer’s and the Celtic Family.



    Hail! Hail!

  14. 16 roads - Neil Lennon walks on water. on

    Nollaig Shona Paul67,wee Oscar and every poster that contributes to CQN 24/7.



    I would be lost without this place.







  15. 50 shades of green on

    bah humbug.



    just been telt am going xmass shopping .



    aff oot for nae fun




  16. The Huns are deid, the Huns are deid, the Huns are effin deid hey!



    The Huns are deid, the Huns are deid, the Huns are effin deid hey!



    Seasonal songs CSC






    Merry Christmas to all you CQN’ers and lurkers!

  17. Those old enough to remember Robert Maxwell will recall how in 1986 as owner of Mirror Group Newspapers he stepped in and saved the Commonwealth Games but told us very day for 6 months how and why he did this in the Daily Record and Mirror titles, portraying himself as a man of the people and a national hero.


    He was the ultimate self publicist but his empire was a sham built on lies and deceit, the money he spent to prop up the Mirror share price belonged to the pension fund and was ultimately lost forever. He was manipulative and was a liar, a cheat and a conman and bullied those who tried to speak up.



    Every time Charles Green opens his mouthpiece I think of Robert Maxwell.

  18. It looks like Greenie is planning to take over from Brucie next year.


    If so, he’ll surely need to brush up on his cue reading skills and develop some charisma.



    ‘Aye lad, it’s reet naaas to see ye…to see ye…naaas. Eh up’.




  19. I tried unsuccessfully to explain the Celtic family to my wife…she wanted to understand and had a faint inlking of it from having attended some games, but the thing that cemented it was when I showed her this site. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  20. goldstar10



    10:59 on


    24 December, 2012


    Now Chuckles has given us many a laugh this year but he excels himself in this Christmas message to the downtrodden Bears.



    This is toe curling vomit inducing stuff.






    Shame on you for posting this rot. Should have come with a health warning. Consider yerselves warned…:-(

  21. A bit of xmas logic:



    Charles Green says there will be no The Rangers fans at the Dundee United game.



    Charles Green says that Charles Green will be at the Dundee United Game.



    Ergo Charles Green cannot be a fan of The Rangers.

  22. Dan, thanks.



    kitalba, they sure are.






    bournesouprecipe, too true.



    saltires en sevilla, straight back to you. Take care.



    16 roads, all the best.



    dksglen, cheers.



    Doc, thanks.

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