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I spoke to one of the volunteers after the Celtic FC Foundation bucket collection two weeks ago, the first time she had been at Celtic Park, who said, “There’s a positive vibe about this place.  Lots of good people.”

That was despite all 50-something-thousand of us being wet to the core and shivering.  It’s good for someone to point out what we have grown overly familiar with.  At least four generations turn up at Celtic Park and the oldest of those attended as kids, when the very first Celtic fans were still around.

The football team is enjoying a generation of domination that is likely to become the longest in our history, but that is nothing more than an historical oddity.  The spirit of the Celtic Movement is far more significant and has seldom been in better fettle.

The Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal raised a record £240k this year.  As a result, 466 families in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Ireland received a significant Christmas gift.  50 vulnerable pensioners in Glasgow received a voucher to help them through the period.

The Simon Community were able to provide 120 homeless with a dinner at Celtic Park.  £10,000 was given to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital to assist those in over the festive period.

The Scottish Refuge Council and Refuweegee were supported in their work with welcome packs for every refugee who arrives in the city.  Gift and outings were provided for families supported by Glasgow East Women’s Aid.

A dinner was provided for the 120 aided by Glasgow City Mission, who assist homeless and socially isolated members of our community.  Support was also give to Loaves & Fishes, The Invisibles and The Wayside Club, both of who also assist the homeless.

Glasgow Night Shelter, who aid homeless men who cannot access conventional homeless services due to their immigration status benefited, as did the Elpis Centre, who provide similar assistance to young women.

The list goes on and includes similar organisations in Edinburgh, Fife, London, across Ireland and in Canada.

God help anyone who needed assistance from Celtic FC Foundation this Christmas.  Their struggles with be significant and there will be few joys in their lives, but whether it’s a welcome pack, a meal, clothing, shelter or a toy, you reached out to them.  And that’s more important than any treble.

Well done.  It is great to be part of such a community.

Have a great Christmas.

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  1. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    BANKIEBHOY1, DAVID 66, 50 SHADES.

     

    Good shouts, and some interesting angles. I am thinking the incarceration of the Green Brigade has to be amongst the early favourites, especially as some kind of crowd “scene” is… well, inevitable.

     

     

    Keep them coming everyone. Repost if you missed it earlier…

     

    … HUNDERBIRDS ARE GONE on 25TH DECEMBER 2018 6:04 AM

     

    Just wondering what nightmare scenarios for Celtic the Scottish Sports Media will be painting, in their rags and on the airways, on the eve of our match with the Govan Doppelgängers next weekend. Hmmmmmm, let’s see…

     

     

    … Rodgers to Man Ure at the end of the season? Too obvious?

     

     

    A group of senior players unhappy with Rodgers.. or Davies? Hmmm, can’t rule it out, but has perhaps been used too often in recent years.

     

     

    “Celtic Supremo” Dermot Desmond has links to something shady in Capitalist in Capitalism shock?

     

     

    In spite of only signing a three year professional contact with Celtic earlier this week, Karamoko Dembélé is in fact “jetting out” for contract talks with PSG/RB Salzburg/ a Chinese team.

     

     

    So CQNers, what’s your offering? Cyber pint or spirit of your choice, if your suggestion turns out to be the most accurate after Friday and Saturday morning’s rags are released.

     

     

    ?⚽️

  2. Paul67 et al

     

     

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Paul. Best wishes to all CQNrs past and present, and thoughts and prayers to those no longer with us, cherished memories for whom never to be forgotten.

  3. !!BADA BING!! on 25TH DECEMBER 2018 2:11 PM

     

    Timothy Weah from PSG signing on loan according to CM

     

     

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    He has just followed many of our players on social media. Normally means jobs a good un.

  4. Gerryfaethebrig on

    All the very best to every Cqner, posters and lurkers alike and many thanks to P67 for giving us the platform to agree/disagree on all things Celtic

     

     

    Cheers Gerry

  5. Hot Smoked JJ

     

    Just had the greatest tasting Christmas lunch ever. Hot Smoked Salmon fae Arbroath and scrambled eggs and avocado and home made bread toasted. Sensational lunch.

     

    Thank you for that Christmas present Jim.

     

    Enjoy Garrowhill with family.

     

    YNWA

  6. Very Merry Christmas CQN ?????????

     

     

    Timothy Weah is set to join Celtic on loan from PSG

     

    Celtic are set to win the race to sign PSG forward Timothy Weah on loan for the rest of the season. The 18-year-old, son of 1995 Ballon d’Or winner George, has struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel this season, making just two Ligue 1 appearances and none since mid-August. SPL champions Celtic currently lead the SPL by a single point from arch rival Rangers having played a game less, but are still seeking a replacement for Moussa Dembele who joined Lyon in controversial circumstances in the closing hours of the summer window

     

    Celtic sold Moussa Dembele to Lyon in August

     

    Weah has been inundated with with offers, including several Premier League clubs, but RMC reports that Celtic have won the race to sign the highly-rated striker with former Arsenal and Celtic defender Kolo Toure playing a prominent role in convincing the USA international to join the Parkhead Club on loan. Celtic face Valencia in the next round of the Europa League after they scraped through the group stages, despite losing their final match against RB Salzburg. Weah, who has scored one goal in eight senior international appearances, will be available to play in European competition and could make his debut against Airdrieonians in the Scottish FA Cup on January 19, after the winter break.

  7. Timothyweah

     

     

    I just want to take the time to talk to everyone about the decision my family and I made about going on loan this winter. First of all, I want to thank the fans for their constant support, as well as the coaching staff and my teammates, for keeping me in my mind and for me to always feel apart from this family. These few months were great even though I did not play much, I was always grateful for the opportunities I had at the beginning of the season because it opened many doors for me this winter. love you and I know you will go to the end and you will take the cup this year, god is with you all. For you fans “the ultras also of course” The stadium will miss me, as well as the energy that you bring to each game. I love you and God bless you. I hope that after these six months, I will be ready to return to the park of princes and give everything to be proud of being Parisian.

  8. Norrie

     

    Ok article, but the scraped through in our Euro group to face Valencia, bit annoyed me.

     

    YNWA

  9. Christmas is a time when folk become more charitable to others than at any other time of the year. Every day should be Christmas in terms of charity.

     

     

    Corinthians 13:4–8a

     

    (King James Version)

     

    Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth. (KJV)

     

     

    What a world it would be if every day was based on the spiritual aspect of Christmas day and the Christ message it reminds us of.

     

     

    As Jean Luc Picard said. ” Make it so”.

  10. I hope the other striker we get in,is a bit more experienced, said on these pages a couple of weeks ago, Jonny Russell might be worth a deal till end of the season…

  11. Don’t know much about Weah, but I am sure Brendan can develope what talent he has.?

     

     

    We still need another striker, perhaps with more experience.

     

    I would still add a right back and a centre half.

     

     

    Bring on the sheep and that bleating bearded McHunnes.

     

     

    D. :)

  12. Timothy on loan.

     

     

    Moussa sold for £20 million

     

     

    Big Stu sold for £7 million

     

     

    VVD money £8 million

     

     

    …….etc money, all divvied up into increases for the Old Firm PLC board, who blew £30-40 million CL money, because they dragged their feet over £3 million for a Hibs player.

     

     

    All the money to good causes came from the Joe Blogs supporters with buckets, standing in the rain etc, whilst the fatt cats swim in the gravy of the balance sheet.

     

     

    How many crumbs fell off the balance sheet, into the rain soaked collection buckets ?

     

     

    What would brother Walfrid, and the starvin, maukit faced weans, make of the balance sheet Capone’s ?

     

     

    Who are the “real” gullibilly’s ?

     

     

    Merry Christmas.

     

     

    ? ⚽ ? ?⛄❄ ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ✔

     

     

    Oot.

  13. 50 shades of green on

    Ye olde memory playing up here, but didn’t G souness get hoodwinked into signing George Weahs ( alleged) brother??? , and hooked him after 20 minutes, think it was at Southampton, or have I had 2 much Brandy butter with my Christmas pudd???

  14. BB

     

    Didnae know that. Last I was paying attention to English fitba, Gary was scoring regularly again. Changed my mind then. ?

     

    YNWA

  15. itscalledthemalvinas on

    Arselicking of the highest order today at Sandringham. Couldn’t believe it when the reporter said some of them turned up at 430am to see the workshy go to church !

  16. 50shades

     

    Think you are correct pal. Remember that myself. Hope Timothy is more like his da and less like his uncle.???

  17. I was hoping we would be bringing in someone who was match fit and scoring goals. At least Tim will be company for French Eddy.

  18. DD Mrs TT has an uncle now in his 9th decade who periodically visits the Dumbarton Harp Club, last night he was up in Dalmuir at some place called McIntoshes, are you aware of it.

  19. David66 at first Mass this morning the wee Father who’s now in his 9th decade brought a wean up tae the altar and said “this is what it’s all about”. As we were leaving he requested that during these difficult times to try and be nice to each other. I thought at the time as it neared 10:00 am, 3:00 pm hades time tomorrow at this time they will be in full flow with their hatred of all things Celtic no matter what colour or creed they are.

  20. Wheah wont be a trainee.He is coming to play.Why do we class players too young at 18,or 19,when no other country does.Rooney 16,Giggs 16,Milner 17 just a few.Funny that quite a few who are saying young Dembele will be in the team before the end of the season,are classing Weah as a project.Not much of a project if he is only here tillthe end of the seadon.