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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. Tontine

     

    MacIntoshes is a bar that the darkside of Dalmuir frequent It is owned by a Drumchapel bluenose. Tell him to go round the corner to Horse and Barge next time he is here. The home of Dalmuir Emerald CSC

     

    Will be in Dumbarton Harp CSC on Friday from 3pm. Tell him to get down and I can buy him a dram.

     

    Happy Christmas

     

    YNWA

  2. Timothy Weah is heading to Celtic Glasgow. The trained player #PSG will join Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic coach, very important in his decision. Kolo Toure, one of Brendan Rodgers’ assistants, also found the words to convince the player. (RMC)

  3. D17

     

    Hopefully Tim is a good Christmas present.

     

    Throw him in at Pittodrie tomorrow wi his mate Odsonne.

     

    YNWA

  4. Merry Christmas Paul67 and all CQNers posters and lurkers.

     

     

    Cheers Delaneys Dunky for the name check, always like to keep my ear to the ground ??

     

     

    HH

  5. Catman

     

    As soon as you posted your cryptic post last week, I googled PSG Squad. Weah was the only Tim in it. Bang on the money again sir. Keep yer lugs open.???

  6. Tontine Tim at 4.12pm

     

     

    That’s what I mean the hatred of all things that are not orange is Hunbelievable.

     

     

    Even scoring a goal, should be a joyous occasion but for these twisted fellows.

     

     

    I pity them more than anything. Life is sacred and should be enjoyed.

     

     

    D. :)

  7. Just heard the perfect Christmas tune.

     

    Half the world away.

     

    I been lost I’ve been found.

     

    But I don’t feel down.

     

    Oasis CSC

  8. Very pleased with the news that Celtic are able to line up another multi millionaire player on loan in Tim Weah from PSG

     

     

    A unique club in the backwater of the Scottish league potentially Weah could ‘ignite’ our season which already adorns the only trophy winnable.

     

     

    Maintaining links with Europe has served Celtic well in the EPL and France and will ensure the dominance we have.

  9. BSR

     

    Start him wi his mate Odsonne at Pittodrie tomorrow. Lets do the Dandy Dons. The harder match of our next two.

     

    YNWA

  10. Can’t play any new guys till after winter break,nothing to stop them training with us though…

  11. Very pleased with the news that Celtic are able to line up another multi millionaire player on loan in Tim Weah from PSG

     

     

    A unique club in the backwater of the Scottish league potentially Weah could ‘ignite’ our season which is already adorning the only trophy winnable.

     

     

    Maintaining links with Europe has served Celtic well in the EPL and France and will ensure the dominance we have.

  12. Most difficult game of the season since Hampden is tomorrow and Celtic need to turn on the away magic, against our oldest enemies.

     

     

    Steadying wins at home after our Easter Rd reverse, Celtic will surely use Tom Rogic while we can, as the ace in pack.

     

     

    The game at the weekend just isn’t as important as some would like it to be, Sevco are a poor side that will drop points where Celtic and Aberdeen won’t.

  13. glendalystonsils on

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 25TH DECEMBER 2018 5:11 PM

     

     

    Correct as usual. Hunnybuns scraped it v St. J but won’t get away with it too often . League table in May will read:

     

     

    1 Celtic

     

    2 Aberdeen

     

    3 any one from Kilmarnock , Hibs , Sevco.

     

     

    GlenPetulengro CSC

  14. GlenDaly

     

    Think the end table will read

     

    1 Celtic

     

    2 Kilmarnock

     

    3 Aberdeen

     

    4 Tribute Act

     

    Stevie Gee sacked

     

    YNWA

  15. glendalystonsils on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 25TH DECEMBER 2018 5:45 PM

     

     

    I think even third place will see Stevie baby getting his jotters. He’ll no doubt blame the referees for being biased against Sevco! LOL!

  16. Glen D- met an old maths teacher of mine at the game on Saturday, who is Glen Daly’s son.Really nice guy,who told me some interesting stuff re The Celtic Song.HH

  17. The day that Bing Crosby and David Bowie were put together was genius.

     

    Peace on Earth?

     

    Can it be?

     

    YNWA

  18. Glen Daly

     

    Stevie Gee sacked would be bad for us.

     

    Think he hisnae a clue how to manage a fitba team. Happy Days to be a TIM ?????????????????

  19. happy christmas one and all.

     

     

    said in a dickensian rumble.

     

     

    onto young weah. meah.

     

     

    underwhelmed to be homest. i want us to sign experienced men, with winners medals and hundreds of games to get us to title 8, post haste.

     

     

    the kid weah, yes he is at psg, yes he kept up by cavanni, mbappe, and the ugly cheat.

     

    howevea, is he better or equal to moussa or eddie at the same age ? as good as paddy ? as good as mikey ?

     

     

    is there an option to buy ?

     

     

    to be frank, he really hasnt done much so far, and its the USA he represents not France.

     

     

    he might never even have played with our eddie.

     

     

    to reiterate, if we are using short term loans i want players that have the desure and experience and the tools to get us that 8th title.

     

     

    usual caveats apply, if the bhoy is brilliant, then he gets my full support.

     

     

    cmon you bhoys in green.

  20. glendalystonsils on

    !!BADA BING!! on 25TH DECEMBER 2018 5:53 PM

     

     

    I chose my moniker because it’s such an iconic song and gets the heart racing as the Bhoys take the field. The huns have nothing to compare with it.

     

     

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 25TH DECEMBER 2018 5:58 PM

     

     

    You could say the same for any of Sevco’s previous previous dead-loss managers , not to mention their squinty eyed chairman.

  21. Catman.

     

    If you are still lurking.

     

    Thanks for all your scoops, in the past season.

     

    If I tell my bhoy any gossip about Celtic, the first question he asks, is, did it come from Catman?

     

    Hail Hail

  22. A very timely article Paul. What people give in terms of time and money can make a difference. We all win when these efforts improve our society. Merry Christmas to the good guys.

  23. B.P.

     

    Thanks B.P.

     

    I’ve had a lovely day, up since 5 with the youngest.

     

    Spent it with family, I consider myself lucky today.

     

    I hope you coped OK today, I know you would have been thinking of those who weren’t with you today.

     

    Hail Hail

  24. SAINT STIVS on 25TH DECEMBER 2018 6:04 PM

     

     

    I hope we sign another striker. Weah comes with pedigree but Scottish football will be a culture shock for him, still a fair chance he could go the same way as Musonda. And we need to have one eye on next season so now is the time to invest hopefully if the right player is available.

  25. KingLubo

     

    Ian Dury was a genius. Thanks for reminding me how genius he was. Magical

     

    YNWA