You, your Celtic heritage and Vanessa


I’m sure many of you will be aware of the Vanessa Riddle appeal which has featured in the comments page in recent weeks.  Vanessa was diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer in 2009 but after extensive and difficult treatment received the all clear 17 months ago.  Last month her parents received news that she had suffered a relapse and that no suitable treatment was available in the UK.  Treatment is available in Philadelphia at a cost of £500,000.

Although the diagnosis is only a few weeks old the fundraising effort to send Vanessa to Philadelphia has already raised over £137k with increasing numbers of people becoming aware of the need on a daily basis (CQN’er, Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan is not a man to be denied).

To help raise awareness and funds, Taggsybhoy has booked Jury’s Inn, Glasgow, two nights next month, one of which, Saturday 11th February, he will hold a Music Quiz for the CQN community, with all proceeds going to the Vanessa Riddle Appeal.  You may have heard mention of the appeal but if you have not caught the details take a moment to update yourself here.  Getting involved is as part of your Celtic heritage as green and white hoops.  Don’t forget to book for the quiz, there’s a limit of 70 people for the room so you can’t turn up unannounced.  We’re home to the Highanders that day.

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  1. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on




    What do you call the hotel that sits just behind yon square (piccadilly?) that the huns wrecked? There’s a car park beside it.

  2. hamiltontim says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:43




    Oh, how I wish more CQNer’s would deal with the ‘reallity’ instead of, counting down the hun-clock!



    Hail! Hail!

  3. hamiltontim says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:43



    What if Craig Whyte’s whole plan is to make money from liquidation and then walk away? In that scenario what if there’s nobody willing to take them on?



    Now I know that it’s unlikely that both would come to pass but if it was there’s nothing anybody could do about it. They would die.



    (although I suspect it would be a great opportunity for Dermot Desmond to take over and actually see a profit from investing in Scottish football).

  4. Magnus says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:40



    It was not a cut and paste, it was sent me (like I said). You still neglect to explain your infatuation with that innocuous post, is it difficult to do, or are you just trying to deflect something.. I note you still did not answer any of my questions of you. Whatever, I didn’t expect you to from all the past experiences. Still the next time you’re in Brisbane, give me a shout I’d love to catch up for a beer or two .



    I hope the rain stops soon in your part of the world, I heard you’re taking a pounding. You made my night again buddie, thank you and God bless.

  5. WDH



    Now, let me get this straight; you are walking over hot coals……



    ……on Burns Day !!




  6. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    I know this isn’t a job site, but in these difficult times ……… I came across this one, probably good for some of the guys on here with a fitba background who want to get involved a bit more – I hope this is alright Paul, but its got a fitba element involved and might interest someone.





    ROLE: Technical Administrator



    REPORTING TO: The Executive Committee with functional guidance from the National Secretary.



    An exciting and demanding role that will be based in Glasgow, however due to the nature of this sports governing body, travel outwith will be necessary from time to time. In this instance you must hold a current full UK driving licence. Weekend work will be necessary.



    This is a newly created position, the candidate will require an extensive knowledge of amateur football. The candidate will assist with the utilisation of modern technology to enhance the service currently provided by this governing body. Must be disciplined and articulate in all areas of administration as well as possessing excellent communication skills.





    Must be able to produce minutes and agendas for committee members.


    Must be proficient in standard desktop applications.


    Good communication skills both written and verbal.


    General administration.


    Must have experience at dealing with committees.


    Must have a full knowledge of disciplinary procedures relevant to amateur football.


    Engage in out of hours working activities.


    Have an understanding of Trophy competitions.


    To demonstrate a pro-active approach to the working environment.





    Blue Arrow is one of the UK`s largest recruitment businesses, dedicated to providing bespoke staffing solutions through a network of over 80 specialist branches and on-site locations. For over 50 years, our priority has been to work in partnership to secure long term relationships with our clients and candidates.



    Blue Arrow provides an extended range of permanent and temporary recruitment services to a variety of public and private sector clients in the following areas:



    – Industrial & manufacturing


    – Distribution & warehousing


    – Driving


    – Office


    – Call centre


    – Catering & cleaning




    Vacancy Summary


    Job Type






    Glasgow, Clydebank, Coatbridge, Motherwell, Paisley, Dumbarton, Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Falkirk, Edinburgh, Hamilton, Glasgow City, Glasgow


    Start Date


    2011-12-23 00:00:00




    Permanent job






    Ref No:




    Date Advertised


    24 Jan 2012

  7. Kit


    If you post at length expect a response as to it’s worth.



    If you don’t expect a response don’t post.



    Works for me. As you would have observed.



    Sleep well.

  8. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on




    Got it.







    I highly recommend Sachas,its just behind the main square,bags of character,big circular underground bar and it must’ve been reasonably priced if I kept going;)

  9. KevJungle says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:49


    hamiltontim says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:43



    I agree the reality is that they will continue in some form or another. I just don’t think it’s as guaranteed as you think maybe about 85:15 towards them still being around.

  10. RIichie


    every hospital in Glasgow has extensive medical history on me- they know me by sight


    first name moniker and blood type.

  11. South Of Tunis says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:41


    Albert Kidd —–



    ” It was a Saturday in May 1986 ”



    Great day.



    My memory is of this game taking place at the same time as Chernobyl it was pretty wet and all the talk was about the fallout.We paid in it was not a sell out,and the scenes after the game were incredible with all the cars sounding their horns,it was a day that will stay with me forever,

  12. weeminger says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:58




    The huns will always be right at the forefront of Scottish football! IMO!



    I’m not too privvy with politics but, I think there seems to ba an awful rush for Scottish Independance ?



    To cut a long story short…I think the Scottish government will pay the hun tax bill under the table!



    Then when the government is reformed or, whatever structures are put in place after independance…WE will pay the hun tax bill out of our own pockets! IMO!



    Hail! Hail!

  13. .



    Just tried to Replicate the Naka Moving Bus..Free Kick..



    Without the Moving Bit..



    Put Hoola Hoop 10ft Up on My Used to be 12ft Hedge now about 20ft..Ha..Stood back 10yrds..



    I Used to think l had a Not bad Right Foot..Jeezo it Was Hard..Thank Ghod the Hedge Does Not Move..:O)







  14. KevJungle says:


    25 January, 2012 at 11:07



    That’ll never happen. It couldn’t possibly be kept totally private and then it’s open doors to every other Scottish ‘institution’ that’s (or gets) in trouble, of which there are many.



    I think the closest we might get to that scenario is Glasgow City Council buying Ibrox and leasing it back to them.

  15. ASonOfDan says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:22



    Wotte has the same problem as Regan, Doncaster and the rest who have come into Scottish football over the years. They can have the best, most progressive idead to move the game forward but because of who they work for and report to, they cannot sell these ideas to the self-interested dinosaurs who run our clubs, leagues, organisations etc.


    Everyone knows what’s wrong, there are many solutions that could improve the game, but they all require to be tailored to suit the self-interest and therefore lose impact.


    Hopefully the administration/liquidation of two of our top clubs in the coming months is the rocket under the backsides of those holding the game back that is desparately needed. But somehow I doubt it.

  16. KevJungle



    “I think the Scottish government will pay the hun tax bill under the table!”



    Why would the Govt pay the huns tax bill, what earthly reason would they have for doing that??



    They’re a fitbaw team no more than that apart from in the eyes of their own deluded supporters.



    You’re giving credence to the “we arra peepul” mindset and to to suggest that the SNP are rushing towards independence just to save the huns beggars belief!!



    Yer Pal Starry!!

  17. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on



    is the large hotel at picadilly the ramada, it has a multi storey next door

  18. I’m Neil Lennon (tamrabam)says:



    25 January, 2012 at 11:18





    is the large hotel at picadilly the ramada, it has a multi storey next door





    Yes it has changed names again.. it is known locally as the Piccadilly.


    Sachas is at the bottom of Tib St. Can see why the Huns wrecked it.

  19. CW..Whats wrong ally?



    WFPLG.[head in hands greetin}..I identify them, ah watch them play,I like them,I want to sign them…but see that bit at the end when we ask them fur money ….can we no change that bit? FFS!!!

  20. weeminger says:


    25 January, 2012 at 10:50




    I’m unsure of the form that they will take, but rest assured, in 3 or 5 or 10 years time there will be some morphed version of RFC that they will still be following.



    Still singing the same songs and spouting the same bigotry and hatred.

  21. KevJungle & Kayal33



    Reserve League was scrapped as certain PL clubs were moaning about the cost.



    I have argued for years that this country can only sustain two leagues, anything below should be amateur/junior and if you get the chance to come up you go professional or forfeit your place.



    Still think a Celtic U21 team in Div 3 would pull in thousands at the gate for these clubs. Hopefully the rangers first team will be playing in that Division next season…

  22. ASonOfDan –



    Good shout – that would give us a Glasgow Derby next season, then at least 2 quiet years, before they re-appear back in the SPL.







  23. ASonOfDan says:


    25 January, 2012 at 11:26



    Since they (other clubs) don’t want us to have a B team in the lower leagues, and they don’t appear keen on any agreement that links us with a lower league club and loan them 5 players per season, we should link up with a lower league club in England and give them up to 5 of our players per season.


    Probably more beneficial for the players and the club as they will be playing at a higher standard than in Scotland.

  24. Funny stuff from FF:




    Re: Anyone else finding our current situation is starting to affect their lives ?






    Taking the bait not the Rangers way mate.





    When I heard we had sent Enar Jaager home without a deal I volleyed the Cat.





    I know mate, and I’m usually able to keep my counsel but just snapped today



    Walked away from a Motherwell fan who was trying to take to me about it yesterday as well. Not at the wind-up, just totally sickened to have to go over it again.





    Yes!! Im like a Bear after reading certain things everyday! Snapping at my Girlfriend for silly wee things just becuase the reported goings on at my club is killing me at the moment! Clarity and positivity moving forward is very much needed




    it just gets depressing. we need a lift….and selling Jelly is just gonna make it worse!!!





    Can’t concentrate at work snapped at my wife really bad last night.


    In general just losing my temper all the time.



    I am actually thinking about going to see a doctor tomorrow before I do something stupid.





    a Yid on the wind up, you should have gave him the fish hook



    yes, its affecting my life as well. Like all Bears I am worried sick.



    Just want this nightmare to end.





    It affects me when talking about football however, when I’m around scum fans I don’t bite even though inside I’m burning and cursing and raging!




    Feeling is akin to an animal in a trap, trying to gnaw its leg off these last few years. Even with title wins.