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. Blindlemonchitlin on




    Not live she didn’t. Check out JPJ at teh chanting around 2.30 in



    Led Zeppelin Battle of Evermore Seattle 1977 (JPJ Harmony)



    Whcih brings me to this, again.



    I’ve had occasion in the past to bromg to CQN’s attention that I, and none other, am the resident things on all things Zeppelin. Respect ma’ ‘authoritah.



    you and DBBIA are both on yellows.

  2. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:08


    Don’t tell Marvin anyone but he should be counselling Ran*ers supporters to pray to St. Jude.



    With regard to Portsmouth, I can’t say I have much sympathy for them either. I watched a Celtic You Tube video last week and in the comments section below a Portsmouth fan was telling everyone about how much Portsmouth’s fans hated Celtic.



    Tey’ll hate us even more when we buy them, move them to Glasgow and change their name. ;-)






    Stoke to finish in top 2 ??????????? A bit early for the Rioja no?

  3. lochgoilhead bhoy on

    Jungle Jim says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:19



    Did you ever track down that French film?



    Was it “Le Fantôme de la liberté”?



    “….One of Luis Bunuel’s most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes – most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on lavatories round a dinner table on, occasionally retiring to a little room to eat.”



  4. Just pledged some money to the Vanessa riddle appeal by text.



    Come on everyone get this story out wether by Facebook or word of mouth let’s do this!!!

  5. tomtheleedstim at 16:21



    St Drogo is also the patron saint of coffee house owners.



    You’re right, there is a Saint for everyone.




  6. ASonOfDan says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:16



    Your probably right,The Glen was a right rebel shop,JFK mural on the lounge wall etc.


    but Vogue has had a Celtic supporters club since




    Hail hail


    Two tim shops in Rutherglen what was not to like?

  7. Anyone interested? Need a rolled up trouser leg right enough…



    Head of Marketing – Scottish F.A. – Salary £45k plus attractive benefits package.



    Reporting to the Commercial Director, the role of Head of Marketing will involve both online and offline integrated campaign management, delivering strong campaign awareness and covering all areas of marketing including Digital, Media, PR and Events to ensure the brands of the Scottish F.A. are promoted and managed successfully. With responsibility for leading a team of Brand Managers and the Customer Services Department, you will have responsibility for defining the marketing vision and strategy of the Scottish F.A.



    What are the main responsibilities?



    • Establish creative and innovative strategic marketing plans to achieve the Scottish F.A.’s objectives.


    • Drive business growth through the delivery of successful marketing campaigns spanning on-line and off-line channels.


    • Design and implement creative and intuitive marketing campaigns.


    • Develop the team to ensure the delivery of brand identity and associated brand value.


    • Develop and execute a marketing plan to maximise awareness of matches and drive sales of match tickets.


    • Develop digital marketing capability across the team.


    • Oversee supporter relations in order to increase the supporter experience, engagement and loyalty.



    What about you?



    • Qualified marketing professional with proven experience of leading and developing a successful marketing function.


    • Effective leadership skills with the ability to drive team success.


    • Creative and innovative in approach with the ability to think ‘outside the box’.


    • Effective strategic planner but someone who can also implement tactical activities.


    • You will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of digital marketing to drive performance.


    • Experience of managing financial budgets coupled with the ability to operate and influence at a senior level.


    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  8. Blindlemonchitlin says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:22



    “I’ve had occasion in the past to bromg to CQN’s attention that I, and none other, am the resident things on all things Zeppelin. Respect ma’ ‘authoritah.”



    Oh Yeah?




  9. ASonOfDan says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:27



    I’d apply but only if there’s a good EBT scheme.

  10. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    ‘Actress and model Milla Jovovich, a fan of the store and its pasties, said in 2002 that she would be willing to become the “face of Greggs” in a new marketing campaign if the firm approached her, though no such approach was made’



    -what the !#*!

  11. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    Get buckets on the gates at the next home game. 50,000 there £1 a head = 50 grand. Simples!!!

  12. voguepunter



    Just pulling your leg, changed days now.



    The Glen was something else. “We are The Glen Bar CSC, we hate the Quarry bar and the Linn O Dee…”

  13. lochgoilhead bhoy on

    ASonOfDan says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:27



    Says it all – “….Oversee supporter relations in order to increase the supporter experience, engagement and loyalty”.

  14. voguepunter



    I think I told this story on here before.



    In 1967, I was working on the Bank (Royal ?) renovation on Main Street.



    It was around the end of May.



    Anyway, we sent the apprentice out for the rolls, probably Greegs, if it was there then.



    After a while, the lad came back to the hut and breathlessly announced that ” Bobby Murdoch was out on the street and he had his medal with him.



    Scatter from the hut and sure enough, there was Bobby and his proud wife, surrounded by a crowd of the good people of Ruglen.



    Seeing the Neil Mochan Collection link on here the other day brought it all back.



    We used to have a pint in the pub across the road, which had a Harp sitting on the bar, with a JFK picture in it.



    Was that the Vogue?

  15. For those who like a bet.


    I have just had a look at the oddschecker site and 2 bets jumped out at me.


    Hibs to finish bottom at 7/2


    Mccoist 1st to leave, 12/1.


    Incredibly good prices on both, i think.

  16. tomtheleedstim on

    Mort at 16.25


    Naturally I thought you were simply making that fact up but it does appear to be true. How bizarre.


    He is also the patron Saint of hernias. Why would a hernia need to seek divine intervention?


    Having said that, my hiatus hernia will need to pray to someone if I get my hands on the bleedin’ thing.




  17. Voguepunter @4.26



    Is Chapmans considered to be a Celtic pub? I have watched a few games in there recently.




  18. Latest news from Poland.


    Celtic have not made the offer concerning earlier move of Jarosław Fojut. Looks like the player will stay in Wrocław until the end of the season.

  19. thomthethim says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:32



    What bloody age do you think I am?


    67 I wasn’t even thinking of dogging school yet.


    Middle of the main st was The glen (young Glen


    ya bass) believe that had a harp on the way into bar.

  20. Is it just me, but when they are trying to get more people to the games the SFA shift the Cup Final to a Sunday to accomadate a CL Final that takes place at night?



    Still love Cup Final day when Celtic are involved, nothing beats it…

  21. With mention of mandolins & banjo’s:



    Was anyone at the Gerry Rafferty tribute at the Royal Concert Hall last night – it was tremendous. Fantastic musicianship and vocals all evening. A credit to all performers and to the great man himself!

  22. ASonOfDan says:


    24 January, 2012 at 16:35




    Thanks. That sounds more like it.



    There was another pub, just beside it, where the sun never shone. Would that be right?

  23. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    ASonOfDan 24 January, 2012 at 16:38


    Is it just me, but when they are trying to get more people to the games the SFA shift the Cup Final to a Sunday to accomadate a CL Final that takes place at night?



    I’m wondering what this means for us next season.


    Will we have to play the CL final on the Saturday and the Scottish cup final on the Sunday or will they not bother to move it in which case we’ll play the Scottish Cup final AM and the CL final PM?

  24. tomtheleedstim at 16:35



    Was just reading about some patronages and as Drogo had been talked about, I looked to see what he was patron saint off.



    I’m called after St Martin de Porres and among other things he is the patron saint of television and hair stylists.




  25. You had the Tower Bar one side, bhun pub…



    I remember when Bampot Paisley came over to open one of his weirdo churches at the back of the Main Street. The police followed everyone who left ‘The Glen’ to make sure there was no trouble as we were at home to Dundee Utd that day.



    We turned it into a game, out front door in the back door, In to the bookies next door straight through and out the back door of the bookies. It was magic… :)

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