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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.

Issue 6 of CQN Magazine is currently being prepared; drop me a line if you would like to advertise, celticquicknews@gmail.com.

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  1. Ten Men Won The League on

    Seems as though Muslimovic’s agent was told last night that even if the player impressed during the week trial, they still couldn’t sign him until they shipped someone else out. His agent told him to pack his stuff at the 3* hotel that the Huns had put him up in, as they were offski in the morning

     

     

    Huge embarrassment for Rangers. Those 12/1 odds on TFPLG leaving are very tempting

     

     

    In other news

     

     

    If you are a foreign footballer and stamp on an opponent= 4 game ban

     

     

    If you are an Englishman and try to gouge an opponents eye= No ban.Move on Johnny Foreigner.Nothing to see here.

  2. By day I'm 'Mike in Toronto' but on Sunday 'I'm Neil Lennon' on

    Kojo

     

     

    I dont smoke. No drugs. No booze. No easy women (although, in my experience, there is no such thing) and no tatoos.

     

     

    Nice to know that I’m on the road to greatness. When can I expect my contract from Neil and/or Peter?

     

     

    What do you mean, I also have to have talent?! Damn!

  3. Blindlemonchitlin on

    RRC

     

     

    Bottled Jimmy Page sweat sells for a fortune on e bay.

     

     

    It’s particularly sought after by Necromancers and aspiring guitar gods.

     

     

    His whips go for a lot more.

  4. Doc is Neil Lennon says:

     

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:01

     

     

    HMRC have issued a winding up order on Portsmouth for a £1.6m ppound tax bill. I wonder how far they will go for £4m or £49m

     

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    I don’t think this is the same as the huns case. Portsmouth failed to pay money by an agreed date.

  5. Sandman Is Neil Lennon on

    bournesouprecipe says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:36

     

     

    Re Sam Torrance he posts on CQN regularly but nobody knows his Moniker

     

     

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    I knew I recognised the tone of KevJungle’s posts….

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    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.

     

     

    Issue 6 of CQN Magazine is currently being prepared; drop me a line if you would like to advertise, celticquicknews@gmail.com.

     

     

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    timbhoy2 says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:42

     

     

    Where is McKenna Park please,

     

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    TheOriginalSadiesBhoy says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:43

     

     

    philvisreturns says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 13:29

     

     

    You’re a bad, bad man :-))

     

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    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:45

     

     

    Is it true that Craig Whyte has been asking old ‘Arry for advice on tax related matters?

     

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    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:46

     

     

    And what’s this about Michael Ball getting fined for being a homophobic twat?

     

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    By day I’m ‘Mike in Toronto’ but on Sunday ‘I’m Neil Lennon’ says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:47

     

     

    Hello lads

     

     

    Noticed that a few of you were chatting about banjoes, etc.., and hope you dont mind me nosing in …

     

     

    Recently heard a bit from a local Glasgow band …. Julia and the Doogans … certainly not traditional folk music,

     

    but lovely quiet banjo and guitar sound …

     

     

    I dont know much about them, but think their music is lovely, so, just thought you might want to give it a listen …’Collide’ is quite lovely, I think…

     

     

    Anyways, better get back to working/lurking

     

     

    http://www.reverbnation.com/juliaandthedoogans

     

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    bournesouprecipe says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:51

     

     

    Portsmouth have been handed a winding up order by HMRC over £1.6m in unpaid taxes.

     

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    Vmhan Supporting Lenny! says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:54

     

     

    bournesouprecipe says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 14:25

     

    voguepunter

     

     

    There was a spammer posting under my hacked moniker first thing on Monday morning.

     

     

    Apologies if he was tetchy, and forgot you were an irascible vogue rogue.

     

     

    Ross Rogers on Main St, (ask for Chris) should get me back on the will in jig time.

     

     

    *grovels and sweats buckets*

     

    …………….

     

    Ya bliddy sook ye!

     

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    fanadpatriot says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:55

     

     

    Celtic supporter loses in extra time on Countdown

     

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    whitedoghunch says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:56

     

     

    Portsmouth issued winding-up petition by HMRC

     

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    Frankie Howard says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:56

     

     

    Up Pompeii

     

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    Vmhan Supporting Lenny! says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:57

     

     

    Tony / Bourne,

     

     

    Portsmouth are banjoe’d!

     

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    ASonOfDan says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:58

     

     

    Huseklepp…

     

     

    Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs over an unpaid £1.6m tax bill.

     

     

    The club’s chief-executive David Lampitt told BBC Radio Solent on Saturday that Pompey had failed to meet their last two payments of £800,000.

     

     

    Portsmouth are currently searching for new owners after their parent company, Convers Sport Initiatives (CSI), entered administration in November.

     

     

    Italian businessman Joseph Cala pulled out of a deal to buy Pompey on Friday.

     

     

    There is an urgency to complete a deal with fresh backers, as investment is needed if Portsmouth are to meet ongoing running costs.

     

     

    “This period, while we search for a new owner, was always going to be difficult from a cash flow point of view,” Lampitt said on Saturday.

     

     

    “The club does not have the funding that would have been there if our previous owner had been in place. It has been a difficult two months to balance the financial position of the football club.

     

     

    “We are in a difficult position and will remain in a difficult position until the ownership is sorted.

     

     

    “For the time being, it is a matter between us and HMRC and we have to manage that as best we can.”

     

     

    CSI’s administrator Andrew Andronikou said on Friday that he hoped to finalise a deal to find a new owner within a week.

     

     

    “The process of finding a new owner continues. We have got other interested parties, and we have had other interested parties all along,” said Andronikou.

     

     

    BBC South understands that any purchaser would need to provide £12m as proof of funds, and assurances they could meet another £20m in repayments to former creditors, Balram Chainrai and Alexandre Gaydamak.

     

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    Doc is Neil Lennon says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:01

     

     

    HMRC have issued a winding up order on Portsmouth for a £1.6m ppound tax bill. I wonder how far they will go for £4m or £49m. Just makes me think, any Newco that waddles like a duck, quacks like a duck must be a Hun Newco duck, therefore the Tax man will chase them for the debt. I mean if they wear light blue, play at Ipox, five fag burns, play the same music and have Rangers(sorry) in the name of Newco, the taxman will still cometh.

     

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    starry plough says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:03

     

     

    Bye Bye Hunnies, I would love to feel sorry for you but I just can’t as the Auld MAw was fond to say ” Cheaters never win”

     

     

    SPP

     

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    THE EXILED TIM says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:05

     

     

    Daftest bet yet.

     

     

    2 euro ew acca.

     

     

    Elgin top3

     

    Dumbarton top3

     

    Stokes top2

     

    S/land 7th or 8th

     

    B/ham top3

     

    Shef Utd top2

     

    Southend top2

     

     

    Just over 27k for the place

     

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    jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:05

     

     

    ASONOFDAN

     

     

    I think they call it the power of prayer!!

     

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    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.

     

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    ASonOfDan says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:08

     

     

    I believe the same defence was used at the recent Tax Tribunal…

     

     

    ‘A Wisconsin man accused of assaulting his wife claims a ghost was behind the act.

     

     

    The situation on Jan. 15 began with an argument between Michael F. West and his wife over the foreclosure of their house, according to a report by The Northwestern newspaper.

     

     

    West tried to strangle the woman twice, then told her to call the police, the report said, but as she reached for the phone, he punched her repeatedly in the face, giving her a nosebleed.

     

     

    When questioned by police, West first claimed his wife had gotten injured from a fall, then later said, “A ghost did it,” the newspaper reported.’

     

     

    He has been charged and booked into jail.

     

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    GiggsyBhoy says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:08

     

     

    timbhoy2 says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:42

     

    Where is McKenna Park please,

     

     

    —-

     

     

    Cardonald.

     

     

    HH

     

    Giggs

     

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    Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:08

     

     

    Portsmoth are owned by CSI? If only there was a joke about forensic accountants.

     

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    Art of War says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:08

     

     

    By day I’m ‘Mike in Toronto’ but on Sunday ‘I’m Neil Lennon’

     

     

    I can’t check that link just now as work’s `stop skiving’ software blocks it.

     

     

    However, i’m intrigued as i am a Doogan (dad fae Letterkenny) from Glasgow and never heard of them.

     

     

    Here’s hoping they’re worth a listen!

     

     

    HH

     

    AoW

     

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    tomtheleedstim says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:09

     

     

    Rangers fans should pray to St Drogo.

     

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    jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:09

     

     

    Mike

     

     

    Where do i click to listen to them?

     

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    voguepunter says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:10

     

     

    bournesouprecipe says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 15:29

     

    You’ll know this (and so will voguepunter) it used to be Greggs of Rutherglen before they went viral.

     

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    Indeed I do Sir,many’s a time we would have a wee glow,if you

     

    know what I mean?and try to ste………..barter with the gentlemen on the night shift of

     

     

     

    TheOriginalSadiesBhoy says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:19

  7. By day I'm 'Mike in Toronto' but on Sunday 'I'm Neil Lennon' on

    Sandman/BSR….

     

     

    Might I suggest that ‘sandman’ would be the perfect nom de plume for a self-effacing golfer? I claim my fiver!

  8. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. Mike in Toronto

     

     

    Hiya,pally?

     

     

    Yep..

     

     

    If ye follow those Points o’ Mine..

     

     

     

    Ye are guaranteed tae Excel in whitevah Career ye hiv

     

    commenced ,as a Young Man.

     

     

    In Jamesie’s case, his career happens tae be that o’ a Soccer Player..

     

     

    But..

     

     

    Even a Young Aspiring.. apprentice, in the Carriage Lamp Business.

     

    would also benefit mightily.. by closely following those Points to Greatness.

     

     

    An know that Ah did…

     

     

    and

     

     

    well..

     

     

    Look where Ah am Noo??

     

     

    Plenty o’ time, later, when ye hiv Made it… tae Sow Yer Wild Oats..

     

     

    When ye hiv the Money and the Time.. tae Buy the Farm..and kin

     

    afford the Time tae Mess Wi’ those type o’ Cereals.

     

     

    Maks sense tae Me.

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal..who likes ye aloater.

  9. Excuse that previous posting.

     

    It was down to my ignorance of technology.

     

     

    I was simply trying to point out that BI-LOCATION can not be too difficult.

     

     

    Guys like Eddie Smith & Willie Collum seem to have NO difficulty in being in two different places at the same time.

  10. On holiday in Lanzarote last year and looking at people in the restaurant and lounging around the pool, I would say 90% of them had a tattoo.

     

    I really felt out of it but quite glad I did. Body graffiti is not my cup of tea but obviously it’s very popular these days. Each to their own.

  11. The Portsmouth HMRC issue is not so much intresting for the amount involved, after all if the taxman is due his money he will get his money, it is still the most heinous of crimes, above all others, in Britain to default on paying taxes – kind of says it all about Britain when financial crimes are punished more heavily than a lot of other types, however I digress.

     

     

    The wording used in this report http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16706372.stm is pretty clear from HMRC, does this set a precedent for the future way HMRC will enforce the law!

     

     

    Vaultbhoy

  12. By day I'm 'Mike in Toronto' but on Sunday 'I'm Neil Lennon' on

    Kojo

     

     

    Are you trying to break it to me gently that I shouldn’t be expecting my contract in the mail?

     

     

    I mean, why wouldn’t Celtic want a 46 year old slightly overweight, shortsighted non-scoring striker? We’ve had a few who, except for the age, seemed to fit that description!

     

     

     

    Ah well… I guess I wont be quitting my day job.

     

     

    Yer pal …. who likes ye aloater too (even, if I dont always understand ye!)

  13. St Drogo (patron saint of the couponly challenged, his shrine sells joiner’s nailbags on chains) is also the patron saint of coffee shops, ‘pundits’, flim-flam merchants, snake-oil salesmen, venture capitalists and goggle-eyed fuds. He had a trial at Rangers today but said, ‘….bugger this for a game of soldiers! I’ve got standards!’. He’s gone on trial at Liverpool.

  14. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    Brummie Bhoy-As you said you would get Voguepunter a pint on Sunday,he will narrow it down for you to recognise him, and dress as “Benny” from that much missed Birmingham based soap Crossroads.He dresses like that most weeks anyway….

  15. Mike in Toronto – Your timing is impecable as i’m currently aff the gargle in an attempt to shed some of the poundage gained over Christmas and New year:( However for special occasions i’m willing to have a quick pint of Guinness so as not to upset my pals:)

     

    The LCBO are now selling Belhaven Best, check thier website for the stores that have some to save yerself a wasted trip, assuming you like the stuff???

     

    Bring the bhoys up anytime, although Sunday would be good as it’s the semi final etc.

     

     

    TET – cheers mate, i see they sell it in liquid form too, i might give that a lash.

     

    slainte

     

    tony

  16. fergus slayed the blues on

    Just heard BFDJ on unreal radio there saying ragers are not in ANY DEBT .

     

    How the hell does this guy get on the radio .

     

    hail hail

  17. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    RRC: says:

     

     

    Blindlemonchitlin says:

     

     

    24 January, 2012 at 18:2224 January, 2012 at 18:06

     

     

    Jeez, you guys are a couple of serial stalkers! if i were RP or JP I would be seriously considering a restraining order against you 2 guys :)

     

     

    I posted earlier about Zepperella, have you had a wee look?

     

     

    Yours in Zep….. HH

     

     

    pc67

  18. My dear,dear,dear,friend…HeadtheBall

     

     

    The Fact the Ye are no inclined tae be inclined tae

     

     

    Pit .. PERMANENT .. BLEMISHES oan yer Boady..fur really..

     

    NAE REASON , At Awe!! Tells Me Everything that Ah wid want

     

    tae Know, aboot yer Intellectual Qualit

     

     

    If somebuddy,kin up wi’ a reason tae Enjoin in this Silly Fetish..which

     

    The Tattooing Stuff his Turned intae.. then let Me Know!

     

     

    Pal.. Ye hiv a Giant Intellect..

     

     

    Use it for the Guid O’Mankind.. fur ye could be

     

    a Real Bad Yin.. If Ye Dinnae!

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal..who likes ye aloater.

  19. By day I'm 'Mike in Toronto' but on Sunday 'I'm Neil Lennon' on

    Torontony

     

     

    This weekend would be good if I can swing it …. the bhoys should win, and I’m not sure I could handle the little guy crying if we lost again (although, if we lose to Falkirk, I suspect he wouldn’t be the only one greetin’).

     

     

    I’ll check with the missus about the weekend …. yep, you read that right…. hadn’t heard from her since xmas….

     

    After that trial decision, I had my ‘Jerry Maguire’ moment …. best day of my career, and she was the one I wanted to share it with, so hopped into the car, drove out to KW, banged on her door, and shamelessly pinched the dialogue from the film (you know the bit …. ‘best day of our career… but it didn’t mean a thing ….)! Now Tom Cruise may be a bit of a loon, but he obviously has a good writer, as it worked a treat!

  20. My dear,dear,dear,friend…Mike in Toronto

     

     

    Na.. Ah wisnae trying tae Gie ye a Downer.

     

     

    Ah am no like that,pal.

     

     

    Howevahhhhhh

     

     

    Mebbe,if ye had read Aboot Ma Five Points tae Greatness..

     

     

    At the Time in yer Life.. when it wid hiv done ye the Maist good.

     

     

    Then.. Who Knows?

     

     

    Mayhap…

     

     

    Ye Could, Noo.. be The Manager o’ the Celtic…efter hiving a

     

    Brilliant Trophy Laden Career…Playing.. for ’em,at

     

    Parkheid oan the Clyde.

     

     

    Right?

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal..who likes ye mair and mairer.

  21. Brummie Bhoy says:

     

     

    24 January, 2012 at 16:55

     

     

    BB – I frequent Chapmans after most home matches – if you find VP’s patter too much to bear on a weekly basis(I know the answer to that but will let you find out for yourself) – then give me a shout and we can catch up for a drink or two.

     

     

    Cheers

  22. The Pantaloon Duck on

    googybhoy ♥ Celtic and Integrity says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 17:54

     

     

    I’m blushing :-)

     

     

    Sadly, I do have a life outside CQN – it’s called work -:((( and it ain’t exactly enjoyable just now… But I’m still here, still lurking, still hoping we’ll sign a goalie (said goalie being young Mr Forster), still wondering about Mo, still waiting for the Bellamy/Keane rumours, still humming… Oh-ohhh Victor Wanyama…

  23. fergus slayed the blues on

    smoke and mirrors says:

     

    24 January, 2012 at 18:45

     

    Is it a windea round

     

    hail hail

  24. By day I'm 'Mike in Toronto' but on Sunday 'I'm Neil Lennon' on

    Kojo

     

     

    Me as Manager? Sounds good to me….

     

     

    But lets give Neil the season before we tell him that I’m taking over …. that way, when he’s looking for a new job, and he is asked what he accomplished in his last job, he can tell his prosective new employers that he just won the treble, and pushed the huns into administration!

     

     

     

    Yer pal … who likes ye a loater too.

  25. Mike in Toronto – I assume you’re only sharing that story due to it having the the desired outcome, i rest my case:) would have been funnier if she telt ye tae bugger off and called the cops. Well done big fella, i’m glad it worked our for you and fingers crossed she understands how lucky she is; until you dump her of course:0)

     

    And as Gerry McGuire did in fact say “Show Me The Guinness”

     

    slainte

     

    tony

  26. Listning to snyde tonight with the Mark Vota chap, some good ideas and the like, I just wish someone would ask him if he can do something about the referees allowing the hammer throwers cart blanch to kick and assault the players with impunity, sort out theat and allow the players to play….Simples….

  27. ‘…campaigners are trying to make assisted suicide legal…’ (tonight’s news). The establishment will stop at nothing to help the Paris Buns!

  28. pedrocaravanachio67

     

     

    Way too old to be a stalker bud.

     

    I watched the zepparella video, I’m not a fan of tribute bands

     

    But singer can certainly get her lips around that lunch wrapper.

     

     

    Eye candy for sure, though

  29. glad it worked out Mike in Toronto..

     

     

    Tony stand him a pint for me please mate..

     

     

    BT

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