2 European Cups and 10 in a row


I may have told you this before, apologies if I’m repeating myself.  Around 20 years ago, in a TV studio minutes after a Rangers victory, a former captain, Terry Butcher (what ever happened to him?), told the audience, “David Murray will not stop until he’s won two European Cups and 10 in a row.”

Use of the personal term “he”, not the club name, struck me.  Murray was personally invested in this matter.  Such a burning desire did not make David Murray a bad person, he owned the dominant club in Glasgow, but the team he was dominating had all that glorious history.  If the boot was on the other foot, you’d want the same.  I would.

Perhaps if Jock Stein had stayed at Hibs, Celtic would have stayed in mediocrity, David Murray would have had a more affordable dream and the liquidation of his club would not have been necessary.

You know it’s true…….

On Tuesday’s STV report that Hearts manager, John McGlynn, said:

“How many fans would think they could win the league if Celtic weren’t in it at this stage? All [clubs’] fans would.

“That would cause great excitement and I think it would bring fans back to the game, at the lower clubs.

“If you look at the rest of us outside Rangers and Celtic, we’d all fill our stadiums if we thought we’d realistically have a chance of winning the league.”

There are screeds written and spoken about our game but the McGlynn Plan is the most productive comment I’ve read all year.  Well done to STV for the report, hopefully they will put the same questions to others in the league. This is the most important question for Scottish football right now.

It’s time for these clubs to throw off their downtrodden ways and genuinely compete for the Scottish title.

Still looking for a ticket for Celtic v Barcelona?   Equally keen to acquire a Wee Oscar wristband?  A CQN’er has very generously offered his ticket for next week to raise funds for the Wee Oscar Campaign.  You can bid for the ticket/wristband package on ebay.

Tell everyone who asks you for a ticket to bid on the auction.

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  1. RogueLeader


    10:32 on


    1 November, 2012


    I had the dubious “honour” of actually being in attendance at Snake Mountain last night and I left absolutely raging.






    RL, what circumstances sees a good celtic man like yourself in attendance at the Edwardian toilet block ?



    did you get sent a free ticket ?



    but seriously, not at any stage of my life, could I ever sit in their company.



    what gives, pray tell ?

  2. The point of mentioning the Daily Record and the Sun and the Herald is to say that as long as they completely blank or down play the liquidation of Rangers then the illusion continues that they are merely suffering a small inconvenience. Remember their new logo “Then,Now,Forever”, they don’t think anything has changed and until the media in the mainstream finally open the gates that’s the way it will stay. Radio Clydes resident clown Gordon Dalziel continues to perpetrate the Old Firm nonsense in the present tense and no one seems inclined to remind him that the “old firm” is no more. One half is thriving in the Champions League and the other half as was is in the throes of liquidation. The bootleg rangers have no more claim on the history than a team playing in the park.

  3. Saint Stivs – Helping a friend out. He was supposed to take his son to see them but he got stuck at work. I said I would take him rather than disappoint the wee man down. The things you do…..

  4. That 9.46 post had me wondering what the reaction of Oldco fans would be if we constantly referred to the former Club as their Old Firm? Hmmm….


    Naw. I`ve stopped wondering.




  5. End of an era as Oldco Rangers go into liquidation


    1 Nov 2012 08:42


    THE curtain came down on 140 years of history yesterday as Oldco Rangers were formally liquidated at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. wot can i say nothing except ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  6. mrob1967



    10:40 on 1 November, 2012



    ‘The point of mentioning the Daily Record and the Sun and the Herald is to say that as long as they completely blank or down play the liquidation of Rangers then the illusion continues that they are merely suffering a small inconvenience.’





    And mentioning them on here isn’t going to change that.

  7. RL


    So the father was willing to put work before his son but you were not willing to let the young fella down? Celtic supporters. Rangers supporters.






    PS The above was written with a smile so don`t take offence . I am sure your mate , Rangers aside, is a good enough guy and your actions might even persuade the young one to support a truly decent Club!

  8. JJ,



    a personal favourite of mine.



    I think it was Badgeman of CM fame who came up with idea (apologies to those responsible if i am wrong).









  9. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Jungle Jim 10:49 on 1 November, 2012



    That was when big Jock was going through his Star Wars Phase…

  10. The news is spreading like wild fire…



    The Galloway Gazette



    Oldco Rangers move into liquidation




    Oldco Rangers have formally entered liquidation after the move was approved by a senior judge.





    Insolvency firm BDO has been appointed to wind up the company, now known as RFC 2012 plc.



    The move brings to an end the period of administration by Duff and Phelps, which began in February this year. The Glasgow club went into administration after the taxman lodged a petition over the non-payment of tax to the tune of millions of pounds.



    Liquidation was given the green light by judge Lord Hodge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, after a day-long hearing on the issue.



    Duff and Phelps had gone to the court seeking an order to end the firm’s time as administrators and asking for the oldco to be handed to liquidators. The court heard that the move, opposed at this stage by lawyers Collyer Bristow, would involve the handover to liquidators of £1.7million in cash and other assets.





    The club was consigned to liquidation in June when HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who are owed up to £94 million, rejected an offer to creditors.



    Duff and Phelps sold the business and assets of Rangers to a consortium fronted by Charles Green for £5.5 million when the Company Voluntary Arrangement was rejected. The sale relaunched Rangers on the pitch while the original company, renamed RFC 2012, headed for liquidation.



    Earlier this month, Duff and Phelps revealed that creditors had approved the end of the administration process. It is understood that Malcolm Cohen and James Stephen of BDO have now been appointed joint interim liquidators. Part of their role will be to work to recover funds for creditors.



    Duff and Phelps previously stated that liquidation will not affect the current operations of The Rangers Football Club in any way. The new club, which is in the Irn-Bru Third Division this season, is a “completely separate entity”.



    Paul Clark, joint administrator, said in a statement: “As administrators, our primary function was to keep the business going and effect a sale of the Club in order that it could continue, while maximizing the return for the creditors. These objectives were achieved. It will now fall to the liquidators to realise any further potential funds that may go to creditors. We have worked closely with the liquidators over the last few months to ensure an orderly transition.”

  11. Happy Birthday Blantyretim,give Bada Bing a shout on fire safety before you light


    them candles.HH

  12. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Gerry S 10:48 on 1 November, 2012



    We’ll have no problem striking a deal with a certain supermarket as suppliers.

  13. The Montrose Review:



    Oldco Rangers has formally entered liquidation after the move was approved by a senior judge.





    Insolvency firm BDO has been appointed to wind up the company, now known as RFC 2012 plc.

  14. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on







    Gamal Abdul Nasser (Egypt) had approx 5,000,000 at his in 1970, I think.



    No doubt some more knowledgeable CQN’er will keep me right.

  15. I will be delighted if we never meet Sevco this season. They are the only ones who will gain from it.



    Laptop Loyal fueling the illusion we need them, Chuck and Ally spouting pash, zombies in full hate mode.



    They are desperate to meet us and gain income from it. Me? I am looking forward to Barca, Benfica and Spartak.




  16. The MSM playing down Rangers` Liquidation does not alter the fact. I know, you know and they know. Let that keep you warm this winter.






    Off out now (cycling. Cheerio



    PPS Happy Bithday BT. You must be a lot older than I thought if you have surpassed your waist-line 0:-)

  17. Despite the joyous times that Celtic are experiencing, my thoughts today are with the family of the murdered prison officer in N.Ireland.


    We had all hoped that this sort of brutality had been confined to history.


    These cardboard republican thugs are only a hindrance to the progress that will inevitably lead to the re-unification of Ireland. They are more interested in their own vested interests & local power than they are in the greater good of their community.


    I hope they are quickly behind bars.

  18. Tutti i Santi !



    Wee 2 day holiday — way down south . Clear blue sky , big sun , a chill wind .



    They have been liquidated but the illegitimate fruit of their loins is given big licks on here . Who gives a fig about a bunch of 4th tier no marks ?. Old Firm fans -eh ..



    Ignore them — treat them with the contempt they deserve . They will absolutely hate that[ same thing applies to the hun media ]



    ” the best way to deal with a wasp is to stick a gooseberry up it’s butt ”



    Nina Simone CSC — Way down south.

  19. kitalba



    11:04 on 1 November, 2012



    The Johnston press owns the Scotsman and numerous local papers in Scotland.



    They pad out the websites of the local papers by linking them to Scotsman stories under ‘national news’.

  20. The Galloway Gazette -))))))



    I made that rag once………………………………selling drink after-time !

  21. I just can’t get this song out of my head, can’t remember all of the lyrics but it went along the lines of…



    “The bells of Hell go ding-a-ling-aling







    The bells of Hell go ding-a-ling-aling


    for you, you….”

  22. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    One of my wee girl’s Godfathers is a decent follower of the mankies and he said to me at the weekend it had been a horrible year for them.



    He is a manager at Comet.



    Mate, it just got a whole lot worse.

  23. Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning!



    11:05 on 1 November, 2012



    Well it’s a world record for Govan.

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