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. Auldhied @ 12:19,



    True! Very true. Another aspect that gives me a real sense of hope was the acolytes who buy season tickets for Scottish Football clubs declaring – up with this we will not put.

  2. Auldheid – You would almost think they want to lose the referendum the way they are behaving.



    I don’t think they’re that Machiavellian. We’re just seeing what they’re really like: a party of busybodies, and petty authoritarians, who think they know better than the people who pay their wages.



    Most of them are political geeks who have little or no experience of working for a living outside politics, so how could it be otherwise?:



    It still beggars belief that people are describing the dog’s breakfast they are offering the Scottish people as “independence”.



    What kind of “independent” Scotland has 85% of its laws made in Brussels and its currency made in London?



    Not to mention that nobody has any clue how such an “independent” Scotland would be able to finance its share of the UK’s enormous debts. My guess is it would quickly be looking for bailouts. (thumbsup)

  3. Area 412 / KevJungle.



    I couldn’t name the premises on here, but if you want to know a touch more Paul will give you my email i’m sure. (circa1992-1998)



    Hun infested towns but it was good taking their cash at the time.



    If you know where Ian Botham stayed when on his fishing/shooting trips you’re nearly there -)))))

  4. Kitalba


    I cant get the bells of hell go ting a ling a ling out my head after putting it into youtube :))

  5. re comments on having someone having the balls to ban the daily ranger from paradise.



    I have little doubt those balls exist in CP but cant agree with the sentiment entirely. The bigger balls are the ones which are committed to allowing the press the freedom to do their jobs (even if they are incompetent). Banning them would make Celtic just like THEM – seeking, no, demanding a compliant and obediant press. We dont need that. I only hope the next generation of journalists in Scotland have more integrity than the current lot!

  6. 50 shades of green on

    so it seems as though the MAYANS were right.



    the world ends in 2012.



    well it did if your a hun



    bye bye scum, hope we never see you again.




  7. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on




    Meant to ask earlier since you were doing the regional round up,whit was the ‘Kulmaurnuck Standirt’ sayin’ about Death and the Midden?

  8. ‘Liquidated’.







    Let’s use that terminology over the current ‘liquidation’; which is too soothing for them. ‘In liquidation’ sounds somewhat anaesthetised.



    Whereas ‘Liquidated’ has that woderful aroma of termination.



    It has that air of FINALITY to spike them with; ‘You Huns are being LIQUIDATED’.

  9. Anyone who read the ‘Celtic across the Globe’ article in the magazine and wants to follow Greig Robertson on Twitter can do so @greigrob78 .

  10. On John McGlynn’s point –


    One change that would give every other club a realistic chance of winning the league would be to abandon the foolish format whereby every team plays each of its rivals four times a season.


    One home game and one away game per season is quite enough. There is no argument against the expansion of the top division now. The only reason for the format not having been abandoned before is that Sky demanded four matches between Celtic and Rangers every season. That factor is gone now. (Hooray!)

  11. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning!


    12:50 on


    1 November, 2012


    Personally I like “liquidised”……..then flushed away.




    wasnt the film “flushed away” about rats?



    sounds about right to me.

  12. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    Kenny Dalgleish on Talksport. Confirms my total dislike for him. In fact he has so many attitudinal similarities to Strachan it helps me realise why I can’t stand either of them.


    Thank God for Lenny!

  13. tomtheleedstim on

    Brother Bear ‏@BrotherBear1690


    Yesterday we went into liquidation, my timeline was full of bears talking about McCulloch signing on until he was 37. That’s what’s wrong.


    Retweeted by Law & Hedges

  14. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    On Lenny…



    Worth reminding ourselves that he came to Celtic on a pay cut in his Prime. He stepped in when other Managers failed/ were not interested.


    He loves Celtic … Genuinely so not a pretend ‘I love Celtic ‘ we have heard from previous managers..



    Just as well as there are a few jobs on the go or coming up in EPL that he would walk in to. If he did he could take half the team with him.



    The fact that he genuinely loves Celtic insures us against that.I hope Lawwell is ensuring Lenny is being paid well enough…

  15. South Of Tunis on

    philvisreturns @ 12 41 .



    Edinburgh becoming the Athens of the North in more ways than one

  16. Antrimkev



    I don’t recall seeing “The Rangers”, may have missed due to channel hopping – however I did hear the SSN presenter saying shortly before going to Ibrokes for an update (2-0) that they had won the league cup a record amount of times etc etc, as if to indicate that it would be a shock to hear that they were now 2 goals down at home to Inverness. Eh…NO. They are a NEW club. What the f**k do these guys not get about that? Particularly after it was announced the same day that oldco were liquidated! They only won their first away league game last week FFS!


    And while I’m at it, why can Aunt Sally still get away with wearing the 5 star tracky top? That’s like Neil wearing an old Third Lanark top on the touchline.


    When is the removal of any “link” to oldco going to be implemented? Surely HMRC and other creditors will have eyes on this type of flaunting of the oldco links.




  17. BT – Happy birthday amigo; free drink in the Toronto Celtic Club this weekend if ye can make it over;)?????





  18. Once A Bhoy..... on

    Oh how last nights result is hurting them. Back to counting attendances for a wee while. How galling it must be for their superiority complex to know ICT and their fans went to the big Hoose expecting to win….no giant killing for the Div 3 minnows last night.

  19. philvis



    where do you get the 85% from?



    How many times in the past ten years, for instance, has a legislative instrument of the EU been passed after opposition by the British government in the Council of Ministers? Apparently once in 2004, once in 2005 and once in 2006. That’s not many considering there were about 900 Regulations last year. The vast majority of decisions require to be approved by both Council of Ministers and EU Parliament; within Council the vast majority of decisions are reached unanimously. This includes the oft quoted foreign policy decision, which require unanimity in Council. Ergo, in the vast majority of instances, the UK Government retains a veto on legislation within the EU. The pace of legislation from the EU has also slowed down since its post Single European Act 1986 peak. The SEA strengthened the single market and was heavily backed by the British government of the time.



    More to the point, the Union can only legislate where it has a specific competence identified in the Treaties. With the exception of the last one, Britain has been a signatory to each and every treaty.



    I can understand you being anti-EU, without agreeing with you, but I don’t accept your analysis of particularly rampant legislative over-reach by the institutions.




  20. Someone on here said weeks ago there would be some big annoncements from celtic that would make the world sit up and take note.



    Think it was to do with planned chairty work, anyone remember that or heard anything ?



    Now is the time for celtic to move forward and show the world that glasgow does have 1 team who are above cheating and all the other stuff the huns do so well.



    God bless the celtic

  21. Steinreignedsupreme on

    CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever 13:31 on 1 November, 2012 79



    “I mentioned 2 already…KD and WGS”



    Both of them have done more for Celtic than you ever will.

  22. Ten Men Won The League


    13:33 on






    I believe it is later today at some point.

  23. Just read a piece in today’s ‘Herald’ by Hugh Macdonald, who is allegedly the Chief Sports Writer. It is about Tony Watt – he says that young Tony has only scored 1 goal this season.



    What about the 2 goals he scored against ICT at the end of August ya nugget?!



    He also says that we paid £80,000 for him – it was actually £100,000. The huns apparently offered the 80k for him. As if he was going to join them!



    Wanted to post a comment to put him right – it wont let me! Might send him an e mail.



    Yet another case of lazy msm churnalism.



    The rest of the article was qute complimentary ‘tho.




  24. Snake Plissken on

    Ernie Lynch



    I personally have met John Swinney. He is a good man I remembered reading he married in the Catholic church that is the only reason I know about his personal circumstances but having met and spoken to him I liked him and thought him a very decent individual.



    I suspect the answer to your question about how many Catholics have ever been in the SNP cabinet is none but not being fully acquainted with who they all are or have been in the past I cannot say nor do I intend to look it up for your personal gratification.



    I have no wish to divert the blog onto this topic. I was merely responding to the comments made about Catholics being in government cabinets. I repeat being religious or of one particular religion is no guarantee of good government or intelligence and I don’t vote for people because they belong to one religious faith.



    I also have no further wish to engage with you on this topic because I don’t enjoy being Ordered to apologize (to whom I am not sure) by you or anybody else because I support Scottish Independence nor do I enjoy being referred to as a Sock puppet as you once colourfully described me and my fellow Nats.



    I have better things to do today than talk about this. I was merely making a very valid point of order.



    So everyone, lets get back to laughing at Sevco.

  25. Ian Duncan Smith is a Catholic. Really? Yes. But I think he’s the kind of Catholic for whom Opus Dei is too wishy washy.


    And being a Catholic, he came up with Universal Credit.


    He’s an effin’ loon-atik.


    So, be careful what you wish for. You might just get IDS.


    : > )


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