A kind of transubstantiation


Bobby Clark was the first Aberdeen goalkeeper I knew.  He was thought of highly, until Jim Leighton and colleagues stepped the performance levels up a pace at Aberdeen.  He has two places in the history books, one for the longest period not to concede a goal in Scottish league football, which when established in 1971 was also the European record.  He was also the first goalkeeper in European competition to face a penalty in a penalty kick competition.

Back in the dark days of the late 90s I had a Celtic mug with the message ‘Records can be broken but history can never be changed: Celtic, first British team to win the European Cup, 1967’.  Bobby Clark lost his European record within months and at Tynecastle next week Fraser Forster can break his Scottish record.  Bobby’s place as first to face a penalty competition is his in perpetuity.

Records are harder to break than they should be.  People get nervous when they approach, but it will be enormously satisfying if Celtic can sail through 31 minutes at Tynecastle without conceding.

Back in 2011 and early 2012 practically the entire CQN community was discussing Rangers impending insolvency event as an absolute certainty, but we’ve never been the most impartial community.  It was not until Daily Record journos stopped applying to Our Hero for a job and suggested ‘this excrement is about to get real’ that the penny dropped in many places.

This included portions of the Celtic support, who responded to the ‘news’ with a Congo line at Inverness, at the same time forever changing the substance of jelly and ice cream; a kind of transubstantiation, if you like.  This was no longer a sweet, it is nourishment for the ages.

Now the same newspaper has been authorised to run a story that there is doubt over this month’s payroll – would they dare suggest as much without authorisation?  When your friends are telling you they can hear the bell toll, you know where this is heading.

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  1. Sevco go into admin, still get promoted, loose their high earners… What’s to stop them doing the same thing next season?

  2. weet weet weet(GBWO) on

    gordon_j backing neil lennon



    13:27 on 17 February, 2014






    Popping in to waterstones tomorrow



    If they have it in will you sign it ;)))




  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    14:00 on 17 February, 2014



    The whole set-up is a total joke….

  4. Blantyrekev 13.25



    We are both thinking the same thing.



    The laughing at them is not helping Celtic.



    Our actual attendees are down 20000 per SPL home match ,since we went out of the CL .



    There will be a Rangers in the SPFL in 1.3 seasons.


    They will fill Ayebrokes and be motivated like never before.



    Only CL income separates us at present.



    One championship win for them turns the whole thing arse over tit.



    I could scream at the blindness of the majority of our fans.



    Whilst there are 50,000 Zombies wanting revenge there will always be some form of Rangers playing at Ayebrokes.



    We had our chance to put the hose in their mouth.



    The board didn’t have the appetite for it.




  5. ernie lynch


    14:10 on


    17 February, 2014



    Yep. The share floatation granted £22M to Rangers International Football Club Plc. Which they then used to provide working capital to Rangers Football Club Ltd, who now owe them that money. (this is my understanding anyway).

  6. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Demolish Ibrokes and sell a keepsake brick a pound a time to each of their 500 million fans.


    How to prevent financial armagedon.

  7. SFTB



    I’ll be ordering dessert just because I find it funny. Whether the replica huns come up or not every single ounce of pian the replica hun fans experience on the way up the better. That alone makes me smile with mega gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.



    Plus I believe their is an internal debt between clumpanies/replica club that will require an asset sell off of some sort allowing ticketbus their cash back.



    MWD all just made up pwash apart from me getting jopy out of any replica hun hurting.

  8. IF Sevco go into admin they should not be double punished .


    They are not the same club.


    This would be their first administration .



    Please don’t fall for this Celtic.


    Don’t allow it to happen.




  9. ……………….administration and what league they will play in is the least of the unwashed probs….they are about to be placed in a sale and lease back agreement that will place a large Millstone around the unwashed neck….hahahahahaha braw…

  10. MWD



    I agree it is part of the entertainment and they are always worth laughing at. However, they are willing to feed off our ridicule and will put up with a lot to feed their myth.



    BTW, on a separate issue, McGrory1888, confirmed that I was spot on with my estimation of the crowd level yesterday, when you thought I was being happy-clapping optimistic.

  11. And into the bargain…



    Oooorrrrr attendances are down not jsut only because we do not have a replica old firm game anymore (although that sadly has something to do with it with some green replica old firm fans) buit alas because of the ill management of our PLC towards it’s support base.



    1. Cancelling fixtures for money making games abroad.


    2. Allowing games to be moved with 2 weeks notice.


    3. Living wage.


    4. GB removal and subsequent removal of Indy Bhoys the following week.


    5. Club/CSA/Affiliation’s private meetings to orchestrate campaign again GB only highlighted when 1 affiliation member blow the whistle.


    6. Clubs founding role in FoCUS and allowing police free reign within Celtic park.


    7. Club passing on personal info of indivisual supporters on request.


    8. fans being banned without a fair hearing and or proper communication.




  12. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    weeminger 14:17


    Sorry if I’m being a bit thick, but what would RIFC plc have to gain by accepting pennies in the pound from TRFC?

  13. GlassTwoThirdsFull





    14:01 on



    17 February, 2014





    This is the link about the non-relegation of admin clubs. The reasons given seem a bit flimsy to me – not exactly insurmountable issues……






    Aye I thought they were excuses not reasons.



    An excuse being when you can do something but come up with a reason not to.



    A reason being when you cannot do something and come up with a reason why.

  14. I don’t know if anyone else thinks that the Zombie who phoned Shortbread on Saturday was the “Kilmarnock” fan who called 5 live last year to moan about Celtic receiving too much praise when beating Barcelona. He claimed there wasn’t half the fuss when Rangers beat Lyon. A Celtic fan sussed him right away and i’m sure he put the phone down once his cover was blown. I’m sure it’s the same guy.

  15. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on





    13:59 on 17 February, 2014




    “Green has something huge up his sleeve….Mega…. Celtic will be left for dead behind us trust me ;-)”



    Chris Graham





    Someone should publish his musings. You know the kind of thing :


    “The Wit and Wisdom of Chris Graham”


    “The Little Book of Pish”


    “The Sevcovian Book of the Dead”


    “I’m OK, You’re Fu…” well, maybe not for this site…

  16. eddieinkirkmichael on




    13:02 on 17 February, 2014






    My facing memory of Bobby Clark is that when the Dandy Dons took the lead that the aforementioned Bobby held the world record for taking his time to retrieve a ball, and actually take a goal kick.





    I remember my Dad once talking to one of my uncles about him, I think we must have got beat as he was a bit miffed, to say the laest.


    Anyway I remember him saying Clark repeatedly picked the ball back up and continually wiped it before replacing the ball and doing the same thing again. At the time it made no sense to me as I was young, must have been around 1971-2, looking back it was obviously an inference that Clark was deliberately time wasting.

  17. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on





    14:01 on 17 February, 2014




    Guten tag champions ………….a fine day here in Lower Saxony……now if Charlooootie


    is being given the Green light ,so to speak….then oor Huntertainment will be truly braw…………aye awfy braw …..cue for the real Wordsmiths to set the scene ……braw





    I think you mean Guten Taig?



    Anyway – have a heart…some of us are guten-free… :-)

  18. bournesouprecipe


    14:24 on


    17 February, 2014


    You’ve got to hand it to the ole zombies for their undying support.





    braw ..I believe necrophilia was once considered ,a wee bonus for the Hangman ….”enjoying your meat cold!” hehehehehe braw

  19. glendalystonsils on

    Gordon J



    I’ve just ordered your book. I’m not much of a reader really, but my kitchen table has one leg that’s a wee bit shorter than the others >)

  20. GlassTwoThirdsFull


    14:24 on


    17 February, 2014



    I don’t know but I can see it being one of those convoluted accounting things that makes no sense. RFC Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of RIFC. It’s cash is the parents cash, it’s debt is the parent debt etc.



    I know the following isn’t fully correct but it gives an idea of how the figures might be twisted.



    So RIFC Plc gets £20M it gives it to RFC Ltd – it now has £0 and a -£20M on the accounts but the football club has £20M – overall the companies are all square.



    Cue several months later – the club has spent the £20M and now has £0M on it’s accounts. The Plc still has no cash but now has a -£20M on it’s accounts and is now in debt.

  21. BSR



    Let’s just humour them for a bit.



    What would leave us for dead behind them?



    Could only be a move to England.



    The only way that could be achieved would be to merge with an English club.



    Could Green arrange a merger with the likes of one of the Sheffield clubs?




    Doesn’t seem likely,but it would leave us behind for dead.




  22. traditionalist88 on

    I see the old CQN facebook page was hinting again at a British Cup etc



    If this is the only change being hinted at I would suggest that we take no part in it.



    Again we would still have no access to a level playing field financially – Scottish clubs would simply serve the purpose of providing cannon fodder for the wealthier clubs down south and really could do more damage than good.



    If that is all thats on offer I would politely decline and concentrate on methods to improve the standards up here.

  23. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on





    14:24 on 17 February, 2014




    You’ve got to hand it to the ole zombies for their undying support.






    I liked that. :-)

  24. The Honest Mistake loves being first on



    They’ll take control of the assets, sell what they don’t need and provide a football stadium and other parts of the infrastructure to the zombie zombies for ever more. A zombie cash cow.

  25. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    weeminger / The Honest Mistake


    Cheers. No doubt lots of spiv-plotting going on behind the scenes. Good!

  26. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on





    14:36 on 17 February, 2014







    “Very impressed with Craig Whyte so far, bleak times ahead for Celtic.”



    Chris Graham





    Surely some mistake? According to Amazon :



    “Bleak Times” by Tricky Dickens – A novel set in the post-industrial wasteland of Ibrox. A series of ill-judged comments return from the grave to haunt Christopher “Call Me Billy” Graham, an intellectual pygmy living in the cold shadow of greater and more successful men. Grotesque caracatures abound in this sinister tale of loss and mourning. Just when you think it’s can’t get any more miserable for Christopher, along comes an event that turns everything he loves to liquid. Meanwhile, across the city, his “enemies” eat ice-cream and call him names.

  27. traditionalist88-agree mate,we would lose more than we would gain through a British Cup,a hiding to nothing.

  28. TinyTim



    I was enjoying it, till you came on and started saying ‘there will always be a Rangers’ ;-)



    I think Chris Graham et all, are certifiable in the pursuit of a real Rangers. There is more chance of a floating casino (or was it a pitch?) than England allowing that toxicity near their non league tables.



    With regard to Celtic, I think a safe standing and other new initiatives will stem the fan drift, and secure a healthy .30k plus season ticket base, and we’ll prevail accordingly.



    The more upheaval and bereftness of investment there is, adds another title to Celtic, roll on Sevco in admin one.

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