Celtic prepare for the People’s League Title


A year ago Scottish football was gripped in debate over the audacious plan by Craig Whyte to liquidate Rangers and ask the SPL to parachute a phoenix club into the top flight.  No one had ever previously made such a suggestion but Whyte found common ground with many around the game, who had good reason to adopt his strategy as their own.

I remember St Johnstone manager, Steve Lomas, telling radio listeners, “For financial reasons our club just wants Rangers [sic]back in the league as soon as possible”.  St Johnstone were not alone, every club were forced to recalculate cash-flow projections and discuss consequences.  The same was true in the media.  Journalists, advertising sales people and everyone else working for a commercial media company, to some extent, can relate their job security to interest levels in the Scottish game.

The people had their say.

No to Newco was the rallying call, first at Celtic but then across the Scottish game.  Many Rangers fans (perhaps even most) wanted no part of Whyte’s plan and wanted the phoenix to start at the bottom and work their way up, although for some the outcome was a denial of their God given rights.

It always amuses me when people leave ‘only in Scotland’ comments on CQN.  Football is notoriously corrupt across the globe and has been for most of its existence, but there can be few league titles anywhere decided so democratically.  The people said “no” and denied the generals running our game, some of whom believed some less-competent generals winning control was an “Arab Spring”.  Much to their dismay, they soon found out what Scottish football’s Arab Spring looks like, and it didn’t involve a tin-pot chairman re-writing the rule book.

I have loved every second of this league.  It will go down in my memory along with 1988 (when far fewer of us attended Celtic Park), 2001 and 2008.  When the league title is won, fans of every club who ensured rules were not re-written deserve a moment of satisfaction.


The current CQN server was commissioned in June 2011.  When we approached the annual renewal time last year, like a lot of the media companies mentioned above, I thought, with no Rangers, interest will fade, there’s no point increasing infrastructure.

The traffic peak we endured in May 2012, when the server played its part in some major issues, hasn’t been matched since, but server resources continue to be stressed.  Last week I bought three new servers (we now have three physical and one virtual) and shortly after full time at Tannadice tonight, our man Andrew in Belfast will bring the system down and start the migration process.  We will be offline for a few hours.

After we’re back your existing user accounts will remain active.  The domain name (celticquicknews.co.uk) will point to a new server (IP) address but it can take hours (or days) for each internet service provider to update their records.  As a result, celticquicknews.co.uk might not find the new server immediately.

Once we are live I will let you know the server IP address (a series of numbers you can type into your address bar), which will enable you to get onto CQN before your ISP has updated their records.  Check Twitter (twitter.com/cqn)  or Facebook (CQN-Magazine) for the address.

Let’s hope it goes smoothly…….
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  1. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    estadio nacional



    13:13 on 19 April, 2013


    67Heaven 13:10



    Old firm fan then LOL









    dooooooooooooohhhhhh…….LOL……HAIL HAIL

  2. traditionalist88 on

    No chance of the Dundee Utd v Motherwell game getting called off then due to adverse weather conditions?! Wheres the blizzards when you want one…




  3. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    I have a question is Charles Green actually on garden leave or is that just wishfull thinking on the part of some CQN posters ? H.H.

  4. Just read the article



    All this technical stuff sounds too much for a dope like me – I cannae even always get my TV to switch on





  5. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Thots and prayers with the Boston Bolts Bhoys who are over here just now. Hope your folks back home in Boston are save and well.




  6. From previous(had to go oot to take important phone-call)….





    Just dropped in to say…



    Moving the spotlight along a wee bit…



    I’ve got more of a beef with the 2 ‘dicks’ who, between them – accumulate 12.5% of YOUR SB money every season – Scott Brown & Joe Ledley.



    When you add the SB money also wasted on – Miku & Lassad – who are the ‘dicks’ that take these business decisions on oor behalf ?



    When I say – YOUR SB money – I do so because I no longer Buy a SB(gave it to my bro) as a result of the boreds warning to us when they brought in – WGS. The bored, to their credit came out and told us that they would be – downsizing. Yeah that included everything apart from – the admission price. hmmmm



    To cut a long story short – who puts the ‘dicks’ onto the pitch regardless of previous performances ?



    Who appointed the ‘dick’ that puts the ‘dicks’ onto the pitch regardless of previous performance ?



    Who appointed the previous ‘dick’ who finished – 20th out of 20 managers in the EPL and deemed him Celtic management Officer material ?



    Who appointed the ‘dicks’ who make all these erm…appointments ?



    Answer – YOU do !



    Every SB purchased is an endorsement in a bored of directors whose catalogue of – ‘dickish’ appointments has reduced CP to – 30k(and falling) attendances.



    Anyway…never mind all of that – lets get on wi the more important stuff…


    “Has Chuckles goat a tie oan ?”



    God Give me Strength – CSC



  7. Mountblow tim on

    Good afternoon CQN



    Good luck for tonight with the change over Paul



    I am off out to see


    I’m no a Billy He’s a Tim tonight



    Nice wee surprise from the daughter



    Hoping CQN is up and running tomorrow



    Hail Hail



    Keep the Faith

  8. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    The problem with Efe & Wilson is that Mulgrew is better than the 2 of put together!!




    ps So am I .

  9. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/



    13:24 on 19 April, 2013




    Efe and Wilson – clicked – v Barcelona and then, Neil started awe his WGS stuff by


    moving Efe into midfield and then to right-back ?



    I would say that Efe – has been badly managed. imo



  10. Estadio Nacional on

    Kilbowie Kelt 13:15



    Apologies, I was being a bit cheeky questioning it but I took the ‘ever’ part as being above other managers, know what you mean.



    Other than the comment last night Ive taken back and apologized for three times now Ive not bad mouthed the manager, I stand by my criticisms of him. Thankful for what he has done but is it wrong to want more where you can see there’s room for improvements?





  11. Snake Plissken on




    I have to agree with you.



    I also have loved this season. It has been one of the best in my life supporting Celtic because we’ve experienced so many fantastic highs and shown the world what a wonderful club and support we are.



    We have not had to contend with the annual nonsense from across the city in a close up way and many of us who did not feel satisfied with the board’s signing and development policies can now see fully why they were right and we were often impatient.



    We have good people running our club and we have the right way forward in the current climate.



    Hail Hail

  12. I am one of the one who does not care when we win the league ,


    As long as we win it .


    Tonight is fine by me ,party starts before K.O on Sunday.


    Its magic you know,Its gonna be two in a row.





    Took me ages to type that,longer to correct it…..

  14. Kilbowie Kelt on

    Estadio Nacional



    13:27 on 19 April, 2013




    The man who never made a mistake,… never made anything.



    If you happen not to like NFL, that is your right.


    I happen to think you are wrong.


    That does not automatically make me right. :¬)))



    We all see things differently.



    Good Luck.

  15. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    The CQN bhoys have reminded me that Andrew sent out OUR SLA’s the last time and there is a financial penalty incurred for every minute over a four hour outage.



    Do you want our bank details ;-)




  16. Joe Filippis Haircut



    13:17 on 19 April, 2013



    ‘I have a question is Charles Green actually on garden leave or is that just wishfull thinking on the part of some CQN posters ? H.H.’




    I suspect he’s not on full blown garden leave.



    Maybe just been asked to take a back seat for the moment and not to deal with anything pressing or important or controversial.



    A bit like Campbell Ogilvie at the SFA.

  17. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    The CQN bhoys have reminded me that Andrew sent out OUR SLA’s the last time and there is a financial penalty incurred for every minute over a four hour outage.



    He also promised me and me only a CQN edge server. Is that part of tonights migration ?




    Do you want our bank details ;-)




  18. The Battered Bunnet on

    So Lenny is saying there’s a storm heading to Hampden, and huge big b@$/#rd of a storm.



    Also saying they’ll be offering Stokes another deal. Underwhelmed.

  19. The Boy Jinky on




    If your lurking.. big herry f@nny is in town tonight / tomorrow and suggested a catch up… Shawlands or wherever suits you



    Let me know on here or e mail

  20. KevJungle – Murdo 78/87/Cheerio 10iar/98 :o)))


    13:27 on


    19 April, 2013



    Efe was looking like another great find by our scouts up to he went to the African Nations Cup. Since returning he has looked like a different player, and not on a good way. A similar thing happened to Bobo when he went away to play with Guinea. The mistake Lenny made, and hindsight is 20/20, was rushing him back for the Juve game. He should have been given a couple of weeks off to celebrate his victory and get some rest before coming back to play again. Juve game shot his confidence to pieces and only in recent weeks has he begun to look like getting to close the player he was before he went away.

  21. TBB



    If he avoids injury and is given the opportunity, Stokes will score 25+ in the SPL next season.



    Agree though that he wouldn’t be the answer in Europe.

  22. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    I am presently travelling at 290km/hr on my way home to a championship weekend ;-)))



    Anybody want labelled for life a hun let me know.



    Neil Lennon the most hated Celtic manager ever.



    Cusp of two in a row. SC final. Best Euro season since Jock Stein and on a similar budget. Club in rude financial health. CL monies to come in. Money to be banked or spent on the sales of Hoops, Vic and big Fraser ….Big Jock got more backing.









    13:33 on


    19 April, 2013




    Nothing wrong the phones mhate,have you checked the virtual server


    in your noggin?

  24. I can confirm Charles Green is on gardening leave.



    I just passed him in B&Q clutching a strimmer and a box of miracle grow!!



    Ps love the site Paul

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