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Celtic prepare for the People’s League Title

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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.

NEW SERVERS ARE LIVE AND READY TO ROLL

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. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    VOGUEPUNTER

     

     

    Not so sure,mate.

     

     

    Yours seems to have problems WITH the word WITH…..

  2. Good luck with the swichover Paul, wonder who is going to get the 1st podium when we come back, now that will be a podium worth having.

  3. Henriks Sombrero on

    Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug 23s BBC Scotland has learned Charles Green has indicated to #Rangers board he will step down as CEO. More to follow. #BBCSport

  4. My boss is Peter Principle on

    Charles Green has indicated to the Rangers board he will leave his role as chief executive of the club. Green became chief executive after leading a consortium that purchased the assets of the liquidated Rangers Football Club Plc and is now the subject of an independent investigation – commissioned by the club’s board of directors – following allegations of covert dealings with the club’s former owner Craig Whyte. Green is the single biggest shareholder in the club, with just under 8% of the overall shareholding.

  5. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    Aye green will step down cos he’s been found out. What a total clown. Took the p*ss out the SFA at every opportunity and they done nothing. Started his new club ignoring their rules, they don’t care. Yet they give Lenny bans for swearing…

  6. Henriks Sombrero on

    I’m gonnae miss chuckles. What clown will they bring in next to entertain us ?

  7. If Green bought the carcass then started a newco ,who does he answer to ,I thought he was the man at the “hate factory”.

     

    (apart from Craigy) :))

  8. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    SWINDONBHOY. 1357

     

     

    My money is on Andrew from Belfast!

     

     

    What you doing on the 11th May,partyday,for the title celebrations?

  9. Hamiltontim

     

    14:02 on

     

    19 April, 2013

     

     

    He’ll keep the shares. I don’t think he’ll be required to give them up.

  10. Cheerio, cheerio, cheerio …

     

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22220035

     

     

    Rangers: Charles Green ‘to depart’ chief executive role

     

     

    By Chris McLaughlin and Alasdair Lamont

     

     

    BBC Scotland Charles Green has indicated to the Rangers board he will leave his role as chief executive of the club.

     

     

    Green became chief executive after leading a consortium that purchased the assets of the liquidated Rangers Football Club plc.

     

     

    He is now to subject of an independent investigation, commissioned by the club’s board, following allegations of covert dealings with former Rangers owner Craig Whyte.

     

     

    Green is Rangers’ biggest shareholder.

     

     

    The Englishman, who has just under 8% of the overall shareholding, has been unavailable for comment.

     

     

    More to follow.

  11. weeminger

     

    14:04 on

     

    19 April, 2013

     

    Hamiltontim

     

    14:02 on

     

    19 April, 2013

     

     

    He’ll keep the shares. I don’t think he’ll be required to give them up.

     

     

    ————–

     

     

    He won’t be required but will he choose to?

  12. Are there some people offering to pay Green off to get some distance between him and the hate factory before Craig boy starts his claims on green? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    SOAL

     

     

    ICE train. Fastest I have ever been on. Usually 270 is max …must be new generation of engines.

     

     

    But your post becomes posts like Schroedingers cat at that speed. ;-)

     

     

    HH

  14. Mr. Gold

     

    14:06 on

     

    19 April, 2013

     

     

    Hee Hee brilliant!!

     

     

    To be pedantic though, it should be Mr. Orange.

  15. Green going is another part of their wriggling plan to make it seem that everything is OK. Campbell will be satisfied now that all is well.

  16. Hamiltontim

     

    14:06 on

     

    19 April, 2013

     

     

    Depends on the terms of his being ‘locked in’. If it’s the case that he only remains ‘locked in’ while he’s an employee of the company then I suspect he’d get rid as soon as he is able. If he can find a buyer.

  17. My name is Burghbhoy.I’m a CQN junkie.What am I to do without my fix ?

     

    Is their some treatment for my condition ?

  18. What is wrong with The UKplc when you have a Labour leader talking about ” one people, one nation..”

     

    All that’s missing is ” ein fuhrer ” from that statement.

     

    Westminster politics have moved so far to the right they’re in danger of going all the way round to Stalinism.

     

    To hear Labour politicians like Millipede and Liam Byrne talk exactly like Cameron and IDS is disturbing.

     

    No wonder people like CG & CW act with complete impunity. They saw an opportunity for maximum spiv activity and jumped on it in the full knowledge that they’d probably get away with it.

     

    Sometimes hyperbole turns out to be closer to the truth than one would think.

     

    And when the language and thinking expressed by the follyfollyers is reported, and it all goes unremarked, except by the likes of us, I realise how much far-right thinking has become entrenched in the population.

     

    Norman Tebbit said when he retired from politics that he had achieved his aim. : to move the centre of British politics to the right. And since then it has steadily moved further that way.

     

    And the flag waving thuggery and jingoistic chanting by the sevcovians is emblematic of that, and they do it, barely understanding what they are indulging in. It’s far more than hatred of Catholics and the Irish immigrant community in Scotland. That is their simplistic reasoning : the reality is the support of the thinking epitomised by Mosely and his gang pre-WW2 until they got banged up for the duration.

     

    And all these years on, that thinking has become almost the norm in a great swathe of the population, mainly in England.

     

    The witch may be dead, but her legacy has left us with what we have today. The impetus towards the survival of the fittest, permanent conflict and barely concealed cruelty directed towards the disabled, and the only crime being the crime of being caught.

     

    And in response, in opposition to that , all we have are the lone voices of mavericks like George Galloway and The Artist Taxi Driver.

     

    Oh well….that’s me done howling into the wind.

  19. The Battered Bunnet on

    Green has 5 million shares, right now worth around £3M.

     

     

    I imagine that his leaving removes any bind on him selling them.

     

     

    He’d better be sharp off the mark though. They’re losing £500K in value every month…

     

     

    More interesting is what Sevco tells the market. Is he leaving because of irreconcilable differences with his colleagues, or irreconcilable differences of an altogether more problematic nature?

  20. weeminger

     

    14:11 on

     

    19 April, 2013

     

     

     

    Agreed, I think we may be about to see the return of the ‘knights’.

     

     

    GladysCSC

  21. Headtheball

     

     

     

    14:11 on 19 April, 2013

     

     

     

    Green going is another part of their wriggling plan to make it seem that everything is OK. Campbell will be satisfied now that all is well.

     

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    NAIL HEAD.

     

    another problem removed by the brothers,

     

    IFFFFFFFFFF chuck is onside we shall see

  22. BMCUWP

     

     

    Re the secret meet up,I’ve worked out that if I work for next 7 days and I’m in charge of kitty,

     

    I can just about make it.HH

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