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Really pleased the Scottish Professional Football League have awarded the League Cup Final to Scotland’s largest football stadium, Celtic Park.  We are now hosting the League and Scottish Cup finals, as well as the head of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

So with the Commonwealth and Scottish Cup gigs going to Celtic, why didn’t Newco Rangers get the other final at their 50,000 capacity facility?

Back in the days such certification existed, Ibrox was a Uefa five star venue, whereas Celtic Park was four star, but maintaining those standards takes, well, maintenance, which has not been a priority in some parts.  Celtic Park remains highly functional, and safe.

There is also the hazard of planning an event, even six weeks out, at a venue owned (cough) by a company which does not have bank credit facilities and who are broadcasting financial distress signals like some kind of insolvency Batman call.

These perfectly valid reasons are, of course, a mere distraction from the real reason, the Co-op Bank, which controls Glasgow City Council, is also able to manipulate league football in Scotland and decided to award the final to their partner organisation, while cutting their borrowing rate, by way of compensation.

Issue 19 of CQN Magazine is fresh off the press, 104 pages of great stuff from the CQN community.  10 men won the league, Dam Justice, the Celtic Foundation, and Brogan Rogan outs the difficult questions to Pat Nevin about his Cup Final comments.

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  1. Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES on

    MadraRua

     

     

    14:52 on 5 February, 2014

     

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    PATD’s song is a belter.

     

    Sure-fire winner.

     

     

    Them’s grandson’s will be singing it long after we are all gone. :¬)))

  2. No Bobby Does It Petta on

    Turkey

     

     

    I just can’t take him seriously when he’s ‘punditing’. And as my ma would say, he’s a wee teeny leak.

     

     

    Astonished he makes it onto MOTD/2

  3. I hear that the World Cup is being moved to Celtic Park in its entirety. We can squeeze it in between the Cup Final and the Commonwealth Games.

     

     

    Thanks to GCC for supporting us in this lucrative venture.

  4. eddieinkirkmichael

     

     

    13:05 on 5 February, 2014

     

    Spoiler alert, Tony D on no account read the CQN mag as there’s an interview with the Patron Saint of University Bhoys, Jeanette Findlay on page 43

     

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    Awe ok, so she didn’t make page 3 then, no surprise there eh?

  5. Whitedoghunch, I would agree with everything in the link, except I would say that olive oil is at its best immediately after being produced, as the flavour and smell begin to decline after that. Of course, it is all relative, olive oil produced a couple of weeks ago will probably be superb, 6 months ago, less so. More than a year and it will certainly have lost a lot. You also find that there are other parameters which come into play – how long the olives have been stored before being pressed, etc.

     

     

    Of course, this is easy to write here in Italy (where it is pouring at the moment, in Liguria), but getting fresh olive oil in Scotland is much more difficult. This is the period when it is at its best.

  6. innocent_bystander on

    Infrequent poster on here but enjoy reading CQN everyday.

     

     

    Fantastic news that the league cup final is heading to paradise as it deprives triggers broom fc of the much needed cash and prestige. It will drive the blue hordes demented of course with their Peter Lawell conspiracy theories.

     

     

    Don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but it’s not even the co-op who sponsor the league cup anymore but maybe I’m just missing the point here.

  7. fritsong

     

     

    “Ulster Unionists….Blood of our Blood, Bone of our Bone”

     

     

    Just for the sake of accuracy please point to the source of that actual quotation.

  8. tonyd…

     

     

    I don’t take huge offence to your posts, unlike a lot of others, but perhaps your last is one really not to be proud of.

     

     

    Perhaps on this one you might be regretful?

  9. Corkcelt

     

     

    What, if anything, happened to Cork (or yourself) this morning? Reason I`m asking is from Favourite Uncles post to 31003 earlier, referring to him accusing you and 31003 of using the Lords name inappropriately

     

     

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    FAVOURITE UNCLE

     

    13:03 on

     

    5 February, 2014

     

    31003.

     

     

    See whit a writed a few knights ago aboot the big man visitng you if you takes his name in vane.

     

     

    seen the news about CORK this mornin????

     

     

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    Did Cork explode?

  10. Apart from the Nevin interview there is the feature on the top 15 domestic games since Lisbon. I have a supply of the quite wonderful Stratheden Whisky from the Lost Whisky Company. This whisky stopped in 1926 and has only just returned – thanks to the efforts of a Celtic (and CQN) man. Stratheden is not available to purchase in the UK – it is for export only – and retails at around £60 a bottle. We sampled a bottle a Christmas and I am reliably informed by those who like whisky (and finished the bottle) that it is an exceptional blend with a real old fashioned flavour. Anyway to win a bottle you need to post (honestly) telling us how many of these 15 matches you attended. The guys saying they attended the most get the whisky and if there are too many names we will put the names into my CQN Beanie and draw out the winners.

  11. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Martim1980

     

     

    09:37 on

     

     

    I only ever join in on debates never start the political ones, if that’s campaigning then so be it but please what are doing? Aren’t you doing exactly the same? Is there something wrong with this? Should we ask Paul67 to close the site to comments as people are actually using it to debate points?

     

     

    The site is what it is, sometimes it veres into religion or politics. Sometimes it degenerates into a discission on the relative merits of different types of Black pudding and all these discussions are on a so called football blog. Pity really as the football is actually much more interesting.

     

     

    Well sometimes it is.

  12. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    winning captains

     

     

    Bit of an unfair comp for the whisky. You could have been born like myself in 1978 for instance and missed a few of the matches because you weren’t alive but attended 100% of the rest!

     

     

    LB

  13. Celtic season tickets will be valid. Anyone else from Glasgow will pay double to make up the revenues.

     

     

    However, I demand to know the names of the people who overlooked us for the Winter Olympics. What was wrong with CP? We made a very reasonable offer to spray the terraces with snow for the ski jumping. Scandal.

  14. BRTH@ Winning Captains…………….a braw interview……we should invite him and his good lady to oor ball…………..looking more like” the ball o Kirriemuir” with each passing day ! braw

  15. Just heard from dear friend who is a surveyor in the city………..

     

    ……more bad news for Asbestox…..

     

    …..apparently the gale force winds are playing havoc with the elderly, ill-maintained façade as well now……..

     

     

    Falling masonry etc…………..

     

     

    HH

  16. justafan

     

     

    15:22 on 5 February, 2014

     

    tonyd…

     

     

    I don’t take huge offence to your posts, unlike a lot of others, but perhaps your last is one really not to be proud of.

     

     

    Perhaps on this one you might be regretful?

     

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    Was my post any different than the ones that are being posted about Pat Nevin?

     

    Would you like me to hight lite them?

     

    Diff. Strokes for diff. Folks my friend, deal with it, I like Pat Nevin, but you don’t see me taking of fence at what people are pirating about him do you?

  17. Quincy Adams Wagstaff on

    News coming in that Celtic Park is also to host the following events

     

     

    champions league final

     

    europa cup final

     

    eurovision song contest

     

    bbc sports personality of the year

     

    WWF royal rumble

     

    Froch v Groves rematch

     

    2014 Epsom Derby(4 laps of the pitch)

     

    T in the park

     

    One of those en masse moonie wedding ceremonies

     

    Horse of the year show

     

    and

     

    My wee aunties 70th birthday party.

  18. LiviBhoy – God bless wee Oscar

     

     

    I was too young for a few of them at the start but we did load the choice in favour of more recent games. I was at eleven and like SFTBs I don’t like whisky either!

  19. corkcelt- SUPPORTING THE DAM 5 on

    BobbyRussell, Actually I have no issue with Favourite Uncle rapping me over the knuckles, it was a lazy post on my part and I was typing as I was thinking and didn’t realise what I had actually posted until I scrolled back some hours later. Re Cork There has been some very bad flooding over the past week and maybe he was referring to that, perhaps he was insinuating that it was The Lord’s way of giving me a kick in the ass. As it happens I don’t live in Cork, I live in Clonmel but then again we had a bit of flooding here too, so maybe it was an each way bet by the Boss.

  20. Dharma Bam get my email from Paul67-hope he does’nt mind. Are you in Glasgow? I’m down for the next two games ,we can arrange a meet. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  21. winning captains

     

    Living in England for as long as I did, I only heard those games on radio, watched on Tell or read in the `papers. Do I win a dram?

     

     

    JJ

  22. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    winning captains

     

     

    Fair point! I love a whisky. If you win it geez a dram.

     

     

    LB

  23. Paul67, you are naughty.

     

     

    H-Jim, re world cup final. Brilliant.

     

     

    Eddie, I know dozens of fans about that age, younger and older who couldn’t give you a single line out of botob.

     

     

     

    Can anyone remember the answer to one of the friday night quiz q’s. The one regarding John Thomson and Ronnie Simpson. Did faithers faither play in the game or was he just in ‘squad’?

     

     

    Ta in advance.

  24. eddieinkirkmichael Please read the rest of what was said, earlier. One of the posters admitted he was campaigning on the site, and the consensus was vote yes or else, vote yes or you’re a hun and vote yes and just wait and see how it all pans out. Seriously, I already responded-reasoned discussion is grand by me. Let’s get back to the football HH;-)

  25. Tony D

     

    I thought you might receive a bit of criticism for your comment but I laughed at this bit:

     

     

    “Awe ok, so she didn’t make page 3 then,”

     

    Cheerio for now. Off to buy some Bergerac at half price in Morrisons.

     

     

    JJ

  26. News coming in that Celtic Park is also to host the following events

     

     

    champions league final

     

    europa cup final

     

    eurovision song contest

     

    bbc sports personality of the year

     

    WWF royal rumble

     

    Froch v Groves rematch

     

    2014 Epsom Derby(4 laps of the pitch)

     

    T in the park

     

    One of those en masse moonie wedding ceremonies

     

    Horse of the year show

     

    and

     

    My wee aunties 70th birthday party.

     

     

    Psst whisper it but the BBC sports personality of the year is coming to Glasgow this year.,,…..,,and it’s not going to the midden.

  27. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    Bhoys on CSC’s up and down the country claiming to be Republicans couldn’t give you a full verse and a chorus of TBOTB.

     

     

    LB

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