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We have another great issue of CQN Magazine for you, free of charge to read online – there’s not even any tax to pay!  Hard copies will be available soon. Click here to go to the magazine site for a proper read. The graphic below is only there to allow you to flick through it.

The magazine is packed full of fantastic articles from Celtic supporters from near and far.  We have coverage of our title winning season, tales of supporting the team from disparate locations as well as some great recollections and tales of following Celtic in years gone by.

Slovenian football journalist fan Blaz Mocnik speaks of his delight at learning he wasn’t the only Celtic fan in his village, the infectious enthusiasm of the Good Child Foundation has brought the club to a new followers, and there is a great reference article on money in the SPL.

As always, tons of work went into pulling the magazine together. Many thanks to James, David, Thom and all the readers who submitted an article (some of which have slipped to the next issue).

We like to give each magazine a title, this one, with a special dedication to Pablo, is the L-I-Q-U-I-D-A-T-I-O-N issue!  Enjoy.

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  1. seventyxseven million plus VAT & PAYE on

    jimmci on 3 May, 2012 at 09:51 said:

     

     

     

    Hi, Paul. Your Legned moment. Think I would change to avoid hun ridicule.

     

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    How will they know?

  2. Paul

     

     

    Love Hector on the cover getting all the up to date info from CQN!!!

     

     

    Only criticism is that you omitted a article on how to manage you finances and pay your bills!

  3. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Worth a re-post from the nightshift,Sixteen roads to Golgotha on 3 May, 2012 at 02:48 said:

     

    Bad day at the bookies,West Belfast.

     

     

    share on F’book or Twitter

  4. If and when they are liquidated Rangers Football Club will still have their history, it just will always be the same history as it cannot be added to cause they’d be deid. However the new club that takes their place will have no history, no heritage, no baggage but if they so desire they will have a chance to become an open, welcome football club now and in the future. Will they go for it?

  5. South Of Tunis on

    Coisty thumbed a corpy bus down just before it rained .

     

    Took us all the way to Cumbernauld.

  6. james traynor, chick young,and david murray political contacts,

     

    says it all really and oh mark hately oh dear sort of spells it out perfectly.

  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    A wee story from BBC-The stockbroker where Rangers chairman Craig Whyte was company secretary is being wound up with a cash shortfall of £3.4m.

     

     

    Mr Whyte left the board of Pritchard Stockbroker, based in Bournemouth, at the time Rangers was placed in administration.

     

     

    His main finance firm, Liberty Capital, is thought to have provided £2m in a credit facility for Pritchard’s.

     

     

    But efforts to call on this to meet the cash shortfall have come to nothing.

     

     

    Pritchard’s was placed in a special category of administration for finance firms by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on 10 February, four days before Rangers was placed in administration.

     

     

    The financial regulator said the stockbroker had failed to protect client funds, and had used them for its own expenses.

     

     

    A statement by administrators Mazar’s said there were client claims against Pritchard’s of £27.1m, and that could rise.

     

     

    But it added only £23.7m was available.

     

     

    The insolvency accountants are in touch with the managers of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to ensure they know about the case.

     

     

    Liberty Capital

     

    The statement of the administrators’ activities since 10 February also suggested that Craig Whyte’s main finance company, Liberty Capital, which is based in the British Virgin Islands, provided a £2m funding facility.

     

     

    The statement said they had been told this by Pritchard’s directors, but the special administrators had been unable to find any documents that prove that.

     

     

    Mazar’s added: “A request was made by the FSA for the company to call the facility to meet the company’s liquidity gap. However, no funds were forthcoming.”

     

     

    The statement is a sharp increase in the amount of money involved in Pritchard’s administration, as well as in the number of clients.

     

     

    In February, Pritchard’s said 6,400 clients could be affected by the administration, but that has risen to 11,100.

  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    By STEPHEN HALLIDAY

     

    Published on Thursday 3 May 2012 00:00

     

     

    RANGERS manager Ally McCoist last night called on the club’s support to lend their full backing to whoever emerges victorious in the battle to take control at Ibrox.

     

     

    It is believed a preferred bidder for Rangers could finally be named by administrators today. American businessman Bill Miller had hoped to be given the green light yesterday but the rival bid of Brian Kennedy and the Blue Knights consortium remains in contention.

     

     

    Sale Sharks owner Kennedy was in the limelight at Ibrox last night as he attended Rangers’ 5-0 SPL victory over Dundee United, despite growing speculation Miller’s £11.2 million offer, which involves Rangers becoming a newly constituted club, had moved into pole position. If successful, it is likely to meet a less than enthusiastic welcome from supporters who had aligned themselves with the Blue Knights, led by former director Paul Murray, and fans demonstrated their feelings at last night’s game by waving banners declaring “Yanks are *anks No Thanks”.

     

     

    “Listen, I can understand the fans’ concerns about everything,” said McCoist. “They are well within their rights to have concerns about anybody who is going to come in and take over the club. But all I would ask for is that they give whoever gets preferred bidder status a chance.

     

     

     

    “Everyone has to be given a chance. Whether it’s Bill Miller, or whoever it may be, we would all be wrong to sit and be judge and jury immediately before anything happens. I don’t think we are in a position to be anything other than supportive of someone who will come in and hopefully take the club forward. We’ve got to be supportive of that person or persons.

     

     

    “People will have their own opinions on things and ideas who they want. But from within the club we just want someone who will come in and give us a little bit of stability again and hopefully take the club forward. If we have to go a couple of steps back first, in order to take the club forward eventually, then so be it. That’s certainly a better proposition than what could be.

     

     

    “I’ve spoken to Bill on the telephone. I know he’d rather I was sitting looking across the table at him, but it’s not possible at the moment. But every conversation I’ve had with Bill, and indeed his representatives who I’ve met, have been A positive. They have asked me the right questions and I’d like to think I have asked them the right questions back.”

     

     

    McCoist also defended his comments on Tuesday when he told the media that both rivals bids involved a “newco” element. That prompted an immediate response from Kennedy’s spokesman, insisting their offer would see an exit from administration through a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) without becoming a ‘newco’.

     

     

    “Just to put the record straight on that, what I said on Tuesday I would have to stand by,” said McCoist. “Because I was told that’s the case. So I wasn’t giving out any information other than what I was told. If they have come out and denied it, that’s absolutely fine. But I certainly wasn’t misleading anyone in any way, shape or form. I was only passing on information I was told. So it is not me that is the lying B******.”

     

     

    Kennedy’s attendance at last night’s game indicated that he still feels he can beat tow-truck millionaire Miller in persuading administrators Duff & Phelps togrant his bid preferred status, allowing a period of exclusivity as Rangers attempt to address their severe financial crisis.

     

     

    Miller, who intends to place part of Rangers in an incubator company while using a CVA to deal with what he describes as the ‘toxic’ part of the company, has stated his bid is conditional on the club starting next season in the SPL without any further financial penalties or points deductions.

     

     

    SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said earlier this week that no such assurances could be provided to Miller but did suggest that Rangers’ place in the top flight could be transferred to a “newco” without sanctions if it was at the discretion of the SPL board of directors. Even with a preferred bidder announced, there remain myriad problems for Rangers to solve. The issue of current owner Craig Whyte’s majority shareholding and his security over Ibrox Stadium and Murray Park are the biggest factors facing any purchaser.

     

     

    Kennedy and the Blue Knights were at pains to make it clear their bid was dependent on Whyte releasing the 85 per cent shareholding he purchased from Sir David Murray for £1 a year ago this month. Miller has stressed he is the only prospective purchaser who has “refused to engage in discussions” with Whyte. It remains to be seen how Miller intends to circumvent the control Whyte still exerts.

     

     

    Before kick-off last night, there was a call from Rangers club ambassador and former player Sandy Jardine to unequivocally back whoever takes control. “It is time to get behind both bidders who are doing their best to save the club,” said Jardine in an address to fans. “Now is not the time for division.”

     

     

    Meanwhile, Rangers will today attempt to reverse the decision of a SFA Judicial Panel to fine them £160,000 and impose a 12-month transfer embargo.

  9. Paul67

     

     

    You mean the RE-BIRTH edition. Ally and the MSM say it is not Liquidation… ;0)

  10. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    How ironic that one of the biggest hits from hip hop hun Tinchy Stryder is called ‘number 1 (original).

  11. South Of Tunis on

    Well I’d trade all my tomorrows for a single Greggs Steak Bake .

     

     

    Holding Walter’s Cardigan next to mine .

     

     

    From the lodges of Killwinning to the boozer in Springburn.

  12. Global fanbase that could not raise £500,000.

     

     

    Stupid huns…

     

     

    RANGERS have today revealed they will retire the number 12 jersey at the end of the season in honour of the fans who have shown their unwavering support since the club went into administration.

     

     

    Fans from Govan to America have really stepped up and shown their incredible backing in what has been a difficult last few months and supporters have made a positive difference to their beloved club by filling Ibrox and cheering on the team in times of adversity.

     

     

    Rangers will now pay tribute to the supporters at Saturday’s game against Motherwell at Ibrox by dedicating the number 12 jersey to the global fanbase and there will be a card display with a personal message of thanks from boss Ally McCoist on every seat.

  13. Have they gone yet? Let’s hope today’s the day. L day. If you add the numbers in todays date it come to, yes, you’ve guessed it, 13.

     

     

    L day

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    KINGLuBO

  14. line-up v St Johnstone tonight…

     

     

    am goin for the recently-deployed successful 3-5-2 formation with the two fullbacks pushing on, as usual

     

     

    in goals………………………….BERNI

     

    back three of………………YIM-BAM-YING

     

    midfield five of…POM-PONG-BASS-LAY-NENG

     

    up front………………………..BOE-AOM

     

     

    and a bench full of quality…..

     

    L

     

    GOONG-SU

     

    YING, KAEW, SODA, WA, TEME

     

    PEAR, TAE, JA-O

     

    R.LENNON, NEUY

     

    FILM, TANG, PIM, PANG, JOE

     

    PASH, BILL, NUCH, STEIVE NOI

     

    AOM, JONUT, THAK, BOM

     

    DA, TUTA, KOOK, PLEUM

     

    KATOON, DREAM, TON

     

    P.LENNON, FERN

     

    PASH, PLE, THAK

     

    TEME

     

     

    an easy 5-0 victory for us, with a hat-trick by BERNI and a couple of goals for AOM, no question

     

     

    can’t see St J gettin a look-in

     

     

    ThaiTimsCSC

     

    :)

  15. There have been so many “Today`s the Day ” days that I am baffled. Nevertheless, is this bit of Awe Naw`s accurate:

     

    ” Meanwhile, Rangers will today attempt to reverse the decision of a SFA Judicial Panel to fine them £160,000 and impose a 12-month transfer embargo.”

     

     

    JJ

  16. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    The emptiness that burns inside,

     

    See how they run see how they hide,

     

    All the animals come out at night

     

    All the animals come out at night.

     

     

     

    strengthinnumberscsc

  17. Hi Paul67,

     

    The front cover gives a great background to L-I-Q-U-I-D-A-T-I-O-N!! For us in darkest East Germany (Dresden), shipping the hard copies is possible? If so, please let us know the details?

     

     

    Thanks in advance

     

     

    Hail! Hail!

  18. traditionalist88 on

    Personal message of thanks from Super Ally on every empty seat- they don’t do walking away

     

     

    HH

  19. CultsBhoy loves being 1st forever & ever on

    If David Murray was a frying pan, Craig Whyte was a fire…Bill Murray is surely a raging inferno?

     

     

    Pleased to see Mulgrew recognised for his outstanding contribution to Scottish football. I told all you CQN doubters he would great!!

  20. Another day,another delay. MadMoisty spouting tripe.

     

    Will someone please just put them out of their misery? And let us get back to all things Celtic.

  21. Are they that desperate for players?

     

     

    RANGERS have today revealed they will retire the number 12 jersey at the end of the season in honour of the fans who have shown their unwavering support since the club went into administration.

     

    Fans from Govan to America have really stepped up and shown their incredible backing in what has been a difficult last few months and supporters have made a positive difference to their beloved club by filling Ibrox and cheering on the team in times of adversity.

     

    Rangers will now pay tribute to the supporters at Saturday’s game against Motherwell at Ibrox by dedicating the number 12 jersey to the global fanbase and there will be a card display with a personal message of thanks from boss Ally McCoist on every seat.

     

     

    Rangers site

  22. Hitlist for the Off-season..

     

     

    Fraser Forster – get him signed up! He has what it takes to be our No. 1 for a long time iif he desires.

     

     

    Jay Rodriguez – get another young, up and coming goalscorer.

     

     

    Remove the deadwood, perhaps another Wanyama type if we can and i will be happy. We need to keep this team together – including Ki – for europe.

  23. Another famous rangers No.12

     

     

    I give you…..

     

     

    Lee Wallace!!

     

     

    Actually that makes sense, seeing as they will have to give him back to hearts.

  24. Rangers Duff & Phelps today expect to announce the permanent retirement of the following Kit numbers : 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

     

     

    Legneds and oversees no more

     

    cheating No more

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