CQN Magazine new issue out now! Police, law, Neil and Orange!


Issue 5 of CQN Magazine is out today with some exciting changes.  We’re moving print production into the UK for this issue, which will be available after the game against Rangers, with 8 extra pages not included the online version, covering all the drama from next week’s game.

We have a couple of retrospective articles touching on the momentous events of 2011, including an interview with George Galloway, discussing his book about the life Neil Lennon has had to endure.  As you would expect, George doesn’t shirk out of the tackle.

We also have an excellent interview with Elaine C Smith, talking about growing into her life as a Celtic fan, her work and tackling domestic violence.  We cover the recent Football Bill and question the possible agendas behind a senior police officer, and recent striking referee, reporting Celtic fans to Uefa.

We stick our first toe in the short story water, a clarion call to Reclaim the colour Orange, tons of great fan memories, many of which you’ll share and plenty more, it’s all there, including typos and deliberate mistakes!

You can order now with credit/debit card or Paypal and buy direct from the UK for only £3.50 + £1.50 postage and packing.  Shipping costs £2 to ROI, £3 to Europe and £4 to the rest of the known universe.  Click on the link below to order.

Click here to view the new issue of CQN Magazine online for free. You can support the online edition by making a discretionary donation here.

Many thanks to those who have helped get the magazine off and flying this year. Everyone who has contributed (or even read) are invited to the Cathedral House Hotel in Glasgow on Friday evening for a Christmas drink. Target time is 20:30, see you there.

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  1. Paul67



    All this on the day we learn Rangers safety steward, Mr K Smyth, 59, told Dunfermline Sheriff Court he has not been paid for 2 months!



    From this I take it Awe Naw didn’t Awe Naw it then :>)

  2. Kilmarnock : Their Paradise League Hoodoo


    « Thread Started on Oct 29, 2009, 11:30am »





    Celtic last lost at home to Kilmarnock in the league on December 10th,1955. This must surely be the most enduring hoodoo in the history of Scotland’s top flight. Kilmarnock’s failure to record a solitary win in well over half a century (and over a half a century of fixtures) is made all the more remarkable in that the timescale spans two of Celtic’s worst periods, the late 50s to mid-60s and the 1990s. Even when Kilmarnock pipped Hearts to the title on goal average in 1965 Celtic still won the home fixture 2-0 ( a week before knocking the Ayrshire side out the Scottish Cup).



    1956-57 D 1-1



    1957-58 W 4-0



    1958-59 W 2-0



    1959-60 W 2-0



    1960-61 W 3-2



    1961-62 D 2-2



    1962-63 D 1-1



    1963-64 W 2-0



    1964-65 W 2-0



    1965-66 W 2-1



    1966-67 W 2-0 (this was Celtic’s final fixture before Lisbon)



    1967-68 W 3-0



    1968-69 D 1-1



    1969-70 W 3-1



    1970-71 W 3-0



    1971-72 W 5-1



    1972-73 W 6-2 (fixture played at Hampden Park, Kilmarnock relegated at season end)



    1974-75 W 5-0 (Kilmarnock failed to make inaugural Premier Division and would make intermittent appearances thereafter in top division )



    1976-77 W 2-1 W 1-0



    1979-80 W 5-0 W 2-0



    1980-81 W 4-1 D 1-1



    1982-83 W 2-1 W 4-0



    1993-94 d 0-0 W 1-0



    1994-95 D 1-1 W 2-1 (both matches played at Hampden)



    1995-96 W 4-2 D 1-1



    1996-97 W 6-0 d 0-0



    1997-98 W 4-0 d 0-0



    1998-99 D 1-1 W 1-0



    1999-00 W 5-1 W 4-2



    2000-01 W 2-1 W 6-0



    2001-02 W 1-0



    2002-03 W 5-0 W 2-0



    2003-04 W 5-1



    2004-05 W 2-1



    2005-06 W 4-2 W 2-0



    2006-07 W 4-1 W 2-0



    2007-08 d 0-0 W 1-0



    2008-09 W 3-0



    2009-10 W 3-0 W 3-1



    2010-11 D 1-1










    « Last Edit: Dec 22, 2010, 12:25pm by winningemmell »

  3. Paul67



    The End is Nigh…



    On the injury front…



    Joe Ledley is set to boost boss Neil Lennon by returning from an ankle injury for Celtic’s Christmas Eve visit of Kilmarnock.



    The Welshman has been back in training and is all set to be available for Saturday’s Parkhead clash with Killie to ease Lennon’s injury problems.



    Striker Anthony Stokes, midfielder Paddy McCourt and defender Adam Matthews are all set to miss the game.



    Midfielder Kris Commons is working his way back from a thigh injury and could be back in training next week, along with defender Glenn Loovens, who tweaked his right hamstring against Hearts 10 days ago.




  4. tommytwiststommyturns Kano 1000 on

    Are the Rankers (bar) stewards paid directly by the club or do they work for a third party company which may or may not be owed money by ole Craigy boy?



    Do they still utilise the services of any of Minty’s companies or were they cleared out when the great man hobbled off into the sunset?






  5. THE EXILED TIM says:


    21 December, 2011 at 11:58



    If Hearts are unable to complete their fixtures, every remaining game will automatically be treated as a 3-0 win for their opposition.


    If those results meant that Hearts finished bottom of the table then I would assume that you would have a WINNING bet.


    I would think that the sooner this happened, the better it would be for you.



    That is only my opinion, but I don’t see any other way they could possibly settle that particular market.



    Good luck.

  6. Ard Macha @ 10.31 (on previous thread)



    I”m confused. I thought Whyte’s purchase of Rangers included any potential tax liability.



    I think I even heard the rangerstaxcase blog mention how Murray and his team were very surprised that he undertook this risk.




    I have read the rangerstaxcase blog this morning and, as far as I understand the situation (and I am a financial numpty), it is this:-



    1) Rangers are liable to pay any tax levied against them once that amount plus penalties has been agreed and the appeals process exhausted.



    2) Murray Group also have tax liabilities arising from EBT “mis-application” (that’s my generous term for it as I am full of the Christmas spirit).



    3) At the time of the sale of Rangers to Mr. Whyte, it was written into the contract that Murray Group would undertake the tax negotiations on behalf of both groups but Rangers and Murray Group would both pay for the lawyers fees involved and Murray Group would not be liable to pay any of the tax penalty levied and agreed on Rangers.



    In effect, Rangers are not directly represented in the negotiations with the tax man, but are still liable for much of the bill.



    And Craig Whyte agreed to those terms, in writing, so, unless that agreement has been recently re-negotiated, there is no truth in the Follow Follow rumour that Craig Whyte is in negotiation with any secret Masonic Tax group to procure favourable terms. It is just desperate spin.



    Now, as I said, I am a financial numpty and do not possess “off the radar” wealth like Mr. Whyte, so I would ask the more financially astute posters on here to check what I’ve written and clarify what I’ve got wrong.



    After all, I’d hate to be guilty of misinformation as I’d have to change my name to Darell or Jack and I don’t think I look like a Dawwyll.

  7. Johnthefishfarmer on

    Is it not about time the SNP government prioritised the safety of woman in Glasgow city centre??? Two ‘despicable’ rapes in Glasgow City Centre in the early hours of this morning. There doesn’t seem to be a week goes by without a similar incident.




  8. THE EXILED TIM says:


    21 December, 2011 at 12:40




    All this on the day we learn Rangers safety steward, Mr K Smyth, 59, told Dunfermline Sheriff Court he has not been paid for 2 months!






    TET – Rangers will shaft the little people and the tax man first. MBB will not touch the 1st team – WIN AT ALL COSTS. No meaningful players will be sold in Jan. If they stop winning football matches, Billy gets upset and MBB starts to see what a short life may look like if it is him that takes them down pre FTT. Mr K Smyth and his ilk will see MBB to the FTT – shame Minty wants to string this out forever and there is nothing MBB can do about it.







  9. SFTB, correct, Rangers would be liable for any tax claim following the major HMRC case.



    Johnthefishfarmer, policing of the city centre for this type of crime is a shambles. No one seems interested in taking them to account either.

  10. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    Winninggemmell @ 12:41



    I remember the 60-61 game.



    We were 2-0 down at half time and won 3-2.



    I think Celtic wore the Green jerseys, with white sleeves and the 4 leaf clover on it’s chest.



    Sounds like the theme for a song, if it’s not proscribed that is!

  11. “but things got added to them at the end, and that’s what we are concerned about.”



    What could possibly be added to the Famine Song to make it any worse, or does that one no count? HH




    A Rangers fan who shouted a sectarian slogan at a football match has been banned from attending all games in Scotland.



    Brian Gilmour was found guilty of shouting “F*** the Pope” during a Rangers game against Dunfermline earlier this year.



    The 21-year-old shouted the sectarian remark after parts of the support had been singing The Sash as the Ibrox side went 2-0 up through a Maurice Edu goals in the 20th minute.



    Stewards at the game at East End Park on September 24 had been watching Gilmour as he sat in a group of three near the front of the stand which housed more than 6000 away fans.



    Rangers safety steward, Kenneth Smyth, 59, told Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Tuesday that he had been watching Gilmour as he shouted out the remark.



    Mr Smyth said: “If the fans cause a problem we can stop it, if you can nip it in the bud before it starts it can help. There were certain songs being sung, but things got added to them at the end, and that’s what we are concerned about.



    “If they add bits on we have no choice but to take action. My colleague and I were standing on the track just in front of the away section. There were three young lads at the front singing The Sash.



    “At the end of the song he shouted ‘F*** the Pope.’ He was distinctive due to his bright top and I was about 20ft away. What he said was very, very clear and it was quite loud. Everyone else about him left it out apart from the young lad who added the bit on, but there wasn’t much reaction from around him.”

  12. A petition has been lodged at the Court of Session over an unpaid tax bill although football club says they have paid the debt.











    Hearts football club are facing legal moves to wind up the club for the second time in two months.



    A petition has been lodged at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs.



    It comes as Hearts’ first team players were paid late in October and November and are still waiting for their overdue December wages. It is understood the payment was late as the club had to pay money to HMRC.



    On Wednesday, a spokesman for the club said the petition related to a debt which had already been paid.



    He told STV: “This is in relation to a historic debt, separate to the previous case, which has now been paid. This was settled in December this year.”



    STV understands the debt was a six-figure sum.



    In November, a similar petition was dropped by the courts after the club paid their tax bill.



    In August, Hearts settled another outstanding £200,000 tax bill with HMRC after being threatened with an administration order.

  13. I thought a different Scottish court established that if you shout / sing sectarian or racist abuse within a crowd of Rangers supporters, there would be no one around who could possible be offended, therefore fill yer boots lads? Mr Gilmour should appeal – he has been gravely wronged.






  14. Swiss



    That’s why I mentioned it :>)



    Kilbowie K



    Much obliged, I probably was a tad hasty with the bet, but thought it was worth a punt given the odds.

  15. Heart of Midlothian FC has hailed today’s decision by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Economic Development Committee to approve the findings of the club’s stadium development report.



    The joint study with the Council looked into the potential redevelopment of Tynecastle as well as the possibility of alternative stadium developments on the west side of the Capital.



    The report identified a number of difficulties should the club remain at Tynecastle and recommended research be undertaken into whether the setting up of a brand new, purpose-built community stadium would be viable and sustainable.



    With the EDC approving the recommendations, Hearts will now embark on the next phase of the process as the club continues to investigate the possibility of relocating away from Tynecastle.



    Welcoming today’s decision, Hearts director Vitalijus Vasiliauskas said: “This is very good news as it is the culmination of 12 months of hard work by a lot of people and represents a major step forward in our attempt to find a long-term solution for the future home of the club.



    “We are grateful for the support the Council can provide and as the leaders of the project we look forward to playing a prominent role in the next stage of the process.



    “This will involve bringing on board globally-recognised advisers with huge expertise in their relevant fields.



    “The consultants’ report found that Tynecastle does not offer a practical long-term development option for Hearts.



    “It is our belief, however, that Scotland’s capital city would benefit hugely from a community stadium and that this can be a viable and sustainable facility. We will now treat, as a matter of priority, identifying such a site.”



    A survey carried out by Hearts on supporters’ views should the club have to relocate showed that over 80 per cent of those who responded would accept a stadium move within five miles of Tynecastle, with approaching 70 per cent preferring a site on the west side of the city.

  16. TLK



    Can’t see the hun not selling any players, they are skint, and wee cragie is even skinter.



    I know the hun mentality is win at all costs, but when their is no dosh in the warchest……



    I suppose we will have to wait see.

  17. Paul67 – Re: reclaiming the colour orange.



    I’d love to see Celtic release an orange away shirt. The Dutch national shirt is one of the best looking in international football.



    We should go for an orange shirt (bright, summery, Fanta-coloured), white shorts, and green socks.



    Not only is this a nod to our Irish heritage, but it would be a celebration of all the great gingers who have served and supported Celtic over the years.



    Also, anything to get away from the abomination that is our current “international away kit”, that thing looks like somebody spilled bile on a piano.



    I’m not a fan of the drab grey away shirt either. It’s “meh”.




  18. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo – Welcoming today’s decision, Hearts director Vitalijus Vasiliauskas said: “This is very good news as it is the culmination of 12 months of hard work by a lot of people and represents a major step forward in our attempt to find a long-term solution for the future home of the club.



    Flats, glorious flats.



    Except with the other shoe about to drop re: the Edinburgh-based banks and the wider economy in the next few months, who’s going to meet the sort of valuation Hertz will need to clear their debt? (thumbsup)

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