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. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 – The mini huns fans’ must getting very nervous



    They should sell Tynecastle and groundshare with Hibs, or rent Murrayfield.



    I have a feeling they won’t be building a new cowshed anytime soon. (thumbsup)

  2. Bundoran Bhoy, many thanks and best to you and yours.



    philvisreturns, I’m all for reclaiming the orange, but have decided to leave it to braver people than me how to go about it.

  3. The newsnow website is pretty quick of the mark when it comes to news articles. Especially articles from STV



    but this has not hit the shelf yet ?






    Hearts: The club says they have paid their tax bill.© Deadline






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    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.



    How come ?




    Could it be that NEWSNOW manages the news on behalf of Jack Irvine ?



    .. AND ALWAYS HAVE ????



    Hail Hail

  4. winningemmell says:


    21 December, 2011 at 12:41



    The 1-1 draw at Dumpden in 94/95 cost me £64 for 4 tickets.



    I remember it vividly cos the season before we were £7 a pop. ‘Robbin buzzards’ I thought at the time. Little did I know…



    Can’t even mind who scored (Mark McNally??)

  5. The best way for the support o reclaim Orange is a day at Celtic Park with dyed Orange hair and fake orange freckles



    in fact you might even be allowed into my huns have gone bust garden party if you are so attired and have not received an official invite unless your name is Judas.



    Hail Hail

  6. Paul67 – philvisreturns, I’m all for reclaiming the orange, but have decided to leave it to braver people than me how to go about it.



    Glen Loovens appreciation day?




  7. philvisreturns says:


    21 December, 2011 at 13:06






    My kind of thinking – the “other lot” would be suitably spewing, and it’d be a real eye-catcher!



    (going all “Twittery” here…)









  8. For the avoidance of doubt, I self-identify as strawberry blond. I was asking on behalf gingerer people than I.

  9. The Lizard King on

    THE EXILED TIM says:


    21 December, 2011 at 13:05



    They simply won;t pay anyone anythig they can get away with. Also, MBB has shown he’d rather dilute his Floating Charge rather than sell players (as seen with the catering deal). That is very revealing.






  10. Well my Christmas read is ready!



    Good work Paul :)



    Just wondering, would you be interested in a monthly report for the mag, eg a brief overview since the last issue with player reports and brief game overviews? Just a thought :)




  11. Hi,



    I must have missed something,



    What do MBB and FTT stand for?







  12. Greensideup is also Neil Lennon says:


    21 December, 2011 at 13:32



    No bud I never got it. When I told you that I was agood 270 mile from your brother I thought you dropped the idea.






    please furnish Greenside with my email address if you can thanks.






    as long as your name is not Judas ;-)



    Hail Hail

  13. The Lizard King on

    Swiss Tony says:


    21 December, 2011 at 13:39



    MBB – Motherwell Born Billionaire


    FTT – First Tier Tribunal



    HH (Hail Hail)



    TLK (The Lizard King)




  14. Galloway was born in the Lochee area of Dundee, Scotland, to a Scottish trade unionist father and Irish republican mother.[8][9] He grew up in Charleston and attended Charleston Primary and then Harris Academy, a non-denominational school. During his school years at Charleston Primary and Harris Academy, he used to play football for the school team. As an amateur footballer, he went on to play for West End United U12s, Lochee Boys Club U16s and St Columbus U18s.[10]


    From 1979 to 1999, he was married to Elaine Fyffe, with whom he has a daughter, Lucy. In 2000, he married Amineh Abu-Zayyad. Zayyad filed for divorce in 2005. He married Rima Husseini, a Lebanese woman and former researcher, who in May 2007 gave birth to a son, Zein.


    Galloway was raised as a Roman Catholic. He turned away from the church as a young man, but returned in his mid-20s. By his own account he decided, at the age of 18, never to drink alcohol. He disapproves of it and describes it as having a “very deleterious effect on people”.[8][11]


    Galloway is a lifelong supporter of Celtic Football Club.[12]



    Hail Hail

  15. The Lizard King



    To be strictly fair to the MBB, though, the cash he secured through pawning the catering contract came at a time when he could not sell any players. It wasn’t an either-or scenario.

  16. Blindlemon - Kano,s fae Kashmir-chitlin on

    Sellic 1st



    There’es more ginger in a Curries Red Kola bottle than you ever had i.

  17. TLK



    You took the words right out of my er, textbox? I find MM utterly incomprehensible.




  18. Blindlemon



    You may have seen what the foul-mouthed Naismith said to Big Dan. A marginally politer version of that is my message to you.

  19. philvisreturns says:


    21 December, 2011 at 13:06



    Orange was proudly worn by the St Brides bhoys many years ago, caused a bit of confusion when playing Larkhall Academy mind you, the locals weren’t sure who to cheer on at first.



    All white with a thistle on the front and a shamrock on the back is the way forward.




  20. philvisreturns, erm, let me have another go at reclaiming the orange…



    Patrick27, that could work, Patrick, it’s certainly something missing at the moment. See if you can pull something together and email me. Need some copy (not necessarily final copy) in a couple of weeks.



    hoopeddreams, it’s not MY suggestion, but the suggestion is exactly as stated: reclaim the orange.



    Awe Naw, will do.

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

    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! says:


    21 December, 2011 at 12:54


    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!






    Were you at that game Philbhoy?



    Fancy that.



    Hope you have a great Christmas!

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