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. Lennybhoy…Supporting Neil Lennon and CFC until I die says:


    21 December, 2011 at 13:49



    Regarding Luke Chambers I think the story has been bouncing around fan sites for a few days, think it was the Daily Express who ran something yesterday mentioning it.





    /Bishop B

  2. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Heard Terry on clyde last night and felt a bit cringy listening to him. He left himself open to ridicule and got it from king(billy). Ive no doubt he’ll come back with guns blazing and bury the bamm!!

  3. celtic should ask the supporters what strips and colours would you like to see the players in. me i dont rate nike for football strips .the 3 strips that celtic play in now ,to me are bad designs, i think addidas make cracking sport tops

  4. North.NorthWest of Neil Lennon on

    Good afternoon,


    I will be heading over from Dublin for my first ever old firm next week!!


    Have been to Celtic many times but mostly with non-drinking family members.


    This time there’s a few of us going over and due to late kick off will be looking for a good bar to spend the afternoon.


    Can anyone recommend me somewhere to go for some celtic banter/music etc


    I appreciate this way be a really obvious request but due to working weekends and not being from Glasgow etc I have not got much info on this.


    All help/suggestions welcome.

  5. glendalystonsils on




    I’ve two words to make you treasure the wearing of socks………………Charlie Nicholas.

  6. Thanks Thomthetim.


    Was McGrory still the manager for that game. Must have been one of his last before BJ. CG never really got a fair deal from BJ IMO. I think BJ once said “You’ll never win anything with 11 Charlie Gallaghers” which may well be true but a bit unfair on Charlie

  7. Neil "Penfold" Lennon on




    Ha ha. Wylie was known as Big Jake in my day. What a character. Used to buy us a pint when we met him in the pub.



    Ahhh the memories. Need to write this down before dementia takes hold……….




  8. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ says:


    21 December, 2011 at 15:13


    Heard Terry on clyde last night and felt a bit cringy listening to him. He left himself open to ridicule and got it from king(billy). Ive no doubt he’ll come back with guns blazing and bury the bamm!!





    I must have been listening to a different programme.



    Dawell’s defence of MBB was the most cringe-worthy thing on Snyde last night.

  9. philvisreturns says:


    21 December, 2011 at 13:06



    Totally agree re the orange away kit – I have thought for a while it would look great on the park. I would suggest (a wee bit of a twist on your design…) Orange jerseys, orange shorts, and green/white hooped socks. It would look a wee bit ‘Ivory Coast’ and would suit our multinational team, where we have several black players who would look superb in the kit.



    I suggested it on here already – and think the Club would be surprised by it’s popularity.



    Good to hear that some other fans feel the same.

  10. Issue 5



    Still no coverage of the petting zoo. Himalayan animals not ‘trending’ on CQN? Everybody suddenly went all anti ibex? And me just secured a pair of Musk Ox with the last of the Aiden McGeady Money.




  11. In order to be ‘respectable’, how long a period of time must pass before Sir Walter gets a job at the SFA or UEFA?

  12. Uly



    Tell him they’re a perfect home from home for him, BTW have you ever noticed how long it takes Charlie Mugrew to fix his, before he hits the wall with his free kick?



    *drives me crazy*

  13. re: orange kit.



    This is a tough one, there is a fine line between



    looking good – Holland




    looking crap – Dundee United



    Plus we’d have Tennents splashed cross the front :-( (in most cases literally and figuratively)

  14. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    I must have been on a diff prog too. Terry was on abt nicknames. Ive heard him better!! Dawell? Like a boil needing a good lancing!!




    HaiL HaiL pal.

  15. Oh Paddy dear, oh did you hear the news that’s going round,


    That Irish songs of freedom are by law forbid at Scottish grounds,


    The anti-Irish crimes of hate, that data can’t be seen,


    But they’ll be jailing men and women for the wearing of the green?



    Oh the wearing of the green, oh the wearing of the green,


    Will they jail our men and women for the wearing of the green?

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

    Folly Folly



    We did.



    Did Leeds not lend them to us as our white socks clashed?

  17. North.NorthWest of Neil Lennon



    Celtic Supporters Club on the London Road is good, band on up the stairs and it’s handy.

  18. thomthethim says:



    21 December, 2011 at 14:52



    I remember that game, too.



    My recollection was that it was 1961 or thereabouts.



    Celtic had been a demoralised shambles in the first half.



    But, as often happened then, a completely different Celtic came out for the second half – strong, fast, skilful and much too good for the opposition.



    They should have been winning title after title long before 1966.



    Charlie Gallacher’s goal, minutes from time, was just unsaveable.

  19. EK St Briders



    Big Jake in the 70s legend…. after celtic got gubbed 3-0 by Upest Doza, we had the big man for English, he came in sat down never said a word …. total silence for 50 minutes …… one lad sort of coughed eventually ……. big man threw a total wobbler , clobbered the unfortunate soul with 4 of the best….



    He used to run a sweep on a Friday in the class, for first scorer , Home 2, Away 6 sort of thing…… not sure many of the pupils used to win, always thought the big man would have been more at home in the Chemistry dept.



    Just to clarify the original school team colours were orange tops, white shorts and orange socks a la Blackpool.




  20. Craig Whyte´s a billionaire


    His floating charge is very high


    The peeple far below beleive every single lie



    They aren´t very bright


    He´s completely see through


    They turn a blind eye call him a real good guy



    The flag that he unfurled


    has the pillagers beleiving in his schemes


    The delays on the bills


    The drying up of income streams



    Laptop gaze open mouth


    Taken by surprise


    Nobody down below believes their lies



    They´re heading to despair


    They’ll be gone in the blink of an eye


    A week until there´s no more money supply



    Suddenly swooping low on a rubbish heap


    He´ll get to buy the midden on the cheap



    Craig Whyte´s a billionaire


    his financing has gone bone dry


    And every hun belives he´ll get by



    The budgets very tight


    he´s presiding over the end of the blues


    The laptop loyal are often in denial


    but not half as much as youse



    Craig Whyte´s a millionaire


    He used to be a billionaire




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