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

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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. 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.

     

     

    *hate to be pedantic but it was a shamrock, not a four leaf clover.

     

     

    Lundy says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 14:20

     

    I remember the 1965 3-2 SC win against K’nock who as WG states went on to win the championship that season. It is one of my earliest memories of a sunlit CP and I have a memory that Charlie Gallagher was our hero that day along with Tenthirty. Any auldhauns recall.

     

     

    * was at that gemme, never missed an SC gemme that season, I was in the rankers end with a wee lemon curd, she thought we were playing the huns as killie had a blue top on. I never put that result into the context that killie won the league that year.

  2. DUSHANBE BHILLY BHOY on

    North.NorthWest of Neil Lennon says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 15:13

     

     

     

    I fully recommend, my erstwhile watering hole….Heraghty’s (Free House) Pollokshaws Road (“Mickey Joe’s”).

  3. Sheriff James Spy remanded Harrison, of Ferguslie, Paisley, in custody and set a trial date early in the New Year.

     

     

     

    so this 12 year old wont be home for Christmas or Hogmanay !!!!

     

     

    It would appear that he is already being punished more than Matthew Brown ever was !!!

     

     

    Hail Hail

  4. Saint Stephens HS PG our PE kit was green top, orange shorts and white socks.

     

     

    it worked well.

     

     

    On the socks against Leeds, were they not red, and looked orange under the floodlights, and then Leeds wore the same kind at Hampden for the return leg.

     

     

    Here, have some nostalgia bhoys, that game Celtic 2 Leeds 1. its a great game.

     

    Bremner said “the wall of noise, Celtic Celtic, Celtic, some of our team just couldnt handle it”.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KcqBKOuwqU&feature=related

  5. TONTIME\PHILBOY

     

     

    Think it was white body shirt with green sleeves otherwise it would have been a Hibs strip. It was known as the Shamrock strip and a big favourite. If they sold tops then as they do do now, they would have made a fortune

  6. Monaghan1900 says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 16:44

     

    MurdochauldandHay@16.33

     

     

    I believe the victim’s son now faces a serious charge of assault for running over to defend his father while he was being kicked in the head! He punched the assailant once!

     

     

    If thats true Monaghan it beggars belief not that Im doubting you

  7. Lots and lots and lots of smart intelligent tims over the years told me how thing is Scotland were “getting better”

     

     

    Well it´s difficult for me to judge living abroad but if I was pushed for an assessment I would say as I thought at the time when I was told about the improvements you have been had.

     

     

    The overriding factor is quite simply animal instinct.

     

     

    Leopard never changes it´s spots.

     

     

    It´s in my nature said the Scorpion as the frog drowns.

     

     

    And can you believe there are some Celtic minded Old Firm aficionados till out there ?

     

     

    I tell you what they are either Catholic bigots or major shareholders in the Old Firm or profit from it.

     

     

    hun is over if you want it, hun is over now.

     

     

     

     

    Hail Hail

  8. MurdochauldandHay says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 16:49

     

    Monaghan1900 says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 16:44

     

    MurdochauldandHay@16.33

     

     

    I believe the victim’s son now faces a serious charge of assault for running over to defend his father while he was being kicked in the head! He punched the assailant once!

     

     

    If thats true Monaghan it beggars belief not that Im doubting you

     

     

    ……….

     

     

    You got to remember the Police in this country are a bunch of .**%^%&^$%^!!!!!

  9. MurdochauldandHay@16.49

     

     

    I tam tit you not. The man’s solicitor was speaking to me about it the other day. The son was in a shop in Irvine and looked out the window to see the entirely unprovoked attack on his father. He ran out of the shop, over to where the two were and punched the guy (rather effectively I understand). Incident caught on cctv and the son faces a charge more serious than the coward. Could cost the guy his job.

  10. For all those fed up with phone-in shows……I ditched them years ago.

     

     

    Get yourself over to the Carluke Shamrock website and listen to Tic Talk. A fantastic show with Celtic fans talking all things Celtic. The panel changes each week (I’ve done one myself) and you’ll love the banter and the debating about all the hot topics. Oh and ye don’t have to listen to Keevins or any of the rest of them!

     

     

    http://www.carlukeshamrock.com/blog/tic-talk-radio-shows

     

     

    Also, check out the Celtic Underground Podcast, which is always excellent (just wish they would do more).

     

     

    All of these, including Hail! Hail! Radio are the way forward! We can (and are!) creating our own media……these dinosuars are soon to be extinct! :-)

  11. Don’t know how old this new is but I’ve only just got a new iPhone since the “genius” at the apple store couldn’t figure out why I could not get an internet signal but I’d like to congratulate Ki on being crowned South Korean player of the year

  12. fritzsong says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 15:34

     

     

    thomthethim says:

     

     

    21 December, 2011 at 14:52

     

     

    I remember that game, too.

     

     

    My recollection was that it was 1961 or thereabouts.

     

     

    *********

     

     

    It probably was around that time, as Bobby Lennox was a fringe player at the time, not long out of,(whisper it), the army.

     

     

    That would tie in with the suggestion that it was the “shamrock” strip that they wore that day.

     

     

    Hazy memory syndrome.

  13. bournesouprecipe says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 15:43

     

     

    Some of the ole CQN’rs were happy when they got an Orange in their Christmas Stocking

     

    share

     

     

    ****

     

     

    That would be me. A balloon and an orange.

     

     

    Met my father coming up the stair from work on Christmas Day ….and my balloon burst.

     

     

    I always remember it as the Orange Balloon Christmas!!

     

     

    Fill yer boots, lads.

  14. Lots of talk today about the 60-61 game

     

    Sounds like a belter, if not a record breaker.

     

    Talk about goal-a-minute…

  15. MurdochauldandHay

     

     

    Of course they will – wearing Celtic strips and foreign! Clearly offensive to the reasonable person!

     

     

    Can you imagine the scenario with, let’s say, different protagonists? Police in Irvine obviously view the wearing of the green in that jurisdiction as offensive and then they are backed up by the PF. I was going to say “astonishing” but we all know it’s not really.

  16. Orange Balloons.

     

    That reminds me of story from the 60’s there was a guy who used to sell orange balloons outside Ibrox with a picture of the Pope on them with a pin to burst it. Predictably the guy done a roaring trade each match day for a number years. Inexplicably the guy just disappeared . Many years later a hun spotted the guy in a Glasgow pub. Approaching him he said You used to sell those Pope balloons outside Ibrox years ago didnt you.

     

    The guy replied aye it was me. The hun says Why did you stop it was brilliant and you were making a fortune. The guy says Well the chapel roof was finished and the PP thought enough was enough.

  17. bournesouprecipe says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 17:30

     

     

    Thomthethim

     

     

    I can safely reveal to CQN you’re way too young looking, for the balloon in stocking Christmas.

     

     

    *******

     

     

    I have to confess that the autographed promo photo I sent you is over fifteen years old and, unlike myself, has been touched up!

  18. Lundy says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 17:40

     

     

     

    ———–

     

     

    more orange ballons.

     

     

    ————

     

     

    my uncle was a bus driver operating out of Western SMT in Greenock.

     

    One summer he drew the short straw of taking Orange band from somewhere in glasgow doon the coast for one of their jamborees.

     

     

    On the way back, one of the worthies says to Uncle, are you going back to the depot in greenock, you could drap me aff.

     

     

    as uncle hasnt cracked a light about his own persuasion, a whip round is done, and the proceeds given to him as the great unwashed toy soldiers depart the bus.

     

     

    the greenock bound orangeman stays on.

     

     

    as the approach the coronation park in the port, uncle says to the orangeman , i need to stop a minute.

     

     

    takes the cash, runs into saint johns, and leaves the money.

     

     

    goes back to the band member and tells him get aff ma bus.

     

     

    leaving him in the port toon.

     

     

    orange ballons right enough.

     

    he may well have been busted as well

  19. Omar offski

     

     

    good luck to the lad

     

     

    OmarPatoBogle45 Omar Bogle

     

    Unfortunately My Career At Celtic Is Over And I’ll Be Continuing My Career Elsewhere, Thanks To All The Fans #Amazing And The Great People!

     

    2 hours ago

  20. About to start CQN magazine,if the rest is as good as the cover,we have

     

    a pulitzer prize winner.

     

     

    PS. dae ye think any journos in Scotchland would win any prizes(apart from

     

    a raffle at the ipox player of the year gig)?

  21. 2 hours ago » OmarPatoBogle45 Omar Bogle

     

    @ @MjHancox Not Playin As Much As I Wanted Bro, Only Started 4 Games, So Going Elsewhere For Regular Play!

     

     

    Answers my question good luck to the Bhoy

  22. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Having tried to read the cqn mag for the last 20 mins I remember why I haven’t read any of them since the first issue.

     

     

    It’s a bloody nightmare,frustration isn’t quite the word!

  23. thomthethim says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 17:11

     

    fritzsong says:

     

    21 December, 2011 at 15:34

     

     

    thomthethim says:

     

     

    21 December, 2011 at 14:52

     

     

    I remember that game, too.

     

     

    My recollection was that it was 1961 or thereabouts.

     

     

    *********

     

     

    It probably was around that time, as Bobby Lennox was a fringe player at the time, not long out of,(whisper it), the army.

     

     

    That would tie in with the suggestion that it was the “shamrock” strip that they wore that day.

     

     

    Hazy memory syndrome.

     

     

    *wee Lemon made his debut against Dundee in March 1962, (I was at the gemme), we won 2-1 courtesy of Frank Brogan and big Billy goals, Dundee had a fabulous team and earlier on had taken 5 off the huns at hades.

  24. Ten Men Won The League on

    Udinese 0 Juventus 0 FT

     

     

    Nearly 2 hours of my life wasted

     

     

    A truly awful game of football

  25. Top right corner, the downward arrow.

     

    Bit fiddly to hit the right one so zoom in!

     

    On a HTC too so it defo works :)