CQN TV Saints and Sinners


Our third and final video with Scotland’s top model and TV presenter, Nicole with social media masters’ graduate, Suzie is now available.  We finish with a bit of fun, looking at the Saints and Sinners of Scottish football, including some of the main characters involved in football’s current woes, as well as one or two main characters from the champions.

12 members of the Tyneside No 1 Celtic Supporters Club will walk the West Highland Way from 31th July ro raise vital funds for MacMillan Cancer Support, HCPT and Celtic Charity Fund. The guys from Tyneside are among the most regular contributors to good causes in the name of Celtic and deserve your support. Please visit their Everyclick page.

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  1. Bankiebhoy



    Think so




    Remember the clamour from CFC fans when the cardie went back to that now deceased club re compo … Seems a deal was reached to the satisfaction of all …

  2. A happy 13th of July Friday.



    Today is the day that the powers that be either appropriately deal with Sevco or they drive a stake through the heart of Scotland. Either way – don’t let them dictate your life, “carpe diem”.



    “If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?” ― George Carlin



    “Armageddon was yesterday, tomorrow the SFA has a serious problem.” ― Stieg Larsson,

  3. Bankiebhoy



    Depends what you consider moderation



    Rather too much vino last night ..got a row for signing Christy Moore songs at 1-30 am on the balcony



    Sair heed this morning..my penance was a trip to Siam Park ( excellent water park) rough as a dog for the first couple of hours ..



    Btw the cigars are not bad and cheap

  4. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    gallagher on 12 July, 2012 at 21:01 said



    blantyretim on 12 July, 2012 at 21:01 said:



    Only if a number of clubs have this kind of information to ask that very question. The problem is the SFA are accountable to no one outside the football clubs and it is their inbred thinking that is the problem. All the outside world can do is make the alternative thinking known and hope that somehow it will reach the table, but there is no public conduit for placing it there. Nor is there one overeaching supporters group with authority to speak for all clubs to be the supporters messenger as a key stakeholder in Scottish football. Its all bitty with ther different groups making great points but with less weight individually than if it came as one statement from all.



    The infrastructure capacity that you find in normal government simply does not exist in SFA football, no checks, no balances no body responsible. Therefore no one to blame and take the rap, no means of external voices placing a vote of no confidence. That is what needs to be fixed and I have personally written to the SG about it because football is such an important part of Scottish culture they simply cannot watch from the sidelines saying they cannot interfere, if someone is about to jump off a bridge is stopping them doing so interfering?



    So in the absence of the capacity/machinery official channels to complain all that can be done is what bampots are doing, articulating the rules, examining the principles and getting them out there on blogs or via contacts to influence public opinion to the degree the outcry becomes a Hampden roar so loud it will blow the SFA away.



    It could be cosmic irony that Scotland who did so much to give the sport to the world could be the same country that saves the corruption it has become from the world.

  5. Hector Avocado. Silence is tacit consent. on

    Let us see, who will be remembered as a man today.

  6. !!Bada Bing!! on 12 July, 2012 at 21:28 said:


    Embdae stayed in the Belle Vue Club Hotel,Alcudia,Majorca ?




    Aye….tons a folk.

  7. I predict a bloodbath next week. We are at the stage where all the actors in this drama are in so deep they cannot retreat.



    The SFL will vote against Green’s zombie army tomorrow. Regan, Doncaster, and Longmuir will over-rule it on Monday, and announce that Undead FC will start next season in Division One.



    It will be, in effect, a coup d’etat.



    The SPL clubs will not object, and the MSM will swing into overdrive to create a fait accompli.



    Regan will also announce that the AT will not now meet, and Green will sell to Smith and McColl for 15-20 million.



    This time next year, a club calling itself RFC, and claiming their appalling history, will be back in the SPL, (mostly) debt-free and intact.



    If Barcabhoy or Alex Thomson have “nuclear information” – and I mean Enola Gay nuclear – they need to drop it now…

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on 12 July, 2012 at 21:32 said



    Horlicks makes me hyper,bevvy calms me down:O)

  9. PF,



    good man yerself, as they say here…………….



    I’m laying off the stoagies for a bit but my annual pilgrimage to The City is nearly upon us again and I will be stocking up………..I’ll keep you in mind!



    I’ve a rare day off tomorrow so thinking about going large tonight although the missus is keen that we get up early and drive to Tra Li………….so mibbe not.




  10. anybody any pointers on employee law – employee relations wrt wearing of colours / sectarianism / inaapropriate comments

  11. Some wondeful tributes paid today to Joe McBride and all richly deserved.



    When Celtic’s greatest ever goalscorer James McGrory said Joe was the best Celtic centre forward he had ever seen that says it all.



    I was fortunate to have seen Joe play and in my opinion he was the best penalty box player in the modern era.



    He had a natural instinct for goal and could score with either foot.



    He was also a great header of the ball.



    I have two cherished memories of Joe although they are more than 40 years apart.



    The first is of him stepping up to take a penalty kick in the final seconds of a fantasitic and entertaining League game at East End Park in November 1966.



    Celtic had trailed 0-2, 1-3 and 2-4 then Joe levelled the scores at 4-4 with 20 minutes remaining.



    In the final minute Dunfermline’s centre half Roy Barry punched the ball off his own goal line although the referee Mr (“Tiny”) Wharton didn’t see the incident. Thankfully the linesman did and kept his flag raised as the play continued.



    After much confusion and consultation the referee awarded the penalty and it was left to Joe to give Celtic as dramatic as victory as they had ever had.



    The tension was unbearable however Joe did what he did best and thundered the ball past Bent Martin to give Celtic a sensational 5-4 victory.



    My second recollection of him is more recent.



    Thanks to CQN poster Burnley 78 (and Paul) I was invited to enjoy some pre- match hospitality at Celtic Park a few years ago and Joe was there representing the club in his capacity as one of the match day hosts.



    When he came to our table I told him that I had been at the game at Pittodrie on Christmas Eve ’66 when, I believed, he had sustained his knee injury.



    Joe then took the time to explain in detail how the injury was in fact first discovered after the European Cup away game in Nantes.



    Despite the win, he said Jock was not in a particularly good mood and he had the players walk back to the hotel which was nearby.



    The coaching staff were following on behind and Neilly Mochan noticed Joe was walking rather uncomfortably.



    That was 30 the November and a week later Celtic signed Willie Wallace for a bargain £30000.



    Joe then explained the revolutionary medical procedure he underwent and which saved his career.



    Whilst he related the tale he came across as a humble, modest and down to earth man and certainly a great ambassador for Celtic.



    Joe signed for Celtic just before the first edition of the Celtic View was published. He appeared on the front page, smiling of course and in the hoops.



    He said “I really believe I am starting a new football life with Celtic. I always wanted to play for them.I have enjoyed playing for Motherwell but this is different. Celtic is a magic word for me. I shall do my utmost to justify their confidence in me.”



    86 goals in 94 appearances, 9 doubles, 7 hat-tricks and a 4 goal haul in a League Cup tie v St Mirren Joe more than justifies his inclusion among the great Celtic legends.



    Rest in peace Joe.

  12. BT



    Bloody kids had me on everything



    Knackered after running up those friggin steps all day to get to the flumes



    Great day out …after I got rid of my hangover







    Due back in Glesga anytime soon …still due you that bottle of Carmenere from the Jan bet re Hooper

  13. PF


    did you go down the big yin?


    I had to do it first before I bottled it.. o)

  14. BT



    Nae chance ..



    We had a good few goes on the volcano and rapids …



    I was the champ on the racer ..not a surprise given my bulk



    Didnae fancy it before hand and had to be press ganged into it ….



    Magic fun …spent a damned fortune tho

  15. timbhoy in spain on

    celtic *o* lennon on 12 July, 2012 at 21:09 said:


    After recommendations from CQN have just finished watching first 3 series of Breaking Bad. Fantastic programme can’t believe I had never heard of it previously. Anyone watched series 4?



    share on F’book or Twitter



    Halfway through Season 2.


    Excellent stuff.

  16. Listening to the news there regarding the orange walk in the Ardoyne.


    The parades commission said they couldn’t walk there after a certain time of day, knowing full well that the band couldn’t make it there in time while fulfilling their other cultural rights to walk their usual path.


    So they get a bus to drive them along their usual path, sans protesters, in order to get to the Ardoyne before the deadline, get off the bus and go march in front of people who don’t want them there!!


    I weep for the Nationalist community in Ulster if that is what they’re up against.


    We’re told they march in Nationalist areas because of historical traditions. It’s obvious now there is only one reason for them to do so; a great big girfuy from the loyalist people.




  17. lennon's passion on

    @Pmacgiollabhain: The mood is one of “bravado” inside Sevco this morning regarding entry to SFL1. They are V confident.



    Tweeted this morning

  18. fanadpatriot on

    Gordon 21 42


    You are correct, the 5-4 game was possibly ,outside of European games,the best I have seen,followed shortly by the 5-3 game against Hibernian.Of course the main man was oor Joe.RIP.

  19. In the sport of cricket, the Duckworth–Lewis method is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs match interrupted by weather or other circumstances. It is generally accepted to be the most accurate method of setting a target score. The D/L method was devised by two English statisticians, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.



    If you could borrow the Duckworth–Lewis method and adjust and apply it to the career of Joe McBride I think Joe would have been the Patriarch of all goal scorers.

  20. Thats a decent statement from the bairnstrust. The SFL clubs have been treated like the shit on the bottom of the SFAs shoes recently and I think it’s admirable that they are standing up for themselves in the face of SFA/SPL pressure. It’s not their fault the SPL can’t manage their own affairs, its not their fault the SPL clubs (with some notable exceptions) can’t manage theirselves prudently and it’s not their fault that 1 club tried to ride roughshod over the whole administration process.



    I think they deserve great credit and when change comes Scottish football should be using the SFL model not the discredited SPL model. The commercial acumen that was promised at the SPLs inception has been shown to be non existent and was simply just more of the same- live off the big clubs (now club) and pump the tv for everything they can. It doesnt great insight to come up with that as a strategy and they have been shown to be sadly lacking when stormy waters came.



    Scottish football needs remodelled, Celtic might have to take a bit of a hit in the process to help support the rest of the leagues but given that at least we have now seen that sporting integrity is indeed valued within Scottish football, then maybe we can use this as a starting point to rid the nation of corrupt, incompetent and self serving officials as well

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