CQN Vanessa Riddle Fundraiser


I’m enjoying the chat as much as anyone these days but I know you all remember what were really about as a club.  We have an update on the CQN Vanessa Riddle pop quiz fundraiser which will be held at Jury’s hotel, Glasgow on the evening of Saturday February 11.

The great news is that Frank O’Hagan has agreed to come along and do a set to close the quiz off. Frank’s third CD – Green Light to Freedom – will be mixed and mastered in the studio over the next month. Frank is also doing a concert with his band in the Backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross on Saturday 18th February. Details are on Frank’s website web. Frank is a top class musician is a terrific live performer. He is also a lovely guy, so we’re just absolutely over the moon to have Frank along. Our good friends at Carling are donating some prizes too, which is also excellent news.

We have some spaces left so if you want to come along, visit Taggsybhoy’s music quiz homepage and contact him with your team name and numbers (max of 6 to a  team). He will let you know if you are successful. It is first come, first served. Vanessa Riddle Appeal

I’m off to contemplate the false value of cheap laptop hard disks. One day lost and counting, damn you HP!

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  1. Like a lot of business people Murray has a desire to create a cult like aura around him, stories are legion about his ruthless/benevolent behaviour. However he’s no Bill Gates, he’s made the fatal mistake of believing his own publicity.



    SDM and CW are two of a kind, that’s why he sold to CW.

  2. Thanks, Kayal33.



    I was asking becouse saw different sums.


    Exact transfer fee was 6 500 000 euros. That is from very reliable source.

  3. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Not had a chance to look back, what’s AmaGuidi been up to?! ;-)



    Amadeus – a deserved red card, but kudos to you for breaking the news about the Daily Ranger expose on Whyte. I’m hoping you deliver again….Scoop!






  4. newradbhoy with the kano 1000 on

    How can newco, (who have never played a game against anybody, in any division at all)


    go straight into the spl.


    In that case why cant Shettleston or Bailieston or Rob Roy juniors join the spl ?


    Or my favourite why doesnt third lanark reform and get the vote.

  5. hmm, as it happens, I just got the story confirmed!


    Will I spill the beans after all the abuse from my Celtic brethren?


    Let’s see…..

  6. 2 February 2012 Last updated at 15:56




    David Craig admits Neil Lennon abuse on Facebook page




    A man who admitted posting a picture of Neil Lennon covered in bullet wounds on a social networking site will find out next month if he is to be jailed.



    David Craig also posted abuse about the Celtic manager and Rangers slogans on his Facebook page after the so-called Old Firm “shame game” in March 2011.



    At Glasgow Sheriff Court he admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm.



    The 24-year-old was released on bail and sentence was deferred until March.



    The court was told that on 2 March 2011, there was a game between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park.



    Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court that the match took place in “even by the standards of this game, a particularly volatile atmosphere” and said that in the aftermath there developed an “escalating climate of violence, community disorder and sectarian hostility”.



    It was heard that following intelligence, police investigated the Facebook site created by Craig, on 14 March 2011.


    Continue reading the main story


    “Start Quote



    Such activity committed by persons who claim to be fans of the game blights the good name of Scottish football ”



    End Quote Barry Dickson Football liaison prosecutor



    Access to the page was freely available to the public with no security restrictions which allowed full access and viewing of material contained on the account.



    The court was shown a photograph Craig had copied onto his Facebook page, of Mr Lennon wearing a Celtic top and with several bullet wounds on his torso and one on the centre of his head.



    On the front of his body were the words “Dead man walking” and underneath was a caption reading: “Neil Lennon dead man!!!!!! UVF1”.



    Mr Allan said: “The image prompted responses from others which can be seen on the same production below it.”



    They read “Aw that’s going to happen” and “Aw how I would love to be the one to pull the trigger”.



    The picture was posted the day after the football match.



    The court was told that through a numbers of postings by the accused and others, a series of exchanges containing sectarian abuse infused with Northern Irish political phrases and Rangers slogans.



    Craig, from Paisley, also left messages calling for Mr Lennon to be “hanged” and referred to him as a “wee fenian poof”.


    Banning order



    Craig was later detained and, after an interview, cautioned and charged.



    He told police he wanted to apologise and that he had friends and family who were Celtic fans and was having “banter”.



    Mr Allan invited the sheriff to impose a football banning order when Craig is sentenced.



    Sheriff Martin Jones QC deferred sentencing until next month and released Craig on bail.



    Speaking after the hearing, Barry Dickson, football liaison prosecutor for the west of Scotland, said: “The vast majority of football supporters in Scotland are dedicated and enthusiastic and find behaviour such as this abhorrent and totally unacceptable.



    “We are absolutely committed to the investigation and prosecution of those either being involved in, or promoting, sectarianism, religious offences and related disorder and violence.



    “Such activity committed by persons who claim to be fans of the game blights the good name of Scottish football and will not be tolerated.”

  7. Amadeus – I have a similar story regarding DM, he flatly refused to deal with a mate of mine solely because he was a Catholic; cost my mate a fortune but he had very little recourse; i can’t say anymore than that. And you’re far better than the offside joke mate.



    Noo, apart from that it is well known that revenge is a dinner best served cauld and hopefully before 5pm:)





  8. Jesus Mary, we have all said the odd regrettable remark,


    I truly regret my own idiocy, despite its obviousness.

  9. Sorry to repeat myself.


    Right at this minute in time, at THEY are simply alleged to have played fast and loose in the matter of tax.



    Of more concern for us should be that the Russian transfer window is still poen for another four weeks and we still failed to land the big strong line leader that Neil Lennon wanted.

  10. amadeus says:


    2 February, 2012 at 16:08


    Murray was well known for his dealings in Glasgow. He had no sympathy or ethic, he crushed a thousand honest souls, bankrupting some, destroying others .






    Wasn’t it Murray that placed the winding up order on Airdire?



    And it’s pretty much his fault the orcs are going to go bust.



    Makes him quite a decent guy then.



    Not really though.




  11. good afternoon cqn


    off subject,I Thought Neil Lennon was tremendous Last night on Sky,Articulate,Intelligent,and to any viewer a credit to Celtic


    football club.


    Go back 24 hours to super swally leaving Ipox,in a greasy


    tracksuit,with a piece of paper in his hand with names scrolled




    I believe very stage managed.


    So being a neutral which team in Scotland would you support ?

  12. Amadeus



    ok now, you had your post quite rightly deleted and fair play, you apologised for any offence caused



    now if you have some news SPILL, remember some of us have to leave work shortly and won’t get near a computer again for AGES



    Come on what’s the exclusive????????

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




    We’ve all said things that other posters don’t agree with or find offensive. And most of us have apologised.



    Mild ole mannered me has been deleted too!!







  14. In order to become a member of the SPL a Club must have access to a ground to play on (not necessarily own it) and pass the financial tests.



    But, read this little clause from the Rules:



    “The Board may in its absolute discretion waive, relax or grant a period of grace in respect of any Club’s or Candidate Club’s requirement to comply with any part of the Membership Criteria and/or Rules A2.6 and H6.1.”



    So a club eligible to join the SPL is basically any one that the SPL Board decides is eligible.

  15. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Gordon_J : I’ve been winding up the Jags and St Mirren fans in my work about them being bought over by shhhh, you know who?!




  16. Zbyszek @ 16:12,



    “Exact transfer fee was 6 500 000 euros. That is from very reliable source.”



    Do you know how much upfront cash Everton sent?



    Hail! Hail!

  17. Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is likely to be sidelined for two to three weeks after sustaining a thigh injury, his agency confirmed Thursday.



    An extended absence would pose a major blow to the national team, facing possible elimination from World Cup qualifying.



    “Ki is suffering from a right thigh injury and he will undergo a full medical check-up at his club,” said C2 Global, Ki’s management company.



    “We will be able to find out how serious his injury following the check-up.”



    According to the agency, the 23-year-old Korea international complained of pain in his right thigh after the semifinal of the Scottish Communities League Cup against Falkirk on Monday.



    According to the agency, Ki collided with a teammate during a pre-match practice. He came on as a substitute in the second half.

  18. newradbhoy with the kano 1000 says:


    2 February, 2012 at 16:14


    How can newco, (who have never played a game against anybody, in any division at all)


    go straight into the spl.


    In that case why cant Shettleston or Bailieston or Rob Roy juniors join the spl ?





    Why should they drop their standards?!

  19. Steinreignedsupreme on

    I think some people on here are getting a bit carried away regarding the apparent crisis at Poundland and the questionable actions of everybody‘s favourite thousandaire, Craig Whyte.



    I say this because unemployed journalist and Graham Spiers neurotic, Davie Leggat has today informed those of us who appreciate unintentional comedy that; “Whyte is a poker player from the top drawer.”



    Previously, Leggat vouched for the MBT’s credentials as a Rangers man by insisting Whyte was a regular attendee at Ibrox as a youngster. He backed up this tale by insisting a former high-profile player remembered seeing Whyte on match days. Leggat never named his ‘source’ though why he should be so secretive over something so trivial is a bigger mystery than the financial shenanigans taking place at Poundland.



    But the real question has to be: is Jack Irvine paying Leggat in bottles of vodka or tabs of LSD…

  20. Chairbhoy says:


    2 February, 2012 at 16:26





    If anyone on here works for the (HMR) Customs, we could find out from the VAT receipt in a couple of months.




  21. (Ayr United) 1987/8 businessman David Murray made a bid to buy the club but his offer was deemed to be unsuitable by the clubs shareholders and the bid was rejected.

  22. ASonOfDan says:


    2 February, 2012 at 16:28



    With Ki and Kayal out we could see Juarez in the squad again

  23. *THE KING VIC 67* on

    c’mon, c’mon, c’mon – cliffhanger stuff hear!! I do not want to be at work but i cannot leave the comp!!!!