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The Celtic Supporters Association Rally in the Kerrydale Suite last night was a complete joy.  On the way out I remarked that the club was in good hands with the Association.  This was their 64th annual rally, over generations they have protected and cultured the unique spirit of our football club.

For me, it was the third opportunity in a week to hear the Thai Tims, who performed an excellent set.  Paul Lennon of the Good Child Foundation is a real inspiration and example to us all.

It was also a great opportunity to spend a few hours with many from the CQN community, always a treat.  I know one CQN’er who is going to think twice before digging up Tom (“get your facts right”) Boyd on the blog again, just in case our former treble winning captain reads it and goes looking for him on a night out.

To continue the spirit of what we are all about, on Saturday 19th May there is a charity dinner in Glasgow for The Andrea Kearney Fund, which supports women who are diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy.  The fund in memory of Andrea, who was diagnosed while expecting her fifth child and died in 2008, aged 41.

It promises to be a great night for an important cause, I hope you can support it.  You can book tickets here.  I look forward to seeing you there.

You can buy a hard copy of the new issue of CQN Magazine via Magcloud here.

The graphic below is just for a flick through, to read the magazine go here to it’s dedicated site.

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  1. I’m not sure what some Celtic fans really wanted out of all this.

     

     

    Like rangers fans who have not suggested what sanctions their club should receive there is not many Celtic fans who have stated what they realistically expected/wanted.

     

     

    I hope rangers are playing in the SPL next season (with sanctions ofcourse)because if they are relegated to Div 3 then you will have awarded them three years of Championship wins rather than years of pain playing second or third fiddle to the team they just can’t stand.

     

     

    No to Div 3 – it’s the easy option.

     

     

    Unfortunately we are never going to be rid of them so we may as well watch them suffer for a few more years at least.

  2. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Ernie-I’ve not always agreed with your views,but you have called this situation correctly for the last few weeks.I don’t think you are alone with your opinions.

  3. monteblanco on

    Commercial benefits outweigh sporting integrity.

     

     

    Release the Indian cricketers!

     

     

    Betting scams are cool, just ask Michael Johnston

  4. Ernie:

     

     

    mate, it is one am in the land that I emigrated to, so thank you for saying please but to list them will take my tired fingers an effort too far; but the Green Pound and Court should give even the most obtuse an inkling.

  5. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Kit,

     

    That’s your view, but Neil’s statement last week makes me question this.

     

    We dont need no stinking Huns.

     

    Neil says we do.

  6. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 5 May, 2012 at 16:03:

     

     

    “What’s the point of strong blood when the heart is rotten and corrupt”

     

     

    There is nothing corrupt at Celtic. And our supporters are only interested inh what happens at our club.

  7. Steinreignedsupreme on

    ernie lynch on 5 May, 2012 at 16:04:

     

     

    “The person who will decide the outcome can’t even manage to turn up for every AGM.”

     

     

    Wrong. Celtic supporters will turn up to see the team through choice. They do not hang on the words of Mr Sheen – and they never will.

  8. jungle jam67 on

    hen1rik on 5 May, 2012 at 16:03 said:

     

    @hawkshill: @MrMacFunn @tonymckelvie the Dons fans have told AFC that they won’t be back if AFC vote for newco being allowed free passage to SPL

     

     

    Unless we start making statement like above we will be standing at the back on the bus not even sitting.

     

    We can talk and talk ,post and repost but unless the plc board go the full road the newco will be back and debt free ready to go again.

     

     

    Jam67

  9. I wonder whose money is keeping Killie afloat just now? Ours.

     

    Kit is correct, they may let them back in, but what if we don’t turn up?

  10. Ok, here’s another wee conundrum or two.

     

     

    If the Newco is given a Club License to play in the SPL next season it by definition meets the criteria for a UEFA License. How can it be banned from Europe for three years??

     

     

    And if the Newco is really the oldco, why does it not qualify to play in Europe next year, given the oldco’s second place finish in the SPL?

  11. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Steinreigns…,

     

    So you believe the only option available to The board is a vote ?

  12. Snake Plissken on

    Mort

     

     

    right enough

     

     

    Right off to a party. A Goulash Party no less. See you.

  13. canamalar

     

     

    Maybe Neil Lennon just wants peace. No blood on the pavement outside Partick library and the pavement does not give a tosh about the religion of the blood. Maybe Neil Lennon just wants peace.

  14. Margaret McGill on

    Steinreignedsupreme on 5 May, 2012 at 16:11 said:

     

     

    “our supporters are only interested inh what happens at our club. ”

     

     

    That is true, however, you need to be careful in the ways our supporters fund huns. Away support is bad enough. I forgive these self flagellists but for the bored to invest accordingly and REQUIRE hunnery..not acceptable.

  15. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Steinreigs…,

     

    The board support the Hun and have done, for me that is rotten and corrupt, you can delude yourself as much as you want, but don’t ever claim to speak to the Celtic support you are only one.

     

    And not even a very good one by your argument to condemn the Celtic support to lock tugging duties for ever.

     

    You might know your place, thankfully there are many many more who refuse to follow hypocrites blindly.

  16. South Of Tunis on

    Lovely warm day [ 28 @ 10 am -] way down south .

     

     

    Just back from the beach.

     

     

    Whilst on the beach I received a text from a Hertz supporting mate —

     

     

    ” Worried about a Newco getting an SPL place . If it happens bye bye season ticket , bye bye Scottish fitba. I know many Jambos who feel the same “.

     

     

    Integrity !

     

     

    No to a SPL parachute . No to any Newco that doesn’t have to beg to be allowed to start again by beginning at the very bottom . No to that vile thing called The Old Firm.

  17. All this Nonsense…and it is.. Nonsense!

     

     

    That if The G.A. return to the S.P.L. Premiersip.. Sullied ,but.. Intactum…

     

    Then Certain subcribers to this Holy Site..

     

    Proclaim.. that…

     

     

    Celtic Fc., Shall be held.. RESPONSIBLE, for that

     

    affront to Sporting and Moral Integrity.

     

     

    And.. as a Punishment.. tae . welll… Celticfc.. No the G.A. . remember!..

     

     

    These Proclaimers.. Threaten to Withdraw their Monetary Support.. to… CELTICFC.. as..a PUNISHMENT!!!!!

     

     

    Say What?

     

     

    You Read that Right, dear Reader..

     

     

    Celticfc, are Gonna Be….

     

     

    Punished… by their ..AIN FANS!!

     

     

    Fur Something….that the G.A. have managed tae Dae!

     

     

    Nuts?

     

     

    Ya Betcha!

     

     

    Look,guys.. you…. “Proclaimers”, Ah am Talkin’ Tae..

     

     

    Furget awe ye Believe aboot Sporting Integrity ,when .” Lucre, Lucre, Filthy Lucre!”.is Involved .

     

     

    and while ye are at it.. Throw in .. LOYALTY, tae the Cause.. while ye are at it~

     

     

    Fur..

     

    It is a weel Known Fact.. aroon the Campfires of the Cognoscenti..

     

     

    That.. Sporting Integrity..and Loyalty..and MORALITY.. Plus . Two Bucks..

     

     

    Will, only Buy ye.. a Po’ Boy Sandwich .. that Cost’s .. Well.. Ye guessed it!

     

     

    TWO BUCKS!

     

     

    Kojo

     

    Still , Laughin’

  18. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Kit,

     

    So we should sit at the back of the bus to bring peace for ever.

     

    Neil Lennon is transient as Celtic will become if we accept the boards strategy.

  19. ernie lynch on

    kitalba on 5 May, 2012 at 16:11 said:

     

    ”Ernie:

     

     

    mate, it is one am in the land that I emigrated to, so thank you for saying please but to list them will take my tired fingers an effort too far; but the Green Pound and Court should give even the most obtuse an inkling.”

     

     

     

    And these suggestions will stop a newco huns being in the SPL at the start of next season?

     

     

    You know perfectly well they won’t.

  20. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 5 May, 2012 at 16:15:

     

     

    Margaret McGill on 5 May, 2012 at 16:16:

     

     

    “So you believe the only option available to The board is a vote ?”

     

     

    I believe a lot of people are starting to panic at the moment on the basis of what may or may not happen.

     

     

    The only certainty in all of this is Glasgow Rangers Football Club will cease to exist in the next few weeks.

  21. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    I have just read on News now Celtic that Fat sleekit Ally is prepared to fly out to the states to have talks with Bill Millar this strikes me as grovelling of the highest kind.If the proposed new owner of Rangers cant arrange to come to Glasgow how interested is this guy really? H.H.

  22. Paddy Gallagher on

    The Celtic pound is a far more eloquent speaker when removed from the foe than any amount of shouting.

  23. the long wait is over on

    JFH

     

     

    “If the proposed new owner of Rangers cant arrange to come to Glasgow…”

     

     

    He doesn’t have a passport apparently…

  24. ernie lynch on

    Steinreignedsupreme on 5 May, 2012 at 16:14 said:

     

    ernie lynch on 5 May, 2012 at 16:04:

     

     

    “The person who will decide the outcome can’t even manage to turn up for every AGM.”

     

     

    Wrong. Celtic supporters will turn up to see the team through choice. They do not hang on the words of Mr Sheen – and they never will.

     

     

    #########

     

     

    Eh?

     

     

    The Great Desmondo, not the Celtic fans, will decide how Celtic react to a proposal to allow a newco huns straight into the SPL. If he says yes, they’re in. If he says no, they’re out.

  25. Paddy Gallagher on

    Joe Filippis Haircut

     

     

    Hope he books Virgin, it wont go the whole way!

  26. Joe,

     

    Don’t know if your post is tongue in cheek or not but the great new hun messiah can’t meet sally in Glasgow….he doesn’t have a passport!!

  27. ernie lynch on

    Paddy Gallagher on 5 May, 2012 at 16:28 said:

     

    ”The Celtic pound is a far more eloquent speaker when removed from the foe than any amount of shouting.”

     

     

     

    There’s two games left this season.

     

     

    The decision will be made in the close season.

     

     

    Can someone please explain how the Celtic/Green pound is going to affect the decision?

  28. Gordon J – you post some great stuff on here and have done for many years.

     

     

    The problem is when it comes to the Huns you have to throw logic out of the window.

     

     

    If the Huns situation was dealt with based on rules and sporting integrity there would be no discussion.

     

     

    I think the end result has been decided it is now simply a case of working out the narrative to get to that end point.

  29. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 5 May, 2012 at 16:21:

     

     

    “The board support the Hun and have done, for me that is rotten and corrupt, you can delude yourself as much as you want, but don’t ever claim to speak to the Celtic support you are only one.

     

    And not even a very good one by your argument to condemn the Celtic support to lock tugging duties for ever.

     

    You might know your place, thankfully there are many many more who refuse to follow hypocrites blindly.”

     

     

    I think you need to calm down. I don’t claim to speak for anyone other than myself – and I assume you are doing the same. The blog is about offering opinions is it not?

     

     

    Are you giving up your season ticket?

  30. miki67, it was a great night.

     

     

    Algarvian, the luck of the draw.

     

     

    Vmhan, Tom Boyd makes himself available for Celtic fans more often than any other former player. The Lions have all done their bit, as have many from the 70s and 80s, but there are fewer and fewer Tom Boyds out there.

     

     

    ernie lynch, if the Celtic board can stop this, perhaps the issue is important enough to tell them how, face to face? Your clarity on the issue might be just what they need to hear. There can be no reason your ideas should not be put to the club directly and firmly.

     

     

    This is an important issue, important issues need men of courage to step forward. I am absolutely sure of your courage. Some things you cannot leave to others – especially issues which threaten to split the club and support.

     

     

    RalphWaldoEllison, indeed.

  31. Ernie:

     

     

    I don’t disagree with you entirely but it is late here and I am up early but as it stands right at this moment in time the huns are in the SPL next season. Everything else, even Celtic’s stance and future actions, ismerely blog talk. i.e. CONJECTURE. Why rock the boat before it has even been launched.

  32. Paddy Gallagher on

    ernie lynch

     

     

    Not having a go at you, I have said from the start that I will wait on an official statement from Celtic, when the time is right for them to comment before criticising them.

  33. What can be done? Here’s a suggestion. Celtic fans should walk out of Tannadice en masse at halftime tomorrow.

     

     

    It’s easy for me to suggest as I’m not going but it would be a start point point for action.

     

     

    It would be impossible for the MSM ignore. It would capture national and I suspect international attention.

     

     

    I suspect it would also gain support from other fans who do not want them to cheat their way back.

  34. Steinreignedsupreme on

    ernie lynch on 5 May, 2012 at 16:28 said:

     

     

    “The Great Desmondo, not the Celtic fans, will decide how Celtic react to a proposal to allow a newco huns straight into the SPL. If he says yes, they’re in. If he says no, they’re out.”

     

     

    Not true. If Celtic vote against it does not mean the new club will not be voted in to the SPL.

     

     

    Why should Celtic be blamed if it is the other clubs who vote the new team in?

     

     

    Are you giving up your season ticket?

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