If you want to know why this clubs is special…


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. Margaret McGill on

    Paul67 on 5 May, 2012 at 16:33 said:



    Paul67 if UEFA wont step in on the grounds of sporting integrity what are the possibilities that Celtic can sue in the courts for damages?


    22 proven tainted trophies after all…not all to Celtic but the important ones yes.

  2. aldersyde avenue,



    Thanks for that.



    I agree totally in a Scottish context – the rules have never been equally applied. My belief (and I may be hopeful or naive here) is that UEFA doesn’t have the same reasons to do anything other than apply its rules fairly and impartially. It wouldn’t be in its interests to set a precedent with the huns, so why do so?

  3. lionroars67 on

    Can this boycott be delivered? i certainly hope so should every SPL club next season



    Joe O;Rourke


    The kilmarnock chairman better be prepared for an empty stadium.


    So Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnson thinks that Rangers being kept in the SPL is more important than sporting integrity, well he better be prepared for doing without the Celtic support, because I’m certain the Celtic support will bhoycott Rugby Park next season.


    Johnson has been the driving force behind the gang of ten’s new proposals for changing the rules in the SPL, I’m not surprised he backs a Rangers Newco getting an easy ride back into the SPL, and he won’t be alone, there will be a few chairmen thinking the same way.


    I have written to Neil Doncaster regarding comments attributed to him, i have also made him aware that we would have a problem supporting a league that doesn’t uphold sporting integrity, i am almost certain that if a Rangers Newco is not treated appropriately, the Celtic support will take the appropriate action.

  4. Larrybhoy on 5 May, 2012 at 15:23 said:




    hey there Larrybhoy! gie me a pie.


    missus gone on campfest wi’ the coven.


    i’m on a footiefest.


    kebab shop callin’…they dae magicburgers. A Big HH! tae you.

  5. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Hi All,



    Perhaps congrats are in order for Motherwell today.



    It would be churlish not to acknowledge the progress being made by that club under Stuart “We’re in the champions league by default and I am absolutely gutted for my old club and first and only love” Rangers.



    In the six matches the ex-Ranger’s club has played against his former glorious dignified employers the results (in chronological order) have been
















    This is clearly an improvement. So who knows ….. Perhaps next season, Stuart “Blue Through & Through & Through” McCall’s team will finally defeat the only team he has not beaten since he took over.



    P.S. – two qualifiers as an unseeded team. Champions League my ar5e.



    Hail Hail

  6. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Stein reigns…,


    So that stuff about the life blood was really about a single cell ?



    I gave my ticket up after the old firm board got into bed with them on the joint sponsorship deal for buttons.


    And before you say it, I have not told anyone to give up theirs either.



    I have bit my tongue over this debacle for a long time and encouraged quite a few others to do the same until we get a clear message from the board, Lawwell’s message from last night is IMO that message, keep tugging your locks Celtc supporter and accept your fleecing like to compliant little piggies you are.

  7. Margaret McGill on

    Back to Basics – Glass Half Full on 5 May, 2012 at 16:39 said:



    Motherwell fought for a point because 3pts to the huns was meaningless

  8. canamalar



    you have my e-mail address, send me your phone number and I’ll phone you and tell you a story about that joint sponsorship deal that Celtic did not want.

  9. Gordon J – UEFA will hide behind a weasily phrase like ‘special/unique circumstances’.



    I would not trust UEFA to do what is right in the same way I would not trust the SFA.



    Their rules are useful when they WANT to punish a club or association.



    Next season I expect the Huns to be signing ‘brittania waves the rules’ instead of he other words.

  10. ernie lynch on

    Paul67 on 5 May, 2012 at 16:33 said:



    ”Vmhan, Tom Boyd makes himself available for Celtic fans more often than any other former player.”



    More than Bertie Auld? Get real.



    As for the rest, copy and paste. Save everyone’s time.

  11. Paddy Gallagher on

    Not waisting my time, I come on here for information through choice.

  12. Celtic fans finally move away from the back of the bus only to squash into the boot.



    If this goes through with only a “STRONG worded” statement from our board then there will not be a Celtic supporter, who if they decide to return, who will have a right of complaint the next time a Willie Colm uses the eyes on the back of his head, the next time a Callum Murray refuses a stone wall penalty, the next time a “Dougie Dougie” changes his mind, the next time 5 officials collude and lie to employed Celtic officials, the next time a Mike McCurry is promoted to a position of HUNfluence…




  13. ernie lynch on

    Paddy Gallagher on 5 May, 2012 at 16:34 said:



    I haven’t actually criticised the board.

  14. Aye,who was it credited wi’ ‘inventing’ Voodoo Economics? Ronnie Raygun…the space cowboy. He and Fuhrer Thatcher dreamt up a lovely system that we all reap the benefits from to this day. Aye right.


    So RFCIA have adopted these principles and look where they are. No amount of Masonic Kabbalistic magic numbering pi*h and whiffle is gonnae save their tainted assets from being toasted.


    Stupid stupid huns.

  15. Subterranean on

    It is critical that Celtic directors and executives do not get involved in loose talk. There are more than enough significant figures in Scottish football making big mistakes at the moment. The Kilmarnock Chairman has the following quote attributed to him:



    “Member clubs are mindful of a sporting integrity aspect but the commercial benefits outweigh that.”



    I expect UEFA will be informed, perhaps discretely, about the view of Chairman of a club that currently qualifies for a UEFA license. UEFA have an entirely different view of sporting integrity and financial fair play. Don’t they?




  16. if the others vote for and celtic against ?there should not even be a vote,


    one thing i will say if this comes to pass and i agree its a big if then surely


    then no one can argue that indeed it would be a tainted title no matter who


    wins it because all those participating in such a competition [sorry charade]


    will have complied and were accomplice to the fact, its no good saying we


    were out voted if its wrong its wrong no amount of spin will alter this fact,


    and this is were morals come in you either have them or you dont that goes for


    fans aswell as the clubs, the option is there for everyone to a man/woman


    participate or dont its that simple when you boil it down to it,anything else is


    just excuses.

  17. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    Did you no read JF’s post ?



    As for the excuses for greed I don’t need them, actions speak louder than words, refusing the joint deal would have made very little difference to the coffers.


    Denying them that money would have bought this fiasco a lot sooner, but then that couldn’t be allowed especially from the old firm board.

  18. Jesus wept…


    Why is this turning into a fragmentation amongst us?


    Love a good reasoned debated myself but there have been rules broken that haven’t gone unpunished yet(whatever the severity of punishment to come can be debated of course).


    Our Board can do eff all until they can see(in law) that our club’s interests have been compromised. That is it.


    I would remind everyone that Celtic knew when written laws were obviously broken when we played FC Scion of Switzerland.


    Or do you all suffer from short term memory loss?

  19. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 5 May, 2012 at 16:40:



    Again you use the emotive language when really people will go to watch the team regardless of nonsense about their social standing.



    I didn’t agree with the joint-sponsorship and would never buy anything with the Tennents logo on it, but look around the Celtic support at any game and you will see that the vast majority of them still buy merchandise regardless of who the sponsor is.



    That is their choice. They make their decisions. It doesn’t matter what we think and the same will happen over any new club appearing on the scene. Most folk will still go to watch Celtic because Celtic is all they care about.

  20. aldersyde avenue on 5 May, 2012 at 16:35 said



    Cracking idea matey, this could be a great starting point to show Johnson and co we mean business.

  21. Folly Folly on

    kitalba on 5 May, 2012 at 16:41 said:



    ‘Why are Rangers not in the qualifiers for the Champions League?’



    It’s a long story, Kit …

  22. I some are missing the point. If is as alleged that Celtic have given Tacit agreement that they will not attempt to prevent the entry of a Newco into the SPL they have once ignored the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the Celtic support. How do they expect the support to react to this latest snub? I guess that they hope the majority will shrug their shoulders whilst muttering c’est la vie. As JF pointed out we have supported their policy of fiscal prudence to the detriment of the playing staff for what purpose! The board have ignored the most moderate of attempts at mediation from the support over issues such as the Poppy debacle while churning out the same old line ‘hands tied, regulations you know, little we can do blah blah blah. In any of the meeting that the support had with PL did anything he say or promise actually come to fruition or was it all word politic ie B/S.


    Well PL take a wee look over your shoulder and you’ll see an institution that has blatantly subverted and broken every rule regarding fair play and fiscal prudence yet after being handed a slap on the wrists by you, you’ll happily have them competing with us for the SPL title within 3 -4 seasons.


    Suck it up Timmy – keep quiet and the back of the bus for you Bhoy, oh and bye the way we are also going to take more money off you to help support the other clubs who voted NewHuns FC back into the SPhell.

  23. South Of Tunis on

    upside down Moonbeams .



    Absolutely .



    Thinking that you are being cheated , believing that you are being cheated is very different from knowing you are being cheated…It is now a proven fact .


    To continue when you you are being cheated is simply volunteering to be a bleating powerless victim..



    Maybe it’s an Old Firm thing ..

  24. ernie lynch on

    Subterranean on 5 May, 2012 at 16:53 said:



    ”I expect UEFA will be informed, perhaps discretely”





  25. Perhaps the supporters clubs from all the other teams in the SPL could get together to agree a strategy if justice is seen not have been done in regards TFOD?



    I think more than Celtic fans would welcome the opportunity to make their feelings known to their respective chairman.


    Again, if it is perceived that justice has not been done.

  26. Tony Higginas and David “squeezebox” Currie talking about the dying Huns on Sportscene.



    Utterly clueless, both of them. Shameful.

  27. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    lionroars67 on 5 May, 2012 at 16:38 said:



    I could not agree with you more …. When PL said that Celtic did not need rankers, he was sending a message for Sporting Integrity, and if the other Clubs vote them in, we really will have to take appropriate action…..



    Having said that, I honestly feel they are finished…..the dominoes will start falling very soon, starting with HMRC

  28. lionroars67 on

    aldersyde avenue on 5 May, 2012 at 16:44 said:


    I would not trust UEFA to do what is right in the same way I would not trust the SFA.



    Their rules are useful when they WANT to punish a club or association.



    UEFA……… i agree will not intervene, in 2007 when Rankers was reported again for serious breaches regarding sectarianism and hooliganism, UEFA committee decidng on the case coped out by stating Rankers and its blatant sectarianism was somehow tolerated by all the relevant authorities in Scotland, Why should UEFA intervene.



    UEFA still know what kind of club TFOD is, they know the level of corruption here, it will be the SFA who will decide in Scotland…………………i wont be holding my breath



    Tonight a Russian gangsters team will play in the FA cup final, money taken from the Russian people, how many Celski and Liverpool players will have EBT’S? Liverpool 50 million debt ran up this season alone, a level playing field, UEFA FFP ha ha ha aha ha ha ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  29. Folly Folly on

    If the Board nod through a Newco Huns, my guess is that something like 10,000 to 15,000 SBs will not be renewed next year.



    Too high a guess, or too low … ?




  30. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    You forgot a little point,


    We’re going to increase prices to attend a publicly acknowledged corrupt competition and you can like it or lump it.


    The country hits the expected double dip less money less work and they decide to get their greedy hats on.

  31. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    oglach on 5 May, 2012 at 16:57 said:



    Celtic have not given their tacit agreement to ANYTHING ………and anyone who says they have is talking a load of old tosh, or the have an agenda….

  32. kojo



    Exactly. There is only 1 ground that should be boycotted but like March 25th…….

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