Inner Record culture disrobed, signing up to the Celtic rulebook


In many places it would be practically inconceivable that someone could be employed in this position:

And get away with running rubbish like this on a back page cover:

But then you see more and get a picture of the organisation involved:

The Record have been caught displaying their inner culture and will no doubt be forced into a remedial action, but getting caught was just misfortune. The culture exists and has informed articles for years.  They have gone too far down this road to even begin to understand what they’ve done to a once-strong demographic.

An echo reached me from 2012 today, which illuminated yesterday’s article. As the SPL debated serious issues in 2012, a consensus emerged on what subsequently took place. There were hold-outs to the new majority, however.

One director of a club near Glasgow (no guesses, now) made his position clear: “I’m not signing up to any f****** Celtic rulebook.”

The comment met with incredulity, as the Celtic rulebook wasn’t part of the conversation. Fans and clubs across the country came to the same conclusion about how our game should proceed.  It was no more the Celtic rulebook than the Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs rulebook, but prejudices occasionally seep out when people don’t get what they want.

This is what we’re up against. They are still out there, writing articles for the paying public, or voting on the future of our game.

As for the Celtic rulebook, I’ve seen it. It contains one page and only three words: “Pay your bills.” That doesn’t sound like much but remarkably, it may deliver 20-in-a-row. I hope others don’t start to copy us.


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    Waaay wrong,reminds me of a hostess on The Golden Shot. Which,coincidentally,may well be Trump’s favourite game show…

  2. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ITALIABHOY on 20TH JANUARY 2017 10:38 PM




    JFK appointed Robert Mc Namara .


    Zero experience in holding public office.


    No doubt would have been accused at the time of being an Irish buddy.

  3. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on




    Naughty , Bobby.



    Not golden shot.



  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Coastal Florida pipes and drums play



    ” Scotland the Brave. ”



    You beauty.

  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on 20th January 2017 10:56 pm



    It was. And because JFK placed his brother Robert as Attourney General, a law was introduced later to ban the promotion of an relatives to any executive post.



    Dan Q

  6. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    List of CQN’ers for Lisbon — so far



    1. Old Tim (he had to be first didn’t he)


    2 Blantyre Tim (where you get batman you get Robin)


    3 Malorbhoy (a WC Fields impressionist)


    4. Kieran White (Malorbhoy’s one and only pal)


    5. Kickinthenakas (Malorbhoy’s minder)


    6. Friesdorfer (not a saint)


    7. Mrs Friesdorfer (patience of a saint)


    8. Cowiebhoy (A legend in his own living room)


    9. Mrs Cowiebhoy (wife of a delusional man)


    10. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles (President of the CQN temperance society)


    11. An Tearmann (Ronnie Corbett impersonator (failed))


    12. Celticrollercoaster (former male model and bean counter)


    13. Thunder Road (former Bruce Springsteen impersonator until the courts made him stop)


    14. Greenlion (Has his own seat named after him in the BV)


    15. Mike Maher (Author and New Zealand resident – furthest travelled – so far)


    16.EmbraMike (activist for civil unrest and political agitator – oh and ex referee)


    17. Delaney’s Dunky (Former pupil of the year at St Thomas Aquinas & Knightswood ring a bell scoosh champion)


    18. John Coyne


    19. Martin Maloney


    20. Mrs Martin Maloney


    21. Dermo 56 (from twitter & the Invisibles & long standing friend (ahem) of yours truly)


    22. Mrs Dermo 56 (Undefeated world sherry drinking champion 1986 86 -2016)


    23. Stephen Houston


    24. John Irons


    25. Martin McGroarty (long suffering father of daughter below)


    26. Grazyna McGroarty (long suffering daughter of father above)


    27. Auldheid and any number of hingers oan


    28. MouldyMoldovian (or Miguel Indurain as he is known elsewhere) plus about 50 others not all of whom will have been riding a bike


    29. Jeez I thought Blinker was pants (and he wasn’t wrong)


    30. BMCUWP (There was no way I was typing his full name)


    31. Oh Aye …… ME



    And various others who have to be kept in the loop.






    1. ACGR (canny find his way out of Angus without a Satnav


    2. Sipsini (currently looking for shoes that match)


    3. Canamalar (holed up in the desert or Partick depending on whether you are the tax man or not)


    4. Others who I will not name because they are sooking up to their wives at this time in order to get a pass.




    Wild Card



    Around the start of May you can expect to hear that Morrissey 23rd has started hitching a lift to Lisbon



    Estimated number of fans overall in Lisbon on 25th May?



    Best estimate so far is between 1500 – 2000 but I think that will rise sharply once we get January by us.

  7. Cowie



    A few years back, a friend from my childhood, Father Bacon was being terrorised by bricks and bullets on a nightly basis in Saint Laurence Parish Drumchapel. It near wrecked him as a man. Scum start wi eggs then stones.

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DAN QUIXOTE on 20TH JANUARY 2017 11:08 PM


    macjay1 for Neil Lennon on 20th January 2017 10:56 pm




    It was. And because JFK placed his brother Robert as Attourney General, a law was introduced later to ban the promotion of an relatives to any executive post.




    Dan Q






    Great point.



    Pity the Cubans didn`t follow suit.

  9. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    I should have said that if there are others going can they copy and paste and if necessary add their name to that list of utter ignominy.



    Fred Colon I have tried to e-mail you but the address has bounced it back.



    Eurochamps67 check your mail box thanks

  10. Margaret McGill on



    PL blows fireballs out his rectum?


    Is that what you are saying? :)


    It’s a fine day for rectum bolts!

  11. Track from Berlin based Tolcha – Neustadt


    Video by French director Claude LaLouche, who was almost jailed because of the countless traffic violations and utter mentalness of what he did to make it. Be afraid :) :






    Enjoy :)



    Dan Q

  12. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    BRTH 11.10 ha ha. I’ll have you know I’ve been to Miri, Surabaya, Siem Reap and Cumbernauld. All without the aid of a satnav. I even found auld JJ’s hoose in smokey toon, and it moves wi the tide!!!



    Your on thin ice pal.



    I’m workin on it and fully intend to beat you, sorry meat you, sorry meet you in Lisboa.



    HH Ya mad lawyer…………….:_)

  13. THE EXILED TIM on 20TH JANUARY 2017 7:01 PM


    IMO had the Clintons and the corrupt democrats not stolen the the nomination from Bernie, we wouldn’t be having Trump as president



    *nae chance, he’s a 74 year old socialist and it widnae be because of his age. anyway his tea was oot when the trumpet called him a commie.

  14. Finbar Furey tribute on RTE at the moment. MON one of of the guests. Small bit of chat about Celtic.


    Finbar says ” We have to fly the flag for Celtic wherever we go in the world”.

  15. BRTH – That reads like a ships log of transportees fae the Hougoumont!



    A rogue’s gallery if there ever was one.



    Hope you all have a smashin’ time.



    The LIONS took no prisoners!

  16. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    Updating that list — Jesus — all three brothers in the one place?



    No sure we will have a big enough swear box ……. will have to borrow ACGR’s — it masquerades as a truck!

  17. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on




    That’s some list :-) The CQN Lisbon Army is growing.



    With the direct flight from Edinburgh now quite expensive, folks should consider other routes via Dublin, Madrid and London which are still reasonably priced They can then tell their other half, they have saved a fortune.







  18. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on




    Other flight options from Manchester with Ryan air and also look at at least getting out to Lisbon via Amsterdam and flying from there to Lisbon with Transavia.



    I suggested to ACGR the other night



    Edinburgh – Amsterdam (Easyjet)


    Ams – Lisbon (Transavia)


    Lisbon – Luton (Easyjet)


    Luton – Edinburgh (Easyjet)



    There are plans in play for the nights of the 24th and 25th and I am trying to get a handle on numbers for some kind of meal or whatever on the 23rd.



    I have a few of ideas but prefer some to others

  19. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on



    I won’t be in Scotland in 5 days time so having my Burns supper tonight. Haggis washed down with traditional Weisßbier. Could be an explosive combination.







    I hope you weighed in this morning Fatbhoy! :-)







  20. Margaret McGill on



    I was at the 5-1 gubbin at Ibrox when Tore Andre Anewone scored after his £12m signing. I walked out there that day fuming that there would be a day.


    In retrospect that was in the midst of their massive cheating. I hope that day of reckoning beckons soon. Tired waiting

  21. I would be grateful to my fellow CQN’rs if you could offer a prayer for my older brother who has just been diagnosed as being in the final stage of a Terminal illness. Thank you