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I watched Scotland play a more accomplished Wales last night.  No one in blue played particularly well but when Charlie Mulgrew prepared to take a corner from the right in first half stoppage time we knew Wales were in danger.

The pace, low trajectory and movement Charlie gets on the ball negates the natural advantage the defending team has.  The goal had little to do with the young lad who got on the end of the cross, just as Celtic’s remarkable success from corners has little to do with their ability to attack the ball.

The Wee Oscar 4 Life team have asked me to pass on this message:

Wee Oscar 4 Life are delighted to be offering you the chance to win a fantastic and very unique auction prize.

We have been donated a very special bottle of 8 year old Bowmore, which has come straight from the cask. The Whisky is 59.4%, unlike a normal malt whisky which is cut to 40% proof.

The whisky was distilled on 13 March 2001, and bottled on 26 June 2009.  It has been donated by a very kind CQNer. However, not content with already donating 3 bottles from his share of the cask to raise funds for Wee Oscar , we now have his prized possession:

Bottle no 1 of 251.  A very special prize in aid of a very special wee bhoy.
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Go on take a peek of what you could have in your possession very soon!

Place you auction bids from 1pm to us @ weeoscar4life@gmail.com

Auction closes: 7pm tomorrow (Sunday) night

HH

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  1. ROW Z – Let Celtic Flourish By The Cleansing Of The ‘Den!

     

     

    13:42 on 23 March, 2013

     

     

    Dewar Gibb led the SNP for four years.

     

     

    He was a QC and a Professor.

     

     

    He wasn’t a peripheral, isolated figure in the SNP. He was their leader and foremost intellectual.

     

     

    He regarded the Scots as a separate race.

     

     

    He feared that the Scottish race was under threat from the influx of Irish Catholics into Scotland.

     

     

    He regarded the Irish as inferior in every respect to the Scots.

     

     

    It’s for you to explain him away, and to explain how someone with such views could lead the party if his views didn’t represent the views of the membership.

     

     

    You might also want to explain away Billy Woolfe’s comments about the Catholic Church, the Pope’s visit and the Falklands war.

     

     

    Or Salmond describing the people of NI as ‘blood of our blood, bone of our bone’. (civic nationalism???)

     

     

    Or MacKaskill’s praise for the huns at Hampden. …….

     

     

    ”This was the showpiece final everyone wanted to see, and it was a great advert for Scottish football.Both teams were passionate, committed and it was end to end stuff from kick off to the final whistle.The players, management and fans contributed to a memorable occasion, and I urge that their positive example inside the ground is replicated outside it over the course of the evening and beyond.”

     

     

    Or Graham’s comments about ‘evening up the score’.

  2. Scotland are still mince , how can any team make Wales look like Barca? By the way ,the wee guy who come on for Bale looks a star in the making, gliding like Iniesta , mind you look what he was gliding past.

  3. Wee Oscar 4 Life on

    Current bid for the unique bottle of 8 year old Bowmore 59.4% (No 1 of 251) is:

     

     

    £100

     

     

    Thanks and HH

     

     

    WO4L

  4. I’ve just solved the mystery of Sally’s non-appearance after another superb perormance from Sevco.

     

     

    On Pick TV just now, Psychic Sally’s Big Fat Operation!

     

     

     

    Ye coodny make it up!!

     

     

    HH

  5. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Went to stoke up the fire and a N A appears. Its no fair so its no! GRRRRRRRRRRR

  6. I don’t know much about politics to get involved in the ernie/p8ddy debate, but from what I read it seems to be a case of labour is as bad as theSnp, can some of those defending the Snp tell me is it reasonable that there hasnt geen a cathokic in an Snp government

  7. Game off again today, grrrr! Not even the hoops in action to keep me going like last Saturday, out shopping with the mrs instead (she’s buzzing obviously but while she’s at the till I’m gettin my CQN fix) see Stirling dropped 2 points on the road today, they’re on the slide I tell ye!

  8. Scotland were missing a whole, possibly first choice, midfield in Brown, Fletcher, Morrison & Forrest and lost their top striker after 2 minutes. They don’t have the strength in depth to cope with that loss.

     

    However, any talent, good players they have are in the wide attacking areas, decent young forwards and a good first choice central midfield. The main problem lies with there being no Scottish player one good enough to play in central defence at international level football.

     

    The two who played last night were dreadful, the back up two are worse and there is no obvious central defenders who can come in. Look at the under 21 squad, not even heard of most of the defenders in it.

     

    WGS may need to go back 5 in the short term, Caldwell plays in a three man central defence every week, Mulgrew has done it many times for us and Martin of Norwich is also capable of playing there. A flat back 4 and 2 wingers v Serbia away could be embarrassing.

  9. Thindimebhoy

     

     

    14:48 on 23 March, 2013

     

     

    ‘Elbows Mc Culloch The Shameless Cheat’

     

     

     

     

    That big Bino no 5 should be nominated for the Nobel peace prize for not stamping on McCulloch’s face.

     

     

    I don’t think many could have resisted the temptation.

  10. Thindimebhoy

     

     

     

    14:48 on 23 March, 2013

     

     

     

    Elbows Mc Culloch The Shameless Cheat

     

     

    shocking from Elbows there this guy is meant to be a pro

  11. Paul … Howz the Police investigation into Craig Whytes tenure developing ? Have BDO finalised there investigation ? Where did TICKETUS go ? When does the HMRC appeal result get published ? Just askin !! Ps Gutted for Jim Leishman and Pars fans Liquidation a certainty …. Only a matter of time …. Not good !

  12. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/

     

     

     

    14:56 on 23 March, 2013

     

     

     

    How did tamson miss him diving???

     

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    You need to ask Jude???? :))

  13. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    The big no5 elbow smashed sumdae in the first half. Lucky not to red carded!!

  14. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    THINEDIMEBHOY.stonewaller for me but ball not in play.so the BINOS no 5 up before the beaks next week.ps i’ve heard of MASONIC HANDSHAKE but not a MASONIC HUG????

  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Ally McCoist locked his players in the dressing room after the Stirling game. Fortunately, one of the Stirling players is a locksmith.

  16. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    My grandson Josh got new green & white boots for the tourney down in Warwick next week and its cancelled. Got his name on them too. Gutted for him.

  17. ernie lynch 14:58

     

     

    That big Bino no 5 should be nominated for the Nobel peace prize for not stamping on McCulloch’s face.

     

     

    I don’t think many could have resisted the temptation.

     

     

     

     

    The lad was amazed more than angry fair play to the lad for keeping his cool

     

     

    To think he is out there playing for the love and football and not the money and along comes a well paid professional cheat trying to get him red carded and his team a penalty.

     

     

    Mc Culloch is a worthy captain of that deparate shameless lot

  18. Remarkable change in standing of Catholics

     

    tom devine

     

    Wednesday 9 January 2013

     

    Until the 1990s sectarianism in Scotland was treated like the way a bad smell might be ignored at a polite dinner party.

     

     

    Everyone was aware of it, but nobody said anything. The Pandora’s Box was opened by the composer James McMillan when he gave his controversial lecture on “Scotland’s Shame” in 1999. Scottish executives and governments held sectarian summits which were often much ado about nothing but occasionally did result in anti-sectarian legislation. The “Bombs in the Post” outrage triggered another wave of soul-searching, heated discussion and further legislation.

     

     

    Scotland is the only jurisdiction in the world, where Irish Catholics and Protestants settled, which still feels the need to pass anti-sectarian legislation and promote anti-sectarian strategies in the new millennium. A convincing answer as to why that is the case has to be central to understanding sectarianism in this country and, hence, fundamental to an authoritative enquiry into its incidence and nature, and any resulting recommendations.

     

     

    The suggestion is often made that sectarian attitudes fester in many de-industrialised small towns and villages. It is almost as if communities which lost much since the 1980s have looked to sectarian traditions to at least maintain a sense of collective identity and self worth. Does the evidence support this perception and, if so, what is to be done?

     

     

    Catholics in Scotland aged below the age of 55 finally reached occupational parity with their fellow Scots in the 1990s. They occupy the highest positions in government, universities, cultural institutions and the judiciary. Catholic Church leaders no longer regard Orange zealots as the enemy; they have been overtaken by the bogey of aggressive secularism. Dr Duncan Morrow’s group advising Scottish Government ministers on sectarianism may indeed find evidence of endemic anti-Catholicism in the country but it has failed to prevent a remarkable transformation in the status of many Catholics.

     

     

    Peter Kearney, the Catholic church’s spokesman in Scotland, and I can agree about a number of things. Among those who call for the abolition of Catholic schools are anti-Catholic bigots but they are not the only voices who do so. Others sincerely but wrongly believe denominational schooling fosters sectarianism. The campaign by a group of aggressive secularists against the last Papal visit brought intolerance to a new level of venomous intensity, probably because anti-Christian forces see the Catholic Church as their major enemy. But thereafter Mr Kearney and I part company. We seem to be living in different countries. He seems not to be aware that sectarian discrimination in the labour market had disappeared by the 1980s, and that, by the 1990s, most male Catholics in Scotland were on an equal occupational footing with their fellow Scottish citizens. They play a full and rightful part in national life.

     

     

    The Catholic Church and its leadership has a much higher profile and influence in Scotland than any other faith. All of this hardly suggests the plight of the nation’s Catholics to be that of an oppressed minority. The most recent polling suggests Catholics are more likely to support enhanced measures of devolution than the Scottish average, again indicating that they feel more at home in this country than Mr Kearney implies.

     

     

    Much of his case rests on conclusions drawn from Crown Office data on sectarian-aggravated offences apparently showing that Catholics are more likely to be victims than perpetrators .But Mr Kearney ought be careful. Quite literally, the jury is still out on the interpretation of these figures.Their implications are slippery, ambiguous and more complex than he allows. As with other aspects of this vexatious topic, cool and impartial academic analysis must dissect the facts. Careful work by social scientists and statisticians has not yet been undertaken.When it is, I am sure Mr Kearney and I will reflect on the findings with deep interest.

     

     

    Tom Devine is Senior Research Professor in History at Edinburgh University

  19. Wee Oscar 4 Life on

    Current bid for the unique bottle of 8 year old Bowmore 59.4% (No 1 of 251) is:

     

     

    £110

     

     

    Thanks and HH

     

     

    WO4L

  20. frank-a63 14:58 on 23 March, 2013

     

     

    Shocking from Elbows there this guy is meant to be a pro

     

     

     

     

    Meant to be

     

     

    But only a pro by his salary everything is else he has comes from the gutter

  21. the dunfermline men know what liquidation really means regardless of what other people

     

    are trying to say when it comes to sevco, thats why they are so despondent, if it was really as sevco and its cheerleaders say same as before these dunfermline men would not be so sad, the legal reality whether they like it or not is that the club dies all of the club

     

    and anything said to the contrary is just lies and that is a fact.

  22. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    thindimebhoy

     

     

    14:48 on

     

    23 March, 2013

     

     

    Elbows Mc Culloch The Shameless Cheat

     

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    THAT is the funniest thing I have EVER seen……..hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  23. Surely everyone in football knows the Rules.

     

     

    A penalty cannot be awarded until the ball is in play.

     

     

    As usual, L.Bow mistimed his tackle on the centre half.

     

     

    He should have waited till the ball was played from the corner, giving the ref “a decision to make” (c. assorted pundits)

  24. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    …..and he will have been fully expecting a penalty to be awarded …………hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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