Roberts craft, Rod the entertainer, January anxiety


Albion Rovers did as much as could be asked of them yesterday. They defended solidly, conceding only to an impossible to defend strike from Player of the Year-designate Scott Sinclair, until the final 13 minutes of the game.

A lazy observation would conclude that it was tiredness which caused the part-timers to lose two late goals, but that wasn’t the case. Patrick Roberts ability to draw opponents close, before exploiting the space behind them changed a 0-1 score into a 0-3 result. Without Roberts, we would have continued to pass in an arc around the Rovers defensive pyramid.

A home draw in the next round was as welcome as it was unexpected – what happens, I suppose, when a good Celtic man gets to draw the balls. Rod Stewart proved he is the complete entertainer as he brought colour to what is too often a soulless procedure. When presenting to the public, some forget football THEY ARE EMPLOYED in an entertainment industry.

Having already spent a reasonable amount of money this month, the normal January anxiety is contained to the permanently anxious, but, as you know, transfer windows are all about the last few days. We’re still working. Usual caveats apply.


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  1. ‘Alternative facts’ is up there with ‘Imperfectly Registered’. Straight outta the Sandy Bryson school of spin.

  2. A Tim, an hun, a hot blonde and a fat woman get on the subway at Ibrox,They go into a tunnel and the lights go out, and suddenly they all hear a loud slap. When the lights come on, the Hun has a big red handprint on his face.


    The blonde thinks: “Oh, the Hun must have made a move for me, but fondled that fat woman by mistake and she slapped him.”


    The fat woman thinks: “Hmm, that Hun tried to put the moves on that blonde and got slapped. Good for her.”


    The Hun thinks: “Hey, that Tim must have gone for the blonde and she slapped me by mistake!”


    The Tim thinks: “Boy, I hope we go through another tunnel, so I can smack that ugly Hun bassa again”.

  3. As Air Force One arrives at Heathrow Airport , President Obama strides out to a warm and dignified reception from the Queen.


    They are driven in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London , where they change to a magnificent 17th century carriage hitched to six white horses.


    They continue on towards Buckingham Palace , waving to the thousands of cheering Brits; all is going well.


    Suddenly, the right rear horse lets out the most horrendous earth shattering fart ever heard in the British Empire .


    The smell is so atrocious that both passengers in the carriage must use handkerchiefs over their noses.


    The fart shakes the coach, but, the two dignitaries of State do their best to ignore the incident.


    The Queen politely turns to President Obama and says:


    “Mr President, please accept my deepest regrets… I am sure you understand there are some things that even a Queen cannot control.”


    Obama, always trying to be “Presidential,” responded:


    “Your Majesty, do not give the matter another thought … Until you mentioned it, I thought it was one of the horses.”

  4. Guys I have not read one post from 08.00 this morning so apologies if I’ve missed anything


    It is with a real broken heart I post this news


    Those who know me, will know it’s my family, Celtic and my Dogs


    Well this morning my daughters partner had the dogs out, and the wee one (Honey) got off her harness and disappeared with Hugo following her. Hugo was usually come back


    Anyway, a full day trying to find my dogs


    Tonight at 9 pm the police came to my daughters house, to inform us a farmer had shot our 2 dogs, the friendliest wee things you could meet


    This bastard must have hunted them down as if shot 1 the other would have bolted


    No, multiple shots, and police would not return the dogs to us


    This farmer tells the police they had attacked his sheep,


    Absolutely devastated, I’ve lost my wee dogs

  5. Hunderbirds are Gone on




    Good one buddy. Keep at them.


    That piece reminds me of a Carl Hiaasan quote,



    “Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed”



    He goes on to say something about the newsroom being on the front line of satire.



    He obviously never visited a newsroom in Scotland.

  6. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Happy birthday HT, hope yer minx is spoiling you rotten on your special day.



    Free travel now lucky basta.




    HH bruv

  7. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    COWIEBHOY on 23RD JANUARY 2017 10:28 PM



    Hard to take.


    A loss compounded by a sense of injustice.



    Surprised that police are entitled to ” not return the dogs to us . ”


    Your property .


    I`d be having a word with the RSPCA.




    THE DONALD on 23RD JANUARY 2017 7:37 PM



    Scottish and Irish connections to the Deep South are fascinating. I always get the impression that the basis of country music was from influences imported by the Scots and Irish .



    *predominately Irish of a Scottish bent. When Daniel O’Connell was successful in his campaigning of the Catholic Emancipation Act a lot of the populace of tangerine persuasion fled the country.



    The term hillbilly refers to people who dwell in rural, mountainous areas primarily in Appalachia and the Ozarks which was settled in the 18th century by migrants from Ulster who were supporters of the wee dikeplugger and were often referred to as “billy’s boys”.



    Presley and Everley .



    *the king actually had a fatherland background with a little bit Dutch and Danish. His alleged Scottish/Irish is a myth.

  9. mike in toronto on

    just catching up




    Summer of Sammi and OneMalloy …. sorry to hear of your situations. Thoughts and prayers, lads..



    Hamlton …. I gather congratulations are in order.



    Cowie … absolutlely gutted to read your post. Really sorry, mate..

  10. Cowiebhoy



    Terrible. Dirty bassa farmer, I hope you plan to respond to his deed, I know I would.

  11. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TONTINE TIM on 23RD JANUARY 2017 10:43 PM



    The subject fascinates me.


    Re. Presley.


    His skin tones always suggested Mexican or native American influence.


    However , I`ll look into it further , but I was told there was a N.E. Scotland connection or rather claim.



    Hillbillies . Logical :-)

  12. The police told me the farmer was within his rights ?


    I challenged this on basis one dog must have run away, therefor he has hunted it down ?


    Therefor acting illegally ? Police have stated he had a witness ?


    There is no way they would have attacked a sheep, Hugo would run away from it


    Would not give me details of farmer, details on alleged sheep attacked ?, or how far apart dogs were when retrieved ?


    All asked – will follow up tomorrow with a visit to Police headquarters



    Hugo and Honey were H H for (Hail Hail)



    One Malloy, may your Brother Rest in Peace, and May Perpetual Light shine upon his Sole.



    Summa – thoughts and prayers with your dad and all the family




    Mrs TT is a huge elvis fan, I even took her tae Graceland, no a fan at all and never have been (the things you do for love), but it was fascinating, he was a wee bit of a trailer trash lad if the truth be told.



    2nd visit drapped her aff and went for a drive down Beale Street, saw WC Handy’s statue.

  14. Thank you again the many here at CQN for your thoughts and prayers for my brother and our family





    Summa – thoughts and prayers with your Dad and the family at this difficult time.





    CowieBhoy – I can only imagine how you and your family feel at this time, having had dogs most of my life I understand what they mean within the family, as they are part of it. My thoughts are with you all. Surely there must be some means of righting this awful wrong.



    may i join with others in passing my condolences at the loss of your brother,


    will say a prayer for you and your family

  16. One Malloy thanks bhud at this very sad time for your family.



    It was up the back of Fankerton, loads of small holding farms


    I chapped the doors of 3 farms asking permission to look in their fields, tonight


    The police informed us the farmer had shot the dogs at around 2


    We had reported them missing to Police around same time


    How did it take them 7 hours to get back to us and inform us


    Something not right which the police need to answer

  17. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TONTINE TIM on 23RD JANUARY 2017 11:11 PM



    Just an opinion . Certainly not gospel but food for thought.






    I loved early Elvis and remember the young god , not the bloated caricature of the late `70s.


    His whole persona and the major influence he had on the progression of popular music , including the Beatles.

  18. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Cowiebhoy, I’m sorry to hear what happened to your cherished dogs.



    Hopefully, you can get more information from the police about what actually hapenned.

  19. Celticrollercoaster supporting @WalkWithShay on

    My ghod, tough tonight for some of our CQN brethren



    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all, Summai, One Malloy and Cowiebhoy







  20. Cowiebhoy.


    Finding it hard to comprehend what happened to your dogs . That’s far from just not being right , someone has taken liberties . Just so wrong .

  21. Just popped back on


    Many of you have tried to make contact with me on my old mobile number


    Currently on a new number, my old number is being ported over to my new phone this Thurs 26th



    Thanks for the messages guys

  22. Loving this LMS….am currently 105 the….one place behind my mentor jobo….may his fitba reports follow him eternally!!!



    Spurs is the next big wan…..



    Just a thought but we could do a wee thing like this awenawthetime …


    All year round…


    Mony a pickle maks a muckle




  23. Cowiebhoy…..yer farmer lad …..name and shame….



    There are a few old lads in and oot of the country all year roond…



    Smiley goodfellas thing




  24. Exiled Tim. 10.47.


    When reading back the other day on a previous night’s posts I noticed E on his high horse , being condescending while on his favourite subject….politics .He was basically telling yourself and DD that you weren’t capable of competing with him in that particular debate !


    Pompous and hunish came to mind.


    The ole CQN question springs to mind. Can any Tim on here vouch for him being genuine or ever met him ? Just asking like.


    Thoughts with many posters on here going through difficult times. Sleep well . HH

  25. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ANGELGABRIEL on 23RD JANUARY 2017 11:54 PM



    Having read his contributions on CQN for many years there is absolutely not the slightest doubt in my mind that Ernie is a genuine Tim.

  26. Maybe an alternative Tim….



    Hundred percent winker… That has the capacity to read ,



    I pity his folk …




  27. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Cowiebhoy, you got my messages and I know you will do the right thing.



    Who,s E? Is he a muppet, politico anti indi action man type who know,s everything about everything, and knows nobody:



    Who’s E.



    Good film in that question btw

  28. Eenough aboot shoite…



    How good are the Celtic….as I said before …they are no worried about us getting beat….they are frightened we will never be beat again…..



    ACGR…yer an awfy braw bhoy….




  29. Margaret McGill on

    OneMalloy Condolences my friend


    Summa. Thoughts are with you.


    Blantyre Tim Congrats

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