Ronny will value having game on Friday night


Yesterday I caught myself moaning about potentially winning the league without playing a game (epitome of first world problems).  How quickly we forget the pain of the 90s.  Let’s bring the title home as soon as possible, no matter where we are or what we’re doing.  There could be people doing the Ronny Roar in shopping streets across Scotland on Saturday.

The one place Ronny will not be doing the Ronny Roar is out shopping, though.  This time of year managers’ weekends are fully booked: one day for the game, one day scouting at another game.  With a game on the Friday night Ronny will be able to take in games on Saturday and Sunday.  Scouting opportunities before the end of the season are limited, so he’ll value the extra day.

A year ago Hibs asked to allow their season ticket holders into a play-off game for free – there’s your rule.  The opportunity to deny another club the same has gone.  Faux indignation about not even asking permission doesn’t register with me.

Club sponsor Magners have offered us a pair of premium tickets to the Jock Stein Stand for Friday’s game.  All you need to do to win is send me an email with the name of the team we play in the SUBJECT line of your email.  Competition closes at 9pm tonight (Wednesday), so not a lot of time.

If you would like to do something enormously constructive while entering the competition, you could always donate £1 (or more if you like) to our Mary’s Meals school kitchen appeal, which you can do right here.  Many thanks.

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  1. Manager of the year must be Swally McCoist.


    Unbeaten in 2015. Picking up the biggest managerial wage in Scotland and not working a day in 2015.


    Surely that deserves some kind of award!




  2. Mr Patsy,


    Please justify your claims, your talking about something you have zero experience with yet you try to impose your assertions as if they were tried and tested proof

  3. Hendrix67



    Bill at his glorious best.



    The years and tears of laughter his early death denied us.



    It saved society’s hypocrites from a good few more pastings, though.



    As Bill Shankly said about Big Jock, “unafraid”.

  4. If a substance exists, someone will find a way to abuse it – it’s not that long ago there was a fad for dropping vodka in the eyes. People will try any kind of crazy stuff. One the issues we now have is that new substances come along all the time. Some are sold as “legal highs”. Since they haven’t been tested for human consumption in any way whatsoever, we have no idea of the effects before people start to take them. The criminalisation of substance abuse has failed. The “war on drugs” was lost long ago. How society deals with people who have substance abuse issues needs to change. However, tolerance doesn’t win votes. People get The Fear and it’s easier to demonise than think differently and address the problem pragmatically.

  5. What is the Stars on

    Death Penalty is wrong


    plain and simple


    putting people to death for drug smuggling is savagery



    Lets hang children for stealing apples,that will make the streets safe



    Anyway 2 horses do what you will


    5.45 Lingfield Francisco


    6.40 Punchestown Orpheus Valley



    Death penalty for bogey tips I would agree with

  6. glendalystonsils on




    Not working a day indeed! How very dare you sir!


    Have you any idea how hard it is weeding, mowing, pruning and planting?




  7. Those who are pro criminalisation, what gives you the right to force your choices onto other individuals ? turning citizens into criminals isn’t right. All you are doing is empowering a wealthy black market and hurting more people than you’re helping in the process.



    Hail Hail.

  8. The two biggest killers are legal


    Booze and fags


    We’ve always been told soft drugs lead to hard drugs


    I’d hazard that every first trial of any drug problem was taken under the influence of booze

  9. Greenpinata


    16:36 on


    29 April, 2015


    My friends in Celtic,



    There are many mitigating circumstances for some crimes, however in principle the punishment should fit the crime. If the public are at odds with a judicial system it encourages them to take the law into their own hands.


    Is life without parole more draconian than the death sentence.?


    To reitterate from earlier I can see both sides of the debate. I do worry though about miscarriages of justice.







    “Is life without parole more draconian than the death sentence.?”



    An interesting question. I don;t have an answer, but would point out that it’s not just those who were executed that were affected by their deaths – the scenes of families pleading for their kids or siblings to be spared was harrowing.

  10. NegAnon2


    16:51 on


    29 April, 2015


    Capital punishment will always be misused by the state.



    I Agree.



    Hail Hail.

  11. Hugh Bonkle fae Dallas on

    Thought provoking from BRTH. I remember in the mid 90’s I was working for an American electronics company. We were all relatively young in the area of the factory where I worked and didn’t have any union representation.



    I volunteered to be the shop “stupid” as they said. I never quite understood why they were so keen to have union representation in our area as it wasn’t an issue beforehand. It became clear later.



    Not long after taking up the role all the union reps and some select managers were invited to a forum including some specialists on drug abuse from the local health board.



    The HR manager at the time was a well known football manager, I believe he was managing Alloa at the time. His only interest in the forum was how he would be able to tell if somebody turned up on a Monday morning if they had used drugs at the weekend.



    One of the guys from the Health Board told him he would probably never know which didn’t please said manager. And why did he want to know…because they were to be weeded out, sacked, given the Ruud Gullit.



    So the HB guy says what is your policy on alcohol abuse. It was a 3 strikes and your out policy. Third time you would be sent to a residential counselling course and if that didn’t solve the addiction then bye bye.



    So the guy says which drug causes most issues with violence, crime, admissions to A&E etc. Cannabis, Cocaine…nope. It’s Alcohol.



    So you are prepared to spend all this money and resources on alcoholics but drug users are to be dismissed on the spot?



    HR manager was less than pleased cos it didn’t fit with his strategy.



    I was asked my opinion frequently during the forum because I represented the area with the lowest average age, so this must be the area with most drug users? Right? Wrong.



    Completely warped thinking all around, I jacked it in not long after and my glorious career in politics was over.

  12. Hugh….,


    Cheers for that, for some ignorance is bliss and their self righteous ignorance is their crutch.

  13. Natknow.



    On the excellent ‘Storyville’ recently, they looked at a prison designated to house murderers in Russia since the abolition of the death penalty there.



    Apart from being amazed at facts during the programme that reminded viewers of the sheer size of the country, the prison being located in the middle of a forest the size of Germany, for example, or families making a 5,000 mile round trip for a 4 hour visit, it was interesting that at least 2 of the 5 or 6 prisoners they focused on said they would have preferred the death penalty to the life imprisonment they were serving there.



    And at least 3 of the cases, alcohol was involved.

  14. The Green Man on

    Id rather ban politicians than drugs.


    And id be willing to bet, that those who draw up drug laws….like a good drink.







  15. Awe_naw…,


    Education is the problem, closed minds or bigots as we know them better, refuse to consider any alternatives to their doctrine.

  16. Hugh Bonkle fae Dallas on

    Canamalar….ignorance or self preservation. I believe the gentlemen had never touched drugs but was fond of the odd shandy. People that drink can’t be a problem then. Not using his frame of reference anyway.

  17. The Green Man on

    In this country, right now….I could easily go into a multitude of pubs over a number of days, and basically drink myself to death…nobody would bat an eyelid.


    But do not even mention the possibility, of having a coffee shop nearby, wher I can sit and have a spliff, without being criminalised.


    Its like the fecking dark ages.


    Nonsense and stupidity.


    Alcoholic and pisshead politicians sneering at recreational drug use…id guillotine them:)





  18. Hugh…,


    I think its more about which poison is acceptable, an argument that encourages bigotry, some would prefer to spend all their energy reenforcing their ignorant arguments than an hour learning about alternatives, anyone offering alternative advice is the devil incarnate and should be stoned to death :)


    Lobbyists have made it generally acceptable that drink/tobacco is ok and anything that might compete in that market is evil. Thus the parrot fashion arguments from the anti’s

  19. Twitter Patter


    #SFAdontruleout a response to Celtic’s letter requesting explanation of refereeing decisions.


    Just as soon as they decide which of the many “Honest Mistakes” the letter refers to.

  20. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    yeah …we have posters quoting god here on CQN




  21. The Green Man on

    Ok Bhoys…Lets spark up the virtual bong.


    Ive had enough sanctimonium( Ive just made this word up, a sort of latinised mash up), anyway….


    Whos on the virtual bong next ?





  22. mike in toronto on

    The Green Man



    17:04 on 29 April, 2015



    Id rather ban politicians than drugs.





    From my experience, and given how obtuse some politicians are, I have always assumed that if you ban the former, you will be going some way to get rid of the latter …



    On a different note, I saw this article about NFL in Bolton ….






    Does this mean he will be banning fizzy drinks and chips after all? :)

  23. Met another older supporter this morning. He goes to every game, home and away (he even got a ticket for last night). I was saying to him I was feeling annoyed with myself as I am not as angry as I was last week after the Caley game. Says he, neither am I but I was scunnered last week. That was the worst ever and I have seen plenty of bad decisions over the years. Dead right, of course.



    Ronny Deila should win the MOTY award but, like Neil Lennon last season, it will be anybody but the Celtic manager. My money is on the latter day Yogi.

  24. mike in toronto on

    The Green Man ….



    Based on the posts on here (my own included), I just assumed that mind altering substances were a prerequisite for posting on CQN.

  25. It’s all down to the individual a drink, a spliff, a snort, it’s the state some of them get when they are on it, some should do none of the above, as I’ve seen some roasters mad wi it and should just stay clear of it, some can handle it some can’t, pints are my poison, the rest? I judge no one, but if your an arse on what ever yer fancy is stay the feck away from me my life is doin fine so far thanks, and if you are a pest I will tell you to f… ..f,

  26. Awe_naw..,


    No one can quote god Shirley, they can only quote people who claim to have spoken to god, and he told me they were talking shite, that was gods exact words by the way

  27. The Green Man on

    mike in Toronto



    mike, can I re-phrase that.



    Id rather guillotine politicians, than ban drugs:)





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