The curious significant of 1 June


There’s something I’ve never been able to figure out for the last nine years.  When Gordon Strachan was announced as Celtic manager, on 1st June 2014, he apologised to the media for bumping their calls the previous week, as he was due to takeover on that date, and the announcement was embargoed until then.

No idea why the news was embargoed, but it was.  Tomorrow’s the 1st June.  If the same rules hold true now as when Gordon Strachan was appointed, there was little chance of an appointment in late May.

If you’re not going to the CQN 10-in-a-row Charity Golf day on 4 July the Sean’s Trust Charity Dinner is on the same night at the Fullarton Suits, Glasgow.  Sean’s Trust is run by the late St John Doyle’s partner, Linda.  If you’d like to attend let Lennybhoy know, lennybhoycfc@gmail.com

Let me know if you would like to attend the CQN Question and Answer evening at the Manor Club, Wimbledon, on 21 June, with a confirmed line-up of Lisbon Lion, John Hughes, and our own Brogan Rogan and Auldheid, celticquicknews@gmail.com

Visit the CQN Bookstore to get Tommy Gemmell to sign your personal copy of his tome, All the Best.

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  1. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on



    18:15 on


    31 May, 2014



    I share your concern, but go where? I can not see


    a route, I know there is talk but there has always


    been talk, I fear we’re locked in.

  2. greenpinata



    18:15 on 31 May, 2014



    I agree with you mate and I will be there come what May.



    I do though disagree about 5 going on 10 Candidates, I think that is to put the MSM off. Apparently the DR clung on to this and published photos of the ten man Shortlist today, will they ever learn.



    In my opinion there are three: Keane, MacKay and A.N. Other.



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  3. Kitalba



    Que pasa amigo?



    When or are you coming over to scotland?


    Just wondering , while I’m on it’s a bit strange that my good pal oo1 bhoy is not around.


    I miss him on cqn, but hope he’s busy living the life




  4. Lennybhoy



    Hiya, Pally??



    Great tae greet Ye..



    Oh Aye. Ah wid be Banishing Masel.. awright..



    It wid Hoit Me..of Course.. But, like Ah said..



    Ah canny Help Ma Nature..



    Ah Hate tea see Ma Idols.. revealed tae be.. well..






    This Guy Keane,is a Guy who wull Dae a Number oan the Celtic Room Camaraderie..



    Big Time!



    He is a Destroyer of Bliss..



    N..Ah am A big Fan o’ .. Bliss!



    if he comes… N. that Has Not Quite Decided Yet..of Course.. so this Conversation which we ur Hivin…May turn oot tae be .. well..



    Academic.. Right?






    Ah repeat .. If He Comes..



    In The Front Door of Parkheid.. TRIUMPHANTLEEE… wearing the Green n White Semit ….n Liberty Bodice ..of the Celtic Annointed Wan..



    Tnen.. I…Kojo..



    Wull Tip-Toe… RELUCTANTLEE… oota this Forum’s Back-Door~



    Never tae Return.. until.. EFTER ..He Washes ooot…n … Unfortunately .. Takin’ Celtic, doon the Drain..wi’ Him… in the Process…



    N.. That,kid.. is A PROMISE…No…. a THREAT!!




    Nice Chattin’ Pal. as alwiz.





    Still Laughin..

  5. Roy Keane, if appointed , will be box office . Probably 2nd only to Henrik in the ticket sales stakes.


    Roy speaks and Sky and MSM listen , that’s for sure.


    We probably don’t know definitively why Neil left but I’m sure his budget played a big part.


    Roy, if he gets the gig will want and demand a hefty purse for players.


    If Dermot & Big Pete acced to those demands to get their mhan , how will Neil feel?


    Gutted , I bet and feeling considerably let down .


    That would leave a sour taste for me.

  6. Tbj Hoopy Birthday hope its been everything you wished for



    looking forward to a catch up next season .



    Hail Hail

  7. What is your view on the 5-way-agreement?


    What is your view on the ostracisation of the Green Brigade?


    What is your view on your club giving out your personal details to those who’ll boot in your mums door at 4.30am?


    What is your view on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights ?


    What is your view on your club lying to the masses to maximise dividends?


    What is your view on your club just downright lying?


    What is your view on your club sanitising the culture of your club?


    What is your view on your club throwing its supporters a dizzy in jail?


    What is the weather like where you are?

  8. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    18:21 on 31 May, 2014



    I thought you said earlier you didn’t abuse people on here…… Hahahahahahahahaha …… and, just for the record, I luv turnips….!!!!!!!!

  9. Vmhan:



    I don’t know why he decided what he did. I’ve never met him, unlike you, but I’ve always liked him.



    He’s doing what he wants to do.

  10. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    18:32 on 31 May, 2014



    I don’t suppose we’ll ever get to know why Neil left, the fact that it was so sudden seems, indeed, to point to …….. Would take him back tomorrow …..!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Of By the way…



    Let Me Mak Masel.. very CLEAR..oan this Point..which Ah hiv Ommitted.. in Ma Recent Postings..



    I…Kojo…even,if Ah Leave this Sainted Spot in the Blogosphere…



    Shall.. Continue..as Before.. Tae Support Ma Team..



    CELTIC.. wi Ma Usual.. FANATICISM.



    . No Question of That!



    But,,Ah shall no Longer Subscribe Here…oan.. Sir Paul’s Legacy .





    Ma Hert wid No be in it… This Guy..if He Comes.. wid Knoack oot Awe the Fun



    in Me Writing oan Here..



    He wull..



    Salt Ma Tail.. Cut Ma Jib.. Ruin Ma.. welll’






    He wull be such a Depressive Presence..


    as Celtic’s Man in the Boax.









    Gotta Go,Joe..







  12. This is to save me a few heart beats:



    Artichoke – a tight head of fleshy leaves, delicious steamed or boiled and eaten with lemon butter or hollandaise sauce. The tips of the leaves are too tough to eat even after cooking and the fiberous ‘choke’ is also inedible, but the ‘heart’ is wonderfully buttery in texture with a great flavour.



    Asparagus – tender green tips available during a short growing season. Asparagus plants continue to produce new shoots every year and can last more than a decade, producing a crop each spring. There are two major forms; the green asparagus and the white asparagus. Both are delicious.



    Aubergene – A vegetable that absorbs strong flavours well.Commonly rich purple coloured skin with a white fleshy interior he aubergene is called eggplant in America. A key ingredient in moussaka.



    Beans – high protien seeds of legume plants.



    Beet – Tubers with rich nutty flavours. A sweet variety of beet is grown commercially in europe and asia for sugar manufacture. Red beetroot is often sold pickled. The red colour can stain almost anything and has been used in clothing dyes for centuries.



    Broccoli – green and delicious and full of vitamins. The ‘florets’ are actually underdeveloped flowers. A versatile veg that is used across the world in many different ways.



    Brussels sprouts – traditionally eaten with Christmas Dinner in the UK. Brussels sprouts are small and green and look like mini-cabbages. They grow well in northern Europe and frosts do not damage the unharvested vegetables, hence their popular.



    Cabbage – the king of vegetables. Easy to grow almost anywhere. Cabbages generally come in white, yellow, green and red colour schemes. In Germany the pickled ‘Sauerkraut’ is pretty much a national dish and in Korea a similar but spiced ‘Kimchee’ has equal status in the national cuisine.



    Carrot – Introduced to most of Europe by the Romans, carrots have been popular for 2000 Years. However the orange colour is a comparitively recent addition. The first orange carrots were cultivated in the Netherlands in the Sixteen Hundreds.



    Cauliflower – White relative of broccoli



    Celeriac – a large knotted ball-like root vegetable which makes amazing nutty soups



    Celery – Slightly bitter (unless blanched) european stalks with a distinctive flavour, used in salads, stews and soups.



    Chard – green leafy vegetable



    Chicory – bitter vegetable



    Collards – This leafy green vegetable is also known as tree-cabbage and is rich in vitamins and minerals.



    Corn – North American native vegetable considered sacred by many native tribes. Confusingly corn is also the word used to describe the seeds of wheat and barley.



    Cress – small peppery sprouts



    Cucumbers – related to courgettes and traditionally used raw in salads. The cucumber grows quickly and holds lots of water



    Gourds – The common name for fruits of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants (members include cucumbers, squashes, luffas, and melons).



    Jerusalem Artichoke – It isn’t an Artichoke and it doesn’t come from Jerusalem. The jersalem Artichoke is actually related to the sunflower. The bit we eat is an ugly little tuber (like a small thin potato) that tastes amazing. It has a smoky taste that really excites the palette.



    Kales – Until the Renaissance, kale was the most common green vegetable eated by the people of northern Europe



    Kohlrabi – Kohlrabi is a member of the turnip family and can be either purple or white.



    Leek – The national vegetable of Wales.



    Lettuce – lots of green leaves used as a mainstay of salads. Varieties such as round, isberg, lollo rosso and radichio are popular.



    Melons – Wonderful fruits with a high water content. There are many farmed varieties . All have seeds surrounded by rich, watery but sweet flesh that is encased in a fairly hard shell.



    Mushrooms – not technically a vegetable, but a far older member of the plant kingdom. Mushrooms do not use sunlight to produce energy, hence they have a completely different range of tastes than any other vegetable. Did you know that the largest single living organism on earth is a mushroom called Armillaria Ostoyae, the biggest of which is up to 8,500 years old and carpets nearly 10 square kilometres of forest floor in northeastern Oregon, USA.




    Okra also called ‘ladies fingers’ or gumbo is a wonderful pungent vegetable from the same family as hollyhock. It probably was first cultivated in Ethiopia and is still a North African staple, but has become popular in Europe, Asia and America too.



    Onions Onions have been eaten for tens of thousands of years and we still aren’t bored of them. White and Red are the common colours for onions and they can vary in size from a few millimetres to almost a foot across.



    Pak ChoiThe Pak Choi or chinese cabbage is a delicious leaf vegetable often used in Chinese cookery. It is a relative of the standard western cabbage but has a milder flavour and soft leaves.



    Parsnips The sweet, starchy parsnip was a very popular european vegetable before the arrival of potaoes and Sugar Cane from the Americas. Although not the prize it once was, the Parsnip is a classic root vegetable, particularly popular in more northern lattitudes.



    Peas – best eated within minutes of picking as the sugars rapidly turn to starch. Therefore frozen peas often taste better than ‘fresh’ peas.



    Peppers – These are the fruit of the Capsicum family of plants. The hotter tasting ones (due to more Capsaicinoids in the flesh) are usually refered to as chillis.



    Potatoes – Nothing finer than a steaming plate of mashed potatoes. An american staple crop that as been exported all over the world.



    Pumpkins – A popular gourd vegetable used in cooking and to make halloween jack o lanterns.



    Radicchio – a chicory leaf used in salads. Popular since ancient times, modern widescale cultivation of the plant began in the fifteenth century close to Venice in Italy.



    Radish – rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), folic acid (folate), and Potassium, the raddish is a peppery vegetable popular in western and asian cookery. We usually eat the taproot, but the leaves can also be eaten in salads.



    Rhubarb – A plant with large leaves that grow out of thick succulent stems with a very particular floral scent. These stems are popularly eaten as a fruit once sweetened and cooked. Rhubarb was originally native to China but has been popular in Europe since Roman times.



    Rutabaga – Alternative name for Swede



    Salsify- A long thin root vegetable with a mild nutty flavour. Once common in Europe but has gone out of fashion in many countries and so is rarely grown on a commercial scale any more.



    Shallots – Small onions often with a more fiery bite.



    Spinach -large green leaves wilt easily in a pan and are often served with a little butter and nutmeg as an accompanying vegetable. Spinach contains lots of healthy trace minerals including iron



    Squash another generic name for fruits of the vine of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants (see also Gourds). Butternut Squash has recently grown in popularity in the United Kingdom.



    Swede – Apparently a cross between cabbages and turnips swedes are a low calory root vegetable



    Sweetcorn – a north american native plant loved throughout the world.



    Sweet potato Ipomoea batatas (related to the morning glory) produces a starchy tuber. In the USA the red variety of sweet potato is often called a yam, although yams are a seperate vegetable in their own right.



    Tomatoes – not technically a vegetable, but a fruit. Tomatoes are best grown yourself because the uniform flavourless powdery fruits available in supermarkets are not worth eating.



    Turnips – Root vegetable will grow in cold climates.



    Watercress – very peppery small salad like leaves



    Watermelon – Sweet tasting gourd reaches enourmous size and definitely the most refreshing fruit there is.



    Yams – Sweet starchy tuber that are popular in African, Carribean and American cookery



    Everyone a vegetable.

  13. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    To ….. Budget…..

  14. 67 Heaven



    Agree totally.


    I just get the feeling and I might be wrong , but I don’t think we did enough to keep Neil

  15. Lets hope R.K has learned from mistakes at Sunderland & Ipswich…… I’ll not judge the guy until he’s done the job at Celtic for a while…… Get behind the new boss in town everybody !

  16. Billy Bhoy 05 on




    15:40 on 31 May, 2014


    I don’t have a clue who our next manager is going to be but I don’t think he’ll be subjected to what Tony Mowbray’s team was subjected to. Well not this season coming up anyway, but there’s always the season after….



    Just to remind you of old.



    The Top 40 honest mistakes Season 2009/10 which favoured Rangers and went


    against Celtic.






    Thanks for that Kitalba as I’ve never seen it before.



    Also appreciate you earlier sticking up for one of our own

  17. Is this the first signs of the board sentinels questioning the infallibility of the boards silence?



    There was a snail.



    There was a wounded snail.



    There was a very badly wounded snail.



    There was a dead snail.



    There was a dead snail that had decomposed.



    There was a rotten cabbage that was clinging on to being above compost.



    There was an obnoxious laughing CQNer.



    Well somebody had to come last.

  18. burghbhoy



    That is exactly the reason I don’t think it will be him. If we were going to splash the cash why not give it to Lenny . He earned the right .

  19. tucobenedito,



    The huns seem to think they have been persecuted for the past two years, it is a wounded animal that should be finally put to sleep…. But hey ho some on here want thems back under their new guise.



    Not for me, I prefare my kids being able to watch the hoops and make their way home safely.



    Kitalba, if you want the huns back, go and watch them at ipox with a crash helmet on.

  20. I don’t say this lightly.but I think RK would be a dreadful appointment. Foremost I think he’s a crap manager which, that alone, should rule him out of contention.



    Additionally I suspect that media attention surrounding Celtic would be more about his successes and failures rather than those of the Celtic players. I think what I’m trying to say is that Celtic would be about RK and not about CFC.



    I think he is the wrong man for the job and I would also say that about Henke but in a different way.



    Have a good evening all.




  21. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    18:57 on 31 May, 2014



    Drivel …… Did someone hit you with a boomerang today, turning you into a vegetarian ?…. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha …..

  22. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    19:02 on 31 May, 2014



    You could be right …… Only time will tell, if he IS appointed… Strange situation surrounding Neil’s departure..!!

  23. Have just finished catching up on last nights blog , hope weefrathetim is ok and his ill wife , what is going on when people are threatened and even if what was said was not intended then an apology is the least that is expected. hope the full moon doesnt always result in such bad behaviour



    Weefra where are ewe:-)))))))




  24. The Comfortable Collective on

    Aiden Bhoy 18:57 on 31 May, 2014



    I have two theories why Lenny left. Either



    1) He said to the board (as you said) “I’ve earned the right after 3 seasons of balancing the books to have a substantial transfer budget”. PL’s answer being NO.






    2) The board said to Lenny, we need to know right now who will be the manager next season as well as this. Lenny not being willing to commit to another two seasons, walked.

  25. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    19:00 on 31 May, 2014



    SPOT ON, sir …..they have carried out some despicable acts over the years….

  26. If we are awash with millions and the new gaffer is given some o it tae spend then they obviously didnae trust oor neil tae spend it wisely!.




  27. Nye Bevans’ rebel soldier et al,



    The best league in these islands is English by geography only. Welsh teams, predominantly foreign owners and most importently Sky and BT money abound. In fact there was even talk of playing some games overseas.



    The common demonominator that will dictate policy is money and market forces. As subscribers to these channels ( including pubs etc ) we do have a voice. Some teams currently in English / Welsh football without a global or countrywide domestic attraction may have to be dragged screaming. But this will happen; time is the only variant.



    Do we have this time to waste? I would urge Celtic to remember Bosman and test the water. I think the level of support would surprise many on here.


    After all ; In business how many times have DD and his pals been totally wrong?



    However I do think September is crucial for our club.



    HH, always in Celtic.

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