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Ronny Deila has been talking about a treble since early in the season, far too early for my liking.  History suggests that trebles are notoriously difficult to win, even for dominant teams.  The league is usually won by the best team but it’s hard to win every game in two cup competitions, no matter how good you are.

Despite this, I’ll not bet against Ronny getting his wish.  He needs to win four games cup games, three of which would be at neutral Hampden, with only one game, the Scottish Cup quarter final, possibly being played away from home.

The cynic among you will, therefore, expect an away draw, possibly in some far-flung end of the country, like Inverness.  My money is on a trip to Easter Road.  I’ll be happy to avoid Tannadice, scene of our last defeat and a place they’re understandably feeling sort over the loss of Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven.

People of Kirkcaldy: that whole 1994-Ibrox thing, forget about it, we’re OK.

Well done to Celtic for highlighting their position as the least likely football team to financially default, according the US rating agency, Standards & Poor’s.  Commercial and ticket income across Scottish football has fallen in recent years but that was only going to result in Armageddon if those in charge of clubs put an inflated sense of their own importance ahead of paying bills.

See the photo above sent by Mary’s Meals last week of the school kitchen we funded at CQ10.  Work is already underway to raise funds for a fourth CQN kitchen in Malawi after the CQN11 St Patrick’s Dinner, on Friday 13 March at the Kerrydale Suite.  Email me for ticket, celticquicknews@gmail.com

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  1. Thing be clicking indeed.

     

     

    Bring on Inter.

     

     

    Happy happy, joy joy.

     

     

    Glad them out of cup, didn’t want another game against them.

     

     

    HH and happy Monday. Weekend was far too long.

     

     

    Said nobody, ever!

  2. Tax avoidance, like lots of things ( freedom of speech for example) is a matter of proportionality. Anyone who has ever had an ISA, or a personal pension, or a (pre-1989) mortgage, has enjoyed legal tax relief. This is avoidance of taxes, and is/was encouraged by whatever government was in power (usually the Tories, but that’s another matter). Most of us have taken steps to legally avoid paying tax at some point, but the sums involved are usually not huge. I have certainly done things to minimise tax in the past (see above, etc) but I hope within reason: as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Taxes are the price we pay for civilisation”. But there are bad taxes (Poll tax, bedroom tax) as well as good ones.

     

     

    Tax avoidance is also one of today’s political footballs, with much lip-service paid; for example, donations to political parties are exempt from inheritance tax. Why? Which political party is suggesting that this tax avoidance is scrapped – none I imagine.

     

     

    The problem arises when taxes are avoided on a huge scale, as we are seeing with HSBC, Amazon, Google, Rangers, etc. There is an interesting article in Prospect (http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/features/should-we-give-up-on-taxing-companies) suggesting that companies agreed to pay corporation tax in return for limited liability, and that this “bargain” with the state has obviously been broken. Something needs to change there, and companies need to pay, somehow.

  3. I think we will pull Spartans or Berwick at home in the quarters… then big mouth Aird can get a loan deal to either so he can play against us again as he is so desperate to do so.. not sure if he could step up to the level of Spartans or Berwick Rangers.. are they now known as the big Rangers ?

  4. Just watched the highlights of the Sevco game yesterday

     

     

    Seriously, how does that thug McCulloch get away with it

     

     

    Someone needs to put some manners on him

  5. “After today’s game my 6yr old son asked if we could ‘not just support a different team?’ ”

     

     

    And so it came to pass……..

  6. 79caps

     

     

    I hope you appreciate all the help you had from your fellow posters who were keeping ol’ philvis occupied so that you could claim the podium …

     

     

    VIP

  7. philvisreturns

     

     

    The top 10% of UK earners pay 50% of all income tax.

     

     

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    They don’t pay tax on all their earnings especially the wad squirreled away in tax havens and that is the issue here.

     

     

    The rest of us ie the majority of UK citizens pay tax at source on everything that is due

     

     

    Maybe to even the field of play up we should let the majority keep their earnings untaxed and pay what they think is fair (or when HMRC knocks) like the rich tax dodgers.

     

     

    Of course ending PAYE would be something the rich would strongly object to. Stuff the proletariat having the same tax opportunities as the rich which of course would put pressure on Governments to get more from them.

     

     

    Bottom line is old chap a lot of rich people are not paying their share on all of their taxable income

     

     

    For all of us to be truly in this together that must change…..thumbsup

  8. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    the least likely football team to financially default, according the US rating agency, Standards & Poor’s.

     

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    They obviously don’t know about the £32m we owe the Co-op!

     

    :-)

  9. Ronny should be talking about the treble. We are the biggest club and have the most resources by a mile. It should be our goal every season.

  10. lennon's passion on

    bhoylo83

     

     

    12:50 on 9 February, 2015

     

    Watched the game yesterday with a ex referee. He was going mental at the things McCulloch was getting away with.

  11. Keep the faith Eddie , disgusted at the bile directed at you, hope all goes well now.

     

     

    I think it will be QOS away in the cup

  12. coolmore mafia on

    Third most stable team? Only because of the largesse bestowed upon us by Glasgow Council, God bless them.

  13. lennon’s passion

     

     

    Tha Animal’s tackle on the Raith striker was exactly the same as the one on Griffo, led with the elbow and went straight through the boy, he’s developed it to a fine art of thuggery and as many have suggested it’s only a matter of time before he ends someones career, every time I see him play I am praying for him to get cemented and that’s not really where I want to be as a football supporter praying for the demise of a thug…

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    Eddieinkirkmicheal..

     

     

    Sorry to hear what You and your Family have went through..

     

     

    And understand you posting it on CQN..What i don’t understand is the Bitter Hatred that Posters who are Simplifying with You and Your Family have went through are directing towards (Seemingly) All Rangers Fans..

     

     

    Therefore linking you Again to such bile and Hatred if your CQN username is Know or someone picks up on it..

     

     

    I did Not know that people put phone Numbers and Work places on Twitter..it is Obviously Not CQN..

     

     

    To be Honest l was Totally against the Ad..Unless they Said who they Were or Were representing..

     

     

    Putting a Red (White and Blue) flag up to a Bull is Not the Wisest move..

     

     

    My Dad always used to say..”Fly with the Crows You will get Shot with them”..My term is “Monkey see Monkey Do” which seems to be trending on Twitter for the Opposite of the Meaning..

     

     

    Keep Safe and Anonymous..

     

     

    Also l believe HamiltonTim..or someone else..Posted he gets some level of abuse when he Posts his email on here..l have Posted my email on here Hundreds of times and Never once have had a ‘Hater’ email in Return..

     

     

    l don’t do ‘Hate’ ..

     

     

    Ntassoola: l would take that All the Way..

     

     

    Now Dislike that is another Story..Ha

     

     

    KTF..

     

     

    001

  15. glendalystonsils on

    Bhoylo83

     

    12:50 on

     

    9 February, 2015

     

    Just watched the highlights of the Sevco game yesterday

     

     

    Seriously, how does that thug McCulloch get away with it

     

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    Because the compliance officer lets him. Referees let him.

     

    Question is why and at whose behest?

     

    Thing is, it’s widely known what he did to Griffiths last week (although Sportscene didn’t show the incident, which is bizarre in itself) and what he did to the Raith Rovers player yesterday, which was shown on national T.V.

     

    The compliance officer may yet show he is fit for purpose by taking action, but I think we would have had some word of it by now.

     

    The whole thing stinks like a Sevconian fish warrior.

  16. Awe Naw @ 12:10

     

     

    No matter your issues with other posters it is not your right to remove their anonymity on here. If anyone wished that I am sure they wouldn’t use silly nome de blogs to talk to one another. There are very few who don’t use nome de blogs. it was also pretty much an unwritten rule (may even have been written) back in the day that no one outed anyone on here no matter their grievance.

     

     

    Not good buddy and I thought better of you than that.

     

     

    MWD said AYE

  17. GlassTwoThirdsFull

     

     

    12:56 on 9 February, 2015

     

     

    the least likely football team to financially default, according the US rating agency, Standards & Poor’s.

     

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    They obviously don’t know about the £32m we owe the Co-op!

     

    :-)

     

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    Peter Lawwell in no bonus this year shock!

  18. Bawsman

     

     

    End o last blog for the boring stuff:-)

     

     

    Are you a happy chap after the window? I like what you say bout the youngsters already on our

     

    books.i suppose its getting the blend right.its all down to SA and GMS to kick on.

     

    HH

     

     

    Enjoy your day cqn

  19. Snake Plissken on

    starry plough

     

     

     

    We all remember THAT (ahem) tackle on Kayal.

     

     

    He was never the same player after that and yet Elbows has played on for years.

     

     

    The worst thing was when Neil Lennon defended that tackle as part of the game.

     

     

    Sorry Neil but I still don’t agree with you.

  20. See Celtic Football Club still hire Buses from Parks of Hamilton,horrible looking coach,cant get my head round that ,hiring from him ,a big shareholder at Sevco.

  21. Snake Plissken

     

     

    Aye that’s it exactly, thuggery in Scotland is seen as part of the game, can you imagine VVD making a McCulloch challenge and getting away with it, he would be suspended and it would be a National outrage for months:)))

     

     

    Many Happy Returns you ole excellent CQN’er you:))

     

     

    Hope yer fit and well the day..

  22. Could we not get one off the Easdales ?

     

     

     

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

     

    timbhoy2

     

    13:09 on

     

    9 February, 2015

     

    See Celtic Football Club still hire Buses from Parks of Hamilton,horrible looking coach,cant get my head round that ,hiring from him ,a big shareholder at Sevco.

  23. pedrocaravanachio67

     

     

    Judging by the sheer predominance of blue seats at yon game yesterday I believe the ole prophecy might be skipping a generation as you say.

     

     

    Glasgow most definitely green and white as a result.

     

     

    Sounds OK to me.

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