Its a new dawn

“If you’re going to blame Peter for the failed ten, then you must also credit him for the successful nine before that!”
You’ve probably read the above comment or something similar. It’s the last defense of those who either cannot or will not see.
It certainly does not stand up.
The largest company in most sectors should trump the rest, and emerge on top of their respective market. It’s just a simple business fact.
Unless a CEO started the company or successfully implemented his own vision and plan to regain the top spot in his market, they personally cannot take the credit of the largest company yet again emerging on top.
Does the CEO of the largest softs drink company on earth get the credit when they come in first place?
No, the secret recipe got them to the top spot and his task is to keep them there, not believe he brought them there.
Does Toyota’s current CEO get the credit for it being America’s best selling car?
No their design ensures high sales and he’s just the latest in a long line who will ratify tweaks, but the strong market position of the business was not down to him individually.
We as a fanbase should absolutely give credit were it’s due, but we should also call out any being given were it most certainly isn’t. Any CEO of Glasgow Celtic should see second place as failure and regardless of what came before, an investigation into why we aren’t at the summit should be ordered as a standard practice when we fail to retain the trophy.
The above mistruth also irks me because it clearly places the CEO at the centre of things, the essential cog who is responsible for success or failure. Perhaps because he was signing the players he could be held responsible to a degree, but if we accept that we must accept the poorest squad I can remember is his legacy.
I’m delighted to see our new guy taking the opposite path, he doesn’t want to run the footballing operation.
You didn’t work with Peter, you worked for him. Thankfully Dom totally looks as if he is working in sync with ‘his’ manager.
‘Ange is my man’
‘ We will be working closely together ‘
‘ I’m delighted to have got him ‘
are all the polar opposite of recent times, where many felt the manager achieved success in spite of his boss and not because of him.
And I certainly can’t see Dom attempting to take any shine away from Ange should he achieve success, in fact I think he would do the opposite and heap as much praise as possible upon ‘his man’.
Whereas Peter seemed aloof and power hungry, his very presence driving a wedge and helping sustain the ‘us and them’ feeling, we finally have two chaps who very much look down to earth and approachable, happily willing to engage with the new breed of fan and their outlets.
We enter a totally new off field era now, maybe for the first time having the top positions filled by men we feel a connection with, and are comfortable around.

Ange’s statement that ‘I will always protect this club’ perked my ears up. I’m not sure if it was a preemptive warning to the whistlers or rags, but having seen many managers put themselves first it would be refreshing to witness the opposite.
Holding onto Griff for his goals could be construed as protecting the club, so could not accepting loanees who would hinder our youth, as could walking away if handed a bunch of crap signings and telling the world why.
It could mean many things, and be misconstrued, but I feel a little bit better knowing we are fully under big Ange’s protection now.
Now that’s character, that’s inner strength and conviction, walking in those doors and saying this is mine now and I’ll keep it safe. For a club with many enemies, that’s a bold statement whether he knew it or not. The cowards in our game will be wary of this new unknown quantity, it’s going to be very interesting watching the clashes to come.
The rags in particular have a problem now, faced with a media savvy operator and a fiery foreigner who doesnt pull his punches and is clearly in it to win it.
I expect they have a list of denigrating puns lined up, and just can’t wait to use them with The Blunder from Down Under my own tip to appear before Christmas.
I can’t wait to witness the press conference following any sly digs and I wonder would the new duo go as far as to actually ban some sections of the mainstream media if they cross the line? The duo are helping fan media (cheers) and will know they can speak to fans without the rubbish hacks and their agendas. They can totally get away with banning cheeky rags, and it could help bring a sense of unity. Fill the media room with fan outlets and give them the news plus the hits, now that would be a nice slap to the SMSM.
As July begins and the 21/22 season slowly gets underway, it pleases me to witness a fresh burst of vigour, and a real dynamic duo at the helm in sync with each other, truly working together.
For the first time in a long time the aims of the board and footballing department look fully aligned and in tandem.
The green shoots of recovery are growing, the reinforcements are arriving, the anticipation is building.
We’ve just had the darkest night, now a new dawn is breaking.
Up The Hoops!

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Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 3:44 am

Never Mind The Bollocks!
Here is Nirvana.

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 3:50 am

In deniallllllllllll

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 3:58 am

Song by an Ayrshire Aussie with the same surname as a former Celtic manager.
Welcome Ange Postecoglou

July 2, 2021 4:03 am

Rest in Peace Mac Jay

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 4:05 am

Colin Hay fae Soll Kitts most famous song.
Now a Celtic song for Ange. 👍🍀💚
Dedicated to our friend down under John McGowan

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 4:25 am

Colin Hay fae Soll Kitts is my second favourite Ayrshire musician to Michael Scott fae Ayr. Mike Scott I believe is a musical genius.

saltires voting for Christmas
July 2, 2021 5:28 am


Yes, A real declaration of intent to change would be if he invited the blog reps. to attend all media events alongside msm. Let’s see how the rags’ reps. behave sitting in the same room, let’s see if the tone changes when asking our club questions in front of Celtic fans.

Good shout! I like that idea, and Why not …

On your other upbeat comments, It’s been a slow start and I like how Dom has adopted ownership of the Ange hire. He claims him as his first big decision ( but not responsible for Steve Howe deciding to say No and remain with Yes… that would be someone else….),

The leisurely pace might work at the biggest club in the land.

Closer collaboration with the football dept. and giving room to let the professionals do their job, plus some of the other structure and hiring stuff will become much clearer in the coming weeks…

Celtic play a CL qualifier on Tuesday 20th July.

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 5:40 am

Such sad news.
RIP Macjay.

One of the stalwarts of the ole CQN nightshifts. Macjay, your politics drove me up the bloody wall, but you were always good online Celtic company regardless .

The Aussie contingent. Sydney Tim and ole Kitalba and Tom McLaughlin.

Great fun and chat all through the nights, despite some disagreement. That didnt matter to the rest of us, you are all still loved as was MacJay.

Such sad news.

Especially reading that he just came back home ffs. At least he had he pleasure to spend time with you reprobates back home. That’s not to be taken lightly.

DD, I hear your posts on CQN fella. You echo my own thoughts on pretty much all of it and most other things too funnily enough.

Life’s short, folks, eh?

All my love to every single one of you.

The posts here are significantly longer to read, because it has been successful in creating a space where discussion can be had without being ruined. My cap doffed once again to Mahe and my good pal BMCUW. The insights are outstanding. Thought provoking. From everyone.

And MacJay will still be reading from football heaven while he watches the Lisbon Lions walk onto the pitch, and there can be no joy better that that, knowing what they were about to achieve.

HH Macjay1. And thanks for the chats over the years.

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 5:49 am

You’re another one whose posts I enjoy reading.

I agree with what you say. It’s surely a natural progression anyway, but the msm are already making inroads by creating “independent” news sites online in everything 🤷‍♂️

So this makes what you say all the more important. Genuine independents should be allowed to mix with the foxes.

But of course , it will soon be “regulated ” to control the news agenda as always.

Ongoing struggle innit.

In the meantime, I hope the new man does what you say. We’ll know here in a few months if he’s the real deal.

This has been Uber Tim, reporting from a mild temperature secret location in central Scotland. Back to you in the studio, SC.

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 5:59 am

Definitely Bono’s bhoy

saltires voting for Christmas
July 2, 2021 6:01 am

Über Tim

Thanks buddy- agree with your comments and sticking up for Lenny.

It’s good to see you on here.

Sad news on Macjay.

saltires voting for Christmas
July 2, 2021 6:06 am


Aye – he canny deny him eh?!

I’m just a sucker for that kinda music 🎶

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 6:07 am

Beautiful post. Thanks.
Huge lump in my throat and tears in my eyes reading your posts aboot MacJay the Tory Fenian Bassa.
Him and I grew up less than a mile fae each other. Me in a Partick tenement slum, him in a huge posh hoose up the hill.
We are both still Tims.

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 6:15 am

Elijah’s voice is so like his father’s voice.

saltires voting for Christmas
July 2, 2021 6:22 am


Aye That was like going back 40 years.

Hope your bhoy recovered 💯

I’ve similar scenario here, but all good, so far.

Only downside, another 9 full days… sigh!

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 6:26 am

Welcome fella ffs.
Just an observation 🤷‍♂️


I know ffs. Sad sad news. He was a rascal 🤣
Petec got it right. Even though his politics was infuriating to most of us, he could have been any other member of family, but also maintained his voice despite being against the vast majority. That is to be admired.

I didn’t get to meet the old bollocks, which I regret. But at the same time, I can enjoy the mystery of who he was knowing that some of the best Tims I know hold him in high regard.

saltires voting for Christmas
July 2, 2021 6:35 am

Uber Tim

I’m thinking we have a wee crosswire buddy.

I was thanking you for kind comments and endorsing your support for Lenny.

Absolutely not my intention to wind you up in any way, I apologise if I have, but it was completely unintentional.


Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 6:38 am

Just reading back to see if I missed anything.

Re Lenny. 👍👍

Always a hero imo.

I hate the way he was hung out to dry. I dare say Brendan could have predicted it.

I hope he doesn’t join the dark side as so many Celts do. The support is fucking vicious at times.

He’s vocalising this now , and already getting pounced on. We know how this plays out. If I was in his shoes, thinking, let me stick this down turn out, I’ve proved I can do it in the past,…..then to be told only in it for the money, fuck off, blah blah blah….to be turned on so easily by the people that were the only ones to understand what you and your family went though…..

A shameful period in our history, and makes me angry.

I’ve met Neil several times, and he’s always been a gent and friendly.

He was hung out to dry. Was big “gas meter” behind that? I don’t know.
Neither does Lenny. But I hope to God to Lenny remains part of the fold as knows he is one of us. If he feels ostracized because of this season, that’s heart breaking to me, and makes me think that the huns continue to win, with the devil at their back.

HH fella 👍

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 6:39 am

Mon the Jobo.
Happy Retirement Day.
Looking forward to seeing you give me a few more lessons on various Golf Courses.

saltires voting for Christmas
July 2, 2021 6:40 am

Ūber Tim

My thoughts exactly buddy!


Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 6:40 am

Saltires at 6.35am

No crosswords at all mhan 🤣🤣

You never said anything that I was upset about ffs !

Welcome to the ole moonhowlers club. We always did shite like this on CQN. In fact, hang on,…..I remember you…..🤨🤔

🤣🤣🤣 joking amigo 👍🤣

Puff puff
July 2, 2021 6:40 am

Total agree uber tim .

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 6:44 am

Puff Puff,

You’re another one whose posts I love here 🤷‍♂️

I’m not being sycophantic, I hate that. But you lads, and I cant remember all the names, but like Rebus, and others, the contributions are brilliant and thought provoking from every single one of you. 👍

I love how this site has even drawn Mags out to elaborate on things, another quiet legend 😁👍👍

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 6:47 am

Mrs McGowan, John’s mammy, was the best pianist/organist that Saint Paul’s Parish ever had playing at Mass. His whole family were posh Tory bastards, but MacJay was a huge Celtic supporter. God rest his soul.

July 2, 2021 6:48 am

Sad news of the passing of Macjay,met him briefly at one of Bobby’s hoots..RIP.

July 2, 2021 6:53 am

A long and happy retirement To Jobo,I love when fholks retire it’s like being released from jail….not that I know any
ex jailbirds :O) hh

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 6:54 am


Ffs, so sad.

Sorely missed already.

There’s big handsome Vogue Punter now. I met that fella once at a hoot. He’s another one of they big rutherglen feckers…😁 he accosted me outside the gents at O’Neills and I shat myself.

Has anyone heard from MWD Danny recently?? And old 16 Roads? Ffs, you start to worry about all these feenyin bollockses when this happens. I know that ole bollocks ACGR is still kicking about 😁🤣🤣
Hope you’re well Mick, ya mad bollocks 👍

Puff puff
July 2, 2021 6:59 am

Good night all Tim’s .. sleep well .

Old dirty bastard
July 2, 2021 7:01 am

Thanks moonbhoy .much appreciated brother.

saltires voting for Christmas
July 2, 2021 7:04 am


Happy Retirement buddy.

A Thing Of Beauty
July 2, 2021 7:08 am

No time to read back but will do so later. Just wanted to pop in to wish Jobo a happy retirement day. Who knows what comes next but it’ll be an adventure!!

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 7:13 am

I communicate with Danny MWD regularly. That should read, I was arguing with the prick 2 hours ago on WhatsApp. 😁

July 2, 2021 7:15 am

RIP MacJay 🙏🙏

Jobo, enjoy your last 6 step commute to work. !!!

HH 🍀🍀

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 7:16 am

Will give Jobo 12 months, and he will have a golf handicap in single figures.
One of the best golfers I have played with.

Cosy Corner Bhoy
July 2, 2021 7:21 am

Sad, sad news about MacJay. Never one to hide his political leanings and support. Don’t meet a lot of Tory supporters in my circle of life, but, he was a fervent Celtic supporter and a lovely man to talk to.
May the Good Lord take his soul. Requiescat In Pace.

July 2, 2021 7:27 am

Garry Enrique 5665
Will give Jobo 12 months, and he will have a golf handicap in single figures.
One of the best golfers I have played with.
Garry I’m getting the feeling that Jobo is a just a ‘ no bad’ golfer and you’re crap at the gemme😏

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 7:31 am

I am in total shock.
John grew up yards fae me.
Him in the Balshagray Mansions.
Me in the Partick tenement slums.
We both went to Saint Paul’s Whiteinch.
We stood together at Mass, and in Celtic Park.
My political beliefs were polar opposite to John’s, but we got on like a house on fire together. Feel so sad today.
I am going to Mass in Our Holy Redeemer Clydebank this morning for John McGowan. RIP

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 7:31 am

DD @ 7.13am

Give the big bear a hug from me. 😁
I don’t normally say this btw,…..but he is proof that some of they Southside Tims are alright 🤷‍♂️😁

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 7:32 am

You are very astute bro.
Bang on. 😁

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 7:35 am

Will do.
Soosiders are wankers.
The West is the Best.
Especially Partick. 😊

July 2, 2021 7:48 am


I guess by those comments that the number of golfers you have played with is also in single figures 😜😜😜

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 7:48 am

I am waiting for my wee pal Senga to come on and back me up. Us Partick Tims stick together. 😁

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 7:53 am

I have played with a scratch golfer. My schoolmate fae Saint Tams Barry Pettigrew.
Joe’s run of consecutive pars for 7 holes was impressive golf last week.
It sure intimidated Billy and I. 😁

Jobo Baldie
July 2, 2021 7:54 am

Good morning, friends and a Big Happy Friday from a dry, bright but cloudy (boooooo) East Kilbride.
Breakfast and then it’s those long 7 steps to my workstation to begin my last day working for HMRC. All being well I’ll hopefully finish work for good on the stroke of 3pm. But given the recent season we had I’m not taking anything for granted so please refrain from any more congratulatory messages until after then! 😉

In other news, a wee repost from the other night seeing as the fitbaw is back on the screens this evening –
So, the Euro 2020 Quarter Finalists are now known and here’s who’s left in the ole charity sweepstake –
Switzerland v Spain – CFC v Chalmersbhoy Wife / Garry
Belgium v Italy – 1TimMalloy / Valleybhoy v St Tams / McCaff
Czech Republic v Denmark – Mike In Toronto / ASWGL v Gordon64 / Sol Kitts
Ukraine v England – Bada Bing / Voguepunter v Chalmersbhoy / Craig76

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 7:58 am

The west, is the best, baby ….

Copyright Jim Morrison 😁👍

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 8:00 am

Can’t wait till Jobo gives me a lesson on my home course Dalmuir next week. 😊

Uber Tim who is STILL Neil Lennon
July 2, 2021 8:05 am


Arghhh Senga !!!!

Wee angel! 👍😁


Bloody hell. Enjoy your retirement 🤷‍♂️
If I was you, I’d be starting an Indy band, but Iike BMCUW, I’m still too 80s, not 90s 🤷‍♂️😁

Train times anyone????…….😁

Garry Enrique 5665
July 2, 2021 8:07 am

Glasgow West is the best.
West Belfast is the best.
Two local examples of the west is the best.
Fuck the rest as chanted in Partick. 😊

big packy
July 2, 2021 8:07 am

MORNING ALL and JIM, mcjay, rest in peace, used to love reading his posts on cqn,,jobo happy retirement day👍

July 2, 2021 8:08 am

One for any lurking Huns,

What’s that coming over the hill,
Retired Taxman, Retired Taxman 🎵🎵🎵


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