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100 years and 2 days on, Celtic aim for another record

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Fate intervenes in football regularly. Friday, 21 April, marks the 100th anniversary of Celtic’s UK record of 62 league games unbeaten finally ending. Willie Maley’s team won 49 of the 62 games, but took their eye off the ball on the second last game of a long season, at home to Kilmarnock.

The run stood as a European record for 70 years until the great Steaua Bucharest European Cup winning team eclipsed it.

While we will remember one of the early great Celtic teams, with Patsy Gallacher, Alec McNair and Jimmy McMenemy, thoughts inevitably turn to the tantalising prospect of an unbeaten record which would be just as incredible – that of an invincible domestic treble.

100 years and two days after Maley’s team’s great run came to an end, Brendan Rodgers’ team put their aspirations on the line in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden. The weight of history will not burden Brendan or the players, but Sunday is a great opportunity to mark the passing of one incredible record by setting your sights on another.

Great records happen at Celtic. It’s time for another one.

I’ve no axe to grind with Dundee one way or another. Completely understood the decision to sack Paul Hartley. Whatever was going on, the prospect of relegation after losing a play-off against Dundee United was looming large, but good grief, appointing a rookie from the television!

Apart from saying, “Don’t take tax advice from an adult film producer”, I can’t imagine what else he will tell the players with any authority.

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  1. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Philbhoy

     

     

    Im really thinking of standing this time.

     

    The Monster Raving Loony Party need knocked off their perch.

     

    Surrealist-Anarchists are in town(Me).

     

    Time to take the fight to the Loonies:)

     

     

    HH

  2. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    This parliament fiasco makes me sick.

     

    Liars and Psychos.

     

    Guy Fawkes had the right idea.

     

     

     

     

    HH

  3. The Green Man.

     

    I think you should stand.

     

    As I have said on here before, I feel I should vote,but in my opinion they are all on the gravy train. I accept some start out with good intentions but the whips soon knock that out of them. They soon realise they are there to protect the 1% and the rest of us the other 99% have to pay to protect them.

     

    I will do my usual and write none of the above on my ballot paper, if you were standing in my constituency then you would have my vote.

     

    Hail Hail.

  4. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    JimmyNotPaul

     

     

    Jimmy…Im too flawed:)

     

    Seriously though, i work with fools like this.

     

    People who see themselves as political candidates, its not fun.

     

    I attempt to guide their understanding of political theory, but dont have much success.

     

    Parliamentary Politics is merely a mechanism of social control, any glance at British political history will make that clear.

     

    Im a bit too radical for politics…at the moment….but things might change:)

     

    Ha Ha

     

     

    HH

  5. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 19TH APRIL 2017 10:28 AM

     

    Ernie Lynch

     

     

     

    LAB-LIB-GREEN Pact

     

     

    Whats the odds?

     

     

     

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    I think there will be a Tory landslide.

     

     

    I’m at a loss to think of any good reason for the Labour Party to vote in favour of an early election.

  6. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    LIsbon Dinner and other events Update

     

     

    We have close to 240 confirmed diners for Lisbon on the 24th of May and I am waiting to hear from a number of people who previously expressed an interest in coming but who for one reason or another have not confirmed yet.

     

     

    If you are one of those then please contact me at [email protected] as soon as possible as we now have a potential waiting list for cancellations and the like. I need to confirm names and numbers very soon so please don’t delay.

     

     

    I can also confirm that the musical entertainment for the night will be provided by a fantastic trio who are coming together especially for this event and the party the following evening.

     

     

    The band comprises of:

     

     

    Mick Ward from The Benidorm Irish Rovers and sometimes with Charlie and the Bhoys on flute, whistle ( yes an awesome loansome boatman is a certainty) , sax, guitar and vocals.

     

     

    Joe O’Sullivan from The Mourne Mountain Ramblers and Ice Cool on electric guitar, mandolin and vocals (yup you can bet your house on Grace ringing through the rafters)

     

     

    and

     

     

    Scoogz who regularly plays in the Kerrydale suite on electro accoustic and vocals.

     

    You know what these guys are likely to play — and there maybe one or two guest appearances over the piece as well.

     

     

    Kickinthenakas has offered to show of his talent (however limited that may be) and Malorbhoy has threatened us with a rendition of something if he can lay his hands on a keyboard or an accordian.

     

     

    I can also confirm that we will be having a commemmorative mass on the morning of 25th May thus replication events of 50 years ago when many Celtic fans went to mass in Lisbon before the game for the feast of Corpus Christi.

     

     

    Whether you are of the Catholic faith, a different faith or no faith at all, the whole point of the mass is to remember those who were present in Lisbon 50 years ago but who have now passed on and can no longer celebrate with us.

     

     

    Special mention has been made of remembering Jock Stein, Ronnie Simpson, Tommy Gemmell, Willie O’Neill. Bobby Murdoch, Jimmy Johnstone, Neilly Mochan, Bob Rooney and other members of the Celtic party that day.

     

     

    However, many are making this pilgrimage in memory of their own fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, Grandafthers, Grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cosuins and friend who were either there or who were instrumental in getting some of us there or to Celtic Park in the first place.

     

     

    There are also our own to remember and El Dhiego Bhoy comes readily to mind.

     

     

    Accordingly if you want someone prayed for and included in our remembrance list please e-mail me at the address above and I will start a register.

     

     

    The stadium managment have been in touch and hopefully some dignitries from the stadium and elsewhere will accept our invitation to come to the dinner. I am waiting to hear on the exact details for stadium entry as in what time etc but arrangements are being made to allow our large Celtic party in to the stadium on the day with opportunities to take photographs etc.

     

     

    You never know we may just have the Big Cup present as well!!!

     

     

    I am pleased to announce that we will have the entire Road to Lisbon cycle team with us and we hope to honour their fanatstic charitable effort of cycling from Celtic Park to the Estadio Nacional. This is a herculean effort in terms of a bike ride, but I am also privy to the huge amount of effort and time that has gone into just managing and planning such an event.

     

     

    These guys are heroes — there is just no other word which describes them.

     

     

    Lastly, this will be like a who’s who of CQN though there are always notable exceptions who cannot come for a variety of reasons much to my regret.

     

     

    However, we have CQN’ers travelling from Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada, Germany, Sweden, France, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Engalnd Scotland, Wales and goodness knows where else just to be present for what is no more than a celebration of all the best things that are “Celtic Football Club” and their fans.

     

     

    Hopefully we can get together with a whole host of others for a very large Celtic Party in the centre of Lisbon on the evening of 25th May.

     

     

    More details to follow as we get nearer the date but I repeat anyone who wants to go to the dinner or get out to Lisbon to these events should contact me ASAP on [email protected]

     

     

    HH

     

     

    BRTH

  7. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Ernie Lynch

     

     

    This scenario is ever so slightly nuts.

     

    I confess i cant be too clear on what is actually happening here…but a shift of epic proportions.

     

    I sense that the hard right Brexit Tories, could be ready to ditch the lost cause of Scotland.

     

    A PM, who does not want to debate….What!

     

    Crazy moves going on here.

     

     

    HH

  8. Bjorn Kuipers refereeing tonight’s Barca Juve match. Wonder if the fix is in, it was last night.

  9. TIMMY7_NOTED on 19TH APRIL 2017 11:55 AM

     

    tonydonnelly67 on 19th April 2017 11:45 am

     

     

     

    Stop embarrassing yourself man, stick to the Uni bashing and the footy.

     

     

    TIMMY7

     

     

    Am only having a laugh mate, please don’t take it to serious when I’m posting on politics most know I’m at the wind up, I had my bash at the uni mob yesterday, but a do vote Labour, as I keep saying to guys don’t take me to seriously, because I don’t :)) HH

  10. I think I will vote Labour without any expectation of anything but a Tory landslide in England and an SNP one up here.

     

     

    Listening to May, Davies, Sturgeon, Salmond, Corbyn and especially McDonnell has me rushing for the remote or turning off the radio. None of them ever answers THE question put to them. Mind you, imo, the SNP are the real past masters. Each and every of them always follow follows the party line. Give me the likes of Tony Benn and the Beast of Bolsover (forget his name now) any day. They were genuinely for the ordinary person.

  11. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Ernie Lynch

     

     

    Suffice to say that the news filtering through to Conservative HQ of Police scrutiny of their election’practices’, surely played a bit part.

     

    Dirty tricks being boiled in the cauldron as we speak.

     

    Where are those 19th century Anarchists when you need them:)

     

     

    HH

  12. THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 19TH APRIL 2017 12:23 PM

     

     

    There isn’t going to be an Indyref 2 anytime soon. The SNP leadership and strategists don’t want one, because they are very far from certain that they would win, and they just can’t afford another defeat. They’ll not say so in public, for obvious reasons, and so what we are left with is them trying to continue with their strategy of grievance and division, but they know that can’t go on for ever. Eventually the public will see through them. The so call tax credit rape clause thing is a good example. Much shouting and outrage about how awful it all is, but a total failure to use their powers to make sure it doesn’t apply in Scotland. They’re a bunch of hypocrites and chancers obsessed with independence at any cost.

  13. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    In the old days, they would have just set up an ‘infernal machine’, and Hey Presto….regime change.

     

    Isnt modernity marvellous:)

     

    Now we have Drones…progress eh

     

     

    HH

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  15. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Ernie Lynch

     

     

    You know my view Ernie.

     

    They are all the same in my book….Parliamentary politics is a creaking relic of privilege and oppression.

     

    Id suggest a revolution in democratic thinking.

     

    No parties…only people.

     

     

    HH

  16. PMQ’s

     

     

    @YvetteCooperMP “Isn’t the truth we cannot believe a single word she [T May] says?”

     

     

    That’ll sting.

  17. Occasionally, stars are added to badges of successor or phoenix clubs for the achievements of defunct predecessors.

     

     

    HH

  18. From `Songs of Irish Labour ` CD

     

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeX-SzAICdw

     

     

    I would like to hear a Celtic FC version of this sung at Celtic park.

     

    `We`ll keep the Green Flag Flying High` kind of thing. In fact, did we once have such a song?

     

    I think it is a fine tune for a football crowd to belt out.

     

     

    JJ

  19. 50 shades of green on

    Dundee.

     

     

    WTFRU thinking????????

     

     

    I was happy enough thinking that Inverness and perhaps Kilmarnock were going down, now with rule book Mccann in charge i hope you disappear out of the league for a few seasons.

     

     

     

    P.s I see Trumps in real trouble today.

     

     

     

     

     

    At the snooker I mean:-)

     

     

    H.H

  20. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    The Burkean diversionary mechanism of the ‘national interest’

     

    Ah..the old ones are the best:)

     

    Its fecking laughable.

     

    The level of political understanding is woeful.

     

    These tories are laughing like loons that they can roast these old ‘one nation’ chestnuts.

     

    Its like taking candy from a baby.

     

    Education in this country is fecked.

     

     

    HH

  21. Iv heard that sung years ago, ….keep the green flag flying high where er we go we fear no foe ..we keep the green flag flying high…something like that.

  22. Didn’t they abstain?

     

     

    Leader Nicola Sturgeon says the SNP is ‘raring to go’ with the #GE17 campaign as she addresses the media at Westminster