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Whisper it, let’s have a home win at Ibrox tonight

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On Saturday 8 September 1888, across the north of England, league football got underway. Since then leagues have spread to every corner of the globe where a remotely green patch of grass can survive. Thousands of national titles have been decided in that time, some, as we know to our cost, by the slenderest of margins.

The record winning margin, since 1888, across the globe, is shared by two teams, Paris St Germain and Cairo’s finest, Al Ahly, who both won their national titles by 31 points, PSG last year, Al Ahly in 2005.

Your team and mine are currently 30 points ahead of second placed Aberdeen with two games remaining. If we win away to Partick Thistle tomorrow, and against Hearts on Sunday, and Aberdeen drop fail to win both their remaining games, in Glasgow, against Newco tonight and Partick on Sunday, world football’s record books will be rewritten.

You don’t need the record books to tell you this is a special season, one you will remember fondly for the rest of your life, but in future, many the world over will learn about what Celtic achieved this season by reading their name either immediately below, or above, PSG and Al Ahly.

I remember the old days, when we hoped Aberdeen would drop points at Ibrox. Rangers were a basket case of a football club (nothing on today’s Ibrox incarnation, of course), while Aberdeen were one of the top clubs in Europe, and formidable competition for Celtic.

We can be more circumspect now with our sentiment, but – wait for it, I hope Brother Pedro gets a result tonight. He’s working on our place in history.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    Someone on here said that of the four teams in the two European finals,he hoped they all lost!

     

     

    Same sentiment tonight from me.

  2. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Left my final comment on the subject on the last page of the previous article.

     

     

    And that’s where the topic is staying

  3. South Of Tunis on

    CASCAIS ( previous thread ) .

     

     

    Had breakfast there ( some bread from a baker’s and some water from a tap in the street ) on the morning of 25 5 67 , having slept on the beach at Praia Do Guincho..En route to a game of fitba .. Returned to Cascais after the game , chasing female company

  4. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    I want both to drop points and Aberdeen to drop points in both games, a draw tonight and lose at the weekend would be ideal.

  5. Hrvatski Jim on

    Come on The Gers. Be good neighbours. Play your part in bringing a world record to Glasgow.

  6. Can’t make myself want a Sevco win tonight, or at any other time. The thought of them being able to celebrate anything at all turns my stomach.

     

    Being a native of the North-east, i usually want the Dons to do well, and be as successful as possible without ever beating my team, but i don’t want them to be confident going into the Cup Final.

     

    So. I’m going for both teams to lose tonight. Mass unrest in the Broomloan spilling onto the pitch, causing abandonment of the game, and subsequent docking of 3 points from both sides as punishment for their fans involvement.

     

    Oh, and a wee red card for Shaym Logan would be roundly cheered in my field.

     

    :-)

  7. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    BATEEN BHOY on 17TH MAY 2017 9:55 AM

     

     

    do you think SHAY will be gesturing to the hun hordes tonight????

  8. Celtic Champs Elect on

    CASCAIS ( previous thread ) .

     

     

     

    Had breakfast there ( some bread from a baker’s and some water from a tap in the street ) on the morning of 25 5 67 , having slept on the beach at Praia Do Guincho..En route to a game of fitba .. Returned to Cascais after the game , chasing female company

     

     

     

    Just love it SOT. Hope you scored :-))))

  9. Paul 67 et al

     

     

    Wow, even for the greater good wanting the Huns to win is too hard an ask to contemplate.

     

     

    HH.

  10. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    Word of The Day (Inspired by Feargal Ó hAnnluain and Doiminic Ó Beacháin)

     

     

    quisling /ˈkwɪzlɪŋ/ 

     

     

    noun

     

    1. a person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government; fifth columnist.

     

    2. a traitor who aids an occupying enemy force; collaborator 

     

     

    Word Origin 

     

    Word Origin and History for quislingExpand

     

    n.

     

    1940, from Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945), Norwegian fascist politician who headed the puppet government during the German occupation of Norway in World War II; shot for treason after German defeat. First used in London Times of April 15, 1940, in a Swedish context.

     

     

     

    KTF

  11. kikinthenakas on

    I doubt anyone knew of the record by PSG or Al Aly therefore Huns getting pumped all day long for me.

     

     

    Kikinthenakas

  12. Paul67

     

    not sure such a record reflects too well on the competition we face – may say more about them than us.

     

     

    Surely a draw at the midden would be enough

  13. 50 shades of green on

    To paraphrase

     

     

    What ever part of that team winning suits us we can do without.

     

     

    Mon the sheep.

     

     

    H.H

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Counting down the days now till Lisbon. We all know why we are there,a certain 50th Anniversary to celebrate.

     

     

    Just up-country,there is another important anniversary. The Centenary of Fatima. I mentioned it last week and the idea of a visit garnered a fair bit of interest.

     

     

    COWIEBHOY helpfully suggested a bus-hire,but getting a suitable time for everyone would be problematic.

     

     

    COSYCORNERBHOY seems to have provided the answer.

     

     

    http://www.algarvebus.info/rede-expressos.htm#mozTocId22097

     

     

    90 minutes each way at around £20 return,buses every half hour.

     

     

    Leaving at around 1030 Wednesday morning and back for 5pm,plenty of time to get ready for The Big One!

     

     

    Hopefully we won’t all try to get on the same bus(!) but it would be a shame to miss this,IMO.

  15. Everyone calm doon.

     

     

    There is no need to hope for anything. Derek McInnes & The Bottlemerchants will put in a poor show.

     

     

    It is known…

  16. South Of Tunis on

    CELTIC CHAMPS ELECT.

     

     

    Score ?

     

     

    No such luck but did get a floor to sleep on ( way better than a beach or a Ford Zodiac ) a wash and some breakfast . Price was enduring Amalia Rodrigues , Chicken Shack and Vanilla Fudge .

  17. Bmcuw

     

     

    Popular wee place on Saturday with over a million people visiting.I think our own JMcCormick was there.I would be interested in going.tho if not I will get again.

     

    HH

  18. Davidopolous

     

     

    Dont yow oppress me :-)

     

    Now have visions of you givin it scouse

     

    ‘Calm down calm down

     

    :-)

     

    HH

  19. DAVIDOPOULOS

     

     

    You’re right of course, the only thing wee Shay Logan will be bouncing the night is Joe Garner on his knee at half time and the only thing Shinnie will be diving into will be the half time pies, it’ll be 2-0 before the extricate McInneshun’s head fromPedro’s posterior…

     

     

    I hope they both get beat:))

  20. I see court proceedings started at 10.30 – then a morning break, lunch at 1 and finish around 4 – heaven knows where they’d be if they had to do a proper job.

  21. South Of Tunis on

    My only hope for those 2 is that the ” highlights ” end up on a rugby programme .. It’s where they belong .

  22. An Tearmann

     

     

    How did you know i had a bubble perm???

     

     

    ;)

     

     

    Starry

     

     

    Whomever should lose, I shall laugh. If neither lose…well, I’m rather good at the Gallic shrug…

  23. A wee repost as I didn’t see the new article message.

     

     

    A STOR MHA CHROI – thank you

     

     

    Sadly, I have just received news about the death of a dear friend of mine. A friend of over 50 years. Billy was as fit as a fiddle but succumbed to a severely debilitating respiratory disorder shortly after his 80th birthday a couple of years ago. Billy was one of those rare breeds an RC from Larkhall and a relative of the Maestro. He wasn’t a Celtic fan as such more of a fan of sport.

     

     

    The most upsetting thing about his death is that I will not make his funeral on Friday as I cannot get a flight back from Brunei that will get me back on time.

     

     

    To my great friend Billy RIP. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.

  24. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    R I P Biily from Larkhall.

     

     

    Your good friend POGMATHONYAHUN will remind us all to get on the blower on your behalf in Fatima.

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