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95 years since 3-in-a-row league 0-0s

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The prospect tomorrow is to move 12 points ahead with only 12 points available to others.  Win, and 8-in-a-row could be real by 17:00 on Sunday, after our two nearest rivals face each other.

While the championship is all but decided, Killie have everything to play for with four games remaining.  A win would see them go fourth, for a day at least, and into a Europa League.  Whereas a defeat could see Hibs close the gap below them to just two points.  Whatever occupies the minds of Celtic players, Kilmarnock will be there battling for a win.

Kilmarnock have mastered the art of defending in recent weeks, conceding only twice in seven games, most recently as the haemorrhaged players to a flurry of red cards against Aberdeen.  Steve Clarke will have watched how lesser teams have tightened up against us, successfully inhabiting our goals for column.

Kilmarnock’s two central defenders against Aberdeen, Broadfoot and Findlay, were sent off and are suspended tomorrow.  While this will provide encouragement to Celtic, it will convince Clarke to pack his defence ever-tighter.

There’s another thing.  We do not often draw 0-0 twice in consecutive league games, but after Livingston and Hibs kept us at bay, this is where we find ourselves.  It has been 95 years since we drew three consecutive league games 0-0.  Let’s just put the ball in the net and avoid disturbing the record books tomorrow.

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  1. Evening, BSR , brilliant piece, thanks, DD this must be an awful time for you bro , we are all thinking of you, will hopefully catch up with you again at the next hoot, !! Boodrock saint , if you are who I think you are Sean mcb , god bless you Gerry and Theresa, Big Billy RIP

  2. Petec , you’re Garry’s mate we know he respects you , me I respect kevj and most on here !! Anyway way bro ! Hope you are good and hopefully meet up one day , one thing for certain tomorrow will be a sad day for every TIM !GNGB

  3. Petec 11.53am

     

     

    Not sure why I turned java script on for that link but … so glad I did

     

     

    Mr Checker CSC ?

     

     

    Obviously Billy stole the show bit good seeing

     

     

    Rogan, McStay, Grant, Morris, Miller & MacAvennie :-)

  4. THELURKINTIM, , thought you scrolled by my posts, only kidding ,seriously mate don’t know how kevj is , but the guy I remember was a true Tim , unfortunately haven’t seen him for s few years, anyway hope you are good !!

  5. Will be in Glasgow early tomorrow and might be in the humour for some CQN company, either before or after the game.

     

    Directions to the gazebo appreciated.

     

    Hail Hail

  6. veru unusualbfor a clean living guy like me to join the nightshift, but inky for a moment.

     

    Long journey back from a long week working in Sweden, rounded off with a 90 monute delay to flight back from Schipol.

     

    Anyway, a nice cold beer to ease my spirits and then some kip before joining the Celtic family in honouring one of our finest. If the stars are aligned correctly we will take 3 points with a sparkling performance and then Stevie Gobshite ‘ s shower of shite will soil their pants on Sunday. I think Billy, Jinky, Big Tam, Bobby, Faithir and Big Jock could sort that for us? Hail! Hail!

  7. GFTB1988

     

     

    Didnae miss a game hame or away.

     

     

    Big Billy – Magical.

     

     

    Massive underdog Celtic wiz.

     

     

    Magical Gerry Bhoy.

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on

    ROY CROPPIE on 26TH APRIL 2019 11:18 PM

     

    Huge day tomorrow.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Legends meet the mortals and that spells Celtic for me.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    There’s a fairytale about this club…B Mc Neill

     

     

     

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

    I can’t follow that…..hope you are well amigo HH

  9. THELURKINTIM on 26TH APRIL 2019 7:11 PM

     

    Big Jimmy…2.11.63 Billy McNeill sent off against East Stirlingshire…courtesy of The Celtic Wiki…waaay before my time…well remembered Cyrenean…one that got a lol from me…and seen on youtube for the disgrace it was…20.8.77 John Doyle off against Ayr United….for hitting the ref with a cross!!!

     

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    Cheers Mate, I was only almost 8 years old when Billy was sent off, so i couldnt remember…..As for Johnny Doyle and him ” ACCIDENTLY hitting the Ref with a DELIBERATE cross”, I remember that well as I was 21 years of age. I dont know what Billy was sent off for, but I wonder IF there was some form of Appeal Process especially in J.Doyles case ?

     

    HH

  10. TONTINE TIM on 26TH APRIL 2019 10:32 PM

     

    CYRENEAN on 26TH APRIL 2019 5:41 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Big Jimmy Somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind I seem to recall Big Billy being sent off at Firs Park against East Stirlingshire.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *Correct he was sent off in a 5-1 victory at Firs Park, he was injured and with no subs went out tae the left wing. Jim Kennedy moved tae centre half and Chopper went fae inside right back tae the oul right half position.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    After Billy was sent off, I believe for talking back tae the ref a hail hail of bottles appeared fae the travelling support.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    He was also sent off again 9 years later in a friendly in Bermuda, Jimmy Quinn was badly injured to which Billy complained, shortly after the mitb sent him aff.

     

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    Cheers mate.

     

    HH

  11. Good morning, friends and Happy Matchday from an unexpectedly still dry, calm, lukewarm East Kilbride (FC).

     

    The Stratchlyde Parkrun’s cancelled this week (some sort of rowing event on the loch) so it’s a return to Pollock for me. Then a mad dash home to get sorted and out for the game(s). Fun times.

     

    4morepointsCSC

  12. morning bhoys from a cold and pouring with rain Cheshire. emotional day beckons, anyone passing billys s statue today, give him a hug from me,hail hail ceasar.

  13. Alasdair MacLean on

    Congratulations to Marcus Fraser who captained Ross County to the Championship win – first straight one-season bounce-back since Hearts in 2015.

     

     

    Great night in Dingwall last night and I hear Marcus gave a great live interview on the telly prior to being presented the league trophy.

     

     

    Delaney’s Dunky – your nephew is now a Ross-shire legend!

     

     

    Celtic back in Dingwall next season.

  14. MRS WF and I will soon be heading to our local CSC in Perth WA.We will celebrate Billy’s life as befits his standing.A few drinks and a few tears.A full house at Celtic Park will honour one of our own as never before.We need the players on the field to make their presence felt with a resounding victory. HH.

  15. Good morning CQN from a damp Garngad

     

     

    Meant to be the McNeill suite for me today, but unfortunately for me (back still feckin agony after 2weeks) cannot make it, TV will do.

     

     

    Anyway, no tweaking with team Lenny, get the fittest and best 11 on the park and attack quicker, no pussyfooting around at the back, and I know all the crap about possession football and the opposition cannot do anything without the ball palaver. Just get it forward quick, use wide areas and get a feckin poacher in the box to knock in, anything that comes in from wide areas.

     

    Oh and please win our personal battles and second balls.

     

     

    COYBIG

     

     

    D. :)

  16. Mogwai,

     

     

    Gazebo located at last lamppost, top left, on Celtic Way.

     

    Big game today.

     

    Nice to get an early goal and enjoy the day.

     

    Bookies got us 1/750 to win the league.

     

     

    Eurochamps67

  17. Celtic, Celtic thats the team for me,

     

    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,

     

    They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,

     

    We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league

     

     

    They come from bonnie Scotland, they come from county Cork,

     

    They come from dear old Donegal and even from New York,

     

    From every street in Glasgow they proudly make their way,

     

    To a place called dear old paradise and this is what they say.

     

     

    Celtic, Celtic thats the team for me,

     

    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,

     

    They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,

     

    We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league.

     

     

    There’s Fallon, Young and Gemmel who proudly wear the green,

     

    There’s Clark, McNeill and Kennedy the best there;s ever been,

     

    Jim Johnstone, Murdoch, Chalmers, John Divers and John Hughes,

     

    And sixty thousand Celtic fans who proudly shout the news.

     

     

    Celtic, Celtic thats the team for me,

     

    Celtic, Celtic on to victory,

     

    They’re the finest team in Scotland, I’m sure you will agree,

     

    We’ll never give up till we’ve won the cup and the Scottish football league.

     

     

    Repeat to fade CSC

  18. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Always nervous on days when there is something else other than the game happening.

     

    Like trophy days, etc.

     

     

    I hope the players remain focused and the crowd remember that there is a game to be won.

  19. Pog, I hope Weah is included today, don’t think he has had much game time recently. Trust you are well. HH

  20. Has there been a differing of views between NFL and Weah ?

     

    Unconfirmed social media and pub talk.

     

     

    HH and COYBIG.

  21. Large numbers lining the Celtic Way and others watching from the Emirates arena awaiting the laying of the wreath for Billy.

     

     

    The sun has come out to brighten the scene.

     

     

    Ceremony will start in 4 minutes.

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