A kind of transubstantiation


Bobby Clark was the first Aberdeen goalkeeper I knew.  He was thought of highly, until Jim Leighton and colleagues stepped the performance levels up a pace at Aberdeen.  He has two places in the history books, one for the longest period not to concede a goal in Scottish league football, which when established in 1971 was also the European record.  He was also the first goalkeeper in European competition to face a penalty in a penalty kick competition.

Back in the dark days of the late 90s I had a Celtic mug with the message ‘Records can be broken but history can never be changed: Celtic, first British team to win the European Cup, 1967’.  Bobby Clark lost his European record within months and at Tynecastle next week Fraser Forster can break his Scottish record.  Bobby’s place as first to face a penalty competition is his in perpetuity.

Records are harder to break than they should be.  People get nervous when they approach, but it will be enormously satisfying if Celtic can sail through 31 minutes at Tynecastle without conceding.

Back in 2011 and early 2012 practically the entire CQN community was discussing Rangers impending insolvency event as an absolute certainty, but we’ve never been the most impartial community.  It was not until Daily Record journos stopped applying to Our Hero for a job and suggested ‘this excrement is about to get real’ that the penny dropped in many places.

This included portions of the Celtic support, who responded to the ‘news’ with a Congo line at Inverness, at the same time forever changing the substance of jelly and ice cream; a kind of transubstantiation, if you like.  This was no longer a sweet, it is nourishment for the ages.

Now the same newspaper has been authorised to run a story that there is doubt over this month’s payroll – would they dare suggest as much without authorisation?  When your friends are telling you they can hear the bell toll, you know where this is heading.

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  1. jamesdoleman



    17:50 on 17 February, 2014



    Will you be reporting the Upper Tier case?



    Don’t feel obligated to respond if you’d prefer not to.

  2. the long wait is over on




    A few fair points about Gorgeous Giorgios. I agree about the NYD game and really hoped that would transform him into a goal machine but not quite , regrettably.



    Minor point – his first goal came from a perfect over the top pass from Joe Ledley rather than a clearance…




  3. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    john o’neil



    17:56 on 17 February, 2014






    It’s an anti-war song mate, thought that you would appreciate it, that’s all.



    The journalist that you speak of was himself involved with armed groups, I would always question his impartiality.



    He is rubbish journalist in my humble opinion, probably one of the worst.




  4. leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon on

    O.G seen this earlier


    James Doleman ‏@jamesdoleman 3m



    Police withdrew objection over “Charlotte material” on Feb 13 court hears

  5. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    If the perpetrators carried out the massacre in order to bring a halt to the many murders that were being committed by pro-British death squads in that area – then their objective was definitely achieved.



    I believe that all violence is both futile and wrong, and I condemn it all, without exception.

  6. Ok 16 Roads. Thankfully we are both free to disagree when needbe although that is not to say that I disagree with your last post. The journalist’s background is not well known to me.


    Doctor, interesting. Enjoy your food.

  7. Demolish Ibrokes and sell a keepsake brick a pound a time to each of their 500 million fans.


    How to prevent financial armagedon.


    ………………………………………………………………………………………… or just give them a free brick,as a keepsake (free masonry) happy birthday EBD……..GORDON J i think glendaleystonsils was giving you a leg up earlier lol

  8. 16 roads,



    Gorgeous George makes a good point about wars. He often mentions that many of those who support/endorse wars seldom put on their tin hat and fight for their cause. Rather they endorse the conflict from a cosy distance where they remain blissfully free from the carnage being perpetrated in a war situation.

  9. On the subject of wars,



    An American broadcaster from CNN managed to greatly offend Russians recently by mocking a statue of a Soviet soldier which is in Belarus. The American felt that the soldier looked constipated. The Russians responded in their usual non politically correct way and instructed the man to Moscow for a chat.



    Additionally, a liberal news channel recently also caused outrage here by suggesting that Leningrad should have surrendered to the Nazis. Such a suggestion went down like a Porto player in a lead balloon.

  10. !!Bada Bing!!


    18:29 on


    17 February, 2014


    Has anyone been sacked more than Ray Wilkins?





  11. I get the point of the guy on SSB talking about free masons in the referee fraternity asin they should be declaring it, but I don’t get why he thinks he is going to get any air time on SSB, never gonny happen, it’s like trying to get on and sayin, no one likes Lenny because he is a Belfast catholic, never gonny happen.

  12. Tallybhoy



    13:22 on 17 February, 2014



    Bobby Clark is the head coach of the Notre Dame University fitba team.



    It is, of course, one of the leading Catholic Unis in the USA.






    Unfortunately it is now a CINO University.



    Notre Dame sold its soul for Foundation money.



    CINO ( catholic in name only)



    vaya con dios

  13. Allyhuntersgloves on

    Bada Bing, Ian Grant from Falkirk, sits beside us in the South Stand, he talks Colin Nish on the radio and at the game, gets pelters every week for whatever mince he spoke on the radio the previous week. He awaits the press coming in so he can give them his opinion on everything. a bit of an eccentric but his heart is in the right place and has supported Celtic for 50 odd years.

  14. !!Bada Bing!!



    My natural charm gets me by…..currently a rat catcher in


    a child labour camp.

  15. bada bing- Ian fae Falkirk was pointed out to me by ole Eurochamps, he stands in the exact same spot every week at Celtic Park, blocking the passageway in order to meet and greet his MSM heroes.

  16. Patrick the soup taker on SSB….



    Wish he’d feck off to Sevco where he belongs.



    Brown nosing Keevins……embarrassing.

  17. Police withdrew objection over “Charlotte material” on Feb 13 court hears.







    Does anyone on here actually think anything is going to go against them in this case , as far as I’m concerned it’s all been staged managed . CF would have been outed long ago , if he had material to hurt them . The powers that be haven’t gone to all the trouble over the past couple of years , to be done now , the best chance of finishing them was the big tax appeal , but by the looks of things that has been forgot about too .

  18. ryecatcher



    18:42 on 17 February, 2014


    Patrick the soup taker on SSB….



    Wish he’d feck off to Sevco where he belongs.



    Brown nosing Keevins……embarrassing.





    It’s the only way you get on the show, that’s why I am banned, you don’t kiss arse, you don’t get on.

  19. jimtim





    18:45 on



    17 February, 2014



    the best chance of finishing them was the big tax appeal , but by the looks of things that has been forgot about too .




    No the UTT sits at the end of this month and the wee tax case still has a role to play.

  20. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on

    More rockets than NASA on here tonight



    Attention seeking , blog detracting dementors

  21. tonydonnelly67



    18:50 on 17 February, 2014



    ‘Is that UTT case opened to the public?’







  22. ….pfayr supports weeoscar



    18:51 on 17 February, 2014


    More rockets than NASA on here tonight



    Attention seeking , blog detracting dementors





    Oh we are not worthy, all hail the grand puba.

  23. Sir Paul



    Efter Reading Yer Current Article, Relating. Specifically .. tae



    The Impending.. “Great Payroll Robbery”.. which iz slated tae tak Place






    The Benighted.. Beseiged.. n.. Soon tae Be.. Be- Buggered..



    Headquarters, of the Blues Brothers.



    The Predicted Smash n Grab… is Reckoned tae Tak place at High Noon ,oan the February 27,2014.



    All things being equal..









    The Clyde No Rise.. nor..Should Tunnock’s, Ever… Run oota.. Blue Ribands.



    It is Gonna Happen.



    so.. on Hearing o’ this.. Me?





    Ah called Up Ma Venerable… Bookie.. Leroy.



    Fur Ah wanted tae Place a Bet oan this Proposed…well.. Final? Crack o’ Doom.. that


    wiz Gonna be Heard.. LOUD n CLEAR…at… the Lair o’ the Bear.



    But.. That Bet .. wiz Not tae Be.






    Leroy Said:



    No Way.






    Tottie How.



    Wid diz that Mean?



    Auld Glesca Sayin’.



    Which Means?









    We Never make Book.. Oan a SURE Thing.






    You Hoid Me.



    But,You Guys Make Book oan Whether the Sun wull Rise.. the Morra.



    Ah Know..But.. We Never tak Bets oan a SURE THING.






    End of Phne Call.



    Well, Howdya Like Dem Apples,Pal???





    Still Laughin

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