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. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon, supporting WEE OSCAR..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    I’m a taiger, I’m a t t- taiger


    I’m a taiger, I’m a t- taiger


    Well, I look just like a timaloy


    Living in a Celtic world


    But you’ll never put me down


    Just stick and see the fun begin………tick tock …. Hahahahahahaha

  2. Bada Bing



    Not been on lately as you know, but catching up what’s the Charlotte stuff about?




  3. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    And it feels like the first time, like it never I did before (ooh-ooh ooh-ooh oooh) Feels like the first time, like we’ve opened up the door Feels like the first time, like it never will again, never again



    It feels like the first time, it feels like the first time It feels like the very first time, very, very, it feels It feels like the first time, oh it feels like the first time It feels like the very first time



    Open up the door, won’t you open up the door? Yeah



    Feels like the first time And it feels like the very first time And it feels like the first time It feels like the very first time And it feels like the first time It feels like the very first time Oh it feels, it feels like the first time Yeah it feels like the first time It feels like the very first time




  4. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar on




    matt was looking great, and ready to blog again….

  5. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    thunder road



    13:03 on 17 February, 2014





    “the meegie”



    I don’t know if the 2 things are related, but here was a wee game or saying from when i was a kid called “the beggs” or perhaps it was “the baegs” and it would have been about 40 years ago.


    My recollection of it was that you “got” it if someone saw you touch something dirty but then you could quickly “pass” it on to someone else by quickly touching them and proclaiming “thumbs up, you’ve got the beggs” and sticking your thumbs up which then protected you from “re-infection”.


    Everyone would have to stick their thumbs up quickly so the infected kid couldn’t pass it on to anyone else!



    Don’t know if there’s perhaps been a connection between the 2 sayings?



    Anyone else remember getting “the beggs”?





    Haven’t heard of “the Beggs.” Probably after my time as a youngster. It was 50+ years ago that I was terrorised by the meegie. One thing that does strike a chord from your post though is that you were indeed proclaimed to have the meegie if you came into contact with something horrible sickly. Can’t remember how you warded it off though. I think I just ran like hell :-))

  6. 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.




  7. !!Bada Bing!!



    13:02 on 17 February, 2014



    ‘Jack Irvine’s a#$@ will be makin buttons over Charlotte :))’






    He is the most likely candidate.

  8. Things are coming to a head I feel.


    Tabloid doom stories, nae wages, nae TAX/PAYE payments, nea tycoons acomin doon the glen.


    The very fabric of the deal to form the newclub being unpicked IN LONDON, not in the backwater courts in Scotland.


    Green/Whyte, Ahmed, Stockbridge etc. bubbling to the surface again.


    UTTT appeal starts next week too.


    Often said I’d have loved the nuclear option but stripping them of any vestage of faux dignity, or any excuses for triumphalism is a winner.


    Jelly and ice cream…………….buy shares in the stuff.

  9. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    Gerry Adams and the Sinn Fein leadership were the greatest friends those cretins ever had, only they are too thick even to realise it.



    I mean they could so easily have been obliterated.

  10. Dave King is leading the briefing about payroll. Consulted, tapped, rides in with cash to tide them over and season ticket sales launched. No admin.



    Never quite understood why rumours of admin so strong this time, there’s no debt. Shareholders at huge risk in admin, not a fail safe route for them, far from it. Having received countless rebuffs from investors they’ll have decided to dance with their devil.



    Meanwhile the removal of Whyte from 5088 and appointment of Green suggests the compensation’s been agreed there too to clear the way for doubt free debt raising over assets.



    Might all be tosh.



    But if it does happen then admin this time with a 25 point deduction lending weight to ‘same club’ and yet still promoted will be the thing that makes 20k crowds an upper target for us rather than forming a conga.

  11. masty



    Pass on my regards please next time you meet Matt. He is some guy.






    I’m sure it will be a great read and I’ll have younger daughter order it on Kindle for me tonight. Best wishes.

  12. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    corkcelt- supporting the dam 5



    12:58 on 17 February, 2014


    Big Bones, From last thread, that was some link you posted. What pleasant civilised ladies and gentlemen these Loyal citizens are.




    I read the last page of the previous blog and had a look at that link too. What a shower. My heart goes out to anyone who has to put up with that mentality. Unbelievable language. I too liked the term ‘taigness’.



    Maybe we could have an annual vote and elect confer the title on someone ” His Taigness “.

  13. Taigness is a condition contracted whilst winning loads of SPFL titles . Symptoms are that of hysterical laughter at former ( now deceased) rivals.


    Sufferers are often seen wearing green & white scarfs and jerseys.


    They have a permanent grin

  14. Springhill Bhoy on

    Paul, Changing the subject. First it was Tony Watts coach saying he was not fit, now the Shrewsbury manager is saying he did not play Atajic as he is not match fit.




    Do Celtic employ fitness coaches, if so why were the above players not fit when they were sent on loan.

  15. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar




    13:21 on 17 February, 2014







    matt was looking great, and ready to blog again….




    More importantly is he well enough for his pint in Sharkey’s yet ?

  16. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar on




    it was coffee/tea in a mug this morning, I THINK!.

  17. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on




    13:13 on 17 February, 2014





    Thanks for posting that good news about Estadio. He’s a guy I think the world of.



    I remember he used to refer to his dear lady in a particular way. Just cannae remember what it was.





    The Slabbery Wummin ???

  18. Ernie-interesting thought,i was under the impression JI would be one of the last guys to want the Charlotte stuff public ? HH

  19. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar



    Pass on my regards , and as always, I look forward to him posting again.



  20. TOSB



    That’s it! Cheers mate.



    It’s my birthday today and I’m in the hoose on my tod and I’m getting quietly hammered. But don’t tell anybody:o) Ssssssshhhhhhh.

  21. thomthethim for Oscar OK on




    Was his term of endearment, “the Scabby Heided Wumman”, or am I confusing him with another besotted poster?

  22. Steinreignedsupreme on

    I always though Bobby Clark was a good keeper, and he comes across as a very decent man.



    Amazing his record still officially stands. And I know Fraser will have to reach the 31st minute at Tynecastle without conceding to be given official recognition, but I reckon the big man has already passed the minutes record.



    When you consider that the average amount of stoppage-time over a game these days is four minutes, and compare that with 1971 when there was rarely serious stoppage-time added in any game, then Fraser will have already beaten the record.



    But, he will not be given the credit unless he hits 31 minutes next weekend.



    A great effort from the big man and the rest of the team.

  23. ElDiegoBhoy


    ‘Happy birthday mate’… I won’t say a word.


    Celebrating or Commiserating ? Whatever, enjoy your day.



  24. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    BlantyreKev 13:26



    Sounds plausible. Admin with no debt does not make the same sense as admin with £100m!



    Interesting too that the SPFL only last week killed off their plan to automatically relegate clubs who go into admin. Hmmmmmm…….

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