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A kind of transubstantiation

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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. CELTIC footballer Lee Griffiths has joined Anthony Stokes in putting pen to paper on a new deal – to promote a Scottish hair loss clinic.

     

     

    Griffiths, 23, who signed for Celtic last month and made his first start for his new club against St Johnstone, has joined Stokes, 25, in advertising the firm in a bid to reverse his receding hairline.

     

     

    Stokes convinced Griffiths to join Glasgow firm KLS Hair after promoting the clinic on Twitter.

     

     

    Griffiths said: “I’ve been thinking about this for some time now and thought now is as good a time as ever to get it sorted.

     

     

    “It’s only started to become more noticeable in the past two years, so I thought it was time to do something about it. I believe KSL Hair are the team to sort this issue once and for all for me. They understand what you’re going through.

     

     

    “Really looking forward to my results at the end of this season, on and off the pitch.”

     

     

    Singer Sir Elton John, Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney and actor James Nesbitt are among a string of celebrities who have undergone hair regeneration procedures.

     

     

    Tufty Club CSC

  2. frank ryan’s whiskey

     

     

    17:09 on 17 February, 2014

     

    tonydonnelly67

     

     

    17:05 on

     

     

    17 February, 2014

     

     

    Frank Ryan’s whiskey

     

    You could be the CQN Jack Irvine , man you can spin some pash, clown.

     

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    LOL

     

    I’ll take that as a compliment from the BIGGEST clown, nae not clown fecking EEJIT, ever to post on the blog. Anyway away and shake your zimmer at someone else ya fud

     

     

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    Upset? Hahahahahahaha, rocket.

  3. Frank Ryan, it was obviously of some interest as otherwise you would not have mentioned it. If you don’t like the article then you could complain about it. You could offer your own in depth evidence, which proves who perpetrated the evil, if you have it.

  4. Googybhoy-Bit of a longshot mate,a pal’s been let down today for 2 tickets for Man City v Barca tomorrow night,anything doing down there? HH..

  5. Frank Ryan's Whiskey on

    tonydonnelly67

     

     

    tonydonnelly67

     

     

     

     

    17:10 on

     

     

    17 February, 2014

     

     

    Too easy, you continue to enforce the opinion, nae the fact, that you are indeed a fecking Eejit of the 1st order, let it go old man, let it go.

  6. Neustadt-Braw

     

    17:05 on

     

    17 February, 2014

     

     

    and the jars are labelled …..Him and (we think it is) Her———-

     

    braw

     

    ——

     

    I understand the curator had a difficulty of that sort with this “exhibit” and it is simply labelled “The People”.

  7. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Don’t the new rules state that the SPFL Board have the sole discretion to transfer membership to another/new entity, in the event of Administration or LIQUIDATION?

     

     

    If so, then I suggest that there is another opportunity coming soon for the fans of all clubs to threaten resistance to buying their clubs STs, as was successful previously.

     

     

    Stay awake, football fans, as they will try it on again.

  8. frank ryan’s whiskey

     

     

    17:14 on 17 February, 2014

     

    tonydonnelly67

     

     

    tonydonnelly67

     

     

    17:10 on

     

     

    17 February, 2014

     

     

    Too easy, you continue to enforce the opinion, nae the fact, that you are indeed a fecking Eejit of the 1st order, let it go old man, let it go.

     

    __________________________

     

     

    Is it all old people you like slagging or just me, you have a problem with old people, you see where I’m going here?

  9. John O’Neil

     

     

    Let’s just pause and actually look at the substance of the Guardian report.

     

     

    All we have is conjecture….

     

     

    “Black believes there were informers working for the security forces in the IRA unit”

     

     

    “A number of the relatives of the 10 men have claimed one of the gunmen that night was Raymond McCreesh”

     

     

    I have to say I find your attempt to somehow trade atrocities more than a little grotesque.

  10. john o’neill

     

     

    No idea about RC definition. I’m not even sure I’m right. I will try another time to get more info but just about to engage in making the dinner. This involves me in doing more than one thing at a time. Not good.

     

    Interesting Guardian piece but can’t engage on that one either just now. Not avoiding; just hungry.

     

     

    HH

  11. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    TV PLUG.

     

     

    Neil Lennon a studio panelist on TV3 in Ireland, for tomorrow night’s ManC v Barca game.

  12. Murdochbhoy, grotesque is certainly an appropriate word for that action. I have not traded in atrocities. Others have. Should victims not be heard?

  13. I have always maintained that flying is the safest way to travel.

     

     

    Not so sure now, after that Ethiopian co-pilot hijacked the plane and locked the cockpit door when the pilot went for a pee.

     

     

    HH!!

  14. eddieinkirkmichael

     

     

     

     

    16:59 on

     

     

    17 February, 2014

     

     

    Get cracking, post here and I will post it there and attribute to you.

  15. MurdochauldandHay & Wee Oscar

     

     

    Cheers

     

     

    Now now look at this smsm and take note you can publish, no excuses.

     

     

    The important bits for the smsm

     

     

     

    However the QC showed the court postings from football blogs and other “chatter on the web” discussing the recordings and argued that this consisted of publication and therefore confidentiality was lost.

     

     

    Mr Justice Newey, agreed that the material was relevant and admissible and ordered that an edited transcript of the recordings be made available to the court.

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    TALLYBHOY

     

     

    I agree that flying is the safest form of transport,and pointed that out to a friend,a few years back,who was petrified of the thought.

     

     

    I also said that the big man upstairs decides when it’s your turn,so why worry?

     

     

    I just had him nice and relaxed,agreeing he was being a bit styooooopit about it all. Then said-mind,it’s hard lines if it’s yer pilot’s number which is up,innit?

     

     

    He never did go on that holiday.

  17. John O’Neill,

     

     

    I absolutely agree the victims should be heard – some spent many years in jail before they were heard, others had their names blackened for many years before they ultimately found justice.

     

     

    I won’t differentiate, I hope all victims get their justice.

  18. Monaghan1900

     

    17:17 on

     

    17 February, 2014

     

    Neustadt-Braw

     

    17:05 on

     

    17 February, 2014

     

     

    and the jars are labelled …..Him and (we think it is) Her———-

     

    braw

     

    ——

     

    I understand the curator had a difficulty of that sort with this “exhibit” and it is simply labelled “The People”.

     

     

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    and a wee side note for students on further reading ….The Incubator….braw

     

     

     

     

     

    http://www.philmacgiollabhain.ie/the-incubator/

  19. @17:07

     

     

    And here was me thinking the comrade Jinty was an august lecturer at the Adam Smith business school at The University of Glasgow.

     

    Anyway that’s bye the bye,was so disappointed to come on today and discover that nobody was willing to admit of going into their place of employment today a giving the roll of honour laldy.

     

    Surely if it’s a chart song it’s acceptable.

     

    Jeez I even expected someone to come on and tell me that it was the song of choice at St. Aloysius assembly this morning in recognition of some of their pupils return to Celtic Park yesterday

  20. Evening Timland from a warm cave in a hun free mountain valley.

     

     

    It’s kicking off again I see.

     

     

    ttt

     

     

    I agree, another stich up in in the offing.

     

     

    This time they will be more intent on getting it through, as the men behind the latest incarnation will be real rangers men.

     

     

    I am hoping that the texts that were posted on KDS are 10% true, if so, along with the CF stuff now admissible, there a few over at hampdump cacking themselfs.

     

     

    HH

  21. the paintings of danny mcgrain on

    I spotted our Sammi, one of the Great Dividers of Opinion on the blog, in the BA lounge at Glasgow earlier this afternoon heading to London. Off for signing talks or perhaps off to see his rather fine other half for a bit of R and R in between sitting on the bench – either way he’s clearly got a better week lined up than me.. Got me thinking as to what his legacy will be when he goes, as the general mood of postings has shifted back over this season towards him being an expensive luxury who is disinterested and frustrating.

     

     

    My abiding memories of Sammi will lean largely towards fondness rather than frustration (which is not to say he has not been immensely frustrating), in particular I will recall:

     

     

    The pivotal NY game against The Departed when he beat McGregor twice, once with sublime pace, control and touch from a kick out from the keeper, and then later from the spot where he beat McGregor again this time with his eyes before he’d even start his run up.

     

     

    The away leg in Moscow and the last minute goal.

     

     

    His ‘shoulder goal’ against Barca in the NC which set us up for one of the heartbreaking European games in recent memory.

     

     

    As one of the very few players we’ve had in the last 20 years who are feared and respected (to the extent of being doubled up on) by almost every European opponent we’ve played.

     

     

    But therein lies the problem, he’s not an every week kind of player and is more high days and holidays. He has too often been played out of position, and I’m not tactically astute enough to say whether his performances in these games have been poor because of poor tactics or poor execution of tactics.

     

     

    He is clearly not – in most people’s view – part of our future but for me I will look back fondly on a good number of memorable moments (perhaps not enough when compared to his potential but therein lies the enigma of Giorgios) and see him as a uniquely talented player who did well for us on balance.

     

     

    But, if Neil plays him again the season……….

  22. 16 Road,

     

     

    Post it to the journalist who wrote the article. I didn’t give my interpretation of the truth of that harrowing event as I am not aware of it. My only knowledge is that innocent people were slaughtered for having a particular religion. Now that is not a radical viewpoint is it? It is merely a natural human reaction to such destruction of humanity.

  23. John O’Neill,

     

     

    I’m glad we agree, I’m sure you’ll join me in also looking forward to the victims of the Ballymurphy massacre, their relatives and all other victims receiving justice soon.

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