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  1. Well done Celtic, two excellent goals and a cool finish to seal it. Great performances from Rogic, Forrest and Broonie but an all round good team performance.

     

     

    Enjoy your night Timdom. I’ll celebrate with a cup of coffee

  2. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    In Coias for a wee takeaway. Large glass of Nero D’avola while I wait.

     

     

    Watch the game again when I get home. 100 not out!

     

     

     

    KTF

  3. The difference in this team seems to be that they all know what role they have to play.

     

    I3 of 14 players being in squad from last season shows the what a properly implemented system gives you.

     

    The defense have improved but i think a lot has to do with the cover in front of them which was an issue last season.

     

    Our spacing all over the field is better.

  4. Philbhoy

     

     

    Pish it may well prove to be but the feat is quite hard and quite rare:-

     

     

    “Only two clubs have gone through an entire Scottish top-flight season unbeaten. No prizes are on offer. But you will be pleased to hear the relentless sitcom-style one-upmanship of the Old Firm has been in evidence since the early days. In 1897 Celtic appointed the 29-year-old Willie Maley as manager. He won the title in his first season, the team unbeaten in all 18 games, winning 15 and drawing three, as they ran rings round opponents in their then green-and-white vertical stripes and black shorts.

     

     

    Sure enough, the next year Rangers had to go one better. They too had a young boss – the 33-year-old match secretary and future manager William Wilton, who had been running the team at Ibrox since the age of 26 – and now they had an unbeaten season to match. Unlike Celtic, they did not drop a point, winning all 18 games and scoring 78 goals in the process.

     

     

    The nearest either team has come since to an unbeaten season was Rangers’s near miss of 1967-68. Davie White’s team’s only defeat of the season came in their last match, at home against Aberdeen, a 3-2 reverse that saw them hand the title to Jock Stein’s Celtic. After the game the Rangers striker Alex Ferguson – the club’s leading scorer that season with 23 goals – was approached by a frustrated fan who toe-punted him viciously in the shin before wandering off. “I couldn’t really blame him,” said Ferguson. “I felt as sick as he did.”

     

     

    Celtic too have nearly, but not quite, gone through an entire campaign unbeaten, though despite falling two hurdles from home, at least they won the league that season. It was also the end of a Homeric unbeaten run that stands as a record in Scotland today.

     

     

    The Scottish First Division was not suspended for hostilities during the Great War. They won four titles in a row under a middle-aged Maley between 1914 and 1917. The 1915-16 and 1916-17 seasons were the peak for a legendary team featuring the playmaker Jimmy McMenemy and the goalscorer Jimmy Quinn. They lost three times in the first 12 games of the 1915-16 season, then not again in the league until Kilmarnock beat them in the second-last game of the following season. Two titles were in the bag, but perhaps the 62-game unbeaten run has more resonance. No mean feat, especially when, on 15 April 1916, they had to play two games in one day, winning 3-1 at Motherwell before heading back to Parkhead to tank Raith Rovers 6-0.”

  5. Now that we have clinched our 11th trophy the SMSM will try tae convince us we couldnae have been cheated to accomplish such a feat.

     

     

    We should remind them that including Glasgow and Charity Cups 55 were during Willie Maleys reign before primrose ure dedicated them tae the craft and another 29 during the Big Mhans. That’s a total of 84 won by shear hard work and talent alone; I doubt the KoSC or AOH had any influence on them.

  6. Hi Bhoys

     

     

    That’s agreat picture from Paradise.

     

     

    Air brush oot the barriers and rush release it as a Christmas card.

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

  7. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    One of the more pleasing aspects of today’s game was Leigh’s much improved game awareness.

     

     

    He was only offside once.

  8. Philbhoy

     

     

    It neither frets me nor causes any concern.

     

     

    My positivity is unaffected by the prospect of losing a domestic match and, like you, I have survived many years where we lost more than one.

     

     

    I’ll survive this year if and when it happens too.

     

     

    I trust there was a lot more in my original post than the one line you are reacting too. It feel strange to get kicked out of the Happyclappers Club for being open to the idea that we might lose. Is there a Polyanna subsection to the Happyclappers club that I don’t know about? :-)

  9. SFTB

     

     

    You said we would lose a domestic game soon.

     

     

    And there would be consequences for our manager.

     

     

    You know this for sure?

  10. embramike supporting Res 12 on

    Looking forward to the next trophy, and with the Scottish Cup round 4 draw tomorrow at 6:30, I thought I might help out the bumbling SFA a bit with the draw …

     

     

    ? v Celtic ;

     

     

    Sevco v ? …..

     

     

    Our away tie will be played on weekend of Jan 21st

  11. Should be noted that once again we dominated the foul count..

     

    Our 61% possession was obviously down to us kicking lumps out of opponents.

     

    We must hold a world record for our fouling stats despite the fact that we dominate possession.

  12. Disappointed the Griff. did not get more game time,but well done the bhoys.Two minutes extra time and there was six subs. Sevco got four minutes yesterday. mmm.

  13. We are entering special times, enjoy every second of them.

     

    Thank you Celtic ,Brendan and his Bhoys and our brilliant support.

  14. Hail! Hail! Great day out with the lhad at Hampden! Just back in and on the sauce. Got a great parking spot off Polmadie Road with a dozen Aberdeen carloads, then walked to a wee Portuguese cafe on Cathcart Rf for a lively wee home made soup , good bread , coffee and cake. Again sat amongst Aberdeen fans and no problems at all.

     

    The game was excellent and then a quick dash to the airport for the Lhads flight to Heathrow, he is having a beer now also.

     

    All praise to Brendan Rogers and his support team for preparing our players, incredible how two of our best players out and we still play the same way. That’s not down to luck.

     

    Enjoy the night everyone.

  15. TIMBOY3

     

    Never said he didn’t.

     

    Just pointing out an unusual stat that happens frequently in our games.

     

    You are so ironic.

  16. Leftclick

     

     

    Wee Lewis and Allbhoy in the hoops today made my day pre match when I visited my daughter after mass. 100 and counting. 102 by May I pray.

     

    HH

  17. i'vehadtochangemyname on

    really enjoyed the game today – took the goals given the smallest of spaces – coped without a quality player which i thought would give aberdeen a chance to slow our movement. Delighted for the players – they’ll believe in br even more now.

  18. Happy Birthday Adam Gallagher

     

     

    Just back from watching the game after a very enjoyable week-end celebrating Owen’s birthday in Cork

     

     

    a fantastic way to end the week

     

     

    C.O.Y.B.I.G.

     

     

    happyclappercsc

  19. Anyone know how to update Wikipedia to include our 16th League Cup on the Celtic honours page?

     

     

    Well done to the players, management , staff and fans today for a great performance all round.

  20. SFTB.

     

    I’m sure there is a couple of posters who remember being at the 7.1 final.

     

    I can’t recall for sure, so I don’t want to use an educated guess, in case I’m wrong and offend.

     

    Not me though, first won for me would be 1965 but too young too remember.

     

    I’ve enjoyed your posts today.

     

    Hail Hail.

  21. Outside CP, Brendan with the trophy! Said a few words, crackling in voice. Very emotional. Wonderful moments.

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