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It’s been a joy to read all that’s been written about Billy McNeill since his wife Liz decided to tell the story of his dementia yesterday. Much of it, inevitably, reflected on a magnificent life.  For now I’m not going to tell you about what he did for Celtic, what his leadership made possible, even today, or what he was like as a human being.  That’s a story for another day.  Dementia is not the end of the story, so we should not treat this news as such, but it does become a profound end to most of what defined the life that proceeded it.

For long enough after his diagnoses (seven years ago), Billy remained as charming and entertaining as ever. I knew of his condition but would never have been aware if his ability to talk football, or about Bellshill, was anything to go by. He once joked about his fading memory to me, before issuing himself a tongue-in-cheek caution, “Don’t suppose I should joke about that these days”.

The last time I met him was with Davie Hay at a publicity shoot in late 2014 for a book we did. He could still recall great detail about the young Davie, but for the first time I could see a fragility about the man. There was no joking about his memory this time.

It may be 50 years since Billy’s greatest moment, but his stature remains unparalleled. In speaking openly about his condition, Liz will hopefully give strength to the many other sufferers in our communities. It also gives us reason to consider the consequences of heading the heavy footballs of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  While the modern ball doesn’t retain water like earlier models, it is still a 1lb weight that is regularly propelled at 70mph. Small sample sizes lead to bad conclusions, but if you put your head on a long clearance as it drops from the sky, it will not take a lot to convince you it’s not a healthy activity.

When news like this breaks people are often full of regret at opportunities not taken.  Not with Billy.  He was adored by his elders, his contemporaries and by those who got to know him by his legend.  He spent his life living among his people, openly and accessible.  We all got a moment with Billy McNeill.  And you know what?  He loved every minute.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BARNEY67

     

     

     

    Apologies,mate. I was being pedantic. Painfully so.

     

     

     

    Mags is a big fan of The Doors. There are a few of us on here!

     

     

     

    I don’t think he’s on the naughty step more than usual. He makes his points more forcefully than many,but it’s difficult to disagree with much more than the tone used.

     

     

     

    And that’s to miss the point entirely!

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    SOUTHOFTUNIS 1141

     

     

    Thanks for that info,bud. Not my specialised subject by any means,but I’d always understood Scots Law to have the same basis as French-Napoleonic Code,etc.

     

     

    Now I know why! I just thought it was summat to do wi The Auld Alliance.

  3. The photo of Big Billy leading the Lions onto the field in Lisbon, with the title “ONLY THE PROUD WALK TALL”is one of my favourite pics of all time.

  4. Last time I ‘saw’ Billy McNeil it was in his bar where my niece worked.

     

    I was on a bar stool, head on the bar and arms outstretched either side of me, unconscious.

     

     

    Billy said “Tommy’s been a crucified ”

     

     

    The shame of it :(

  5. NATKNOW on 27TH FEBRUARY 2017 11:45 AM

     

     

    Off to Bologna & environs for a week.

     

     

    Any reccos for food/drink etc. gratefully accepted…

  6. Shameless repost… I got atxt from a sevconian I know gleefully announcing the imminent appointment of Bawwie as new interim manager coach.

     

     

    “please God let it be true” was my reply.

     

     

     

    T**t just you wait, you’ll be sorry” he sent back.

     

     

     

    Its just too easy :-)

  7. BARNEY67 on 27TH FEBRUARY 2017 12:00 PM

     

     

    Shameless repost… I got atxt from a sevconian I know gleefully announcing the imminent appointment of Bawwie as new interim manager coach.

     

     

    “please God let it be true” was my reply.

     

     

    T**t just you wait, you’ll be sorry” he sent back.

     

     

    Its just too easy :-)

     

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    I chuckled at that on the last thread – and just chuckled again!

     

     

    So worth re-posting…

     

     

    :-))))

  8. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 27TH FEBRUARY 2017 11:52 AM

     

     

    Scots Law is derived from Roman Law. French Law is based on the Napoleonic Code. I don’t think there’s a lot of similarity between the two.

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    beatbhoy on 27th February 2017 11:26 am

     

     

    Thank goodness omertà was in relation to OBaF rather than any other topic; thought when I read it Mags had completed a 180 and was preaching non-interference!

     

     

     

    KTF

  10. FLOATIN’

     

     

    Excuse me for asking, but did you by any chance attend St Michael’s Academy in Kilwinning?

     

     

    HH!!

  11. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    We’ll be lucky to finish 4th this season.

     

     

    Dundee’s first win at Dens in 25 years against us.

     

     

    Inverness first win since 2008 against us.

     

     

    No doubt whitewashed by the tarriers. When was the last time the league was won before the 3rd old firm? Regardless of how poor they are they could still score a goal every 10 mins against us easily in the next game, another record broken.

     

     

    Aberdeen will beat us at Ibrox and we’ll finish 45+ behind cellic and 12+ behind Aberdeen. A total embarrassment and records which will be held for years to come. The worst Rangers team ever. Rangers in name only.

     

     

    …….

     

    To cure a Monday hangover for me a quick dash to Sevco Media produces the above stuff.

     

    Magical Mondays.

  12. ‘He spent his life living among his people, openly and accessible. We all got a moment with Billy McNeill. And you know what? He loved every minute.’

     

     

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    True.

     

     

    I remember him being one of the guests of honour at a Celtic themed charity thing in Dublin. As a precursor there was a game of football between two sides who had paid for the privilege of taking part. One of the sides was ‘managed’ by Tommy Gemmell, the other by Bertie Auld.

     

     

    Everybody involved was then asked back to the clubhouse for a drink. The only problem was that no one had warned the solitary barman. As soon as he saw what was happening Big Billy said to the barman ‘You look like you could do with a hand’ lifted the trap in the bar, took off his blazer, rolled up his sleeves and started pulling pints.

     

     

    A special guy, on and off the pitch.

  13. It almost goes without saying that my thoughts are with this very great man and his family through their continuing struggle. It says a lot about Billy (and his family) that even when he’s under attack from a terrible illness he is still showing the sort of leadership for which he is rightly world famous. He’ll increase awareness of dementia, and thereby contribute to the ongoing battle against it.

     

     

    A giant then, now, and always.

     

     

    Here’s my piece about him from when his statue was unveiled.

     

    https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/hail-hail/

  14. Tricolouredribbon wrote,

     

     

     

    To cure a Monday hangover for me a quick dash to Sevco Media produces the above stuff.

     

     

    Magical Mondays

     

     

     

    It does indeed.As much as some find French politics riveting,I am sorry,a right good laugh at the Monkeys will do for me.

  15. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    LISBON UPDATE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Good Afternoon All.

     

     

    Just thought I would do a quick Lisbon update for everyone who has contacted me and for anyone who hasn’t.

     

     

    There are a considerable number of CQN’ers heading out to Lisbon for the 50th anniversary of Celtic winning the European Cup.

     

     

    The majority of us are flying out on the 23rd and 24th of May but others are arriving as early as the 21st and staying until the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th.

     

     

    Most people are staying in Lisbon City Centre but some others have chosen to stay half an hour up the coast in Estoril with some staying in the Palaccio Hotel where the team stayed during that famous week 50 years ago.

     

     

    As well as our group there are various groups and projects heading out to Lisbon including Mouldy’s team of cyclists and all their support personnel, and those intrepid individuals who are driving to Lisbon in a 1967 Hillman Imp in an attempt to recreate the journey undertaken by the late John Quinn of the Evening Times.

     

     

    There will be at least two film documentary crews in Lisbon in relation to these events as well.

     

     

    The Portuguese Cup Final takes place in the Estadio Nacional on the 28th of May and some have been told that entry to the stadium will be restricted and possibly not granted at all.

     

     

    I have personally been in touch with the Stadium Manager and he is liaising with the Portuguese FA and other authorities concerning controlled access to the stadium on the 25th. On average, one Celtic fan visits the stadium per day every day, and very often groups of Celtic fans just wander into the stadium of their own accord.

     

     

    I am told that stadium access will be granted on the day and I am trying to organise that this takes place in a properly organised way with there being a tour, photo opportunities and the ability for a large crowd to celebrate at a specific prearranged time so that it can be caught on film etc.

     

     

    The stadium manager has thus far been very accommodating and encouraging and promises to wear his personalised and numbered (67) shirt on the day.

     

     

    On the 24th, I have tentatively organised a four-course meal with wines and beers in Lisbon City Centre. The venue is all but chosen, menus discussed and arrangements made.

     

     

    The venue is a former 17th century palace in the very centre of Lisbon and within walking distance to most hotels where I know fans are staying. It is also very close to the Rossio Metro station, and so for anyone staying slightly further afield.

     

     

    The event will consist of dinner, drinks, live music from a Celtic FC orientated band, maybe a short presentation or two, a charity raffle, some singing, possibly dancing and a lot of smiles and laughter.

     

     

    Places at the dinner will be strictly limited to 250.

     

     

    There are also one or two other events in the offing but which are not yet confirmed including a concert like event which will hopefully take place on the evening of the 25th.

     

     

    For those staying till the 28th or beyond, arrangements have been made with a suitable licensed venue from which to watch the Scottish Cup Final.

     

     

    On the 26th of May, ACGR is arranging a golf tournament for golfers and caddies (or drunks who can’t play golf as they are otherwise known) and he will be in touch regarding that when he has finished putting up shelves and hoovering the grass in Spain for the size 22!

     

     

    For anyone who is interested, I can arrange a walking food and drink tour of Lisbon where a very nice lady who is an expert local guide will take you round some of the lesser known areas of Lisbon to sample some local food and drinks.

     

    There is also a similar tour which involves hopping on and hopping off the famous 28 tram as it circles its way around Lisbon.

     

     

    For those who are so minded, there is also the possibility of a small organised party heading out on the ferry across the River Tagus (15 minute journey) to a recommended restaurant at the other side of the river where you can sample excellent food and wine before taking the ferry home again.

     

     

    For anyone who has not yet decided to come or who is half thinking about it, there are flights from Scotland direct to Lisbon on the 23rd and 25th of May, and various other options are available from other UK airports or travelling via London, Dublin or Amsterdam.

     

     

    Hotels are in high demand for the period concerned but I know of a few places where rooms can still be booked at a reasonable price though some agencies are now quoting outrageous prices ( as in thousands of pounds per night) for certain hotels in the city.

     

     

    Since being lumbered with this task by Malorbhoy and Old Tim, I have taken the bull by the horns and decided that if you are going to do something you are as well doing it right and as such I have tried to think of as many details as possible and make as many arrangements as I possibly can to make sure anyone going has a great time.

     

     

    However, for the avoidance of doubt, once we get to Lisbon I will be in the bar sitting on my arse watching the world go by as that is what I am best at.

     

     

    Anyone who wants to know any more, who wishes any of the details regarding the above or who needs any help with accommodation can contact me at jjoe88@hotmail.co.uk.

     

     

    Please allow a little time for me to answer but I will get back to you.

     

     

    Cheers (literally)

     

     

    BRTH

  16. CHELSEA star N’golo Kante insists Celtic striker Moussa Dembele should be called into France’s senior international squad.

     

    The Stamford Bridge midfielder, who won a Premier League medal at Leicester City last year, thinks it is only a matter of time before the prolific 29-goal hitman steps up a level

     

     

    “The coach picks on form. I don’t think the fact he isn’t playing for what people might consider one of the elite European clubs will be held against him.

     

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    Cheeky bassa!..not one of Europes elite….JUSQU’A VOTRE.

  17. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Great stuff from Ernie and the Clumpany there.

     

    And to MWD in the early hours.Gripping.You’ll never walk alone Dan..

  18. If it hadn’t been for his goal in the 1965 Cup Final ————- Would the rest have followed ?

     

    God Bless you and your family.

  19. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TALLYBHOY

     

     

    I’ll text you his name-no great secret,he revealed it again last night to my Dad! Canny believe the oul’ fella hadn’t worked it out as they’d conversed before on the same subject!

     

     

    I make him roughly the same age as you,so you will almost certainly know each other.

  20. Hun Monkeys.

     

     

    I posted this on Saturday and it got moderated out of existence.

     

     

    We either have a Mod with Hun sympathies or even the amout of asterisks were too light.

     

     

    I’ve now added more! Come on, mods – don’t spare us the hilarity of their misery!

     

     

    Soooo….

     

     

    Friday night proved troublesome for many on FF…

     

     

     

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    It’s another Schadenfreude Friday night at the CQN pleasuredome and those naughty nunchucks from across the divide have been throwing out the nuggets we love to collect…

     

     

    Now, look away with yer nervous dispositions. Turn down yer sensitivity meters.

     

     

    Monkeys throw keech in the zoo. Why? ‘Cos they’re monkeys. Huns get sweary in the Bears’ Den. Why? ‘Cos they’re monkeys too; Hun monkeys.

     

     

    ;))

     

     

    Let’s take this from the top, shall we?

     

     

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    PENALTY CALEY!

     

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    When will this nightmare end!

     

     

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    — The board need to act.

     

     

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    But, DAMN!

     

     

    Wes Foderingham – herby to be known after 12th March 2017 as ‘Cannon’ Foderingham – trips, falling conveniently to his left side, putting off the Caley penalty taker Vigurs who laughs and scuffs his shot which bounces off Foderingham’s baws and out to safety…

     

     

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    — Yeeees Wes!!!!’

     

    One of the only ones who can hold their head high

     

     

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    — Well done Wes. dont deserve the criticism you get from some of the f**king head cases on here.

     

    Not gonna celebrate too much, not for a f**king draw against ICT

     

     

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    A draw? A ‘draw’ you say, Mr. ChicagoHun? Nooooooo, not a draw….

     

     

    GOALATZO!

     

     

    McaKay channels Henrik Larsson and the Devil’s Jizzum are eviscerated by an overhead stunner. 2-1!

     

     

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    — Well done

     

    Got what we deserved nothing

     

     

    I actually hate this Rangers team

     

    Non triers almost to a man

     

    Cowards

     

    Fans should now turn on them and let them know this lack of care and effort is not acceptable

     

     

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    wacaktb

     

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    — Hopefully this is Murty’s last game as caretaker, the guy is ****ing utterly clueless, as soon

     

    as we got that game level he should have been making changes.

     

    The whole club is a ****ing car crash

     

     

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    rue Blue

     

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    — …over to you Mr King. Put up or ship out

     

     

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    — Totally embarrassed by that result

     

     

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    Duranman

     

    Duranman is online now Are you watching closely?

     

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    — I hate just about all of them. An embarrassment to Rangers Football Club

     

     

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    Mason Boyne

     

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    — Well we’ll. if sellik win tomorrow then it’s mathematically impossible for us to win the title and it’s still February!

     

     

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    Marloch Blue

     

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    — Murty is what he is…. A guy who coaches youth players.

     

    For King, Murray, Robertson or whoever to throw the boy out there with the most gutless and cowardless players need to speak immediately after the game, because I am at a total ****ing loss as to what is happening.

     

    As for all these guys mentioned as possible Managers, we are ****ing deluded with De Boer and never mind Joel.

     

    We will be lucky to even get the worst of the worst like Davies on a full time basis, and even then we’ll probably hear **** all until May.

     

     

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    — I feel heart sorry for murty he’s inherited a bunch of shitbags with limited ability we need to change this tomorrow morning, something should be in place for a proper management team to take over making changes earlier wouldn’t have changed the outcome tonight.

     

     

    I’m heartbroken watching this rangers team.

     

     

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    — The “if garner came on we’d have won” point……

     

    He’s not exactly prolific and the two times he was in possession of the ball when on the park he gave it away twice.

     

     

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    — Sack the board

     

     

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    — “Quote Originally Posted by staunch View Post

     

    ‘Sack the board'”

     

     

    Lol, then what ? Have you thought this out ?

     

     

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    — “Quote Originally Posted by staunch View Post

     

    ‘Sack the board'”

     

     

    Drugs are bad.

     

     

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    — I hate this group of players

     

    Absolute chancers

     

     

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    — Just heard Murty interview I’m sorry he’s out his depth and if the Board keep him on they can GTF Murty I will carry on as long as I’m asked to by the board this is taking the piss.

     

    These imposters are finished can’t beat a team who haven’t won in 4 months it’s comedy gold.

     

     

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    — We are shocking but the stench on this thread is stinking. We are poor all over the park and Murty is trying to stem the tide with the same loser’s that Warburton collected to try and get a reasonable 2nd. The board had to do something now we can point the finger reference them not having anyone ready to take over but I’m not having it that these guys are not Rangers men or are like the old board because that is fucxing nonsense without this board we would not be here our club would not be here, so let’s get a grip yes we are piss yes our team is an embarrassing mess but we will get better but need to remember who the real enemy is , this season can’t finish quick enough but let us grow a set and stop fucxing acting like wee girls , blaming the board , the same fans that are blaming the board I’m betting weren’t at the doors of Ibrox when the old board were raping our club.

     

     

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    — “Quote Originally Posted by Worthy_Candidate View Post

     

    ‘Does anyone trust Murty to take the youngsters?

     

    Guy just has the look of a loser'”

     

     

    Give the guy a break, he’s freezing! Poor guy needs another jacket on and a vest. Maybe get him some gloves as well, might make him take his f*cking hands out his pockets for a change.

     

     

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    — “Quote Originally Posted by Worthy_Candidate View Post

     

    ‘Does anyone trust Murty to take the youngsters?

     

    Guy just has the look of a loser'”

     

     

    Just back from hosspitality. It was a Christmas present to my wife and I from our daughters.

     

     

    Well jingle ****ing bells.

     

     

     

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    How to discover your own daughters detest you, eh?

     

     

    Tune in Wednesday night folks – things might get tasty down Ibrokes way.

     

     

    Shiverin’ schadenfreude, Ghod help those imposters in the zombie outfits if they’re not 5-0 up after 20 minutes…

  21. TALLYBHOY

     

     

    I did indeed go to St Michael’s in Kilwinning.

     

     

    Floatin’ (Formerly known as tomcourtney)

  22. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Turkeybhoy,

     

    It truly is magnificent reading.

     

    On their knees,getting hammered by Inverness and Dundee and they are discussing which ex-Hun had the best sideburns..fabulous stuff.

     

    No doubt there are Tims in there stirring it up but it is marvellous entertainment.

     

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  23. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

     

    We have these textual chats, frequently late in the evening in a moistened state. Then we forget.

     

    Ageing has lots of benefits like meeting a new friend then meeting the same new friend anew.

     

     

    Floatin’

  24. NAT KNOW

     

     

    Bologna ? .

     

     

    Great city . . Has a variety of nicknames — La Dotta — ( the Learned ). – renowned university , thousands of students . La Rossa — ( The Red ) — long left wing history . La Grassa – ( The Fat ) — wonderful food -many claim the best in Italy -Nuff said !!!.

     

     

    I like it a lot . No specific recommendations from me . . Wander , eat , drink ,enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    SANDMAN

     

     

    “Jesus f…..g Christ on a bike!”

     

     

    Well,that’s a step up from them referring to Him as being on a hang-glider.

     

     

    They deserve everything they get. The above is only another example of why.

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    “Cannon” Foderingham!

     

     

    :)))))

     

     

    ……..a funny hun, who’d a thunk it?

  27. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    FLOATIN’

     

     

    Aye,true. Btw,pretty sure my Uncle Jim would have been at the do in The Kilmeny.

     

     

    Bevvy and Tim company,he wouldn’t have missed that!

  28. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TRICOLOUREDRIBBON

     

     

    I think he turned 19 at the weekend.

     

     

    How’s tricks?

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