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The events of this week will be scant consolation to the bereaved of Hillsborough, but it is nonetheless important that football paid appropriate respects, as fans and clubs across England did this weekend.

When Celtic offered to host Liverpool for their first game after the tragedy they took a step to demonstrate solidarity with the people of that city.  In presenting a wreath on behalf of the Celtic Movement at Anfield today, Peter Lawwell carried on the spirit of that week.

It’s often the easy acts which are the most important.

Loved the Scottish Cup semi-finals. perfect result-performance combination which allowed Super Salary, Glib and Shameless, Newco and fans of every other club in Scottish football to take something from the first game.

Seville – The Celtic Movement


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  1. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    For the avoidance of doubt I do not rate Andy Walker highly as a pundit or commentator.

  2. “The best place to defend is in the opposition penalty box.”

     

     

    Jock Stein

     

     

    Jock….I think Mr.Brendan Rodgers might have read this?

  3. Just watching ” off their rockers” I’m sure a few on here could audition for a part.

     

     

    No offence intended jonny the tim.

  4. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    Fritsong

     

     

    Won’t disagree with you there. Like many “judges” he enjoyed wielding his “power” and played to the gallery at times.

     

     

    That does not make for a good judge in my humble opinion.

  5. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    I too was at the Ian Rush testimonial and apart from the score had a great time in Liverpool. I seem to remember it was the opening of the new stand opposite the Kop.

     

     

    I don’t know about Liverpool and Celtic soulmates, but the cities of Glasgow and Liverpool are very alike in many ways.

     

     

    In any event, according to some Liverpool fans from Dublin I work with, Liverpool are by far the best supported team in Ireland. I have no reason to doubt that if the level of support when they played against us in Dublin can be used as a gauge.

     

     

    HH.

  6. gordon64

     

     

    19:32 on 13 April, 2014

     

     

    Probably a good way of summarising what I clumsily tried to put across. Any Club that plays attractive football whilst adhering to fairness and respectful of other Clubs; including their Players, Supporters and Managers is okay in my book.

     

     

    One of the things I believe Shankly said to Jock was…”John, your a Legend…”

     

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

     

    Hail Hail!

  7. Penalties or no penalties……Liverpool’s renaissance under Brendan Rodgers ia nothing short of remarkable really……..

  8. BRTH

     

     

    It goes beyond the BBC. We have a whole society afraid to speak out, a whole society intimidated by threats, unable to conduct business openly.

     

     

    Karma though, fears no one.

  9. Paddy Gallagher on

    Kenny Dalgleish couldn’t wait to leave Celtic. Came back with the gift that was John Barnes who in turn gave us the gift of Raphael Shite. Took the money and run then teamed up with David Murray for a few dollars more. Hero as a player and massive disappointment as a man.

  10. Squire danaher….

     

     

    That would be six seasons……

     

     

    Six seasons of Kenny……..better than sixty seasons of most,ey?

  11. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    Ryecatcher

     

     

    No — although I obviously knew of him.

  12. This spot on…!

     

    paddy gallagher

     

     

    19:53 on 13 April, 2014

     

    Kenny Dalgleish couldn’t wait to leave Celtic. Came back with the gift that was John Barnes who in turn gave us the gift of Raphael Shite. Took the money and run then teamed up with David Murray for a few dollars more. Hero as a player and massive disappointment as a man.

  13. Gordon64

     

     

    Happy to give you a platform in the magazine and also worth mentioning that Paul gives us all a platform 24/7 on here…

     

     

    Re the Neganon column as The Alternative CEO which is in the new issue of the magazine – we reckoned that Neganon – who tends to be negative towards the running of the club – could provide an insight into any alternatives if asked to provide a positive approach by stating what he would do. Having read the feature it is remarkable in that the gap between what is currently happening and what one of CQN’s fiercest critics of the Celtic board would have us do, is actually much narrower than expected.

     

     

    Are there any lessons in this feature? Yes.

     

     

    Is Celtic run perfectly? No.

     

     

    Most of us think it is run well but maybe not well enough.

     

     

    Rangers sites had a habit of deleting topics/ discussions that didn’t suit the current collective view – for example anyone who dared to raise a concern about Whyte or Green would get shouted down. Should we do that?

     

     

    Neganon was challenged to be +anon and he has written a very interesting article. Not saying that we will agree but it is a great feature about CELTIC.

     

     

    On Mo Johnston – never liked him when he played for us never mind them. Not for me in the magazine – a horrible, horrible man.

  14. squire danaher on

    Rye catcher

     

     

    I already commented on the impact of Dalglish’s six seasons in terms of the extent of the void he left behind. The 1977-8 season was a disaster from start to finish, P Stanton injured in the season opener and forced to retire, D McGrain out for near 2 years.

     

     

    After his accident it may not be stretching a point to question whether Mr Stein had the heart for it anymore after losing his talisman.

     

     

    My point is this.

     

     

    If Dalglish was agitating behind the scenes to leave even when the legendary manager was near death, how can we regard him as a club legend?

     

     

    I guess most of CQN were kids when he left and we regarded him in that blind hero worship of childhood.

     

     

    Many club histories and accounts of the time made me question that assumption, and his actions over the last 15 years confirm to me if was right to do so.

  15. bournesouprecipe on

    Who exactly has a ‘top MSM’ job whilst giving even a marginal Celtic slant?

  16. kenny stayed with us longer than lou macari and davie hay. only danny of the quality street gang stayed longer.

     

    to say that kenny couldn’t wait to leave is absurb.

     

    he left because we had no ambition.

     

    when he left he joined the most ambitious club in europe .

     

    he broke my heart when he left but i do not blame him for a second.

     

    the old board treated our club like their family business.

  17. Westcraigs….

     

     

    Nail on head mate….

     

     

    Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish owes Celtic nothing……

  18. KD was one of our greatest ever players.

     

    I stand in awe at his dignified behaviour in the

     

    aftermath of Hillsborough.

     

    No one will know the toll that terrible experience took.

     

    I for one will always remember the smiling face

     

    after he scored for us.

  19. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Dalglish outgrew what Scottish football could offer him,he left for the sake of his career,broken hearted at the time,but look what he achieved at Liverpool.

  20. For me, the measure of Dalglish is how he behaved in the aftermath of Hillsborough.

     

     

    I will always respect him for that.

     

     

    As for leaving Celtic, you have to remember that we probably paid our players about £30k a year in today’s money. Not much for such a tenuous career with such high expectations.

     

     

    Lou Macari has said that they were desperate for the win bonuses because it made a difference to their lifestyle – not an extra 100k to be added to the bank account for today’s EPL players.

  21. BRTH

     

     

    One if the most pertinent comments by PN in the article was that he had done very little work for the BBC in Scotland since then.

     

     

    He now gets the SC semi for 5live yesterday and comments on the “great atmosphere ” and that the “rangers support should be applauded for their support”.

     

    Are we to suppose the same “omertà” now applies to 5Live?

     

     

    He then appears on Sportscene.

     

    Do you think his silence has improved his earning capacity in Scotland?

  22. squire danaher on

    Westcraigs

     

     

    Go and read your history. Umpteen accounts of the time state that Dalglish was basically begged to stay after Mr Steins accident.

     

     

    Yes, the old board had no ambition but somebody managed to talk him into staying – Sean Fallon maybe?

     

     

    Your comparison of Macari is laughable. Macari spent 18 months at Celtic and made a career talking about it. Comparing the pair is like saying a car thief is a nice guy cos he’s not a murderer.

  23. Kenny Dalglish is the most talented player ever to play for Celtic…..

     

     

    His career proves this…..

  24. !!Bada Bing!! on

    I met ex Liverpool player Tommy Smith on holiday a few years ago,had a few beers and chats with him,really nice guy.I asked who was the best he played with and against,he said Dalglish to both questions.He said Keegan was a great player who worked so hard to where he got in the game,but Dalglish was a natural.Tommy said to me “Platini wasn’t too bad either”, which speaks volumes about his opinion of Kenny.

  25. Dalgleish was no doubt a very good footballer,but as a Celtic man iam not sure of.BTW did he ever pick up his International Benefit money,as I ,if I remember rightly he didn’t want to pay tax on it.

  26. G64

     

     

    What WC said to you, I agree with 100%.

     

     

    I obviously haven’t read his artical, but am looking forward to reading an alternative view.

     

     

    Do you ever buy-read the Alternative View ?

     

     

    HH

  27. squire danaher on

    ryecatcher 20:21

     

     

    Are you a Liverpool fan who likes Celtic as your diddy team?

     

     

    I’m away to watch the golf.

  28. bournesouprecipe on

    A bit harsh on Kenny Dalglish in my opinion.

     

     

    Dalglish signed for Celtic despite his religious and football upbringing, with the full backing of his father and family.

     

     

    Celtic signing ‘the Protestant’ © Jock Stein eventually led to the extinction of you know who, and distinguishes Celtic from the bigotry that still blights the little country.

     

     

    I think Kenny was 26 when he left for career development, and he could hardly be blamed for wanting to do just that. Later in life the tentacles of Murray’s evil empire snared him for peripheral business reasons, but he soon broke free.

     

     

    As a manager he was poor for Celtic, and poor for Liverpool in his second spell, as a man he was a magnificent ambassdor especially during the Hillsborough tragedy and he attended every single funeral of the victims.

     

     

    A fine man, not a great manager like many great players before, and to come.

     

     

    Stefan Bonnes CSC

  29. Fanandpatriot…..

     

     

    Think about it mate….

     

     

    Sunday Mail headline….

     

     

    I wouldn’t have picked it up either in Kenny’s shoes…..

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