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First G.o.D. reaches age of majority

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Walking to the ground yesterday my brother and I were explaining to the younger generation how special these moments were, in the context of some of years we’ve lived through. Our decade in the wilderness ended 18 years ago, but that’s our 12th title in that period. We’ve turned what looked and felt like a never ending period of subjugation into a complete domination.

As that league win in 1998 reaches the age of majority, it is indisputably a Generation of Domination. None of this came as a surprise, in fact, it was inevitable.

You win or lose individual leagues and trophies often on the bounce of a ball, but the structural forces behind football shift slowly. The path we were on when Fergus left us in 1999 led to what was to come. A policy of paying your bills and keeping debt within reach was going to lose the odd title here or there, but we were always going to win the long game against a competitor who got a little carried away.

The only question now, is how many generations will it last? Or perhaps more tellingly, will it ever end?  Don’t count on it.

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  1. thetimreaper on

    STEBHOY on 9TH MAY 2016 5:51 PM

     

     

    Good point. Whist we can’t be sure what goes on behind closed does, it seems that Collins mentality is bigger than some others. The default position in this country is to mock guys like him. When you think of guys like C Ronaldo who was mocked as show pony when he arrived in England, he scored only 6 goals in his first season, it shows what can be achieved if you dedicate yourself.

  2. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    Lucky Cody

     

     

    Born lucky…………..Aye, if you were born a Tim !

  3. GLENDALYSTONSILS on 9TH MAY 2016 5:23 PM

     

     

     

     

    Iv no doubt lawell signs the players , mostly anyway. Ronny saying this is a clear indication of that.

     

     

    Hopefully some of the lawell fan club realise that.

  4. Some discussion on previous thread about getting media to pick up on Res,12, 5 way agreement.

     

    Some ideas ………..

     

    Ways to get smsm to report something.

     

    1 leave it unattended in Charlie Mulgrews car.

     

    2 stick it on the back of a buffalo.

     

    3 ask Elton John to seek. An injunction against its publication.

     

    4 get Gary TankCommander to interview Regan, Lawwell, Ogilvie and Canamalar.

  5. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    GlenDalysTonsils 5:18

     

    0-0 in the last of the 10 minutes of added on time with the eight men of Celtic looking comfortable……..

     

    Make up your own ending .

     

    ———-

     

    Madden crosses, Dallas (in an offside position) knocks it in with his hand. McLean doesn’t see it and awards the goal.

  6. lionroars67 on

    Electronic Tims ‏@ETimsNet 17m17 minutes ago

     

    Martin O’Neill as new Director of Football reporting directly to Dermot Desmond and Roy Keane as next Celtic manager.

     

    You happy with that?

     

     

    Make of it what you will

  7. glendalystonsils on

    ITSCALLEDTHEMALVINAS on 9TH MAY 2016 5:43 PM

     

    GLENDALYSTONSILS

     

     

     

    That’s just too far fetched. . . . . . . . . . . . Sevco won’t be here in 2021

     

     

    I just love a happy ending……..you old romantic, you!-))

  8. glendalystonsils on

    GLASSTWOTHIRDSFULL on 9TH MAY 2016 6:23 PM

     

     

    You’ve seen the movie…..!? -))

  9. sixtaeseven - Gardez la Foi on

    GlenDalysTonsils 5:18

     

     

    0-0 in the last of the 10 minutes of added on time with the eight men of Celtic looking comfortable……..

     

     

    Make up your own ending .

     

    ———-

     

     

    Madden blooters the ball into the box.

     

    Dallas, the forth official, knocks it in with his hand. McLean the referee doesn’t see it, but linesman Collum – facing away from the pitch – gives the thumbs up, and a goal is awarded.

  10. LIONROARS67 on 9TH MAY 2016 6:25 PM

     

     

    Giving up on the Champions League next season?

  11. thetimreaper on

    GLENDALYSTONSILS on 9TH MAY 2016 5:18 PM

     

     

    Haha, i thought about that earlier. Imagine if we are actually going for 10 in a row., how bad would the mibbery be. Madhun will be in his prime then.

  12. thetimreaper on

    LIONROARS67 on 9TH MAY 2016 6:25 PM

     

     

    Would prefer MON as Manager and RK no2.

  13. lionroars67 on

    GARY67 on 9TH MAY 2016 6:37 PM

     

     

    Well sorry to say i already had, i had no confidence in any of RD’s future European campaigns

     

     

    New management team (whoever that may be) will no doubt struggle like others before them, new tactical strategies, training methods, new transfers etc etc are difficult to get right in a handful of weeks

  14. IKI…

     

     

    Chip in and hire an aeroplane with a trailing banner with ” RESOLUTION 12″ to buzz hampdump at the final, more huns know about it and fear it than a lot think :))

  15. lionroars67 on

    THETIMREAPER on 9TH MAY 2016 6:44 PM

     

    LIONROARS67 on 9TH MAY 2016 6:25 PM

     

     

     

    Would prefer MON as Manager and RK no2.

     

     

    IF and its a big IF……That is indeed the managerial direction Dermot is taking the club, maybe MON feels the time is right for RK to be a boss

  16. lionroars67 on

    Apparently the MON and RK rumour is pash according to a rumour

     

     

    Harry Brady ‏@HarryBradyCU 3m3 minutes ago

     

    Harry Brady Retweeted Electronic Tims

     

    I rubbished that 10 days agoHarry Brady added,

     

     

    enjoy your night CQN

  17. An Teach Solais on

    SISPINI

     

     

    Good thinking outwith the box but:-

     

     

    The morons would be shining laser beams and Focus would see nothing just as they hear nothing and do nothing.

     

     

    Perhaps distribute to Hibs supporters copies of Tax Network report and On Fields of Green latest in Edinburgh before they leave for match? HH

  18. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    All it takes is for the Plc to make a public statement, that is exactly why so few Celtic supporters know about it. A statement would make Celtic supporters want to find out more.

  19. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Paul Hartley ..!

  20. phenomenal article from the heart by james forrest! ignoreland!

     

     

    Where next? Is it possible for a fan group to SUE the governing bodies of the game? We are paying customers and the product we are served is corrupt to the core!

     

     

    Surely there is leverage in a court of law or FIFA/USEFA based on the facts printed by the independent tax org. ?

  21. bankiebhoy1 on

    ………two up front!

     

     

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 9TH MAY 2016 5:46 PM

     

    GOD’s WORK

  22. lionroars67 on

    BBC Kenny Mcintyre embarrassing himself and BBC Scotland with look there’s a squirrel nonsense over report from theoffshhoregame

     

     

    Kenny Macintyre ‏@bbckennymac 50m50 minutes ago

     

    @Sevcositcom @theoffshoregame ….There are legalities around it……….

     

     

    @Sevcositcom @theoffshoregame …….At this stage, we are not convinced there’s enough in it to be worthy of discussion on our programme.

  23. bankiebhoy1 on

    Cults…………..

     

     

    It’s a Cas / Hartley Dream Team.

     

     

     

    FACT.

  24. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Here’s an unpalatable truth..

     

     

    The longer GoD continues the smaller Celtic will get.

     

    The PLC will always ever only invest what they need to win the league. Why spend more?

     

    Why risk money for Europe when they don’t need to?

     

     

    I guess the only thing that might change that is when the fans stop attending?

     

     

    My guess is that we will be Old Firm marketed to death in the next few seasons.. The fans will return.. The club will continue downsizing until another team starts putting in a serious challenge.

  25. bankiebhoy1 on

    Kenny McIntyre……………..?

     

     

    Jim White wiithout the airfare…………..

  26. Jerry Cornelius on

    Why risk money for Europe when they don’t need to?

     

     

    what money

  27. An Teach Solais on

    Complaints to the BBC :-

     

     

    BBC Complaints,

     

    PO Box 1922,

     

    DARLINGTON

     

    DL3 0UR

     

    TELEPHONE : 03700 100 222 (24 hours)

     

    If anyone inclined to complain. HH

  28. Keane and O’Neill.

     

     

    Sniffing da glue or reaching for the stars.

     

     

    I’m waiting on Bob Dylan’s version of the truth.

  29. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    JERRY CORNELIUS

     

     

    What money?

     

     

    Exactly – why would an unambitious Board speculate with money they need to for a return that may not materialise..?

  30. North Cyprus (formerly Baku) Bhoy on

    Ignoreland – indeed!

     

     

    Thanks James – great summation of where we are.

     

     

    HH

  31. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    The best two signings Celtic could have made for next season have been made already

     

     

    The signings on the resignation letters of Collins and Deila…

     

     

    Particularly Collins – I imagine that will be the move that instantly improves the existing squad..

  32. glendalystonsils on

    SIXTAESEVEN – GARDEZ LA FOI on 9TH MAY 2016 6:36 PM

     

     

    Whit’s that old saying about many a true word being spoken in jest-))

  33. CultsBhoy can not relate to Celtic Board ambitions on or off the park on

    Jerry C

     

     

    In business you need to speculate to accumulate .. If you don’t have , you need to borrow in the hope of a CL return..

     

     

    Lawwell can manage budgets but he is no businessman he has no concept of managed risk or speculation..

     

     

    The self defeating ‘strategy’ of living within reducing means is turning fans away thus reducing future means = downsizing

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