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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. Everything was going perfectly yesterday, then on comes Effe and effs it up. Thought big Charlie was having a great game.

  2. Jobo Baldie on

    GOod evening friend5 from a 5till 5unny, warm, dry and most plea5ant Ea5t Kilbride.

  3. whitedoghunch on

    the introduction of Efe saw a very immediate shift in the players thinking, positioning, decision making, confidence…….. Knowing they were no longer operating from a solid foundation

  4. thetimreaper on

    Just thinking of an easy way to get the MSM to pick up on the Offshore Report. Get John Collins to say they’re not clever enough to understand it.

  5. thetimreaper on

    WHITEDOGHUNCH on 9TH MAY 2016 7:52 PM

     

     

    Erik had to shift from right CB to left, as he does when Boyata plays. He looks much more comfortable on the right.

  6. Anybody know of a Celtic friendly pub in Blackpool for the game on Wednesday.

     

    Thanks in anticipation. HH

  7. An Teach Solais on

    See that there was a demonstration by 40 Gaelic speakers at the Occupied Six Counties BBC in Belfast complaining about not being allowed to ask questions about parity of esteem for the Irish language during election broadcasts. The result : BBC say that it is committed to putting our Gaelic language programmes – a result of sorts. Way to go here?? HH

  8. excathedra44 on

    Sorry to hear John Collins is leaving,a great Celtic player and an individual who would never let himself or the Club down.

     

    Too many on here buying into “the players hate him” nonsense,perhaps if the players who ” hate ” him had 10% of his dedication,breeding and morality, they would more easily adjust to what is after all an intensive occupation where skill in this day and age,requires to be complemented by fitness.

     

     

    When someone can give you 15 years and 10 yds of a start and succeed,perhaps self awareness is whats missing.

     

     

    Good luck to RD and JC wherever they go.

  9. AN TEACH SOLAIS…

     

     

    I’ve noticed a few huns in work are almost fluent in Gaelic, due to watching a deid club on Alba :-))

  10. Bob O' Baldy on

    Dear G.O.D., not again!

     

     

    Having witnessed the hunger Leicester have had over the course of the season and their continued desire to give their fans nothing other than 100% each time they step onto the field, it appaul’s but does not surprise me that there is yet more SDM/John Collins-esque hubris on here.

     

     

    I fail to see in this post the humility displayed by Ranieri for his obviously great friend, Andrea Bocelli.

     

     

    Ranieri’s reaction to what can only guess as one of his heroes is at odds not just with the unnecessary gloating but also with the hard work displayed by his team.

     

     

    Can we at least pause the gloating until we beat regularly teams with either bigger or even similar budgets to ourselves?

     

     

    Welcome to the Tory edition of the Celtic view!

     

     

    Displays of greed, hubris and entitlement are encouraged.

     

     

    I feel we should be winning the league but not without effort and the required application.

  11. Big Cup Winners,

     

     

    It’s because I am a very demanding Tim that I am more thanks pissed off with the last few years.

     

     

    I am posting this note from Joburg as I do my rounds.

     

     

    After the Sevco game in the boardroom of a FTSE 100 as I walked in I was greeted with ” that’s a fn disgrace ” after the events of Sunday.

     

     

    I would sack Lawwell in a heartbeat for repeated failure.

     

     

    I am only in Scotland the odd weekend ; however I have a brother who is an agent / lawyer for Celtic who keeps me informed of Lawwells shenanigans and I am far from impressed.

     

     

    I grew up in an era when as a kid you went to bed as Celtic were playing a key European tie and you lay awake waiting for your mother to come and tell you the score from Milan or wherever Celtic were playing.

     

     

    Today we are run by a mercenary Lawwell.

     

     

    GOD is something Paul67 believes in — good for him.

     

     

    I have much higher aspirations than Paul67 version of GOD —–that’s why I am so critical.

     

     

    Also I have no time for tactical beancounters and I have fired a few in my time—Lawwell wouldn’t cost me a thought.

  12. IANBHOY929 on 9TH MAY 2016 8:00 PM

     

    The Excelsior Pub, Lytham Road, next to St. Cuthbert’s Church, used to be the St. Cuthbert’s Club. The Blackpool Shamrock leave from there. You want upstairs.

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

    Hail Hail!

  13. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Anyone think Deila and Collins will work together again? Me neither…

  14. An Teach Solais on

    SISPINI at 8.08pm

     

     

    Is é sin an-greannmhar. Bhi sé go hiotach, a dhuine uasail.

     

     

    That’s very funnt. Brilliant, sir

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

    Given the impact of GoD over the last 10 years…

     

     

    What do you think our turnover and attendance will be with a further 10 years of GoD?

     

     

    I shudder to think- we’ll be booking a pitch on the Glasgow Green..

  16. Bada Bing,

     

     

    Nope.

     

     

    When Ronny shook hands with Collins after the game —Collins blanked him.

     

     

    Next McInnes shook hands with Collins and they showed camaraderie towards each other….despite an earlier fall out.

     

     

    The body language was clear Deila and Collins are not working together and have no time for each other. Who created this forced marriage ?

     

     

    Collins is a perfectionist which is fine—-however this is not a recipe for success at a club that needs to develop players. Collins would need to be managing Barca before he would be happy.

  17. TBJ...... TRUTH BRINGS JUSTICE on

    One of the best things about yesterday was that wee racist Bassa logan hearing me shouting what he was all through the first half

     

     

    Tonev 4me

  18. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Interesting stuff on Five Live about recruitment. The guy from Leicester reckons the key thing is what the player does WITHOUT the ball.

  19. TBJ...... TRUTH BRINGS JUSTICE on

    Sips

     

     

    Its a pity them there zombies in your work ain’t as familiar with best practice engineering ;)

  20. Bob O' Baldy on

    John Collins was a truly dreadful appointment with an advanced case of foot in mouth disease.

     

     

    Unfortunately the masonic old boy network, known as the managerial/pundit’s merry-go-round means it won’t be too long before he’s back in front of the box.

  21. The No.13 Shorts on

    Lucky Cody

     

     

    The first thing Collins and Deila done at the final whistle yesterday was to embrace each other in a big bear-hug, with big beaming smiles. Looked genuine to me.

  22. Cosy Corner Bhoy on

    Opportunity knocked today at the usual Monday ‘bash’ with 27 assembled, albeit only 5 Tims ! CCB holed his second shot for a two at a hole where I had two shots!! Result … 5 points at the hole. Needless to say I took the chance to tell the assembled throng that it was in celebration of Celtic’s 5iar that I holed the second shot!!! The rest of the round was the usual mince but hey ho who gives a sh.t!, COYBIG.

  23. CULTSBHOY…

     

     

    I like your posts but noticed of late you have taken to constant negativity of late.

     

     

    Yep, we all wait on tenterhooks to see what our board will do, make no mistake, they aren’t fools and realise the support need lifted, not just appeased.

     

     

    Let’s wait and see what happens and they do the right thing by us, or they will reap what they sow, we aren’t fools as has been shown by the drastic fall in attendance in most games. HH

  24. Bob O' Baldy on

    Glasstwothirdsfull

     

     

    What you do without the ball…

     

     

    Communication

     

    Organisation

     

    Athleticism

     

    Teamwork

     

    Humility

     

     

    I can see why the Leicester scout would value those qualities.

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

    SFTB

     

     

    Agree re Hayes – he certainly showed Efe a clean pair of heels.

     

     

    McGinn has arguably been better than counterparts at Zceltic over the last couple of seasons particularly if compared on a £/lb basis.

     

     

    Shinnie / McLean/Logan if compared on a similar basis would compare favourably.

     

     

    My central point has always been that we are paying 3 or 4 times the money for similar or very marginally better players. The margin does not justify the cost IMO.

  26. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Is it the SFA’s place on the IFF that stokes their invincibility delusions ?

     

     

    If this is the typical of IFF governance is it time UEFA and FIFA cut them loose ?

  27. GlassTwoThirdsFull @ 8:32 pm

     

     

    Interesting stuff on Five Live about recruitment. The guy from Leicester reckons the key thing is what the player does WITHOUT the ball.

     

     

     

    Now I am pretty impeccable and error free WITHOUT the ball. Problems only start when you give me the ball.

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

    Sipsini

     

     

    Thanks – I hope you’ve noticed I’m not alone?

     

     

    I agree with you all we can do is hope for better things next season. I think firing Collins today is as big a step as getting shot of the likeable but hopeless Deila.

     

     

    My bet is Lennon tee’d up.

     

     

    However I was told on reasonable authority Hartley is under consideration – but perhaps as an assistant.

     

     

    We can improve this’ll team by getting shot of 20 of them. I do believe there is the nucleus of a decent squad.

     

     

    My day would be complete if Lawwell is replaced by the Norwich CEO .

     

     

    I’d firmly accept that s page had been turned.. However I remain sceptical while Lawwell has control and progresses his self interests…

  29. TBJ…

     

     

    Yanks back over, probably more bad news.

     

     

    The St Mirren fans are nearly outnumbering the huns now, I suggested to Mrs Nesbit…if the sheep, jambo, St Mirren fans amalgamate with the huns they might be a force against the Tims now ;))

     

     

    How things change :)

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

    Views on the heart strings pulling radio advert imploring season book renewal at Celtic?

  31. thetimreaper on

    CULTSBHOY

     

     

    I rated Shinnie at ICT so was disappointed when he signed for Aberdeen as I thought we could have done something. Having said that, he was shocking yesterday.

     

     

    Some players will look better at other clubs, it’s less pressure and they can get away with a few poor games. I’ve said before, many of our players would look like superstars playing for the likes of Aberdeen. Celtic is by far the most demanding club to play for, it’s only for the few and not the many. You would be lucky if there are 3 or 4 players in the SPFL who could perform for us.

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